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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.

 

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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

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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

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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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October

MESQUITE: Oct. 4-5 Big Race Productions Enduro Race Hailed as the Southwest's most famous dirt track, Devil's Bowl Speedway is the premier venue for racing entertainment. A high banked half-mile with tacky black clay, the track is a unique D shape with the curve on the back straight fifteen feet higher than the front. This purposely designed aspect gives the 10,000 seats in the grandstands an unobstructed view of the entire track. Devil's Bowl Speedway Phone: 972-222-2421 Website: devilsbowl.com

MESQUITE: Oct. 5-6 Haunted Camp Out Spooktastic activities include zip-lining, a costume contest, a tent decorating contest, and delicious s'mores by a roaring fire. Camp Rorie Galloway Phone: 972-216-6260 Website: cityofmesquite.com/Calendar.aspx?EID=4574

MESQUITE: Oct. 12, 26 The Marketplace Shop in downtown Mesquite for local fare from artisans, growers, and crafters on the second and fourth Saturday from April through October. Downtown Mesquite Phone: 972-216-6450 Website: cityofmesquite.com/1821/Mesquite-Marketplace

MESQUITE: Oct. 18-19 Winter Nationals: Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint National Tour Hailed as the Southwest's most famous dirt track, Devil's Bowl Speedway is the premier venue for racing entertainment. This purposely designed aspect gives the 10,000 seats in the grandstands an unobstructed view of the entire track for this 46th annual event. Devil's Bowl Speedway Phone: 972-222-2422 Website: devilsbowl.com

MESQUITE: Oct. 19 PumpkinFest The 19th annual event includes a live jousting show and competition, an archery show, a falconry show, ghost and goblin storytelling, and a maze. Other activities include arts and crafts, carnival games, bounce houses, food vendors, and trick or treating in Peddler's Alley. Costumes are encouraged. Valley Creek Park Phone: 972-216-6260 Website: cityofmesquite.com/315/PumpkinFest. In addition to the live jousting tournament, two falconry bird shows will take place at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Parking and admission to the event is free. Food, games, and some activities will have a small fee. For more information about PumpkinFest visit: www.cityofmesquite.com/PumpkinFest or call Mesquite Parks and Recreation at 972-216-6260.

DALLAS: April 13-Oct. 15 "Celebrate the Children" —Bronze Sculptures by Gary Lee Price Mark your calendar for the return of acclaimed sculptor Gary Lee Price and his newest exhibit, "Celebrate the Children," which features beautiful, handcrafted bronze sculptures of various children that guests can interact with throughout the garden. Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden Phone: 214-515-6615 Website: dallasarboretum.org/events-activities/summer-at-the-arboretum

DALLAS: April 30-Nov. 3 Goya's "Visions" in Ink: The Centerpiece of the Meadows Drawings Collection This exhibition highlights the Meadows's recent acquisition of Goya's exceptional ink drawing, "Visions," from his "Witches and Old Women" album. Other select works from the museum's collection of early 19th-century paintings and works on paper serve to illuminate the fascinating provenance and historical context of Goya's very personal and technically accomplished drawing. Meadows Museum Phone: 214-768-2516 Website: meadowsmuseumdallas.org/exhibitions/goyas-vision-in-ink

DALLAS: Sept. 15-Jan. 12 "El Greco, Goya, and a Taste for Spain: Highlights from The Bowes Museum" The development of Spanish art across three centuries—from large, gold-encrusted retable panels of saints to intimate portraits and scenes taken from life—is explored through eleven selected masterpieces from England's largest collection of Spanish paintings. Meadows Museum Phone: 214-768-2516 Website: meadowsmuseumdallas.org/bowes-museum

DALLAS: Sept. 18-Oct. 13 "Red Chariot" What if tarot cards could actually affect your future? And you could use that tarot deck to control other's destinies as well? And what if the internet created that tarot deck? "Red Chariot" is a world-premiere, science-fiction thriller set amid the downfall of civilization after the internet has created a mysterious tarot deck, that when read, can actually affect the past, present, and future. Gordon Dahlquist ("Tomorrow Come Today") takes us on a journey though time as we explore the chaotic effects of new technological advancements and the role humans have, or haven't, played in stopping that chaos. Undermain Theatre Phone: 214-747-5515 Website: undermain.org

DALLAS: Sept. 21-Oct. 31 Autumn at the Arboretum As one of the Southwest's most picturesque fall horticultural displays, the garden is a spectacular show of color with 150,000 stunning, fall-blooming plants, the internationally acclaimed Pumpkin Village, featuring more than 90,000 pumpkins, plus the outstanding Rory Meyer's Children's Adventure Garden. This year's theme is "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown." Festivities include Mommy and Me Mondays, live music, and activities for all ages. Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden Phone: 214-515-6615 Website: dallasarboretum.org

DALLAS: Sept. 21-March 1 The Kinsey African American Art and History Collection This collection celebrates the achievements and contributions of African Americans from 1595 to present. It includes masterful paintings and sculpture, photos, rare books, letters, and manuscripts. African American Museum of Dallas Phone: 214-565-9026 Website: thekinseycollection.com

DALLAS: Sept. 27-Oct. 20 State Fair of Texas The 24-day fair celebrating all things Texas has more than 110 daily attractions and activities including the Texas Auto Show, four musical stages of Texas music, a nightly starlight parade, and Big Tex there to greet visitors from near and far. Fair Park Phone: 214-565-9931 Website: bigtex.com

DALLAS: Oct. 2 Sammons Jazz: "Nothin' But the Blues" Jazz legends and rising stars of Texas perform the many flavors of jazz in the historic Turtle Creek Pump Station. Admission includes two sets of music, a light dinner, beverages, and valet parking. Sammons Center for the Arts Phone: 214-520-7788 Website: sammonsartcenter.org

DALLAS: Oct. 17 Carson Series of Sammons Cabaret New York-style cabaret gets the Texas treatment with top singers performing the Great American Songbook, Broadway show tunes, and pop, plus the stories behind the music. Admission includes two sets of music, light appetizers, beverages, and valet parking. Sammons Center for the Arts Phone: 214-520-7788 Website: sammonsartcenter.org

DALLAS: Oct. 26-27 Festival of the Arts This is a two-day celebration of community and tradition for people of all ages and interests. The festival honors the rich history of Oak Cliff and Kidd Springs Park, and there is an artists market with fine arts and crafts, local food and beverage concessions, and live acoustic entertainment. Kidd Springs Park Phone: 678-876-1262 Website: dallasfestivalofthearts.net

 

 

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