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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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Starting May 1, 2015 - Watering of lawns/landscapes is limited to twice weekly. Click Here

No watering between 10AM and 6PM

Our Lakes are filling up - But let's not waste our water supply this Spring & Summer!

As of 4/21 Lake Lavon is +3.94 feet Above Full (lowest was -12.64 feet)
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As of 4/21 Lake Ray Hubbard is +0.28 feet Above Full (lowest was -9.95 feet)
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As of 4/21 Lake Lewisville
is +2.71 feet Above Full (lowest was -7.76 feet)
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As of 4/21 Lake Grapevine is +6.94 feet Above Full (lowest was -19.04 feet)
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As of 4/21 Lake Texoma is +2.31 feet Above Full (Lowest was -8.22 feet)
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October 29, 2015 - Minimal Outdoor Watering Needed November through March. Officials with the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) remind consumers that lawns in North Texas require very little to no supplemental watering during the fall and winter months, according to experts from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service (AgriLife) in Dallas. To maintain reservoir levels for next year's water needs, NTMWD recommends consumers turn off irrigation systems and operate on manual mode and only as needed from November through March. Check with your city or water provider for specific guidelines and restrictions that are in effect in your service area

July 29, 2015 - The North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) achieved a historic milestone for the Lower Bois d'Arc Creek Reservoir (LBCR) with issuance of a water rights permit from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) on June 26, 2015. It is the first uncontested water rights permit issued by TCEQ for a major reservoir in the last 50 years, and one of the first uncontested inter-basin transfers of water. More

May 1, 2015 - NTMWD Offers Free Digital Tool To Manage Lawn Watering - Press Release

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Frequently Called City Of Mesquite Phone Numbers
  Main Number .............. 972-288-7711
  Animal Services .............. 972-216-6283
  Building Inspection .............. 972-216-6212
  Environmental Code .............. 972-216-6276
  Parks and Recreation .............. 972-216-6260
  Planning and Zoning .............. 972-216-6216
  Trash Collection/Recycling .............. 972-216-6284
  Street/Alley Repair ..............

972-216-6282 or
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  Water Billing .............. 972-216-6208
  Water Leaks/Sewer Back-ups .............. 972-216-6278
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April 2-30 Mesquite Creative Artists Association Exhibit Mesquite Arts Center Main Gallery, 1527 N. Galloway. www.mesquiteartscenter.org 972/216-6444

April 2 Mesquite Rodeo Parade The parade follows its traditional route starting on Belt Line at Newsom, proceeding through downtown and ending on Galloway Avenue at New Market. Downtown. www.realtexasflavor.com 972/204-4925

April 7, 14, 21, 28 Mesquite Outdoor Cover Band Series Mesquite Arts Center North Lawn, 1527 N. Galloway. www.mesquiteartscenter.org 972/216-6444

April 9 Florence Ranch Homestead Tours Hours are 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Florence Ranch Homestead, 1424 Barnes Bridge Road. www.historicmesquite.org 972/216-6468

April 9 Mesquite Community Band Concert Begins at 4 p.m. Mesquite Arts Center Concert Hall, 1527 N. Galloway. www.mesquiteartscenter.org 972/216-6444

April 15-17, 22-24, 29-May 1 "Brighton Beach Memoirs" Presented by Mesquite Community Theater. Mesquite Arts Center Black Box Theatre, 1527 N. Galloway. www.mesquitecommunitytheatre.com 972/216-8126

April 23 Opal Lawrence Historical Park Tours Hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Opal Lawrence Historical Park, 701 E. Kearney St. www.historicmesquite.org 972/216-6468

 

Garland Events

April 9 Urban Flea This outdoor market features vintage and homemade vendors, live music and food trucks. 701 W. Avenue A. www.resurrecteddesigns.com 469/298-0042

April 16 The Marketplace Browse fresh local produce, culinary items and artisan vendors. Downtown. www.themarketplacedfw.com

April 18 Dallas Charity Drive Golf Tournament 2016 Firwheel Golf Park—The Lakes Course, 600 W. Campbell Road. www.armsofhope.org/pages/home 830/522-2200

April 23 Wheels of Hope Car Show Car show supports the Hope Clinic for low-income patients. Downtown on the Square, 150 N. Sixth St. http://wheelsofhopegarland.com 469/800-2500

 

Dallas Events

September 18-July 31 "Spirit and Matter: Masterpieces from the Keir Collection of Islamic Art" Assembled through five decades by the noted art collector Edmund de Unger (1918–2011), the Keir Collection is recognized by scholars as one of the most geographically and historically comprehensive of its kind, encompassing almost 2,000 works spanning three continents and 13 centuries of Islamic cultural production. Dallas Museum of Art. www.DMA.org

January 9- May 31 "Anne Frank: A History for Today" This exhibit gives us insight into the family and world events that shaped Anne Frank's life, going beyond the pages of her famous diary to provide a wider perspective on the Holocaust, human rights, the Nazis and the Frank family's experiences in hiding. Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance, 211 N. Record St. www.dallasholocaustmuseum.org 214/741-7500

