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Astros announcer visits DP Rotary

Written by Bobby Vasquez. Posted in Community

Less than 24 hours before he announced his retirement, Houston Astros play-by-play TV announcer Bill Brown spent time with the Deer Park Rotary Club. Brown said the true joy of sports is found deeper than the surface of wins and losses. It comes from how athletes interact with their fans and community when the cameras are not around

McDonald keeps giving the gift of life

Written by Bobby Vasquez. Posted in Community


Patrick Scott McDonald is the gift that keeps on giving. Over the course of 40 years, he has donated more than 100 gallons of blood and countless volunteer hours to the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center. For his efforts, he will be inducted into the Fenwal Hall of Fame next month.

BUSINESS BEAT: October 2016

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.

DPVFD, Domino's teaming up for pizza giveaway

Written by staff. Posted in Community

dpvfdlogoeditedDominosPizzaTwo local Houston area Domino’s locations and the National Fire Protection Association are teaming up with the Deer Park Volunteer Fire Department and Fire Marshals Office to promote fire safety during Fire Prevention Week Oct. 9-15.

On Oct. 11 from 3-7 p.m. anyone who orders a Domino’s pizza from the location at 301 Center St. may be randomly selected and surprised at the door when their pizza arrives aboard a fire engine. If the smoke alarms in the home are working, the pizza is free. If the smoke alarms are not working, the firefighters will install fully functioning alarms or replace the batteries.

The second location is in Spring and pizzas from that location will be randomly delivered by the South Montgomery Fire Department on Oct. 10 and Oct. 13.

This year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign theme is “Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years.”

Pettitte to host Arms of Hope gala

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Pettitte AndyPETTITTEMajor League Baseball legend and Deer Park native Andy Pettitte will host a special conversation at the Arms of Hope Reaching Generations Gala on Friday, Oct. 21 at the Downtown Houston Hyatt Regency.

Andy Pettitte played 18 Major League Baseball seasons with the New York Yankees and Houston Astros. He won five World Series championships with the Yankees and was a three-time All-Star. He ranks as MLB’s all-time postseason wins leader with 19 and is the only MLB pitcher since 1930 to win at least 12 games in each of his first nine seasons. After nine seasons with the Yankees, Pettitte joined the Houston Astros in 2004, helping them make their first trip to the World Series in 2005. He rejoined the Yankees in 2007 and produced a fifth World Series championship. His number 46 was retired by the Yankees on Aug. 23, 2015.

Fire Prevention Parade set for Saturday morning

Written by Bobby Vasquez. Posted in Community

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Saturday morning, perhaps the city’s loudest parade will traverse down Center Street. The Deer Park Fire Marshal’s Office and Fire Department will host their annual Fire Prevention Parade beginning at 10 a.m. More than 50 different trucks, ambulances, ladders and other fire fighting vehicles from across the region are scheduled to participate.