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Posted on: August 1, 2020

Census takers will be in Mesquite neighborhoods

Mesquite, TX – August 1, 2020- As part of its Nonresponse Follow-up Operation, the U.S. Census Bureau is visiting every household that has not already responded to the 2020 Census to ensure a complete and accurate count. Complete your C...

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Posted on: July 31, 2020

Mosquito spraying begins tonight

Mesquite, TX – July 31, 2020 – The City of Mesquite has received ten positive West Nile-Virus reports from Dallas County Mosquito Lab in the following zip codes: six in 75149, three in 75181 and one in 75150. Spraying will sta...

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Posted on: July 31, 2020

Mesquite Police sees increased thefts during internet sales exchanges

Mesquite, TX - July 31, 2020 - Don’t sacrifice your safety, for the sale. That’s the message from the Mesquite Police Department (MPD). The rate of internet sales exchanges resulting in thefts in Mesquite is rising towards about 20% of...

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Posted on: July 31, 2020

Mesquite’s Summer Challenge Series

Mesquite, TX – July 31, 2020 –To celebrate summer, the Mesquite Parks and Recreation Department has been hosting a new, virtual challenge each week for residents as part of their “Mesquite Summer Challenge Series.” ...

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Posted on: July 30, 2020

Mesquite Veterans Memorial Brick Sale Extended to August 6

Mesquite, TX – July 30, 2020 – Due to overwhelming public response, the City of Mesquite has announced the deadline to purchase a brick for the Walk of Honor at the new Mesquite Veterans Memorial has been extended to 5 p.m., Thursday, ...

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Posted on: July 30, 2020

Aug. 3 Council Meeting

In accordance with the Governor’s suspension of various provisions of the Texas Open Meetings Act issued pursuant to his State Disaster Authority, and guidance issued on the suspension by the Attorney General’s Office:

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Posted on: July 30, 2020

Mesquite residential recycling service cancelation is extended

Mesquite, TX – July 30, 2020 – The City of Mesquite announced the extended cancelation of its residential recycling service as it continues the monthly evaluation of increased quantities of household waste set out for pick-up ...

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Posted on: July 28, 2020

New COVID-19 testing site opens at Eastfield College

Mesquite, TX – July 28, 2020 – Dallas County Health and Human Services is opening a new mobile COVID-19 testing site in Mesquite. The testing location at Eastfield College, 3737 Motley Drive, will open on Aug. 3. It will be open Monday...

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Posted on: July 24, 2020

Mesquite has new funding assistance available for its residents impacted by COVID-19

Mesquite, TX – July 24, 2020 – As a part of the continuing Recovery Mesquite efforts by the City of Mesquite, Mesquite residents affected by the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic can now apply for new funds exclusively...

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Posted on: July 24, 2020

Mosquito spraying begins tonight

Mesquite, TX – July 24, 2020 – The City of Mesquite has received seven positive West Nile-Virus reports from Dallas County Mosquito Lab. Spraying will start tonight at 10 p.m. in the neighborhoods on both sides of Pioneer Road...

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Posted on: July 24, 2020

City of Mesquite begins search for new Fire Chief

Mesquite, TX – July 24, 2020 – The City of Mesquite is starting the search for a new Fire Chief. The Mesquite Fire Chief will plan, direct and review the activities and operations of the City of Mesquite Fire Department (MFD). They wil...

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Posted on: July 23, 2020

Robbery Suspects Arrested

Between 06/27/20 and 07/10/20, the Mesquite Police Department investigated two aggravated robberies that occurred at an apartment complex located in 19000 Block of IH-635 in Mesquite. In both cases, the suspects posted Iphones for sale via online selling ...

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Posted on: July 23, 2020

City of Mesquite’s Integrated Mosquito Management Plan

Mesquite, TX – July 23, 2020 – The City of Mesquite has an Integrated Mosquito Management Plan to help keep citizens safe. Each week, City staff with the Health Division set up 23 traps around Mesquite to measure the mosquito populatio...

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Posted on: July 23, 2020

City of Mesquite reminds residents to avoid the three C’s

Mesquite, TX – July 23, 2020 – The City of Mesquite continues to remind the community to follow everyday preventative measures to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Consider where you are going and stay safe by avoiding the Three C&...

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Posted on: July 23, 2020

Mesquite citizens thanks Mesquite Police Department for exceptional service

Mesquite, TX – July 23, 2020 – The Mesquite Police Department recently received a thank you letter from a Mesquite citizen who was stranded on IH 20 for nearly two hours. The citizen ran out of gas and was waiting for roadside assistan...

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Posted on: July 21, 2020

Mesquite Fire Chief announces retirement to serve in new role with the City

Mesquite, TX – July 21, 2020 – The City of Mesquite has announced that Mark Kerby will retire as Fire Chief on September 30 to begin a new role as the Special Projects Director. Kerby has been with the City since 1985 and has ...

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Posted on: July 20, 2020

Mesquite Police Department shares auto theft prevention tips

Mesquite, TX – July 20, 2020 – With a recent trend across Texas in the theft of newer General Motors vehicles, the Mesquite Police Department has launched a public awareness campaign to help educate the community on auto theft preventi...

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Posted on: July 17, 2020

Mosquito spraying begins tonight

Mesquite, TX – July 17, 2020 – The City of Mesquite has received six positive West Nile-Virus reports from Dallas County Mosquito Lab. Spraying will start tonight at 10 p.m. in the neighborhoods on both sides of Pioneer Road. ...

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Posted on: July 17, 2020

Mesquite Police Department graduates five new recruits from Basic Peace Officer Course

Mesquite, TX – July 17, 2020 – On July 17, five new Mesquite Police Officers graduated from the Mesquite Police Department’s (MPD) Basic Peace Officer Course (BPOC). This is the 13th graduation class to complete the internal ...

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Posted on: July 16, 2020

July 20 City Council Meeting

In accordance with the Governor’s suspension of various provisions of the Texas Open Meetings Act issued pursuant to his State Disaster Authority, and guidance issued on the suspension by the Attorney General’s Office:

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Posted on: July 15, 2020

Mesquite plans Budget Workshop for July 17 and 18

Mesquite, TX – July 14, 2020 – The City of Mesquite has scheduled the City Council’s annual Budget Workshop for Friday, July 17 beginning at 1 p.m. and continuing on Saturday, July 18 beginning at 12 p.m. The worksho...

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Posted on: July 14, 2020

I-30 Mainlane Closures at Galloway Ave. for Two Consecutive Weekends to Perform Bridge Work

Source: Texas Department of Transporation

MESQUITE – The eastbound I-30 mainlanes at Galloway Avenue will be closed for a portion of this weekend (July 18-19) and the westbound lanes of I-30 at Galloway Avenue will be closed for a portion of next...

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Posted on: July 14, 2020

Mesquite issues 42 citations for illegal fireworks

Mesquite, TX – July 10, 2020 – During the Independence Day weekend, the City of Mesquite issued 42 citations for the possession or use of illegal fireworks, seized 120 pounds of illegal fireworks and made two DWI arrests as pa...

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Posted on: July 9, 2020

Mesquite begins funding assistance for businesses and residents impacted by COVID-19

Mesquite, TX – July 9, 2020 – As part of the Recovery Mesquite campaign, the City of Mesquite announced they will start providing funding assistance to its businesses and residents, impacted by COVID-19, through the Coronaviru...

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Posted on: July 9, 2020

July is Independent Retailer Month

Mesquite, TX – July 9, 2020 – The City of Mesquite is celebrating Independent Retailer Month and encouraging residents to #ShopMesquite. Independent Retailer Month is a shop local event that runs annually throughout July, enco...

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Posted on: July 7, 2020

COVID-19 Testing Site in Mesquite

Source: Walmart

MESQUITE, TX – July 7, 2020 – A COVID-19 drive-thru testing is now open at the drive-thru pharmacy window of the Walmart Neighborhood Market located 915 N Town East Blvd. The site is supported by Walmart, Quest Diagnosti...

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Posted on: July 7, 2020

Mesquite City Council approves resolution condemning racism and committing to equality

Mesquite, TX – July 7, 2020 – The Mesquite City Council unanimously approved a Resolution on July 6, condemning racism and committing to community, inclusion and equality.

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Posted on: July 7, 2020

Mesquite to host July 14 virtual Town Hall meeting on City’s budget

Mesquite, TX – July 7, 2020 – The City of Mesquite seeks the public’s input on its budget and is hosting a virtual town hall meeting on July 14, beginning at 7 p.m. for public participation. The virtual meeting is ac...

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Posted on: July 6, 2020

The City of Mesquite regrets to announce today’s passing of former Mayor John Monaco

Mesquite, TX - July 6, 2020 - Monaco served on the City Council from 2001 - 2015, and as Mayor from November 2007 - May 2015. During Monaco’s tenure, Mesquite launched many community programs that are still making a significant impact today. He ...

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

July is Smart Irrigation Month

Source: North Texas Municipal Water District

WYLIE, TX – July 1, 2020:  North Texans are encouraged to tune up irrigation systems to avoid over watering landscapes during the hottest summer months. July is Smart Irrigation Month...

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Gov. Abbott Establishes Statewide Face Covering Requirement, Issues Proclamation To Limit Gatherings

Source: The State of Texas Governor’s Office

AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today issued an Executive Order requiring all Texans to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth in public spaces in counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19 cases, ...

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Mosquito spraying begins tonight

Mesquite, TX – July 2, 2020 – The City of Mesquite has received a positive West Nile-Virus report from Dallas County Mosquito Lab. Spraying will start tonight at 10 p.m. in the area along IH 635, Allen Drive, Potter Lane, S. P...

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

July 6 City Council Meeting

In accordance with the Governor’s suspension of various provisions of the Texas Open Meetings Act issued pursuant to his State Disaster Authority, and guidance issued on the suspension by the Attorney General’s Office:

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

Mesquite's Finance Department employees donate to local food pantries

July 1, 2020 - Mesquite, TX - The City of Mesquite’s Finance Department employees decided to take the City’s annual Spread the Love campaign to feed kids during the summer with PBJ sandwiches to new heights by donating all kinds of non...

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Posted on: June 30, 2020

Mesquite extends cancelation of curbside residential recycling collection to August 3

Mesquite, TX – June 30, 2020 – With more people staying home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Mesquite has experienced significant increases in the amount of household trash being placed out for collection. Today the ...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

Mesquite to address illegal fireworks, gunfire and DWI for Independence Day holiday

Mesquite, TX – June 26, 2020 – In Mesquite, it is illegal to possess or use fireworks and to shoot a gun into the air. In advance of the July 4th weekend, the City of Mesquite is reminding the community about those laws as wel...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

Governor Abbott Takes Executive Action To Contain Spread Of COVID-19

Source: Governor Greg Abbott’s Office

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today issued an executive order limiting certain businesses and services as part of the state’s effort to contain the spread of COVID-19. This decision comes ...

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Posted on: June 25, 2020

Mesquite seeks input from residents on the City’s budget

Mesquite, TX – June 25, 2020 – The City of Mesquite is offering its residents an opportunity to provide their input on the City’s budget using an online survey at www.cityofmesquite.com/Budget through July 7. A porti...

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Posted on: June 25, 2020

Successful grant program helps improve businesses in Downtown Mesquite

Mesquite, TX – June 25, 2020 – The successful Façade Grant Program is creating visible changes in Downtown Mesquite. The City started the Downtown Mesquite Façade Improvement Program in 2019. It was creat...

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Posted on: June 24, 2020

Mesquite announces one of the largest industrial business parks in Kaufman County

Mesquite, TX – June 24, 2020 – The City of Mesquite has announced a proposed master-planned industrial business park, located on more than 280 acres with the capacity to accommodate more than 3 million square-feet of space, th...

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Posted on: June 24, 2020

Texas Counts Campaign makes stop in Mesquite on June 25 promoting the 2020 Census

Mesquite, TX – June 24, 2020 – The U.S. Census Bureau is joining the Texas Counts Campaign on a virtual road trip this week, bringing awareness to the Census to all regions of Texas. On June 25, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.,...

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Posted on: June 23, 2020

Mesquite businesses and customers are required to wear face coverings beginning June 24

Mesquite, TX – June 23, 2020 – The City of Mesquite reminds its community of the Dallas County Commissioner’s Court Order that requires all business employees and customers to wear a face covering while inside a busi...

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Posted on: June 23, 2020

Reopening plans for Mesquite Arts Center, Historic Mesquite, Inc., Parks and Recreation

Mesquite, TX – June 22, 2020 – The City of Mesquite will open the Mesquite Arts Center and Historic Mesquite, Inc. in phases beginning June 29, with new events and programs, and multi-use courts in parks as well as recreation ...

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Posted on: June 19, 2020

Mesquite Arts Center and Historic Mesquite, Inc. announce reopening plans

Mesquite, TX – June 19, 2020 – Mesquite will reopen the Mesquite Arts Center and Historic Mesquite, Inc. in phases during the next few weeks beginning June 29. The openings will feature new programs and events as well as new p...

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Posted on: June 18, 2020

Downtown Mesquite Honored with National Accreditation

Mesquite, TX – June 18, 2020 – The Mesquite Downtown Development program has earned a designation as a Nationally Accredited Main Street program. The honor was announced on Wednesday by the National Main Street Center. Downtow...

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Posted on: June 18, 2020

Mayor Archer asks neighbors to be outside on June 23

Mesquite, TX – June 18, 2020 – Mayor Bruce Archer is asking Mesquite residents to sit outside on June 23. One of Mayor Archer’s goals is to create a “kinder and gentler” community and he is asking...

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Posted on: June 17, 2020

City thanks front line workers at grocery stores

Mesquite, TX – June 17, 2020 – Mayor Bruce Archer and Mayor Pro Tem Robert Miklos visited El Rio Grande Latin Market this week to thank front line employees for their service to the Mesquite community. Mayor Archer plans to jo...

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Posted on: June 16, 2020

City Council extends local state of disaster for public health emergency

Mesquite, TX – June 16, 2020 – At the June 15 Council meeting, the City Council voted to extend a Declaration of Local Disaster for the Public Health Emergency issued by Mayor Bruce Archer on March 23. The document provides pr...

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

Mosquito spraying begins tonight

Mesquite, TX – June 12, 2020 – The City of Mesquite has received a positive West Nile-Virus report from Dallas County Mosquito Lab. Spraying will start tonight at 10 p.m. in the area along IH 635, Hickory Tree Road, Lake June ...

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

Mesquite’s Summer Challenge Series

Mesquite, TX – June 12, 2020 – To celebrate summer, the Mesquite Parks and Recreation Department has launched a social media contest called “The Mesquite Summer Challenge Series.” Everyone can participate in the fun...

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

COVID-19 testing site to open in Mesquite on June 16

Source: Walmart

MESQUITE, TEXAS – JUNE 10, 2020 - A COVID-19 drive-thru testing will open on Tuesday, June 16, at the drive-thru pharmacy window of the Walmart Neighborhood Market located 915 N Town East Blvd., Mesquite, TX 75150. The site is sup...

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

June 15 City Council Meeting

In accordance with the Governor’s suspension of various provisions of the Texas Open Meetings Act issued pursuant to his State Disaster Authority, and guidance issued on the suspension by the Attorney General’s Office:

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Posted on: June 9, 2020

Mesquite City Council members meet with NAACP

Mesquite, TX – June 9, 2020 – On June 8, Mayor Bruce Archer, Mayor Pro Tem Robert Miklos, Deputy Pro Tem Dan Aleman and other city staff met with representatives of the Mesquite TX Tri East-NAACP. The goal of the meeting was t...

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Posted on: June 9, 2020

Mesquite expands services and programs

Mesquite, TX – June 9, 2020 – The Mesquite Public Library System, Parks and Recreation summer camp and other selective City services will be opening in response to Governor Greg Abbott’s announcement of Phase III To ...

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Posted on: June 9, 2020

Spradley Farms Development Issues Resolved

Mesquite, TX – June 9, 2020 – The City of Mesquite and the developers of Spradley Farms, a premier 2,500 home development on IH 20 in Kaufman County, have reached an agreement moving the development forward.

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Posted on: June 8, 2020

COVID-19 Testing at Memorial Stadium on Wednesday, June 10

Mesquite, TX – June 8, 2020 – The Texas Division of Emergency Management in coordination with state and local partners, will be opening a mobile COVID-19 testing site in Mesquite on Wednesday, June 10 at Memorial Stadium, 2500...

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

Mosquito spraying begins tonight

Mesquite, TX – June 5, 2020 – The City of Mesquite has received its first positive West Nile-Virus report of the year from Dallas County Mosquito Lab. Spraying will start tonight in the area along IH 635, Hickory Tree Road, La...

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

Mesquite’s Summer Challenge Series

Mesquite, TX – June 5, 2020 – Calling all competitors. To celebrate summer, the Mesquite Parks and Recreation Department is launching a social media contest called “The Mesquite Summer Challenge Series.” The social ...

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

Mesquite Championship Rodeo returns on June 6

Mesquite, TX – June 5, 2020 – The Mesquite Championship Rodeo (MCR) is riding into town this weekend. Saturday, June 6 marks the start of the 13-week series at the Mesquite Arena, 1818 Rodeo Drive. Experience the true spirit o...

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Posted on: June 4, 2020

Mesquite Animal Shelter and Adoption Center will Re-Open on June 8

Mesquite, TX – June 4, 2020 – The Mesquite Animal Shelter and Adoption Center, 1650 Gross Road, will reopen on Monday, June 8. Trapping and issuance of trapping permits will also resume. The City is asking all customers to wea...

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Posted on: June 3, 2020

Mesquite Neighborhood Services presents quarterly report

Mesquite, TX – June 3, 2020 – Neighborhood Services presented the City of Mesquite’s quarterly environmental code report during the City Council meeting on June 1. The report covered the second quarter of fiscal year...

