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Posted on: October 14, 2021

Mesquite hosted public meeting on Solid Waste Ordinance changes

Mesquite, TX – October 14, 2021 – On Oct. 12, the City of Mesquite hosted a Town Hall public information meeting to educate the community about the Solid Waste Ordinance changes that were put into place to address litter and community ...

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Posted on: October 13, 2021

Mesquite places Tax Election on November ballot

Mesquite, TX – October 13, 2021 – The City of Mesquite’s new budget includes additions for public safety, city streets and cybersecurity. Additions include 15 new police and fire positions, more funding for street and alley m...

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Posted on: October 12, 2021

Mesquite Police Department and Fire Department take part in National Night Out

Mesquite, TX – October 12, 2021 – On Oct. 5, the Mesquite Police Department, Mesquite Fire Department and the Municipal Court took part in National Night Out at Kids Quest Park and Dallas College – Eastfield Campus. National ...

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Posted on: October 11, 2021

Read the Oct. 1 Council Connection

The Oct. 1 edition of the Council Connection is available online. Learn about the Mesquite Police Department Police Chief, the 2021 Tax Election and watch the video update from Councilmember B.W. Smith, District 5.

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Posted on: October 11, 2021

Read the Oct. 8 Council Connection

The Oct. 8 edition of the Council Connection is available online. Learn about this week's public information meetings over the new solid waste ordinance and the 2021 Tax Election and Deja Young-Craddock day in the City of Mesquite.

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Posted on: October 8, 2021

Mesquite Public Library converts to Radio Frequency Identification

Mesquite, TX – October 8, 2021 – The Mesquite Public Library System recently completed a conversion to Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology to replace the library’s barcode system for collection monitoring. This RFID system uses radio waves to...

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Posted on: October 8, 2021

Partial closure of East Glen Boulevard starting Oct. 11

As part of incoming development, Oncor plans to begin work to relocate power poles from a portion of East Glen Boulevard. This relocation will require a closure of part of East Glen Boulevard starting on Monday, Oct. 11, between the Calvary First Baptist ...

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Posted on: October 8, 2021

Mesquite hosts Oct. 12 Town Hall Tuesday on changes to Solid Waste Ordinance

Mesquite, TX – October 8, 2021 – The City of Mesquite will host a Town Hall Tuesday public information meeting to educate the community about the Solid Waste Ordinance changes that were put into place to address litter and community ap...

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Posted on: October 7, 2021

Employees recognized during World Financial Planning Day

Mesquite, TX – October 7, 2021 – On Oct. 6, the City of Mesquite celebrated World Financial Planning Day. Mayor Bruce Archer thanked the City of Mesquite’s financial planners for preparing for the city’s financial f...

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Posted on: October 7, 2021

20th Annual PumpkinFest on Oct. 16

Mesquite, TX – October 7, 2021 – The 20th annual PumpkinFest will be on Oct. 16 from 12 - 5 p.m. at Valley Creek Park, 2482 Pioneer Road. The family-friendly event features different contests, community stage performances, trick or treating, carnival game...

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Posted on: October 6, 2021

Keep Mesquite Beautiful hosts successful Trash Bash

Mesquite, TX – October 6, 2021 – More than 500 volunteers collected over 200 bags of trash, containing over 4,300 pounds of litter from locations around Mesquite, including parks, neighborhoods and retail shopping areas as a part of Ke...

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Posted on: October 6, 2021

Council approves funding agreement for Lawson Road improvements

Mesquite, TX – October 6, 2021 – At the Oct. 4 council meeting, the Mesquite City Council approved an advanced funding agreement for the Lawson Road Highway Safety Program (HSIP) Project. This agreement will authorize funding and Texas...

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Posted on: October 6, 2021

Mayor greets students on National Walk to School Day

Mesquite, TX – October 6, 2021 – On Oct. 6, Mayor Bruce Archer and cheerleaders greeted students at Kimball Elementary for National Walk and Bike to School Day. National Walk and Bike to School Day is about getting up and moving. &...

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Posted on: October 6, 2021

Mesquite celebrates Addressing Mesquite Day

Mesquite, TX – October 4, 2021 – On Saturday, Oct. 2, nearly 500 volunteers gathered throughout Mesquite to assist 50 homeowners with home projects such as painting, landscaping and other minor home exterior projects. This was all part...

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Posted on: October 5, 2021

City honors Paralympian Deja Young-Craddock

Mesquite, TX – October 5, 2021 – Monday, Oct. 4 was Deja Young-Craddock Day in the City of Mesquite. Young-Craddock was presented with a proclamation at the Oct. 4 council meeting, honoring the Paralympian and graduate from John Horn H...

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Posted on: October 4, 2021

Mesquite hosts public information meetings on 2021 Tax Election

Mesquite, TX – October 4, 2021 – The City of Mesquite will host three public information meetings for its 2021 Tax Election on Oct. 7, 7 p.m. at the Florence Recreation Community Room located at 2501 Whitson Way, on Oct. 14, 7 p.m. at the Rutherford Recre...

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Posted on: October 2, 2021

Employees recognized during National Custodial Workers Day 2021

Mesquite, TX – October 2, 2021 – On Oct. 1, the City of Mesquite celebrated National Custodial Workers Day. Mayor Bruce Archer thanked the City of Mesquite custodial workers for keeping the City running and recognized the hard work tha...

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Posted on: October 1, 2021

Tax Notices to be delayed

Mesquite, TX - October 1, 2021 - Pending the results of the 2021 Tax Election, the City of Mesquite will delay the issuance of 2022 property tax bills. This includes taxes levied by the City of Mesquite and Mesquite ISD, and Public Improvement District as...

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Posted on: October 1, 2021

Councilmember B.W. Smith update on District 5

Mesquite, TX – October 1, 2021 – The City of Mesquite is producing video updates hosted by members of the City Council in the districts they represent. Each video will focus on various issues and topics in their district as well as new...

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Posted on: September 28, 2021

Read the Sept. 24 Council Connection

The Sept. 24 edition of the Council Connection is available online. Learn more about the new park named after former mayor, Mike Anderson, meter conversion project starting in October, new solid waste ordinance going into effect Oct. 1 and more.

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Posted on: September 30, 2021

Mesquite promotes Chris Sanchez to Assistant City Manager

Mesquite, TX – September 30, 2021 – The City of Mesquite has announced that Chris Sanchez has been promoted to Assistant City Manager effective October 1. He will oversee the Information Technology Department, Mesquite Arts Center, the...

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Posted on: September 30, 2021

I-635E NARROWS NEAR I-30 IN MESQUITE STARTING OCT. 3 FOR PAVEMENT RESURFACING PROJECT

Source: TxDOT

MESQUITE – Drivers can expect various lane closures, up to three lanes at times, on east and westbound Interstate 635E (I-635E) between the Interstate 30 (I-30) and Interstate 20 (I-20) junctions starting Sunday, Oct. 3 from 8 p.m. ...

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Posted on: September 28, 2021

Read the Sept. 17 Council Connection

The Sept. 17 edition of the Council Connection is available online. Learn more about Trash Bash on September 25, watch a recap of the 9/11 ceremony and watch a recap of the monthly community health forum on suicide prevention awareness.

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Posted on: September 28, 2021

Mesquite Police Department reminds residents of car seat safety

Last week, the Mesquite Police Department reminded residents on the importance of car seat safety during National Child Passenger Safety Week. Learn more by watching the latest Mesquite Minute.

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Posted on: September 28, 2021

Mesquite BRE hosts free Virtual Manufacturing Day on Oct. 8

Mesquite, TX – September 28, 2021 – The Mesquite Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) Task Force will host a free Virtual Manufacturing Day for the manufacturing and related business community on Friday, Oct. 8 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. The keynote speake...

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Posted on: September 27, 2021

Mayor Archer honors Gold Star Families

Mesquite, TX – September 27, 2021 – On Sept. 26, Mayor Bruce Archer honored Gold Star mothers and family members in a video. On the last Sunday in September, Gold Star Mother’s and Family Day honors the mothers, fathers, and families of fallen military se...

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Posted on: September 27, 2021

Mesquite announces David Gill as new Police Chief

9-27-21 David Gill selected as Mesquite Police Chief - Mesquite TX

Mesquite, TX – September 27, 2021 – Assistant Police Chief David Gill has been selected as the City of Mesquite’s next Police Chief. A 27-year veteran of the Mesquite Police Department, Chief Gill h...

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Posted on: September 24, 2021

Mesquite Animal Services rescues 111 dogs surrendered from one location

Mesquite, TX – September 24, 2021 – The City of Mesquite’s Animal Service Division rescued 111 dogs from a single residential location on September 23, and all were made available for immediate rescue to animal rescue partner...

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Posted on: September 23, 2021

Mesquite approves new Valley Brooke 235-home residential development

Mesquite, TX – September 23, 2021 – On September 20, the Mesquite City Council passed a resolution to approve terms and conditions with TDI Valleybrooke, LLC, for the construction and development of 235-home lots in a new single-family...

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Posted on: September 22, 2021

Mayor declares September and October North Texas Community Cleanup Challenge Months

Mesquite, TX – September 22, 2021 – On Sept. 17, Mayor Bruce Archer recognized the months of September and October 2021 as North Texas Community Cleanup Challenge Months in the City of Mesquite, encouraging all residents, busi...

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Posted on: September 22, 2021

Mesquite announces new headquarters for Vehicle Accessories, Inc.

Mesquite, TX – September 22, 2021 – On September 20, the Mesquite City Council passed a series of resolutions for Vehicle Accessories, Inc. to relocate its corporate headquarters to Mesquite, Texas by the end of 2022. This includes 315...

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Posted on: September 22, 2021

Mesquite names park in honor of former Mayor Mike Anderson

Mesquite, TX – September 21, 2021 – On Sept. 20, the Mesquite City Council passed a resolution naming the future park on Emporium Square in honor of Mike Anderson who served as Mayor from 1997 to 2007. Mike Anderson Park will include a...

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Posted on: September 21, 2021

Employees recognized during National IT Professionals Day

Mesquite, TX – September 21, 2021 – On Sept. 21, the City of Mesquite celebrated National Information Technology (IT) Professionals Day. Mayor Bruce Archer thanked the City of Mesquite Information Technology Department, honoring the em...

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Posted on: September 21, 2021

Mesquite earns 2021 Preservation Texas Honor Award

Mesquite, TX – September 21, 2021 – Preservation Texas, the statewide non-profit historic preservation advocacy and education organization, recognized Historic Mesquite, Inc.’s restoration of the outbuildings at Opal Lawrence...

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Posted on: September 17, 2021

Mesquite moves forward with Clean City Initiative

Mesquite, TX – September 17, 2021 – On the eve of the Sept. 18 National Cleanup Day, the City of Mesquite announces it has moved forward this week with its Clean City Initiative by adding more programs and opportunities for the community to get involved t...

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Posted on: September 17, 2021

Mesquite Police Department and Fire Department to hold Public Safety Training Exercise

On Sunday, September 19th, the Mesquite Police Department along with the Mesquite Fire Department will be conducting an Active Shooter Drill at Town East Mall.  This event will take place after the mall closes, from approximately 6 PM until 11 PM...

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Posted on: September 17, 2021

Mesquite park dedicated to City’s first African American police officer

Mesquite, TX – September 14, 2021 – The City of Mesquite held a sunrise memorial on Saturday, Sept. 11 to commemorate “Patriot Day” which is the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack. This year’s program recognized the 20th anniversary of...

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Posted on: September 14, 2021

Volunteer Services to start using new volunteer software

Mesquite, TX – September 14, 2021 – The City of Mesquite will start using a new volunteer software called Better Impact that will assist in volunteer recruitment through onboarding and training as well as volunteer coordination. Initia...

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Posted on: September 14, 2021

Mesquite employee elected to be Chair of the Resource Conservation Council

Mesquite, TX – September 14, 2021 – The City of Mesquite’s Sustainability Program Coordinator, Kathy Fonville, has been elected to be the chair of the Resource Conservation Council (RCC). The RCC’s primary responsib...

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Posted on: September 10, 2021

Mosquito spraying begins tonight

Mesquite, TX – September 10, 2021 – The City of Mesquite has received two positive West Nile-Virus reports from Dallas County Mosquito Lab. Spraying will start tonight at 10 p.m. in the area around Mesquite Fire Station #6 on ...

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Posted on: September 10, 2021

Mesquite’s September 14 health forum focus is on suicide prevention awareness

Mesquite, TX – September 10, 2021 – As a part of its Recovery Mesquite efforts to help the community move forward and onward from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Mesquite continues the virtual Community Health Forum S...

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Posted on: September 8, 2021

Mesquite Fire Department takes part in Dallas Stair Climb

Mesquite, TX – September 8, 2021 – The Mesquite Fire Department (MFD) participated in the Dallas 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb on Saturday, Sept. 4 at Fountain Place in Downtown Dallas. MFD had 25 firefighters participating this year, the ...

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Posted on: September 8, 2021

Mesquite park named in honor of Jon Latimore - the city’s first African American police officer

Mesquite, TX – September 8, 2021 – Jon Latimore was hired in 1985 as the first African American Police Officer to serve in the Mesquite Police Department. On September 7, the Mesquite City Council approved a resolution naming a future park to be located o...

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Posted on: September 8, 2021

Read the Sept. 3 Council Connection

The Sept. 3 edition of the Council Connection is available online. Learn more about the Mesquite Police Department new soft interview room, the Guts and Gory Zombie Run and Challenge, and the 9/11 20th Anniversary Ceremony.

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Posted on: September 8, 2021

Mesquite will host a special 20th anniversary 9/11 Memorial Service

Mesquite, TX – September 7, 2021 – The City of Mesquite will host a sunrise memorial to commemorate Patriot Day which is the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The public event will begin at 8:30 a.m. on September...

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Posted on: September 2, 2021

Mosquito spraying begins tonight

Mesquite, TX – September 2, 2021 – The City of Mesquite has received one positive West Nile-Virus reports from Dallas County Mosquito Lab. Spraying will start tonight at 10 p.m. in the area around McWhorter in the Mesquite neighborhoods near the Bruton Rd...

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Posted on: September 1, 2021

Mesquite collects over 1,000 jars of PB&J for Spread the Love campaign

Mesquite, TX – September 1, 2021 – The City of Mesquite held a successful Spread the Love campaign this summer, collecting over 1,000 jars of peanut butter and jelly for Sharing Life Community Outreach. The Mesquite Fire Department col...

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Posted on: August 31, 2021

September is Library Card Sign-up Month

Mesquite, TX – August 31, 2021 – September is Library Card Sign-Up Month, and the City of Mesquite is encouraging residents to visit one of the Mesquite Public Libraries to sign up. A Mesquite Public Library Card gives residents&rs...

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Posted on: August 30, 2021

Guts and Gory Zombie Run & Challenge

Mesquite, TX – August 30, 2021 - Experience a zombie apocalypse at the “Guts and Gory” Zombie Run and Challenge on Sept. 18 at Camp Rorie Galloway, 3100 Lawson Road. There are two ways to participate, either as a runner or as...

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Posted on: August 30, 2021

MPD Officer receives 2021 MADD North Texas Enforcement Award

Mesquite, TX – August 30, 2021 – Mesquite Police Department (MPD) Officer Robert Keith was presented with the 2021 Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) North Texas Enforcement Award. The award is presented to officers who exemplify a s...

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Posted on: August 30, 2021

Read the Aug. 27 Council Connection

Mesquite, TX – August 30, 2021 – The Aug. 27 edition of the Council Connection is available online. Learn more about the Mesquite Public Library being recognized as ReadPlayTalkPartner , watch the August Community Health Forum and Kenny Green, Di...

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Posted on: August 27, 2021

Mesquite Police Department debuts new interview room for assault victims

Mesquite, TX – August 27, 2021 – On Aug. 27, the Mesquite Police Department debuted its new Soft Interview Room for victims of sexual assault and other violent crimes. The room featuring living-room style chairs, decorative lighting, a rug and artwork was...

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Posted on: August 27, 2021

Mosquito spraying begins tonight

Mesquite, TX – August 27, 2021 – The City of Mesquite has received three positive West Nile-Virus reports from Dallas County Mosquito Lab. Spraying will start tonight at 10 p.m. in the area around the Town East Boulevard and Motley Dri...

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Posted on: August 27, 2021

Early closure of Brunhilde Nystrom City Lake Aquatic Center

Mesquite, TX – August 27, 2021 – Due to staffing shortages, the Brunhilde Nystrom City Lake Aquatic Center will not be able to open the next two weekends, bringing the operating season to a close. The City of Mesquite apologizes for th...

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Posted on: August 26, 2021

Mesquite employee announced as President of the North Texas American Backflow Prevention Association

Mesquite, TX – August 26, 2020 – City of Mesquite Backflow Inspector, Toby Rodgers, has been elected as President of the North Texas American Backflow Prevention Association (ABPA) for a two-year term. 

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Posted on: August 26, 2021

Mesquite attorney designated as IMLA Local Government Fellow

Mesquite, TX – August 26, 2021 – The City of Mesquite’s Assistant City Attorney, Rita Ballard, has been recognized by the International Municipal Lawyers Association as a Local Government Fellow. The prestigious award was est...

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Posted on: August 20, 2021

Mesquite hosts health forum on safety tips by Mesquite Fire Department

Mesquite, TX – August 20, 2021 – As a part of its continuing Recovery Mesquite efforts to help the community move forward and onward from the impacts of the pandemic, the City of Mesquite held its August Community Health Virtual Meeting on Aug. 19, focusi...

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Posted on: August 20, 2021

Read the Aug. 20 Council Connection

Mesquite, TX – August 20, 2021 – The Aug. 20 edition of the Council Connection is available online. Learn more about the finalists for Police Chief, the annual Clear the Shelters program the Mesquite Animal Shelter is participating in and the Mes...

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Posted on: August 20, 2021

Councilmember Kenny Green update on District 2

Mesquite, TX – August 20, 2021 – The City of Mesquite is producing video updates hosted by members of the City Council in the districts they represent. Each video will focus on various issues and topics in their district as well as news items that affect ...

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Posted on: August 20, 2021

Mesquite Animal Shelter participates in Clear the Shelters, Aug. 23 – Sept. 19

Mesquite, TX – August 20, 2021 – Adopt the “pawfect” furry friend at the Mesquite Animal Shelter during the month long Clear the Shelters event from Aug. 23 to Sept. 19. Clear the Shelters is an annual, nationwide p...

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Posted on: August 20, 2021

Mosquito spraying begins tonight

Mesquite, TX – August 20, 2021 – The City of Mesquite has received three positive West Nile-Virus reports from Dallas County Mosquito Lab. Spraying will start tonight at 10 p.m. in the area around the Town East Boulevard and G...

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Posted on: August 20, 2021

Mesquite Public Library recognized as ReadPlayTalk Partner

Mesquite, TX – August 20, 2021 - The Mesquite Public Library was recognized as a ReadPlayTalk Partner at the Aug. 9 Mesquite ISD School Board meeting. At the meeting, the library received a wooden plaque that was made by a student to thank them ...

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Posted on: August 19, 2021

Mosquito spraying begins tonight

Mesquite, TX – August 19, 2021 – The City of Mesquite has received two positive West Nile-Virus reports from Dallas County Mosquito Lab. Spraying will start tonight at 10 p.m. in the neighborhoods south of Valley Creek Park an...

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Posted on: August 19, 2021

Governor Abbott announces webinar series over Workforce in Texas

Source: Governor Greg Abbott’s Office

Austin – Texas remains the best state in the U.S. to start a business. Join the Governor's Small Business Team and a panel of subject-matter experts as they discuss workforce challenges fac...

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Posted on: August 19, 2021

Mesquite Police Department promotes Angela Hensley to Public Safety Dispatch Manager

Mesquite, TX – August 19, 2021 – The Mesquite Police Department announced the promotion of Angela Hensley to Public Safety Dispatch Manager. She will oversee the department’s Public Safety Dispatch division, which is responsi...

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Posted on: August 18, 2021

Mayor Bruce Archer asks residents to take time to help clean up neighborhoods

Mesquite, TX – August 18, 2021 – Mayor Bruce Archer is asking Mesquite residents to take some time this week and weekend to do their part and help clean up Mesquite. He is asking all residents to spend a few minutes in their n...

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Posted on: August 18, 2021

Mesquite Fire Department recognized in Best Practices Recognition Program

Mesquite, TX – August 17, 2021 – At the Aug. 16 City Council meeting, the Mesquite Fire Department (MFD) was recognized by the Texas Fire Chiefs Association (TFCA) for exceeding all the identified Best Practices for Texas Fire...

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Posted on: August 17, 2021

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

Mesquite, TX – August 17, 2021 – At the Aug. 16 City Council meeting, four City employees were honored with Real. Texas. Service. Champion awards. The Real. Texas. Service. Champions program celebrates employees who provide exemplary c...

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Posted on: August 17, 2021

Mesquite Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association wins Texas Citizens Police Academy Alumni Award

Mesquite, TX – August 17, 2021 – The Mesquite Police Department and The City of Mesquite would like to congratulate the Mesquite Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association for winning the 2020 Texas Citizens Police Academy Alu...

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Posted on: August 17, 2021

Read the August Road Report

Mesquite, TX – August 16, 2021 – The August edition of the Road Report is available online. The report offers updates on ongoing road construction projects throughout Mesquite, including residential streets in the Real. Texas. Roads. pro...

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Posted on: August 16, 2021

Mesquite announces five finalists for Police Chief

Mesquite, TX – August 16, 2021 – The City of Mesquite has announced five finalists for Police Chief. The finalists will participate in panel interviews in Mesquite August 25 – 26, and the City plans to select one of the finalists as its new Police Chief b...

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Posted on: August 13, 2021

City honors Captain Paul Pecena

Mesquite, TX – August 13, 2021 – On Aug. 13, the City of Mesquite honored Captain Paul Pecena for 33 years of service to the Mesquite Police Department. Mayor Bruce Archer presented a proclamation at his retirement ceremony.

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Posted on: August 13, 2021

Mosquito spraying begins tonight

Mesquite, TX – August 13, 2021 – The City of Mesquite has received three positive West Nile-Virus reports from Dallas County Mosquito Lab. Spraying will start tonight at 10 p.m. in the area around Shands Elementary and Vanston...

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Posted on: August 13, 2021

Mesquite’s August 19 health forum features safety tips by Mesquite Fire Department

Mesquite, TX – August 13, 2021 – As a part of its Recovery Mesquite efforts to help the community move forward and onward from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Mesquite continues the virtual Community Health Forum Seri...

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Posted on: August 13, 2021

Full IH 30 Mainlane closures on Aug.13 and 14

Below is a summary of all closures associated with bridge work of IH 30 at IH 635 on the evenings of Friday, Aug. 13 and Saturday, Aug. 14.

Part 1Friday evening, Aug. 13 to Saturday morning, Aug. 14

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Posted on: August 12, 2021

Mesquite Arts Center invites vendors to take part in Día de los Muertos celebration

Mesquite, TX – August 12, 2021 – The Mesquite Arts Center (MAC) is inviting local vendors to take part in their Día de los Muertos celebration in October. On Oct. 30, the Mesquite Arts Center will host the event, ce...

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Posted on: August 12, 2021

Mesquite Arts Center celebrates 25th anniversary a year later

Mesquite, TX – August 11, 2021 – In 2020, the Mesquite Arts Center celebrated their 25th anniversary of serving the Mesquite community. Normally, it would have been a year of celebrations but due to the pandemic, the Mesquite Arts Center found an...

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Posted on: August 11, 2021

Councilmember B.W. Smith update on District 5

Mesquite, TX – August 11, 2021 – The City of Mesquite is producing video updates hosted by members of the City Council in the districts they represent. Each video will focus on various issues and topics in their district as well as news items tha...

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Posted on: August 11, 2021

Firefighters, police officers and councilmembers welcome students

Mesquite, TX – August 11, 2021 – On Aug. 11, police officers and firefighters helped welcome Mesquite ISD students to their first day of school. Mayor Bruce Archer and Councilmen Dan Aleman, B.W. Smith and Kenny Green also welcomed students at sc...

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Posted on: August 9, 2021

Mesquite celebrates 5th year of safe driving campaign for the start of the school year

Mesquite, TX – August 9, 2021 – With the first day of school in Mesquite on August 11, the City of Mesquite is encouraging safe driving with the “Drive Like Your Family Lives Here” campaign. The community education ...

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Posted on: August 6, 2021

Mesquite Public Safety Dispatchers donate to food drive

Mesquite, TX – August 6, 2021 – The City of Mesquite’s Public Safety Dispatchers recently made a generous donation of peanut butter and jelly to Sharing Life Community Outreach as a part of the city’s Spread the Lov...

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Posted on: August 5, 2021

Mesquite Fire Department celebrates promotions and new firefighters

Mesquite, TX – August 5, 2021 – Mesquite Fire Department held a promotion/swearing-in ceremony on August 5 at the Mesquite Arts Center to recognize the recent promotions of rank and new members to the department. The ...

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Posted on: August 5, 2021

Mosquito spraying begins tonight

The City of Mesquite has received two positive West Nile-Virus reports from Dallas County Mosquito Lab. Spraying will start tonight at 10 p.m. in the area along McKenzie road to I-20 along the boundary of the city. Following Shannon Loop and Shannon Road,...

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Posted on: July 30, 2021

Mesquite Police Department promotes Stephen Biggs to rank of Captain

Mesquite, TX – July 30, 2021 – Today, Mesquite Police Department Interim Police Chief David Faaborg announced the promotion of Lieutenant Stephen Biggs to the rank of Captain. He will now oversee the department’s Staff Suppor...

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Posted on: July 23, 2021

Read the July 30 Council Connection

Mesquite, TX – July 30, 2021 – The July 30 edition of the Council Connection is available online. Learn more about a new industrial park breaking ground and being built in Mesquite, a local litter clean up by the Mesquite Horn...

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Posted on: July 30, 2021

Mosquito spraying begins tonight

Mesquite, TX – July 30, 2021 – The City of Mesquite has received four positive West Nile-Virus reports from Dallas County Mosquito Lab. Spraying will start tonight at 10 p.m. in the area around Range Elementary School, Motley ...

