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In 1993, the governor of Texas declared Mesquite the official “Rodeo Capital of Texas,” thanks in large part to the Mesquite Championship Rodeo Arena. Located 15 minutes east of downtown Dallas, the air-conditioned arena is home of the Mesquite Championship Rodeo... {Read More}

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Everyone loves a comeback.
Antonio Swad, founder of iconic American chains like Wingstop and Pizza Patrón, knows this. After selling Wingstop in 2003 and Pizza Patrón in 2017, he started his newest concept, Porch Swing, back on his home turf and opening....{Read More}
Courtesy of Dallas Observer

Claim to Fame: What Are Dallas Suburbs Best Known For?

If you go outside the great state of Texas, and you mention that you’re from Dallas, you’ll probably get one of a few standard reactions. We’re generally known for three things: the Dallas Cowboys, the Dallas TV series and the fact that JFK was shot here. Of course, those of us who live in Dallas know that we’re really about more than just those things. {Read More}
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Developers are moving ahead with a major mixed-use project next door to the historic Mesquite Rodeo. The $116.5 million, 56-acre project just west of LBJ Freeway at Military Parkway will have new homes, retail, restaurant and office space.The overall project includes $4 million ... {Read More}
Courtesy of Dallas Morning News

Thrill-Seekers on the Look-out for Urban Air Adventure Park in Mesquite, Texas

Calling all thrill-seekers in Mesquite! Urban Air announced today the opening of a 30,706 square-foot indoor trampoline/recreation and entertainment center where kids of all ages can play, slide, climb, jump, duck, dunk, and bounce! The newest Urban Air Adventure Park will open in Winter 2020 {Read More}

Mesquite Symphony Orchestra announces its first Composer-in-Residence

The Mesquite Symphony Orchestra (MSO) is pleased to announce its first Composer-in-Residence, Kevin Day. Selected by Music Director Felix Torres, Day will begin his residency with the start of the 2019-2020 season for a two-year term through July 31, 2021.Day is an American composer, conductor, and multi-instrumentalist from Arlington. {Read More}
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Fundamental to Mexican, South, and Central American cuisine, panaderias serve some of the city’s best baked goods. Some of these bakeries are entirely devoted to fresh breads and pastries, while others double as pastelerias, making and decorating cakes for special events like quinceañeras, weddings and birthdays. {Read More}
Courtesy of Eater Dallas

A few safe ways to satisfy your sweet tooth. Embarking on a vegan, gluten-free, or Paleo lifestyle is no easy venture, but it’s even more difficult when you think you have to give up your favorite sweet treats. Luckily, Dallas has a bevy of bakeries that ... {Read More}
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Checking Gay’s Hall of Fame Career

It’s been 35 years since Don Gay snared a record breaking eighth world bull riding title on the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association circuit.

In 1984, the North Texas cowboy broke Jim Shoulders’ then record of seven world titles that was set in 1959, the same year that the National Finals Rodeo was founded. {Read More}


There’s a new player in the DFW coffee scene, and it’s been in hibernation since November 2018. Bear Cave Coffee, Mesquite’s newest independent coffee shop, is run by husband and wife Sean and Hillary Belknap. {Read More}
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