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Posted on: November 12, 2019

Mesquite breaks ground on new Veterans Memorial

Mesquite, TX - November 12, 2019 - On Saturday, November 9, the Mesquite community held a ceremony to officially break ground on the new Mesquite Veterans Memorial. The event featured remarks by community leaders, a free music concert and the start of pub...

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Posted on: November 12, 2019

Mesquite announces Court Clerk and Deputy Marshal of the Year Recipients

Mesquite, TX – November 12, 2019 – In celebration of Texas Municipal Court Week the City of Mesquite announced Yelena Kimble as the 2019 Court Clerk of the Year and Deputy Marshal Jeffrey Williamson as the 2019 Deputy City Marshal of t...

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Posted on: November 8, 2019

Mesquite announces Veterans Memorial brick sale

Mesquite, TX – November 8, 2019 – The City of Mesquite has begun the sale of bricks to the public for the new Mesquite Veterans Memorial. The public may purchase a brick online at www.MesquiteVeteransMemorial.org and at the groundbreak...

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Posted on: November 8, 2019

Mesquite Police Department graduates six from Basic Peace Officer Course

Mesquite, TX - November 8, 2019 - On Friday, November 8, six new Mesquite Police Officers graduated from the Mesquite Police Department’s Basic Peace Officer Course. This is the 12th graduation class to complete the internal training program.

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Posted on: November 6, 2019

Mesquite announces 2019 Municipal Election Results

Mesquite, TX – November 6, 2019 – The City of Mesquite announced the results of its 2019 Municipal Election. 

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Posted on: November 5, 2019

Mesquite approves development agreements for 652-acre mixed use project and 80-acre industrial park

Mesquite, TX – November 5, 2019 – The Mesquite City Council has approved two major developments that will bring thousands of new homes and hundreds of new jobs to the community.

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Posted on: October 31, 2019

Downtown Mesquite Garners Two Statewide Awards

Mesquite, TX – October 31, 2019 – Downtown Mesquite’s development efforts were honored with two statewide honors at the Texas Downtown Association’s annual President’s Awards Gala held October 30 in George...

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Posted on: October 29, 2019

STAR Transit launches same day scheduling app

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Source: Kim Britton, VP, Planning & Development

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Terrell, TX – October 29, 2019 – STAR Transit is jumping into the app world with the launch of the STARNow mobile app powered by Spare. The app allows riders to ...

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Posted on: October 25, 2019

City recognizes National Chiropractic Health Month

Mesquite, TX - October 25, 2019 - Today, Mayor Stan Pickett presented a special proclamation to area chiropractors in recognition of National Chiropractic Health Month to attention to the important issue of musculoskeletal conditions and injuries.

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Posted on: October 24, 2019

Mesquite makes accessibility upgrade to elementary school playground

Mesquite, TX – October 24, 2019 – The playground at Georgia Kimball Elementary School received an accessibility upgrade this month. Fredina Guevara, a paraprofessional for a special education class at Kimball, contacted City of Mesquit...

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Posted on: October 24, 2019

Mesquite celebrates 50th anniversary of Pepsi plant

Mesquite, TX - October 24, 2019 - On Oct. 22 Mesquite Mayor Stan Pickett presented a special proclamation to the management of the Pepsi plant in Mesquite for their 50th anniversary

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Posted on: October 23, 2019

Mesquite’s first Downtown Mesquite facade grants approved

Mesquite, TX – October 24, 2019 – Two Downtown Mesquite façade improvement grants were approved by City Council, which marks the first use of a new incentive program for the improvement of downtown properties.

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Posted on: October 23, 2019

Mesquite Metro Airport host special needs children for a day of flight

Mesquite, TX - October 19, 2019 - On Saturday, Oct. 19 the Mesquite Metro Airport hosted more than 135 special needs children and their families for a free day at the airport to experience flight. Organized by Challenge Air, the Fly Day event provided the...

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Posted on: October 23, 2019

Prayer Breakfast Oct. 28, 7:30 am at Mesquite Arts Center

Mesquite, TX - October 23, 2019 - The public is invited to attend the FREE Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast sponsored by Vision Mesquite. The featured speaker is Amianne Bailey, who will speak about her program called “Reading Our Way Out: Lib...

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Posted on: October 24, 2019

MISD high school game to honor Mesquite's first responders

Mesquite, TX - October 21, 2019 - The Mesquite ISD will honor the City of Mesquite's first responders of the Mesquite Police Department, Mesquite Fire Department and Mesquites 9-1-1 Dispatchers before the high school football game of West Mesquite v Potee...

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Posted on: October 16, 2019

Kaufman County bond proposal for Nov. 5 election

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Mesquite, TX - October 16, 2019 - On Nov. 5, Kaufman County voters will decide on a bond issue to fund transportation projects and new county facilities. Transportation improvements include county road improvements, reducing congestion on State highways, ...

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Posted on: October 14, 2019

Mesquite celebrates the 15th anniversary of Addressing Mesquite Day by helping 102 homeowners

Mesquite, TX - October 14, 2019 - On Saturday, October 12 more than 1,000 volunteers gathered throughout Mesquite to assist 102 homeowners with home projects such as painting, landscaping and new wheelchair ramps leading up to the front doors of the homes...

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Posted on: October 14, 2019

Mesquite Entrepreneurs Day offers insights to small business owners

 

Mesquite, TX – October 14, 2019 – Mesquite will focus on those who have a small business or have considered owning their own business. The 2nd annual Mesquite Entrepreneurs Day is Tuesday, Nov. 12, from 4 - 8 p.m. at...

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Posted on: October 11, 2019

Mesquite receives 2019 Scenic City Award

Mesquite, TX - October 11, 2019 - Mesquite was presented a 2019 Certified Scenic City award in San Antonio during the Texas Municipal League’s Annual Conference.

This is the city’s third consecutive certification. Mesquite ranks gold in...

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Posted on: October 11, 2019

Early Voting begins Oct. 21

October 11, 2019 - Mesquite, TX - 

The City of Mesquite provides 2019 Election Information. Early Voting is October 21 – November 1, and Election Day is November 5. For more information, please call the City Secretary’s Office ...

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Posted on: October 7, 2019

Mesquite earns Heart Safe Community designation

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Mesquite, TX - October 7, 2019 - Mesquite is recognized as a Heart Safe Community by the North Central Texas Trauma Regional Advisory Council. The program recognizes a community’s efforts to protect its citizens from the effects of heart disease...

