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Council honors Troop 268 celebrating 75 years of scouting

Written by Bobby Vasquez. Posted in Community

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Deer Park Mayor Jerry Mouton meets the members and leadership of Deer Park Boy Scout Troop 268. The troop was founded in 1942 and celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. The troop membership was presented with a special proclamation on behalf of the city from Mouton and council. Photo by Bobby Vasquez.

Library presentation features flags of Texas

Written by InsideDP.com Staff. Posted in Community

On Friday, May 19, Tom Green, Knight Commander of the Knights of the Order of San Jacinto (started by Sam Houston in 1842) will present a program at the Deer Park Public Library titled “The Battle of San Jacinto and the Flags of Texas.” The program will begin at 11 a.m. in the library’s meeting room.

Knight Commander Green is the Chairman of the Sons of the Republic of Texas’ Speakers Bureau and has substantial experience speaking on the topic of Texas history. He has also amassed a collection of over 75 historic flags from the Texas and American Revolutionary periods, some of which he will be sharing with attendees at the program.

This presentation is the latest installment in the library’s Featured Friday series. These monthly programs offer a variety of lectures, movies and special programs of cultural, historical and local interest.

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.

Hall of Honor inducts 4 new members

Written by InsideDP.com Staff. Posted in Community

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The Deer Park Chamber of Commerce recently inducted the four newest members to the Felton F. Waggoner Hall of Honor. Wade Conner (1983), Leland Robin Enochs (1967), Danika Hayman (2001) and Lou Adele May (1956), all graduates of Deer Park High School were inducted for their contributions to their communities and professions.

Celebrating History: Historical Committee piecing together city's past

Written by Sherry Garrison. Posted in Community

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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. This column is the first in a series from Committee Chair Sherry Garrison talking about the committee's mission, plans and community involvement throughout this historic year in Deer Park.

Chamber announces 2017 Hall of Honor class

Written by Bobby Vasquez. Posted in Community

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For their work in the advancement and accomplishments in their community and professions, four Deer Park High School graduates have been named to the Felton F. Waggoner Hall of Honor. The Deer Park Chamber of Commerce announced this year’s inductees are Wade Conner, Leland Robin Enochs, Danika Hayman and Lou Adele May.

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.

Wheelhouse golf tourney set for May 5

Written by Bobby Vasquez. Posted in Community

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Golfers have an opportunity to show their support for men fighting addictions at a golf tournament benefiting The Wheelhouse. The tournament is set for May 5 at the Battleground Golf Course. Sponsorships opportunities are also available.

Letter to the Editor: Possible convenience store on Luella encroaches on neighborhoods

Written by Letter to the Editor. Posted in Community

I noticed a preliminary hearing for the change in residential property to commercial property for the construction of a convenience store and fuel station on the southwest corner of Luella and Pasadena Blvd.

First of all this is a residential area. There are no businesses on Luella except close to Spencer. I'm not really sure how the residents feel but as a citizen of Deer Park for 50 years I think we have enough convenience stores.

Putting a business like that is going to lower property values in that area as well as cause problems at an already busy intersection. I do not understand why the Planning and Zoning Commission of our city feels like it's a good idea to keep allowing businesses to encroach into our neighborhoods.

Friends book sale starts March 29

Written by InsideDP.com Staff. Posted in Community

The Friends of Deer Park Public Library will hold their Spring Book Sale March 29 to April 1, during normal library business hours. Come shop a wide array of adult fiction and non-fiction books, paperbacks, magazines, as well as children and young adult titles. Members of the Friends of the Library are invited to attend the Preview Sale held Tuesday, March 28 from 5-9 p.m. Annual membership dues in the Friends of the Library begin at $5 a year for individuals, $10 for families, and $2 for senior citizens.

The Friends of the Library support programs for children, teens, and adults and provide prizes for the Summer Reading Programs. Following the 2012 expansion, the Friends purchased and dedicated “The Reading Tree” for children of all ages to enjoy. In 2015, the Friends installed a built-in display case to commemorate the Library’s 50th anniversary.