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Posted on: January 17, 2020

DESOTO’S CITY MANAGER SEARCH ENTERS HOME STRETCH

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The DeSoto City Council’s search for a permanent replacement for longtime City Manager Tarron Richardson, who departed in May of 2019 to become the City Manager of Charlottesville, Virginia, will soon come to a successful close. In February the ...

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Posted on: January 9, 2020

Forensic Audit Town Hall Meeting Postponed

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The DeSoto Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors has announced that the Town Hall Public Meeting to review the findings of the recent forensic audit has been postponed due to the need for additional review of the audit and to undertake the n...

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Posted on: December 30, 2019

DESOTO CONTINUES TO BUILD RECOGNITION FOR TOP ACCOUNTING PRACTICES

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In 2019 the City of DeSoto received two high profile financial recognitions from one of the most respected government finance organizations in the nation. And it wasn’t the first time that this has happened. 

The Government Finance Officers Associ...

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Posted on: December 8, 2019

MAYOR & HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATIONS MEET FOR A 360° DEGREE DISCUSSION

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On Thursday evening, December 5th, Mayor Curtistene S. McCowan met with representatives from DeSoto’s homeowners associations (HOA’s) and other participating residents to discuss issues of importance that were raised by attendees. The ...

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City-wide Announcements
Posted on: December 6, 2019

DESOTO JOINS “IT’S TIME TEXAS COMMUNITY CHALLENGE”

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The City of DeSoto is thrilled to announce our participation in the 2020 “It’s Time Texas Community Challenge” which will take place between January 6th and March 1st. This Community Challenge is...

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Posted on: November 21, 2019

Here Are DeSoto's Safest/Cleanest Food Handling Establishments in 2019!

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On Tuesday, November 19th, during the DeSoto City Council Meeting, Mayor Curtistene S. McCowan and Environmental Health Department Health Inspector Mamata Bhandari recognized the finest food-handling establishments in DeSoto with “Awards of Exce...

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City-wide Announcements
Posted on: November 18, 2019

DESOTO GETS “IT” ONCE AGAIN: WINS 4TH CONSECUTIVE DIGITAL CITIES AWARD

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The City of DeSoto has won its fourth consecutive Digital Cities Award from the Center for Digital Government (CDG) by placing in the top ten of all participating US Cities with a population of fewer than 75,000. The California based Center for Digital Go...

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Posted on: November 8, 2019

DESOTO PARKS & RECREATION RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS REGIONAL AWARD FOR 4TH OF JULY PROMOTION

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The City of DeSoto received some great news in Frisco on Friday morning (11/08/19). The prestigious Texas Recreation and Park Society (TRAPS,) who held their North American Conference at the Omni Hotel in Frisco, presented their coveted “Promoti...

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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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Posted on: July 12, 2017

Life Safety Awareness Program

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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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