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Posted on: October 7, 2019

Apply to serve with the Mesquite Police Department

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Mesquite, TX – October 7, 2019 – Mesquite Police Department (MPD) is hiring police officers, detention officers and public safety dispatchers. MPD seeks committed, decisive and service-oriented individuals to fill our openings. If you ...

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Posted on: October 3, 2019

Urban Air hosts ribbon cutting

Urban Air cuts ribbon in Mesquite

October 3, 2019 - Mesquite, TX - The newest Urban Air Adventure Park will open at 3777 Childress Avenue, Mesquite, TX 75150 on Oct. 5 and today they held a ribbon cutting ceremony.

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Posted on: October 4, 2019

Bear Cave Coffee serves up community in Downtown Mesquite

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Mesquite, TX - October 4, 2019 - Mesquite’s newest coffee shop brings beverages, entertainment and a local feel. Inspired by the majesty of national parks, Bear Cave Coffee is a unique brand aimed at embracing community in Downtown Mesquite.

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Posted on: October 1, 2019

Mesquite allows “U” to participate in Downtown Mesquite public art project

Mesquite allows “U” to participate in Downtown Mesquite public art project

Mesquite, TX – October 1, 2019 – Downtown Mesquite and the Mesquite Arts Center are offering a unique opportunity for Mesquite resid...

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Posted on: September 30, 2019

Mesquite breaks ground on 54-acre, mixed-use community

Mesquite breaks ground on 54-acre, mixed-use community

Mesquite, TX – September 30, 2019 – Today, the City of Mesquite and Centurion American Development Group broke ground on Iron Horse Village, a new mixed-use community. The ...

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Posted on: September 28, 2019

Mesquite celebrates National Good Neighbor Day

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Mesquite, TX – September 28, 2019 – National Good Neighbor Day, Sept. 28, creates an opportunity for neighbors to get to know each other better. This day acknowledges and celebrates the importance of a good neighbor, and the City of Mesquite has profiled ...

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Posted on: September 25, 2019

Mark your calendar for PumpkinFest 2019

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Mesquite, TX – September 25, 2019 – The 19th annual PumpkinFest event takes place on Saturday, Oct. 19, from noon to 6 p.m. at Valley Creek Park, 2482 Pioneer Road.New to the event is a live jousting tournament and falconry bird show. Other activities inc...

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Posted on: September 25, 2019

Free Coffee with a Cop on Wednesday, Oct. 2

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Mesquite, TX – September 25, 2019 – Enjoy a cup of coffee with members of Mesquite Police Department from 7 to 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 2. Held on the first Wednesday in October, the national Coffee with a Cop event encourages comm...

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Posted on: September 24, 2019

The City of Mesquite celebrates the 15th anniversary of Addressing Mesquite Day

September 24, 2019 - Mesquite, TX - On Sept. 23 the City of Mesquite held a special 15th anniversary celebration to recognize the volunteers, sponsors and other key contributors to Addressing Mesquite Day. Started in 2005, the one-day event is planned to ...

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Posted on: September 24, 2019

Volunteers participate in successful citywide cleanup

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Mesquite, TX – September 24, 2019 – Keep Mesquite Beautiful, Inc. (KMB) held its semi-annual Trash Bash cleanup event Sept. 21. More than 600 participants cleaned up an estimated 3.25 tons of trash from 33 locations around the city.

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Posted on: September 20, 2019

National Night Out is Tuesday, Oct. 1

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The Office of Neighborhood Vitality is partnering with Mesquite Police Department for the 36th Annual National Night Out (NNO) from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday Oct. 1. 

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Posted on: September 20, 2019

Dallas County Elections Department will be demonstrating new voting equipment

Dallas County Elections Department will be demonstrating new voting equipment that will be utilized in the November 5, 2019, general election. Voters are encouraged to attend this hands-on demonstration on Wednesday, September 25, 2019, from 6:30 p.m. to ...

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Posted on: September 17, 2019

Mesquite moves forward with a more responsive transit plan

City of Mesquite City Manager Cliff Keheley

Mesquite, TX – September 17, 2019 – The Mesquite City Council authorized a supplemental agreement to the current Interlocal Agreement with STAR Transit to provide additional transit options, highlighted by a new Mobility on De...

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Posted on: September 16, 2019

Register for the Guts and Gory Zombie Run and Challenge

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Mesquite, Texas – September 16, 2019 – Experience a zombie apocalypse at the new “Guts and Gory” Zombie Run and Challenge scheduled Sept. 28 at Camp Rorie Galloway, 3100 Lawson Road. The race consists of pre-schedul...

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Posted on: September 11, 2019

Downtown Mesquite is a finalist for state awards

Mesquite, TX – September 11, 2019 – Downtown Mesquite is a finalist for two Texas Downtown Association President’s Awards. Mesquite’s efforts to create a structured, well-rounded downtown revitalization pro...

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Posted on: September 9, 2019

Water Bills

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Mesquite, TX - September 9, 2019 - The City of Mesquite calculates monthly water utility bills based on a customer’s actual water usage. This consists of two charges: a minimum bill and a consumption charge.  The customer’s me...

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Posted on: September 7, 2019

Council Connection Newsletter

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This week's edition of the Council Connection e-newsletter is available. It has great stories on City Council news, events, programs and more. Plus, there are links to videos on city services.

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Posted on: September 6, 2019

Exterior repairs at City Hall to begin on Sept. 9

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Mesquite, TX - Sept. 6, 2019 - Beginning Monday, Sept. 9, Facilities Maintenance will begin exterior repairs at City Hall. The repairs will include the fountain and the plaza area. This will require the installation of temporary construction fenc...

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Posted on: September 5, 2019

Mesquite Neighborhood Services presents quarterly report

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Mesquite, TX - Sept. 5, 2019 - Assistant City Manager Raymond Rivas presented Mesquite Neighborhood Services’ Quarterly Report during the City Council/Staff Work Session on Sept. 2. The report covers code enforcement activity during the period of April 1,...

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Posted on: September 5, 2019

Mesquite Convention and Visitors Bureau earns five state awards

2019 CVB Awards - Sales Coord Alberto Rivera - Mgr Jessica McClellan - Marketing Coord Amber Patters

Mesquite, TX – Sept. 4, 2019 – The Mesquite Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) received five awards at the recent Texas Association of Convention and Visitors Bureau’s (TACVB) Annual Conference for excellence in de...

