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Posted on: November 28, 2020

NOVEMBER 28TH: PARTIAL COVID UPDATE FROM DALLAS COUNTY, THE STATE OF TEXAS, AND MULTIPLE NEWS SOURCE

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On Saturday, November 28, 2020, Dallas County reported 982 New “Real-Time” Coronavirus cases s covering the afternoon and evening of November 25th up to Thanksgiving. On Sunday Dallas County will release the case totals for the remaind...

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City-wide Announcements
Posted on: November 24, 2020

Virtual Meeting of DeSoto’s Citizen Police Advisory Committee (CPAC) Monday, Nov 30th

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 Please click the link below to view via a Zoom Webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84073427617?pwd=VmdyR1JaZldzUkZMeHFMMzZDVzdxUT09  Passcode: 536372

Or listen via Telephone: Dial (US): +1 346 248 7799, Webinar ID: 840 7342 7617 &...

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City-wide Announcements
Posted on: November 25, 2020

NOVEMBER 25TH: COVID UPDATE FROM DALLAS COUNTY, THE STATE OF TEXAS, AND MULTIPLE NEWS SOURCES

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On Wednesday, November 25, 2020, Dallas County reported 1,368 New “Real-Time” Coronavirus cases and 6 new deaths. Adding to the sad news, one of today’s deaths was of a DeSoto man in his 80’s. He had underlying high...

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City-wide Announcements
Posted on: November 17, 2020

Community Survey 2020

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DeSoto recently conducted a Community Survey. View the report here

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Posted on: November 24, 2020

NOVEMBER 24TH: COVID UPDATE FROM DALLAS COUNTY, THE STATE OF TEXAS, AND MULTIPLE NEWS SOURCES

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On Tuesday, November 24, 2020, Dallas County reported 1,716 New “Real-Time” Coronavirus cases and 7 new deaths. This total consists of 1,516 confirmed cases and 200 probable cases derived from Laboratory confirmed Antigen test...

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City-wide Announcements
Posted on: November 23, 2020

DESOTO ASKS RESIDENTS TO MAKE SAFE & INFORMED THANKSGIVING CHOICES

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DESOTO ASKS RESIDENTS TO MAKE SAFE & INFORMED THANKSGIVING CHOICES

Knowing The Medical Facts Lets You Plan For A Safe Thanksgiving Holiday 

 

The City of DeSoto encourages all residents to have a safe Thanksgiving Holiday by taking step...

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City-wide Announcements
Posted on: November 23, 2020

NOVEMBER 23rd: COVID UPDATE FROM DALLAS COUNTY, THE STATE OF TEXAS, AND MULTIPLE NEWS SOURCES

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On Monday, November 23rd,  Dallas County reported 541 New “Real-Time” Coronavirus cases and 7 new death. This total consists of 521 confirmed cases and 20 probable cases derived from Laboratory confirmed Antigen tests. Such te...

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City-wide Announcements
Posted on: November 19, 2020

CITY COUNCIL SETS FEBRUARY 2, 2021 SPECIAL ELECTION TO FILL OUT MAYOR’S TERM

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With the sudden passing of the honorable Mayor Curtistene S. McCowan, the DeSoto City Council has called for a special election on February 2, 2021, to fill her unexpired term. The State of Texas Constitution mandates that the special election be set with...

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City-wide Announcements
Posted on: November 22, 2020

NOVEMBER 22ND: COVID UPDATE FROM DALLAS COUNTY, THE STATE OF TEXAS, AND MULTIPLE NEWS SOURCES

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On Sunday, November 22nd Dallas County reported 1,862 New “Real-Time” Coronavirus cases and one new death. This total consists of 1,811 confirmed cases and 51 probable cases derived from Laboratory confirmed Antigen tests. Such tests a...

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City-wide Announcements
Posted on: October 24, 2020

DALLAS COUNTY+DESOTO OCCUPATIONAL LICENSE PILOT PROGRAM WILL BREAK A VICIOUS CYCLE

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Dallas County Justice of the Peace Sasha Moreno (Pct 4-2) traveled to DeSoto’s Municipal Court to join Presiding Judge Scott Kurth for the launch of the Dallas County/DeSoto Occupational Driver’s License Pilot Program. You can view the...

