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Posted on: August 28, 2015

Mesquite Animal Services launches public feedback survey

The City of Mesquite Animal Services Division has launched an online survey to gather input from Mesquite residents concerning animal-related issues and the future needs of Animal Services. This survey, which takes only a few minutes to complete, will be...Read on...

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Posted on: August 26, 2015

Mesquite special events receive $10,000 donation from Union Pacific Railroad

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Union Pacific Railroad has donated $10,000 to the City of Mesquite Parks and Recreation Department to be used towards community events.

Daniel Harbeke, Union Pacific Railroad’s Director of Public Affairs for North and West Texas, presented the donation...Read on...

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Posted on: August 26, 2015

Trash Bash - September 12

Keep Mesquite Beautiful (KMB) has scheduled the fall Trash Bash for Saturday, September 12, from 9 a.m. - noon.

Civic, church, neighborhood, school, youth and adult groups can earn volunteer hours in this semi-annual cleanup event. Groups can be assi...Read on...

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Posted on: August 24, 2015

Mesquite welcomes Baker Brothers Plumbing and Air Conditioning to town

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Tomorrow, the City of Mesquite will welcome the corporate relocation of Baker Brothers Plumbing and Air Conditioning to the community. A unique “ribbon cutting” is scheduled for Tuesday, August 25, 8:30 a.m. at 2615 Big Town Boulevard.

Baker Brothers ...Read on...

Posted on: August 21, 2015

Labor Day - Monday, September 7, 2015

Here are the City services impacted by Labor Day on Monday, September 7, 2015:

The City Council meeting will be held Tuesday, September 8.
Mesquite Municipal Center and Mesquite City Hall are closed.Garbage will be collected on Thursday, September 1...Read on...

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Posted on: August 21, 2015

City has plans for new summertime festival

The Mesquite City Council has decided it is time to freshen up the City’s annual festival currently known as the Real. Texas. Festival. (RTF) which has been held annually in April for the past nine years.

In its proposed budget for 2015 – 16, the Coun...Read on...

Posted on: August 20, 2015

Back-to-School safety tips from the Mesquite Police Department

School is back in session soon and many students walk to school. The Mesquite Police Department would like for you to have a conversation with your kids about distracted walking. We’ve all heard of distracted driving but distracted walking can be just as ...Read on...

Posted on: August 19, 2015

Mesquite Freedom Park gets $1,000 donation from Southwest Kia

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On August 19, Mesquite Freedom Park received a $1,000 donation from Southwest Kia of Mesquite.

The donation was presented by Southwest Kia General Manager James Seale.

The Mesquite Freedom Park project was launched in June and has already received m...Read on...

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Posted on: August 19, 2015

Mesquite City Council adopts resolution for street bond proposition

The Mesquite City Council has adopted a resolution calling for a $125 million bond proposition. Funds generated by the sale of bonds would be used towards improving more than 100 miles of two-lane residential streets in Mesquite. For more information, ple...Read on...

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Posted on: August 13, 2015

Homeowners urged to monitor soil conditions around foundations, use soaker hoses/drip irrigation

The hot, dry weather conditions in north Texas lately is causing the soil around the foundations of many area homes to dry out, contract and pull away from homes. That can cause foundation problems.

While the conservation plan allows for up to twice pe...Read on...

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Posted on: August 7, 2015

Boy Scout Project Serves City of Mesquite


On Saturday, August 1, 37 Boy Scouts and leaders took part in a community project benefiting Mesquite’s Heritage Square improvement project.

The group from the Eastern Skies District removed brick planter boxes in Heritage Square saving the City approx...Read on...

Posted on: August 4, 2015

Mesquite Citizens’ Street Bond Committee recommends bond referendum

The City of Mesquite Citizens’ Street Bond Committee has recommended to the City Council that they consider a $125 million bond referendum. The Council is scheduled at their August 17 regular meeting to consider adopting a resolution for a street bond ele...Read on...

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Posted on: August 4, 2015

Mesquite Animal Shelter joins Clear the Shelters campaign

Mesquite Animal Services hopes every available animal in its shelter will find its dream home during this year’s Clear the Shelters event scheduled for August 15, from 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., at the Mesquite Animal Shelter, 1650 Gross Road. During this one-d...Read on...