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Posted on: September 3, 2019

Mesquite names Maria Martinez as new Neighborhood Services Director

Maria Martinez - City of Mesquite Neighborhood Services Director

Mesquite, TX – Sept. 3, 2019 – The City of Mesquite has announced Maria Martinez as its new Director of Neighborhood Services. She will direct Environmental Code, Neighborhood Vitality, Housing and Community Services, and Mesq...

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Posted on: August 29, 2019

Mesquite City facilities and offices closed on Sept. 2

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Mesquite, TX - Aug. 28, 2019 - City of Mesquite offices and facilities will be closed, with the exception of Mesquite Metro Airport, on Sept. 2 in observance of the Labor Day holiday. No trash or recycling will be collected until the residents' next sched...

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Posted on: August 29, 2019

Mesquite BBQ to donate 5% of all Labor Day Weekend sales to Mesquite Veterans Memorial

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Mesquite, TX - Aug. 28, 2019 - Mesquite BBQ has announced the donation of 5% of all sales on Friday, August 30 and Saturday, August 31 to the Mesquite Veterans Memorial campaign. This includes all food sales, catering orders and merchandise purchases. The...

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Posted on: August 28, 2019

City of Mesquite’s 2018-19 Budget receives national recognition

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Mesquite, TX - Aug. 28, 2019 - The City of Mesquite received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for the 2018-2019 Annual Operating Budget.  This is the 31st...

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Posted on: August 28, 2019

Mesquite Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni Association earns State awards

Mesquite Citizen Police Academy Alumni award

Mesquite, TX - Aug. 28, 2019 - This month, he Mesquite Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni Association (MCPAAA) attended the 2019 Texas State Citizen’s Alumni Associations (TSCAA) conference in San Marcos. The association received the high...

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Posted on: August 27, 2019

States away - owner and pet reunited

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Mesquite, TX – Aug. 27, 2019 – On Aug. 4, Jack was picked up us an injured stray by Mesquite Animal Services (MAS). He had a minor skull fracture that healed quickly with treatment from the City’s veterinary partner and was t...

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Posted on: August 27, 2019

Mesquite receives high rankings in home sales and education

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Mesquite, TX - Aug. 27, 2019 – Two recent studies place Mesquite high on lists for homes sales and education. According to a study performed by the company SmartAsset, Mesquite is one of the easiest places to sale a home based on the number of d...

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Posted on: August 26, 2019

Mesquite to host 9/11 Memorial at Freedom Park

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Mesquite, TX – Aug. 26, 2019 - The City of Mesquite invites the public to attend a 9/11 Memorial at Mesquite Freedom Park, 1527 N. Galloway Ave. The event will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 11. The program will include various speaker...

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Posted on: August 22, 2019

Mesquite Outlaws announce team tryouts on Aug. 27, 2019

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Mesquite, TX - Aug. 22, 2019 - The Mesquite Outlaws have announced tryout plans for their inaugural roster as they enter the Western Conference of the Major Arena Soccer League (MASL). Tryouts for the 2019-2020 Outlaws will begin on Tuesday, Aug. 27, with...

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Posted on: August 21, 2019

MISD bus driver arrested

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Mesquite, TX - Aug. 21, 2019 - On Tuesday, 08/20/2019, the Mesquite Police Department arrested Ruben Castillo for the offense of Criminal Solicitation of a Minor to Commit Sexual Assault of a Child. Mr. Castillo was employed with the Mesquite ISD Transpor...

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Posted on: August 20, 2019

Mesquite Police Department to get two academic reviews of its operations

Charles Cato-Mesquite Police Chief

Mesquite, TX – August 19, 2019 – The Mesquite Police Department (MPD) would like to announce its participation in a collaborative study being undertaken in conjunction with the University of Texas at Dallas and the University ...

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Posted on: August 19, 2019

Mesquite Animal Shelter hosts successful Clear the Shelter event

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Mesquite, TX - Aug. 19, 2019 - On August 17, the Mesquite Animal Shelter hosted the 2019 Clear the Shelter event and 89 animals were adopted by new families. This included 52 dogs, 36 cats and 1 guinea pig. The annual event waives all adoption fees for on...

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Posted on: August 13, 2019

Mesquite to participate in Clear the Shelters Day on Aug. 17

2017 Mesquite Animal Shelter-Clear the Shelter adoption

Mesquite, TX – Aug. 13, 2019 – Mesquite Animal Services (MAS) will join animal shelters throughout the country to waive pet adoption fees on Clear the Shelters day. Find your perfect match on Aug. 17 by visiting Mesquite Animal Service...

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Posted on: August 9, 2019

Mesquite offers recycling bins and promotes Know What to Throw recycling campaign

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Mesquite, TX - Aug. 9, 2019 - The City of Mesquite is committed to developing sustainability practices and encourages all residents to recycle. Green 18-gallon recycling bins are available to Mesquite residents on a request basis to provide more citizens ...

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Posted on: August 8, 2019

Mesquite Animal Services discussed on KEOM

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Mesquite, TX - Aug. 8, 2019 - Recently, Mayor Stan Pickett talked with Jeanne Saadi, Manager of Animal Services, and Emily Mashburn, Mesquite Animal Pawtners, on KEOM radio about the 90% save rate at the Mesquite Animal Shelter, the Aug. 17 Clear the Shel...

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Posted on: August 7, 2019

Outbreak of multidrug-resistant Salmonella infections linked to contact with pig ear dog treats

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Mesquite, TX - Aug. 7, 2019 - The CDC and FDA are now advising people not to buy or feed any pig ear dog treats to pets, including any that may already be in homes.People can get sick after handling the treats or caring for dogs who ate the treat...

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Posted on: August 7, 2019

Mesquite to celebrate KidsQuest 2.0 with Last Play event and Buy a Picket program

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Mesquite, TX - Aug. 8, 2019 - On Aug. 5, 2019, the City Council approved the replacement and expansion of the KidsQuest playground located a DeBusk Park, 1625 Gross Road. Input from the public was an important part of designing the next generation of the ...

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Posted on: August 6, 2019

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

Service Champions Spring 2019

Mesquite, TX – August 6, 2019 – Last night, Mesquite honored four City employees with Real. Texas. Service. Champion awards during the City Council meeting. The Real. Texas. Service. Champions program celebrates employees who provide e...

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Posted on: August 5, 2019

Mesquite earns third highly prized Scenic City Certification

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Mesquite, TX – August 5, 2019 – Mesquite has been recognized as a 2019 Certified Scenic City award recipient through the Scenic City Certification Program. This is the city’s third consecutive certification. Mesquite ranks go...

