Mustang City Council

Divided council approves multiple tattoo parlors

By Chris Eversole The Mustang City Council decided Tuesday to not draw the line on tattoo parlors. The majority of council members approved special use permits for two proposed tattoo parlors on West State Highway 152. The first tattoo parlor the council considered was at 236 W. State Highway 152. Council members Darrell Noblitt and…

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Three newcomers win council seats

By Chris Eversole The Mustang City Council will have two new faces as a result of Tuesday’s election – and one member who just started. In Ward 2 race, Keith Teeples defeated incumbent Josh Leete by 54 to 41 votes, or 57 percent. In the Ward 6 race, Nathan Sholund defeated David Harper by 65…

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Oil and gas company brings 35 jobs

By Chris Eversole The once outdated office building that housed Tate Publishing has become a hub of activity for Roan Resources, an oil and natural gas exploration and production company. No longer is the building, 127 E. Trade Center Terrace, serving as a sales and editorial center for a company that allegedly bilked thousands of…

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Local family brings attention to native heritage

By Chris Eversole Lancer Stephens is proud of his Native American heritage, and he enjoys educating people about it – both as a father and as a public health researcher. When his daughter, Ahdae, was in third grade at Lakehoma Elementary School, she brought home information about the school celebrating the Oklahoma Land Run on…

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KEEPING A PROMISE

By Chris Eversole In 2016, Mustang officials promised $25 million in major improvements if voters extended a one-cent sales tax – including widening roads, expanding the town center, improving the sewer plant and building a second fire station. Voters said yes, and the city has kept its word. The latest project in the works is…

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Western Days

By Chris Eversole Western Days persevered despite on and off rain, with the only casualty of the weather being the rodeo. “In all the years we’ve been doing the rodeo, this is the first time that both days were canceled,” said Western Days Chairman Jeff Hopper. The rodeo has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Sept.…

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Council adopts medical marijuana regulations

By Chris Eversole The Mustang City Council reluctantly approved regulations on Tuesday that follows the state adoption of medical marijuana. The regulations provide that medical marijuana stores be at least 1,000 feet from schools and parks, and it sets fees for the businesses involved. The rules also set standards for businesses that grow and process…

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Hagan, who started on council in 1996, honored

By Chris Eversole The Mustang City Council gave a heartfelt goodbye on Tuesday to Linda Hagan, who resigned from the council last month for health reasons.Council member Darrell Noblitt, who served with Hagan when he was on council from 2002 to 2005, noted that Hagan had been part of many accomplishments while serving on council…

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