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Editorial Policy

Written by Bobby Vasquez. Posted in Site Related

InsideDP.com strives to provide hyperlocal coverage of the city of Deer Park and the Deer Park Independent School District service area. To that end, we only accept editorial content of interest to the residents of these areas. However, exceptions can be made if submitted content can be used with a Deer Park angle. Please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to learn more about these guidelines.

            News
InsideDP.com covers the happenings and their effects on residents and taxpayers of the city of Deer Park and the Deer Park Independent School District service areas. These are separated into beats that include, but are not limited to: government, education, crime, local business/economics, weather-related events, emergency services and general local news.
 
Features
The InsideDP.com staff believes everyone in Deer Park has a story to tell. We strive to find weekly feature stories on you, your neighbor, your place of worship and all the elements that make Deer Park unique. InsideDP.com welcomes our readers’ input for feature story ideas.
 
Sports
The Deer Park sports scene is the heartbeat of the community. All year around, Deer Park is treated to high-quality competitive events at all levels. It is our goal to showcase every athlete in someway through our publications. As a hyperlocal publication, you can be assured InsideDP.com will feature sports news, features, events and scores that are essential to keeping up with your young athlete and their teams. Parents are encouraged to send photos of their young athletes to InsideDP.com.
 
Events
Hardly a day goes by in Deer Park where community-minded groups and individuals provide an activity outlet for artists, athletes, children, seniors and families. These events are listed free-of-charge in InsideDP.com’s calendar and community pages. To ensure the placement of your event and the events of other citizens, please limit your text to 50 words or less and one photo. Placement is based on timeliness, first-come, first-served, space-available basis. Preferential placement is neither implied nor will be guaranteed.
 
Photos
Part of telling a great story is having visuals to enhance its presentation. InsideDP.com’s photographers strive to capture moments in Deer Park’s history so that our readers can relive them through our pages and website. If you have a photo to submit, please contact our editorial department. When submitting a photo, please provide the names of all persons in the photo, where they are from and who took the photo. If you are submitting a hard copy, please provide a means for the photo to be returned to you (i.e. a self-addressed stamped envelope). All unclaimed photos will be discarded after 3 weeks of publishing if prior arrangements have not been made. If you are submitting an electronic copy of the photo, please adjust the settings to 96 dpi.
 
Letters to the editor
InsideDP.com invites its readers to freely submit letters to the editor. To be considered for publication, submitted letters must include the writer's name, address and phone number for verification purposes. All three items must be included or the letter will not printed on InsideDP.com. InsideDP.com will not post the address and phone number. Please keep letters limited to 300 words. InsideDP.com reserves the right to edit or shorten the letter without disturbing the author's general intent. InsideDP.com will not knowingly publish letters that are malicious or libelous. Letters can be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or
 
InsideDP.com
Attn: Letters to the Editor
317 Georgia Ave.
Deer Park, Texas 77536
 
Ownership of content
All content developed by and submitted to InsideDP.com, including that which is described above and their electronic copies become property of InsideDP.com. No editorial, graphics, photos or other items depicted in InsideDP.com may be used without proper written consent of InsideDP.com. Furthermore stories, graphics, photos and all other content appearing in InsideDP.com may be used exclusively by InsideDP.com on an unrestricted, royalty-free, non-exclusive, perpetual and irrevocable basis, to reproduce and use your name, likeness, image and voice (together with all trademark rights therein) on or in connection with the use of submissions and in any and all promotion or advertising material related to InsideDP.com.

 

About InsideDP.com

Written by Bobby Vasquez. Posted in Site Related

We are a group of Deer Park citizens who identified the need of a community news outlet that will serve as the voice of Deer Park citizens. We live here. We work here. We worship here. Our kids go to school with your kids. It is our sincere goal to provide citizens of Deer Park with reliable, accurate, dependable news for and about the community we share.

 

If you have any questions or comments, please contact Bobby Vasquez - Editor/Publisher at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Sectional & Global News Feeds Available

Written by Drew Kraus. Posted in Site Related

Stay up-to-date with the automatic news syndication feature of InsideDP.com.  These 'RSS' news feeds are available via the and located at the bottom of news sections and in the left hand menu.  Click on the "Stay Up-to-date" menu item on top of this site to learn more.

Weather App

Written by Drew Kraus. Posted in Site Related

Created a weather app for the front page, along with RSS weather news feeds from accuweather.com, which links into the weather menu item in the left menu bar.

InsideDP.com - is live.

Written by Drew Kraus. Posted in Site Related

The first draft of InsideDP.com was released to the public on Sept. 1, 2009.  We will continue to add features and make improvements in the coming days.  Please check back often to see what's new.