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Posted on: June 3, 2020

Dallas County Community College District offers free online Returning to Work courses

Mesquite, TX – June 3, 2020 – The Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) has developed two new courses to streamline the process of reopening after the COVID-19 pandemic. Together with its training partner, 180 Skill...

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Posted on: May 31, 2020

Mayor Bruce Archer issues statement on today's NAACP press conference

May 31, 2020 - Mesquite, TX - Mesquite Mayor Bruce Archer issued this statement today:

Today reminded me why I am so proud of the Mesquite community and humbled to serve as Mayor. As some cities across the United States face turmoil and tensions in respons...

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Posted on: May 31, 2020

Press Conference planned by Mesquite NAACP

Mesquite, TX - May 31, 2020  - The Mesquite NAACP has planned a 3:30 p.m. press conference for Mesquite City Hall, 757 N. Galloway Ave. The event has been discussed and planned with City of Mesquite.

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Posted on: May 30, 2020

Town East Mall closes early

Mesquite, TX – May 30, 2020 – In an abundance of caution, Town East Mall has closed early due to protests planned at NorthPark Center and the Galleria Dallas. Each of these malls closed and Town East Mall management made the d...

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

Próxima Elección de Desempate del Partido Demócrata Martes, 14 de Julio del 2020

Source: Departamento de Elecciones del Condado Dallas

VOTACN ADELANTADA EMPIEZA EL LUNES, 29 DE JUNIO DEL 2020 A LAS 8AM Cualquier votante calificado para la elección de desempate del partido demócrata el martes ...

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

Upcoming Democratic Primary Runoff Election Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Source: Dallas County Elections Department

EARLY VOTING IN-PERSON BEGINS MONDAY, JUNE 29, 2020 at 8AM

Any qualified voter for the Tuesday, July 14, 2020 Democratic Primary Runoff Election may vote in person at any of the forty-five (45) early voting locatio...

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

U.S. Census Bureau Resumes Field Operations in Tarrant and Dallas County

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

MAY 29, 2020 — The U.S. Census Bureau, in coordination with federal, state and local health officials, will open up their Area Census Offices and resume operations on Monday, June 1, for their Arlington, Duncanville, Fa...

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Posted on: May 28, 2020

June 1 City Council Meeting

Mesquite City Council will meet on June 1, at City Hall, 757 N. Galloway Avenue. The Pre-Meeting begins at 4:30 p.m. in Training Rooms A and B, followed by the Work Session at 6:30 p.m. and the Regular Meeting at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers.

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Posted on: May 26, 2020

Mayor Bruce Archer hosts virtual story time

Mesquite, TX – May 26, 2020 – Mayor Bruce Archer welcomed students and families into his office this week for a virtual story time. He checked out a book called A Picture Book of George Washington Carver from the Mesquite Publ...

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Posted on: May 26, 2020

Rodeo Rides On Despite Shutdowns

Source: The Mesquite Championship Rodeo

Dallas, Texas – The Mesquite Championship Rodeo is back and open for business. Since 1957, the Mesquite Championship Rodeo (MCR) has been captivating the attention of rodeo fans and tourists alike ...

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Posted on: May 26, 2020

The City Council appoints new Mayor Pro Tem and Deputy Mayor Pro Tem

Mesquite, TX – May 26, 2020 – At the May 18 City Council meeting, City Council appointed Councilmember Robert Miklos from District 3 as Mayor Pro Tem and Councilmember Dan Aleman from District 6 as Deputy Mayor Pro Tem. Both w...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Mesquite announces Recovery Mesquite activity and campaign

Mesquite, TX – May 22, 2020 – The Mesquite community is beginning to turn the corner from crisis to recovery due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The “Recovery Mesquite - Forward & Onward” activ...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Mayor Bruce Archer provides update on COVID-19 pandemic

Mesquite, TX – May 22, 2020 – Mayor Bruce Archer offered the Mesquite community an update on City services, programs and other news regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch his video news release.

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Mesquite recognizes employees during National Public Works Week

Mesquite, TX – May 22, 2020 – Twelve City of Mesquite employees were honored during National Public Works Week. These annual awards celebrate high performing employees and supervisors in each Public Works division. In honor of...

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Posted on: May 21, 2020

Governor Abbott, CVS Health Announce 44 New COVID-19 Drive-Thru Test Sites In Texas

Source: Office of Governor Greg Abbott

AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today announced that CVS Health will open 44 new COVID-19 test sites at select CVS Pharmacy drive-thru locations across Texas. These new sites will utilize self-swab tests and will be ava...

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Posted on: May 20, 2020

Mesquite BBQ Shares Recipe with Travel Texas

Mesquite, TX – May 20, 2020 – Get a taste of Mesquite from the comfort of your home with Mesquite BBQ’s pulled-pork recipe. Mesquite BBQ recently shared their popular pulled-pork recipe in an exclusive email newslett...

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Posted on: May 19, 2020

Mesquite opens access to parks May 22

Mesquite, TX – May 19, 2020 – At the May 18 City Council meeting, new plans were announced for the City of Mesquite’s recovery efforts due to the impacts of COVID-19. This includes opening access to parking lots, pla...

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Posted on: May 19, 2020

Volunteers needed for 2020 Addressing Mesquite Day

Mesquite, TX – May 19, 2020 – The 16th Addressing Mesquite Day (AMD) will be held on Saturday, October 3, 2020. This annual one-day event is hosted in partnership with the Mesquite Ministerial Alliance and focuses on assisting...

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Posted on: May 18, 2020

Governor Abbott Announces Phase Two To Open Texas

Source: Office of the Texas Governor

Governor Greg Abbott today announced the second phase of the State of Texas’ ongoing plan to safely and strategically open Texas while minimizing the spread of COVID-19. Under Phase II, restaurants may increas...

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Posted on: May 18, 2020

Mesquite launches Shop Mesquite campaign to spur economic recovery

Mesquite, TX – May 18, 2020 – Shop Local. Dine Local. Buy Local. Those are the messages the City of Mesquite is using with its new “Shop Mesquite” campaign to encourage their residents to spend their money ...

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

Town East Mall reopens for curbside pickup

Mesquite, TX – May 15, 2020 – Town East Mall has reopened, and online shopping is the perfect way to social distance while supporting Mesquite businesses and restaurants. Customers can take advantage of Curbside Pickup from 11...

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Posted on: May 14, 2020

Mayor Bruce Archer proclaims May 10-16 National Hospital Week in Mesquite

Mesquite, TX – May 14, 2020 – On May 14, Mesquite Mayor Bruce Archer presented a special proclamation to Dallas Regional Medical Center Chief Nursing Officer and staff for National Hospital Week.

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Posted on: May 14, 2020

May 18 City Council Meeting

The City of Mesquite will host the May 18 City Council meeting in Training Rooms A & B at City Hall, located at 757 North Galloway Avenue. The Pre-Meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. and the Regular Meeting at 7 p.m. Any needs for the City Council to meet in ...

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

Mesquite Police Department offers free gun locks to the community

Mesquite, TX – May 1, 2020 – The Mesquite Police Department has joined Project ChildSafe, a nationwide educational program that promotes the safe storage of firearms in the home, to offer free gun locks to the Mesquite communi...

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Posted on: May 12, 2020

City celebrates 5th anniversary of a City Marshals program at Municipal Court

Mesquite, TX – May 12, 2020 – The City of Mesquite recently celebrated the fifth anniversary of its City Marshals program at its Municipal Court. On April 30, 2015 the program was launched to handle all the law enforcement dut...

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Posted on: May 12, 2020

Mesquite Public Library System announces new Library To Go program

Mesquite, TX – May 12, 2020 – The Mesquite Public Library System has launched its new program called “Library To Go” to make library books, videos and audiobooks accessible to the public due to the COVID-19...

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Posted on: May 11, 2020

Mesquite Police uncover substantial narcotics distribution operation

Mesquite, TX – May 11, 2020 – The Mesquite Police Department (MPD) recently uncovered a substantial narcotics distribution operation in Mesquite. Investigators were able to observe the suspect and made numerous arrests of peop...

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

Street repairs continue in the Indian Trails neighborhood

Mesquite, TX – May 8, 2020 – Street repairs are underway in the Indian Trails neighborhood as part of the Real. Texas. Roads program. The program is an initiative to repair residential roads using the $125 million bond sale ap...

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

Police Chief Charles Cato presents Police Department Quarterly Report

Mesquite, TX – May 8, 2020 – Mesquite Police Chief Charles Cato presented the Mesquite Police Department’s Quarterly Report during the City Council meeting on May 4. The report covered crime statistics for the first ...

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Posted on: May 7, 2020

Mesquite CVB highlights the importance of tourism during National Travel and Tourism Week

Mesquite, TX – May 7, 2020 – The City of Mesquite’s Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) is celebrating National Travel and Tourism Week. Held May 3 – 9, the annual tradition for the U.S. travel community c...

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Posted on: May 6, 2020

Mesquite announces plans to adjust to impacts of COVID-19

Mesquite, TX – May 6, 2020 – At the May 4 City Council meeting City Manager Cliff Keheley shared plans for the City of Mesquite to make service and program adjustments due to the impacts of COVID-19. This will include keeping ...

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Posted on: May 4, 2020

Mesquite moves forward with Spradley Farms development mediation

Mesquite, TX – May 4, 2020 – The City of Mesquite has agreed to mediate the lawsuit brought by the Spradley Farms property owners. The mediation is scheduled for May 11.

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Posted on: May 4, 2020

Mesquite Recycles Day canceled

Mesquite, TX – May 4, 2020 - Due to the coronavirus, the Mesquite Recycles Day event scheduled for May 9 is canceled. However, the Citizens Convenience and Recycling Center, 3550 Lawson Road is open to Mesquite residents to drop off rec...

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

Dallas County Reports 187 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases

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DALLAS -- As of 11:00 am May 1, 2020, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 187 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total case count in Dallas County to 3,718, including...

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

Rules for Westlake Sport Center’s re-opening

Mesquite, TX – May 1, 2020 – In accordance with guidelines issued in The Governor’s Report to Open Texas, the Westlake Sports Center, 601 Gross Road, will be reopening on Friday, May 1 at 12 p.m. for tennis, archery ...

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

Mesquite suspends its events through May 31

Mesquite, TX – May 1, 2020 – In response to the continued COVID-19 event, the City of Mesquite has canceled its special events and public programs through May 31. During the May 4 City Council meeting, plans will be discussed ...

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

May 4 City Council Meeting

The City of Mesquite will host the May 4 City Council meeting in Training Rooms A & B at City Hall, located at 757 North Galloway Avenue. The Pre-Meeting begins at 5 p.m., the Work Session at 6:30 p.m. and the Regular Meeting at 7 p.m. Any needs for t...

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Posted on: April 30, 2020

Dallas County Reports 179 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases

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DALLAS -- As of 11:00am April 30, 2020, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 179 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total case count in Dallas County to 3,531, includi...

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Posted on: April 28, 2020

Mesquite announces plans to address Governor Abbott’s Open Texas plan

Mesquite, TX – April 28, 2020 – The City of Mesquite announced steps it will take to monitor local businesses and enforce the details outlined by Texas Governor Greg Abbott to re-open specific businesses beginning May 1. Mesqu...

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Posted on: April 24, 2020

Mesquite Golf Club set to open Saturday, April 25

In accordance with guidelines issued by the Governor’s Office, the Mesquite Golf Club will be re-opening on Saturday, April 25 at 6:30 a.m. To protect the health and safety of the public and employees, new standards have been implemented that wi...

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Posted on: April 24, 2020

Dallas County Reports 71 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

DALLAS -- As of 11:00am April 24, 2020, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 71 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total case count in Dallas County to 2,834, including 77 deaths.

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Posted on: April 23, 2020

Mayor Bruce Archer hosts Story Time for National Library Week

Mesquite, TX – April 23, 2020 – Mayor Bruce Archer welcomed students and families into his office this week for a virtual story time in honor of #NationalLibraryWeek. He checked out a book called Betsy Ross from the Mesquite P...

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Posted on: April 22, 2020

Dallas County Reports 81 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases

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DALLAS -- As of 10:00am April 22, 2020, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 81 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total case count in Dallas County to 2,683, includin...

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Posted on: April 20, 2020

City Council Meeting on April 20 held by conference call

The City of Mesquite will host the April 20 City Council meeting through videoconference and by conference call, in order to advance the public health and adhere to the Dallas County orders of social distancing in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Acc...

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Posted on: April 17, 2020

Dallas County Reports 124 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases

DALLAS -- As of 10:00 am April 17, 2020, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 124 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total case count in Dallas County to 2,190.

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Posted on: April 16, 2020

Dallas County Reports 80 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases

DALLAS -- As of 10:00 am April 16, 2020, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 80 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total case count in Dallas County to 2,066. Seven additional deaths are ...

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Posted on: April 16, 2020

Mesquite Fire Department launches TeleMedic program in response to COVID-19 calls

Mesquite, TX – April 16, 2020 – The Mesquite Fire Department is now offering a Tele Medic consultation as an additional service for citizens to talk to if they’re experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. The department has pl...

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Posted on: April 15, 2020

Eastfield College donates gloves to Dallas Regional Medical Center

Mesquite, TX – April 15, 2020 – Eastfield College is stepping up to help the community medical supplies during COVID-19. Dr. Jess Kelly, the Executive Dean for the STEM, Physical Education and Athletics recently donated 1,500 ...

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Posted on: April 15, 2020

Dallas County Reports 109 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases

DALLAS -- As of 10:00 am April 15, 2020, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 109 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total case count in Dallas County to 1,986. The 43rd death from COVID-1...

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Posted on: April 14, 2020

Dallas County Reports 89 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases

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DALLAS -- As of 10:00 am April 14, 2020, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 89 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total case count in Dallas County to 1,877.

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Posted on: April 14, 2020

Mesquite announces new website with resources for business owners and job seekers

Mesquite, TX – April 14, 2020 – The City of Mesquite has put together a list of helpful resources for local businesses and job seekers during the coronavirus pandemic. The Roadmap to Resources website, www.roadmaptoresources.c...

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Posted on: April 13, 2020

Dallas County Reports 65 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases

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As of 10:00 am April 13, 2020, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 65 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total case count in Dallas County to 1,788. The 32nd death from COVID-...

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Posted on: April 9, 2020

Spread the Love campaign kicks off with $1,000 donation by Mesquite AMBUCS

In recognition of National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day, on April 2 the Mesquite AMBUCS club made a $1,000 donation to the City of Mesquite’s Spread the Love food drive. The annual program raises peanut butter and jelly donations or financial spo...

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Posted on: April 9, 2020

Dallas County Reports 108 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases

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DALLAS -- As of 10:00 am April 9, 2020, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 108 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total case count in Dallas County to 1,432. The 21s...

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Posted on: April 8, 2020

Dallas County Reports 63 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases

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DALLAS -- As of 10:00 am April 8, 2020, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 63 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total case count in Dallas County to 1,324. The 20th...

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Posted on: April 7, 2020

Join the Mesquite Landmark Commission

Mesquite, TX – April 7, 2020 – The City of Mesquite is accepting applications for the new Mesquite Landmark Commission. The Commission will work to protect, enhance and promote landmarks and districts of historical, cultural a...

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Posted on: April 7, 2020

Dallas County Reports 106 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases

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DALLAS -- As of 10:00 am April 7, 2020, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 106 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total case count in Dallas County to 1,261. The 19t...

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

Utility Billing Office will close early on Friday, April 10

The Utility Billing Office will be closing at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 10 for system upgrades. The payment website and automated telephone services will also be down for maintenance. The Water Billing Office will reopen on Monday, April 13 at 8 a.m. Learn...

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

Mesquite earns Second Place In 2020 Governor’s Community Achievement Awards

Mesquite, Texas – Keep Texas Beautiful, in partnership with the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT), has awarded a second place Governor’s Community Achievement Award to Mesquite for its efforts to keep the community at...

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Help us Stay Safe and Flatten the Curve

Mesquite, TX – April 2, 2020 – Per the Dallas County order, outdoor exercise while practicing social distancing is allowed. Mesquite parks with trails and open space are open to the public for walking, biking, hiking and runni...

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Dallas County Reports 100 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases

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DALLAS -- As of 10:00 am April 2, 2020, Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting 100 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total case count in Dallas County to 831. The 16th ...

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

STAR Transit changes for Easter Weekend

Mesquite, TX – April 1, 2020 – In observance of Easter weekend, STAR Transit will not operate transit service April 10 – 12. This includes demand response, STARNow and all fixed routes. For more information, call 877...

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

City Council renews local state of disaster for public health emergency

Mesquite, TX – April 1, 2020 – At a special council meeting this week, the City Council voted to renew a Declaration of Local Disaster for Public Health Emergency issued by Mayor Bruce Archer last week. The document provides p...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

April 1 is National Census Day

Mesquite, TX – March 31, 2020 – April 1 is National Census Day. While staying home and practicing social distancing, it is a great time to remind Mesquite residents to complete their 2020 Census. Residents can visit h...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Special City Council Meeting on March 30 to be held by conference call

Mesquite, TX – March 28, 2020 – The City Council will hold a special council meeting on March 30 at 6 p.m. to extend the City’s Disaster Declaration in response to the coronavirus pandemic. In order to comply with th...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

What does the Dallas County Order mean for you?

Mesquite, TX – March 26, 2020 – Do you have questions on what is allowed during Dallas County’s Amended Order, telling residents to “Stay Home Stay Safe?” Here are a few highlights of things Mesqu...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Vehicle access into City parks discontinued

Mesquite, TX – March 26, 2020 – The City of Mesquite is closing parking lots at City parks to help promote social distancing.

