Deer Park residents could not find a good reason to add a county-sponsored bus service. Neither could city council. A measure that would have added bus lines in the city of Deer Park was voted down unanimously at Tuesday's regular city council meeting.
For 40 years, the Deer Park, Pasadena and La Porte areas have generously given to the San Jacinto Family YMCA. And for 40 years, the YMCA has generously given back.
Golf spots and sponsorships are still available for the San Jacinto College Foundation 14th Annual Golf Tournament, with guest host Andy Pettitte, slated for Tuesday, Nov. 17 at the Battleground at Deer Park Golf Course.
Monies raised from the event go directly to student scholarships. To date, the San Jacinto College Foundation golf tournament has raised more than $892,000 for students.
The golf tournament kicks off on Monday, Nov. 16, with a reception featuring live and silent auctions. Auction items include autographed posters of Pettitte, a Houston Texans vs. Indianapolis Colts suite package valued at $50,000, a party for 10 people at Minute Maid Park, a weekend at Caesars Palace Las Vegas (including airfare), a three-night stay at the Golden Nugget Las Vegas (includes dinner at Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse and round trip airfare), tickets to Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Water park, Texas Renaissance Festival tickets, free legal service (will writing), golf for four at Tour 18, and a party for eight in the CBS Radio suite at a Houston Rockets game.
This is the final installment in a series covering the Deer Park Police Department's Citizens Police Academy. Editor/publisher Bobby Vasquez is a member of the academy.
Many people wonder what their lives would become if they had opportunity or knew more options. Monday morning, a group of Deer Park High School students learned of those opportunities and options.
Members of AVID, a college prepartion program focusing on students in the academic middle, were visited by the founder and members of the hit PBS series Roadtrip Nation.
Mike Marriner, co-founder of Roadtrip Nation, related his life experiences in high school and college. "It was frustrating because we were coming up short with no opportunities and for exploration," he said. "We have all this pressure on what to do with our future?"
San Jacinto College Central’s music department will present concerts during November that will showcase a wide variety of musical styles. All performances are free and open to the public, and will take place in the Jan Corbin Recital Hall inside the Monte Blue Music Building, 8060 Spencer Hwy.
Deer Park High School students test their homemade boats at the 20th Annual DPHS Cardboard Boat Race at the city pool in Dow Park. Using only cardboard and masking tape, teams of students tried their hand at rowing their creations across the pool and back. Some of them made it and others just got wet.
San Jacinto College is partnering with the Houston Symphony to provide students with the finest symphonic music Houston has to offer.
A Deer Park student died Thursday night at a local hospital. Multiple Deer Park ISD officials have confirmed the female student attended the North Campus.
Matt Lucas, DPISD director of communications, said via email that the students' classmates were told about her death Friday morning and counselors were on hand for assistance.
"Deer Park ISD's staff, students and community are united in sympathy for the family, and friends of the student. It's heartbreaking to hear such tragic news and our thoughts and prayers are with the family," Lucas said.
The DPHS Choral Department recently competed in the Region Choir auditions. More than 1,000 students representing 24 schools attended the audition. Deer Park had 67 students selected for the region choir. Thirty singers placed in the Mixed choir meaning they will advance to the next round of auditions held on Dec. 3.
Members of the Deer Park orchestra program competed in the All-Region tryouts. Nine DPHS orchestra members were selected to All-Region and 4 others were certified to try out for the All-State orchestra. DPHS All-Region musicians are Desiree Sanchez, Heather Allen, Kara Dean, Laura Shea, Zack Hickerson, Kennedy Castillo, Emily White, Angelica Colon, and Sarah Brock. Students certified to try out for All-State are Daphne Martin, Lori Alfano, Kevin Bombard, and Aaron Vazquez.
Boy Scouts from local troops 199 and 268 from the Sam Houston Area Council recently visited San Jacinto College Central to earn credit on their automotive maintenance merit badges. Toyota technicians from local Toyota dealers and Toyota automotive technology students from the College served as volunteer mentors to the scouts, providing valuable hands-on demonstrations in the College’s state-of-the-art automotive training center.
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