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DeSoto ISD Back To School Fair August 6th

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DeSoto ISD Back To School Fair
School Board Trustee President Carl Sherman Jr. visits with vendors at the 2015 DeSoto Back to School Fair.

DeSoto ISD Back To School Fair Offers Resources To Area Students

DESOTO—The DeSoto ISD Back to School Fair will be held at DeSoto High School, 600 Eagle Drive, from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, August 6. Backpacks with supplies are only for current DeSoto ISD students, however, all area students can receive free shots and other available resources.

“This is the premier event in South Dallas County for immunizations,” said Zachary Thompson, director of DCHHS. “DeSoto ISD invites families to one-stop-shop, if you will, for all their back to school needs, and they do it right with a fun family atmosphere.”

The expanded resource fair area will include more community and district tables including digital IDs for children, spirit wear for families, tutoring opportunities, curriculum information, Council of PTAs sign-ups, and much more!

Major sponsors for the 2016 event include Methodist Charlton Medical Center, Walmart Distribution Center, and Bank of DeSoto.

Are you, or a business you know, interested in setting up a vendor table, sponsoring the event or volunteering? Contact DeSoto ISD Student Support Services at 972-274-8212 ext. 214 for more information.

Four Dallas Teens Arrested In Waxahachie Gun Store Robbery

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Waxahachie gun store robbery

Police Chief Calls Waxahachie Gun Store Robbery A Bold Move

WAXAHACHIE—A Waxahachie gun store is in ruins after four Dallas teenagers ran a vehicle through the brick facade of the store and grabbed 17 firearms in all, some of them were high powered automatic weapons. Former Waxahachie Police Chief Chuck Edge calls the brazen robbery ‘a bold move.”

Around 2:45 a.m. on July 10 the suspects used a stolen pickup truck to power through the wall to gain entry into the store.

“I don’t know what drove them to commit the offense in the fashion that they did,” said Edge.

Thursday Waxahachie police with the assistance of Dallas police and the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms arrested Xavier Kirvin, 19, Virgillo Cherry, 17, Demarcus Dillard, 17, and Deontae Jennings, 17. Detectives are not releasing a lot of information at this time because the investigation is still ongoing.

Waxahachie gun store robbery
From left: Ardell Virgillo Cherry, 17; Demarcus Dillard, 17; and Xavier Kirvin, 19, all of Dallas were booked into the Wayne McCollum Ellis County Detention Center. Devon Deontae Jennings, 17, posted bond.

“We did have some tips from the video we got released,” said Waxahachie PD Lt. Todd Woodruff. “There was some people that recognized one of those individuals and from there, it kind of broke wide open.”

Police have only recovered three of the guns that were stolen in the Waxahachie gun store robbery. Obviously just days after the horrific shooting of police officers in Dallas, Waxahachie police want to recover these weapons as soon as possible.

“I’d just like to have them off the streets,” said Woodruff. “Because with current things going on, it’s obviously not a good situation for those guns to be out there with folks that obviously didn’t get a background check.”

Due to the extensive damage, the Shooters Edge gun store will remain closed until repairs are made.

Hutchins Names Carl Sherman Sr. City Manager

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City of Hutchins Names Former DeSoto Mayor As City Manager
Hon. Carl O. Sherman Sr. addresses DeSoto residents and business owners during his last State of the City address in January 2016.

Former DeSoto Mayor to Assume Hutchins Administrator Post On September 6th

HUTCHINS—Tuesday members of the Hutchins City Council unanimously approved the hiring of Carl Sherman Sr. as its new Chief Administrative Officer.

“Amid this exciting period of robust economic development surrounding the International Inter-modal that is attracting companies like Fedex, Frito-Lay, Amazon, Whirlpool, BMW and Proctor & Gamble to our area there is no better suited individual to take our city to the next level than Carl Sherman,” stated Mario Vasquez Mayor of Hutchins.

Sherman is a seasoned executive both in business and municipal governance bringing a unique set of corporate skills, executive strategic planning and an unmatched ability to bring people and organizations together. During his two-terms as Mayor of DeSoto the city’s sales tax revenue grew by 39%, outpacing all cities in the Best Southwest region. His notable experience in strategic planning and public-private partnerships is exactly what our city needs as the city enters the next phase of growth. Growth that involves transitioning from a general law form of government to a home rule structure of government.”

