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Upcoming Elections: To Run Or Not to Run

Have you ever considered running for office? This year brings some potential changes to Deer Park’s city government with two council seats and the mayorship up for election. When considering whether or not to run, it’s hard to know where to begin.
The City of Deer Park operates under a Mayor-Council form of government, with five elected council members each serving 4-year terms. There will be two seat positions up for election in 2021, in addition to the position for mayor.

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Crawford – A Name, A Road, A Roundabout

When the name Crawford is used in Deer Park, it is understood to be Crawford Street, the primary east-west road in the city. Long before Crawford became known as a street, a man named George E. Crawford was known over a century ago as a local lumber entrepreneur. His family helped build the town’s foundations and the oldest, still operating, church in Deer Park. Soon, a roundabout will also carry this name on.

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Typewriter with paper reading "Letters to the Editor"

Eyes Wide Shut – Letter To Editor

I have a message for the great citizens of Deer Park and anyone reading this fine newspaper. I’ll preface the message by quoting a line from a famous British rock band “IS THERE ANYBODY OUT THERE?” Interpretation: What on God’s blue earth is happening to our country? Why does it seem we are standing here stone-faced watching this disaster unfold like some slow motion train wreck? Do we really believe we’re on the right track to continued peace, prosperity, freedom and independence as given to us by our founding fathers through our sacred Constitution and its inalienable Bill of Rights?

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A & E

My Quaranteenie

In honor of some of the precious children that were brought into this world during the pandemic and following months, we have the “I’m a Quaranteenie” onesie. The sweet babies born this year are wonderful reminders that the first year of the pandemic wasn’t all bad.

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Flight school at Deer Park airport

Deer Park Airport Continues Growth

Situated 3 miles northeast of downtown Deer Park, the Deer Park Municipal Airport/Penni Loomis Field has been transforming its mission since being established as a World War 2 airfield in 1944. During the 1950’s, the airstrip became more popular for drag racing than for plane landings. Today, it has grown into a thriving, self-sustaining municipal asset serving a large variety of clients, missions, and aircrafts. Its future is more growth.

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Parking Around Town – Perrins Field

Located in the center of downtown at 315 East Crawford Avenue is Perrins Field Park. The field was dedicated and named after the teacher, coach, and civic leader Sam Perrins. Perrins arrived in Deer Park in 1931, and became a fixture in the school system for over 30 years. He is the person who spearheaded clearing the land to provide a football field for the high school students who were, at that time, located across the street in what is now City Hall.

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Spear Your Dinner! With Asparagus!

Asparagus is a member of the lily family. It grows best from crowns, though a few can grow well from the seed of open-pollinated varieties like ‘Purple Passion’ and ‘Martha Washington’.

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