DeSoto Parish

DeSoto Parish, Louisiana

PO Box 1206
Mansfield, LA 71052
Phone: (318) 872-3110
Fax: (318) 872-4202

On the western border, south of Shreveport; organized Apr 1, 1843 from Natchitoches Parish. Name Origin: For Hernando de Soto (c.1500-42), Spanish explorer of southern U.S

Area (sq mi):: 894.49 (land 877.20; water 17.29) Population per square mile: 30.10
Population 2005: 26,383 State rank: 37 Population change: 2000-20005 3.50%; 1990-2000 0.60% Population 2000: 25,494 (White 55.30%; Black or African American 42.20%; Hispanic or Latino 1.60%; Asian 0.10%; Other 1.80%). Foreign born: 1.00%. Median age: 36.30
Income 2000: per capita $13,606; median household $28,252; Population below poverty level: 25.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,463-$21,701
Unemployment (2004): 7.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): -2.10% Median travel time to work: 30.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 51.10%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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HGAP is expected to be a 42-inch diameter, approximately 160-mile interstate pipeline that will interconnect existing pipeline and production facilities in DeSoto Parish to the existing and proposed infrastructure located near Gillis in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana.
Brumley served for six years as superintendent of DeSoto Parish schools and posted a record of success.
Energy company Comstock Resources (NYSE:CRK) reported on Monday the completion of an acreage swap that increases its Haynesville Shale drilling inventory of extended reach lateral locations in DeSoto Parish, Louisiana.
The Alternative Fuels business unit of GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE: GPX), a global performance improvement solutions provider, has completed the building of Encana Corporation's new Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) fuelling station, situated at the Relay Truck Stop in Frierson, DeSoto Parish, Louisiana.
This $40 million expansion will transport gas gathered from a producer's dedicated acreage located within DeSoto Parish to Regency's Logansport gathering system.
ABSTRACT--The discovery of two specimens of Plethodon serratus Grobman from DeSoto Parish indicates a range extension for the species in Louisiana.
About the same time, a separate tornado destroyed the First United Methodist Church in Logansport, a DeSoto Parish town south-west of Shreveport near the Texas border.
Freshwater fish preserves were also established or planned for Lakes Ouachita and Bisteneau, and one in DeSoto Parish.
Performance improvement solutions provider GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE:GPX) reported on Friday the completion of the construction of a new Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) fueling station in Frierson, DeSoto Parish, Louisiana.
It will provide gathering customers with additional high-value takeaway options in DeSoto Parish, LA and Shelby County, TX--areas experiencing significant drilling activity--and expand Regency's presence in the Haynesville Shale.