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Written by Debbie Westbeld. Posted in Community

Business Beat is a monthly column recognizing Deer Park’s newest businesses and giving you other interesting business news from around town. Debbie Westbeld is the Economic Development Administrator for the City of Deer Park, and can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 281-478-2042. Visit for more business information.

Happy 30th anniversary to Norma’s Country Dreams, located at 4705 Center Street. Deer Park resident Norma Moses (with the help of her husband Arnold) started the business on a small-scale in 1987 with 1,250 square feet in a modest retail space on Center Street. Business flourished and in 2001, the current location was built. Norma’s was even named a “Top 10 Favorite Houston-Area Small Business” by KTRK Channel 13 viewers, who stated that Norma’s has something for everyone – furniture, mirrors, home décor, chandeliers, fragrant candles, the latest fashions for all ages, and funky, fabulous jewelry. Congratulations to the Moses family and their employees on 30 successful years. You may reach the store at 281-930-9589.

A new restaurant, Ocean Seafood & Wings, will soon occupy 3717 Center Street (in the former location of Mooyah Burger).

Julia Meadows is the owner of Meadows Counseling Center, but she has recently added Deer Park Hypnosis Center to her already successful practice. Located at 4650 Center Street (at the corner of Center St. and Evie Lane), Julia can use hypnosis to quickly help spark the breakthrough you need when trying to overcome weight issues, anxiety or addictions. See if hypnosis is right for you by calling to schedule your free hypnosis screening at 281-402-5459. See more at

Deer Park’s Andrea Pressley, is the owner of home-based business Bath Every After, featuring featuring handcrafted lotion bars, soaps and bath fizzies that your skin will love. Andrea uses only natural ingredients like coconut oil, shea butter and essential oils. Her items work wonders on problem dry skin areas, and they also make perfect gifts. You can now purchase online by linking to her Square Market store at

Leona Roberts and Sarah Riggs, sisters and Deer Park natives, will soon relocate their bakery, Somethin’ Sweet, to 118 Dixie Dr. (formerly the location of Sweet Peas Children’s Boutique and across the street from the post office). Leona first started baking in her spare time as a hobby, but passion led her to quit the day-job and open Somethin’ Sweet five years ago at 4201 Center Street (next door to Hellyer Transmission). Their cupcakes make great gift ideas and can be designed with edible images and logos, making them perfect for parties, meetings, weddings, etc. You can see examples of their amazing custom cakes on the Facebook page, and be sure to stop by during lunch for their great daily specials. For more information, call 281-476-4441.

Lil’ Rascals Daycare will be EXTRA fun next summer as they are now installing a Splash Pad as part of their playground area. Located at 4509 Center St. (across the street from Dabbs Elementary) Lil’ Rascals 16,000 square foot facility is one of the newest and largest daycares on the east side of Houston. Call 281-479-5439 or visit Facebook’s Lil Rascals Childcare.

Nitro Cycles is moving to Deer Park from their original Baytown location. Nitro Cycles is a full service motorcycle repair shop, offering tires, fluids, all preventative maintenance work at reasonable rates. They had Harley Davidson-certified technicians, offer customizations and upgrades, and can arrange for towing if needed. They will be located at 9515 Spencer Hwy. (near Underwood) and should open in the latter part of March.