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Welcome to AboutMesquite.com. Our commitment is to bringing the City of Mesquite, Texas, surrounding communities of Garland, Sunnyvale, Terrell, Forney and Balch Springs residents the most up to date information on current events, community life and many great resource links.

July 15, 2019 - Through August 3, Mesquite Animal Services will offer $10 off dog adoptions with the donation of a jar of peanut butter or jelly to the Spread the Love campaign. A maximum of five jars may be donated for a total of $50 off each adoption. Donations must be brought to Mesquite Animal Services, 1650 Gross Road, at the time of adoption. Cats may currently be adopted for $5 each.

"I'm excited anytime we're able to run an adoption special, because we're able to find more animals homes and maintain our 90% save rate," said Manager of Animal Services Jeanne Saadi. "But this special is even more rewarding. Collecting peanut butter and jelly to help feed children in need exemplifies the compassionate care we strive to give and hope to see throughout the Mesquite community."

Adoption fees includes sterilization, vaccinations and microchipping. Call 972-216-6283 for more information. Animals currently available at the shelter can be viewed at visit www.cityofmesquite.com/AnimalServices.

Spread the Love is an annual campaign that encourages the donation of peanut butter and jelly as well as financial contributions to help feed children in Mesquite during the summer who live in food insecure environments. All donations go to Sharing Life Community Outreach and Mesquite Social Services for distribution.

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Barnes Bridge Park Update 11/20/17 6/24/19 Sad News

We posted this question to the Town of Sunnyvale over the weekend

Here is the answer we received from the Economic Development Director, Traci Anderson of Sunnyvale. Not Good!!!

Yes, The Town of Sunnyvale has signed an agreement to take over Barnes Bridge Park back in 2017. As of right now the plans are to leave the park closed for an extended period of time . Town of Sunnyvale is going to leave the park closed because the Sheriff's Department thinks the area is still unsafe. The future plans are still unknown at this time.

Personally I don't buy this after a year and half. Maybe some concerned citizens might want to contact Traci Anderson, CEcD, Economic Development Director, Town of Sunnyvale, 127 N. Collins Rd, Sunnyvale, TX 75182 Office: (972) 203-4154 traci.anderson@townofsunnyvale.org

We need our park back open!

NEW - Day Trip Advisor

We are pleased to add a new section to our site. It's for suggestions of places to make a short day trip from the Mesquite area. This month we are suggesting two locations that are within a few miles of each other in East Texas near Mineola, and are less than 2 hours from the Mesquite area.

Mineola Nature Preserve

The Mineola Nature Preserve on the Sabine River encompasses 2,911 acres located in Wood County, and is home to East Texas species of critters that can fly, walk, crawl, and slither, and home to more than 193 species of birds, numerous wildlife, buffalo, longhorn cattle, and a pristine wetlands environment. Imagine walking along a railroad bed built in the 1880s as you step back in history. Owned by the City of Mineola, this is part of a comprehensive development plan to protect our natural wildlife and habitat for future generations. This pristine area is an escape to the quiet of nature and the solitude of yesteryear. A great place for the family and wonderful photography opportunities. The Mineola Nature Preserve just a 1 1/2 miles south of Mineola. Google Map Location

Grand Oaks Vineyard & Winery

The Grand Oaks Vineyards & Winery is amid forests of oak, cedar and pine on hillsides overlooking the Mineola Nature Preserve on the Sabine River. Fine wines and beautiful vines are found here just 10 minutes from Mineola; only 90 miles from Dallas. Our Wine Tasting Room with its wraparound covered patio and scenic surrounds offer a great place to enjoy our wines in our East Texas setting. Browse our site, visit us on Facebook and come share wine with us in the heart of Mineola Wine Country. Google Map Location

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Main Number 972-288-7711   Street/Alley Repair

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Animal Services 972-216-6283   Water Billing 972-216-6208
Building Inspection 972-216-6212   Water Leaks/Sewer Back-ups 972-216-6278
Environmental Code 972-216-6276   Request Yard Waste Collection 972-216-6285
Parks and Recreation 972-216-6260   Question of Concern for the City Online Form
Planning and Zoning 972-216-6216   Open Data Portal for City of Mesquite Click Here
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Road Closure

Feb 5 - Mesquite - Neighbors, Beginning today, Feb. 5, North Mesquite Drive is closed from Gus Thomasson Road to Town Center Drive for the reconstruction of the bridge over South Mesquite Creek. Local traffic will have limited access to the area. No traffic will be allowed within the construction area, and through access will be prohibited. This closure will last until Aug. 15. If you have questions, call Corey Nesbit, Assistant Director of Public Works, at 972-385-8535. Details & Photos