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Posted on: July 30, 2021

Mayor proclaims July 31 as Alexander Kalota Day

Mesquite, TX – July 30, 2021 – Mayor Bruce Archer honored police officer Alexander Kalota on July 30, proclaiming July 31 as Alexander Kalota Day for his service to Mesquite an for serving the community as a police officer for 38 years...

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Posted on: July 30, 2021

City honors Lieutenant Chris Kneggs

Mesquite, TX – July 30, 2021 – On July 30, the City of Mesquite honored Lieutenant Chris Kneggs for 28 years of service to the Mesquite Fire Department. Mayor Bruce Archer presented a proclamation at his retirement ceremony.

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Posted on: July 30, 2021

View the Oculus exhibit at the Mesquite Arts Center

Mesquite, TX – July 30, 2021 – Head to the Mesquite Ars Center, 1527 N. Galloway Avenue, to view the Oculus art exhibition by Daniel Yanez. The exhibit is free and open to the public until Sept. 25 in the Mesquite Art Center’s Chamber Gallery. Me...

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Posted on: July 29, 2021

Mosquito spraying begins tonight

Mesquite, TX – July 29, 2021 – The City of Mesquite has received three positive West Nile-Virus reports from Dallas County Mosquito Lab. Spraying will start tonight at 10 p.m. in the area bounded by Davis Street, New Market Ro...

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Posted on: July 29, 2021

Mesquite Hornets hold litter clean up at Paschall Park

Mesquite, TX – July 29, 2021 – On Saturday, July 24 the Mesquite Hornets Football and Drill Team Association partnered with Keep Mesquite Beautiful and organized a litter clean up at Paschall Park. The youth football and drill...

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Posted on: July 29, 2021

City honors firefighter Patrick Wilson

Mesquite, TX – July 29, 2021 – On July 23, the City of Mesquite honored Firefighter Patrick Wilson for 35 years of service. Mayor Bruce Archer presented a proclamation at his retirement ceremony.

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Posted on: July 29, 2021

Mesquite Police Department hosts summer boxing camp

Mesquite, TX – July 29, 2021 – The Mesquite Police Department wrapped up their first summer boxing camp with Mesquite ISD students. Officer Winston Bowen along with Officers Zackary Scott, Roye Long, Bobby Thongsavat, Brian Hill, Steven Contreras...

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Posted on: July 28, 2021

Mesquite hosts health forum on parks and recreation resources

Mesquite, TX – July 28, 2021 – As a part of its continuing Recovery Mesquite efforts to help the community move forward and onward from the impacts of the pandemic, the City of Mesquite held its July Community Health Virtual Meeting on...

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Posted on: July 27, 2021

Mesquite breaks ground on two million square foot Mesquite Airport Logistics Center

Mesquite, TX – July 27, 2021 – On July 26, the City of Mesquite, Dalfen Industrial and Stream Realty officially broke ground on phase one of the new two million square foot Mesquite Airport Logistics Center master planned industrial park.

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Posted on: July 23, 2021

Read the July 23 Council Connection

Mesquite, TX – July 23, 2021 – The July 23 edition of the Council Connection is available online. Learn more about the Parks and Recreation Master Plan and how you can share your input through the survey, find out how to file ...

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Posted on: July 23, 2021

Mosquito spraying begins tonight

Mesquite, TX – July 23, 2021 – The City of Mesquite has received three positive West Nile-Virus reports from Dallas County Mosquito Lab. Spraying will start tonight at 10 p.m. in the area bounded by Motley Drive, Oates Drive, ...

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Posted on: July 23, 2021

Mesquite high school students complete City Summer Youth Internship Program

Mesquite, TX – July 23, 2021 – On July 23, the City of Mesquite and local businesses recognized 18 summer interns, celebrating the end of the City of Mesquite’s Summer Youth Internship Program. The program allows inc...

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Posted on: July 23, 2021

View the Ancient Hymns exhibit at the Mesquite Arts Center

Mesquite, TX – July 23, 2021 – Head to the Mesquite Ars Center, 1527 N. Galloway Avenue, to view the Ancient Hymns exhibition by Deepa Koshaley. The exhibit is free and open to the public until Sept. 25 in the Mesquite Art Center’s Main Gallery.

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Posted on: July 22, 2021

Mesquite hosts Doggie Splash Day on August 7 at Vanston Pool

Mesquite, TX – July 22, 2021 – Dogs and their owners are invited to splash and play at the 17th annual Doggie Splash Day on Saturday, Aug. 7. The event will be from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Vanston Pool, 2913 Oates Drive. Admissio...

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Posted on: July 22, 2021

Mosquito spraying begins tonight

Mesquite, TX – July 22, 2021 – The City of Mesquite has received a positive West Nile-Virus report from Dallas County Mosquito Lab. Spraying will start tonight at 10 p.m. along McKenzie Road to IH 20 along the boundary of the ...

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Posted on: July 22, 2021

Read the July Road Report

Mesquite, TX – July 22, 2021 – The July edition of the Road Report is available online in English and Spanish. The report offers updates on ongoing road construction projects throughout Mesquite, including residential streets ...

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Posted on: July 21, 2021

Mesquite’s July 27 health forum is on parks and recreation resources

Mesquite, TX – July 21, 2021 – As a part of its Recovery Mesquite efforts to help the community move forward and onward from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Mesquite continues the virtual Community Health Forum Series...

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Posted on: July 19, 2021

Raising The Bridge Celebrates Five Years in Mesquite

Friends and supporters, as well as the young men and women who attend Raising The Bridge, gathered in June at Emmanuel Pentecostal Church in Mesquite for a 5-year anniversary event. Raising The Bridge, a Mesquite based non-profit, mentors and strengthens ...

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Posted on: July 19, 2021

Mesquite continues with summer PB&J donation drive

Mesquite, TX – July 19, 2021 – The City of Mesquite’s Public Works Department recently made a generous donation of peanut butter and jelly to Sharing Life Community Outreach as a part of the city’s Spread the Love c...

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Posted on: July 16, 2021

Mesquite continues to seek public input on new parks master plan

Mesquite, TX – July 16, 2021 – The City of Mesquite is seeking public input on a new Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Master Plan through a citizen survey available at www.cityofmesquite.com/ParksMasterPlan until August 15. The public...

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Posted on: July 16, 2021

Ashwood Drive at WB I-30 Frontage Road Two-Week Closure Begins July 22

IH 635 East Traffic Alert: In order to facilitate pavement operations, the access point to Ashwood Drive from the westbound I-30 frontage road will be closed beginning Thursday, July 22 at 9 a.m. This temporary closure will last continuously for approxima...

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Posted on: July 14, 2021

Mesquite dedicates Municipal Center in honor of former Mayor George Venner

Mesquite, TX – July 14, 2021 – City of Mesquite Mayor Bruce Archer honored former Mesquite Mayor George Venner on July 14 during the George A. Venner, Sr. Municipal Center dedication ceremony, presenting him with a replica of ...

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Posted on: July 13, 2021

Mesquite plans budget workshop for July 17

Mesquite, TX – July 13, 2021 – The City of Mesquite has scheduled the annual City Council and Staff Budget Workshop for Saturday, July 17 beginning at 8 a.m. At the workshop, staff and city council will begin making plans for ...

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Posted on: July 13, 2021

Mesquite employee leads first all-female official crew, makes Texas high school football history

Mesquite, TX – July 13, 2021 – City of Mesquite Parks and Recreation employee, Crystal Cooksey, is making Texas high school football history again. Cooksey will lead the first all-female officials crew on July 17 at the Sixman...

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Posted on: July 12, 2021

Mesquite ISD school zone flashers activated for summer session

Mesquite, TX – July 12, 2021 – The Mesquite Independent School District is having special summer school sessions as part of the COVID-19 catch up. School zone flashers will run from July 7 through July 29 from 8:30 a....

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Posted on: July 8, 2021

Mosquito spraying begins tonight

Mesquite, TX – July 8, 2021 – The City of Mesquite has received a positive West Nile-Virus report from Dallas County Mosquito Lab. Spraying will start tonight at 10 p.m. between New Market Road and Lake June Road, IH 635 and H...

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Posted on: July 8, 2021

Mesquite hosts July 20 Business Marketing Panel

Mesquite, TX – July 8, 2021 - The City of Mesquite’s Convention and Visitor’s Bureau along with the Mesquite Business Retention and Expansion Task Force (BRE) will host a free marketing event for the business communi...

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Posted on: July 7, 2021

Mesquite approves Shadow Creek Crossing commercial project

Mesquite, TX – July 7, 2021 – Mesquite has approved an agreement for the construction and development of a new retail project called Shadow Creek Crossing on nearly seven acres that could include a variety of retail stores and restaura...

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Posted on: July 6, 2021

Mesquite to host July 13 Town Hall meeting on City’s budget

Mesquite, TX – July 6, 2021 – The City of Mesquite is hosting a town hall meeting on Tuesday, July 13, at Mesquite City Hall, 757 N. Galloway Avenue, beginning at 7 p.m. to provide an update on the City’s current bud...

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Posted on: July 2, 2021

Join us at Pop-Up at the Park for a fun, educational day

Mesquite, TX – July 2, 2021 In conjunction with Park and Recreation Month, the Mesquite Park and Recreation Department is hosting a “Pop-up at the Park” event on Saturday, July 10, from 9 a.m. to noon, at KidsQues...

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Posted on: July 1, 2021

Log cabin receives Preservation Achievement Award

Mesquite, TX – July 1, 2021 - Historic Mesquite, Inc. (HMI) has been recognized by Preservation Dallas with a Preservation Achievement Award for the recently completed Webb Crownover Cabin Restoration at Opal Lawrence Historical Park, 711 E. Kea...

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Posted on: June 30, 2021

City is hiring CDL drivers with great pay and benefits

Mesquite, TX – June 30, 2021 – The City of Mesquite has great job opportunities for those with a commercial drivers license. There are multiple positions available at a great starting pay rate. Plus, the City offers free emplo...

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Posted on: June 30, 2021

Mesquite hosts June Community Health Forum on Men’s Health

Mesquite, TX – June 30, 2021 – As a part of its continuing Recovery Mesquite efforts to help the community move forward and onward from the impacts of the pandemic, the City of Mesquite held its June Community Health Virtual Meeting on June 29, d...

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Posted on: June 28, 2021

July is National Share Your Park and Recreation Story Month

Mesquite, TX – June 28, 2021 - This July, join Mesquite Park and Recreation Department as we celebrate National Parks and Recreation Month. This year, we are highlighting how the City of Mesquite is stronger, more vibrant and more resilient beca...

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Posted on: June 25, 2021

Mosquito spraying begins tonight

Mesquite, TX – June 25, 2021 – The City of Mesquite has received a positive West Nile-Virus report from Dallas County Mosquito Lab. Spraying will start tonight at 10 p.m. in the area bounded by Town East Boulevard, N. Belt Lin...

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Posted on: June 25, 2021

Mesquite’s June 29 health forum is on men’s health and fitness

Mesquite, TX – June 25, 2021 – As a part of its Recovery Mesquite efforts to help the community move forward and onward from the impacts of the pandemic, the City of Mesquite continues the virtual Community Health Forum Series on June ...

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Posted on: June 24, 2021

Mesquite addresses illegal fireworks, gunfire and DWI for Independence Day holiday

Mesquite, TX – June 24, 2021 – In advance of July 4th, the City of Mesquite has announced it will aggressively address the illegal possession or use of fireworks, as well as celebratory gunfire and driving while intoxicated (DWI) through its “Cel...

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Posted on: June 24, 2021

Message from City Manager on Solid Waste

Message from City Manager on Solid Waste

June 24, 2021

I want to thank our community for the overwhelming responses they have provided to the city on the changes to the City Code revising our solid waste program (approved by the City Council on June 21). Yo...

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Posted on: June 24, 2021

Human Resources offers employment tips for teens

Mesquite, TX – June 24, 2021 – As the summer gets underway and more teens are looking for jobs, the City of Mesquite’s Human Resources Department put together a series of tips. Their Do’s & Don&rsqu...

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Posted on: June 24, 2021

Donate and help Keep Mesquite Beautiful

Mesquite, TX – June 24, 2021 – Dedicated to improving the Mesquite community, Keep Mesquite Beautiful (KMB)’s vision is to make Mesquite the most beautiful city in which to live, work and visit. However, KMB can&...

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Posted on: June 24, 2021

Mesquite seeks input from residents on its budget

Mesquite, TX – June 23, 2021 – The City of Mesquite is offering its residents an opportunity to provide their input on the city’s budget using an online survey at www.cityofmesquite.com/Budget through July 7. A portion of the data collected will ...

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Posted on: June 22, 2021

Mesquite approves new rules and fees associated with solid waste services

Mesquite, TX – June 22, 2021 – As a part of its new Clean City Initiative, the Mesquite City Council approved new requirements for its solid waste customers that go into effect October 1, which include trash being secured in trash bags...

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Posted on: June 21, 2021

Purchase STAR Transit monthly, day passes with mobile fare app GoPass

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TERRELL, Texas – STAR Transit has joined the GoPass app network, allowing riders to purchase monthly and day passes that can be used on fixed routes and STARNow.  Single ride passes are also available.  

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Posted on: June 21, 2021

Mesquite announces final brick sales for Mesquite Veterans Memorial

Mesquite, TX – June 17, 2021 – As a part of National Flag Week, the City of Mesquite has announced a limited supply of additional Mesquite Veterans Memorial bricks available for purchase. The sale will begin Tuesday, June 22 at 9 a.m. ...

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Posted on: June 18, 2021

Mesquite Police Department Basic Peace Officer Course reaches milestone, graduates 100 recruits

 Mesquite, TX – June 18, 2021 – On June 17, eight new Mesquite Police Officers graduated from the Mesquite Police Department’s (MPD) Basic Peace Officer Course (BPOC), bringing the training academy total to 100 recru...

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Posted on: June 18, 2021

Mesquite Animal Shelter offers $5 adoption special in June

Mesquite, TX – June 18, 2021 – The Mesquite Animal Shelter is offering $5 adoptions through the end of June. All adoptions from the Mesquite Animal Shelter, 1650 Gross Road, include a spay or neuter surgery, rabies vaccination, DHPP and Bordetell...

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Posted on: June 17, 2021

Officers help resident after her baby was delivered at home unexpectedly

Mesquite, TX – June 17, 2021 – An organization is only as good as the people that work in it and the Mesquite Police Department (MPD) is no exception. Two Mesquite police officers and a dispatcher recently went above and beyon...

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Posted on: June 17, 2021

Mosquito spraying begins tonight

Mesquite, TX – July 17, 2021 – The City of Mesquite has received a positive West Nile-Virus report from Dallas County Mosquito Lab. Spraying will start tonight at 10 p.m. in the area along IH 20 off Mackenzie Drive and Lawson ...

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Posted on: June 14, 2021

Tails and Tales Summer Reading Club

Mesquite, TX – June 14, 2021 – School is out and the Summer Reading Club has made it’s way to the Mesquite public library. Until July 31, kids can earn prizes by reading books and filling out their reading logs. This year’s theme “Tails and Tales...

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Posted on: June 14, 2021

City honors Mesquite artist Tony Morris

Mesquite, TX – June 14, 2021 – On June 12, the City of Mesquite honored long-time Mesquite artist Tony Morris for sharing his amazing creations with the community and recognize him for his incredible talents as an artist and person.

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Posted on: June 11, 2021

Message from the City about Town East Mall

A community message from Cliff Keheley, City Manager, City of Mesquite:

A recent article in The Dallas Morning News speculating that Town East Mall could possibly be redeveloped has troubled some of our residents and raised concerns within our community. I...

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Posted on: June 11, 2021

Mesquite attracts more than 200 to successful job fair

Mesquite, TX – June 11, 2021 – The June 9 Mesquite Job Fair, held at the Mesquite Convention Center and Exhibit Hall, attracted 213 job seekers from 17 different cities across the DFW metroplex, and was highlighted by many receiving job offers by the end ...

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Posted on: June 10, 2021

Mesquite serves up menu of opportunities for food truck operations

Mesquite, TX – June 10, 2021 – Mesquite continues to live up to its brand identity of “Real. Texas. Flavor.” with the recent changes to its ordinances that govern zoning and food establishments that now will allow f...

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Posted on: June 10, 2021

SBA rolls out $100M grant program to help small businesses after Covid-19

Mesquite, TX – June 10, 2021 – The Small Business Administration (SBA) is launching a $100 million grant program to connect small businesses with federal relief programs. Through the Community Navigator Pilot Program, the SBA ...

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Posted on: June 9, 2021

Texas Advancement Center opens in Mesquite

Mesquite, TX – June 9, 2021 – Mesquite Mayor Bruce Archer helped the Mesquite Chamber of Commerce welcome Texas Advancement Center to Mesquite on June 5 with a ribbon cutting at their newest location at 2920 Motley Drive.

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Posted on: June 8, 2021

Employers participating in June 9 Job Fair

Mesquite, TX – June 8, 2021 – There will be a Mesquite Job Fair, at the Mesquite Convention Center and Exhibit Hall, 1700 Rodeo Drive, on Wednesday, June 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Attendees are asked to pre-register at www.MesquiteECOD...

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Posted on: June 8, 2021

Mesquite has webpage to assist their citizens in filing as a candidate for City Council

Mesquite, TX – June 8, 2021 – The City of Mesquite has launched a new webpage to assist those who want to consider filing their candidacy to serve on the City Council. The first day to file is July 17 and the last day to file is August...

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Posted on: June 3, 2021

Downtown Mesquite Farmers Market debuts June 12

Mesquite, TX – June 3, 2021 – The new Downtown Mesquite Farmers Market will begin on June 12. The weekly marketplace of fresh produce and creative artisans will take place Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. through November 27 at Front St...

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Posted on: June 3, 2021

Building Camaraderie By Helping Others

Source: Make it Mesquite

City officials knew they were getting someone with plenty of administrative and educational skins on the wall – along with three decades of experience – when they made the decision last fall to bring Rusty Wilso...

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Posted on: June 2, 2021

Mesquite host Memorial Day Service

Mesquite, TX - June 1, 2021 – On Monday, May 31, 2021, the City of Mesquite hosted a Memorial Day Service at the Mesquite Veterans Memorial. The brief program honored the men and women who died while serving in the United States military. The pr...

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Posted on: June 2, 2021

Downtown Mesquite earns national recognition for the second consecutive year

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Mesquite, TX – June 2, 2021 – The City of Mesquite has announced that Downtown Mesquite has earned the distinction of being a Nationally Accredited Main Street Program for the second year in a row. Downtown Mesquite was selected for the honor by Main Stre...

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Posted on: June 1, 2021

Read the May 28 Council Connection

Mesquite, TX – June 1, 2021 – The May 28 edition of the Council Connection is available online. Learn about the Mesquite Job Fair, watch the recap of the Front Street Station grand opening, the Mesquite Championship Rodeo's opening weekend and mo...

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Posted on: June 1, 2021

Read the May 21 Council Connection

Mesquite, TX – June 1, 2021 – The May 21 edition of the Council Connection is available online. Learn about the Mesquite Job Fair, the Memorial Day Service on May 31, Mesquite announcing the Elks Lodge 2021 award winners and more.

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Posted on: June 1, 2021

Read the May 14 Council Connection

Mesquite, TX – June 1, 2021 – The May 14 edition of the Council Connection is available online. Learn about the Memorial for K9 officer Kozmo, get an update from Councilmember Dan Aleman, Mesquite hosting its May Community Health Forum and more.

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Posted on: May 28, 2021

City honors Randy Lawson for his role in Mesquite Veterans Memorial

Mesquite, TX - May 28, 2021 - Today, the City of Mesquite honored the late Randy Lawson with a United States flag that was flown over the the U.S. Capitol and then flown over the Mesquite Veterans Memorial. It was presented to the family of Randy...

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Posted on: May 28, 2021

City honors Police Officer Joe Maddox

Mesquite, TX - May 28, 2021 - Today, the City of Mesquite honored Police Officer Joe Maddox for more than 20 years of service. Mayor Bruce Archer presented a proclamation and the Police Department and Mesquite Police Association honored Maddox with retire...

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Posted on: May 25, 2021

Front Street Station Opening Celebration

Mesquite, TX – May 25, 2021 – Cloudy skies and some light rain didn’t put a damper on the Grand Opening of the new Front Street Station in Downtown Mesquite on May 22. Mesquite residents, City Council members and the Downtown Mesquite Advisory Bo...

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Posted on: May 24, 2021

DCHHS reminds residents still offering Emergency Housing Assistance Program

Mesquite, TX – May 25, 2021 – Dallas County Health & Human Services (DCHHS) continues to offer assistance to Dallas County residents through the Emergency Housing Assistance Program (EHAP) and Texas Eviction Diversion Prog...

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Posted on: May 3, 2021

IH 635 East Traffic Alert – Week of May 23

Mesquite, TX – May 3, 2021 – Below are upcoming closures this week, in addition to the ongoing nightly regularly scheduled mainlane closures, along various lanes of IH 635 (both directions between U.S. 75 and IH 30) and variou...

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Posted on: May 24, 2021

Mesquite will hold Memorial Day Service on May 31

 Mesquite, TX – May 21, 2021 – The City of Mesquite will host a Memorial Day Service on May 31 at the Mesquite Veterans Memorial, 425 S. Galloway Avenue. The brief program will honor the men and women who died while serving in...

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Posted on: May 21, 2021

Employees honored during National Public Works Week

Mesquite, TX – May 21, 2021 – Public Works employees provide vital services to the Mesquite community every day. For National Public Works Week, May 16 – 22, the City provided Public Works employees with lunch and re...

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Posted on: May 20, 2021

Mesquite honors Dallas Regional Medical Center staff

Mesquite, TX – May 20, 2021 – On May 18, Councilmember B.W. Smith honored the staff at Dallas Regional Medical Center for their tireless work and for serving the community during the COVID pandemic.

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Posted on: May 19, 2021

Mesquite hosts June 9 job fair

Mesquite, TX – May 19, 2021 – There will be a Mesquite Job Fair, at the Mesquite Convention Center and Exhibit Hall, 1700 Rodeo Drive, on Wednesday, June 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Mesquite Business Retention and Expansion Task Force (BRE) will host a ...

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Posted on: May 19, 2021

Mayor Bruce Archer proclaims May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

Mesquite, TX – May 19, 2021 – On May 14, Mayor Bruce Archer declared May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in Mesquite, presenting a proclamation to the Wolverines Motorcycle Club and urging all citizens to give motorcycle ...

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Posted on: May 19, 2021

Mesquite hosts successful Recycles Day

Mesquite, TX – May 19, 2021 – More than 500 vehicles dropped off a variety of reusable items, electronic waste and other recycling materials at Mesquite Recycles Day on May 8. 

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Posted on: May 18, 2021

Creation Equity Receives Entitlement to Begin Mesquite 635

DALLAS (May 18, 2021) — Creation Equity, an alternative investment and real estate development firm, has announced it has received entitlement by the City of Mesquite, Texas to begin construction on Mesquite 635, a new state-of-the-art industria...

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Posted on: May 18, 2021

Mesquite announces Debbie Anderson as Citizen of the Year, Brad Meyer as Police Officer of the Year,

Mesquite, TX – May 18, 2021 – At the May 17 City Council meeting, the City of Mesquite and the Mesquite Elks Lodge No. 2404 announced during a video presentation of their 2020-2021 awards Debbie Anderson as Citizen of the Year, Brad Meyer as Police Office...

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Posted on: May 14, 2021

Mesquite Police Department announces its first African American Sergeant

Mesquite, TX – May 14, 2021 – The Mesquite Police Department has announced that police officer Torrey Rhone has been promoted to the rank of Sergeant, becoming the first African American to achieve this rank in the 68-year history of t...

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Posted on: May 14, 2021

Mesquite’s new noise ordinance addresses loud music complaints and disturbances

Mesquite, TX – May 14, 2021 – The City of Mesquite has announced new ways that the public can help address concerns of loud volumes of music or noises in their neighborhoods. For general noise disturbances, like loud music, the public ...

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Posted on: May 19, 2021

Mayor Bruce Archer proclaims May 9 – 15 National Hospital Week

Mesquite, TX – May 14, 2021 – On May 14, Mayor Bruce Archer proclaimed May 9 – 15 National Hospital Week in the City of Mesquite. At a presentation at Dallas Regional Medical Center, Mayor Archer encouraged citizens ...

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Posted on: May 13, 2021

Mesquite opens Downtown Mesquite’s Front Street Station on May 22

Mesquite, TX – May 13, 2021 – Downtown Mesquite will host a public grand opening event on May 22 to celebrate the opening of Front Street Station, the City of Mesquite’s $5.5 million infrastructure improvement project. The ce...

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Posted on: May 13, 2021

Mesquite is preparing for its next housing boom

Source: Star Local Media, Chris Roark

Mesquite is about to drastically change the look of its housing landscape.

And it expects to add nearly $4 billion to the local tax base in the process.

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Posted on: May 13, 2021

Pfizer Vaccine Opportunity for Mesquite ISD Students and Families

Mesquite ISD is partnering with the City of Mesquite to distribute 1,000 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to any interested Mesquite ISD students and their family members ages 12 and up. Vaccine distribution will take place at the K. David Belt Profes...

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Posted on: May 13, 2021

Mesquite earns top Insurance Services Office rating for fire protection

Mesquite, TX – May 13, 2021 – Mesquite has again earned the highest rating possible for fire protection of a community as determined by the Insurance Services Office (ISO). The Texas Department of Insurance, through the State Fire Mars...

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Posted on: May 11, 2021

Mesquite airport to build new hangar by spring 2022

Source: Dallas Morning News, Francesca D’Annunzio 

Mesquite is increasing its storage capacity for aircrafts.

Earlier this week, Mesquite City Council approved $262,760 in engineering costs to design a new box hangar, which Airpo...