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City-wide Announcements
Posted on: November 13, 2020

DESOTO PLANS NOVEMBER 21ST VIRTUAL CELEBRATION TO HONOR THE LIFE OF MAYOR CURTISTENE S. MCCOWAN

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One of the announcements made at the DeSoto City Council’s Friday night Special Meeting was that the City of DeSoto and numerous leaders from within the community and DFW region will join forces in-person and on tape for a November 21st virtual ...

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City-wide Announcements
Posted on: October 28, 2020

DeSoto Mourns The Sudden Passing of Mayor Curtistene S. McCowan

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Wednesday, October 28, 2020

 

Contact: 

Matt Smith, DeSoto Communications Manager, MSmith@desototexas.gov

 

DeSoto Mourns The Sudden Passing

of Mayor Curtistene S. McCowan

 

It is with profound sadness and deep regret ...

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City-wide Announcements
Posted on: November 4, 2020

Information On Mayor McCowan's Friday Funeral Procession

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The City of DeSoto has been working with the family of Mayor Curtistene S. McCowan and area public safety officials to establish a safe and highly visible route where the public can gather to say goodbye to our beloved mayor as her funeral procession pass...

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City-wide Announcements
Posted on: October 31, 2020

Honoring Mayor McCowan: Funeral & Event Information

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HONORS FOR LATE MAYOR CURTISTENE S. MCCOWAN CONTINUE: Celebrations of Her Life Abound/Funeral Arrangements Come Together

The City of DeSoto continues to mourn the loss of Mayor Curtistene S. McCowan after losing her suddenly to complicat...

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City-wide Announcements
Posted on: September 15, 2020

Meet the next President & CEO of the DeSoto Chamber of Commerce

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With a very detailed hiring process in place, the Chamber Search Committee interviewed numerous qualified candidates and were pleased to announce Vanessa Sterling from right here in the Best Southwest Region as our next DeSoto Chamber of Commerce Presiden...

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City-wide Announcements
Posted on: August 24, 2020

New: $2.25 Million in COVID-19 Assistance Programs for Residents & Businesses

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As part of an ongoing effort to provide support to residents and businesses hardest hit during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic, the City of DeSoto rolled out two new programs on Monday, August 24, 2020, designed to provide both sectors with a combined...

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City-wide Announcements
Posted on: June 11, 2020

"DeSoto Together" COVID-19 Resource Document For DeSoto Residents

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The DeSoto Economic Recovery Advisory Task Force has been working hard to help move DeSoto forward during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Pastor Marcus D. King is Chair of the Task Force’s Target Populations Sub Committee, and he and his team have produc...

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City-wide Announcements
Posted on: March 31, 2020

Trash Collection: Working together to keep things safe

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Trash Collection: Working together to keep things safe

To help protect the health and safety of our sanitation waste haulers, all household trash must be placed in bags and properly secured. Please do not dispose of loose trash in your garbage can or place...

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Posted on: November 20, 2020

Keep DeSoto Clean - Logo Design Contest Extended

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Looking for something creative to do over the Thanksgiving break? 

Show off your awesome design talents by creating a unique logo for the Keep DeSoto Clean initiative for the Parks and Recreation department! The winning design will be used as the ...

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Posted on: November 9, 2020

DCHHS Diabetes Prevention Class Enrollment

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Did you know that one out of three American adults has prediabetes? The Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) provides a free Diabetes Prevention Program that focuses on making healthy lifestyle changes. Enrollment to the third year classes is n...

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Posted on: November 9, 2020

Southern Dallas County Transit Survey - Take The Survey!

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The Southern Dallas County Transit Study Team invites you to participate in a survey to help understand your mobility needs in the study area. After completing the survey, please share the link with your colleagues, family, and friends.

Take the survey at ...

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Posted on: October 18, 2020

Thanksgiving 2020 Holiday Hours

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The DeSoto Public Library and the Computer Lab will be closed Thursday, November 26 through Sunday, November 29. Normal hours resume Monday, November 30.

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Posted on: October 9, 2020

Double Your Learning Power with Library Resources!

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Double your learning power with these two library resources! The DeSoto Public Library provides access to Tutor.com and Brainfuse HelpNow. Tutor.com connects students to a live tutor. HelpNow is designed to help students of all ages and abilities with the...

