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Posted on: January 30, 2015

New office hours to purchase transit tickets

New office hours for purchasing STAR Transit bus tickets starts on February 2.

The hours are Monday - Friday, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at City of Mesquite – Community Services located at 1616 N. Galloway Avenue.

For details on the transit service
Posted on: January 30, 2015

Mesquite recognizes Go Red for Women campaign

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The following proclamation was presented at the January 20, 2015 City Council meeting.

WHEREAS, heart disease is the nation’s leading cause of death in women, killing approximately one woman every minute; and

WHEREAS, one in three American women die...Read on...

Posted on: January 30, 2015

Police Department is hiring

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The Mesquite Police Department will be administering a Civil Service Entrance Exam, for the position of Police Officer, on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at Mesquite City Hall (757 N. Galloway Ave.) Check in will begin at 8 a.m., exam start time at 8:30 a.m.
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For details
Posted on: January 21, 2015

City honors employees

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Today, the city held its annual Employee Service Awards.

The program recognizes employees who have achieved 5-year milestones with the city. This year, we honored employees with five, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35 years of service.

A total of 153 employ...Read on...

Posted on: January 14, 2015

Mesquite Real. Texas. Festival. announces music line-up

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The Real. Texas. Festival. will host country superstars Thompson Square, Kevin Fowler, Wade Bowen, Luke Wade from The Voice and many other entertainers.

The festival is Friday, April 24 (5 - 11 p.m.) and Saturday, April 25 (12 - 11 p.m.) at the Rodeo ...Read on...

Visit the festival website for details
Posted on: January 9, 2015

Auto Zone Aggravated Robbery


On January 6 at approximately 9:45 p.m. a “take-over” style Aggravated Robbery occurred at the Auto Zone, 4630 Gus Thomasson in Mesquite. Three black males, armed with pistols and a rifle, threatened employees and customers while demanding money. One of...Read on...

Posted on: January 9, 2015

Mesquite Park Residents - Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Housing Rehabilitation program is a home improvement program that benefits Mesquite residents. It is grant funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and is administered by the City o...Read on...

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Posted on: January 9, 2015

Did You Know?

In summary, the ordinance prohibits “maintenance of a premises in an unhealthy, unsanitary or grossly unsightly condition.”

Specific items identified in the City Code as prohibited for outside storage include: furniture (other than furniture designed f...Read on...

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Posted on: January 9, 2015

Celebrate Black History Month at the Mesquite Public Library System


Join the Mesquite Main Library for a free program at 6:30 p.m. on February 24 celebrating February as Black History Month.

The program, scheduled for the Main Library at 300 W. Grubb Drive, is presented by members from the Bandan Koro African Drum &am...Read on...

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Posted on: December 31, 2014

Daddy Daughter Dance - February 6

Mesquite Parks and Recreation will host the annual Daddy Daughter Dance Friday, February 6 at the Mesquite Convention Center, located at 1700 Rodeo Drive, for fathers and their daughters between the ages of 4 - 12.

Tickets are $15 per person, per sessi...Read on...

Get dance details
Posted on: December 22, 2014

Texas Turfgrass Association awarded Mesquite Golf Club 2014 Golf Course of the Year

Texas Turfgrass Association awarded Mesquite Golf Club 2014 Golf Course of the Year.

This designation is awarded to golf courses each year based on the quality and maintenance program of the turfgrass and course conditions. The association determin...Read on...

Make your tee time
Posted on: December 17, 2014

DART announces mid day service in Mesquite

Shuttle connecting DART and Mesquite gets a makeover in January

Riders of Mesquite Passenger Shuttle (COMPASS) buses can expect a different look, plus expanded daylong service beginning Friday, Jan. 2, when STAR Transit assumes physical operation of Ro...Read on...

Schedule Info
Posted on: December 17, 2014

City releases 2014 Holiday Video

The City of Mesquite has released its 2014 Holiday Video.

Based on "Twas the Night Before Christmas," the video showcases City employees and the Mesquite City Council.

The video features Santa arriving in Mesquite and in need of help to de...Read on...

Watch video
Posted on: December 12, 2014

Mesquite Symphony Orchestra

The 2014 - 15 Mesquite Symphony Orchestra program continues with these concerts:

December 20, 7 p.m., Music of the Season- Dickens Christmas Sing-A-Long
January 31, 7:30 p.m., Swing Time! – Big Band style jazz tunes from the 30's & 40&#...Read on...

Click here for schedule and tickets
Posted on: December 7, 2014

Christmas in the Park Update

Last night at Christmas in the Park, the City of Mesquite experienced a large number of older teenagers loitering around Westlake Park.

