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Posted on: September 19, 2017

Mesquite announces David Witcher as new Director of Economic Development

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Mesquite, TX – September 19, 2017 – The City of Mesquite has named David Witcher as the new Director of Economic Development. Mr. Witcher has more than 25 years of experience in both municipal and private sector economic development.

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Posted on: September 19, 2017

Mesquite Police Department honored with Recognized Status

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Mesquite, TX - September 19, 2017 - Last night, the Mesquite Police Department was presented with "Recognized Status" by the Texas Law Enforcement Best Practices Recognition Program. Retired Chief Thomas N. Shehan, DFW Airport Police and a found...

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Posted on: September 19, 2017

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

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Mesquite, TX – September 19, 2017 – Mesquite honored four City employees with Real. Texas. Service. Champion awards during the City Council meeting on September 18. The Real. Texas. Service. Champions program celebrates employees who p...

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Posted on: September 18, 2017

Mesquite Firefighters participate in 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

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Mesquite, TX - September 18, 2017 - On September 9, 19 members of the Mesquite Fire Department participated in the 7th annual Dallas 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb honoring the 343 firefighters, 70 law enforcement officers and nine emergency medical technician...

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Posted on: September 18, 2017

Mesquite Walmart Divisional Academy graduates first class

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Mesquite, TX - September 19, 2017 - Last week, the  Mesquite City Council celebrated the opening of the new WalMart Divisional Academy. The Mesquite academy is one of only six in the United States for the WalMart chain offering manager-level trai...

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Posted on: September 15, 2017

Mesquite Charter Review Committee public meeting on September 20

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Mesquite, TX - September 15, 2017 - The Mesquite Charter Review Committee will host a public meeting to gather input on a review of the City Charter. The meeting will be Wednesday, September 20, 7 p.m. at Agnew Middle School, 729 Wilkinson Drive. The publ...

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Posted on: September 15, 2017

Temporary exit ramp closure September 17-18 at northbound I-635 and Gross Road

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Mesquite, TX - September 15, 2017 - The exit ramp at northbound Interstate 635 (I-635) and Gross Road will be closed from 9 p.m. on Sunday, September 17, through 6 a.m. on Monday, September 18. The detour route will be to exit Military Parkway and take Mi...

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Posted on: September 13, 2017

Water rate increase becomes effective October 1, 2017

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Mesquite, TX - September 13, 2017 - A water rate increase for Mesquite residential and commercial customers will become effective October 1, 2017. The higher rates are a direct result of the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) increasing its wate...

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Posted on: September 7, 2017

Keep Mesquite Beautiful to host semi-annual Trash Bash on September 16

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Mesquite, TX - September 9, 2017 - Keep Mesquite Beautiful, Inc. (KMB) will host its semi-annual Don’t Mess with Texas Trash Bash on Saturday, September 16, from 9 a.m. - noon. The event will kick-off at City Lake Park, located at 403 S. Gallowa...

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Posted on: September 6, 2017

New crime mapping system provides improved access to information

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Mesquite, TX - September 6, 2017 - Mesquite recently launched a new and improved crime mapping system to provide better access to information. The online crime mapping website provides the locations of crimes reported within Mesquite city limits and can b...

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Posted on: September 6, 2017

Mesquite to hold 9/11 Ceremony at Freedom Park

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Mesquite, TX - September 6, 2017 - Please join the Mesquite community as we gather together in remembrance of September 11, 2001, at Freedom Park, located at 1527 N. Galloway Avenue in Mesquite. The ceremony will held at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, September 11....

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Posted on: September 6, 2017

Mesquite and TxDOT partner to enforce highway safety

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Mesquite, TX – September 6, 2017 – The City of Mesquite and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will share in the funding of a program, which promotes highway safety by hiring off-duty police officers to enforce speed limits...

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Posted on: September 1, 2017

Mesquite Police Department graduates three recruits from its academy

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Mesquite, TX – September 1, 2017 – Today, the Mesquite Police Department (MPD) graduated three recruits from its Basic Police Officer Course (BPOC). Less than four percent of the 2,664 law enforcement agencies in Texas have a ...

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Posted on: August 30, 2017

Mesquite Charter Review Committee will host public meeting on September 6

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Mesquite, TX – August 29, 2017 – The Mesquite Charter Review Committee will host a public meeting to gather public input on a review of the City Charter. The Charter Review Committee will meet in the City Council Conference Room at Mes...

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Posted on: August 23, 2017

STAR Transit Board of Directors approves fare restructure

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Mesquite, TX – August 23, 2017 – The STAR Transit Board of Directors has approved a new  fare restructure. This includes a discount for disabled riders and free fares for qualified elderly and/or disabled riders on the agency&...

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Posted on: August 21, 2017

City of Mesquite and STAR Transit closed on September 4

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Mesquite, TX - August 21, 2017 - All City of Mesquite offices and facilities will be closed on Monday, September 4 in observance of the Labor Day holiday with the exception of the Mesquite Metro Airport. Trash and recycling will not be collected. Collecti...

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Posted on: August 20, 2017

Mesquite adopts out 100 percent of animal shelter

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Mesquite, TX – August 20, 2017 – Nearly 100 pets in Mesquite, including a rabbit, have new homes in Mesquite today. For the first time ever, the Mesquite Animal Shelter adopted out all of its animals during the national Clear the Shelt...

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Posted on: August 18, 2017

Mesquite Public Health Clinic offers extended back to school hours

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Mesquite, TX - August 18, 2017 - The Mesquite Public Health Clinic, located at 1616 N. Galloway Avenue, is offering extended back to school hours to allow more time for parents’ to take care of their child’s required school immunizatio...

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Posted on: August 18, 2017

FedEx Ground now hiring package handlers

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Mesquite, TX - August 18, 2017 - FedEx Ground, located at 5005 Samuell Boulevard in Mesquite, is now hiring package handlers. Qualified applicants must be at least 18 years of age; able to load, unload and sort packages; as well as perform other related d...

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Posted on: August 17, 2017

Mosquito trap tests positive for WNV near Galloway and Tripp

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Mesquite, TX - August 17, 2017 -The Dallas County Mosquito lab has notified the Mesquite Health  Division that a West Nile Virus positive mosquito trap has been  identified in Mesquite zip code 75150 near the intersection of Galloway &am...

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Posted on: August 15, 2017

Historic Mesquite, Inc. to be included in North Texas Giving Day

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Mesquite, TX - August 15, 2017 - Today, Historic Mesquite, Inc. (HMI) received notice that the organization will be featured as one of the non-profits to benefit from North Texas Giving Day, a project of the Communities Foundation of Texas.

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Posted on: August 15, 2017

Notice of public hearing on tax rate

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Mesquite, TX - August 15, 2017 - The City of Mesquite will hold two public hearings on a proposal to increase total tax revenues from properties on the tax roll in the preceding year by 8.6647 percent.  Your individual taxes may increase at a gre...

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Posted on: August 15, 2017

City of Mesquite to offer free fidget spinners at Back to School Fairs

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Mesquite, TX – August 15, 2017 – Today, Mesquite announced it will offer free fidget spinners to the first 100 students that visit tables hosted by the Mesquite Police Department at each of the three Mesquite Back to School Fairs. The ...

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Posted on: August 11, 2017

Mesquite Smoothie King offers smoothie discount to support Spread the Love campaign

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Mesquite, TX – August 11, 2017 – Today, the new Smoothie King in Mesquite, located at 1300 N. Town East Boulevard, announced its support of the Spread the Love peanut butter and jelly food drive to help feed children from food insecure...

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Posted on: August 9, 2017

Chamber of Commerce Taste & Trade is set for September 26

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Mesquite, TX- August 9, 2017- The Mesquite Chamber of Commerce 22nd annual Taste & Trade will be held on Tuesday, September 26 from 4 – 8 p.m. at the Mesquite Convention Center.

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Posted on: August 7, 2017

Mesquite announces Jeff Jones as new Deputy City Manager

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Mesquite, TX – August 7, 2017 – Today, the City of Mesquite announced the promotion of Jeff Jones to Deputy City Manager. Jones had been serving as Assistant City Manager since joining Mesquite in April 2016. Former Deputy City Manager...

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Posted on: August 4, 2017

Mesquite receives Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award

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Mesquite, TX - August 4, 2017- The City of Mesquite’s Purchasing Division has earned the 2017 Annual Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award from the National Procurement Institute. The city is one of only 50 agencies in Texas and one of ...

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Posted on: August 4, 2017

Historic Mesquite, Inc. to host Preservation Primer Workshop

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Mesquite, TX - August 4, 2017 - Have you suddenly found yourself with a wealth of family heirlooms or just have your grandmother’s wedding dress hanging around?  Would you like to find out the best and most economical way to preserve your artifac...

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Posted on: August 2, 2017

Mesquite Animal Services to offer free cat spay and neuter clinic

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Mesquite, TX - August 2, 2017 - Mesquite Animal Services will offer a free spay and neuter clinic for cats on Saturday, August 26. This free service is sponsored by Petsmart Charities and is only available to Mesquite residents with an appointment. Reside...

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Posted on: August 2, 2017

Republic Services announces separate container and disposal fee

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Mesquite, TX – August 2, 2017 – Republic Services has announced it will implement a separate contamination and disposal fee due to experiencing rising levels of non-acceptable items in their recycling containers. This separate fee beca...

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Posted on: August 1, 2017

Mesquite Police Department to host annual “Back the Blue, Bring a Book”

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Mesquite, TX – August 1, 2017 – Today, the Mesquite Police Department announced their support of local reading initiatives for youth by asking the community to donate new or gently used children’s books through the annual &am...

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Posted on: July 27, 2017

Mesquite Police Department Update: Church Criminal Mischief

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On July 26, with the help of a tip from the public, Mesquite Police Investigators identified all three suspects in this case.  The suspects were contacted, and they confessed to the offenses.  All of the suspects are juveniles. ...

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Posted on: July 26, 2017

Mesquite Animal Services raises bobcat awareness

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Mesquite, TX – July 26, 2017 – As Dallas’ urban sprawl continues to push outwards, sightings and interactions with bobcats have increased. Mesquite Animal Services has come up with safety tips to keep Mesquite residents prepa...

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Posted on: July 25, 2017

Mesquite launches campaign to combat illegal bandit signs

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The City of Mesquite announced a new program to eliminate the placement of illegal bandit signs in the community, and is asking the public to help remove them. Small advertisement signs placed in public rights-of-way and on utility or traffic control pole...

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Posted on: July 21, 2017

West Nile Virus positive mosquito trap

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The Dallas County Mosquito Lab has notified the City of Mesquite Health Division that a West Nile Virus positive mosquito trap has been identified in Mesquite zip code 75150 near N. Galloway Avenue and Oates Drive. Spraying will begin tonight after 10 p.m...

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Posted on: July 20, 2017

West Nile positive mosquito trap

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The City of Mesquite has received notification of a West Nile positive mosquito trap in zip code 75150; spraying the area tonight. For details, visit www.cityofmesquite.com/MosquitoControl.

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Posted on: July 20, 2017

Three new Mesquite Firefighters swear in at Freedom Park

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Last week, City Secretary Sonja Land, administered an Oath of Office to three new Mesquite Firefighters. The swearing in took place at Mesquite's 9/11 memorial, Freedom Park.

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Posted on: July 19, 2017

City Council seeks public input on truck stops and truck-related uses

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Mesquite, TX - July 19, 2017 - The Mesquite City Council is seeking public input on truck stops and other businesses that include the parking of heavy load vehicles as a principal or accessory use. Public workshops will be held at 7 p.m. on July 24 and Au...

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Posted on: July 19, 2017

Rapid Flashing Beacons being installed at five school crosswalks

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City staff is in the process of installing five sets of rectangular rapid flashing beacons (RRFBs) at the crosswalks of five school crossings: Galloway Avenue at Poteet High School and Kimbrough Middle School, Cartwright Road at two Horn High School cross...

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Posted on: July 19, 2017

Town Hall Tuesday to be held on July 25

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Mesquite, TX - July 19, 2017 - The City of Mesquite will host its next Town Hall Tuesday on July 25 from 7 – 8 p.m. at Mesquite City Hall, 757 N. Galloway Avenue. The City of Mesquite’s fiscal year begins October 1. This program will p...

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Posted on: July 17, 2017

City Council Budget Workshop to be held on July 21

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Mesquite, TX - July 17, 2017 - The 2017-18 City Council Budget Workshop will be held on Friday, July 21. The workshop is open to the public and will be held from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. in Training Rooms A and B at Mesquite City Hall, 757 N. Galloway Avenue.&...

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Posted on: July 17, 2017

Deadline for Addressing Mesquite Day job requests extended to August 4

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Mesquite, TX - July 17, 2017 - The deadline for Addressing Mesquite Day job requests has been extended to August 4. On October 7, the Mesquite Ministerial Alliance and the City of Mesquite will host Addressing Mesquite Day. This event matches community vo...

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Posted on: July 15, 2017

Six Stolen Vehicles Recovered

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On July 13, 2017 the Mesquite Police Department Auto Theft Unit was investigating vehicle thefts that were occurring in Mesquite. An intense investigation was conducted, which led investigators to Dallas Auto Salvage located at 14057 Skyfrost Drive, Dalla...

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Posted on: July 12, 2017

Mesquite Police make arrest in July 7 shooting

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The Mesquite Police Department arrested an individual in connection with the shooting that occurred at Shand’s Park on July 7. Alberto Martinez, 18 year old male, has been arrested. He is being charged with two counts of attempted capital murder...

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Posted on: July 10, 2017

Mesquite makes progress to address illegal fireworks and gunfire

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Mesquite, TX – July 10, 2017 – Today, the City of Mesquite announced 46 citations were issued to individuals for the illegal use or possession of fireworks, 725 pounds of illegal fireworks were seized and two individuals were arrested ...

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Posted on: July 9, 2017

Mesquite Police Department press release on park shooting

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At this point in the investigation, this incident appears to involve an ongoing dispute between the individuals involved, and not a random act of violence. Persons of interest have been identified, and th...

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Posted on: July 6, 2017

Know the dangers and symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning

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Mesquite, TX – July 6, 2017 – More than 150 people in the U.S. die every year from accidental, non-fire related carbon monoxide (CO) poison. The poisonous gas is also known as the “Invisible Killer’ because of its c...

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Posted on: July 6, 2017

Applications now being accepted for 2017 Citizens' Fire Academy

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Mesquite, TX - July 6, 2017 - The  Mesquite Fire Department is now accepting applications for the 2017  Citizens' Fire Academy. The academy is a nine-week program which  provides residents the opportunity to learn about the Fire...

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Posted on: July 5, 2017

Public hearing on STAR Transit fare restructure to be held on July 10

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Mesquite, TX - July 5, 2017 - A public hearing on the proposal to amend STAR Transit’s fare structure will be held on Monday, July 10, at 6 p.m. at the Mesquite Arts Center, 1527 N. Galloway Avenue. Anyone wishing to make comments is invited to ...

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Posted on: July 5, 2017

Mesquite Firefighter's Fill the Boot campaign raises $38,000 for MDA

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Mesquite, TX - July 6, 2017 - Representatives from the Mesquite Firefighters Association (MFA) presented a $38,000 check to Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Representative Caity Bowen during the City Council meeting on July 3. The funds were raised du...

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Posted on: June 30, 2017

Public Utility Commission rules water rate case can move forward

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Mesquite, TX – June 30, 2017 – Yesterday, the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUC) determined that the water rate case, involving the cities of Mesquite, Garland, Plano and Richardson, can move forward.

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Posted on: June 30, 2017

Mesquite ISD looks to expand pre-K classes to 3-year-olds

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Mesquite, TX - June 30, 2017 - Mesquite ISD is looking to expand pre-kindergarten classes to 3-year-olds as an extension of the district’s #ReadPlayTalk initiative to have all students reading a...

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Posted on: June 28, 2017

Walmart Neighborhood Market grand opening set for July 5

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Mesquite, TX – June 28, 2017 – The newest Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market is opening its doors on July 5. The public is invited to attend the ribbon cutting on Wednesday, July 5 at 7:15 a.m. at the new grocery store, located at 1951 Military Parkway in Mesqu...

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Posted on: June 28, 2017

June 2017 issue of The Road Report available online

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Mesquite, TX - June 28, 2017 - The June 2017 issue of The Road Report is available online at www.cityofmesquite.com/RoadReport. The report provides status updated on road construction projects throughout Mesquite, including recent design changes to the Gu...

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Posted on: June 28, 2017

Mesquite begins increased enforcement of illegal use of fireworks and celebratory gunfire

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Mesquite, TX – June 28, 2017 – This week Mesquite’s Police Department and Fire Department will launch joint deployment teams to enforce the illegal use of fireworks and celebratory gunfire in the city during the July 4th holi...

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Posted on: June 27, 2017

Historic Mesquite, Inc. to participate in Blue Star Museums program

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Mesquite, TX - June 26, 2017 - Historic Mesquite, Inc. (HMI) has announced its inclusion in the Blue Star Museums program, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more ...

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Posted on: June 26, 2017

Special City Council meeting to be held on June 29

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A Special City Council meeting will be held on Thursday, June 29, at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 757 N. Galloway Avenue. Public hearings will be held on amendments to the City Charter and a temporary moratorium on truck stops and other developments that include ...

