Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the National Night Out Committee has recommended that Deer Park and all other Texas communities postpone the annual celebration of the event until Tuesday, Oct. 6.

Originally scheduled for the first Tuesday in August, it’s hoped cooler weather will increase participation in the 36th annual event. By now, most people know what National Night Out is — a community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. The ultimate goal is to decrease and even eliminate crime as neighbors look out for neighbors.

This year, you can attend a block party by looking really cool with your very own National Night Out face mask for just $7.75. Party organizers can even provide hand sanitizer gel packets for a mere $1.39 each. Far more neat stuff is available at natw.org/shop.

Celebrate on social media by using hashtags #NationalNightOut or #NNO2020.

Deer Park Police Department community liaison Sheila Plovanich says the city is indeed planning to participate in the event.

If you are thinking about planning a block party and would like a Deer Park police officer to attend, contact Plovanich at 281-930-2118.


The Deer Park Public Library has two informative programs arriving this month. There will be an online presentation about wills and probate on Monday, Sept. 14 at 1:30 p.m.

Senior Assistant County Attorney Scott Hilsher will discuss what’s necessary in a will and how to avoid probate.

The second arrives Friday, Sept. 18 at 11 a.m. when Nancy Sims, a University of Houston instructor, chats online with the presentation of “Lesser-known Sheroes of the Suffrage Movement.”

She’ll discuss the passage of the 19th Amendment and its impact and how it transformed American politics. To participate, call the same number as above or go to the same email address.

To register for either program, call the library at 281-478-7208 or email library@deerparktx.org.