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Mesquite Animal Shelter offers virtual pet adoptions

Mesquite, TX - March 25, 2020 – In response to the Dallas County shelter in place order, the Mesquite Animal Shelter is offering a new way for potential pet adopters to visit the shelter and choose their new forever friend. Beginning March 25, t...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

City of Mesquite adjusts services in response to Dallas County order

Mesquite, TX - March 24, 2020 - The City of Mesquite has adjusted its services in response to the new Dallas County Order to have residents shelter in place to help address the coronavirus pandemic situation. Visit www.cityofmesquite.com/Coronavirus for o...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Mesquite Mayor Bruce Archer signs local state of disaster for public health emergency

Mesquite, TX - March 23, 2020 – Today at 5:25 p.m., City of Mesquite Mayor Bruce Archer issued a Declaration of Local State of Disaster For Public Health Emergency. The document provides provisions and authorities for a variety of emergency oper...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Amended County Order: What Does This Mean For Mesquite Residents And Businesses?

Who: All individuals currently living within Dallas County, including the City of Mesquite.

What: Order requires all individuals to shelter at residences – except for certain essential activities.

When: Effective 11:59 p.m. on March 23, 2020, unti...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Mesquite Economic Development Department presents quarterly report

Mesquite, TX – March 23, 2020 – The Economic Development Department presented the City of Mesquite’s quarterly report during the City Council meeting on March 16. The report covered the fourth quarter of 2019, includ...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Dallas County Reports 24 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases

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DALLAS -- As of 10:00 am March 23, 2020, Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) is reporting 24 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing to the total case count in Dallas County to 155...

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Posted on: March 22, 2020

Amended Order of County Judge Clay Jenkins - March 22, 2020

WHEREAS, pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 418.108, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins issued a Declaration of Local Disaster for Public Health Emergency on March 12, 2020, due to a novel coronavirus now designated SARS-CoV2 which causes the disease...

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Posted on: March 21, 2020

AMENDED ORDER OF COUNTY JUDGE CLAY JENKINS

DATE AMENDED ORDER ISSUED: March 21, 2020

WHEREAS, pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 418.108, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins issued a Declaration of Local Disaster for Public Health Emergency on March 12, 2020, due to a novel coronavirus now desi...

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Posted on: March 21, 2020

Dallas County Reports 21 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases

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DALLAS -- As of 10:00 am March 21, 2020, Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) is reporting 21 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing to the total case count in Dallas ...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

City of Mesquite updates its services and programs

March 20, 2020 – In response to the coronavirus pandemic situation, the City of Mesquite will make the following temporary adjustments to its services beginning March 23:

  • The March 23 Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting will be held by confere...
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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Coronavirus: Do not flush disinfecting wipes and paper towels

Mesquite, TX – March 20, 2020 – The City of Mesquite needs your help to keep drains working during the coronavirus pandemic. Products like toilet paper, wipes and paper towels have flown off store shelves in response to the pa...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Dallas County Reports 19 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases

Source: Dallas CountyView the press release in Spanish.Summary of COVID-19 Cases in Dallas County as of March 20, 2020.

DALLAS -- As of 10:00 am March 20, 2020, Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) is reporting 19 additional positive ca...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Governor Abbott Issues Executive Orders In Accordance With Federal Guidelines To Mitigate Spread Of

AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today announced a series of Executive Orders relating to COVID-19 preparedness and mitigation. The four orders serve to limit public gatherings and help reduce exposure for people across the state. These orders are in accorda...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Dallas County Reports 20 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases

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DALLAS -- Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) reported 20 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas Cou...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Amended Order of County Judge Clay Jenkins

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Mesquite closes libraries and arts center

March 18, 2020 – In response to the coronavirus pandemic situation, the City of Mesquite will close its Mesquite Library System and Mesquite Arts Center beginning March 19 until May 1. The closures include the Main Library, 300 West Grubb Drive,...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Mesquite resident tests positive for 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 18, 2020 - Mesquite, TX - Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) has reported a positive case of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Mesquite, TX. The resident is in self-isolation. In the interest of the resident’s privacy, this...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Dallas County Reports 11 Additional Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases

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DALLAS -- Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) reported 11 additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dallas County. Local public laboratories are no longer required to send “presum...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Mesquite announces more closings in response to coronavirus pandemic

Mesquite, TX – March 17, 2020 – Starting today, the City of Mesquite announced the closure of more facilities due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Public Health Clinic will be closed until further notice. For details, call the ...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Message from Mayor Bruce Archer about the Coronavirus

Amid coronavirus concerns, Mayor Bruce Archer is encouraging Mesquite residents to remain calm and to take care of each other. The City of Mesquite announced the suspension of all its special events, selected Mesquite Arts Center programs, all environment...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Mesquite suspends events, athletic leagues, workshops and selected arts programs through May 1

Mesquite, TX – March 13, 2020 – In light of Dallas County’s order that prohibits community gatherings of 500 persons or more and concerns with the coronavirus pandemic, the City of Mesquite announced the suspension of all its...

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Posted on: March 12, 2020

Mesquite PD makes large drug bust

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Posted on: March 11, 2020

City reminds residents of common Code Violations

Mesquite, TX – March 11, 2020 – Spring weather has made it to Mesquite and the City of Mesquite provides a friendly reminder to its residents that a quality neighborhood starts with them. Here are a few code tips to look out for now th...

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Posted on: March 5, 2020

Mesquite asks drivers to be mindful of kids during the Spring Break holiday

Mesquite, TX – March 5, 2020 – The Mesquite Independent School District’s Spring Break is March 9 – 13. With its Drive Like Your Family Lives Here campaign, the City of Mesquite is reminding drivers to be e...

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Posted on: March 4, 2020

Coyote sightings in Mesquite

Mesquite, TX – March 4, 2020 – Mesquite Animal Services has recently been receiving calls regarding coyote sightings. Coyotes are native to our area and are not generally considered a threat to public safety, so Mesquite Anima...

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Posted on: March 3, 2020

Mesquite’s Project Porch Light encourages neighborhood engagement

March 2, 2020 - Mesquite, TX - The City of Mesquite’s new program called Project Porch Light encourages engagement of residents in creating a more active and safer community. This effort is a collaborative partnership between the City and its ne...

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Posted on: March 3, 2020

City statement on coronavirus (COVID-19)

The safety of our citizens and community is the top priority of the City of Mesquite.    The City is aware of the reported threat of the new coronavirus (COVID-19). The City Council, City Management and First Responders are maintaining c...

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Posted on: January 14, 2020

Mesquite breaks ground on new Urban District 30 business park

Mesquite, TX – January 14, 2020 – On Jan. 13, Urban Logistics Realty broke ground on Urban District 30, a nearly one million square foot industrial park. The project is expected to generate more than 500 jobs in Mesquite.

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Posted on: February 28, 2020

City of Mesquite “Rolled Out the Resources” at the 2020 Neighborhood Summit

Mesquite, TX – February 28, 2020 – More than 50 Mesquite residents came together on Feb. 22 for the Third Annual Neighborhood Summit, hosted by the City of Mesquite’s Office of Neighborhood Vitality. The goal of the ...

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Posted on: February 28, 2020

Mesquite recognizes four employees as Real. Texas. Service. Champions

Mesquite, TX – February 18, 2020 – On Feb. 17, four City employees were honored with Real. Texas. Service. Champion awards during the City Council meeting. The Real. Texas. Service. Champions program celebrates employees who p...

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Posted on: February 28, 2020

City of Mesquite requests citizen input on HUD grants

Mesquite, TX – February 28, 2020 – The City of Mesquite will hold four public meetings inviting citizens to help create a new Community Development Grant Consolidated Plan. Every five years, the city must complete a new Consol...

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Posted on: February 28, 2020

PUC rules in favor of Mesquite’s petition to review NTMWD water rates

Mesquite, TX - February 27, 2020 - Today, the Public Utilities Commission of Texas (PUC) ruled in favor of Mesquite’s petition for a review of water rates charged by the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD). This is the result of nearly ...

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Posted on: February 26, 2020

City of Mesquite honors 2019 Volunteers

Mesquite, TX – February 27, 2020 – This month, the City of Mesquite honored community volunteers for their outstanding service in 2019.  The City’s active volunteer force recorded over 76,000 service hours i...

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Posted on: February 26, 2020

Mesquite Mayor Archer discusses Census 2020 on KEOM

Mesquite, TX – February 26, 2020 – Mesquite continues its message “I Count. You Count. We ALL Count.” about the importance of each of its residents participating in the 2020 Census. Mayor Bruce Archer recen...

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Posted on: February 24, 2020

Mesquite Named “Town to Watch” by True West Magazine

Mesquite, TX – February 24, 2020 - The deep western roots of Mesquite have garnered it the distinction of "Town to Watch" by  national publication True West Magazine for its February - March 2020 issue dedicated to the Top Wes...

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Posted on: February 21, 2020

2020 Mother Son Dance on March 7

Mesquite, TX – February 21, 2020 – The Mesquite Parks and Recreation Department invites Mothers and Sons to the royalty themed Mother Son Dance scheduled for Saturday, March 7, at the Mesquite Convention Center, 1700 Rodeo Drive.

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Posted on: February 20, 2020

Sprouts Farmers Market to Open Mesquite Store March 4

On March 4, Sprouts Farmers Market opened its doors in Mesquite. Hundreds of residents visited the new grocery store on opening day. This project is an indication that our overall economy is growing and remaining relevant. Watch the Ribbon Cutting Ceremon...

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Posted on: February 19, 2020

Special City Council meeting scheduled for Feb. 19 cancelled

The City Council is cancelling the special called meeting scheduled for today, Wed. Feb. 19, at 4:30 p.m. The purpose of the meeting was to address the trial court’s order entered in the Spradley lawsuit. Yesterday afternoon, the Dallas Court of...

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Posted on: February 19, 2020

Mesquite announces Project Porch Light program to build stronger neighborhoods

 

Mesquite, TX – February 18, 2020 – The City of Mesquite continues its outreach into neighborhoods with a new program called Project Porch Light.  This program encourages engagement of residents in creating a more act...

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Posted on: February 13, 2020

Mesquite Police Department uses 3D technology to help solve crimes

Mesquite, TX – February 18, 2020 – The Mesquite Police Department (MPD) can take the crime scene back to the office with them, thanks to a 3D mapping system called FARO. The measurement technology maps the scene of a crime and...

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Posted on: February 18, 2020

City Council votes to name new road in honor of former Mayor, George Boyce

Mesquite, TX – February 18, 2020 – The City Council has unanimously voted to name a new road after former Mesquite Mayor George Boyce in honor of his lifetime of service to the community. At the Feb. 17 City Council Meeting, M...

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Posted on: February 18, 2020

TxDOT presents plans for I-635 LBJ East Project

Mesquite, TX – February 18, 2020 – During the Feb. 17 City Council meeting, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) provided an update on the I-635 LBJ East Project. The project will provide much needed congestion relie...

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Posted on: February 13, 2020

Wastewater Spill at NTMWD South Mesquite Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant

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(Wylie, Texas – February 12, 2020) The North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) experienced a domestic wastewater spill from its South Mesquite Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant, located at 3500 ...

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Posted on: February 11, 2020

Annual Neighborhood Summit discussed on KEOM

Mesquite, TX – February 11, 2020 – Recently, Mayor Bruce Archer talked with Maria Martinez, Director of Neighborhood Services on KEOM radio about the upcoming 2020 Neighborhood Summit. Visit www.cityofmesquite.com/Radio to lis...

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Posted on: February 11, 2020

Mesquite Main Library offers free tax services

Mesquite, TX – February 11, 2020 – The Mesquite Main Library and American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) are providing free tax services to Mesquite residents. AARP is available to help the public with their taxes on Mo...

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Posted on: February 5, 2020

Temporary moratorium on convenience stores

Mesquite, TX – February 5, 2020 – Effective Feb.3, a commercial moratorium is in effect on the development of convenience stores within the corporate city limits of Mesquite. During the moratorium, no city employee, officer, o...

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Posted on: February 4, 2020

Mesquite Fire Department presents 2020 Meritorious Awards

Mesquite, TX – February 4, 2020 – The Mesquite Fire Department (MFD) honored 80 employees at the Feb. 3 City Council Meeting. MFD presented the 2020 Meritorious Awards to firefighters for their professional achievements and se...

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Posted on: February 4, 2020

City of Mesquite Human Resources to offer free job assistance program

Mesquite, TX – February 4, 2020 – In an effort to promote employment opportunities in the Mesquite community, the City of Mesquite Human Resources Department will launch a new program to provide those in the community on the h...

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Posted on: February 4, 2020

Temporary Change in Water Disinfectant Critical for Safe Drinking Water Year Round

Source: The North Texas Municipal Water District

WYLIE, TX – Jan. 31, 2020: The North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) will temporarily change the disinfectant in its water treatment process from March 2 through March 30, 2020. The...

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Posted on: February 3, 2020

Mesquite community raises more than $22,000 for Special Olympics Texas

Mesquite, TX – February 3, 2020 – The community of Mesquite, TX plunged into 49-degree water at City Lake Aquatic Complex for the Polar Plunge to raise more than $22,000 for athletes served by Special Olympics Texas. In the pa...

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Posted on: January 28, 2020

Mesquite Heart Board selling T-Shirts to help the community

Mesquite, TX – January 28, 2020 – The Mesquite Heart Board is selling red T-shirts to raise funds to help make Mesquite a healthier city. On Jan. 30 and Feb. 6 they will be selling Mesquite Heart shirts at City Hall, 757 N. Ga...

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Posted on: January 27, 2020

Neighborhood Summit – “Rollin’ Out the Resources” on Feb. 22

Mesquite, TX – January 24, 2020 – The City of Mesquite’s Office of Neighborhood Vitality will host the Third Annual Neighborhood Summit on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. The free summit is open to all Mesquite residents, w...

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Posted on: January 24, 2020

Special Council Meeting - Jan. 28

Mesquite, TX - Jan. 24 - The public is invited to attend a special City Council meeting to provide input on proposed efforts to address safety in our community. The meeting will be held on Tue., Jan. 28, 6 p.m., at City Hall, 757 N. Galloway Ave.

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Posted on: January 24, 2020

DCHHS reports 12th, 13th, and 14th flu-related deaths of 2019-2020 season

Source: Dallas County Health and Human Services

DALLAS (Jan. 23, 2020) – Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) is reporting the 12th, 13th, and 14th flu-related deaths in Dallas County for the 2019-2020 season. Ages of the patients were...

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Posted on: January 23, 2020

2020 Daddy Daughter Dance on Feb. 8

Mesquite, TX – January 23, 2020 – Enjoy a special night at the 2020 Daddy Daughter Dance on Saturday, Feb. 8 at the Mesquite Convention Center, 1700 Rodeo Drive. The dance is open to all ages and participants may choose which ...

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Posted on: January 22, 2020

Statement on Convenience Store Moratorium

Cliff Keheley, City ManagerStatement on Convenience Store MoratoriumJan. 21, 2020 City Council Meeting

 

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Posted on: January 22, 2020

Meet in Mesquite at the Mesquite Convention Center and Exhibit Hall

Mesquite, TX – January 22, 2020 – Just 15 minutes east of Downtown Dallas in the Official Rodeo Capital of Texas, is the Mesquite Convention Center and Exhibit Hall offering more than 50,000 square feet of floor space to host ...

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Posted on: January 22, 2020

City of Mesquite launches new myMesquite customer service platform

Mesquite, TX – Jan. 22, 2020 – The City of Mesquite has announced a new customer service platform called myMesquite to report street repair, code violations, public safety concerns and other types of issues. The myMesquite pla...

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Posted on: January 21, 2020

Professional cellist with Mesquite Symphony Orchestra inspired by Shen Yun

Mesquite, TX – January 21, 2020 – A professional cellist with the Mesquite Symphony Orchestra has set her eyes on a new instrument. Christina Null was attending the Shen Yun show in Dallas this month with her family, when the ...

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Posted on: January 19, 2020

Mesquite hosts MLK, Jr Celebration

Mesquite, TX - Jan. 19, 2020 - Mesquite hosted its annual Martin Luther King, Jr. parade and community celebration on Sat., Jan. 18. The activities were a partnership between the City of Mesquite and the Mesquite NAACP. The celebration was highlighted by ...

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Posted on: January 17, 2020

MPD asks residents to be alert to help deter neighborhood crime

Mesquite, TX – January 17, 2020 – The Mesquite Police Department (MPD) depends on residents to help identify suspicious activity in neighborhoods. Below is an example of how you can help deter neighborhood crime.

Recently, an a...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Apply to work part-time with the U.S. Census Bureau for Census 2020

Mesquite, TX – January 16, 2020 – Looking for a job in Mesquite? The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people across the country to work on the 2020 Census. Current job openings include Census Takers, Census Field ...

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Posted on: January 14, 2020

Take the Polar Plunge to support Special Olympics Texas

Mesquite, TX – January 14, 2020 – Are you brave enough? The Mesquite Police Department and Special Olympics Texas invite you to take part in the Annual Polar Plunge. Support local Special Olympics athletes by plunging into icy...

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Posted on: January 14, 2020

City Council holds 2020 Policy Workshop

On Jan. 10 and 11 the City Council held their Policy Workshop. They discussed a financial overview and the impacts of Senate Bill 2, trash collection, improving streets and alleys, participation on boards and commissions, the development and permitting pr...

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Posted on: January 14, 2020

Job opportunities in City of Mesquite

Mesquite, TX – January 14, 2020 – Looking for a job in Mesquite? Here are a few upcoming opportunities for job hunters.

Sprouts Farmers Market is opening its new Mesquite store on March 4 and they plan to bring approximately 14...