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Posted on: June 23, 2017

Five Mesquite Fire Department trainees graduate from fire academy

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Mesquite, TX – June 23, 2017 – Last week, five Mesquite Fire Department trainees graduated from fire academy. The trainees include William Rosen, Justin Sanders, Jonathan Wright, Cory Thomas and Stephen Parks.

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Posted on: June 23, 2017

City of Mesquite and STAR Transit closed on July 4

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Mesquite, TX - June 23, 2017 - All City of Mesquite offices and facilities will be closed on Tuesday,  July 4 in observance of the Independence Day holiday with the exception of the Mesquite Metro Airport. Trash and recycling will not be collecte...

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Posted on: June 23, 2017

Mesquite announces temporary moratorium on development of truck stops

Mesquite, TX - June 23, 2017 - Effective Thursday, June 22, 2017, a temporary moratorium is in effect on the development of truck stops and other development that includes the parking of heavy load vehicles as a principal use or as an accessory use. Durin...

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Posted on: June 23, 2017

Networking event for business professionals offered on June 28

Mesquite, TX - June 23, 2017- Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas, a member of Mesquite’s Business Retention and Expansion Task Force, is hosting a networking event for business professionals on Wednesday, June 28, from 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. at DCCCD Richlan...

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Posted on: June 21, 2017

Mesquite Bar Association donates to campaign that helps feed kids during the summer

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Mesquite, TX – June 21, 2017 – Today is the first full day of summer and the Mesquite Bar Association donated enough peanut butter and jelly to make 800 sandwiches in support of the City of Mesquite’s “Spread the Lo...

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Posted on: June 19, 2017

Mesquite launches aggressive enforcement of illegal fireworks and gunfire

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Mesquite, TX – June 19, 2017 – Tonight, the Mesquite City Council gave their support of a new plan to strengthen enforcement of illegal fireworks and celebratory gunfire during July 4th weekend with a full force and robust response. Th...

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Posted on: June 16, 2017

Mesquite Police arrest car burglar

Between the months of April and June, the Mesquite Police Department investigated numerous burglary offenses in which General Motors SUV’s were targeted for their third row seats. Investigators cultivated numerous leads, which allowed them to id...

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Posted on: June 14, 2017

Lane closures near Mesquite High School

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There is utility work underway near Mesquite High School. There will be daily lane closures for approximately the next 30 days from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This includes a maximum of two lanes closed on Beltline Road from Newsome Road to Gross Street. The closur...

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Posted on: June 14, 2017

Mesquite Animal Shelter is full, waives adoption fees and seeks foster homes

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The Mesquite Animal Shelter is full and is seeking the public’s support. Animal Services Manager Jeanne Saadi said, “We are out of space and can’t take any more kittens or cats. In order to get more cats and kittens adopted, ...

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Posted on: June 13, 2017

Watch video about Police Department youth summer camp

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The Mesquite Police Department was featured on Fox 4 news broadcast about its successful youth summer camp.

A group of Mesquite police officers have a really hard assignment this summer: running a summer camp for middle and elementary school kids.

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Posted on: June 12, 2017

Mesquite Fire Department reaches out to revive retired flags

Mesquite, TX – June 12, 2017 – With Flag Day on Wednesday, June 14, the Mesquite Fire Department announced it is collecting worn flags at all their fire stations in participation with the Retired Flag Project. The project collects worn...

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Posted on: June 10, 2017

Mesquite continues drive to help food insecure children during the summer

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Mesquite, TX – June 10, 2017 – This weekend, City of Mesquite employees and motorcycle riders from throughout the community raised food, funds and awareness for food insecure children in Mesquite through the Spread the Love campaign.

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Posted on: June 10, 2017

Summer Sizzle Parking and Shuttle Service Revised

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Due to the amount of Friday’s rainfall, parking has been revised for Saturday’s Summer Sizzle event. 

On-Site Parking: Limited on-site parking is available at Paschall Park, 1001 New Market Road. Signage on New Market Road and ...

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Posted on: June 6, 2017

Beat the heat with water activities and refreshments at Mesquite’s Summer Sizzle

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Mesquite, TX – June 6, 2017 – Beat the heat with Summer Sizzle’s Splash Zone and a variety of refreshments on Saturday, June 10, from noon – 9:30 p.m. at Paschall Park, 1001 New Market Road. Take a refreshing ride d...

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Posted on: June 6, 2017

Mesquite Animal Services seeks volunteers for foster program

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Mesquite, TX – June 6, 2017 – Mesquite Animal Services is seeking volunteers for its foster program, which helps open space in the shelter and increase the number of animals adopted. The average foster home stay is about two months and...

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Posted on: June 2, 2017

Mosquito Spraying Begins Tonight

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Dallas County Mosquito Lab has notified the Health Division that a West Nile Virus (WNV) positive mosquito trap has been identified in Mesquite 75149.

Spraying will begin tonight and both sprays should be completed this weekend weather permitting.

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Posted on: June 1, 2017

Fireworks prohibited within Mesquite city limits

The City of Mesquite urges residents to celebrate safely this Independence Day. Residents are reminded that it is illegal to possess or use fireworks, or discharge firearms within city limits. Punishment ranges from $500 to $4,000 depending on the offense...

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Posted on: May 31, 2017

Mesquite’s Summer Sizzle to feature a variety of games and contests

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Mesquite, TX - May 31, 2017 – Calling all competitors! The City of Mesquite’s Summer Sizzle will feature a variety of games and contests on Saturday, June 10, from noon - 9:30 p.m. in Paschall Park, 1001 New Market Road. The &ldquo...

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Posted on: May 30, 2017

Canvass of election results available for online viewing

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A special City Council meeting was held on May 17 to canvass the Municipal Election results to elect a Mayor and Council members for Places 1, 2 and 6. Re-elected Mayor Stan Pickett and Council member Jeff Casper and newly-elected Council members Robert M...

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Posted on: May 26, 2017

Town Hall Tuesday on active adult programs to be held on May 30

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Mesquite, TX - May 26, 2017 - The City of Mesquite will host its next Town Hall Tuesday from 7 - 8 p.m. on May 30 at Mesquite City Hall, 757 N. Galloway Avenue. The Parks and Recreation Department will share active adult programs and senior citizen servic...

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Posted on: May 26, 2017

City Lake Aquatic Center and Vanston Pool open during Memorial Day weekend

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Mesquite, TX - May 26, 2017 - Celebrate Memorial Day weekend at the newly renovated City Lake Aquatic Center, 200 Parkview Street, and Vanston Pool, 2913 Oates Drive. Both pools will be open Saturday, May 27 through Monday, May 29 from noon to 7 p.m. Regu...

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Posted on: May 26, 2017

Mayor’s “Spread the Love” Motorcycle Rally to be held June 10

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Mesquite, TX - May 26, 2017 - Join Mayor Stan Pickett, along with Family Cathedral and the Fellowship Riders of Mesquite, for a free motorcycle ride to support food insecure kids in Mesquite. The rally will be held on Saturday, June 10 at Paschall Park, 1...

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Posted on: May 26, 2017

Mesquite introduces The Road Report monthly newsletter

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Mesquite, TX - May 26, 2017 - The City of Mesquite has introduced The Road Report newsletter to improve communication with Mesquite residents about current road construction projects. The newsletter will be published monthly and can be viewed at www.cityo...

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Posted on: May 26, 2017

Mesquite Fire Department provides Real. Texas. Service.

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Mesquite, TX - May 26, 2017 - Mesquite firefighters recently fought a two-alarm fire at Appleseed Academy, 4346 N. Galloway Avenue, which destroyed the private school and daycare. Thankfully, students and staff practice fire drills each month and everyone...

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Posted on: May 26, 2017

Mesquite employees honored as Real. Texas. Service. Champions

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Mesquite, TX - May 26, 2017 - Mesquite honored four City employees with Real. Texas. Service. Champion awards during the City Council meeting on May 15. Congratulations to Dee Richter, Leah Burger, Donna Richard and Grace Jones. The Real. Texas. Service. ...

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Posted on: May 18, 2017

Mesquite Police Department launches new K-9 Unit

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Mesquite, TX - May 18, 2017 - Two new officers were recently added to the Mesquite Police Department and presented with their badges during the City Council meeting held on May 15. Officers Kozmo and Axel, two highly-trained Dutch/German Shephards, joined...

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Posted on: May 18, 2017

Small Business Administration Information Forum to be held May 23

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Mesquite, TX - May 18, 2017 - The Small Business Administration (SBA) Dallas/Fort Worth District Office will host an information forum in partnership with the Mesquite Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, May 23 from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. The event will be held at ...

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Posted on: May 17, 2017

City of Mesquite and STAR Transit closed on May 29

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Mesquite, TX - May 17, 2017 - All City of Mesquite offices and facilities will be closed on Monday, May 29 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday with the exception of the Mesquite Metro Airport. Trash and recycling will not be collected. Collection wi...Read on...

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Posted on: May 16, 2017

Mesquite Fire Department promotes Spread the Love PB&J donation locations

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Mesquite, TX – May 15, 2017 – With lights, sirens and lots of peanut butter and jelly, the Mesquite Fire Department reminded the public of the Spread the Love donation locations. Today, Mesquite firefighters donated cases of PB&J a...

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Posted on: May 15, 2017

Mesquite offers free mosquito dunks to residents

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Mesquite, TX – May 15, 2017 – Today, the City of Mesquite announced it is offering one free two-pack of mosquito dunks to residents, limit one per household. The mosquito dunks help eliminate mosquito larvae for 30 days. The free dunks...

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Posted on: May 6, 2017

Charitable Solicitors

Citizens are encouraged to be cautious if they choose to donate money to individuals on street intersections soliciting for funds for a certain cause. The City of Mesquite issues a permit to any organization that meets all of the required conditions and M...

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Posted on: May 10, 2017

Prohibited noises and reporting disturbances

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Mesquite, TX - May 10, 2017 - The City of Mesquite considers noise disturbances a quality of life issue and prohibits many loud and unnecessary noises in Section 10-73 of the City’s Code of Ordi...

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Posted on: May 10, 2017

MISD offers free 2017 Summer Food Service Program

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Mesquite, TX - May 10, 2017 - Each year, the Mesquite Independent School District (MISD) requests assistance from local organizations to help promote its free Summer Food Service Program. The City of Mesquite welcomes the opportunity to share this importa...

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Posted on: May 9, 2017

Mesquite video series promotes locally owned businesses

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Mesquite, TX - May 9, 2017 - The City ofMesquite has produced a series of video public service announcements to promote locally owned businesses in Mesquite. These video announcements support the culture that is nurtured by the City for small businesses t...

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Posted on: May 9, 2017

New Permit and Plan Management System Open House

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Mesquite, TX - May 8, 2017 - The City of Mesquite will host an open house to introduce a new online permit and plan management system on Thursday, May 11 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Mesquite Arts Center, 1527 N. Galloway Avenue. 

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Posted on: May 6, 2017

2017 Mesquite Municipal Election Results

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Mesquite, TX - May 6, 2017 - Tonight, the City of Mesquite announced the results of the May 6 Municipal Election. View the results at www.cityofmesquite.com/2017ElectionResults. 

A special City Council meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. on May 17 to ...

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Posted on: May 3, 2017

Video series promotes locally owned businesses in Mesquite

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Mesquite, TX - May 3, 2017 - The City of Mesquite has produced a series of video public service announcements to promote locally owned businesses in Mesquite during National Small Business Week. Approximately 78% of businesses have 10 or less employees, m...Read on...

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Posted on: May 1, 2017

MISD announces major awards

For the second year in a row, West Mesquite High School earned a silver distinction on the U.S. News & World Report's Best High Schools list. West Mesquite placed in the top 10 percent of Texas high schools. Poteet High School, which earned b...

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Posted on: May 1, 2017

Mesquite offers free vehicle decals for Drive Like Your Family Lives Here campaign

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Mesquite, TX – May 1, 2017 – The City of Mesquite is offering the public free vehicle decals to help promote the new traffic safety campaign called Drive Like Your Family Lives Here.

The free vehicle decals are available in English and Spanish at these loc...

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Posted on: April 29, 2017

Cinco de Mayo 2017 has been canceled

Due to the forecast of severe weather, Cinco de Mayo 2017 has been canceled. The event will not be rescheduled. www.CityofMesquite.com/CincodeMayo

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Posted on: April 21, 2017

Drug Take Back Event to be held on April 29

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Mesquite, TX - April 21, 2017 - On Saturday, April 29, the Mesquite Police Department will take part in a nation-wide collaborative effort to allow residents to dispose of unused medication. This program is part of a Drug Enforcement Administration initia...

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Posted on: April 21, 2017

Motley Drive (Gus Thomasson to Town East) reconstruction project

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Mesquite, TX - April 21, 2017 - On Monday, April 24, the contractor for the Motley Drive (Gus Thomasson to Town East) reconstruction project will reroute all traffic on Motley Drive between Town East Boulevard and Gus Thomasson Drive to the northbound lan...

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Posted on: April 19, 2017

Municipal Election early voting begins April 24

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Mesquite, TX - April 19, 2017 - The annual Municipal Election will be held on Saturday, May 6 to elect a Mayor and Councilmembers for Places 1, 2 and 6. Early voting will be conducted in Mesquite at Lakeside Activity Center, 101 Holley Park Drive...

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Posted on: April 14, 2017

Update on Duck Deaths at City Parks

The City of Mesquite has confirmed that more than 50 duck deaths at various Mesquite parks during the past few weeks is being caused by a duck virus also known as Duck Enteritis Virus or commonly referred to as a “duck plague.” The pub...

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Posted on: April 13, 2017

Mosquito Spraying Begins Tonight

Three of our mosquito traps tested positive for West Nile virus. Those traps were located at 1515 N. Galloway at City of Mesquite Municipal Center, 1010 Barnes Bridge at Mesquite Fire Station #6 and 816 Rodeo Center Blvd at Mesquite Fire Station Station #...

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Posted on: April 12, 2017

City of Mesquite honors public safety dispatchers

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Mesquite, TX - April 12, 2017 - This week, the City of Mesquite honored its public safety dispatchers during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, celebrated annually the second week of April. These men and women are the unseen heroes of emergenc...

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Posted on: April 12, 2017

Annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast to be held on May 4

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Mesquite, TX - April 12, 2017 - The City of Mesquite and the Mesquite Ministerial Alliance will host the 14th Annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, May 4, from 7 - 8 a.m. at Family Cathedral, 790 Windbell Circle. This free event offers the Mesquite...

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Posted on: April 10, 2017

Mesquite announces Drive Like Your Family Lives Here campaign

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Mesquite, TX – April 10, 2017 – The City of Mesquite has announced a new public education campaign called Drive Like Your Family Lives Here to address traffic safety issues in its community. For details on the campaign, visit www.Drive...

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Posted on: April 7, 2017

New environmental code brochure provides guidance on property maintenance

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Mesquite, TX - April 7, 2017 - A new educational brochure has been developed to provide information about common environmental code violations and City procedures. The brochure entitled, “A Quality Neighborhood Starts with You – A Resi...

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Posted on: April 7, 2017

Mesquite seeks public’s help to protect wildlife at all City parks

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Mesquite, TX - April 7, 2017 - The City of Mesquite is asking for the public’s assistance to help protect the wildlife at all its parks. If anyone should witness animal abuse at any City park, please call 911 immediately and a Mesquite Police Of...

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Posted on: March 31, 2017

City Council seeks public input on historic downtown plans

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Mesquite, TX - March 31, 2017 - The City of Mesquite is seeking the public’s input on historic downtown Mesquite as it develops plans for the area. The survey seeks the public’s input on a variety of downtown topics, including business...

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Posted on: March 31, 2017

Housing and Community Services to close at noon on April 7

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Mesquite, TX - March 31, 2017 - The Housing and Community Services building, located at 1616 N. Galloway Avenue, will close at noon on Friday, April 7 for a staff development workshop. The department will resume regular business hours on Monday, April 10....

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Posted on: March 31, 2017

The Marketplace in Mesquite returns on April 8

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Mesquite, TX - March 31, 2017 - The Marketplace in Mesquite returns on Saturday, April 8 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. in Mesquite’s historic downtown square, 150 W. Main Street. The farmer's market takes place every second and fourth Saturday, ...

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Posted on: March 31, 2017

New fire engine placed into service with traditional “push-in” ceremony

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Mesquite, TX - March 31, 2017 - On March 28, firefighters at Fire Station #5 placed a new fire engine into service with a traditional “push-in” ceremony. The housing ceremony is a proud tradition in the history of fire service in which...

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Posted on: March 28, 2017

Opal Lawrence Barn gets a spring facelift

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Mesquite, TX - March 28, 2017 - The 1886 S.D. Lawrence barn at Opal Lawrence Historical Park is all bright again, thanks to a generous donation of paint from community partner, Benjamin Moore & Co.  The barn, which is a large, two-st...

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Posted on: March 22, 2017

Statement from the City Manager on the Mesquite Animal Shelter

On behalf of the entire City of Mesquite, I wish to share my empathy for those who have showed great compassion on the news that our Mesquite Animal Shelter experienced the death of a dog in our care over the weekend. In addition to my role as the City Ma...