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Posted on: May 11, 2021

Read the May Mainstream

Mesquite, TX – May 11, 2020 – The May edition of the Mainstream is available online. You can find the Community Calendar, Parks and Recreation programs and classes and Community News in this month’s Mainstream.

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Posted on: May 11, 2021

Councilmember Dan Aleman update on District 6

Mesquite, TX – May 11, 2021 – The City of Mesquite is producing video updates hosted by members of the City Council in the districts they represent. Each video will focus on various issues and topics in their district as well ...

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Posted on: May 11, 2021

Read the May 7 Council Connection

Read the May 7 Council Connection

Mesquite, TX – May 11, 2020 – The May 7 edition of the Council Connection is available online. Learn more about the Mesquite recognizing four employees as Real. Texas. Service. Champions, Blaze Pizza opening in Me...

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Posted on: May 10, 2021

Memorial held for Mesquite Police K9 Officer Kozmo

Mesquite, TX – May 10, 2021 – On May 10, the Mesquite Police Department (MPD) and community members came together to remember K9 Officer Kozmo, who was killed in the line of duty on April 26. At the memorial service at the Fam...

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Posted on: May 7, 2021

Mesquite’s tourism market surges forward from pandemic

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Mesquite, TX – May 7, 2021 – Tourism in Mesquite, TX is continuing to recover and move onward from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is highlighted by recent successes of Mesquite hosting two conventions that...

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Posted on: May 7, 2021

Mesquite’s May 11 health forum is on teen mental health and suicide prevention

Mesquite, TX – May 7, 2021 – As a part of its Recovery Mesquite efforts to help the community move forward and onward from the impacts of the pandemic, the City of Mesquite continues the virtual Community Health Forum Series on May 11 ...

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Posted on: May 7, 2021

Mesquite moves forward with 1,003,100 square foot Mesquite Airport Logistics Center

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Mesquite, TX – May 7, 2021 – Mesquite has approved Dalfen Industrial’s proposed development of two distribution buildings of 1,003,100  square feet located on East Scyene Road near Mesquite Metro Airport. As a part o...

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Posted on: May 7, 2021

May 7, 2021 Press Conference on Officer Involved Shooting

On 05/07/21 at 3 PM, the Mesquite Police Department held a press conference that included local media members. This press conference was held for the purpose of releasing relevant information regarding the officer-involved shooting that took place on Tues...

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Posted on: May 7, 2021

Hike and bike trails to connect Mesquite, Garland and Richardson by next year

Source: Dallas Morning News

Three Dallas County cities will soon be connected by hike and bike trails.

The Mesquite-Garland-Richardson Bikeway Connectors is a collaborative project between Garland and Mesquite, which are both working on connecting and exten...

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Posted on: May 7, 2021

Movies, Music and More ... Oh My

Source: Make It Mesquite

The official start of summer may still be more than a month away but Mesquite’s Parks and Recreation Department is getting a jumpstart this week with the first of three family-friendly Movies in the Park events planned fo...

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Posted on: May 6, 2021

Mesquite honors four employees during National Public Service Recognition Week

Mesquite, TX – May 6, 2021 – A group of employees that represent the diversity of services and staff that comprise the City of Mesquite organization were honored this week through the city’s Real. Texas. Service. Employee Cha...

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Posted on: May 6, 2021

A SAFE Quiet Place To Call Home

Source: Make it Mesquite

You can have all the material things in the world but for most folks, what they really want is just a safe place to lay their heads at the end of a long, hard day. A safe, quiet place to call home.

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Posted on: May 5, 2021

Watch the latest Mesquite Minute

Mesquite, TX – May 5, 2021 – In the month of February, Dr. Jacquelyn Gamino discussed teenage brain health with Kimbrough Middle School parents. Dr. Jackie, Lauren Burch and Shirley Weddle discussed an overview of the meeting in the latest Mesqui...

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Posted on: May 5, 2021

Mesquite announces $650,000 investment in Northridge Shopping Center

Mesquite, TX – May 5, 2021 – CenterPoint Commercial Properties will invest approximately $650,000 to improve the Northridge Shopping Center located at 1805 North Galloway Avenue. The improvements will include façade enhancem...

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Posted on: May 5, 2021

Centurion American’s Iron Horse Village Development Names Builders

Source: Centurion American

MESQUITE, TEXAS – Iron Horse Village, a new mixed-use community from Centurion American Development Group, is announcing builders for its 336 single-family homes. D.R. Horton, Gehan Homes and Mattamy Homes will...

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Posted on: May 5, 2021

Mesquite kicks off summer with Movies in the Park

Mesquite, TX – May 5, 2021 – This Friday, the Mesquite Parks and Recreation Department is kicking off the summer fun with their first Movies in the Park of the year. On May 7, 14, and 21 free, family-friendly movies will be pr...

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Posted on: May 4, 2021

I-30 Full Mainlane Closure at Galloway Ave. May 8 to Perform Bridge Work

Source: TxDOT

MESQUITE – All lanes of both eastbound and westbound I-30 mainlanes at Galloway Avenue will be closed on Saturday, May 8 to perform beam settings at Galloway Avenue over I-30. Full closures of the Galloway Avenue overpass at I-30 an...

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Posted on: May 4, 2021

Blaze Pizza opens in Mesquite

MESQUITE, TEXAS – Today, Blaze Pizza opened its fourth location in the last two months in the DFW area. With new locations in Rowlett, Dallas, and Irving, the residents of Mesquite will now be able to enjoy custom and made-to-order pizzas. Known...

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Posted on: May 4, 2021

Mesquite moves forward with $130 million Alcott Logistics Station industrial park

Mesquite, TX – May 3, 2021 – The City Council has approved proceeding with the development of the 2.3 million square foot industrial park called Alcott Logistics Station to be located south of East Scyene Road and west of Faithon P. Lu...

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Posted on: May 3, 2021

Mesquite announces 2021 Business Survey

Mesquite, TX – May 3, 2021 – Businesses in Mesquite will have until May 31 to participate in the City of Mesquite’s 2021 Business Survey to aid the City of Mesquite in developing programs and activities to facilitate economic...

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Posted on: May 3, 2021

Restaurant Revitalization Award Program opens May 3

Mesquite, TX – May 3, 2021 – Starting May 3, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is accepting applications for the new Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF), which provides emergency assistance for eligible restaurants...

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Posted on: May 3, 2021

Read the Apr. 30 Council Connection

Mesquite, TX – May 3, 2021 – The Apr. 30 edition of the Council Connection is available online. Learn about the Cinco de Mayo virtual Celebration, the City completing Palos Verdes Lake Fish Restocking and more.

 

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Posted on: May 3, 2021

IH 635 East Traffic Alert – Week of May 2

Mesquite, TX – May 3, 2021 – Below are upcoming closures this week, in addition to the ongoing nightly regularly scheduled mainlane closures, along various lanes of IH 635 (both directions between U.S. 75 and IH 30) and variou...

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Posted on: April 30, 2021

Working Together To Build A Better Community

Source: Make it Mesquite

It started almost two decades ago when Creek Crossing Harvest Church pastor Dan Aleman – now the city councilman for District 6 – approached then-mayor Mike Anderson looking for ways the men in his church could ...

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Posted on: April 30, 2021

Mesquite broadcasts virtual Cinco de Mayo at 2 p.m. on May 5

Mesquite, TX – April 29, 2021 – The City of Mesquite will release its broadcast of the virtual Cinco de Mayo celebration on May 5 at 2 p.m. The video will feature musical performance, monologues, as well as dance presentations and will...

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Posted on: April 29, 2021

Giving Back To The Community In A Big Way

Source: Make it Mesquite

You’d best prepare yourself for a fight if you ever approach George or Bennye Rice about slowing down when it comes to their many volunteer contributions to the community.

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Posted on: April 28, 2021

Mesquite Police Department hosts Drug Take-Back Day

Mesquite, TX – April 28, 2021 – On Saturday, April 24 the Mesquite Police Department took part in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA), National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Police collected 13 boxes of un...

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Posted on: April 28, 2021

Keep Mesquite Beautiful hosts successful Trash Bash

Mesquite, TX – April 28, 2021 – More than 300 volunteers collected over 180 bags, containing nearly 4,000 pounds of litter from 19 locations around Mesquite, including parks, neighborhoods and retail shopping areas as a part o...

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Posted on: April 28, 2021

Mesquite Police K9 Officer Kozmo, Badge # 1191, End of Watch: April 26, 2021

Mesquite Police K9 Officer Kozmo, Badge # 1191, began his career with the Mesquite Police Department in March of 2017.  During his four-year career with MPD, K9 Kozmo and his human partner (and best friend), Officer Jason Crawford, assisted with ...

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Posted on: April 26, 2021

Read the Apr. 23 Council Connection

Mesquite, TX – Apr 26, 2020 – The Apr. 23 edition of the Council Connection is available online. Learn about the Mesquite Police Department honoring officers, civilians and citizens, City Council approving new Downtown Mesquit...

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Posted on: April 26, 2021

Mesquite Police K-9 Kozmo Killed in the Line of Duty

**Update 04/29/21: A necropsy conducted on K-9 Kozmo has revealed trauma consistent with an assault, therefore probable cause has been obtained to charge one of the aggravated robbery suspects in Kozmo’s death. This suspect (a 16 yoa juvenile m...

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Posted on: April 26, 2021

Dwight Yoakam coming to Mesquite Arena

Mesquite, TX – April 26, 2021 – The country legend Dwight Yoakam is coming to the Mesquite Arena, 1818 Rodeo Drive, next month. Dwight Yoakam has been playing music for over 30 years. Hear his greatest hits like "Fast as You" and "...

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Posted on: April 26, 2021

IH 635 East Traffic Alert – Week of April 25

Mesquite, TX – April 26, 2021 – Below are upcoming closures this week, in addition to the ongoing nightly regularly scheduled mainlane closures, along various lanes of IH 635 (both directions between U.S. 75 and IH 30) and var...

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Posted on: April 23, 2021

April Rocks! Concert Postponed

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 will be canceling their April 23, April Rocks! concert due to forecasted severe weather.  Safety is our number one concern and due to this, we will reschedule this band to perform dur...Read on...

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Posted on: April 22, 2021

City completes Palos Verdes Lake Fish Restocking

The City of Mesquite has completed the final phase of the Palos Verdes Lake Dam Modifications and Park Improvements project with the restocking of fish.  The stocking was administered by PondMedics,  Inc., the  consultant select...

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Posted on: April 21, 2021

City Council approves new Downtown Mesquite facade grant

Mesquite, TX – April 21, 2021 – More investment by property owners into their locations in Downtown Mesquite is on the way. The Mesquite City Council has approved a new application for the Facade Improvement Program. Carroll P...

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Posted on: April 21, 2021

Mesquite names Municipal Center after former Mayor George Venner

Mesquite, TX – April 20, 2021 – The City of Mesquite’s Municipal Center, located at 1515 N. Galloway Avenue and that is home to most of the city’s administrative operations, is now the George A. Venner, Sr....

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Posted on: April 21, 2021

No appointment needed at Parkland’s Dallas College-Eastfield Campus vaccine site

Source: Parkland Health & Hospital System

DALLAS – Beginning Thursday, April 22, individuals over the age of 16 can receive a COVID-19 vaccination without an appointment between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday – Saturday at Parkland Heal...

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Posted on: April 21, 2021

Getting Dirty To Make Mesquite A Little Cleaner

Source: Make It Mesquite

At almost 20 years old, Trash Bash is one of Mesquite’s longest-running community service efforts and it’s not too late to jump in and do your part on Saturday – joining in with the volunteers who have...

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Posted on: April 21, 2021

Mesquite Police Department honors officers, civilians and citizens

Mesquite, TX – April 21, 2021 – The Mesquite Police Department presented their annual Meritorious Awards during the April 19 City Council meeting, which was highlighted by Dustin Chautin receiving the prestigious “Sergeant H. Kent Tyler Award” for Officer...

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Posted on: April 20, 2021

Mayor Bruce Archer provides a statement on more police officers

Mayor Bruce Archer: “On April 19 the City Council authorized the hiring of an additional 5 sworn officers to the Mesquite Police Department. This will increase the quantity of patrol officers out on the streets of our community. Following a review of the ...

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Posted on: April 20, 2021

Mesquite kicks off Addressing Mesquite Day volunteer recruitment

Mesquite, TX – April 19, 2021 – The City of Mesquite celebrates National Volunteer Week, April 18 - 24, 2021, and launches recruiting for volunteers for its 17th annual Addressing Mesquite Day event, held in partnership with the Mesqui...

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Posted on: April 19, 2021

Governor Abbott Announces Extension For FEMA Individual Assistance Registration Period

Source: Governor Greg Abbott's Office

AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today announced that at the request of the Texas Division of Emergency Management, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has extended the Individual Assistance registrati...

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Posted on: April 19, 2021

Read the Apr. 16 Council Connection

Mesquite, TX – Apr 19, 2020 – The Apr. 16 edition of the Council Connection is available online. Learn about Summer Youth Internship Program, this weekend's Trash Bash and more.

 

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Posted on: April 16, 2021

Mesquite is awarded $400,000 state grant for Lawson Road improvements

Mesquite, TX – April 16, 2021 – The City of Mesquite announced it has been awarded a state grant of $400,000 for interim improvements to Lawson Road. The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) grant will help fund 90% of the projec...

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Posted on: April 16, 2021

Mesquite Police Department hosts Drug Take-Back Day

Mesquite, TX – April 16, 2021 – The Mesquite Police Department is proud to take part in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s, National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. On Saturday, April 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., M...

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

April Rocks! Concert Postponed

We regret to inform you that due to the bad weather forecast on Friday, April 16, the Mesquite Arts Center will be postponing the "April Rocks! Who's Best" concert event to another date.  Safety is our number one concern, and t...

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

Mesquite hosted business data and trends virtual event

Mesquite, TX – April 15, 2021 – The City of Mesquite’s Economic Development Department hosted a free virtual “Local Market Data & Trends” event for the business community on April 13. The event was presented by Research Manager Micah Rabalais...

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

Mesquite celebrates its 9-1-1 dispatchers during National Public Safety Telecommunications Week

Mesquite, TX – April 15, 2021 – The City of Mesquite has joined millions of their peers across the country to celebrate April as National 9-1-1 Education Month and support the City’s 9-1-1 Dispatchers during National...

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Posted on: April 14, 2021

Upcoming District 6 community meeting

Mesquite, TX – April 14, 2021 – Councilmember Dan Aleman, District 6 will have a Council District meeting on Thursday, April 15 at 7 p.m. The meeting will be at Landmark Family Fellowship, 2523 Clay Mathis Road. Councilman Ale...

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Posted on: April 14, 2021

Dallas County Health and Human Services Launches COVID-19 Vaccination Scheduler

Source: Dallas County

DALLAS – Dallas County residents can now schedule a same-day or next-day appointment for their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at the Fair Park Community Vaccination Center through the Dallas County website. Dallas...

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Posted on: April 13, 2021

Read the Apr. 9 Council Connection

The Apr. 9 edition of the Council Connection is available online. Watch the District 5 update, watch the new Road Warrior episode, learn about Mesquite's Clean City Initiative and more. 

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Posted on: April 13, 2021

Read the April Mainstream

Mesquite, TX – April 9, 2021 – The April edition of the Mainstream is available online. You can find the Community Calendar, Parks and Recreation programs and classes and Community News in this month’s Mainstream.

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Posted on: April 13, 2021

2021 Summer Youth Internship Program

The City of Mesquite is now accepting applications for the 2021 Summer Youth Internship Program (SYIP)! Eligible applicants must live in Mesquite, be between the ages of 15-17, and meet Federal income requirements. To apply please complete and submit the ...

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Posted on: April 12, 2021

Kaufman County Spring 2021 Job Fair

Mesquite, TX – April 12, 2021 – Looking for a job? Kaufman County is hosting their Spring Job Fair on May 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Kaufman County Civic Center, 607 E. Fair Street, Kaufman, TX, 75142. The job fair will c...

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Posted on: April 12, 2021

Virtual KidFish Tournament will be held April 24 - May 5

Mesquite, TX – April 12, 2021 – The Mesquite Parks and Recreation Department will host the 2021 KidFish fishing tournament as a virtual event from April 24 - May 2. Participants are invited to submit photos of their fish catch from Ci...

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Posted on: April 12, 2021

Mesquite hosts April Community Health Forum on Minority Health

Mesquite, TX – April 12, 2021 – As a part of its continuing Recovery Mesquite efforts to help the community move forward and onward from the impacts of the pandemic, the City of Mesquite held its April Community Health Virtual...

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Posted on: April 9, 2021

Mesquite Elks Club #2404 donates $300 to the Mesquite Arts Center

Mesquite, TX – April 12, 2021 - On April 1, the Auxiliary of Mesquite Elks Club #2404 made a $300 donation to the Mesquite Arts Center. The donation was presented to Arts Center Manager Cohn Drennan and Assistant to the City Manager Chr...

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Posted on: April 9, 2021

Keep Mesquite Beautiful host Trash Bash on April 24

Mesquite, TX – April 9, 2021 – Keep Mesquite Beautiful (KMB) will hold its bi-annual volunteer cleanup event, Trash Bash, on April 24. Trash Bash is an opportunity for families, neighbors and groups to join together to help be...

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Posted on: April 9, 2021

April Rocks! Concert Postponed

We regret to inform you that we will be postponing TONIGHT’s event due to Severe Weather concerns. Safety is our number one mission here at the Mesquite Arts Center. Due to possible hail, severe winds, and even the chance of tornadoes around 7 P...

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Posted on: April 9, 2021

Mesquite hosts virtual public input meetings on new parks master plan

Mesquite, TX – April 9, 2021 – The City of Mesquite is beginning to develop a parks master plan and is seeking the community’s participation with two public input meetings at 6:30 p.m. on April 13 and April 22. Visit www.city...

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Posted on: April 8, 2021

May programming at the Mesquite Arts Center

Mesquite, TX – April 8, 2021 – The Mesquite Arts Center has developed a variety of free programming for May, including new Tote-and-Go program workshops, a Courtyard Concert Series and more virtual workshops.

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Posted on: April 7, 2021

Mesquite hosts April 13 business data and trends virtual event

Mesquite, TX – April 7, 2021 – The City of Mesquite’s Economic Development Department will host the free virtual “Local Market Data & Trends” event for the business community at 12 p.m. on April 13. Th...

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Posted on: April 6, 2021

Councilmember B.W. Smith update on District 5

Mesquite, TX – April 6, 2021 – The City of Mesquite is producing video updates hosted by members of the City Council in the districts they represent. Each video will focus on various issues and topics in their district as well as news items that ...

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Posted on: April 6, 2021

Road Warrior provides update on Mesquite Street construction

Mesquite, TX – April 6, 2021 – Real. Texas. Roads. is the program name for the road repairs funded by the $125 million bond sale approved by voters in November 2015. Repairs under this program are limited to residential, two-l...

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Posted on: April 6, 2021

Mesquite’s City Lake Park is designated a Lone Star Legacy Park

Mesquite, TX – April 6, 2021 – The City of Mesquite has earned the special recognition from Texas Recreation and Parks Society, as City Lake Park was one of only eight Texas parks honored in 2021 with a prestigious Lone Star Legacy Par...

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Posted on: April 5, 2021

Mesquite announces Clean City Initiative

Mesquite, TX – April 5, 2021 – As the City of Mesquite announced its new Clean City Initiative, Mayor Bruce Archer proclaimed, “This is a new day in Mesquite, Texas to raise the level of civic pride in our city when it comes ...

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Posted on: April 5, 2021

Read the Apr. 2 Council Connection

Mesquite, TX – April 5, 2021 – The Apr. 2 edition of the Council Connection is available online. Learn about Interim Police Chief David Faaborg, Mesquite Arts Center April Rocks! Events and more.

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Posted on: April 2, 2021

Mesquite AMBUCS donates to Spread the Love campaign to assist Sharing Life Community Outreach

Mesquite, TX – April 2, 2021 –  April 2 is national Peanut Butter and Jelly Day, and we are proud to announce the donation of $1,000 by the Mesquite AMBUCS to Sharing Life Community Outreach as a part of the City of Mesquite’s Spread the Love pro...

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Posted on: April 2, 2021

Mesquite hosts April 8 virtual community health forum on minority health

Mesquite, TX – April 2, 2021 – As a part of its Recovery Mesquite efforts to help the community move forward and onward from the impacts of the pandemic, the City of Mesquite continues the virtual Community Health Forum Series on April...

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Posted on: April 2, 2021

Mesquite selects Kim Buttram as new Director of Economic Development

Mesquite, TX – April 2, 2021 – Kim Buttram has been named the new Director of Economic Development for the City of Mesquite. She returns to Mesquite where she served in the Economic Development Department as the Assistant Manager from ...

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Posted on: April 2, 2021

Upcoming District 2 and 5 community meetings

Mesquite, TX – April 1, 2021 – Councilmember Kenny Green, District 2 and Councilmember B.W. Smith, District 5 will have Council District meetings next weekend. On Friday, April 9 at 6 p.m., District 2 will have a meeting at Fl...

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Posted on: April 1, 2021

Mesquite announces Police Department promotions

Mesquite, TX - March 31, 2021 – Today, Mesquite Police Department Interim Police Chief David Faaborg announced the promotion of Lieutenant Brandon Borden to the rank of Captain and Sergeant James Stanley to the rank of Lieutenant. Captain Borden...

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Posted on: March 31, 2021

Mayor Bruce Archer proclaims March Theatre in Our School Month

Mesquite, TX – March 31, 2021 – On March 30, Mayor Bruce Archer celebrated Theatre in Our Schools Month. He presented a proclamation declaring March, Theatre in Our School Month in Mesquite and urged Mesquite citizens to suppo...

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Posted on: March 31, 2021

Mayor Bruce Archer honors Hispanic Forum of Mesquite President

Mesquite, TX – March 31, 2021 – On March 31, Mayor Bruce Archer honored the President of Hispanic Forum of Mesquite, Rachel Lopez for her service to the City of Mesquite and declared today Rachel Lopez Day.

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Posted on: March 31, 2021

Mesquite expands access to library services

 Mesquite, TX - March 30, 2021 – The City of Mesquite’s Public Library System cardholders now have the option to pick-up and drop-off library materials at specific Parks and Recreation facilities. This includes printed books, ...

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Posted on: March 30, 2021

Mesquite names David Gill as the new Assistant Police Chief

Mesquite, TX - March 30, 2021 – David Gill has been named the new Assistant Police Chief for the City of Mesquite. Gill has served more than 27 years in the Mesquite Police Department managing various operations and overseeing an array of progra...

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Posted on: March 29, 2021

Mesquite introduces Interim Police Chief David Faaborg

Mesquite, TX - March 29, 2021 – Today, the City of Mesquite introduced David Faaborg as Interim Police Chief. He has served as the Assistant Police Chief since 2015. Mesquite City Manager Cliff Keheley said, “David has demonstrated ext...

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Posted on: March 29, 2021

Read the Mar. 26 Council Connection

Mesquite, TX – March 29, 2021 – The Mar. 26 edition of the Council Connection is available online. Learn about Mayor Bruce Archer's State of the City address, Watch virtual Black-Owned Business Symposium and more.

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Posted on: March 26, 2021

Mesquite Police Chief Charles Cato announces departure

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Mesquite Police Chief Charles Cato announces departure

Mesquite, TX - March 26, 2021 - 5 p.m. - Charles Cato has announced that today was his last day as the City of Mesquite’s Police Chief. The city will begin a national search for a rep...

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Posted on: March 26, 2021

City honors Assistant Police Chief Robert Piccioni

Mesquite, TX – March 26, 2021 – On March 26, Councilmember Tandy Boroughs, District 4 honored Assistant Police Chief Robert Piccioni who is retiring after almost 40 years serving and protecting the Mesquite community. Councilm...

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Posted on: March 26, 2021

Mesquite police officer receives citizen commendation

Mesquite, TX – March 26, 2021 – On March 25, Mesquite Police Officer Alan Gafford received a citizen commendation by District 6 resident, Charmayne Hightower, for the respectful way in which he handled a traffic stop with her and her autistic son...

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Posted on: March 25, 2021

MAJOR CLOSURE - Partial Bridge demo at Galloway Ave. at I-635

Source: TxDOT

All lanes of both northbound and southbound I-635 mainlanes between Galloway Avenue and Oates Drive will be closed on the evening of Saturday, March 27 to perform a partial bridge demo. Full closures of both Galloway Avenue and Oates Drive cr...

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Posted on: March 24, 2021

Furniture distributor headed to Mesquite with new shipping center

Source: Dallas Morning News

A furniture and home accessories distributor is headed to Mesquite with a major shipping hub. Steve Silver Co. has leased a new industrial building with more than 407,000 square feet of space.

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Posted on: March 24, 2021

Four DFW cities form the East Dallas Response Team to address mental health response

Mesquite, TX – March 24, 2021 – The cities of Balch Springs, Seagoville, Sunnyvale and Mesquite have partnered for the first time to provide funding that will help assemble a cross-jurisdictional approach to address mental health respo...

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Posted on: March 23, 2021

Honoring the victims of the tragedy in Boulder, Colorado

Sorce: Office of the Texas Governor

Please be advised that President of the United States Joseph R. Biden, Jr. issued the following proclamation lowering flags to half-staff immediately through March 27, 2021.

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Posted on: March 23, 2021

How does Mesquite measure up? Here’s a list of Mesquite’s top rankings in 2020

Source: Dallas Morning News

In 2020, Mesquite made headlines for its housing affordability and quality of life. It also ranked among the country’s fastest-growing cities.

Below are some of the city’s rankings from 2020.

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Posted on: March 22, 2021

Mesquite presents Mayor Bruce Archer’s State of the City Address

Mesquite, TX – March 22, 2021 – The City of Mesquite has released Mayor Bruce Archer’s 2021 State of the City Address. Visit www.cityofmesquite.com/StateOfTheCity to view the video presentation.

