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06/24/2024 - ARC at McCowan Park Groundbreaking Ceremony

Join us for the groundbreaking ceremony of the new Recreation and Aquatic Center!
We are excited to celebrate the beginning of this wonderful new addition to the community, which will provide a space for recreation, fitness, and fun for all ages.
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Enter on Academy Way
Parking will be available at Katherine Johnson Technology Magnet Academy


DeSoto Police and Fire Departments Weekly Call Volume Reports

The DeSoto Police and Fire Departments have released their call volume reports for the week of June 2 to June 8, detailing a busy period for emergency services in the city.

The DeSoto Police Department handled a total of 2,332 calls during this period.

Most of these were neighborhood patrol calls, which accounted for 767, a 4% increase from last week’s 738 of the total directed patrols, followed by 360 calls.

Business-related calls numbered 256, while animal-related incidents prompted 76 calls.

Officers responded to 58 calls regarding suspicious activity and handled 301 traffic-related incidents.

Meanwhile, the DeSoto Fire Department responded to 232 emergency calls for service in the same week.

Of these, 164 were medical calls, highlighting the critical role of medical response in the department’s operations.

The remaining 68 calls were categorized under fire and rescue, including 4 major vehicle accidents, 1 Diesel Tanker Fire, 1 Car Fire, 1 Trash Fire, and 14 Fire Alarms.

Notably, 84 medical calls required additional assistance and manpower from a fire engine.

The data from these reports provide valuable insights into the types of emergencies and routine calls that the city’s first responders handle, aiding in the continuous improvement of their efforts.

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DeSoto Corner Theater Set to Host Jazz and Neo-Soul Concert

The DeSoto Corner Theater is set to host an evening of musical enchantment featuring the smooth and soulful sounds of jazz and neo-soul.

The event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, June 22, at the DeSoto Corner Theater located at 211 E. Pleasant Run Road.

The concert is set to begin at 7 p.m.

The event promises to be a night of rhythmic bliss for music lovers of all stripes.

The concert will showcase the talents of K.Avett and Mahogany, two artists renowned for their ability to blend the melodies of jazz with the modern vibes of neo-soul.

Their performances are expected to captivate the audience with rich harmonies and rhythms that resonate with the heart and soul.

Draper Wynston, a notable figure in the music scene, will host the evening, giving the atmosphere a seamless flow of entertainment.

The event is an opportunity for the community to come together, have fun, and share in the universal language of music.

Attendees are encouraged to bring friends and family to experience live music at its finest.

With free parking available, the DeSoto Corner Theater aims to make this event accessible to everyone looking to indulge in a night of cultural and musical exploration.

The concert is expected to be a memorable experience that will leave attendees with a lasting impression of the smooth music of jazz and neo-soul.

For more information about the event including ticket information click here.

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Dallas Mavericks and NBA Come together at Boys and Girls Club

The Dallas Mavericks and the NBA came together at the Boys and Girls Club of Greater East Dallas to unveil the latest renovations of the facility.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, Mavericks guard P.J. Washington, and Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins, who spoke highly of the Mavericks, spoke about the importance of organizations such as the Boys and Girls Club.

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