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Find a fur-ever friend at Clear the Shelter Aug. 19

Written by InsideDP.com Staff. Posted in Community

8 9 Zilly picturePhoto provided by the City of Deer Park.The City of Deer Park Animal Shelter is taking part in an annual pet adoption effort spearheaded by NBC Universal titled “Clear the Shelters,” with a culminating event scheduled for Saturday, August 19.

On that day, the shelter will waive the standard $50 adoption fee and adopters will receive special packages including coupons for $200 in free veterinary services.

Fundraiser to help DPPD officer's daughter

Written by Bobby Vasquez. Posted in Community

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The Deer Park Police Department is rallying support for the daughter of one of its own. Peyton Williams, the 2-year-old daughter of officer Brandon Williams suffers from sickle cell anemia. DPPD is hosting a barbecue fundraiser and blood drive to offset expenses.

Rotary announces 2018 bike tour

Written by Bobby Vasquez. Posted in Community

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One of the region's fastest growing and most popular bicycle rides is set for Feb. 24, 2018. The Texas Independence Bicycle Tour, hosted by the Deer Park Rotary Club, winds through the Bay Area and the historic San Jacinto Monument. Registration information will be announced in the coming weeks.

DPVFD's Fill the Boot campaign starts next Friday

Written by InsideDP.com Staff. Posted in Community

dpvfdlogoeditedBeginning next Friday, 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.”

City to install 3 "mini-murals" around town

Written by InsideDP.com Staff. Posted in Community

muralThis mini-mural of pets is one of three that will be installed across the city in the coming days. The mini-murals will cover city-owned traffic signal control cabinets. Photo provided by the City of Deer Park.The City of Deer Park has started a new beautification initiative – the installation of mini-murals on city-owned traffic signal control cabinets – and residents can expect to see the placement of three pieces of art in the coming weeks.

In an effort to bring a program similar to the City of Tyler’s “Beauty and the Box” program to Deer Park, Mayor Jerry Mouton and his wife, Tammie, worked with City administrators and staff to develop the initial set of three wraps.

“We are so excited to unveil these mini-murals to our residents,” Mrs. Mouton said. “When we learned about the City of Tyler’s program at a recent conference, we thought a program like this would be a great opportunity to beautify the city and recognize some of the things that define us as a community.”

The initial designs include:

An animal-themed wrap at the intersection of Pasadena and Luella, spotlighting the future location of the Deer Park Animal Shelter and Adoption Center;

A Deer Park Independent School District wrap highlighting the Deer Park High School baseball and softball teams’ state championships (to be located at Center and 8th); and

A wrap featuring the City’s 125th anniversary logo and a photo of the gateway monument taken by City employee Greg Holleman (to be located at East and X).

“This year was a great time to start a mini-mural initiative because we have so many great things happening in our city,” Mayor Mouton said. “Each of our first three murals recognizes a key victory of 2017, from the huge achievement of our DPHS Baseball program to the coming construction of an expanded animal shelter facility.

“As we move forward, we hope the mini-mural designs will continue to bring beauty and pride to our community.”

DP man starts fundraiser to buy Rockets, but has donation plans in mind

Written by Bobby Vasquez. Posted in Community

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Moments after Houston Rockets’ owner Les Alexander announced he was putting the NBA franchise for sale, speculation on a prospective buyer’s list has begun. While some of the Bayou City’s wealthiest entrepreneurs are rumored to be in the market for the team, one Deer Park man has tossed his hat into the ring. Through a GoFundMe account, Bennie Boles will either gather funds to purchase the Rockets or make a donation to the 100 Club.