Council Connection: September 27, 2019
September 27, 2019
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National Coffee with a Cop Day is Oct. 2

Enjoy a free cup of coffee with members of Mesquite Police Department from 7-9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2. The national Coffee with a Cop event encourages communication and positive interactions between law enforcement agencies and their communities. Get to know your officers and have a complimentary cup of coffee at five McDonald’s locations in Mesquite.

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Volunteers participate in successful citywide cleanup

Keep Mesquite Beautiful, Inc. held its semi-annual Trash Bash cleanup event Sept. 21. More than 600 participants cleaned up an estimated 3.25 tons of trash from 33 locations around the city. Read more.

Mesquite BBQ owners pictured with Mayor Pickett

Mesquite BBQ celebrates 60 years with party and donation to Veterans Memorial

Mesquite’s oldest restaurant, Mesquite BBQ, celebrated 60 years of success on Sept. 21, proclaimed by Mayor Pickett as “Mesquite BBQ Day.” The celebration included a $600 donation from the restaurant to the Mesquite Veterans Memorial. Texas Monthly magazine contributed to the milestone with a mouthwatering profile of the restaurant’s signature sauce and menu items.

City Manager Cliff Keheley pictured with Valerie Bradley

City of Mesquite celebrates 15th anniversary of Addressing Mesquite Day

On Sept. 23, the City of Mesquite held a special celebration to recognize the volunteers, sponsors and other key contributors to Addressing Mesquite Day. Started in 2005, the one-day program provides assistance to the elderly, the disabled and other qualifying homeowners with minor landscaping and exterior home repairs. Read more.

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Watch a recap of the annual Mesquite 9/11 Memorial

City of Mesquite held its annual 9/11 Memorial at Mesquite Freedom Park which includes a 15-foot, 575-pound twisted beam pulled from one of the Twin Towers destroyed on September 11, 2001. Watch the video recap of the memorial.

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Voter registration available at City facilities through Oct. 4

Through Oct. 4, Mesquite residents can register to vote at the following locations: Parks and Recreation Administration Office, 1515 N. Galloway Ave.; Main Library, 300 W. Grubb Drive; and North Branch Library, 2600 Oates Drive. Watch a brief video on the Voter Registration Program in English or in Spanish. Learn more at or call the City Secretary's Office at 972-216-6244.

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Dallas County to use new voting equipment for 2019 elections

Dallas County will use new voting equipment in this year’s elections. Learn how to submit your vote by watching instructional videos available in English and in Spanish, and visit for more information. Check your voter registration status by entering your name and birth date. For more information on Mesquite elections, visit

Community members sitting in lawn chairs during previous National Night Out event

National Night Out is Tuesday, Oct. 1

The Office of Neighborhood Vitality will partner with Mesquite Police Department for the 36th Annual National Night Out (NNO) from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1. NNO is an annual community campaign to promote police-community partnerships and neighborhood relations. Learn more about the latest list of NNO events by contacting Yolanda Wilson, Manager of Neighborhood Vitality, at 972-216-6473, or

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Registration is open for Mesquite's Haunted Camp Out Oct. 5-6

Join us for a spooky good time at the Haunted Camp Out, Oct. 5-6 at Camp Rorie Galloway, 3100 Lawson Road. SPOOK-tastic activities include zip lining, a costume contest, tent-decorating contest and delicious s'mores by a roaring fire. Register online, at any Mesquite recreation center, or at the Parks and Recreation Administration Office, 1515 N. Galloway Ave.

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North Branch Library offers First Saturday Storytime Oct. 5

Families with children ages 12 and younger can enjoy stories, songs and activities during First Saturday Storytime on Oct. 5. The fun takes place from 2-3 p.m. at North Branch Library, 2600 Oates Drive. For more information, call North Branch at 972-681-0465.

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