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City appoints Sandberg as parks director

Written by Bobby Vasquez. Posted in News

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Longtime Deer Park Parks and Recreation supervisor Charlie Sandberg has been tabbed to lead the department as its newest director. Sandberg, who had previously filled the role as park and recreation’s interim director, succeeds Scott Swigert who left the city earlier this year to become assistant city manager in Mont Belvieu.

Battleship Texas reopens Saturday

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After nearly a week of emergency repairs, the Battleship Texas will reopen to the public Saturday at 10 a.m. The ship was closed after leaks in the ship's hull caused it to list 8 degrees starboard. The ship is open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Rotary hears update on proposed Ike Dike

Written by Bobby Vasquez. Posted in News

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Hurricane season has arrived and a proposed storm surge supression system to protect the upper Texas Coast is still gaining traction. Morgan's Point Mayor Michel Bechtel visited the Deer Park Rotary Club to discuss the "Ike Dike" and the push for federal funding to build the structure. 

Robert Joseph Kremer

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kremerRobert Joseph Kremer, 56, of Deer Park, Texas, left this earth Sunday June 4, 2017. He was born on April 1, 1961 in Cleveland Heights, Ohio and passed away in Houston, Texas after a long and courageous battle with Multiple Myeloma.

Leaks force closure of Battleship Texas

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The Battleship Texas remains closed until further notice because of multiple leaks on the ship. Texas Parks and Wildlife states the park surrounding the ship remains open, however visitors are not allowed on the aging war machine.

Council approves all items at Tuesday's meeting

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Deer Park City Council hosted its regular workshop and council meeting Tuesday evening. Council unanimously approved all items on its agenda, while choosing to not rebid the revised plans for the Maxwell Center Renovation, Expansion and Parking Lot project. The next regularly scheduled council workshop and meeting is June 21.

Jimmy Edward Jones

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jim jonesJimmy Edward Jones, longtime Coach and Texas History teacher at Deer Park Junior High passed away on May 29th, 2017. He was the loving father of two daughters Laurie Aubin and husband Chad, and Monica Allen as well as 4 grandchildren, Cory, Zoe, Joey, and Tyler.

Curtis Dee Butler

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dee butlerCurtis Dee Butler was born in Magnolia, Arkansas October 15, 1941 to Robert and Pirl Butler. He was the youngest of 7 children, Bunion, Thomas, John Calvin, Dell, Avies (sister), and O’Dell.

Richard James Wilkie

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james wilkieRichard James Wilkie, 67 of Pasadena, Texas, passed away June 5, 2017. Richard had great love for the lord and shared it though his music ministry at the Waterford and Baywood crossing is where he shared his passion.

Tuesday's council workshop and regular agenda set

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Deer Park City Council’s workshop and regular agenda meeting are set for Tuesday evening at City Hall. The workshop begins at 6:45 p.m. with an executive session. The regular meeting is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m., both in council chambers, 710 E. San Augustine St.

Dena Vonceal Miles

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dena milesDena Vonceal Miles, 86 a longtime resident of Deer Park Texas, passed away Thursday May 25th, 2017. Dena was of the Baptist faith and a loving mother of three boys. Dena loved to cook and made sure everyone was always fed.