March 4-April 3 "Hansel and Gretel" Two children in search of food for their hungry family get lost in an enchanted forest. They must depend on all their powers of imagination to save them from the crafty, mysterious old woman in the candy house and (in this less "grim" version) lead them back to the loving arms of their parents. Presented by Dallas Children's Theatre. Rosewood Center for Family Arts, 5938 Skillman. www.dct.org

March 18-April 10 "The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane" The award-winning author of "Because of Winn-Dixie" and The National Ambassador for Young People's Literature launches the extraordinary pilgrimage of Edward, a beautiful, much-loved toy rabbit who loves only himself. When he is ripped from the arms of his doting young owner and lost, Edward finds that his breakable heart can learn to love, lose, and love again. Rosewood Center for Family Arts, 5938 Skillman. www.dct.org

April 4 Minetti Quartet in Concert Presented by the Dallas Chamber Music Society. Begins at 7:30 p.m. Caruth Auditorium, 6101 Bishop Blvd. www.DallasChamberMusic.org 844/326-7844

April 5 "Dominic Smith: Dutch Masters and Deceit" In Dominic Smith's spellbinding new novel, "The Last Painting of Sara De Vos," one 17th-century painting changes the course of three lives: the woman who paints it, the lawyer who inherits it, and the art history student who forges it. This event serves as the launch party for the novel. Horchow Auditorium at the Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood St. www.dma.org 214/922-1200

April 7 National Geographic Speaker Series: Charlie Hamilton James Award-winning photographer, filmmaker and TV presenter Charlie Hamilton James is best known for his wildlife photography. A man of many cameras, James prolifically delivers compelling photography, from the evasive kingfisher to the commanding lion to the Amazonian people. Perot Museum of Nature and Science, 2201 N. Field St. www.perotmuseum.org 214/428-5555

April 8 "Padma Lakshmi: Food and Family" This installment of the Arts and Letters Live series presents an evening with Padma Lakshmi. A vivid memoir of food and family, survival and triumph punctuated with recipes, "Love, Loss, and What We Ate" traces Lakshmi's journey from a humble kitchen to "Top Chef" and beyond. First United Methodist Church of Dallas. www.dma.org 214/922-1200

April 12 "Daniel James Brown: Guts and Glory" This installment of the Arts and Letters Live series presents author Daniel James Brown, whose longtime No. 1 New York Times bestseller also won the distinction of 2014 Nonfiction Book of the Year by the American Booksellers Association. First United Methodist Church of Dallas. www.dma.org 214/922-1200

April 15-September 5 "Eye of the Collector" This exhibit brings together amazing personal collections of nine very different people—from the exquisite to the quirky, from historical artifacts to pop culture. Not only can visitors marvel at the items themselves, they'll also get a glimpse into the minds of the collectors and find out what inspired them to see the magic in items ranging from everyday utensils to rare treasures. Perot Museum of Nature and Science. www.perotmuseum.org

April 19 "Skip Hollandsworth: The Hunt for America's First Serial Killer" Skip Hollandsworth—award-winning journalist, executive editor for Texas Monthly and screenwriter of the acclaimed film "Bernie"—can now add author to his impressive resume. This event celebrates the release of his first book, "The Midnight Assassin: Panic, Scandal, and the Hunt for America's First Serial Killer," about Austin's "servant girl annihilator" in the mid-1880s. Horchow Auditorium at the Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood St. www.dma.org 214/922-1200

April 27-29 David Sedaris Sedaris presents new and unpublished material in his seventh annual visit to Dallas. Sedaris has become one of America's pre-eminent humor writers, with bestselling books such as "Barrel Fever" and "Holidays on Ice," as well as collections of personal essays. Sedaris' pieces appear regularly in the New Yorker and on the public radio show "This American Life," and have twice been included in "The Best American Essays." Dallas City Performance Hall. www.attpac.org

April 29-May 22 "Roald Dahl's 'The BFG' (Big Friendly Giant)" For a young orphan, the sight of a giant outside her window is terrifying, and she fears for her life when he whisks her away to an enchanted land. This Big Friendly Giant is not like other giants, and they embark on a quest to save England from the "gizzard-gulping" giants who don't have the BFG's tender heart. Rosewood Center for Family Arts, 5938 Skillman. www.dct.org

April 29 Soundings: New Music at the Nasher At once a painfully intimate poetic cry and an anthem for the Beat Generation, Soundings presents Allen Ginsberg's "Howl" in Lee Hyla's setting for string quartet and narrator, with baritone William Sharp and the Brentano String Quartet. Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora St. www.NasherSculptureCenter.org

April 30 "Curtis Sittenfeld: Jane Austen Remixed" Sittenfeld is the bestselling author of the novels "Prep," "The Man of My Dreams," "American Wife" and "Sisterland," which have been translated into 25 languages. Her nonfiction has been published by the New York Times and broadcast on public radio's "This American Life." Dallas Public Library Auditorium. www.dma.org 214/922-1200

 

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