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Posted on: August 3, 2015

Registration for RASP (Recreation After School Program) for the 2015-2016 school year

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Mesquite Parks and Recreation begins registration for RASP (Recreation After School Program) for the 2015-2016 school year on August 3.

The fee is $90 per month and multiple child discounts are available.

RASP is a program managed by trained and fr...Read on...

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Posted on: July 29, 2015

80’s Theme weekend means 80’s ticket prices at Mesquite Championship Rodeo

Mesquite Championship Rodeo officials announced today that they are hosting 80’s theme weekend at the air-conditioned Mesquite Arena Friday and Saturday July 31 - August 1. Mesquite Rodeo wants to throw it back to the 80’s by reducing ticket prices to wha...Read on...

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Posted on: July 28, 2015

City officially opens Mesquite Heritage Trail

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The City of Mesquite officially opened the Mesquite Heritage Trail on July 25. The City's largest recreational facility, consists of 4.25 miles of concrete trails and sidewalks, three trailheads, one exercise station, one pedestrian bridge and more...Read on...

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Posted on: July 28, 2015

Open Warrant Docket

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The City of Mesquite Municipal Judge has created a new Warrant Docket so anyone with a Mesquite Class C misdemeanor warrant will have the opportunity to see the Judge with no fear of being arrested or having the expense and hardship of posting bond. The J...Read on...

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Posted on: July 28, 2015

Mesquite Fire Chief earns national designation

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Mesquite Fire Chief Mark Kerby has again earned the prestigious Chief Fire Officer Designation (CFO) which is awarded through the Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE). Chief Kerby has been with the City since 1985 and has served as Fire Chief since ...Read on...

Posted on: July 27, 2015

Mesquite earns national budgeting award

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) announced the City of Mesquite has received the GFOA's Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its 2014 fiscal year budget. The GFOA's Distinguished Budge...Read on...

Posted on: July 24, 2015

Historic Mesquite hosts special traveling exhibit


“The Cynthia Ann and Quanah Parker Exhibit, A Woman of Two Worlds and a Man in Two Worlds,” is a traveling exhibit of rarely seen photos, which will be on display from September 11 - October 23, at the Florence Ranch Homestead, 1424 Barnes Bridge Road, ho...Read on...

Posted on: July 22, 2015

Mesquite supports new Water My Yard program

The City of Mesquite is encouraging its residential and business water utility customers to register their address with www.WaterMyYard.org to get customized instructions on when and how long to operate their irrigation system.

WaterMyYard.org uses dat...Read on...

Posted on: July 22, 2015

Mesquite Public Works announces new communication tools

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The City of Mesquite Public Works Department has released two additional ways its customers can stay informed. The department has a new mobile app for its solid waste customers and a new Waste Wizard search engine on its webpage.

The mobile app, called...Read on...

Check out the waste wizard
Posted on: July 21, 2015

Watch "In Case You Missed It" video

Here is a brief video recap of some items from the July 20 City Council meeting.

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Posted on: July 21, 2015

Mesquite Heritage Trail opens July 25

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The City of Mesquite’s new 4.25-mile Mesquite Heritage Trail will officially open during a grand opening ceremony on July 25, beginning at 9 a.m. at the Americana Trailhead, 1301 Americana Lane.

The hike and bike trail consists of a system of trails an...Read on...

Posted on: July 17, 2015

Mesquite Police Department graduates nine new officers from its academy

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On July 17 the Mesquite Police Department graduated nine new officers from its internal police academy program. Since the program began two years ago, the department has graduated 23 officers. According to the Texas Commission of Law Enforcement, only abo...Read on...

Posted on: July 9, 2015

Watch City Council Meeting

Replays of City Council meetings area available online at www.cityofmesquite.com/watchcouncilmeeting.

The videos include a copy of the agenda and timestamping video content.

July 6, 2015 City Council Meeting
Posted on: July 7, 2015

Mesquite City Manager to retire

On Monday, City Manager Ted Barron announced his retirement plans to the Mesquite City Council. Barron will retire on September 30, at the end of the City’s fiscal year. He has served as City Manager since October 1, 1995.

Barron’s decision will end ...Read on...

Posted on: June 30, 2015

Scam Alert

Scam Alert: The City of Mesquite City Manager’s Office was notified today by concerned citizens that the public has been contacted by individuals soliciting funds for injured Mesquite Firefighters. There is no campaign or effort to request funds for injur...Read on...

