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Library to host presentation on Galveston ghosts

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Halloween will be upon us soon: get in a ghostly mood at the Deer Park Public Library’s October Featured Friday program. On Oct. 27, Kathleen Maca, author of books titled Ghosts of Galveston and Galveston’s Broadway Cemeteries, will speak at the library on some legendary ghosts supposedly residing on Galveston Island.

Besides authoring books and conducting tours of Galveston’s cemeteries, Ms. Maca is also a member of the Texas Chapter of Gravestone Studies. Her presentation will begin at 11 a.m. in the library’s meeting room.

As part of the library’s Featured Friday series, this program continues to provide opportunities for patrons to learn about history, science, culture and other topics of local interest. Programs in the Featured Friday series are offered monthly.

Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Deer Park Public Library. No registration is required and all are welcome to attend. There is no admission fee. The library is located at 3009 Center St., Deer Park, TX 77536.

Two council meetings set for Monday afternoon

Written by Bobby Vasquez. Posted in News

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Deer Park City Council announced two meetings set for Monday afternoon. The first meeting will be to set the ad valorem taxes for the 2017 tax year. The second is a joint workshop with the Parks and Recreation Commission. Both take place at City Hall, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Photo Gallery: Deer Park at Sam Rayburn

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The Deer notched their second consecutive win with a 51-19 victory at Rayburn. Next up for the Deer is South Houston at home, Friday at 7 p.m. The game will be broadcast live on the Deer Network. Click the image for a great gallery of last week's action from Deer Park Photos!

Tuesday's council agenda set

Written by Bobby Vasquez. Posted in News

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Deer Park City Council will hold a meeting before and after National Night Out Tuesday evening. After a 5:30 p.m. meeting, council will adjourn to participate with citizens in National Night Out. At 7:30 p.m., council will return to the dais for a second meeting.

Garbage bag pickup begins Monday

Written by Bobby Vasquez. Posted in News

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Beginning Monday, Deer Park residents can redeem their bright yellow postcards for trash bags at the Jimmy Burke Activity Center. The distribution center will be open Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays.

Vandalism forces city to reevaluate monument signs

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Vandalism on three recently installed park monuments has caused the Parks and Recreation Department and Wayfinding Committee to reevaluate future installations. At Tuesday’s city council meeting, the department presented options for future monuments in the city’s parks.

Council approves all items on busy agenda

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Deer Park City Council unanimously passed all items on its busy agenda Tuesday night. Among the items was approval of the city budget; the appointment of a new medical director; and applications for FEMA reimbursement grants for emergency protective measures an debris removal during and in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

Leaders discuss city, community response to Hurricane Harvey

Written by Bobby Vasquez. Posted in News

From monitoring floodwaters to performing high water rescues to having to dispel social media rumors the City of Deer Park personnel were busy during Hurricane Harvey. At Wednesday’s Rotary Club meeting, city leaders discussed the city’s and community’s response to one of the worst storms in the nation’s history.

County to aerially spray Deer Park, other locations for mosquitoes

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HC Mosquito MapThe shaded striped areas, including zip code 77536 show where Harris County plans to aerially spray for mosquitos. The project begins tomorrow and should take more than one day to cover more than 600,000 acres of land. Photo provided by the Harris County Health Department.

The rain left behind by Hurricane Harvey has created large areas in Harris County where mosquitoes can lay their eggs.

To address increasing numbers of mosquitoes and the risk they pose to the recovery effort and public health, the U.S. Air Force Reserve’s 910th Airlift Wing flying modified C-130 cargo planes staged out of Kelly Air Force Base in San Antonio will be conducting an aerial spray operation beginning Thursday evening, Sept. 14 and may take more than one day. The plan is to spray approximately 600,000 acres by air, weather permitting.