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Posted on: August 2, 2019

Fatality Accident

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Mesquite, TX - August 2, 2019 - On Aug. 2, 2019 at approximately 8:45 a.m., the Mesquite Police Department responded to a call of a deceased person found in a concrete culvert in the 19000 block of the west service road of Highway 635. Investigation revea...

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Posted on: August 1, 2019

August Mainstream available online in English and Spanish

August Mainstream

Mesquite, TX - August 1, 2019 - The 2019 August issue of the Mainstream is available online through the City’s website. The Mainstream is the City’s monthly newsletter and features Mesquite news, programs, and upcoming events. The news...

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Posted on: August 1, 2019

Watch the inaugural Open for Business video featuring Baker Brothers

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Mesquite, TX - August 1, 2019 - The Open for Business video series highlights and features local businesses. Baker Brothers Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electrical is the first business featured in the series. Learn more about the company by watching ...

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Posted on: August 1, 2019

August 50+ Program At A Glance available online

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Mesquite, TX - August 1, 2019 - Mesquite offers three active Adult 50+ programs at Evans, Goodbar and Rutherford Recreation Centers. Each center offers a variety of programs and special events each month. To learn about this month’s activities, ...

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Posted on: July 31, 2019

Front Street Station groundbreaking event set for Aug. 8

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Mesquite, TX - July 31, 2019 - A groundbreaking celebration to kick off construction of the Front Street Station project in Downtown Mesquite will be held on Aug. 8 at 5:30 p.m. in the west 100 block of Front Street. The public is invited to bring their o...

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Posted on: July 31, 2019

Mesquite celebrates National “DOGust” Day with birthday party for all shelter dogs

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Mesquite, TX – July 31, 2019 – On August 1 the Mesquite Animal Shelter will celebrate “DOGust” Universal Birthday for Shelter Dogs with pupcakes for all shelter dogs and free cupcakes for all shelter custom...

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Posted on: July 30, 2019

KidsQuest Playgroud to be Improved

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Since the opening of KidsQuest Playground at Debusk Park on October 30, 1994, the unique design and convenient location has made it the City of Mesquite’s most popular playground. The park was constructed with help of the community, and the wood...

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Posted on: July 29, 2019

Mesquite Animal Services holds National Mutt Day photo contest

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Mesquite Animal Services (MAS) is celebrating National Mutt Day, July 31, with a photo contest highlighting Mesquite’s best mutts. Through 4 p.m., July 30, pet owners are encouraged to post a picture of their mixed-breed dog on the City&rsqu...

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Posted on: July 25, 2019

First draft of Comprehensive Plan to be presented at Town Hall Tuesday on July 30

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Mesquite, TX - July 25, 2019 - View the first public draft of the City’s new Comprehensive Plan during Town Hall Tuesday, 7 p.m. July 30 at City Hall, 757 N. Galloway Ave. City staff will present key elements of the plan to solicit comments and ...

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Posted on: July 25, 2019

D Magazine features Mesquite Symphony Orchestra’s first Composer-in-Residence

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Mesquite, TX - July 25, 2019 - D Magazine recently featured Mesquite Symphony Orchestra (MSO) Composer-in-Residence Kevin Day in its Arts and Entertainment section. Day is the first MSO Composer-in-Residence and will begin his residency this fall...

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Posted on: July 25, 2019

Register to vote at certain City facilities through Oct. 4

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Mesquite, TX - July 25, 2019 - The Mesquite City Council recently passed an ordinance to establish designated voter registration sites at certain City facilities. Through Oct. 4, citizens can register to vote at the following locations: the Parks...

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Posted on: July 25, 2019

STAR Transit offers public comment form through Aug. 5

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Mesquite, TX - July 25, 2019 - On July 22, STAR Transit held a public meeting to obtain citizen input regarding transportation in Mesquite, including changes to the Mesquite COMPASS route and the addition of Mobility on Demand. Watch the STAR Transit Meet...

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Posted on: July 17, 2019

Law Enforcement Torch Run to support Special Olympics Texas

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Mesquite, TX - July 17, 2019 - Texas Law Enforcement Officers will be working hard to serve you and collect donations for the Special Olympics of Texas at the Tip a Cop Torch Run. The event will be held on July 25, 5 - 9 p.m. at Texas Roadhouse, ...

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Posted on: July 16, 2019

Mesquite City Council approves $5.5 million Downtown Mesquite project

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Mesquite, TX – July 16, 2019 – The Mesquite City Council approved a construction contract for the Downtown Mesquite infrastructure project, known as Front Street Station, during the July 15 Regular Meeting. The $5.5 million project wil...

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Posted on: July 15, 2019

Mesquite Animal Services offers Spread the Love adoption special

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Mesquite, TX - July 15, 2019 - Through August 3, Mesquite Animal Services will offer $10 off dog adoptions with the donation of a jar of peanut butter or jelly to the Spread the Love campaign. A maximum of five jars may be donated for a total of $50 off e...

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Posted on: July 10, 2019

Mesquite to offer voter registration at certain City facilities beginning July 15

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Mesquite, TX - July 9, 2019 - The Mesquite City Council passed an ordinance to establish designated voter registration sites at certain City facilities during the July 1 Regular Meeting. These locations include the Parks and Recreation Administration Offi...

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Posted on: July 5, 2019

Mesquite City Lake Park to receive Texas Historical Marker

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MesquiteTX - July 5, 2019 - The Texas Historical Commission (THC) has recognized City Lake Park as a significant part of Texas history by awarding it an Official Texas Historical Marker.  The designation honors the site as an ...

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Posted on: July 1, 2019

STAR Transit Public Meeting Notice

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Mesquite, TX - July 1, 2019 - NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that STAR Transit will hold one public meeting to involve citizen participation regarding transportation in Mesquite including changes to the Mesquite COMPASS route and the addition of Mobility on Deman...

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Posted on: July 1, 2019

Town Hall Tuesday to be held on July 16

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Mesquite, TX - July 1, 2019 - The City of Mesquite's budget will be featured at the Town Hall Tuesday gathering on July 16 at 7 p.m. in the Training Rooms at City Hall, 757 N. Galloway Ave. Attendees can learn about the City budget and operations, and hav...

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Posted on: June 25, 2019

Mesquite to aggressively enforce fireworks and gunfire laws on Independence Day

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Mesquite, TX – June 25, 2019 – Mesquite’s Police Department and Fire Department will launch joint deployment teams on Independence Day and throughout the holiday weekend to enforce laws against the illegal use of fireworks an...

