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June 14, 2019
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City continues to make progress on storm cleanup

On Sunday, June 9, a storm with winds estimated at 70 mph and heavy rain passed through Mesquite. The entire city was impacted with primary issues being tree damage, power lines down and minor building damage. Debris removal in residential areas and City parks will take a few weeks to complete. Visit www.cityofmesquite.com/StormRecovery to read the full story.

City Council

City Council to meet June 17 at
City Hall

Mesquite City Council meets on Monday, June 17, at City Hall, 757 N. Galloway Ave. The Pre-Meeting begins at 4 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 www.cityofmesquite.com/CouncilAgenda. The City broadcasts meetings at www.cityofmesquite.com/WatchCouncilMeetings and via Facebook Live.

Council Election

City Council candidate packets available online beginning June 21

City Council candidate packets will be available online at www.cityofmesquite.com/2019CityElections beginning June 21. The first day to file for office is July 22 and the last day to file is August 19. Early voting begins October 21 and Election Day is November 5.

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Mesquite ranks No. 21 in Best Cities for Living the American Dream

Mesquite ranks No. 21 in SmartAsset’s Best Cities for Living the American Dream. The 2019 list was determined by applying five metrics in a study of the 257 biggest cities in America: diversity score, economic mobility, homeownership rate, home value, and the unemployment rate. Visit www.cityofmesquite.com/AmericanDream to read the article.

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Mesquite launches Downtown Façade Grant Program 

Downtown Mesquite property owners now have the opportunity to improve the outward appearance of their buildings with assistance from the Downtown Façade Improvement Program approved by the City Council on May 20. The program is a continuation of downtown revitalization as part of their Downtown Redevelopment strategic goal. Visit www.cityofmesquite.com/Downtown for complete program details and to apply.

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Mesquite becomes first Texas municipality approved to issue Commercial Driver Licenses

The City of Mesquite recently became the first and only municipality in Texas approved to award Commercial Driver Licenses (CDL) at a non-Texas Department of Public Safety location. Two of the Public Works Department assistant managers earned Third Party CDL Examiner certification to test the equipment check and driving portions of the CDL exam process and award licenses. Visit www.cityofmesquite.com/CDLprogram for more information.

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Mesquite small business workshops featured on KEOM

On KEOM radio, Mayor Stan Pickett talked with Kim Buttram, Assistant Director of Economic Development, about the new Entrepreneurship To The Fourth Power small business workshop series to be held on June 18, August 27, July 23 and October 15. Visit www.cityofmesquite.com/Radio to listen to the program. To register, call 972-216-6446 or visit www.MesquiteEcoDev.com/Events.

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Mesquite’s historical park project receives preservation award

The restoration of Mesquite historic outbuildings has been honored by Preservation Dallas with the distinguished Gail Thoma Patterson Award. The restored buildings are part of the 13-acre Opal Lawrence Historical Park, 701-711 E. Kearney Street. The park is operated by Historic Mesquite, Inc. and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Visit www.cityofmesquite.com/GTPaward for more information.

Kevin Day

Mesquite Symphony Orchestra announces its first

The Mesquite Symphony Orchestra (MSO) announced its first Composer-in-Residence, Kevin Day. Selected by Music Director Felix Torres, Day will begin his residency with the start of the 2019-2020 season for a two-year term. Visit www.cityofmesquite.com/KevinDay for more information. To purchase tickets to MSO concerts, visit www.mesquitesymphony.org


TxDOT to offer public hearing on US Highway 80 Improvements Project

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will offer a public hearing and formal presentation on the US Highway 80 Improvements Project on June 25 at the Mesquite Convention Center, 1700 Rodeo Drive. Displays will be available for viewing at 6 p.m., with the formal presentation and hearing starting at 7 p.m. Visit http://bit.ly/2WyLOzj or call 214-320-6154 for more information.

An Ideal Husband

Mesquite Community Theatre presents "An Ideal Husband”

The Mesquite Community Theatre presents “An Ideal Husband,” the 1895 comedic stage play by Oscar Wilde, weekends from June 14 to 30 at the Mesquite Arts Center, located at 1527 N. Galloway Ave. Visit www.mesquitecommunitytheatre.org for performance times and tickets.

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Movies in the Park to be held
June 21

Movies in the Park will feature Hotel Transylvania 3 on June 21 at Paschall Park, 1001 New Market Road. Pre-show entertainment begins at 7 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Visit www.cityofmesquite.com/MoviesInThePark for more information.

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