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The Mesquite Outlaws are excited to announce the schedule for their inaugural 2019-2020 season. The 12 home games will be played in the famed Mesquite Arena.
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The longtime family business will offer special prices and giveaways at a party this weekend.

When Red Bryan closed his eponymous barbecue joint in 1957, Oak Cliff lost a beloved restaurant, and two pitmasters were out of a job. Red’s son Sonny opened Sonny Bryan’s Smokehouse in North Dallas a year later, and Leon Crouch headed east to Mesquite to team up with Herbert Oyler. { Read More }
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MESQUITE'S LANDMARK RODEO ARENA GETTING $2 MILLION IN FIX UPS BY DEVELOPERNew owner Centurion American Development Group plans to spend $2 million to renovate Mesquite's landmark rodeo arena.The area is home to the storied Mesquite Championship Rodeo and a new soccer team, the Mesquite Outlaws.
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Courtesy of Dallas Morning News

60 years of flavor: Newest owners of Mesquite mainstay carry on family tradition

Located on the edge of downtown on E. Davis Street, Mesquite BBQ is celebrating 60 years of business, a feat that doesn’t come easily in an ever-changing economy. The restaurant’s current owners, Dustin and Melanie Palmer, officially took over ownership on Jan. 1, 2018, from Dustin’s parents, Kent and Lisa Crouch, who took over for Kent’s father Leon Crouch following a heart attack in the early 80s. { Read More}
Courtesy of Mesquite News

Mesquite Convention and Visitors Bureau earns five state awards

Mesquite, TX – Sept. 4, 2019 – The Mesquite Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) received five awards at the recent Texas Association of Convention and Visitors Bureau’s (TACVB) Annual Conference for excellence in destination marketing.
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Courtesy of City of Mesquite

Struggle does not defeat you': How music helped save this young Arlington composer’s life

Kevin Day is playing the Steinway in Room 132 at Texas Christian University. His eyes are closed and he’s swaying. The music reminds him of the worst time of his life.

At this same piano three years ago, he first played the chords that helped him find his way back. { Read More}

Courtesy of the Dallas Morning News

Texas Today

Texas has a proud history, but its thriving modern cities and towns bring technology, innovation and energy to meetings in the Lone Star State. Here is a small sampling of event sites in Texas with a more contemporary flair.
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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...
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Courtesy of Sports Destination Management

Why Are We All Not Eating at Porky’s Burgers and Wings Right Now?

It's been six short months since Ernesto and Alfredo Pena opened their family's burger hut.
In restaurant years, five months and change is primordial. It's still at the cellular level, a tender and fragile age when the slightest predator could gobble it up. The baby-blue joint is huddled against Gus Thomasson Road on the fringe of Mesquite.
Courtesy of Dallas Observer


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


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.
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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.
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Courtesy of Dallas Observer

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}

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 ...
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Bear Cave Coffee Finds a Permanent Den in Mesquite, Texas

Bear Cave Coffee has found a permanent home for its Rockies-inspired coffee brand on the decidedly flat terrain of the East Dallas suburb of Mesquite, Texas.

While Mesquite has its own set of unique Texas charms, it has also been largely bereft of specialty coffee to this point.

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Courtesy of Daily Coffee News

Mesquite Symphony Orchestra Welcomes Its First Composer-in-Residence

The Mesquite Symphony Orchestra (MSO), a volunteer community ensemble, recently announced the appointment of its first Composer-in-Residence, Kevin Day. Day will begin his two-year residency this fall at the start of the 2019/2020 season with The Power of Nature on Sept. 14. His residency will continue through July 31, 2021. {Read More}
Courtesy of the Dallas Observer

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.
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Courtesy of City of Mesquite
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

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
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Courtesy of Urban Air

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 ...
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