Council Connection: May 3, 2019
May 3, 2019
Women dancing in colorful dresses during previous Cinco de Mayo Celebration

Mesquite to host Cinco de Mayo Celebration on 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.

Mesquite 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 Mesquite. Election Day is May 4. Learn more about the proposition and find answers to commonly asked questions.

Mesquite City Council members standing side by side in front of City Hall

City Council to meet May 6

The Mesquite City Council will meet at City Hall, 757 N. Galloway Ave. The Pre-Meeting begins at 5 p.m. in Training Rooms A and B. The Work Session begins at 6:30 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.

Mesquite Recycles Day

Mesquite Recycles Day is May 11

Mesquite Recycles Day is scheduled from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 11, at the Poteet High School parking lot, 3300 Poteet Drive. The event is free to Mesquite residents. The event will accept: used cell phones, batteries and accessories; printer cartridges; rechargeable and alkaline batteries; used books; commercially produced VHS tapes/DVDs/CDs and books on tape; e-waste including computers and peripheral equipment; VCR/DVD players and used appliances. Local agencies are on-hand to collect used toys and children’s items, clothing and household items. Onsite shredding is available for home use. A maximum of four tires per person are accepted. For details, visit

Mesquite Symphony Orchestra presents: Strength and Power on May 11

Mesquite Symphony Orchestra concert is May 11

Mesquite Symphony Orchestra presents “Strength and Power: Myth or Legend” on Saturday, May 11, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Mesquite Arts Center, 1527 N. Galloway Ave. Visit to purchase tickets.

100 Years of Broadway

Mesquite Community Theatre presents "100 Years of Broadway"

Mesquite Community Theatre presents “100 Years of Broadway” through May 12 at the Mesquite Arts Center, 1527 N. Galloway Ave. Purchase tickets at

Map of new single member districts

Mesquite to host public education meetings on new single-member districts

City of Mesquite will host a series of public education meetings to provide the community an opportunity to learn more about the new single-member district structure of the City Council. The meetings are scheduled at 7 p.m. on the following dates: Thursday, May 16 at Rutherford Recreation Center; Tuesday, May 21 at Mesquite City Hall;  and Thursday, May 23 at Florence Recreation Center.

Cecilia Abbott pictured in red dress posed standing behind an elegant chair

Mesquite welcomes 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

Five new Mesquite Police recruits standing side by side during their academy graduation

Mesquite Police Department academy graduates five recruits

On April 26, the Mesquite Police Department (MPD) graduated five recruits from its Basic Police Officer Course (BPOC). Less than four percent of the law enforcement agencies in Texas have a training academy. MPD has graduated 76 recruits from its BPOC since the training academy began in 2013. Read the full story.

Police Lieutenant George Hensley pictured standing next to his handmade statue, "Amos"

Life-size statue highlights Mesquite Police Lieutenant's unique talent

New artwork adorns the Mesquite Arts Center landscape. Nestled in the trees across from the building’s east entrance stands “Amos,” an 11-foot statue handmade by Mesquite Police Lieutenant George Hensley. Watch the video.

Mesquite Municipal Court employees gathered together in courtroom

Mesquite Municipal Court earns 2019 Municipal Traffic Safety Award

The City of Mesquite Municipal Court was honored with a 2019 Municipal Traffic Safety Initiatives Traffic Safety Award. Presented by the Texas Municipal Courts Education Center (TMCEC), the award recognizes municipalities that have made outstanding contributions to increase traffic safety by preventing impaired driving in their communities. Read the full story.

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