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June 16, 2017
City Council

City Council Meetings 
scheduled for June 19 - Charter Amendments to be discussed

On Monday, June 19, the City Council Pre-Meeting will begin at 4 p.m. in Training Rooms A and B at City Hall, 757 N. Galloway Avenue. The agenda includes a citizen input hearing on amendments to the City Charter. The City Council Regular Meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the City Council Chamber. View the meeting agenda online at www.cityofmesquite.com/CouncilAgenda and watch live online at www.cityofmesquite.com/WatchCouncilMeetings.

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Mesquite Police Department makes arrest in burglary ring 

Recently, the Mesquite Police Department investigated numerous burglary offenses in which General Motors SUV’s were targeted for their third row seats.  Investigators cultivated numerous leads, which allowed them to identify four suspects in the offenses.   On June 14, officers observed the primary suspect driving in the Town East area. He appeared to be looking for more SUV’s to burglarize.   The suspect, Inber Castillo-Solorzano was stopped and placed under arrest.  During an interview with investigators, he confessed to committing 10 third row seat vehicle burglaries between April and June in Mesquite.  Investigators have since obtained warrants for the remaining three suspects in connection with these offenses: Suspect #1 Castillo-Solorzano, Inber 17 of Dallas – Arrested; Suspect #2 Villanueva-Aleman, Elian 17 of Dallas- At large active warrant; Suspect #3 Ralis, Ariel 28 of Dallas- At large active warrant; Suspect #4 Perez, Julia 41 of Dallas- At large active warrant.
 
Anyone with information concerning the location of Villanueva-Aleman, is asked to call the Mesquite Police Department at 972-285-6336. If you or someone you know owns a 2007-2013 General Motors SUV’s, the Mesquite Police Department recommends the use of a third row seat-locking device that can be purchased online to prevent these offenses.

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Mesquite Police Department summer youth camp featured on Fox 4

The Mesquite Police Department was featured on a Fox 4 news broadcast this week about its successful youth summer camp. This is the second year Mesquite School Resource Officers have organized a summer camp for select middle and elementary school kids. Click here to watch the news story.

Irrigation Workshop

Free Irrigation Workshop on June 29

The City of Mesquite will host a free Irrigation Workshop on Thursday, June 29, from 6 - 7:30 p.m. in the Training Rooms of Mesquite City Hall, 757 N. Galloway Avenue. Attendees will receive complimentary rain gauges and irrigation flags. Residents will learn tips and tactics on how to be more efficient with lawn watering.

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Animal Shelter offers free kittens

The Mesquite Animal Shelter is full and is seeking the public’s support. In order to get more cats and kittens adopted, the shelter is offering two adoption specials. Adopters can get two cats or kittens for the price of one or the shelter will also waive adoption fees for cats and kittens in exchange for donations of canned or dry kitten food, KMR kitten formula, nursing bottles or heating pads. For details, call the shelter at (972) 216-6283.

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City Council celebrates 100th Birthday of resident

On behalf of the City Council, Mayor Pro Tem Jeff Casper attended the 100th birthday party of resident Frieda Cypert at Town East Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center. She was presented with a proclamation naming June 15, 2017 as "Frieda Cypert Day" in Mesquite.

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Mesquite earns Economic Development Award

The City of Mesquite received an Economic Excellence Recognition award by the Texas Economic Development Council. The award program recognizes cities who promote the training and education of volunteers, strategic plans and development studies. 

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Sales tax collections increase

The State Comptroller’s Office reported a 1.5 percent increase in the City’s sales tax collections for the month of June.   June’s report is based on sales reported by local businesses during the month of April.  Overall, sales tax collections are relatively flat with a minimal increase of 0.3 percent for the year, an indicator of a stable local economy. 

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Pokemon Go activities offered at the libraries

The Mesquite Public Library is inviting Pokemon Trainers of all ages to visit the Main Library, 300 West Grubb Drive and the North Branch Library, 2600 Oates Drive, this summer to catch Pokemon and meet other trainers. The Mesquite Main Library is a Poke-Stop and will be using Lure Modules to attract even more Pokemon to the library on Wednesdays from 4 - 6 p.m. during Summer Reading Club.  For those new to the game, a Pokemon Safari Guide will be available to answer questions.  While you’re at the Library hunting for Pokemon, parents can register their children for a library card and check out some great books to read this summer.

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