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Council celebrates Malloy's 101st birthday

Written by Bobby Vasquez. Posted in Community

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At its Tuesday meeting, Deer Park City Council and Mayor Jerry Mouton provided a proclamation honoring resident Bernard Malloy for his 101st birthday.

Malloy, a Pennsylvania native, was the owner and operator of Sparky's Cleaners, a Center Street fixture for years. He was joined at the meeting by family members for the occasion.

Rotary hears update from Parks and Rec

Written by Bobby Vasquez. Posted in Community

Fresh off a flurry of activity to end 2016, the Deer Park Parks and Recreation recently shared its next set of plans with the Deer Park Rotary Club. From Type B projects to hike and bike trails, there are projects in the pipeline that span the entire city.

Cat show set for Jan 28-29

Written by Staff. Posted in Community

Dozens of frisky furballs will be on hand at the 2017 Felines, Football and Fun Cat Show at the Jimmy Burke Activity Center. Cats and cat enthusiasts will participate in show competitions and vendors will be available as well. The show takes place Jan. 28-29 and tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for children.

Chamber seeking DP's Citizen of the Year

Written by Bobby Vasquez. Posted in Community

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The Deer Park Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for the 2016 Citizen of the Year Award. The award is presented to a person who selflessly contribute to the Deer Park community without seeking honor or recognition. Nominations are due at the Chamber office Jan. 13. The award will be presented Feb. 2 at the Chamber banquet.

BUSINESS BEAT: January 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 for more business information.

DPCAC hears presentation on emergency communications

Written by staff. Posted in Community

dpcaceditedDeer Park Community Advisory Council (DPCAC) completed a series of meetings on who does what to respond to and communicate a significant plant event, such as a fire or explosion. The October meeting explored emergency response; the Nov. 28 meeting focused on emergency communications. In such events, plants notify responsible agencies in impacted cities and in the county. Those agencies then communicate with the public if, for example, there were a need to shelter in place. Plants may communicate with the public by posting a courtesy message on the Community Awareness and Emergency Response (CAER) Line.

Letter to the Editor: Fireworks illegal within city limits

Written by Letter to the Editor. Posted in Community

The New Year is approaching and the use of fireworks is prohibited within City limits. Fireworks are defined as including, in part, all of the following: “firecrackers, skyrockets and rockets, including all devices which employ any combustible or explosive material and which rise in the air during discharge, roman candles, including all devices which discharge balls of fire into the air, chasers, including all devices which dart or travel about the surface of the ground during discharge, sparklers more than ten inches in length or one-fourth of one inch in diameter, all fireworks designed and intended by the manufacturer to create the element of surprise upon the user. The use of these types of fireworks, dangerous fireworks, is prohibited within city limits.

People who use illegal fireworks are a danger to themselves, their friends and their communities. There are plenty of alternatives for celebrating the New Yearsafely without the use of fireworks that can cause injuries and damage property.

Local teachers, engineer spread Christmas cheer

Written by staff. Posted in Community


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Earlier this week, area music teachers were joined by an aerospace engineer and spread Christmas cheer at Deer Park businesses. From left to right: Lesley Zorn of Fairmont Junior High, David Dobson of Deer Park Junior High, James Sky-Eagle Smith of Thompson Intermediate in Pasadena and Darrel Monroe perform Christmas carols as a brass ensemble.

Letters to Santa 2016

Written by Letters to Santa. Posted in Community

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Christmas is finally here and many of Deer Park's youngest citizens are on Santa's nice list! Here are some of their letters to Santa Claus and a great reminder of the magic of the Christmas season. Merry Christmas, Deer Park from your friends at

Send your letters to Santa!

Written by staff. Posted in Community

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This month, InsideDP takes on its most important assignment: Ensuring all the letters from the good little girls and boys in Deer Park reach Santa Claus. The week of Christmas, we will put them on our site to make sure Santa sees them before Rudolf and the reindeer pull the sleigh into town! Don't let your little one get left out! It's FREE! Email their letters to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.!