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Posted on: June 24, 2019

City Manager Comments on Animal Shelter

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June 24, 2019 - Mesquite, TX - City Manager Cliff Keheley issued the following statement on the Mesquite Animal Shelter:

Mesquite Community, 

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Posted on: June 18, 2019

Mesquite launches Downtown Façade Grant Program

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Mesquite, TX – June 18, 2019 - Downtown Mesquite property and business owners now have the opportunity to improve the outward appearance of their buildings with assistance from the Downtown Façade Improvement Program approved by the M...

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Posted on: June 18, 2019

Mesquite will host “CommUNITY Pride Event” on June 21

2019 Mesquite CommUNITY Pride Event

Mesquite, TX – June 17, 2019 – On Friday, June 21, at 12:30 p.m., the City of Mesquite will host a “Mesquite CommUNITY Pride Month” event at City Hall, 757 N. Galloway Ave. The public event is in recognitio...

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Posted on: June 17, 2019

Aggravated Robbery of Green Bank

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Mesquite, TX - June 17, 2019 - On June 13, at about 11:14 a.m., Mesquite Police Department received a report of a robbery which had just occurred at Green Bank. located at 1438 Oates Drive, Mesquite, Texas. The suspect entered the location and presented a...

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Posted on: June 12, 2019

Mesquite becomes first Texas municipality to offer Commercial Driver License testing

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Mesquite, TX – June 12, 2019 – The City of Mesquite recently became the first and only municipality in Texas eligible to award Commercial Driver Licenses (CDL) at a non-Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) location. After extensive ...

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Posted on: June 12, 2019

City continues to make progress on storm clean up

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Mesquite, Texas - June 12, 2019 - On Sunday, June 9, at approximately 1:30 p.m. a fast moving storm passed through the city of Mesquite with high winds and heavy rains. Winds are estimated to have been around 70 mph in some areas. The entire city was impa...

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Posted on: June 11, 2019

Oncor updates restoration progress

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Dallas, Texas - June 10, 2019 Some 24 hours after a string of severe summer storms hit the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, Oncor has restored power to more than 140,000 customers. The peak number of outages as a result of Sunday’s storms...

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Posted on: June 10, 2019

Mesquite Symphony Orchestra announces its first Composer-in-Residence

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Mesquite, TX – June 10, 2019 – The Mesquite Symphony Orchestra (MSO) is pleased to announce its first Composer-in-Residence, Kevin Day. Selected by Music Director Felix Torres, Day will begin his residency with the start of the 2019-20...

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Posted on: June 10, 2019

City making progress on clean-up from Sunday’s weather event

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City making progress on clean-up from Sunday’s weather event

June 10, 2019 - Mesquite, TX - On Sunday afternoon, a severe thunderstorm went through Mesquite. Although city crews are making progress by working extra hours and overtime to address t...

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Posted on: June 10, 2019

Mesquite ranks No. 21 in Best Cities for Living the American Dream

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Mesquite, Texas – June 10, 2019 – For the second year in a row, Mesquite ranks No. 21 in SmartAsset’s Best Cities for Living the American Dream. The financial technology company used data that represents access and opportunit...

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Posted on: June 7, 2019

Mesquite’s historical park project receives preservation award

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Mesquite, TX – June 7, 2019 – The restoration of Mesquite historic outbuildings has been honored by Preservation Dallas with the distinguished Gail Thoma Patterson Award. The restored buildings are part of the 13-acre Opal Lawrence His...

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Posted on: June 5, 2019

Mesquite’s Summer Sizzle is Saturday, June 8

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Mesquite, TX – June 5, 2019 – One of the first summertime events in north Texas is Saturday, June 8 as Mesquite hosts the annual Summer Sizzle with free music, games and a fireworks show. The event is scheduled from 4 to 10:30...

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Posted on: June 4, 2019

Mesquite approves zoning for 80-acre industrial park

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Mesquite, TX – June 4, 2019 – The Mesquite City Council has approved a change of zoning for a new master plan industrial business park on 80 acres near I-30 and Republic Parkway. The speculative project will include five build...

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Posted on: June 4, 2019

Critical Missing Person

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Mesquite, Texas - June 3, 2019 - The Mesquite Police Department seeks the public’s assistance in locating a missing person. Cleo “Buck” Wright Jr. (65) of Mesquite was reported missing on 06/03/2019 at approximately 10:00 am ...

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Posted on: June 3, 2019

Renderings of new Mesquite Veterans Memorial are revealed

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Mesquite, TX – June 3, 2019 – Today, the City of Mesquite made a public presentation of the project renderings for the new Mesquite Veterans Memorial to be built near City Lake Park. The city plans to host a November ground br...

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Posted on: June 3, 2019

Mesquite Finance Department supports Spread the Love Campaign

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Mesquite, Texas - June 3, 2019 - On May 31, Finance Department employees donated 798 jars of peanut butter and jelly to Spread the Love Campaign. The Spread the Love campaign encourages the donation of peanut butter and jelly as well as financial contribu...

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Posted on: May 31, 2019

Small Business Workshop series begins soon

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Mesquite, TX – May 31, 2019 – A series of workshops for the small business owner or dreamer called “Entrepreneurship to the Fourth Power” will begin June 18 with a session on business planning. The series i...

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Posted on: May 31, 2019

Brenda Jean Patrick is Mesquite’s new board member for water district

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Mesquite, TX – May 30, 2019 – Today, Brenda Jean Patrick was officially sworn in by Mayor Stan Pickett to serve as one of Mesquite’s representatives on the Board of Directors for the North Texas Municipal Water Distr...

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Posted on: May 29, 2019

Mesquite's Summer Sizzle has a great music lineup

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Mesquite, Texas – May 29, 2019 – One of the highlights of Summer Sizzle is the live music that families can enjoy throughout the day. The first performance begins at 4:30 p.m. with The Lara Latin Band, a popular salsa band that will ge...

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Posted on: May 29, 2019

City prepares to conclude successful Neighborhood Stabilization Program

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Mesquite, Texas – May 29, 2019 – This year the City will close its Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) following the successful rehabilitation of 22 Mesquite homes. Funded by a $2 million grant from the Department of Housing and U...

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Posted on: May 27, 2019

Animal Services survey is available

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The City of Mesquite is seeking the public’s input on the services and programs provided by its Mesquite Animal Services. The public can offer their thoughts through an online survey until June 7. The survey is available at www.cityofmesquite.co...

