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 www.desototexas.gov 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.
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