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Welcome to AboutMesquite.com. Our commitment is to bringing the City of Mesquite, Texas, surrounding communities of Garland, Sunnyvale, Terrell, Forney and Balch Springs residents the most up to date information on current events, community life and many great resource links.

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Paperbacks Plus

Paperbacks Plus has been in its current home, located at 108 E. Davis Street, since 1976. A lot of people still really want books. When they want to get a book they can come in and see everything they have all in one place. It offers them a lot of options including vinyl records - what a selection. One could spend hours in this quaint historic shop. They offer a unique trade option too. People are always bringing stuff in to trade. Unlike other book stores, they offer to let them pay for up to half of their purchases by trade.

Music: (CDs, LPs, 45s, 78s, Cassettes, 8-Track Tapes)

You can be an "ambassador" for the store by sharing some of our Facebook posts. Invite friends to meet you here for a browsing party.

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Barnes Bridge Park Update 11/20/17

We posted this question to the Town of Sunnyvale over the weekend - "We saw in the Sunnyvale newspaper that Sunnyvale has signed an agreement to take over the Barnes Bridge Park and at this point the park is closed. Do you have a schedule of what Sunnyvale is going to improve in the park and when it will be back open."

Here is the answer We received from the Economic Development Director, Traci Anderson of Sunnyvale.

Yes, The Town of Sunnyvale has signed an agreement to take over Barnes Bridge Park. As of right now the plans are to close the park down for an extended period of time (6-9 months or longer if need be). Town of Sunnyvale is trying to deter the events that have been happening in this location prior to putting in any significant investment. The future plans are still unknown at this time. We just need to give it some time. We understand there were good times had back there by families but there was a lot more bad that people just don't realize was back there and we didn't either until we went to start cleaning it up. We want it to be a great place for families to visit in the future.

So the bottom line is the park will become a great place for all hopefully sometime in 2018. We am confident that the Town of Sunnyvale will do a fantastic job in rebuilding the park.

We will try to keep everyone informed as things progress.

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Main Number 972-288-7711   Street/Alley Repair

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January 2018


MESQUITE: Jan. 1-31 Bruce Greene Art Exhibit The Western painter and native Texan has ridden trails and experienced the cowboy life he portrays in the very narrative images he creates. Mesquite Arts Center Main Gallery, 1527 N. Galloway. mesquiteartscenter.org 972-216-6444

MESQUITE: Jan. 12 Jonathan Moody in Concert The Mesquite Arts Council presents Moody as part of its Black Box Series, in the Black Box Theatre. The country music artist has opened for acts such as Vince Gill and Robert Chestnutt, among many others. Mesquite Arts Center Black Box Theatre, 1527 N. Galloway. mesquiteartscenter.org 972-216-6444

MESQUITE: Jan. 13 Florence Ranch Homestead Tours Presented by Historic Mesquite Inc., tours are held on the second Saturday of every month. Florence Ranch Homestead, 1424 Barnes Bridge Road. historicmesquite.org 972-216-6468

MESQUITE: Jan. 18 - Coffee with Cops- McDonald's - Thursday January 18th, from 7:00 am to 9:00 am. Come join the Mesquite Police Department in a great opportunity to get to know some of the officers working in your neighborhood. No agendas or guest speakers, just a chance to sit and talk about whatever may concern you. Officers will be at all 7 McDonald's locations in Mesquite.

MESQUITE: Jan. 20 The Pipdillys, Just for Kids Series Presented by the Mesquite Arts Council, laugh, sing and dance yourself silly. The Pipdillys' shows are highly interactive, combining fun activities with important messages for the whole family. Free admission. Mesquite Arts Center Black Box Theatre, 1527 N. Galloway. mesquiteartscenter.org 972-216-6444

MESQUITE: Jan. 27 Opal Lawrence Historical Park Tours Presented by Historic Mesquite Inc., tours of the beautiful S.D. Lawrence home are every fourth Saturday. Be sure to note the unique painted ceilings. Opal Lawrence Historical Park, 701 E. Kearney St. historicmesquite.org 972-216-6468


DALLAS: Through-Jan. 7 "Sopheap Pich" The Crow Collection of Asian Art will present a solo exhibition of the work of Sopheap Pich, recognized today as Cambodia's most internationally prominent contemporary artist. The exhibition will feature his large-scale sculpture, "Rang Phnom Flower," Pich's largest and most ambitious single-form sculpture to date. Measuring 25 feet in length, its complex construction is composed of hundreds of strands of rattan and bamboo. This exhibition will also feature the loan of an original French 19th-century, hand-painted botanical dictionary with illustrations of this plant species from the Botanical Research Institute of Texas. Crow Collection of Asian Art, 2010 Flora St. crowcollection.org 214-979-6430

DALLAS: Through Jan. 7 "Tom Sachs: Tea Ceremony" The exhibition centers on an immersive environment representing Sachs' distinctive reworking of chanoyu, a traditional Japanese tea ceremony—including the myriad elements essential to that intensely ritualistic universe. During the course of the exhibition, the Nasher will present a series of public demonstrations in which Sachs or a colleague will perform a tea ceremony for a few guests. The walls of the tea house will be removed for the occasion, enabling visitors to watch the ceremony as it unfolds. Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora St. nashersculpturecenter.org

