Posted on: August 21, 2017

Beneath the Stars Fourth Friday Concert with Forte Band on Aug. 25th

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Join us at the Outdoor Amphitheater on Friday, August 25th at 8pm Beneath the Stars Fourth Friday Concert with Forte' Band and the Finals of the Poetry Competition at Intermission.

City-wide Announcements
Posted on: August 8, 2017

2017 Notice of Tax Rate

City of DeSoto 2017 Notice of Tax Rate

A tax rate of $0.739900 per $100 valuation has been proposed for adoption by the governing body of City of DeSoto. This rate exceeds the lower of the effective or rollback tax rate, and state law requires that two public hearings be held by the governing ...

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View Budget Book... City-wide Announcements
Posted on: July 27, 2017

City of DeSoto Will Hold A Special Election On August 26, 2017

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The City of DeSoto will hold a Special Election to fill an unexpired term for Place 7 on the DeSoto City Council on August 26, 2017.  Here are the candidates as they will appear on the ballot:

Jonathon "Johnny" Salguero

James E. Collier, ...

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Additional Info... City-wide Announcements
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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City-wide Announcements
Posted on: August 17, 2017

City Lights Newsletter September 2017

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The City Lights Newsletter is now available

Read the newsletter... City-wide Announcements
Posted on: May 23, 2017

A Message from DeSoto's Environmental Health Specialist

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Jimmy Stephens, DeSoto's Environmental Health Specialist would like to remind citizens as we go into the summer months, to protect themselves against contracting West Nile virus by following the steps in this graphic.

Additional Info... City-wide Announcements
Posted on: March 8, 2017

The Design Phase is underway 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 City-wide Announcements
Posted on: February 20, 2017

Water University Classes

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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 bills. ...

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Additional Info... City-wide Announcements
Posted on: February 10, 2017

Connecting the Community With Valuable Resources

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"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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Additional Info... City-wide Announcements
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

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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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City-wide Announcements
Posted on: October 12, 2016

DeSoto Parks & Recreation Receives Accreditation from CAPRA

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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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Additional Info... City-wide Announcements
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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City-wide Announcements
Posted on: March 8, 2016

Sign up for emergency notifications from City of DeSoto with CodeRED

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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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Register for CodeRED online City-wide Announcements

Library

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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 hoopladigital.com to begin enjoying thousands of titles – from major Hollywood studios, record companies and publishers
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Set up an account with your library card Library
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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Library
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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Link to library online catalog page Library

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...

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Posted on: January 3, 2017

Online Payment

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Posted on: August 10, 2017

Latino Heritage Festival

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Join us under the covered outdoor Amphitheater at the DeSoto Center as we enjoy the sounds of local and national Latin recording artists. Bring your lawn chairs and prepare for an evening full of live music, great food, a variety of vendors and fun for th...

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Additional Info... Parks & Recreation
Posted on: August 10, 2017

DeSoto Ranch Nature Trail Project Input Meeting

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A Public Input Meeting will be held on Monday, August 21 at the DeSoto Civic Center from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The Parks and Recreation Department will inform the DeSoto Ranch subdivision residents of the upcoming Nature Trail Project.

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: May 15, 2017

DeSoto Sizzling Concert Guide

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The DeSoto Parks and Recreation Department and DeSoto Arts Commission present the Sizzling Concert Guide for this Summer and Fall. Several of our events will feature National recording music artists, delectable array of foods and family entertainment.

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Click here to view... Parks & Recreation
Posted on: March 23, 2017

Volunteer DeSoto

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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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Here's how to sign up... Parks & Recreation

Police

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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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Brochure to register cameras Police
Posted on: December 28, 2015

Southwest Regional Communications Center can now accept text to 911

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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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Police
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.

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Posted on: November 23, 2015

Meet K9 Officer Arsen

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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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