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Parking plight poses ‘problems’

By Traci Chapman
Published on August 21, 2008

Mustang resident Wayne Watts on Tuesday held 67 reasons in his hands why he wants tougher parking laws in the city.

Watts showed City Council members documentation and 67 photos of “unsightly parking” occurrences throughout the city. Watts said he took the photos during a 1 1/2-hour drive through Mustang’s neighborhoods.

Watts asked the Council to consider implementing an ordinance limiting off-street parking and the “storage” of vehicles on city streets.

Western Days nears as event supporters work on final details

By Traci Chapman
Published on August 21, 2008

Supporters of Mustang’s Western Days are ready to help the festival burst “Out of the Gate” in little more than two weeks.

Chamber of Commerce Director Becky Julian said the theme’s full name — “Out of the Gate in ’08” — was chosen by Western Days committee members from about 50 ideas submitted by residents.

Teachers reach agreement with district as the school year begins

By Carolyn Cole
Published on August 21, 2008

Almost 95 percent of Mustang teachers voting Monday supported the 2008 proposed contract, which includes a $250-per-year salary boost, in addition to a step increase.

Step raises depend on a teacher’s years of experience and can range from $380 per year to $1,000 per year.

Mustang School Board members are expected to consider the contract in a special meeting at 6 p.m. Aug. 28 at Mustang Administration Building.

Commissioner candidates face runoff Tuesday

By Traci Chapman
Published on August 21, 2008

Voters will head to the polls Tuesday to determine who will succeed Don Young as District 2 County Commissioner.

The two Republicans still standing after the July 29 primary — David Anderson and Richard Engle — garnered almost 62 percent of the votes cast that day. Anderson topped out with 1,042 votes, followed by 908 ballots cast for Engle. Rounding out the slate was county employee Theresa Ramsey at 554, former Commissioner Monty Keely with a total of 388 ballots and Mustang City Councilman Scott Gibson with 271 votes.

Funding to ease ‘hazards’ slowed by application delay

By Traci Chapman
Published on August 21, 2008

A hold-up in the county’s application for federal funding could delay reimbursement to residents for projects aimed at minimizing “hazard” damage.

County Commissioners approved a letter pushing the process forward during their regular meeting Monday, when Jerry Smith, county emergency management director, told them the county’s application for the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, was held up at the state level.

Obituaries for August 21, 2008

Louise Marie Curry
Graveside services for Louise Marie Curry, 89, were held Tuesday at Carmen Cemetery, under direction of McNeil’s Mustang Funeral Service.

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