Council Connection
February 24, 2017
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Mesquite to participate in the
2017 Great Texas Warrant Roundup


The Mesquite Police Department and Mesquite City Marshals will join more than 300 agencies across Texas by participating in the 2017 Great Texas Warrant Roundup. The roundup begins on Saturday, February 25. Individuals with outstanding violations are subject to arrest on sight. Notices were recently mailed to those with outstanding warrants providing information on how to clear warrants in person, by mail, by phone and online. For more information, call the Municipal Court Warrant Division at 972-216-6606 or watch the City of Mesquite 2017 Great Texas Warrant Roundup public service announcement.


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Mesquite Public Library earns
2016 Achievement of Library Excellence Award


On February 20, the Mesquite City Council presented Library Director Virginia Mundt with a 2016 Achievement of Library Excellence Award by the Texas Municipal Library Directors Association. Of the 548 public library systems in Texas, the Mesquite Public Library was one of only 43 libraries to earn this prestigious honor. For more information about services offered by the Mesquite Public Library, visit www.cityofmesquite.com/Library.    


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Reconstruction of Gus Thomasson Road (Karla Drive to Moon Drive) scheduled to begin on March 1

The reconstruction of Gus Thomasson Road from Karla Drive to Moon Drive/Whitson Way is scheduled to begin on March 1. This project includes the reconstruction of the roadway into a four-lane divided thoroughfare, lighting and infrastructure improvements, plus the addition of pedestrian amenities such as benches and bike racks. For more information on this and other Public Works projects, visit www.cityofmesquite.com/PublicWorksProjects.


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Ronald McDonald House of Dallas staff visit Fire Station 2

Fire Station 2 received some special guests last week. Staff from the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas (RMHD) joined Fire Chief Mark Kerby, Councilmember Greg Noschese and the crew from A Shift for lunch to discuss the Good Friday Supper the department will host on April 14. This will be the eighth year members of the Mesquite Fire Department have cooked dinner for RMHD families and coordinated fun activities for the children. Shiloh, a golden retriever/labrador and RMHD’s Chief Cheer Officer, paid a visit to the station as well. The RMHD provides temporary housing for families of seriously ill children who are hospitalized or receiving treatment in Dallas area hospitals.


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Registration for Guts and Glory Obstacle Fun Run is open

The inaugural Guts and Glory Obstacle Fun Run will be held on Saturday, March 25 at 9 a.m. at Travis Williams Athletic Complex, 1005 New Market Road. This obstacle fun run is a non-competitive, non-timed event where participants can make their way through a series of fun challenges. In addition to the full Fun Run, a shorter Kid Run will be available for children ages 3 to 12 years old at 8:30 a.m. Proceeds will benefit the Mesquite Therapeutic Recreation Program which provides recreation and leisure opportunities for people with special needs. For more information, visit  www.cityofmesquite.com/GutsandGlory.


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

The Mesquite Metro Airport was recently ranked in the top 25 percent of the busiest airports with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Contract Towers in America. The public use airport averages 217 take-offs and landings per day which is an 11.3 percent increase in operations from last year. The airport features one of only 23 control towers in Texas staffed by FAA contractual air traffic controllers for safe air travel. The airport also provides several community-based services and programs including police and fire support, medical flights, wildfire patrols, and Civil Air Patrol search and rescue.


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Mesquite Fire Department receives donation of handmade gifts for children transported by ambulances

The City of Mesquite extends a sincere thank you to the Adult 13 Ladies 1 class from Mimosa Lane Baptist Church for their generous donation of handmade bears to the Mesquite Fire Department. The bears will be given to children transported to hospitals by the department's ambulance crews to help comfort them.


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