Mustang Ridge celebrates new move to Laws Municipal Building

The small town of Mustang Ridge cut the ribbon on the new Laws Municipal Building Saturday morning. Mustang Ridge Police Chief Leonard Cantu said the move is a reflection of the city’s growth.

The city was incorporated in the 1980’s and has fewer than 1,000 people. City staff and the Mustang Ridge Police Department operated out of a double wide home and now a 3,000 square foot building.

"This will show the community that we are growing that we are out there more patrolling making sure that neighborhoods are safe and we are ready for the growth," Cantu said.

Mayor Alisandro Flores said the space will provide residents with a place that can better address their questions and safety concerns. He views the new building as a step in their future and said he hopes it encourages the city to consider other projects.

The building is named after Alton Brooks Laws Jr. the city’s first mayor. His granddaughter Karen Laws Layhew said her family is proud of her grandfather’s accomplishments and appreciate the city recognizing him.