City of Desoto to honor local hero with “Corey Borner Day” proclamation during Tuesday pm’s City Council meeting

DeSoto, TX - During Tuesday Evening’s DeSoto City Council Meeting, Mayor Rachel L. Proctor will honor local hero Corey Borner with an Official Proclamation declaring Tuesday, September 7, 2021, “Corey Borner Day” in the City of DeSoto.

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THE ARTS ADVANCE IN NORTH TEXAS: DESOTO CITY COUNCIL ACCEPTS FRAMEWORK FOR CULTURAL ARTS MASTER PLAN

DeSoto, TX - DeSoto, Texas, has always been welcoming to the arts, and on Tuesday, August 17th, its City Council took a critical step towards making DeSoto a bastion for the arts in North Texas by formally accepting the Arts Policy and Guiding Principles to accompany a Cultural Arts Master Plan which was approved by the Council on January 5th.

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DESOTO HEALTH DEPARTMENT PROVIDES COURSE FOR FOOD HANDLER CERTIFICATION

DeSoto, TX - Did you know that the City of DeSoto Health Department offers a state-approved Food Handler Course? The City's Health Department requires anyone who handles and serves food in a commercial kitchen to have a valid Food Handler Certification.

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DeSoto Welcomes New Assistant Director of Budget, Peter James

DeSoto, TX - Peter James has 25 plus years of Finance and Accounting experience with 20 plus years of experience in local government budgeting.  Mr. James has worked for the City of Houston, the Territory of American Samoa, and most recently, the City of Fort Worth.

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CITY MANAGER'S OFFICE KICKS OFF 2021 CIVIC ACADEMY - RESUMES AFTER A YEAR OFF

DeSoto, TX - After skipping 2020 due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, DeSoto’s Civic Academy resumed in 2021 with an August 12 kickoff session hosted by the City Manager's Office Team featuring an informative civics lesson focusing on community initiatives, the role of the Action Center, and efforts to improve health, communications, and community relations.

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DeSoto's Corey Borner continues his inspirational story by walking across stage at his graduation

DESOTO, Texas - A DeSoto native shared the moments he walked across the stage to receive a communication degree from the University of North Texas at Dallas.

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Nearly 300 Firearms Voluntarily Surrendered to DeSoto Police Through New Initiative

DeSoto, TX - Hundreds of firearms were surrendered to DeSoto police through an initiative the department began in response to increased gun violence.  Drivers lined up along Parks Drive on Saturday to voluntarily surrender unwanted firearms in exchange for $100 gift cards.

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Teen charged for fatally shooting man in DeSoto in front of his family

DeSOTO, Texas - A man is now charged with capital murder in the death of a man who was killed in front of his family.   Police in DeSoto say Evan McMaryion shot Randall Thornhill during a carjacking in May. 

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DeSoto's Annual Teen Summer Volunteer Program

DeSoto, TX - The annual Teen Summer Volunteer Program has provided teens with confidence-building volunteer experience and practical job skills with customers in a public service environment.

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DeSoto city leaders approve renaming Meadow Creek Park as Curtistene S. McCowan Park

DeSoto, TX - Mayor Curtistene McCowan has a middle school named after her, and now, Meadow Creek Park in DeSoto has been renamed in her honor.  The DeSoto City Council voted unanimously 5-0 Tuesday to rename the park after the late mayor died Oct. 28, 2020 after she was diagnosed with lung cancer several weeks earlier.

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