Citizens Online Reporting System

The Mesquite Police Department is pleased to announce our Citizens Online Police Reporting System. Using this online citizen police report system allows you to submit a report immediately and print a copy of the police report for free. This system is provided for your convenience; however, if you would rather report the incident over the phone or in person, you always have that option available. Online





MESQUITE: July 6, 13, 20, 27 Devils Bowl Speedway Enjoy auto racing at the South- west's most famous dirt track. Devil's Bowl Speedway, 1711 Lawson Road. 972-222- 2421; devilsbowl.com

MESQUITE: July 6, 13, 20, 27 Mesquite Championship Rodeo Don't miss the toughest cowboys around the world as they compete with the strongest horses, steers and bulls in the country. This PRCA- sanctioned rodeo has been thrilling visitors since 1958. You'll see calf-roping, barrel racing, bronc busting, bull riding—all of the traditional rodeo events—in air-conditioned comfort. Mesquite Arena, 1818 Rodeo Drive. 972-285-8777; mesquiterodeo.com

MESQUITE: July 13, 27 Mesquite Artisans and Farmers Market This European-style market features food, artisans, and crafters from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Heritage Square in Downtown Mesquite, 223 W. Davis. 866-242-8078; themarketplacedfw.com


DALLAS: Through-Aug. 4 "55 Years" In remembrance of the 55th anniversary of the death of President John F. Kennedy, The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza presents this new temporary exhibit. Featuring a broad representation of popular magazine covers from the last five decades, this captivating visual timeline of President Kennedy's image reflects his lasting imprint on the nation's consciousness and pays tribute to his life and legacy. The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, 411 Elm St. 214-747-6660; jfk.org

DALLAS: June 1-Aug. 31 Dallas by Chocolate Tour Indulge your chocolate passions at some of the most creative chocolate, ice cream, and pastry shops around. An air- conditioned motorcoach whisks guests around town to sample treats galore while learning about the history of chocolate, how it's made, and meeting those who make these scrumptious treats. Includes private motorcoach transportation,
many dessert samples, and beverages
on board (you can also BYOB). The exact meeting location is given to ticket holders. Various locations. 972-814-5997; dallasbychocolate.com

DALLAS: June 2-Aug. 18 Taste of Bishop Arts Food and Historical Tour Sample the fun and fare of this unique and eclectic neighborhood. On foot, learn about its colorful history, slip into galleries and shops, and stop at great eateries that may include one of Dallas' top barbecue havens and a shrine to Bonnie and Clyde (restaurants vary). Drinks beyond water are on your own. Minimum 8 people; limit 20 people. Meeting place details are given to ticket holders. Various locations. 972-814-5997; dallasbitesfoodtours.com

DALLAS: July 6-27 Best Tacos and Margaritas Tour Sample both gourmet and street tacos on an adventure through East Dallas, Oak Cliff, and other iconic Dallas neighborhoods. Stops include award- winning margaritas and tacos at amazing spots including hole-in-the-wall taquerias. Presented by Dallas Bites! Food Tours. Desperado's Mexican Restaurant, 4818 Greenville Ave. 972-814-5997; dallasbitesfoodtours.com

DALLAS: July 14-Aug. 24 Hidden Dallas Food and Fun Tour Cruise through secret places in Dallas that many people do not know about. Check out whimsical sculptures, waterfalls, and the last home built by one of America's most famous architects. Many venues are indoors since the weather is warm. Stop along the way for delicious snacks at insider culinary gems. Some walking is involved. Includes motorcoach transportation, a tour host, food at venues and beverages on the bus (you can also BYOB). Please note that the exact meeting location is given to ticket holders. Various locations. 972-814-5997; dallasbychocolate.com


GARLAND: July 12 Sounds of Summer Concert Series Spend a summer evening under the stars at Garland's annual concert series. This free, family-friendly series in- corporates various avenues of the arts all into one fun-filled series. Historic Down- town Garland Square, 520 W. State St. 972-205-2750; facebook.com/playgarland or garlandparks.com

GARLAND: July 18-20 Rachel Hollis Rise Weekend This two-day personal growth conference invites women from every walk of life to come together to be inspired, supported, and enveloped in a community. The first day is about owning your past. The second day is about owning your future. The weekend is hosted by Rachel Hollis, author of the national best-selling book "Girl Wash Your Face." Curtis Culwell Center, 4999 Naaman Forest Blvd. thehollisco.com/rise-weekend-dallas