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Posted on: January 13, 2020

Mesquite ISD donates to Mesquite Veterans Memorial

Mesquite, TX – January 13, 2020 – The Mesquite Independent School District raised over $1,000 for the new Mesquite Veterans Memorial. MISD Superintendent, Dr. David Vroonland, presented the check on behalf of the district to M...

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Posted on: January 10, 2020

Parks and Recreation activities on Friday, Jan. 10 have been cancelled

Mesquite, TX – January 10, 2020 – Due to the inclement weather forecast, all Parks and Recreation activities the evening of Friday, Jan. 10 have been cancelled. Dunford Recreation Center, Evans Recreation Center, Florence Recr...

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Posted on: January 10, 2020

Spring events at the Mesquite Arts Center

Mesquite, TX – January 10, 2020 – The Mesquite Arts Center is offering a wide variety of programs for the community this spring. From art exhibits, theater productions, performances by the Mesquite Symphony Orchestra and other...

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Posted on: January 2, 2020

Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade and Community Celebration

Mesquite, TX – January 2, 2020 – On Saturday, Jan. 18, the Mesquite community will honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a day of celebration.

Festivities will begin at 10 a.m. with a parade through downtown hoste...

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Posted on: January 2, 2020

Mesquite honors WWII Veteran, Purple Heart recipient on 97th birthday

Mesquite, TX – December 31, 2019 – On Dec. 30, Mesquite Mayor Bruce Archer presented a special proclamation to Jerry Bartek, known as “Pa,” for his 97th birthday. Pa is a WWII veteran, serving from 1940 to ...

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Posted on: January 2, 2020

How to apply for a burglary alarm permit

Mesquite, TX – December 31, 2019 – The City of Mesquite has updated how residents can apply for a burglary alarm permit. New burglary alarm permit applications can be found at www.cityofmesquite.com/alarmpermits.

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Posted on: January 2, 2020

Atmos Energy offers assistance to Mesquite gas bill customers

Mesquite, TX – January 2, 2020 – Atmos Energy is helping Mesquite customers pay their natural gas bill. Atmos Energy is offering funding for past due debt, deposits and service charges to its customers that might be struggling...

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Posted on: December 27, 2019

Sherry Wisdom, District 1, takes Oath of Office

Mesquite, TX – December 27, 2019 – At the Dec. 26 Special City Council Meeting to canvass the District 1 Runoff Election Results, the Oath of Office ceremony was held for the newly elected District 1 Councilmember, Sherry Wisdom.

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Posted on: December 27, 2019

Mesquite Crime Prevention Unit replaces Lock Take and Hide signs

Mesquite, TX – December 27, 2019 – The Mesquite Crime Prevention Unit is keeping Mesquite safe. The crime prevention unit collaborated with the Insurance Council of Texas and State Farm to replace older Take. Lock. Hide. signs...

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Posted on: December 26, 2019

MCPAAA announces Barbara Dunn as Volunteer of the Decade

Mesquite, TX – December 26, 2019 – This month the Mesquite Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni Association (MCPAAA) honored its longtime president, Barbara Dunn, with the Volunteer of the Decade Award. Police Chief Charles Cato presented Dunn with a ...

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Posted on: December 26, 2019

How to recycle your Christmas tree

Mesquite, TX – December 26, 2019 – Start the new year off right by recycling your real Christmas tree. Your tree can serve others long after it has left your living room.

Real Christmas trees are biodegradable, which means they...

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Posted on: December 26, 2019

KidsQuest Playground opening celebration

Mesquite, TX – December 26, 2019 – Under the beautiful skies, of cool and crisp day, the Mesquite community welcomed the newest playground to town with confetti cannons and youthful excitement. KidsQuest made its public debut ...

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Posted on: December 20, 2019

Mesquite celebrates champion bull rider, Chris Villanueva

Mesquite, TX – December 20, 2019 – On Dec. 20, Mesquite Mayor Bruce Archer presented a special proclamation to Chris Villanueva for winning three consecutive Junior Bull Riding Championships at the National Rodeo Finals.

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Posted on: December 20, 2019

Mesquite Elks Lodge 2404 brings holiday cheer to families

Mesquite, TX – December 20, 2019 – The Mesquite Elks Lodge 2404 is helping families in need this holiday season. On Dec. 17, 18 and 19 the group handed out more than 100 boxes of food items and Christmas presents to the famili...

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Posted on: December 20, 2019

Mesquite Police Department Update: Deployment Unit reduces crime in November

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Mesquite, TX - Dec. 20, 2019 - In an effort to share more about Mesquite Police Department (MPD) operations with our residents and businesses, the following is an example of how the department utilizes call data and focused teams of police officers to add...

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Posted on: December 18, 2019

City of Mesquite holds Special City Council Meeting to discuss crime

On Dec. 17, the City Council held a special meeting to discuss strategies for addressing crime in Mesquite and gather public input. Following a presentation by Police Chief Charles Cato, attendees were invited to make comments and offer suggestions to the...

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Posted on: December 18, 2019

Mesquite Police Department offers holiday safety reminders

Mesquite, TX – December 18, 2019 – The Mesquite Police Department is offering tips to local residents to help them remain safe this holiday shopping season. Packages delivered to a doorstep can easily become a target for thiev...

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Posted on: December 17, 2019

City of Mesquite receives 2019 Planning Excellence Award

Mesquite, TX – December 17, 2019 – The City of Mesquite Planning Department was awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Planning Excellence at the Dec. 16 City Council meeting. Mesquite is one of only 40 cities in Texas to receive this recogniti...

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Posted on: December 17, 2019

Mesquite Police Chief Charles Cato receives 2019 Patriot Award

Mesquite, TX – December 16, 2019 – Mesquite Police Chief Charles Cato was presented the 2019 Patriot Award at the Dec. 16 City Council meeting. The Patriot Award has been presented annually since 2017 by One Community. It is p...

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Posted on: December 16, 2019

Mesquite names Toyia Pointer as new Manager of Historic Preservation

Mesquite, TX – December 16, 2019 – The City of Mesquite has announced Toyia Pointer as its new Manager of Historic Preservation. She will also serve as the Executive Director of Historic Mesquite, Inc. (HMI), an organization dedicated ...

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Posted on: December 13, 2019

Council Connection Newsletter

Mesquite, TX – December 13, 2019 – The most recent edition of the Council Connection has been released.

The e-newsletter features links to agendas, documents and videos to keep the public informed.

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Posted on: December 11, 2019

Sprouts to Host January Hiring Fair for Mesquite Store

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PHOENIX, Ariz. – December 11, 2019 – Sprouts Farmers Market, one of the fastest-growing retailers in the country, today announced it will bring approximately 140 full- and part-time career opportunities to Mesquite, Texas in ...

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Posted on: December 11, 2019

Mesquite CVB earns Partner of the Year Award

Mesquite, TX – December 11, 2019 – The Mesquite Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) was presented the 2019 Partner of the Year award by The Hotel Association. The association’s Executive Committee and Advisory Board made the...

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Posted on: December 10, 2019

Army Sgt. surprises his wife, a Mesquite city employee at work

Mesquite, TX – December 10, 2019 – A City of Mesquite employee received a special surprise this holiday season while she was at work. Army Sgt. Matthew Taylor returned home on Dec. 9 and surprised his wife, Amanda Taylor, who ...

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Posted on: December 10, 2019

Mesquite proclaims Dec. 7 Diane Wright Day

Mesquite, TX – December 10, 2019 – On Dec. 7 Mesquite Mayor Bruce Archer presented a special proclamation to Diane Wright, a longtime Mesquite business owner and arts supporter. Mayor Archer proclaimed Dec. 7 as Diane Wright Day, to thank Wright ...

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Posted on: December 10, 2019

Opening Celebration for the new KidsQuest Playground will be Dec. 14

Mesquite, TX – December 9, 2019 – The City of Mesquite will host the opening celebration for the new KidsQuest playground on Saturday, Dec. 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The park is located at Debusk Park, 1625 Gross Road. From 10 to 11:30 a.m., volunteers a...

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Posted on: December 9, 2019

Special City Council meeting to discuss crime Dec. 17

6 p.m., Tuesday, December 17, 2019

City Hall, 757 N. Galloway Ave.

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The City Council will hold a special council meeting to gather public input regarding crime in the community. Following a presentation by Police Chief Charles Cato, atte...

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Posted on: December 4, 2019

City of Mesquite receives Heart Safe Community designation

Mesquite, TX – December 4, 2019 – The City of Mesquite has earned a Heart Safe Community designation from the North Central Texas Trauma Regional Advisory Council (NCTTRAC). Less than 20 cities have been honored with the desig...

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Posted on: December 3, 2019

Mesquite environmental code program continues its success

Mesquite, TX – December 3, 2019 – Nine out of every ten Mesquite property owners are eager to fix issues that are not in compliance with ordinances or safety standards set forth by the city. The efforts to provide a balance of...

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Posted on: November 29, 2019

Council Connection Newsletter

Mesquite, TX - November 29, 2019 - The most recent edition of the Council Connection has been released. 

The e-newsletter features links to agendas, documents and videos to keep the public informed.

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Posted on: November 27, 2019

Council District 1 Runoff Election is Dec. 14

Mesquite, TX – November 27, 2019 – A Runoff Election will take place Saturday, Dec. 14, for electing a City Councilmember in Mesquite District 1. Voting hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. View polling locations and additional information.

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Posted on: November 27, 2019

Sprouts Farmers Market to open Mesquite store March 4

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Phoenix, AZ – November 26, 2019 – Sprouts Farmers Market, one of the fastest-growing retailers in the country, today announced it will soon finish construction on its new store in Mesquite, Texas, to expan...

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Posted on: November 25, 2019

Shopping in Mesquite has a positive impact on the City’s budget

Mesquite, TX – November 25, 2019 – Shopping and eating in Mesquite not only is enjoyable and provides thousands of jobs, it also positively impacts the City’s budget for services and programs. Sales tax revenue makes up almos...

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Posted on: November 22, 2019

Christmas in the Park Celebrates 33 years

Mesquite, TX – November 12, 2019 –To kick off the holiday season, Mesquite Parks and Recreation’s annual Christmas in the Park, is scheduled for Saturday, December 7, and Sunday, December 8, from 1 to 7 p.m. at Westlake Park,...

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Posted on: November 22, 2019

Mesquite employees raise funds for local charities

Mesquite, TX – November 22, 2019 – The employees for the City of Mesquite continue to give back to the community they serve as they recently raised more than $35,000 dollars for local charities as a part of their 2019 Real. Te...

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Posted on: November 21, 2019

Learn more about your Mesquite property tax bill

Mesquite, TX – November 21, 2019 – In September, Mesquite City Council approved the 2019-20 budget and property tax rate.

Property owners in Mesquite receive two tax bills each year. One property tax bill is for City of Mesquite and Mes...

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Posted on: November 21, 2019

City employee earns Certified Government Finance Officer designation

Mesquite, TX - November 21, 2019 - This month, City of Mesquite Senior Account Michelle Baccheschi achieved the distinction of Certified Government Finance Officer (CGFO). Michelle received her certificate from the Government Finance Officers Association ...

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Posted on: November 20, 2019

Mesquite seeks next class of Code Ambassadors

Mesquite, TX – November 20, 2019 – A quality neighborhood starts with engaged neighbors. If you live in Mesquite, you can advocate for quality neighborhoods by volunteering as a Mesquite Code Ambassador. The program enlists the help of...

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Posted on: November 18, 2019

Nov. 23 KidsQuest Playground Celebration cancelled

Mesquite, TX – November 18, 2019 – City of Mesquite announced the cancellation of the Nov. 23 KidsQuest Playground Opening Celebration. The decision is due to forecast weather later this week and its impact on final preparation for the...

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Posted on: November 15, 2019

Mesquite City Council takes Oath of Office

Mesquite, TX - November 15, 2019 - At the November 14 Special City Council meeting to canvass the Municipal Election Results, the Oath of Office ceremonies were held for the newly elected Councilmembers.

This included Bruce Archer, Mayor; Kenny Green, Dist...

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Posted on: November 13, 2019

Road closures begin for Front Street infrastructure project

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Mesquite, TX – November 13, 2019 – Areas of Ebrite and Front streets are closed to all public travel beginning Nov. 13, 2019, and will remain closed for several months. The closures will allow for installation of underground utilities and paving as part o...

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Posted on: November 12, 2019

KidsQuest Playground Opening Celebration will be November 23

Mesquite, TX – November 12, 2019 – Mesquite’s KidsQuest Playground located at Debusk Park, 1625 Gross Road, will reopen with a celebration scheduled for Saturday, November 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  An opportunity f...

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Posted on: November 12, 2019

Mesquite breaks ground on new Veterans Memorial

Mesquite, TX - November 12, 2019 - On Saturday, November 9, the Mesquite community held a ceremony to officially break ground on the new Mesquite Veterans Memorial. The event featured remarks by community leaders, a free music concert and the start of pub...

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Posted on: November 12, 2019

Mesquite announces Court Clerk and Deputy Marshal of the Year Recipients

Mesquite, TX – November 12, 2019 – In celebration of Texas Municipal Court Week the City of Mesquite announced Yelena Kimble as the 2019 Court Clerk of the Year and Deputy Marshal Jeffrey Williamson as the 2019 Deputy City Marshal of t...

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Posted on: November 8, 2019

Mesquite announces Veterans Memorial brick sale

Mesquite, TX – November 8, 2019 – The City of Mesquite has begun the sale of bricks to the public for the new Mesquite Veterans Memorial. The public may purchase a brick online at www.MesquiteVeteransMemorial.org and at the groundbreak...

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Posted on: November 8, 2019

Mesquite Police Department graduates six from Basic Peace Officer Course

Mesquite, TX - November 8, 2019 - On Friday, November 8, six new Mesquite Police Officers graduated from the Mesquite Police Department’s Basic Peace Officer Course. This is the 12th graduation class to complete the internal training program.

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Posted on: November 6, 2019

Mesquite announces 2019 Municipal Election Results

Mesquite, TX – November 6, 2019 – The City of Mesquite announced the results of its 2019 Municipal Election. 

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Posted on: November 5, 2019

Mesquite approves development agreements for 652-acre mixed use project and 80-acre industrial park

Mesquite, TX – November 5, 2019 – The Mesquite City Council has approved two major developments that will bring thousands of new homes and hundreds of new jobs to the community.

A resolution was passed approving a master develo...

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Posted on: October 31, 2019

Downtown Mesquite Garners Two Statewide Awards

Mesquite, TX – October 31, 2019 – Downtown Mesquite’s development efforts were honored with two statewide honors at the Texas Downtown Association’s annual President’s Awards Gala held October 30 in George...

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Posted on: October 29, 2019

STAR Transit launches same day scheduling app

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Terrell, TX – October 29, 2019 – STAR Transit is jumping into the app world with the launch of the STARNow mobile app powered by Spare. The app allows riders to ...

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Posted on: October 25, 2019

City recognizes National Chiropractic Health Month

Mesquite, TX - October 25, 2019 - Today, Mayor Stan Pickett presented a special proclamation to area chiropractors in recognition of National Chiropractic Health Month to attention to the important issue of musculoskeletal conditions and injuries.

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Posted on: October 24, 2019

Mesquite makes accessibility upgrade to elementary school playground

Mesquite, TX – October 24, 2019 – The playground at Georgia Kimball Elementary School received an accessibility upgrade this month. Fredina Guevara, a paraprofessional for a special education class at Kimball, contacted City of Mesquit...

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Posted on: October 24, 2019

Mesquite celebrates 50th anniversary of Pepsi plant

Mesquite, TX - October 24, 2019 - On Oct. 22 Mesquite Mayor Stan Pickett presented a special proclamation to the management of the Pepsi plant in Mesquite for their 50th anniversary

Here is the proclamation that was presented:

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Posted on: October 23, 2019

Mesquite’s first Downtown Mesquite facade grants approved

Mesquite, TX – October 24, 2019 – Two Downtown Mesquite façade improvement grants were approved by City Council, which marks the first use of a new incentive program for the improvement of downtown properties.

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Posted on: October 23, 2019

Mesquite Metro Airport host special needs children for a day of flight

Mesquite, TX - October 19, 2019 - On Saturday, Oct. 19 the Mesquite Metro Airport hosted more than 135 special needs children and their families for a free day at the airport to experience flight. Organized by Challenge Air, the Fly Day event provided the...

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Posted on: October 23, 2019

Prayer Breakfast Oct. 28, 7:30 am at Mesquite Arts Center

Mesquite, TX - October 23, 2019 - The public is invited to attend the FREE Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast sponsored by Vision Mesquite. The featured speaker is Amianne Bailey, who will speak about her program called “Reading Our Way Out: Lib...

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Posted on: October 24, 2019

MISD high school game to honor Mesquite's first responders

Mesquite, TX - October 21, 2019 - The Mesquite ISD will honor the City of Mesquite's first responders of the Mesquite Police Department, Mesquite Fire Department and Mesquites 9-1-1 Dispatchers before the high school football game of West Mesquite v Potee...

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Posted on: October 16, 2019

Kaufman County bond proposal for Nov. 5 election

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Mesquite, TX - October 16, 2019 - On Nov. 5, Kaufman County voters will decide on a bond issue to fund transportation projects and new county facilities. Transportation improvements include county road improvements, reducing congestion on State highways, ...

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Posted on: October 14, 2019

Mesquite celebrates the 15th anniversary of Addressing Mesquite Day by helping 102 homeowners

Mesquite, TX - October 14, 2019 - On Saturday, October 12 more than 1,000 volunteers gathered throughout Mesquite to assist 102 homeowners with home projects such as painting, landscaping and new wheelchair ramps leading up to the front doors of the homes...

