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Mesquite: The Rodeo Capital of Texas

Mesquite, Texas is a suburban city of over 142,000 residents located east of Dallas. Founded in 1878, Mesquite was discovered along the Texas & Pacific Railway and is named after Mesquite Creek. Mesquite features numerous attractions, including Celebration Station, John Bunker Sands Wetland Center, Florence Ranch Homestead, and Palos Verdes Lake Park. A unique suburb, Mesquite has its own airport, Mesquite Metro Airport, and is home to institutions like the United Parcel Service, AT&T, Eastfield College, and the Texas A&M University-Commerce Mesquite Metroplex Center. Not to mention, the city is known as the Rodeo Capital of Texas since it attracts huge crowds to events like the Mesquite Championship Rodeo. In Mesquite, the good times never end!