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Recurring funds included in Momentum23 bond proposal

By Jacob Sturm news@mustangpaper.com Mustang Public Schools Momentum23 bond proposal vote is nearing, and those registered to vote within the 72 square-miles the District covers will have the chance to decide its fate. In previous editions of the Mustang Times, different portions of the bond proposal (Elementary No. 9, High School Expansion, HVAC and Safety…

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Man leads police on chase in stolen fire department vehicle

By Jacob Sturm news@mustangpaper.com There was an extra amount of buzz at the Tower Theatre in Oklahoma City on Friday night. Mustang Police Department officials, with the help of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and Oklahoma City Police Department, made an arrest at the location following an incident regarding a Mustang Fire Department vehicle larceny. According…

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Former mayor and school board member arrested

By Jacob Sturm news@mustangpaper.com A Mustang mayor and school board member was arrested last week as part of a prostitution sting. Jeffrey Landrith, 51, was arrested Jan. 11 at a hotel in Edmond after police say he agreed to pay an undercover officer for sex acts. The arrest was part of a joint operation between…

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Storage unit coming to Mustang

By Jacob Sturm news@mustangpaper.com Following an application for a rezoning of a property in March of 2022, a mini-storage received approval to come in near the TNT Fireworks Supercenter in Mustang. The proposal included eight buildings for the storage unit, resulting in the removal of a lot of trees from the area the unit will…

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MPS bond proposal includes $77M high school expansion

By Jacob Sturm news@mustangpaper.com On Feb. 14, voters within the Mustang Public Schools district will get the chance to vote on the schools’ latest bond proposal featuring several projects that are critical to the district and its operations. One of the most critical projects that will address the current and projected growth in student enrollment…

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Mustang widening street by the high school

By Mustang Times News Staff Those looking to arrive at Mustang High School from the south side will encounter an extra problem on that journey for the next few months. Construction on W. Forster Drive will see the road widened in the future. The project includes drainage and asphalt work, which started on Jan. 3…

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Momentum23 bond includes nearly $61M elementary school proposal

By Jacob Sturm news@mustangpaper.com Mustang Public Schools “Momentum23” bond vote is rapidly approaching, so let’s take a look at one of the major proposals the bond would include if it passes on Feb. 14. A new Elementary School is essential to keep up with the city growth currently happening. Mustang Superintendent, Charles Bradley, said passing…

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Local teen making his mark on screen

By Jacob Sturm news@mustangpaper.com Lane Factor had no idea of what was about to happen when he took a seat ahead of a Mustang Board of Education meeting in November. A senior at Mustang High School, Factor has made appearances in Reservation Dogs, The Fablemans, Ghosts, and other short films. He has also voiced audiobooks…

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Man arrested with stolen car, guns, drugs

By Jacob Sturm news@mustangpaper.com Austin Conner Ellefson received four charges stemming from a Dec. 7 incident according to filed information on the Oklahoma State Courts Network. The information, provided by District Attorney Mike Fields, indicated the Mustang Police Department charged Ellefson with possession of a firearm after a former felony conviction. Ellefson had the firearm…

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Firefighter completes Managing Officer program

By Jacob Sturm news@mustangpaper.com Cpt. Andy Willrath completed a significant accomplishment as he officially completed the National Fire Academy Managing Officer’s two-year program in recent weeks. As part of the program, Willrath spent nearly four years working toward the accomplishment when COVID changed plans for the program shortly after Willrath started the coursework. Mustang Fire…

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