Posted on: November 21, 2016

DeSoto wins national Digital Cities award

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“Over the past six years, our ultimate goal has been to create an unprecedented level of financial transparency and technology that will significantly improve processes in an effort to enhance our public services,” said DeSoto City Manager Tarron Richards...

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Posted on: November 15, 2016

Recreation Center closed for remodel

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The Recreation Center will be closed for remodel from November 28 through December 19. Thank you for your patience while we work to improve our service!

Posted on: December 28, 2015

Southwest Regional Communications Center can now accept text to 911

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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: October 21, 2016

City of Desoto Postpones Holiday Parade as DeSoto Eagles Football Team Advances in the Playoffs

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Even though Desoto's population exceeds 50,000, it is still a small town.  "We have one high school and when our football team is headed for the State playoffs, the whole town supports them," said Mayor McCowan.  "Our Eagl...

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Posted on: October 12, 2016

DeSoto Parks & Recreation Receives Accreditation from CAPRA

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DeSoto Parks & Recreation Department Receives National Accreditation at 2016 National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) Annual Conference DESOTO, TX October 12, 2016 - The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) recently announced that th...

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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 basis A new number to Pay-by-Phone — 1.855.748.6063
Quick account balance review The ability to save your payment information in the system
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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

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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 require...

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Posted on: November 23, 2015

DeSoto is smoke-free effective January 1, 2016

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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: 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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Chattey Road Improvements

Library

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Posted on: November 3, 2016

Hoopla is now available at the DeSoto Public Library!

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Library card holders can download the free hoopla digital mobile app on their Android or IOS device or visit hoopladigital.com to begin enjoying thousands of titles – from major Hollywood studios, record companies and publishers
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Posted on: November 3, 2016

Roku Streaming Sticks with Netflix now available for checkout!

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These streaming sticks are easy-to-use, wireless devices that plug in to an HDMI port on the back of your TV. They will be available at the Library’s Check-Out desk and may be checked out for 14 days with no renewals. ***Must be 18 or older to check out....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: September 19, 2016

Connected! A Special Needs Parent Support Group

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Crystal Singleton from Cedar Valley College Office of Disability Services, will be our speaker for December's parent support group. "The Disability Services Office offers a variety of support services for students with disabilities and/or sp...

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Posted on: November 23, 2016

DeSoto Municipal Court "E-Court"

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Citizens Can Resolve Traffic Citations Via (E-Court) Video Conferencing

Persons who have received traffic citations from the DeSoto Police Department are now able to resolve those citations through a video conference court appearance, City of DeSoto’s Muni...Read on...

Posted on: January 4, 2016

Online Payment

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Posted on: January 4, 2016

DPS Surcharge

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Posted on: November 15, 2016

Facility Closure: Recreation Center

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The Recreation Center will be CLOSED for RENOVATIONS from November 28, 2016 - December 18, 2016. The renovation will allow staff to maximize the supervision of multiple entrances to the facility while accommodating customers. Stay tuned for additional ne...Read on...

Posted on: October 26, 2016

Youth Basketball Registration

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This is local recreational basketball league for ages 4 through 14. Our goal is to teach basketball fundamentals, rules and skills. We emphasize on sportsmanship, team play and clean/fair competition.

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Posted on: October 14, 2016

PARD Receives National Accreditation from the NRPA

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The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) recently announced that the DeSoto Parks & Recreation Department has received accreditation by the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA). With the announcement, DeSoto...Read on...

Posted on: September 14, 2016

Program Guide: Recreation Life

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Discover DeSoto Park & Recreation Department and all we have to offer. Register for a new program, a sports league, or join the fitness center. Enjoy the upcoming season by attending one of our festive events.

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Posted on: September 22, 2016

Postponed: Annual Hometown Holiday Parade

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“DeSoto is a football town and when our beloved DeSoto High School Eagles advance to the 6A D2 playoffs on the same date and time as our Holiday Parade, the parade must be postponed,” said DeSoto Mayor Curtistene McCowan.

Even though DeSoto&...

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Police

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Posted on: December 28, 2015

Southwest Regional Communications Center can now accept text to 911

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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

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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: January 14, 2016

DeSoto Mounted Unit

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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...