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Posted on: March 22, 2021

Watch virtual Black-Owned Business Symposium

Mesquite, TX – March 22, 2021 – On March 20, the Mesquite Tri-East NAACP, along with the Mesquite Chamber of Commerce, the Balch Springs Chamber of Commerce and the City of Mesquite hosted a virtual Black-Owned Business Symposium.

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Posted on: March 22, 2021

Kim Britton Named Deputy Executive Director

Source: STAR Transit

(Terrell, TX) – Kim Goggans Britton has been promoted to STAR Transit’s Deputy Executive Director position responsible for the Marketing Department’s day-to-day operation.  She also overs...

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Posted on: March 10, 2021

Mayor honors MPD Sgt. Jason Taylor for three decades of service

Mesquite, TX – March 19, 2021 – On March 19, Mesquite Mayor Bruce Archer honored Sergeant Jason Taylor for more than three decades of service as a Mesquite Police Department - Texas officer.

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Posted on: March 22, 2021

Atmos Energy to Perform Routine Natural Gas Maintenance in Mesquite

Source: Atmos Energy

MESQUITE, Texas – March 22, 2021 - Atmos Energy will perform routine maintenance resulting in the safe removal of natural gas on Tuesday, March 23, lasting from approximately 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. at 1800 Oates Drive in ...

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Posted on: March 18, 2021

Mesquite announces Lexie Woodward as Manager of Economic Development

Mesquite, TX – March 18, 2021 – Lexie Woodward has been hired as the City of Mesquite’s Manager of Economic Development and brings more than six years of community economic development experience to the City. 

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Posted on: March 18, 2021

Mesquite hosts new virtual Community Health Forum

Mesquite, TX – March 18, 2021 – As a part of its continuing Recovery Mesquite efforts to help the community move forward and onward from the impacts of the pandemic, the City of Mesquite held its March Community Health Virtual...

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Posted on: March 17, 2021

Mesquite announces its new COVID-19 operational procedures

Mesquite, TX – March 17, 2021 – The City of Mesquite will not require, but will encourage, the public to wear face coverings in its facilities and while attending its public meetings. After receiving input from the City Council at thei...

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Posted on: March 17, 2021

Mesquite City Council approves new noise ordinance

Mesquite, TX – March 17, 2021 – On March 15, the Mesquite City Council approved updates to the City Code to provide new tools to address noise complaints.  

Mayor Bruce Archer said, “Too often there are those in our c...

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Posted on: March 16, 2021

Find and fix leaks during the Environmental Protection Agency’s Fix a Leak Week, March 15 - 21

Mesquite, TX – March 16, 2021 – Help save water during the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Fix a Leak Week, March 15 -21. Household leaks can waste nearly one trillion gallons of water annually nationwide, so...

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Posted on: March 16, 2021

Read the Mar. 12 Council Connection

The Mar. 12 edition of the Council Connection is available online. Learn about the March 20 Bunny Trail Drive-Thru event, the Mesquite NAACP hosting a Black-Owned Business Symposium and more.

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Posted on: March 15, 2021

635 East Traffic Alert - Week of March 15

Below are upcoming closures this week, in addition to the ongoing nightly regularly scheduled mainlane closures, along various lanes of I-635 (both directions between US 75 and and I-30) and various lanes of I-30 (both directions between Gus Thomasson Roa...

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Posted on: March 12, 2021

Mesquite Minute: Community Development Block Grant Workshop

The City of Mesquite will host a virtual information session and workshop on March 19 from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. to begin the process of accepting applications for its Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for Program Year 2021-2022. This workshop is ...

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Posted on: March 10, 2021

Mayor honors former NAACP President

Mesquite, TX – March 10, 2021 – On March 10, Mesquite Mayor Bruce Archer presented a special proclamation to Denise Upchurch to honor her for her work as the previous Mesquite NAACP President and her contributions to the Mesquite community.

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Posted on: March 10, 2021

Mesquite Arts Center invites vendors to take part in April Rocks! concerts

Mesquite, TX – March 10, 2021 – The Mesquite Arts Center (MAC) is inviting local vendors to take part in their weekly April Rocks! Events. Every Friday in April, the MAC will hold a concert on their North Lawn, 1527 N. Gallowa...

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Posted on: March 9, 2021

Mayor proclaims March 8 USA-Nepal Community Outreach Network Day

Mesquite, TX – March 9, 2021 – On March 8, Mesquite Mayor Bruce Archer presented a special proclamation to Dr. Vishnu Maya Upadhyay in honor of her contributions to the Mesquite community, for forming the USA – Nepal Community Outreach Network an...

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Posted on: March 9, 2021

Read the Mar. 5 Council Connection

Mesquite, TX – March 8, 2020 – The Mar. 5 edition of the Council Connection is available online. Learn about the monthly virtual community health forum on March 11, the emergency home repair assistance program and more. 

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Posted on: March 9, 2021

Mesquite cancels 2021 Mesquite Rodeo Parade

Mesquite, TX – March 8, 2021 – The City of Mesquite has announced the 2021 Mesquite Rodeo Parade scheduled for March 27 has been canceled out of an abundance of caution for the current coronavirus pandemic. This is the second consecuti...

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Posted on: March 8, 2021

Mesquite Animal Shelter holds March Madness Adoption Special

Mesquite, TX – March 8, 2021 – The Mesquite Animal Shelter is holding a March Madness Dog Adoption special. Until March 31, adoption fees for all dogs are 50% off. To view all dogs that are currently available for adoption, vi...

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Posted on: March 8, 2021

Mesquite hosted 4th annual Neighborhood Summit

Mesquite, TX – March 8, 2021 – The City of Mesquite hosted the fourth Annual Neighborhood Summit on Saturday, March 6. The Zoom event included guest speaker Catherine Huckaby, City of Fort Worth’s Community Engagemen...

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Posted on: March 8, 2021

Read the March Mainstream

Mesquite, TX – March 8, 2021 – The March edition of the Mainstream is available online. You can find the Community Calendar, Parks and Recreation programs and classes and Community News in this month’s Mainstream.

 

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Posted on: March 5, 2021

Mesquite Tri-East NAACP hosts March 20 Black-Owned Business Symposium

Mesquite, TX – March 5, 2021 – The Mesquite Tri-East NAACP will host a virtual Mesquite Black-Owned Business Symposium on Saturday, March 20 at 10 a.m. Join at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85676478004 or by telephone (for higher quality, ...

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Posted on: March 5, 2021

Mesquite to host March 20 Bunny Trail Drive-Through Event

Mesquite, TX – February 17, 2021 – The City of Mesquite Parks and Recreation will host a drive-through Easter egg event. The Bunny Trail is Saturday, March 20, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Westlake Park, 601 Gross Road. The free event will feat...

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Posted on: March 4, 2021

Mesquite hosts March 11 community health forum on nutrition

Mesquite, TX – March 4, 2021 – As a part of its Recovery Mesquite efforts to help the community move forward and onward from the impacts of the pandemic, the City of Mesquite continues the virtual Community Health Forum Series on March...

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Posted on: March 4, 2021

Mesquite hosts Community Development Block Grant workshop on March 19

Mesquite, TX – March 4, 2021 – The City of Mesquite will host a virtual information session and workshop on March 19 from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. to begin the process of accepting applications for its Community Develo...

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Posted on: March 4, 2021

Elements International expanding in Mesquite

Elements International is a relatively new kid on the block when it comes to putting down business roots in Mesquite – having announced the move of its domestic warehouse and office headquarters here in the summer of 2018 and making the relocation officia...

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Posted on: March 3, 2021

Full Closure of I-635 at Oates Drive to Perform Bridge Work

MESQUITE – All lanes of both northbound and southbound I-635 at Oates Drive will be closed this Saturday evening to perform a partial bridge demolition for the 635 East Project. A full closure of Oates Drive at I-635 will also be required in add...

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Posted on: March 2, 2021

Mesquite hosts new virtual Community Health Forum

Mesquite, TX – March 2, 2021 – As a part of its continuing Recovery Mesquite efforts to help the community move forward and onward from the impacts of the pandemic, the City of Mesquite held its first Community Health Virtual ...

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Posted on: March 2, 2021

Mesquite announces relief plan for its water utility customers

Mesquite, TX – March 1, 2021 – Today, the City of Mesquite announced it will provide its water utility customers relief from excessive water used as a result of the winter storm. The city will automatically charge customers ba...

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Posted on: March 1, 2021

Mesquite hosts virtual Neighborhood Summit on March 6

Catherine Huckaby Neighborhood Summit 2021 Speaker

Mesquite, TX – March 1, 2021 – The City of Mesquite will host the fourth Annual Neighborhood Summit on Saturday, March 6, from 9 – 11 a.m. The virtual summit will feature guest speaker Catherine Huckaby, City of Fort...

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Posted on: February 26, 2021

Governor’s Small Business Team hosts Small business Webinar

Mesquite, TX – February 26, 2021 – On March 3 at 1 p.m., the Governor’s Small Business Team will host a webinar for Texas small business owners to provide an update on the new round of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funding and other disaster ...

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Posted on: February 26, 2021

Mesquite continues public distribution of free bottled water Feb. 27 and 28

Mesquite, TX – February 26, 2021 – The City of Mesquite will provide one case of bottled water per household, per day while supplies last to residents currently without water due to plumbing issues caused by the winter storm. The distr...

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Posted on: February 26, 2021

National Weather Service hosts Severe Weather Awareness Week

Mesquite, TX – February 26, 2021 – During the week of March 1-5, the National Weather Service Fort Worth will host Severe Weather Awareness Week. The City of Mesquite invites residents to stay weather aware and learn how to pr...

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Posted on: February 25, 2021

North Texas Municipal Water District Lifts Extreme Winter Weather Conservation Measures

Source: North Texas Municipal Water District

WYLIE, TX – February 25, 2021 – The North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) lifts its request to curtail or limit non-essential water use within its service area. In coordinatio...

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

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

Mesquite, TX – February 24, 2021 – On Feb. 19, five new Mesquite Police Officers graduated from the Mesquite Police Department’s (MPD) Basic Peace Officer Course (BPOC). This is the 14th graduation class to complete the inter...

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

Upcoming Hearings on Statewide Electrical Blackouts

The Texas House and Senate committees will hold hearings Thursday, Feb. 25 on the statewide electrical blackouts during last week’s weather event.

Click here to submit comments to the Texas House State Affairs and Texas House Energy Resources Com...

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

Mesquite receives Economic Excellence recognition five years in a row

Mesquite, TX – February 24, 2021 – For the fifth year in a row, the City of Mesquite’s Economic Development Department received the Economic Excellence Recognition from the Texas Economic Development Council. In 2020...

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

REMINDER: Annual Water System Maintenance Planned March 1 – 29

Source: North Texas Municipal Water District

WYLIE, TX – Feb. 23, 2021: The North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) will temporarily change the disinfectant in its water treatment process from March 1 through March 29, 2021. The ann...

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Posted on: February 23, 2021

SBA Stands Ready to Assist Texas Businesses and Residents Affected by the Severe Winter Storms

Source: U.S. Small Business Administration

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Low-interest federal disaster loans are now available to Texas businesses and residents as a result of President Biden’s major disaster declaration, U.S. Small Business Adm...

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Posted on: February 23, 2021

Resources available to Mesquite residents after winter storm

Mesquite, TX – February 23, 2021 – The City of Mesquite is offering several resources and programs to assist residents after last week’s winter storm. First, bottled water is available to residents who are currently without w...

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Posted on: February 22, 2021

Mesquite announces Storm Recovery Hotline

Mesquite, TX – February 22, 2021 – The City of Mesquite has set up a Storm Recovery Hotline for residents to call in response to last week’s winter storm. The Storm Recovery Hotline will provide information on recovery effort...

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Posted on: February 22, 2021

PUC Emergency Actions to protect Texas electricity customers

Austin, TX – In an emergency open meeting, timed to prevent possible disconnections for non- payment on Monday, the Public Utility Commission of Texas issued a series of orders intended to protect Texas electricity customers while leader...

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Posted on: February 22, 2021

Mesquite to distribute free bottled water to the public on Feb. 22

Mesquite, TX – February 22, 2021 – The City of Mesquite has received another limited supply of water for distribution to the public who are currently without water due to plumbing issues.  The distribution of the free water wi...

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Posted on: February 22, 2021

Mesquite anuncia Programa de Asistencia para Reparación de Hogares de Emergencia

Mesquite, TX – 22 de febrero de 2021 – En respuesta a los daños causados a los hogares en su comunidad por la tormenta de invierno de la semana pasada, la Ciudad de Mesquite está promoviendo su Programa de Asisten...

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Posted on: February 22, 2021

Mesquite announces Emergency Home Repair Assistance Program

Mesquite, TX – February 22, 2021 – In response to the damage caused to homes in its community by last week’s winter storm, the City of Mesquite is promoting its Emergency Home Repair Assistance Program. This program ...

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Posted on: February 21, 2021

Governor Abbott, HHSC Announce Federal Approval Allowing SNAP Clients To Purchase Hot Foods

Source: Governor Abbott's Office

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today announced the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) received federal approval to allow Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients to use th...

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Posted on: February 21, 2021

Mesquite opens libraries to assist public with applying for federal assistance

Mesquite, TX – February 21, 2021 – 9:30 a.m. – The City of Mesquite will open both of the Mesquite Public Libraries on Sunday, Feb. 21, noon – 6 p.m., to provide the public free access to public computers to aid ind...

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Posted on: February 21, 2021

Mesquite begins public distribution of free bottled water at 1 p.m., Feb 21

Mesquite, TX – February 21, 2021 – 9 a.m. – The City of Mesquite has received a limited supply of water for distribution to residents currently without water due to plumbing issues. The distribution will occur on Sunday, Feb....

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Posted on: February 20, 2021

Apply for federal assistance

 

White House Partially Approves Governor Abbott’s Request For A Major Disaster Declaration

AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today announced that President Biden has partially approved Texas' request for a Major Disaster Declaration...

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Posted on: February 20, 2021

Message from city manager

Mesquite Residents,

We appreciate your efforts to make it through the winter storm. Now that the ice is melting, we need your help. Potholes and other damage to infrastructure are common problems following ice and snow.  Please help up by reportin...

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Posted on: February 20, 2021

Governor Abbott, TDEM Urge Texans To Submit Self Reporting Damage Survey

Source: Office of Governor Greg Abbott

AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) are encouraging Texans to complete the Self Reporting Damage Survey to help the state identify damages across Texas and help emergenc...

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Posted on: February 19, 2021

Mesquite reopens libraries and animal shelter; continues residential solid waste service

Mesquite, TX – February 19, 2021 – 5 p.m. – On Feb. 20, the City of Mesquite will open both library locations, its animal shelter, and will continue with its residential solid waste and recycling service that it had resumed t...

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Posted on: February 19, 2021

STAR Transit Service Alert

Source: STAR Transit

Service Alert | 2/19/21 @ 3:00 pm: STAR Transit will resume Hutchins Shuttle Route 501 and STARNow service in Mesquite starting tomorrow, Saturday, 2/20 at their regular start times. 

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Posted on: February 19, 2021

Mesquite lifts boil water notice to water customers

Mesquite, TX – February 19, 2021 – Updated 12:30 p.m. – The City of Mesquite has lifted the boil water notice issued on Feb. 17. The city’s pumping facilities are functioning normally.  However, increased d...

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Posted on: February 19, 2021

Oncor: Restoration Update 2/19

Source: Oncor

As of 6:00 a.m., there are approximately 27,000 remaining outages from the cold weather and lack of generation impacts experienced earlier this week. At the peak of the ERCOT directed load shed, more than 1.3 million customers were l...

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Posted on: February 18, 2021

Status Update on Fair Park Vaccine Operations

Source: Dallas County

DALLAS –Dallas County’s Fair Park vaccine operations will resume on Sunday, February 21 from 1-6pm. We will be providing second doses to those who were due for their second dose on or before Friday, February 12. If...

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Posted on: February 18, 2021

Mesquite resumes solid waste services; continues suspension of non-essential services

Mesquite, TX – February 18, 2021 – The City of Mesquite will resume residential solid waste and recycling service on Feb. 19 at 11 a.m. on roadways deemed safe and will resume collections during the weekend as the roads become more pas...

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Posted on: February 18, 2021

Mesquite requests Texas State Fire Marshal to Investigate House Fire

Mesquite, TX – February 18, 2021 – Mesquite City Manager Cliff Keheley has requested the Texas State Fire Marshal’s Office investigate a recent house fire on Wood Creek Drive.  

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Posted on: February 18, 2021

Mesquite roofing company donates free roof to local Navy veteran

Mesquite, TX – February 18, 2021 – At the beginning of February, Kay Ward, a disabled Navy veteran and Mesquite resident, received a new roof for free from a Mesquite roofing company, Texas Vets Roofing. Mayor Bruce Archer and...

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Posted on: February 18, 2021

Natural Gas Supply Continues to be Constrained

Source: Atmos Energy

MESQUITE, TX – Feb. 17, 2021 – As demand for energy remains at unprecedented levels due to historically cold temperatures, suppliers continue to experience challenges with supply and delivery that limit the...

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Posted on: February 18, 2021

Mesquite Councilmember Sherry Wisdom receives Dallas College Alumni Award

Mesquite, TX – February 18, 2021 – Councilmember Sherry Wisdom, District 1, has been awarded the 2020 Distinguished Alumni & Pillar of the Community Award from the Dallas College Foundation. Councilmember Wisdom was just o...

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Posted on: February 18, 2021

City of Mesquite Boil Water Notice Update

Feb. 18 – 11 a.m.

Our water system is now providing adequate pressure through the system. Residents are encouraged to continue boiling water until our test results confirm there are no issues with water quality.  We will provide an all c...

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Posted on: February 18, 2021

Boil Water Notice Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I get bottled water?

-Some grocery stores and supermarkets are open and may have a limited supply of bottled water/jugs.

¿Dónde puedo conseguir agua embotellada?

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Posted on: February 18, 2021

ONCOR: Emergency Update 2/18

Yesterday, ERCOT directed Oncor and other utilities to begin restoring power previously dropped from the electric grid. As a result of the increased generation and stable demand, Oncor has since been able to cease controlled, or rotating, outages.

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Posted on: February 17, 2021

Mesquite announces temporary suspension of all non-essential services on Feb. 18

Mesquite, TX – February 17, 2021 – The City of Mesquite has announced the temporary suspension of all non-essential services on Feb. 18 due to the forecast of the severe weather, with the essential services of police, fire and water re...

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Posted on: February 17, 2021

STAR Transit Service Alert

Source: STAR Transit

Due to ongoing winter storm and road conditions, STAR Transit continues to suspend all bus service through tomorrow (Thursday, 2/18). Further updates regarding service for Friday are forthcoming. The Call Center will open at 8:00 am fo...

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Posted on: February 17, 2021

Mesquite issues boil water notice to water customers

Mesquite, TX – February 17, 2021 – The City of Mesquite is advising all water customers who live in the north and central part of the city to boil drinking water and water used for cooking until further notice. The area impacted includ...

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Posted on: February 17, 2021

Status Update on Fair Park Vaccine Operations

Source: Dallas County

DALLAS – According to the National Weather Service, we will continue to experience below freezing temperatures through the remainder of the week. As a result, Fair Park vaccine operations will remained closed through Saturda...

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Posted on: February 17, 2021

Low Water Pressure Notice

Mesquite, TX – February 17, 2021 – 10:30 a.m. - The City of Mesquite is alerting residents to a reduction in water pressure due to an isolated issue at one of the City’s water pump stations.  

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Posted on: February 17, 2021

ONCOR: Emergency Update 2/17

Source: Oncor 

There continues to be a lack of available generation, and as a result, controlled outages remain in place as directed by ERCOT. Due to lowered power demand overnight, Oncor and other utilities were able to restore some of the previo...

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Posted on: February 16, 2021

Mesquite suspends non-essential services for Feb. 17 and announces free firewood

Mesquite, TX – February 16, 2021 – The City of Mesquite has announced the temporary suspension of all non-essential services for Feb. 17 due to the extreme weather conditions, with the essential services of police, fire and water recon...

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Posted on: February 15, 2021

STAR Transit Service Alert

Source: STAR Transit

Out of an abundance of caution and for the safety of passengers and staff, all service has been cancelled for tomorrow, Wednesday, 2/17. Further updates regarding service for the remainder of this week are forthcoming.  Please...

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Posted on: February 16, 2021

Kaufman County Warming Centers/Shelters

  1. The Forney Police Department lobby is open as a WARMING STATION.  There is a public restroom, and we have a limited number of outlets to plug in devices. 
  2. C-Life Church at 204 FM 1641, Forney is open as a WARMING STATION.  ***Thi...
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Posted on: February 16, 2021

Mesquite opens Evans Recreation Center as temporary warming center

Updated at 12:30 p.m.

Mesquite, TX – February 16, 2021 – Due to the continuation of rolling power outages, the City of Mesquite will open Evans Recreation Center, 1116 Hillcrest Street, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. as a temporary warming cent...

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Posted on: February 16, 2021

ONCOR: Feb. 16, 9 a.m. Emergency Update

Source: Oncor

Due to ongoing record-low temperatures and generation, ERCOT has continued to direct Oncor and utilities across the state to drop power load through maintained controlled outages. These controlled outages are occurring across the state and th...

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Posted on: February 15, 2021

Mesquite suspends non-essential services for Feb. 16, reschedules Community Health Virtual Meeting

Mesquite, TX – February 15, 2021 – The City of Mesquite has announced the temporary suspension of all non-essential services for Feb. 16 due to the extreme weather conditions, with the essential services of police, fire and water recon...

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Posted on: February 15, 2021

STAR Transit Service Alert

Source: STAR Transit

Out of an abundance of caution and for the safety of passengers and staff, all service has been cancelled for tomorrow, Tuesday, 2/16. Further updates regarding service for the remainder of this week are forthcoming.  Please s...

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Posted on: February 15, 2021

ONCOR: Emergency Update

Source: Oncor Communications

The Texas power system is currently facing an unprecedented shortfall of electric generation. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) has requested Oncor and utilities across the state to implement controlled power ou...

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Posted on: February 15, 2021

Atmos Energy Offers Tips to Conserve Energy as Bitterly Cold Temperatures Arrive

Source: Atmos Energy

SUNNYVALE, TX - Feb. 15, 2021 – Below freezing temperatures have settled in for the next several days, including the possibility of snow and ice accumulations early next week. Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued a disa...

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Posted on: February 15, 2021

Mesquite cancels Feb. 15 City Council meeting

Mesquite, TX – February 15, 2021 – The City of Mesquite has announced the cancellation of the Feb. 15 City Council meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. due to rolling power outages. Items on the agenda will be moved to the meeting scheduled fo...

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Posted on: February 15, 2021

ERCOT Instructs Utilities to Begin Rotating Outages; Conservation Remains Critical

Source: Oncor Communications

DALLAS (Feb. 15, 2021) – Today, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), the governing body that oversees the electric grid in Texas, has instructed utilities to begin rotating outages, which are co...

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Posted on: February 14, 2021

Tote-and-Go Service Canceled Feb. 15 due to weather

Due to the inclement weather, the Mesquite Arts Center will cancel the Tote-and-Go Services for Feb 15. The service will resume on Feb 22 at 12 PM.For any questions, please contact the Mesquite Arts Center at arts@cityofmesquite.com.. For at-home printabl...

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Posted on: February 14, 2021

Atmos Energy Offers Tips to Conserve Energy as Bitterly Cold Temperatures Arrive

Source: Atmos Energy

MESQUITE, TX - Feb. 14, 2021 – Below freezing temperatures have settled in for the next several days, including the possibility of snow and ice accumulations early next week. Texas Governor Greg Abbott issue...

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Posted on: February 14, 2021

Mesquite announces changes to city services due to forecasted weather conditions

Mesquite, TX – February 14, 2021 – The City of Mesquite has announced the temporary suspension of all non-essential services on Feb. 15 due to the weather forecast of extreme low temperatures and precipitation, with the essential servi...

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Posted on: February 12, 2021

City reminds residents to protect people, pets and pipes ahead of winter blast

Mesquite, TX – February 12, 2021 – With freezing temperatures expected to continue throughout the weekend and into early next week, the City of Mesquite wants to remind residents to protect the three P’s: People, Pet...

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Posted on: February 12, 2021

Mesquite Tri-East NAACP hosts Feb. 20 Black-Owned Business Symposium

Mesquite, TX – February 12, 2021 – The Mesquite Tri-East NAACP will host a virtual Mesquite Blacked-Owned Business Symposium on Saturday, Feb. 20 at 10 a.m. Join at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85980037237 or by telephone (for higher qual...

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Posted on: February 12, 2021

City reminds residents to bring pets indoors during Freeze Warning

Mesquite, TX – February 12, 2021 – With freezing temperatures expected to continue throughout the weekend and into early next week, the City of Mesquite wants to remind all pet owners that dogs may not be left outside when a F...

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Posted on: February 11, 2021

Mesquite launches new monthly community health forums in February

Mesquite, TX – February 11, 2021 – As a part of its continuing Recovery Mesquite efforts to help the community move forward and onward from the impacts of the pandemic, the City of Mesquite is beginning a series of Community Health Vir...

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Posted on: February 11, 2021

Dallas County and Fair Park Vaccine Hub Closed

Source: Dallas County

Mesquite, TX – February 11, 2021 – After conferring with the National Weather Service and due to deteriorating weather conditions that will keep roads icy into the afternoon, Dallas County offices (all non...

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Posted on: February 10, 2021

City Council Policy Retreat

Mesquite, TX – February 10, 2021 –On Saturday, Feb. 13 at 8 a.m., the City Council will hold their annual Policy Retreat at City Hall, 757 N. Galloway Avenue in Training Rooms A and B. The public may attend the meeting in pers...

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Posted on: February 10, 2021

City reminds residents how to keep their pipes from freezing

Mesquite, TX – February 10, 2021 – As temperatures plummet this week, it's important to protect your pipes from freezing. Here are a few precautions that will help residents decrease the chances of having plumbing pro...

