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April 6, 2018
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Mesquite to hold public meetings on proposed charter amendments


The City of Mesquite will hold two public meetings to answer questions about the charter amendments proposed in the May 5 Annual City Election and Special Charter Amendment Election. The meetings will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 12, at Rutherford Senior Center, 900 Rutherford Drive, and at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, in the Florence Recreation Center Community Room, 2501 Whitson Way. Early voting for the elections begins April 23 and ends May 1. For information on proposed changes to the City Charter, voting dates, voting locations and more, visit www.cityofmesquite.com/CharterElection.


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Register to attend Mayor's Prayer Breakfast on May 3


The 15th Annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast will be held from 7 – 8 a.m. on Thursday, May 3, at Family Cathedral, 790 Windbell Circle. The breakfast and service provide an opportunity for community leaders and residents to come together in fellowship and prayer for our city. At noon, a gathering will also be held at City Hall, 757 N. Galloway Ave. This brief service will offer another opportunity to pray for our community. To RSVP for the breakfast, visit www.cityofmesquite.com/Breakfast. The noon event does not require a reservation. For more information, contact Julie Whitworth at 972-216-6286 or jwhitwor@cityofmesquite.com.


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Broadcasts of public hearings on proposed changes in public transportation available online


The City of Mesquite held three public hearings to discuss proposed changes in public transportation for the City of Mesquite Passenger Shuttle (COMPASS) service. The intent of the proposed schedule adjustment is to better match ridership patterns tracked over the past several years. Each public hearing included a brief presentation by City staff followed by a public question-and-comment session. Watch video broadcasts of the public hearings held on March 19, March 29 and April 2.


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Mesquite launches "Spread the Love" peanut butter and jelly food drive


The City of Mesquite kicked off its annual “Spread the Love” peanut butter and jelly drive on April 2, National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day. Mesquite AMBUCS presented the City Council with a $2,000 donation to support the campaign. The Spread the Love campaign encourages the donation of peanut butter and jelly as well as financial contributions to help feed children during the summer. Donations will be accepted throughout the spring and summer months at several City facilities and special events. The campaign ends August 17 at the free Back to School Bash at City Lake Aquatic Center. Visit www.cityofmesquite.com/SpreadTheLove for more information.


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Special public safety message from Mayor Pickett


Following a recent string of crimes in Mesquite, Mayor Stan Pickett released a special public safety message to the Mesquite community. Watch Mayor Pickett’s video message.


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Downtown Fever to perform free concert on April 13


Enjoy a high energy, eleven-piece party band with a musical range that spans decades of classics to the current hits of today. Downtown Fever will perform at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 13, outside the Mesquite Arts Center, 1527 N. Galloway Ave. The performance is part of the Arts Center’s free Rockin’ Rhapsody concert series, which will take place at 7 p.m. every Friday in April. Bring your friends, family, and a lawn chair or blanket for this fun and free night of music. Learn more by calling 972-216-6444.


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Job Resources and Resume Class on April 25


The Mesquite Main Library, 300 W. Grubb Drive, will hold a Job Resources and Resume computer class from 9 – 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 25. The class will explore online resources for creating and updating a resume, performing job searches and submitting applications. Participants must have basic mouse skills and experience using Microsoft Word. Registration is not required and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call 972-216-6220.



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Mesquite to hold Derby Dog Day on April 28


Bring your best canine friend to Derby Dog Day at Opal Lawrence Historical Park, 701 E. Kearney St., from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 28. The event, hosted by Historic Mesquite, Inc. in conjunction with Mesquite Animal Services and Parks and Recreation, is a Kentucky Derby themed celebration. The event is free; however, dog owners must present current shot records at the entrance. If your dog needs to be vaccinated, a mobile clinic will be available on-site. Tours of the S.D. Lawrence House and grounds are also free during the event. Dog sitting will be available while owners are in the house. For more information, call 972-216-6468.


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Mesquite Municipal Court and Marshal's Office receive awards


The Mesquite Municipal Court earned two awards at the statewide Texas Municipal Courts Education Center Conference on March 27 for their outstanding accomplishments and contributions in the area of traffic safety. The Mesquite Municipal Court and Mesquite Marshal's Office jointly participated in several events last year, which emphasized traffic safety initiatives to discourage impaired and distracted driving. Mesquite was one of only nine medium-volume courts in Texas to win this award.



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