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Posted on: December 18, 2018

How to recycle your real Christmas tree

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Mesquite, Texas – December 18, 2018 – Start the New Year by going green with your real Christmas tree. Your tree can serve others long after it has left your living room. Real Christmas trees are biodegradable, which means they are eas...

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Posted on: December 17, 2018

Mesquite to aggressively enforce fireworks and gunfire laws on New Year’s Eve

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Mesquite, TX – December 17, 2018 – Mesquite’s Police and Fire departments will launch joint deployment teams on New Year’s Eve to enforce laws against the illegal use of fireworks and celebratory gunfire in the city...

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Posted on: December 14, 2018

Notice of temporary moratorium on multifamily developments

Mesquite, TX – December 14, 2018 – Effective Dec. 13, a temporary moratorium is in effect on the development or redevelopment of multifamily uses. During the temporary moratorium, no department of the City of Mesquite will accept appli...

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Posted on: December 12, 2018

Registration is open for kids’ winter camps

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Mesquite, TX – December 12, 2018 – Treat your child to a day or week of fun during winter break. Registration is open for two winter camps from Dec. 24 to Jan. 7 at Dunford Recreation Center, 1015 Green Canyon Drive, and Rutherford Recreation Center, 900 ...

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Posted on: December 12, 2018

Downtown Mesquite announces Winter Wonderland contest winner

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Mesquite, TX – December 12, 2018 – Congratulations to Pieced Together Studio for winning Downtown Mesquite’s Window Wonderland window décor contest! The contest, which launched on Small Business Saturday (Nov. 24), featured 12 participating downtown busin...

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Posted on: December 5, 2018

City Council moves forward with moratorium on development of multifamily projects

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Mesquite, TX – December 5, 2018 – On Dec. 3, the Mesquite City Council approved a resolution to begin the process for a moratorium on applications and plans for the development of multifamily dwellings within the corporate City limits of Mesquite.

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Posted on: December 4, 2018

Watch new budget year video message

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Mesquite, TX – December 4, 2018 – Watch the new video on the 2019 Fiscal Year budget hosted by City Manager Cliff Keheley. The four-minute video highlights the new services and programs to be provided to the community. For the 10th con...

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Posted on: December 4, 2018

Mesquite Metro Airport soars to new heights

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Mesquite, TX – December 4, 2018 –"The plane! The plane!" is a cultural reference to the opening of Fantasy Island, a television series that aired in the 1980s. The flight pattern taken by the Mesquite Metro Airport, ...

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Posted on: December 4, 2018

Beverly Abell elected to downtown board of directors

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Mesquite, TX – December 4, 2018 – City of Mesquite Downtown Development Manager Beverly Abell recently was elected to the Texas Downtown Association (TDA) board of directors. TDA elected board members during their annual meeting held i...

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Posted on: November 29, 2018

Donate toys for local children at the Dec. 3 City Council meeting

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Mesquite, Texas – November 29, 2018 – Make this season brighter for a local child by bringing a new, unwrapped toy to the Dec. 3 City Council meeting. The Mesquite Police Department (MPD) will accept donations for its Santa Cop Toy Pro...

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Posted on: November 28, 2018

Downtown Mesquite unveils new logo

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Mesquite, TX – November 28, 2018 – Downtown Mesquite is creating new excitement, is getting new infrastructure and now, has a new logo. The new Downtown Mesquite logo was revealed Tuesday, Nov. 27, at the City of Mesquite’s annual Christmas on th...

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Posted on: November 26, 2018

Mesquite Fire Department accepting applications through Jan. 18, 2019

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Mesquite, TX – November 26, 2018 – The Mesquite Fire Department is accepting online applications for firefighters through Jan. 18, 2019. The next entrance exam takes place Feb. 16. Starting salary is $61,908.84 per year.

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Posted on: November 28, 2018

Mesquite's Christmas in the Park returns Dec. 1 and 2

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Mesquite, TX – November 27, 2018 – Mesquite’s annual Christmas in the Park takes place from 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 and Sunday, Dec. 2, at Westlake Park, 600 Gross Road. Guests can look forward to free carnival games at Rudolph’s Reindeer Games, enjo...

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Posted on: November 27, 2018

Mesquite announces 2018 community survey results

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Mesquite, TX – November 28, 2018 – The City of Mesquite is moving in the right direction. That was the summary of the 2018 community survey results released by the City Council.

The highlights of the survey findings included:

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Posted on: November 26, 2018

Alternate travel routes to ease holiday traffic congestion

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Mesquite, TX – November 26, 2018 – Use alternative shopping routes in Mesquite this season to spend less time in traffic and more time doing the things you enjoy. Visit cityofmesquite.com/ShoppingRoutes to view maps offering alternativ...

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Posted on: November 20, 2018

Don't pour holiday fats, oils and grease down the drain

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Mesquite, TX – November 20, 2018 – This holiday, defend your drains and pipes by properly disposing of leftover grease and food scraps. Fats, oils and grease (FOG) is the residue left over from cooked meat, butter, lard, sauces, oil an...

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Posted on: November 12, 2018

Mesquite hosts annual Christmas on the Square tree lighting event Nov. 27

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Mesquite, TX – November 12, 2018 – Christmas on the Square is the annual tree lighting event held at Heritage Square in Downtown Mesquite, 223 W. Davis St. The event will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, with the lighting of the tree taking p...

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Posted on: November 19, 2018

Thanksgiving holiday closures Nov. 22-23

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Mesquite, TX – November 19, 2018 – Most City offices and facilities are closed for the Thanksgiving holiday Nov. 22-23. Recycling will not be collected Nov. 22 or 23. Trash will not be collected Nov. 22 but will resume Nov. 23. For tho...

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Posted on: November 13, 2018

Mesquite's Christmas in the Park celebrates 32 years

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Mesquite, TX – November 13, 2018 – To kick off the holiday season, Mesquite’s annual Christmas in the Park celebration will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 and Sunday, Dec. 2, at Westlake Park, 601 Gross Road. The family-friendly event will feat...

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Posted on: November 13, 2018

City Council to consider redistricting plan for new Councilmember districts

November 13, 2018 - Mesquite, TX - The City Council is expected to receive a report and presentation regarding redistricting at the City Council Pre-Meeting scheduled for Monday, November 19 at City Hall, 757 N. Galloway Ave. At the City Council Regular M...

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Posted on: November 8, 2018

Mesquite offers insider tips to small business owners

Mesquite, TX – November 8, 2018 – Small business owners get a golden opportunity to collect strategic tips on running a successful operation at the inaugural Mesquite Entrepreneurs Day Tuesday, Nov. 13. Entrepreneurs Day, set ...

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Posted on: November 7, 2018

Council considers new redistricting maps

The City Council continued their public discussion and input on proposed changes to Council districts. At the Monday, November 5, 2018 Council Pre-Meeting and Regular Meeting there was discussion on new revised maps.

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Posted on: November 5, 2018

Mesquite announces Atmos Energy as title sponsor of veterans memorial

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Mesquite, TX – November 5, 2018 – Today, Atmos Energy stepped forward to pledge $100,000 towards the Mesquite Veterans Memorial project. The community launched a campaign last year to build a new veterans memorial in Mesquite....

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Posted on: October 29, 2018

Mesquite Recycles Day is Saturday, November 10

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Keep Mesquite Beautiful, Inc. hosts its semi-annual Recycles Day event from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 10. The drive-through recycling and donation event takes place in the front parking lot of Poteet High School, 3300 Poteet Drive. Proof of Mesquite r...

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Posted on: October 25, 2018

Mesquite earns Texas Main Street designation

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Mesquite, TX – October 25, 2018 – It is official, Mesquite is a Texas Main Street City. Today, the Texas Historical Commission (THC) designated Mesquite as one of the new incoming 2019 official Texas Main Street cities. THC ma...

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Posted on: October 24, 2018

Get your pet vaccinated and registered

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October 24, 2018 - Mesquite, TX -  As Mesquite gears up for National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week in early November, the City’s shelter staff reminds pet owners to show appreciation towards their furry friends and get them registere...

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Posted on: October 23, 2018

Mesquite to honor first responders at October 28 event

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Mesquite, TX – October 23, 2018 – The Mesquite community will honor their police officers, firefighters and all its public safety professionals during the Real. Texas. Heroes. celebration on Sunday, October 28, at 4 p.m. in front of th...

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Posted on: October 22, 2018

City of Mesquite’s new attorney ready to lead legal department

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Mesquite, TX – October 22, 2018 – David Paschall has lived and raised a family in Mesquite. He has served as a City Councilmember. He has volunteered on multiple Mesquite boards. Today, he begins a new chapter in his life of s...

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Posted on: October 19, 2018

Mesquite Police Department lowers crime with prevention efforts and active citizens

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Mesquite, TX – October 18, 2018 – Mesquite residents have known for some time that their community has appreciated a 30-year low in overall crime, now they can feel safer as the Mesquite Police Department releases new facts. A...

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Posted on: October 16, 2018

City seeks community input on a new comprehensive plan and long-term vision for Mesquite

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The City of Mesquite is asking its citizens to give their input on the future Mesquite. The City is updating its Comprehensive Plan and has begun to engage the public to get their participation in the process.

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Posted on: October 17, 2018

Mesquite hosts event to grow small businesses

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Mesquite, TX – October 17, 2018 – The Mesquite Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) partnership of the City of Mesquite, Eastfield College, Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas, Mesquite Independent School District and the Mes...

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Posted on: October 15, 2018

Addressing Mesquite Day reaches 1,000 homes

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Mesquite, TX - October 15, 2018 - This year marked the 14th anniversary of Addressing Mesquite Day (AMD) and notably, the 1,000th homeowner to be assisted by the one-day that provides exterior home repairs for disadvantaged homeowners in Mesquite.

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Posted on: October 15, 2018

Get your flu shot at the Mesquite Public Health Clinic

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Mesquite, TX - October 15, 2018 - Beginning October 15, the Mesquite Public Health Clinic, 1616 N. Galloway Ave., will offer flu shots while supplies last. Flu shots are available for $25 each, no appointment needed. The clinic is open Monday, Tuesday and...

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Posted on: October 12, 2018

Mesquite Police Department graduates 10 new recruits

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Mesquite, TX – October 12, 2018 – The Mesquite Police Department (MPD) graduated 10 recruits from its Basic Police Officer Course (BPOC) on Oct. 5. Only 4 percent of the 2,690 law enforcement agencies in Texas have a training academy. ...

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Posted on: October 12, 2018

Trash Bash events beautify Mesquite and engage community

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Mesquite, TX – October 7, 2018 – Volunteers rolled their sleeves and cleaned the community during this year’s spring and fall Trash Bash events. The bi-annual cleanup, organized by Keep Mesquite Beautiful, Inc. (KMB), is an o...

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Posted on: October 15, 2018

Community supports students and families with #GallowayGives

10-9-18 Mayor Pickett accepts donation at Galloway Elem food drive from a student

Mesquite, TX - October 9, 2018 - The Mesquite community continually demonstrates its care for others in the city. Galloway Elementary School hosted its #GallowayGives campaign this week. The program seeks donations of food and clothing for those in need. ...

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Posted on: October 9, 2018

Dog theft investigation

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Mesquite, TX - October 9, 2018 - On October 6, at about 2:20 p.m., two Hispanic males in a black Cadillac SUV/Crossover style vehicle drove up to a residence located in the 5100 Block of Milam Road in Mesquite TX. Both subjects exited the vehicle and appr...

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Posted on: October 5, 2018

Mosquito spraying begins tonight

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Mesquite, TX – October 5, 2018 – Dallas County Mosquito Lab has reported a West Nile Virus-positive mosquito trap in zip code 75149 near City Lake Park. Attached is the map of the spray area. Spraying will begin tonight, and two sprays...

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Posted on: October 4, 2018

Mosquito spraying begins tonight

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Mesquite, TX – October 4, 2018 – Dallas County has reported two West Nile Virus-positive mosquito traps. One sample came from zip code 75150 near the intersection of North Galloway Avenue and Tripp Road. The second came from zip code 7...

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Posted on: October 3, 2018

Treasures Barn Sale weekend begins October 11

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Mesquite, TX – October 4, 2018 – Historic Mesquite, Inc. (HMI) begins its annual Treasures Barn Sale with a preview party on Thursday, Oct. 11. The celebration continues through Oct. 13 with a two-day barn sale, a vendor mall and a classic outdoor movie. ...

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Posted on: October 1, 2018

Zoning approved for Iron Horse Village development

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Mesquite, TX – October 1, 2018 – The City Council approved a zoning change in September to allow plans for a mixed-used development called Iron Horse Village of Mesquite, an exciting and vibrant master-planned community near the Mesqui...

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Posted on: September 26, 2018

City adopts 2018-19 budget and property tax rate

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Mesquite, TX - September 26, 2018 - The Mesquite City Council approved the City’s 2018-19 fiscal year budget on September 4 and property tax rate on September 17. The property tax rate was increased from $0.684 to $0.734 per $100 in property val...

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Posted on: September 25, 2018

Mesquite seeks public input on Comprehensive Plan

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Mesquite, TX – September 25, 2018 – The City of Mesquite is beginning a process to update its Comprehensive Plan and is seeking the public’s participation. Mesquite’s Comprehensive Plan will be the long-ter...

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Posted on: September 25, 2018

Mesquite seeks public safety dispatchers

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Mesquite, TX – September 25, 2018 – Learn what it takes to become a Mesquite public safety dispatcher during two informational sessions in October. Sessions will take place from noon to 2 p.m. Oct. 3 and Oct. 6 in Training Room B at Ci...

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Posted on: September 25, 2018

Meri Best Inn closes due to code violations

Mesquite, TX – September 24, 2018 – On September 21, upon request of the City of Mesquite, the 162nd Judicial Court fully restricted the operation of the Meri Best Inn, 3629 E. U.S. Highway 80, until the owners bring the prope...