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Posted on: October 14, 2019

Mesquite Entrepreneurs Day offers insights to small business owners

 

Mesquite, TX – October 14, 2019 – Mesquite will focus on those who have a small business or have considered owning their own business. The 2nd annual Mesquite Entrepreneurs Day is Tuesday, Nov. 12, from 4 - 8 p.m. at...

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Posted on: October 11, 2019

Mesquite receives 2019 Scenic City Award

Mesquite, TX - October 11, 2019 - Mesquite was presented a 2019 Certified Scenic City award in San Antonio during the Texas Municipal League’s Annual Conference.

This is the city’s third consecutive certification. Mesquite ranks gold in...

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Posted on: October 11, 2019

Early Voting begins Oct. 21

October 11, 2019 - Mesquite, TX - 

The City of Mesquite provides 2019 Election Information. Early Voting is October 21 – November 1, and Election Day is November 5. For more information, please call the City Secretary’s Office ...

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Posted on: October 7, 2019

Mesquite earns Heart Safe Community designation

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Mesquite, TX - October 7, 2019 - Mesquite is recognized as a Heart Safe Community by the North Central Texas Trauma Regional Advisory Council. The program recognizes a community’s efforts to protect its citizens from the effects of heart disease...

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Posted on: October 7, 2019

Apply to serve with the Mesquite Police Department

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Mesquite, TX – October 7, 2019 – Mesquite Police Department (MPD) is hiring police officers, detention officers and public safety dispatchers. MPD seeks committed, decisive and service-oriented individuals to fill our openings. If you ...

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Posted on: October 3, 2019

Urban Air hosts ribbon cutting

Urban Air cuts ribbon in Mesquite

October 3, 2019 - Mesquite, TX - The newest Urban Air Adventure Park will open at 3777 Childress Avenue, Mesquite, TX 75150 on Oct. 5 and today they held a ribbon cutting ceremony.

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Posted on: October 4, 2019

Bear Cave Coffee serves up community in Downtown Mesquite

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Mesquite, TX - October 4, 2019 - Mesquite’s newest coffee shop brings beverages, entertainment and a local feel. Inspired by the majesty of national parks, Bear Cave Coffee is a unique brand aimed at embracing community in Downtown Mesquite.

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Posted on: October 1, 2019

Mesquite allows “U” to participate in Downtown Mesquite public art project

Mesquite allows “U” to participate in Downtown Mesquite public art project

Mesquite, TX – October 1, 2019 – Downtown Mesquite and the Mesquite Arts Center are offering a unique opportunity for Mesquite resid...

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Posted on: September 30, 2019

Mesquite breaks ground on 54-acre, mixed-use community

Mesquite breaks ground on 54-acre, mixed-use community

Mesquite, TX – September 30, 2019 – Today, the City of Mesquite and Centurion American Development Group broke ground on Iron Horse Village, a new mixed-use community. The ...

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Posted on: September 28, 2019

Mesquite celebrates National Good Neighbor Day

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Mesquite, TX – September 28, 2019 – National Good Neighbor Day, Sept. 28, creates an opportunity for neighbors to get to know each other better. This day acknowledges and celebrates the importance of a good neighbor, and the City of Mesquite has profiled ...

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Posted on: September 25, 2019

Mark your calendar for PumpkinFest 2019

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Mesquite, TX – September 25, 2019 – The 19th annual PumpkinFest event takes place on Saturday, Oct. 19, from noon to 6 p.m. at Valley Creek Park, 2482 Pioneer Road.New to the event is a live jousting tournament and falconry bird show. Other activities inc...

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Posted on: September 25, 2019

Free Coffee with a Cop on Wednesday, Oct. 2

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Mesquite, TX – September 25, 2019 – Enjoy a cup of coffee with members of Mesquite Police Department from 7 to 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 2. Held on the first Wednesday in October, the national Coffee with a Cop event encourages comm...

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Posted on: September 24, 2019

The City of Mesquite celebrates the 15th anniversary of Addressing Mesquite Day

September 24, 2019 - Mesquite, TX - On Sept. 23 the City of Mesquite held a special 15th anniversary celebration to recognize the volunteers, sponsors and other key contributors to Addressing Mesquite Day. Started in 2005, the one-day event is planned to ...

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Posted on: September 24, 2019

Volunteers participate in successful citywide cleanup

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Mesquite, TX – September 24, 2019 – Keep Mesquite Beautiful, Inc. (KMB) held its semi-annual Trash Bash cleanup event Sept. 21. More than 600 participants cleaned up an estimated 3.25 tons of trash from 33 locations around the city.

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Posted on: September 20, 2019

National Night Out is Tuesday, Oct. 1

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The Office of Neighborhood Vitality is partnering with Mesquite Police Department for the 36th Annual National Night Out (NNO) from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday Oct. 1. 

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Posted on: September 20, 2019

Dallas County Elections Department will be demonstrating new voting equipment

Dallas County Elections Department will be demonstrating new voting equipment that will be utilized in the November 5, 2019, general election. Voters are encouraged to attend this hands-on demonstration on Wednesday, September 25, 2019, from 6:30 p.m. to ...

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Posted on: September 17, 2019

Mesquite moves forward with a more responsive transit plan

City of Mesquite City Manager Cliff Keheley

Mesquite, TX – September 17, 2019 – The Mesquite City Council authorized a supplemental agreement to the current Interlocal Agreement with STAR Transit to provide additional transit options, highlighted by a new Mobility on De...

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Posted on: September 16, 2019

Register for the Guts and Gory Zombie Run and Challenge

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Mesquite, Texas – September 16, 2019 – Experience a zombie apocalypse at the new “Guts and Gory” Zombie Run and Challenge scheduled Sept. 28 at Camp Rorie Galloway, 3100 Lawson Road. The race consists of pre-schedul...

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Posted on: September 11, 2019

Downtown Mesquite is a finalist for state awards

Mesquite, TX – September 11, 2019 – Downtown Mesquite is a finalist for two Texas Downtown Association President’s Awards. Mesquite’s efforts to create a structured, well-rounded downtown revitalization pro...

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Posted on: September 9, 2019

Water Bills

Water Rate Tier

Mesquite, TX - September 9, 2019 - The City of Mesquite calculates monthly water utility bills based on a customer’s actual water usage. This consists of two charges: a minimum bill and a consumption charge.  The customer’s me...

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Posted on: September 7, 2019

Council Connection Newsletter

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This week's edition of the Council Connection e-newsletter is available. It has great stories on City Council news, events, programs and more. Plus, there are links to videos on city services.

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Posted on: September 6, 2019

Exterior repairs at City Hall to begin on Sept. 9

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Mesquite, TX - Sept. 6, 2019 - Beginning Monday, Sept. 9, Facilities Maintenance will begin exterior repairs at City Hall. The repairs will include the fountain and the plaza area. This will require the installation of temporary construction fenc...

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Posted on: September 5, 2019

Mesquite Neighborhood Services presents quarterly report

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Mesquite, TX - Sept. 5, 2019 - Assistant City Manager Raymond Rivas presented Mesquite Neighborhood Services’ Quarterly Report during the City Council/Staff Work Session on Sept. 2. The report covers code enforcement activity during the period of April 1,...

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Posted on: September 5, 2019

Mesquite Convention and Visitors Bureau earns five state awards

2019 CVB Awards - Sales Coord Alberto Rivera - Mgr Jessica McClellan - Marketing Coord Amber Patters

Mesquite, TX – Sept. 4, 2019 – The Mesquite Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) received five awards at the recent Texas Association of Convention and Visitors Bureau’s (TACVB) Annual Conference for excellence in de...

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Posted on: September 3, 2019

Mesquite names Maria Martinez as new Neighborhood Services Director

Maria Martinez - City of Mesquite Neighborhood Services Director

Mesquite, TX – Sept. 3, 2019 – The City of Mesquite has announced Maria Martinez as its new Director of Neighborhood Services. She will direct Environmental Code, Neighborhood Vitality, Housing and Community Services, and Mesq...

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Posted on: August 29, 2019

Mesquite City facilities and offices closed on Sept. 2

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Mesquite, TX - Aug. 28, 2019 - City of Mesquite offices and facilities will be closed, with the exception of Mesquite Metro Airport, on Sept. 2 in observance of the Labor Day holiday. No trash or recycling will be collected until the residents' next sched...

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Posted on: August 29, 2019

Mesquite BBQ to donate 5% of all Labor Day Weekend sales to Mesquite Veterans Memorial

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Mesquite, TX - Aug. 28, 2019 - Mesquite BBQ has announced the donation of 5% of all sales on Friday, August 30 and Saturday, August 31 to the Mesquite Veterans Memorial campaign. This includes all food sales, catering orders and merchandise purchases. The...

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Posted on: August 28, 2019

City of Mesquite’s 2018-19 Budget receives national recognition

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Mesquite, TX - Aug. 28, 2019 - The City of Mesquite received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for the 2018-2019 Annual Operating Budget.  This is the 31st...

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Posted on: August 28, 2019

Mesquite Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni Association earns State awards

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Mesquite, TX - Aug. 28, 2019 - This month, he Mesquite Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni Association (MCPAAA) attended the 2019 Texas State Citizen’s Alumni Associations (TSCAA) conference in San Marcos. The association received the high...

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Posted on: August 27, 2019

States away - owner and pet reunited

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Mesquite, TX – Aug. 27, 2019 – On Aug. 4, Jack was picked up us an injured stray by Mesquite Animal Services (MAS). He had a minor skull fracture that healed quickly with treatment from the City’s veterinary partner and was t...

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Posted on: August 27, 2019

Mesquite receives high rankings in home sales and education

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Mesquite, TX - Aug. 27, 2019 – Two recent studies place Mesquite high on lists for homes sales and education. According to a study performed by the company SmartAsset, Mesquite is one of the easiest places to sale a home based on the number of d...

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Posted on: August 26, 2019

Mesquite to host 9/11 Memorial at Freedom Park

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Mesquite, TX – Aug. 26, 2019 - The City of Mesquite invites the public to attend a 9/11 Memorial at Mesquite Freedom Park, 1527 N. Galloway Ave. The event will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 11. The program will include various speaker...

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Posted on: August 22, 2019

Mesquite Outlaws announce team tryouts on Aug. 27, 2019

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Mesquite, TX - Aug. 22, 2019 - The Mesquite Outlaws have announced tryout plans for their inaugural roster as they enter the Western Conference of the Major Arena Soccer League (MASL). Tryouts for the 2019-2020 Outlaws will begin on Tuesday, Aug. 27, with...

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Posted on: August 21, 2019

MISD bus driver arrested

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Mesquite, TX - Aug. 21, 2019 - On Tuesday, 08/20/2019, the Mesquite Police Department arrested Ruben Castillo for the offense of Criminal Solicitation of a Minor to Commit Sexual Assault of a Child. Mr. Castillo was employed with the Mesquite ISD Transpor...

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Posted on: August 20, 2019

Mesquite Police Department to get two academic reviews of its operations

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Mesquite, TX – August 19, 2019 – The Mesquite Police Department (MPD) would like to announce its participation in a collaborative study being undertaken in conjunction with the University of Texas at Dallas and the University ...

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Posted on: August 19, 2019

Mesquite Animal Shelter hosts successful Clear the Shelter event

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Mesquite, TX - Aug. 19, 2019 - On August 17, the Mesquite Animal Shelter hosted the 2019 Clear the Shelter event and 89 animals were adopted by new families. This included 52 dogs, 36 cats and 1 guinea pig. The annual event waives all adoption fees for on...

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Posted on: August 13, 2019

Mesquite to participate in Clear the Shelters Day on Aug. 17

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Mesquite, TX – Aug. 13, 2019 – Mesquite Animal Services (MAS) will join animal shelters throughout the country to waive pet adoption fees on Clear the Shelters day. Find your perfect match on Aug. 17 by visiting Mesquite Animal Service...

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Posted on: August 9, 2019

Mesquite offers recycling bins and promotes Know What to Throw recycling campaign

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Mesquite, TX - Aug. 9, 2019 - The City of Mesquite is committed to developing sustainability practices and encourages all residents to recycle. Green 18-gallon recycling bins are available to Mesquite residents on a request basis to provide more citizens ...

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Posted on: August 8, 2019

Mesquite Animal Services discussed on KEOM

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Mesquite, TX - Aug. 8, 2019 - Recently, Mayor Stan Pickett talked with Jeanne Saadi, Manager of Animal Services, and Emily Mashburn, Mesquite Animal Pawtners, on KEOM radio about the 90% save rate at the Mesquite Animal Shelter, the Aug. 17 Clear the Shel...

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Posted on: August 7, 2019

Outbreak of multidrug-resistant Salmonella infections linked to contact with pig ear dog treats

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Mesquite, TX - Aug. 7, 2019 - The CDC and FDA are now advising people not to buy or feed any pig ear dog treats to pets, including any that may already be in homes.People can get sick after handling the treats or caring for dogs who ate the treat...

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Posted on: August 7, 2019

Mesquite to celebrate KidsQuest 2.0 with Last Play event and Buy a Picket program

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Mesquite, TX - Aug. 8, 2019 - On Aug. 5, 2019, the City Council approved the replacement and expansion of the KidsQuest playground located a DeBusk Park, 1625 Gross Road. Input from the public was an important part of designing the next generation of the ...

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Posted on: August 6, 2019

Mesquite recognizes four employees as Real. Texas. Service. Champions

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Mesquite, TX – August 6, 2019 – Last night, Mesquite honored four City employees with Real. Texas. Service. Champion awards during the City Council meeting. The Real. Texas. Service. Champions program celebrates employees who provide e...

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Posted on: August 5, 2019

Mesquite earns third highly prized Scenic City Certification

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Mesquite, TX – August 5, 2019 – Mesquite has been recognized as a 2019 Certified Scenic City award recipient through the Scenic City Certification Program. This is the city’s third consecutive certification. Mesquite ranks go...

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Posted on: August 2, 2019

Fatality Accident

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Mesquite, TX - August 2, 2019 - On Aug. 2, 2019 at approximately 8:45 a.m., the Mesquite Police Department responded to a call of a deceased person found in a concrete culvert in the 19000 block of the west service road of Highway 635. Investigation revea...

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Posted on: August 1, 2019

August Mainstream available online in English and Spanish

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Mesquite, TX - August 1, 2019 - The 2019 August issue of the Mainstream is available online through the City’s website. The Mainstream is the City’s monthly newsletter and features Mesquite news, programs, and upcoming events. The news...

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Posted on: August 1, 2019

Watch the inaugural Open for Business video featuring Baker Brothers

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Mesquite, TX - August 1, 2019 - The Open for Business video series highlights and features local businesses. Baker Brothers Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electrical is the first business featured in the series. Learn more about the company by watching ...

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Posted on: August 1, 2019

August 50+ Program At A Glance available online

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Mesquite, TX - August 1, 2019 - Mesquite offers three active Adult 50+ programs at Evans, Goodbar and Rutherford Recreation Centers. Each center offers a variety of programs and special events each month. To learn about this month’s activities, ...

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Posted on: July 31, 2019

Front Street Station groundbreaking event set for Aug. 8

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Mesquite, TX - July 31, 2019 - A groundbreaking celebration to kick off construction of the Front Street Station project in Downtown Mesquite will be held on Aug. 8 at 5:30 p.m. in the west 100 block of Front Street. The public is invited to bring their o...

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Posted on: July 31, 2019

Mesquite celebrates National “DOGust” Day with birthday party for all shelter dogs

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Mesquite, TX – July 31, 2019 – On August 1 the Mesquite Animal Shelter will celebrate “DOGust” Universal Birthday for Shelter Dogs with pupcakes for all shelter dogs and free cupcakes for all shelter custom...

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Posted on: July 30, 2019

KidsQuest Playgroud to be Improved

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Since the opening of KidsQuest Playground at Debusk Park on October 30, 1994, the unique design and convenient location has made it the City of Mesquite’s most popular playground. The park was constructed with help of the community, and the wood...

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Posted on: July 29, 2019

Mesquite Animal Services holds National Mutt Day photo contest

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Mesquite Animal Services (MAS) is celebrating National Mutt Day, July 31, with a photo contest highlighting Mesquite’s best mutts. Through 4 p.m., July 30, pet owners are encouraged to post a picture of their mixed-breed dog on the City&rsqu...

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Posted on: July 25, 2019

First draft of Comprehensive Plan to be presented at Town Hall Tuesday on July 30

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Mesquite, TX - July 25, 2019 - View the first public draft of the City’s new Comprehensive Plan during Town Hall Tuesday, 7 p.m. July 30 at City Hall, 757 N. Galloway Ave. City staff will present key elements of the plan to solicit comments and ...

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Posted on: July 25, 2019

D Magazine features Mesquite Symphony Orchestra’s first Composer-in-Residence

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Mesquite, TX - July 25, 2019 - D Magazine recently featured Mesquite Symphony Orchestra (MSO) Composer-in-Residence Kevin Day in its Arts and Entertainment section. Day is the first MSO Composer-in-Residence and will begin his residency this fall...

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Posted on: July 25, 2019

Register to vote at certain City facilities through Oct. 4

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Mesquite, TX - July 25, 2019 - The Mesquite City Council recently passed an ordinance to establish designated voter registration sites at certain City facilities. Through Oct. 4, citizens can register to vote at the following locations: the Parks...

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Posted on: July 25, 2019

STAR Transit offers public comment form through Aug. 5

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Mesquite, TX - July 25, 2019 - On July 22, STAR Transit held a public meeting to obtain citizen input regarding transportation in Mesquite, including changes to the Mesquite COMPASS route and the addition of Mobility on Demand. Watch the STAR Transit Meet...

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Posted on: July 17, 2019

Law Enforcement Torch Run to support Special Olympics Texas

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Mesquite, TX - July 17, 2019 - Texas Law Enforcement Officers will be working hard to serve you and collect donations for the Special Olympics of Texas at the Tip a Cop Torch Run. The event will be held on July 25, 5 - 9 p.m. at Texas Roadhouse, ...