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Posted on: May 23, 2019

Know what to do when severe weather strikes

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Mesquite, TX - May 23, 2019 - When severe weather strikes, every second counts. Be prepared for emergencies before they occur and know how to react when severe weather develops. The City of Mesquite Office of Emergency Management encourages citizens to fo...

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Posted on: May 21, 2019

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

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Mesquite, TX – May 21, 2019 – Last night, Mesquite honored four City employees with Real. Texas. Service. Champion awards during the City Council meeting. The Real. Texas. Service. Champions program celebrates employees who provide exe...

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Posted on: May 20, 2019

Mesquite’s Summer Sizzle provides family fun on June 8

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Mesquite, TX – May 20, 2019 – Families can kick off summer and have some fun at Summer Sizzle with a variety of activities, many free or low cost. The event is scheduled on Saturday, June 8, from 4 to 10:30 p.m. at Paschall Park, 1001 New Market Road.

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Posted on: May 17, 2019

First Lady Cecilia Abbott celebrates Downtown Mesquite with new rendering

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Mesquite, TX – May 16, 2019 – Today, Mrs. Cecilia Abbott unveiled her Texas Main Street 2019 First Lady’s Design Rendering for Downtown Mesquite as a part of a special ceremony to celebrate the designation of Mesquit...

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Posted on: May 14, 2019

Mesquite's Summer Sizzle features mud volleyball and a variety of games

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Mesquite, TX - May 14, 2019 – Calling all competitors! Mesquite’s annual Summer Sizzle features a mud volleyball tournament plus a variety of Texas-sized yard games on Saturday, June 8, from 4 to 10:30 p.m. at Paschall Park, 1001 New M...

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Posted on: May 14, 2019

City Council celebrates National Small Business Week

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Mesquite, TX – May 14, 2019 – The Mesquite City Council recognized five small Mesquite businesses during the May 6 Regular Meeting in celebration of National Small Business Week, May 5 – 11. Videos were produced highlighting each business, which included ...

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Posted on: May 9, 2019

Mesquite firefighters “Fill the Boot” for Muscular Dystrophy Association

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Mesquite, TX – May 9, 2019 – The Mesquite Firefighters Association will hold their annual Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) “Fill the Boot” donation drive at various Mesquite street intersections on May 10, 17 an...

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Posted on: May 8, 2019

City discontinues Trash & Recycling app and Waste Wizard tools

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Mesquite, TX – May 8, 2019 – Effective May 7, City of Mesquite has discontinued the Solid Waste & Recycling mobile app, weekly collection reminders and Waste Wizard tools to solid waste customers.These online and mobile services began a few years ago ...

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Posted on: May 7, 2019

Celebrate Summer at Mesquite’s Summer Sizzle on June 8

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Mesquite, TX – May 7, 2019 – The Mesquite Summer Sizzle festival will kick off the summer in a big way on Saturday, June 8, from 4 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. at Paschall Park, 1001 New Market Road.

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Posted on: May 7, 2019

Raymond Rivas is promoted to Assistant City Manager

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Mesquite, TX – May 3, 2019 – City Manager Cliff Keheley announced the promotion of Neighborhood Services Director Raymond Rivas to the position of Assistant City Manager.

Keheley said, “Raymond is a tremendous asset t...

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Posted on: May 6, 2019

Voters approve Proposition A

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Mesquite, TX – May 6, 2019 – Voters in Mesquite have approved a proposition to sell more than 171 acres of designated park land located outside Mesquite city limits and to use the proceeds for enhancing the City of Mesquite pa...

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Posted on: May 3, 2019

Mesquite animal shelter reopened following building flood

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Mesquite, TX – May 3, 2019 – Mesquite Animal Services (MAS) has reopened following a building flood from this week’s rainfall.

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Posted on: May 2, 2019

Mesquite animal shelter temporarily closed due to flooding

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Mesquite, TX – May 2, 2019 – City of Mesquite has closed the Mesquite animal shelter due to building flooding caused by last night’s extensive rainfall. The animals under the care of shelter staff are safe, and shelter staff ...

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Posted on: May 2, 2019

Mesquite to host public education meetings on new single member districts

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Mesquite, TX – May 1, 2019 – The City of Mesquite will host a series of public education meetings to provide the community an opportunity to learn more about the new single member district structure of the City Council. The me...

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Posted on: April 30, 2019

Mesquite holds Special Election on May 4

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Mesquite, TX - April 30, 2019 - The Mesquite City Council has called for a special election on May 4 to ask citizens to consider a proposition to sell more than 171 acres of designated park land located outside of the Mesquite city limits and to use the p...

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Posted on: April 30, 2019

Mesquite Municipal Court receives 2019 Municipal Traffic Safety Award

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Mesquite, TX – April 30, 2019 – The City of Mesquite Municipal Court was honored with a 2019 Municipal Traffic Safety Initiatives Traffic Safety Award. Presented by the Texas Municipal Courts Education Center (TMCEC), the award recogni...

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Posted on: April 29, 2019

Life-size statue highlights Mesquite Police Lieutenant’s unique talent

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Mesquite, Texas – April 29, 2019 – New artwork adorns the Mesquite Arts Center (MAC) landscape. Nestled in the trees across from the building’s east entrance stands “Amos,” an 11-foot statue handmade by Me...

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Posted on: April 29, 2019

Five recruits graduate from Mesquite Police Department Academy

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Mesquite, TX – April 29, 2019 – Mesquite Police Department (MPD) graduated five recruits from its Basic Police Officer Course (BPOC) class on April 26. Less than four percent of the law enforcement agencies in Texas have a training academy. MPD h...

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Posted on: April 23, 2019

First Lady of Texas to visit Downtown Mesquite on May 16

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Mesquite, TX - April 23, 2019 - The First Lady of Texas, Mrs. Cecilia Abbott, will visit Downtown Mesquite on May 16 as she leads a celebration of the designation of Mesquite as a Texas Main Street community. The public event will begin at 2 p.m. in Herit...

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Posted on: April 23, 2019

2019 Summer Fun Guide available online

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The 2019 Summer Fun Guide is available now online at www.cityofmesquite.com/FunGuide. Browse classes, programs, athletics and events for all ages. Activities are offered May through August. Call 972-216-6260 for more information.

