Desoto’s experienced interim parks & recreation director Chris Glover formally hired to lead parks system

DeSoto, TX - After conducting a thorough national search to find a permanent Parks & Recreation Managing Director, the City of DeSoto concluded that Chris Glover, who has been serving as interim director, is to be their permanent choice.

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DeSoto Police Department now Hiring

DeSoto, TX - The DeSoto Police Department is how hiring.  $10,000 signing bonus for TCOLE Certified officers.  Lateral officers pay based on years experience.

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DeSoto takes aim at increasing minority business opportunities

DeSoto, TX - Much has been written about how low the African American unemployment rate had gotten prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, but movement toward economic parity for minorities requires business ownership.

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Breaking News: DeSoto City Hall Closes Monday, August 3rd, for Precautionary COVID-19 Cleaning/Sanitizing

DeSoto, TX - Out of an abundance of caution, DeSoto’s City Hall will be closed on Monday, August 3, 2020, to undergo a facility-wide disinfection process following the late Friday discovery that an outside contractor hired for an HVAC project tested positive for COVID-19.

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DeSoto Moves Forward On Two Fronts With COVID-19 Small Business Grants

DeSoto, TX - The City of DeSoto has been busy on two fronts involving COVID-19 Small Business Support Grants & CDBG Funds. DeSoto has been in the process of distributing $210,000 in grant funds to 52 of our city’s small businesses that applied during Round One and were found to be qualified for these grants.

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DeSoto High School, North Texas Food Bank, U.S. Army National Guard Partner to Distribute Food in DeSoto Area During the Pandemic

DeSoto, TX – For the second time this summer, the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) Mobile Pantry partnered with DeSoto High School and the DeSoto Independent School District to serve area families during the current coronavirus global health pandemic.

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DeSoto East Middle School Teacher of the Year Makes History with International Virtual Choir

DeSoto, TX - DeSoto East Middle School Choir Director and campus Teacher of the Year, Jamal Walker, was one of six hand-picked choristers featured on CBS Sunday Morning who took part in the largest virtual choir ever assembled.

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Missing woman with purple hair, scorpion tattoo last seen driving in DeSoto with her daughters

DeSoto, TX - DeSoto police are asking for the public’s help locating a missing woman.  Authorities have issued a CLEAR Alert for 23-year-old Alicia Danielle Gongora, who was last seen about 3:15 p.m. Monday in the 200 block of West Wintergreen Road, near North Hampton Road.

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Social media helped police identify man who exposed himself to yoga instructor at a DeSoto park

DeSoto, TX - A woman recording a yoga session in a DeSoto park said she was confronted by a man who exposed himself.  Then, she turned to social media to expose him.  It happened Sunday, at about 7 p.m., at Zeiger Park in Desoto. Within hours, social media had given Gabrielle Dawn everything she needed to give police.

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DeSoto Launching a 2nd Round of COVID-19 Small Business Grants

DeSoto, TX - The City of DeSoto is issuing a Second Round of funding opportunities for the City’s Small Business Grant Program with assistance from the DeSoto Economic Recovery Advisory Task Force’s Business Subcommittee which will be providing support to businesses receiving CARES Act funds.

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