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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1 injured in shooting at party at DeSoto home

DeSoto, TX - One person was injured in a shooting early Wednesday at a DeSoto home, police said.  Police said there was a "major disturbance" around 12:45 a.m. at a house in the 1300 block of Covington Drive near Cockrell Hill Road. 

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DESOTO CONTINUES TO BUILD RECOGNITION FOR TOP ACCOUNTING PRACTICES

DeSoto, TX - 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.

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DeSoto teams up on the future of the Hampton Road Corridor

DeSoto, TX - On Thursday evening, December 9th, the DeSoto City Council, the DeSoto Planning & Zoning Board of Directors, and DeSoto Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors held a joint meeting at the City of DeSoto’s Civic Center

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Veteran dead in his DeSoto apartment for 3 years finally laid to rest as questions still linger

Shreveport, LA - A Navy veteran was laid to rest Thursday in his hometown of Shreveport, Louisana. A month after he was found dead in his apartment in DeSoto, Texas and nearly three years after he died on his apartment kitchen floor.

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DeSoto High student investigated for ‘kill list’

DeSoto, TX - DeSoto police and school officials are investigating a student connected to a threatening message left in a high school bathroom that included a “kill list.”

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