Mesquite is known as the "Rodeo Capital of Texas." Mesquite is home to the Mesquite Championship Rodeo. The city is also home to one of the largest movie theaters in the world, the AMC 30 Mesquite. The theater contains 30 screens and seats 6,092.
Local Newspapers: Mesquite News Courier
Local Sports Teams: N/A
Local Colleges: State UniversityEastfield College
Zip Codes associated with mesquite, texas: 75149, 75150, 75180, 75181, 75182
Towns/Cities near mesquite, texas : Sunnyvale, Forney, Balch Springs, Skyline, Seagoville
Mesquite will probably become the next city in eastern Dallas County to take a more aggressive approach to fixing aging streets. Garland increased its annual commitment to streets in January, then put an additional $29.2 million in projects in motion when it approved its capital improvements program last month.4 shot, 2 fatally, at and after biker gathering in South Dallas
Two men were fatally shot and a third wounded Saturday night in South Dallas during a gathering of what a relative said was a motorcycle group. A fourth person, a sister of one of the dead men, was also injured by gunfire while she was on her way home after the slayings, another sister said.Woman Accused of Stealing Homes Wanted to Flee Country
A judge on Wednesday increased bond for a jailed Sunnyvale woman accused of stealing eight houses after prosecutors said she planned to flee the country. Prosecutors say Lydia Bent, 46, and another woman, Edith Garcia Chavez, 40, of Mesquite, filed fraudulent title transfer documents to steal homes in Dallas and in Balch Springs and resell them to unsuspecting buyers.Greg Conley named McKinney Chief of Police
Today, Interim McKinney City Manager Tom Muehlenbeck announced the hiring of Greg Conley as Chief of the McKinney Police Department after a national search, public input and an interview process. Conley currently serves as Assistant Chief of Police for the Garland, Texas Police Department.Sandra Jameson Rides Again in Her 1955 Chevrolet Nomad
It's a woeful story that almost anyone who has ever owned a cool car, truck, or custom motorcycle has heard. A gloomy-looking character walks up and compliments the vehicle's owner, then breaks into how they used to have one just like it, but their spouse made them sell it.Wrong-way driver killed in crash early Wednesday on I-30 in Mesquite
Westbound lanes on Interstate 30 in Mesquite were closed for several hours after a fatal wrong-way crash early Wednesday. Police said a driver was traveling east around 3:15 a.m. on westbound I-30.2 expelled over anti-black chant
Officials with the University of Oklahoma on Tuesday expelled two students they had identified as playing a leading role in singing a racially biased chant on a bus over the weekend. The university's president, David Boren, a former Oklahoma governor, expelled the two students but did not identify them, saying in a statement that they had "created a hostile learning environment for others."FSU asks judge to throw out lawsuit from Winston accuser
Florida State University late Monday asked a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit filed by a former student who said top NFL prospect Jameis Winston sexually assaulted her back in 2012. The woman filed a lawsuit against the university board of trustees in January, asserting that university officials had knowledge of her alleged sexual harassment and discrimination by the star quarterback and this created a hostile educational environment for her.Top recruit de-commits from Oklahoma after racist video
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A man is in custody after he led police on a long chase early Saturday morning that weaved through Mesquite, Garland and Dallas. Steven Valenzuela, 36, has been charged with evading arrest and possession of marijuana.Former Mesquite elementary principal admits molesting children in 1960s
A former elementary school principal in Mesquite has admitted molesting 10 children decades ago, and police are looking for more victims. Vernon Horsley, 83, told police that he molested the children 40 years ago while working as an educator, said Sgt.Police: Mesquite ex-principal admits to molesting kids
Police: Mesquite ex-principal admits to molesting kids Police say the statute of limitation has run out on prosecuting Vernon Horsley Check out this story on WFAA.com: http://on.wfaa.com/1BF9Lb3 Investigators say Vernon Horsley confessed to inappropriately touching boys while he was principal at Rugel Elementary School between 1965 and 1970. Police said he cannot be charged for the crimes they are aware of because the statute of limitations has passed.Struggling Lucky Dog Books will vacate north Oak Cliff store
Come April 1 or before, Lucky Dog Books will no longer occupy the yellowish-brick building at 633 W. Davis St. in north Oak Cliff. The shop, filled with an array of used books, magazines, records, videos and more, has struggled to attract customers since opening almost three years ago.
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