Posted on: November 16, 2017

DeSoto Fire Rescue is hiring!

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Minimum Qualifications to test1. Minimum Age is 21 and Maximum Age is 352. United States Citizen3. Graduation from an accredited high school OR possession of an equivalency certificate4. Valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record5. No...

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Posted on: November 15, 2017

DeSoto's HomeTown Holiday Celebration

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Help us kick off the holiday season with a short “parade” around DeSoto Town Center beginning at 7pm featuring the DeSoto High School Band, the Lancaster High School Band and the Carter High School Band.  Watch the parade from...

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Posted on: October 10, 2016

DeSoto wins national Digital Cities award 2017 for second year in a row


“This is exciting news!  Congratulations to the IT Department on again winning such a prestigious award,” said DeSoto Mayor Curtistene McCowan.  “The City of DeSoto recognizes the importance of innovation in every aspect of how we conduc...

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Posted on: September 18, 2017

Amendment to Garbage, Trash and Refuse Ordinance Is Now In Full Effect


An amendment to the City’s Garbage, Trash and Refuse Ordinance was passed by the DeSoto City Council in June, 2017 that specifies a timeframe for when trash and recyclables can be placed at the curb for pickup.  In order to minimize wil...

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Posted on: July 12, 2017

Life Safety Awareness Program


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: 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 resources out there often go unuse...

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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: March 17, 2016

DeSoto Receives Coveted ISO 1X Fire Rating


In April 2016, the Texas State Fire Marshal’s office announced that the Insurance Services Office (ISO)  recommended that DeSoto’s Public Protection Classification be changed to Class 1 for all properties located within 1,000 ...

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Posted on: October 25, 2017

Thanksgiving Holiday Library Hours

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The Library and Computer Lab will close at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, November 22 and will remain closed on November 23 & 24. The Library and Computer Lab will reopen on Saturday, November 25.

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...

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Posted on: November 7, 2017

Hometown Holiday Celebration


Join us as we kick off the Holiday season with our Hometown Holiday Celebration and Christmas Tree Lighting! This annual event will be held at DeSoto Town Center (211 E. Pleasant Run Rd.) on November 30, 2017. It will be an evening of musical entertainmen...

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Posted on: October 20, 2017

Youth Basketball Registration


This is local recreational basketball league for ages 4 through 14. Our goal is to teach basketball fundamentals, rules and skills. We emphasize on sportsmanship, team play and clean/fair competition. Age is determined on October 1 of the current school y...

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Posted on: September 22, 2017

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: March 23, 2017

Volunteer DeSoto


Volunteers support the DeSoto Parks and Recreation Department in a variety of ways – at special events, through clerical office work, with education programs, and with environmental projects. Volunteers add new dimension, personality, and depth ...

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Posted on: August 22, 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: July 31, 2017

Community Security Camera Program

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This is a voluntary crime prevention program. By providing the video to the Police Department you are helping us keep your Community safe. The information yourvideo captures may contain information that could help solve a crime, and apprehend a c...

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Posted on: January 14, 2016

Police purchase Segways

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Desoto PD 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.

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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