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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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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

972-216-6282 or
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Animal Services 972-216-6283   Water Billing 972-216-6208
Building Inspection 972-216-6212   Water Leaks/Sewer Back-ups 972-216-6278
Environmental Code 972-216-6276   Request Yard Waste Collection Online Forms
Parks and Recreation 972-216-6260   Question of Concern for the City Online Form
Planning and Zoning 972-216-6216   Open Data Portal for City of Mesquite Click Here
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February 2018


MESQUITE: Feb. 1-28 MISD Student Art Exhibit This show features artwork created by elementary, middle, and high school students of the Mesquite Independent School District. Mesquite Arts Center Main Gallery, 1527 N. Galloway. mesquiteartscenter.org 972-216-6444

MESQUITE: Feb. 10 Florence Ranch Homestead Tours/Be Mine at the Park Presented by Historic Mesquite Inc., this special Valentine's event features tours of the Lawrence Family house and barn, photos with themed props, Valentine's crafts for children, and more. Florence Ranch Homestead, 1424 Barnes Bridge Road. historicmesquite.org 972-216-6468

MESQUITE: Feb. 10 Mesquite Symphony Orchestra Concert: A Night on the Town Mequite Arts Center Concert Hall, 1527 N. Galloway. mesquitesymphony.org 972-216-8127

MESQUITE: Feb. 16-18, 23-25 "Tuna Does Vegas" Presented by Mesquite Community Theatre, the play reunites the lovable and eccentric characters from the "third smallest town in Texas" as they take a rambling romp in Sin City in this hilarious continuation of the Greater Tuna series. Mesquite Arts Center Black Box Theatre, 1527 N. Galloway. mesquitecommunitytheatre.com 972-216-8126

MESQUITE: Feb. 24 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 distinctive painted ceilings. Opal Lawrence Historical Park, 701 E. Kearney St. historicmesquite.org 972-216-6468


DALLAS: Oct. 14-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, 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 playspace for young cadets. Perot Museum, 2201 N. Field St. perotmuseum.org 214-428-5555

DALLAS: Feb. 7-March 4 "Three Sisters" Discover the humor and heartbreak of one of the world's greatest plays by Anton Chekhov, revealed through the lyricism of one of the leading voices in contemporary theatre: two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Sarah Ruhl. Chekhov's great tragicomic tells the story of women contending with disillusioned life in a small Russian town. The Prozorov sisters dream of freedom, sex, romance, and Moscow. Two figures appear in their lives. Vershinin, the new battery commander, has hopes of a better future for mankind. Natasha, a local woman, has hopes of a better future for herself. Each transforms the Prozorov family. Undermain Theatre, 3200 Main St. undermain.org

DALLAS: Feb. 8 "Thurgood" In partnership with Jubilee Theatre, Selmore Haines stars in this play written by George Stevens Jr., the dramatic retelling of the life of Thurgood Marshall, the first African American to be appointed to the Supreme Court. A must-see for all in celebration of Black History Month. Bishop Arts Theatre Center, 215 S. Tyler St. bishopartstheatre.org

DALLAS: Feb. 9-11, 16-18 "Screen Play" More than half of teens admit they are addicted to their phones. They're plugged in and often tuned out. In her new play, Linda Daugherty, DCT's award-winning playwright-in-residence, explores the blurry lines between real life and life online. Cyber-bullying, explicit content, and screen addiction impact the lives of a group of teens, leading to tragic consequences. Dallas Children's Theater, 5938 Skillman St. facebook.com/dallaschildrenstheater

DALLAS: Feb. 10 Jeanne Robertson: The "Rocking Chair" Tour Award-winning American humorist and motivational speaker. AT&T Performing Arts Center Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St. attpac.org

DALLAS: Feb. 17 DCFA Form Follows Fitness 5K Presented by Blackson Brick Co. and benefiting the Dallas Center for Architecture, one of Dallas' best 5K events showcases the city's most impressive architectural icons. Run through the region's cultural life, Uptown, The Arts District, through the skyline and glass high-rise buildings with award-winning architecture. Registration includes a fantastic dry-fit shirt (a slick-looking one you'll actually wear), food, and brew too. Klyde Warren Park, 2012 Woodall Rodgers Freeway. klydewarrenpark.org

DALLAS: Feb. 23-26 Conservation of Architectural Heritage—Second Edition Architecture is the platform where all cultures, heritages, traditions, and histories meet; through architectural conservation, the built heritage is prolonged and conserved by the planning of individuals or organizations that work solely for the purpose of conservation and preservation of architectural heritage. Through critical decisions that are based on the criteria of combining artistic, contextual, and informational values, the heritage is preserved, restored, or sometimes, no actions might be taken for the best interest of the cultural and architectural heritage. City Hall Plaza, 1500 Marilla St. ierek.com



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