GARLAND: July 19-28 "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" When eldest brother Adam gets himself a bride, his backwoods brothers set out to capture their own. It takes a long, hard winter for these rough and rowdy boys to win over their brides with flowers and romance. Granville Arts Center, 300 N. Fifth St. 972-205-2790; garlandsummermusicals.org


Plano''PLANO: July 3 Plano Community Band Patriotic Pops The Plano Symphony Orchestra presents an entertaining and inspiring tribute to America. Haggard Park, 901 E. 15th St. 972-814-8882; planoband.com

PLANO: July 4 All-American Fourth Food trucks and a live DJ join this annual fireworks show, which is synchronized to music—tune into radio station 97.5 KLAK for the live simulcast. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs. Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve, 5901 Los Rios Blvd. plano.gov

PLANO: July 4 Independence Day Party at The Texas Pool Celebrate freedom on America's birthday with a party at the historic Texas Pool. Enjoy hot dogs, traditional pool games, and fun in the sun. Coolers with food and non-alcoholic beverages welcome. The Texas Pool, 901 Springbrook Drive. 972-881-8392; texaspool.org

PLANO: July 4 Plano Lions' Fourth of July Parade Flags, floats, marching bands, drill teams, cheer squads, and more help celebrate Independence Day at this annual holiday parade on Independence Drive. Plano ISD Admin Building, 15th and Independence. parades.planolions.org

PLANO: July 6 Courtyard Texas Music Series Get up close and personal with some of the Lone Star State's favorite musicians on the first Thursday of the month from March through November, and enjoy the amazing acoustics of this 321-seat theater. Courtyard Theater, 1509 H Ave. 972- 941-5600; visitplano.com or plano.gov

PLANO: July 11 Historic Downtown Plano Arts District Art and Wine Walk Stroll the downtown Plano arts district, sampling different wines in shops and galleries, listening to street musicians, and checking out artists and their wares. Downtown Plano Arts District, 1013 E. 15th St. 972-922-1292; visitplano.com or visitdowntownplano.com

PLANO: July 11, 18, 25 Summer Fun Thursdays Families can enjoy a summer of bubble-popping, mind-stretching, floor-stomping, and clown-laughing fun every Thursday in June and July. This month's kid-oriented activities include the Julio and Kelly Clown Show, the SciTech Discovery Center, and The Real Mad Hatter. The Shops at Willow Bend, 6121 W. Park Blvd. 972-202-7110; shopwillowbend.com

PLANO: July 15, 29 Plano Community Band—Summer Series in Haggard Park Bring a blanket or chair and a picnic dinner, and enjoy a night of live music in the park with the Plano Community Band. Plano Community Band/Haggard Park, 901 E. 15th St. 972-814-8882; planoband.com

PLANO: July 19-20, 26-27 Dark Hour Presents: Dog Days of Summer Travelers in this Louisiana Bayou face many threats during the Dog Days of Summer. Not only must they be wary of the witches as well as the gypsies and their blades, this season the Rugarou runs rampant. As Dark Hour pulls out all the stops, decide for yourself which fate is worse when dealing with werewolves, being turned, or being eaten. Dark Hour Haunted House,
701 Taylor Drive. 469-298-0556; darkhourhauntedhouse.com

PLANO: July 21 Crayola Sensory Sun- days This special morning is designed for kids and families who would like to experience the attraction adapted just for sensory needs. Lights are dimmed, music is turned off, and there is a quiet room/space available. The Crayola Experience, 6121 W. Park Blvd. 469-642-2901; crayolaexperience.com/plano

PLANO: July 25 Plano Magazine Beer Walk Sample 30-plus beers from Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma craft breweries, all in air-conditioned comfort. The family- friendly afternoon is filled with live music, prizes, pop-up vendors, and store dis- counts. The Shops at Willow Bend, 6121 W. Park Blvd. 972-489-8301; planomagazine .com/beer-walk

PLANO: July 28-Aug. 8 USA Softball GOLD National Championship Plano once again hosts the girls' 16-under and 18-under national softball championships. As the NGB for the sport of softball, USA Softball is responsible for training, equip- ping and promoting the six USA Softball National Teams that compete in events such as the Olympics, Pan American Games, World Championships, and other international and domestic events. Heritage Yards, 4525 Hedgecoxe Road. visitplano.com/event/usa-girls-national- championship


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