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Mesquite residents selected a new mayor and city council on Tuesday in an election that saw a drastic drop-off in voter participation from 2019. Residents also gave their approval to Proposition A, which backers said would pave the way for better public safety, street and alley repair and in…

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The Mesquite Police Department officially took a step toward its future at Monday’s city council meeting when new chief David Gill was administered the oath of office by Sonja Land, city secretary.

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No matter the official outcome when the polls close on Election Day, the Mesquite City Council will look markedly different after Nov. 2 with two current council members stepping away and a third making a run at the mayor’s chair.

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Ballot propositions – whether they’re local or statewide – don’t always grab the attention (or understanding) of voters.

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City officials on Monday announced the hiring of longtime Mesquite PD officer David Gill as the new chief of the department. He will be sworn in as Mesquite’s new top cop on Oct. 18 during a special ceremony at the city council meeting. 

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The continuing residential development in southeast Mesquite got another bump at Monday’s city council meeting when plans for a 235-lot subdivision were approved.

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The Mesquite City Council on Monday passed a series of resolutions for Vehicle Accessories Inc. to relocate its corporate headquarters to Mesquite by the end of 2022 that will bring 315 new manufacturing jobs with an annual payroll of $13.5 million.

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With one eye on the past and the other on the future, the Mesquite City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a resolution naming a future park that will honor the late Jon Vernon Latimore – the police department’s first Black officer.

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This year has been all about campaigning for Brandon Murden after the first-time city council candidate initially tried his hand at a Mesquite ISD trustee – coming up 110 votes shy in his effort to unseat incumbent Kevin Carbo in May. His opp…

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The Place 5 contest will feature incumbent B.W. Smith seeking a second term on the city council against Tom Palmer who worked as Mesquite’s manager of economic development for a dozen years.

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Incumbent Tandy Boroughs is seeking a third term in office after a narrow victory for Place 4 in 2019 and an uncontested win in 2016 in the Place 6 at-large position. Standing in his way is Andrew Hubacek who’s making his second try for city …

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A trio of candidates will square off to replace Robert Miklos in Place 3 with one of them – Jennifer Vidler – inching ahead in the campaign experience department after losing to Miklos in 2019. The other two candidates – Elizabeth Rodriguez-R…

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The contest for Place 2 on the city council is a rematch from 2019 when now-incumbent Kenny Green easily defeated Dorothy Patterson by earning 65 percent of the vote in a race between first-time candidates.

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There may not be an incumbent running for re-election in Place 1 for the city council but that doesn’t mean the three-person race is short on campaign experience.

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The surprise announcement earlier this summer that incumbent Bruce Archer would not seek a second term in office transformed the mayor’s race in more ways than one.

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The 2021 municipal Election Day may still be more than two months away but the campaign season is officially upon us with 16 candidates on the ballot to fill six city council seats as well as mayor. The number of candidates matches the high-w…

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The City of Mesquite on Monday announced five finalists to become the next chief of police with a goal of naming a new top administrator by the end of September. The finalists will participate in on-site panel interviews on Aug. 25 and Aug. 26.

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City officials and representatives of Dalfen Industrial and Stream Realty on Monday ceremoniously broke ground on Phase 1 of a new master-planned industrial park – dubbed the Mesquite Airport Logistics Center – located on East Scyene Road nea…

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Whether it’s an employee landing a new job or an employer posting and filling a vacancy, keeping the local workforce strong is about more than just another dollar being made or paid.

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City officials knew they were getting someone with plenty of administrative and educational skins on the wall – along with three decades of experience – when they made the decision last fall to bring Rusty Wilson on board as the Mesquite Fire…

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Mesquite residents will for the first time this Memorial Day have a proper place to honor and pay respect to those from our community who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country.

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Mesquite will take its biggest step forward in revitalizing its historic downtown area on May 22 with a public event to celebrate the opening of Front Street Station – a $5.5 million infrastructure improvement project approved by the city cou…

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The City of Mesquite this week lauded four employees as Real Texas Service Champions. The program recognizes employees who “embody the hard-working, service-oriented qualities that are the ideal characteristics of every City employee.”

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You can have all the material things in the world but for most folks, what they really want is just a safe place to lay their heads at the end of a long, hard day. A safe, quiet place to call home.

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The City of Mesquite Municipal Center – located at 1515 N. Galloway Ave. – was re-christened this week as the George A. Venner Sr. Municipal Center. The announcement was made at a special presentation during Monday’s city council meeting. The…

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The City of Mesquite on Monday launched its new Clean City Initiative and also announced an effort to recruit more volunteer groups to participate in the upcoming Trash Bash.

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Elements International – one of the fastest-growing furniture companies in the country – has called Mesquite home for just two years but is already working to increase its footprint locally after the Mesquite City Council on Monday approved a…

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Mesquite city officials on Monday announced a 9 percent decrease in total crimes for December 2020 compared with the same time period the previous year, according to a press release issued by the City. The difference from December 2019 measur…

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Sharing Life CEO Teresa Jackson must need a sizeable spreadsheet to keep track of the Herculean task her organization – most notably the everyday volunteer heroes of the operation – is taking on by helping put food on the table for thousands …

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In a briefing to the Mesquite City Council on Tuesday, manager Eric Pratt updated council members on several 2020 highlights and presented Mesquite Metro Airport’s immediate strategic plan moving forward.

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While homeownership for those under 35 has decreased nationally, the city of Mesquite finds itself among a group of cities that has seen the opposite, according to statistics comparing 2009 to 2019 (the latest figures available).

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Small businesses are the backbone of every community in America – not just economically but “spiritually.” That’s never been truer than during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic that is approaching on a year of uncertainty and anxiety.

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Major commercial and residential building materials provider Locke Supply Co. has selected Mesquite as the location for its next expansion, according to a press release from the City of Mesquite.

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Having a safe, warm spot to escape the oftentimes bitter cold of winter is a given for most people in Mesquite. Most people, not all. And the first real bite of the season over the weekend that accompanied a dusting of snow certainly accentua…

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Addressing Mesquite Day – the annual community service project staged the first week of October – has helped hundreds of area homeowners over the years and is the largest project of its kind in North Texas.

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A mayor and city council may be the public face and hundreds of employees may do the heavy day-to-day lifting in any municipality but a third group represents the soul of a city – the people who call that community home.