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Posted on: July 16, 2019

Mesquite City Council approves $5.5 million Downtown Mesquite project

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Mesquite, TX – July 16, 2019 – The Mesquite City Council approved a construction contract for the Downtown Mesquite infrastructure project, known as Front Street Station, during the July 15 Regular Meeting. The $5.5 million project wil...

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Posted on: July 15, 2019

Mesquite Animal Services offers Spread the Love adoption special

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Mesquite, TX - July 15, 2019 - Through August 3, Mesquite Animal Services will offer $10 off dog adoptions with the donation of a jar of peanut butter or jelly to the Spread the Love campaign. A maximum of five jars may be donated for a total of $50 off e...

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Posted on: July 10, 2019

Mesquite to offer voter registration at certain City facilities beginning July 15

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Mesquite, TX - July 9, 2019 - The Mesquite City Council passed an ordinance to establish designated voter registration sites at certain City facilities during the July 1 Regular Meeting. These locations include the Parks and Recreation Administration Offi...

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Posted on: July 5, 2019

Mesquite City Lake Park to receive Texas Historical Marker

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MesquiteTX - July 5, 2019 - The Texas Historical Commission (THC) has recognized City Lake Park as a significant part of Texas history by awarding it an Official Texas Historical Marker.  The designation honors the site as an ...

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Posted on: July 1, 2019

STAR Transit Public Meeting Notice

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Mesquite, TX - July 1, 2019 - NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that STAR Transit will hold one public meeting to involve citizen participation regarding transportation in Mesquite including changes to the Mesquite COMPASS route and the addition of Mobility on Deman...

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Posted on: July 1, 2019

Town Hall Tuesday to be held on July 16

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Mesquite, TX - July 1, 2019 - The City of Mesquite's budget will be featured at the Town Hall Tuesday gathering on July 16 at 7 p.m. in the Training Rooms at City Hall, 757 N. Galloway Ave. Attendees can learn about the City budget and operations, and hav...

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Posted on: June 25, 2019

Mesquite to aggressively enforce fireworks and gunfire laws on Independence Day

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Mesquite, TX – June 25, 2019 – Mesquite’s Police Department and Fire Department will launch joint deployment teams on Independence Day and throughout the holiday weekend to enforce laws against the illegal use of fireworks an...

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Posted on: June 24, 2019

City Manager Comments on Animal Shelter

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June 24, 2019 - Mesquite, TX - City Manager Cliff Keheley issued the following statement on the Mesquite Animal Shelter:

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Posted on: June 18, 2019

Mesquite launches Downtown Façade Grant Program

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Mesquite, TX – June 18, 2019 - Downtown Mesquite property and business owners now have the opportunity to improve the outward appearance of their buildings with assistance from the Downtown Façade Improvement Program approved by the M...

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Posted on: June 18, 2019

Mesquite will host “CommUNITY Pride Event” on June 21

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Mesquite, TX – June 17, 2019 – On Friday, June 21, at 12:30 p.m., the City of Mesquite will host a “Mesquite CommUNITY Pride Month” event at City Hall, 757 N. Galloway Ave. The public event is in recognitio...

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Posted on: June 17, 2019

Aggravated Robbery of Green Bank

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Mesquite, TX - June 17, 2019 - On June 13, at about 11:14 a.m., Mesquite Police Department received a report of a robbery which had just occurred at Green Bank. located at 1438 Oates Drive, Mesquite, Texas. The suspect entered the location and presented a...

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Posted on: June 12, 2019

Mesquite becomes first Texas municipality to offer Commercial Driver License testing

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Mesquite, TX – June 12, 2019 – The City of Mesquite recently became the first and only municipality in Texas eligible to award Commercial Driver Licenses (CDL) at a non-Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) location. After extensive ...

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Posted on: June 12, 2019

City continues to make progress on storm clean up

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Mesquite, Texas - June 12, 2019 - On Sunday, June 9, at approximately 1:30 p.m. a fast moving storm passed through the city of Mesquite with high winds and heavy rains. Winds are estimated to have been around 70 mph in some areas. The entire city was impa...

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Posted on: June 11, 2019

Oncor updates restoration progress

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Dallas, Texas - June 10, 2019 Some 24 hours after a string of severe summer storms hit the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, Oncor has restored power to more than 140,000 customers. The peak number of outages as a result of Sunday’s storms...

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Posted on: June 10, 2019

Mesquite Symphony Orchestra announces its first Composer-in-Residence

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Mesquite, TX – June 10, 2019 – The Mesquite Symphony Orchestra (MSO) is pleased to announce its first Composer-in-Residence, Kevin Day. Selected by Music Director Felix Torres, Day will begin his residency with the start of the 2019-20...

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Posted on: June 10, 2019

City making progress on clean-up from Sunday’s weather event

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City making progress on clean-up from Sunday’s weather event

June 10, 2019 - Mesquite, TX - On Sunday afternoon, a severe thunderstorm went through Mesquite. Although city crews are making progress by working extra hours and overtime to address t...

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Posted on: June 10, 2019

Mesquite ranks No. 21 in Best Cities for Living the American Dream

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Mesquite, Texas – June 10, 2019 – For the second year in a row, Mesquite ranks No. 21 in SmartAsset’s Best Cities for Living the American Dream. The financial technology company used data that represents access and opportunit...

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Posted on: June 7, 2019

Mesquite’s historical park project receives preservation award

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Mesquite, TX – June 7, 2019 – The restoration of Mesquite historic outbuildings has been honored by Preservation Dallas with the distinguished Gail Thoma Patterson Award. The restored buildings are part of the 13-acre Opal Lawrence His...

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Posted on: June 5, 2019

Mesquite’s Summer Sizzle is Saturday, June 8

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Mesquite, TX – June 5, 2019 – One of the first summertime events in north Texas is Saturday, June 8 as Mesquite hosts the annual Summer Sizzle with free music, games and a fireworks show. The event is scheduled from 4 to 10:30...

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Posted on: June 4, 2019

Mesquite approves zoning for 80-acre industrial park

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Mesquite, TX – June 4, 2019 – The Mesquite City Council has approved a change of zoning for a new master plan industrial business park on 80 acres near I-30 and Republic Parkway. The speculative project will include five build...

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Posted on: June 4, 2019

Critical Missing Person

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Mesquite, Texas - June 3, 2019 - The Mesquite Police Department seeks the public’s assistance in locating a missing person. Cleo “Buck” Wright Jr. (65) of Mesquite was reported missing on 06/03/2019 at approximately 10:00 am ...

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Posted on: June 3, 2019

Renderings of new Mesquite Veterans Memorial are revealed

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Mesquite, TX – June 3, 2019 – Today, the City of Mesquite made a public presentation of the project renderings for the new Mesquite Veterans Memorial to be built near City Lake Park. The city plans to host a November ground br...

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Posted on: June 3, 2019

Mesquite Finance Department supports Spread the Love Campaign

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Mesquite, Texas - June 3, 2019 - On May 31, Finance Department employees donated 798 jars of peanut butter and jelly to Spread the Love Campaign. The Spread the Love campaign encourages the donation of peanut butter and jelly as well as financial contribu...

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Posted on: May 31, 2019

Small Business Workshop series begins soon

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Mesquite, TX – May 31, 2019 – A series of workshops for the small business owner or dreamer called “Entrepreneurship to the Fourth Power” will begin June 18 with a session on business planning. The series i...

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Posted on: May 31, 2019

Brenda Jean Patrick is Mesquite’s new board member for water district

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Mesquite, TX – May 30, 2019 – Today, Brenda Jean Patrick was officially sworn in by Mayor Stan Pickett to serve as one of Mesquite’s representatives on the Board of Directors for the North Texas Municipal Water Distr...

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Posted on: May 29, 2019

Mesquite's Summer Sizzle has a great music lineup

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Mesquite, Texas – May 29, 2019 – One of the highlights of Summer Sizzle is the live music that families can enjoy throughout the day. The first performance begins at 4:30 p.m. with The Lara Latin Band, a popular salsa band that will ge...

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Posted on: May 29, 2019

City prepares to conclude successful Neighborhood Stabilization Program

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Mesquite, Texas – May 29, 2019 – This year the City will close its Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) following the successful rehabilitation of 22 Mesquite homes. Funded by a $2 million grant from the Department of Housing and U...

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Posted on: May 27, 2019

Animal Services survey is available

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The City of Mesquite is seeking the public’s input on the services and programs provided by its Mesquite Animal Services. The public can offer their thoughts through an online survey until June 7. The survey is available at www.cityofmesquite.co...

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Posted on: May 23, 2019

Know what to do when severe weather strikes

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Mesquite, TX - May 23, 2019 - When severe weather strikes, every second counts. Be prepared for emergencies before they occur and know how to react when severe weather develops. The City of Mesquite Office of Emergency Management encourages citizens to fo...

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Posted on: May 21, 2019

Mesquite honors four employees as Real. Texas. Service. Champions

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Mesquite, TX – May 21, 2019 – Last night, Mesquite honored four City employees with Real. Texas. Service. Champion awards during the City Council meeting. The Real. Texas. Service. Champions program celebrates employees who provide exe...

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Posted on: May 20, 2019

Mesquite’s Summer Sizzle provides family fun on June 8

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Mesquite, TX – May 20, 2019 – Families can kick off summer and have some fun at Summer Sizzle with a variety of activities, many free or low cost. The event is scheduled on Saturday, June 8, from 4 to 10:30 p.m. at Paschall Park, 1001 New Market Road.

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Posted on: May 17, 2019

First Lady Cecilia Abbott celebrates Downtown Mesquite with new rendering

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Mesquite, TX – May 16, 2019 – Today, Mrs. Cecilia Abbott unveiled her Texas Main Street 2019 First Lady’s Design Rendering for Downtown Mesquite as a part of a special ceremony to celebrate the designation of Mesquit...

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Posted on: May 14, 2019

Mesquite's Summer Sizzle features mud volleyball and a variety of games

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Mesquite, TX - May 14, 2019 – Calling all competitors! Mesquite’s annual Summer Sizzle features a mud volleyball tournament plus a variety of Texas-sized yard games on Saturday, June 8, from 4 to 10:30 p.m. at Paschall Park, 1001 New M...

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Posted on: May 14, 2019

City Council celebrates National Small Business Week

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Mesquite, TX – May 14, 2019 – The Mesquite City Council recognized five small Mesquite businesses during the May 6 Regular Meeting in celebration of National Small Business Week, May 5 – 11. Videos were produced highlighting each business, which included ...

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Posted on: May 9, 2019

Mesquite firefighters “Fill the Boot” for Muscular Dystrophy Association

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Mesquite, TX – May 9, 2019 – The Mesquite Firefighters Association will hold their annual Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) “Fill the Boot” donation drive at various Mesquite street intersections on May 10, 17 an...

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Posted on: May 8, 2019

City discontinues Trash & Recycling app and Waste Wizard tools

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Mesquite, TX – May 8, 2019 – Effective May 7, City of Mesquite has discontinued the Solid Waste & Recycling mobile app, weekly collection reminders and Waste Wizard tools to solid waste customers.These online and mobile services began a few years ago ...

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Posted on: May 7, 2019

Celebrate Summer at Mesquite’s Summer Sizzle on June 8

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Mesquite, TX – May 7, 2019 – The Mesquite Summer Sizzle festival will kick off the summer in a big way on Saturday, June 8, from 4 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. at Paschall Park, 1001 New Market Road.

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Posted on: May 7, 2019

Raymond Rivas is promoted to Assistant City Manager

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Mesquite, TX – May 3, 2019 – City Manager Cliff Keheley announced the promotion of Neighborhood Services Director Raymond Rivas to the position of Assistant City Manager.

Keheley said, “Raymond is a tremendous asset t...

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Posted on: May 6, 2019

Voters approve Proposition A

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Mesquite, TX – May 6, 2019 – Voters in Mesquite have approved a proposition to sell more than 171 acres of designated park land located outside Mesquite city limits and to use the proceeds for enhancing the City of Mesquite pa...

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Posted on: May 3, 2019

Mesquite animal shelter reopened following building flood

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Mesquite, TX – May 3, 2019 – Mesquite Animal Services (MAS) has reopened following a building flood from this week’s rainfall.

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Posted on: May 2, 2019

Mesquite animal shelter temporarily closed due to flooding

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Mesquite, TX – May 2, 2019 – City of Mesquite has closed the Mesquite animal shelter due to building flooding caused by last night’s extensive rainfall. The animals under the care of shelter staff are safe, and shelter staff ...

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Posted on: May 2, 2019

Mesquite to host public education meetings on new single member districts

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Mesquite, TX – May 1, 2019 – The City of Mesquite will host a series of public education meetings to provide the community an opportunity to learn more about the new single member district structure of the City Council. The me...

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Posted on: April 30, 2019

Mesquite holds Special Election on May 4

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Mesquite, TX - April 30, 2019 - The Mesquite City Council has called for a special election on May 4 to ask citizens to consider a proposition to sell more than 171 acres of designated park land located outside of the Mesquite city limits and to use the p...

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Posted on: April 30, 2019

Mesquite Municipal Court receives 2019 Municipal Traffic Safety Award

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Mesquite, TX – April 30, 2019 – The City of Mesquite Municipal Court was honored with a 2019 Municipal Traffic Safety Initiatives Traffic Safety Award. Presented by the Texas Municipal Courts Education Center (TMCEC), the award recogni...

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Posted on: April 29, 2019

Life-size statue highlights Mesquite Police Lieutenant’s unique talent

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Mesquite, Texas – April 29, 2019 – New artwork adorns the Mesquite Arts Center (MAC) landscape. Nestled in the trees across from the building’s east entrance stands “Amos,” an 11-foot statue handmade by Me...

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Posted on: April 29, 2019

Five recruits graduate from Mesquite Police Department Academy

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Mesquite, TX – April 29, 2019 – Mesquite Police Department (MPD) graduated five recruits from its Basic Police Officer Course (BPOC) class on April 26. Less than four percent of the law enforcement agencies in Texas have a training academy. MPD h...

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Posted on: April 23, 2019

First Lady of Texas to visit Downtown Mesquite on May 16

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Mesquite, TX - April 23, 2019 - The First Lady of Texas, Mrs. Cecilia Abbott, will visit Downtown Mesquite on May 16 as she leads a celebration of the designation of Mesquite as a Texas Main Street community. The public event will begin at 2 p.m. in Herit...

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Posted on: April 23, 2019

2019 Summer Fun Guide available online

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The 2019 Summer Fun Guide is available now online at www.cityofmesquite.com/FunGuide. Browse classes, programs, athletics and events for all ages. Activities are offered May through August. Call 972-216-6260 for more information.

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Posted on: April 23, 2019

Mesquite launches new economic development website

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Mesquite, TX – April 23, 2019 – Mesquite’s economic development landscape continues to grow as thousands of new homes are on the horizon and companies choose Mesquite to create hundreds of new jobs in the Dallas-Fort Worth re...

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Posted on: April 18, 2019

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Mesquite May 4

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Mesquite, TX – April 18, 2019 – On Saturday, May 4, Mesquite Parks and Recreation, in partnership with the Hispanic Forum of Mesquite, will celebrate Mexico’s rich culture with a Cinco de Mayo Celebration at Paschall Park, 10...

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Posted on: April 17, 2019

Mesquite police officers receive Police Medal of honor

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Mesquite, TX – April 17, 2019 – The Mesquite Police Department (MPD) presented its highest award, the Medal of Honor, to three police officers during the April 15 City Council Work Session. MPD has not awarded a Medal of Honor in 45 ye...

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Posted on: April 9, 2019

Mesquite Special Election to be held on May 4

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Mesquite, TX - April 9, 2019 - The Mesquite City Council has called for a special election on May 4 to ask citizens to consider a proposition to sell more than 171 acres of designated park land located outside of the Mesquite city limits and to use the pr...

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Posted on: April 9, 2019

Mesquite Fire Department celebrates new fire engine

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Mesquite, TX - April 9, 2019 - The Mesquite Fire Department recently hosted a ceremonious “push-in” event to celebrate the new fire engine for Fire Station 7. The housing ceremony is a proud tradition in the history of fire service in which firefighters p...

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Posted on: April 5, 2019

Rodeo Parade, scheduled April 6, is cancelled

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Mesquite, Texas – April 5, 2019 – We regret to announce the annual Rodeo Parade, scheduled for Saturday, April 6, is cancelled. This decision was made based on consultation with the City’s Office of Emergency Management and t...

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Posted on: April 5, 2019

Adopt a free barn cat from Mesquite Animal Services

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Mesquite, Texas – April 5, 2019 – If you’re looking for a natural approach to pest control, consider adopting a free “barn cat” from Mesquite Animal Services (MAS). These working cats are less socialized t...

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Posted on: April 2, 2019

Mesquite launches annual food drive campaign with donation from Genghis Grill

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Mesquite, TX – April 2, 2019 – The City of Mesquite launched its annual “Spread the Love” food drive  at the April 1 City Council meeting by accepting a donation of more than $1,100 from Genghis Grill in an...

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Posted on: April 2, 2019

Mesquite Public Library System receives 2018 Texas Library Excellence Award

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Mesquite, TX – April 2, 2019 – The Mesquite Public Library System ranks in the top 10 percent of all public libraries in the State of Texas. The Texas Municipal Library Directors Association presented the 2018 Texas Achievement in Libr...

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Posted on: April 2, 2019

Join the #MesquiteFightsFOG selfie contest through April 12

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Mesquite, Texas – April 2, 2019 – Pouring fats, oils and grease (FOG) down your drain leads to sewer backups and costly repairs. You can help spread FOG awareness by entering the #MesquiteFightsFOG selfie contest through April 12.