“Last year, while serving as Mayor of DeSoto, Sherman accepted the additional role as City Manager of Ferris. As City Manager, Sherman’s operational initiatives across the city have benefited the citizens greatly. I know this first hand from my wife’s family that are long time residence of Ferris, who love the changes he has made to improve city services. Some of his operational changes have involved collaborations with corporate partners, which have saved the citizens thousands. Additionally, he has structured inter-local agreements with the local school system. Most notably, a fuel agreement with the city’s ISD that is projected to save the city thousands of dollars,” expressed Mayor Vasquez.

City of Hutchins Names Former DeSoto Mayor As City Manager
Sherman makes his final remarks as Mayor during the Swearing in Ceremony of DeSoto’s 21st Mayor Curtistene McCowan.

“Hutchins is in a very desirous position logistically speaking with multiple interstate highways, rail lines and airports allowing its multinational businesses to serve the entire North American continent, while being ideally located less than 10 minutes from downtown Dallas,” Sherman said. “The opportunities ahead for the city are immense, yet to capitalize on these possibilities, we must have the full backing of the Council to grow, the right people in the right positions, a clear focus on delivering more in the form of quality municipal service to our citizens for less, while moving faster to innovate every aspect of our local government. A significant part of my role is to accelerate our ability to initiate advancements in the quality of life for our residence, as we focus on making vast improvements in customer service in all areas of city services from public works to police services.”

Hutchins City Manager

Current Hutchins City Manager and Economic Development Executive Director, Guy Brown commented, “Sherman is the right choice to lead the city at this important time of industrial transformation and build on this momentum by attracting quality retail and residential developers to the city,” said Brown, who announced earlier this year that he would be resigning from his administrative role to focus solely on economic development once a successor was named.

Sherman stated that his official first day on the job will be September 6th, as he works hard to close a few items in Ferris.

“As I leave my assignment in Ferris to take on this new appointment in Hutchins, I leave with mixed feelings because I will miss the fortune of reporting to an incredibly insightful and selfless servant leader, Mayor Michael Driggars, an extremely active Council, employees that give so much of themselves to serve the great community of Ferris and the beautiful people of Ferris.”

Legal Notice–J-N Wrecker Service–07-28-16

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PUBLIC NOTICE 

J-N WRECKER SERVICE 

The vehicles listed below have been impounded by J-N Wrecker Service, 1319 Brookside Drive, Glenn Heights, TX 75154.Possession of these vehicles was acquired wither by contract with police agencies or by private property owners.

If you have legal ownership interest in any of the vehicles listed; please call (972) 223-1981 to make arrangements to reclaim the vehicle.

FLATBED 10’ STEEL TRAILER

 

Legal Notice–DeSoto–07-28-16

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ORDINANCE 2054-16 OF THE CITY OF DESOTO, TEXAS, AMENDING THE COMPREHENSIVE ZONING ORDINANCE AND MAP OF THE CITY OF DESOTO, TEXAS, AS HERETOFORE AMENDED BY AMENDING AND RESTATING PLANNED DEVELOPMENT 124 (PD-124) (ELERSON TRACE PARKWAY) LOCATED ON APPROXIMATELY 15.32 ACRES OF LAND EAST OF ELERSON ROAD AND APPROXIMATELY 1,800 FEET NORTH OF PARKERVILLE ROAD IN THE CITY OF DESOTO, DALLAS COUNTY, TEXAS, WITH STIPULATIONS PROVIDED, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED IN EXHIBIT “A”; PROVIDING A REPEALING CLAUSE; PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; PROVIDING A SAVINGS CLAUSE; PROVIDING FOR PENALTY OF FINE NOT TO EXCEED THE SUM OF TWO THOUSAND ($2,000.00) DOLLARS FOR EACH OFFENSE; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. DULY PASSED AND APPROVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF DESOTO, TEXAS, THE 19TH DAY OF JULY, 2016. APPROVED: CURTISTENE S. MCCOWAN, MAYOR; ATTEST: KISHA R. MORRIS, CITY SECRETARY; APPROVED AS TO FORM: JOSEPH J. GORFIDA, JR., CITY ATTORNEY

