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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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Drawing a crowd: 25,000 people attend Real.Texas.Festival.
The city of Mesquite's Real.Texas.Festival. drew large crowds both days of the event this year despite some cloudy and windy conditions on Friday, April 26.
County goes on West Nile offensive: Dallas seniors to receive donated insect repellent
Dallas County Health and Human Services announced on May 1 its collaboration with the DEET Education Program, Washington, D.C., to provide free insect repellent to low-income seniors in Dallas County to help protect against West Nile virus.
Retaining the title: Dallas rock band successfully defends championship
History was made during the Real.Texas.Festival. Battle of the Bands competition this year. For the first time since the event's inception, the festival crowned a two-time winner. The Dallas-based teenage rock band One Soul returned to successfully defend the title they claimed last year.
A recipe for success: MCPAAA, Fire Corps host record numbers at BBQ contest
The smell of barbecue was ever-present at the Real.Texas.Festival. thanks to the annual Taste of Mesquite BBQ competition. The contest had a record number of cookers this year, with 59 entries into the competition. Last year's contest had 38 cookers.
Strike up the band: Summer concert series preparations underway
The Mesquite Symphonic Band is gearing up for its annual summer concert series, Music in the Park. This will be the 22nd year the free outdoor concerts have been performed by the band.
Mesquite honors soldier: Army recruiter presented with Key to the City
The city of Mesquite honored a local soldier with a Key to the City during the Real.Texas.Festival. on April 27. U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Bryan Purkey was given the award by Mesquite Mayor John Monaco on the Real.Texas.Festival. stage.
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