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Posted on: September 21, 2018

New COMPASS schedule to begin October 1

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Mesquite, TX - September 21, 2018 - Effective October 1, 2018, midday service will no longer be available on Express Bus Route 282, the City of Mesquite PASSenger Shuttle - COMPASS operated by STAR Transit. Peak period service will continue to operate eve...

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Posted on: September 20, 2018

Mesquite to participate in National Night Out on October 2

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Mesquite, TX – September 20, 2018 – The Mesquite community, in partnership with the City of Mesquite, will participate in National Night Out by hosting a variety of activities in neighborhoods on October 2. For the most current schedule and locations, vis...

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Posted on: September 20, 2018

Mosquito spraying begins tonight

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Mesquite, TX – September 20, 2018 – Dallas County Mosquito Lab has notified the Health Division of a WNV positive mosquito trap from Tuesday night in zip code 75149 near the intersection of North Galloway Avenue and Range Drive. Attached is the map of the...

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Posted on: September 19, 2018

Mesquite to begin the redistricting process for electing City Councilmembers

Mesquite, TX – September 19, 2018 – The Mesquite City Council has begun the process of transitioning the system for electing the City's six Councilmembers to a single member district system. The City Council will seek public c...

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Posted on: September 19, 2018

National Coffee with a Cop Day is October 3

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Mesquite, TX – September 19, 2018 – The Mesquite Police Department will participate in the national Coffee with a Cop event from 7 - 9 a.m. Wednesday, October 3, at seven McDonald’s locations in Mesquite:

  • 1817 N. Beltline Road
  • 1531 Town East Blvd.
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Posted on: September 18, 2018

Mesquite Police Department joins Neighbors app to improve public safety

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Mesquite, TX – September 18, 2018 – The Mesquite Police Department announced it is joining the free mobile app Neighbors to enhance its efforts to communicate with the community on public safety news and information. Police Chief Charl...

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Posted on: September 14, 2018

Mosquito spraying begins tonight

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Mesquite, TX – September 14, 2018 – Dallas County Mosquito Lab has reported a West Nile Virus-positive mosquito trap from Wednesday night. The sample came from a trap in zip code 75181 near Clay Mathis and Mesquite Valley roads. Attach...

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Posted on: September 13, 2018

Mosquito spraying begins tonight

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Mesquite, TX – September 13, 2018 – Dallas County Mosquito Lab has notified the Mesquite Health Division of a West Nile Virus-positive mosquito trap from Tuesday night. The sample came from a trap in the 75149 zip code near Fire Statio...

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Posted on: September 10, 2018

Register your National Night Out event with the Mesquite Police Department

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The Mesquite Police and Fire departments will attend neighborhood activities throughout the city on National Night Out, Oct. 2. Each year, neighborhood groups in Mesquite actively participate in events such as block parties and cookouts. Requests for atte...

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Posted on: September 5, 2018

Texas Comptroller recognizes City of Mesquite for transparency efforts

5 Star Transparency Award

Mesquite, TX – September 4, 2018 – Tonight, the City of Mesquite announced it has earned all five transparency stars attainable through the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts' Transparency Stars program. Mesquite became the ...

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Posted on: August 31, 2018

Mosquito spraying begins tonight

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Mesquite, TX – August 31, 2018 – Dallas County Mosquito Lab has notified the City of Mesquite Health Division of a West Nile Virus-positive mosquito trap from Wednesday, August 29. The sample came from a trap in the 75149 zip code near the intersection of...

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Posted on: August 28, 2018

Mesquite to host 9/11 Ceremony at Freedom Park

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Mesquite, TX – August 22, 2018 – The City of Mesquite invites the public to attend a 9/11 Ceremony at Freedom Park, 1527 N. Galloway Ave. The event will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 11. The program will include various pr...

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Posted on: August 23, 2018

Mesquite temporarily closes Fire Station 2 for planned renovations

Mesquite, TX – August 23, 2018 – Mesquite Fire Station 2, 4609 Sarazen Dr., is currently undergoing planned renovations and is expected to be closed until October 1. The Mesquite Fire Department will maintain operations and st...

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Posted on: August 23, 2018

City offices closed on Labor Day, September 3

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Mesquite, TX – August 23, 2018 – City of Mesquite offices and facilities will be closed on Monday, September 3, in observance of Labor Day. No trash or recycling will be collected September 3; collection will occur on residents&rsq...

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Posted on: August 23, 2018

Mosquito spraying begins tonight

8-23-18 spray area

Mesquite, TX – August 23, 2018 – Dallas County Mosquito Lab has notified the Health Division of a WNV positive mosquito trap from Tuesday night. The sample came from a trap in the 75181 zip code near Valley Creek Park. Attached is a general map of the spr...

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Posted on: August 15, 2018

City of Mesquite’s 2017-18 budget receives national recognition

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Mesquite, TX – August 20, 2018 –  The City of Mesquite’s 2017-18 Annual Operating Budget has earned the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States an...

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Posted on: August 20, 2018

Citizens’ Police Academy to begin on September 20

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The Mesquite Police Department (MPD) is seeking participants for its next Citizens’ Police Academy. The 12-week program will begin September 20, and space is limited.

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Posted on: August 20, 2018

Mesquite’s Clear the Shelters event places 89 animals in new homes

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Mesquite, TX – August 20, 2018 – Mesquite Animal Services placed 89 animals in new homes during the Clear the Shelters adoption event on Saturday, August 18. Adoption fees were waived for the day as part of the nationwide event. As a r...

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Posted on: August 16, 2018

Mesquite Citizens' Police Academy Alumni Association earns state award

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Mesquite, TX - August 16, 2018 - Members of the Mesquite Citizens’ Police Academy Alumni Association (MCPAAA) recently attended the Texas Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association convention in Allen, Texas, where they received the 2018 Alumni ...

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Posted on: August 14, 2018

Doggie Splash Day at Vanston Pool rescheduled for August 18

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Mesquite, TX – August 14, 2018 – Dogs and their owners are invited to swim together at the 15th annual Doggie Splash Day. The event will be held on Saturday, August 18, from 9 a.m. – noon at Vanston Pool, 2913 Oates Drive.Dog...

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Posted on: August 14, 2018

Mesquite to participate in Clear the Shelters day on August 18

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Mesquite, TX – August 14, 2018 – The City of Mesquite will once again participate in the nationwide Clear the Shelters adoption day on Saturday, August 18. The event will be held at the Mesquite Animal Shelter, 1650 Gross Road, from 9:...

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Posted on: August 10, 2018

Notice of alley work zone completion

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Mesquite, TX – August 10, 2018 – As of August 10, residential alley reconstruction is complete on the following addresses: 4500 - 4532 Palos Verdes and 821 - 801 Via Bravo.

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Posted on: August 10, 2018

Taste & Trade to be held on September 25

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Mesquite, TX - August 10, 2018 - The 23rd Annual Taste & Trade event will be held from 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 25, at the Exhibit Hall at Rodeo Center, 1700 Rodeo Drive. 

 
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Posted on: August 9, 2018

Clear the Shelters on Saturday, August 18

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Mesquite, TX – August 9, 2018 – Mesquite Animal Services will join animal shelters throughout the country to waive pet adoption fees on Clear the Shelters Day, Saturday, August 18.

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Posted on: August 7, 2018

Mesquite City Manager receives Credentialed Manager designation from ICMA

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Mesquite, TX – August 7, 2018 – Cliff Keheley, City Manager for the City of Mesquite, recently received the Credentialed Manager designation from ICMA, the International City/County Management Association. Keheley is one of over 1,300 ...

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Posted on: August 7, 2018

Save the date for the 2018 Taste & Trade

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Mesquite, TX - August 7, 2018 - It’s an exciting time for the Mesquite Chamber of Commerce as staff and volunteers prepare for the 2018 Taste & Trade. This fun-filled event will be celebrated from 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 25, a...

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Posted on: August 7, 2018

Independent reports validate Mesquite’s residential road repair process

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Two independent architectural and engineering consulting firms have confirmed the process used in the City of Mesquite's residential road repair process is successful and cost-effective, and the City should continue with various modifications.

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Posted on: August 1, 2018

Fire Captain Bradley Burney commemorated with sign on Honorary Road

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Mesquite, TX - August 1, 2018 - Mesquite will commemorate the life and service of Fire Captain Bradley Burney with a personalized street sign on Honorary Road throughout August.

Captain Burney served the Mesquite Fire Department for 25 years and passed awa...

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Posted on: August 3, 2018

Mesquite Public Health Clinic offers special hours for back-to-school vaccinations

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Mesquite, TX - August 3, 2018 - The Mesquite Public Health Clinic, 1616 N. Galloway Ave., will offer $14 child vaccinations during special back-to-school hours. From August 13 - 24, the clinic will be open from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Vacci...

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Posted on: July 31, 2018

Fake news regarding Town East Mall

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Mesquite, TX - July 31, 2018 - Today, false information about Town East Mall closing was posted on various social media sites using the City of Mesquite's logo. This information is not only false, but did not come from the City of Mesquite. Town East Mall...

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Posted on: July 31, 2018

Mesquite Back to School Fairs to be held on August 11

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Mesquite, TX - July 31, 2018 - The annual Mesquite Back to School Fairs will be held from 8 a.m. - noon on Saturday, August 11, at three locations: West Mesquite High School, 2500 Memorial Boulevard; Poteet High School, 3300 Poteet Drive; and Sharing Life...

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Posted on: July 27, 2018

Felony Hit and Run

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Mesquite, TX - July 27, 2018 - The Mesquite Police Department requests the assistance of the public in identifying a suspect in a felony hit and run offense.  On Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 9:08 pm, the Mesquite Police Department responded to a co...

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Posted on: July 26, 2018

City Council Budget Workshops to be held on July 27 and 28

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Mesquite, TX - July 26, 2018 - On Friday, July 27, and Saturday, July 28, the Mesquite City Council and staff will hold budget workshops for the City's 2019 fiscal year beginning October 1. The workshops are open to the public and will both begin...

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Posted on: July 26, 2018

Watch Budget Briefs Video-Traffic Engineering

In the final episode of the 4-part Budget Briefs video series, City Manager Cliff Keheley gives an inside look at the City's Traffic Engineering program.

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Posted on: July 25, 2018

Watch Budget Briefs Video-Health Inspection

Watch part 3 of the 4-part Budget Briefs video series on City services and programs you may not know about. In this episode, City Manager Cliff Keheley discusses our Health Department.

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Posted on: July 25, 2018

Contact information to report bikes in share programs

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Mesquite, TX - July 25, 2018 - The City of Mesquite is working to address bikes left in our community from the use of dockless bike share programs. Dockless bike share programs allow a person who wants to rent a bike, to download an app, locate and walk t...

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Posted on: July 24, 2018

Watch Budget Briefs Video-Parks and Recreation

Watch the 2nd video in the Budget Briefs video series https://youtu.be/V6g66iLSuDI 

City Manager Cliff Keheley provides an inside look at our summer programs and after school programs, and the youth programs budgeted for in Parks and Recreation.

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Posted on: July 23, 2018

Mesquite announces new Mesquite Arts Center Manager

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Mesquite, TX – July 23, 2018 – Today, the City of Mesquite welcomed Cohn Drennan to the community as he started his first day on the job as the new Manager of the Mesquite Arts Center. Cohn said, “I am honored to be ...

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Posted on: July 23, 2018

Watch Budget Briefs Video-Water and Wastewater

As the City prepares for the FY19 budget, City Manager Cliff Keheley offers a glimpse of City operations in a new video series called Budget Briefs.

In this video, we focus on water and wastewater

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Posted on: July 20, 2018

Mesquite Fire Department welcomes five new paramedics

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Mesquite, TX – July 20, 2018 – On July 13, five of the Mesquite Fire Department’s newest members graduated from the Paramedic Program at El Centro College. Firefighters Stephen Parks, William Rosen, Justin Sanders, C...

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Posted on: July 17, 2018

Mesquite City Council to begin redistricting process with public input

Mesquite, TX – July 17, 2018 – Yesterday, Mesquite took steps forward on the creation of the six new single-member districts for the City Council. The City will seek public input on the process this fall. The planning schedule...

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Posted on: July 17, 2018

Mesquite moves forward on new vision for Downtown Mesquite

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Mesquite, TX – July 17, 2018 – Improvements are coming to Downtown Mesquite to create a new destination of shopping, restaurants and entertainment. This week, the Mesquite City Council approved the next steps

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Posted on: July 16, 2018

Mesquite Town Hall Tuesday on the City’s budget to be held on July 24

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Mesquite, TX – July 16, 2018 - The City of Mesquite will host its next Town Hall Tuesday from 7 – 8 p.m. on July 24 at Mesquite City Hall, 757 N. Galloway Avenue. Attendees will learn about the City’s budget and have the oppo...

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Posted on: July 12, 2018

Dine at Snuffer's on July 29 and raise funds for Spread the Love

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Mesquite, TX - July 12, 2018 - Dine In. Do Good. Join the City of Mesquite, Mesquite Social Services and Sharing Life Community Outreach on Sunday, July 29, from 5 - 8 p.m. at Snuffer's in Mesquite and help support the Spread the Love campaign.

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Posted on: July 11, 2018

Mesquite congregations to help Spread the Love on National Be Someone Day

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Mesquite, TX - July 11, 2018 - In celebration of National Be Someone Day, Mesquite congregations throughout the city will join together on Sunday, July 22, for a special day of giving. National Be Someone Day challenges each of us to take ten seconds to m...

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Posted on: July 3, 2018

Mesquite Police Association donates $10,000 to Mesquite Veterans Memorial

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The campaign to build a new memorial to pay tribute to military veterans and their families received its largest one-time donation to date. At the July 2 City Council meeting, the Mesquite Police Association announced a $10,000 donation to the Mesquite Ve...

