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Posted on: September 20, 2019

DESOTO DELIVERS ON JEREMIAH QUARLES CASE FOLLOW-UPS

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It has been an extremely productive week for the City of DeSoto and the DeSoto Economic Development Corporation Board in terms of delivering on follow-up actions requested by residents of DeSoto concerning the Jeremiah Quarles Case (State of Texa...

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Posted on: September 14, 2019

The DeSoto Arts Commission presents:

DAL 9-6-19

The DeSoto Arts Live event is a full day of fun celebrating visual arts, dance and music with:

Live Art Demonstrations, artists displaying and selling their work including Desmond Blair the No Hands Artist, and mural artist Izk Davies.  

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Posted on: September 6, 2019

Annual Application for Transportation Program

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Applications will be accepted soon for the second year of DeSoto’s grant-funded Transportation Assistance Program (TAP) for low-to moderate-income DeSoto residents. The program provides the following for applicants who meet HUD eligibility:

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Posted on: August 29, 2019

Details of Town Hall Meeting Related to Jeremiah Quarles Case/F18-00136-Q

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A DeSoto Town Hall Community Meeting was held on Monday, September 16, 2019,  7:00 PM – 8:30 PM, in the DeSoto City Council Chambers, 211 E. Pleasant Run Road, DeSoto, Texas, 75115. It featured a presentation by the DeSoto Police Depart...

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City-wide Announcements
Posted on: August 26, 2019

DeSoto EDC Board Approves Forensic Audit

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The Board of Directors of the DeSoto Economic Development Corporation (DEDC) has voted unanimously to move forward with a forensic financial audit of DEDC finances related to the Jeremiah Quarles Case covering a period between 2012 and 2018.

The decision w...

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City-wide Announcements
Posted on: August 16, 2019

Parking Ordinance

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In response to issues with trash collection and mail delivery caused by non-residents parking in the neighborhoods near DeSoto High School, the DeSoto City Council adopted Ordinance Number 12.610, titled, “Stopping, Standing and Parking&rdqu...

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City-wide Announcements
Posted on: September 12, 2019

SEARCH FOR NEW CITY MANAGER IS NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

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The search to find DeSoto’s next City Manager is officially underway. Keller, Texas-based executive search firm SGR (Strategic Government Resources), who was selected by the DeSoto City Council in August 2019 to conduct the nationwide search on ...

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Posted on: July 13, 2019

A STATEMENT FROM THE CITY OF DESOTO

A STATEMENT FROM THE CITY OF DESOTO-FINAL

In late April a long investigatory and legal process involving Jeremiah Quarles, the former CEO of the DeSoto Economic Development Corporation (DEDC) came to a close. Mr. Quarles entered a guilty plea to misdemeanor theft, received two years’ pr...

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City-wide Announcements
Posted on: March 6, 2019

Have You Registered for Code Red?

Code Red

This upgrade requires you to "opt in" and resubmit your information if you would like to receive these Doppler radar special alerts in addition to other emergency notifications sent out by the City’s CodeRed system.  If you haven’t alre...

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Code Red Registration City-wide Announcements
Posted on: June 18, 2019

NOTICE OF CITIZEN COMMENTARY PERIOD AND PUBLIC HEARING

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The following legal notice appeared in the Sunday, June 16, 2019, issue of the Focus Daily News newspaper (Page 5A) to provide notification to DeSoto residents about an upcoming Public Hearing and Commentary Period regarding the housing and community deve...

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City-wide Announcements
Posted on: June 14, 2019

Grow DeSoto Market Place Wins COG Award/Mayor McCowan Receives COG Recognition

Grow DeSoto Winning Team

The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG), an association of North Texas governments that assists with regional planning efforts, provided the City of DeSoto with some wonderful news on Friday, June 14, 2019.

NCTCOG awarded their “C...

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City-wide Announcements
Posted on: June 12, 2019

Make a Difference in DeSoto...join a Board or Commission!

Boards and Commissions

If you want to play a constructive role in shaping  DeSoto’s future, then serving on one of our many Boards and Commissions could be a smart move! Learn more:   www.desototexas.gov/29/Citizen-Boards-and-Commissions

And if you wo...

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City-wide Announcements
Posted on: May 3, 2019

DESOTO WELCOMES M. RENÉE JOHNSON AS INTERIM CITY MANAGER

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Longtime DeSoto Parks Chief Will Fill-In Following Tarron Richardson’s Departure

Mayor Curtistene S. McCowan and the DeSoto City Council have selected M. Reneé Johnson to serve as the City of DeSoto’s Interim City Manager. Jo...

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City-wide Announcements
Posted on: July 12, 2017

Life Safety Awareness Program

SMOKE DETECTOR

If you are a resident of DeSoto, the Fire Department has initiated a Life Safety Awareness Program to proactively prevent fatalities by providing battery operated smoke detectors for residents who are elderly, handicapped or those having a demonstrated ne...

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Posted on: September 10, 2019

Upcoming Events--Grow DeSoto Marketplace

Upcoming Events--Grow DeSoto Marketplace flyer

Upcoming events in 2019 include business planning topics such as company structure, marketing plans, and more. Free training is available between 7:30 and 9:00 a.m. Register at www.growdesoto.org

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Posted on: January 29, 2019

SCORE

SCORE

If you are an entrepreneur or small business owner seeking business advice or need help developing a business plan? A SCORE Certified Mentor is now available at the DeSoto Public Library ever Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. by appointment only. To schedule ...

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Posted on: September 17, 2019

DeSoto Arts Live

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DeSoto Arts Live! is an event designed to celebrate the visual and performing arts. There will be visual artists displaying and selling their work and painting on-site, strolling minstrels, children’s activities and a full schedule of musical en...

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Posted on: August 8, 2019

Park Maintenance Survey

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The Parks and Recreation Department value our customers and their opinions. We expect you to receive the highest standard of excellence from the services we provide. Because we value your thoughts and opinions, we ask that you please take a few moments to...

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Posted on: August 13, 2019

Fun Time Live

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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: August 8, 2018

Park Project Update

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To get the latest update and insight on Park and Recreation projects, visit our page or subscribe to our newsletter. Each year the Parks Division dedicates time and resources to enhancing the DeSoto parks system. Through the City’s annual budget process, ...

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