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Rodeo rides into the area: Plenty to see and hear this summer in Mesquite
For anyone looking for some weekend entertainment, the Mesquite Arena has you covered. The Mesquite ProRodeo is kicking off its 2013 season on May 31 at Mesquite Arena, 1818 Rodeo Drive in Mesquite.
Pedaling with purpose: Annual charity event draws bike riders from across the Metroplex
Area bicyclists have the chance to race around the city of Mesquite, Sunnyvale and other parts of Dallas County on Saturday, June 1, when the Mesquite Rotary Bike Ride comes to town. The ride is being sponsored this year by Agape Home Healthcare.
Council discusses annexation: Decision to add land would bring city into compliance with orphan road program
The Mesquite City Council discussed the possibility of annexation for a portion of Dallas County land near the Dallas County/Kaufman County line. The land contains a portion of Lawson Road identified as an orphan road by Dallas County since the surrounding property is currently unincorporated.
Raising the bar on raising the flag: Honoring heroes tops Memorial Day events
It's Memorial Day, the unofficial start of summer and a chance for many to enjoy their first outdoor event of the season.
Musical interlude: Jazz music to fill the plaza of the arts center
For the past several years, the Mesquite Arts Center has hosted a series of summer jazz concerts on the plaza known as JazzBreaks on the Plaza. The concert series returns to the city on Tuesday, June 4, at the Mesquite Arts Center, 1527 N. Galloway Ave.
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Mesquite police investigating early morning shooting
Mesquite police are investigating an early morning shooting that left one victim shot and in critical condition.
Status quo: Incumbents sweep city elections
It was a good day to be an incumbent city council candidate in Mesquite on May 11. After the final unofficial results were released by Dallas County Elections, the incumbents swept the three contested races.
Adoption central: Shelter event seeks to raise awareness about pet care
For anyone looking to acquire a new pet or in need of vaccinations for their current pet, Mesquite Animal Services has just the event for you. The shelter will host an adoptahon from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, at the Mesquite Animal Shelter, 1650 Gross Road.
Safety is a click away: TxDOT, Mesquite PD urge drivers, passengers to buckle up
Texans, take note: seat belts do more than protect lives. They can prevent $200 or more in fines and court costs from leaving a driver's - or a passenger's - wallet.
Playful community: Mesquite chosen as one of the top places in the US to play
The city of Mesquite has been named a Playful City USA by KaBOOM! Mesquite joins 217 municipalities across the nation to receive the honor.
Under cover: Summer reading club goes 'Beneath the Surface'
Adventurous spirits visiting the Mesquite Public Library this summer can enjoy movies, crafts, games and special entertainment - besides getting to read some great books. And children, teens and adults alike have the chance to win prizes by turning in logs tallying the books they've read.
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Dallas County voters render their verdict in area races
Let your voice be heard: Mesquite voters take to polls on May 11
With early voting now closed, Mesquite voters have one last opportunity to give their input into the city leadership. According to Dallas County, only 1,294 people chose to cast their ballots during the early election period.
Cheaper to take the plunge: City unveils lower rate for residents to access pools
The city of Mesquite has unveiled a new fee structure for its swimming pools that provides current residents with a price break on admission and passes cost increases for operations and maintenance to nonresidents.
Option approved: Council OKs alternative screening wall
The Mesquite City Council approved a waiver to allow a business, located at 1210 North Galloway Ave., to erect an alternative screening wall to what is called for in the city's code. The city code currently requires an 8-foot masonry screening wall to serve as a buffer between a commercial use and residential. With the council approval Monday, May 6, the business owner will be allowed to substitute an 8-foot wood or wrought-iron fence with masonry columns.
Solid teamwork: Witten, Albertson's partner to create learning center in Mesquite
Children who attend the Boys and Girls Club in Mesquite were treated to a unique opportunity when Dallas Cowboys' tight end Jason Witten's SCORE Foundation and Albertson's joined forces to renovate and develop a learning center at the facility.
Car chase ends in Mesquite: Suspect apprehended without incident
Terrell police arrested Armando Fuentes, 29, at approximately 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 8, after a vehicle chase involving a flatbed truck that began in Terrell came to an end near the intersection of Americana Lane and Galloway Avenue in Mesquite.
TxDOT pursues safety on the roads: Officials unveil new safety tech
As more and more motorists venture out onto the highways, state officials are looking for ways to keep everyone safe as they travel.
Early lessons: Soccer program designed to build character
Parents looking to help their young children develop character and learn social skills will soon have a new option. McKinney resident Deb Mathis will begin offering Soccer Shots to residents in the east side of Dallas County.
Identity thieves indicted in New York: Defendants defrauded Mesquite gas station customers
NEW YORK - Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. announced the indictment of four defendants for forging approximately 400 ATM and credit cards and using those cards to withdraw hundreds of thousands of dollars from victims' accounts. The defendants - Garegin Spartalyan, 40, Aram Martirosian, 34, Hayk Dzhandzhapanyan, 40, And Davit Kudugulyan, 42 - are charged in a 405-count indictment with criminal possession of stolen property in the second degree, grand larceny in the third degree, criminal possession of a forgery device, and criminal possession of forged instruments in the second degree.
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