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Posted on: February 10, 2021

Keeping The Arts Available In Trying Times

Source: Make It Mesquite

The Covid-19 pandemic may have shut down most live in-person performances but the Mesquite Arts Center – a sometimes-overlooked gem in the city’s crown – has managed to find a way to stay involved in t...

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Posted on: February 9, 2021

Governor Abbott, TDHCA Announce Statewide COVID-19 Rental Relief Program

Source: Governor Greg Abbott Press Office

AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) has launched the Texas Rent Relief Program — the first statewide rent and utility assistanc...

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Posted on: February 8, 2021

Read the Feb. 5 Council Connection

Mesquite, TX – February 8, 2020 – The Feb. 5 edition of the Council Connection is available online. Learn about Mesquite Fire Department 2021 Awards, how the community thanked Mesquite Animal Services Officers and more.

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Posted on: February 8, 2021

STAR Transit Board Elects New Officers

Source: STAR Transit

TERRELL, TX – Jerry Dittman, Carrie Gordon, and Dana Macalik have been elected chair, vice chair and secretary respectively by the Board of Directors of STAR Transit, the agency which provides reliable and affordable transpor...

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Posted on: February 4, 2021

Community thanks Mesquite Animal Services Officers

Mesquite, TX – February 4, 2021 – An organization is only as good as the people that work in it, and this year three Mesquite Animal Services Officers have gone above and beyond to help animals in need. Sr. Animal Officer Ladd...

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Posted on: February 3, 2021

DCHHS offers Emergency Housing Assistance Program and Texas Eviction Diversion Program

Mesquite, TX – February 3, 2021 – Dallas County Health & Human Services (DCHHS) is offering assistance to Dallas County residents through the Emergency Housing Assistance Program (EHAP) and Texas Eviction Diversion Program...

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Posted on: February 3, 2021

Mesquite Fire Department presents 2021 Awards

Mesquite, TX – February 3, 2021 – The Mesquite Fire Department (MFD) honored over 70 employees at the Feb. 1 City Council Meeting. During a prerecorded ceremony, MFD presented the 2021 Meritorious Awards to firefighters for their professional ach...

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Posted on: February 2, 2021

Mesquite moves forward to expand its animal shelter

Mesquite, TX – February 2, 2021 – The Mesquite City Council approved a $227,735 contract with GSR Andrade Architects to expand the existing Mesquite Animal Shelter facility by 4,000 square feet. The expansion will include more kennels ...

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Posted on: February 2, 2021

Dallas College Celebrates Black History Month with Lectures, Music and More

Source: Dallas College

February is the annual recognition of the 400-plus year history of African Americans in the United States. The month-long Black History Month celebration at Dallas College’s seven campuses includes events designed to reflec...

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Posted on: February 2, 2021

Mesquite announces a 9% decrease in crime during 2020

Mesquite, TX – February 1, 2021 – In Mesquite, burglaries and incidents of breaking and entering were down 52% in Dec. 2020 as compared to Dec. 2019, as was shoplifting by 26% and thefts of vehicles by 21%. These monthly results were a...

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Posted on: February 1, 2021

Neighborhood Credit Union offers Debt Management class

Mesquite, TX – February 1, 2021 – Neighborhood Credit Union will be hosting a free, virtual Financial Literacy class on debt management. On Feb. 10 at 11:30 a.m., Mesquite residents can learn common reasons why people find the...

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Posted on: February 1, 2021

Read the Jan. 29 Council Connection

Mesquite, TX – February 1, 2020 – The Jan. 29 edition of the Council Connection is available online. Learn about Mesquite appointing the first African American female of the Civil Service Commission and Personnel/ Trial Board, Mesquite Police and...

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Posted on: February 1, 2021

City of Mesquite receives 2020 Silver Fleet Award

Mesquite, TX – February 1, 2021 – The City of Mesquite’s Equipment Services Division of the Public Works Department was recognized as a 2020 Silver Fleet Award Winner for the second year in a row. The annual honor, a...

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Posted on: January 29, 2021

Community Development Block Grant COVID-19 Funded Programs

Mesquite, TX – January 28, 2020 – The City of Mesquite received over $1,500,000 in Community Development Block Grant – COVID-19 (CDBG-CV) funds for emergency assistance to individuals, families, public service agencies and small businesses direct...

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Posted on: January 29, 2021

Free rides to all vaccination locations

Source: Star Transit

TERRELL, Texas – STAR Transit is providing free rides for persons with confirmed appointment to get the COVID 19 vaccine shots. The curb-to-curb service extends outside of the agency’s service area. Rides are availa...

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Posted on: January 29, 2021

Mesquite sparks new access to traditional dances with Let’s Glow Crazy virtual event

Mesquite, TX – January 29, 2021 – The City of Mesquite’s Parks and Recreation shines a new light on the annual Daddy Daughter Dance and Mother Son Dance with the free virtual “Let’s Glow Crazy” D...

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Posted on: January 28, 2021

Lawson Road closures this weekend

Mesquite, TX – January 28, 2021 – This weekend, Lawson Road will be closed to all public travel beginning Saturday, January 30, at 7:00 AM, and remain closed until Sunday, January 31, evening, from Cartwright Road to the NTMWD and the ...

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Posted on: January 27, 2021

Westover Greenbelt Park features refurbished shelter

Mesquite, TX – January 27, 2021 – The City of Mesquite refurbished the picnic shelter at Westover Greenbelt Park at no cost to Mesquite taxpayers. The City of Mesquite’s Parks and Recreation Department was able to us...

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Posted on: January 27, 2021

Mesquite Firefighters and Police Associations donate to Mesquite NAACP Mental Health Scholarship

Mesquite, TX - January 26, 2021 – Today, the Mesquite Police Association and the Mesquite Firefighters Association-Local 1518 teamed up to donate $1,000 towards the Mesquite NAACP’s Mental Health Scholarship Fund that offers funding to students in the Mes...

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Posted on: January 26, 2021

Mesquite appoints its first African American female of the Civil Service Commission

Mesquite, TX – January 25, 2021 – T

The Mesquite City Council unanimously appointed Yolanda Shepard on Jan. 19 to the City of Mesquite’s Civil Service Commission and Personnel/Trial Board, making her the first African American female resident to s...

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Posted on: January 25, 2021

Governor’s Office offers Small Business Webinar Series

Mesquite, TX – January 25, 2021 – On Jan. 27 at 1 p.m., the Governor’s Small Business Team will host a webinar for Texas small business owners to provide an update on recovery resources through the U.S. Small Busines...

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Posted on: January 25, 2021

Read the Jan. 22 Council Connection

Mesquite, TX – January 25, 2020 – The Jan. 22 edition of the Council Connection is available online. Learn more about the Mesquite Metro Airport’s Strategic Plan, Free CDBG COVID-19 programs for Mesquite residents an...

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Posted on: January 22, 2021

Mesquite announces the passing of former Mayor Bob Beard

Mesquite, TX – January 22, 2021 – Today, the City of Mesquite announced the passing of former Mayor Bob Beard. City of Mesquite flags located at its facilities will be flown at half-staff through Sunday evening.

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Posted on: January 22, 2021

Mesquite one of top cities where young people are buying homes

Mesquite, TX – January 22, 2021 – According to a new nationwide study by SmartAsset, Mesquite has ranked fourth in cities where people younger than the age of 35 are most likely to own their own home. 

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Posted on: January 21, 2021

Mesquite Metro Airport continues to soar to new heights

Mesquite, TX – January 21, 2021 – The Mesquite Metro Airport has a plane land or take-off about every six minutes. The nearly 86,000 operations in 2020 places the airport 164 out of 520 airports throughout the United States wi...

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Posted on: January 19, 2021

Read the Jan. 15 Council Connection

Mesquite, TX – January 19, 2020 – The Jan. 15 edition of the Council Connection is available online. Learn more about the Front Street Public Art Contest results, COVID-19 vaccine information for Mesquite residents  and more.

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Posted on: January 19, 2021

635 East Project Bridge Work Updates

Mesquite, TX – January 19, 2021 – There will be a full Eastbound and Westbound I-30 Mainlane closures at Galloway Avenue on Saturday evening, January 23 to perform bridge work. To learn more about closures for the 635 East Pro...

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Posted on: January 14, 2021

City of Mesquite announces Front Street Public Art Contest results

Mesquite, TX – January 14, 2021 – The City of Mesquite is excited to announce the results of Downtown Mesquite’s first public art contest, with the winner’s art to be displayed at the new Front Street Stati...

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Posted on: January 14, 2021

Mesquite welcomes Locke Supply Co. to the community

Mesquite, TX – January 13, 2021 – Major commercial building materials provider, Locke Supply Co., with 180 stores in seven states, has selected Mesquite, TX as the location for its next expansion. The 100% employee-owned compa...

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Posted on: January 13, 2021

Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas hosts MLK Celebration Virtual Job Fair

Mesquite, TX – January 13, 2021 – Looking for a job? Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas and the City of Dallas are holding a MLK Celebration Virtual Job Fair on Jan. 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Multiple employers will take part in the event and the...

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Posted on: January 13, 2021

Free CDBG COVID-19 programs and activities for Mesquite residents

Mesquite, TX – January 13, 2021 – Qualified Mesquite residents have access to a variety of recovery programs, like mental health counseling, utility and housing assistance and much more through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and...

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Posted on: January 12, 2021

Mesquite sees increase in feral hog activity

Mesquite, TX – January 12, 2021 – Mesquite Animal Services has recently received calls regarding feral hog sightings near Lawson Road. With land being cleared for new housing and commercial projects in Mesquite, feral hog acti...

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Posted on: January 12, 2021

How to pay your water bill online

Mesquite, TX – January 12, 2021 – The City of Mesquite has resumed water disconnections of delinquent accounts. City utility customers have several options to pay their water utility bill, including online.

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Posted on: January 12, 2021

COVID-19 vaccine information for Mesquite residents

Mesquite, TX – January 12, 2021 – Mesquite residents in Dallas and Kaufman counties can now begin registering for the COVID-19 vaccine. To register, visit the Dallas County COVID-19 vaccination webpage. Registrants will be not...

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Posted on: January 11, 2021

Read the Jan. 8 Council Connection

Mesquite, TX – January 11, 2020 – The Jan. 8 edition of the Council Connection is available online. Learn more about the virtual celebration for Martin Luther King Jr. on January 16, watch the Drive Like Your Family Lives Here Public Service Anno...

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Posted on: January 11, 2021

635 East Project Updates

Mesquite, TX – January 11, 2021 – There are several closures for the 635 East Project that will affect Mesquite drivers from Monday, January 11 to Friday, January 15. To learn more about closures for the 635 ...

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Posted on: January 11, 2021

Paycheck Protection Program Reopens Jan 11

Source: Small Business Administration

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the Treasury Department, announced the Paycheck Protection Program will re-open the week of January 11 for new borrowers and certain e...

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Posted on: January 8, 2021

Mesquite’s Historical Parks Now Open Saturdays

Mesquite, TX – January 8, 2021 – Historic Mesquite, Inc. (HMI) is announcing new visiting hours for Mesquite’s two historical parks in 2021. Beginning this January, Opal Lawrence Historical Park, 711 E. Kearney Stree...

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Posted on: January 8, 2021

Mesquite Economic Development Department presents quarterly report

Mesquite, TX – January 8, 2021 – The Economic Development Department presented the City of Mesquite’s quarterly report during the City Council meeting on Jan. 4. The report covered the third quarter of 2020, which in...

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Posted on: January 7, 2021

2021 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Virtual Celebration

Mesquite, TX – January 5, 2020 – Every January, the City of Mesquite along with the Mesquite NAACP celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This year, the celebration will take place on the City’s ...

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Posted on: January 7, 2021

City employee, female official Crystal Cooksey makes Texas high school football history

City of Mesquite Parks and Recreation employee, Crystal Cooksey, became the first female in Texas to officiate a Texas High School State Championship football game when she officiated the 1A-Division II State Championship Game January 5th in San Angelo. S...

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Posted on: January 6, 2021

Mesquite earns Employer of the Year award

Mesquite, TX – January 6, 2021 – With the loss of jobs in the community due to the pandemic, the City of Mesquite stepped forward last year to help the public gain employment opportunities, skills training and hope through a s...

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Posted on: January 5, 2021

Mesquite regulates sales of smoking paraphernalia often used for illegal substances

Mesquite, TX – January 5, 2021 – Beginning March 1, 2021, smoking paraphernalia commonly used for consuming illegal substances may be sold only in stores located within commercial or industrial areas in Mesquite through condit...

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Posted on: January 4, 2021

Mesquite Police Department gives updates on New Year's Holiday citations

On December 31st, 2020, the Mesquite Police Department and the Mesquite Fire Department conducted a special deployment to help combat the unlawful use of fireworks and the discharge of firearms within the City of Mesquite.  The deployment was int...

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Posted on: January 4, 2021

635 East Project Updates

There are several closures for the 635 East Project that will affect Mesquite drivers from January 5 to January 10. To learn more about closures for the 635 East Project, visit 635east.com. To sign up for text alerts, send the message "635 East"...

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Posted on: January 4, 2021

Read the Dec. 31 Council Connection

The Dec. 31 edition of the Council Connection is available online. Watch the new District 4 video hosted by Councilmember Tandy Boroughs,  get updates on new road construction that began in November 2020 in the Town East Estates and Quai...

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Posted on: December 31, 2020

Restaurant Spotlight: The Curry Leaf

The Curry Leaf, located at 427 North Town East Boulevard, brings authentic flavors from North and South India right to Mesquite, Texas. The restaurant features their most popular dishes, like Chicken Tikka Masala and Chicken Biryani. Operations Manager of...

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Posted on: December 31, 2020

Councilmember Tandy Boroughs gives update on District 4

The City of Mesquite produces video updates hosted by members of the City Council in the districts they represent. Each video focuses on various issues and topics in their district as well as news items that affect the entire city. The most recent distric...

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Posted on: December 28, 2020

Read the Dec. 23 Council Connection

The Dec. 23 edition of the Council Connection is available online. Learn more about the solid waste survey, four city employees who received Real. Texas. Service. Employee Champion awards and how to celebrate safely in Mesquite.

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Posted on: December 28, 2020

Mesquite has aggressive plan to stop New Year’s Eve illegal gunfire, fireworks and DWI

Mesquite, TX – December 28, 2020 – “We will make arrests, we will issue citations and we will be visible on New Year’s Eve.” That is the City of Mesquite’s message to those who illegally shoot gu...

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Posted on: December 23, 2020

Mesquite approves two new Downtown Mesquite facade grants

Mesquite, TX – December 23, 2020 – More investment by property owners into their locations in Downtown Mesquite is on the way. The Mesquite City Council has approved two new applications for the façade improvement p...

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Posted on: December 23, 2020

Mesquite Arts Center announces January events

The Mesquite Arts Center is offering two free artist exhibitions in the month of January, Freedom From Grieving by Mesquite Artist, Paige Lehmann and a Collage/Ink Series by Lanny Quarles. 

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Posted on: December 23, 2020

Real. Texas. Roads. updates

Real. Texas. Roads. is the program name for the road repairs funded by the $125 million bond sale approved by voters in November 2015. Repairs under this program are limited to residential, 2-lane roadways.

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Posted on: December 23, 2020

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

Mesquite, TX – December 23, 2020 – At the Dec. 21 City Council meeting, four City employees were honored with Real. Texas. Service. Champion awards during a prerecorded ceremony. The Real. Texas. Service. Champions program celebrates employees wh...

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Posted on: December 22, 2020

City of Mesquite receives 2020 Planning Excellence Award

Mesquite, TX – December 22, 2020 – For the second year in a row, the City of Mesquite’s Planning Department was awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Planning Excellence by the American Planning Association Texas Chapter. The Richard R. Lillie...

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Posted on: December 22, 2020

How to recycle your live Christmas tree

Mesquite, TX – December 22, 2020 – 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. Ple...

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Posted on: December 21, 2020

Read the Dec. 18 Council Connection

The Dec. 18 edition of the Council Connection is available online. Learn more about the amended parking ordinances taking effect on Jan. 1, holiday crime prevention tips and the City of Mesquite’s new alternate Municipal Court Judge. 

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Posted on: December 18, 2020

Mesquite Veterans Memorial will be a part of annual Wreaths Across America Day

The City of Mesquite announced the new Mesquite Veterans Memorial has been chosen to be one of more than 2,100 participating locations around the world for the Wreaths Across America program on Saturday, Dec. 19. The memorial, dedicated in November 2020, ...

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Posted on: December 18, 2020

Mesquite Police Department offers holiday crime prevention tips

The holidays are a time of joy, but it is also a time to avoid being a victim to a crime of opportunity. The Mesquite Police Department is reminding citizens how they can remain safe and how to prevent their packages from being stolen. Here are some tips ...

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Posted on: December 16, 2020

Mesquite Social Services Closing

Source: Mesquite Social Services

Mesquite Social Services (MSS) regrets to announce that it will be closing its doors on December 18, 2020. MSS has served Mesquite and the surrounding communities for nearly 58 years. Began by Mesquite resident, Jewel Westm...

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Posted on: December 15, 2020

Mesquite Municipal Court welcomes Greg Noschese as Alternate Municipal Court Judge

Mesquite, TX – December 15, 2020 – On Dec. 14, Greg Noschese was sworn in as an Alternate Municipal Court Judge for the City of Mesquite’s Municipal Court. Noschese joins Alternate Municipal Court Judges Janice McKee and Robe...

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Posted on: December 14, 2020

Mesquite begins education of amended parking ordinances and will begin enforcement after January 1

Mesquite, TX – December 14, 2020 – The City of Mesquite has started educating the community on amendments to the parking ordinances in residential areas, with plans to begin enforcement after Jan. 1, 2021. The amendments address commer...

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Posted on: December 10, 2020

Mesquite Neighborhood Services presents quarterly report

Mesquite, TX – December 10, 2020 – The City of Mesquite’s voluntary compliance continues to be the leading method of compliance in Mesquite, more than eight out of every 10 properties with an environmental code violation, such as high grass, is s...

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Posted on: December 10, 2020

Deputy Mayor Pro Tem, Councilmember Dan Aleman update on District 6

Mesquite, TX – December 9, 2020 – The City of Mesquite produces video updates hosted by members of the City Council in the districts they represent. Each video focuses on various issues and topics in their district as well as news items that affe...

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Posted on: December 9, 2020

Councilmember Kenny Green update on District 2

Mesquite, TX – December 9, 2020 – The City of Mesquite produces video updates hosted by members of the City Council in the districts they represent. Each video focuses on various issues and topics in their district as well as news items that affe...

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Posted on: December 9, 2020

STAR Transit Holiday Schedule

Source: STAR Transit

TERRELL, TX (December 8, 2020) – STAR Transit announces limited schedule for the holidays.      

Thursday, 12/24 (Christmas Eve)

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Posted on: December 9, 2020

Mesquite will host two online public workshops for input on solid waste services

Mesquite, TX – December 8, 2020 – The City of Mesquite has announced that it will host two online public workshops to gather community input on its solid waste services as part of its effort in developing a 20-year master plan for the ...

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Posted on: December 8, 2020

Shop Mesquite - Bear Cave Coffee

Sean Belknap certainly isn’t bearish when it comes to a good cup of coffee. And as owners of Bear Cave Coffee in downtown Mesquite, he and his wife, Hillary, hope the people of Mesquite aren’t either.

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Posted on: December 6, 2020

A Message From Mayor Bruce Archer To All Citizens Of Mesquite

To All Citizens of Mesquite,

Last night’s shooting on Baretta is another example of growing violence and crime in our community.  While there are many wonderful things happening in our city and great progress taking place, the lawlessnes...

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Posted on: December 4, 2020

COVID-19 Hospitalizations for Trauma Service Area E Triggers Mandatory Capacity Reductions

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DALLAS – Trauma Service Area E (TSA E), which includes Dallas County and the greater Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, today reached seven consecutive days where the percentage of COVID-19 confirmed patients in...

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Posted on: December 3, 2020

IH 635 Project construction this weekend

Mesquite, TX – December 3, 2020 – The Texas Department of Transportation has started construction on IH 635 LBJ East. Starting Friday, Dec. 4 the eastbound IH 635 mainlanes at Forest Lane will be closed to perform beam setting...

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Posted on: December 1, 2020

Mesquite seeks community input on its solid waste services

Mesquite, TX – December 1, 2020 – The City of Mesquite is developing a 20-year master plan for the solid waste services it provides to residential and commercial customers and is asking for public input through an online survey at www....

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Posted on: November 30, 2020

Small Business Saturday in Mesquite

Mesquite, TX – November 30, 2020 – As a part of its #ShopMesquite campaign, the City is encouraging residents to shop and dine in the community while attending holiday events to help support the local economy and businesses. 

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Posted on: November 25, 2020

City of Mesquite employees donate more than $36,000 to the community they serve

Mesquite, TX – November 24, 2020 – The employees for the City of Mesquite continue to give back to the community they serve as they raised more than $36,000 for local charities as a part of their 2020 Real. Texas. Giving. Campaign. In ...

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Posted on: November 24, 2020

Mesquite announces holiday event schedule and encourages local shopping

Mesquite, TX – November 24, 2020 – With the holiday season approaching, the City of Mesquite has announced a calendar of free activities to celebrate this festive time of year and is encouraging attendees to shop and dine at local busi...

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Posted on: November 23, 2020

Mesquite celebrates Christmas in the Park with new drive through format

Mesquite, TX – November 23, 2020 – The City of Mesquite Parks and Recreation’s free Christmas in the Park event, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, December 5 - 6, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Westlake Park, 601 Gross Road, will be a ...

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Posted on: November 23, 2020

Picnic pavilion at Blackwood Park named after Jimmy Culver

Mesquite, TX – November 23, 2020 – On Nov. 18, the City of Mesquite named the picnic pavilion at Blackwood Park in honor of Jimmy Culver. Mr. Culver served on the City Council from 11982- 1991 and served on multiple boards for...

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Posted on: November 20, 2020

Mesquite encourages its residents to Shop Mesquite this holiday season

Mesquite, TX – November 20, 2020 – With the holiday shopping season approaching, the City of Mesquite has launched its #ShopMesquite campaign to ask its residents to shop and dine in the community to help support the local economy and ...

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Posted on: November 19, 2020

Mayor Bruce Archer asks residents to take time to help clean up neighborhoods this weekend

Mesquite, TX – November 18, 2020 – Mayor Bruce Archer is asking Mesquite residents to take some time this weekend to help make the City the cleanest and kindest in the country. One of Mayor Archer’s goals is to create a “cleaner” community and he...

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Posted on: November 19, 2020

Mesquite to test water meters as part of a process to evaluate a new digital metering system

Mesquite, TX – November 19, 2020 – From Nov. 30 to Dec. 11, the City of Mesquite will be working with Ameresco, Inc. to test randomly selected residential and commercial water meters throughout the city. This is the first step the City...

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Posted on: November 19, 2020

Mesquite ranked as 48th most livable mid-sized city in the U.S.

Mesquite, TX – November 19, 2020 – Six North Texas cities have been ranked among the “most livable” mid-sized cities in the U.S., including the City of Mesquite. In a study by personal finance technology co...

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Posted on: November 19, 2020

Mesquite approves zoning for new state of the art commercial facilities and new jobs

Mesquite, TX – November 18, 2020 – The Mesquite City Council unanimously approved a zoning change to planned development-commercial to provide for a new industrial park featuring two state of the art facilities developed by Huntington ...

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Posted on: November 18, 2020

Mesquite approves a new Animal Ordinance

Mesquite, TX – November 18, 2020 – The Mesquite City Council has approved and adopted revisions to the Chapter 4 – Animal Ordinance that amends the City Code enforced by the Mesquite Animal Services Division. The revisions in...

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Posted on: November 17, 2020

November Click it or Ticket Campaign

With the Thanksgiving holiday approaching, it’s more important than ever for motorists to be aware of the seriousness of roadway safety. That’s why the Mesquite Police Department is joining forces with the Texas Department of Transport...

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Posted on: November 17, 2020

Mesquite only North Texas city where renting decreased, homeownership increased

Mesquite, TX – November 17, 2020 – According to an analysis by apartment search website, RENTCafé, the percentage of homeowners in Mesquite jumped by 12% over the last decade, the only increase among the Dallas Fort...

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Posted on: November 16, 2020

Mesquite Police Department K9 officers go above and beyond

Mesquite, TX – November 16, 2020 – An organization is only as good as the people that work in it and the Mesquite Police Department (MPD) is no exception. This year, K9 Officers Jason Crawford and Jeremy Wilemon exemplified th...

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Posted on: November 16, 2020

STAR Transit Launches New Communications Service, Effective Now

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Terrell, TX - STAR Transit’s new TripSpark software establishes ways in which riders can be assured they will receive service reminders and updates about their scheduled trips, according to Tommy Henricks, the agency’s Executive Direct...

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Posted on: November 13, 2020

Mesquite holds swearing in ceremony for new Municipal Court Judge Detra Hill

Mesquite, TX – November 13, 2020 – The City of Mesquite held a swearing in ceremony for new Municipal Court Judge Detra Hill. Judge Hill becomes the first female presiding municipal court judge in the history of Mesquite. Hill was appo...

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Posted on: November 11, 2020

Mayor proclaims Nov. 11 Bobby Robinson Day in Mesquite

Mesquite, TX – November 11, 2020 – On Nov. 11, Mesquite Mayor Bruce Archer presented a special proclamation to Mesquite resident, Bobby Robinson, in honor of his contributions to the Mesquite community, including serving as a member of the North ...

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Posted on: November 11, 2020

Mesquite announces extension to Dec. 18 for Mesquite Veterans Memorial brick sales

Mesquite, TX – November 11, 2020 – In recognition of Veterans Day, the City of Mesquite has extended the deadline to Dec. 18 for the public to purchase a personalized brick to be installed at the new Mesquite Veterans Memorial located ...

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Posted on: November 10, 2020

Mesquite residents have until Nov. 15 to apply for rent and utility assistance

Mesquite, TX – November 10, 2020 – The City of Mesquite has announced the deadline for its residents financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic to apply for assistance is Sunday, Nov. 15. The funds can be used to pay rent, ...

