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National Night Out set for Oct. 3

Written by Bobby Vasquez. Posted in Community

The City of Deer Park’s National Night Out event will be Oct. 3, and the Deer Park Police Department and city officials are encouraging neighborhoods, families and community organizations to participate. Neighborhoods can register their party with DPPD.

Friends of DP Library to host fall sale

Written by Staff. Posted in Community

The Friends of Deer Park Public Library will hold their Fall Book Sale Wednesday, September 27, 2017, through Saturday, September 30, 2017, during normal library business hours. Members of the Friends of the Library are invited to attend the Preview Sale held Tuesday, September 26th from 5-9 PM. Those who wish to renew or become Friends members can sign up at the door.

The Friends of the Library support programs for children, teens, and adults and provide prizes for the Summer Reading Programs. Patrons who wish to support the Library are encouraged to join the Friends. Annual membership dues begin at $5.00 a year for individuals, $10.00 for families, and $2.00 for Senior Citizens. For further details, please call the library at 281-478-7208.

Battleground Golf Course to donate Friday's fees to DP Opportunity Center

Written by Staff. Posted in Community

Attention, golfers! If you’re looking for a chance to donate to a worthy cause following Hurricane Harvey and enjoy 18 holes, you’re in luck!

The Battleground Golf Course will be donating 100% of the green fees collected on Friday, September 15 to the Deer Park Opportunity Center, and golfers of all ages and experience levels are encouraged to take part.

According to General Manager Rich Earlywine, Touchstone Golf - the entity operating the course – made the decision to organize the fundraising effort to offer direct assistance to residents of Deer Park.

Chamber seeking nominations for top business, industry

Written by Bobby Vasquez. Posted in Community

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Within every community there are businesses and industrial sites that make the extra steps to improve their local area. In November, the Deer Park Chamber of Commerce will honor two local entities at the Business and Industry of the Year luncheon. Nominations for the award are due at the Chamber office Sept. 29.

Business Beat: September 2017

Written by Debbie Westbeld. Posted in Community

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 for more business information.

Son's challenges spark Hutcherson's passion for braille

Written by Bobby Vasquez. Posted in Community

Soon after Cheri Hutcherson and her family welcomed their son Will into the world, they learned their lives would change in ways they could never imagine. Through Will’s blindness, Hutcherson and her family have learned to see life’s lessons from a new perspective. His challenges have led the family to become active advocates for the National Braille Press.

Teachers honored at Salute to Education

Written by Bobby Vasquez. Posted in Community

The Deer Park business community united to show its support for Deer Park ISD at the annual Salute to Education and New Teacher Luncheon Tuesday. The event, hosted by the Deer Park Chamber of Commerce helped kick off the district’s convocation and teachers’ inservice in preparation for the 2017-18 school year.

Leaders reflect on Russo's legacy

Written by Bobby Vasquez. Posted in Community

A stalwart for community involvement and helping men break the chains of substance died Friday. Community leaders reflected on Ralph Russo’s life, humility and selflessness to Deer Park, its civic organizations such as the Rotary Club and The Wheelhouse. Services for Russo are set for Thursday.

DPVFD's Fill the Boot kicks off this evening

Written by Staff. Posted in Community

Beginning this evening, the Deer Park Volunteer Fire Department’s will begin its annual “Fill the Boot” campaign, a fundraising effort to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

This year, the department will be present at several local businesses on Friday, Aug. 11 from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday, from 8 a.m.- noon. The entire Deer Park community is encouraged to stop by, visit with the department and make a donation.

“The Deer Park Volunteer Fire Department is honored to once again have the opportunity to partner with our community to raise money for the fight against neuromuscular diseases,” said Justin Crow, DPVFD Deputy Chief, Station 2. “We typically raise between $8,000 and $10,000 a year, and this is done by everyone coming out to help make the event successful. Please help us continue the tradition and raise money for a very worthy cause.”