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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 30, 2015

Mesquite Metro Airport to host Challenge Air Fly Day

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Challenge Air for Kids & Friends, a national children’s nonprofit organization, is recruiting volunteers, pilots and special needs children between the ages of 7-21 for its “Fly Day” event at Mesquite Metro Airport on May 16.

Highlights of the day ...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: February 12, 2015

Mesquite offers transit service to DART

COMPASS provides midday transportation service from Mesquite to the DART Lawnview Station weekdays
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For only $7 a day, citizens get access to the shuttle and can navigate the entire DART system.

On the DART website, www.dart.org,...Read on...

Get DART route info
Posted on: February 5, 2015

Craig Wayne Boyd, The Voice winner to perform at annual festival

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The Real. Texas. Festival. has added Craig Wayne Boyd and Breaking Southwest to its musical line up.

Craig Wayne Boyd, The Voice winner and Mesquite local will return to his home town during his nationwide tour and will perform Saturday, April 25.

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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...

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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

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...