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...]

Natural gas service takes one step closer to Mesquite

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  If you’re one of those Mesquite homeowners who much prefer cooking dinner with natural gas-based appliances rather than electric stoves, don’t run out and get all new appliances just yet. At the Tuesday, April 25, Mesquite City … [Read more...]

New home construction remains healthy in Mesquite

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The market for new home construction in Mesquite appears to remain quite healthy based on the number of new single family residence permits issued by the city in March when builders took out 28 permits. The total valuation of those permits came in at … [Read more...]