Two graduates of San Jacinto College's Intentional Connections program were recently recognized for achievements. From left, college preparatory instructor and Intentional Connections mentor Darlene McClain; student Jorge Escamilla, who earned a welding technology certificate of technology; welding instructor Tino Guajardo; student Jerrell Goudeau, who earned a welding technology certificate of technology; and Myrna Gonzalez, college preparatory instructor and Intentional Connections coordinator. The North Campus Intentional Connections program provides mentoring to lower level developmental students who struggle with core subjects, but want to complete college and improve their lives. Photo credit: Rob Vanya, San Jacinto College marketing, public relations, and government affairs department.
Deer Park High School soccer player Chelsea York recently signed her letter to play soccer at the University of St. Thomas. Pictured with Chelsea are her parents Donna and James, sister Alyssa, University of St. Thomas Head Women's Soccer Coach Nikola Barjaktarevic, strength and conditioning coordinator Doug Bull, Chelsea's brothers Jeremy and James, club soccer coach Mike Asen, DPHS Head Girls Soccer Coach Leslie Porterfield, and DPHS Assistant Girls Soccer Coach Karla Scherm. Photo provided by Jeri Martinez/DPISD.
Deer Park city council approved several actions during their meeting Tuesday night.
During its regular agenda, council appointed councilmembers Thane Harrison as representative and Beckie Stockstill-Cobb as alternate to the Houston-Galveston Area Council General Assembly and Board of Directors.
Council also approved utilization agreements with Deer Park Pony Baseball, Deer Park Little League, Quest, Deer Park Youth Baseball and Deer Park Girls Softball; as well as a contractors agreement with the Deer Park Seals swim team.
In other business, council also approved a proposal from Ron Cox Consulting for facilitating a goal setting/strategic planning process for council and city staff; the request of Pasadena Taxi to operate a taxi cab business in the city; transferring the retired police department phone system to the Greater Harris County 9-1-1 Emergency Network; and amending the fee schedule for building permit fees.
A proposed ordinance to abandon a right-of-way easement was postponed at the request of the developer.
The Deer Park Rotary Club is expecting hundreds of bicycle riders to converge on the city during the 2014 Texas Independence Bicycle Tour. The date is set for Jan. 18.
The ride is listed as an official practice ride of the BP MS 150. Any riders who are practicing for the popular Houston-to-Austin bike ride in the spring are encouraged to participate. The ride is also open to anyone who has an interest in medium- to long-distance bike rides.
The tour is a one-day cycling event that will travel through the San Jacinto Battleground area and nearby communities while raising funds for the Deer Park Rotary's Scholarship program. The club hopes to attract as many riders as possible to the event.
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Fingers are crossed in hopes that bad weather will be averted for this weekend's ReinDeer Park Christmas extravaganza. The Deer Park Parks and Recreation Department is hosting the annual winter event Friday evening and throughout the day on Saturday.
The festivities are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. with the Christmas Tree lighting in front of the Theater Courts Building. The Deer Park High School Swing Choir and the San Jacinto Elementary choir are scheduled to perform. Following the lighting, Art Park Players will perform Scrooge: The Musical beginning at 6:30. Limited tickets are still available for that show.
During the performance, there will be a craft mall and the Louise McBee Circle of Life Circle of Wreaths auction will take place in the lobby of the Theater Courts Building. Proceeds from the wreath auction benefit The Rose.
Air Force Airman 1st Class Gabrielle M. Terramiggi graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
Terramiggi is the daughter of John and Betty Terramiggi of Pasadena and is 2010 graduate of Pasadena Memorial High School.