DALLAS: Through Feb. 4 "Paper into Sculpture" Even as the shift to digitized images virtual reality, and social media has been said to herald its obsolescence, paper nonetheless remains inescapable in our daily lives. The artists—Noriko Ambe, Marco Maggi, Joshua Neustain, Nancy Rubins, and Franz West—play on tensions between commonly held understanding of sculpture and what paper can and cannot do when pushed to its physical limit. Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora St. nashersculpturecenter.org

DALLAS: Through May 6 "Journey to Space" The exhibit features a full-size simulated International Space Station, robotics, water rockets, Neil Armstrong's helmet and gloves, plus a space-inspired play area for young cadets. Perot Museum, 2201 N. Field St. perotmuseum.org 214-428-5555

DALLAS: Nov. 8-Jan. 7 Holiday at the Arboretum Presented by Reliant, an NRG Company, the events feature the return of the magnificent 12 Days of Christmas outdoor exhibit as well as a special collection in the historic DeGolyer House. Throughout the garden, more than 500,000 lights illuminate at night, trimming the architecture of the historic homes and lighting the canopies overhead. Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, 8525 Garland Road. dallasarboretum.org 214-515-6500

DALLAS: Nov. 21-Jan. 7 Holiday Wonder Debuting this winter as a new, family-friendly event to celebrate a season of light and magic. This celebration includes magical lights, interactive attractions, performances, and food from around the world to delight guests. Marvel at more than 2 million lights bringing to life holiday favorites in giant, illuminated displays—including stunning winterscapes, beautiful floating swans, perennial holiday favorites (including Santa Claus), and more. Guests will walk through a holiday wonderland that includes an enchanting snowflake corridor, playful polar bears and penguins, a 48-foot-tall Christmas tree, and more than a few holiday surprises. All displays are handmade by artisans whose specialized skills in lanterns go back generations, and are all-new, custom creations for this festival. Fair Park, 1318 S. Second Ave. holidaywonder.com 972-905-6742

DALLAS: Dec. 6-Jan. 7 "Fade" When Lucia, a young Mexican-born novelist, begins her dream career as a television writer in L.A., she finds herself much more comfortable with the only other Latino around, one of the janitors, than with anyone in the writer's room. This new comic-drama by Tanya Saracho, a writer for HBO's "Girls" and ABC's "How to Get Away with Murder," poses tricky questions about identity and community, as Lucia struggles to bridge the distance between where she came from and where she's going. Dallas Theater Center. dallastheatercenter.org

DALLAS: Jan. 1 Day 1 Dallas What better way to celebrate New Year's Day than with family-friendly fun at Fair Park. This all-inclusive event features children's activities, live music, and a spectacular fireworks show. And the best part, all activities are free; the only cost is for food. Automobile Building in Fair Park. fairpark.org

DALLAS: Jan. 1 Lightwire Theater's "A Very Electric Christmas" Lightwire Theater is a combination of art, theatre, dance, and technology. The theater company plays with shapes and designs to develop puppetry-based neon creatures that quickly come to life. AT&T Performing Arts Center Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St. attpac.org

DALLAS: Jan. 13 The Dallas Vert Mile Stair Climb A world-class stair climb race and fun walk brings some of the best stair runners on the planet to Dallas. The race is also open to the public, and there are four vertical—or vert—distances available. All participants do the vert sprint race and fun walk, which climbs 50 floors and 470 feet. You may also do the three-lap vert quarter mile; six-lap vert half mile; or the 12-lap, 600-story, vert mile challenge. The event will benefit a number of nonprofit organizations. Reunion Tower, 300 Reunion Blvd. East. vertmile.com

DALLAS: Jan. 19 The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show The illustrations of beloved children's author Eric Carle leap from the page to the stage in a display of color and artistry like you've never seen before in this Southwest premiere. Visit the worlds of "The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse," "Mister Seahorse," "The Very Lonely Firefly," and of course, the star of the show—"The Very Hungry Caterpillar." DCT audiences are among the first to experience the larger-than-life world of 75 loveable puppets that will delight and captivate people of all ages. Dallas Children's Theater, 5938 Skillman St. dct.org

DALLAS: Jan. 20 France's Herve Koubi Two years ago, Compagnie Herve Koubi debuted in Dallas with TITAS Presents and struck the audience speechless, that is until the standing ovation. A French male company with Algerian dancers—fearless, powerful, and masculine beyond belief, and a stunningly beautiful dance company. AT&T Performing Arts Center Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St. attpac.org

DALLAS: Jan. 27 "First Sculpture: Handaxe to Figure Stone" The first museum exhibition to present ancient handaxes and figure stone as works of art. Traditionally understood as the longest-used tool in human history, the handaxe is equally fascinating for its non-utilitarian, aesthetic qualities. First Sculpture will present these objects as evidence of the earliest form of artistic intention, highlighting the aesthetic qualities of each stone and proving crucial historical and scientific information to give the viewer a deeper understanding of human history, as well as an enriched appreciation for humankind's early ability to sculpt beautiful objects. Whether carved from visually interesting stones or rendered at unusual sizes that would inhibit use of the object as a tool, a case can be made for the handaxe as the first sculpture our prehistoric ancestors conceived. Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora St. nashersculpturecenter.org


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