Posted on: February 20, 2017

Water University Classes

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The DeSoto Public Utilities Department has partnered with Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center to offer a series of water efficiency and landscape maintenance classes focused on techniques to conserve water and reduce monthly water bills. ...

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Posted on: February 16, 2017

DeSoto City Lights Newsletter for March 2017

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Follow the link to view the online version of the DeSoto City Lights Newsletter for March, 2017.

Posted on: February 10, 2017

Dallas Black Dance Theater Performance on February 24, 2017


The DeSoto Arts Commission is pleased to present the Dallas Black Dance Theater on Friday, February 24, 2017 at 7 pm at the DeSoto High School - Fred Nickels Auditorium, located at 600 Eagle Drive.  Before the historic dance company takes the sta...

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Posted on: February 10, 2017

Connecting the Community With Valuable Resources


"I think it's so important that our residents have easy access to information regarding social services and resources available to them in our area,” said DeSoto Mayor ProTem Rachel Proctor.  “Many valuable resou...

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Posted on: January 31, 2017

State of the City 2017

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State of the City 2017 Video

Posted on: January 31, 2017

Heart To Serve Event

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DeSoto is a diverse community, rich in culture, steeped in a vibrant history and a deep rooted heart for service.  <_o3a_p>

In a time when it seems the world is ever shifting and dividing, we have been reminded of the things that make DeSoto a great place to ...

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Posted on: January 5, 2017

Street Sanding Policy for City of DeSoto

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Policy Statement

As we move into
winter, DeSoto will likely experience an ice or snow event.  Prior to an event when sleet and snow is expected to occur, the StreetDepartment will apply brine mix on the pavements at major intersections and on

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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: 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.

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Posted on: October 12, 2016

DeSoto Parks & Recreation Receives Accreditation from CAPRA


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: 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

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...

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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 require...

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Posted on: February 4, 2015

The Design Phase has begun on the Chattey Road Improvements

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Chattey Road is an existing two-lane asphalt roadway located within a residential community. The improved roadway will be a 27’ undivided concrete roadway with curb and gutter, closed drainage, sidewalks, retaining walls, sewer line crossings, water line ...

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Chattey Road Improvements


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Posted on: February 21, 2017

Perot TECH Truck - For Kids of All Ages!

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For more information please call Marq Runnels at 972-230-9663.

Posted on: February 3, 2017

Black History Month

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Ask a librarian for information on Black History Month events in the area throughout the month of February.

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 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 c...

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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...

Link to library online catalog page

Posted on: January 3, 2017

Online Payment

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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: February 20, 2017

Kids' Fishing Day Tournament


Come out to the fishin’ hole at Briarwood Park for the City’s Annual Kids' Fishin’ Day. Briarwood Pond, will be generously stocked with fish to increase the odds of a memorable fishing experience.

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Posted on: October 14, 2016

PARD Receives National Accreditation from the NRPA


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 ...

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Posted on: January 12, 2017

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...

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Posted on: January 13, 2017

Join Us for our Easter Egg-Stravaganza


The Easter Bunny is on his way! Bring your Easter baskets and join us for the Easter Egg-stravaganza for children ages 9 and under. There will be hundreds of Easter eggs up for grabs, so hop on over to the fields at Zeiger Park.


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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.

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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...

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Posted on: January 14, 2016

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. Tommy R...

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