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Posted on: June 29, 2018

Second Nibbles and Sips event expands for movie preview

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Mesquite, TX - June 29, 2018 - The Board of Directors of Historic Mesquite, Inc. (HMI) invites supporters of the organization and those interested in historic preservation to join them at the second Nibbles & Sips event to be held at 6 p.m., July 26, ...

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Posted on: June 28, 2018

City of Mesquite and STAR Transit closed on Independence Day

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Mesquite, TX - June 28, 2018 - City of Mesquite offices and facilities will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day with the exception of the Mesquite Metro Airport. Trash and recycling will not be collected. Collection will occu...

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Posted on: June 22, 2018

Mesquite to aggressively enforce fireworks and gunfire laws on Independence Day

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Mesquite, TX – June 22, 2018 – Mesquite’s Police Department and Fire Department will launch joint deployment teams on Independence Day to enforce laws against the illegal use of fireworks and celebratory gunfire in the city. ...

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Posted on: June 19, 2018

Letter from Mayor Stan Pickett

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Mesquite, TX - June 19, 2018 - As the City of Mesquite begins its planning process for the 2019 fiscal year budget, I wanted to share with our community important financial information. The City Council is always striving to be good stewards of the public...

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Posted on: June 18, 2018

Two updates on crimes

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On June 12, 2018 at about 4:00 pm, the Mesquite Police Department received several reports of gunfire in the area of Gus Thomasson Road at Whitson Way.  Upon arrival, officers located two gunshot victims. &nbs...
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Posted on: June 15, 2018

Mesquite Veterans Memorial makes impact at State VFW Conference

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The Mesquite Veterans Memorial campaign was present at the 98th Annual State Veterabs of Foriegn Wars convention in Dallas, Texas June 13-15.

VFW members from across the state of Texas visited the memorial display to learn more about the project to build a...

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Posted on: June 18, 2018

Mesquite City Council amends City Code to address nuisance parties

Tonight, the Mesquite City Council took another step towards enhancing neighborhoods in Mesquite by passing an amendment to the City’s Code of Ordinances to provide stricter enforcement of parties, with 10 or more attendees, that create a nuisan...

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Posted on: June 15, 2018

Three recruits graduate from Mesquite Police Department Academy

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Mesquite, TX – June 15, 2018 – Today, the Mesquite Police Department (MPD) graduated three recruits from its Basic Police Officer Course (BPOC) class. Less than four percent of the law enforcement agencies in Texas have a trai...

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Posted on: June 8, 2018

2018 free summer Breakfast and Lunch Program

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Mesquite, TX - June 8, 2018 - Mesquite ISD will offer free nutritious meals this summer for all children ages 1-18. The Summer Food Service Program offers free breakfast and free lunch to any child. Children do not need to be part of Mesquite ISD...

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Posted on: June 8, 2018

Mesquite’s animal services community brings kitten education into the classroom

Mesquite, TX – June 8, 2018 – Every day, Mesquite Animal Services (MAS) works closely with nonprofit rescue group Mesquite Animal Pawtners (MAP) to rescue animals who come into the shelter. Long after the shelter closes for the day, st...

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Posted on: June 5, 2018

Kick-off summer with Mesquite’s family-friendly Summer Sizzle festival

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Mesquite, TX – June 5, 2018 – Summer Sizzle will kick-off the summer on Saturday, June 9, from noon – 10 p.m. at Paschall Park, 1001 New Market Road. This family and pet friendly event will have something for everyone. There ...

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Posted on: May 29, 2018

Mesquite’s Summer Sizzle returns with new contests and entertainment

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Mesquite, TX - May 29, 2018 – The City of Mesquite’s Summer Sizzle festival returns Saturday, June 9, from noon - 10 p.m. in Paschall Park, 1001 New Market Road, with more contests, entertainment, food and fun. Admission and parking is...

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Posted on: May 21, 2018

Mesquite to host Brickyard Cemetery Memorial Dedication on May 31

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Mesquite, TX – May 21, 2018 – The City of Mesquite will host a memorial dedication ceremony for the historic Brickyard Cemetery at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 31, near the intersection of N. Peachtree Road and Clary Drive. The ce...

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Posted on: May 18, 2018

Beat the heat at Mesquite’s Summer Sizzle festival on June 9

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Mesquite, TX – May 18, 2018 - Beat the heat with Summer Sizzle’s Splash Zone and a variety of refreshments on Saturday, June 9, from noon - 9:30 p.m. at Paschall Park, 1001 New Market Road. Cool off and get refreshed while enjoying the...

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Posted on: May 11, 2018

Mesquite to hold May 17 public meeting on Skyline Drive Design Options

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Mesquite, TX – May 11, 2018 – The City of Mesquite will hold a public meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 17, to discuss design options for the reconstruction of Skyline Drive from Town East Boulevard to Peachtree Road. The meeting will take pl...

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Posted on: May 9, 2018

Mesquite Convention and Visitors Bureau hires new manager

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Mesquite, TX – May 9, 2018 – The City of Mesquite recently announced the hiring of Jessica McClellan as the new manager of the Mesquite Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB). McClellan’s experience includes 20 years of working...

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Posted on: May 8, 2018

Mesquite employees honored with Real. Texas. Service. Champion awards

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Mesquite, TX – May 8, 2018 – Mesquite honored four City employees with Real. Texas. Service. Champion awards during the City Council meeting on May 7. The Real. Texas. Service. Champions program celebrates employees who provide exempla...

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Posted on: May 7, 2018

Mesquite’s new ordinance to prohibit unattended animal tethering takes effect July 1

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Mesquite, TX – May 7, 2018 – Effective July 1, a new city ordinance takes effect in Mesquite that prohibits tethering of dogs unless the owner is physically present within the outdoor area where the dog is tethered and the dog is in vi...

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Posted on: May 6, 2018

Mesquite voters amend City Charter and elect Councilmembers for Places 3, 4 and 5

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Mesquite, TX – May 6, 2018 – On May 5, Mesquite voters approved all eight proposed City Charter amendments and elected Councilmembers for Places 3, 4 and 5 in the Annual City Election and a Special Charter Amendment Election. Incumbent Councilmembers Bruc...

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Posted on: May 2, 2018

Mesquite to hold City Election and Special Charter Amendment Election on May 5

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Mesquite, TX – May 2, 2018 – Mesquite will hold an Annual City Election and Special Charter Amendment Election on May 5. Polling locations will be open from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. To determine your polling location by precinct, visit www.DallasCountyVotes.org.

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Posted on: April 20, 2018

Mesquite Recycles Day is Saturday, May 12

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Mesquite, Texas – April 20, 2018 – Keep Mesquite Beautiful, Inc. and the City of Mesquite will host the semi-annual Recycles Day event from 8 a.m. - noon on Saturday, May 12. This drive-through event will take place i...

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Posted on: April 17, 2018

Volunteers lend a hand with Trash Bash 2018

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Mesquite, TX – April 17, 2018 – Keep Mesquite Beautiful, Inc. with support from the City of Mesquite, hosted its semi-annual Trash Bash community cleanup event on April 14. In spite of the cold weather, more than 475 volunteers partici...

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Posted on: April 12, 2018

Mesquite’s Ashley Furniture Regional Distribution and Fulfillment Center selected as DFW’s Top 4 Ind

Mesquite, TX - April 12, 2018 - The Dallas Business Journal selected the City of Mesquite’s economic development project to bring Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. and their southwest regional distribution and fulfillment center to Mesquite as one of the ...

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Posted on: April 11, 2018

Drug Take Back Event to be held on April 28

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Mesquite, TX - April 11, 2018 - On Saturday, April 28, the Mesquite Police Department will take part in a nation-wide collaborative effort to allow residents to dispose of unused medication. This program is part of a Drug Enforcement Administration initia...

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Posted on: April 10, 2018

City permit required to solicit funds at street intersections

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Mesquite, TX - April 10, 2018 - Please be advised that a City of Mesquite permit is required to solicit funds at street intersections within city limits. Citizens who choose to donate money to individuals on street intersections should look for the requir...

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Posted on: March 5, 2018

DFW’s fourth largest homebuilder to expand into Mesquite

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Mesquite, TX – March 5, 2018 – Mesquite continues to experience unprecedented new home construction success since the 1980s with the announcement that Bloomfield Homes will build 750 homes in the master-planned community of Ri...

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Posted on: April 4, 2018

Benjamin Moore Paints helps save Mesquite history

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Mesquite, TX - April 3, 2018 - For several years, Benjamin Moore Paints has sponsored the paint product for the historic buildings at Opal Lawrence Historical Park. This spring, the manufacturing company has once again helped Historic Mesquite, Inc. (HMI)...

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Posted on: April 3, 2018

Mesquite launches “Spread the Love” peanut butter and jelly food drive

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Mesquite, TX – April 3, 2018 – Last night, the City of Mesquite kicked off its annual “Spread the Love” peanut butter and jelly drive on National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day. Mesquite AMBUCS presented the City Counc...

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Posted on: April 2, 2018

City of Mesquite to host public meetings on proposed charter amendments

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Mesquite, TX – April 2, 2018 – The City of Mesquite will host two public meetings to answer questions about the proposed charter amendments included in the May 5 Special Charter Amendment Election. The meetings will be held at 6:30 p.m...

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Posted on: March 26, 2018

City Manager update on Friday's incident

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On Friday, March 23, the City responded to a possible active shooter at Terry Middle School. Mesquite Police, Fire and Emergency Management responded to the situation quickly and effectively. All Citizens should be proud that our first resp...

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Posted on: March 22, 2018

Northbound Galloway lane closure at US-80

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Mesquite, TX – March 22, 2018 – The Texas Department of Transportation has closed the right lane of northbound North Galloway Avenue just south of US-80 from March 21 – April 13. The lane will be closed from 9 a.m. until approximately 3 p.m. on weekdays, ...

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Posted on: March 22, 2018

Contact information to report bikes used in share programs

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Mesquite, TX – March 22, 2018 – The City of Mesquite is working to address bikes left in our community from the use of dockless bike share programs. Dockless bike share programs allow a person who wants to rent a bike, to download an a...

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Posted on: March 21, 2018

Breakfast with the Bunny Gears up for fun

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Mesquite, TX – March 9, 2018 – Breakfast with the Bunny presented by Panera Bread, AMBUCS and Fast Med Urgent Care, is gearing up for an exciting time on Saturday, March 24, from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Evans Recreation Center, 1116 Hillc...

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Posted on: March 21, 2018

Mesquite announces Special Charter Amendment Election

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Mesquite, TX – March 21, 2018 – The City of Mesquite will hold a Special Charter Amendment Election on May 5. Early voting begins April 23 and ends May 1. For information on proposed changes to the City Charter, voting dates, voting lo...

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Posted on: March 15, 2018

Mesquite Public Library System receives 2017 Library Excellence Award

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Mesquite, TX – March 15, 2018 – The Mesquite Public Library System was awarded the 2017 Texas Achievement in Library Excellence Award by the Texas Municipal Library Directors Association. In 2017, only 52 libraries out of 548 Texas pub...

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Posted on: March 14, 2018

Portion of Scyene Road to be closed from March 15 – September 20

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Mesquite, TX – March 14, 2018 – The section of Scyene Road from Clay Mathis Road and Airport Boulevard will be closed to traffic for a period of approximately six months, from March 15 - September 20, 2018. Detour signs will be posted ...

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Posted on: March 13, 2018

Mesquite Animal Services achieves record “save rate” in 2017

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Mesquite, TX – March 13, 2018 – Mesquite Animal Services achieved more than a 93 percent “save rate” in 2017, the highest rate ever accomplished by the Shelter. This significant accomplishment was made possible thro...

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Posted on: March 9, 2018

Mesquite to hold public hearings on proposed changes in public transportation

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Mesquite, TX – March 9, 2018 – The City of Mesquite will hold public hearings on proposed changes in public transportation for the City of Mesquite Passenger Shuttle (COMPASS) service. The intent of the proposed schedule adjus...

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Posted on: March 9, 2018

Mesquite to hold public hearing on animal tethering ordinance

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Mesquite, TX – March 9, 2018 – The City of Mesquite will hold a public hearing on the City’s tethering ordinance at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 22, in the training rooms at City Hall, 757 N. Galloway Avenue. City st...

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Posted on: March 9, 2018

Vanston Pool Plaster Maintenance Project

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Mesquite, TX - March 9, 2018 - Vanston Swimming Pool, 2913 Oates Drive, will receive a new plaster surface prior to the opening of the 2018 summer season. This maintenance project will include removing the original plaster (installed in 2007) and installi...

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Posted on: March 8, 2018

Derby Dog Day to be held on April 28

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Mesquite, TX - March 8, 2018 - Not going to make it to Kentucky this year for the Derby, but still want to wear the hat? Join us at Opal Lawrence Historical Park from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. on April 28  with your best canine friend for Derby Dog Day.

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Posted on: March 7, 2018

Town Hall Tuesday presentation and video available online

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Mesquite, TX - March 7, 2018 - The City of Mesquite hosted a Town Hall Tuesday on Tuesday, March 6, at Mesquite City Hall, 757 N. Galloway Ave. The topic was neighborhood vitality. Attendees learned about opportunities to become more involved to help make...

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Posted on: March 6, 2018

Mesquite City Council agrees to purchase property to expand City Lake Park

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Mesquite, TX – March 6, 2018 – Mesquite took another step closer last night towards building a new Veterans Memorial in the community with the City Council’s approval to purchase residential property at 425 S. Gallow...

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Posted on: March 6, 2018

Portion of Berry Road to be closed from March 12 - September 20

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Mesquite, TX - March 6, 2018 - The section of Berry Road between Faithon P. Lucas Boulevard and Edwards Church Road will be closed to both east and westbound traffic for a period of approximately six months, from March 12 - September 20, 2018. Edwards Chu...

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Posted on: March 6, 2018

Aggravated robbery at One Stop Food Store

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Mesquite, TX - March 2, 2018 - The Mesquite Police Department seeks the assistance of the public in identifying an aggravated robbery suspect. On February 25, 2018 at about 8:00 pm, the suspect (pictured) entered the One Stop Food Store located in the 140...

