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March 30, 2018
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Mesquite City Council to meet on Monday, April 2

On Monday, April 2, the Mesquite City Council Pre-Meeting will begin at 4:30 p.m. in Training Rooms A and B at Mesquite City Hall, 757 N. Galloway Ave. 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 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 available at

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Mesquite quickly responds to report of active shooter

On Friday, March 23, the City of Mesquite’s public safety professionals successfully responded to a report of gun fire at Terry Middle School. The Mesquite Police and Fire departments collaborated with Mesquite ISD to safely secure students and faculty as well as the surrounding area. For a summary and update of the incident, read an open letter to the community from City Manager Cliff Keheley. The school used social media to demonstrate their appreciation to the Mesquite Police Department.

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City of Mesquite highlights Police Explorer Program 

Mesquite Police Explorer Post #145 is a law enforcement program created for youth ages 14 – 20 who have an interest in law enforcement and would like to attend college. The program is sponsored by the Mesquite Police Department and assigns officers to teach and mentor program participants. Post Advisor Officer T. Rhone invited the City of Mesquite’s Communications Department to attend the Explorers’ weekly meetings to meet the students and see the program in action. Watch the latest episode of Mesquite in Motion to learn about Mesquite Explorer Post #145.

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Mesquite announces Special Charter Amendment Election

The City of Mesquite will hold a Special Charter Amendment Election on May 5. The deadline to register to vote in the City Election is April 5. Early voting begins April 23 and ends May 1. For information on proposed changes to the City Charter, voting dates, voting locations and more, visit For more information on the City Charter review process and the Charter Review Committee Report, visit For details on the Mesquite City Election, visit

The City will hold public meetings to answer questions about the proposed charter amendments at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 12, at Rutherford Senior Center, 900 Rutherford Drive, and at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, in the Florence Recreation Center Community Room, 2501 Whitson Way.

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Dick's Sporting Goods opens at Town East Mall

On March 23, Town East Mall welcomed Dick’s Sporting Goods. As a new junior anchor at the mall, Dick’s Sporting Goods is the newest chain retailer to recently open in Mesquite. Michaels, Ulta Beauty and HomeGoods celebrated ribbon cuttings in Mesquite in Market East Shopping Center near the mall. Watch a video recap of the Dick’s Sporting Goods ribbon cutting event.

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Animal Services sponsors National Puppy Day contest

Mesquite Animal Services celebrated National Puppy Day on Friday, March 23, by sponsoring a social media contest on the City’s Facebook page. The public was invited to post a favorite picture of their puppy to win a box of dog treats and toys. Animal Services was excited to announce Facebook follower Mikayla Cheyenne, and her dog, Khloe Grace, as the National Puppy Day contest winners. Mikayla and Khloe picked up their box of goodies from Mesquite Animal Services on March 29.

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Mesquite Rodeo Parade will take place on April 7

Horses, bands and floats will wind through downtown Mesquite during the 61st Annual Mesquite Rodeo Parade beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 7. The community wide event brings together civic clubs, churches, community groups, sports teams and schools. The parade will follow its traditional route starting on Belt Line Road (at Newsom Road), proceeding through downtown Mesquite and ending on Galloway Avenue at New Market Road. View a map of the parade route at Learn more by calling 972-216-6499.

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Mesquite Community Band to perform free concert on April 7

After the Rodeo Parade on Saturday, April 7, enjoy a free concert by the Mesquite Community Band from 4 - 5 p.m. at the Mesquite Arts Center, 1527 N. Galloway Ave. For more information, call 972-216-6444.

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Register for the Trash Bash cleanup event on April 14

Keep Mesquite Beautiful (KMB) will host its semi-annual Trash Bash at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 14. The deadline to register is 5 p.m. on April 6. Volunteers can register online at or by calling 972-329-8331. Trash Bash check-in will begin at 9 a.m. in front of City Lake Aquatic Center, 200 Parkview St. During check-in, groups may choose an area of the city to clean or be assigned one by KMB. Please note each group is responsible for transportation to and from their assigned cleanup locations. Following the cleanup, groups may return to the meeting location in front of City Lake Aquatic Center to enjoy free lunch and music.

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