Posted on: June 29, 2015

Independence Day holiday hours of operation

In observance of the 2015 Independence Day holiday, City of Mesquite operations will be scheduled as follows:

Friday, July 3

City offices closed.

No residential garbage or recycle collection.

Main and North Branch Libraries are closed.

R...Read on...

Posted on: June 26, 2015

City of Mesquite added to disaster declaration after floods

Mesquite homeowners, renters and business owners affected by the recent flooding which occurred May 5 - June 19, can now apply for state and federal disaster assistance. For details, contact the City of Mesquite Office of Emergency Management at 972-329-8...Read on...

Posted on: June 25, 2015


Saturday June 27, 2015• Each Rider will receive ONE FREE GA TICKET as they exit the arena to enjoy th...Read on...

Posted on: June 25, 2015

Mesquite Arena to announce football team

Note: This news release was provided by the Mesquite Arena.

Officials at the Mesquite Arena will hold a press conference announcing a major addition to the Legendary Arena on July 1st at 11:00am. Mesquite Arena is known for its 58 years of Championship...Read on...

Posted on: June 25, 2015

New parking lot built for enhanced safety

Construction has begun along Via Del Norte on a new fifty space parking lot within Beasley Park. This new parking lot will help reduce on-street parking and improve the level of safety for park patrons.

One of the park’s baseball fields will also recei...Read on...

Posted on: June 19, 2015

Mesquite Recognized as a 2015 Playful City USA Community

For the third year in a row, Mesquite is being honored with the Playful City USA designation. The national recognition program honored Mesquite and 240 other cities across the country for making cities more playable. Playful City USA is a national recogn...Read on...

Posted on: June 9, 2015

Mesquite announces Freedom Park

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In celebration of National Flag Week, the City of Mesquite will host a kick-off event to announce the proposed Mesquite Freedom Park. The event will begin at noon, Friday, June 12, on the north lawn of the Mesquite Arts Center, 1527 North Galloway Avenue....Read on...

Posted on: June 2, 2015

Rutherford Recreation Center closing for renovations

Rutherford Recreation Center, 900 Rutherford Drive, is closing on June 5 through late August for renovation.

Improvements to the facility will include a new fitness room, cosmetic updates such as fresh paint, new tile and changes to improve the operat...Read on...

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Posted on: June 1, 2015

Mesquite announces new railroad Quiet Zone in historic downtown

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The City of Mesquite has received approval from the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Railroad Administration for a new quiet zone through Mesquite’s historic downtown area. To support their new quiet zone, Mesquite has installed various warning a...Read on...

Posted on: May 22, 2015

Mesquite Animal Services hosts June 6 Adoptathon

Mesquite Animal Services will offer pet adoptions, low-cost pet vaccines and microchipping during its annual Adoptathon event on June 6, 1 - 5 p.m. at the Mesquite Adoption Center, 1650 Gross Road. Only cash will be accepted for vaccination and microchip ...Read on...

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Posted on: May 20, 2015

Mesquite celebrates National Public Works Week

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Today, the City of Mesquite recognized the 250 employees of its Public Works Department as a part of National Public Works Week. Mayor Stan Pickett presented Public Works Director Tim James a proclamation during an employee appreciation luncheon at the Me...Read on...

Posted on: May 20, 2015

New Mesquite Mayor and Councilmembers sworn in

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Today, during a special City Council Meeting at Mesquite City Hall, newly elected Mesquite Mayor Stan Pickett and Councilmembers Jeff Casper, Dennis Tarpley and Bill Porter were sworn into office.

They join Councilmembers Greg Noschese, Shirley Roberts...Read on...

Posted on: May 19, 2015

Mesquite Fire Department announces new Flag Retirement Collection Box

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Mesquite residents now have another option to proper retire United States flags – the Mesquite Fire Department. Zach Evans, the son of a Mesquite Fire Department Lieutenant, recently completed his Eagle Scout project by building a flag retirement box for ...Read on...

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Posted on: May 18, 2015

Mesquite City Council signs Friendly City agreement with Xiangtan County, China

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The City of Mesquite has signed a formal agreement to become a “Friendly City” with Xiangtan County, China. The agreement begins the process to create new economic and cultural opportunities for Mesquite.

Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Greg Noschese said during...Read on...

