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Chamber announces 2017 Hall of Honor class

Written by Bobby Vasquez. Posted in Community

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For their work in the advancement and accomplishments in their community and professions, four Deer Park High School graduates have been named to the Felton F. Waggoner Hall of Honor. The Deer Park Chamber of Commerce announced this year’s inductees are Wade Conner, Leland Robin Enochs, Danika Hayman and Lou Adele May.

Business Beat: March 2017

Written by Debbie Westbeld. Posted in Community

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Business Beat is a monthly column recognizing Deer Park’s newest businesses and giving you other interesting business news from around town. Debbie Westbeld is the Economic Development Administrator for the City of Deer Park, and can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 281-478-2042. Visit www.deerparktx.gov/ed for more business information.

Wheelhouse golf tourney set for May 5

Written by Bobby Vasquez. Posted in Community

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Golfers have an opportunity to show their support for men fighting addictions at a golf tournament benefiting The Wheelhouse. The tournament is set for May 5 at the Battleground Golf Course. Sponsorships opportunities are also available.

Letter to the Editor: Possible convenience store on Luella encroaches on neighborhoods

Written by Letter to the Editor. Posted in Community

I noticed a preliminary hearing for the change in residential property to commercial property for the construction of a convenience store and fuel station on the southwest corner of Luella and Pasadena Blvd.

First of all this is a residential area. There are no businesses on Luella except close to Spencer. I'm not really sure how the residents feel but as a citizen of Deer Park for 50 years I think we have enough convenience stores.

Putting a business like that is going to lower property values in that area as well as cause problems at an already busy intersection. I do not understand why the Planning and Zoning Commission of our city feels like it's a good idea to keep allowing businesses to encroach into our neighborhoods.

Friends book sale starts March 29

Written by InsideDP.com Staff. Posted in Community

The Friends of Deer Park Public Library will hold their Spring Book Sale March 29 to April 1, during normal library business hours. Come shop a wide array of adult fiction and non-fiction books, paperbacks, magazines, as well as children and young adult titles. Members of the Friends of the Library are invited to attend the Preview Sale held Tuesday, March 28 from 5-9 p.m. Annual membership dues in the Friends of the Library begin at $5 a year for individuals, $10 for families, and $2 for senior citizens.

The Friends of the Library support programs for children, teens, and adults and provide prizes for the Summer Reading Programs. Following the 2012 expansion, the Friends purchased and dedicated “The Reading Tree” for children of all ages to enjoy. In 2015, the Friends installed a built-in display case to commemorate the Library’s 50th anniversary.

DP FFA's Soto nabs calf at HLSR scramble

Written by Bobby Vasquez. Posted in Community

Soto CalfScrambleDPHS junior Garrett Soto drives a calf to the floor of NRG Stadium at the 2017 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Calf Scramble. Soto earned funds toward a calf purchase which he will show at next year's event. Photo provided by Brenda Soto.

Deer Park FFA member Garrett Soto recently participated in the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Calf Scramble and succeeded in catching a calf. By capturing a calf, Soto earned $1,750 toward a steer of his choice.

Over the next year, Soto will raise this steer and show it at the 2018 HLSR event where he will have an opportunity at scholarships and prize money toward his college plans.

During the next 12 months, Soto will take the steer to progress shows to get the animal used to being in the show ring and around other animals. This opportunity will also give Soto an idea of the competition at the 2018 Houston show.

Like many of his classmates, Soto is at the FFA barn twice a day for several hours. He has played for the football team for three years and has maintained a GPA that has kept him in the top 7 percent of his class.

Soto will also be showing a steer and goat at the Pasadena Livestock Show and Rodeo in September.