ORDINANCE 2055-16  OF THE CITY OF DESOTO, TEXAS, AMENDING THE COMPREHENSIVE ZONING ORDINANCE AND MAP OF THE CITY OF DESOTO, AS HERETOFORE AMENDED, BY GRANTING A CHANGE IN ZONING BY GRANTING A SPECIFIC USE PERMIT WITH SPECIAL CONDITIONS TO ALLOW FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF AN ACCESSORY BUILDING CONSISTING OF 1,800 SQUARE FEET ON LAND ZONED SINGLE FAMILY-COUNTRY ESTATES (“SF-CE”), ON APPROXIMATELY 1.0 ACRES OF LAND AND CONSISTING OF ONE (1) LOT, LOCATED AT 1137 STINNETT PLACE, DESOTO, DALLAS COUNTY, TEXAS, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED IN EXHIBIT “A” ATTACHED HERETO; PROVIDING FOR APPROVAL OF THE SITE PLAN ATTACHED HERETO AS EXHIBIT “B”; PROVIDING FOR APPROVAL OF THE ELEVATION PLAN ATTACHED HERETO AS EXHIBIT “C”; PROVIDING A REPEALING CLAUSE; PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; PROVIDING A SAVINGS CLAUSE; PROVIDING FOR A PENALTY OF FINE NOT TO EXCEED THE SUM OF TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS ($2,000.00) FOR EACH OFFENSE; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. DULY PASSED AND APPROVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF DESOTO, TEXAS, THE 19TH DAY OF JULY 2016. APPROVED: CURTISTENE S. MCCOWAN, MAYOR; ATTEST: KISHA R. MORRIS, CITY SECRETARY; APPROVED AS TO FORM: JOSEPH J. GORFIDA, JR., CITY ATTORNEY.

 

DeSoto HUD Grant Notice Of Public Hearing–07-28-16

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CITY OF DESOTO
NOTICE OF CITIZEN COMMENTARY PERIOD AND PUBLIC HEARING

The City of DeSoto is designated as an Entitlement City and participates in the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Grant (CDBG) Program. As a participant in the CDBG Program, the City of DeSoto is required to prepare and submit an Annual Action Plan for the use of CDBG funds.

CITIZEN COMMENTARY PERIOD
The City of DeSoto will host a CITIZEN COMMENTARY PERIOD, to invite citizen comments and suggestions regarding the draft 2016-2017 Annual Action Plan for the CDBG Program. Citizens will have 30 days to review the draft document and submit comments. The CITIZEN COMMENTARY PERIOD will be held between July 14, 2016 and August 15, 2016. During this CITIZEN COMMENTARY PERIOD, the draft 2016-2017 Annual Action Plan will be made available in electronic form via the City website (www.desototexas.gov) and will be made available in paper form in the DeSoto City Hall Atrium, located at 211 East Pleasant Run Road in DeSoto, Texas.

Citizen comments about the 2016-2017 Annual Action Plan may be submitted by mail (Office of Administration, City of DeSoto, located at 211 East Pleasant Run Road, DeSoto, Texas 75115), by email ([email protected]), by fax (972-230-5793), or by phone message (972-230-9694).

PUBLIC HEARING
The City of DeSoto will host a PUBLIC HEARING during the City Council Meeting on Tuesday, August 16, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, at the Jim Baugh Government Center (DeSoto City Hall), located at 211 East Pleasant Run Road, in DeSoto, Texas. This PUBLIC HEARING will be held to receive public comment regarding the housing and community development needs of the City of DeSoto. These comments will assist in the preparation of the 2016-2017 Annual Action Plan for the use of Community Development Block Grant funds from the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Immediately following the PUBLIC HEARING on August 16, 2016, the City Council will consider approval of the 2016-2017 Annual Action Plan.

For more information about this process, or to make disability accommodations, please contact Mrs. Lora Stallings at (972) 230-9694 or [email protected]

 

Grand Prairie Fire Station Opens Near Joe Pool Lake

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Grand Prairie Opens New Fire Station Near Joe Pool Lake
Grand Prairie Fire Station No. 10 will service southern Grand Prairie opened in July 2016.

