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For the second consecutive year, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) released its evaluation of school districts across the state. Little Elm ISD improved by seven percentage points in the last year, coming in at an 85 rating out of 100 possible points. The progress places the overall school di…

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The Mesquite Rotary Club’s president John Taylor presented the City of Mesquite’s manager of neighborhood vitality Yolanda Wilson a donation of $2,500 at their meeting on Aug. 13, to assist with underwriting expenses for the annual Addressing Mesquite program.

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Pioneer Technology & Arts Academy Mesquite announced its policy today for providing free and reduced-price mealsfor children served under the attached current income eligibility guidelines. Each school/site or the central office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by anyone o…

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Christopher Mock, like many people, don’t like the high costs of medical care. But unlike many people, Mock decided to do something about it. The Frisco resident created an app called Me 1st Medical, which connects residents to low cost high quality healthcare by helping them search for medi…

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A public hearing was held at the Aug. 5 Mesquite City Council meeting to consider a request from Peachtree Apartments to substitute an opaque metal fence for a required long-span precast masonry screening wall on the north, south and east property lines of property located at 1402 S. Peachtr…

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The Dallas Medical Center (DMC) received the 2019 Patient Safety Excellence Award, which puts the center in the top 10 percent of hospitals in the nation for patient safety. In addition, DMC was a Five-Star recipient for the following procedures/conditions:

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The Coppell Alumnae Panhellenic Association (CAPA) announced that Kaitlyn Sork is the recipient of its high school scholarship for a graduating senior. Sork will be attending The University of Oklahoma in the fall with nursing as her intended major.

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About 24 hours after announcing it canceled the football game between Plano Senior High School and El Paso Eastwood High due to safety concerns, Plano ISD on Friday afternoon announced the game is back on with a date and venue change. The game is scheduled for 7 p.m. Sept. 5 at The Ford Cent…

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Dallas Regional Medical Center (DRMC) and Nexion Healthcare partnered up again this month to host their second annual Stuff the Bus event. The event was first started last year when the hospital realized how much of a need there was in the community for school supplies. The hospital came up …

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Karyn Cummings, assistant superintendent of administrative services, presented the Mesquite ISD Board of Trustees with an effectiveness report on the Cultivating Culture initiatives during Monday night’s meeting.

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The Coppell Fire Department was honored during Tuesday night’s City Council meeting for receiving the Recognized Best Practices Fire Department award from the Texas Fire Chiefs Association Best Practices Recognition Program.

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Director of Mesquite ISD Health Services Beth Dittman gave the Board of Trustees an effectiveness report on health services at Monday night’s meeting, with a focus on what their school nurses are doing.

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Living Well in Coppell is continuing the discussion of making the city a Blue Zone. During Tuesday night’s City Council meeting, the group presented the idea to the council.

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Following a statement made today by former State Representative Ron Simmons indicating he does not intend to run again for the District 65 seat, Republican Kronda Thimesch announced that she will form a committee to explore entering the 2020 Republican primary as a candidate for TX-65.

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Michele Miller of Charmed Photography in Mesquite was featured in Voyage Dallas Magazine last month. She is a self-taught photographer who loves to capture a laugh, a smile, a hug, and all the moments in between the “perfect” posed shots.

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Mesquite ISD is inviting the public to find out why they’re proud of their Career & Technical Education (CTE) program and the things they have in store for their students during a showcase at Town East Mall (by the Macy’s entrance), 1-3 p.m., Aug. 15.

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The American Red Cross is working in close coordination with emergency officials to provide comfort and support to the communities of El Paso and Dayton. These tragedies illustrate that it is the blood already on the shelves that helps during an emergency.

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The Coppell City Council approved on Tuesday a proposed tax rate of $0.58400 per $100 valuation, a 2.55-percent increase from last year. 

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Frisco ISD adopted a tax rate of $1.3383 per $100 valuation for the 2019-20 fiscal year, and the passage of House Bill 3 is a big reason for the nearly 11-cent decrease.

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Mesquite Animal Services (MAS) will join animal shelters throughout the country to waive pet adoption fees on Clear the Shelters day. Find your perfect match on Aug. 17 by visiting Mesquite Animal Services, 1650 Gross Road, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit cityofmesquite.com/AnimalServices or cal…