After nearly a week of emergency repairs, the Battleship Texas will reopen to the public Saturday at 10 a.m. The ship was closed after leaks in the ship's hull caused it to list 8 degrees starboard. The ship is open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Hurricane season has arrived and a proposed storm surge supression system to protect the upper Texas Coast is still gaining traction. Morgan's Point Mayor Michel Bechtel visited the Deer Park Rotary Club to discuss the "Ike Dike" and the push for federal funding to build the structure.
The Battleship Texas remains closed until further notice because of multiple leaks on the ship. Texas Parks and Wildlife states the park surrounding the ship remains open, however visitors are not allowed on the aging war machine.
The city will break ground on its new animal shelter and adoption center Tuesday at 5 p.m. The public is invited to the ceremony, which will expand the city’s ability to house, care and adopt out animals in need. The event takes place next to the existing shelter at 4213 Luella Ave.
Deer Park City Council hosted its regular workshop and council meeting Tuesday evening. Council unanimously approved all items on its agenda, while choosing to not rebid the revised plans for the Maxwell Center Renovation, Expansion and Parking Lot project. The next regularly scheduled council workshop and meeting is June 21.
Deer Park City Council’s workshop and regular agenda meeting are set for Tuesday evening at City Hall. The workshop begins at 6:45 p.m. with an executive session. The regular meeting is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m., both in council chambers, 710 E. San Augustine St.
With the Atlantic Hurricane Season officially beginning June 1, the city of Deer Park, Harris County and the State of Texas have several measures in place to help keep residents safe and informed during sevre weather events.