City of Mesquite Parks and Recreation employee, Crystal Cooksey, became the first female in Texas to officiate a Texas High School State Championship football game when she officiated the 1A-Division II State Championship Game January 5th in San Angelo. She has officiated football with the Dallas Football Officials Association for 11 years. Crystal has been employed with the City of Mesquite for 17 years and currently serves as the Senior Recreation Supervisor over Florence Recreation Center. Crystal is a lifelong athlete, which led her into becoming an official for not only football but basketball and softball as well. Crystal is hard-working and driven in all that she does which is demonstrated both on and off the field. Congratulations to City of Mesquite employee, Crystal Cooksey, for this state wide recognition!
Watch the story by WFAA's Mike Leslie.