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Shell FCU food drive wraps up this week

Written by staff. Posted in Community

shellfcumarkThere are just a few days left to participate in a food drive from the Furthering Community Unity Team powered by Shell Federal Credit Union.

The annual 'Everyone's Gotta Eat' food drive wraps up at the end May. The food drive helps fill the shelves of local food pantries for the summer months. Non-perishable food items for people and pets are being collected at all nine Shell Federal Credit Union locations. Stop by any Shell FCU location today to make a donation.

The FCU Team partners with local elementary schools for this annual event. Students are given a lunch sack to decorate with their family and return to their school with a food drive donation. Assisting with the food drive not only helps others, but teaches students social responsibility. The FCU Team works with nine elementary schools and donates to 18 food pantries and animal shelters.

The FCU Team powered by Shell FCU was created to provide opportunities for giving back in its communities and teaching the value of social responsibility in a fun team setting. To learn more about the FCU Team visit or contact Amber Corossan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Committed to its communities, Shell Federal Credit Union has improved the lives of thousands through service excellence, community outreach and lasting financial solutions for all stages in life since 1937. Anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Harris County can bank with Shell FCU. For more information, visit

Baseball sets sights on Cy Ranch

Written by Deer Park Photos. Posted in Sports

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The Deer baseball team is inching closer to a berth in teh state basesball tournament. The team plays Cypress Ranch Friday night at 8 p.m. at Reckling Park at Rice University. The winner of the one-game playoff advances to the regional finals. For more great images from last week's regional quarterfinal against Clear Springs, click the photo for a gallery from Deer Park Photos!


More rain expected as city dries from overnight flooding

Written by Bobby Vasquez. Posted in News

RailroadfloodA motorist attempts to navigate a flooded and barricaded Railroad Street Tuesday morning. The motorist removed the barricades despite abandoned vehicles on the road. Photo by Bobby Vasquez.

Deer Park is drying out as most of the rainfall from the Memorial Day deluge is draining. More rains are expected Tuesday afternoon and evening.

Robert Hemminger, the city's emergency management director, said 9.2 inches of rain was reported overnight at the Water Treatment Plant on X Street. The Harris County Flood Warning System reported between 6.5 and 8 inches of rain fell around Deer Park late Monday night and early Tuesday morning.

Storms cut a path of destruction from the Texas Hill Country down to the Houston area, flooding rivers, creeks and bayous. Three fatalities have been reported in the aftermath of the Houston flooding.


Chamber looking for Deer Park selfies

Written by Bobby Vasquez. Posted in Community

selfiesThe Deer Park Chamber of Commerce is asking anyone who lives, works, plays or shops in Deer Park to take a selfie and submit it for the 2015 Resource Guide. Teams, organizations, businesses, clubs and individual citizens are encouraged to participate. Stock photo.The Deer Park Chamber of Commerce wants residents and businesses to put their best face forward.

For the 2015-16 edition of the annual Deer Park Chamber Resource Guide, the Chamber is asking for everyone who lives, works, plays and shops in Deer Park to take a selfie. Selfies will be selected and compiled into the resource guide, a directory that is distributed to new and current residents and businesses throughout the city. Groups, organizations, businesses, teams, clubs and individuals are encouraged to participate.

Selfies should be sent to Nicki Garvis, communications director for the Chamber via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The resource guide contains useful information including important numbers, attractions and annual events in the city, local government, schools and utility information and much more. The resource guide also contains a directory of businesses.

The magazine-style resource guide will be released this summer. The deadline to send selfies is June 15. For more information, contact the Chamber at 281-479-1559.

Economic Alliance readvocates priorities in DC

Written by staff. Posted in News

EconomicAlliance30yearsRecently, more than 20 members of Economic Alliance Houston Port Region traveled to Washington, DC to advocate on behalf of the Houston Port Region. Included in the Economic Alliance delegation were representatives from local area businesses, cities, petrochemical and chemical companies, community colleges, the Port of Houston Authority and Houston Pilots.

This is the third year the Economic Alliance has organized a policy trip for its members and stakeholders. This year, over a two-day period, the delegation had over 20 individual meetings with members and staff of the Houston region congressional delegation, senior members of Congress, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Department of Labor and Vice President staff.

Members of the delegation participated in meetings in teams, all with the intent of solidifying Economic Alliance's role as a regional association with a diverse membership synchronized for the benefit of the region.

Police Report: 05-25-2015

Written by staff. Posted in News

The following is a list of arrests filed by the Deer Park Police Department from May 18-25 along with six 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.

May 18

3:12 p.m. Possession of marijuana, 4500 Center St.

8:05 p.m. Public intoxication, 8300 Spencer Hwy.

11 p.m. Possession of marijuana, 2300 Center St.

May 19

1:12 a.m. Driving while license invalid, 100 E. Thirteenth St.

2:46 a.m. Driving while intoxicated, 4400 Center St.

6:27 p.m. Driving while license invalid, 3600 Center St.

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