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August 4, 2017
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Mesquite City Council to meet on August 7

On Monday, August 7, the Mesquite City Council Pre-Meeting will begin at 4 p.m. in Training Rooms A and B at Mesquite City Hall, located at 757 N. Galloway Avenue. The City Council Regular Meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the City Council Chamber. Attendees are encouraged to bring a jar of peanut butter or jelly to support the Spread the Love campaign, which helps feed children in food insecure families. View the meeting agenda online at  or watch the meeting live online at

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Mayor Stan Pickett discusses the Bandit Sign campaign on KEOM Community Focus

Listen to Mayor Stan Pickett and Neighborhood Services Director Raymond Rivas discuss Mesquite's efforts to address illegal bandit signs in the community on KEOM Community Focus at More information on the Bandit Sign campaign is also available by visiting

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July 2017 issue of The Road Report available online

The July 2017 issue of The Road Report is now available online at The report provides status updates on road construction projects throughout Mesquite, including the Gus Thomasson Road reconstruction project and the Real. Texas. Roads. program. The website also offers project videos with additional information and onsite visuals.

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Mesquite Police Department to host annual “Back the Blue, Bring a Book”

The Mesquite Police Department (MPD) has announced its support of local reading initiatives for youth by asking the community to donate new or gently used children’s books through the annual “Back the Blue, Bring a Book” campaign. The week-long campaign will be held from August 7 - 12. Donations may be dropped off in specially marked collection bins at the Mesquite Main Library, located at 300 West Grubb Drive, and the North Branch Library, located at 2600 Oates Drive, during normal business hours. All donations benefit the Mesquite Back to School Fairs to be held on August 19. Visit for more details. 

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Doggie Splash Day to be held on August 12

Mesquite Parks and Recreation will host Doggie Splash Day on Saturday, August 12, from 9 a.m. - noon at Vanston Pool, located at 2913 Oates Drive. This event offers the opportunity for dogs and their owners to cool off, compete for prizes and play at the pool. The fee is $5 for one owner and one pet, $2 for each additional pet, and $1 for spectators. Patrons who bring a jar of peanut butter or jelly to donate to the Spread the Love Campaign will receive $2 off admission. All dogs are required to show proof of current vaccinations and must be accompanied by a handler 16 years of age or older. Visit for more information.


City of Mesquite featured in two
NBC DFW stories

This week, the City of Mesquite was featured in two NBC DFW news stories. Watch Mesquite PD Helps College-Bound Police Explorer to learn how Mesquite Police Officers helped Police Explorer Jaquelin Jamaica earn admittance to The University of North Texas as well as grant funds to pay for her first full year of college. The City’s efforts to eliminate illegal bandit signs from the community was also featured by the news channel in Mesquite Wants Citizens to Tear Down Bandit Signs.

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Franklin Drive resurfacing project completed

The resurfacing of Franklin Drive from U.S. Highway 80 to Americana Lane through the use of micro-surfacing has been completed. Micro-surfacing is an advanced asphalt pavement rehabilitation technique used to extend the life of asphalt roads by leveling minor defects and adding a new asphalt surface that has enhanced flexibility.

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August's Real. Texas. Recreation. video available online

Watch the latest Real. Texas. Recreation. video online at The brief news program provides information on events and programs for all ages offered by the Mesquite Parks and Recreation Department throughout the month of August.


Mesquite receives Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award

The City of Mesquite’s Purchasing Division has earned the 2017 Annual Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award from the National Procurement Institute. The city is one of only 50 agencies in Texas and one of only 68 cities in the United States and Canada to receive the award. Mesquite has earned this honor for fifteen consecutive years. Criteria for the award are designed to measure innovation, professionalism, e-procurement, productivity, and leadership attributes of the procurement function. Visit for more information.


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