Council Connection: November 23, 2018
November 23, 2018
Mesquite City Council redistricting

City Council discusses redistricting plans


During the Nov. 19 Pre-Meeting and Regular Meeting, the City Council received a report and presentation on illustrative redistricting plans. A public hearing also took place during the Regular Meeting. Watch the Pre-Meeting discussion. Watch the Public Hearing and discussion.

Iron Horse Village development

City Council approves Iron Horse Village development plans

During the Nov. 19 Regular Meeting, the City Council approved the Iron Horse Village development project. The development includes construction of residential and commercial improvements of more than 50 acres near the Mesquite Championship Rodeo Arena. The project features a variety of housing that includes villas and townhomes as well as new restaurants and retail stores.

2018 community survey results

2018 Community Survey results


During the Nov. 19 Pre-Meeting, the City Council received the results of the 2018 Community Survey. Watch the video. Click here to view the survey results.


Christmas on the Square 2018

Christmas on the Square is Nov. 27

Bring your family and friends to Mesquite’s annual tree lighting celebration Nov. 27. The fun takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. at Heritage Square, 223 W. Davis St. in Downtown Mesquite. The lighting of the tree begins at approximately 6:15 p.m. Enjoy free children’s craft activities, live music, a performance by Stage Door Dancers, cookies and hot cocoa. Food will be available for purchase from Pap’s Barbecue. Make sure to bring your camera for photos with Santa.

Shop more, drive less

Shop more, drive less with alternative shopping routes

Use alternative shopping routes in Mesquite this season to spend less time in traffic and more time doing the things you enjoy. Visit to view maps offering alternative travel routes to your favorite shopping, dining and entertainment destinations in Mesquite. The maps are also available using the Shopping Routes feature on the free MesquiteTX mobile app.

Mesquite Comprehensive Plan: Connecting the Community

Complete Mesquite's Comprehensive Plan Survey by Nov. 30

Mesquite is updating its Comprehensive Plan. Give your input by completing an online community survey by Nov. 30. Watch a video of the meeting held on the plan.

Christmas in the Park 2018

Mark your calendar for Christmas in the Park Dec. 1 and 2

Join Mesquite Parks & Recreation for the 32nd annual Christmas in the Park from 1 to 7 p.m. on Dec. 1 and 2, at Westlake Park, 601 Gross Road. This family friendly event includes games, rides, contests, arts and crafts, food trucks and much more. View more event details at

Mesquite Police Department Santa Cop Toy Program

Donate a new, unwrapped toy to the Santa Cop Toy Program

The Mesquite Police Department (MPD) is accepting donations for its Santa Cop Toy Program through Dec. 12. The annual toy drive assists disadvantaged children and families served by Mesquite Independent School District during the Christmas season. Make the holiday brighter for a local child by dropping off new, unwrapped toys at the MPD lobby, 777 N. Galloway Ave. Learn more about the program at

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