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City can’t keep up with youth sports demand

By Chris Eversole Youth sports in Mustang are growing faster than city government can build ballfields for them. The high demand led to a lottery to allocate practice fields being used for the first time this year for the 100 baseball teams and 46 softball teams. Some residents complained about the allocation to city council…

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City manager provides updates on progress

Mustang City Manager Timothy Rooney presented his state of the city address at the Mustang Chamber of Commerce luncheon last week. Excerpts are below.   When I get asked to provide a state of the city speech, I get excited to talk about what I believe our organization does well and those things we have…

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Mustang sees sales tax growth, report shows

The February sales tax report showed that the city of Mustang received $959,067. That is an increase of $21,059 over last year but is down more than $50,000 when compared to January’s receipts. Mustang also received $134,129 in use tax revenue. That is up $39,459 from January and $87,993 from last February. Use tax receipts…

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Reading goes to the dogs in Mustang

By Chris Eversole Twelve young readers participated in the Read to Dogs event Saturday at the Mustang Public Library. “This gives them confidence,” said Youth Services Librarian Nichole Valencia. “The dogs don’t judge.” Reading to dogs lowers stress and inspires confidence, she said. Andrea Reed, of Therapy Dogs International, said she started training her two…

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Mustang reaps saving with new OKC water agreement

  By Chris Eversole The Mustang City Council approved last week a 30-year water contract with Oklahoma City that will save money and avoid major hikes in rates. The new agreement drops the rate from $5.73 per 1,000 gallons to $2.22 per 1,000 gallons. If this rate had been in effect in 2018, Mustang would…

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2018 in Review Part 2

  By Chris Eversole The months of April through August in the Mustang area were highlighted by a teachers’ walkout that led to pay raises, the Oklahoma Supreme court siding with the city council in its restrictions on two proposed oil and gas wells and the school superintendent leaving to head Oklahoma City Schools. In…

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Town Center a draw for fitness, expansion being completed

By Chris Eversole The Recreation Center at the Mustang Town Center was busy Monday as regular patrons and several newcomers worked out. The staff was expecting activity to pick up after the first of year, with people acting – at least for the time-being – on their New Year’s resolutions to lose weight and get…

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Police Logs

The Mustang Police Department reported the following arrests between Dec. 22 and Dec. 28: Devon Vasquez, 20, Oklahoma City: Possession of marijuana, obstructing city officer, speeding excessive; Robert Allan Hughes, 47, Mustang: Driving under suspension, defective brake lights, possession of heroin, possession of marijuana, possession of CDS, possession of paraphernalia; Jermaine Elijah Reeves, 44, Oklahoma…

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2018 IN REVIEW

Oil wells challenge, walkout, superintendent turnover By Chris Eversole   The year 2018 in the Mustang area was highlighted by the courts siding with the city council in its restrictions on two proposed oil and gas wells, teachers walking out as part of a statewide actions that resulted in the Legislature increasing their pay and…

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