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Library hosts discussion on New London School tragedy

Written by Bobby Vasquez. Posted in Community

125logo smallThis month marks the 80th anniversary of one of the biggest tragedies in Texas history. On an ordinary day at the London School in East Texas, the spark from an instructor’s electric sander detonated a mixture of air and natural gas that had built up underneath the school.

The explosion blew the roof off the building and sent debris hundreds of feet away. It is estimated that more than 300 people died in the disaster, most of them students. How did the families and survivors live with the effects of this great loss?

On Friday, March 10, Professor Marcus Turner of San Jacinto College Central Campus will speak about the deadly event and its aftermath. The presentation is titled “Etched in Memory: The New London School Explosion, 1937.” The program will begin at 11 a.m. in the library’s meeting room.

BUSINESS BEAT: March 2017

Written by Debbie Westbeld. Posted in Community

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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 www.deerparktx.gov/ed for more business information.

PHOTO GALLERY: 2017 Shell Texas Independence Bicycle Tour

Written by Deer Park Photos. Posted in Community

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The Deer Park Rotary Club welcomed approximately 800 riders to the 8th annual Shell Texas Independence Bicycle Tour on Saturday.

Riders ventured through Deer Park, La Porte, Clear Lake and the historic San Jacinto Battleground, all in support of the Rotary Club's efforts to eradicate polio, provide clean drinking water, scholarships and goodwill locally and around the world.

Click on the image to see a great photo gallery of the 2017 ride courtesy of Deer Park Photos!

Shell DP announces scholarship for 2017-18 academic year

Written by InsideDP.com Staff. Posted in Community

SHell scholarship

Shell Deer Park is offering two industry associates degree scholarships for the 2017/2018 academic year.

Students who are residents of Deer Park, La Porte or Pasadena and are seeking to study Process Technology, Instrumentation, or an Industrial Maintenance Craft Major including Millwright/Machine Technology, Welding, Electrical, or Pipefitting will be considered.

The application closes March 31, 2017. Visit www.shell.us/deerpark for more information.

Shell Deer Park seeking young leaders

Written by InsideDP.com Staff. Posted in Community

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Shell Deer Park is looking to sponsor four students from its local community to the 2017 Louisiana Youth Seminar taking place July 16-21, 2017 at LSU’s campus in Baton Rouge.

Local (Deer Park, Pasadena or La Porte) students entering their sophomore, junior or senior year and are interested in developing their leadership skills will be considered. The sponsorship application closes February 26.

Details for the 2017 Shell Deer Park sponsored LYS spots are now posted to www.shell.us/deerpark.

College Park earns H-GAC recognition for innovation

Written by Bobby Vasquez. Posted in Community

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A Deer Park parkland has was recognized for its innovative design. College Park, located on College Park Drive earned special recognition for projects under $500,000 from the Houston-Galveston Area Council. The award commended the integration of an remote controlled rock crawler course in the existing park.

APP opens The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

Written by InsideDP.com Staff. Posted in Community

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Marvin Zindler, Burt Reynolds, Dolly Parton and ZZ Top have all told the story about the town of La Grange and the infamous Chicken Ranch. This month, the Art Park Players will take their turn as the troupe presents The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. The curtain rises Feb. 10.

Rotarians touching lives across borders

Written by Bobby Vasquez. Posted in Community

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Every year groups of volunteer medical professionals led by Rotarians converge on the small city of Guerrero in Mexico to provide eye care and facial repair procedures to underprivileged individuals. As part of the Deer Park Rotary Club’s international projects, the club gives and participates in the Crystal Foundation, an organization dedicated to delivering care to the impoverished town.

West presentations kick off city's 125th celebration

Written by Bobby Vasquez. Posted in Community

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By the time Simeon H. West founded Deer Park in 1892, the Illinois business man had already blazed a trail of success that eventually reached the United States West Coast. Recently, Deer Park City Councilwoman Sherry Garrison presented programs detailing the life of the Founder of Deer Park as the city celebrates its 125th birthday.