Harris County Precinct 8 Constable Bill Bailey, along his wife Janis and members of the Precinct 8 "8-Team," attended the regularly scheduled meeting of the San Jacinto College Board of Trustees in December to present a check for proceeds raised from the 25th Anniversary Gumbo Gala.
A select number tickets and tables are still available to the 2010 Deer Park Chamber of Commerce banquet. The banquet takes place Friday at the Hobby Hilton at 7 p.m. A pre-dinner reception begins at 6 p.m.
Army Spec. Jacob A. Longenecker has returned to the 84th Engineer Battalion (Combat Heavy), Fort Richardson, Anchorage, Alaska, after being deployed overseas at a forward operating base to serve in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Longenecker, a construction equipment operator, has five years of military service. He is the son of Jeffrey G. Longenecker of Deer Park.
San Jacinto College Central's theatre department will hold open, public auditions for two separate upcoming productions — a dramatic thriller "Time After Time," and a dinner-show comedy "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead."
San Jacinto College has launched a "Promise for Their Future" scholarship campaign to benefit students from East Harris County who wish to attend the College. To date, 12 donors have committed $75,000 to the campaign benefiting San Jacinto College students.
With so many bad things happening in the world today wouldn't it be nice if there were one spot where the news wasn't always so dreary?
As 2010 rings in, the Deer Park Chamber of Commerce is set to ring in a new era. Chamber CEO Sharon McLean recently announced her retirement, capping more than a decade of service to Deer Park-area businesses. Her retirement date is set for Jan. 31.
After hosting a barbecue fund raiser for as long as anyone can remember, the Deer Park Rotary Club is hosting a new type of fund-raising endeavor. On March 27, the club is sponsoring the first of what it hopes becomes annual Texas Independence Bicycle Tour.
Tuesday's city council meeting addressed contingency plans to maintain services should a natural disaster render facilities useless.
Deer Park ISD officials have added an additional Limited Open Enrollment period for the 2009-10 school year. The program is open to students in grades six through 12. The open enrollment period is scheduled for Jan. 8-15. During that time, the district will accept applications for enrollment from students who live outside the district's boundaries.
Hard Freeze Warning in effect through Sunday morning
An Arctic cold front will race through Southeast Texas early Thursday morning. The high temperature on Thursday will occur near sunrise. Temperatures will fall to near freezing by sunset. Low temperatures on Friday morning will fall into the lower to middle 20s north of a line from Edna to Houston and upper 20s along the coast. Strong winds will produce wind chill values between 5 and 15 degrees early Friday.
The Continuing and Professional Development division of San Jacinto College is offering a free information session about the Alternative Teacher Certification program, which provides the opportunity to become a certified teacher in the state of Texas.
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