Council approves liquor sales at gas stations

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The next time you fill up your car’s gas tank you could also fill up your liquor cabinet after the Mesquite City Council approved a change to city codes allowing full off-sale liquor in convenience stores and gas stations at their Tuesday, May 23 … [Read more...]

It was definitely the journey

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I bet not many of you have added the desire to attend a state legislative session to your bucket list but it’s been on mine for years. I guess that’s part of the political nerd in me. I tried to get a couple friends to go with me on a recent trip to … [Read more...]

Visitor profile shows significant changes

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Last year Mesquite saw over 1.3 million people visit its hotels, restaurants, golf courses, and local activities. That number has steadily risen since the depths of the great recession racked the local tourist industry for over five years. But who … [Read more...]

Proposed Mesquite city budget has good news for drivers

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If you hate trying to turn left at the Grapevine Road and Pioneer Boulevard intersection, then perhaps the brightest highlight of the city of Mesquite’s budget for next fiscal year is the allocation of money for a traffic control signal at that … [Read more...]

Fire Chief terminated without cause

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During a brief 10 minute meeting on May 16, the Mesquite City Council cast a split vote to terminate Fire Chief Kash Christopher “without cause.” Three councilmen, David Ballweg, George Rapson and Brian Wursten, voted in favor of the action. … [Read more...]

Gifts and proclamations dominate council meeting

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Tuesday’s Mesquite City Council meeting was all about feeling good as the agenda contained only gifts and proclamations but no hard business. Nick Montoya, director of Athletics and Leisure Services, accepted five automated external defibrillator … [Read more...]

Special council meeting to decide Fire Chief’s employment

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The Mesquite City Council will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, May 16 at 1 p.m. in council chambers to discuss the employment status of Mesquite Fire Department Chief Kash Christopher according to city manager Andy Barton and city attorney Bob … [Read more...]

Rising Star fieldhouse ready for action

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The new Rising Star Sports Ranch fieldhouse that opens this month in Mesquite is going to the dogs. “Ironically, our first event in the fieldhouse is called Fly Ball,” Andre Carrier said in an exclusive interview with the Mesquite Local News. … [Read more...]

Building permits continue upward

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The upward trend of building permits issued by the city of Mesquite seen over the last two years continued in April when the 157 permits were granted for a total valuation of $6.165 million. That compares favorably to April 2016 when the city issued … [Read more...]

Fire Chief leaves

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Disatisfaction among employees of the Mesquite Fire Department apparently was the final straw that led to the end of Fire Chief Kash Christopher’s employment with the city. Sources confirmed to the Mesquite Local News on Tuesday that Christopher was … [Read more...]