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Posted on: November 9, 2020

Mesquite dedicates the new Mesquite Veterans Memorial

Mesquite, TX – November 6, 2020 – The City of Mesquite held a small, private ceremony to dedicate the new Mesquite Veterans Memorial located at 425 S. Galloway Avenue. The memorial is open to the public beginning Nov. 7. The memorial w...

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Posted on: November 6, 2020

STAR Transit celebrates Rider Appreciation Week, November 9-14

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TERRELL, TX – STAR Transit will celebrate Rider Appreciation Week, November 9-14. 

“To thank our riders, we are hosting a weeklong celebration with plenty of perks.  The riders are the inspiration t...

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Posted on: November 6, 2020

City celebrates Arbor Day

Mesquite, TX – November 6, 2020 – On Nov. 6, Mayor Bruce Archer helped celebrate Arbor Day in the City of Mesquite with a virtual event including Keep Mesquite Beautiful and Vanston Middle School. Mayor Archer urged all reside...

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Posted on: November 5, 2020

Officials Break Ground Virtually for TxDOT’s 635 East Project

Mayor Bruce Archer, Councilmember Sherry Wisdom for District 1 and Councilmember Kenny Green for District 2 joined state and local leaders in a groundbreaking celebration, done virtually, to commemorate the beginning of a five-year effort to rebuild and w...

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Posted on: November 5, 2020

City of Mesquite takes part in a virtual Job Fair

Mesquite, TX – November 5, 2020 – Looking for a job in Mesquite? The City currently has job openings. The Assistant Director of Human Resources, Jennifer Weldon, sat down with Steven Bridges with Workforce Solutions of Greater...

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Posted on: November 5, 2020

Councilmember B.W. Smith update on District 5

Mesquite, TX – November 5, 2020 – The City of Mesquite is producing video updates hosted by members of the City Council in the districts they represent. Each video will focus on various issues and topics in their district as well as news items th...

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Posted on: November 3, 2020

Mesquite’s “Get in the G.A.M.E.” Series

Mesquite, TX- October 30, 2020 – To promote health, wellness, and an active lifestyle, the Mesquite Parks and Recreation Department will launch the “Get in the G.A.M.E.” series for the month of November. G.A.M.E., which stand...

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Posted on: November 3, 2020

Mesquite sees decreases in crime

Mesquite, TX – November 2, 2020 – Mesquite announced an 11% drop in overall crime and significant reductions in certain types of crimes, highlighted by a 54% reduction in robbery, and nearly 300 less crimes committed during July to Sep...

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Posted on: November 3, 2020

Mesquite Veterans Memorial Announcement

Mesquite Veterans Memorial Announcement

The City of Mesquite has announced it will not host a public dedication event for the new Mesquite Veterans Memorial. This decision is in an abundance of caution for the safety and health of the public. However, the ...

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Posted on: November 2, 2020

Mesquite announces Municipal Court Clerk and Deputy Marshal of the Year

Mesquite, TX – November 2, 2020 – During a ceremony to celebrate Texas Municipal Courts Week at Mesquite Municipal Court, the City of Mesquite announced Thalia Guaida as the 2020 Clerk of the Year and Lawrence Allen as the 2020 Deputy ...

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Posted on: October 30, 2020

Mesquite’s American with Disabilities Act public survey ends Nov. 6

Mesquite, TX – October 30, 2020 – The deadline for the community to participate in the City of Mesquite’s American with Disabilities Act (ADA) survey is Nov. 6. The survey results will help address any specific concerns regar...

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Posted on: October 29, 2020

Mesquite announces new water rate structure with North Texas Municipal Water District

Mesquite, TX – October 29, 2020 – After nearly four years of negotiations, Mesquite residents can anticipate a better water rate structure in the future from the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD). The new contract t...

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Posted on: November 2, 2020

Mesquite Convention Center & Exhibit Hall is polling location on Election Day

Mesquite, TX – November 2, 2020 – Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 3 and the Mesquite Convention Center & Exhibit Hall, 1700 Rodeo Drive, was selected by the Dallas County Elections Department to serve as a polling location o...

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Posted on: October 28, 2020

Mesquite Police Department hosts Drug Take-Back Day

Mesquite, TX – October 28, 2020 – On Saturday, Oct. 24 the Mesquite Police Department took part in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Police collected 16 boxes of un...

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Posted on: October 28, 2020

Downtown Mesquite earns state-wide honors

Mesquite, TX – October 28, 2020 – Downtown Mesquite earned the prominent Texas Downtown Association (TDA) Best Traditional Promotion Event award for the Front Street Station groundbreaking celebration as well as the People&...

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Posted on: October 26, 2020

Mesquite offers residents free mental health counseling and referral services

Mesquite, TX – October 26, 2020 – The City of Mesquite has announced it is offering its residents access to free mental health counseling and referral services through a new partnership with the AZAR Foundation. Residents can call 833-298-9111 to...

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Posted on: October 26, 2020

November programming at the Mesquite Arts Center

Mesquite, TX – October 26, 2020 – The Mesquite Arts Center has developed a variety of free virtual and online programming for November, including new MAC Doodles and Tote-and-Go program workshops.

Mesquite Arts Center Manager C...

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Posted on: October 23, 2020

Mesquite Police Department hosts Drug Take-Back Day

Mesquite, TX – October 23, 2020 – The Mesquite Police Department is proud to take part in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s, National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. On Saturday, Oct. 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., ...

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Posted on: October 23, 2020

Mesquite announces Curt Cassidy as the new Director of Public Works

Mesquite, TX – October 23, 2020 – Curt Cassidy has been named the City of Mesquite’s new Director of Public Works effective Oct. 31 replacing Matt Holzapfel who announced his retirement.

City Manager Cliff Keheley sai...

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Posted on: October 22, 2020

Mesquite has more than $1.5 million available for its residents impacted by COVID-19

Mesquite, TX – October 22, 2020 – The City of Mesquite has announced it still has funds available to aid its residents who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds can be used to pay rent, mortgage an...

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Posted on: October 21, 2020

Mesquite names water pump station after 37-year public works employee

Mesquite, TX – October 21, 2020 – The City of Mesquite has named a planned $12 million water pump station in honor of 37-year City employee Matthew Holzapfel, who is retiring at the end of October. Holzapfel is the Director of...

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Posted on: October 20, 2020

Mesquite selects Detra Hill as new Municipal Court Judge

Mesquite, TX – October 19, 2020 – The City of Mesquite’s Assistant City Attorney Detra Hill has been appointed by the Mesquite City Council to be the next Municipal Court Judge. On Nov. 13, Hill will become the first female a...

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Posted on: October 19, 2020

Mosquito spraying begins tonight

Mesquite, TX – October 19, 2020 – The City of Mesquite has received a positive West Nile-Virus report from Dallas County Mosquito Lab. Spraying will start tonight at 10 p.m. in the following neighborhood: North of Oates Drive ...

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Posted on: October 16, 2020

Mesquite seeks public input on ADA survey

Mesquite, TX – October 16, 2020 – As part of formalizing an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan, the City of Mesquite is looking for the community to participate in an American with Disabilities Act (ADA) survey to ad...

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Posted on: October 15, 2020

Mesquite Police Department connects with public through social media

Mesquite, TX – October 15, 2020 – To continue its ongoing efforts to connect with the community, the Mesquite Police Department has launched four new social media platforms: Facebook @MesquitePoliceTX, Twitter @MesquitePD_TX, Instagram...

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Posted on: October 14, 2020

STAR Transit Offers Free Rides To Voters

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TERRELL, Texas – STAR Transit is offering free, round-trip rides to local polling places, encouraging all eligible voters to participate in this year’s general election.

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Posted on: October 14, 2020

City receives 2020 Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award

Mesquite, TX – October 14, 2020 – The City of Mesquite has earned the 2020 Achievement of Excellence in Procurement (AEP) Award, making the City one of only 46 agencies in Texas and one of only 69 Cities in the United States and Canada to receive...

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Posted on: October 13, 2020

Mayor proclaims Oct. 12 Jackie Grant Day

Mesquite, TX – October 13, 2020 – On Oct. 12, Mesquite Mayor Bruce Archer presented a special proclamation to Mesquite resident, Jackie Grant, in honor of his 27 year career with Walmart.

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Posted on: October 13, 2020

Voting in Mesquite

Mesquite, TX – October 13, 2020 – Early voting for the 2020 Presidential election starts Tuesday, Oct. 13 and will go until Oct. 30. Find your polling location.

 

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Posted on: October 13, 2020

City receives Certificate of Distinction from Government Treasurers’ Organization of Texas

Mesquite, TX – October 13, 2020 – The City of Mesquite has been awarded the Certificate of Distinction from the Government Treasurers’ Organization of Texas (GTOT) for maintaining a comprehensive written investment policy that fully complies with...

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Posted on: October 13, 2020

Dallas County Public Health Committee guidelines for Halloween

Mesquite, TX – October 13, 2020 – Out of an abundance of caution in response to COVID-19, the City of Mesquite supports the Dallas County Public Health Committee Guidance for Halloween and Related Activities issued on Oct. 2. The guidelines offer...

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Posted on: October 12, 2020

Mesquite resumes residential curbside recycling Oct. 19 and hosts Recycles Day on Nov. 14

Mesquite, TX – October 12, 2020 – The City of Mesquite announced it will resume its curbside recycling program on Oct. 19. and the Mesquite Recycles Day will return on Nov. 14 at Poteet High School, 3300 Poteet Drive, from 8 a.m. - noo...

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Posted on: October 12, 2020

Mesquite announces Russell Wilson as new Fire Chief

Mesquite, TX – October 12, 2020 – Russell “Rusty” Wilson will become the new Mesquite Fire Chief on Nov.1 and will oversee 206 firefighters and seven stations for a fire department that responded to nearly ...

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Posted on: October 9, 2020

Mesquite’s Pumpkinpalooza Scavenger Hunt

Mesquite, TX- October 9, 2020 – To celebrate fall, the Mesquite Parks and Recreation Department has teamed up with local businesses to launch a citywide scavenger hunt called “Pumpkinpalooza.” Search for different displays by...

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Posted on: October 9, 2020

Mosquito spraying begins tonight

Mesquite, TX – October 9, 2020 – The City of Mesquite has received a positive West Nile-Virus report from Dallas County Mosquito Lab. Spraying will start tonight at 10 p.m. in the following neighborhood: South and East of Town...

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Posted on: October 8, 2020

Mesquite celebrates Addressing Mesquite Day

Mesquite, TX – October 8, 2020 – On Saturday, Oct.3 nearly 200 volunteers gathered throughout Mesquite to assist 27 homeowners with home projects such as painting, landscaping and other minor home exterior projects. T...

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Posted on: October 8, 2020

Mesquite Convention Center & Exhibit Hall to Host Dallas County Polling Center on Election Day

Source: Hampton Inn & Suites

DALLAS and ALPHARETTA, Ga. — October 8, 2020 — The Mesquite Convention Center & Exhibit Hall today announced that the event venue has been selected by the Dallas County Elections Department ...

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Posted on: October 7, 2020

Mesquite hosts virtual public meeting on Oct. 15 for proposed animal ordinance changes

Mesquite, TX – October 7, 2020 – The City of Mesquite is seeking the public’s input on proposed changes to the City’s ordinances that address the care, treatment, control and regulations of animals in the city. Ther...

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Posted on: October 7, 2020

Elks Lodge 2404 presents annual police, fire and citizen awards

Mesquite, TX – October 7, 2020 – At the Oct. 5 City Council meeting, Elks Lodge #2404 presented its annual awards for police, fire and citizen of the year during a prerecorded ceremony. Congratulations to Mike Smith, Police Officer of the Year; C...

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Posted on: October 6, 2020

Mesquite approves more than $5.5 million in new residential street repairs

Mesquite, TX – October 6, 2020 – On Oct. 5, the Mesquite City Council approved two separate contracts for a total of $5,586,886 in new residential street repairs. The repairs are a part of the ongoing Real. Texas. Roads. street bond pr...

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Posted on: October 5, 2020

Downtown Mesquite announces new website

Mesquite, TX – October 5, 2020 – Today, Downtown Mesquite announced the launch of www.DowntownMesquiteTX.com to feature businesses, events and history, and information aimed at entrepreneurs and property owners.

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Posted on: October 2, 2020

Mesquite announces National Night Out plans

Mesquite, TX – October 2, 2020 – For the 2020 National Night Out activities, Mesquite is promoting programs that can be conducted year-round by residents to help foster safer neighborhoods. The new “9 P.M. Routine” ...

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Posted on: October 1, 2020

Mayor Bruce Archer proclaims Sept. 15 – Oct. 15 Hispanic Heritage Month

Mesquite, TX – October 1, 2020 – On Oct. 1, Mesquite Mayor Bruce Archer presented a special proclamation to the Hispanic Form of Mesquite and the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Mesquite in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month from S...

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Posted on: October 1, 2020

STAR Transit updates routes, services in Mesquite

Mesquite, TX – October 1, 2020 – The City of Mesquite has joined with STAR Transit and other area cities in announcing updated services and routes effective Oct. 1. The updated public transportation in east Dallas County will ...

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Posted on: October 1, 2020

Mayor Bruce Archer proclaims Sept. 30 Mark Kerby Day

Mesquite, TX – October 1, 2020 – On Sept. 30, Mesquite Mayor Bruce Archer presented a special proclamation to Mark Kerby to celebrate his career including serving as Fire Chief since 2003.

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Posted on: September 30, 2020

Community thanks Mesquite Police Department officers for going above and beyond

Mesquite, TX – September 30, 2020 – An organization is only as good as the people that work in it and the Mesquite Police Department (MPD) is no exception. Police Chief Charles Cato and his team have made it one of their prima...

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Posted on: September 30, 2020

Mesquite Senior Meal program receives $500 donation

Mesquite, TX – September 30, 2020 – On Sept. 29, Griswold Home Care Mesquite and the Mesquite Elk’s Lodge 2404 donated $500 towards the senior meal program for the Parks and Recreation Department. They presented the ...

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Posted on: September 29, 2020

Mesquite North Branch Library to reopen on Oct. 5

Mesquite, TX – September 29, 2020 – The Mesquite North Branch Library, 2600 Oates Drive, will reopen on Monday, Oct. 5 with reduced branch hours.

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Posted on: September 25, 2020

Read the Sept. 25 Council Connection

Mesquite, TX – September 25, 2020 – The Sept. 25 edition of the Council Connection is available online. Learn more about the City of Mesquite’s 2020 – 2021 fiscal year budget, the new restaurant coming to D...

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Posted on: September 24, 2020

Mesquite says Good Neighbor Day helps remind its residents to remain active and aware

Mesquite, TX – September 24, 2020 – National Good Neighbor Day is Sept. 28 and the City of Mesquite is reminding its neighborhoods of its “Project Porch Light” campaign which asks its residents to help create a more...

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Posted on: September 24, 2020

Mesquite thanks Addressing Mesquite Day sponsors

Mesquite, TX – September 24, 2020 – The City of Mesquite thanked Addressing Mesquite Day (AMD) Platinum Sponsors at Municipal Center. Jonathan Fredi of Atmos Energy and Mary Bradford of The Home Depot Foundation were presented...

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Posted on: September 23, 2020

Mesquite approves budget with a tax decrease and expanded services

Mesquite, TX – September 23, 2020 – The Mesquite City Council approved the City of Mesquite budget for fiscal year 2020 – 2021. The budget features a tax rate decrease for property owners, no increase in fees for water utilit...

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Posted on: September 23, 2020

Mesquite neighborhood steps up to help neighbor

Mesquite, TX – September 23, 2020 – A Mesquite neighborhood has gone above and beyond to help their fellow neighbor.

One day, a Mesquite resident, Mr. Browning, noticed his elderly neighbor, Ms. Wilma, tearing down her fence pi...

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Posted on: September 23, 2020

City of Mesquite requesting input on new Hazard Mitigation Plan

Mesquite, TX – September 23, 2020 – The City of Mesquite is updating the Hazard Mitigation Plan. Mitigation planning is a process to identify sustained actions to reduce or eliminate a long-term risk to people and their proper...

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Posted on: September 22, 2020

City Council approves resolution celebrating National Senior Center Month

Mesquite, TX – September 22, 2020 – At the Sept. 21 City Council meeting, Council approved a resolution celebrating National Senior Center Month in September and committing to the continued support of services and programs at ...

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Posted on: September 22, 2020

Keep Mesquite Beautiful hosts successful Trash Bash

Mesquite, TX – September 22, 2020 – Keep Mesquite Beautiful, Inc. (KMB) held its volunteer cleanup event, Trash Bash, on Sept. 19. More than 60 volunteers helped safely cleanup 52 bags of trash from 10 locations around the Cit...

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Posted on: September 22, 2020

Mesquite announces new Smith’s of Mesquite restaurant to open in Downtown Mesquite

Mesquite, TX – September 21, 2020 – The Mesquite City Council has approved an agreement for Smith’s of Mesquite to open a 6,000 square-foot full-service restaurant and entertainment venue in the historic McWhorter Gr...

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Posted on: September 21, 2020

Mesquite announces Cindy Smith as new Director of Finance

Mesquite, TX – September 21, 2020 – The City of Mesquite announced Cindy Smith as their new Director of Finance effective October 1. Smith, a Certified Government Financial Manager and Certified in Public Management, brings more than 1...

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Posted on: September 18, 2020

City of Mesquite seeking art submissions for Downtown Mesquite

Mesquite, TX – September 18, 2020 – The City of Mesquite is excited to announce a call for art submissions for their new Front Street Station project in Downtown Mesquite. Artists have until Oct. 24 to submit their artwork for...

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Posted on: September 17, 2020

Mesquite Arts Council earns $10,000 national grant to continue virtual programming

Mesquite, TX – September 17, 2020 – The Mesquite Arts Council has been awarded a $10,000 National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) grant for support of Arts Engagement in American Communities. The funds will support the Mesquite Arts Counc...

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Posted on: August 14, 2020

City Council meets Sept. 21

  1. All persons present at the meeting location must observe social distancing by remaining a minimum of six (6) feet from other meeting participants and must wear a covering over their nose and mouth.
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Posted on: September 17, 2020

Governor Abbott Expands Capacity For Certain Services In Texas

Source: Governor Greg Abbott Press Office

AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today held a press conference to provide an update on the state’s ongoing efforts to combat COVID-19. During the press conference, the Governor issued Executive Orders expand...

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Posted on: September 17, 2020

Mosquito spraying begins tonight

Mesquite, TX – September 17, 2020 – The City of Mesquite has received three positive West Nile-Virus reports from Dallas County Mosquito lab. Spraying will start tonight at 10 p.m. in the following neighborhoods: Falcon&rs...

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Posted on: September 17, 2020

Urban Logistics Realty Lands 203,040-Square-Foot Lease in Mesquite

DALLAS, TX – September 17, 2020 – Urban Logistics Realty (“ULR”), is pleased to announce that it has executed its first lease at Urban District 30 (“UD30”) in Mesquite with 1000Bulbs.com, an awar...

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Posted on: September 16, 2020

Mesquite Police Department to deliver Slurpees and smiles to kids doing good deeds

Mesquite, TX – September 16, 2020 – Today, the Mesquite Police Department announced they are joining forces with 7-Eleven in their 25th Anniversary of Operation Chill to make a positive connection with kids by passing out free Slurpee ...

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Posted on: September 16, 2020

10th Year for Living History Tour of Mesquite’s Past

Mesquite, TX – September 15, 2020 – This year marks the 10th year for Historic Mesquite, Inc.’s (HMI) annual Mesquite Meander. Each year, HMI creates a historical stroll through Mesquite Cemetery with actors from the Mesquite...

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Posted on: September 15, 2020

Mesquite Municipal Judge Steve Crane announces retirement

Mesquite, TX – September 15, 2020 – The man who has led the Mesquite Municipal Court for more than a decade is retiring. City of Mesquite Municipal Judge Steve Crane has announced his plan to retire on Nov. 13. He has served as municip...

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Posted on: September 15, 2020

Mosquito spraying begins tonight

Mesquite, TX – September 15, 2020 – The City of Mesquite has received a positive West Nile-Virus report from the Texas Department of State Health Service Public Laboratory. Spraying will start tonight at 10 p.m. in the followi...

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Posted on: September 14, 2020

Mayor Bruce Archer proclaims Sept. 17 – 23 Constitution Week

Mesquite, TX – September 14, 2020 – On Sept. 14, Mesquite Mayor Bruce Archer presented a special proclamation to the Daughters of the American Revolution in honor of Constitution Week from Sept. 17-23.

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Posted on: September 11, 2020

Mosquito spraying begins tonight

Mesquite, TX – September 11, 2020 – The City of Mesquite has received three positive West Nile-Virus reports from the Dallas County Mosquito Lab. Spraying will start tonight at 10 p.m. in the following neighborhoods: Along Bar...

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Posted on: September 11, 2020

Keep Mesquite Beautiful hosts Trash Bash on Sept. 19

Mesquite, TX – September 11, 2020 – Keep Mesquite Beautiful (KMB) will hold its volunteer cleanup event, Trash Bash, on Sept. 19 with adjustments to support public health guidelines. The modified plan will feature contact-free pick up ...

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Posted on: September 11, 2020

Support Mesquite nonprofits on North Texas Giving Day

Mesquite, TX – September 11, 2020 – Early giving is now open for North Texas Giving Day, an online giving event designed to empower the community to give back to local nonprofits. From now until Sept. 17 make a donation to a M...

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Posted on: September 11, 2020

Mesquite hosts 9/11 Memorial

Mesquite, TX – September 11, 2020 – The City of Mesquite held a private, sunrise memorial today to commemorate “Patriot Day” which is the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack. Out of an ab...

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Posted on: September 10, 2020

Mosquito spraying begins tonight

Mesquite, TX – September 10, 2020 – The City of Mesquite has received two positive West Nile-Virus reports from the Dallas County Mosquito Lab. Spraying will start tonight at 10 p.m. in the following neighborhoods: Falcons Lai...

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Posted on: September 10, 2020

Mesquite Police Department hosts September 16 free VIN etching

Mesquite, TX – September 10, 2020 – The Mesquite Police Department (MPD) will provide free vehicle identification number (VIN) etching to the public on Sept. 16 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Sears parking lot of Town East Mall,...

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Posted on: September 10, 2020

Mesquite will host a 9/11 Memorial video broadcast

Mesquite, TX – September 9, 2020 – Instead of its annual public event, the City of Mesquite will host a live video broadcast of a private gathering for the 9/11 Memorial on its Facebook page www.facebook.com/cityofmesquitetx a...

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Posted on: September 4, 2020

Mesquite closes Reception Center for Hurricane Laura evacuees

Mesquite, TX – September 4, 2020 – After assisting nearly 17,000 people who evacuated their homes because of Hurricane Laura, the City of Mesquite has been asked by the State of Texas to close the Reception Center that has ope...

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Posted on: September 4, 2020

Mosquito spraying begins tonight

Mesquite, TX – Sept. 4, 2020 – The City of Mesquite has received three positive West Nile-Virus reports from the Dallas County Mosquito Lab. Spraying will start tonight at 10 p.m. in the following neighborhoods: Along E. Kearn...

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Posted on: September 4, 2020

Mesquite announces 300 new jobs as part of FNA Group expansion

Mesquite, TX – September 4, 2020 – The City of Mesquite announced the FNA Group is expanding to Mesquite with a new 400,000 square-foot manufacturing and distribution center located at 1371 S. Town East Boulevard. This new fac...

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Posted on: September 3, 2020

Mosquito spraying begins tonight

Mesquite, TX – Sept. 3, 2020 – The City of Mesquite has received three positive West Nile-Virus reports from the Dallas County Mosquito Lab. Spraying will start tonight at 10 p.m. in the following neighborhoods: Tealwood inclu...

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Posted on: September 3, 2020

Mesquite helps local NAACP secure $5,000 for new mental health initiative

Mesquite, TX – September 2, 2020 – Today, Dallas Regional Medical Center donated $5,000 to support the new Mesquite NAACP Behavioral Health Scholarship Initiative to offer funding to minority students in the Mesquite Independe...

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Posted on: August 14, 2020

City Council meets Sept. 8

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

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Posted on: September 3, 2020

30 DAYS LEFT TO BE COUNTED IN THE 2020 CENSUS

Source: Census Bureau

SEPTEMBER 1, 2020 – Now is the time to be counted in the 2020 Census! Data collection will end on September 30, and the U.S. Census Bureau is encouraging everyone in North Texas to respond between now and the deadline of Sep...

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Posted on: August 31, 2020

Mesquite Animal Services has successful Clear the Shelters

Mesquite, TX – August 30, 2020 – The Mesquite Animal Shelter helped 82 dogs and cats find their forever home this week through the annual Clear the Shelters event eclipsing the 61 pet adoptions they achieved in 2019. The week-...

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Posted on: August 28, 2020

Mesquite seeks public’s help for locating two dogs suspected in bite incident

Mesquite, TX – August 28, 2020 – Mesquite Animal Services is seeking the public’s help to locate two dogs involved in an alleged severe bite incident this week. The dogs are described as two pit bull mixes, one as ta...

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Posted on: August 28, 2020

Mosquito spraying begins tonight

Mesquite, TX – Aug. 28, 2020 – The City of Mesquite has received two positive West Nile-Virus reports from the Dallas County Mosquito Lab. Spraying will start tonight at 10 p.m. in the following neighborhoods: East of Galloway...

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Posted on: August 27, 2020

Mosquito spraying begins tonight

Mesquite, TX – Aug. 27, 2020 – The City of Mesquite has received eight positive West Nile-Virus reports from the Dallas County Mosquito Lab. Spraying will start tonight at 10 p.m. in the following neighborhoods: Falcon&rsq...

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Posted on: August 27, 2020

City of Mesquite celebrates 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment

Mesquite, TX – August 27, 2020 – During August the City of Mesquite recognizes the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which guarantees all American women the right to vote, by highlighting important female...