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Posted on: March 20, 2017

Mesquite Town Hall Tuesday on traffic safety to be held on March 28

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Mesquite, TX – March 20, 2017 - The City of Mesquite will host its next Town Hall Tuesday from 7 – 8 p.m. on March 28 at Mesquite City Hall, 757 N. Galloway Avenue. The Police Department will share a variety of traffic safety initiatives being implemented...

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Posted on: March 17, 2017

Mesquite announces PB&J Madness promotions for Spread the Love campaign

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Mesquite, TX – March 17, 2017 – Beginning today, the public can donate a jar of peanut butter or jelly and take a selfie of their donation to enter two random drawings for Dallas Mavericks tickets and prizes courtesy of player Wesley M...

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Posted on: March 17, 2017

Mesquite’s 2017 Warrant Roundup results in largest warrant docket since 2015

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Mesquite, TX – March 17, 2017 – On March 3, the Mesquite Municipal Court held its largest warrant docket since implementing the docket program in 2015 due to increased activity from the Great Texas Warrant Roundup. The 2017 Mesquite Wa...

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Posted on: March 15, 2017

Mesquite accepting applications for new VolunTEEN program

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Mesquite, TX – March 15, 2017 – The City of Mesquite is accepting applications for its new VolunTEEN program, which offers teens ages 14 – 17 community involvement while earning volunteer service credits. Applications for the...

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Posted on: March 13, 2017

Breakfast with the Bunny gears up for fun

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Mesquite, TX – March 10, 2016 – Breakfast with the Bunny presented by Panera Bread and Dallas Regional Medical Center is gearing up for an exciting time on Saturday, April 8 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Evans Recreation Center, 1116 Hillc...

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Posted on: March 7, 2017

Understanding outdoor warning systems

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Mesquite, TX - March 7, 2017 - The City of Mesquite has an extensive outdoor warning system (OSW) comprised of 25 sirens strategically located throughout the city. These sirens are designed to alert citizens, who are outdoors, to an eminent threat in the ...

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Posted on: March 7, 2017

Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. will build South Central Distribution and Fulfillment Center

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Mesquite, TX – March 6, 2017 – Today, the City of Mesquite announced Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. will invest $65 million into a 358-acre tract of land in the eastern portion of Mesquite for a new 850,000 square-foot south central...

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Posted on: March 3, 2017

Registration is open for 60th annual Mesquite Rodeo Parade

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Mesquite, TX - March 3, 2017 - The 60th annual Mesquite Rodeo Parade will be held on April 1 beginning at 10 a.m. The parade will follow its traditional route starting on Belt Line Road at Newsom Road and proceed through downtown Mesquite, ending on S. Ga...

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Posted on: March 3, 2017

Public reception to be held for Atlanta Falcons' and Horn High School graduate Taylor Gabriel

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Mesquite, TX - March 3, 2017 - A public reception will be held at 6:30 p.m. on March 6 in the Mesquite City Hall lobby, 757 N. Galloway Avenue, in honor of Atlanta Falcons' wide receiver Taylor Gabriel. Mr. Gabriel is a 2009 graduate of Horn High...

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Posted on: February 28, 2017

Mesquite Elks Lodge awards Police Officer, Firefighter and Citizen of the Year

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Mesquite, TX – February 28, 2017 – On February 27, the Mesquite Elks Lodge #2404 presented their annual awards at the City Dignitary Awards Banquet. The lodge named Mesquite Police Officer Dennis Arnold, Jr. as Police Officer of the Ye...

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Posted on: February 28, 2017

Reconstruction of Gus Thomasson Road scheduled to begin March 1

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Mesquite, TX - February 28 - The reconstruction of Gus Thomasson Road from Karla Drive to Moon Drive/Whitson Way is scheduled to begin on March 1. This project includes the reconstruction of the roadway into a four-lane divided thoroughfare, lighting and ...

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Posted on: February 28, 2017

Mesquite Metro Airport ranked in top 25 percent busiest airports with FAA Contract Towers

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Mesquite, TX - February 28 - The Mesquite Metro Airport was recently ranked in the top 25 percent of the busiest airports with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Contract Towers in America. The public use airport averages 217 take-offs and landings per...

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Posted on: February 22, 2017

Mesquite to participate in 2017 Warrant Roundup

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Mesquite, TX – February 22, 2017 – The Mesquite Police Department and Mesquite City Marshals will join more than 300 agencies across Texas by participating in the 2017 State of Texas Warrant Roundup. The roundup begins on Saturday, Feb...

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Posted on: February 22, 2017

Mesquite Public Library earns 2016 Achievement of Library Excellence Award

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Mesquite, TX – February 21, 2017 – On February 20, the Mesquite City Council presented Library Director Virginia Mundt with a 2016 Achievement of Library Excellence Award by the Texas Municipal Library Directors Association. Of the 548...

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Posted on: February 22, 2017

Registration for Guts and Glory Obstacle Fun Run is open

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Mesquite, TX – February 22, 2017 – The inaugural Guts and Glory Obstacle Fun Run will be held on Saturday, March 25 at 9 a.m. at Travis Williams Athletic Complex, 1005 New Market Road. 

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Posted on: February 15, 2017

Union Pacific reminds drivers and pedestrians to always expect a train

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Mesquite, TX - February 15, 2017 - Union Pacific (UP) Railroad reminds drivers and pedestrians to take caution at all railroad crossings and always expect a train. According to UP, the average train travels 41 feet in the blink of an eye. Remember to stop...

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Posted on: February 15, 2017

Union Pacific reminds drivers and pedestrians to always expect a train

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Mesquite, TX - February 15, 2017 - Union Pacific (UP) Railroad reminds drivers and pedestrians to take caution at all railroad crossings and always expect a train. According to UP, the average train travels 41 feet in the blink of an eye. Remember to stop...

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Posted on: February 8, 2017

Mother Son Dance tickets are on sale

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Mesquite, TX – February 8, 2017 – The Mother Son Dance, sponsored by the Hampton Inn and Suites and Dallas Regional Medical Center, is scheduled for Friday, March 3 from 7 - 9 p.m. The dance is open to all ages and will be held at the ...

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Posted on: February 8, 2017

Mesquite Fire Department presents employees with meritorious awards

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Mesquite, TX – February 7, 2017 – Each year, the Mesquite Fire Department honors its employees through a presentation of awards for superior public service to the Mesquite community. On February 6, the department honored 25 individuals...

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Posted on: February 7, 2017

Airbag Recall: North Texas

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Mesquite, TX - February 7, 2017 - Under the oversight of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 19 automakers are recalling vehicles with certain types of driver and passenger airbag inflators. These inflators are at risk of rupturing...

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Posted on: February 7, 2017

Mesquite Library Services to be temporarily interupted by software upgrade

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Mesquite, TX - February 7, 2017 - The Mesquite Public Library will be upgrading its computer software system on Thursday, February 9 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. During these hours, library users at both the Main and North Branch Libraries will be unable to check...

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Posted on: February 7, 2017

Mesquite Animal Services offers half-price adoption special

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Mesquite, TX - February 7, 2017 - Add a lot of love to your life with Mesquite Animal Services “Complete your Heart” adoption special. In recognition of National Spay and Neuter Month, half-price adoptions will be offered now through F...

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Posted on: February 2, 2017

Mesquite Police Department graduates five recruits from its academy

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Mesquite, TX – February 2, 2017 – On January 27, the Mesquite Police Department (MPD) graduated five recruits from its Basic Police Officer Course (BPOC) class. Only four percent of the 2,651 law enforcement agencies in Texas have a tr...

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Posted on: February 1, 2017

Mesquite presents city update and annual employee awards

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Mesquite, TX - January 31, 2017 - On January 26, Mesquite Mayor Stan Pickett presented the 2017 City Update at the annual Chamber of Commerce Awards Dinner. The evening also included city employee awards for Police, Fire and General Government. To view th...

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Posted on: February 1, 2017

Opal Lawrence Historical Park presents “Be Mine @ the Park”

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Mesquite, TX - February 1, 2017 - Bring your significant other and the kids for a Valentine’s adventure to remember at Opal Lawrence Historical Park, 711 E. Kearney Street, on Saturday, February 11 for Historic Mesquite, Inc.’s first &...

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Posted on: January 24, 2017

Mesquite to host open house on Code Ambassadors program

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Mesquite, TX – January 24, 2017 – The City of Mesquite will host a Code Ambassadors Open House on Thursday, February 2 at 6:30 p.m. in the Rehearsal Hall at the Mesquite Arts Center, 1527 N. Galloway Avenue. The open house will provide...

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Posted on: January 23, 2017

Mesquite Town Hall Tuesday on solid waste services to be held January 31

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Mesquite, TX - January 23, 2017 - The City of Mesquite will host its next Town Hall Tuesday from 7 – 8p.m. on January 31 at Mesquite City Hall, 757 N. Galloway Avenue. 

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Posted on: January 17, 2017

Mesquite Animal Services offers “New Year, New Addition” adoption special

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Mesquite, TX - January 17, 2017 - Mesquite Animal Services is offering a “New Year, New Addition” adoption special from January 17 – 21. All dogs and cats at the shelter, located at 1650 Gross Road, are available for adoption at half the regular price. Th...

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Posted on: January 17, 2017

Mesquite Public Libraries closed for staff development on January 27

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Mesquite, TX – January 17, 2017 – Both the Mesquite Main Library, located at 300 W. Grubb, and the North Branch Library, located at 2600 Oates, will be closed for staff development on Friday, January 27. Both libraries will resume norm...

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Posted on: January 13, 2017

Social media share icons added to City website for video clips

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Mesquite, TX - January 13, 2017 - Video clips from archived City Council and other public meetings can now be easily shared online through social media icons on the City’s website at www.cityofmesquite.com/WatchCouncilMeetings

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Posted on: January 13, 2017

Mesquite Police Officers begin wearing cowboy hats

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Mesquite, TX – January 13, 2017 – National Hat Day is Sunday, January 15, and in recognition of that celebratory day the Mesquite Police Department announced today the majority of their police officers have begun to wear a cowboy hat a...

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Posted on: January 9, 2017

City offices closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Mesquite, TX - January 9, 2017 - Most City of Mesquite offices will be closed on Monday, January 16 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Trash and recycling will not be collected. Collection will occur on the next scheduled collection day. For a c...

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Posted on: January 9, 2017

Mesquite to host Special Olympics Texas Polar Plunge

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Mesquite, TX - January 9, 2017 - The City of Mesquite is once again supporting Special Olympics Texas by hosting the Polar Plunge. The event will be held on Saturday, January 21 at City Lake Aquatic Center, 200 Parkview Street. 

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Posted on: January 3, 2017

Daddy Daughter Dance tickets on sale Monday, January 3

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Mesquite, TX – December 30, 2016 – The Daddy Daughter Dance, sponsored by the Hampton Inn and Suites, is scheduled for Friday, February 3. Two sessions are available; 6 – 8 p.m. and 8:30 – 10:30 p.m. at the Mesquite...

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Posted on: December 27, 2016

Mesquite offers guidelines for Christmas tree recycling

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Mesquite, TX - December 27, 2016 - Start the new year off right by recycling your real Christmas tree.  Real Christmas trees are biodegradable, which means they can be easily reused or recycled for mulch and other purposes. Please follow these gu...

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Posted on: December 27, 2016

Plan ahead: Don’t drink and drive

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Mesquite, TX - December 27, 2016 - The holidays are known for being merry and bright, but they are also known for being the deadliest season when it comes to drunk driving. Last year, there were 2,374 alcohol-related crashes in Texas, resulting in 102 fat...

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Posted on: December 22, 2016

Mesquite offers holiday message and recap of 2016 community programs

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Mesquite, TX - December 22, 2016 - City Manager Cliff Keheley offers a holiday message on behalf of the City of Mesquite and thanks the Mesquite community for their significant contributions during the year. To watch the holiday message and a recap of man...

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Posted on: December 22, 2016

Mesquite urges citizens to celebrate safely this holiday season

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Mesquite, TX - December 22, 2016 - The City of Mesquite urges citizens to celebrate safely this holiday season. The holidays are a great time to gather with friends and family while enjoying good food and holiday traditions, but for over 11,000 Americans,...

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Posted on: December 21, 2016

STAR Transit announces limited schedule for the holidays

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Mesquite, TX - December 21, 2016 - STAR Transit announces limited schedule for the holidays.

  • STAR Transit’s offices will be closed on Friday, December 23; Monday, December 26; and Monday, January 2. This includes On Demand Service and the Kaufman...
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Posted on: December 21, 2016

Mesquite to launch new Housing Division Homelessness Program

Mesquite, TX – December 21, 2016 – The Mesquite City Council has approved revisions to the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program to create a new Homelessness Program. The revisions strengthen the current rental assistance program. They ...

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Posted on: December 20, 2016

Mesquite City Council approves police lateral transfer program

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Mesquite, TX – December 20, 2016 – The Mesquite City Council approved the addition of a lateral transfer program to the Mesquite Police Department at last night’s City Council meeting. The program is intended to help recruit ...

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Posted on: December 20, 2016

Mesquite employees honored as Real. Texas. Service. Champions

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Mesquite, TX – December 20, 2016 – Mesquite honored four City employees with Real. Texas. Service. Champion awards during the City Council meeting on December 19. The Real. Texas. Service. Champions program celebrates employees who pro...

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Posted on: December 16, 2016

City offices closed for Christmas and New Year holidays

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Many City of Mesquite offices and facilities will be closed December 24, 26 and 31 plus January 2 in observance of the Christmas and New Year holidays. For a complete list of closures and service impacts, please visit www.cityofmesquite.com/Holidays. For ...

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Posted on: December 14, 2016

Four cities unite to request water rate relief

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Mesquite, TX - December 14, 2016 - The Mayors of Garland, Mesquite, Plano and Richardson, in an unprecedented move, today announced that their cities are asking the Public Utility Commission (PUC) to conduct a review of their water rates with the...

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Posted on: December 13, 2016

Mesquite to host free Gift of Reading event on December 21 and 22

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Mesquite, TX – December 13, 2016 – The City of Mesquite invites the community to attend The Gift of Reading event featuring special guest readers at the Mesquite Main Library, 300 W. Grubb Drive, on December 21 and 22 from 3 - 5 p.m. T...

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Posted on: December 9, 2016

RASP Winter Camps offered during Christmas break

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Mesquite, TX - December 9, 2016 - All day Recreation After School Programs (RASP) will be offered during the Christmas break. Session 1 of Winter Camp is Monday - Friday, December 19 - 23 from 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Session 2 is Monday - Friday, December 26 -...

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Posted on: December 9, 2016

MPD reminds residents to use Safe Exchange Zone

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Mesquite, TX - December 9, 2016 - The Mesquite Police Department (MPD) encourages residents to use the Safe Exchange Zone for face-to-face internet sales transactions this holiday season, and avoid any transaction if a buyer or seller refuses to meet ther...

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Posted on: December 7, 2016

Arctic cold front expected for North Texas

Mesquite, TX - December 7, 2016 - An arctic cold front is expected to move into North Texas tonight bringing frigid temperatures with lows in the 20s for much of the area. Precipitation is not expected at this time for the Mesquite area. However, some ver...

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Posted on: December 7, 2016

Mesquite Fire Department accepting firefighter applications

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Mesquite, TX - December 7, 2016 - The Mesquite Fire Department is accepting applications for the position of firefighter. Applications will be accepted online now through January 27, 2017. Successful applicants will be invited to take a written e...

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Posted on: December 1, 2016

Mesquite’s Christmas in the Park has been rescheduled to December 10 and 11

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Mesquite, TX – December 1, 2016 – Today, the City of Mesquite announced that due to this weekend’s inclement weather forecast, the Christmas in the Park event scheduled for Westlake Park on December 3 and 4 has been rescheduled to December 10 and 11. The ...Read on...

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Posted on: November 29, 2016

City of Mesquite employees donate nearly $36,000 to local charities

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Mesquite, TX - November 29, 2016 - Recently, City of Mesquite employees donated nearly $36,000 to 14 local charities including Mesquite Social Services and Sharing Life Community Outreach. The donations were made during the Real. Texas. Giving. Campaign w...

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Posted on: November 29, 2016

Mesquite’s Christmas in the Park offers food trucks and Santa Cop support

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Mesquite, TX – November 29, 2016 - Mesquite celebrates 30 years of Christmas in the Park with a variety of new options including food truck refreshments to appeal to all tastes. Options will include La Rosita made-to-order Mexican food, Samson&a...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Mesquite Police Department offers holiday driving safety tips

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Mesquite, TX - November 22, 2016 - Thanksgiving week is one of the busiest travel holidays of the year. Driving Under the Influence (DUI) arrests are also at their highest between Thanksgiving and the end of New Year’s weekend. The Mesquite Poli...

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Posted on: November 21, 2016

City offices and STAR Transit closed for Thanksgiving holiday

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Mesquite, TX - November 21, 2016 - Most City of Mesquite offices and facilities will be closed on November 24 and 25 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Recycling will not be collected on November 24 or 25. Trash will not be collected on November 2...

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Posted on: November 21, 2016

Mesquite offers alternate travel routes to ease holiday traffic congestion

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Mesquite, TX – November 21, 2016 – The City of Mesquite has released maps offering alternate travel routes to local retail centers, entertainment venues and restaurants during the holiday season. Alternate routes give the public more o...

