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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

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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

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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

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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.

Petal Pushers to begin new season Sept. 20

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The Petal Pushers Garden Club will begin its 2016-17 season with its Sept. 20 meeting at the Burgess Recreation Center, 4200 Kalwick. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m.

The Garden Club was organized in June 1964, and has been "Growing, Showing, and Sharing" with the Deer Park Community with various ongoing projects since. Citizens may be familiar with its yards-of-the-month selections, home tours and plant sales, Easter baskets for those in need, scholarships for Deer Park High School seniors, and the Rose Garden at Dow Park. The club also participates in many other civic and community activities and projects, and works jointly with other organizations to assist in city beautification, improving and serving the community.

The Petal Pushers goal is to gain and share knowledge for its members’ gardens while finding friendships and having fun along the garden path, with emphasis on friendships and fun. The club has an eclectic lineup of guest speakers and topics this year such as Decorating with Pumpkins, Squash, and Gourds; Salvias for Every Garden; and Rain Water Harvesting, to name a few.

Membership is $20 a year which provides with access to activities and with a beautiful and informative yearbook. These dues are used to support community projects and services. The Petal Pushers Garden Club meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. from September through May.

Shell DP engineer beats the cancer odds

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When Rick Frantz – a civil structural engineer at Shell Deer Park – received a Stage IV cancer diagnosis, doctors told him he might have six months to live. Thanks to Shell’s cancer management benefit, he’s back at work, full of energy and can’t wait to meet his second grandchild.