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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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Youth football continues to grow in Mustang

Boys and girls in Mustang have the opportunity to be a part of a growing football association every year. The Mustang Youth Football Association (MYFA) is continuously growing. Last year the association had 18 teams, the most of any league, said Louis Krivanek, president of the association. MYFA provides a place for players ages 5-12,…

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First ‘Bedlam Battle of the Bands’ set for tonight

Mustang and Yukon bands are kicking off the Mustang/Yukon Bedlam game early with their own competition and fundraisers. The two bands will face off tonight in the first ever “Bedlam Battle of the Bands.” The Bedlam Battle of the Bands includes a competition and a fundraiser tonight at Pie Five Pizza Co., 2121 S. Yukon…

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Woman dies in head-on collision near Mustang

One woman is dead after a multi-vehicle wreck last Thursday morning, Oklahoma City Police Department officials confirmed. Last Thursday’s multi-vehicle wreck sent three to local hospitals. Brianna Flowers, 41, died after being in critical condition after the wreck. Oklahoma City Police Department responded to a “serious injury collision” on South Mustang Road between S.W. 44th…

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Professional soccer player trains Canadian County youth

A former professional soccer player offers team and individualized training close to home. Gabriel Da Silva, who just goes by Gabby, was born in Brazil. He’s been playing soccer for 11 years. He came to the U.S. to play soccer for North Carolina then played for Rayo OKC. When asked what he enjoys most about…

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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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Council ponders comprehensive plan until next meeting

City Manager Tim Rooney, Mayor Jay Adams and City Council members have played an active role in helping develop the “Imagine Mustang” comprehensive plan with the help of citizens’ feedback. Imagine Mustang is about planning for what the City of Mustang’s future will look like. The last time the city updated its comprehensive plan was…

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MPS hosts back to school kickoff to bring in the new year

Mustang Public Schools’ faculty and staff came together early Monday morning to celebrate the start of the new academic year. The Back to School Kickoff celebration began with the “Breakfast of Champions” at 7:15 a.m. Monday morning. Child Nutrition Director Tammy Bales makes the entire breakfast happen based off donations so the district doesn’t have…

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