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Posted on: September 22, 2020

September 22th: COVID-19 Update from Dallas County and the State of Texas

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On Tuesday, September 22, 2020, Dallas County reported 173 total additional COVID-19 cases. To be more exact, there were 172 confirmed cases and one probable case.  There were also 3 deaths. 

Please be aware that Dallas County HHS in now ...

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Posted on: September 21, 2020

September 21st: Important COVID-19 Summary from Dallas County and the State of Texas

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On Monday, September 21, 2020, Dallas County reported 325 total COVID 19 cases. This includes a combination of 314 newly confirmed positive cases or current cases from the State’s ELR system and 11 probable cases. There were also two new confirm...

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Posted on: September 20, 2020

Time is running out to complete the 2020 Census. Enter our Census Challenge!

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COMING SOON: DeSoto’s latest Census video 

But first, complete the DeSoto 2020 Census Challenge!!

DeSoto residents we need YOU to help us get to 100% participation in the 2020 Census! Take the challenge today and be entered to win one of ...

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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: August 23, 2020

November 3rd Election Information for DeSoto Residents

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On November 3, 2020, the City of DeSoto will hold a General Election to elect a City Councilmember for Place 2 and a City Councilmember for Place 4. The candidates are as follows:

Candidates for Councilmember Place 2

jean Green-Frazier

Kay Brown-Patrick

Candi...

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City-wide Announcements
Posted on: July 28, 2020

Alley Reconstruction Projects 2015-2019

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Here’s a map of the locations where alleys have been repaved using CDBG grant funds.  Please folow this link for more information on DeSoto’s program for Community Development Block Grants.

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Posted on: June 24, 2020

A Message From Mayor Curtistene S. McCowan on Dallas County's Business Mask Requirement

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Dear DeSoto Businesses:

On June 19, 2020, Dallas County passed an Executive Order in response to a dangerous surge in new COVID-19 cases and a very disturbing rise in hospitalizations. June 24, 2020, was the day that this order took full effect. I am writi...

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City-wide Announcements
Posted on: June 23, 2020

FACE MASKS REQUIRED AT DESOTO BUSINESSES/MÁSCARAS DE CARA REQUERIDAS EN NEGOCIOS DESOTO

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FACE MASKS ARE NOW REQUIRED AT DALLAS COUNTY (DESOTO) BUSINESSES:

 Effective as of 11:59 p.m. on June 19, 2020, and continuing until 11:59 p.m. on August 4, 2020.

Effective June 19, 2020, all commercial entities in Dallas County providing goods or ...

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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: June 4, 2020

STATEMENT FROM MAYOR MCCOWAN ON THE TRAGIC KILLING OF GEORGE FLOYD AND ITS IMPACT ON OUR NATION

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STATEMENT FROM MAYOR CURTISTENE S. MCCOWAN ON THE TRAGIC KILLING OF GEORGE FLOYD AND ITS IMPACT ON OUR NATION:

There have been many times in history that our nation has faced tragedy and imminent threats, yet each time we came together as one to get throug...

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City-wide Announcements
Posted on: April 17, 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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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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City-wide Announcements
Posted on: March 19, 2020

Message from Mayor Curtistene S. McCowan about DeSoto's efforts to combat Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Good Morning DeSoto! 

Just checking in to reassure you that TEAM DESOTO is continuing to communicate and coordinate with federal, state, county and other local government officials on the COVID 19 Coronavirus crisis. We, like other cities around t...

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Posted on: September 1, 2020

DeSoto Counts! Census 2020 - School in Session

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School looks different for so many families this year. While some children are back in school, some are taking their classes at home. COVID-19 is still affecting all of our communities, which is why you must contribute your count to the census for future ...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

DeSoto ISD - Reconnect

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DeSoto ISD will utilize the Anytime, Anywhere Learning system to guide education for students this fall through three options designed to provide choice and support for families and their scholars. Check the Reconnect Options - DeSoto ISD page for more in...

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Posted on: May 11, 2020

Library Expanding Visit Times

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We’re expanding the DeSoto Public Library service hours on Monday, July 6th! The modified opening hours:

Only 30 customers may be in the library building at one time. Effective Monday, June 22, library and computer lab visits will be expanded to ...

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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 - Friday (10 AM - 5 PM). Follow these steps:

  • Call (972-230-9665) or visit our library catalog to request items.
  • You will receive a notifi...
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Posted on: September 21, 2020

Painting with a Bit of a Twist

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In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, the DeSoto Parks and Recreation will celebrate the Arts by Painting with a “Bit Of A Twist”. The event will take place every Saturday starting September 26, 2020 – October 15, 202...

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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: August 24, 2020

DeSoto Counts | 2020 Census

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Help ensure a voice and adequate resources for DeSoto and our residents in the future. Answer the 2020 US Census today! If you don’t complete the #2020Census, your community could miss out on funding for the next 10 years. It’s not too...

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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: August 7, 2020

Chris Glover Formally Chosen To Lead DeSoto Parks and Recreation

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After conducting a thorough national search to find a permanent Parks & Recreation Managing Director, the City of DeSoto concluded that Chris Glover, who has been serving as interim director, is to be their permanent choice. 

Glover, a 20-year...

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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: 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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Posted on: July 7, 2020

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: July 29, 2020

Racial Profiling Reports

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DeSoto Police publishes monthly racial profiling reports

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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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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

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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