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Posted on: March 2, 2018

Increased DWI patrols during Spring Break

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Mesquite, TX - March 2, 2018 - Each year in Texas, more than half of drivers involved in deadly drunk driving crashes are between the ages of 17 and 34. As part of the Texas Department of Transportation’s “Plan While You Can”...

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Posted on: March 1, 2018

Mesquite introduces Beverly Abell as City’s first Downtown Development Manager

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Mesquite, TX – March 1, 2018 – Today, the City of Mesquite welcomed Beverly Abell as the City’s first Downtown Development Manager. Abell brings more than 25 years of downtown development experience to Mesquite.

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Posted on: February 28, 2018

Mesquite Elks Lodge presents annual awards

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Mesquite, TX – February 28, 2018 – On February 26, the Mesquite Elks Lodge #2404 presented their annual awards at the City Dignitary Awards Banquet. The lodge named Mesquite Police Officer Timothy Rountree as Police Officer of the Year...

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Posted on: February 27, 2018

Mesquite participates in IHOP’s National Pancake Day fundraiser

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Mesquite, TX – February 27, 2018 – The City of Mesquite participated in the International House of Pancakes’ (IHOP) National Pancake Day fundraiser at IHOP Mesquite, 701 Interstate Highway 30.

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Posted on: February 23, 2018

Sharing Life Community Outreach presents the City of Mesquite with inaugural Community Impact award

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Mesquite, TX – February 23, 2018 – The City of Mesquite received the 2017 Community Impact award from Sharing Life Community Outreach for the Spread the Love peanut butter and jelly drive that helps feed children during the su...

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Posted on: February 23, 2018

Annual Chlorine Maintenance of NTMWD Water Delivery System to begin February 26

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Mesquite, TX - February 23, 2018 - The North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) is preparing to conduct the annual 28-day water system maintenance of its Wylie, Tawakoni, and Bonham water delivery systems. Maintenance will begin on February 26 and con...

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Posted on: February 21, 2018

STAR Transit offers free rides to voters

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Terrell, TX - February 20, 2018 - STAR Transit is offering free round-trip rides to local polling places so you can cast your vote.

Free round-trip service will be offered Tuesday, March 6, from 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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Posted on: February 21, 2018

Mesquite to install marker at historic African-American cemetery

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Mesquite, TX – February 19, 2018 – Tonight, the Mesquite City Council received financial donations to finalize a project to recognize African-American workers buried at the historic Brickyard Cemetery. Donations by residents, ...

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Posted on: February 19, 2018

Mesquite Mother Son Dance tickets now on sale

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Mesquite, TX – February 19, 2018 – The Mesquite Mother Son Dance, sponsored by the Hampton Inn  and Dallas Regional Medical Center, will be held on Friday, March 9, from 7 - 9 p.m. at the Mesquite Convention Center, 1700 Rodeo...

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Posted on: February 19, 2018

Mesquite introduces Eric Pratt as new Mesquite Metro Airport General Manager

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Mesquite, TX – February 19, 2018 – The City of Mesquite has announced Eric Pratt as the new General Manager of the Mesquite Metro Airport. Pratt was the Airport Operations Manager at McKinney National Airport since 2013. Pratt...

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Posted on: February 13, 2018

Mesquite presents city update and awards at annual Chamber of Commerce dinner

Mesquite, TX – February 13, 2018 – On February 8, Mesquite Mayor Stan Pickett presented the 2018 City Update at the annual Chamber of Commerce Awards Dinner. Mayor Pickett’s update focused on unity within Mesquite. He said, &...

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Posted on: February 6, 2018

February 27 Public Meeting on future road projects

The City of Mesquite will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, February 27, 2018, regarding preliminary plans for the reconstruction of Town East Boulevard Phase 2 from U.S. 80 to Skyline Drive. City staff will also discuss a future project Skyline Drive fro...

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Posted on: January 17, 2018

Mesquite City Council approves design changes to Gus Thomasson Road project

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Mesquite, TX – January 16, 2018 – Tonight, the City Council approved the $997,367 in costs to change design plans for reconstruction of Gus Thomasson Road from Karla Drive to Moon Drive/Whitson Way. The costs will include the elimination of two r...

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Posted on: January 12, 2018

Mesquite to host Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration on January 15

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Mesquite, TX – January 12, 2018 – On Monday, January 15, a free community event honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will be held from 10 a.m. – noon at the Mesquite Arts Center, 1527 N. Galloway Ave. V...

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Posted on: January 11, 2018

Mesquite Police Department hosts Coffee with Cops

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Mesquite, TX - January 11, 2018 - Enjoy coffee with Mesquite Police Officers on Thursday, January 18, from 7 - 9 a.m. at the following McDonald's locations: 1817 N. Beltline  Road, 1531 Town East Blvd., 18751 LBJ Freeway, 200 U.S. Highway 80 East...

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Posted on: January 9, 2018

Mesquite makes progress in enforcement of fireworks and gunfire laws

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Mesquite, TX – January 9, 2018 – Today, the City of Mesquite announced six citations were issued to individuals for the illegal use or possession of fireworks, more than 34 pounds of illegal fireworks were seized and two individuals were arrested for cele...

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Posted on: January 8, 2018

City launches Spanish version of monthly newsletter online

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Mesquite, TX – January 8, 2018 – The Mainstream, a monthly publication provided by the City of Mesquite to inform and advise residents of municipal activities, is now available online in both English and Spanish. The January 2018 is th...

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Posted on: January 8, 2018

City Council approves zoning change for upscale pre-owned auto dealership

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Mesquite, TX – January 8, 2018 – The Mesquite City Council approved a zoning change for the vacant property at 2960 Interstate Highway 30, the former location of Chaparral Dodge, during the Regular City Council meeting held on January ...

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Posted on: January 8, 2018

Mesquite Polar Plunge to be held on January 27

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Mesquite, TX – January 8, 2018 – The Special Olympics Annual Mesquite Polar Plunge will take place on Saturday, January 27, at City Lake Aquatic Center, 200 Parkview St. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with the plunge beginning at 10 a.m...

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Posted on: January 8, 2018

City offices closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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Mesquite, TX – January 8, 2018 – Many City of Mesquite offices will be closed on Monday, January 15, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Trash and recycling will not be collected. Collection will occur on the residents&rsq...

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Posted on: January 8, 2018

Unity in the Community event to be held January 15

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Mesquite, TX – January 8, 2018 – A free community event honoring the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. will be held on January 15 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the Mesquite Art Center, located at 1527 N. Galloway Avenue. Activitie...

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Posted on: January 3, 2018

Mesquite icon B.J. Smith to retire in 2018

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Mesquite, TX – January 2, 2018 – City Attorney B.J. Smith, a living legend in the Mesquite community for more than 50 years, will retire in 2018. He will step down April 13.

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Posted on: December 28, 2017

Mesquite to aggressively enforce fireworks and gunfire laws on New Year’s Eve

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Mesquite, TX – December 28, 2017 – Mesquite’s Police Department and Fire Department will launch joint deployment teams on New Year’s Eve to enforce laws against the illegal use of fireworks and celebratory gunfire i...

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Posted on: December 21, 2017

Mesquite announces Daddy Daughter Dance tickets go on sale January 3

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Mesquite, TX - December 18, 2017 – Tickets for the 2018 Daddy Daughter Dance go on sale beginning January 3. Tickets may be purchased online at www.cityofmesquite.com/PARD, at any Mesquite Recreation Center or at the Parks and Recreation Adminis...

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Posted on: December 20, 2017

Mesquite Police Department seeks assistance with child custody interference case

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Mesquite, TX - December 20, 2017 - The Mesquite Police Department seeks the assistance of the public. On December 14, officers responded to a report of a child who had been taken by his mother, in violation of a court order. The child is identified as Dom...

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Posted on: December 20, 2017

STAR Transit reduced/free fare grade period ends December 31

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Mesquite, TX - December 20, 2017 - STAR Transit announces reduced/free fare grace period ends December 31.

On November 1, STAR Transit implemented its new fare structure. Part of the new structure includes discounted or free fares for qualified seniors 60 ...

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Posted on: December 19, 2017

Mesquite honors employees with Real. Texas. Service. Champion awards

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Mesquite, TX – December 19, 2017 – Mesquite honored four City employees with Real. Texas. Service. Champion awards during the City Council meeting on December 18. The Real. Texas. Service. Champions program celebrates employees who pro...

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Posted on: December 18, 2017

Mesquite completes 2017 community survey

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Mesquite, TX – December 18, 2017 – The City of Mesquite has released the results of its 2017 Community Survey and they are available at www.cityofmesquite.com/2017Survey.

Mayor Stan Pickett said, “These survey results...

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Posted on: December 18, 2017

City of Mesquite announces holiday closures

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Mesquite, TX - December 18, 2017 - Many City of Mesquite offices will be closed December 22 and 25 as well as January 1 in observance of the Christmas and New Year holidays. Please visit www.cityofmesquite.com/Holidays for a complete list of closures and ...

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Posted on: December 14, 2017

STAR Transit announces limited schedule for the holidays

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Mesquite, TX - December 14, 2017 - STAR Transit has announced a limited schedule during the holidays.

  • STAR Transit’s offices will be closed Friday, December 22 (In observance of Christmas Eve), Monday, December 25 (Christmas Day) and Monday, Janu...
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Posted on: December 13, 2017

Mesquite Animal Services offers feral hog deterrent tips

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Mesquite, TX - December 13, 2017 - Mesquite Animal Services has received several calls recently  regarding damage to property from feral hogs. While Mesquite Animal Services does not provide trapping and removal service for feral hogs,  ...

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Posted on: December 11, 2017

Mesquite Animal Services offers extended holiday hours and adoption specials

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Mesquite, TX – December 11, 2017 - Mesquite Animal Services, 1650 Gross Road, will be open December 22 and 23 from 1 - 5:30 p.m. for adoptions and reclaims only. Shelter staff elected to remain open in order to help more dogs and cats find homes...

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Posted on: December 8, 2017

Protect the four P’s when temperatures drop

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Mesquite, TX - December 8, 2017 - The Office of Emergency Management advises residents to take precautions when temperatures drop and remember the four P’s: people, pets, pipes and plants.  

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Posted on: November 30, 2017

Statement from Mayor Stan Pickett

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On behalf of the entire Mesquite City Council, I would like to address the recent officer-involved shooting.

 

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Posted on: November 28, 2017

City of Mesquite employees donate in Giving Tuesday

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Mesquite, TX – November 28, 2017 – In recognition of #GivingTuesday, Mayor Stan Pickett presented checks to Mesquite Social Services and Sharing Life Community Outreach in the amounts of $8,756.50 and $6,743.50 respectively, the amount...

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Posted on: November 28, 2017

Mesquite’s Christmas in the Park returns with new activities and contests

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Mesquite, TX – November 28, 2017 - Mesquite’s annual Christmas in the Park will be held at Westlake Park, 600 Gross Road, on Saturday, December 2, and Sunday, December 3, from 1 - 6 p.m. This year, participants can look forward to free...

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Posted on: November 28, 2017

Weekend events to benefit Santa Cop Toy Program

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Mesquite, TX - November 28, 2017 - Three exciting events will be held this weekend to benefit this year’s Mesquite Police Santa Cop Toy Program, which runs through December 13. The annual program began in 1975 to provide assistance to disadvanta...

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Posted on: November 22, 2017

Mesquite’s Christmas in the Park celebrates 31 years

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Mesquite, TX – November 21, 2017 – Christmas in the Park is Mesquite Parks and Recreation’s largest annual event to kick off the holiday season. The event will be held at Westlake Park, 421 Gross Road, on Saturday, December 2...

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Posted on: November 20, 2017

Mesquite Mayor Stan Pickett reminds citizens to Take. Lock. Hide.

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Mesquite, TX - November 20, 2017 - With holiday shopping season approaching, I wanted to remind our community to shop local and shop in Mesquite. While other malls across the country are closing or reducing their offerings, Mesquite’s Town East ...

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Posted on: November 17, 2017

Most City offices closed on November 23 and 24

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Mesquite, TX - November 17, 2017 - Most City of Mesquite offices and facilities will be closed on November 23 and 24 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. For a complete list of closures and service impacts, visit www.cityofmesquite.com/Holidays.&...

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Posted on: November 17, 2017

Shop more, drive less with alternative shopping routes

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Mesquite, TX - November 17, 2017 -Shop local and use alternative shopping routes this holiday season to spend less time in traffic and more time doing the things you enjoy. Visit www.cityofmesquite.com/ShoppingRoutes to view maps offering alternate travel...

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Posted on: November 17, 2017

Temporary closures of eastbound US 80 Frontage Road

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Mesquite, TX - November 17, 2017 - Eastbound US 80 Frontage Road will be closed Sunday, November 19, 8 p.m. - 6 a.m., and on Monday, November 20, 8 p.m. - 6 a.m. This closure is for the Texas Department of Transportation’s IH 635 and US 80 Proje...

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Posted on: November 13, 2017

Mesquite to host annual Christmas on the Square tree lighting celebration

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Mesquite, TX – November 13, 2017 – Mesquite’s annual Christmas on the Square celebration will be held on Tuesday, November 28, from 6 - 8 p.m. in historic downtown, 223 W. Davis Street. The event will feature free children&am...

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Posted on: November 9, 2017

City of Mesquite employee receives the 2017 Eastfield College President’s Sustainability Award

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Mesquite, TX – November 9, 2017 – Today, Kathy Fonville, Water Conservation and Recycling Coordinator for the City of Mesquite, received the 2017 Eastfield College President’s Sustainability Award. Ms. Fonville was presented ...

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Posted on: November 8, 2017

Mesquite Veterans Memorial Picnic in the Park concert set for November 11

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Mesquite, TX – November 8, 2017 – A community-wide effort to build a new Veterans Memorial in Mesquite will be launched on Veterans Day with a free Picnic in the Park concert set for Saturday, November 11, from 5 – 7:30 p.m. ...