Posted on: May 15, 2015

Mesquite Meander will be moved into Lakeside Activity Center

Friday night’s Mesquite Meander will be moved into Lakeside Activity Center, 101 Holley Park Dr. for one performance at 7:30 p.m. Ticket holders, please join the cast and crew for this event. Please be at the center between 7:15 - 7:25 p.m. Any decisio...Read on...

Posted on: May 15, 2015

Movie in the Park has been rescheduled to Friday, May 29

Due to the rain, tonight's Movie in the Park - Big Hero 6 has been rescheduled to Friday, May 29.

For details, call Parks and Recreation Administration at 972-216-6260.

Posted on: May 14, 2015

Challenge Air Fly-Day for Saturday - officially postponed

The Challenge Air Fly-Day for this Saturday has been officially postponed due to the weather forecast for this weekend. The rain date will be Saturday, June 6. For details, call Mesquite Metro Airport at 972-216-4131.

Posted on: May 12, 2015

Mesquite recognizes National Nursing Home Week

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Today, Mesquite Mayor Pro Tem Al Forsythe presented a proclamation to the staff of Town East Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in recognition of National Nursing Home Week.

Forsythe said, “Nursing facilities offer supportive services that meet the u...Read on...

Posted on: May 11, 2015

City of Mesquite launches new Mesquite Marshal Program

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The City of Mesquite has launched a new Marshal Program for its Municipal Court. The program features one City Marshal and five Deputy City Marshals who provide increased security at the City’s Municipal Court. The officers were officially sworn in on Thu...Read on...

Posted on: May 10, 2015

Unofficial Election Results for May 9, 2015, Municipal Election

The Unofficial Election Results for May 9, 2015, Municipal Election are available.

Visit www.cityofmesquite.com/1586/Election-Results for details.

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Posted on: May 8, 2015

Many events in Mesquite May 9 - 16

There many events and programs happening in Mesquite during the next two weekends:

May 9 - Election Day: The annual municipal election is scheduled for Saturday, May 9, to elect the Mayor and Councilmembers for Places 1, 2 and 6. Call 972-216-6244 for ...Read on...

Posted on: May 6, 2015

Man’s best friend has a place to run free in Mesquite


Mesquite Parks and Recreation is opening its first Leash Free Zone for dogs and their owners May 5.

The Leash Free Zone is located within Town East Park, 2724 N Town East Blvd.

“This is our first step towards providing amenities for dog owners in o...Read on...

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Posted on: May 6, 2015

Annual Water Quality Report is available

The City of Mesquite is required to make available to its water customers an Annual Water Quality Report as required by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). The City of Mesquite strives to pr...Read on...

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Posted on: May 1, 2015

Mesquite Community Band - Music in the Park

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Music in the Park is every Monday in June at 7:15 p.m. on the North Lawn of the Mesquite Arts Center. The event is free. Remember to bring a blanket or lawn chair. The Mesquite Arts Center is located at 1527 N. Galloway.

For details, call 972-216-6444 ...Read on...

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Posted on: April 29, 2015

Mosquitos: Learn the “The Four D’s”

The City of Mesquite has started its Integrated Mosquito Management Plan. The City’s Health Division will continue its mosquito control program of larvicide, surveillance, adulticide and public education. Mesquite residents are encouraged to enjoy the ou...Read on...

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Posted on: April 29, 2015

Mesquite returns to twice a week outdoor watering

Beginning May 1, City of Mesquite water utility customers may water lawns and landscapes twice weekly. The highlights of the new watering guidelines include:

From May 1 - October 31, lawn/landscape watering with sprinklers or irrigation systems is limi...Read on...

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Posted on: April 27, 2015

12th annual “Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast” - May 7

City of Mesquite Mayor John Monaco will host the 12th annual “Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast” at 7 a.m. on Thursday, May 7, at Family Cathedral of Praise, 790 Windbell Circle.

The breakfast, sponsored by the Mesquite Police Association, will include special...Read on...

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Posted on: April 25, 2015

Mesquite Real. Texas. Festival. features Kevin Fowler and Thompson Square tonight

Texas country singer-songwriter Kevin Fowler and top-charting artist Thompson Square take the stage tonight at the Mesquite Real. Texas. Festival. Due to the recent rainfall, no grass parking is available. Free parking and shuttle service to the festival ...Read on...

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Posted on: April 24, 2015

Festival closed for Friday night

The Real. Texas. Festival. is closed for Friday night due to severe weather.

The event will reopen Saturday at noon.

