Council Connection
November 18, 2016
online survey

City of Mesquite seeks citizen input with online survey

The City of Mesquite has announced a new online survey available for citizens to take and provide their input on City services. The survey is available at Earlier this year the Mesquite City Council adopted a series of policy issues including public safety, neighborhood appearance, downtown redevelopment and more. With this survey, Mesquite residents have the opportunity to provide their input on those goals, issues and strategies. This feedback will assist the City in preparation for the upcoming year. The online survey is available now through November 28.


City offices and STAR Transit
closed for Thanksgiving holiday

Most City of Mesquite offices and facilities will be closed on November 24 and 25 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. For a complete list of closures and service impacts, visit Recycling will not be collected on November 24 or 25. Trash will not be collected on November 24, but will be collected on November 25. For those collection days missed, collection will occur on the residents' next scheduled collection day. STAR Transit offices will also be closed on November 24 and 25, and will reopen at its regular time on Monday, November 28. This includes the DART Express Bus Route 282 (COMPASS), Balch Springs Midtown Express and the Kaufman Trolley. Visit for more information.

City Council

City Council to meet on
November 21

The Mesquite City Council will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, November 21, at Mesquite City Hall, 757 N. Galloway Avenue. View the meeting agenda online at The meeting can also be watched live at

Shop more drive less

Shop more, drive less with alternative shopping routes

Shop local and use alternative shopping routes this holiday season to spend less time sitting in traffic and more time doing the things you enjoy. Visit to view maps of alternate travel routes to your favorite shopping, dining and entertainment destinations in Mesquite. The maps can also be accessed through the "Shopping Routes" icon on the City of Mesquite's free mobile app named MesquiteTX which can be downloaded at

Mall app

Town East Mall offers hassle-free parking app

Town East Mall is offering up-to-the-minute parking information this holiday season with the free GGP Malls app. The app allows you to find the best parking spot and set a custom parking reminder to quickly find your spot at the end of your trip. To download the app, text "APP" to 50304 or visit

Christmas on the square

Christmas on the Square to be
held on November 29

Christmas on the Square and the annual tree lighting will be held on Tuesday, November 29 from 6 - 8 p.m. in Heritage Square, 120 W. Main Street. Enjoy live entertainment, children's activities, a visit with Santa, cookies and hot cocoa. Bring a canned food donation and help support the food pantry of Mesquite Social Services. For more information, call 972-216-6260.

Santa Cop check

Mesquite ISD raises $18,000 for
Santa Cop Toy Program

This week, the Mesquite Independent School District presented the Mesquite Police Department with a $18,000 check in support of the Santa Cop Toy Program. The funds were raised through the generosity of the district’s teachers, staff and students. For more information on the Santa Cop Toy Program, visit

Punt pass

Mesquite youth place first in
NFL Punt Pass & Kick sectional

Mesquite Parks and Recreation hosted the NFL Punt, Pass & Kick sectional competition on Wednesday, October 12 at Handy Stadium. More than 115 Mesquite Independent School District students participated in the sectional event. Jessica Rocha, Jonathon Ceasar, Mikayla Fullerton and Cora Hurst have advanced to participate in the team competition on Sunday, November 20 at AT&T Stadium by placing in the top four of each age division in the North Texas Region. They will compete for the opportunity to qualify for the national championship in January during a NFL playoff game.

Louis Avila

City appoints new interim animal services superintendent

Louis Avila, current City housing inspector and former animal control officer, will serve as interim animal services superintendent effective December 1. Mr. Avila has served the Mesquite community since 2006. He has advanced training in animal control as well as animal cruelty investigation from the Department of State Health Services, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and other notable institutes.

mesquite minute

Online videos offer the latest Mesquite news and events

Videos featuring the latest Mesquite news and events are available for viewing online. Watch the Mesquite Minute news program, taped on location at Mesquite Municipal Court this week, at A video recap of Town Hall Tuesday held on November 15 can also be viewed at The topic discussed was City Council goals and priorities.


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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