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Rotary hears sobering facts on DWI

Written by Bobby Vasquez. Posted in Community

Lt. Craig Cummings of the Texas Department of Public Safety has seen more than his fair share of the tragedy following driving while intoxicated incidents. His recent presentation to the Deer Park Rotary Club provided sobering facts, statistics and reminders that have made Harris County the DWI capital of the nation.

Business Beat: August 2016

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.

Silver Shoes set for Dow Park show tonight

Written by Holly Galvan. Posted in Community


Silver Shoes is no stranger to the Deer Park Concerts in the Park stage. The folk duo has delighted audiences with their smooth, classic sounds across the United States. With influences from folk legends to household rock icons, Silver Shoes' repertoire has put them on Deer Park Parks and Recreation stages for about 10 years. 

DPUMC hosts garage sale

Written by staff. Posted in Community


Deer Park United Methodist Church is hosting its annual garage sale through Saturday. From clothing, to household goods and large items, bargains can be found throughout the Family Life Center. The sale goes until 3 p.m. on Friday and then reopens from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday at 1300 E. Thirteenth St.

DP missionaries visit Haiti

Written by Rebecca Kister. Posted in Community

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A group of Deer Park missionaries from a local church recently returned from Haiti where they helped transform lives. They spent a week building a school and spending time with orphans in an impoverished area of the Caribbean nation.

Library to host discussion on Buffalo Soldiers

Written by staff. Posted in Community

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From San Juan Hill to Ambos Nogales, the Buffalo Soldiers have left their mark on American history. This Friday, the Deer Park Public Library will host Maj. Charles Williams as he discusses their military contributions. The free discussion begins at 11 a.m. in the library's meeting room.

DP Rotary celebrates 50 years of service

Written by Bobby Vasquez. Posted in Community

In 1966, the Deer Park Rotary Club took its first step to assist the community and world through "Service above self." In this, the club's 50-year anniversary, Deer Park Rotary remains a strong beacon of support through humanitarian aid and goodwill in Deer Park and around the world.

DP Public Library to introduce lap sit story time Wednesday

Written by staff. Posted in Community

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It is never too early to start reading with children! Early literacy does not necessarily mean adults are teaching babies to read; instead it is creating positive interactions between infants, their caregivers, and print.

The Deer Park Public Library will be providing a new Infant Lapsit Storytime for ages 0-2 years old starting Aug. 31, on Wednesdays at 10:15 am. During these 30-40 minute sessions we will have fun with songs, nursery rhymes, socialization opportunities, and more.

From the moment they are born, humans begin learning about the world around them. Every day babies begin to develop their language and literacy skills though interactions with parents and caregivers. Playing, singing, sharing stories, and babbling to each other are all key components of introducing literacy. Early literacy skills can be thought of as “pre-reading” or what children may know about reading and writing before they can actually read. Children initially learn about language by listening to others talk, singing songs, and doing fingerplays together. This allows them to hear new vocabulary and gain knowledge. By giving babies the opportunity to see and play with books in a positive environment adults help them develop a love of reading and books.

There is no registration or admission fee required and the library welcome all infants and caregivers. The library is located at 3009 Center St. Call 281-478-7208 for more information.