Council Connection: February 9, 2018
February 9, 2018

Citizen input meeting scheduled for February 27 

The City of Mesquite will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, February 27, regarding preliminary plans for the reconstruction of Town East Boulevard Phase 2 from U.S. 80 to Skyline Drive and the future road project of Skyline Drive from Town East Boulevard to Peachtree Road. Project exhibits will be available for public viewing at 6:30 p.m. and the public meeting will begin at 7 p.m. The public meeting will be held at Rugel Elementary School cafeteria, 2701 Sybil Drive. After the conclusion of the presentations, the City will provide a survey to each attendee at the meeting as well as online public access to the survey. For further information or questions, please contact Corey Nesbit, PE, City Engineer, at 972-329-8535 or

Ashley Furniture sign

Scyene Road (Clay Mathis Road to Lawson Road) reconstruction
project approved  

On February 5, the Mesquite City Council approved reconstruction of Scyene Road from Clay Mathis Road to Lawson Road. The project is in support of development activities on Ashley Furniture’s industrial site currently under construction. The road reconstruction project will reach substantial completion in three phases, with the first two phases scheduled to be completed by November 2018. The project will also include drainage, water, sanitary sewer and signal improvements.


City Council praises Mesquite Police Department for catching suspects in Whataburger crimes across DFW

During the February 5 City Council Meeting, Councilmember Greg Noschese read a letter to the public from the executives of Whataburger of Mesquite. The letter praised the Mesquite Police Department for apprehending suspects in a string of crimes committed at Whataburger restaurants throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. View the video from the City Council meeting.

2018 polar plunge

Annual Polar Plunge raises more than $15,000 for Special Olympics Texas

The annual Mesquite Polar Plunge, held this year on January 27, raised more than $15,000 for Special Olympics Texas. The event was held at City Lake Aquatic Center featuring Mayor Stan Pickett and Councilmembers Greg Noschese and Tandy Boroughs taking the plunge. The Polar Plunge raises funds to support Special Olympics athletes by providing year-round sports training, competition and inclusion programs for individuals with intellectual disabilities.

Council awards

Residents honored by City Council for service and achievement

Mayor Stan Pickett began the February 5 Council Meeting by recognizing Mesquite resident Sid Agent for his service on the City’s Board of Adjustment and Automated Traffic Signal Enforcement Advisory Committee. Mayor Pickett also presented National Junior Bull Riding Champion Chris Villanueva with an honorary Mesquite street sign named in his honor. Chris is a student at Dr. John D. Horn High School and has earned esteemed youth rodeo titles since 2015.

2018 Fire Department awards

Mesquite Fire Department presents annual awards

Mesquite Fire Department (MFD) Chief Mark Kerby, Deputy Chief Bruce Kunz and Captain Travis Greenman honored MFD employees for superior public service to citizens of Mesquite during the February 5 City Council meeting. This year 17 individuals were honored from the department for their professional and courageous service. The awards presentation included Fire Chief’s awards, Fire Officer of the year, Firefighter of the year and life saving events. Read more about the award winners and their service to our community.

mesquite rodeo sign

Developer has big plans for Mesquite Arena and surrounding area

New Mesquite Rodeo owner Mehrdad Moayedi has several plans for housing, entertainment attractions and upgrades to the Mesquite Arena and surrounding area. Mayor Pickett recently talked with NBC 5 about upcoming projects and the City’s excitement to work with Moayedi. Watch Mayor Pickett’s interview with Ken Kalthoff.

2018 mother son dance

Tickets now on sale for the 2018 Mother Son Dance

Tickets are now on sale for the 2018 Mother Son Dance to be held on Friday, March 9, from 7 - 9 p.m. at the Mesquite Convention Center, 1700 Rodeo Drive. Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased at any Mesquite recreation center or at the Parks and Recreation Administration Office, 1515 N. Galloway Ave. Tickets are limited and will not be sold at the door. The event is open to all ages. For more information, visit Mother Son Dance or call the Parks  Recreation Department at 972-216-6260.

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