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Posted on: April 24, 2015

Mesquite Real. Texas. Festival. is open rain or shine at 5 p.m. today

Texas Red Dirt country music superstar Wade Bowen will highlight today’s entertainment at the Mesquite Real. Texas. Festival. as he takes the Main Stage at 9:30 p.m. Due to the recent rainfall, no grass parking is available. Free parking and shuttle servi...Read on...

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Posted on: April 23, 2015

Mesquite Real. Texas. Festival. opens at 5 p.m. tomorrow

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The ninth annual Mesquite Real. Texas. Festival. will open its gates at 5 p.m. Friday, April 24 for two days of music, entertainment and family-friendly activities. The festival is Friday, April 24 (5 p.m. - 11 p.m.) and Saturday, April 25 (Noon - 11 p.m....Read on...

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Posted on: April 22, 2015

Mesquite Real. Texas. Festival. announces Mayor’s Canned Food Drive

Tomorrow at 8:30 a.m., City of Mesquite Mayor John Monaco will announce his annual “Mayor’s Canned Food Drive” in association with the Mesquite Real. Texas. Festival. and presented by Dallas Regional Medical Center. The announcement will take place at the...Read on...

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Posted on: April 21, 2015

Mesquite Real. Texas. Festival. to host the Texas Cornhole Association tournament

Corn-filled bags will be in flight at the Mesquite Real. Texas. Festival. as the event will host a Texas Cornhole League “Cornhole Doubles Tournament” on Saturday, April 25, beginning at 12:30 p.m. Online pre-registration is $25 per player until 5 p.m., A...Read on...

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Posted on: April 20, 2015

Mesquite Real. Texas. Festival. hosts “Funnel Cakes with Fowler” contest

The Mesquite Real. Texas. Festival. and 99.5 The Wolf are hosting the inaugural “Funnel Cakes with Fowler” contest on Saturday evening. Five lucky participants will compete in a funnel cake eating contest with country music superstar Kevin Fowler as the m...Read on...

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Posted on: April 17, 2015

Mesquite Real. Texas. Festival. online ticket sales end April 24

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Online ticket sales for the Mesquite Real. Texas. Festival. end Friday, April 24 at 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person and may be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com, in person at Mesquite Municipal Center, 1515 N. Galloway Avenue or at the Mesquite Champ...Read on...

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Posted on: April 15, 2015

Mesquite Real. Texas. Festival. presale tickets end Friday, April 17

Discounted ticket sales for the Real. Texas. Festival. will end Friday, April 17. The $15 pre-sale tickets may be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com, in person at Mesquite Municipal Center, 1515 N. Galloway Avenue or at the Mesquite Championship Rod...Read on...

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Posted on: April 10, 2015

NTMWD to Ease Watering Restrictions Effective May 1

North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) water supply reservoirs have reached sufficient levels and capacities to allow the District to ease watering restrictions earlier than previously planned. Beginning May 1, 2015, NTMWD will terminate all drought...Read on...

Posted on: April 10, 2015

Mesquite festival features new youth activities

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The Mesquite Real. Texas. Festival., scheduled for April 24 - 25, will feature three new activities for kids: a video gaming truck, the Kids Korral Activity Tent featuring the Rad Hatter as well as David Chicken on the Community Stage.

The video gaming...Read on...

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Posted on: April 9, 2015

Downtown Mesquite Marketplace Reopens

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The Marketplace in downtown Mesquite reopens this Saturday, April 11.

Shoppers can expect artisan foods, fresh produce, crafts and culinary items for purchase in Mesquite’s Historic Downtown Square located at 120 W. Main Street from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. eve...Read on...

Posted on: April 3, 2015

New Rodeo “Fan Zone” to debut at Mesquite Real. Texas. Festival.

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Ropin’, ridin’ and mutton bustin’ will be on display during the inaugural Mesquite Championship Rodeo Fan Zone at Mesquite’s Real. Texas. Festival. Taking place on April 25, from noon - 4 p.m. inside Mesquite Arena, the Fan Zone will offer attendees a fre...Read on...

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Posted on: April 2, 2015

Mesquite to honor Craig Wayne Boyd with a street renaming ceremony on April 6

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The City of Mesquite will hold a brief ceremony at 4:30 p.m., on Monday, April 6 to announce Honorary Road renamed in honor of Mesquite native Craig Wayne Boyd. Honorary Road (formerly Gateway Boulevard), is located between Scyene Road and Military Parkwa...Read on...