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Posted on: October 27, 2017

Mesquite offers Halloween safety and crime prevention tips

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Mesquite, TX - October 27, 2017 - The Mesquite Police Department and Mesquite Fire Department are offering safety and crime prevention tips for families who are taking part in Halloween-themed activities. As parents prepare their children for neighborhood...

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Posted on: October 26, 2017

Mesquite to participates in National Take-Back Initiative

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On Saturday, October 28, the Mesquite Police Department will take part in a nation-wide collaborative effort to allow residents to dispose of potentially dangerous controlled substances from their medicine cabinets. This program is part of a Drug Enforcem...

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Posted on: October 25, 2017

Mesquite to host annexation public hearing

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Mesquite to host annexation public hearing

 

7:30 p.m., Thursday, October 26

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Posted on: October 23, 2017

Mesquite Police Department launches Take. Lock. Hide. Campaign

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Mesquite, TX - October 19, 2017 - The Mesquite Police Department is launching the Take. Lock. Hide. campaign to inform citizens about three easy steps they can take to reduce the risk of vehicle break-ins or theft: take your keys, lock your car doors and ...

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Posted on: October 20, 2017

Letter to Mesquite Citizens on Annexation

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Dear Mesquite Citizens,

The City Council recently began efforts to consider annexation in our extra territorial jurisdiction (ETJ) in Kaufman County. There are many rumors and concerns about the impact this effort will have on current residents of Mesquite...

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Posted on: October 20, 2017

Mesquite Animal Services to offer Halloween-themed adoption special

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Mesquite, TX - October 20, 2017 - Mesquite Animal Services, 1650 Gross Road, is offering a Halloween-themed adoption special from October 27 - 31. Adopters can “trick or treat” for a discounted or even free adoption from a candy basket. Once unwrapped, th...

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Posted on: October 19, 2017

STAR Transit launches new fare structure on November 1

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Mesquite, TX - October 19, 2017 - On August 15, 2017, the STAR Transit Board of Directors approved a fare restructure for all STAR Transit service areas. Part of the restructure includes discounted or free fares for qualified seniors 60 plus, veterans and...

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Posted on: October 19, 2017

Mesquite Public Library System adopts no fine policy

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Mesquite, TX - October 19, 2017 - Effective October 1, the Mesquite Public Library System adopted a new “no fine” policy for overdue materials. Fines will no longer be charged for items returned after the due date. Previously accrued f...

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Posted on: October 19, 2017

City of Mesquite to survey its residents

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Mesquite, TX – October 18, 2017 – The City of Mesquite will begin conducting a citizen satisfaction survey during the next few weeks.

City Manager Cliff Keheley stated, “The purpose of the survey is to gather feedback...

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Posted on: October 13, 2017

City of Mesquite to host public hearings on proposed annexation

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City of Mesquite to host public hearings on proposed annexation of

8.625 Square Miles in Dallas and Kaufman Counties

 

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Posted on: October 12, 2017

Mesquite offers wildlife information and safety tips

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Mesquite, TX - October 12, 2017 - As Mesquite continues to grow, reports of bobcats, coyotes, raccoons and feral hogs sightings in the city have increased. Information to help residents understand and co-exist with these animals can be found on the City&a...

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Posted on: October 12, 2017

Town Hall Tuesday to be held October 24

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Mesquite, TX - October 12, 2017 - The City of Mesquite will host its next Town Hall Tuesday on October 24 from 7 - 8 p.m. at Mesquite City Hall, 757 N. Galloway Avenue. Members of the Mesquite Fire Department will offer an array of information about the d...

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Posted on: October 11, 2017

Mesquite Animal Services offers Cat Adoption Special

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Mesquite, TX - October 11, 2017 - It's Catober! Mesquite Animal Services, 1650 Gross Road, is offering a $40 Cat Adoption Special from October 12 - 21. This fee includes sterilization, vaccinations and microchipping. Plus, pre-spayed or  neutered...

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Posted on: October 10, 2017

Mesquite hosts October 15 event to recognize first responders

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Mesquite, TX – October 10, 2017 – On Sunday, October 15, at 4 p.m., Mesquite will host the third annual Real. Texas. Heroes. activity to recognize its police and fire professionals. The event will be held outside in front of t...

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Posted on: October 2, 2017

Mesquite seeks resident input through online Charter Survey

Mesquite, TX – October 2, 2017 – The Mesquite Charter Review Committee is seeking input from residents about the City of Mesquite Charter through an online survey. The committee is currently reviewing the City’s Charter and w...

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Posted on: September 26, 2017

Mesquite launches “20-4-7” neighborhood program

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Mesquite, TX – September 26, 2017 – The Mesquite Police Department has launched a new initiative called the 20-4-7 program to extend the benefits of National Night Out, which will be held on October 3 this year. The 20-4-7 program enco...

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Posted on: September 25, 2017

Mesquite to host National Night Out events on October 3

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Mesquite, TX – September 25, 2017 – The City of Mesquite will host a variety of activities in neighborhoods on October 3 in recognition of National Night Out. For the most current schedule and locations, visit www.cityofmesquite.com/NN...

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Posted on: September 22, 2017

Low Cost Animal Vaccine Clinic offered September 30

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Mesquite, TX - September 22, 2017 - A Low Cost Vaccine Clinic will be held at the Mesquite Animal Shelter, 1650 Gross Road, on Saturday, September 30, from 10 a.m. - noon. A variety of dog and cat vaccinations will be offered and will range in cost from $...

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Posted on: September 19, 2017

Mesquite announces David Witcher as new Director of Economic Development

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Mesquite, TX – September 19, 2017 – The City of Mesquite has named David Witcher as the new Director of Economic Development. Mr. Witcher has more than 25 years of experience in both municipal and private sector economic development.

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Posted on: September 19, 2017

Mesquite Police Department honored with Re-recognized Status

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Mesquite, TX - September 19, 2017 - Last night, the Mesquite Police Department was presented with "Re-recognized Status" by the Texas Law Enforcement Best Practices Recognition Program during the City Council meeting on September 18. This presti...

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Posted on: September 19, 2017

Mesquite honors four employees as Real. Texas. Service. Champions

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Mesquite, TX – September 19, 2017 – Mesquite honored four City employees with Real. Texas. Service. Champion awards during the City Council meeting on September 18. The Real. Texas. Service. Champions program celebrates employees who p...

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Posted on: September 18, 2017

Mesquite Firefighters participate in 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

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Mesquite, TX - September 18, 2017 - On September 9, 19 members of the Mesquite Fire Department participated in the 7th annual Dallas 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb honoring the 343 firefighters, 70 law enforcement officers and nine emergency medical technician...

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Posted on: September 18, 2017

Mesquite Walmart Divisional Academy graduates first class

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Mesquite, TX - September 19, 2017 - Last week, the  Mesquite City Council celebrated the opening of the new WalMart Divisional Academy. The Mesquite academy is one of only six in the United States for the WalMart chain offering manager-level trai...

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Posted on: September 15, 2017

Mesquite Charter Review Committee public meeting on September 20

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Mesquite, TX - September 15, 2017 - The Mesquite Charter Review Committee will host a public meeting to gather input on a review of the City Charter. The meeting will be Wednesday, September 20, 7 p.m. at Agnew Middle School, 729 Wilkinson Drive. The publ...

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Posted on: September 15, 2017

Temporary exit ramp closure September 17-18 at northbound I-635 and Gross Road

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Mesquite, TX - September 15, 2017 - The exit ramp at northbound Interstate 635 (I-635) and Gross Road will be closed from 9 p.m. on Sunday, September 17, through 6 a.m. on Monday, September 18. The detour route will be to exit Military Parkway and take Mi...

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Posted on: September 13, 2017

Water rate increase becomes effective October 1, 2017

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Mesquite, TX - September 13, 2017 - A water rate increase for Mesquite residential and commercial customers will become effective October 1, 2017. The higher rates are a direct result of the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) increasing its wate...

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Posted on: September 7, 2017

Keep Mesquite Beautiful to host semi-annual Trash Bash on September 16

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Mesquite, TX - September 9, 2017 - Keep Mesquite Beautiful, Inc. (KMB) will host its semi-annual Don’t Mess with Texas Trash Bash on Saturday, September 16, from 9 a.m. - noon. The event will kick-off at City Lake Park, located at 403 S. Gallowa...

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Posted on: September 6, 2017

New crime mapping system provides improved access to information

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Mesquite, TX - September 6, 2017 - Mesquite recently launched a new and improved crime mapping system to provide better access to information. The online crime mapping website provides the locations of crimes reported within Mesquite city limits and can b...

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Posted on: September 6, 2017

Mesquite to hold 9/11 Ceremony at Freedom Park

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Mesquite, TX - September 6, 2017 - Please join the Mesquite community as we gather together in remembrance of September 11, 2001, at Freedom Park, located at 1527 N. Galloway Avenue in Mesquite. The ceremony will held at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, September 11....

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Posted on: September 6, 2017

Mesquite and TxDOT partner to enforce highway safety

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Mesquite, TX – September 6, 2017 – The City of Mesquite and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will share in the funding of a program, which promotes highway safety by hiring off-duty police officers to enforce speed limits...

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Posted on: September 1, 2017

Mesquite Police Department graduates three recruits from its academy

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Mesquite, TX – September 1, 2017 – Today, the Mesquite Police Department (MPD) graduated three recruits from its Basic Police Officer Course (BPOC). Less than four percent of the 2,664 law enforcement agencies in Texas have a ...

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Posted on: August 30, 2017

Mesquite Charter Review Committee will host public meeting on September 6

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Mesquite, TX – August 29, 2017 – The Mesquite Charter Review Committee will host a public meeting to gather public input on a review of the City Charter. The Charter Review Committee will meet in the City Council Conference Room at Mes...

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Posted on: August 23, 2017

STAR Transit Board of Directors approves fare restructure

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Mesquite, TX – August 23, 2017 – The STAR Transit Board of Directors has approved a new  fare restructure. This includes a discount for disabled riders and free fares for qualified elderly and/or disabled riders on the agency&...

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Posted on: August 21, 2017

City of Mesquite and STAR Transit closed on September 4

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Mesquite, TX - August 21, 2017 - All City of Mesquite offices and facilities will be closed on Monday, September 4 in observance of the Labor Day holiday with the exception of the Mesquite Metro Airport. Trash and recycling will not be collected. Collecti...

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Posted on: August 20, 2017

Mesquite adopts out 100 percent of animal shelter

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Mesquite, TX – August 20, 2017 – Nearly 100 pets in Mesquite, including a rabbit, have new homes in Mesquite today. For the first time ever, the Mesquite Animal Shelter adopted out all of its animals during the national Clear the Shelt...

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Posted on: August 18, 2017

Mesquite Public Health Clinic offers extended back to school hours

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Mesquite, TX - August 18, 2017 - The Mesquite Public Health Clinic, located at 1616 N. Galloway Avenue, is offering extended back to school hours to allow more time for parents’ to take care of their child’s required school immunizatio...

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Posted on: August 18, 2017

FedEx Ground now hiring package handlers

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Mesquite, TX - August 18, 2017 - FedEx Ground, located at 5005 Samuell Boulevard in Mesquite, is now hiring package handlers. Qualified applicants must be at least 18 years of age; able to load, unload and sort packages; as well as perform other related d...

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Posted on: August 17, 2017

Mosquito trap tests positive for WNV near Galloway and Tripp

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Mesquite, TX - August 17, 2017 -The Dallas County Mosquito lab has notified the Mesquite Health  Division that a West Nile Virus positive mosquito trap has been  identified in Mesquite zip code 75150 near the intersection of Galloway &am...

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Posted on: August 15, 2017

Historic Mesquite, Inc. to be included in North Texas Giving Day

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Mesquite, TX - August 15, 2017 - Today, Historic Mesquite, Inc. (HMI) received notice that the organization will be featured as one of the non-profits to benefit from North Texas Giving Day, a project of the Communities Foundation of Texas.

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Posted on: August 15, 2017

Notice of public hearing on tax rate

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Mesquite, TX - August 15, 2017 - The City of Mesquite will hold two public hearings on a proposal to increase total tax revenues from properties on the tax roll in the preceding year by 8.6647 percent.  Your individual taxes may increase at a gre...

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Posted on: August 15, 2017

City of Mesquite to offer free fidget spinners at Back to School Fairs

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Mesquite, TX – August 15, 2017 – Today, Mesquite announced it will offer free fidget spinners to the first 100 students that visit tables hosted by the Mesquite Police Department at each of the three Mesquite Back to School Fairs. The ...

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Posted on: August 11, 2017

Mesquite Smoothie King offers smoothie discount to support Spread the Love campaign

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Mesquite, TX – August 11, 2017 – Today, the new Smoothie King in Mesquite, located at 1300 N. Town East Boulevard, announced its support of the Spread the Love peanut butter and jelly food drive to help feed children from food insecure...

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Posted on: August 9, 2017

Chamber of Commerce Taste & Trade is set for September 26

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Mesquite, TX- August 9, 2017- The Mesquite Chamber of Commerce 22nd annual Taste & Trade will be held on Tuesday, September 26 from 4 – 8 p.m. at the Mesquite Convention Center.

Attendees will be able to explore exhibits, as well as meet peop...

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Posted on: August 7, 2017

Mesquite announces Jeff Jones as new Deputy City Manager

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Mesquite, TX – August 7, 2017 – Today, the City of Mesquite announced the promotion of Jeff Jones to Deputy City Manager. Jones had been serving as Assistant City Manager since joining Mesquite in April 2016. Former Deputy City Manager...

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Posted on: August 4, 2017

Mesquite receives Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award

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Mesquite, TX - August 4, 2017- The City of Mesquite’s Purchasing Division has earned the 2017 Annual Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award from the National Procurement Institute. The city is one of only 50 agencies in Texas and one of ...