Due to the vast experience of the City's special event staff, additional Mesquite police officers were alrea...Read on...

Posted on: December 5, 2014

Mesquite Community Band Concert

The public is invited to join the Mesquite Community Band at the Mesquite Arts Center, 1527 North Galloway, on Saturday, December 6 for "A Night of Christmas Celebration” concert, starting at 7 pm.

Take a Sleigh Ride through a Winter Wonder Land...Read on...

Get details on the event
Posted on: December 2, 2014

New mid-day service to DART

Beginning January 2, 2015, the City's COMPASS service will be expanded to include hourly midday service from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For only $7 (the Mesquite System Pass) a day citizens get access to the shuttle and can navigate the entire DART syste...Learn more

Read more about COMPASS
Posted on: November 25, 2014

Homeowner Shoots at Burglary Suspects

On November 23 at 2:30 p.m. the Mesquite Police Department received a call from a homeowner in the 900 block of Micarta Drive advising of a burglary of his storage building which had just occurred. The homeowner stated he heard his alarm activate, so he ...Read on...

Posted on: November 21, 2014

New phone app offers easy way for water utility customers to pay their bill

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A new water utility app is now available for iPhones and Android users. This new app allows the City’s water utility customers to access their accounts, pay their bill and obtain detailed account information.

Using your smart phone, download the new p...Read on...

Posted on: November 21, 2014

Thanksgiving holiday recycling and trash pick up schedule

Sanitation service for the Thanksgiving holidays will be adjusted.

There will be no garbage service on Thursday, November 27. There will be garbage service, but no recycling collection, on Friday, November 28.

The Compost Facility and Convenience C...Read on...

View holiday schedule
Posted on: November 21, 2014

New City Hall and Municipal Court hours announced

The City of Mesquite has announced new lobby hours for City Hall (757 N. Galloway Avenue) and Municipal Court (211 Municipal Way).

The new hours of operation will be Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and become effective on January 5. Adjusting the lob...Read on...

Pay your bill online
Posted on: November 21, 2014




State Highway 190 - The East Branch
From Interstate Highway 30 to Interstate Highway 20 Dallas and Kaufman Counties
CSJs: 2964-06-011,012

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) in conjunction with Dallas and...Read on...

Posted on: November 21, 2014

Tree lighting in Heritage Square to be held December 2

The holiday season will ceremoniously begin in Mesquite with the annual Christmas on the Square event in Historic Downtown Mesquite on Tuesday, December 2 from 5 – 7 p.m. The tree will be lit at 5:30 p.m.

Holiday choirs will perform while Santa Claus ...Read on...

Posted on: November 20, 2014

Mesquite prepares Westlake Park for Christmas event

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More than 100,000 lights are being installed to welcome attendees to Mesquite’s longest running event.

Christmas in the Park will return to Westlake Park December 4 – 6. This three day event will feature; pictures with Santa, Mrs. Claus story time and...Read on...

Posted on: November 18, 2014

Mesquite Police Department Partners with Nextdoor

Mesquite Police Department has developed a partnership with Nextdoor (www.nextdoor.com), the free and private social network for neighborhoods, to build stronger, safer communities with the help of residents. This partnership will enable Mesquite Police D...Read on...

Sign up
Posted on: November 7, 2014

More than 3,700 ride STAR Transit in Mesquite in first month

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STAR Transit has announced that since it launched service in Mesquite on Wednesday, October 1, more than 3,700 rides have been provided at the conclusion of the first month of service.

Omega Hawkins, Executive Director, said “Our goal was to reach a...Read on...

Learn more about Mesquite's public transportati
Posted on: November 7, 2014

Mesquite celebrates Arbor Day

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Today, the City of Mesquite celebrated Arbor Day by dedicating one newly planted Burr Oak tree at Gentry Elementary School. The City has been recognized as a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation for the 24th consecutive year and desires to c...Read on...

Posted on: November 6, 2014

Columbia College-Mesquite set to open January 2015


Columbia College is pleased to announce the establishment of its 35th Nationwide location, Columbia College-Mesquite.

The college’s newest location will be housed on the campus of Eastfield College in the Workforce/Corporate & Continuing Education...Read on...

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Posted on: November 4, 2014

High volume of calls at Utility Billing Office

The City of Mesquite is experiencing a high call volume in the Utility Billing office as it transitions to the new billing system.

In order to pay their October bill online or through the automated phone payment system customers will need the last si...Read on...

Posted on: November 4, 2014

Mesquite announces mid-day transit service beginning January 1

Mesquite has announced it has extended and expanded its transit service again, by adding hourly mid-day connection service to the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) system. The service begins January 1, 2015. Mesquite was the first DART non-member city in t...Read on...

