75th Anniversary Activities



We're excited to announce the winners of the "So Much To Love" art contest!

Let's wish a huge congratulations for:
1. Kalee Thibodeaux
2. Charlize Brewster
3. Saraiya Whitfield
4. Mylia Williams

Thank you to all the local schools, teachers and parents that participated in this exciting project. The winners will have their beautiful masterpieces featured on a city SUV at the DeSoto Artist Lab Showcase Festival, taking place on Saturday, October 5th at DeSoto Town Center. More details will be provided soon.

So Much To Love Art Contest

Attention DeSoto Teachers and Homeschool Educators! Let's ignite our students' creativity with the "So Much To Love" art contest! Imagine their artwork adorning the hood, tail, driver side, and passenger side of a city vehicle, to be revealed at this year's Fourth of July bash! Let's paint the town with talent and make this celebration one to remember!

Deadline: Friday, May 17, 2024, at 5 pm
Submit: artcontest@desototexas.gov

So much to love art flyer

Past City Events

2024 Texas Police Games

Welcome to the 2024 Texas Police Games!
June 9th - June15th


Registration Deadline: Monday, May 27, 2024
Location: DeSoto, Texas

The excitement is building up as the 2024 Texas Police Games approach! Join us in DeSoto, Texas, for an unforgettable week of camaraderie and competition. Here's everything you need to know:

Event Details:

Hosted by: DeSoto Police Department

  • DFW International Airport
  • Dallas Love Field

Host Hotel:

1300 Centre Park Boulevard
DeSoto, Texas 75115
Reservation Phone: 737-802-4031
Block Code: TPAF
Click Here for Home2Suites reservations - TPAF

Overflow Hotels:

Important Information:

Registration Check-in:

  • Date: June 8th, 2024
  • Time: Noon – 5:00 PM
  • Location: DeSoto Town Center, 211 E. Pleasant Run Road

Age Group Categories:

  • Category 1: 18 up to 29
  • Category 2: 30 – 39
  • Category 3: 40 – 49
  • Category 4: 50 – 59
  • Category 5: 60 – 69
  • Category 6: 70+



Events for 2024:

1.    Basketball
2.    Basketball 3Pt. Shootout
3.    Bass Tournament
4.    Billiards
5.    Bodybuilding
6.    Bowling
7.    Corn Hole
8.    Cross Fit
9.    Cycling - Police Bike
10.  Cycling - Time Trial
11.   Cycling - Road Race
12.   Cycling - Mountain Bike
13.   Cycling - Gravel Race
14.   Disc Golf
15.   Dominoes
16.   Duathlon
17.   Flag Football
18.   Golf
19.   Karate
20.   Motorcycle Rodeo
21.   Obstacle Course
22.   Pickleball
23.   Pistols Tactical
24.   3- Gun Event
25.   Power Lifting
26.   Racquetball
27.   Rifle - Precision
28.   Rifle - Patrol
29.   Salt Water Fishing
30.   Shotgun Events
31.   Soccer
32.   Softball - Men's Open
33.   Softball 35+
34.   Co-ed Softball
35.   Submission Wrestling
36.   Swimming
37.   Tennis
38.   Texas Hold'em
39.   Track & Field
40.   Volleyball
41.   5K
42.   10K

Event Changes:

  • Federal, State, County, and City Certified 9-1-1 Dispatchers now qualify under the Law Enforcement category.
  • Federal, State, County, and City Certified EMT’s and Paramedics, Crime Scene Specialists now qualify as First Responders.

Event Schedule:

Start Date: Sunday, June 9th, 2024
Events: Disc Golf, Body Building, Billiards, and CrossFit

Special Nights:

  • Dominoes: Tuesday, June 11th, 6:00 PM at DeSoto Town Center
  • Texas Hold’em: Thursday, June 13th, 6:00 PM at DeSoto Town Center

Additional Events:

  • Shotgun Events: Trap, Skeet & 5-Stand (Minimum of 10 competitors)
  • Body Building (Minimum of 10 competitors)
  • CrossFit (Limited to 50 competitors)
  • Texas Hold’em (Limited to 32 competitors)
  • Golf (Limited to 120 competitors)

We can't wait to see you at the 2024 Texas Police Games in DeSoto! Get ready to compete, connect, and celebrate the spirit of law enforcement. See you at the games! 


Join the Grand Celebration! DeSoto's 75th Birthday Anniversary Homecoming Royalty Search!

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As DeSoto marks its remarkable 75th year, we are on the lookout for extraordinary individuals to be crowned as the Homecoming King and Queen - the true Hearts of DeSoto! 

Who are we looking for? If you or someone you know has been a prominent figure in DeSoto, someone whose heart beats for the community, we want to hear from you! Whether you've made a significant impact in the last 75 years or emerged as a recent beacon of inspiration, we want to celebrate YOU!

Why Nominate or Apply?

  • Be a part of DeSoto's historic 75th Birthday Celebration
  • Experience the honor of being crowned as Homecoming King or Queen
  • Join the elite group of Hearts of DeSoto Royalty
  • Exclusive recognition and perks

 How to Nominate or Apply: Share your story or nominate someone who embodies the spirit of DeSoto! Tell us about their contributions, passion for the community, and   why they deserve to be crowned as the Homecoming King or Queen.

Contact Us: Email: [AJarrett@desototexas.gov] Phone: [(972) 230-7323]

Let's make DeSoto's 75th Birthday Anniversary truly spectacular by crowning the Hearts of DeSoto! Nominate or apply now and be a part of history!