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Library
Posted on: March 18, 2020

Library Curbside Pick-Up Services

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As an additional service, the DeSoto Public Library will be providing its patrons with curbside pick-up services Monday - Saturday (10 AM - 5 PM). Follow these steps:

  • Call (972-230-9665) or visit our library catalog to request items.
  • You will receive a noti...
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Posted on: May 11, 2020

Library Expanding Visit Times

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You asked, and we answered! We’re expanding the DeSoto Public Library service hours to include Saturdays beginning Saturday, November 7th. The modified opening hours:

Only 30 customers may be in the library building at one time. Library and computer limits...

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Posted on: November 20, 2020

Drive-In Movie at Grimes Park

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'Tis the Season. Get into the holiday season and join us for a Drive-In Movie at Grimes Park. Enjoy a holiday movie favorite.

Movie: ElfAfter accidentally falling into Santa Claus' gift sack, a human baby is raised at the North Pole, grow...

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Posted on: November 19, 2020

Winter Wonderland - Arts, Crafts and Painting

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DeSoto Parks & Recreation and the DeSoto Public Library bring you Winter Wonderland with Arts, Crafts, and Painting on December 12th at the DeSoto Civic Center from 11 AM to 3 PM. This event is free for all ages under 13. Santa, Mrs. Claus, and their ...

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Click here to register... Parks & Recreation
Posted on: November 11, 2020

Logo Design Contest - Promote Keep DeSoto Clean

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Show off your awesome design talents by creating a one-of-a-kind logo for the Keep DeSoto Clean initiative for the Parks and Recreation Department. The winning design will be used as the new logo for Keep DeSoto Clean. The winner will receive a new iPad. ...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: August 28, 2020

Reduced Hours Operation

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Hours of OperationMonday - Friday8AM to 12PM and 4PM to 8PM

For the safety of everyone, residents who are running a fever, are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, or who have had close contact within the last 14 days with someone who has or is believed to h...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: June 5, 2020

Recreation Center Reopening | Now Accepting RSVP

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The DeSoto Recreation Center is re-opening with restrictions. Patrons will have access to the Fitness Center, Basketball Courts, and the Walking/Jogging Track.

All areas will have a limited capacity. Patrons will be required to schedule an appointment for ...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: August 17, 2020

Recreation Center Virtual Tour

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Welcome to the DeSoto Parks and Recreation Department’s virtual tour. Browse and experience the amenities available in the Recreation Center, Corner Theater, Civic Center and Amphitheater. The department’s mission is to enrich the qual...

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Posted on: July 9, 2020

Youth Master Plan Survey

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Mayors and City Council members across America know their communities’ success depends on the health and well-being of children, youth, and families.  Working with colleagues in local government, leaders can strengthen municipal policie...

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Posted on: April 24, 2020

COVID-19 Update

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Update June 15, 2020Moseley PoolDue to COVID-19 health concerns, Moseley Pool will not open this season. The closure will affect all swim lessons and swim activities for this summer. We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to seeing you in 202...

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Posted on: April 24, 2020

Stop The Spread: Mask It

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Beginning Saturday, April 18th, all visitors and employees of essential businesses in Dallas County will be required to wear a cloth face covering when at an essential business or while using public transportation. Stop the Spread...Mask It!

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: May 21, 2020

Park and Trail Construction Update

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To get the latest update and insight on Park and Recreation projects, click here. Each year the Parks Division dedicates time and resources to enhancing the DeSoto parks system. Through the City’s annual budget process, funds are allocated to de...

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Police

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Posted on: July 29, 2020

Racial Profiling Reports

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DeSoto Police publishes monthly racial profiling reports

See the most recent report Police
Posted on: October 1, 2020

Departmental Policies

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Posted on: July 15, 2020

Where are we?

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The Police Department and Regional Jail is located at 714 E. Beltline Road, DeSoto, Texas 75115.

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Posted on: July 15, 2020

Have a complaint or compliment?

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COMPLAINT:Click on the link below for instructions on making a complaint.

HOW TO COMPLIMENT AN OFFICER:The DeSoto Police Department welcomes and encourages any compliment that you wish to offer an officer or member of this agency for outstanding service. &...

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Click here for directions on making a complaint Police
Posted on: July 15, 2020

Hours of Operation

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-Patrol Division:

•    The patrol division operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you need non-emergency assistance after hours, please contact dispatch at 972-223-6111. For emergencies dial 911.

Criminal Investigations Divisi...

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