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Posted on: August 4, 2017

Historic Mesquite, Inc. to host Preservation Primer Workshop

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Mesquite, TX - August 4, 2017 - Have you suddenly found yourself with a wealth of family heirlooms or just have your grandmother’s wedding dress hanging around?  Would you like to find out the best and most economical way to preserve your artifac...

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Posted on: August 2, 2017

Mesquite Animal Services to offer free cat spay and neuter clinic

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Mesquite, TX - August 2, 2017 - Mesquite Animal Services will offer a free spay and neuter clinic for cats on Saturday, August 26. This free service is sponsored by Petsmart Charities and is only available to Mesquite residents with an appointment. Reside...

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Posted on: August 2, 2017

Republic Services announces separate container and disposal fee

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Mesquite, TX – August 2, 2017 – Republic Services has announced it will implement a separate contamination and disposal fee due to experiencing rising levels of non-acceptable items in their recycling containers. This separate fee beca...

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Posted on: August 1, 2017

Mesquite Police Department to host annual “Back the Blue, Bring a Book”

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Mesquite, TX – August 1, 2017 – Today, the Mesquite Police Department announced their support of local reading initiatives for youth by asking the community to donate new or gently used children’s books through the annual &am...

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Posted on: July 27, 2017

Mesquite Police Department Update: Church Criminal Mischief

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On July 26, with the help of a tip from the public, Mesquite Police Investigators identified all three suspects in this case.  The suspects were contacted, and they confessed to the offenses.  All of the suspects are juveniles. ...

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Posted on: July 26, 2017

Mesquite Animal Services raises bobcat awareness

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Mesquite, TX – July 26, 2017 – As Dallas’ urban sprawl continues to push outwards, sightings and interactions with bobcats have increased. Mesquite Animal Services has come up with safety tips to keep Mesquite residents prepa...

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Posted on: July 25, 2017

Mesquite launches campaign to combat illegal bandit signs

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The City of Mesquite announced a new program to eliminate the placement of illegal bandit signs in the community, and is asking the public to help remove them. Small advertisement signs placed in public rights-of-way and on utility or traffic control pole...

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Posted on: July 21, 2017

West Nile Virus positive mosquito trap

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The Dallas County Mosquito Lab has notified the City of Mesquite Health Division that a West Nile Virus positive mosquito trap has been identified in Mesquite zip code 75150 near N. Galloway Avenue and Oates Drive. Spraying will begin tonight after 10 p.m...

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Posted on: July 20, 2017

West Nile positive mosquito trap

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The City of Mesquite has received notification of a West Nile positive mosquito trap in zip code 75150; spraying the area tonight. For details, visit www.cityofmesquite.com/MosquitoControl.

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Posted on: July 20, 2017

Three new Mesquite Firefighters swear in at Freedom Park

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Last week, City Secretary Sonja Land, administered an Oath of Office to three new Mesquite Firefighters. The swearing in took place at Mesquite's 9/11 memorial, Freedom Park.

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Posted on: July 19, 2017

City Council seeks public input on truck stops and truck-related uses

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Mesquite, TX - July 19, 2017 - The Mesquite City Council is seeking public input on truck stops and other businesses that include the parking of heavy load vehicles as a principal or accessory use. Public workshops will be held at 7 p.m. on July 24 and Au...

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Posted on: July 19, 2017

Rapid Flashing Beacons being installed at five school crosswalks

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City staff is in the process of installing five sets of rectangular rapid flashing beacons (RRFBs) at the crosswalks of five school crossings: Galloway Avenue at Poteet High School and Kimbrough Middle School, Cartwright Road at two Horn High School cross...

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Posted on: July 19, 2017

Town Hall Tuesday to be held on July 25

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Mesquite, TX - July 19, 2017 - The City of Mesquite will host its next Town Hall Tuesday on July 25 from 7 – 8 p.m. at Mesquite City Hall, 757 N. Galloway Avenue. The City of Mesquite’s fiscal year begins October 1. This program will p...

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Posted on: July 17, 2017

City Council Budget Workshop to be held on July 21

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Mesquite, TX - July 17, 2017 - The 2017-18 City Council Budget Workshop will be held on Friday, July 21. The workshop is open to the public and will be held from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. in Training Rooms A and B at Mesquite City Hall, 757 N. Galloway Avenue.&...

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Posted on: July 17, 2017

Deadline for Addressing Mesquite Day job requests extended to August 4

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Mesquite, TX - July 17, 2017 - The deadline for Addressing Mesquite Day job requests has been extended to August 4. On October 7, the Mesquite Ministerial Alliance and the City of Mesquite will host Addressing Mesquite Day. This event matches community vo...

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Posted on: July 15, 2017

Six Stolen Vehicles Recovered

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On July 13, 2017 the Mesquite Police Department Auto Theft Unit was investigating vehicle thefts that were occurring in Mesquite. An intense investigation was conducted, which led investigators to Dallas Auto Salvage located at 14057 Skyfrost Drive, Dalla...

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Posted on: July 12, 2017

Mesquite Police make arrest in July 7 shooting

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The Mesquite Police Department arrested an individual in connection with the shooting that occurred at Shand’s Park on July 7. Alberto Martinez, 18 year old male, has been arrested. He is being charged with two counts of attempted capital murder...

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Posted on: July 10, 2017

Mesquite makes progress to address illegal fireworks and gunfire

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Mesquite, TX – July 10, 2017 – Today, the City of Mesquite announced 46 citations were issued to individuals for the illegal use or possession of fireworks, 725 pounds of illegal fireworks were seized and two individuals were arrested ...

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Posted on: July 9, 2017

Mesquite Police Department press release on park shooting

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July 10, 2017 Update    

At this point in the investigation, this incident appears to involve an ongoing dispute between the individuals involved, and not a random act of violence. Persons of interest have been identified, and th...

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Posted on: July 6, 2017

Know the dangers and symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning

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Mesquite, TX – July 6, 2017 – More than 150 people in the U.S. die every year from accidental, non-fire related carbon monoxide (CO) poison. The poisonous gas is also known as the “Invisible Killer’ because of its c...

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Posted on: July 6, 2017

Applications now being accepted for 2017 Citizens' Fire Academy

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Mesquite, TX - July 6, 2017 - The  Mesquite Fire Department is now accepting applications for the 2017  Citizens' Fire Academy. The academy is a nine-week program which  provides residents the opportunity to learn about the Fire...

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Posted on: July 5, 2017

Public hearing on STAR Transit fare restructure to be held on July 10

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Mesquite, TX - July 5, 2017 - A public hearing on the proposal to amend STAR Transit’s fare structure will be held on Monday, July 10, at 6 p.m. at the Mesquite Arts Center, 1527 N. Galloway Avenue. Anyone wishing to make comments is invited to ...

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Posted on: July 5, 2017

Mesquite Firefighter's Fill the Boot campaign raises $38,000 for MDA

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Mesquite, TX - July 6, 2017 - Representatives from the Mesquite Firefighters Association (MFA) presented a $38,000 check to Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Representative Caity Bowen during the City Council meeting on July 3. The funds were raised du...

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Posted on: June 30, 2017

Public Utility Commission rules water rate case can move forward

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Mesquite, TX – June 30, 2017 – Yesterday, the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUC) determined that the water rate case, involving the cities of Mesquite, Garland, Plano and Richardson, can move forward.

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Posted on: June 30, 2017

Mesquite ISD looks to expand pre-K classes to 3-year-olds

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Mesquite, TX - June 30, 2017 - Mesquite ISD is looking to expand pre-kindergarten classes to 3-year-olds as an extension of the district’s #ReadPlayTalk initiative to have all students reading a...

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Posted on: June 28, 2017

Walmart Neighborhood Market grand opening set for July 5

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Mesquite, TX – June 28, 2017 – The newest Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market is opening its doors on July 5. The public is invited to attend the ribbon cutting on Wednesday, July 5 at 7:15 a.m. at the new grocery store, located at 1951 Military Parkway in Mesqu...

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Posted on: June 28, 2017

June 2017 issue of The Road Report available online

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Mesquite, TX - June 28, 2017 - The June 2017 issue of The Road Report is available online at www.cityofmesquite.com/RoadReport. The report provides status updated on road construction projects throughout Mesquite, including recent design changes to the Gu...

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Posted on: June 28, 2017

Mesquite begins increased enforcement of illegal use of fireworks and celebratory gunfire

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Mesquite, TX – June 28, 2017 – This week Mesquite’s Police Department and Fire Department will launch joint deployment teams to enforce the illegal use of fireworks and celebratory gunfire in the city during the July 4th holi...

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Posted on: June 27, 2017

Historic Mesquite, Inc. to participate in Blue Star Museums program

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Mesquite, TX - June 26, 2017 - Historic Mesquite, Inc. (HMI) has announced its inclusion in the Blue Star Museums program, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more ...

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Posted on: June 26, 2017

Special City Council meeting to be held on June 29

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A Special City Council meeting will be held on Thursday, June 29, at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 757 N. Galloway Avenue. Public hearings will be held on amendments to the City Charter and a temporary moratorium on truck stops and other developments that include ...

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Posted on: June 23, 2017

Five Mesquite Fire Department trainees graduate from fire academy

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Mesquite, TX – June 23, 2017 – Last week, five Mesquite Fire Department trainees graduated from fire academy. The trainees include William Rosen, Justin Sanders, Jonathan Wright, Cory Thomas and Stephen Parks.

All five recruits will now...

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Posted on: June 23, 2017

City of Mesquite and STAR Transit closed on July 4

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Mesquite, TX - June 23, 2017 - All City of Mesquite offices and facilities will be closed on Tuesday,  July 4 in observance of the Independence Day holiday with the exception of the Mesquite Metro Airport. Trash and recycling will not be collecte...

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Posted on: June 23, 2017

Mesquite announces temporary moratorium on development of truck stops

Mesquite, TX - June 23, 2017 - Effective Thursday, June 22, 2017, a temporary moratorium is in effect on the development of truck stops and other development that includes the parking of heavy load vehicles as a principal use or as an accessory use. Durin...

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Posted on: June 23, 2017

Networking event for business professionals offered on June 28

Mesquite, TX - June 23, 2017- Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas, a member of Mesquite’s Business Retention and Expansion Task Force, is hosting a networking event for business professionals on Wednesday, June 28, from 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. at DCCCD Richlan...

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Posted on: June 21, 2017

Mesquite Bar Association donates to campaign that helps feed kids during the summer

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Mesquite, TX – June 21, 2017 – Today is the first full day of summer and the Mesquite Bar Association donated enough peanut butter and jelly to make 800 sandwiches in support of the City of Mesquite’s “Spread the Lo...

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Posted on: June 19, 2017

Mesquite launches aggressive enforcement of illegal fireworks and gunfire

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Mesquite, TX – June 19, 2017 – Tonight, the Mesquite City Council gave their support of a new plan to strengthen enforcement of illegal fireworks and celebratory gunfire during July 4th weekend with a full force and robust response. Th...

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Posted on: June 16, 2017

Mesquite Police arrest car burglar

Between the months of April and June, 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 id...

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Posted on: June 14, 2017

Lane closures near Mesquite High School

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There is utility work underway near Mesquite High School. There will be daily lane closures for approximately the next 30 days from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This includes a maximum of two lanes closed on Beltline Road from Newsome Road to Gross Street. The closur...

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Posted on: June 14, 2017

Mesquite Animal Shelter is full, waives adoption fees and seeks foster homes

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The Mesquite Animal Shelter is full and is seeking the public’s support. Animal Services Manager Jeanne Saadi said, “We are out of space and can’t take any more kittens or cats. In order to get more cats and kittens adopted, ...

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Posted on: June 13, 2017

Watch video about Police Department youth summer camp

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The Mesquite Police Department was featured on Fox 4 news broadcast about its successful youth summer camp.

A group of Mesquite police officers have a really hard assignment this summer: running a summer camp for middle and elementary school kids.

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Posted on: June 12, 2017

Mesquite Fire Department reaches out to revive retired flags

Mesquite, TX – June 12, 2017 – With Flag Day on Wednesday, June 14, the Mesquite Fire Department announced it is collecting worn flags at all their fire stations in participation with the Retired Flag Project. The project collects worn...

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Posted on: June 10, 2017

Mesquite continues drive to help food insecure children during the summer

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Mesquite, TX – June 10, 2017 – This weekend, City of Mesquite employees and motorcycle riders from throughout the community raised food, funds and awareness for food insecure children in Mesquite through the Spread the Love campaign.

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Posted on: June 10, 2017

Summer Sizzle Parking and Shuttle Service Revised

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Due to the amount of Friday’s rainfall, parking has been revised for Saturday’s Summer Sizzle event. 

On-Site Parking: Limited on-site parking is available at Paschall Park, 1001 New Market Road. Signage on New Market Road and ...

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Posted on: June 6, 2017

Beat the heat with water activities and refreshments at Mesquite’s Summer Sizzle

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Mesquite, TX – June 6, 2017 – Beat the heat with Summer Sizzle’s Splash Zone and a variety of refreshments on Saturday, June 10, from noon – 9:30 p.m. at Paschall Park, 1001 New Market Road. Take a refreshing ride d...

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Posted on: June 6, 2017

Mesquite Animal Services seeks volunteers for foster program

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Mesquite, TX – June 6, 2017 – Mesquite Animal Services is seeking volunteers for its foster program, which helps open space in the shelter and increase the number of animals adopted. The average foster home stay is about two months and...

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Posted on: June 2, 2017

Mosquito Spraying Begins Tonight

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Dallas County Mosquito Lab has notified the Health Division that a West Nile Virus (WNV) positive mosquito trap has been identified in Mesquite 75149.

Spraying will begin tonight and both sprays should be completed this weekend weather permitting.

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Posted on: June 1, 2017

Fireworks prohibited within Mesquite city limits

The City of Mesquite urges residents to celebrate safely this Independence Day. Residents are reminded that it is illegal to possess or use fireworks, or discharge firearms within city limits. Punishment ranges from $500 to $4,000 depending on the offense...

