Council Connection: January 10, 2020
January 10, 2020
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Mesquite ISD donates to Mesquite Veterans Memorial

Mesquite ISD donated $1,426 to the Mesquite Veterans Memorial at the Jan. 6 City Council meeting. MISD Superintendent Dr. David Vroonland presented the check to community volunteers. The memorial will honor military veterans, their families and those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. You, too, can honor a family member or friend by purchasing a personalized brick for $50 each. Learn more and purchase at

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Atmos Energy offers limited assistance to gas bill customers

Need help paying your natural gas bill? Atmos Energy customers may have access to funding for past due debt, deposits and service charges. Learn about available options by meeting with a representative between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 13, at Sharing Life Community Outreach. Learn more.

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Mesquite celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. on Jan. 18

Mesquite honors the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a day of celebration on Saturday, Jan. 18. Festivities begin at 10 a.m. with a parade through downtown, and continues at 2 p.m. with a community celebration at Mesquite Arts Center. View event details and parade route.

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Make a free superhero mask at Just for Kids on Jan. 18

Is your child a superhero? Join us at Mesquite Arts Center at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, to make a free superhero mask you can take home. This free, family-friendly event is great for kids age 6 and younger. For more information, call Mesquite Arts Center at 972-216-8132.

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Help our neighborhoods as a Mesquite Code Ambassador

A quality neighborhood begins with engaged neighbors. If you live in Mesquite, you can advocate for quality neighborhoods by volunteering as a Mesquite Code Ambassador. The program enlists the help of resident volunteers to identify specific code violations throughout Mesquite. The next Code Ambassadors orientation takes place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, at Mesquite Arts Center. Learn more.

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How to apply for a burglary alarm permit

City of Mesquite has updated how residents can apply for a burglary alarm permit. Police alarm permits are required for residential and commercial buildings in Mesquite containing alarm systems that automatically summon the police or are monitored by a company that summons the police. Learn more.

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Improve your technology skills with "Book-a-Librarian"

Sharpen your technology skills by reserving a free 30-minute session with one of our librarians at Mesquite Main or North Branch library. Sessions include social media, smartphones and tablets, email setup and Microsoft basics. The service is for ages 17 and older, and sessions are by appointment only. Learn more about Mesquite libraries and programs at

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Serve on Mesquite's boards and commissions

Lend your input and talents to serve your community. Mesquite seeks committed volunteers to serve on one or more of the City’s boards and commissions. View all boards, commissions and requirements for service.

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Join the team at City of Mesquite

Are you searching for a new career? City of Mesquite is hiring in various departments from building inspectors to firefighters. Browse our employment page and submit your application today.

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Contact us

We want to hear from you. If you have a concern or you are experiencing an issue, call City of Mesquite at 972-288-7711 or visit

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