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Upcoming Election Information

The DeSoto City Council approved  an Ordinance at their March 7, 2017  meeƟng to accept the CerƟficaƟon  of Unopposed candidates and  declared unopposed candidates for  Councilmember Place 2, Virgil Helm  and Councilmember Place 4, Rachel  Proctor elected to office.  As a result,  the municipal elecƟon called for  May 6, 2017 will be canceled.  If you  have any quesƟons, please contact  the City Secretary’s office at  972.230.9646.  DeSoto ISD will hold a Board of  Trustees elecƟon on May 6, 2017 for  Member of Board of Trustees Place  3, 4 and 5. For more informaƟon,  please contact DeSoto ISD  AdministraƟon at 972.223.6666.  The polling locaƟon for DeSoto is  Disciple Central Community Church,  901 N. Polk Street.  Here are the  early voƟng dates and Ɵmes for  Dallas County:  April 24th‐April 28th     8 am ‐ 5 pm  Sat. April 29th            8 am ‐ 5 pm  Sun. April 30th           1 pm ‐ 6 pm  May 1st & May 2nd       7 am ‐ 7 pm  ElecƟon day is May 6th and the  polling locaƟons will be open from 7  am to 7 pm.  officers.  The test is scheduled for May  13th from 9 am to noon at the DeSoto  ISD Freshman Campus Cafeteria, 620  Westmoreland Road.  Applicants are  encouraged to aƩend one of two study  sessions at the DeSoto ISD Admin. Bldg.  200 E. Belt Line on April 22nd and May  6th from 8 am to noon to prepare for  the test.  Go to the Careers tab on the  City of DeSoto website at for more  informaƟon.  DeSoto Police Accepting Applications To Test For New Ofϔicers DeSoto Police are currently accepƟng  applicaƟons to test for new police 

of drownings  happen in a  backyard pool 

of Texans are  children under  the age of 18 

of children  drown during  cold months 

Texas has the highest suburban growth rate in  the US. As more homes are built, there are more  backyard pools. Texas has among the fastest  growing child populaƟon.  With more children,  and increased access to pools, the risk of  drowning remains high in the state. 

Drowning can happen any Ɵme of the year, not  just in warm weather. About 40% of children who  drown are not acƟvely swimming.  Having and  maintaining proper barriers year‐round may help  reduce unintenƟonal falls into pools. 

Homeowners with pools  have the greatest  responsibility to be  champions of safety 

Doors should be  properly locked to keep 

Pool owners must have  working barriers that are  checked year‐round 

children from going  outside unnoƟced 

Safe Kids of Greater Dallas                      © 2017          Nazia Hussain, MA  Ping Ma, Ph.D. 

Join us at DeSoto City Hall,  211 E. Pleasant Run Road  at 7 am as we pray for our City,  State and NaƟon. 

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