Council Connection
November 17, 2017
read play talk

New Read Play Talk Children’s
Play Area at Town East Mall opens November 18

The grand opening of the new Town East Mall Read Play Talk Children's Play Area will be held on Saturday, November 18, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Guest readers, including Councilmember Bruce Archer, will be in attendance to read to children in the play area, located on the lower level of the mall in front of Sears. The play area was created in partnership between the Mesquite Independent School District, the City of Mesquite and Town East Mall.


Mesquite City Council to meet on November 20

On Monday, November 20, the Mesquite City Council Pre-Meeting will begin at 5 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. View the meeting agenda online at or watch the meeting live online at     

The meeting will also be broadcast via Facebook Live. Councilmembers and City staff will not be able to answer questions during the broadcast. City staff will address questions after the meeting. The City welcomes public engagement and encourages all participants to embrace the City’s social media guidelines


Most City offices closed on November 23 and 24 

Most City of Mesquite offices and facilities will be closed on November 23 and 24 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. For a complete list of closures and service impacts, visit Recycling will not be collected on November 23 or 24. Trash will not be collected on November 23, but will be collected on November 24. For those collection days missed, collection will occur on the residents' next scheduled collection day.

christmas on the square

Christmas on the Square tree
lighting celebration to be held on November 28

Mesquite’s annual Christmas on the Square celebration will be held on Tuesday, November 28, from 6 - 8 p.m. in historic downtown, 223 W. Davis Street. The event will feature free children’s craft activities, cookies and hot cocoa. Attendees are encouraged to bring their cameras for pictures with Santa. New this year are Victorian carolers and a dance performance by Stage Door Dancers. Food will be available for purchase from Shorty’s Barbecue and Selena’s Sweets.

Veterans memorial

Picnic in the Park event kicks off campaign for new Mesquite
Veterans Memorial

A community-wide effort to build a new Veterans Memorial in Mesquite was launched on Veterans Day with a free Picnic in the Park in City Lake Park. The community-wide campaign to build the new memorial is being led by the City of Mesquite, local veteran groups and the Heroes of Mesquite. Whataburger of Mesquite donated $1,000 towards the memorial at the event. Visit for more information about the campaign.

shop more

Shop more, drive less with
alternative shopping routes

Shop local and use alternative shopping routes this holiday season to spend less time in traffic and more time doing the things you enjoy. Visit to view maps offering 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

Court week

Mesquite celebrates Texas Municipal Court Week and announces
Clerk of the Year

The Mesquite Municipal Court participated in Texas Municipal Courts Week, November 6 - 10, which recognizes the significant role municipal courts serve in preserving the quality of life in Texas. Mayor Stan Pickett presented a proclamation to the Mesquite Municipal Court and honored Mesquite's 2017 Clerk of the Year, Valerie Ramos. The court offered public safety inspired giveaways and activities utilizing impairment goggles to demonstrate the dangers of drunk driving. Videos of accidents involving distracted and high speed driving were also shown before all traffic-related court dockets.

take lock hide

Take. Lock. Hide. campaign featured on KEOM Community Focus

Listen to Mayor Stan Pickett and Mesquite Police Chief discuss the Take. Lock. Hide. campaign on KEOM Community Focus at The campaign encourages the public to take their keys, lock their car doors and hide any valuables left inside the car to help reduce the crime of opportunity for car break-ins and car thefts. In Mesquite, 20 percent of all crimes involve theft of or from a vehicle, with 40 percent of those vehicles being left unlocked by the operator.

santa cop

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


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