From the Mayor

Last week our other newspaper in Mesquite ran a front-page article about the proposed clean-air initiative.  The article covered, basically what was said at the city council meeting the week before.  I have some comments to make along with a history l … [Read more...]

From the Mayor-On the smoking ban and psychological effects of being unemployed

Nowadays having a job is very important if you wish to live a comfortable life.  Almost everyone dreams of having a successful career, but often due to unavoidable circumstances, people find themselves unemployed.  I said unavoidable; a ban on s … [Read more...]

About the Smoking Ban…

Before I discuss the proposed smoking ban let me disclose that I do not smoke, have never been associated with the casino industry and am not a part of any business in this state.  The campaign against smoking in Mesquite is an obvious well-funded … [Read more...]

From the Mayor

I have been asked numerous times who the individual is that comes to so many city council meetings and complains about our police and court system, and the injustice he has received.  He further casts doubt about my loyalty to this country and the … [Read more...]


Recently I went to one of our public schools to assist a family having a meeting with staff.  The meeting was just before school started and I arrived early.  I walked in, told the receptionist I would be waiting for some people to join me.  I don’t b … [Read more...]

Letter from the Mayor

For the third time in the past year I have seen the ugliness of racism, elitism, and class distinction rear its head in our community.  Let me explain. Last year the city received numerous calls and emails about a small, proposed basketball court … [Read more...]

From our Mayor

It’s a New Year for all of us and in Mesquite it’s just the start of what I know will be an exciting year.  Our second annual Parade of Lights just concluded with an outstanding assortment of floats and a good turnout despite the cold windy nigh … [Read more...]

From the Mayor-Veteran’s Day Parade

I’m writing this column today, not just as the mayor, but also, as a proud veteran and citizen. I have been deeply involved with the Mesquite Veterans Day Parade for the past thirteen years. For the past few years it has become much more difficult to … [Read more...]

From the Mayor

In response to a front page article August 7,  in the Review Journal on Mesquite stating that the recent influx of people as new residents is altering the local ambience, I would like to make my comments regarding the story and set the record … [Read more...]

Setting the record straight on marijuana consumption

During the past few meetings of the Mesquite City Council, we have been visited by a small group of Mesquite citizens who are opposed to smoking in public places in the city, which in our case would be places that have gambling, but not the entry to … [Read more...]