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Posted on: November 21, 2016

Mesquite’s Christmas in the Park returns with family favorites

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Mesquite, TX – November 21, 2016 – While many new activities have been added to Mesquite’s 30th anniversary of Christmas in the Park, many family favorites will remain a big part of the event.

Free returning favorites include:...

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Posted on: November 16, 2016

Mesquite Municipal Court announces Court Clerk of the Year

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Mesquite, TX – November 16, 2016 – The Mesquite Municipal Court recently presented the 2016 Court Clerk of the Year award to Joanna Davila. Ms. Davila has served the Mesquite community as a municipal court clerk for three years. She was selected for the a...Read on...

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Posted on: November 16, 2016

Mesquite youth place first in NFL Punt Pass & Kick sectional competition

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Mesquite, TX – November 16, 2016 – Mesquite Parks and Recreation hosted the NFL Punt, Pass & Kick sectional competition on Wednesday, October 12 at Handy Stadium. More than 115 Mesquite Independent School District students participated in the sectiona...Read on...

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Posted on: November 16, 2016

Mesquite’s Christmas in the Park offers new activities and entertainment

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Mesquite, TX – November 14, 2016 – Mesquite celebrates 30 years of Christmas in the Park on December 3 and 4 with new activities and entertainment including the debut of the “Here Comes Christmas” parade. The parade will feature eight floats winding their...Read on...

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Posted on: November 14, 2016

City of Mesquite seeks citizen input with online survey

Mesquite, TX – November 14, 2016 – Today, the City of Mesquite announced a new online survey available for citizens to take and provide their input on City services. The survey is available at www.cityofmesquite.com/2016Survey.

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Posted on: November 10, 2016

City of Mesquite Town Hall Tuesday set for November 15

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Mesquite, TX – November 10, 2016 – The City of Mesquite will host its next Town Hall Tuesday at 6 p.m., on November 15 at Mesquite City Hall, 757 N. Galloway Avenue.

The free event will feature the new “City Hall 101” from 6 - 7 p.m. This will offer c...Read on...

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Posted on: November 8, 2016

Mesquite Cares program continues with great success

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Mesquite, TX – November 8, 2016 – The City of Mesquite’s new #MesquiteCares initiative has been launched with a successful start in helping to build a stronger Mesquite community. Last night, the City Council hosted a Salute to Service ceremony to recogni...Read on...

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Posted on: November 8, 2016

Mesquite Recycles Day is November 12

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Mesquite, TX - November 8, 2016 – Keep Mesquite Beautiful and the City of Mesquite will host their semi-annual Recycles Day event for residents on Saturday, November 12 from 8 a.m. - noon. This drive-through event will be held in the front parking lot of...Read on...

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Posted on: November 8, 2016

STAR Transit celebrates Rider Appreciation Week, November 14 - 18

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Terrell, TX - November 8, 2016 - STAR Transit will celebrate Rider Appreciation Week from November 14 - 18.

“To thank our riders we are hosting a weeklong celebration with plenty of perks. The riders are the inspiration that keep us going and make us...Read on...

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Posted on: November 7, 2016

Mesquite celebrates 30 years of Christmas in the Park

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Mesquite, TX – November 7, 2016 – The City of Mesquite is celebrating the 30th anniversary of Christmas in the Park with new activities and the “Here Comes Christmas” parade. To better accommodate family schedules, event days and times have been changed t...Read on...

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Posted on: November 3, 2016

Mesquite Chamber Business After Hours to host toy and food drive

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Mesquite, TX - November 3, 2016 - Mesquite Chamber Business After Hours will host a toy and food drive for the Mesquite community on Tuesday, November 15. The event will be held at Windsor Florist and Gifts, 201 W. Main Street, from 5:30 - 7 p.m.

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Posted on: October 28, 2016

Mesquite Police Department offers Halloween Safety Tips

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Mesquite, TX - October 28, 2016 - The Mesquite Police Department wishes everyone a happy Halloween and offers the following safety tips if trick-or-treating.

• Wear highly visible clothing which can be detectable during night time hours or use reflect...Read on...

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Posted on: October 25, 2016

Mesquite community to recognize public safety professionals on November 6

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Mesquite, TX – October 25, 2016 – In an effort to recognize all of its public safety professionals, the City of Mesquite will host the “Real. Texas. Heroes.” event on Sunday, November 6 at 3 p.m. in front of the Mesquite Police Department, 777 North Gallo...Read on...

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Posted on: October 24, 2016

City implements necessary water utility rate increase

City of Mesquite water utility customers will notice an increase in their utility bills beginning the fall of 2016. On October 1, City water and sewer rates increased by eight percent to cover costs charged by the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTM...Read on...

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Posted on: October 21, 2016

Mesquite Mayor’s Bi-Monthly Prayer Breakfast will be November 3

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Mesquite, TX – October 21, 2016 – Today, the City of Mesquite announced Mayor Stan Pickett’s Bi-Monthly Prayer Breakfast will feature Shiloh Terrace Baptist Church Minister of Missions David Balyeat. The free breakfast, sponsored by Whataburger, will be h...Read on...

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Posted on: October 18, 2016

City of Mesquite expands government transparency platform

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Mesquite, TX – October 18, 2016 – The City of Mesquite has expanded the financial information available to the public through its online transparency portal. The two new components include the budget compared to actual activity of expenditures and revenue...Read on...

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Posted on: October 17, 2016

City of Mesquite will honor 2016 Paralympic Games athletes tonight

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Mesquite, TX – October 17, 2016 – Today at 7 p.m., the City of Mesquite will recognize two Mesquite athletes who competed in the 2016 Paralympic Games held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The presentation will be held at Mesquite City Hall, 757 N. Galloway Ave...Read on...

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Posted on: October 14, 2016

Mesquite participates in National Take-Back Initiative

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Mesquite, TX - October 14, 2016 - On Saturday, October 22, the Mesquite Police Department (MPD) will take part in a nationwide effort to allow residents to dispose of potentially dangerous controlled substances from their medicine cabinets. This program i...Read on...

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Posted on: October 13, 2016

Mesquite goes pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Mesquite, TX - October 13, 2016 - October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month which is an annual campaign to expand education and raise awareness for breast cancer screenings. In response, Mesquite has gone pink to help bring further attention to the disease...Read on...

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Posted on: October 12, 2016

Mesquite ISD Board recognizes Goodbar Adults 50+ reading initiative support

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Mesquite, TX - October 12, 2016 - On October 10, participants of Goodbar Adults 50+ program were recognized by the Mesquite Independent School District (MISD) Board for their support of the district’s #ReadPlayTalk Early Reading Intiative. Active adults f...Read on...

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Posted on: October 11, 2016

2016 BB&T Amazing Technicolor 5K to be held on October 22

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Mesquite, TX - October 11, 2016 - The Mesquite ISD Education Foundation is gearing up for the 4th annual BB&T Amazing Technicolor 5K. Back by popular demand, the AT5K will be held on October 22 at the Mesquite Convention Center.

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Posted on: October 7, 2016

HMI to host Barn Bash and Treasures Barn Sale

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Join Historic Mesquite, Inc. (HMI) for a weekend of fun and shopping October 13 - 14. HMI will host a Barn Bash and Treasures Barn Sale preview party on Thursday, October 13. Enjoy shopping, silent and live auctions, refreshments and entertainment from 6 ...Read on...

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Posted on: October 7, 2016

Shop the Friends of the Mesquite Library Book Sale

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Come browse and find a bargain at the Friends of the Mesquite Library Book Sale at the Mesquite Main Library, 300 W. Grubb Drive. The event is open to the public October 21 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., and October 22 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. A Preview Sale, open to ...Read on...

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Posted on: October 7, 2016

Keep Mesquite Beautiful to host Recycling Fashion Show

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Walk the runway and show your style! Keep Mesquite Beautiful, Inc. (KMB) will host its 8th annual Recycling Fashion Show on Saturday, October 15 at 2 p.m. in Dillard’s Court at Town East Mall. The event is intended to educate the public about recycling i...Read on...

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Posted on: October 3, 2016

TxDOT to open I-635 TEXpress Lanes

Mesquite, TX - October 3, 2016 - The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is transitioning the HOV lanes on I-635 from Greenville Avenue to I-30 to HOV/Express Lanes, a form of TEXpress Lanes. The lanes are part of a regional congestion relief strat...Read on...

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Posted on: October 3, 2016

Mesquite receives Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

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Mesquite, TX - October 3, 2016 - The City of Mesquite has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual ...Read on...

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Posted on: September 29, 2016

Mesquite to host National Night Out events on October 4

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Mesquite, TX – September 29, 2016 – The City of Mesquite will host a variety of activities in neighborhoods on October 4 in recognition of National Night Out. For the most current schedule, visit www.cityofmesquite.com/NNO.

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Posted on: September 23, 2016

Mesquite ISD’s School Bus Stop Arm Enforcement Program Goes Live

Last month, the City of Mesquite began a partnership with the Mesquite Independent School District (MISD) in their efforts to utilize the latest equipment and technology to detect motorists making illegal passes around stopped school buses. The school bus...Read on...

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Posted on: September 22, 2016

Mesquite offers Sounds in the Square concert series

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Mesquite, TX - September 22 - Sounds in the Square, a new concert series, will be held in Mesquite’s Heritage Square, 120 W. Main Street, during the months of September, October and November. The concerts will be held from 4 – 5:30 p.m. on the same Saturd...Read on...

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Posted on: September 19, 2016

Mesquite Police Santa Cop Toy Parade

Mesquite, TX - August 29, 2016 - The Crossroad Riders of Mesquite, Texas, a chapter of the Christian Motorcyclist Association, announce the 19th Annual Santa Cop Toy Parade benefitting the Mesquite Police Department and Mesquite Police Association’s Santa...Read on...

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Posted on: September 17, 2016

Water leak near Cartwright Road and Paula Lane

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Here is an update on last night's water leak near Cartwright Road and Paula Lane. The first leak was repaired overnight by City employees. However, as water was being turned on a new leak developed to the east. No residents are without water service. The ...Read on...

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Posted on: September 16, 2016

Mesquite High School student competes at First Tee Open at Pebble Beach

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Mesquite, TX - September 16, 2016 - This week, Mesquite High School student Annaliesia Salazar competes at the Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach. Miss Salazar is one of only 81 junior golfers from across the country invited to play in the 54-ho...Read on...

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Posted on: September 16, 2016

Mesquite’s Leash Free Zone competes for prize funds

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Mesquite, TX – September 15, 2016 - Beneful brand dog food, in cooperation with Wal-Mart, is sponsoring a contest for communities with dog parks. Mesquite’s Leash Free Zone is one out of seven dog parks throughout the country with a chance to win a prize ...Read on...

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Posted on: September 15, 2016

North Texas Municipal Water District Joins National Imagine a Day Without Water Campaign

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September 15, 2016 – Today, North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) joins elected officials, drinking water and wastewater providers, community leaders, policy experts, advocacy organizations, and i...Read on...

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Posted on: September 12, 2016

Mesquite City Secretary receives 2016 Yellow Rose Clerk of the Year award

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Mesquite, TX – September 12, 2016 – The Yellow Rose Chapter of the Texas Municipal Clerks Association, Inc. (TMCA) recently presented Mesquite City Secretary Sonja Land with the 2016 Yellow Rose Clerk of the Year award. This award recognizes Texas city cl...Read on...

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Posted on: September 12, 2016

September is National Senior Center Month

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Mesquite, TX – September 12, 2016 - This September, the City of Mesquite and the National Institute of Senior Centers (NISC) are celebrating the many ways to "Find Balance at Your Center" as part of National Senior Center Month 2016.

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Posted on: September 8, 2016

Mesquite Fire Department announces rank promotions

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Mesquite, TX - September 8, 2016 - Fire Chief Mark Kerby and the Mesquite Fire Department are proud to announce three recent promotions in rank. Lieutenant Travis Greenman promoted to the rank of Captain, Driver-Engineer Israel Guy promoted to Lieutenant...Read on...

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Posted on: August 12, 2016

“Back the Blue, Bring a Book” drive produces over 700 donations

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The Mesquite community donated over 700 books to the “Back the Blue, Bring a Book” drive held on August 9. The one-day event was an extension of the "Books & Badges" program launched this summer by Mesquite Police Resource Officers who read ...Read on...

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Posted on: September 8, 2016

City of Mesquite supports MISD Football

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Are you ready for "Friday Night Lights?"

Great football won't be the only thing you see on the field this season. Mesquite Independent School District (MISD) football players will be wearing first responder stickers on their helmets in suppo...Read on...

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Posted on: September 7, 2016

Mesquite City Council approves second list of streets to be repaired with bond funds

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Mesquite, TX – September 7, 2016 – The Mesquite City Council has finalized the second list of residential streets repairs to be funded by the $125 million bond election passed by voters in November 2015. These repairs will be made in the next fiscal year,...Read on...

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Posted on: September 7, 2016

Mesquite honors employees as Real. Texas. Service. Champions

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Mesquite, TX – September 7, 2016 – Mesquite honored nine City employees with Real. Texas. Service. Champion awards during the City Council meeting on September 6. The Real. Texas. Service. Champions program celebrates employees who provide exemplary custo...Read on...

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Posted on: September 7, 2016

Mesquite will host Town Hall Tuesday on September 13

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Mesquite, TX – September 6, 2016 – The City of Mesquite will host its next Town Hall Tuesday on September 13, from 7 - 8 p.m. at Mesquite City Hall, 757 N. Galloway Avenue. The event is free and open to the public. The topic will be Community Policing and...Read on...

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Posted on: September 6, 2016

Mesquite recognizes 15th anniversary of 9/11 with new Mesquite Freedom Park

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Mesquite, TX – September 6, 2016 – On Sunday, September 11, the City of Mesquite will host a public dedication ceremony at 3 p.m., for the new Mesquite Freedom Park which features a beam from the Twin Towers destroyed on 9/11. The event will be held on th...Read on...

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Posted on: September 1, 2016

Perot Museum TECH Truck to visit the Mesquite Main Library

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The Perot Museum TECH Truck is bringing discovery directly to the Mesquite Main Library, 300 W. Grubb Drive, from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 14. The TECH Truck engages youth in hands-on science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM)...Read on...

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Posted on: September 1, 2016

September is National Preparedness Month

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Mesquite, TX - September 1, 2016 - September is National Preparedness Month and serves as a reminder to take action now to prepare for emergencies before they occur. There are many hazards that present a threat where we live, work and visit. The City of M...Read on...

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Posted on: August 31, 2016

Mesquite Main Library offers Reading Buddies program

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Mesquite, TX - August 31 - The Mesquite Main Library offers the Reading Buddies program every Tuesday from 4:30 – 5 p.m. at the Main Library, 300 W. Grubb Drive. The program partners children, preschool through second grade, with a teenage or adult volunt...Read on...

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Posted on: August 30, 2016

Mesquite Freedom Park dedication planned for September 11

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Mesquite, TX – August 30, 2016 – The City of Mesquite will host a free public dedication ceremony at 3 p.m., Sunday, September 11 for Mesquite Freedom Park which features a beam from the Twin Towers destroyed on 9/11. The event will be held on the North L...Read on...

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Posted on: August 29, 2016

Mesquite announces new mobile app

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Mesquite, TX – August 29, 2016 – Today, the City of Mesquite announced its new mobile app for smart devices. The name of the free app is MesquiteTX.

Mesquite Mayor Stan Pickett said, “This is a new way our citizens can stay engaged with the City of Mes...Read on...

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Posted on: August 29, 2016

City of Mesquite offices closed on September 5

Mesquite, TX - August 29, 2016 - City of Mesquite offices and facilities will be closed on Monday, September 5, in observance of Labor Day. However, the Mesquite Metro Airport will be open. To view a complete list of City services impacted, visit www.city...Read on...

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Posted on: August 29, 2016

STAR Transit closed for Labor Day

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Terrell, TX - August 29, 2016 - STAR Transit announces that it will be closed Monday, September 5th in observance of Labor Day.

• STAR Transit will be closed Monday, September 5th and will reopen Tuesday at 8:00 am
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Posted on: August 23, 2016

Mesquite Animal Shelter announces new operating hours

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Mesquite, TX – August 23, 2016 – Beginning, Wednesday, August 24 the Mesquite Animal Shelter, located at 1650 Gross Road, will begin new operating hours. The new hours of operation will be Monday – Friday (except Wednesdays) 11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and Saturd...Read on...

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Posted on: August 23, 2016

Mesquite Mayor’s Bi-Monthly Prayer Breakfast features 9/11 survivor

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Mesquite, TX – August 23, 2016 – Today, the City of Mesquite announced Mayor Stan Pickett’s Bi-Monthly Prayer Breakfast will feature 9/11 survivor and former United States Secret Service agent Ms. Samantha Horwitz. The free breakfast will be held at 7:30 ...Read on...

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Posted on: August 18, 2016

Back to school safety tips for drivers

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Mesquite, TX – August 18, 2016 – On August 22, the Mesquite Independent School District will be back in session. The City of Mesquite reminds drivers to be extra cautious as school zones become active again and be aware of school bus safety. Help make it ...Read on...