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Posted on: August 27, 2020

Mesquite will host a video broadcast 9/11 Memorial

Mesquite, TX – August 27, 2020 – Instead of its annual public event, the City of Mesquite will host a live video broadcast of a private gathering for the  9/11 Memorial on its Facebook page www.facebook.com/cityofmesq...

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Posted on: August 27, 2020

Mesquite announces final phase of brick sales for new Mesquite Veterans Memorial

Mesquite, TX – August 27, 2020 – The City of Mesquite announced the final phase of public brick sales for the new Mesquite Veterans Memorial currently under construction at 425 S. Galloway Avenue. A limited number of bricks ar...

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Posted on: August 25, 2020

Mesquite opens up reception center for Hurricane Laura evacuees

Mesquite, TX – August 25, 2020 – The City of Mesquite has announced it has activated plans to open the Mesquite Reception Center, located at 15515 E Interstate Hwy 20, Mesquite, TX 75181 beginning at 7 p.m. for Hurricane Laura...

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Posted on: August 21, 2020

Bilingual caseworker helps Mesquite residents apply for COVID-19 aid

Mesquite, TX – Aug. 21, 2020 – As a part of their ongoing Recovery Mesquite efforts, Mesquite residents have access to a Spanish bilingual caseworker, Jasmine Bueno, to aid them in submitting applications through Catholic Char...

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Posted on: August 21, 2020

Mosquito spraying begins tonight

Mesquite, TX – Aug. 21, 2020 – The City of Mesquite has received four positive West Nile-Virus reports from the Dallas County Mosquito Lab. Spraying will start tonight at 10 p.m. in the following neighborhoods: East of Town Ea...

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Posted on: August 20, 2020

Mosquito spraying begins tonight

Mesquite, TX – Aug. 20, 2020 – The City of Mesquite has received three positive West Nile-Virus reports from the Dallas County Mosquito Lab. Spraying will start tonight at 10 p.m. in the following neighborhoods: Along both sid...

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Posted on: August 18, 2020

Mesquite Animal Shelter offers free pet adoptions August 24 - 29

Mesquite, TX – August 18, 2020 – As a part of the national Clear the Shelters campaign the Mesquite Animal Shelter will offer free pet adoptions August 24 - 29 and will be open for Clear the Shelters Day with special hours on ...

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Posted on: August 18, 2020

City of Mesquite celebrates 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment

Mesquite, TX – Aug. 18, 2020 – The City of Mesquite is celebrating local women leaders in honor of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing and protecting women’s constitutional right to vote. This m...

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Posted on: August 18, 2020

Mesquite announces Alejandro’s at Front Street Station restaurant in Downtown Mesquite

Mesquite, TX – August 17, 2020 – The City of Mesquite will welcome Alejandro’s at Front Street Station to Downtown Mesquite in January 2021 as the City Council has approved the lease agreement of a City-owned buildin...

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Posted on: August 18, 2020

Mayor Bruce Archer proclaims Aug. 17 Christina Hall Day

Mesquite, TX – Aug. 17, 2020 – In August, the City of Mesquite is celebrating local women leaders for the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment for women’s voting rights. On Aug. 17, Mesquite Mayor Bruce Archer kic...

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Posted on: August 17, 2020

Bloomfield Homes having success with Ridge Ranch

Mesquite, TX – June 25, 2020 –Bloomfield Homes is one of the major home builders in Dallas/Fort Worth. The new housing development in Mesquite, Ridge Ranch, will have about 800 houses in a master plan community setting.

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Posted on: August 14, 2020

Mesquite Police arrest street racer

Mesquite, TX – Aug. 14, 2020 – This week, Mesquite Police Department (MPD) officers answered a call about a large group of vehicles congregated in the former Minyard Food Store parking lot and driving recklessly. When officers...

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Posted on: August 14, 2020

Palos Verdes Lake dam improvements completed

Mesquite, TX – Aug. 14, 2020 – The Palos Verdes Lake dam project to improve the flood control at Palos Verdes Lake has been completed and the lake is ready to be refilled. The forecast showed minimal rainfall for the next few ...

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Posted on: August 14, 2020

Mosquito spraying begins tonight

Mesquite, TX – Aug. 14, 2020 – The City of Mesquite has received five positive West Nile-Virus reports from the Dallas County Mosquito Lab. Spraying will start tonight at 10 p.m. in the following neighborhoods: Across Motley D...

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Posted on: August 14, 2020

City Council meets Aug. 17

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

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Posted on: August 13, 2020

Mosquito spraying begins tonight

Mesquite, TX – Aug. 13, 2020 – The City of Mesquite has received a six positive West Nile-Virus reports from the Dallas County Mosquito Lab. Spraying will start tonight at 10 p.m. in the following neighborhoods: along Pioneer ...

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Posted on: August 13, 2020

Mesquite Fire Department completes new health and safety program for its firefighters

Mesquite, TX – August 13, 2020 – The City of Mesquite continues to do all it can to protect its firefighters with additional equipment, improved operations, and new facilities. During the past two years, Mesquite has invested ...

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Posted on: August 12, 2020

Mesquite Police Department Narcotics Unit makes major arrests

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Narcotics Investigation

Several months ago, the Mesquite Police Department Narcotics Unit began investigating a low-level local narcotics dealer who was selling small amounts of marijuana and illegal THC products in the City of Mesqui...

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Posted on: August 12, 2020

Keep Mesquite Beautiful announces July Yard of the Month winners

Mesquite, TX – August 12, 2020 – Every summer, from June through October, members of the Keep Mesquite Beautiful (KMB) Landscape Committee select up to five residences within the city limits of Mesquite to receive the Yard of ...

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Posted on: August 10, 2020

Mesquite announces new Keep Mesquite Beautiful, Inc. Program Administrator

Mesquite, TX – August 10, 2020 – Selket Daese is the new Program Administrator for Keep Mesquite Beautiful, Inc. (KMB). The non-profit, volunteer-based organization is funded by the City of Mesquite and leads litter prevention...

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Posted on: August 7, 2020

Mosquito spraying begins tonight

Mesquite, TX – Aug. 7, 2020 – The City of Mesquite has received a 10 positive West Nile-Virus reports from the Dallas County Mosquito Lab. Spraying will start tonight at 10 p.m. in the following neighborhoods: Along Pioneer Ro...

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Posted on: August 7, 2020

Mesquite businesses can apply by August 23 for new forgivable loans from Dallas County

Mesquite, TX – August 7, 2020 – As part of its Recovery Mesquite efforts, the City of Mesquite announced small businesses located in Mesquite and who have been economically impacted by COVID-19 can apply for up to $50,000 in f...

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Posted on: August 7, 2020

Mesquite residents have access to COVID-19 recovery caseworker

Mesquite, TX – August 7, 2020 – As a part of their ongoing Recovery Mesquite efforts, the City of Mesquite announced Mesquite residents have access to a Spanish bilingual caseworker to aid them in submitting applications throu...

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Posted on: August 6, 2020

Police Chief Charles Cato presents Police Department Quarterly Report

Mesquite, TX – Aug. 5, 2020 – Mesquite Police Chief Charles Cato presented the Mesquite Police Department’s (MPD) Quarterly Report during the City Council meeting on Aug.3. The report covered crime statistics for the...

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Posted on: August 4, 2020

Mosquito spraying begins tonight

Mesquite, TX – Aug. 4, 2020 – The City of Mesquite has received a positive West Nile-Virus report from the Texas Department Of State Health Services Lab in Austin. Spraying will start tonight at 10 p.m. in the neighborhood bou...

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Posted on: August 1, 2020

Census takers will be in Mesquite neighborhoods

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

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Posted on: July 31, 2020

Mosquito spraying begins tonight

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

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Posted on: July 31, 2020

Mesquite Police sees increased thefts during internet sales exchanges

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

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Posted on: July 31, 2020

Mesquite’s Summer Challenge Series

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

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Posted on: July 30, 2020

Mesquite Veterans Memorial Brick Sale Extended to August 6

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

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Posted on: July 30, 2020

Aug. 3 Council Meeting

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

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Posted on: July 30, 2020

Mesquite residential recycling service cancelation is extended

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

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Posted on: July 28, 2020

New COVID-19 testing site opens at Eastfield College

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

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Posted on: July 24, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: July 24, 2020

Mosquito spraying begins tonight

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

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Posted on: July 24, 2020

City of Mesquite begins search for new Fire Chief

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

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Posted on: July 23, 2020

Robbery Suspects Arrested

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

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Posted on: July 23, 2020

City of Mesquite’s Integrated Mosquito Management Plan

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

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Posted on: July 23, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: July 23, 2020

Mesquite citizens thanks Mesquite Police Department for exceptional service

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

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Posted on: July 21, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: July 20, 2020

Mesquite Police Department shares auto theft prevention tips

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

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Posted on: July 17, 2020

Mosquito spraying begins tonight

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

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Posted on: July 17, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: July 16, 2020

July 20 City Council Meeting

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

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Posted on: July 15, 2020

Mesquite plans Budget Workshop for July 17 and 18

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

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Posted on: July 14, 2020

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

Source: Texas Department of Transporation

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

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Posted on: July 14, 2020

Mesquite issues 42 citations for illegal fireworks

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

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Posted on: July 9, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: July 9, 2020

July is Independent Retailer Month

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

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Posted on: July 7, 2020

COVID-19 Testing Site in Mesquite

Source: Walmart

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

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Posted on: July 7, 2020

Mesquite City Council approves resolution condemning racism and committing to equality

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

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Posted on: July 7, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: July 6, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

July is Smart Irrigation Month

Source: North Texas Municipal Water District

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

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

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

Source: The State of Texas Governor’s Office

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

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Mosquito spraying begins tonight

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

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

July 6 City Council Meeting

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

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

Mesquite's Finance Department employees donate to local food pantries

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

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Posted on: June 30, 2020

Mesquite extends cancelation of curbside residential recycling collection to August 3

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

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

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

Source: Governor Greg Abbott’s Office

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

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Posted on: June 25, 2020

Mesquite seeks input from residents on the City’s budget

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

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Posted on: June 25, 2020

Successful grant program helps improve businesses in Downtown Mesquite

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

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Posted on: June 24, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: June 24, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: June 23, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: June 23, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: June 19, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: June 18, 2020

Downtown Mesquite Honored with National Accreditation

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

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Posted on: June 18, 2020

Mayor Archer asks neighbors to be outside on June 23

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

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Posted on: June 17, 2020

City thanks front line workers at grocery stores

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

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Posted on: June 16, 2020

City Council extends local state of disaster for public health emergency

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

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

Mosquito spraying begins tonight

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

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

Mesquite’s Summer Challenge Series

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

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

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

Source: Walmart

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

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

June 15 City Council Meeting

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

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Posted on: June 9, 2020

Mesquite City Council members meet with NAACP

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

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Posted on: June 9, 2020

Mesquite expands services and programs

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

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Posted on: June 9, 2020

Spradley Farms Development Issues Resolved

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

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Posted on: June 8, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

Mosquito spraying begins tonight

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

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

Mesquite’s Summer Challenge Series

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

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

Mesquite Championship Rodeo returns on June 6

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

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Posted on: June 4, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: June 3, 2020

Mesquite Neighborhood Services presents quarterly report

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

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Posted on: June 3, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: May 31, 2020

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

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

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

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Posted on: May 31, 2020

Press Conference planned by Mesquite NAACP

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

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Posted on: May 30, 2020

Town East Mall closes early

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

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

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

Source: Departamento de Elecciones del Condado Dallas

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

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

Upcoming Democratic Primary Runoff Election Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Source: Dallas County Elections Department

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

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

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

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

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

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

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Posted on: May 28, 2020

June 1 City Council Meeting

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

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Posted on: May 26, 2020

Mayor Bruce Archer hosts virtual story time

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

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Posted on: May 26, 2020

Rodeo Rides On Despite Shutdowns

Source: The Mesquite Championship Rodeo

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

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Posted on: May 26, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Mesquite announces Recovery Mesquite activity and campaign

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

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Mayor Bruce Archer provides update on COVID-19 pandemic

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

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Mesquite recognizes employees during National Public Works Week

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

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Posted on: May 21, 2020

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

Source: Office of Governor Greg Abbott

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

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Posted on: May 20, 2020

Mesquite BBQ Shares Recipe with Travel Texas

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

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Posted on: May 19, 2020

Mesquite opens access to parks May 22

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

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Posted on: May 19, 2020

Volunteers needed for 2020 Addressing Mesquite Day

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

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Posted on: May 18, 2020

Governor Abbott Announces Phase Two To Open Texas

Source: Office of the Texas Governor

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

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Posted on: May 18, 2020

Mesquite launches Shop Mesquite campaign to spur economic recovery

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

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

Town East Mall reopens for curbside pickup

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

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Posted on: May 14, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: May 14, 2020

May 18 City Council Meeting

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

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

Mesquite Police Department offers free gun locks to the community

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

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Posted on: May 12, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: May 12, 2020

Mesquite Public Library System announces new Library To Go program

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

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Posted on: May 11, 2020

Mesquite Police uncover substantial narcotics distribution operation

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

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

Street repairs continue in the Indian Trails neighborhood

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

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

Police Chief Charles Cato presents Police Department Quarterly Report

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

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Posted on: May 7, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: May 6, 2020

Mesquite announces plans to adjust to impacts of COVID-19

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

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Posted on: May 4, 2020

Mesquite moves forward with Spradley Farms development mediation

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

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Posted on: May 4, 2020

Mesquite Recycles Day canceled

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

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

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

Source: Dallas County

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

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

Rules for Westlake Sport Center’s re-opening

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

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

Mesquite suspends its events through May 31

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

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

May 4 City Council Meeting

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

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Posted on: April 30, 2020

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

Source: Dallas County

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

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Posted on: April 28, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: April 24, 2020

Mesquite Golf Club set to open Saturday, April 25

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

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Posted on: April 24, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: April 23, 2020

Mayor Bruce Archer hosts Story Time for National Library Week

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

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Posted on: April 22, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: April 20, 2020

City Council Meeting on April 20 held by conference call

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

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Posted on: April 17, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: April 16, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: April 16, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: April 15, 2020

Eastfield College donates gloves to Dallas Regional Medical Center

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

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Posted on: April 15, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: April 14, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: April 14, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: April 13, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: April 9, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: April 9, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: April 8, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: April 7, 2020

Join the Mesquite Landmark Commission

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

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Posted on: April 7, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

Utility Billing Office will close early on Friday, April 10

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

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Help us Stay Safe and Flatten the Curve

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

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

STAR Transit changes for Easter Weekend

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

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

City Council renews local state of disaster for public health emergency

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

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

April 1 is National Census Day

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

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

What does the Dallas County Order mean for you?

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

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Vehicle access into City parks discontinued

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

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Mesquite Animal Shelter offers virtual pet adoptions

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

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

City of Mesquite adjusts services in response to Dallas County order

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

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

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

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

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

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

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Mesquite Economic Development Department presents quarterly report

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

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: March 22, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: March 21, 2020

AMENDED ORDER OF COUNTY JUDGE CLAY JENKINS

DATE AMENDED ORDER ISSUED: March 21, 2020

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

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Posted on: March 21, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

City of Mesquite updates its services and programs

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

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

Coronavirus: Do not flush disinfecting wipes and paper towels

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

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

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

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

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

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Amended Order of County Judge Clay Jenkins

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

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Mesquite closes libraries and arts center

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

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Mesquite announces more closings in response to coronavirus pandemic

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

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

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Message from Mayor Bruce Archer about the Coronavirus

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

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: March 12, 2020

Mesquite PD makes large drug bust

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Posted on: March 11, 2020

City reminds residents of common Code Violations

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

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Posted on: March 5, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: March 4, 2020

Coyote sightings in Mesquite

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

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Posted on: March 3, 2020

Mesquite’s Project Porch Light encourages neighborhood engagement

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

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Posted on: March 3, 2020

City statement on coronavirus (COVID-19)

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

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Posted on: January 14, 2020

Mesquite breaks ground on new Urban District 30 business park

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

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Posted on: February 28, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: February 28, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: February 28, 2020

City of Mesquite requests citizen input on HUD grants

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

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Posted on: February 28, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: February 26, 2020

City of Mesquite honors 2019 Volunteers

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

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Posted on: February 26, 2020

Mesquite Mayor Archer discusses Census 2020 on KEOM

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

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Posted on: February 24, 2020

Mesquite Named “Town to Watch” by True West Magazine

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

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Posted on: February 21, 2020

2020 Mother Son Dance on March 7

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

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Posted on: February 20, 2020

Sprouts Farmers Market to Open Mesquite Store March 4

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

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Posted on: February 19, 2020

Special City Council meeting scheduled for Feb. 19 cancelled

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

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Posted on: February 19, 2020

Mesquite announces Project Porch Light program to build stronger neighborhoods

 

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

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Posted on: February 13, 2020

Mesquite Police Department uses 3D technology to help solve crimes

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

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Posted on: February 18, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: February 18, 2020

TxDOT presents plans for I-635 LBJ East Project

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

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Posted on: February 13, 2020

Wastewater Spill at NTMWD South Mesquite Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant

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

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Posted on: February 11, 2020

Annual Neighborhood Summit discussed on KEOM

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

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Posted on: February 11, 2020

Mesquite Main Library offers free tax services

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

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Posted on: February 5, 2020

Temporary moratorium on convenience stores

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

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Posted on: February 4, 2020

Mesquite Fire Department presents 2020 Meritorious Awards

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

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Posted on: February 4, 2020

City of Mesquite Human Resources to offer free job assistance program

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

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Posted on: February 4, 2020

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

Source: The North Texas Municipal Water District

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

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Posted on: February 3, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: January 28, 2020

Mesquite Heart Board selling T-Shirts to help the community

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

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Posted on: January 27, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: January 24, 2020

Special Council Meeting - Jan. 28

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

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Posted on: January 24, 2020

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

Source: Dallas County Health and Human Services

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

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Posted on: January 23, 2020

2020 Daddy Daughter Dance on Feb. 8

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

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Posted on: January 22, 2020

Statement on Convenience Store Moratorium

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

 

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Posted on: January 22, 2020

Meet in Mesquite at the Mesquite Convention Center and Exhibit Hall

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

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Posted on: January 22, 2020

City of Mesquite launches new myMesquite customer service platform

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

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Posted on: January 21, 2020

Professional cellist with Mesquite Symphony Orchestra inspired by Shen Yun

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

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Posted on: January 19, 2020

Mesquite hosts MLK, Jr Celebration

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

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Posted on: January 17, 2020

MPD asks residents to be alert to help deter neighborhood crime

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

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: January 14, 2020

Take the Polar Plunge to support Special Olympics Texas

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

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Posted on: January 14, 2020

City Council holds 2020 Policy Workshop

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

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Posted on: January 14, 2020

Job opportunities in City of Mesquite

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

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Posted on: January 13, 2020

Mesquite ISD donates to Mesquite Veterans Memorial

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

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Posted on: January 10, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: January 10, 2020

Spring events at the Mesquite Arts Center

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

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Posted on: January 2, 2020

Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade and Community Celebration

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

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

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Posted on: January 2, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: January 2, 2020

How to apply for a burglary alarm permit

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

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Posted on: January 2, 2020

Atmos Energy offers assistance to Mesquite gas bill customers

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

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Posted on: December 27, 2019

Sherry Wisdom, District 1, takes Oath of Office

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

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Posted on: December 27, 2019

Mesquite Crime Prevention Unit replaces Lock Take and Hide signs

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

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Posted on: December 26, 2019

MCPAAA announces Barbara Dunn as Volunteer of the Decade

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

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Posted on: December 26, 2019

How to recycle your Christmas tree

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

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

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Posted on: December 26, 2019

KidsQuest Playground opening celebration

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

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Posted on: December 20, 2019

Mesquite celebrates champion bull rider, Chris Villanueva

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

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Posted on: December 20, 2019

Mesquite Elks Lodge 2404 brings holiday cheer to families

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

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Posted on: December 20, 2019

Mesquite Police Department Update: Deployment Unit reduces crime in November

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

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Posted on: December 18, 2019

City of Mesquite holds Special City Council Meeting to discuss crime

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

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Posted on: December 18, 2019

Mesquite Police Department offers holiday safety reminders

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

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Posted on: December 17, 2019

City of Mesquite receives 2019 Planning Excellence Award

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

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Posted on: December 17, 2019

Mesquite Police Chief Charles Cato receives 2019 Patriot Award

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

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Posted on: December 16, 2019

Mesquite names Toyia Pointer as new Manager of Historic Preservation

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

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Posted on: December 13, 2019

Council Connection Newsletter

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

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

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Posted on: December 11, 2019

Sprouts to Host January Hiring Fair for Mesquite Store

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

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Posted on: December 11, 2019

Mesquite CVB earns Partner of the Year Award

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

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Posted on: December 10, 2019

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

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

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Posted on: December 10, 2019

Mesquite proclaims Dec. 7 Diane Wright Day

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

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Posted on: December 10, 2019

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

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

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Posted on: December 9, 2019

Special City Council meeting to discuss crime Dec. 17

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

City Hall, 757 N. Galloway Ave.

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

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Posted on: December 4, 2019

City of Mesquite receives Heart Safe Community designation

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

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Posted on: December 3, 2019

Mesquite environmental code program continues its success

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

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Posted on: November 29, 2019

Council Connection Newsletter

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

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

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Posted on: November 27, 2019

Council District 1 Runoff Election is Dec. 14

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

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Posted on: November 27, 2019

Sprouts Farmers Market to open Mesquite store March 4

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

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Posted on: November 25, 2019

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

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

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Posted on: November 22, 2019

Christmas in the Park Celebrates 33 years

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

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Posted on: November 22, 2019

Mesquite employees raise funds for local charities

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

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Posted on: November 21, 2019

Learn more about your Mesquite property tax bill

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

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

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Posted on: November 21, 2019

City employee earns Certified Government Finance Officer designation

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

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Posted on: November 20, 2019

Mesquite seeks next class of Code Ambassadors

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

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Posted on: November 18, 2019

Nov. 23 KidsQuest Playground Celebration cancelled

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

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Posted on: November 15, 2019

Mesquite City Council takes Oath of Office

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

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

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Posted on: November 13, 2019

Road closures begin for Front Street infrastructure project

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

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Posted on: November 12, 2019

KidsQuest Playground Opening Celebration will be November 23

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

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Posted on: November 12, 2019

Mesquite breaks ground on new Veterans Memorial

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

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Posted on: November 12, 2019

Mesquite announces Court Clerk and Deputy Marshal of the Year Recipients

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

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Posted on: November 8, 2019

Mesquite announces Veterans Memorial brick sale

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

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Posted on: November 8, 2019

Mesquite Police Department graduates six from Basic Peace Officer Course

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

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Posted on: November 6, 2019

Mesquite announces 2019 Municipal Election Results

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

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Posted on: November 5, 2019

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

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

A resolution was passed approving a master development agreement with...

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Posted on: October 31, 2019

Downtown Mesquite Garners Two Statewide Awards

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

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Posted on: October 29, 2019

STAR Transit launches same day scheduling app

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

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Posted on: October 25, 2019

City recognizes National Chiropractic Health Month

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

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Posted on: October 24, 2019

Mesquite makes accessibility upgrade to elementary school playground

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

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Posted on: October 24, 2019

Mesquite celebrates 50th anniversary of Pepsi plant

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

Here is the proclamation that was presented:

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Posted on: October 23, 2019

Mesquite’s first Downtown Mesquite facade grants approved

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

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Posted on: October 23, 2019

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

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

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Posted on: October 23, 2019

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

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

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Posted on: October 24, 2019

MISD high school game to honor Mesquite's first responders

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

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Posted on: October 16, 2019

Kaufman County bond proposal for Nov. 5 election

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

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Posted on: October 14, 2019

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

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

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Posted on: October 14, 2019

Mesquite Entrepreneurs Day offers insights to small business owners

 

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

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Posted on: October 11, 2019

Mesquite receives 2019 Scenic City Award

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

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

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Posted on: October 11, 2019

Early Voting begins Oct. 21

October 11, 2019 - Mesquite, TX - 

The City of Mesquite provides 2019 Election Information. Early Voting is October 21 – November 1, and Election Day is November 5. For more information, please call the City Secretary’s Office at 972-216-6244.

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Posted on: October 7, 2019

Mesquite earns Heart Safe Community designation

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

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Posted on: October 7, 2019

Apply to serve with the Mesquite Police Department

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

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Posted on: October 3, 2019

Urban Air hosts ribbon cutting

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

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Posted on: October 4, 2019

Bear Cave Coffee serves up community in Downtown Mesquite

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

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Posted on: October 1, 2019

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

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

Mesquite, TX – October 1, 2019 – Downtown Mesquite and the Mesquite Arts Center are offering a unique opportunity for Mesquite residents to leave their mark in a public wor...

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Posted on: September 30, 2019

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

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

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

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Posted on: September 28, 2019

Mesquite celebrates National Good Neighbor Day

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

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Posted on: September 25, 2019

Mark your calendar for PumpkinFest 2019

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

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Posted on: September 25, 2019

Free Coffee with a Cop on Wednesday, Oct. 2

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

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Posted on: September 24, 2019

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

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

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Posted on: September 24, 2019

Volunteers participate in successful citywide cleanup

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

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Posted on: September 20, 2019

National Night Out is Tuesday, Oct. 1

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

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Posted on: September 20, 2019

Dallas County Elections Department will be demonstrating new voting equipment

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

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Posted on: September 17, 2019

Mesquite moves forward with a more responsive transit plan

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

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Posted on: September 16, 2019

Register for the Guts and Gory Zombie Run and Challenge

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Mesquite, Texas – September 16, 2019 – Experience a zombie apocalypse at the new “Guts and Gory” Zombie Run and Challenge scheduled Sept. 28 at Camp Rorie Galloway, 3100 Lawson Road. The race consists of pre-scheduled flights beginning at 3:30 p.m.

