Council Connection: April 26, 2019
April 26, 2019
Flyer for Turf Talk class on Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Free Turf Talk class scheduled on April 30

The Water Conservation Office will host a free class, Turf Talk: How to Have a Healthy Lawn, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Mesquite City Hall, 757 N. Galloway Ave. Topics include tips for proper fertilization, irrigation and more. Attendees will receive free moisture meters and spray nozzles. To register, call 972-329-8300.

Mayor Pickett praying at 2018 National Day of Prayer event

National Day of Prayer events May 2

The 16th Annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast is May 2. The program and breakfast begin at 7 a.m. at Family Cathedral, 790 Windbell Circle. The free event provides a unique opportunity for community leaders and residents to come together in fellowship on the National Day of Prayer. Register here. There also is a Noon Day Service scheduled for noon at Mesquite City Hall, 757 N. Galloway Ave.

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Mesquite to host Cinco de Mayo Celebration May 4

In partnership with the Hispanic Forum of Mesquite, the City will host the annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration from noon to 5 p.m. on May 4, at Paschall Park, 1001 New Market Road. Admission is free. This family-friendly event features authentic Mexican food, a piñata break, a jalapeño eating contest, folklorico dancers and more. Click here for event details.

Special Election Proposition A

Special Election is May 4

The City Council has called for a special election to ask citizens to consider a proposition to sell City-owned property located in Balch Springs, and for the sale proceeds to be used for parks and recreation facilities in the Mesquite community. Early voting ends April 30 and Election Day is May 4. Learn more about the proposition and find answers to commonly asked questions.

Photo of Mrs. Cecilia Abbott standing behind a chair and smiling at camera

Mesquite to welcome First Lady of Texas on May 16

The First Lady of Texas, Mrs. Cecilia Abbott, will visit Downtown Mesquite on May 16 to lead the celebration of Mesquite’s designation as a Texas Main Street community. The public event begins at 2 p.m. in Heritage Square, 223 W. Davis St. For more information, visit

Rendering of future MISD middle school number 10

MISD begins construction on new middle school

Mesquite Independent School District has started construction on Middle School #10, which will be located in the southern part of Mesquite. The anticipated opening date of the new school is August 2020. The school will serve students from Achziger, Henrie and Mackey elementary schools. The campus will include fine arts, two gymnasiums and sports fields.

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Economic Development launches new website

Mesquite’s economic development landscape continues to grow as thousands of new homes are on the horizon and companies choose Mesquite to create hundreds of new jobs. To foster more economic growth, the City of Mesquite Economic Development Department launched a new website for investors, developers and businesses. The site,, went live April 19. Read more.

Summer Fun Guide cover with mother and her two kids at City pool

Summer Fun Guide available online

Mesquite Parks and Recreation’s 2019 Summer Fun Guide is available online. The guide features information on summer camps, special events, recreation classes, Adults 50+ programs and more. Download a copy at

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2020 Census jobs available

The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count. Apply for a variety of temporary jobs including census taker, recruiting assistant, office staff and supervisory staff. Applicants must be at least 18 years old, have a valid Social Security number and be a U.S. citizen. Apply online.

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