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Posted on: August 12, 2016

Mesquite announces its Lifeguard of the Year recipients

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Mesquite, TX – August 12, 2016 - The City of Mesquite has announced its Lifeguards of the Year. Recipients are: Chase Harmon of Town East Pool, a junior at Poteet High School; Dylan Pfannenstiel of Vanston Pool, a senior at John Horn High School; and Rand...Read on...

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Posted on: August 11, 2016

Mesquite receives Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award

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Mesquite, TX – August 11, 2016 – The City of Mesquite has earned the 2016 Annual Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award from the National Procurement Institute. The city is one of only 28 agencies in Texas and one of only 72 cities in the United S...Read on...

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Posted on: August 9, 2016

Marlins Swim Team recognized at City Council meeting

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Mesquite, TX – August 9, 2016 – Mayor Pickett recognized four members of the Mesquite Marlins Swim Team; Jack Nolan, Noah Stucky, Nicholas Cordero and Gabriel Cordero at the August 1 City Council meeting. These swimmers won medals in their respective even...Read on...

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Posted on: August 8, 2016

Mesquite offers reduced fee back-to-school immunizations and extended hours

Mesquite, TX – August 8, 2016 – The Mesquite Public Health Clinic (MPHC) will offer reduced fee immunizations and extended hours of operation from August 15 – 26 to help meet the need for back-to-school immunizations. Vaccinations will be administered at ...Read on...

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Posted on: August 5, 2016

Mesquite supports new safety program for students on school buses

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Mesquite, TX - August 5, 2016 - There is an average of six school bus violations each day for every 10 buses on the road in Texas. Nationally, more than 400 children have been killed by drivers passing a stopped school bus during the past four decades acc...Read on...

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Posted on: August 4, 2016

DCHHS reports the 15th and 16th human cases of West Nile virus

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DALLAS (August 3, 2016) – Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) has confirmed a 15th and 16th human case of West Nile infection in Dallas County for the 2016 season. The 15th patient is a resident of the 75062 zip code of Irving. The 16th patien...Read on...

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Posted on: August 2, 2016

Historic Mesquite, Inc. to host Barn Sale Bash

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Historic Mesquite, Inc. (HMI) is gearing up for its 5th annual Treasures Barn Sale with added features to celebrate the organization’s 20th anniversary.

“We’re going to spice things up a bit this year,” said Janice Houston, chairwoman. “First, we’re g...Read on...

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Posted on: August 1, 2016

Mesquite authorizes development incentive agreement with United Parcel Service

Mesquite, TX – August 1, 2016 – Tonight, the Mesquite City Council authorized a development incentive agreement with United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) for the expansion and modernization of the company’s facility at 4200 Samuell Blvd, Mesquite. The agreem...Read on...

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Posted on: August 1, 2016

Mesquite Police Department celebrates inaugural summer camp for kids

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Mesquite, TX – August 1, 2016 – Tonight, some of the 18 elementary school students who participated in the Mesquite Police Department’s inaugural summer camp will lead the Pledge of Allegiance at the 7 p.m. City Council Regular Meeting.

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Posted on: August 1, 2016

Mesquite Utility Billing Office to close temporarily August 12 - 14

Mesquite, TX – August 1, 2016 – The City of Mesquite Utility Billing Office will close at 1 p.m. on August 12 and reopen at 8 a.m. on August 15 due to routine maintenance of the financial software system. Utility online and phone payment systems will als...Read on...

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Posted on: July 29, 2016

Mesquite Police Department accepting 2016 Citizens Police Academy applications

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Mesquite, TX - July 29, 2016 - Applications are now being accepted for the 2016 Mesquite Police Department Citizens Police Academy. The academy is a twelve-week program which provides residents the opportunity to learn about the Mesquite Police Department...Read on...

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Posted on: July 29, 2016

Mesquite Police Department announces “Back the Blue, Bring a Book”

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Mesquite, TX – July 29, 2016 – Today, the Mesquite Police Department announced their support of local reading initiatives for youth by asking the community to donate new or used children’s books through the “Back the Blue, Bring a Book” campaign.

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Posted on: July 26, 2016

Mesquite Police Department warns against phone scammers

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Mesquite, TX – July 26, 2016 – Phone scammers target millions of Americans every year and many people fall victim out of fear as they are threatened with arrest warrants. One of the most common phone scams is known as the IRS scam. These scammers claim to...Read on...

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Posted on: July 25, 2016

DCHHS to hold informational meeting on Zika virus

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Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) will hold a public meeting on the Zika Virus, at 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 30, at the Lochwood Library Black Box Theater, 11221 Lochwood Blvd. in Dallas. Information about the Zika virus and ways to protect y...Read on...

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Posted on: July 25, 2016

Addressing Mesquite Day deadlines extended

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This year's Addressing Mesquite Day (AMD) will be held on October 8. Now is your chance to request assistance or help someone in need in our community. Work on AMD includes tree trimming, painting, constructing handicap-accessible ramps, debris removal an...Read on...

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Posted on: July 22, 2016

Mesquite’s Finance Department helps Spread the Love

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Mesquite, TX – July 22, 2016 – Today, the City of Mesquite’s “Spread the Love” peanut butter and jelly campaign received a large donation from the City’s Finance Department. Director of Finance Debbie Mol encouraged staff members to donate jars of peanut ...Read on...

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Posted on: July 21, 2016

Mesquite announces changes to online data of police and fire response calls

Mesquite, TX – July 21, 2016 – The City of Mesquite announced they are placing safety above statistics when it comes to information transparency and protecting its first responders.

In light of recent events in Dallas and other communities in this co...Read on...

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Posted on: July 19, 2016

Mesquite announces results of pay audit for executive level employees

Mesquite, TX – July 18, 2016 – Tonight, the City of Mesquite announced the results of the independent audit conducted on all directors and executive staff members who retired from 1994 - 2016, and received separation pay and benefits.

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Posted on: July 15, 2016

Mesquite to participate in Clear the Shelters adoption day

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Mesquite, TX – July 15, 2016 – The City of Mesquite will once again be participating in the nationwide Clear the Shelters adoption day on Saturday, July 23. The event will be held at the Mesquite Animal Shelter, 2650 Gross Road, from noon – 5 p.m. Adoptio...Read on...

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Posted on: July 15, 2016

Mesquite reminds the public to use the four D’s of mosquito protection

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Prevention is the best defense against West Nile and other mosquito-borne viruses. Remember the four D’s when enjoying the outdoors this summer.

• Dusk/dawn are the times of day to stay indoors when infected mosquitoes are the most active.
• Dress i...Read on...

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Posted on: July 14, 2016

Mesquite offers safe play option of new Pokémon Go game

Mesquite, TX – July 14, 2016 – Today, the Mesquite Public Library announced a safe and fun way to play Pokémon Go in Mesquite. On Friday, July 15, at 3 p.m. the Main Library, 300 West Grubb Drive, is a Poké-Stop and will be using a Lure Module to attract ...Read on...

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Posted on: July 8, 2016

Dallas Chapter of the Assist the Officer Foundation

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I am sure many of you are shocked by the tragedy that has struck our neighbors and fellow public servants in the City of Dallas. The City of Mesquite asks that you continue to pray for the families who lost loved ones and for tho...Read on...

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Posted on: July 8, 2016

Mesquite budget presentation videos are available online

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Mesquite, TX – July 7, 2016 – The proposed 2016-17 budget presentations made to the Mesquite City Council on July 5 by City staff of the Finance Department, Information Technology Department and the Mesquite Metro Airport are now available...Read on...

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Posted on: July 7, 2016

Town Hall Tuesday to be held July 12

Town Hall Tuesday

The next Town Hall Tuesday will be held on July 12 from 7 - 8 p.m. at Mesquite City Hall, 757 N. Galloway Avenue. The topic will be the budget process. A question and answer session will be offered and attendees will have the opportunity to interact with ...Read on...

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Posted on: July 6, 2016

Mesquite posts Gus Thomasson Road Project videos online

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Mesquite, TX – July 6, 2016 – As a follow-up to the public meeting held on June 30 to discuss preliminary plans and design options for the reconstruction of Gus Thomasson Road, videos of the presentation and public meeting have been posted...Read on...

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Posted on: July 6, 2016

Mesquite recognized with a Playful City USA designation

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Mesquite, TX – July 6, 2016 – During the July 5 City Council meeting, the City of Mesquite announced it earned the prestigious Playful City USA designation for the fourth consecutive year. The national recognition program honors cities and...Read on...

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Posted on: July 5, 2016

Mesquite Animal Shelter celebrates local pet rescue agencies

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News Release

Mesquite, TX – July 5, 2016 – In advance of the July 23 Clear the Shelters national event, the City of Mesquite shared its appreciation to all the local pet rescue agencies who have helped the Mesquite Animal Shelter.

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Posted on: June 30, 2016

Mesquite Fire Department accepting 2016 Citizens' Fire Academy applications

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Mesquite, TX - June 30, 2016 - Applications are now being accepted for the 2016 Mesquite Fire Department Citizens’ Fire Academy (CFA). The academy is a nine-week program which provides residents the opportunity to learn about the Mesquite Fire Department...Read on...

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Posted on: June 28, 2016

City of Mesquite offices closed on July 4

Mesquite, TX - June 28, 2016 - City of Mesquite offices and facilities will be closed on Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. To view a complete list of City services impacted, visit www.cityofmesquite.com/Holidays.Read on...

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Posted on: June 28, 2016

Fireworks prohibited within Mesquite city limits

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Mesquite, TX – June 28, 2016 – The City of Mesquite urges residents to celebrate safely this Independence Day. Residents are reminded that it is illegal to possess or use fireworks, or discharge firearms within city limits. To report viola...Read on...

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Posted on: June 24, 2016

Public meeting to be held on Gus Thomasson Road Reconstruction

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Mesquite, TX – June 24, 2016 – The City of Mesquite will hold a public meeting on Thursday, June 30 regarding preliminary plans for the reconstruction of Gus Thomasson Road, from U.S. 80 to Town East Boulevard. The meeting will begin at 7...Read on...

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Posted on: June 24, 2016

Ten tips for Clean Air Action Day

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Mesquite, TX – June 24, 2016 – June 24 is 2016 Clean Air Action Day. The City of Mesquite challenges all residents to lend a hand and help improve air quality today and every day with the following 10 tips.

• Bike or walk to your destination when possi...Read on...

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Posted on: June 22, 2016

Mesquite Town Hall Tuesday available online

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Mesquite, TX – June 22, 2016 – A video of the presentations and public input from the June 14 Town Hall Tuesday on the topic of code enforcement is now available at www.cityofmesquite.com/TownHall.

The next Town Hall Tuesday is schedul...Read on...

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Posted on: June 16, 2016

Mesquite Public Safety Dispatcher Helps 14-Year-Old Heat Stroke Victim

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Mesquite, TX – June 16, 2016 – Yesterday, Mesquite Police Department Public Safety Dispatcher Christy Russell used new 9-1-1 technology to help assist a 14-year-old boy who called for help while having a heat stroke. Russell used new 9-1-1...Read on...

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Posted on: June 13, 2016

Mesquite Police Department launches new online crime mapping platform

Mesquite, TX – June 13, 2016 – Today, the Mesquite Police Department announced the launch of their new online crime mapping website which provides the public with information about crimes reported within the City of Mesquite. For details, visit www.cityof...Read on...

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Posted on: June 10, 2016

Mesquite recognizes employees as Real. Texas. Service. Champions

This week, the Mesquite City Council honored 11 city employees with Real. Texas. Service. Champion awards for their efforts to provide exemplary customer service to the community and for their achievement of unique accomplishments.

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Posted on: June 8, 2016

Mesquite Arts Center hosts Red, White and Tuna

Mesquite Community Theatre is thrilled to present Red, White and Tuna! Opening night is Friday, June 10th at 8 p.m. at the Mesquite Arts Center.

It's time to make your reservation for the next installment in the Tuna series! These shows sell out fast, ...Read on...

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Posted on: June 8, 2016

City-owned property for sale

The City of Mesquite has real property for sale.

Separate sealed proposal (bid) packets for each of the properties must be submitted on or before 8:30 a.m. on June 23, 2016 to Le Sealey, Manager of Purchasing, or her designee, at 1515 North Galloway Av...Read on...

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Posted on: June 7, 2016

Mesquite approves new EEO policy for city employees

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Mesquite, TX – June 7, 2016 – Last night, the Mesquite City Council approved modifications to its existing Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) non-discrimination statement policy for city employees. The revised policy is consistent with the...Read on...

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Posted on: June 7, 2016

Mesquite becomes a comprehensive smoke-free city

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Mesquite, TX – June 7, 2016 – Last night, the Mesquite City Council passed an ordinance that prohibits smoking in places of employment after business hours and makes Mesquite the 51st city in Texas to be designated as a “comprehensive smok...Read on...

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Posted on: June 2, 2016

MISD offers free Summer Food Service Program

Each year, the Mesquite Independent School District (MISD) requests assistance from local organizations to help promote its free Summer Food Service Program. The City of Mesquite welcomes the opportunity to share this important information and will contin...Read on...

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Posted on: May 27, 2016

Mesquite Arts Center offers free outdoor concerts in June

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Mesquite, TX - May 27, 2016 – The Mesquite Arts Center will offer free outdoor concerts every Monday and Tuesday night in June. Music in the Park performed by the Mesquite Community Band will be offered every Monday night at 7 p.m., while Tuesday nights w...Read on...

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Posted on: May 25, 2016

Ducks at City Lake Park

Recently, there has been concern expressed by the public about the treatment of the duck population at City Lake Park. City staff has been in contact with Texas Parks and Wildlife who verified all ducks are protected by the Migratory Bird Act. Because of...Read on...

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Posted on: May 25, 2016

Mesquite libraries offer summer reading clubs and activities

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Mesquite, TX - May 25, 2016 – The Mesquite Public Library invites everyone to “Get in the Game” this summer with its annual summer reading clubs for all ages. Children, teens and adults can visit the library from June 6 – July 30 to turn in reading logs a...Read on...

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Posted on: May 24, 2016

Mesquite offers Safe Exchange Zone

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Mesquite, TX - May 23, 2016 – The Mesquite Police Department (MPD) has created a Safe Exchange Zone for citizens to conduct face-to-face sales transactions to help prevent criminal activity. This Safe Exchange Zone is located in the front ...Read on...

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Posted on: May 18, 2016

Mesquite celebrates one year of the Municipal Court Marshal program

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Mesquite, TX – May 17, 2016 – This month, the City of Mesquite celebrated the one year anniversary of launching its Mesquite Marshal program for the Municipal Court. In the first year of operation, the program cleared more than 51,600 peop...Read on...

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Posted on: May 17, 2016

Canvass of Election

A Special City Council Meeting will be held at Mesquite City Hall, Council Chambers, 757 N. Galloway Avenue on Wednesday, May 18 at 9 a.m.
The meeting will be held to: Canvass results of Joint Election held May 7, 2016, for the purpose of electing Counci...Read on...

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Posted on: May 17, 2016

Mesquite Firefighters help the Spread the Love peanut butter and jelly drive

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Mesquite, TX – May 17, 2016 – Today, Mesquite Firefighters from all seven Mesquite fire stations donated and delivered more than 200 jars of peanut butter and jelly in support of the “Spread the Love” campaign sponsored by the City of Mesq...Read on...

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Posted on: May 16, 2016

Mesquite High School students present youth engagement ideas

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Mesquite, TX - May 16, 2016 – City of Mesquite Mayor Stan Pickett and City Manager Cliff Keheley recently met with at-risk students from Mesquite High School’s Ignite Program to discuss youth engagement.

City Manager Cliff Keheley said...Read on...

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Posted on: May 11, 2016

Mesquite welcomes FedEx Ground to the community

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Mesquite, TX – May 11, 2016 – Recently, the City of Mesquite officially welcomed FedEx Ground to the community in celebration of their plans to build the 344,000-square-foot Mesquite station. This new station will be a part of the FedEx Gr...Read on...

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Posted on: May 10, 2016

Volunteers needed for Mesquite’s Summer Sizzle festival

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Mesquite, TX – May 10, 2016 – Volunteers are needed for the City of Mesquite’s inaugural Summer Sizzle festival on Saturday, June 11, from noon to 10:30 p.m. at Paschall Park, 1001 New Market Road. Volunteers will receive a free Summer Siz...Read on...

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Posted on: May 9, 2016

Variety of contests offered at the Mesquite Summer Sizzle

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Mesquite, TX – May 6, 2016 – Calling all competitors! The City of Mesquite’s inaugural Summer Sizzle festival will host a variety of contests on Saturday, June 11, at Paschall Park, 1001 New Market Road. A mud volleyball tournament will be...Read on...

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Posted on: May 7, 2016

Mesquite Municipal Election Results

Mesquite, TX – May 7, 2016 – Tonight, the City of Mesquite announced the results of the May 7 Municipal Election. A special City Council meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m., May 18 to canvass the election results. The meeting will be held in the Council Chamb...Read on...

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Posted on: May 3, 2016

Municipal Election Day is May 7

The annual Municipal Election will be held on Saturday, May 7, to elect Councilmembers for Places 3, 4 and 5.

On Election Day, Dallas County registered voters can vote only at their precinct polling location from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Voters can find their ...Read on...

