Council Connection: August 31, 2018
August 31, 2018
Mesquite City Council

City Council discusses redistricting process

The City Council held a Special Work Session on August 27 to discuss the process and criteria for transitioning the system of electing the City’s six Councilmembers to a single-member-district system. Learn more about the redistricting process and view a broadcast of the Work Session at

Happy Labor Day

City offices and STAR Transit closed on Labor Day

City of Mesquite offices and facilities will be closed Monday, September 3, in observance of Labor Day. No trash or recycling will be collected September 3; collection will occur on residents’ next scheduled collection day. For a complete list of closures and service impacts, visit
STAR Transit buses will not be in service on September 3. The administrative building and customer service center also will be closed. Regular office hours and bus service will resume on September 4. View bus routes and additional information at

Mesquite City Council

City Council to meet on Tuesday, September 4

Due to the Labor Day holiday, City Council will meet on Tuesday, September 4. The Pre-Meeting will begin at 4:30 p.m. in Training Rooms A and B at City Hall, 757 N. Galloway Ave. Work Session will begin at 6 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chamber, and the Regular Meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Meeting agendas are available online at Meetings are broadcast live at and via Facebook Live

Elaina Kay to perform at Sounds in the Square concert

Sounds in the Square concert series begins September 8 in Downtown Mesquite

Enjoy an evening of live music with country and pop singer Elaina Kay, from 6 - 7:30 p.m. Saturday, September 8. Food will be available for purchase at Chef Billy's Culinary Creations food truck. Sounds in the Square is a free, two-concert series held in Heritage Square, 223 W. Davis St. View the complete concert schedule

Freedom Park

9/11 Ceremony at Freedom Park

The public is invited to attend Mesquite’s annual 9/11 Ceremony at Freedom Park, 1527 N. Galloway Ave., 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 11. The program will include various presentations and musical performances, including the Mesquite High School Show Choir singing “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Learn more about Freedom Park by visiting

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Patriots Day Lunch will honor first responders and military veterans on September 11

Dallas County Justice of the Peace Judge Bill Metzger will host his fourth annual “9/11 Patriots Day Thank You to the First Responders & Veterans" Lunch Tuesday, September 11. All first responders and military veterans are invited to enjoy a complimentary lunch at the Dallas County Government Building, 823 N. Galloway Ave., between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. For more information or to RSVP, call Emilie Metzger at 214-924-0276 or email

Fall Trash Bash is September 15

Fall Trash Bash scheduled for September 15

Gather your friends and family to participate in the semi-annual Trash Bash, hosted by Keep Mesquite Beautiful, Inc. (KMB). The communitywide cleanup event will take place from 9 a.m. - noon, Saturday, September 15, at City Lake Park, 200 Parkview St. Choose your cleanup location or allow KMB to assign you an area in the city that could use some extra help. Learn more and register at

2018 Taste & Trade

Attend the annual Taste & Trade on September 25

The Mesquite Chamber of Commerce will host its 23rd Annual Taste & Trade from 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 25, at the Exhibit Hall at Rodeo Center, 1700 Rodeo Drive. Explore a variety of exhibits from local businesses during this State Fair-themed event. Guests will have an opportunity to taste samplings from local restaurants as well as a chance to win door prizes. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 972-285-0211.

Crossing guards needed

Mesquite ISD seeks crossing guards

Mesquite Independent School District is seeking crossing guards districtwide. View a job description and apply at

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We want to hear from you. If you have a concern or are experiencing an issue, please contact the City of Mesquite at 972-288-7711 or visit the City’s website at for assistance.

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