DeSoto mayor has lung cancer, she announces during city council meeting

DeSoto, TX - DeSoto Mayor Curtistene McCowan has been diagnosed with lung cancer, she said during a council meeting that was held via Zoom on Tuesday.  “Those who know me are aware that I am a fighter.

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Manager of Court Services for DeSoto receives Extraordinary Achievement Award

DeSoto, TX - Jeremey Leonard, Manager of Court Services, for the City of DeSoto Municipal Court, has been recognized with the Extraordinary Achievement Award by the Texas Court Clerk’s Association.

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Two Arrested in Connection to Police Chase From DeSoto to Dallas

DeSoto, TX - Two individuals have been apprehended and a stolen truck has been returned to its owner after a police chase from DeSoto to Dallas on Thursday, police say.

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DeSoto ISD Receives Donations to Recover PPE Supply Destroyed in Recent Fire

DeSoto, TX - An outpouring of generosity is helping a North Texas school district keep students and staff safe as classrooms reopen for the new school year. The DeSoto Independent School District says Dallas-based health care company Medcillary donated 50,000 KN95 masks to the district.

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Mayor Curtistene S. McCowan's Statement on Court Ruling Concerning Census Deadline

DeSoto, TX - The City of DeSoto has been committed to having every one of our residents counted for the 2020 US Census, so we were very concerned when the Census Bureau cut short the Census deadline by a month.

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DeSoto City Council examines local marijuana enforcement policy

DeSoto, TX - The use of marijuana and related products such as CBD has received a lot of attention in recent years. In some states, the local government has legalized cannabis altogether, though it remains a violation under existing federal law.

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Supporters Rally Behind Resigned DeSoto ISD Superintendent

DeSoto, TX - Dozens of community members lined the streets outside the DeSoto Administration Building on Saturday and shouted their support for recently resigned district Superintendent D’Andre Weaver.

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Acting superintendent at DeSoto ISD under fire for racist and transphobic Facebook posts; board members call for emergency removal

DeSoto, TX - The newly appointed acting-superintendent for DeSoto Independent School District is under fire for past social media posts, and now two board members want him replaced immediately. 

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Warehouse Fire Destroys DeSoto ISD’s Personal Protective Equipment, Donations Needed

DeSoto, TX - DeSoto ISD is asking for donations from the community after most of their Personal Protective Equipment went up in flames.  The fire at the district’s Plant Services building at 200 W. Parkerville Road, which houses the supplies happened at 4:30 a.m. Tuesday.

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Statement on resignation of DeSoto ISD Superintendent D'Andre Weaver from Mayor Curtistene S. McCowan

DeSoto, TX - I was both shocked and saddened to learn of the resignation of DeSoto ISD Superintendent Dr. D’Andre Weaver.  I respect the Superintendent’s decision to resign and would like to thank him for giving so much of himself over the past two years while trying to make DeSoto’s schools a better place for our children to learn and to be all that they can be. 

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