Council Connection
March 17, 2017
warrant roundup

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

On March 3, the Mesquite Municipal Court held its largest warrant docket since implementing the docket program in 2015 due to increased activity from the Great Texas Warrant Roundup. The 2017 Mesquite Warrant Roundup resulted in a 41 percent increase in fines and court costs paid compared to last year. The Warrant Roundup is an annual statewide effort to clear outstanding warrants and violations. The program runs from late February through early March with over 300 law enforcement agencies participating. For more information, visit www.texaswarrantroundup.org


Mayor meals on wheels

Community leaders deliver meals
to support Meals on Wheels’
“March on Meals” program


Last week, Mayor Stan Pickett, City Manager Cliff Keheley and former Mesquite Independent School District Superintendent Dr. James Terry delivered meals throughout the Mesquite community in support of Meals on Wheels’ “March on Meals” program. The annual program promotes awareness of Meals on Wheels and the need for volunteers and financial support. The Visiting Nurses Association (VNA) currently serves 227 clients in Mesquite through the Meals on Wheels program. For more information on Meals on Wheels in Mesquite, visit www.vnatexas.org.


Wesley Matthews

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

Beginning today, the public can enter two random drawings for Dallas Mavericks tickets and prizes courtesy of player Wesley Matthews. To enter the first promotion, donate a jar of peanut butter or jelly at either of the City’s two public libraries at 300 West Grubb Drive and 2600 Oates Drive and fill out an entry form. Prizes will be randomly drawn each weekday from March 20 - 31.To enter the second promotion, take a picture of yourself donating a jar of peanut butter or jelly at any donation site throughout the city, and post a creative selfie with the #SpreadTheLoveMesquite hashtag on any social media platform. The winner will be announced on April 2 and will receive a Wesley Matthews autographed Dallas Mavericks jersey. For more details, visit www.cityofmesquite.com/SpreadTheLove.


volunteen

Mesquite accepting applications for new VolunTEEN program

The City of Mesquite is accepting applications for its new VolunTEEN program, which offers teens ages 14 - 17 community involvement while earning volunteer service credits. Teens selected for the program will work with Parks and Recreation Department staff in a variety of City programs such as summer camps, special events and senior services. Applications for the program are due by Friday, April 7 at 5 p.m. and are available at www.cityofmesquite.com/VolunTEEN. For more information, call the VolunTEEN Program Coordinator at 972-204-4976.


TTC

Real. Texas. Roads. article published in Texas Town & City magazine

The March 2017 edition of the Texas Municipal League’s Texas Town & City magazine includes a four-page feature on the Mesquite residential street bond program called Real. Texas. Roads. The article, titled “Funding 100 miles of innovative Real Texas Roads,” describes the street bond election, the reconstruction process as well as the public education efforts conducted by the City. The article may be read online at www.cityofmesquite.com/RealTexasRoads.


burgers

Mesquite’s Scrumbscious
Burgers & Pieshakes restaurant featured in Dallas Observer


The March 15 edition of the Dallas Observer features Mesquite’s Scrumbscious Burgers & Pieshakes restaurant founded by Sherry and Chris Howard. The restaurant, located at 1151 E. Davis Street, specializes in pies and pie-themed milkshakes, plus burgers and fries. Read the full article at the Dallas Observer.


City Council

Mesquite City Council to meet
on March 20


The Mesquite City Council will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 20 at Mesquite City Hall, 757 N. Galloway Avenue. View the meeting agenda online at www.cityofmesquite.com/CouncilAgenda. The meeting can also be watched live online at www.cityofmesquite.com/WatchCouncilMeetings.


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