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Posted on: March 25, 2015

Mesquite Real. Texas. Festival. accelerates excitement with Car Show

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More than 100 custom cars and motorcycles will be on display during the Cowboys & Chrome Classic Car and Bike Show at the Mesquite Real. Texas. Festival. on April 24 and 25.

Presented by Young Chevrolet, the show will feature a variety of automobil...Read on...

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Posted on: March 17, 2015

City of Mesquite to host Student Government Days

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On March 20, local high school students will descend upon City of Mesquite public facilities to learn more about local governance and municipal services as part of 2015 Student Government Day.

This is the first of two Student Government Days the city w...Read on...

Posted on: March 17, 2015

City seeks applications for Community Development Block Grant funds

The City of Mesquite receives Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for use effective October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2016. The CDBG program provides the City of Mesquite with ...Read on...

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Posted on: March 16, 2015

Mesquite Real. Texas. Festival. heats up with four contests

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The Mesquite Real. Texas. Festival. gets spicy and fun with four contests for the two-day event set for April 24 and 25 at Mesquite Rodeo Center, 1818 Rodeo Drive.

In anticipation of the ninth annual festival, the Selfie Contest “clicks-off” April 1 an...Read on...

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Posted on: March 10, 2015

Mesquite Real. Texas. Festival. seeks volunteers

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The City of Mesquite is seeking energetic individuals to volunteer at the Real. Texas. Festival. The event is scheduled for Friday, April 24 and Saturday, April 25 at Rodeo Center, 1818 Rodeo Drive. For details, visit www.realtexasfestival.com/volunteer. ...Read on...

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Posted on: March 9, 2015

City of Mesquite announces the new Library Services Director

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Today, the City of Mesquite announced Virginia Mundt as the new Director of Library Services beginning April 1 succeeding current director Jeannie Johnson who is retiring.

Mundt said, “I am excited to continue the successful tradition of library progra...Read on...

Posted on: March 4, 2015

Events and programs at Mesquite Arts Center

Here is a look at the upcoming programs at the Mesquite Arts Center:

Saturday March 7, 7:30 p.m.
Yuri Anshelevich: It Sounds Better on the Cello - Free concertCurrently serving as Associate Principal Cello with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Yuri ...Read on...

Posted on: February 27, 2015

Festival pre-sale tickets on sale starting March 2


Special $15 pre-sale tickets for the ninth annual Real. Texas. Festival., featuring musical acts Thompson Square, Kevin Fowler, Wade Bowen, as well as West Mesquite High School graduate and winner of “The Voice” Craig Wayne Boyd, will be on sale beginning...Read on...

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Posted on: February 23, 2015

Winter Weather: City updates and more

As of 5 p.m., Thursday March 5:
The snow/ice continues to melt with the current temperature at 36° with sunny skies. Current road conditions are good, wet surfaces in most areas. Temperatures will drop to the low 20s tonight. Mesquite will fall belo...Read on...

Posted on: February 23, 2015

Weather Forecast: Tuesday and Wednesday

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The ongoing winter weather event will continue to slowly wind down this evening and tonight.

However, the forecast for Tuesday night and Wednesday morning now features a second episode of winter weather, with a potential for accumulating snow across p...Read on...

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Posted on: February 23, 2015

Pillar of the Community Award

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At this year's State of the City Address, First Presbyterian Church of Mesquite Pastor Dr. Tom Wilbanks was presented the "Jeann Wisenbaker" Pillar of the Community Award by Mayor John Monaco.

Here are the remarks:

Tonight we hono...Read on...

Posted on: February 13, 2015

Mesquite Golf Club launches The First Tee on February 21

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The Mesquite Golf Club tees-up its participation in the youth golf program called The First Tee.

The program begins Saturday, February 21 from 10 – 11:30 a.m. at the Mesquite Golf Club, 825 Interstate 30 for children ages 7 - 17. The fee for the six w...Read on...

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Posted on: February 12, 2015

DYK: 50/50 Cost Share Program

Did you know that by Mesquite City Code, residents are responsible for the repair of damaged sidewalks, curbs, gutters and driveway approaches?

As this type of maintenance can be costly, a 50/50 Cost Share Program has been established by the City to h...Read on...

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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 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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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: 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...