Council Connection
March 3, 2017
Elks Award winners

Mesquite Elks Lodge awards Police Officer, Firefighter and Citizen
of the Year

On February 27, the Mesquite Elks Lodge #2404 presented their annual awards at the City Dignitary Awards Banquet. The lodge named Mesquite Police Officer Dennis Arnold, Jr. as Police Officer of the Year; Mesquite Firefighter/Paramedic Samantha Criswell as Firefighter of the Year; and Diane Wright as Mesquite Citizen of the Year. For more information on the award winners, visit

Taylor Gabriel

Public reception to be held for Atlanta Falcons' and Horn High School graduate Taylor Gabriel

A public reception will be held at 6:30 p.m. on March 6 in the Mesquite City Hall lobby, 757 N. Galloway Avenue, in honor of Atlanta Falcons' wide receiver Taylor Gabriel. Mr. Gabriel is a 2009 graduate of Horn High School and a graduate of Abilene Christian University. He recently played in Super Bowl LI in Houston. Mr. Gabriel will be available to sign autographs and will also be recognized during the presentations portion of the City Council meeting.

Rodeo Parade

Registration is open for 60th annual Mesquite Rodeo Parade

The 60th annual Mesquite Rodeo Parade will be held on April 1 beginning at 10 a.m. The parade will follow its traditional route starting on Belt Line Road at Newsom Road and proceed through downtown Mesquite, ending on S. Galloway Avenue at New Market Road. The registration deadline to participate in the parade is March 24. More information and applications are available online at

Travis Sales

Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation Department honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

Travis E. Sales, Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation and Municipal Arborist, was recently honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions in the field of arboriculture at the 2017 North Central Texas Urban Forestry Conference. The award was presented to Mr. Sales by the Trinity Blacklands Urban Forestry Council.


Registration for The First Tee instructional golf program begins on March 13

Registration opens on March 13 for The First Tee of Dallas, an instructional golf program offered at The Mesquite Golf Club, 825 W. Interstate 30. The program is held on Saturdays from April 8 through May 6. Children, ages 7 – 10, will practice from 10 – 11:30 a.m. Teens, ages 11 – 17, will practice from noon – 1:30 p.m. The fee is $50 per player. Scholarships are available upon request. To register, go to

wrecked car

Mesquite Municipal Court receives 2016 Honorable Mention from Texas Municipal Court Education Center

Every year, the Texas Municipal Court Education Center recognizes municipal courts that have demonstrated excellence in preventing impaired driving and improving traffic safety in their communities. The Mesquite Municipal Court received a 2016 Honorable Mention for its educational program against distracted driving. The Court’s program included the use of Fatal Vision Impairment Simulation Goggles, free informational materials, a dramatic 30-second video and a severely wrecked vehicle placed on exhibit near the entrance to the court during Municipal Court Week.

City Council

Mesquite City Council to meet
on March 6

The Mesquite City Council will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 6 at Mesquite City Hall, 757 N. Galloway Avenue. View the meeting agenda online at The meeting can also be watched live online at


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