Council Connection
November 4, 2016
Frontage Road project

IH 635 and US 80 new frontage road project begins

This week, preparation began for the construction of a new northbound frontage road along Interstate Highway 635 (IH 635) from Gross Road to US Highway 80 (US 80). The contractor has set barricades and started setting portable concrete traffic barriers. The project will also include the modification of the US 80 North Galloway Avenue exit ramp. Construction is estimated to take 15 months and be completed Spring 2018.

City Council

City Council to meet on November 7

The Mesquite City Council will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, November 7, at Mesquite City Hall, 757 N. Galloway Avenue. View the meeting agenda online at The meeting can also be watched live at

flu shots

Mesquite Public Health Clinic
offers flu shots

The Mesquite Public Health Clinic is offering flu shots to the public for $25 each while supplies last. The clinic, located at 1616 N. Galloway Avenue, is open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 8 - 11 a.m. and 1 - 4 p.m. For more information, please call the clinic at 972-329-8326.

Film production

Production company films commercial at KidsQuest Park

This week, the production company Auxilliary Output filmed a commercial for a new product at KidsQuest Park. The product name has yet to be publically released and cannot be mentioned at this time. Mesquite is certified as a Film Friendly Texas Community by the State of Texas and this marks the fifth film production in Mesquite since July. Other projects include filming an A&E documentary, a student film, a video on demand feature film called “Revenge in Kind,” and a HBO-affiliate documentary.


Rutherford Adults 50+ program to honor veterans

The Rutherford Adult 50+ program will honor veterans with a complimentary home-cooked meal and a visit from Rutherford Elementary School students on Friday, November 11 at 11 a.m. Please call 972-204-4965 to make a reservation by Wednesday, November 9. For more information, visit


Special Holidays at The Marketplace to be held on November 12

Start your Christmas shopping at a special Holidays at The Marketplace Mesquite on Saturday, November 12, from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. in Mesquite’s downtown square, 150 W. Main Street. The Marketplace offers unique local fare from artisans, growers and craftsmen. For more information, visit

Davis and Rose

Sounds in the Square will be
held on November 12

Davis and Rose, a two-piece acoustic group, will perform on Saturday, November 12, during Sounds in the Square held in Heritage Square, 120 W. Main Street, from 4 - 5:30 p.m. Sweets by Selena and La Rosita food trucks will also be onsite offering delectable desserts and made-to-order Mexican food. Sounds in the Square is a free outdoor concert series featuring a variety of musical genres. For more information, visit

town hall tuesdsay

Town Hall Tuesday to be held
on November 15

The next Town Hall Tuesday will be held on November 15 from 7 - 8 p.m. at City Hall, 757 N. Galloway Avenue. City Council goals for 2017 will be discussed. A question and answer session will also be offered and attendees will have the opportunity to interact with City Councilmembers and staff. For more information, visit

Mesquite Minute

Watch the latest Mesquite Minute

This week, the Mesquite Minute news program was taped on location at the intersection of Sarazen Drive and Antilles Drive where street, sidewalk and curb improvements are being made with the Real. Texas. Roads. program. Watch the brief video at to learn more about the project as well as other Mesquite news.

Halloween Happenings

Mesquite Main Library hosts
over 120 participants at
Halloween Happenings

The Mesquite Main Library hosted over 120 participants on October 25 at Halloween Happenings, a free event for children ages 10 and under. Activities included crafts, storytelling, a Halloween parade and more. The use of a photo booth was also graciously provided by the Friends of the Mesquite Public Library.


Fall Back: Daylight saving time
ends Sunday morning

Daylight saving time (DST) ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, November 6. Remember to set your clocks back one hour and enjoy an extra hour of sleep. The change is automatic for most smartphones, computers, tablets and other digital devices. The end of DST is also a good time to change the batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors and test them to make sure they are in working order.

Real Texas Service

Contact Us

Let us hear from you. If you have a concern or are experiencing an issue, please contact the City of Mesquite at 972-288-7711 or visit the City’s website at for assistance.

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