DeSoto City Manager Search in Home Stretch. City seeks public's questions

DeSoto, TX - 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.

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Duncanville High Student Fatally Shot in DeSoto: Police

DeSoto, TX - A 16-year-old Duncanville High student died Saturday night and another man was wounded in a drug-related incident in DeSoto, police say. 

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Best Southwest Partnership Passes the Gavel to CVC President

DeSoto, TX - Last month at the Best Southwest Partnership annual luncheon outgoing chair Al Hernandez passed the gavel on to Dr. Joe Seabrooks for 2020. Celebrating its 33rd anniversary, the theme for the luncheon focused on the bright economic future for southern Dallas and northern Ellis Counties.

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'It's very unsettling': DeSoto woman buys new Ring camera already connected to someone else

DeSoto, TX - Sandra Robinson wants to feel safe inside her DeSoto home. To the right of her front door, she has a Ring video doorbell. In the corner of her living room, there is another Ring camera. 

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Calls for Desoto council member to step down after her husband misused taxpayer money

DeSoto, TX - There are calls for a Desoto council member to step down after an audit showed her husband misused thousands of dollars in taxpayer money.  A newly released audit revealed how much money auditors believe Jeremiah Quarles may have misappropriated while working for the city.

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DeSoto Town Hall Meeting Postponed

DeSoto, TX - 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 necessary legal redactions.

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Improper payments to DeSoto councilwoman’s husband now top $140K, according to audit

DeSoto, TX - A DeSoto City Council member’s husband pocketed more than $140,000 in misappropriated public funds when he served as chief of economic development, according to an investigative firm hired by the city to audit his spending.

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DESOTO EDC BOARD SET TO UNVEIL FULL FORENSIC AUDIT RESULTS

DeSoto, TX - Now that the Forensic Audit related to the Jeremiah Quarles Case (State of Texas vs. Jeremiah Quarles; Cause No. F18- 00136-Q) has been concluded, the Board of Directors of the DeSoto Economic Development Corporation (DEDC) is preparing to formally share the detailed results with DeSoto residents and City officials.

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DeSoto teen wins entrepreneurial competition for business she started at 9

DeSoto, TX - Jasmine Benton was just 9 when she turned her interest in papier-mâché, crafting and painting into a business plan.  Now at 18, Benton has appeared on comedian Steve Harvey's talk show and recently received a $7,500 investment to expand her work. 

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Police: Man shot by Desoto officer after luring police into ‘planned confrontation’

Desoto, TX - Police said a man was shot by an officer after he falsely claimed there was active shooting at his Desoto group home in order to lure officers into a “planned confrontation.”

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