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  Boone Von Tungeln surveys boxes of license plates in a storage closet at Mustang Tag Agency this week. Soon, the tags will be replaced with a new tag design unveiled this week at the state Capitol by the Oklahoma Tax Commission. (Photographer/Victoria Middleton)     State unveils new design; busy Mustang Tag set to…

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Extend or end?

Sales tax vote this Tuesday; 1 project to cost residents either way, city official says When Mustang voters head to the polls Tuesday, they will have just one item on the ballot. The city is asking for an extension of an existing 1 cent sales tax to raise $25 million for various projects. Topping the…

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Not all voters on the “yes” wagon

  Even though “Vote Yes” signs are appearing everywhere, not everyone is a supporter of the city sales tax extension that will be decided by voters Tuesday. The Mustang News received three letters to the editor in the past two weeks but the newspaper’s policy is not to run letters right before an election. Instead,…

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City’s fire safety rating gets boost

New ISO 3 rating combines with city’s efficient spending on fire services Fire services in Mustang are better than ever, according to a national study that rates fire departments. At the Aug. 2 council meeting, City Manager Tim Rooney reported that the city’s ISO rating has improved from an ISO 4 to a 3. The…

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International Matters

Local families needed to host global students Curiosity. It’s what brings young people from around the globe to the United States every year, including right here in Mustang, as foreign exchange students. Last year, local families hosted students that attended Mustang and Putnam City High School. They included John and Kim Koumbis, the owners of…

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Progress is messy

Road work continues in city neighborhoods Road improvements in Mustang are underway with one almost complete and two others about to start. Assistant City Manager Justin Battles said a new asphalt overlay of Heights Drive is nearing completion and should be done the week of Aug. 8. He said weather delayed the project some and…

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Just a ‘little’ thanks

Daycare gives back to the blue A daycare paid it forward to the men and women in blue at the Mustang Police Department with cookies, handmade cards and gift cards. In return, they received warm smiles from officers, repeated thank you’s and a tour of the police station. On Friday, July 29, Deb’s Little Darlin’s…

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A Mustang Evolution

Events, department going strong with community support Mustang Parks and Recreation continues to grow and evolve throughout the years. Parks and Recreation began in 1998 in a different location after city officials attended a conference in 1997 and thought it was something Mustang needed, Assistant Director Jean Heasley said. The baseball and softball fields opened…

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Long Overdue

MPD holds promotion, recognition ceremony The Mustang Police Department came together Monday for an overdue celebration for multiple awards and a promotion. “We’re here today to celebrate lots of things that have happened here  at the Mustang Police Department in the past few months,” Police Chief Chuck Foley said as he began the ceremony. “We…

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Bailey placed on admin leave

  Mustang Athletic Director absent as fall sports season arrives Mustang Athletic Director Chuck Bailey has been placed on an administrative leave of absence, according to the Mustang Public Schools Superintendent’s office Wednesday. Neither Superintendent Dr. Sean McDaniel or Bailey were able to comment on the matter after being reached by the Mustang News. Bailey…

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Let’s get muddy for MDA

Event returns this weekend to city More than 1,000 Oklahoma citizens will travel to Mustang to play in the 15th Annual Mankind United to Destroy Dystrophy (M.U.D.D.) Volleyball Tournament this Saturday, July 23 and Sunday, July 24. In 2015, the tournament featured 130 independent, business and corporate teams who battled for first place in shin-deep…

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State-of-the-Art Annex

Sheriff’s office filling new space with modern tools Once home to a newspaper, the building at 201 N. Rock Island is now a state-of-the-art investigation and training center for the Canadian County Sheriff’s Office. It’s known as the annex. “We are the fastest growing county in the state, it’s not slowing down,” Undersheriff Chris West…

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Mission quilts filled with sew much love

  A Mustang group is looking for new volunteers to help them in a very important mission: making quilts for the less fortunate. To qualify, one should have a big heart and enjoy great and sometimes even entertaining conversation, members said. Outside of that, the group says sewing skills are a plus but if not,…

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Pokémon GO or no?

Pokémon GO has taken the world by storm. Pokémon GO is a mobile game that was released for iOS and Android July 5. The game uses augmented reality so, via a phone’s camera, the Pokémon appears wherever someone is playing. Once found the player flicks a Poké Ball to capture it, in hopes to catch…

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City readies to share sales tax extension details

  Tax talk gets underway In a work session Monday, councilmembers reviewed a presentation the city will soon share with the community about the upcoming election asking for an extension of a one-cent sales tax to 2020. City Manager Tim Rooney said the city is slated to pay off the current one-cent tax early June…

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The Aftermath

Youth groups pitch in to clean up city The boom and sparkle of fireworks was nowhere to be seen Tuesday morning as volunteers, clad with trash bags and wearing plastic gloves, picked up the aftermath in Wildhorse Park. The City of Mustang kept true to its holiday tradition with fireworks allowed June 27 through July…

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From aprons to stardom

MHS grad’s love of sewing makes for business venture Whether he’s playing sports or sewing aprons, Tanner Joy just wants to make headlines. “He always says he wants to be famous,” said Shelby Hazelbaker, habilitation training specialist for Joy. When asked what he’d like to be famous for, Joy said he wants to be famous…

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45th Field Artillery Brigade supports Polish-led exercise

By 1st Lt. Micah Campbell 137th Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs POLAND – Soldiers from the 45th Field Artillery Brigade in Mustang recently played an integral role controlling live-fire operations as a part of Exercise Anakonda 16, a Polish-led, joint multinational exercise that took place across Poland, June 7-17. “We were brought in specifically to…

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Council approves rezoning second time around

The addition of a drainage ditch is all it took for council members to approve a rezoning request Tuesday for a new high-density development proposed for Sara Road. While the first step is not complete, city officials say there are still many more hurdles to jump before the development will be finalized and building will…

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District Judge, CCJC founder to retire this fall

By Victoria Middleton vmiddleton@mustangnews.info   Canadian County District Judge Gary E. Miller has announced his retirement and will be leaving the bench this fall. Bill Alexander, center director for the Gary E. Miller Children’s Justice Center, confirmed the news on Friday, saying the judge made the announcement sometime that week. “I haven’t heard it from…

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Area News

City makes progress on upcoming projects

The City of Mustang is moving forward on plans for multiple projects, the City Manager’s Report confirmed. There are multiple ongoing capital projects including the Wastewater Treatment Plant, South Mustang Road, the Mustang Town Center expansion, Southwest 89th Street (Highway 4 to Mustang Road), Brittany’s Play Adventure playground and the Mustang Animal Shelter. Wastewater Treatment…

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Area Sports

Mustang golf: Boys take top-five finish in rival’s tournament

High School golf in March and early April can be a tricky sport. The two main tournaments when it comes to high school golf in Oklahoma are the regional tournament and then of course, the state tournament. Everything else up to that point is simply just “practice”, but even though it may be just “practice”,…

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