Council Connection: October 11, 2019
October 11, 2019
Slide from economic development report: new home permits Q2

Economic Development Department presents quarterly report

The City’s Economic Development Department presented its quarterly report at the Oct. 17 City Council Work Session. The report included exciting updates on redevelopment and repurposing projects. Watch the presentation.

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City Council adopts new Comprehensive Plan for Mesquite

Following a public hearing on Oct. 7, the City Council adopted Mesquite’s new Comprehensive Plan. The Comprehensive Plan is a long-term vision used by Council and City leadership to inform decisions on growth, development and revitalization of the city. Learn more about the Comprehensive Plan process.

Bear Cave Coffee logo: bear walking with picture of mountains on his side

Bear Cave Coffee sees success in Downtown Mesquite

Bear Cave Coffee is the newest small business in Downtown Mesquite. Located in the lobby of The Gathering at Corner Theatre, the shop offers a unique brand aimed at embracing community and locally sourced products. Get to know Bear Cave Coffee in this episode of Hey, Mesquite.

Photo of Councilmember Tandy Boroughs posing with Urban Air owners

Urban Air Adventure Park opens in Mesquite

Oct. 5 was opening day for Urban Air, a 31,000-square-foot adventure park located at 3777 Childress Ave. The indoor park offers a variety of attractions for all ages and fitness levels. Attractions include a tubes playground, ropes courses, trampolines, bumper cars and more. Learn more about their Mesquite location.

Three young kids posting together on a pumpkin patch at PumpkinFest event

Mark your calendar for PumpkinFest Oct. 19

The 19th annual PumpkinFest takes place from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 at Valley Creek Park. New this year is a live jousting tournament and falconry bird show. Enjoy community stage performances, children’s activity areas, carnival games, inflatables and carnival style food. Parking and event admission are free. For more event information, call Mesquite Parks and Recreation at 972-216-6260.

Mesquite organizations posing together with Heart Safe Community award

Mesquite earns Heart Safe Community designation

Mesquite is recognized as a Heart Safe Community by the North Central Texas Trauma Regional Advisory Council. The program recognizes a community’s efforts to protect its citizens from the effects of heart disease and sudden cardiac death by evaluating different aspects of the system as a whole. Multiple entities in Mesquite contributed to accomplish this designation including Mesquite Police and Fire departments.

Two female senior residents posting together wearing masquerade masks

October events and activities in Adults 50+ program

Plan for October events in Mesquite’s Adults 50+ program. This month includes Pinterest crafts, Halloween parties and trips to the State Fair of Texas. View the October schedule. For more information on the 50+ program and facilities, visit

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Apply to serve with Mesquite Police Department

Mesquite Police Department (MPD) is hiring police officersdetention officers and public safety dispatchers. MPD seeks committed, decisive and service-oriented individuals to fill our openings. If you are interested in becoming a first responder, learn more about our public safety jobs at, or call Recruiter Kim Little at 972-216-6384.

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Octo-purr cat adoptions at Mesquite Animal Services

Ring in fall with a new feline family member. Mesquite Animal Services (MAS) is offering $10 cat and kitten adoptions through October. Adoption includes spay or neuter, vaccinations, microchip and City registration. Come meet our felines at MAS, 1650 Gross Road. View all adoptable pets at MAS. For more information, call the shelter at 972-216-6283.

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Kaufman County bond proposal for Nov. 5 election

On Nov. 5, Kaufman County voters will decide on a bond issue to fund transportation projects and new county facilities. Transportation improvements include county road improvements, reducing congestion on State highways, and local intersection safety improvements. Facility improvements include a new Justice Center, renovations to the courthouse, and a new Emergency Services Center in the rapidly growing northern part of the county. Learn more about the proposed projects at

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Contact Us

We want to hear from you. If you have a concern or you are experiencing an issue, call City of Mesquite at 972-288-7711 or visit

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