Council Connection: February 1, 2019
February 1, 2019
Mesquite City Council

City Council to meet Feb. 4 at City Hall, 757 N. Galloway Ave.

The Mesquite City Council Pre-Meeting begins at 4:30 p.m. in Training Rooms A and B. The Work Session begins at 6 p.m. in the Council Chamber followed by the Regular Meeting at 7 p.m. Meeting agendas are available online at Meetings are broadcast at and via Facebook Live.

2019 Mesquite Polar Plunge: kid sliding into the water

Special Olympics Texas hosts Polar Plunge on Feb. 2

The community can support local Special Olympics Texas athletes by participating in the 2019 Polar Plunge. The event is scheduled on Saturday, Feb. 2 at City Lake Aquatic Center, 200 Parkview St. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and plunging into the cold water starts at 10 a.m. To register as an individual or team, or to support an existing participant or team, visit

Free tax assistance at Mesquite Main Library

Mesquite Main Library hosts free tax assistance program beginning Feb. 4

The Mesquite Main Library, 300 W. Grubb Drive, will host free tax assistance for residents. The sessions are Feb. 4, 11 and 25; March 4, 11, 18 and 25; and April 1, 8 and 15. Sessions are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and are on a first-come, first-served basis. Taxpayers must bring their financial documents including a copy of last year’s income tax return, W-2 forms from employers and other related financial information. For more information, call the library at 972-216-6220.

2019 Neighborhood Summit

Deadline to register for 2019 Neighborhood Summit is Feb. 8

The event is open to all residents and takes place on Saturday, Feb. 16, starting at 8:15 a.m. at the Mesquite ISD Professional Development Center, 2600 Motley Drive. The free summit features guest speakers, breakout sessions and more. Register and learn more at If you have questions, contact Yolanda Wilson, Manager of Neighborhood Vitality, at 972-216-6473 or email Listen to Mayor Stan Pickett’s KEOM Community Focus program on the 2019 Neighborhood Summit.

Mesquite Symphony Orchestra: Follow us into the wild

Mesquite Symphony Orchestra (MSO) performs Feb. 9

MSO presents their “Follow Us Into the Wild” concert on Feb. 9, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Mesquite Arts Center, 1527 N. Galloway Ave. Inspired by the animal kingdom, this performance features selections from classic films such as “King Kong” and “Swan Lake.” Purchase tickets or call 972-216-8127 for more information.

Historic Mesquite, Inc. presents Be Mine at the Park

Historic Mesquite, Inc. hosts Be Mine at the Park event Feb. 9

Celebrate Valentine's Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 9, at Opal Lawrence Historical Park, 711 E. Kearney St. The event includes candy, photo booths, tours of the historic Lawrence House, and a valentine’s card creation station. Tickets are only $10 per family. Learn more and purchase tickets by calling 972-216-6468.

February Mainstream

The February resident newsletter is available online

The February edition of the Mainstream is available online at This month’s issue features the many ways residents can stay informed on City news, an update on the progress made in Downtown Mesquite, reminders on upcoming special events and more.

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