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City to install 3 "mini-murals" around town

Written by Staff. Posted in Community

muralThis mini-mural of pets is one of three that will be installed across the city in the coming days. The mini-murals will cover city-owned traffic signal control cabinets. Photo provided by the City of Deer Park.The City of Deer Park has started a new beautification initiative – the installation of mini-murals on city-owned traffic signal control cabinets – and residents can expect to see the placement of three pieces of art in the coming weeks.

In an effort to bring a program similar to the City of Tyler’s “Beauty and the Box” program to Deer Park, Mayor Jerry Mouton and his wife, Tammie, worked with City administrators and staff to develop the initial set of three wraps.

“We are so excited to unveil these mini-murals to our residents,” Mrs. Mouton said. “When we learned about the City of Tyler’s program at a recent conference, we thought a program like this would be a great opportunity to beautify the city and recognize some of the things that define us as a community.”

The initial designs include:

An animal-themed wrap at the intersection of Pasadena and Luella, spotlighting the future location of the Deer Park Animal Shelter and Adoption Center;

A Deer Park Independent School District wrap highlighting the Deer Park High School baseball and softball teams’ state championships (to be located at Center and 8th); and

A wrap featuring the City’s 125th anniversary logo and a photo of the gateway monument taken by City employee Greg Holleman (to be located at East and X).

“This year was a great time to start a mini-mural initiative because we have so many great things happening in our city,” Mayor Mouton said. “Each of our first three murals recognizes a key victory of 2017, from the huge achievement of our DPHS Baseball program to the coming construction of an expanded animal shelter facility.

“As we move forward, we hope the mini-mural designs will continue to bring beauty and pride to our community.”

DP man starts fundraiser to buy Rockets, but has donation plans in mind

Written by Bobby Vasquez. Posted in Community

Moments after Houston Rockets’ owner Les Alexander announced he was putting the NBA franchise for sale, speculation on a prospective buyer’s list has begun. While some of the Bayou City’s wealthiest entrepreneurs are rumored to be in the market for the team, one Deer Park man has tossed his hat into the ring. Through a GoFundMe account, Bennie Boles will either gather funds to purchase the Rockets or make a donation to the 100 Club.

APP opens Shrek the Musical Friday night

Written by Staff. Posted in Community

From his cozy, murky swamp to the palace Duloc, follow the adventure of Shrek as he encounters colorful once-upon-a-time characters. The Art Park Players open Shrek the Musical Friday at the Theater Courts Building. The musical comedy inspired by the novel and award-winning animated film runs through July 22.

Celebrating History: What's in a letter?

Written by Sherry Garrison. Posted in Community

As Deer Park celebrates its 125th birthday in 2017, the Historical Committee looks back on the city's beginnings and preserve its memories for future generations. In this column, Committee chair Sherry Garrison discusses a series of letters that shaped Deer Park.

Business Beat: July 2017

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.