Grand Prairie Fire Station No.10 Opens August 3rd

GRAND PRAIRIE—Due to record growth, Grand Prairie officials identified the need for a new fire station in the city’s southern sector. Located at the corner of Balboa Street and Grand Peninsula Drive, Fire Station Number 10 will house 18 additional personnel, all firefighters and paramedics.

The City of Grand Prairie will celebrate the grand opening of the new Fire Station No. 10, 2645 S. Grand Peninsula Drive, at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016. The new station will serve neighborhoods in the Joe Pool Lake area.

Fire Chief Robert Fite says that the need for a new station was dire. Since the state park was opened in 1989 there have been 61 deaths on the Grand Prairie controlled side of the lake. These unfortunate occurrences are the results of vehicle accidents, boating accidents, heart attack, lightning strike, but reports say the predominant cause of death is drowning.

Fite hopes to put a serious curve in those figures.

“The closest fire station is 4 miles away,” Fite said. “We found out that people who were buying homes on the peninsula were having to pay so much more for homeowners insurance than others because there wasn’t a fire station nearby.”

Currently, Grand Prairie and Cedar Hill share a station on Lakeridge Parkway. However, the 10-year agreement with Cedar Hill expires in 2017.

The 12,332-square-foot building features four drive-through apparatus bays, eight dorm rooms, officer’s quarters, offices, a day room, commercial kitchen and workshop. It also has a safe room designed to withstand a category 4/5 storm, which is a new feature for North Central Texas fire stations. Sustainable practices and energy conservation were considered in the building design. Fire Station No. 10 was designed by Komatsu Architecture and built by Pogue Construction.

Even though the shared space on Lakeridge will be coming to an end, Chief Fite says Grand Prairie will always honor its unwritten agreement of auto-aid with Cedar Hill and Mansfield. Meaning when an emergency call is made in the area, whoever is closest and available will heed the call.

Reflecting the nearby marine setting of Joe Pool Lake, Fire Station No. 10 features a nautical motif, complete with a landmark working lighthouse feature, roof dormers, clapboard siding recalling a historic lighthouse on the eastern seaboard, and mooring rope chains. An anchor, obtained from the USS Fort Fisher, is installed as an art feature in the front lawn. The Fisher was the last ship in the anchorage-class of dock landing ships, was launched in 1972, and in February 1998, was the first ship decommissioned in her class.

Legal Notice–JN Wrecker Service–07-27-16

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Public Notice
J-N Wrecker Service

The vehicles listed below have been impounded by J-N Wrecker Service, 1319 Brookside Drive, Glenn Heights, TX 75154. Possession of these vehicles was acquired wither by contract with police agencies or by private property owners. If you have legal ownership interest in any of the vehicles listed; please call (972) 223-1981 to make arrangements to reclaim the vehicle.

1994   FORD    F-150   N/A  TX  1FBJS31H6RHA19966 

Legal Notice–Compass Self Storage–07-27-16

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Legal Notice: Public Auction
Compass Self Storage
1150 S. US Highway 67
Cedar Hill, TX 75104
972-293-5880

Unit #134 Henry Clegg, Unit #208 Phyllis Jackson, Unit #356 Robin George

The goods in this auction are being sold, pursuant to the TX Self Storage Property Code. The goods are generally described as household goods/business related items, unless otherwise noted. Compass Self Storage reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids. The payment terms, are CASH ONLY. Complete terms of the Auction will be posted, the day of the sale, at the Auction Site. See and bid on all units @ www.storagetreasures.com, Saturday August 13, 2016, ending at 10:00 am.

Legal Notice–Duncanville–07-27-16

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NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS

SUMMIT 8.0 MG GROUND STORAGE TANK PROTECTIVE COATING REHABILITATION

IFB NO.: 16 – 20

Sealed bids uploaded online at www.publicpurchase.com or mailed in hard copy format addressed to the Honorable Mayor and City Council of the City of Duncanville, Dallas, County, Texas, will be received at the office of the Purchasing Manager, 203 East Wheatland, Duncanville, Texas, to be received until 2:00 p.m., August 11, 2016, and then publicly opened and read aloud at 2:30 p.m. for furnishing all labor, materials and equipment and performing all work necessary for the construction of the SUMMIT 8.0 MG GROUND STORAGE TANK PROTECTIVE COATING REHABILITATION.

