Council Connection
July 15, 2016

Clear the Shelters adoption day

The City will once again participate in the nationwide Clear the Shelters adoption day on Saturday, July 23. The event will be held at the Mesquite Animal Shelter, 2650 Gross Road, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Adoption fees will be waived in an effort to raise awareness and place  adoptable pets into new homes. All adopted pets will be sterilized, vaccinated and microchipped. Adoptions will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Waiting times to process adoptions and other services may be longer if there is high demand. Last year, 82 pets were adopted from the shelter and nearly 20,000 pets were adopted nationwide.

Visit for more information or call 972-216-6283.

Clear the Shelter

Spread the Love campaign seeks
more jelly donations

The City created the Spread the Love campaign this summer to encourage donations of peanut butter and jelly to Sharing Life Community Outreach and Mesquite Social Services. Currently, 1,551 jars of peanut butter and jelly have been donated. As the program enters the second half of the summer, the “It’s jelly time in July” effort has been kicked off to increase the donations of jelly. Visit for donation locations and special events.

Spread the love

City summer campers host Mesquite Minute

This month, the Communications and Marketing Division launched a new initiative to have camp participants as co-hosts of our weekly video news program called the Mesquite Minute. A Counselor-in-Training along with children in the camps collaborated to deliver the news. This week, the Mesquite Minute was hosted on location at Camp Rorie-Galloway. This new communications effort will continue throughout the summer. These Mesquite Minute episodes will be broadcast on social media, in electronic communications and on the webpage


Real.Texas.Roads. project update

This week, the contractor began pouring new pavement on portions of Caribbean, Hogan, Kiamesha and Nabholtz streets in the northern section of the project. The contractor  also poured new pavement on Andrew, Barbara, Midway, and Northridge streets in the central section of the project. For additional information, visit


The four D's of mosquito protection

The City reminds residents that the four D’s of mosquito prevention is the best defense against the West Nile Virus and other viruses transmitted by mosquitos. The four D’s of prevention are:

  1. Dusk and dawn are the times of day is when infected mosquitoes are most active.
  2. Dress in long sleeves and pants when you’re outside.
  3. DEET is an ingredient to look for in your insect repellent.
  4. Drain standing water in your yard and neighborhood where mosquitoes can breed. 

Decorative pole painting

Oncor began repainting the Rows of Texas decorative street lights along Neal Gay Drive, Rodeo Center Blvd. and Town East Blvd. Work will continue next week until completion. The final two streets to have their decorative street lights repainted will be Emporium Circle and Peach Tree Road. 


LINE-X of Mesquite holds grand opening

The City would like to welcome LINE-X to the community. An official ribbon cutting was held recently to celebrate the new business located at 4400 E. Hwy 80, Suite 130. Line-X offers spray-on bed liners, truck accessories and more. The store’s grand opening was held on Saturday, July 9, and included an appearance by Dallas Cowboys lineman Jared Smith who performed product demonstrations.

Walmart Neighborhood Market to start construction

This week, a preconstruction meeting was held with City staff, representatives of Walmart, and their general contractor to discuss the construction of the Walmart Neighborhood Store located at the northeast corner of the Military Parkway and Peachtree Road. The contractor plans to mobilize and begin initial construction by the end of July.

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