Council Connection
August 25, 2017
drive like your family lives here

Mesquite reminds motorists to
Drive Like Your Family Lives Here
as school season begins

Mesquite students return to school beginning Monday, August 28. Please remember to Drive Like Your Family Lives Here and watch the video "It's a Two Way Street" with safety tips from Mesquite City Manager Cliff Keheley and Mesquite ISD Superintendent Dr. David Vroonland. Ver el video "Es una vía de doble sentido" en Espanol. Mayor Stan Pickett and Dr. Vroonland also recently discussed the importance of traffic safety near schools on KEOM Community Focus. Listen to the broadcast at Visit for more safety tips.


City of Mesquite and STAR Transit closed on September 4

All City of Mesquite offices and facilities will be closed on Monday, September 4, in observance of the Labor Day holiday with the exception of the Mesquite Metro Airport. Trash and recycling will not be collected. Collection will occur on residents' next scheduled collection day. Visit for more details on City holiday closures.

STAR Transit will also be closed on Monday, September 4. This includes the DART Express Bus Route 282 (COMPASS), in Mesquite. For more information, call STAR Transit at 877-631-5278 or visit

town hall

Town Hall Tuesday to be held on August 29

The City of Mesquite will host its next Town Hall Tuesday on August 29 from 7 - 8 p.m. at Mesquite City Hall, 757 N. Galloway Avenue. The program will provide an opportunity to learn how to connect with the City, report service issues and become involved through volunteer activities. Visit for more information.

road report

August 2017 issue of The Road Report available online

The August 2017 issue of The Road Report is now available  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.


Mesquite adopts out all animals at Mesquite Animal Shelter during
Clear the Shelters event

On August 19, almost 100 pets, including a rabbit, were adopted from the Mesquite Animal Shelter during the national pet adoption drive called “Clear the Shelters.” During the one-day free adoption event, the shelter adopted out 53 dogs, 39 cats and one rabbit. For more information on Mesquite Animal Services, visit or call 972-216-6283.


2016-2017 budget receives national recognition

The City of Mesquite has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for the 2016-2017 Annual Operating Budget.  This is the 29th time the City has been recognized with the national award. It is the highest award presented in governmental budgeting. The 2016-2017 Annual Operating Budget is located on the City’s website at  


FedEx Ground hiring package handlers in Mesquite

FedEx Ground, located at 5005 Samuell Boulevard in Mesquite, is now hiring package handlers. Qualified applicants must be at least 18 years of age; able to load, unload and sort packages; as well as perform other related duties. Pay is up to $12.10 per hour to start. FedEx offers multiple pay increases within the first six months of employment and a tuition reimbursement program. Visit for more information or to apply.


MACCO bodyshop hosts grand opening celebration in Mesquite

Mesquite recently welcomed one of the newest businesses to the community, MAACO, located at 3216 Interstate 30. MAACO, known as America's Bodyshop, held a grand opening celebration with family-friendly activities. Mayor Stan Pickett and Councilmember Bruce Archer attended the event to welcome the new business owners to Mesquite.


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