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Posted on: May 31, 2017

Mesquite’s Summer Sizzle to feature a variety of games and contests

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Mesquite, TX - May 31, 2017 – Calling all competitors! The City of Mesquite’s Summer Sizzle will feature a variety of games and contests on Saturday, June 10, from noon - 9:30 p.m. in Paschall Park, 1001 New Market Road. The &ldquo...

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Posted on: May 30, 2017

Canvass of election results available for online viewing

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A special City Council meeting was held on May 17 to canvass the Municipal Election results to elect a Mayor and Council members for Places 1, 2 and 6. Re-elected Mayor Stan Pickett and Council member Jeff Casper and newly-elected Council members Robert M...

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Posted on: May 26, 2017

Town Hall Tuesday on active adult programs to be held on May 30

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Mesquite, TX - May 26, 2017 - The City of Mesquite will host its next Town Hall Tuesday from 7 - 8 p.m. on May 30 at Mesquite City Hall, 757 N. Galloway Avenue. The Parks and Recreation Department will share active adult programs and senior citizen servic...

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Posted on: May 26, 2017

City Lake Aquatic Center and Vanston Pool open during Memorial Day weekend

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Mesquite, TX - May 26, 2017 - Celebrate Memorial Day weekend at the newly renovated City Lake Aquatic Center, 200 Parkview Street, and Vanston Pool, 2913 Oates Drive. Both pools will be open Saturday, May 27 through Monday, May 29 from noon to 7 p.m. Regu...

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Posted on: May 26, 2017

Mayor’s “Spread the Love” Motorcycle Rally to be held June 10

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Mesquite, TX - May 26, 2017 - Join Mayor Stan Pickett, along with Family Cathedral and the Fellowship Riders of Mesquite, for a free motorcycle ride to support food insecure kids in Mesquite. The rally will be held on Saturday, June 10 at Paschall Park, 1...

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Posted on: May 26, 2017

Mesquite introduces The Road Report monthly newsletter

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Mesquite, TX - May 26, 2017 - The City of Mesquite has introduced The Road Report newsletter to improve communication with Mesquite residents about current road construction projects. The newsletter will be published monthly and can be viewed at www.cityo...

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Posted on: May 26, 2017

Mesquite Fire Department provides Real. Texas. Service.

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Mesquite, TX - May 26, 2017 - Mesquite firefighters recently fought a two-alarm fire at Appleseed Academy, 4346 N. Galloway Avenue, which destroyed the private school and daycare. Thankfully, students and staff practice fire drills each month and everyone...

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Posted on: May 26, 2017

Mesquite employees honored as Real. Texas. Service. Champions

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Mesquite, TX - May 26, 2017 - Mesquite honored four City employees with Real. Texas. Service. Champion awards during the City Council meeting on May 15. Congratulations to Dee Richter, Leah Burger, Donna Richard and Grace Jones. The Real. Texas. Service. ...

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Posted on: May 18, 2017

Mesquite Police Department launches new K-9 Unit

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Mesquite, TX - May 18, 2017 - Two new officers were recently added to the Mesquite Police Department and presented with their badges during the City Council meeting held on May 15. Officers Kozmo and Axel, two highly-trained Dutch/German Shephards, joined...

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Posted on: May 18, 2017

Small Business Administration Information Forum to be held May 23

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Mesquite, TX - May 18, 2017 - The Small Business Administration (SBA) Dallas/Fort Worth District Office will host an information forum in partnership with the Mesquite Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, May 23 from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. The event will be held at ...

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Posted on: May 17, 2017

City of Mesquite and STAR Transit closed on May 29

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Mesquite, TX - May 17, 2017 - All City of Mesquite offices and facilities will be closed on Monday, May 29 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday with the exception of the Mesquite Metro Airport. Trash and recycling will not be collected. Collection wi...Read on...

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Posted on: May 16, 2017

Mesquite Fire Department promotes Spread the Love PB&J donation locations

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Mesquite, TX – May 15, 2017 – With lights, sirens and lots of peanut butter and jelly, the Mesquite Fire Department reminded the public of the Spread the Love donation locations. Today, Mesquite firefighters donated cases of PB&J a...

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Posted on: May 15, 2017

Mesquite offers free mosquito dunks to residents

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Mesquite, TX – May 15, 2017 – Today, the City of Mesquite announced it is offering one free two-pack of mosquito dunks to residents, limit one per household. The mosquito dunks help eliminate mosquito larvae for 30 days. The free dunks...

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Posted on: May 6, 2017

Charitable Solicitors

Citizens are encouraged to be cautious if they choose to donate money to individuals on street intersections soliciting for funds for a certain cause. The City of Mesquite issues a permit to any organization that meets all of the required conditions and M...

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Posted on: May 10, 2017

Prohibited noises and reporting disturbances

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Mesquite, TX - May 10, 2017 - The City of Mesquite considers noise disturbances a quality of life issue and prohibits many loud and unnecessary noises in Section 10-73 of the City’s Code of Ordi...

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Posted on: May 10, 2017

MISD offers free 2017 Summer Food Service Program

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Mesquite, TX - May 10, 2017 - Each year, the Mesquite Independent School District (MISD) requests assistance from local organizations to help promote its free Summer Food Service Program. The City of Mesquite welcomes the opportunity to share this importa...

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Posted on: May 9, 2017

Mesquite video series promotes locally owned businesses

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Mesquite, TX - May 9, 2017 - The City ofMesquite has produced a series of video public service announcements to promote locally owned businesses in Mesquite. These video announcements support the culture that is nurtured by the City for small businesses t...

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Posted on: May 9, 2017

New Permit and Plan Management System Open House

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Mesquite, TX - May 8, 2017 - The City of Mesquite will host an open house to introduce a new online permit and plan management system on Thursday, May 11 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Mesquite Arts Center, 1527 N. Galloway Avenue. 

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Posted on: May 6, 2017

2017 Mesquite Municipal Election Results

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Mesquite, TX - May 6, 2017 - Tonight, the City of Mesquite announced the results of the May 6 Municipal Election. View the results at www.cityofmesquite.com/2017ElectionResults. 

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Posted on: May 3, 2017

Video series promotes locally owned businesses in Mesquite

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Mesquite, TX - May 3, 2017 - The City of Mesquite has produced a series of video public service announcements to promote locally owned businesses in Mesquite during National Small Business Week. Approximately 78% of businesses have 10 or less employees, m...Read on...

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Posted on: May 1, 2017

MISD announces major awards

For the second year in a row, West Mesquite High School earned a silver distinction on the U.S. News & World Report's Best High Schools list. West Mesquite placed in the top 10 percent of Texas high schools. Poteet High School, which earned b...

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Posted on: May 1, 2017

Mesquite offers free vehicle decals for Drive Like Your Family Lives Here campaign

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Mesquite, TX – May 1, 2017 – The City of Mesquite is offering the public free vehicle decals to help promote the new traffic safety campaign called Drive Like Your Family Lives Here.

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Posted on: April 29, 2017

Cinco de Mayo 2017 has been canceled

Due to the forecast of severe weather, Cinco de Mayo 2017 has been canceled. The event will not be rescheduled. www.CityofMesquite.com/CincodeMayo

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Posted on: April 21, 2017

Drug Take Back Event to be held on April 29

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Mesquite, TX - April 21, 2017 - On Saturday, April 29, the Mesquite Police Department will take part in a nation-wide collaborative effort to allow residents to dispose of unused medication. This program is part of a Drug Enforcement Administration initia...

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Posted on: April 21, 2017

Motley Drive (Gus Thomasson to Town East) reconstruction project

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Mesquite, TX - April 21, 2017 - On Monday, April 24, the contractor for the Motley Drive (Gus Thomasson to Town East) reconstruction project will reroute all traffic on Motley Drive between Town East Boulevard and Gus Thomasson Drive to the northbound lan...

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Posted on: April 19, 2017

Municipal Election early voting begins April 24

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Mesquite, TX - April 19, 2017 - The annual Municipal Election will be held on Saturday, May 6 to elect a Mayor and Councilmembers for Places 1, 2 and 6. Early voting will be conducted in Mesquite at Lakeside Activity Center, 101 Holley Park Drive...

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Posted on: April 14, 2017

Update on Duck Deaths at City Parks

The City of Mesquite has confirmed that more than 50 duck deaths at various Mesquite parks during the past few weeks is being caused by a duck virus also known as Duck Enteritis Virus or commonly referred to as a “duck plague.” The pub...

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Posted on: April 12, 2017

City of Mesquite honors public safety dispatchers

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Mesquite, TX - April 12, 2017 - This week, the City of Mesquite honored its 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 emergenc...

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Posted on: April 12, 2017

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

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Mesquite, TX - April 12, 2017 - 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...

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Posted on: April 10, 2017

Mesquite announces Drive Like Your Family Lives Here campaign

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Mesquite, TX – April 10, 2017 – The City of Mesquite has announced a new public education campaign called Drive Like Your Family Lives Here to address traffic safety issues in its community. For details on the campaign, visit www.Drive...

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Posted on: April 7, 2017

New environmental code brochure provides guidance on property maintenance

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Mesquite, TX - April 7, 2017 - A new educational brochure has been developed to provide information about common environmental code violations and City procedures. The brochure entitled, “A Quality Neighborhood Starts with You – A Resi...

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Posted on: April 7, 2017

Mesquite seeks public’s help to protect wildlife at all City parks

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Mesquite, TX - April 7, 2017 - The City of Mesquite is asking for the public’s assistance to help protect the wildlife at all its parks. If anyone should witness animal abuse at any City park, please call 911 immediately and a Mesquite Police Of...

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Posted on: March 31, 2017

City Council seeks public input on historic downtown plans

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Mesquite, TX - March 31, 2017 - The City of Mesquite is seeking the public’s input on historic downtown Mesquite as it develops plans for the area. The survey seeks the public’s input on a variety of downtown topics, including business...

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Posted on: March 31, 2017

Housing and Community Services to close at noon on April 7

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Mesquite, TX - March 31, 2017 - The Housing and Community Services building, located at 1616 N. Galloway Avenue, will close at noon on Friday, April 7 for a staff development workshop. The department will resume regular business hours on Monday, April 10....

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Posted on: March 31, 2017

The Marketplace in Mesquite returns on April 8

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Mesquite, TX - March 31, 2017 - The Marketplace in Mesquite returns on Saturday, April 8 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. in Mesquite’s historic downtown square, 150 W. Main Street. The farmer's market takes place every second and fourth Saturday, ...

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Posted on: March 31, 2017

New fire engine placed into service with traditional “push-in” ceremony

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Mesquite, TX - March 31, 2017 - On March 28, firefighters at Fire Station #5 placed a new fire engine into service with a traditional “push-in” ceremony. The housing ceremony is a proud tradition in the history of fire service in which...

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Posted on: March 28, 2017

Opal Lawrence Barn gets a spring facelift

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Mesquite, TX - March 28, 2017 - The 1886 S.D. Lawrence barn at Opal Lawrence Historical Park is all bright again, thanks to a generous donation of paint from community partner, Benjamin Moore & Co.  The barn, which is a large, two-st...

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Posted on: March 22, 2017

Statement from the City Manager on the Mesquite Animal Shelter

On behalf of the entire City of Mesquite, I wish to share my empathy for those who have showed great compassion on the news that our Mesquite Animal Shelter experienced the death of a dog in our care over the weekend. In addition to my role as the City Ma...

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Posted on: March 20, 2017

Mesquite Town Hall Tuesday on traffic safety to be held on March 28

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Mesquite, TX – March 20, 2017 - The City of Mesquite will host its next Town Hall Tuesday from 7 – 8 p.m. on March 28 at Mesquite City Hall, 757 N. Galloway Avenue. The Police Department will share a variety of traffic safety initiatives being implemented...

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Posted on: March 17, 2017

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

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Mesquite, TX – March 17, 2017 – Beginning today, the public can donate a jar of peanut butter or jelly and take a selfie of their donation to enter two random drawings for Dallas Mavericks tickets and prizes courtesy of player Wesley M...

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Posted on: March 17, 2017

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

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Mesquite, TX – March 17, 2017 – 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 Wa...

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Posted on: March 15, 2017

Mesquite accepting applications for new VolunTEEN program

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Mesquite, TX – March 15, 2017 – 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. Applications for the...

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Posted on: March 13, 2017

Breakfast with the Bunny gears up for fun

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Mesquite, TX – March 10, 2016 – Breakfast with the Bunny presented by Panera Bread and Dallas Regional Medical Center is gearing up for an exciting time on Saturday, April 8 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Evans Recreation Center, 1116 Hillc...

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Posted on: March 7, 2017

Understanding outdoor warning systems

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Mesquite, TX - March 7, 2017 - The City of Mesquite has an extensive outdoor warning system (OSW) comprised of 25 sirens strategically located throughout the city. These sirens are designed to alert citizens, who are outdoors, to an eminent threat in the ...

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Posted on: March 7, 2017

Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. will build South Central Distribution and Fulfillment Center

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Mesquite, TX – March 6, 2017 – Today, the City of Mesquite announced Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. will invest $65 million into a 358-acre tract of land in the eastern portion of Mesquite for a new 850,000 square-foot south central...

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Posted on: March 3, 2017

Registration is open for 60th annual Mesquite Rodeo Parade

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Mesquite, TX - March 3, 2017 - The 60th annual Mesquite Rodeo Parade will be held on April 1 beginning at 10 a.m. The parade will follow its traditional route starting on Belt Line Road at Newsom Road and proceed through downtown Mesquite, ending on S. Ga...

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Posted on: March 3, 2017

Public reception to be held for Atlanta Falcons' and Horn High School graduate Taylor Gabriel

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Mesquite, TX - March 3, 2017 - A public reception will be held at 6:30 p.m. on March 6 in the Mesquite City Hall lobby, 757 N. Galloway Avenue, in honor of Atlanta Falcons' wide receiver Taylor Gabriel. Mr. Gabriel is a 2009 graduate of Horn High...

