Council Connection
December 16, 2016
Water Rates

Mesquite joins Garland, Plano and Richardson in request for NTMWD water rate relief

On December 14, the Mayors of Mesquite, Garland, Plano and Richardson announced their cities are asking the Public Utility Commission (PUC) to conduct a review of their water rates with the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD). For more information on this issue or to watch a video of the joint press conference, visit

Gift of reading

Mesquite to host free Gift of Reading event on December 21 and 22

The City of Mesquite invites the community to attend The Gift of Reading event featuring special guest readers at the Mesquite Main Library, 300 W. Grubb Drive, on December 21 and 22 from 3 - 5 p.m. The guest readers will include police officers, firefighters and others. The free event will include complimentary holiday treats and a craft table for kids. Guest readers will appear at 3:30 p.m. each day to read holiday-themed books. For more information, call the Mesquite Main Library at 972-216-6220.

City Council

Mesquite City Council to meet on
December 19

The Mesquite City Council will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, December 19, at Mesquite City Hall, 757 N. Galloway Avenue. View the meeting agenda online at The meeting can also be watched live at


TxDOT digital signs aim to decrease alcohol-related traffic fatalities

This week, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) began displaying information intended to help decrease alcohol-related traffic fatalities on their digital signs at various locations throughout Mesquite. The messages will run nightly from 8 p.m. - 3 a.m. now through January 1. The signs are being used in a statewide effort to reduce occurrences of alcohol-impaired driving during the holidays. Last year, there were 2,374 alcohol-related crashes in Texas, resulting in 102 fatalities and 205 serious injuries during the holiday season.


New Art Around Town installed

A new sculpture entitled “Nine” was installed this week at Paschall Park, 1001 New Market Road. The sculpture replaced the artwork entitled “Spectra 214." Both sculptures were created by artist Scott Shubin. Mr. Shubin works in steel, creating abstract forms that range in size from desktop pieces to structures exceeding thirty feet tall. His work appears in both public and private collections.

Little Rookies basketball

Registration is open for Little Rookies basketball

Registration is open through December 30 for Little Rookies basketball for children ages 3 - 4. Sessions will begin Saturday, January 7 at Dunford Recreation Center, 1015 Green Canyon. Two sessions are available at 9 and 10 a.m. The fee is $35 per player and parent participation is required. For more information, visit or call 972-216-6260.

Happy holidays

City closures for Christmas and
New Year holidays

Many City of Mesquite offices and facilities will be closed December 24, 26 and 31 plus January 2 in observance of the Christmas and New Year holidays. For a complete list of closures and service impacts, please visit For those trash and recycling collection days missed, collection will occur on the residents’ next scheduled collection day.

Christmas in the Park video

Online videos offer the latest Mesquite news

Videos featuring the latest Mesquite news are available for online viewing. Watch a video recap of Christmas in the Park held on December 10 and 11 at A video about active adults at Goodbar Recreation Center supporting the Mesquite Independent School District’s early reading initiative is also available at Goodbar Seniors read to McKenzie Elementary Students.

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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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