Following the Deer baseball team's historic run to its first-ever state championship, the community turned out in full force to honor the champs this week. The team was presented with proclamation from local and state officials as well as honored by all-time Deer great Andy Pettitte. Click on the image to see a photo gallery of the Deer baseball championship parade and celebration from Deer Park Photos.
A group of protesters gathered at police headquarters Wednesday in support of a Guatemalan woman arrested by Deer Park Police and later turned over to Homeland Security. Supporters said Lucia Montes-Rodas was unlawfully detained for driving without a license, even though she had identification issued by the consular’s office.
Although the storm is projected to land well east of the Houston area, the region remains in a tropical storm warning as Tropical Storm Cindy makes landfall late tonight. Area residents should be prepared for possible heavy rains and wind gusts up to 30 mph.
Longtime Deer Park Parks and Recreation supervisor Charlie Sandberg has been tabbed to lead the department as its newest director. Sandberg, who had previously filled the role as park and recreation’s interim director, succeeds Scott Swigert who left the city earlier this year to become assistant city manager in Mont Belvieu.
Deer Park city council’s agenda includes items relating rising country music star RaeLynn, storage containers at Wal-Mart and naming Charlie Sandberg as the city’s parks and recreation director. Council’s workshop begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by the regular meeting at 7:30 p.m.
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.