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Posted on: February 28, 2017

Mesquite Elks Lodge awards Police Officer, Firefighter and Citizen of the Year

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Mesquite, TX – February 28, 2017 – On February 27, the Mesquite Elks Lodge #2404 presented their annual awards at the City Dignitary Awards Banquet. The lodge named Mesquite Police Officer Dennis Arnold, Jr. as Police Officer of the Ye...

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Posted on: February 28, 2017

Reconstruction of Gus Thomasson Road scheduled to begin March 1

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Mesquite, TX - February 28 - 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 ...

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Posted on: February 28, 2017

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

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Mesquite, TX - February 28 - 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...

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Posted on: February 22, 2017

Mesquite to participate in 2017 Warrant Roundup

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Mesquite, TX – February 22, 2017 – The Mesquite Police Department and Mesquite City Marshals will join more than 300 agencies across Texas by participating in the 2017 State of Texas Warrant Roundup. The roundup begins on Saturday, Feb...

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Posted on: February 22, 2017

Mesquite Public Library earns 2016 Achievement of Library Excellence Award

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Mesquite, TX – February 21, 2017 – 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...

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Posted on: February 22, 2017

Registration for Guts and Glory Obstacle Fun Run is open

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Mesquite, TX – February 22, 2017 – 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. 

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Posted on: February 15, 2017

Union Pacific reminds drivers and pedestrians to always expect a train

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Mesquite, TX - February 15, 2017 - Union Pacific (UP) Railroad reminds drivers and pedestrians to take caution at all railroad crossings and always expect a train. According to UP, the average train travels 41 feet in the blink of an eye. Remember to stop...

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Posted on: February 15, 2017

Union Pacific reminds drivers and pedestrians to always expect a train

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Mesquite, TX - February 15, 2017 - Union Pacific (UP) Railroad reminds drivers and pedestrians to take caution at all railroad crossings and always expect a train. According to UP, the average train travels 41 feet in the blink of an eye. Remember to stop...

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Posted on: February 8, 2017

Mother Son Dance tickets are on sale

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Mesquite, TX – February 8, 2017 – The Mother Son Dance, sponsored by the Hampton Inn and Suites and Dallas Regional Medical Center, is scheduled for Friday, March 3 from 7 - 9 p.m. The dance is open to all ages and will be held at the ...

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Posted on: February 8, 2017

Mesquite Fire Department presents employees with meritorious awards

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Mesquite, TX – February 7, 2017 – Each year, the Mesquite Fire Department honors its employees through a presentation of awards for superior public service to the Mesquite community. On February 6, the department honored 25 individuals...

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Posted on: February 7, 2017

Airbag Recall: North Texas

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Mesquite, TX - February 7, 2017 - Under the oversight of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 19 automakers are recalling vehicles with certain types of driver and passenger airbag inflators. These inflators are at risk of rupturing...

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Posted on: February 7, 2017

Mesquite Library Services to be temporarily interupted by software upgrade

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Mesquite, TX - February 7, 2017 - The Mesquite Public Library will be upgrading its computer software system on Thursday, February 9 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. During these hours, library users at both the Main and North Branch Libraries will be unable to check...

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Posted on: February 7, 2017

Mesquite Animal Services offers half-price adoption special

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Mesquite, TX - February 7, 2017 - Add a lot of love to your life with Mesquite Animal Services “Complete your Heart” adoption special. In recognition of National Spay and Neuter Month, half-price adoptions will be offered now through F...

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Posted on: February 2, 2017

Mesquite Police Department graduates five recruits from its academy

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Mesquite, TX – February 2, 2017 – On January 27, the Mesquite Police Department (MPD) graduated five recruits from its Basic Police Officer Course (BPOC) class. Only four percent of the 2,651 law enforcement agencies in Texas have a tr...

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Posted on: February 1, 2017

Mesquite presents city update and annual employee awards

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Mesquite, TX - January 31, 2017 - On January 26, Mesquite Mayor Stan Pickett presented the 2017 City Update at the annual Chamber of Commerce Awards Dinner. The evening also included city employee awards for Police, Fire and General Government. To view th...

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Posted on: February 1, 2017

Opal Lawrence Historical Park presents “Be Mine @ the Park”

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Mesquite, TX - February 1, 2017 - Bring your significant other and the kids for a Valentine’s adventure to remember at Opal Lawrence Historical Park, 711 E. Kearney Street, on Saturday, February 11 for Historic Mesquite, Inc.’s first &...

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Posted on: January 24, 2017

Mesquite to host open house on Code Ambassadors program

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Mesquite, TX – January 24, 2017 – The City of Mesquite will host a Code Ambassadors Open House on Thursday, February 2 at 6:30 p.m. in the Rehearsal Hall at the Mesquite Arts Center, 1527 N. Galloway Avenue. The open house will provide...

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Posted on: January 23, 2017

Mesquite Town Hall Tuesday on solid waste services to be held January 31

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Mesquite, TX - January 23, 2017 - The City of Mesquite will host its next Town Hall Tuesday from 7 – 8p.m. on January 31 at Mesquite City Hall, 757 N. Galloway Avenue. 

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Posted on: January 17, 2017

Mesquite Animal Services offers “New Year, New Addition” adoption special

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Mesquite, TX - January 17, 2017 - Mesquite Animal Services is offering a “New Year, New Addition” adoption special from January 17 – 21. All dogs and cats at the shelter, located at 1650 Gross Road, are available for adoption at half the regular price. Th...

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Posted on: January 17, 2017

Mesquite Public Libraries closed for staff development on January 27

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Mesquite, TX – January 17, 2017 – Both the Mesquite Main Library, located at 300 W. Grubb, and the North Branch Library, located at 2600 Oates, will be closed for staff development on Friday, January 27. Both libraries will resume norm...

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Posted on: January 13, 2017

Social media share icons added to City website for video clips

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Mesquite, TX - January 13, 2017 - Video clips from archived City Council and other public meetings can now be easily shared online through social media icons on the City’s website at www.cityofmesquite.com/WatchCouncilMeetings

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Posted on: January 13, 2017

Mesquite Police Officers begin wearing cowboy hats

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Mesquite, TX – January 13, 2017 – National Hat Day is Sunday, January 15, and in recognition of that celebratory day the Mesquite Police Department announced today the majority of their police officers have begun to wear a cowboy hat a...

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Posted on: January 9, 2017

City offices closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Mesquite, TX - January 9, 2017 - Most City of Mesquite offices will be closed on Monday, January 16 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Trash and recycling will not be collected. Collection will occur on the next scheduled collection day. For a c...

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Posted on: January 9, 2017

Mesquite to host Special Olympics Texas Polar Plunge

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Mesquite, TX - January 9, 2017 - The City of Mesquite is once again supporting Special Olympics Texas by hosting the Polar Plunge. The event will be held on Saturday, January 21 at City Lake Aquatic Center, 200 Parkview Street. 

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Posted on: December 27, 2016

Mesquite offers guidelines for Christmas tree recycling

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Mesquite, TX - December 27, 2016 - Start the new year off right by recycling your real Christmas tree.  Real Christmas trees are biodegradable, which means they can be easily reused or recycled for mulch and other purposes. Please follow these gu...

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Posted on: December 27, 2016

Plan ahead: Don’t drink and drive

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Mesquite, TX - December 27, 2016 - The holidays are known for being merry and bright, but they are also known for being the deadliest season when it comes to drunk driving. Last year, there were 2,374 alcohol-related crashes in Texas, resulting in 102 fat...

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Posted on: December 22, 2016

Mesquite offers holiday message and recap of 2016 community programs

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Mesquite, TX - December 22, 2016 - City Manager Cliff Keheley offers a holiday message on behalf of the City of Mesquite and thanks the Mesquite community for their significant contributions during the year. To watch the holiday message and a recap of man...

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Posted on: December 22, 2016

Mesquite urges citizens to celebrate safely this holiday season

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Mesquite, TX - December 22, 2016 - The City of Mesquite urges citizens to celebrate safely this holiday season. The holidays are a great time to gather with friends and family while enjoying good food and holiday traditions, but for over 11,000 Americans,...

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Posted on: December 21, 2016

STAR Transit announces limited schedule for the holidays

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Mesquite, TX - December 21, 2016 - STAR Transit announces limited schedule for the holidays.

  • STAR Transit’s offices will be closed on Friday, December 23; Monday, December 26; and Monday, January 2. This includes On Demand Service and the Kaufman...
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Posted on: December 21, 2016

Mesquite to launch new Housing Division Homelessness Program

Mesquite, TX – December 21, 2016 – The Mesquite City Council has approved revisions to the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program to create a new Homelessness Program. The revisions strengthen the current rental assistance program. They ...

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Posted on: December 20, 2016

Mesquite City Council approves police lateral transfer program

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Mesquite, TX – December 20, 2016 – The Mesquite City Council approved the addition of a lateral transfer program to the Mesquite Police Department at last night’s City Council meeting. The program is intended to help recruit ...

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Posted on: December 20, 2016

Mesquite employees honored as Real. Texas. Service. Champions

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Mesquite, TX – December 20, 2016 – Mesquite honored four City employees with Real. Texas. Service. Champion awards during the City Council meeting on December 19. The Real. Texas. Service. Champions program celebrates employees who pro...

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Posted on: December 12, 2014

Mesquite Symphony Orchestra

The 2014 - 15 Mesquite Symphony Orchestra program continues with these concerts:

December 20, 7 p.m., Music of the Season- Dickens Christmas Sing-A-Long
January 31, 7:30 p.m., Swing Time! – Big Band style jazz tunes from the 30's & 40's March 28...Read on...

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Posted on: December 7, 2014

Christmas in the Park Update

Last night at Christmas in the Park, the City of Mesquite experienced a large number of older teenagers loitering around Westlake Park.

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Posted on: December 5, 2014

Mesquite Community Band Concert

The public is invited to join the Mesquite Community Band at the Mesquite Arts Center, 1527 North Galloway, on Saturday, December 6 for "A Night of Christmas Celebration” concert, starting at 7 pm.

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Posted on: November 25, 2014

Homeowner Shoots at Burglary Suspects

On November 23 at 2:30 p.m. the Mesquite Police Department received a call from a homeowner in the 900 block of Micarta Drive advising of a burglary of his storage building which had just occurred. The homeowner stated he heard his alarm activate, so he ...Read on...

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Posted on: November 21, 2014

New phone app offers easy way for water utility customers to pay their bill

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A new water utility app is now available for iPhones and Android users. This new app allows the City’s water utility customers to access their accounts, pay their bill and obtain detailed account information.

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Posted on: November 21, 2014

Thanksgiving holiday recycling and trash pick up schedule

Sanitation service for the Thanksgiving holidays will be adjusted.

There will be no garbage service on Thursday, November 27. There will be garbage service, but no recycling collection, on Friday, November 28.

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Posted on: November 21, 2014

New City Hall and Municipal Court hours announced

The City of Mesquite has announced new lobby hours for City Hall (757 N. Galloway Avenue) and Municipal Court (211 Municipal Way).

The new hours of operation will be Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and become effective on January 5. Adjusting the lob...Read on...

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Posted on: November 21, 2014

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

State Highway 190 - The East Branch
From Interstate Highway 30 to Interstate Highway 20 Dallas and Kaufman Counties
CSJs: 2964-06-011,012

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Posted on: November 21, 2014

Tree lighting in Heritage Square to be held December 2

The holiday season will ceremoniously begin in Mesquite with the annual Christmas on the Square event in Historic Downtown Mesquite on Tuesday, December 2 from 5 – 7 p.m. The tree will be lit at 5:30 p.m.

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Posted on: November 20, 2014

Mesquite prepares Westlake Park for Christmas event

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More than 100,000 lights are being installed to welcome attendees to Mesquite’s longest running event.

Christmas in the Park will return to Westlake Park December 4 – 6. This three day event will feature; pictures with Santa, Mrs. Claus story time and...Read on...

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Posted on: November 18, 2014

Mesquite Police Department Partners with Nextdoor

Mesquite Police Department has developed a partnership with Nextdoor (www.nextdoor.com), the free and private social network for neighborhoods, to build stronger, safer communities with the help of residents. This partnership will enable Mesquite Police D...Read on...

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Posted on: November 3, 2014

City announces new tiered water and sewer rates

On November 1, 2014 the City of Mesquite implemented new tiered water and sewer rates for its water utility customers. Here are the reasons for the rate increase and tiered rate structure:

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Posted on: August 29, 2014

Mesquite announces once per week outdoor watering beginning September 1

The City of Mesquite announces that beginning September 1, its water utility customers will be allowed to water outdoor landscaping once per week on a weekday of their choice. For more information on outdoor watering restrictions in Mesquite, visit www.ci...Read on...

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Posted on: August 15, 2014

Library Events

Edible Book Contest (Main Library, 300 W. Grubb Dr.) August 21: The Friends of the Mesquite Public Library once again present the “Edible Book Contest” at the Main Library, 300 W. Grubb Drive. Show us your creative side and enter a edible representation...Read on...

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Posted on: August 14, 2014

Mesquite to host public awareness meetings on new STAR Transit in September

The City of Mesquite is moving forward with a new transit service for all citizens. Beginning October 1, the Mesquite Transportation for the Elderly and Disabled (MTED) will convert into the new STAR Transit service.

STAR and the city have scheduled t...Read on...

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Posted on: August 11, 2014

City Council meeting agendas and minutes are available online

The minutes and agendas for City Council Meetings are available online. The public can also watch previous meetings with the video-on-demand feature.

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Posted on: May 1, 2014

Outdoor Water Restrictions

The City of Mesquite announced support of the North Texas Municipal Water District’s extended Stage 3 water restrictions. The restrictions in Mesquite include limited outdoor watering by residents and businesses to one weekday every two weeks. Mesquite i...Read on...

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