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Posted on: November 3, 2014

City announces new tiered water and sewer rates

On November 1, 2014 the City of Mesquite implemented new tiered water and sewer rates for its water utility customers. Here are the reasons for the rate increase and tiered rate structure:

The City's water is supplied by the North Texas Municip...Read on...

Learn more about the new rates
Posted on: October 30, 2014

New water rates and billing system

In November 2014, the City of Mesquite will launch new tiered water rates and a new look for water bills sent to utility bill customers. The new rates are designed to encourage water conservation. Several new rate categories have replaced the previous fla...Read on...

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Posted on: October 28, 2014

Mesquite Youth Move on to NFL Punt Pass & Kick State Competition

Four Mesquite participants in the NFL Punt, Pass & Kick sectional competition placed in the top four of the highest scores of all the sectionals in Texas and are advancing to the State competition to be held at AT&T Stadium the weekend of November...Read on...

Posted on: October 6, 2014

Mesquite earns Gold Scenic City Certification

Mesquite has announced it is one of just 15 Texas cities to earn the prestigious Scenic City Certification in 2014. Mesquite was awarded Gold certification status.

Mesquite was recognized for its efforts with the protection of trees, a comprehensive sy...Read on...

Posted on: October 1, 2014

Mesquite named as a 2014 Playful City USA

The City of Mesquite has earned the national designation as a 2014 Playful City USA. Mesquite joins just 211 other cities in the United States to garner this recognition. Mesquite was honored for their innovation work to strengthen their community through...Read on...

Posted on: September 23, 2014

City Council evening meetings begin October 6

The City Council has decided to move its meetings from the afternoons to the evenings. Beginning with the October 6 meeting, the regular City Council meeting will begin at 7 p.m.

As a reminder, those who are unable to attend the City Council meetings m...Read on...

For City Council agendas, minutes and videos
Posted on: September 18, 2014

Mesquite announces Sick of Signs Week

The City of Mesquite will launch its annual Sick of Signs campaign September 22 - 25 in an effort to educate the community about local sign ordinances and codes. Mesquite’s Code Enforcement staff will actively seek to remove illegal signs from public area...Read on...

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Posted on: September 16, 2014

Mesquite Fire Department seeks applicants for Citizens Fire Academy

The Mesquite Fire Department will begin its annual Citizens Fire Academy on Thursday, September 25.

Class meets each Thursday for nine weeks. Students will have hands on experience with various procedures and equipment. The program culminates on Saturd...Read on...

To register
Posted on: September 30, 2014

Expanded transit services in Mesquite start October 1

The City of Mesquite reminds citizens that STAR Transit services begin October 1.

STAR Transit is a public transportation service. Anyone residing in their service area may ride STAR Transit. Destinations could include job locations, educational facil...Read on...

Learn more about STAR Transit and COMPASS
Posted on: August 29, 2014

Mesquite announces once per week outdoor watering beginning September 1

The City of Mesquite announces that beginning September 1, its water utility customers will be allowed to water outdoor landscaping once per week on a weekday of their choice. For more information on outdoor watering restrictions in Mesquite, visit www.ci...Read on...

Water Restriction Information
Posted on: August 15, 2014

Library Events

Edible Book Contest (Main Library, 300 W. Grubb Dr.) August 21: The Friends of the Mesquite Public Library once again present the “Edible Book Contest” at the Main Library, 300 W. Grubb Drive. Show us your creative side and enter a edible representation...Read on...

Click here for details.
Posted on: August 14, 2014

Mesquite to host public awareness meetings on new STAR Transit in September

The City of Mesquite is moving forward with a new transit service for all citizens. Beginning October 1, the Mesquite Transportation for the Elderly and Disabled (MTED) will convert into the new STAR Transit service.

STAR and the city have scheduled t...Read on...

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Posted on: August 11, 2014

City Council meeting agendas and minutes are available online

The minutes and agendas for City Council Meetings are available online. The public can also watch previous meetings with the video-on-demand feature.

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Posted on: June 10, 2014

Adoptathon 2014


Animal Services hosted a successful event to offer a variety of services including adoption, vaccination, pet micro-chipping and more.

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Posted on: May 1, 2014

Outdoor Water Restrictions

The City of Mesquite announced support of the North Texas Municipal Water District’s extended Stage 3 water restrictions. The restrictions in Mesquite include limited outdoor watering by residents and businesses to one weekday every two weeks. Mesquite i...Read on...

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Posted on: June 3, 2014

Mesquite Library launches online movie feature

The Mesquite Public Library System has recently added Freegal Movies and Television to its lineup of virtual services. With their library card number and PIN number, library patrons can stream three different videos each week from the Freegal collection....Read on...