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Dallas police officer arrested by Mesquite police
Dallas police officer Edward Antunez turned himself in today at the Mesquite Police Department and was charged with one count of sexual assault, according to a news release.
Mesquite SWAT team arrests barricaded suspect
Shortly after 2 p.m. Monday, June 17, Mesquite police responded to a shooting call in the parking lot of an apartment complex in the 1600 block of Hickory Tree Road.
Donations needed: American Red Cross seeking blood
The American Red Cross is sponsoring a blood drive in Mesquite on June 15. The blood drive will have support from the city's police and fire departments, who are encouraging their off-duty employees to participate.
City to seek county road money: Galloway Road funding among priorities
The city of Mesquite has a plan to address some of the city's major thoroughfares over the next five years. Assistant City Manager Jerry Dittman outlined the five-year master plan during a regular city council work session on June 3.
Lasting impact: Community loses a valuable asset with Frank Greenhaw's passing
When Frank Wesley Greenhaw passed away on June 5, the area lost an influential member of the community. Art Greenhaw, Frank's son, said the family has received hundreds of letters and emails expressing the impact Frank made in their lives.
Online community: Parks and Rec offers video previews of events
Mesquite Parks and Recreation is giving another meaning to the word, "play."
Breaking taboos with a little laughter: Dallas Holocaust Museum to host first play tonight
For nearly three decades, the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance has been preserving the memory of the Holocaust through its various educational programs and exhibits. But for the first time, the museum will host an internationally renowned theater production focusing on some of the Holocaust's forgotten victims.
Mesquite education notes
Hometown heroes complete basic training
Air Force Airmen Ivan D. Aguirre and Alfred J. DiBernardo graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
Mesquite community notes, June 13
Wagerin' for a good time: Josh Abbott Band returns to Lone Star Park Friday
For the past several years, the college buddies who make up the Josh Abbott Band have made their way across the country, bringing their Texas country sound from its roots in Lubbock all the way to California, the Carolinas and back again.
Transportation debacle: DART, federal government changes impact COMPASS, MTED
The Mesquite City Council on Monday, June 3, discussed changes that may affect the city's COMPASS program and Mesquite Transportation for the Elderly and Disabled (MTED) program.
Not simply a DUD: Council weighs increase to drainage fees
The Mesquite City Council discussed changes to its drainage fees during its regular work session on Monday, June 3. The city staff is proposing the increase in drainage fees to bring the city into the middle range of other area cities' fees and to generate additional revenue to perform needed repairs to areas of the city that suffer from poor drainage.
Helping others: Addressing Mesquite Day looking for volunteers, projects
Each year, the city of Mesquite partners with the Mesquite Ministerial Alliance and other area organizations and groups for Addressing Mesquite Day. Addressing Mesquite Day is one day a year when the groups of volunteers work together to help perform home repairs for residents throughout the city who don't have the means to make the repairs themselves.
Summer fun in the city: Aquatics, camps highlight activities
The Mesquite Parks and Recreation Department has plenty of activities to keep everyone occupied during the summer.
A classic good time: Father's Day car show enters second year
The classics are rolling into Town East Mall again.
Choosing the high road: Mesquite Academy grads take second chance at education
High school can be tough enough for any teenager. Then try throwing in a bout of truancy, a parent's catastrophic illness or a curriculum that just doesn't fit, and a student might find him- or herself throwing in the towel.
Two steps to save a life: Hands-Only CPR technique easy, effective
"Stayin' Alive" could be the theme song for National CPR Awareness Week, now in full swing through June 8. The American Heart Association suggests the Bee Gees' hit is the ideal soundtrack to accompany performing Hands-Only CPR.
Mesquite community notes, June 6
Midsummer night's dream: Several cities launch summer concert series this month
With the onset of summer comes the arrival of free live entertainment, many cities in the area will offer summer concert series starting in June.
Rethinking the lawn: Class will educate homeowners about drought-tolerant landscaping
The city of Mesquite will go under Stage 3 water restrictions on June 1. The water restrictions are being implemented to comply with the North Texas Municipal Water District's water management plan.
Attracting shoppers: New video monument sign being built at Town East Mall
Shoppers that flock to Town East Mall will soon be treated to a new addition. The mall officially broke ground on the construction of a new video marquee sign that will serve as a beacon to motorists along I-635 about specials and events at Town East.
Digging a path: Parks department to break ground on hike and bike trail system
The Mesquite Parks and Recreation Department will break ground on the construction of its Heritage Trail during a ceremony celebrating National Trails Day on Saturday, June 1.
Relaying for a cure: Annual event raises money to aid in battle against cancer
Mesquite Relay for Life is celebrating another successful year of fundraising to continue the fight against cancer. This year more than 500 participants lined the football field at Barry Middle School on May 18 to take part in the annual event.
Looking for a few good photos: KMB contest aims to showcase the beauty of Mesquite
Keep Mesquite Beautiful (KMB) is looking for some images that depict the beauty of Mesquite. KMB is bringing back its photo contest this year, themed around the native beauty of Mesquite.
Staying safe over summer: Heat-related illnesses can result in serious health problems, death
With summer just around the corner, more people throughout North Texas are heading outdoors to enjoy seasonal activities at the same time temperatures begin their inexorable climb toward the triple digits.
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