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Texas coast braces for Harvey

Written by Bobby Vasquez. Posted in News

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The National Weather Service issued advisories for the Texas coast as Tropical Depression Harvey begins to strengthen. The slow-moving storm is expected to land as far north of Galveston by Friday, bringing up to 15 inches of rain over the weekend. 

City terminates contract with DPPD firing range contractor

Written by Bobby Vasquez. Posted in News

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After months of delays and improper work, city council and the Crime Control and Prevention District both unanimously voted to terminate the contract for construction of the Deer Park Police Department firing range and training center. At a joint meeting, council and the CCPD heard a list of ongoing and unresolved issues with the contractor regarding the overdue project.

Council passes all items on Tuesday's regular agenda

Written by Bobby Vasquez. Posted in News

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Deer Park City Council unanimously approved all items at its Tuesday council meeting. During the meeting, council held two public hearings regarding the City, Crime Control and Prevention District and Fire Control and Prevention and Emergency Medical Services District. No one spoke against any of the budgets.

Long agenda set for Tuesday council meetings

Written by Bobby Vasquez. Posted in News

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Deer Park City Council has a busy workshop and regular meeting scheduled for Tuesday evening. At 5:15 p.m., council will have a joint meeting with the Crime Control and Prevention District Board regarding construction of the gun range. The workshop begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by the regular meeting at 7:30 p.m.

DPPD adds Marshall to its ranks

Written by Bobby Vasquez. Posted in News

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Matthew Marshall was sworn in as the newest member of the Deer Park Police Department Wednesday afternoon. The Pasadena native worked in the Denton County Sherriff’s Office before relocating to the Houston area for a position in Deer Park.

Suspects sought in Food Town purse snatching

Written by Bobby Vasquez. Posted in News

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The Deer Park Police Department is seeking information on suspects regarding a purse snatching incident in front of a Deer Park strip center Thursday morning. Although purse snatching incidents are not common in the city, DPPD said the number of reported cases across the Greater Houston Area is on the rise.

Cobb named TLERA regional director

Written by InsideDP.com Staff. Posted in News

Kathy CobbCOBBDeer Park Police Department Records Supervisor Kathy Cobb was recently named the Director for the southeast region of the Texas Law Enforcement Records Association (TLERA).

The mission of TLERA is to provide Texas Police Records personnel with relevant training and networking opportunities to assist our local agencies in providing accurate data for analysis, statistical reporting and public information.

Cobb, who has been with DPPD for more than 15 years, was voted in by members of the southeast region of TLERA, which includes members from law enforcement agencies in Baytown, Sugar Land, Fort Bend County, League City, Kemah, Houston, Seabrook, Texas City, Pearland, Dickinson, Webster, Montgomery County, UH, Shenandoah, Pasadena, La Porte, Fort Bend ISD, Lakeview and Bellaire.

First responders honored with Life Saving Award

Written by Bobby Vasquez. Posted in News

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Several members of the Deer Park Police, Fire and EMS units were honored with the Lifesaving Award. The awards stem from two separate incidents on back-to-back days in the city. The group was recognized in front of city council during Tuesday’s council meeting at City Hall.

Bill Bailey

Written by Obituary. Posted in Obituaries

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And the cowboy rides away! A true legend has died. Constable Bill Bailey, voice of the Houston Rodeo and true servant of the Houston community passed away peacefully on July 27th, 2017 with family and friends at his side.

He was one of the good guys and the kind of man generations will talk about. Everyone has a favorite Bill Bailey story and that memory will always bring a smile.

Charlie Warren Coignard

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coignardCharlie Warren Coignard, 87 of Deer Park, Texas formerly of Houston passed away July 19, 2017 after a brief illness. Charlie was born March 9, 1930 to Charles and Isabella Coignard in Houston, Texas.

William Roy Willette

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willetteWilliam Roy Willette Jr., 68, peacefully went home to be with the Lord on July 21, 2017 in Deer Park, Texas surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Houston, Texas to Bill and Damie (Estess) Willette on October 17, 1948. He graduated from Deer Park High School in 1967 before joining the U.S. Army.