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Posted on: July 1, 2020

DESOTO GOES BACK TO THE FUTURE: COUNCIL, BOARDS & COMMISSION MEETINGS GOING VIRTUAL IN JULY

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 Given the surge in COVID-19 cases in Dallas County and the rest of Texas, along with a dramatic increase in hospitalizations, the City of DeSoto has taken this precaution while reminding our residents that they will still be able to participate ...

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

July 1: Key COVID-19 Documents from Dallas County & the State of Texas

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There were 7 deaths in Dallas County Wednesday from COVID-19 and two of them, a woman in her 20s and a man in his 50’s had no underlying medical conditions. DeSoto also lost a resident…a man in his 60’s who did have underlyi...

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

City of DeSoto Offers Water Bill Credits

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UTILITY BILL RELIEF:

The DeSoto City Council approved a plan at their May 19th meeting to offer payment relief to City of DeSoto water and sewer utility customers impacted by the COVID‐19 shutdown. 

 The plan has three components: ...

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Posted on: June 24, 2020

A Message From Mayor Curtistene S. McCowan on Dallas County's Business Mask Requirement

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Dear DeSoto Businesses:

On June 19, 2020, Dallas County passed an Executive Order in response to a dangerous surge in new COVID-19 cases and a very disturbing rise in hospitalizations. June 24, 2020, was the day that this order took full effect. I am writi...

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City-wide Announcements
Posted on: June 11, 2020

The DeSoto Chamber Can Provide Face Masks For DeSoto Businesses

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Employees of DeSoto Businesses should be wearing facemasks to protect their customers and the busineses should also be willing to provide facemasks to customers who are not already wearing them. It is the right thing to do. Not only does this help to comb...

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Posted on: June 30, 2020

June 30: New COVID-19 records set. Important Details from Dallas County and the State of Texas

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Tuesday took us to a new, unfortunate COVID-19 milestone. There were 601 new cases of COVID-19 in Dallas County today and 20 deaths. Both one-day record highs. The deaths impacted much younger victims than normally reported. Several were in their 30&r...

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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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Posted on: May 28, 2020

CITY COUNCIL ACTS TO PROVIDE COVID-19 IMPACT RELIEF TO DESOTO'S WATER & SEWER CUSTOMERS

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The City of DeSoto is in the process of implementing a plan approved by the DeSoto City Council at their May 19th meeting to offer payment relief to our water and sewer utility customers impacted by the COVID‐19 shutdown. 

The plan approved by the...

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City-wide Announcements
Posted on: June 18, 2020

$129 Billion Left In Paycheck Protection Program Loans. SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans

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Read the US Small Business Administration’s press release alerting area small businesses and non-profits to $129 Billion that is still available under its Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). But qualified small businesses and non-profits will nee...

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City-wide Announcements
Posted on: June 19, 2020

London Calling: The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Speaks to Mayor McCowan about Juneteenth

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DeSoto Mayor Curtistene S. McCowan spoke to the BBC in London earlier in the week, and one of the main portions of their discussion involved the importance of the Juneteenth Holiday, especially at this time in our history. Here is their report that was pr...

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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: June 8, 2020

DESOTO PARKS ENTERING THE NEXT PHASE OF REOPENING

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View this release in PDF with active links: /DocumentCenter/View/17160

DeSoto Parks & Recreation has taken its next steps in a phased reopening of the park system designed to allow for increased activity by residents while exercising caution due to ong...

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City-wide Announcements
Posted on: June 4, 2020

STATEMENT FROM MAYOR MCCOWAN ON THE TRAGIC KILLING OF GEORGE FLOYD AND ITS IMPACT ON OUR NATION

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STATEMENT FROM MAYOR CURTISTENE S. MCCOWAN ON THE TRAGIC KILLING OF GEORGE FLOYD AND ITS IMPACT ON OUR NATION:

There have been many times in history that our nation has faced tragedy and imminent threats, yet each time we came together as one to get throug...

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City-wide Announcements
Posted on: May 26, 2020

May 26th: News Release on Democratic Primary Runoff Election

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The Dallas County Elections Department has put out a press release about the upcoming Democratic Primary Runoff Election on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. To Vote in this Election you must be registered by Monday - June 15, 2020

Read the Press Release in English:...

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City-wide Announcements
Posted on: May 26, 2020

A message about the Census from those who served

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The US Census sent us their message for Memorial Day a little late. But it’s an important message that focuses more on our Veterans. They also sent us links to two related videos, one in English and one in Spanish, that help to names, faces, and...

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City-wide Announcements
Posted on: May 21, 2020

DeSoto Chamber of Commerce Chamber Update

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The DeSoto Chamber of Commerce has issued its Chamber Update. We would like to share this with you via this link: /DocumentCenter/View/16914

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Posted on: April 17, 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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Posted on: April 19, 2020

THANKING DESOTO’S COVID-19 FRONTLINE HEROES WITH STRINGS ATTACHED

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(View this release in PDF at /DocumentCenter/View/16535)  You’ve seen them popping up around the country. Beautiful white ribbons posted in front of locations where first responders, medical professionals, and frontline workers in the f...

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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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Posted on: February 19, 2020

DESOTO PICKS BRANDON WRIGHT: CONCLUDES NATIONWIDE SEARCH FOR A NEW CITY MANAGER

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The DeSoto City Council has selected Brandon Wright, who currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer/Assistant City Administrator for the City of Davenport, Iowa, as their choice to become the City of DeSoto’s next City Manager. He is expect...

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