Council Connection
June 3, 2016

Mesquite Arts Center offers free
outdoor concerts in June

The Mesquite Arts Center will offer free outdoor concerts every Monday and Tuesday night in June. Music in the Park, performed by the Mesquite Community Band, will be offered every Monday night at 7 p.m. and Tuesday nights will feature JazzBreaks at 7:30 p.m. All concerts are free and will be held on the lawn of the Mesquite Arts Center, 1527 N. Galloway Ave. For more information, visit


Summer Sizzle will attempt
Whip/Nae Nae World Record

Festival-goers at Mesquite’s Summer Sizzle will have the unique opportunity to participate in an attempt to break the world record for the most people to simultaneously dance the Whip/Nae Nae. Dancers will meet in the Texas-sized yard games area near the stage at 8:15 p.m. to attempt to make history. The current record of 150 dancers was set in England in September 2015. The festival will be held on Saturday, June 11, from noon – 10:30 p.m., at Paschall Park, 1001 New Market Road. Admission and parking are free. Visit for more information.

Summer Sizzle Fireworks

Animal Services Adoptathon 2016 to be held June 4

Adoptathon 2016 will be held Saturday, June 4, from 1 – 5 p.m. at Mesquite Animal Services, 1650 Gross Road. Adopt a new family member or bring in a current pet for a variety of services. Adoptathon 2016 will offer “name your price adoptions,” on-site $10 microchipping and City registrations ($5 for sterilized pets or $15 for unsterilized pets.) A veterinarian will also be on-site to perform vaccinations. The vaccinations will be available on a cash-only basis with most vaccines priced from $10 - $15 each, butall forms of payment will be accepted for all other services and pet adoptions.

Cat Room

MISD offers free Summer Food Service Program

The Mesquite Independent School District will offer free nutritious meals this summer for all children ages 1-18. The 2016 Summer Food Service Program offers free breakfast and free lunch to any child. No advance qualifying or registration is required. All meals must be eaten in the school cafeteria at the location served and no part of the meal may be taken away from the cafeteria. Accompanying adults may purchase breakfast for $1.50 or lunch for $3.00 at most participating locations. For complete details and locations, visit


Parks and Recreation offers Camping 101

The Parks and Recreation Department will offer Camping 101 on Saturday, June 18, from 1 - 9 p.m. at Camp Rorie-Galloway, 3100 Lawson Road. Camping 101 is designed to teach families with basic camping skills. Campers will learn to pitch a tent, fish, build a campfire, geocache and more. All equipment is provided and dinner will be served. The fee is $35 for a family of four, plus $5 for each additional family member. Call 972-216-6260 for more information or to register.


Summer Camps Start June 6

City summer camps begin on Monday, June 6. There are eight camps available for children ages 6 years and older. Openings are still available and participants can sign-up on a weekly-basis. For a list of each camp’s details, visit


Real.Texas.Roads. Project

The surface reconstruction phase of the Real.Texas. Roads Project began as scheduled on June 1. The first streets in the surface reconstruction phase are sections of Barbara Street, Midway Street, Northridge Street and Andrew Street. Notices have been provided to affected residents that includes parking restrictions and contact information for the city inspector responsible for each street. The surface reconstruction phase is estimated to take 35 days for each street.

Freedom Park

On June 2, a pre-construction meeting was held between the City and its contractor for the Freedom Park project. During the next two weeks, various City departments will be working in the project area to prepare the site for the contractor. The anticipated start date of the contractor is June 15, 2016 and construction is slated to be completed late summer in time for the park to open on the 15th anniversary of September 11, 2001. The construction of Freedom Park will not impact any Mesquite Arts Center activities. For more information, visit

Code Ambassador Graduation

Last night, 29 new Code Ambassadors graduated after completing four weeks of training. Code Ambassador inspections will begin tomorrow, Saturday, June 4. They will be inspecting their assigned areas for the most common violations including high grass and weeds; overhanging limbs and parking in the yard. Code Ambassadors are not allowed to work the areas in which they reside. The Code Ambassadors will work Saturdays and Sundays, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. 

Code Ambassadors

Storm damage update

This week’s round of storms caused damage at both the Mesquite Golf Club and Palos Verdes Park. The Golf Club received almost four inches of rain in a two-hour period  causing major flooding across the course. At Palos Verdes Park, the fishing pier and bench facilities were damaged due to high winds. Clean-up and repairs have already begun at both locations.

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