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Seminoles honor DP first responders

Written by Staff. Posted in Community

SeminolesFBgiftDeer Park Police Officers Veronika Minor and Brandon Williams were honored by the Seminoles Football team as first responders. After learning the children of the officers were fighting serious illnesses, the team held fundraisers to help offset medical costs. Photo provided by Doug Cox.

In 2017, the Deer Park Seminoles football team was able to carry on their annual tradition of giving back to the local community. Last season, the Seminoles hosted a “Seminole Strong” event where the team honored local first responders that serve the local community each day and especially during Hurricane Harvey.

During this event, the Seminoles had the opportunity to also bring awareness to two causes affecting two Deer Park police officers. Officer Brandon William’s daughter was diagnosed with Sickle Cell Anemia and Officer Veronika Minor’s son was diagnosed with Hydrocephalus. Not only did the Seminoles help bring awareness to these conditions but they also conducted fundraisers to help support these two officers and their families.

Earlier this month, representatives from the Seminoles presented Officer Williams and Officer Minor with the proceeds of the fundraisers and thanked them for their service to the Deer Park community.

Deer Park’s first responders are a vital part of our community and the Deer Park Seminoles were honored to have the opportunity to show their gratitude by bringing awareness to two causes that affect two special children, and by raising money to help support two of our local officers.

Nominations open for Waggoner Hall of Honor

Written by Bobby Vasquez. Posted in Community

Many Deer Park High School students have made their mark in the world through service, leadership, philanthropy, innovation and accomplishment. The Deer Park Chamber of Commerce and DPISD are seeking nominations of those graduates for the 2018 Felton F. Waggoner Hall of Honor. Nominations are due to the Chamber Jan. 31.

Business Beat: January 2018

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.

DP resident has best seat for historic Astros season

Written by J. Stokes.. Posted in Community

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It was a historic year in the Houston area. Soon after the Gulf Coast experienced a record-setting hurricane and flood, the Houston Astros lifted spirits across the Bayou City when they won their first world championship. One Deer Park resident not only had the best seat in baseball to witness history and its subsequent celebration.

Letters to Santa

Written by Letters to Santa. Posted in Community

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Christmas is finally here and many of Deer Park's youngest citizens are on Santa's nice list! Here are some of their letters to Santa Claus and a great reminder of the magic of the Christmas season. May all of Deer Park have a joyfilled Christmas, from your friends at

Chamber caps 2017 with individual honors

Written by Bobby Vasquez. Posted in Community

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Three members of the Deer Park Chamber of Commerce were honored for their individual contributions of time and service to the organization. They were recognized at the recent Chamber luncheon, which also featured a performance from the Deer Park High School Swing Choir.

Chamber seeking DP's citizen of the year

Written by Bobby Vasquez. Posted in Community

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The Deer Park Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for the 2017 Citizen of the Year Award. The award is presented to a person who selflessly contribute to the Deer Park community without seeking honor or recognition. Nominations are due at the Chamber office Jan. 15. The award will be presented Feb. 15 at the Chamber banquet.

Cat show returns to Deer Park Jan. 26-28

Written by Bobby Vasquez. Posted in Community

Dozens of frisky feline furballs will be on hand at the 2018 Felines Football and Fun Cat Show at the Jimmy Burke Activity Center Jan 26-28. Cats and cat enthusiasts will participate in show competitions and vendors will be available as well. Tickets are $7 for adults, and $4 for children and seniors. 

The Waterford announces reopening after Hurricane Harvey renovations

Written by Staff. Posted in Community

The Waterford at Deer Park announced its plans to officially reopen in early 2018 with expected move-in dates available as early as January.

The independent living community by Capital Senior Living has been under repair since early September following Hurricane Harvey’s landfall. The Waterford at Deer Park was renovated in 2016 and will be returned to its previous splendor.

Prior to the storm’s arrival, the staff at The Waterford was able to initiate emergency protocols and safely evacuate each of the community’s 103 residents before the building was affected by the storm.

Rotary honors Deer Park ISD teachers of the year

Written by Bobby Vasquez. Posted in Community

This week, the Deer Park Rotary Club honored the Deer Park ISD teachers of the year. Sarah Kouba, a theater teacher at Fairmont Junior High was recognized as the secondary teacher of the year while Teri Armendariz, the Carpenter Elementary technology integration specialist was honored at the elementary level.