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Posted on: April 23, 2019

Mesquite launches new economic development website

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Mesquite, TX – April 23, 2019 – Mesquite’s economic development landscape continues to grow as thousands of new homes are on the horizon and companies choose Mesquite to create hundreds of new jobs in the Dallas-Fort Worth re...

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Posted on: April 18, 2019

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Mesquite May 4

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Mesquite, TX – April 18, 2019 – On Saturday, May 4, Mesquite Parks and Recreation, in partnership with the Hispanic Forum of Mesquite, will celebrate Mexico’s rich culture with a Cinco de Mayo Celebration at Paschall Park, 10...

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Posted on: April 17, 2019

Mesquite police officers receive Police Medal of honor

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Mesquite, TX – April 17, 2019 – The Mesquite Police Department (MPD) presented its highest award, the Medal of Honor, to three police officers during the April 15 City Council Work Session. MPD has not awarded a Medal of Honor in 45 ye...

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Posted on: April 9, 2019

Mesquite Special Election to be held on May 4

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Mesquite, TX - April 9, 2019 - The Mesquite City Council has called for a special election on May 4 to ask citizens to consider a proposition to sell more than 171 acres of designated park land located outside of the Mesquite city limits and to use the pr...

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Posted on: April 9, 2019

Mesquite Fire Department celebrates new fire engine

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Mesquite, TX - April 9, 2019 - The Mesquite Fire Department recently hosted a ceremonious “push-in” event to celebrate the new fire engine for Fire Station 7. The housing ceremony is a proud tradition in the history of fire service in which firefighters p...

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Posted on: April 5, 2019

Rodeo Parade, scheduled April 6, is cancelled

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Mesquite, Texas – April 5, 2019 – We regret to announce the annual Rodeo Parade, scheduled for Saturday, April 6, is cancelled. This decision was made based on consultation with the City’s Office of Emergency Management and t...

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Posted on: April 5, 2019

Adopt a free barn cat from Mesquite Animal Services

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Mesquite, Texas – April 5, 2019 – If you’re looking for a natural approach to pest control, consider adopting a free “barn cat” from Mesquite Animal Services (MAS). These working cats are less socialized t...

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Posted on: April 2, 2019

Mesquite launches annual food drive campaign with donation from Genghis Grill

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Mesquite, TX – April 2, 2019 – The City of Mesquite launched its annual “Spread the Love” food drive  at the April 1 City Council meeting by accepting a donation of more than $1,100 from Genghis Grill in an...

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Posted on: April 2, 2019

Mesquite Public Library System receives 2018 Texas Library Excellence Award

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Mesquite, TX – April 2, 2019 – The Mesquite Public Library System ranks in the top 10 percent of all public libraries in the State of Texas. The Texas Municipal Library Directors Association presented the 2018 Texas Achievement in Libr...

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Posted on: April 2, 2019

Join the #MesquiteFightsFOG selfie contest through April 12

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Mesquite, Texas – April 2, 2019 – Pouring fats, oils and grease (FOG) down your drain leads to sewer backups and costly repairs. You can help spread FOG awareness by entering the #MesquiteFightsFOG selfie contest through April 12.

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Posted on: March 28, 2019

Participate in Mesquite Police Department’s Drug Take-Back Event on April 27

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Mesquite, Texas – March 28, 2019 – Mesquite Police Department (MPD) invites you to safely dispose of expired or unused medication on Drug Take-Back Day, April 27. The disposal event takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the MPD lobby, ...

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Posted on: March 27, 2019

Scyene Road closure updates

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Mesquite, Texas – March 27, 2019 – Scyene Road is open to all public travel from Clay Mathis Road to the APAC asphalt plant. Faithon P. Lucas and Larkin Road are open to public travel at Scyene Road and the railroad crossings. Scyene R...

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Posted on: March 25, 2019

Register for the April 18 Neighborhood Leadership Workshop

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Mesquite, Texas – March 26, 2019 – Do you want to become an effective neighborhood leader? Register for the Neighborhood Leadership Workshop on Thursday, April 18, hosted by the Mesquite Office of Neighborhood Vitality. The workshop ta...

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Posted on: March 22, 2019

Mesquite Councilmember Jeff Casper listed in Dallas Business Journal's "40 Under 40"

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Dallas Business Journal – March 22, 2019 – Jeff Casper is the youngest councilmember to ever be elected in his hometown of Mesquite.

Casper first took office in 2015, and works as an educator at West Mesquite High School, aft...

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Posted on: March 14, 2019

Thrill-Seekers on the Look-out for Urban Air Adventure Park in Mesquite

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Mesquite, TX - March 14, 2019 - Calling all thrill-seekers in Mesquite!  Urban Air announced today the opening of a 30,706 square-foot indoor trampoline/recreation and entertainment center where kids of all ...

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Posted on: March 14, 2019

Highlighting Mesquite history for nine years

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Mesquite, TX - March 14, 2019 - There is always something new to learn during Historic Mesquite, Inc.’s (HMI) annual Mesquite Meander and this year is no different.  For nine years now, HMI and Mesquite Community Theater have created a ...

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Posted on: March 11, 2019

Ridge Ranch road closure March 11-17

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Mesquite, TX – March 11, 2019 – Weather permitting, Ridge Ranch Road will be closed to all public travel from Cartwright Road to Ridge Ranch Circle March 11-17. The closures allow for the installation of storm sewer pipe on Ridge Ranch...

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Posted on: March 7, 2019

Mesquite offers motorist safety tips during the Spring Break holiday

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Mesquite, TX – March 7, 2019 – On March 11, students of the Mesquite Independent School District will begin five days of Spring Break. The City of Mesquite reminds drivers to be extra cautious as children will be out and about througho...

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Posted on: March 7, 2019

Executive Director of Historic Mesquite, Inc. receives Preservation Texas award

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Mesquite, Texas – March 7, 2019 – Charlene Orr, executive director of Historic Mesquite, Inc. (HMI), received the Truett Latimer Award at the 2019 Preservation Texas Honor Awards Ceremony.

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Posted on: March 6, 2019

Annual Rodeo Parade scheduled on April 6

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Mesquite, TX – March 6, 2019 – Celebrate Mesquite’s 62nd annual Rodeo Parade at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 6.

The parade begins at Newsome Road and South Bryan Belt Line Road, and then follows its traditional route through Downto...

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Posted on: March 5, 2019

Submit reports to Mesquite Police Department using the online reporting system

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Mesquite, Texas – March 5, 2019 – Mesquite Police Department (MPD) is pleased to announce its Online Police Reporting System. This online system allows you to submit a report immediately and print a free copy. The system is for your co...

