Council Connection: March 1, 2019
March 1, 2019
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City Council to meet March 4


On Monday, March 4, Mesquite City Council will meet at City Hall, 757 N. Galloway Ave. The Pre-Meeting begins at 4:30 p.m. in Training Rooms A and B. Work Session begins at 6 p.m. in the Council Chamber followed by the Regular Meeting at 7 p.m. View meeting agendas at cityofmesquite.com/CouncilAgenda. Meetings are broadcast live at cityofmesquite.com/WatchCouncilMeetings and via Facebook Live.


Amanda Cunningham speaks to group during prayer breakfast

Mayor's Prayer Breakfast highlights Mesquite YoungLife


The Feb. 21 Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast, in cooperation with Vision Mesquite and sponsored by Raising the Bridge of Mesquite, featured a presentation by Mesquite YoungLife. The nonprofit group assists at-risk students in the community with special support programs and camps. For more information, to volunteer or to make a donation, call Amanda Cunningham, YoungLife area director, at 214-864-9268.


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City Council honors City volunteers


At the Feb. 21 Annual Volunteer Service Awards, the City Council recognized citizens who donated time to various City events, services and programs in 2018. Last year, City volunteers donated more than 51,000 hours. To get involved, contact Paige Swiney, volunteer program coordinator, at 972-329-8331.


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Mesquite of Whataburger celebrates 50 years in the community


On Feb. 27, Mayor Stan Pickett and Councilmember Greg Noschese co-presented a proclamation announcing the day in honor of Whataburger of Mesquite to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the restaurant. John and Joyce Heiman brought Whataburger to Mesquite in 1969. Throughout the decades, Whataburger of Mesquite has supported many charitable causes and civic programs in the community. Watch a brief video of the celebration.


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Don Douglas honored as Citizen of the Year


Don Douglas received the Citizen of the Year award during the Mesquite Elks Lodge #2404 annual awards program. Don was recognized for the inspiration created by his generous contributions to Florence Elementary students who cannot afford school lunches. His story generated media attention and became viral on social media, which created additional donations from as far away as Georgia. Also at the awards program, Torrey Rhone received Police Officer of the Year and Elliot Howard received Firefighter of the Year.


Dallas Regional Medical Center holding check for Mesquite Veterans Memorial

Dallas Regional Medical Center donates $10,000 to Mesquite Veterans Memorial project


At the Feb. 18 City Council meeting, Dallas Regional Medical Center announced their $10,000 sponsorship of the Mesquite Veterans Memorial project. The community is raising funds to build a new memorial to pay tribute to all military veterans and their families. You can learn more about the project and make a tax-deductible donation at MesquiteVeteransMemorial.org.


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Water system maintenance begins March 4


As a member city of the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD), City of Mesquite receives its water supply for its water utility customers from NTMWD. NTMWD will temporarily change the disinfectant in its water treatment process from March 4 through April 1. The annual change is necessary to maintain the regional system and year-round water quality. During the temporary change, NTMWD suspends adding ammonia and uses only free chlorine to keep water disinfected as it travels through pipes. The absence of ammonia during these few weeks may make the chlorine disinfectant more noticeable. There are simple steps to minimize taste, odor or skin sensitivities. For more information on those steps and this process, visit NTMWD.com/safewater.


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Free AARP tax assistance at Mesquite Main Library 


Mesquite Main Library, 300 W. Grubb Drive, hosts a free AARP tax assistance program through April. Remaining sessions are March 4, 11, 18 and 25; and April 1, 8 and 15. Sessions take place between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and are on a first-come, first-served basis. Taxpayers must bring their financial documents including a copy of last year's income tax return, W-2 forms from employers and other related information. Call the library for more information at 972-216-6220.


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Mesquite Arts Center and Mesquite libraries host free events March 9


Check out these free events for children and families on Saturday, March 9.


Just for Kids: 10 a.m. at Mesquite Arts Center, 1527 N. Galloway Ave.
Introduce your children to the arts with this series of free interactive events. Call 972-216-8132

Family Game Days: 2 p.m. at Main Library, 300 W. Grubb Drive
Each month features familiar games plus a new board game to lean. Call 972-216-6220.

Dr. Seuss Birthday Party: 2 p.m. at North Branch Library, 2600 Oates Drive
Celebrate the children's author while creating a fun craft. Recommended for ages 5-10. Call 972-681-0465.
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