Council Connection: May 10, 2019
May 10, 2019
Mesquite City Council standing side by side in front of City Hall building

Watch video replay of May 6 City Council Meeting 

Watch a replay of the May 6 Regular Meeting at

Chief Cato delivers quarterly report at city council meeting

Watch video replay of Police Department Quarterly Report

Police Chief Charles Cato presented a quarterly report at the May 6 City Council Work Session. Watch a video replay of the presentation.

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City Council recognizes local businesses

At the May 6 City Council meeting, five local businesses were recognized for their successes and involvement in the community as part of National Small Business Week. Watch a brief video of each of their stories: Porch Swing, Williams Paint & Body, Clown Company, Barbers Ink, Painting with a Twist

Orange map in shape of Mesquite

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. Get details at

Cecilia Abbott wearing red dress posed standing behind a chair smiling at camera

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

City staff talking with realtors at realtor workshop

Mesquite hosts successful Realtor Workshop

On May 9, Mesquite hosted more than 80 realtors from the Dallas-Fort Worth region to learn more about Mesquite’s low crime rate, excellent education system and the community’s surging economy. The Realtor Workshop is a partnership with MetroTex.

City of Mesquite Proposition A

Voters approve Proposition A

Voters in Mesquite approved a proposition to sell more than 171 acres of designated park land located outside Mesquite city limits and to use the proceeds to enhance Mesquite’s parks and recreation system. The final election results were: FOR – 1,226 votes or 74.48%; AGAINST – 420 votes or 25.52%. Mesquite City Council is scheduled to canvass the election results at 6 p.m. on May 14, in the City Hall Council Chamber, 757 N. Galloway Ave. Get details at

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Raymond Rivas promoted to Assistant City Manager

On May 3, City Manager Cliff Keheley announced the promotion of Neighborhood Services Director Raymond Rivas to the position of Assistant City Manager. In his new role, Raymond will direct additional quality-of-life programs for the community. Rivas will continue to direct the Neighborhood Services Department and will add the Parks and Recreation Department and the Mesquite Library System to his responsibilities. Read the full story.

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City debuts new online tool for solid waste customers

The City’s solid waste customers now can look up their garbage and recycling schedules online at In addition to that service on the webpage, customers can participate in the free Residential Recycling Program and learn more about free services available at the Compost Facility.

Mesquite's Summer Sizzle

Celebrate summer at Mesquite's Summer Sizzle on June 8

Mesquite’s annual Summer Sizzle festival will kick off the summer in a big way on Saturday, June 8, from 4 to 10:30 p.m. at Paschall Park, 1001 New Market Road. Summer Sizzle is a family-friendly event that features live music, Texas-sized yard games, contests, vendors, a mud volleyball tournament and more. The evening ends with a 10 p.m. fireworks show set to music. Parking and event admission are free; however, some activities have a small fee. Parking is available at Travis Williams Softball Complex. Additional parking is available at Mesquite Memorial Stadium with free shuttle service. Get event details at

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