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Posted on: March 28, 2019

Participate in Mesquite Police Department’s Drug Take-Back Event on April 27

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Mesquite, Texas – March 28, 2019 – Mesquite Police Department (MPD) invites you to safely dispose of expired or unused medication on Drug Take-Back Day, April 27. The disposal event takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the MPD lobby, ...

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Posted on: March 27, 2019

Scyene Road closure updates

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Mesquite, Texas – March 27, 2019 – Scyene Road is open to all public travel from Clay Mathis Road to the APAC asphalt plant. Faithon P. Lucas and Larkin Road are open to public travel at Scyene Road and the railroad crossings. Scyene R...

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Posted on: March 25, 2019

Register for the April 18 Neighborhood Leadership Workshop

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Mesquite, Texas – March 26, 2019 – Do you want to become an effective neighborhood leader? Register for the Neighborhood Leadership Workshop on Thursday, April 18, hosted by the Mesquite Office of Neighborhood Vitality. The workshop ta...

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Posted on: March 22, 2019

Mesquite Councilmember Jeff Casper listed in Dallas Business Journal's "40 Under 40"

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Dallas Business Journal – March 22, 2019 – Jeff Casper is the youngest councilmember to ever be elected in his hometown of Mesquite.

Casper first took office in 2015, and works as an educator at West Mesquite High School, aft...

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Posted on: March 14, 2019

Thrill-Seekers on the Look-out for Urban Air Adventure Park in Mesquite

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Mesquite, TX - March 14, 2019 - Calling all thrill-seekers in Mesquite!  Urban Air announced today the opening of a 30,706 square-foot indoor trampoline/recreation and entertainment center where kids of all ...

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Posted on: March 14, 2019

Highlighting Mesquite history for nine years

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Mesquite, TX - March 14, 2019 - There is always something new to learn during Historic Mesquite, Inc.’s (HMI) annual Mesquite Meander and this year is no different.  For nine years now, HMI and Mesquite Community Theater have created a ...

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Posted on: March 11, 2019

Ridge Ranch road closure March 11-17

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Mesquite, TX – March 11, 2019 – Weather permitting, Ridge Ranch Road will be closed to all public travel from Cartwright Road to Ridge Ranch Circle March 11-17. The closures allow for the installation of storm sewer pipe on Ridge Ranch...

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Posted on: March 7, 2019

Mesquite offers motorist safety tips during the Spring Break holiday

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Mesquite, TX – March 7, 2019 – On March 11, students of the Mesquite Independent School District will begin five days of Spring Break. The City of Mesquite reminds drivers to be extra cautious as children will be out and about througho...

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Posted on: March 7, 2019

Executive Director of Historic Mesquite, Inc. receives Preservation Texas award

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Mesquite, Texas – March 7, 2019 – Charlene Orr, executive director of Historic Mesquite, Inc. (HMI), received the Truett Latimer Award at the 2019 Preservation Texas Honor Awards Ceremony.

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Posted on: March 6, 2019

Annual Rodeo Parade scheduled on April 6

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Mesquite, TX – March 6, 2019 – Celebrate Mesquite’s 62nd annual Rodeo Parade at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 6.

The parade begins at Newsome Road and South Bryan Belt Line Road, and then follows its traditional route through Downto...

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Posted on: March 5, 2019

Submit reports to Mesquite Police Department using the online reporting system

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Mesquite, Texas – March 5, 2019 – Mesquite Police Department (MPD) is pleased to announce its Online Police Reporting System. This online system allows you to submit a report immediately and print a free copy. The system is for your co...

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Posted on: March 1, 2019

Elks Lodge #2404 presents annual police, fire and citizen awards

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Mesquite, Texas – March 1, 2019 – Elks Lodge #2404 presented its annual awards for police, fire and citizen of the year. Congratulations to Terry Rhone, Police Officer of the Year; Elliot Howard, Firefighter of the Year; and Don Douglas, Citizen of the Ye...

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Posted on: February 28, 2019

Historic Mesquite, Inc. to host national preservationist group

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Mesquite, Texas – Feb. 28, 2019 – Historic Mesquite, Inc. (HMI) board of directors and staff will welcome a prestigious group of preservationists April 10. The National Preservation Partners Network (NPPN) chose the North Texas area for its annua...

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Posted on: February 26, 2019

North Texas Municipal Water District system maintenance planned March 4-April 1

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Mesquite, Texas – February 26, 2019 – The North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) will temporarily change the disinfectant in its water treatment process from March 4 through April 1, 2019. The annual, routine change is necessary to maintain...

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Posted on: February 8, 2019

Belt Line Road closures begin Feb. 11

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Mesquite, Texas – February 8, 2019 – Beginning Feb. 11, bridge repair begins on the northbound lanes of Belt Line Road and Broadway Boulevard, weather permitting.

Northbound two-lane closures will occur from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. with one...

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Posted on: February 5, 2019

Road closure on North Mesquite Drive

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Mesquite, Texas – February 5, 2019 – Beginning Feb. 5, North Mesquite Drive is closed from Gus Thomasson Road to Town Centre Drive for the reconstruction of the bridge over South Mesquite Creek. Local traffic will have limited access t...

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Posted on: January 24, 2019

Mesquite honors employees with Real. Texas. Service. Champion awards

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Mesquite, TX – January 24, 2019 – Mesquite honored four City employees with Real. Texas. Service. Champion awards during the City Council meeting on Jan. 22. The Real. Texas. Service. Champions program celebrates employees who provide exemplary customer s...

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Posted on: January 23, 2019

Support Mesquite Polar Plunge and Special Olympics Texas on February 2

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Mesquite, TX - January 23, 2019 - Sign up to take the plunge or donate to the Mesquite Polar Plunge and enjoy free breakfast, hot chocolate, a costume contest, great music and more, while watching participates, including Mayor Stan Pickett, plunge into th...

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Posted on: January 19, 2019

MLK Parade and Celebration will still be held today despite weather conditions

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Mesquite, TX - January 19, 2019 - The MLK Parade and Celebration scheduled for today will still be held despite the cold weather. The parade honoring the life and Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. will begin at 10 a.m. in downtown Mesquite followed by a c...

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Posted on: January 18, 2019

City holiday closures on Martin Luther King Jr. Day Jan. 21

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Mesquite, TX – January 18, 2019 – Most City offices and facilities are closed Monday, Jan. 21, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Mesquite recreation centers and Mesquite Metro Airport will operate normal business hours.

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Posted on: January 18, 2019

City announces new Manager of Streets Division

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Mesquite, TX – January 18, 2019 – The City of Mesquite has announced the promotion of Tony Douglas as the new Manager of Streets Division. Douglas previously held the position of Assistant Manager of Streets. He has worked for the City...

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Posted on: January 17, 2019

Public comment period is open for new Engineering Design Manual

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Mesquite, Texas – January 17, 2019 – The City of Mesquite Engineering Department has opened a public comment period for a new Engineering Design Manual. The proposed manual is a major change in our current organization of design and construction policies....

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Posted on: January 8, 2019

Mesquite appoints members to new Downtown Development Advisory Board

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Mesquite, TX – January 8, 2018 – Last night the Mesquite City Council appointed 12 members to the new Mesquite Downtown Development Advisory Board. The board, created Dec. 17, 2018, is charged with serving as liaison to the City Counci...

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Posted on: January 8, 2019

Mesquite continues its efforts on New Year's Eve fireworks and gun response

 Januaray 8, 2019 - Mesquite, TX - The City of Mesquite implemented its “Celebrate Safely” public education campaign and enforcement efforts on New Year’s Eve to address the illegal possession and use of fireworks an...

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Posted on: January 7, 2019

Join Mesquite's next class of Code Ambassadors

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Mesquite, TX – January 7, 2019 – Mesquite Code Ambassadors is a volunteer-based program created to assist code enforcement officers with specific code violations. The program enlists the help of resident volunteers – Mesquite...

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Posted on: December 18, 2018

Mesquite Animal Services seeks lead volunteer

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Mesquite, TX – December 18, 2018 – Mesquite Animal Services (MAS) seeks a daytime volunteer to help lead its volunteer program.

The lead volunteer works under the direct supervision of the Animal Shelter & Rescue Coordinator. The vo...

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Posted on: December 18, 2018

How to recycle your live Christmas tree

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Mesquite, Texas – December 18, 2018 – Start the New Year by going green with your live Christmas tree. Your tree can serve others long after it has left your living room. Live Christmas trees are biodegradable, which means they are easily reused or recycl...

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Posted on: December 21, 2018

City employee honored for demonstrating kindness

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Mesquite, TX - December 21, 2018 - Today, the City of Mesquite recognized Solid Waste employee Juan Caballero for demonstrating the true meaning of the holiday season. Juan stopped his trash truck and got out to come to the aid of a resident. She was stru...

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Posted on: January 8, 2019

Mesquite Police seek assistance in identifying suspect

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Mesquite, TX – January 8, 2019 – The Mesquite Police Department seeks the assistance of the public in identifying the person or persons responsible for a shooting, which resulted in the serious injury of a Mesquite woman. On Sunday, Ja...

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Posted on: December 12, 2018

Registration is open for kids’ winter camps

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Mesquite, TX – December 12, 2018 – Treat your child to a day or week of fun during winter break. Registration is open for two winter camps from Dec. 24 to Jan. 7 at Dunford Recreation Center, 1015 Green Canyon Drive, and Rutherford Recreation Center, 900 ...

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Posted on: December 20, 2018

Christmas holiday closures Dec. 24-25

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Mesquite, TX – December 19, 2018 – Most City offices and facilities are closed for the Christmas holiday Dec. 24-25. No recycling or trash will be collected Dec. 24 or 25. Collection will resume on residents’ next scheduled collection day. View a complete...

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Posted on: December 22, 2018

STAR Transit holiday closures

Mesquite, TX – December 22, 2018 – STAR Transit offices are closed for the Christmas and New Year holidays Dec. 24-25 and Jan. 1. This includes demand response and Terrell’s same-day service.

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Posted on: December 17, 2018

Mesquite to aggressively enforce fireworks and gunfire laws on New Year’s Eve

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Mesquite, TX – December 17, 2018 – Mesquite’s Police and Fire departments will launch joint deployment teams on New Year’s Eve to enforce laws against the illegal use of fireworks and celebratory gunfire in the city...

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Posted on: December 14, 2018

Notice of temporary moratorium on multifamily developments

Mesquite, TX – December 14, 2018 – Effective Dec. 13, a temporary moratorium is in effect on the development or redevelopment of multifamily uses. During the temporary moratorium, no department of the City of Mesquite will accept appli...

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Posted on: December 12, 2018

Downtown Mesquite announces Winter Wonderland contest winner

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Mesquite, TX – December 12, 2018 – Congratulations to Pieced Together Studio for winning Downtown Mesquite’s Window Wonderland window décor contest! The contest, which launched on Small Business Saturday (Nov. 24), featured 12 participating downtown busin...

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Posted on: December 5, 2018

City Council moves forward with moratorium on development of multifamily projects

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Mesquite, TX – December 5, 2018 – On Dec. 3, the Mesquite City Council approved a resolution to begin the process for a moratorium on applications and plans for the development of multifamily dwellings within the corporate City limits of Mesquite.

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Posted on: December 4, 2018

Watch new budget year video message

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Mesquite, TX – December 4, 2018 – Watch the new video on the 2019 Fiscal Year budget hosted by City Manager Cliff Keheley. The four-minute video highlights the new services and programs to be provided to the community. For the 10th con...

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Posted on: December 4, 2018

Mesquite Metro Airport soars to new heights

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Mesquite, TX – December 4, 2018 –"The plane! The plane!" is a cultural reference to the opening of Fantasy Island, a television series that aired in the 1980s. The flight pattern taken by the Mesquite Metro Airport, ...

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Posted on: December 4, 2018

Beverly Abell elected to downtown board of directors

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Mesquite, TX – December 4, 2018 – City of Mesquite Downtown Development Manager Beverly Abell recently was elected to the Texas Downtown Association (TDA) board of directors. TDA elected board members during their annual meeting held i...

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Posted on: November 29, 2018

Donate toys for local children at the Dec. 3 City Council meeting

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Mesquite, Texas – November 29, 2018 – Make this season brighter for a local child by bringing a new, unwrapped toy to the Dec. 3 City Council meeting. The Mesquite Police Department (MPD) will accept donations for its Santa Cop Toy Pro...

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Posted on: November 28, 2018

Downtown Mesquite unveils new logo

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Mesquite, TX – November 28, 2018 – Downtown Mesquite is creating new excitement, is getting new infrastructure and now, has a new logo. The new Downtown Mesquite logo was revealed Tuesday, Nov. 27, at the City of Mesquite’s annual Christmas on th...

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Posted on: November 26, 2018

Mesquite Fire Department accepting applications through Jan. 18, 2019

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Mesquite, TX – November 26, 2018 – The Mesquite Fire Department is accepting online applications for firefighters through Jan. 18, 2019. The next entrance exam takes place Feb. 16. Starting salary is $61,908.84 per year.

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Posted on: November 28, 2018

Mesquite's Christmas in the Park returns Dec. 1 and 2

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Mesquite, TX – November 27, 2018 – Mesquite’s annual Christmas in the Park takes place from 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 and Sunday, Dec. 2, at Westlake Park, 600 Gross Road. Guests can look forward to free carnival games at Rudolph’s Reindeer Games, enjo...

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Posted on: November 27, 2018

Mesquite announces 2018 community survey results

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Mesquite, TX – November 28, 2018 – The City of Mesquite is moving in the right direction. That was the summary of the 2018 community survey results released by the City Council.

The highlights of the survey findings included:

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Posted on: November 26, 2018

Alternate travel routes to ease holiday traffic congestion

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Mesquite, TX – November 26, 2018 – Use alternative shopping routes in Mesquite this season to spend less time in traffic and more time doing the things you enjoy. Visit cityofmesquite.com/ShoppingRoutes to view maps offering alternativ...

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Posted on: November 20, 2018

Don't pour holiday fats, oils and grease down the drain

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Mesquite, TX – November 20, 2018 – This holiday, defend your drains and pipes by properly disposing of leftover grease and food scraps. Fats, oils and grease (FOG) is the residue left over from cooked meat, butter, lard, sauces, oil an...

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Posted on: November 12, 2018

Mesquite hosts annual Christmas on the Square tree lighting event Nov. 27

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Mesquite, TX – November 12, 2018 – Christmas on the Square is the annual tree lighting event held at Heritage Square in Downtown Mesquite, 223 W. Davis St. The event will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, with the lighting of the tree taking p...

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Posted on: November 19, 2018

Thanksgiving holiday closures Nov. 22-23

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Mesquite, TX – November 19, 2018 – Most City offices and facilities are closed for the Thanksgiving holiday Nov. 22-23. Recycling will not be collected Nov. 22 or 23. Trash will not be collected Nov. 22 but will resume Nov. 23. For tho...

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Posted on: November 13, 2018

Mesquite's Christmas in the Park celebrates 32 years

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Mesquite, TX – November 13, 2018 – To kick off the holiday season, Mesquite’s annual Christmas in the Park celebration will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 and Sunday, Dec. 2, at Westlake Park, 601 Gross Road. The family-friendly event will feat...

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Posted on: November 13, 2018

City Council to consider redistricting plan for new Councilmember districts

November 13, 2018 - Mesquite, TX - The City Council is expected to receive a report and presentation regarding redistricting at the City Council Pre-Meeting scheduled for Monday, November 19 at City Hall, 757 N. Galloway Ave. At the City Council Regular M...

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Posted on: November 8, 2018

Mesquite offers insider tips to small business owners

Mesquite, TX – November 8, 2018 – Small business owners get a golden opportunity to collect strategic tips on running a successful operation at the inaugural Mesquite Entrepreneurs Day Tuesday, Nov. 13. Entrepreneurs Day, set ...

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Posted on: November 7, 2018

Council considers new redistricting maps

The City Council continued their public discussion and input on proposed changes to Council districts. At the Monday, November 5, 2018 Council Pre-Meeting and Regular Meeting there was discussion on new revised maps.

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Posted on: November 5, 2018

Mesquite announces Atmos Energy as title sponsor of veterans memorial

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Mesquite, TX – November 5, 2018 – Today, Atmos Energy stepped forward to pledge $100,000 towards the Mesquite Veterans Memorial project. The community launched a campaign last year to build a new veterans memorial in Mesquite....

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Posted on: October 29, 2018

Mesquite Recycles Day is Saturday, November 10

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Keep Mesquite Beautiful, Inc. hosts its semi-annual Recycles Day event from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 10. The drive-through recycling and donation event takes place in the front parking lot of Poteet High School, 3300 Poteet Drive. Proof of Mesquite r...

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Posted on: October 25, 2018

Mesquite earns Texas Main Street designation

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Mesquite, TX – October 25, 2018 – It is official, Mesquite is a Texas Main Street City. Today, the Texas Historical Commission (THC) designated Mesquite as one of the new incoming 2019 official Texas Main Street cities. THC ma...

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Posted on: October 24, 2018

Get your pet vaccinated and registered

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October 24, 2018 - Mesquite, TX -  As Mesquite gears up for National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week in early November, the City’s shelter staff reminds pet owners to show appreciation towards their furry friends and get them registere...

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Posted on: October 23, 2018

Mesquite to honor first responders at October 28 event

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Mesquite, TX – October 23, 2018 – The Mesquite community will honor their police officers, firefighters and all its public safety professionals during the Real. Texas. Heroes. celebration on Sunday, October 28, at 4 p.m. in front of th...

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Posted on: October 22, 2018

City of Mesquite’s new attorney ready to lead legal department

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Mesquite, TX – October 22, 2018 – David Paschall has lived and raised a family in Mesquite. He has served as a City Councilmember. He has volunteered on multiple Mesquite boards. Today, he begins a new chapter in his life of s...

