Posted on: January 11, 2017

City offices and facilities closed


City offices and facilities will be closed on Monday, January 16 in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Trash will be picked up. Trash service will not be interrupted.

Posted on: January 5, 2017

DeSoto’s Public Utilities Division Offers Free Water University Class

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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 bi...

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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: December 27, 2016

Back to Art - Reception and Jazz Concert

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The DeSoto Arts Commission presents  Back To Art, a free event featuring  information on programs offered by our 2017 grant partners; DeSoto Art League, Concerned DeSoto Citizens,  Texas Winds Musical Outreach, the DeSoto 4Seaso...

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Posted on: January 3, 2017

23rd Annual Daddy Daughter Dance - Feb. 4th


It takes place on  Saturday, February 4, 2017 from 7 to 9 pm  at the DeSoto Civic Center, 211 E. Pleasant Run Road. <_o3a_p>

Regular Admission is $30 per couple and $15 for each additional daughter.  Reserved seating in a special...

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Posted on: December 16, 2016

January 2017

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The DeSoto City Lights Newsletter for January 2017 is now available.

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: June 13, 2016

New Online Water Bill Pay Service

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New features include: The ability to set up monthly online AutoPay on a monthly, weekly or biweekly basis A new number to Pay-by-Phone — 1.855.748.6063 Quick account balance review The ability to save your payment information in the system Access to past ...

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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

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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: November 23, 2015

DeSoto is smoke-free effective January 1, 2016


This includes electronic cigarettes. If you are a business owner in DeSoto we suggest you download and review the Smoke Free Toolkit available on our website.

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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: 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...

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Posted on: September 19, 2016

Connected! A Special Needs Parent Support Group

Special Needs Parent Support Group

Come join us the first Thursday of each month at the DeSoto Public Library as we provide support and share resources for parents of individuals with intellectual and physical differences.

What to Expect: Monthly meetings, speaker workshops, information abo...

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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: 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 9, 2017

Daddy and Daughter Dance


February 4th, The 23rd Annual Daddy and Daughter Dance will be a memorable evening of dancing and elegance. This formal affair is a sophisticated and stylish night where Dads make daughters dreams come true.  This event is a unforgettable occasio...

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Posted on: January 13, 2017

First Start Sports


During each session, preschoolers will learn the basic skills for a specific sport. This is a great way for participants to develop their motor skills and gain an understating of basic sport fundamentals. Parent involvement is strongly encouraged.


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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: September 14, 2016

Program Guide: Recreation Life


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: 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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