Recent Issues: January - May 2008


Momentum toward a May vote on a new county jail stalled Monday when Canadian County commissioners declined to hire a financial adviser, the next step in moving the project forward.

A plan to build a new Taco Mayo restaurant in Mustang survived the fire of angry residents Tuesday before a split City Council OK’d a zoning change for the proposed new location just west of Sara Road on East state Highway 152.

Proposals for a new multi-million dollar baseball complex in the city have hit roadblocks before. As a new $2.8 million bond issue moves toward an April ballot, some City Council members have questioned whether it is the right time to present the issue to voters.
Voters turned down a $4.5 million sports complex proposal in December 2006.

An anonymous donor is making it easier for Mustang residents to make and keep a New Year’s resolution to help the planet.

Worried a $2.9 million baseball facility bond plan might fail to get a chance at bat, residents Wednesday gathered in City Council chambers, calling for city officials to include the measure on the April general election ballot.

Daugherty, Sharon
Gourley, Lillie
Sterling, Todd

Donors have pushed contributions to The United Way of Canadian County to the 90 percent mark, and organizers say their $115,000 goal is within reach.

Growth in the Mustang community continued to boom during the last six months of 2007, as over 250 additional students attended class in the Mustang School District.

Ward 1 Councilman Jay Adams is spearheading the effort to “give residents the full picture” on a possible $2.8 million bond issue that would finance new baseball fields.

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