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DPVFD's Fill the Boot campaign starts next Friday

Written by Staff. Posted in Community

dpvfdlogoeditedBeginning next Friday, the Deer Park Volunteer Fire Department’s will begin its annual “Fill the Boot” campaign, a fundraising effort to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

This year, the department will be present at several local businesses on Friday, Aug. 11 from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday, from 8 a.m.- noon. The entire Deer Park community is encouraged to stop by, visit with the department and make a donation.

“The Deer Park Volunteer Fire Department is honored to once again have the opportunity to partner with our community to raise money for the fight against neuromuscular diseases,” said Justin Crow, DPVFD Deputy Chief, Station 2. “We typically raise between $8,000 and $10,000 a year, and this is done by everyone coming out to help make the event successful. Please help us continue the tradition and raise money for a very worthy cause.”

City to install 3 "mini-murals" around town

Written by Staff. Posted in Community

muralThis mini-mural of pets is one of three that will be installed across the city in the coming days. The mini-murals will cover city-owned traffic signal control cabinets. Photo provided by the City of Deer Park.The City of Deer Park has started a new beautification initiative – the installation of mini-murals on city-owned traffic signal control cabinets – and residents can expect to see the placement of three pieces of art in the coming weeks.

In an effort to bring a program similar to the City of Tyler’s “Beauty and the Box” program to Deer Park, Mayor Jerry Mouton and his wife, Tammie, worked with City administrators and staff to develop the initial set of three wraps.

“We are so excited to unveil these mini-murals to our residents,” Mrs. Mouton said. “When we learned about the City of Tyler’s program at a recent conference, we thought a program like this would be a great opportunity to beautify the city and recognize some of the things that define us as a community.”

The initial designs include:

An animal-themed wrap at the intersection of Pasadena and Luella, spotlighting the future location of the Deer Park Animal Shelter and Adoption Center;

A Deer Park Independent School District wrap highlighting the Deer Park High School baseball and softball teams’ state championships (to be located at Center and 8th); and

A wrap featuring the City’s 125th anniversary logo and a photo of the gateway monument taken by City employee Greg Holleman (to be located at East and X).

“This year was a great time to start a mini-mural initiative because we have so many great things happening in our city,” Mayor Mouton said. “Each of our first three murals recognizes a key victory of 2017, from the huge achievement of our DPHS Baseball program to the coming construction of an expanded animal shelter facility.

“As we move forward, we hope the mini-mural designs will continue to bring beauty and pride to our community.”

DP man starts fundraiser to buy Rockets, but has donation plans in mind

Written by Bobby Vasquez. Posted in Community

Moments after Houston Rockets’ owner Les Alexander announced he was putting the NBA franchise for sale, speculation on a prospective buyer’s list has begun. While some of the Bayou City’s wealthiest entrepreneurs are rumored to be in the market for the team, one Deer Park man has tossed his hat into the ring. Through a GoFundMe account, Bennie Boles will either gather funds to purchase the Rockets or make a donation to the 100 Club.

APP opens Shrek the Musical Friday night

Written by Staff. Posted in Community

From his cozy, murky swamp to the palace Duloc, follow the adventure of Shrek as he encounters colorful once-upon-a-time characters. The Art Park Players open Shrek the Musical Friday at the Theater Courts Building. The musical comedy inspired by the novel and award-winning animated film runs through July 22.

Celebrating History: What's in a letter?

Written by Sherry Garrison. Posted in Community

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. In this column, Committee chair Sherry Garrison discusses a series of letters that shaped Deer Park.

Business Beat: July 2017

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.

Public invited to West family reception July 3

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Simeon West founded the city of Deer Park in 1892, making 2017 Deer Park’s 125th anniversary.

To celebrate this momentous occasion, The Friends of Deer Park Public Library are hosting a reception to honor the living heirs of Simeon West. Great-great grandsons, Doug Etherton, Eugene Etherton, and Jim Etherton, along with great-great granddaughters, Lori Neisler and Charlotte Tyrrell will be in attendance for a meet-and-greet at the library.

The reception is open to the public and will be held from 11 AM-12:30 PM on Monday, July 3, 2017 in the Deer Park Public Library meeting room. 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.

Independence 5K, Patriot mile to benefit Wounded Warrior Project

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Have you signed up for the Parks and Recreation Department’s annual Independence 5K, 10K Run/Walk & Kid’s Patriotic Mile?

This Saturday, July 1, join your community for a special event in honor of our nation’s Independence Day. Pre-registration will continue through Friday, June 30, reopening on the day of the race at 6AM.

Following the event, the department will be donating a portion of the event proceeds to the Wounded Warrior Project.

“We are so excited for this year’s Independence 5K, and we can’t wait to see everyone at the Deer Park Community Center to take part in the event,” said Nicole Garvis, Marketing/Technical Coordinator for the department. “This event is a great way to kick off the Fourth of July weekend, celebrate our nation’s independence and contribute to a great cause!”

Pre-registration is $20 for the 5K Run/Walk, $30 for the 10K Run/Walk and $10 for the Kid’s Patriotic Mile. On race day, registration will be $5 extra for each race.

On Saturday, following pre-registration, the Independence 10K will begin at 7:15AM, the 5K will begin at 7:30 AM and the Patriotic Mile will begin at 8:30AM.

For more information, contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 281-478-2050.

City rededicates Tiffany Amber Park

Written by Bobby Vasquez. Posted in Community

The renovations in the city’s parks continued Tuesday with the rededication of Tiffany Amber Park. Mayor Jerry Mouton, members of city council and two state representatives were on hand to ceremonially open the small neighborhood park off X Street.