Posted on: August 26, 2016

Last Call for Boards and Commissions Applications

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Calling All DeSoto Residents!!

Monday, August 29, 2016 is the last day to submit an application to serve on DeSoto Boards and Commissions!

We are looking for individuals who are interested in serving on the Building and Standards Commission. Check ...Read on...

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Posted on: August 16, 2016

Trybus Group of Dallas Breaks Ground on 200,000 sq. ft. Facility in DeSoto


“This new 200,000 square foot facility will service the challenging needs of our customers by providing faster and more efficient distribution. It will also address the growing needs of our direct-to-consumer distribution”, said owner and President, Gary ...Read on...

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Posted on: August 2, 2016

Visit local PokeStops!


PokeStops can be found at Grimes Park, Ernie Roberts Park, Moseley Park and Zeiger. Happy Hunting!

Posted on: July 19, 2016

DeSoto Arts Live!! - Art & Music Festival


The DeSoto Arts Commission continues to work hard to provide great artistic and cultural activities for our residents, visitors and the Best Southwest region. On September 3, 2016, the DeSoto Arts Commission is rolling out a brand new event called DeSoto...Read on...

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Posted on: June 13, 2016

New Online Water Bill Pay Service

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New features include:
The ability to set up monthly online AutoPay on a monthly, weekly or biweekly basisA new number to Pay-by-Phone — 1.855.748.6063
Quick account balance reviewThe ability to save your payment information in the system
Access to ...Read on...

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Posted on: May 4, 2016

Western Portion of Roy Orr Trail closed for construction of a wastewater improvement project.

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DeSoto’s Parks & Recreation Department would like to announce that the west section of the Roy Orr Trail from Thunderbrook to Mirkes Parkway will be closed to the public for a wastewater improvement project that will take place along Ten Mile Creek. ...Read on...

Posted on: March 17, 2016

DeSoto Receives Coveted ISO 1X Fire Rating

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Recently, the Texas State Fire Marshal’s office announced that the Insurance Services Office (ISO) is recommending that DeSoto’s Public Protection Classification be changed to Class 1 for all properties located within 1,000 feet of a fire hydrant or water...Read on...

Posted on: March 8, 2016

Sign up for emergency notifications from City of DeSoto with CodeRED


The City of Desoto has "upgraded" our code red system to allow you to receive notifications 24 hours a day based strictly on Doppler radar. You can now receive the warnings for tornados, flash floods or severe thunderstorms.

This upgrade req...Read on...

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Posted on: December 28, 2015

Southwest Regional Communications Center can now accept text to 911


Southwest Regional Communications Center, the 911 call center for the cities of DeSoto, Cedar Hill and Duncanville is now equipped to accept text messages. Take a minute and watch these short videos on the benefits of text to 911. Read on...

Posted on: November 23, 2015

DeSoto is smoke-free effective January 1, 2016


This includes electronic cigarettes. If you are a business owner in DeSoto we suggest you download and review the Smoke Free Toolkit available on our website.

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Posted on: August 25, 2015

DeSoto's Finance Dept. Receives Comptroller's Platinum Award for Financial Transparency


DeSoto City Manager, Tarron Richardson, Ph.D., recently received a letter from Susan Combs, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, announcing that the City of DeSoto has earned the 2014 Platinum Leadership Circle Award for financial transparency.

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Posted on: February 4, 2015

The Design Phase has begun on the Chattey Road Improvements

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Affected property owners will be contacted. The work will establish existing property boundary lines to determine whether right-of way is needed, and the overall location of the new roadway.

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Posted on: July 27, 2016

Adult Computer Classes Beginning in August

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The DeSoto Public Library Offers Free Computer Classes for Adults!

Where: DeSoto Public Library -- Venable Training Room

How to register: Come by the library’s Information Desk or call 972.230.9661.

Tuesday, August 9 at 10:30 am – 11:30 am -- Reg...More info...

Posted on: August 3, 2016

Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspots Are Now Available!

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They are easy-to-use, mobile hotspots that keeps your smart phone, tablet, laptop, or other Wi-Fi–enabled devices connected to the Internet. You can connect up to 10 devices to 4G LTE networks. They will be available at the Library’s Check-Out desk and ma...More info...

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Posted on: August 1, 2016

DeSoto Public Library and Computer Lab Closed on Labor Day

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The Library and Computer Lab will be closed on Monday, September 5 in honor of the Labor Day holiday. We will return to our regular hours on Tuesday, September 6.

Posted on: June 7, 2016

Book Club

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Join us the third Monday each month!

Posted on: May 17, 2016

GED Study Classes at the Library

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Have you ever thought to yourself “I wish I had a local place to prepare for taking my GED?” Well, now you do!! Beginning Monday, May 16, the DeSoto Public Library is hosting GED study classes. Classes will meet weekly, Monday – Thursday, 6 pm – 8 pm, beg...More info...

Posted on: May 9, 2016

Text 911

Text 911

• If I am able to text-to-911, will the 911 center automatically know my location?

Texting to 911 is different from making a voice call to 911 in this respect. When you make a voice call to 911, the call taker will typically receive your phone number a...More info...

What You Need to Know About Text-to-911

Posted on: January 4, 2016

Online Payment

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Posted on: January 4, 2016

DPS Surcharge

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Posted on: August 22, 2016

Fun Time Live Event Calendar


Our number one goal is to provide each and every child who enters any of our locations a positive, fun, and safe environment for them to let loose and have fun! This basic goal has allowed us to provide a positive place for millions of children over the p...Read on...

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Posted on: August 22, 2016

Heritage Festival


Date: September 10, 2016
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.Address: 211 E. Pleasant Run Rd., DeSoto, TX
Location: Amphitheater

Join us for this free event under the covered outdoor Amphitheater at the DeSoto Center as we enjoy the sounds of local and na...Read on...

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Posted on: January 8, 2016

Recreation Life Program Guide

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This is the Spring/ Summer 2016 Guide

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Posted on: December 28, 2015

Southwest Regional Communications Center can now accept text to 911


Southwest Regional Communications Center, the 911 call center for the cities of DeSoto, Cedar Hill and Duncanville is now equipped to accept text messages. Take a minute and watch these short videos on the benefits of text to 911. Read on...

Posted on: January 14, 2016

Police purchase Segways

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Desoto PD recently purchased two Segway vehicles for our School Resource Officers. These will be used at the high school, the freshman campus as well as school and city events. They are a welcome addition to our SRO unit.

Posted on: November 23, 2015

Meet K9 Officer Arsen


Arsen is a very active Belgian Malinois that was born November 2012. In January 2014, the DeSoto Police Department purchased Arsen from Police Service Dogs, Inc. located in Oxford, FL. In February 2014, Arsen and his handler attended a six week handler/K9...Read on...

Posted on: November 23, 2015

DeSoto Mounted Unit


The unit consists of Reserve Officer Gene Watson and Reserve Officer Tommy Redding.
Gene Wilson is 82 years old and has been with the Dallas County Sheriff’s Posse/ Mounted Unit for over 34 years. Gene has also been a pharmacist for over 50 years. Tomm...Read on...