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Posted on: October 29, 2020

October 28th & 29th COVID updates from Dallas County and the State of Texas

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Given Mayor McCowan’s untimely death we were not able to post yesterday’s COVID report. It is included with today’s update.

 

On October 29th there were 656 total new “Real-Time” COVID-19 cases in D...

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City-wide Announcements
Posted on: October 28, 2020

DeSoto Mourns The Sudden Passing of Mayor Curtistene S. McCowan

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Wednesday, October 28, 2020

 

Contact: 

Matt Smith, DeSoto Communications Manager, MSmith@desototexas.gov

 

DeSoto Mourns The Sudden Passing

of Mayor Curtistene S. McCowan

 

It is with profound sadness and deep regret ...

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City-wide Announcements
Posted on: October 27, 2020

October 27th: COVID-19 Update from Dallas County, State of Texas, and several news outlets

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October 27th: COVID-19 Update from Dallas County, the State of Texas, and other news. On Tuesday, October 27th Dallas County HHS reported a combined total of 596 new “Real-Time” COVID-19 cases. That includes 419 new and confir...

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City-wide Announcements
Posted on: October 26, 2020

October 26th: COVID-19 Update from Dallas County, State of Texas, and other news sources.

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On Monday, October 26th Dallas County HHS reported a combined total of 498 new “Real-Time” COVID-19 cases. That includes 391 new and confirmed cases and 107 probable cases that were antigen tests that were lab-confirmed. There were als...

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City-wide Announcements
Posted on: October 25, 2020

October 25th: COVID-19 Update from Dallas County, State of Texas, and other news sources.

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On October 25th Dallas County HHS reported a combined total of 803 new “Real-Time” COVID-19 cases. That includes 703 new confirmed cases and 100 lab-confirmed antigen tests. There was also another COVID-19 death. DCHHS includes probabl...

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City-wide Announcements
Posted on: October 24, 2020

DALLAS COUNTY+DESOTO OCCUPATIONAL LICENSE PILOT PROGRAM WILL BREAK A VICIOUS CYCLE

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Dallas County Justice of the Peace Sasha Moreno (Pct 4-2) traveled to DeSoto’s Municipal Court to join Presiding Judge Scott Kurth for the launch of the Dallas County/DeSoto Occupational Driver’s License Pilot Program. You can view the...

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City-wide Announcements
Posted on: October 22, 2020

DeSoto Veterans, Thank You For Your Service!

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DeSoto’s Veterans Affairs Committee is working hard to create memories by planning activities designed to honor our local Veterans this Veterans Day.    

On November 7, 2020, the Veterans Affairs Committee will partner with the ...

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City-wide Announcements
Posted on: October 9, 2020

Mayor Issues Statement About A Health Challenge She Is Facing

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Statement from Mayor McCowan on her health challenge that was delivered to the DeSoto City Council virtually at the start of the 6 PM work session and the official 7 PM Council Session: https://www.ci.desoto.tx.us/DocumentCenter/View/18131/10072020-Statem...

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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: 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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City-wide Announcements
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: 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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Library

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Posted on: October 18, 2020

Thanksgiving 2020 Holiday Hours

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The DeSoto Public Library and the Computer Lab will be closed Thursday, November 26 through Sunday, November 29. Normal hours resume Monday, November 30.

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Library
Posted on: October 9, 2020

Double Your Learning Power with Library Resources!

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Double your learning power with these two library resources! The DeSoto Public Library provides access to Tutor.com and Brainfuse HelpNow. Tutor.com connects students to a live tutor. HelpNow is designed to help students of all ages and abilities with the...

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Library
Posted on: September 24, 2020

League of Women Voters of Dallas Volunteers at the Library

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The DeSoto Public Library has provided voter resources such as the League of Women Voters guides during election seasons. 

Beginning Thursday, September 24, 2020, League of Women Voters of Dallas volunteers will also be available to register voter...

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Posted on: May 11, 2020

Library Expanding Visit Times

Saturday Hours Nov 2020

You asked, and we answered! We’re expanding the DeSoto Public Library service hours to include Saturdays beginning Saturday, November 7th. The modified opening hours:

Only 30 customers may be in the library building at one time. Library and computer limits...

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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: October 5, 2020

DeSoto Ranch Nature Trail Ribbon Cutting

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Join us for the premiere of the DeSoto Ranch Virtual Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. City Mayor, Curtistene McCowan; City Manager, Brandon Wright; Parks and Recreation Director, Chris Glover; Park Board President, John McCalib 

** A Special Thank you to ...

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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 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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Additional Info... Parks & Recreation
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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Police

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Posted on: July 29, 2020

Racial Profiling Reports

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DeSoto Police publishes monthly racial profiling reports

See the most recent report Police
Posted on: October 1, 2020

Departmental Policies

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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

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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Click here for directions on making a complaint Police
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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