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Posted on: September 11, 2019

Downtown Mesquite is a finalist for state awards

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

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Posted on: September 9, 2019

Water Bills

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

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Posted on: September 7, 2019

Council Connection Newsletter

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

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Posted on: August 29, 2019

Mesquite City facilities and offices closed on Sept. 2

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

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Posted on: August 29, 2019

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

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

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Posted on: August 28, 2019

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

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

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Posted on: August 28, 2019

Mesquite Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni Association earns State awards

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

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Posted on: August 27, 2019

States away - owner and pet reunited

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Mesquite, TX – Aug. 27, 2019 – On Aug. 4, Jack was picked up us an injured stray by Mesquite Animal Services (MAS). He had a minor skull fracture that healed quickly with treatment from the City’s veterinary partner and was them made available for adoptio...

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Posted on: August 27, 2019

Mesquite receives high rankings in home sales and education

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

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Posted on: August 26, 2019

Mesquite to host 9/11 Memorial at Freedom Park

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

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Posted on: August 22, 2019

Mesquite Outlaws announce team tryouts on Aug. 27, 2019

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

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Posted on: August 21, 2019

MISD bus driver arrested

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

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Posted on: August 20, 2019

Mesquite Police Department to get two academic reviews of its operations

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

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Posted on: August 19, 2019

Mesquite Animal Shelter hosts successful Clear the Shelter event

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

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Posted on: August 13, 2019

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

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Mesquite, TX – Aug. 13, 2019 – Mesquite Animal Services (MAS) will join animal shelters throughout the country to waive pet adoption fees on Clear the Shelters day. Find your perfect match on Aug. 17 by visiting Mesquite Animal Services, 1650 Gross Road, ...

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Posted on: August 9, 2019

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

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

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Posted on: August 8, 2019

Mesquite Animal Services discussed on KEOM

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

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Posted on: August 7, 2019

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

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

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Posted on: August 7, 2019

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

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

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Posted on: August 6, 2019

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

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

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Posted on: August 5, 2019

Mesquite earns third highly prized Scenic City Certification

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

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Posted on: August 2, 2019

Fatality Accident

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

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Posted on: August 1, 2019

August Mainstream available online in English and Spanish

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

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Posted on: August 1, 2019

Watch the inaugural Open for Business video featuring Baker Brothers

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

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Posted on: August 1, 2019

August 50+ Program At A Glance available online

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

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Posted on: July 31, 2019

Front Street Station groundbreaking event set for Aug. 8

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

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Posted on: July 31, 2019

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

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

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Posted on: July 30, 2019

KidsQuest Playground to be Improved

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

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Posted on: July 29, 2019

Mesquite Animal Services holds National Mutt Day photo contest

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

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Posted on: July 25, 2019

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

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

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Posted on: July 25, 2019

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

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

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Posted on: July 25, 2019

Register to vote at certain City facilities through Oct. 4

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

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Posted on: July 25, 2019

STAR Transit offers public comment form through Aug. 5

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

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Posted on: July 17, 2019

Law Enforcement Torch Run to support Special Olympics Texas

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

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Posted on: July 16, 2019

Mesquite City Council approves $5.5 million Downtown Mesquite project

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

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Posted on: July 15, 2019

Mesquite Animal Services offers Spread the Love adoption special

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

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Posted on: July 10, 2019

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

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

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Posted on: July 1, 2019

STAR Transit Public Meeting Notice

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

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Posted on: July 1, 2019

Town Hall Tuesday to be held on July 16

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

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Posted on: June 25, 2019

Mesquite to aggressively enforce fireworks and gunfire laws on Independence Day

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

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Posted on: June 24, 2019

City Manager Comments on Animal Shelter

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

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Posted on: June 18, 2019

Mesquite launches Downtown Façade Grant Program

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

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Posted on: June 18, 2019

Mesquite will host “CommUNITY Pride Event” on June 21

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Mesquite, TX – June 17, 2019 – On Friday, June 21, at 12:30 p.m., the City of Mesquite will host a “Mesquite CommUNITY Pride Month” event at City Hall, 757 N. Galloway Ave. The public event is in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the LGBTQ P...

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Posted on: June 17, 2019

Aggravated Robbery of Green Bank

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

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Posted on: June 12, 2019

Mesquite becomes first Texas municipality to offer Commercial Driver License testing

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

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Posted on: June 12, 2019

City continues to make progress on storm clean up

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

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Posted on: June 11, 2019

Oncor updates restoration progress

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

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Posted on: June 10, 2019

Mesquite Symphony Orchestra announces its first Composer-in-Residence

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Mesquite, TX – June 10, 2019 – The Mesquite Symphony Orchestra (MSO) is pleased to announce its first Composer-in-Residence, Kevin Day. Selected by Music Director Felix Torres, Day will begin his residency with the start of the 2019-2020 season for a two-...

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Posted on: June 10, 2019

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

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

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

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Posted on: June 10, 2019

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

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

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Posted on: June 7, 2019

Mesquite’s historical park project receives preservation award

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Mesquite, TX – June 7, 2019 – The restoration of Mesquite historic outbuildings has been honored by Preservation Dallas with the distinguished Gail Thoma Patterson Award. The restored buildings are part of the 13-acre Opal Lawrence Historical Park, 701-71...

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Posted on: June 5, 2019

Mesquite’s Summer Sizzle is Saturday, June 8

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

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Posted on: June 4, 2019

Mesquite approves zoning for 80-acre industrial park

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

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Posted on: June 4, 2019

Critical Missing Person

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Mesquite, Texas - June 3, 2019 - The Mesquite Police Department seeks the public’s assistance in locating a missing person. Cleo “Buck” Wright Jr. (65) of Mesquite was reported missing on 06/03/2019 at approximately 10:00 am by family members who did not ...

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Posted on: June 3, 2019

Renderings of new Mesquite Veterans Memorial are revealed

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

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Posted on: June 3, 2019

Mesquite Finance Department supports Spread the Love Campaign

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

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Posted on: May 31, 2019

Small Business Workshop series begins soon

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

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Posted on: May 31, 2019

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

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

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Posted on: May 29, 2019

Mesquite's Summer Sizzle has a great music lineup

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

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Posted on: May 29, 2019

City prepares to conclude successful Neighborhood Stabilization Program

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

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Posted on: May 27, 2019

Animal Services survey is available

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

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Posted on: May 23, 2019

Know what to do when severe weather strikes

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

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Posted on: May 21, 2019

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

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

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Posted on: May 20, 2019

Mesquite’s Summer Sizzle provides family fun on June 8

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

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Posted on: May 17, 2019

First Lady Cecilia Abbott celebrates Downtown Mesquite with new rendering

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

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Posted on: May 14, 2019

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

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

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Posted on: May 14, 2019

City Council celebrates National Small Business Week

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

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Posted on: May 9, 2019

Mesquite firefighters “Fill the Boot” for Muscular Dystrophy Association

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Mesquite, TX – May 9, 2019 – The Mesquite Firefighters Association will hold their annual Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) “Fill the Boot” donation drive at various Mesquite street intersections on May 10, 17 and 24.

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Posted on: May 8, 2019

City discontinues Trash & Recycling app and Waste Wizard tools

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

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Posted on: May 7, 2019

Celebrate Summer at Mesquite’s Summer Sizzle on June 8

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

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Posted on: May 7, 2019

Raymond Rivas is promoted to Assistant City Manager

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

Keheley said, “Raymond is a tremendous asset to this organization. He has he...

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Posted on: May 6, 2019

Voters approve Proposition A

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

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Posted on: April 30, 2019

Mesquite holds Special Election on May 4

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

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Posted on: April 30, 2019

Mesquite Municipal Court receives 2019 Municipal Traffic Safety Award

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

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Posted on: April 29, 2019

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

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

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Posted on: April 29, 2019

Five recruits graduate from Mesquite Police Department Academy

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

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Posted on: April 23, 2019

First Lady of Texas to visit Downtown Mesquite on May 16

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

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Posted on: April 23, 2019

2019 Summer Fun Guide available online

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

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Posted on: April 23, 2019

Mesquite launches new economic development website

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

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Posted on: April 18, 2019

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Mesquite May 4

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Mesquite, TX – April 18, 2019 – On Saturday, May 4, Mesquite Parks and Recreation, in partnership with the Hispanic Forum of Mesquite, will celebrate Mexico’s rich culture with a Cinco de Mayo Celebration at Paschall Park, 1001 New Market Road, from noon ...

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Posted on: April 17, 2019

Mesquite police officers receive Police Medal of honor

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

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Posted on: April 9, 2019

Mesquite Special Election to be held on May 4

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

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Posted on: April 9, 2019

Mesquite Fire Department celebrates new fire engine

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

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Posted on: April 5, 2019

Rodeo Parade, scheduled April 6, is cancelled

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Mesquite, Texas – April 5, 2019 – We regret to announce the annual Rodeo Parade, scheduled for Saturday, April 6, is cancelled. This decision was made based on consultation with the City’s Office of Emergency Management and the inclement weather forecast....

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Posted on: April 5, 2019

Adopt a free barn cat from Mesquite Animal Services

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Mesquite, Texas – April 5, 2019 – If you’re looking for a natural approach to pest control, consider adopting a free “barn cat” from Mesquite Animal Services (MAS). These working cats are less socialized than domestic cats, which means they prefer an unco...

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Posted on: April 2, 2019

Mesquite launches annual food drive campaign with donation from Genghis Grill

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

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Posted on: April 2, 2019

Mesquite Public Library System receives 2018 Texas Library Excellence Award

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

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Posted on: April 2, 2019

Join the #MesquiteFightsFOG selfie contest through April 12

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

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Posted on: March 28, 2019

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

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Mesquite, Texas – March 28, 2019 – Mesquite Police Department (MPD) invites you to safely dispose of expired or unused medication on Drug Take-Back Day, April 27. The disposal event takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the MPD lobby, 777 N. Galloway Ave....

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Posted on: March 27, 2019

Scyene Road closure updates

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

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Posted on: March 25, 2019

Register for the April 18 Neighborhood Leadership Workshop

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Mesquite, Texas – March 26, 2019 – Do you want to become an effective neighborhood leader? Register for the Neighborhood Leadership Workshop on Thursday, April 18, hosted by the Mesquite Office of Neighborhood Vitality. The workshop takes place from 6 to ...

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Posted on: March 22, 2019

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

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

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

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Posted on: March 14, 2019

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

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

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Posted on: March 14, 2019

Highlighting Mesquite history for nine years

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

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Posted on: March 11, 2019

Ridge Ranch road closure March 11-17

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

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Posted on: March 7, 2019

Mesquite offers motorist safety tips during the Spring Break holiday

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

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Posted on: March 7, 2019

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

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

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Posted on: March 6, 2019

Annual Rodeo Parade scheduled on April 6

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

The parade begins at Newsome Road and South Bryan Belt Line Road, and then follows its traditional route through Downtown Mesquite, ending on Gallowa...

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Posted on: March 5, 2019

Submit reports to Mesquite Police Department using the online reporting system

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

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Posted on: February 28, 2019

Historic Mesquite, Inc. to host national preservationist group

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

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Posted on: February 26, 2019

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

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

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Posted on: February 8, 2019

Belt Line Road closures begin Feb. 11

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

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

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Posted on: February 5, 2019

Road closure on North Mesquite Drive

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Mesquite, Texas – February 5, 2019 – Beginning Feb. 5, North Mesquite Drive is closed from Gus Thomasson Road to Town Centre Drive for the reconstruction of the bridge over South Mesquite Creek. Local traffic will have limited access to the area. No traff...

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Posted on: January 24, 2019

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

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

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Posted on: January 23, 2019

Support Mesquite Polar Plunge and Special Olympics Texas on February 2

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

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Posted on: January 19, 2019

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

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

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Posted on: January 18, 2019

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

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

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Posted on: January 18, 2019

City announces new Manager of Streets Division

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Mesquite, TX – January 18, 2019 – The City of Mesquite has announced the promotion of Tony Douglas as the new Manager of Streets Division. Douglas previously held the position of Assistant Manager of Streets. He has worked for the City since 1993.

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Posted on: January 17, 2019

Public comment period is open for new Engineering Design Manual

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

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Posted on: January 8, 2019

Mesquite appoints members to new Downtown Development Advisory Board

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

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Posted on: January 8, 2019

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

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

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Posted on: January 7, 2019

Join Mesquite's next class of Code Ambassadors

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

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Posted on: December 18, 2018

Mesquite Animal Services seeks lead volunteer

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

The lead volunteer works under the direct supervision of the Animal Shelter & Rescue Coordinator. The volunteer will take vi...

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Posted on: December 18, 2018

How to recycle your live Christmas tree

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

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Posted on: December 21, 2018

City employee honored for demonstrating kindness

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

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Posted on: January 8, 2019

Mesquite Police seek assistance in identifying suspect

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Mesquite, TX – January 8, 2019 – The Mesquite Police Department seeks the assistance of the public in identifying the person or persons responsible for a shooting, which resulted in the serious injury of a Mesquite woman. On Sunday, Jan. 6 at about 1:50 a...

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Posted on: December 12, 2018

Registration is open for kids’ winter camps

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

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Posted on: December 20, 2018

Christmas holiday closures Dec. 24-25

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

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Posted on: December 22, 2018

STAR Transit holiday closures

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

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Posted on: December 17, 2018

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

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

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Posted on: December 14, 2018

Notice of temporary moratorium on multifamily developments

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

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Posted on: December 12, 2018

Downtown Mesquite announces Winter Wonderland contest winner

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

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Posted on: December 5, 2018

City Council moves forward with moratorium on development of multifamily projects

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

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Posted on: December 4, 2018

Watch new budget year video message

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

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Posted on: December 4, 2018

Mesquite Metro Airport soars to new heights

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

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Posted on: December 4, 2018

Beverly Abell elected to downtown board of directors

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

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Posted on: November 29, 2018

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

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Mesquite, Texas – November 29, 2018 – Make this season brighter for a local child by bringing a new, unwrapped toy to the Dec. 3 City Council meeting. The Mesquite Police Department (MPD) will accept donations for its Santa Cop Toy Program during the 7 p....

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Posted on: November 28, 2018

Downtown Mesquite unveils new logo

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

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Posted on: November 26, 2018

Mesquite Fire Department accepting applications through Jan. 18, 2019

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

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Posted on: November 28, 2018

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

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

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Posted on: November 27, 2018

Mesquite announces 2018 community survey results

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

The highlights of the survey findings included:

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Posted on: November 26, 2018

Alternate travel routes to ease holiday traffic congestion

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

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Posted on: November 20, 2018

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

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

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Posted on: November 12, 2018

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

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

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Posted on: November 19, 2018

Thanksgiving holiday closures Nov. 22-23

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

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Posted on: November 13, 2018

Mesquite's Christmas in the Park celebrates 32 years

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

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Posted on: November 13, 2018

City Council to consider redistricting plan for new Councilmember districts

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

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Posted on: November 8, 2018

Mesquite offers insider tips to small business owners

Mesquite, TX – November 8, 2018 – Small business owners get a golden opportunity to collect strategic tips on running a successful operation at the inaugural Mesquite Entrepreneurs Day Tuesday, Nov. 13. Entrepreneurs Day, set for 3-7 p.m. at 214 ...

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Posted on: November 7, 2018

Council considers new redistricting maps

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

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Posted on: November 5, 2018

Mesquite announces Atmos Energy as title sponsor of veterans memorial

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

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Posted on: October 29, 2018

Mesquite Recycles Day is Saturday, November 10

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

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Posted on: October 25, 2018

Mesquite earns Texas Main Street designation

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

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Posted on: October 24, 2018

Get your pet vaccinated and registered

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

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Posted on: October 23, 2018

Mesquite to honor first responders at October 28 event

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

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Posted on: October 22, 2018

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

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

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Posted on: October 19, 2018

Mesquite Police Department lowers crime with prevention efforts and active citizens

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

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Posted on: October 16, 2018

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

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

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Posted on: October 17, 2018

Mesquite hosts event to grow small businesses

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

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Posted on: October 15, 2018

Addressing Mesquite Day reaches 1,000 homes

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

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Posted on: October 15, 2018

Get your flu shot at the Mesquite Public Health Clinic

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

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Posted on: October 12, 2018

Mesquite Police Department graduates 10 new recruits

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Mesquite, TX – October 12, 2018 – The Mesquite Police Department (MPD) graduated 10 recruits from its Basic Police Officer Course (BPOC) on Oct. 5. Only 4 percent of the 2,690 law enforcement agencies in Texas have a training academy. MPD has graduated 65...

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Posted on: October 12, 2018

Trash Bash events beautify Mesquite and engage community

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

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Posted on: October 15, 2018

Community supports students and families with #GallowayGives

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

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Posted on: October 9, 2018

Dog theft investigation

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

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Posted on: September 26, 2018

City adopts 2018-19 budget and property tax rate

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

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Posted on: September 25, 2018

Mesquite seeks public input on Comprehensive Plan

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

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Posted on: September 25, 2018

Mesquite seeks public safety dispatchers

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

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Posted on: September 25, 2018

Meri Best Inn closes due to code violations

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

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Posted on: September 21, 2018

New COMPASS schedule to begin October 1

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

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Posted on: September 20, 2018

Mesquite to participate in National Night Out on October 2

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

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Posted on: September 20, 2018

Mosquito spraying begins tonight

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

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Posted on: September 19, 2018

Mesquite to begin the redistricting process for electing City Councilmembers

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

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Posted on: September 19, 2018

National Coffee with a Cop Day is October 3

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

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Posted on: September 18, 2018

Mesquite Police Department joins Neighbors app to improve public safety

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

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Posted on: September 14, 2018

Mosquito spraying begins tonight

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

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Posted on: September 13, 2018

Mosquito spraying begins tonight

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

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Posted on: September 10, 2018

Register your National Night Out event with the Mesquite Police Department

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

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Posted on: September 5, 2018

Texas Comptroller recognizes City of Mesquite for transparency efforts

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

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Posted on: August 31, 2018

Mosquito spraying begins tonight

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

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Posted on: August 28, 2018

Mesquite to host 9/11 Ceremony at Freedom Park

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

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Posted on: August 7, 2018

Mesquite City Manager receives Credentialed Manager designation from ICMA

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

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Posted on: August 7, 2018

Save the date for the 2018 Taste & Trade

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

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Posted on: August 7, 2018

Independent reports validate Mesquite’s residential road repair process

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

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Posted on: August 1, 2018

Fire Captain Bradley Burney commemorated with sign on Honorary Road

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

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Posted on: August 3, 2018

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

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

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Posted on: July 31, 2018

Fake news regarding Town East Mall

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

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Posted on: July 31, 2018

Mesquite Back to School Fairs to be held on August 11

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

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Posted on: July 27, 2018

Felony Hit and Run

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

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Posted on: July 26, 2018

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

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

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Posted on: July 26, 2018

Watch Budget Briefs Video-Traffic Engineering

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

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

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Posted on: July 25, 2018

Watch Budget Briefs Video-Health Inspection

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

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

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Posted on: July 25, 2018

Contact information to report bikes in share programs

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

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Posted on: July 24, 2018

Watch Budget Briefs Video-Parks and Recreation

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

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

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Posted on: July 23, 2018

Mesquite announces new Mesquite Arts Center Manager

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

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Posted on: July 23, 2018

Watch Budget Briefs Video-Water and Wastewater

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

In this video, we focus on water and wastewater

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Posted on: July 3, 2018

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

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

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Posted on: June 15, 2018

Mesquite Veterans Memorial makes impact at State VFW Conference

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

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

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Posted on: December 12, 2014

Mesquite Symphony Orchestra

The 2014 - 15 Mesquite Symphony Orchestra program continues with these concerts: December 20, 7 p.m., Music of the Season- Dickens Christmas Sing-A-Long January 31, 7:30 p.m., Swing Time! – Big Band style jazz tunes from the 30's & 40's March 28, 7 p....

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Posted on: April 10, 2017

Mesquite announces Drive Like Your Family Lives Here campaign

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.DriveLikeYourFamilyLivesH...

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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 the p...

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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. Take a Sleigh Ride through a Winter Wonder Land at T...

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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 w...

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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. Using your smart phone, download the new phone...

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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. The Compost Facility and Convenience Center w...

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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 lobby h...

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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 The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) in conjunction with Dallas and Kaufman Counti...

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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. Holiday choirs will perform while Santa Claus will...

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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 coo...

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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...

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Posted on: November 3, 2014

City announces new tiered water and sewer rates

On November 1, 2014 the City of Mesquite implemented new tiered water and sewer rates for its water utility customers. Here are the reasons for the rate increase and tiered rate structure: The City's water is supplied by the North Texas Municipal Water Di...

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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...

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Posted on: August 15, 2014

Library Events

Edible Book Contest (Main Library, 300 W. Grubb Dr.) August 21: The Friends of the Mesquite Public Library once again present the “Edible Book Contest” at the Main Library, 300 W. Grubb Drive. Show us your creative side and enter a edi...

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Posted on: August 14, 2014

Mesquite to host public awareness meetings on new STAR Transit in September

The City of Mesquite is moving forward with a new transit service for all citizens. Beginning October 1, the Mesquite Transportation for the Elderly and Disabled (MTED) will convert into the new STAR Transit service. STAR and the city have scheduled the f...

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Posted on: August 11, 2014

City Council meeting agendas and minutes are available online

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

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Posted on: May 1, 2014

Outdoor Water Restrictions

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

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Posted on: February 21, 2021

Mesquite begins public distribution of free bottled water at 1 p.m., Feb 21

Mesquite, TX – February 21, 2021 – 9 a.m. – The City of Mesquite has received a limited supply of water for distribution to residents currently without water due to plumbing issues. The distribution will occur on Sunday, Feb. 21 at 1 p.m. in the parking l...

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

Upcoming Hearings on Statewide Electrical Blackouts

The Texas House and Senate committees will hold hearings Thursday, Feb. 25 on the statewide electrical blackouts during last week’s weather event.

Click here to submit comments to the Texas House State Affairs and Texas House Energy Resources Committees.Cl...

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Posted on: February 21, 2021

Mesquite begins public distribution of free bottled water at 1 p.m., Feb 21

Mesquite, TX – February 21, 2021 – 9 a.m. – The City of Mesquite has received a limited supply of water for distribution to residents currently without water due to plumbing issues. The distribution will occur on Sunday, Feb. 21 at 1 p.m. in the parking l...

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Posted on: February 20, 2021

Message from city manager

Mesquite Residents,

We appreciate your efforts to make it through the winter storm. Now that the ice is melting, we need your help. Potholes and other damage to infrastructure are common problems following ice and snow.  Please help up by reportin...

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Posted on: February 19, 2021

Mesquite lifts boil water notice to water customers

Mesquite, TX – February 19, 2021 – 11 a.m. – The City of Mesquite has lifted the boil water notice issued on Feb. 17. The city’s pumping facilities are functioning normally.  However, increased demand on the system will impact the water supply an...

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Posted on: February 19, 2021

Oncor: Restoration Update 2/19

Source: Oncor

As of 6:00 a.m., there are approximately 27,000 remaining outages from the cold weather and lack of generation impacts experienced earlier this week. At the peak of the ERCOT directed load shed, more than 1.3 million customers were l...

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Posted on: February 18, 2021

Natural Gas Supply Continues to be Constrained

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MESQUITE, TX – Feb. 17, 2021 – As demand for energy remains at unprecedented levels due to historically cold temperatures, suppliers continue to experience challenges with supply and delivery that limit the amount of natural g...

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Posted on: February 18, 2021

City of Mesquite Boil Water Notice Update

Feb. 18 – 11 a.m.

Our water system is now providing adequate pressure through the system. Residents are encouraged to continue boiling water until our test results confirm there are no issues with water quality.  We will provide an all c...

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Posted on: February 18, 2021

Boil Water Notice Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where can I get bottled water?
Some grocery stores and supermarkets are open and may have a limited supply of bottled water/jugs.
Q: How long will the water boiling notice be in effect?
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Posted on: February 18, 2021

ONCOR: Emergency Update 2/18

Yesterday, ERCOT directed Oncor and other utilities to begin restoring power previously dropped from the electric grid. As a result of the increased generation and stable demand, Oncor has since been able to cease controlled, or rotating, outages.

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Posted on: February 17, 2021

Mesquite issues boil water notice to water customers

Mesquite, TX – February 17, 2021 – The City of Mesquite is advising all water customers who live in the north and central part of the city to boil drinking water and water used for cooking until further notice. The area impacted includes residents who liv...

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Posted on: February 17, 2021

ONCOR: Emergency Update 2/17

Source: Oncor 

There continues to be a lack of available generation, and as a result, controlled outages remain in place as directed by ERCOT. Due to lowered power demand overnight, Oncor and other utilities were able to restore some of the previo...

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Posted on: February 16, 2021

Mesquite opens Evans Recreation Center as temporary warming center

Updated at 12:30 p.m.

Mesquite, TX – February 16, 2021 – Due to the continuation of rolling power outages, the City of Mesquite will open Evans Recreation Center, 1116 Hillcrest Street, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. as a temporary warming cent...

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Posted on: February 16, 2021

ONCOR: Feb. 16, 9 a.m. Emergency Update

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Due to ongoing record-low temperatures and generation, ERCOT has continued to direct Oncor and utilities across the state to drop power load through maintained controlled outages. These controlled outages are occurring across the state and th...

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Posted on: February 15, 2021

ERCOT Instructs Utilities to Begin Rotating Outages; Conservation Remains Critical

DALLAS (Feb. 15, 2021) – Today, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), the governing body that oversees the electric grid in Texas, has instructed utilities to begin rotating outages, which are controlled, temporary interrup...

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Posted on: February 15, 2021

ONCOR: Emergency Update

The Texas power system is currently facing an unprecedented shortfall of electric generation. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) has requested Oncor and utilities across the state to implement controlled power outages to reduce high demand ...

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Posted on: February 15, 2021

Atmos Energy Offers Tips to Conserve Energy as Bitterly Cold Temperatures Arrive

SUNNYVALE, TX - Feb. 15, 2021 – Below freezing temperatures have settled in for the next several days, including the possibility of snow and ice accumulations early next week. Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued a disaster declaration in ...

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