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April 14, 2017
Drive like your family lives here

City announces Drive Like Your Family Lives Here campaign

The City of Mesquite has announced a new public education campaign called Drive Like Your Family Lives Here to address traffic safety issues in the community. The campaign will use a variety of bilingual communications that will include outdoor signage, social media, videos and other methods to remind the community about the importance of traffic safety. There will also be special events and activities planned throughout the year to engage the public’s help with the program. For more information, visit www.DriveLikeYourFamilyLivesHere.org.


Mayor prayer breakfast

Annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast to be held on May 4


The City of Mesquite and the Mesquite Ministerial Alliance will host the 14th Annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, May 4 from 7 - 8 a.m. at Family Cathedral, 790 Windbell Circle. This free event offers the Mesquite community a unique opportunity to come together in fellowship on the National Day of Prayer. A brief prayer service will follow the breakfast, which is sponsored by the Mesquite Police Association. To register for the event, please visit www.cityofmesquite.com/Breakfast.  A brief gathering will also be held at noon on the same day at Mesquite City Hall, 757 N. Galloway Avenue. The mid-day service will last approximately 30 minutes and no registration is needed.


lock take hide

Help prevent vehicle burglaries by remembering Lock, Take and Hide

The Mesquite Police Department (MPD) urges the Mesquite community to follow the Lock, Take and Hide crime prevention program to help prevent vehicle burglaries. In February, the MPD arrested two suspects in possession of more than 150 pieces of identifying information and the personal belongings of at least 51 victims. The suspects were charged with Fraudulent Possession of Identifying Information, Vehicle Theft, Mail Theft and multiple counts of Burglary of a Vehicle. During an interview, the suspects told investigators they only took items from unlocked vehicles because they were so plentiful and easy to find. Unlocked cars account for an estimated 85 percent of Burglary of a Vehicle offenses. Help prevent vehicle burglaries. Lock your vehicle, take your keys and hide your belongings.


Dispatchers

City honors dispatchers during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

This week, the City honored Mesquite’s public safety dispatchers during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, celebrated annually the second week of April. These men and women are the unseen heroes of emergency service who serve our community 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year by answering emergency telephone calls and transmitting the information to the appropriate first responders. The City of Mesquite’s Communication Unit is currently staffed with 33 full-time public safety dispatchers and three full-time public safety dispatch supervisors with more than 400 years of combined experience. Their service and dedication are indispensable to our community.


Community meeting

MISD to hold community meeting
on April 18


The Mesquite Independent School District (MISD) will hold a community meeting from 7 - 8:15 p.m. on April 18 at North Mesquite High School, 18201 Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway. Superintendent Dr. David Vroonland and School Board members will discuss future plans for the district as well as offer a question and answer session. An interpreter will be present to provide translation for Spanish speakers. For more information or to register for childcare during the meeting, contact Kim Bingham at 972-882-7404 or [email protected]


Read Play Talk

City continues to support
MISD's Read. Play. Talk. campaign


Recently, City of Mesquite staff read to students at Porter Elementary as a part of their literacy week program. The reading sessions were another effort by the City to support the Mesquite Independent School District's (MISD) Read. Play. Talk. campaign. Since the campaign was launched last year, the City has hosted many special programs to encourage early literacy.


City Council

Mesquite City Council to meet
on April 17


The Mesquite City Council will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 17 at Mesquite City Hall, located at 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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Let us hear from you. If you have a concern or are experiencing an issue, please contact the City of Mesquite at 972-288-7711 or visit the City’s website at www.cityofmesquite.com/CitizenRequest for assistance.



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