Council Connection: October 5, 2018
October 5, 2018
City Council recognizes AMD platinum-level sponsors

City Council recognizes Addressing Mesquite Day Platinum-Level Sponsors

Addressing Mesquite Day (AMD) is an important community service event that connects volunteers with neighbors who are financially and/or physically unable to maintain their home repair and landscaping. The work done not only improves appearances, but also restores pride in homes and neighborhoods. The transformations that occur on AMD are not possible without the support of generous community donors. This week the City Council recognized three platinum-level sponsors of AMD 2018—Atmos Energy, Elliott’s Hardware, and The Home Depot Foundation—each who committed at least $5,000 in funding for the event. AMD takes place October 6. Learn more at

Mayor Stan Pickett and resident Don Douglas

Mesquite City Council honors resident for helping feed students in need

The City Council recognized resident Don Douglas this week for his efforts to feed Mesquite Independent School District students in need. Don began donating money to Florence Elementary School in August 2017 after learning that many Mesquite students either do not qualify for the school’s free lunches or cannot afford the 40 cents to participate in the reduced school lunch program. Watch a broadcast of the presentation honoring Don Douglas.

Airplane taking off at Mesquite Metro Airport

Mesquite Metro Airport presents updates to City Council

This week’s Council Pre-Meeting included updates on several projects underway at the Mesquite Metro Airport. Eric Pratt, airport general manager, reported construction projects totaling more than $2 million in repairs and upgrades to the airport runway, taxiway, drainage channels and corporate hangars. Watch the full presentation.

City of Mesquite redistricting plans

Give your input on Mesquite's redistricting plans

Mesquite is transitioning the system for electing its six Council members to a single-member-district system. Give input and ask questions during a public meeting at 7 p.m. October 16, at Florence Recreation Center, 2501 Whitson Way, and at 7 p.m. October 18, at Rutherford Senior Center, 900 Rutherford Drive. Learn more at cityofmesquite.comRedistricting.

Patrons shopping at Treasures Barn Sale

Historic Mesquite, Inc. to host Treasures Barn Sale events October 11-13

Shop gently used treasures during Historic Mesquite, Inc.'s  Treasures Barn Sale. The weekend begins with a preview party on Thursday, October 11, and continues with a two-day barn sale, a vendor mall and a classic outdoor movie. Events take place at Opal Lawrence Historical Park, 701-711 E. Kearney St. Admission is $20 for the preview party and $5 for the outdoor movie. The Barn Sale and vendor mall are free to the public. For more information, call 972-216-6468.

Mesquite Community Band

Attend the Mesquite Community Band's Fall Concert on October 13

Ring in the fall season at the Mesquite Community Band's Fall Concert. The free performance takes place from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, October 13, at the Mesquite Arts Center, 1527 N. Galloway Ave.

The Marketplace in Downtown Mesquite

The Marketplace continues in Downtown Mesquite October 13

Visit Downtown Mesquite to shop produce, crafts and culinary items from local vendors and merchants. The Marketplace is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, October 13, at 150 W. Main St., and returns every second and fourth Saturday through November. Learn more at

City of Mesquite Passenger Shuttle (COMPASS) logo

COMPASS service changes and October 23 public meeting

Effective October 1, midday service is no longer available on STAR Transit Express Bus Route 282, also known as COMPASS. View revised schedules for Westbound to Lawnview Station and Eastbound to Mesquite Park & Ride, or call 214-979-1111 for more information. STAR Transit will hold a public input meeting on other possible route changes at 7 p.m. October 23, at the Mesquite Arts Center, 1527 N. Galloway Ave. Schedule a ride to the meeting by calling 877-631-5278.

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Real. Texas. Heroes. celebration is October 28

Join us as we thank Mesquite's first responders for their service to the community. The annual Real. Texas. Heroes. celebration will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, October 28, at the Mesquite Police Department, 777 N. Galloway Ave. The free event  includes special presentations, music and complimentary ice cream provided by Blue Bell Creameries of Mesquite.

Front cover of Mesquite Arts Center 2018-19 season brochure

Mesquite Arts Center 2018-19 Season Brochure

The Mesquite Arts Center 2018-19 Season Brochure is full of exhibitions, events and productions for all ages. From concerts to youth camps, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the arts in Mesquite. Stay connected at, or follow Mesquite Arts Center on Facebook.

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