Bids must be submitted on the prescribed bid and proposal forms to be furnished to prospective Bidders, and the Bidder must supply all the information required by such bid and proposal forms.

Bidders must submit with the bids a Cashiers or Certified Check of a bank satisfactory to the City, payable to or endorsed, without recourse to the City of Duncanville, Texas, in the amount of 5% of the maximum price bid, or submit a Proposal Bond in the same amount from a reliable Surety Company satisfactory to the City, as a Guarantee that the Bidder will enter into a contract and execute the required bonds within ten (10) days after notice of acceptance of his bid and the award of the Contract to him. Bids without Check or Proposal Bond will not be considered. The Checks and Proposal Bonds of unsuccessful Bidders will be returned.

In accordance with Article 5160 V.A.T.S., the successful Bidder will be required to furnish not only a Performance Bond in the amount of the Contract, but also a Payment Bond in the amount of the Contract, for the protection of all claimants supplying labor and materials as defined in said law. The bonds must be executed by an approved Surety Company holding a permit from the State of Texas to act as Surety, and acceptable according to the latest list of companies holding certificates of authority from the Secretary of the Treasury of the United States, or other Surety or Sureties acceptable to the City. Each bond shall be accompanied by a surety or sureties acceptable to the owner. Each bond shall be accompanied by a “Power of Attorney” authorizing the attorney-in-fact to bind the Surety and certified to include the date of the bond.

Upon completion of the project and acceptance by the City of Duncanville, the Contractor shall also provide a two (2) year maintenance bond in the amount of 100% of the Contract price from an approved Surety Company holding a permit from the State of Texas to act as Surety, or other “Power of Attorney”, authorizing the Attorney-in-Fact to bind the Surety and certified to include the date of the bond.

All prices must be stated in both script and figures. The City intends to enter into a Contract with the lowest responsible Bidder. The City reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive formalities. In case of ambiguity or lack of clearness in stating the price in the bids, the City reserves the right to consider the most advantageous construction thereof, or to reject the bid. Unreasonable or unbalanced prices will be considered sufficient cause for rejection of any bid for a period not to exceed 90 days after the aforesaid date set for opening bids, and it shall be a condition of bidding that no bidder shall be entitled to withdraw his bid within said period. Bidders are expected to inspect the site of the work and to inform themselves regarding local conditions and conditions under which the work is to be done.

Plans and Specifications, Contract Documents, and Bid and Proposal forms are available online at www.publicpurchase.com free of charge; There will be no fees or subscription charges related to accessing or participating in this bid, including receipt of award.

A Non-Mandatory Pre Bid Conference will be held on July 27, 2016 at 10:00 am in the conference room at the City of Duncanville Service Center

Requests for interpretation of the Bidding Documents must be in writing and addressed to the attention of Donald McKinney, Public Works-Utilities Superintendent, at P.O. Box 380280, Duncanville, Texas, 75138-0280. Requests for interpretation may be faxed to the attention of Donald McKinney at (972) 780-4949. Requests for interpretation must be received at least three (3) calendar days prior to the date fixed for the opening of bids. Only substantive items, as determined by the City of Duncanville, will be addressed in the form of a written addenda which, if issued, will be faxed or mailed to Bidders at the address or fax number provided at the time bid documents were purchased. Failure of any Bidder to receive any such addendum shall not relieve such Bidder from any obligations under its Bid as submitted. All addenda issued shall become part of the Contract Documents. The City of Duncanville may elect to not respond to all inquiries in this manner.

The low bidder shall be prepared to submit such evidence as the Owner may require to establish his experience, possession of such equipment, qualification of personnel, and financial responsibility necessary to prosecute the work on this project in an expeditious, safe and satisfactory manner.

It will be a condition of the Contract and shall be made a condition of each subcontract entered into pursuant to the Contract, that the Contractor and any subcontractor shall not require any laborer or mechanic employed in performance of the contract to work in surroundings or under working conditions which are unsanitary, hazardous, or dangerous to his health or safety, as determined under construction safety and health standards, Title 29, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 1518.36 F.R. 7340, promulgated by the United States Secretary of Labor, in accordance with Section 107 of the contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act, 82 Stat. 96.

CITY OF DUNCANVILLE, TEXAS
Brunswick Morton, Purchasing Manager

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