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Posted on: May 3, 2016

Vendor booth space is available for Mesquite’s Summer Sizzle festival

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Mesquite, TX – May 2, 2016 – The City of Mesquite has non-food vendor booth spaces available for the inaugural Summer Sizzle festival. The event will be held Saturday, June 11, from noon to 10:30 p.m. at Paschall Park, 1001 New Market Road...Read on...

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Posted on: May 2, 2016

Mesquite Freedom Park receives donation from Agape Home Health and Hospice

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Mesquite, TX – April 29, 2016 – Today, the President of Agape Home Health and Hospice Shaji K. Daniel presented Mesquite Fire Chief Mark Kerby a donation of $10,000 for Mesquite Freedom Park. For details, visit www.mesquitefreedompark.com....Read on...

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Posted on: April 29, 2016

Mesquite Director of Human Resources installed as national president of SALGBA

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Mesquite, TX – April 28, 2016 – This week, City of Mesquite Director of Human Resources Rick French was installed as the National President of the State and Local Government Benefits Association (SALGBA). French previously served as SALGBA...Read on...

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Posted on: April 29, 2016

Mesquite Animal Services offers “Two for Tuesdays” adoption special

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Mesquite, TX – April 28, 2016 – Today, Mesquite Animal Services announced the “Two for Tuesdays” adoption special throughout the month of May. Each Tuesday in May, puppies and kittens under the age of six months will be available at the ad...Read on...

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Posted on: April 26, 2016

Mesquite celebrates summertime with the Summer Sizzle festival

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Mesquite, TX – April 26, 2016 – The City of Mesquite will get a jump on celebrating summertime by hosting the inaugural Summer Sizzle festival on Saturday, June 11, from noon to 10:30 p.m. at Paschall Park, 1001 New Market Road. Admission ...Read on...

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Posted on: April 26, 2016

Meander actors tell it like it was

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Historic Mesquite, Inc.’s (HMI) sixth annual Mesquite Meander will be held Friday, May 13, and Saturday, May 14. Local actors from the Mesquite Community Theater tell the city’s history from the pioneers’ perspectives, portraying those that moved to the f...Read on...

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Posted on: April 25, 2016

Mesquite hosts Annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast

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Mesquite, TX – April 25, 2016 – The City of Mesquite and Mesquite Ministerial Alliance will host the 13th Annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, May 5, from 7 - 8 a.m. at Family Cathedral, 790 Windbell Circle. To register for the fre...Read on...

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Posted on: April 20, 2016

City Manager’s Statement

City Manager’s Statement:

At Monday’s City Council meeting, I briefed the Council on the compensation received by recent executive level retirees. Concerns have been raised by employees and citizens that called into question the financial impacts on t...Read on...

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Posted on: April 19, 2016

Municipal Election early voting begins April 25

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The annual Municipal Election is scheduled for Saturday, May 7, 2016, to elect Councilmembers for Places 3, 4 and 5. Early voting will be conducted in Mesquite at Lakeside Activity Center, 101 Holley Park Dr., as follows:

Monday, April 25 - Friday, Apr...Read on...

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Posted on: April 19, 2016

Mesquite Police Department presents meritorious conduct awards

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Mesquite, TX – April 19, 2016 – Each year the Mesquite Police Department honors employees and citizens through a presentation of awards for outstanding acts of service. This year 28 individuals were recognized during the April 18 City Coun...Read on...

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Posted on: April 19, 2016

Mesquite Animal Shelter celebrates 80 percent live outcome rate

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Mesquite, TX – April 18, 2016 – Today, the Mesquite Animal Shelter announced for the first time ever it has reached a total live outcome rate of 80 percent for all animals.

Managing Director of Community Services Valerie Bradley said, “...Read on...

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Posted on: April 19, 2016

Spring Campout planned at Camp Rorie-Galloway

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Mesquite, TX – April 18, 2016 – Parks and Recreation staff is preparing Camp Rorie Galloway, 3100 Lawson Drive, to host families for the Spring Campout on Saturday, April 30. Activities will include a bonfire, the ropes course, archery, ga...Read on...

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Posted on: April 18, 2016

Mesquite hosts regional realtor expo

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Mesquite, TX – April 15, 2016 – Today, the City of Mesquite hosted an expo for more than 50 realtors and property brokers in the North Texas region.

In partnership with the MetroTex Association of Realtors, the city provided information...Read on...

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Posted on: April 15, 2016

Mesquite Town Hall Tuesday is available online

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Mesquite, TX – April 15, 2016 – A video recap of the “Town Hall Tuesday” held on Tuesday, April 12 to focus on the topic of public safety is now available at www.cityofmesquite.com/TownHall. The webpage also features the presentation by Po...Read on...

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Posted on: April 14, 2016

Mesquite announces Jeff Jones as new Assistant City Manager

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Mesquite, TX – April 13, 2016 – Today, the City of Mesquite announced the hiring of Jeff Jones as Assistant City Manager. Jones previously worked for the City of Hurst as Assistant City Manager and Assistant to the City Manager from 1998 -...Read on...

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Posted on: April 13, 2016

Mayor’s Annual Motorcycle Ride to be held April 23

Join Mesquite Mayor Stan Pickett, along with Family Cathedral and the Fellowship Riders of Mesquite, for a FREE motorcycle ride to support two great causes on Saturday, April 23, at Paschall Park, 1001 New Market Road. Free registration and breakfast begi...Read on...

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Posted on: April 11, 2016

Mesquite launches Severe Weather Central webpage

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Severe weather season is here! Although we cannot control the weather, we can control how we react to it. Be prepared for emergencies before they occur and know how to react when severe weather strikes. The City of Mesquite Office of Emergency Management ...Read on...

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Posted on: April 8, 2016

Mesquite hosts small business workshop

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Mesquite, TX – April 7, 2016 – Today, the City of Mesquite hosted 25 small businesses for a workshop on becoming certificated as a disadvantaged, minority or women-owned, or small business enterprise. Topics included small business educati...Read on...

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Posted on: April 7, 2016

Mother Son Dance is sold out

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Mesquite, TX – April 7, 2016 – The Starry Night, Mother Son Dance, presented by the Hampton Inn and Suites scheduled for Friday, April 8 is sold out.

This is the first time in the Mother Son Dance history that tickets have sold out. Ti...Read on...

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Posted on: April 6, 2016

TxDOT Notice of Public Meeting - Interstate Highway 635 LBJ East Ultimate Project

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will hold a Public Meeting regarding the proposed IH 635 LBJ East Ultimate Project from US 75 to IH 30 in the cities of Dallas, Garland, and Mesquite, Dallas County, Texas. The meeting will be held on Tuesday...Read on...

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Posted on: April 5, 2016

Community video partnership

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The Mesquite Police Department works in partnership with the citizens and businesses in our community to prevent and address criminal activity. Many properties in the city currently operate private surveillance systems. If a crime occurred nearby, they ma...Read on...

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Posted on: April 5, 2016

Registration for the Hero Run is open

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Mesquite, TX – April 5, 2016 – Registration has begun for the Hero Run, scheduled for April 23 in Paschall Park, 1001 New Market Road. The run has two options available, the Kid Dash and the Hero Run.

The Kid Dash is a 1 mile, non-compe...Read on...

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Posted on: April 5, 2016

Mesquite adopts policy issue priorities and goals

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Mesquite, TX – April 5, 2016 – Last night, the Mesquite City Council passed a resolution adopting policy issue priorities for 2016 and strategic goals for the future of Mesquite. These included Public Safety, Neighborhood Appearance and Co...Read on...

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Posted on: April 5, 2016

Mesquite announces “Spread the Love” peanut butter and jelly drive

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Mesquite, TX – April 5, 2016 – Last night, the Mesquite City Council announced the new “Spread the Love” campaign to support the two food pantries in Mesquite: Sharing Life Community Outreach and Mesquite Social Services. The campaign enco...Read on...

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Posted on: April 1, 2016

Mother Son Dance tickets are on sale

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Mesquite, TX – April 1, 2016 – The Starry Night, Mother Son Dance, presented by the Hampton Inn and Suites is scheduled for Friday, April 8 from 7-9 p.m. The dance is open to all ages and will be held at the Mesquite Convention Center, loc...Read on...

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Posted on: April 1, 2016

Mesquite Police Department graduates 14 recruits from its academy

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On April 1, 2016, the Mesquite Police Department (MPD) graduated 14 recruits from its Basic Police Officer Course (BPOC) class. Only four percent of the 2,643 law enforcement agencies in Texas have a training academy. MPD has graduated 37 recruits from it...Read on...

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Posted on: April 1, 2016

Mesquite seeks volunteers to plant seedlings in butterfly meadows

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Mesquite, TX – March 31, 2016 – The City of Mesquite is seeking volunteers to be a part of a unique opportunity and help plant butterfly meadows at Paschall Park’s Butterfly Trail. The event will be Friday, April 8, 9 a.m. - noon and will ...Read on...

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Posted on: March 30, 2016

MPD Academy to graduate 14 recruits

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The Mesquite Police Department would like to announce the Mesquite Police Academy, Basic Police Officer Course (BPOC) class #4 graduation ceremony. The ceremony will be held on Friday, April 1, at 3 p.m. The location is the Mesquite Arts Center, 1527 N. ...Read on...

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Posted on: March 29, 2016

Mesquite launches new town hall program

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Mesquite, TX – March 29, 2016 – The City of Mesquite announced today the launch of a new program called “Town Hall Tuesdays” to educate and engage citizens. The first Town Hall Tuesday is scheduled for Tuesday, April 12, from 7 - 8 p.m. at...Read on...

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Posted on: March 25, 2016

Mesquite hosts successful Code Ambassadors orientation

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Mesquite, TX – March 25, 2016 – At last night’s orientation meeting, the City of Mesquite received applications from 38 residents interested in volunteering in the “Mesquite Code Ambassadors” program to help identify code violations throug...Read on...

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Posted on: March 23, 2016

Poison Prevention Tips

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National Poison Prevention Week is March 21 - 25. Help keep your family safe with the following poison prevention tips.

Install child safety locks. Cabinets are often viewed as a playground for children. Keep all household cleaning products and sharp k...Read on...

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Posted on: March 23, 2016

Mesquite Police Department arrest burglar

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On March 10, a burglary of a habitation was reported in the 700 block of Green Canyon Drive. The homeowner’s security video showed a suspect kicking in the back door and entering the house. Four days later a copy of the video was placed on social media....Read on...

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Posted on: March 22, 2016

Mesquite firefighters complete first HOME project

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Mesquite, TX – March 22, 2016 – The City of Mesquite’s inaugural Helping Others in Mesquite Everyday (HOME) project was recently completed thanks to the hard work of volunteers and generosity of community donors. A 60-feet section of dilap...Read on...

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Posted on: March 22, 2016

Mesquite uses task force to address top 25 properties with code issues

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Mesquite, TX – March 22, 2016 – Last night, the Mesquite City Council received a briefing on a new program to identify and address the properties in Mesquite with predominant code enforcement issues. To focus on these top 25 properties the...Read on...

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Posted on: March 22, 2016

Mesquite Animal Services hosts successful pet adoption event

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Mesquite, TX – March 21, 2016 – Today, Mesquite Animal Services announced the adoption of 17 animals through its “Name Your Price” adoption special held in conjunction with a free community cookout on Saturday, March 19 to thank animal she...Read on...

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Posted on: March 16, 2016

Everyday heroes celebrated in 59th annual Mesquite Rodeo Parade

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Mesquite, TX – March 15, 2016 – The 59th annual Mesquite Rodeo Parade will wind through downtown on Saturday, April 2 at 10 a.m. The parade theme will celebrate everyday heroes.

This year’s Grand Marshal is Matthew Hernandez, the 2015 ...Read on...

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Posted on: March 15, 2016

Mesquite named a 2015 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation

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Mesquite, TX – March 10, 2016 – The City of Mesquite has been named a 2015 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation. This is Mesquite’s 26th consecutive year to receive the designation since the program began in 1976.

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Posted on: March 15, 2016

What to do with found baby wildlife

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March 20 is the first day of spring, which means warmer weather, spring flowers and baby wildlife! If you find a baby wildlife animal, please do not disturb it. Contact Animal Services for assistance instead. Some baby animals may look like they need help...Read on...

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Posted on: March 15, 2016

City of Mesquite employee fired for theft

Mesquite, TX – March 15, 2016 – Today, the City of Mesquite announced Human Resources Department Executive Secretary Tammy Castillo was fired for theft on March 3.

Castillo admitted to falsifying documents used towards the reimbursement of city employe...Read on...

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Posted on: March 14, 2016

Mesquite Animal Services to host free community cookout

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Mesquite, TX – March 10, 2016 – Mesquite Animal Services invites the community to a free cookout on Saturday, March 19, noon to 1 p.m. at the Mesquite Animal Shelter, 1650 Gross Road. Enjoy complimentary food and drinks provided by Mesquit...Read on...

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Posted on: March 9, 2016

Mesquite awards first construction contracts for Real. Texas. Roads.

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Mesquite, TX – March 8, 2016 – The Mesquite City Council awarded three construction contracts at the March 7 City Council meeting to begin repairs in the Real. Texas. Roads. program. The repairs are the first to be funded by the $125 milli...Read on...

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Posted on: March 8, 2016

Mesquite to launch new Code Ambassadors program

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Mesquite, TX – March 8, 2016 – The City of Mesquite will begin a new program called “Mesquite Code Ambassadors” to enlist the help of citizen volunteers to identify code violations throughout the community. An orientation meeting for resid...Read on...

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Posted on: March 6, 2016

Drug Take Back Event

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On Saturday, April 30, the Mesquite Police Department will take part in a nation-wide collaborative effort to allow residents to dispose of unused medication. Residents may bring their expired, unwanted or unused medications to the lobby of the Mesquite P...Read on...

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Posted on: March 6, 2016

Talkin' Turf with Travis: Turfgrass and Landscape Fertilization Tips

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Here are landscaping tips from Travis E. Sales, Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation and Municipal Arborist. If you have questions or concerns about your landscape, please feel free to contact Travis at [email protected] or check out more ti...Read on...

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Posted on: March 4, 2016

Breakfast with the Bunny gears up for fun

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Mesquite, TX – March 1, 2016 – Breakfast with the Bunny presented by Panera Bread is gearing up for an EGGciting time on Saturday, March 19 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Evans Recreation Center, 1116 Hillcrest Street.

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Posted on: March 2, 2016

MFD to help families at Ronald McDonald House of Dallas

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Each year on Good Friday, the Mesquite Fire Department (MFD) prepares, cooks, and serves supper for the families at Ronald McDonald House of Dallas. This year’s theme is “Super Hero Supper,” to be held Friday, March 25. The department is also collecting d...Read on...

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Posted on: March 1, 2016

New Mesquite Police Chief to take oath of office on March 7

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Mesquite, TX – March 1, 2016 – Charles Cato will take his oath of office as the new Mesquite Police Chief on Monday, March 7, at 4 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 757 N. Galloway Avenue. The ceremony will be followed by a reception. The...Read on...

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Posted on: March 1, 2016

Mesquite selects Elizabeth Harrell as Parks and Recreation Director

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Mesquite, TX – March 1, 2016 – Today, the City of Mesquite announced Recreation Manager Elizabeth Harrell as the new Director of the Parks and Recreation Department. Harrell has been with the department since 2010. Also, Manager of Parks S...Read on...

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Posted on: March 1, 2016

Primary Election Voting Locations & Information

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It's Super Tuesday 2016! Need to know where to vote for the Primary Election today? Go to www.dallascountyvotes.org/voter-lookup/#VoterEligibilitySearch for voting locations and information.

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Posted on: February 26, 2016

Tailgate Theft Update from Mesquite Police Department

The theft of pickup truck tailgates has become a national problem and Texas has the highest number in the country. In the last three years tailgate thefts in Texas have increased 31%. Since January 1st of 2016 Mesquite has experienced 31 tailgate thefts...Read on...

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Posted on: February 25, 2016

Mesquite Police Department makes arrests in truck tailgate thefts

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Mesquite, TX – February 25, 2016 - The Mesquite Police Department has announced the arrest of several suspects in connection with the theft of 20 truck tailgates with an average retail value of $1,000 each.

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Posted on: February 24, 2016

Mesquite volunteers recognized for over 68,000 service hours

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Mesquite, TX – February 24, 2016 – City of Mesquite volunteers were honored at an appreciation luncheon on February 18 for providing more than 68,000 service hours in 2015. Mayor Stan Pickett was the keynote speaker, and presented the Pre...Read on...

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Posted on: February 24, 2016

Mesquite public safety employees receive awards

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Mesquite, TX – February 23, 2016 – Last night, the Mesquite Elks Lodge #2404 presented the 2015 - 2016 Police Officer of the Year Award to Mesquite Police Officer Paul Wathen and the 2015 - 2016 Firefighter of the Year Award to Mesquite Fi...Read on...

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Posted on: February 22, 2016

Keep Mesquite Beautiful earns $20,000 grant

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Mesquite, TX – February 22, 2016 – Keep Mesquite Beautiful (KMB) has been awarded a $20,000 grant from Lowe’s and Keep America Beautiful for a project at Paschall Park’s Butterfly Trail.

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Posted on: February 17, 2016

Mesquite Fire Department honors employees with meritorious awards

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Mesquite, TX – February 17, 2016 – Each year the Mesquite Fire Department honors its employees through a presentation of awards for superior public service to our citizens. On February 15, 46 individuals were honored for their professional...Read on...