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Posted on: March 1, 2019

Elks Lodge #2404 presents annual police, fire and citizen awards

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Mesquite, Texas – March 1, 2019 – Elks Lodge #2404 presented its annual awards for police, fire and citizen of the year. Congratulations to Terry Rhone, Police Officer of the Year; Elliot Howard, Firefighter of the Year; and Don Douglas, Citizen of the Ye...

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Posted on: February 28, 2019

Historic Mesquite, Inc. to host national preservationist group

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Mesquite, Texas – Feb. 28, 2019 – Historic Mesquite, Inc. (HMI) board of directors and staff will welcome a prestigious group of preservationists April 10. The National Preservation Partners Network (NPPN) chose the North Texas area for its annua...

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Posted on: February 26, 2019

North Texas Municipal Water District system maintenance planned March 4-April 1

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Mesquite, Texas – February 26, 2019 – The North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) will temporarily change the disinfectant in its water treatment process from March 4 through April 1, 2019. The annual, routine change is necessary to maintain...

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Posted on: February 8, 2019

Belt Line Road closures begin Feb. 11

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Mesquite, Texas – February 8, 2019 – Beginning Feb. 11, bridge repair begins on the northbound lanes of Belt Line Road and Broadway Boulevard, weather permitting.

Northbound two-lane closures will occur from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. with one...

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Posted on: February 5, 2019

Road closure on North Mesquite Drive

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Mesquite, Texas – February 5, 2019 – Beginning Feb. 5, North Mesquite Drive is closed from Gus Thomasson Road to Town Centre Drive for the reconstruction of the bridge over South Mesquite Creek. Local traffic will have limited access t...

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Posted on: January 24, 2019

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

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Mesquite, TX – January 24, 2019 – Mesquite honored four City employees with Real. Texas. Service. Champion awards during the City Council meeting on Jan. 22. The Real. Texas. Service. Champions program celebrates employees who provide exemplary customer s...

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Posted on: January 23, 2019

Support Mesquite Polar Plunge and Special Olympics Texas on February 2

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Mesquite, TX - January 23, 2019 - Sign up to take the plunge or donate to the Mesquite Polar Plunge and enjoy free breakfast, hot chocolate, a costume contest, great music and more, while watching participates, including Mayor Stan Pickett, plunge into th...

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Posted on: January 19, 2019

MLK Parade and Celebration will still be held today despite weather conditions

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Mesquite, TX - January 19, 2019 - The MLK Parade and Celebration scheduled for today will still be held despite the cold weather. The parade honoring the life and Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. will begin at 10 a.m. in downtown Mesquite followed by a c...

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Posted on: January 18, 2019

City holiday closures on Martin Luther King Jr. Day Jan. 21

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Mesquite, TX – January 18, 2019 – Most City offices and facilities are closed Monday, Jan. 21, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Mesquite recreation centers and Mesquite Metro Airport will operate normal business hours.

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Posted on: January 18, 2019

City announces new Manager of Streets Division

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Mesquite, TX – January 18, 2019 – The City of Mesquite has announced the promotion of Tony Douglas as the new Manager of Streets Division. Douglas previously held the position of Assistant Manager of Streets. He has worked for the City...

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Posted on: January 17, 2019

Public comment period is open for new Engineering Design Manual

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Mesquite, Texas – January 17, 2019 – The City of Mesquite Engineering Department has opened a public comment period for a new Engineering Design Manual. The proposed manual is a major change in our current organization of design and construction policies....

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Posted on: January 8, 2019

Mesquite appoints members to new Downtown Development Advisory Board

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Mesquite, TX – January 8, 2018 – Last night the Mesquite City Council appointed 12 members to the new Mesquite Downtown Development Advisory Board. The board, created Dec. 17, 2018, is charged with serving as liaison to the City Counci...

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Posted on: January 8, 2019

Mesquite continues its efforts on New Year's Eve fireworks and gun response

 Januaray 8, 2019 - Mesquite, TX - The City of Mesquite implemented its “Celebrate Safely” public education campaign and enforcement efforts on New Year’s Eve to address the illegal possession and use of fireworks an...

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Posted on: January 7, 2019

Join Mesquite's next class of Code Ambassadors

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Mesquite, TX – January 7, 2019 – Mesquite Code Ambassadors is a volunteer-based program created to assist code enforcement officers with specific code violations. The program enlists the help of resident volunteers – Mesquite...

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Posted on: December 18, 2018

Mesquite Animal Services seeks lead volunteer

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Mesquite, TX – December 18, 2018 – Mesquite Animal Services (MAS) seeks a daytime volunteer to help lead its volunteer program.

The lead volunteer works under the direct supervision of the Animal Shelter & Rescue Coordinator. The vo...

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Posted on: December 18, 2018

How to recycle your live Christmas tree

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

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Posted on: December 21, 2018

City employee honored for demonstrating kindness

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Mesquite, TX - December 21, 2018 - Today, the City of Mesquite recognized Solid Waste employee Juan Caballero for demonstrating the true meaning of the holiday season. Juan stopped his trash truck and got out to come to the aid of a resident. She was stru...

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Posted on: January 8, 2019

Mesquite Police seek assistance in identifying suspect

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Mesquite, TX – January 8, 2019 – The Mesquite Police Department seeks the assistance of the public in identifying the person or persons responsible for a shooting, which resulted in the serious injury of a Mesquite woman. On Sunday, Ja...

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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 20, 2018

Christmas holiday closures Dec. 24-25

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Mesquite, TX – December 19, 2018 – Most City offices and facilities are closed for the Christmas holiday Dec. 24-25. No recycling or trash will be collected Dec. 24 or 25. Collection will resume on residents’ next scheduled collection day. View a complete...

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Posted on: December 22, 2018

STAR Transit holiday closures

Mesquite, TX – December 22, 2018 – STAR Transit offices are closed for the Christmas and New Year holidays Dec. 24-25 and Jan. 1. This includes demand response and Terrell’s same-day service.

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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

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

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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:

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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

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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

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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

City of Mesquite City Manager Cliff Keheley

Dear Residents,

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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Statement from Mayor Stan Pickett

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

Shop More, Drive Less [WEBSLIDE]

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: 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.

Due to the vast experience of the City's special event staff, additional Mesquite police officers were already in t...Read on...

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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:

The City's water is supplied by the North Texas Municipal Wate...Read on...

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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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