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Mustang named one of the best places to live

Mustang, Oklahoma is one of the best places to live in the U.S., according to Money Magazine. The City of Mustang was named one of the Best Places to Live 2017 by Time INC.’s Money, in partnership with realtor.com. Money is a publication of Time Magazine that helps readers invest sensibly, plan wisely, and spend…

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City Council to host one meeting per month in 2018

City Council approved only having one Council meeting per month during the Sept. 5 meeting. The Council approved Ordinance No. 1151, an ordinance “amending Chapter 2, Article II, by amending Section 2-31 to provide that regular meetings of the Mustang City Council shall occur one time per month,” the Council agenda item reads. The ordinance…

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Next Council meeting rescheduled

There will be no City Council meeting on Sept. 19. The Sept. 19 City Council meeting has been rescheduled to Sept. 26. The meeting was rescheduled due to multiple Council members not being able to attend, therefore the Council would not be able to meet quorum. City Council did host a Work Session at 6:30…

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Western Days 2017 deemed a success

The 41st anniversary of Western Days was a success. Renee Peerman, executive director of the Mustang Chamber of Commerce, said the event was “overall a big success.” Thousands and thousands of people attended the event, there were more vendor booths this year than ever before, and the Chuck Wagon Cook-off doubled in ticket sales, Peerman…

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Mustang prepares for the 41st annual Western Days

Labor Day is over, and now it’s time to dust off your boots and grab your hats for Mustang’s annual Western Days. Mustang will be taken over by Western-themed decorations and events while being swarmed with people this Friday and Saturday for the 41st annual Western Days. “Crowd size has been estimated as high as…

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Council adopts new comprehensive plan

City Council adopted its first comprehensive plan since 2003 during Tuesday’s meeting. The “Imagine Mustang” comprehensive plan was adopted Tuesday with a unanimous vote. The vote followed a public hearing section of the meeting, in which no citizens attended. The comprehensive plan is more than a year’s worth of work, and “is really a document…

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Fire chief retires

The City of Mustang will be saying goodbye to Fire Chief Carl Hickman this November. City Manager Tim Rooney reported in the Sept. 1 City Manager’s Report that Hickman has  announced his retirement. “It is with great regret that I inform you that Chief Hickamn has formally announced his retirement,” Rooney wrote in the report.…

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School reminds drivers, parents of bus safety

By Shannon Rigsby, MPS Communications Every day school is in session, Mustang Public Schools has 54 route buses on the road, some of them running their route three different times to deliver elementary, intermediate, and then middle and MHS students to and from school. And every day, motorists ignore the red flashing lights and the…

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Sales tax figures continue to climb

It was another bright month for sales tax returns across Canadian County, according to the latest report from the Oklahoma Tax Commission. Mustang’s sales tax jumped from $852,043.54 last August to $876,282.62 this August. Although sales tax is up compared to last year, Mustang’s sales tax is down almost $56,771 since last month. Mustang’s use…

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People around the world gather for the solar eclipse

For the first time since 1918, the solar eclipse traveled across the entire U.S. on Monday. People all around the world gathered to witness the eclipse, including at the Mustang Town Center. The Mustang Public Library hosted a “Solar Eclipse Viewing Party” Monday, and offered free solar glasses to anyone who pre-registered. People from Mustang…

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