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APP opens Shrek the Musical Friday night

Written by Staff. Posted in Community

From his cozy, murky swamp to the palace Duloc, follow the adventure of Shrek as he encounters colorful once-upon-a-time characters. The Art Park Players open Shrek the Musical Friday at the Theater Courts Building. The musical comedy inspired by the novel and award-winning animated film runs through July 22.

Celebrating History: What's in a letter?

Written by Sherry Garrison. Posted in Community

As Deer Park celebrates its 125th birthday in 2017, the Historical Committee looks back on the city's beginnings and preserve its memories for future generations. In this column, Committee chair Sherry Garrison discusses a series of letters that shaped Deer Park.

Business Beat: July 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.

Public invited to West family reception July 3

Written by Staff. Posted in Community

Simeon West founded the city of Deer Park in 1892, making 2017 Deer Park’s 125th anniversary.

To celebrate this momentous occasion, The Friends of Deer Park Public Library are hosting a reception to honor the living heirs of Simeon West. Great-great grandsons, Doug Etherton, Eugene Etherton, and Jim Etherton, along with great-great granddaughters, Lori Neisler and Charlotte Tyrrell will be in attendance for a meet-and-greet at the library.

The reception is open to the public and will be held from 11 AM-12:30 PM on Monday, July 3, 2017 in the Deer Park Public Library meeting room. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Deer Park Public Library. No registration is required and all are welcome to attend. There is no admission fee. The library is located at 3009 Center St.

Independence 5K, Patriot mile to benefit Wounded Warrior Project

Written by Staff. Posted in Community

Have you signed up for the Parks and Recreation Department’s annual Independence 5K, 10K Run/Walk & Kid’s Patriotic Mile?

This Saturday, July 1, join your community for a special event in honor of our nation’s Independence Day. Pre-registration will continue through Friday, June 30, reopening on the day of the race at 6AM.

Following the event, the department will be donating a portion of the event proceeds to the Wounded Warrior Project.

“We are so excited for this year’s Independence 5K, and we can’t wait to see everyone at the Deer Park Community Center to take part in the event,” said Nicole Garvis, Marketing/Technical Coordinator for the department. “This event is a great way to kick off the Fourth of July weekend, celebrate our nation’s independence and contribute to a great cause!”

Pre-registration is $20 for the 5K Run/Walk, $30 for the 10K Run/Walk and $10 for the Kid’s Patriotic Mile. On race day, registration will be $5 extra for each race.

On Saturday, following pre-registration, the Independence 10K will begin at 7:15AM, the 5K will begin at 7:30 AM and the Patriotic Mile will begin at 8:30AM.

For more information, contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 281-478-2050.

City rededicates Tiffany Amber Park

Written by Bobby Vasquez. Posted in Community

The renovations in the city’s parks continued Tuesday with the rededication of Tiffany Amber Park. Mayor Jerry Mouton, members of city council and two state representatives were on hand to ceremonially open the small neighborhood park off X Street.

City announces Fourth Fest details

Written by Staff. Posted in Community

Family fun, music and fireworks await residents and visitors for the city's annual Fourth Fest. The July 4 event wll be held at the Jimmy Burke Activity Center beginning at 5 p.m. with Fireworks beginning at 9:15 p.m. The event is free.