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Posted on: October 19, 2018

Mesquite Police Department lowers crime with prevention efforts and active citizens

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Mesquite, TX – October 18, 2018 – Mesquite residents have known for some time that their community has appreciated a 30-year low in overall crime, now they can feel safer as the Mesquite Police Department releases new facts. A...

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Posted on: October 16, 2018

City seeks community input on a new comprehensive plan and long-term vision for Mesquite

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The City of Mesquite is asking its citizens to give their input on the future Mesquite. The City is updating its Comprehensive Plan and has begun to engage the public to get their participation in the process.

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Posted on: October 17, 2018

Mesquite hosts event to grow small businesses

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Mesquite, TX – October 17, 2018 – The Mesquite Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) partnership of the City of Mesquite, Eastfield College, Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas, Mesquite Independent School District and the Mes...

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Posted on: October 15, 2018

Addressing Mesquite Day reaches 1,000 homes

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Mesquite, TX - October 15, 2018 - This year marked the 14th anniversary of Addressing Mesquite Day (AMD) and notably, the 1,000th homeowner to be assisted by the one-day that provides exterior home repairs for disadvantaged homeowners in Mesquite.

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Posted on: October 15, 2018

Get your flu shot at the Mesquite Public Health Clinic

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Mesquite, TX - October 15, 2018 - Beginning October 15, the Mesquite Public Health Clinic, 1616 N. Galloway Ave., will offer flu shots while supplies last. Flu shots are available for $25 each, no appointment needed. The clinic is open Monday, Tuesday and...

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Posted on: October 12, 2018

Mesquite Police Department graduates 10 new recruits

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Mesquite, TX – October 12, 2018 – The Mesquite Police Department (MPD) graduated 10 recruits from its Basic Police Officer Course (BPOC) on Oct. 5. Only 4 percent of the 2,690 law enforcement agencies in Texas have a training academy. ...

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Posted on: October 12, 2018

Trash Bash events beautify Mesquite and engage community

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Mesquite, TX – October 7, 2018 – Volunteers rolled their sleeves and cleaned the community during this year’s spring and fall Trash Bash events. The bi-annual cleanup, organized by Keep Mesquite Beautiful, Inc. (KMB), is an o...

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Posted on: October 15, 2018

Community supports students and families with #GallowayGives

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Mesquite, TX - October 9, 2018 - The Mesquite community continually demonstrates its care for others in the city. Galloway Elementary School hosted its #GallowayGives campaign this week. The program seeks donations of food and clothing for those in need. ...

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Posted on: October 9, 2018

Dog theft investigation

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Mesquite, TX - October 9, 2018 - On October 6, at about 2:20 p.m., two Hispanic males in a black Cadillac SUV/Crossover style vehicle drove up to a residence located in the 5100 Block of Milam Road in Mesquite TX. Both subjects exited the vehicle and appr...

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Posted on: October 5, 2018

Mosquito spraying begins tonight

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Mesquite, TX – October 5, 2018 – Dallas County Mosquito Lab has reported a West Nile Virus-positive mosquito trap in zip code 75149 near City Lake Park. Attached is the map of the spray area. Spraying will begin tonight, and two sprays...

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Posted on: October 4, 2018

Mosquito spraying begins tonight

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Mesquite, TX – October 4, 2018 – Dallas County has reported two West Nile Virus-positive mosquito traps. One sample came from zip code 75150 near the intersection of North Galloway Avenue and Tripp Road. The second came from zip code 7...

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Posted on: October 3, 2018

Treasures Barn Sale weekend begins October 11

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Mesquite, TX – October 4, 2018 – Historic Mesquite, Inc. (HMI) begins its annual Treasures Barn Sale with a preview party on Thursday, Oct. 11. The celebration continues through Oct. 13 with a two-day barn sale, a vendor mall and a classic outdoor movie. ...

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Posted on: October 1, 2018

Zoning approved for Iron Horse Village development

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Mesquite, TX – October 1, 2018 – The City Council approved a zoning change in September to allow plans for a mixed-used development called Iron Horse Village of Mesquite, an exciting and vibrant master-planned community near the Mesqui...

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Posted on: September 26, 2018

City adopts 2018-19 budget and property tax rate

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Mesquite, TX - September 26, 2018 - The Mesquite City Council approved the City’s 2018-19 fiscal year budget on September 4 and property tax rate on September 17. The property tax rate was increased from $0.684 to $0.734 per $100 in property val...

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Posted on: September 25, 2018

Mesquite seeks public input on Comprehensive Plan

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Mesquite, TX – September 25, 2018 – The City of Mesquite is beginning a process to update its Comprehensive Plan and is seeking the public’s participation. Mesquite’s Comprehensive Plan will be the long-ter...

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Posted on: September 25, 2018

Mesquite seeks public safety dispatchers

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Mesquite, TX – September 25, 2018 – Learn what it takes to become a Mesquite public safety dispatcher during two informational sessions in October. Sessions will take place from noon to 2 p.m. Oct. 3 and Oct. 6 in Training Room B at Ci...

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Posted on: September 25, 2018

Meri Best Inn closes due to code violations

Mesquite, TX – September 24, 2018 – On September 21, upon request of the City of Mesquite, the 162nd Judicial Court fully restricted the operation of the Meri Best Inn, 3629 E. U.S. Highway 80, until the owners bring the prope...

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Posted on: September 21, 2018

New COMPASS schedule to begin October 1

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Mesquite, TX - September 21, 2018 - Effective October 1, 2018, midday service will no longer be available on Express Bus Route 282, the City of Mesquite PASSenger Shuttle - COMPASS operated by STAR Transit. Peak period service will continue to operate eve...

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Posted on: September 20, 2018

Mesquite to participate in National Night Out on October 2

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Mesquite, TX – September 20, 2018 – The Mesquite community, in partnership with the City of Mesquite, will participate in National Night Out by hosting a variety of activities in neighborhoods on October 2. For the most current schedule and locations, vis...

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Posted on: September 20, 2018

Mosquito spraying begins tonight

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Mesquite, TX – September 20, 2018 – Dallas County Mosquito Lab has notified the Health Division of a WNV positive mosquito trap from Tuesday night in zip code 75149 near the intersection of North Galloway Avenue and Range Drive. Attached is the map of the...

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Posted on: September 19, 2018

Mesquite to begin the redistricting process for electing City Councilmembers

Mesquite, TX – September 19, 2018 – The Mesquite City Council has begun the process of transitioning the system for electing the City's six Councilmembers to a single member district system. The City Council will seek public c...

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Posted on: September 19, 2018

National Coffee with a Cop Day is October 3

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Mesquite, TX – September 19, 2018 – The Mesquite Police Department will participate in the national Coffee with a Cop event from 7 - 9 a.m. Wednesday, October 3, at seven McDonald’s locations in Mesquite:

  • 1817 N. Beltline Road
  • 1531 Town East Blvd.
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Posted on: September 18, 2018

Mesquite Police Department joins Neighbors app to improve public safety

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Mesquite, TX – September 18, 2018 – The Mesquite Police Department announced it is joining the free mobile app Neighbors to enhance its efforts to communicate with the community on public safety news and information. Police Chief Charl...

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Posted on: September 14, 2018

Mosquito spraying begins tonight

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Mesquite, TX – September 14, 2018 – Dallas County Mosquito Lab has reported a West Nile Virus-positive mosquito trap from Wednesday night. The sample came from a trap in zip code 75181 near Clay Mathis and Mesquite Valley roads. Attach...

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Posted on: September 13, 2018

Mosquito spraying begins tonight

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Mesquite, TX – September 13, 2018 – Dallas County Mosquito Lab has notified the Mesquite Health Division of a West Nile Virus-positive mosquito trap from Tuesday night. The sample came from a trap in the 75149 zip code near Fire Statio...

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Posted on: September 10, 2018

Register your National Night Out event with the Mesquite Police Department

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The Mesquite Police and Fire departments will attend neighborhood activities throughout the city on National Night Out, Oct. 2. Each year, neighborhood groups in Mesquite actively participate in events such as block parties and cookouts. Requests for atte...

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Posted on: September 5, 2018

Texas Comptroller recognizes City of Mesquite for transparency efforts

5 Star Transparency Award

Mesquite, TX – September 4, 2018 – Tonight, the City of Mesquite announced it has earned all five transparency stars attainable through the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts' Transparency Stars program. Mesquite became the ...

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Posted on: August 31, 2018

Mosquito spraying begins tonight

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Mesquite, TX – August 31, 2018 – Dallas County Mosquito Lab has notified the City of Mesquite Health Division of a West Nile Virus-positive mosquito trap from Wednesday, August 29. The sample came from a trap in the 75149 zip code near the intersection of...

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Posted on: August 28, 2018

Mesquite to host 9/11 Ceremony at Freedom Park

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Mesquite, TX – August 22, 2018 – The City of Mesquite invites the public to attend a 9/11 Ceremony at Freedom Park, 1527 N. Galloway Ave. The event will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 11. The program will include various pr...

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Posted on: August 23, 2018

Mesquite temporarily closes Fire Station 2 for planned renovations

Mesquite, TX – August 23, 2018 – Mesquite Fire Station 2, 4609 Sarazen Dr., is currently undergoing planned renovations and is expected to be closed until October 1. The Mesquite Fire Department will maintain operations and st...

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Posted on: August 23, 2018

City offices closed on Labor Day, September 3

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Mesquite, TX – August 23, 2018 – City of Mesquite offices and facilities will be closed on Monday, September 3, in observance of Labor Day. No trash or recycling will be collected September 3; collection will occur on residents&rsq...

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Posted on: August 23, 2018

Mosquito spraying begins tonight

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Mesquite, TX – August 23, 2018 – Dallas County Mosquito Lab has notified the Health Division of a WNV positive mosquito trap from Tuesday night. The sample came from a trap in the 75181 zip code near Valley Creek Park. Attached is a general map of the spr...

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Posted on: August 15, 2018

City of Mesquite’s 2017-18 budget receives national recognition

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Mesquite, TX – August 20, 2018 –  The City of Mesquite’s 2017-18 Annual Operating Budget has earned the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States an...

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Posted on: August 20, 2018

Citizens’ Police Academy to begin on September 20

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The Mesquite Police Department (MPD) is seeking participants for its next Citizens’ Police Academy. The 12-week program will begin September 20, and space is limited.

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Posted on: August 20, 2018

Mesquite’s Clear the Shelters event places 89 animals in new homes

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Mesquite, TX – August 20, 2018 – Mesquite Animal Services placed 89 animals in new homes during the Clear the Shelters adoption event on Saturday, August 18. Adoption fees were waived for the day as part of the nationwide event. As a r...

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Posted on: August 16, 2018

Mesquite Citizens' Police Academy Alumni Association earns state award

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Mesquite, TX - August 16, 2018 - Members of the Mesquite Citizens’ Police Academy Alumni Association (MCPAAA) recently attended the Texas Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association convention in Allen, Texas, where they received the 2018 Alumni ...

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Posted on: August 14, 2018

Doggie Splash Day at Vanston Pool rescheduled for August 18

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Mesquite, TX – August 14, 2018 – Dogs and their owners are invited to swim together at the 15th annual Doggie Splash Day. The event will be held on Saturday, August 18, from 9 a.m. – noon at Vanston Pool, 2913 Oates Drive.Dog...

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Posted on: August 14, 2018

Mesquite to participate in Clear the Shelters day on August 18

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Mesquite, TX – August 14, 2018 – The City of Mesquite will once again participate in the nationwide Clear the Shelters adoption day on Saturday, August 18. The event will be held at the Mesquite Animal Shelter, 1650 Gross Road, from 9:...

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Posted on: August 10, 2018

Notice of alley work zone completion

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Mesquite, TX – August 10, 2018 – As of August 10, residential alley reconstruction is complete on the following addresses: 4500 - 4532 Palos Verdes and 821 - 801 Via Bravo.

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Posted on: August 10, 2018

Taste & Trade to be held on September 25

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Mesquite, TX - August 10, 2018 - The 23rd Annual Taste & Trade event will be held from 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 25, at the Exhibit Hall at Rodeo Center, 1700 Rodeo Drive. 

 
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Posted on: August 9, 2018

Clear the Shelters on Saturday, August 18

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Mesquite, TX – August 9, 2018 – Mesquite Animal Services will join animal shelters throughout the country to waive pet adoption fees on Clear the Shelters Day, Saturday, August 18.

On Clear the Shelters Day, pet adoption fees will be wa...

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Posted on: August 7, 2018

Mesquite City Manager receives Credentialed Manager designation from ICMA

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Mesquite, TX – August 7, 2018 – Cliff Keheley, City Manager for the City of Mesquite, recently received the Credentialed Manager designation from ICMA, the International City/County Management Association. Keheley is one of over 1,300 ...

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Posted on: August 7, 2018

Save the date for the 2018 Taste & Trade

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Mesquite, TX - August 7, 2018 - It’s an exciting time for the Mesquite Chamber of Commerce as staff and volunteers prepare for the 2018 Taste & Trade. This fun-filled event will be celebrated from 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 25, a...

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Posted on: August 7, 2018

Independent reports validate Mesquite’s residential road repair process

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Two independent architectural and engineering consulting firms have confirmed the process used in the City of Mesquite’s residential road repair process is successful and cost-effective, and the City should continue with various modifications.

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Posted on: August 1, 2018

Fire Captain Bradley Burney commemorated with sign on Honorary Road

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Mesquite, TX - August 1, 2018 - Mesquite will commemorate the life and service of Fire Captain Bradley Burney with a personalized street sign on Honorary Road throughout August.

Captain Burney served the Mesquite Fire Department for 25 years and passed awa...

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Posted on: August 3, 2018

Mesquite Public Health Clinic offers special hours for back-to-school vaccinations

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Mesquite, TX - August 3, 2018 - The Mesquite Public Health Clinic, 1616 N. Galloway Ave., will offer $14 child vaccinations during special back-to-school hours. From August 13 - 24, the clinic will be open from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Vacci...

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Posted on: July 31, 2018

Fake news regarding Town East Mall

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Mesquite, TX - July 31, 2018 - Today, false information about Town East Mall closing was posted on various social media sites using the City of Mesquite’s logo. This information is not only false, but did not come from the City of Mesquite. Town...

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Posted on: July 31, 2018

Mesquite Back to School Fairs to be held on August 11

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Mesquite, TX - July 31, 2018 - The annual Mesquite Back to School Fairs will be held from 8 a.m. - noon on Saturday, August 11, at three locations: West Mesquite High School, 2500 Memorial Boulevard; Poteet High School, 3300 Poteet Drive; and Sharing Life...

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Posted on: July 27, 2018

Felony Hit and Run

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Mesquite, TX - July 27, 2018 - The Mesquite Police Department requests the assistance of the public in identifying a suspect in a felony hit and run offense.  On Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 9:08 pm, the Mesquite Police Department responded to a co...

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Posted on: July 26, 2018

City Council Budget Workshops to be held on July 27 and 28

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Mesquite, TX - July 26, 2018 - On Friday, July 27, and Saturday, July 28, the Mesquite City Council and staff will hold budget workshops for the City’s 2019 fiscal year beginning October 1. The workshops are open to the public and will ...

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Posted on: July 26, 2018

Watch Budget Briefs Video-Traffic Engineering

In the final episode of the 4-part Budget Briefs video series, City Manager Cliff Keheley gives an inside look at the City’s Traffic Engineering program.

The series offers a view of some of the City services, programs and events the public may no...

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Posted on: July 25, 2018

Watch Budget Briefs Video-Health Inspection

Watch part 3 of the 4-part Budget Briefs video series on City services and programs you may not know about. In this episode, City Manager Cliff Keheley discusses our Health Department.

As a reminder, the City Council Budget Workshop is Friday and Saturday,...

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Posted on: July 25, 2018

Contact information to report bikes in share programs

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Mesquite, TX - July 25, 2018 - The City of Mesquite is working to address bikes left in our community from the use of dockless bike share programs. Dockless bike share programs allow a person who wants to rent a bike, to download an app, locate and walk t...

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Posted on: July 24, 2018

Watch Budget Briefs Video-Parks and Recreation

Watch the 2nd video in the Budget Briefs video series https://youtu.be/V6g66iLSuDI 

City Manager Cliff Keheley provides an inside look at our summer programs and after school programs, and the youth programs budgeted for in Parks and Recreation.

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Posted on: July 23, 2018

Mesquite announces new Mesquite Arts Center Manager

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Mesquite, TX – July 23, 2018 – Today, the City of Mesquite welcomed Cohn Drennan to the community as he started his first day on the job as the new Manager of the Mesquite Arts Center. Cohn said, “I am honored to be ...

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Posted on: July 23, 2018

Watch Budget Briefs Video-Water and Wastewater

As the City prepares for the FY19 budget, City Manager Cliff Keheley offers a glimpse of City operations in a new video series called Budget Briefs.

In this video, we focus on water and wastewater

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Posted on: July 3, 2018

Mesquite Police Association donates $10,000 to Mesquite Veterans Memorial

7-2-18 MPA donates to Mesquite Veterans Memorial

The campaign to build a new memorial to pay tribute to military veterans and their families received its largest one-time donation to date. At the July 2 City Council meeting, the Mesquite Police Association announced a $10,000 donation to the Mesquite Ve...

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Posted on: June 15, 2018

Mesquite Veterans Memorial makes impact at State VFW Conference

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The Mesquite Veterans Memorial campaign was present at the 98th Annual State Veterabs of Foriegn Wars convention in Dallas, Texas June 13-15.

VFW members from across the state of Texas visited the memorial display to learn more about the project to build a...

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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
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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.

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

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

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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.

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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...

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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 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:

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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...

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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 edi...

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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 the f...

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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. M...

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