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1/23/17 - Press Release
Mesquite, TX - - The City of Mesquite will host its next Town Hall on solid waste services to be held January 31 Tuesday from 7 – 8 p.m. on January 31 at Mesquite City Hall, 757 N. Galloway Avenue.
The Solid Waste Division will provide information about their various services. The public can receive helpful tips on using the Mesquite Trash and Recycling App as well as the Waste Wizard-program on the City's website. There will also be opportunities for the public to offer their feedback and input on solid waste services. Solid Waste vehicles will also be on display beginning at 6:30 p.m.
For more information, visit www.cityofmesquite.com/TownHall.
1/13/17 - Press Release
Mesquite Police Officers begin wearing cowboy hats.
Mesquite, TX – January 13, 2017 – National Hat Day is Sunday, January 15, and in recognition of that celebratory day the Mesquite Police Department announced today the majority of their police officers have begun to wear a cowboy hat as a part of their uniform.
Mesquite Police Chief Charles Cato said, "This cowboy hat is an alternate to the standard issued hat all police officers receive as a part of their uniform. We have 180 of 220 uniformed police officers who have chosen to wear the new cowboy hat in the field as additional protection from various weather elements. This cowboy hat is a benefit the police officers asked for, and I am grateful the City of Mesquite was able to provide it."
The Resistol, black straw hat was selected by police officers over other hat options, including a drill sergeant-style hat. Cato indicated the idea of an alternative hat was a result of his efforts to speak with every police officer in the department when he started as Police Chief last year.
The cowboy hats cost $46 each and are a part of the department's budget this year. Wearing the cowboy hat is not mandatory. Each police officer was given the opportunity to vote on the new hat and the option to order a cowboy hat.
1/1 - News Release - Mesquite to launch new Housing Division Homelessness Program
The Mesquite City Council has approved revisions to the Housing Choice Voucher (HVC) program to create a new Homelessness Program. The revisions strengthen the current rental assistance program. They will convert 12 of the existing housing vouchers for the specific use to assist families at risk of homelessness. The HVC program is funded and governed by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.
To receive the vouchers, applicants must be referred by the Mesquite Independent School District and certified as homeless by the City's Housing Division. The program becomes effective January 1, 2017. For more information, visit www.cityofmesquite.com/Housing or call 972-216-6424.
MESQUITE: Feb. 1-28 Diane Walker-Gladney Art Exhibit Gallery is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and during performances. Mesquite Arts Center Main Gallery. mesquiteartscenter.org 972/216-6444
MESQUITE: Feb. 17-19, 24-26 "Little Shop of Horrors" Tongue-in-cheek comedy was one of the longest-running off-Broadway shows and features many great songs. Mesquite Arts Center Black Box Theatre.mesquitecommunitytheatre.com 972/216-8126
MESQUITE: Feb. 18 Mesquite Symphony Orchestra Concert: "A Night at the Theater" Mesquite Arts Center Concert Hall, 1527 N. Galloway. mesquitesymphony.org 972/216-8127
MESQUITE: Feb. 25 Opal Lawrence Historical Park Tours Tours of the beautiful S.D. Lawrence home are 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Opal Lawrence Historical Park, 701 E. Kearney St. historicmesquite.org 972/216-6468
GARLAND: Jan. 12-Feb. 4 "Tantalus" Enjoy this live drama full of intrigue and murder by Garland Civic Theatre. Granville Arts Center, 300 N. Fifth St. garlandartsboxoffice.com 972/205-2790
GARLAND: Feb. 23-Mar. 18 "The Servant's Last Serve" Garland Civic Theater presents a live dramatic performance. Granville Arts Center, 300 N. Fifth St. garlandartsboxoffice.com 972/205-2790
DALLAS: Sep. 17-Feb. 12 "Clay Between Two Seas: From the Abbasid Court to Puebla de los Angeles" Exhibition features 100-plus historic works. Crow Collection of Asian Art. crowcollection.org 214/979-6430
DALLAS: Dec. 4-Mar. 19 "Art and Nature in the Middle Ages," The exhibit illustrates the evolution of representations of nature across six centuries of medieval European art. The Dallas Museum of Art. dma.org
DALLAS: Jan. 20-Feb. 26 "Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook" Comical tale promises a good laugh … and a great life lesson. Dallas Children's Theater, 5938 Skillman. dct.org/subscribers
DALLAS: Feb. 11-Sep. 4 "Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed" This exhibition brings together more than 200 authentic artifacts and immersive environments to explore the Mayan's astonishing accomplishments. Perot Museum, 2201 N. Field St. perotmuseum.org
DALLAS: Feb. 13 Cuarteto Casals and Manuel Barrueco Cuban classical guitarist Barrueco joins the Casals String Quartet from Spain for a program featuring works by Mozart, Shostakovich and Boccherini. SMU–Caruth Auditorium, 6101 Bishop Blvd. dallaschambermusic.org 844/326-7844
DALLAS: Feb. 18 Doug Varone and Dancers Enjoy this live modern dance performance. Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St. attpac.org/on-sale/2017/doug-varone-and-dancers 214/880-0202
DALLAS: Feb. 24-27 NCA & NDA All-Star Cheerleading National Championships Includes top cheerleaders and dancers from across the country. Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas, 650 S. Griffin St. nca.varsity.com
MESQUITE: Mar 3: The Mother Son Dance, sponsored by the Hampton Inn and Suites and Dallas Regional Medical Center, is scheduled for Friday, March 3 from 7 - 9 p.m. The dance is open to all ages and will be held at the Mesquite Convention Center, 1700 Rodeo Drive.
With the continued growth of this event, tickets will no longer be sold at the door. Tickets must be purchased in advance for $15 per person and are available at any Mesquite recreation center or the Parks and Recreation Administration Office, 1515 N. Galloway Avenue.
Returning this year is a door prize give-away sponsored by the Dallas Marshals. Holland Creations Photography will also offer portraits for $12 per picture beginning at 6:30 p.m.
For more information, call 972-216-6260 or visit www.cityofmesquite.com/MotherSonDance
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