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DPCAC hears presentation on emergency communications

Written by InsideDP.com staff. Posted in Community

dpcaceditedDeer Park Community Advisory Council (DPCAC) completed a series of meetings on who does what to respond to and communicate a significant plant event, such as a fire or explosion. The October meeting explored emergency response; the Nov. 28 meeting focused on emergency communications. In such events, plants notify responsible agencies in impacted cities and in the county. Those agencies then communicate with the public if, for example, there were a need to shelter in place. Plants may communicate with the public by posting a courtesy message on the Community Awareness and Emergency Response (CAER) Line.

Letter to the Editor: Fireworks illegal within city limits

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The New Year is approaching and the use of fireworks is prohibited within City limits. Fireworks are defined as including, in part, all of the following: “firecrackers, skyrockets and rockets, including all devices which employ any combustible or explosive material and which rise in the air during discharge, roman candles, including all devices which discharge balls of fire into the air, chasers, including all devices which dart or travel about the surface of the ground during discharge, sparklers more than ten inches in length or one-fourth of one inch in diameter, all fireworks designed and intended by the manufacturer to create the element of surprise upon the user. The use of these types of fireworks, dangerous fireworks, is prohibited within city limits.

People who use illegal fireworks are a danger to themselves, their friends and their communities. There are plenty of alternatives for celebrating the New Yearsafely without the use of fireworks that can cause injuries and damage property.

Local teachers, engineer spread Christmas cheer

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SOUNDS LIKE CHRISTMAS

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Earlier this week, area music teachers were joined by an aerospace engineer and spread Christmas cheer at Deer Park businesses. From left to right: Lesley Zorn of Fairmont Junior High, David Dobson of Deer Park Junior High, James Sky-Eagle Smith of Thompson Intermediate in Pasadena and Darrel Monroe perform Christmas carols as a brass ensemble.

Letters to Santa 2016

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Christmas is finally here and many of Deer Park's youngest citizens are on Santa's nice list! Here are some of their letters to Santa Claus and a great reminder of the magic of the Christmas season. Merry Christmas, Deer Park from your friends at InsideDP.com.

Send your letters to Santa!

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This month, InsideDP takes on its most important assignment: Ensuring all the letters from the good little girls and boys in Deer Park reach Santa Claus. The week of Christmas, we will put them on our site to make sure Santa sees them before Rudolf and the reindeer pull the sleigh into town! Don't let your little one get left out! It's FREE! Email their letters to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.!

Senior 'Noles honored by council

Written by Bobby Vasquez. Posted in Community

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The Deer Park Seminoles Senior football team was honored at City Hall during the regular council meeting. The Seminoles were one of three teams from the program which won the Gulf Coast Premiere Football League Super Bowl in its age division. Photo by Bobby Vasquez.

Seminole sophomore champs recognized at city hall

Written by Bobby Vasquez. Posted in Community

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The Deer Park Seminoles Sophomore football team was honored at City Hall Tuesday evening's council meeting. The Seminoles were one of three teams from the program which won the Gulf Coast Premiere Football League Super Bowl in its age division. Photo by Bobby Vasquez.

Pee Wee champion Seminoles honored at council

Written by Bobby Vasquez. Posted in Community

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The Deer Park Seminoles Pee Wee football team was honored at City Hall Tuesday evening. The Seminoles were one of three teams from the program which won the Gulf Coast Premiere Football League Super Bowl in its age division. Photo by Bobby Vasquez.

Library to host discussion on Christmas' bad guy

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KrampusIf good boys and girls are visited by Santa Claus, who comes to see the naughty kids? According to traditions in Austria and Germany, a strange figure named Krampus is said to arrive to punish the children who misbehave. On Friday, Dec. 16, Professor Art Fitz-Gerald will discuss the real history of the Krampus character and the unusual Christmas traditions in Europe’s Alpine region. The program will begin at 11 a.m. in the library’s meeting room.

The tradition of the Krampus dates back hundreds of years. His name is derived from the German word for “claw.” Over time, the tradition has spread to other countries in Europe making its way south to Switzerland and as far east as Hungary and Slovenia. Krampus has recently started to appear in American media, being referenced on General Hospital, Grimm and Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated. A Hollywood movie based on the character was released in 2015.