Texas Department of Motor Vehicles, HCSO, and Deer Park Police Department remind drivers that a vehicle is burglarized every two minutes and stolen every eight minutes in the state. These types of crimes typically escalate during the holiday season when drivers are more likely to leave belongings within plain view inside vehicles. The overwhelming pressure of trying to get it all done sometimes causes us to be negligent in locking doors, taking the keys and removing anything of value from plain view.
Take the extra step and remove anything with your address and account numbers mail from the vehicle as well. Not doing so, could and often does lead to gateway crimes such as identity theft, credit card abuse and burglary of your home.
Deer Park High School running back Sammy Linton has been named a finalist for the top offensive player award for the Greater Houston Area.
He was named with nine other area players. The winner will be announced at the Touchdown Club of Houston's annual banquet in December.
Linton, a senior amassed a stellar year for the Deer, racking up 1,938 yards to lead District 21-6A and 20 rushing touchdowns. He rushed for more almost 600 yards more than his nearest competitor. His 20 touchdowns and 120 points scored placed him third in the district as well.
Statewide, Linton finished fifth among all rushers in the state of Texas and third among all in the Greater Houston area.
Several members of the 21-6A District Champion Lady Deer volleyball team garnered accolades for the 2015 season.
Four players were named all district, three were named second team all district and three others were named honorable mention.
District 21-6A first team members are Brittni Mohle, Emily Sapp, Haley Schneider and Kylie Smith. Schneider and Smith, both seniors also recently signed letters of intent to continue their athletic careers. Smith signed with Southern Nazarene in Oklahoma while Schneider will head east to McNeese State University in Lake Charles.
Emily Kent, Morgan Railey and Raney Wesley were named second team all district. Honorable mentions for the Lady Deer are Ally Combs, Kristen Lemoine and Megan Ostrander.
The Lady Deer finished the tournament with a 3-2 record, taking wins against South Houston and San Antonio John Jay and a loss to Pearland in pool play. In the Gold Division II bracket, the Lady Deer fell to Clear Falls before defeating Cypress Creek 38-30
After trailing 14-13 at halftime to Cypress Creek, the Lady Deer used an 18-8 third quarter to take the lead and never look back. Jaya George led the Lady Deer with 12 points, five rebounds and four steals. Katie Owen had six points while Hope Hawthorne and Miranda Romero had five points and two rebounds each.
The Deer men's basketball team lost both games in pool play to Dickinson and Flower Mound before rebounding to go 2-1 in bracket play to take third in the Bronze Division II.
A Deer Park High School exchange student is safe in France following the recent terrorist attack in Paris.
Jeremiah Cribley said he was about nine hours from Paris on a camping trip when the attacks started Nov. 13.
"We were all just together singing and talking and no one had any idea because we were at a campsite until we started to all receive text messages and calls from our family and friends," he said.
Cribley is in France as part of Rotary International's Youth Exchange program. He said there are 48 students in his district from all over the world. His group learned of the ISIS-led attacks
He said learning about the attacks from his mother was difficult.
"The first few calls I received were from my mother who was very upset and scared for me. I began to feel scared because we were in the middle of the woods. Things started to feel real when the Rotarians told us to come inside and watch the news and contact our host families," he said. "My host sister lives in Paris and I immediately thought of her. She is safe but was very close the The Bataclan."
1:18 a.m. Possession of marijuana, 4900 State Hwy. 225
7:42 a.m. Assault causes bodily injury-family violence, 300 Lincoln St.
8:03 p.m. Racing, 6800 Spencer Hwy.
11:42 p.m. Driving while license invalid, 300 E. San Augustine St.
11:54 p.m. Possession of a substance in Penalty Group 1, 6400 State Hwy. 225
11:54 p.m. Driving while intoxicated, 6400 State Hwy. 225
5:11 p.m. Theft, 4900 East Blvd.
1:08 a.m. Public intoxication, 2000 Holton Ave.
2 a.m. Public intoxication, 9000 Spencer Hwy.
2:10 a.m. Public intoxication, 9000 Spencer Hwy.
12:57 a.m. Driving while license invalid, 2300 Center St.