Council Connection: March 15, 2019
March 15, 2019
Mesquite City Council

City Council to meet March 18 at City Hall

On Monday, March 18, the Mesquite City Council will meet at City Hall, 757 N. Galloway Ave. The 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 at Meetings are broadcast at and via Facebook Live.

City crews cleaning up after storm

Mesquite employees respond quickly to assist those impacted by storms

Mesquite staff from various City departments responded to the needs of residents and businesses impacted by the isolated severe storm on March 9. The storm, later classified as a tornado by the National Weather Service, caused damage to structures, trees and fences. City staff and crews assisted with cleanup efforts throughout the weekend. We are fortunate to have had no reports of injuries. Click here to learn the different ways you can receive severe weather alerts.

Officer Contreras posing holding books with two students

City of Mesquite supports Read Across America Week

Recently, the City of Mesquite City Council and employees participated in a variety of reading activities to support National Read Across America Week in Mesquite ISD schools. Watch a recap video of the activities.

Pickett, Boroughs, Archer at NLC conference

Mayor Pickett, Councilmembers Archer and Boroughs represent Mesquite in D.C.

Mayor Stan Pickett, Councilmember Bruce Archer and Councilmember Tandy Boroughs represented the Mesquite community at the National League of Cities Congressional City Conference in Washington, D.C. The conference draws more than 2,500 city leaders to represent and advocate for the interests of their cities. The Mesquite delegation was able to meet with members of the U.S. Congress and Senate and share in discussions about issues that impact Mesquite.

Lucy adopted at Animal Services event

Mesquite Animal Services finds new homes for 14 dogs during regional festival

Mesquite Animal Services (MAS) adopted 14 dogs to new owners at the recent North Texas Irish Festival. MAS staff created a successful partnership with volunteers to participate in the event to promote pet adoption and proper pet care.

Aleman at IHOP with Shriners Hospital reps

Mesquite supports Shriners Hospital for Children

Mayor Pro Tem Dan Aleman represented the City Council at a local IHOP restaurant for their annual National Pancake Day event that supports Shriners Hospitals for Children. The Flip Forward For Kids activity helped promote the cause and encourage community donations for the program. Watch a video recap of the event.

City Manager Cliff Keheley talking at career day

City of Mesquite participates in Mesquite ISD Career Day 

City Manager Cliff Keheley, Mayor Stan Pickett and other City employees participated in the 2019 Career Day hosted at various schools by Mesquite ISD. The event offered students in all grade levels the opportunity to learn more about careers in local government.

Girl riding horse during previous Mesquite Rodeo Parade

Register for the annual Rodeo Parade through March 22

At 10 a.m. Saturday, April 6, Mesquite celebrates its annual Rodeo Parade for the 62nd consecutive year. Sponsored by the Mesquite Chamber of Commerce and Town East Ford, the Rodeo Parade is a communitywide event bringing together local community groups, sports teams, civic clubs and churches. The parade entry fee is $40 and the registration deadline is March 22. Applications are available online at

Mesquite Symphony Orchestra Carnival poster

Mesquite Symphony Orchestra to perform March 23

The Mesquite Symphony Orchestra performs “Carnivale: A Festival Without Borders” at 7:30 p.m. March 23 at the Mesquite Arts Center, 1527 N. Galloway Ave. To purchase tickets visit

Mesquite Young Life logo

Mesquite Young Life hosts 5K Fun Run on March 30

Help Mesquite Young Life raise money to send local at-risk students to camp this summer. The nonprofit organization hosts a 5K Fun Run at 8 a.m. March 30, at Paschall Park, 1001 New Market Road. The event includes a variety of family friendly activities. Register online

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