Lidia Barraza and Daniel Abraham
This team has displayed exemplary hard work and persistence in creating a comprehensive program to coordinate large volumes of court records.
Their abilities to develop a system which oversee the input of various deposition files have resulted in more efficiency and productivity of the court processes.
The new 100% reporting rate has enabled the City of Mesquite to sustain its Court of Record status within the State of Texas.
Their performance has enhanced the image and reputation of Mesquite's Municipal Court.
Officer Marvin Franklin
Marvin Franklin began his career with the Mesquite Police Department as a Police Officer in December 2004. Marvin always displays a positive attitude towards citizens, proactively seeks to reduce crime in his assigned beat and demonstrates a willingness to make a difference.
Marvin is recognized by citizens in his beat as the officer they can always trust. If it's protecting a child from a pack of dogs running loose, assisting citizens drive out crime in their neighborhoods, or just standing by with someone who has just lost a family member, Marvin is a calming force.
Marvin received the Police Shield recognition as a result of a broken leg for actions that were performed in the line of duty and while pursuing known felons.
A 29-year veteran of the Mesquite Fire Department, Jack Castles has been Fire Training Captain since June of 2007. Jack is responsible for managing the Department's training activities in compliance with Texas laws and standards.
Additionally, Jack has been the commanding officer for all new firefighters during their hiring and training process. He is a member of multiple boards and committees, and has managed more than 50,000 hours of Fire Department training annually.
In summary, Jack provides outstanding training and support to Mesquite's Fire Department in an efficient and professional manner.
Karen provides support to Library administration and is an ambassador to the public. Karen looks for alternative methods to meet customer needs and is always seeking new ways to improve Library services.
Karen represents the Library with friendliness, caring and professionalism. Through the years she has assisted with many projects and committees such as Student Government Day, Christmas in the Park, United Way, Mesquite Recycles, Mesquite Rodeo Parade and the building of the KidsQuest playground.
During 2013, Karen will mark her 40th anniversary working at the Mesquite Public Library and serving the citizens of Mesquite.