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2 arrested in connection to DP home burglaries

Written by Bobby Vasquez. Posted in News

theftitemsAfter the arrest of two men, one from Deer Park, the Deer Park Police Department recovered hundreds of pieces of jewelry, sunglasses and personal keepsakes. The items were allegedly taken from several burglarized homes in the city. The arrests were made Friday. Photo by Bobby Vasquez.

The Deer Park Police Department has arrested two men in connection to a string of burglaries in the city.

Ramon Lee Howard, 22 of Deer Park and Augustine Rios, 29 of Houston were arrested Friday at the 1500 block of East Pasadena Boulevard.

DPPD Det. Jarrett Hill said there has been approximately a half dozen reported home burglaries within the last month that are possibly connected to each other.

"All of them were during the day when the home was unoccupied for one reason or another," he said. The suspects allegedly entered the homes through open doors or forced entry through a back door.


Business Spotlight: Curves hosting open house event

Written by staff. Posted in News

curvesCurves International, Inc., largest chain of fitness centers for women in the world, announced an open house event where new members can receive 30 days free, in addition to a free workout. The open house week provides women with the opportunity to check out their local all-new Curves and take some important "me time."

Curves Deer Park will host its open house event on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. However, discounted open house pricing will also be available the week of Sept. 15-20, 2014 for women who cannot attend the event on Sept. 27.

According to a new survey conducted online by Harris Poll on behalf of Curves, 67 percent of women responded they would like more "me time" in a given week for their personal interests and hobbies. Fitness and wellness activities such as going to the gym or exercising rank among the top four ways to spend "me time," but 57 percent of women feel typical gym workouts are too time-consuming. Fortunately, Curves offers an efficient, effective 30-minute option that allows women to work out – with friends– and still have extra "me time" for other hobbies and interests.


DP shuts down Clear Creek to take 24-14 win

Written by Bobby Vasquez. Posted in Sports

DP LogoeditedThe Deer Park football team improved to 3-0 with a 24-14 home victory over Clear Creek Friday night.

The Wildcats (1-2) looked to take control of the game on an 80-yard touchdown strike on the second snap of the game.

"At that point, I don't think we realized how hard we needed to go defensively to win this game," said senior DB Seth Brown. "We had to change gears after that and not let up on them at all."

"Other than that second play of the game, I think our defense played their tails off tonight," said Chris Massey, Deer head coach. "I hate to use the word dominant, but they played pretty dang good. I think our secondary played well to keep things on front of us. We got good pressure on the quarterback and held up well in the running game."


Police Report: 09-15-2014

Written by staff. Posted in News

The following is a list of arrests filed by the Deer Park Police Department from Sept. 8-15 along with 27 warrant arrests. The information was retrieved from P2C. All locations are posted as blocks. Suspects are innocent until proven guilty. Court decisions are not reflected in this report.
Sept. 8
12:40 p.m. No Drivers license, 500 Center St.
4:29 p.m. Possession of marijuana, 7100 Spencer Hwy.
11:08 p.m. Public intoxication, 3000 Center St.
Sept. 9
11:18 a.m. Possession of a substance in Penalty Group 3, 8300 Spencer Hwy.
12:18 p.m. Driving while license invalid, 100 E. Fourth St.
7:20 p.m. Theft, 9000 Spencer Hwy.
11:35 a.m. Walked on roadway with traffic, no sidewalks, 2700 Coy Dr.
Sept. 10
10:54 a.m. Driving while license invalid, 5500 Railroad St.
11:52 p.m. Evading arrest or detention, 7200 Spencer Hwy.


Immigration resolution discussion, splash pad on council agenda

Written by Bobby Vasquez. Posted in News

splashpad monumentCity council will discuss and take action on a possible splash pad to be located in Dow Park. One of the concepts for the water feature is a replica of the iconic San Jacinto Monument. Concept provided by the City of Deer Park.Deer Park City Council will discuss a possible resolution addressing immigration issues at Tuesday's workshop. The workshop begins at 6 p.m., followed by the regular agenda meeting at 7:30 p.m. Both take place at City Hall, 710 E. San Augustine.

The discussion comes after citizens raised concerns to council about the influx of undocumented children illegally crossing into the United States. The item is for discussion only.

As of press time, city manager memos that describe what points, if any, would be in the resolution were not available.

Also on the workshop agenda is discussion on renovations to city hall. This item is also only for discussion. If approved at a later meeting, City Hal's new layout will consolidate departments, allow for new conference room meeting spaces, completely overhaul council chambers, provide for heightened security, create additional restrooms which are ADA-compliant, replace the existing roof, and increase the building's total square footage by establishing new office space. The architect continues working on finalizing the proposed new layout and its cost estimate. George Watanabe of Cre8 Architects will present a conceptual plan to council.


Military News: Raul R. Perales

Written by Military News. Posted in Military

flageditedAir Force Airman Raul R. Perales graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio.

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.

Perales is the son of Reynaldo Perales of Pasadena and is a 2012 graduate of Deer Park High School.

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