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Posted on: February 15, 2016

Goodbar Senior Center holds Mesquite Animal Shelter collection drive

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Mesquite, TX – February 15, 2016 – The participants in the Adults 50+ program at Goodbar Senior Center, 3000 Concord Drive, will hold a collection drive for the Mesquite Animal Shelter February 15 - 18, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. The shelter seeks do...Read on...

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Posted on: February 12, 2016

Mesquite announces new Emergency Management Coordinator

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The City of Mesquite has selected Cindy Carlo as the new Emergency Management Coordinator beginning February 13. Carlo will be replacing Raymond Rivas, recently-announced Neighborhood Services Director, and overseeing the Office of Emergency Management. F...Read on...

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Posted on: February 12, 2016

CDBG funding applications available

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) is a grant provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The CDBG program provides the City of Mesquite with the opportunity to develop viable communities by funding activities that pr...Read on...

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Posted on: February 10, 2016

Mesquite participates in American Councils for International Education

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The City of Mesquite recently participated in the American Councils for International Education program at Legacy Preparatory Charter Academy’s in Mesquite West campus. Mesquite was one of only two cities in Texas to host this internationally recognized p...Read on...

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Posted on: February 10, 2016

STAR Transit announces limited schedule for Presidents' Day

Terrell, Texas - February 8, 2016 - STAR Transit announces its limited schedule for Monday, February 15.

• In observance of Presidents' Day, STAR Transit will be closed Monday, February 15 and will reopen Tuesday, February 16 at 8 a.m.
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Posted on: February 10, 2016

Luv a Shelter Pet Adoption Special

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Animal Services announces the February "Luv a Shelter Pet" adoption special. All pre-altered (already spayed or neutered) pets have an adoption fee of $14. This special runs from February 10 - 13. For more information, contact the Animal Shelter...Read on...

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Posted on: February 10, 2016

City of Mesquite donates mulch to Gray Elementary Community Garden

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The City of Mesquite donated three truck-loads of mulch from its Composting Facility towards the new community garden at Gray Elementary School. The school, which is part of the Mesquite Independent School District, held a dedication ceremony on February ...Read on...

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Posted on: February 8, 2016

Mesquite launches Transparency Portal webpage

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Mesquite, TX – February 8, 2016 – The City of Mesquite recently launched a Transparency Portal webpage to give users open access to more City operations, services and financial documents. The webpage can be viewed at www.cityofmesquite.com...Read on...

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Posted on: February 5, 2016

Mesquite selects Charles Cato as Police Chief

The City of Mesquite has chosen Charles Cato as its new Police Chief. Cato currently serves as First Assistant Chief of Police for the Dallas Police Department.

Mayor Stan Pickett said, “Improving public safety in Mesquite is one of the City Council’s...Read on...

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Posted on: February 5, 2016

dd’s DISCOUNTS to open new store in Mesquite

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Mesquite, TX – February 4, 2016 – dd's DISCOUNTS®, a division of Ross Stores, Inc. will open a new 22,000 square foot store in Mesquite on February 6. The store will be located in the Galloway Crossing Shopping Center at the NE corner of U...Read on...

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Posted on: February 4, 2016

Mesquite State of the City is online

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Mesquite, TX – February 3, 2016 - The Mesquite State of the City Address presented by Mayor Stan Pickett at the Mesquite Chamber of Commerce Banquet is available at www.cityofmesquite.com/SOC. The webpage features a printed version of the ...Read on...

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Posted on: February 3, 2016

Mesquite City Council moves forward with Thomasson Square Project

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Mesquite, TX – February 2, 2016 – The Mesquite City Council reached a consensus during the February 1 Pre-Meeting to move forward with current plans for the Thomasson Square Project.
The webpage www.cityofmesquite.com/ThomassonSquare fea...Read on...

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Posted on: February 2, 2016

Mesquite City Council briefed on new Animal Services Strategic Plan

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Mesquite, TX – February 2, 2016 – The Mesquite City Council was briefed on a new Animal Services Strategic Plan during the February 1 Pre-Meeting. The strategic plan was developed to guide operations during the next five years and define n...Read on...

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Posted on: February 2, 2016

Mesquite hires new Assistant Manager of Economic Development

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Mesquite, TX - February 2, 2016 - The City of Mesquite announced today the hiring of Kim Buttram as the new Assistant Manager of Economic Development beginning February 22. Buttram will assist the city in the areas of business retention, d...Read on...

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Posted on: February 1, 2016

Mesquite announces new Neighborhood Services Department Director

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Mesquite, TX – February 1, 2016 – The City of Mesquite has announced today Emergency Management Coordinator Raymond Rivas was selected to serve as Neighborhood Services Director. The new Neighborhood Services Department was launched in Nov...Read on...

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Posted on: February 1, 2016

Mesquite Mayor Pickett shares new HOME program on KEOM

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Mesquite, TX – February 1, 2016 – City of Mesquite Mayor Stan Pickett recently discussed the new program called HOME (Helping Others in Mesquite Everyday) on KEOM. The HOME program offers opportunities for volunteers and the business comm...Read on...

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Posted on: January 29, 2016

Mesquite now offers City Council agenda packets online

Today, the City of Mesquite implemented the posting of complete City Council agenda packets on its website beginning with the agenda for the February 1 Pre-Meeting and Regular Meeting. The packets contain background information regarding each item on the ...Read on...

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Posted on: January 29, 2016

Citizen Survey Results: Gus Thomasson Road Reconstruction

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Mesquite, TX – January 29, 2016 – The citizen survey results regarding the Gus Thomasson Road reconstruction project are now available online. The online survey was available from January 13-26 to obtain public input.

To view the survey results or fin...Read on...

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Posted on: January 25, 2016

STAR Transit hires Deputy Executive Director and CFO

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TERRELL, Texas - January 12, 2016 - STAR Transit is pleased to announce the hiring of Mike Sims as the Deputy Executive Director and Tommy Henricks as the Chief Financial Officer for the agency.

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Posted on: January 22, 2016

Mesquite to purchase 21 new Police vehicles

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Mesquite, TX – January 22, 2016 – The Mesquite City Council approved the purchase of 21 new marked Police vehicles for patrol at the January 19 City Council meeting. These vehicles will be placed into service for additional officers, repla...Read on...

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Posted on: January 22, 2016

911 location signs installed by Boy Scouts

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Mesquite, TX – January 21, 2016 – Seven of Mesquite’s park trails had 911 location signs installed by four Mesquite Boy Scouts and volunteers as part of their Eagle Scout Project. The 911 location is used by operators to help identify the ...Read on...

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Posted on: January 21, 2016

Mesquite Fire Department to begin testing Opticom traffic preemption systems

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Mesquite, TX - January 21, 2016 - The Mesquite Fire Department will begin testing the Opticom traffic preemption systems at designated intersections throughout Mesquite beginning Sunday, January 24. The Opticom system enables fire engines...Read on...

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Posted on: January 20, 2016

Grand Opening of Opal Lawrence Historical Park

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Historic Mesquite, Inc. is pleased to announce the Grand Opening of the Opal Lawrence Historical Park, 711 E. Kearney St., Saturday, January 23, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The public is invited to enjoy refreshments, and tours of the Noah Range Farmhouse Visi...Read on...

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Posted on: January 20, 2016

Mesquite Animal Services offers pet microchip program

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Mesquite, TX - January 20, 2016 - Mesquite Animal Services has announced it is offering pet microchips at the Animal Shelter, 1650 Gross Road. The cost of the chip and initial registration is $10. This service is available during regular p...Read on...

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Posted on: January 16, 2016

Mesquite confirms distemper outbreak in wildlife

Mesquite, TX – January 16, 2016 - A raccoon picked up by Mesquite Animal Control Officers near DeBusk Park and Military Parkway has tested positive for the distemper virus. A total of 19 animals (18 raccoons and 1 fox) demonstrating the characteristics of...Read on...

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Posted on: January 14, 2016

Mesquite launches webpage to keep the community updated on residential street repairs

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Mesquite, TX - January 13, 2016 - The City of Mesquite has created the webpage www.cityofmesquite.com/RealTexasRoads to keep the public informed on the progress of the residential street repairs to be funded by the $125 million in tax bond...Read on...

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Posted on: January 14, 2016

Arrests made in aggravated robbery at Town East Mall parking lot

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Mesquite, TX – January 13, 2016 – On January 12, 2016 at about 6:50 p.m., Mesquite Police Department received a report of a robbery of an individual on Town East Mall parking lot. The victim said he was walking to his car when two black m...Read on...

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Posted on: January 13, 2016

Mesquite to hold January 28 Public Meeting on Thomasson Square Project

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Mesquite, TX – January 13, 2016 – The City of Mesquite will hold a Public Meeting regarding the Thomasson Square Project on Thursday, January 28, at 6:30 p.m. at Vanston Middle School, 3230 Karla Drive. The public is invited to attend.

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Posted on: January 13, 2016

STAR Transit announces limited schedule for January 18

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TERRELL, Texas (January 12, 2016) – STAR Transit announces its limited schedule for Monday, January 18, 2016.
• In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, STAR Transit will be closed Monday, January 18th and will reopen on Tuesday at 8...Read on...

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Posted on: January 12, 2016

Mesquite announces four Police Chief finalists

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Mesquite, TX – January 12, 2016 – Today, the City of Mesquite announced the four finalists for Police Chief. The finalists are Charles Cato, current First Assistant Chief of Police for the City of Dallas; Keith Humphrey, current Chief of P...Read on...

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Posted on: January 12, 2016

Mesquite announces possible distemper outbreak in raccoons

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Mesquite, TX – January 12, 2016 – Today, the City of Mesquite announced a possible outbreak of distemper in raccoons which could cause viral attacks of the respiratory, gastrointestinal and nervous systems of infected pets. Distemper poses...Read on...

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Posted on: January 12, 2016

Daddy Daughter Dance tickets are on sale

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Mesquite, TX – January 12, 2016 – The Enchanted Evening, Daddy Daughter Dance, presented by the Hampton Inn and Suites is scheduled for Friday, February 5. Tickets are $15 per person, per session and are available at all Mesquite recreation centers and th...Read on...

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Posted on: January 12, 2016

Westlake Park gets new landscaping

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Mesquite, TX – January 11 2016 – Mesquite Parks and Recreation will replace twelve Bradford Pear trees with Bald Cypress along the entrance to Westlake Park.

The Bradford Pear tree species is susceptible to disease and predisposed to b...Read on...

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Posted on: January 11, 2016

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Closures

Mesquite, TX – January 11, 2016 – In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, all City offices and facilities will be closed Monday, January 18 with the exception of Dunford, Evans, Florence and Rutherford Recreation Centers which will be OPEN regular h...Read on...

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Posted on: January 9, 2016

Donations Made Easy

The City of Mesquite endorses many programs dedicated to improving our community, from beautification and the arts to animal welfare and assisting those with hardships. Now tax-deductible donations can be made online directly to the program of your choice...Read on...

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Posted on: January 8, 2016

Mesquite Housing Division to open waiting list for Housing Choice Voucher program

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Mesquite, TX – January 8, 2016 – The Mesquite Housing Division will open the waiting list lottery for the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program on Monday, January 25, from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Applications will be accepted online only. The onlin...Read on...

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Posted on: January 7, 2016

Real. Texas. Service.

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Talk about Real. Texas. Service! The City held its annual Employee Service Awards this week and recognized 186 employees who have given a combined 2,705 YEARS of public service to our community. We couldn’t be prouder of our employees and their dedication...Read on...

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Posted on: January 6, 2016

Become a Mesquite Firefighter

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The Mesquite Fire Department is accepting applications for the position of Firefighter now through February 12, 2016. Applications will be accepted online only. Successful applicants will be invited to take a written entrance exam on Saturday, March 5, 20...Read on...

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Posted on: January 5, 2016

Police Department Summer Internship Program

Mesquite, TX – January 5, 2016 – The Mesquite Police Department is accepting applications for the 2016 Summer Internship Program. This unpaid program is designed for college students between 18 and 25 years of age who are interested in law enforcement an...Read on...

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Posted on: January 5, 2016

Annual municipal election

The annual municipal election is scheduled for Saturday, May 7, 2016 to elect City Councilmembers for Places 3, 4 and 5. Candidates packets will be available in the City Secretary Office beginning Thursday, January 7. The first day to file for office is W...Read on...

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Posted on: January 5, 2016

Protect your credit profile

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The start of a new year is a good time to examine your credit profile. Unfortunately, credit card fraud goes hand and hand with the busy holiday shopping season. The Mesquite Police Department would like to remind everyone how to keep your credit profile ...Read on...

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Posted on: January 4, 2016

Mesquite addresses new open carry gun law in Texas

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The City of Mesquite has joined other Texas cities in preparation for the new law relating to Concealed Handgun Licenses (CHL). State of Texas House Bill 910, which went into effect on January 1, modif...Read on...

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Posted on: December 31, 2015

Tornado Recovery Efforts

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Mesquite, TX – December 30, 2015 – The cities of Garland and Rowlett continue their recovery efforts and Mesquite has offered its assistance as well. Mesquite Public Works crews have been hard at work assisting with cleanup as part of the North Central Te...Read on...

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Posted on: December 30, 2015

Mesquite announces holiday closures and service impacts

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Mesquite, TX – December 15, 2015 – The City of Mesquite has announced its holiday closures and service impacts.

New Year's Eve Day - Thursday, December 31, 2015
• Dunford, Evans, Florence and Rutherford Recreation Centers are open Thur...Read on...

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Posted on: December 30, 2015

Urgent Adoption Special offered by Mesquite Animal Services

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Mesquite, TX – December 30, 2015 – Mesquite Animal Services is offering an Urgent Adoption Special due to increased intakes following severe weather. The shelter is currently near capacity.

The Adoption Special reduces the adoption fee for any animal ...Read on...

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Posted on: December 28, 2015

American Red Cross coordinating efforts to assist Dallas area tornado victims

Today, the American Red Cross will fan out across Ellis, Dallas and Collin counties to distribute clean-up supplies such as tarps, shovels, rakes, work gloves, trash bags and more to help families begin to salvage what they can.

Disaster victims who n...Read on...

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Posted on: December 24, 2015

Mesquite payday lending webpage provides information on new ordinance

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Mesquite, TX – December 24, 2015 – Information on Mesquite’s newly passed payday lending ordinance may now be viewed at www.cityofmesquite.com/PayDayLending.

The complete ordinance may be viewed, including registration requirements and ...Read on...

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Posted on: December 24, 2015

Mesquite senior toy collection a success

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Mesquite, TX – December 24, 20015 – The Goodbar Senior Center in Mesquite donated more than 600 toys and $140 dollars to the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center.

The collection was inspired by Dolly Hutson, a Goodbar Senior Center partic...Read on...

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Posted on: December 24, 2015

Mesquite Minute

Mesquite, TX – December 23, 2015 – Mesquite Minute features the latest news and upcoming events in the City of Mesquite.

In this Mesquite Minute: Payday Lending Ordinance, request for youth groups to lead Pledge of Allegiance at City Council meetings, ...Read on...

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Posted on: December 24, 2015

2015 City of Mesquite holiday greeting

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Posted on: December 24, 2015

City Council Meeting Recap

Here is the latest "In Case You Missed It" video recap of the City Council meeting held on Monday, December 21.

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Posted on: December 22, 2015

City Council seeks youth groups to lead Pledge of Allegiance at meetings

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The Mesquite City Council seeks youth groups to lead the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of each Council Meeting. The meetings are held the first and third Monday of each month, and begin at 7 p.m. Sports teams, clubs and other youth groups are encourag...Read on...

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Posted on: December 22, 2015

Mesquite City Council adopts new ordinance for payday lending companies

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Mesquite, TX – December 21, 2015 – Today, the Mesquite City Council passed an ordinance to provide new registration requirements and guidelines for payday lending businesses in Mesquite beginning April 18, 2016. Mesquite joins 29 other Tex...Read on...

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Posted on: December 21, 2015

Mesquite offers gift-giving opportunities

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Mesquite, Texas - December 21, 2015 – The season of giving is here, and giving back to your community can be the most rewarding and best gift of all. There are many needs throughout Mesquite and just as many ways to give, from monetary don...Read on...

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Posted on: December 21, 2015

Keepin' the GREEN in Christmas

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Start the new year off right by recycling your real Christmas tree. Please follow these guidelines in preparing your tree for recycling:

• All stands, lights, tinsel, and ornaments must be removed.
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Posted on: December 21, 2015

Mainstream January 2016 edition available online

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Posted on: December 18, 2015

Mesquite offers alternate travel routes to ease holiday traffic congestion

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Mesquite, Texas - December 18, 2015 - The City of Mesquite has released maps offering alternate travel routes to retail centers, entertainment venues, restaurants during the holiday season. Alternative routes give the public more options t...Read on...

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Posted on: December 16, 2015

STAR Transit announces limited schedule for the holidays

TERRELL, Texas (December 14, 2015) – STAR Transit announces its limited schedule for the holidays.

• STAR Transit’s offices will be closed on Thursday, 12/24 (Christmas Eve), Friday, 12/25 (Christmas Day) and Friday, 1/1 (New Year’s Day).
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Posted on: December 16, 2015

Mesquite accepting applications for Housing Choice Voucher Homeownership Program

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Mesquite, TX – December 16, 2015 – The City of Mesquite Housing Division (MHD) is accepting applications for the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Homeownership Program. This program provides current Mesquite HCV participants the opportunity to...Read on...

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Posted on: December 16, 2015

Mesquite announces holiday closures and service impacts

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Mesquite, TX – December 15, 2015 – The City of Mesquite has announced its holiday closures and service impacts.

Christmas Day - Friday, December 25, 2015
• Mesquite Municipal Center and Mesquite City Hall are closed.• Garbage schedul...Read on...

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Posted on: December 15, 2015

Mesquite Minute

Mesquite, TX – December 15, 2015 – Mesquite Minute features the latest news and upcoming events in the City of Mesquite.

In this Mesquite Minute: HOME program, Animal Shelter Angel Tree program, Mesquite Symphony Orchestra Winter Festivals.Read on...

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Posted on: December 15, 2015

Update: Swif-T Aggravated Robbery Suspect Arrested

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Mesquite, TX – December 15, 2015 – On Sunday, December 6th, 2015 at about 9:03 p.m. an Aggravated Robbery occurred at the Swif-T convenience store located at 2033 Military Parkway. The suspect entered the store, displayed two handguns, an...Read on...

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Posted on: December 14, 2015

Mesquite introduces the Council Connection newsletter

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Mesquite, TX – December 14, 2015 – The City of Mesquite has introduced the Council Connection newsletter to enhance communication with Mesquite residents about ongoing projects, activities and upcoming events. To view the publication, visit www.cityofmesq...Read on...

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Posted on: December 10, 2015

Mesquite Minute

Mesquite, TX – December 10, 2015 – Mesquite Minute features the latest news and upcoming events in the City of Mesquite.

Watch now to find out about recent Christmas events, Mesquite Animal Services' Angel Tree program and the Mesquite Symphony Orchest...Read on...

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Posted on: December 10, 2015

Mesquite launches Helping Others in Mesquite Everyday program

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Mesquite, TX - December 10, 2015 – The City of Mesquite City Council has authorized a partnership with Keep Mesquite Beautiful, Inc. to create the Helping Others in Mesquite Everyday (HOME) program to assist Mesquite home owners with hardships needing min...Read on...

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Posted on: December 10, 2015

City Council Meeting Recap

Here is the latest "In Case You Missed It" video recap of the City Council meeting held on Monday, December 7.

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Posted on: December 8, 2015

Mesquite releases Christmas in the Park Statement

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City of Mesquite Mayor Stan Pickett spoke at the December 7 City Council meeting regarding the incident at the recent Christmas in the Park event.

To view Mayor Pickett’s full statement, go to https://youtu.be/ps0UoJ1K3Gk.Read on...

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Posted on: December 3, 2015

General public parking moved for Christmas in the Park

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Mesquite, TX – December 3, 2015 – Last week’s rainfall is prohibiting grass parking for Thursday’s Christmas in the Park. The general public parking has been moved to Evans Recreation Center and Ev...Read on...

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Posted on: November 30, 2015

Mesquite seeks public input on Motley Drive Reconstruction Project

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Mesquite seeks public input on Motley Drive Reconstruction Project

Mesquite, TX – November 30, 2015 – Tonight, the City of Mesquite announced a new webpage to seek public feedback on options for the Motley Drive Reconstruction Project....Read on...

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Posted on: November 23, 2015

Mesquite Animal Services announces second annual Angel Tree program

Mesquite, TX – November 23, 2015 – Today, Mesquite Animal Services announced the second annual Angel Tree program will be held November 28 - December 31 for the public to donate supplies to the shelter or to sponsor the adoption of a specific animal.

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Posted on: November 18, 2015

STAR TRANSIT CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING

STAR Transit announces that it will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.

• STAR Transit will be closed Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th and will reopen Monday, November 30th at 8:00 am.
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Posted on: November 18, 2015

Mayor Pickett featured on KEOM's Community Focus

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Recently, City of Mesquite Mayor Stan Pickett was a guest on KEOM's "Community Focus" program.

He updated the community on the new Mesquite Police Officers being hired, the efforts to enhance the Gus Thomasson area and the improvements happen...Read on...

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Posted on: November 18, 2015

City Council Meeting Recap

Here is the latest "In Case You Missed It" video recap of the City Council meeting held on Monday, November 16.

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Posted on: November 17, 2015

Mesquite Police to add new public safety tools

Watch Police Chief Derek Rohde explain to the City Council at the November 16 Council meeting how the City is purchasing additional tools to keep Mesquite safe with no taxpayer funds.

This includes body cameras for Mesquite police officers.Read on...

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Posted on: November 16, 2015

Mesquite reorganizes to enhance citizen services

Recently, City of Mesquite City Manager Cliff Kelehey announced his plans to better address citizen needs and the goals of the City Council through a reorganization of departments and divisions. The organizational chart can be viewed online at www.cityofm...Read on...

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Posted on: November 16, 2015

Christmas in the Park

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Christmas in the Park will return to Westlake Park (421 Gross Road) Thursday, December 3 through Saturday, December 5. The park is filled with a festive spirit and twinkling lights! Bring the whole family for pictures and letters to Santa, Mrs. Claus stor...Read on...

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Posted on: November 13, 2015

Mesquite Youth Move on to NFL Punt Pass & Kick Team Championship

Four Mesquite participants in the NFL Punt, Pass & Kick sectional competition placed in the top four of the highest scores of all the sectionals in the region and are advancing to the team championship to be held at AT&T Stadium on December 19. Me...Read on...

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Posted on: November 12, 2015

Mesquite Animal Services offers Thanksgiving holiday pet adoption special

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Mesquite Animal Services has announced the “Take Me Home for the Holidays” campaign. From November 23 - 30 there will be a 50 percent adoption discount for all adult cats as well as for dogs weighing more than 40 pounds. For details, call Mesquite Animal ...Read on...

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Posted on: November 12, 2015

Mesquite celebrates 25 years as a Tree City USA participant

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During a ceremony on November 6 at Hanby Elementary School, the City of Mesquite celebrated its recognition as a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation for the 25th consecutive year. Mesquite has the 10th longest tenure in the program of any c...Read on...

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Posted on: November 10, 2015

Mesquite City Hall lights up green to support military veterans

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Mesquite, TX – November 10, 2015 – Today, the City of Mesquite announced its support of the Greenlight a Vet campaign to establish visible, national support for military veterans by changing one light to green. The two light towers in fron...Read on...

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Posted on: November 5, 2015

Christmas on the Square

Christmas on the Square is scheduled for Tuesday, December 1, 2015. This is a FREE event open to the community sponsored by Community Heart of Mesquite.

Please join us in lighting the Community Christmas Tree located near the Gazebo at Heritage Square ...Read on...

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Posted on: November 3, 2015

Mesquite street bond proposition gets voter approval

Voters passed the City of Mesquite $125 million street bond proposition to issue and sell bonds in order to repair more than 100 miles of residential streets. The election results were:

Total Votes – 5,321
For – 4,490 (84.38%)Against – 831 (15.62%) ...Read on...

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Posted on: November 3, 2015

Mesquite Animal Services launches vaccinations and more new programs

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As a part of National Animal Shelter and Rescue Appreciation Week, the City of Mesquite Animal Services Division announces it has begun vaccinating animals impounded at the Animal Shelter on intake. Animals will receive a core vaccine to help protect the...Read on...

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Posted on: November 3, 2015

Video Recap of City Council Meeting

Enjoy the latest episode of In Case You Missed It video program.

ICYMI shows brief highlights of the Mesquite City Council meetings.

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Posted on: November 3, 2015

Blue Bell Ice Cream activity hosted by the City of Mesquite

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On November 2 at 3:30 p.m., Blue Bell Ice Cream returned to Mesquite as the Mesquite City Council hosted an ice cream social featuring Blue Bell Ice Cream for 100 students enrolled in the City’s after-school program.

The public relations activity incl...Read on...

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Posted on: November 3, 2015

Animal Services: Fall Vaccination and Microchip Clinic

Mesquite Animal Services will be hosting this year's fall vaccination and microchip clinic on Saturday, November 7, at the Animal Shelter and Adoption Center, 1650 Gross Road, from 1-5 p.m.

Each vaccine ranges in price from $10 - $25 and are cash onl...Read on...

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Posted on: November 2, 2015

Veterans Day Event

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Come to the free event and pay tribute to local military veterans.

There will be special presentations, speeches and more.

The program is planned for Sunday, November 8 at noon, in downtown Mesquite, at Heritage Square located at 223 West Davis Stre...Read on...

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Posted on: November 2, 2015

Mesquite Police Chief announces retirement

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Mesquite Police Chief announces retirement

Mesquite, TX – November 2, 2015 – Today, Mesquite Police Chief Derek Rohde announced his plans to retire January 31.

Chief Rohde said, “This is a decision which I have been considering for ...Read on...

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Posted on: November 2, 2015

Mesquite celebrates Texas Municipal Court Week

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Mesquite celebrates Texas Municipal Court Week

Mesquite, TX – November 2, 2015 – This week, the Mesquite Municipal Court will be promoting traffic safety at all five Mesquite high schools and in other venues in recognition of Texas Municipal Court Week...Read on...

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Posted on: October 30, 2015

Officer Involved Shooting Update

At about 11:50 pm on October 29th a Mesquite Police Officer attempted to stop a vehicle which ran a stop sign in the area of Gus Thomasson and US Hwy 30. The suspect vehicle fled from the officer west on Us Hwy 30. Officers pursued the suspect vehicle i...Read on...

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Posted on: October 29, 2015

Halloween Safety Tips

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Halloween Safety Tips

The Mesquite Police Department and the Mesquite Fire Department offers these Halloween safety tips:

Choose a costume without long trailing fabric. This can cause a child to trip or may touch flames in jack-o’-lanterns or other ...Read on...

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Posted on: October 27, 2015

Mesquite launches new Thomasson Square webpage

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In an effort to keep the community informed and updated on the progress of the Thomasson Square project, the City of Mesquite has created the webpage www.cityofmesquite.com/ThomassonSquare. The Thomasson Square project is a public-private revitalization e...Read on...

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Posted on: October 26, 2015

Early voting continues on Street Bond

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Early voting is available on the $125 million street bond election until October 30.

The Mesquite City Council has called a special election to ask citizens to consider a $125 million bond proposition to repair more than 100 miles of residential Grade ...Read on...

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Posted on: October 20, 2015

Mesquite Police Department begins Choices Shaping Individuals (CSI) program

The Mesquite Police Department, in partnership with the Mesquite Independent School District has begun the 2015 season of the Choices Shaping Individuals (CSI) program. Real-life issues that face our young people today are addressed through this multi-me...Read on...

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Posted on: October 19, 2015

Mesquite Animal Services offers Halloween pet adoption special

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The Mesquite Animal Shelter will reduce the adoption fees by 50 percent for all animals predominantly black in color as a part of the promotional “Howl-o-Ween” program from October 26 - 31. For details, call Mesquite Animal Services at 972-216-6283.

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Posted on: October 14, 2015

Mesquite hosts street bond town hall meeting on October 15

The City of Mesquite has planned a town hall meeting for Thursday, October 15 at City Hall, 757 N. Galloway Avenue, to offer presentations about the $125 million street bond election. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m.

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Posted on: October 7, 2015

Mesquite Police Department adds 16 new recruits to exceed community expectations

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Today, the Mesquite Police Department announced the addition of 16 new police officer recruits. These additional police officers will bring the total number of sworn officers to 231. These 16 additional officers will continue to put the department above ...Read on...

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Posted on: October 7, 2015

STAR TRANSIT CELEBRATES MILESTONE

STAR Transit is celebrating its one year anniversary of providing transportation in Mesquite. On October 1, 2014 STAR Transit took over operation of MTED (Mesquite Transportation for the Elderly and Disabled) and began operating public transportation in ...Read on...

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Posted on: October 7, 2015

City of Mesquite employees raise more than $41,000 for United Way programs

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The City of Mesquite is proud to announce its employees raised $41,352 this year for the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas and its many service providers.

The 2015 amount is a 12 percent increase from the funds raised by City employees in 2014.

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Posted on: October 6, 2015

Mesquite paints ballfields pink to support National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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For the first time in its history, the City of Mesquite has painted its ballfields pink to support National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. All sports fields managed by the City’s Parks and Recreation Department have had the athletics lines painted pink an...Read on...

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Posted on: October 6, 2015

5th Anniversary of John Bunker Sands Wetland Center

The North Texas Municipal Water District invites the public to the 5th anniversary of the John Bunker Sands Wetland Center on Saturday, October 17.

The free family event will begin at 9 a.m. and includes education booths, kids activities, crafts, food ...Read on...

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Posted on: October 6, 2015

Haunted Camp Out

Join us for a spooky good time on October 10-11 for the Haunted Camp Out at Camp Rorie Galloway. We’ll have pumpkin carving, tent decorating, a costume contest, tent-or-treating, camp fire and scary stories, plus a few surprises along the way.

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Posted on: October 6, 2015

PumpkinFest - Oct 17

Join us October 17 at City Lake Park from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. for the 15th annual PumpkinFest with a haunted house, decorated pumpkin contest, carnival games, bounce houses, petting zoo and community stage performances.

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Posted on: October 6, 2015

National Night Out Events

There are several National Night Out events planned for Oct 4 all around the city of Mesquite.

National Night Out involves more than 37.8 million neighbors across 16,124 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military ba...Read on...

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Posted on: October 5, 2015

News from the Dallas County Elections Department

The Dallas County Elections Department issued a press release on Friday, October 2 about the Upcoming Constitutional Amendment and Joint Election for November 3, 2015.

The entire press release can be viewed at: http://www.cityofmesquite.com/DocumentCen...Read on...

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Posted on: October 5, 2015

Notice of Election - Street Bond

Here is the official Notice of Election for the City of Mesquite Street Bond election.

English Version: http://www.cityofmesquite.com/DocumentCenter/View/5960

Spanish Version: http://www.cityofmesquite.com/DocumentCenter/View/5961

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Posted on: October 2, 2015

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Housing Rehabilitation - Emergency Repairs Program

The City of Mesquite Department of Housing and Community Services is seeking qualified contractors for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Housing Rehabilitation - Emergency Repairs Program. The Emergency Repairs Program provides low-income homeo...Read on...

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Posted on: September 30, 2015

Mesquite Symphony Orchestra presents "Notes of Hope" concert on Oct. 10

The Mesquite Symphony Orchestra presents a benefit concert called "Notes of Hope" for breast cancer survivors.

It will be held Saturday, October 10, 7:30 p.m. at the Mesquite Arts Center, 1527 Galloway Avenue.

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Posted on: September 28, 2015

STAR TRANSIT JOINS NATIONAL CELEBRATION CUSTOMER SERVICE WEEK, OCTOBER 5 - 9

Mesquite is a member of STAR Transit. Here is news from STAR Transit.

STAR Transit will join hundreds of companies in recognizing their customer service teams during Customer Service Week taking place October 5 – 9, 2015. STAR Transit has partnered wi...Read on...

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Posted on: September 25, 2015

Water utility bill increases

The City of Mesquite reminds its water utility customers of a combination of factors which may contribute to high September water utility bills. These factors include:

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Posted on: September 24, 2015

Mesquite earns financial reporting award

The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) has awarded the City of Mesquite the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for fiscal year 2014. This is the thirty-sixth c...Read on...

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Posted on: September 23, 2015

Fuel City opens in Mesquite on September 25

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The City of Mesquite announced today Fuel City, the Ranch in Mesquite, located at 2175 S. Town East Blvd, will open Friday, September 25. This is the first Fuel City to open in the Dallas-Fort Worth area in 16 years.

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Posted on: September 22, 2015

Street Bond Election featured on KEOM

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Listen to Citizens' Street Bond Committee Co-Chairs David Belt and James Terry discuss the $125 million street bond election on KEOM's "Community Focus" program.

The Mesquite City Council has called for a special election to ask citizens to c...Read on...

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Posted on: September 21, 2015

Keep Mesquite Beautiful hosts successful clean up event

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More than 450 students and adults cleaned 28 areas around Mesquite during the fall Trash Bash held on Saturday, September 12. Volunteers donated nearly 2,000 hours of service and picked up an estimated two tons of litter from Mesquite roadways, parks and ...Read on...

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Posted on: September 21, 2015

Passing of the Baton Concert

The public is invited to join the Mesquite Community Band at the Mesquite Arts Center, 1527 North Galloway, on Saturday, October 17 for the “Passing of the Baton Concert," starting at 4 p.m. A reception will follow the concert. The concert is free, b...Read on...

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Posted on: December 12, 2014

Mesquite Symphony Orchestra

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

December 20, 7 p.m., Music of the Season- Dickens Christmas Sing-A-Long
January 31, 7:30 p.m., Swing Time! – Big Band style jazz tunes from the 30's & 40's March 28...Read on...

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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.

Due to the vast experience of the City's special event staff, additional Mesquite police officers were already in t...Read on...

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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 edible representation...Read on...

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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 t...Read on...

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Posted on: August 11, 2014

City Council meeting agendas and minutes are available online

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

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Posted on: May 1, 2014

Outdoor Water Restrictions

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

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