• City Sets Bond Election for May

    City Sets Bond Election for May

    By George Slaughter The Katy City Council Monday night set a bond election to raise $19.5 million for repair and prevention measures needed following Hurricane Harvey last year. Voters will be asked to review and approve three propositions. The first proposition, for $4.25 million, is for street work to elevate the 1st Street bridge and the Katy Hockley Road (Avenue D). The second proposition, for $10.25 million, is for drainage projects for the Fortuna and […]

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  • Katy ISD Signing Day

    Katy ISD Signing Day

    Katy High School February 7, 2018 signings: (not in picture order): Josef Fisher, Football, Louisiana College; Evan Greathouse, Football, Southwestern Assemblies of God University; Jonah Lebischak, Football, Oklahoma Baptist University; Jacob Lighter, Football, Texas A&M University – Kingsville; Austin Marshall, Football, Southern Arkansas University; Josh Oglesby, Football, Texas A&M University – Kingsville; Santee Parker, Football, University of Mary Hardin – Baylor; KeShon Rowe, Football, Texas A&M University – Kingsville; Gavin Spangler, Football, Benedictine College ; Jacob […]

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  • One for the Team

    One for the Team

    Show your team spirit by joining us for a fundraiser to support West Memorial Swim team. Come into the Chipotle at 1427 South Mason Road in Katy on Tuesday, March 13th between 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.  Bring this flyer, show it on your Smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to West Memorial Swim Team.

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  • UIL Classifies Paetow Panthers in Class 5A

    UIL Classifies Paetow Panthers in Class 5A

    By George Slaughter The University Interscholastic League, which oversees Texas high school sports, placed Katy’s newest high school sports program in Class 5A this morning as part of its annual reclassification and realignment effort. Paetow High School opened last fall. The Panthers debut their varsity sports program this fall. Other teams in the District 10-5A, Division II, include Bryan Rudder, Cleveland, College Station A&M Consolidated, Huntsville, Montgomery, Montgomery Lake Creek, and Rosenberg Lamar Consolidated. The […]

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  • Katy City Election Filing Period Underway

    Katy City Election Filing Period Underway

    By George Slaughter The May 5 Katy city election filing period is underway, with one seat open and incumbents filing to protect the other two. The open seat is the at-large seat now held by Steve Pierson, who will be stepping down under term limits. As of Monday afternoon, Chris Harris, an analyst with the U.S. Department of Justice, has filed to run for the seat. Former Ward B Council Member Larry Gore has announced […]

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UH College of Nursing Ranked #1 in Texas

Ratings Based on Registered Nurse Licensure Passing Rates HOUSTON, Feb. 15, 2018 – The top-ranked nursing program in Texas is University of Houston College of Nursing, according to RegisteredNursing.org, a nursing advocacy organization dedicated to promoting excellence in nursing. The organization made its selection based on the programs that supports students towards licensure and beyond. They ranked the top 50 nursing programs in Texas by analyzing current and historical pass rates of the Registered Nurse National […]

Comment from Lance Hindt Ed.D about the Florida Tragedy

Dr. Lance Hindt, Katy ISD Superintendent (Katy ISD photo)

“Today, Katy ISD stands in solidarity with the community of Parkland, Florida.  As we extend our deepest condolences to the families affected by this senseless tragedy, we want to reiterate to our parents and staff that Katy ISD has a robust emergency protocol.  Regularly, the Katy ISD Police Department, along with school officials in our 67 campuses, address various emergency situations and conduct the appropriate drills.  We have learned over time that the number one deterrent […]

Texas Water Development Board approves $499,860,000 to the North Texas Municipal Water District for the construction of the Lower Bois d’Arc Creek Reservoir

AUSTIN – (February 15, 2018) – The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution financial assistance in the amount of $499,860,000 from the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas (SWIFT) program* to the North Texas Municipal Water District (Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Fannin, Hunt, Kaufman, Rains, and Rockwall counties). The District will use the assistance to finance the construction of the Lower Bois d’Arc Creek Reservoir. “The TWDB is proud to be part of […]

RRC Enforcement Actions Taken at Commissioners’ 

Feb. 13 ConferenceAUSTIN – The Railroad Commission of Texas assessed $384,615 in fines involving 231 enforcement dockets against operators and businesses at the Commissioners’ conference last week. The Commission has primary oversight and enforcement of the state’s oil and gas industry and intrastate pipeline safety. One operator was assessed $18,100 in an oil and gas docket that went to hearing. The final order for Oil & Gas Docket 8A-0301472 can be found on the RRC website here. Operators […]

Sen. Cruz: We Should Be Standing For Working Men and Women of This Country

Speaks on Senate floor in opposition of amnesty proposals WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today delivered remarks on the Senate floor in opposition to the immigration proposals. There, he urged his colleagues to stand with working men and women, and oppose amnesty. “What I would urge my colleagues is very simple, ask yourselves what you told the voters before election day,” Sen. Cruz said. “Let your conduct after election day match what […]

Payroll Manager Named Uhv’s 2017 Employee Of The Year

Payroll Manager Denise Prescott was named the University of Houston-Victoria’s 2017 Employee of the Year on Wednesday at the university’s Faculty & Staff Recognition Reception. The reception is held annually to recognize faculty and staff members celebrating employment anniversaries and to name the Employee of the Year. “This is a well-deserved honor,” UHV President Vic Morgan said. “Denise does an outstanding job with the complex duties of seeing that UHV employees receive their paychecks on […]

Peter/Wendy Encore Players Inaugural Fulshear Performance February 23/24

Katy, TX (February 15, 2018) – February 23 and 24, award-winning Encore Players Community Theatre of Encore Arts, formerly Katy Visual and Performing Arts Center (KVPAC), will present the inaugural production of Peter/Wendy, directed by the award-winning Joshua Shorejs. Show times are February 23 and 24 at 8:00pm and February 24 at 2:00pm.  Tickets are $18 for Adults, $16 for Seniors (55+) and Students, and $12 for groups of 10 or more. The performances will […]

On Valentine’s Day Olson & Connolly Act To Save Lives Impacted By Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Washington, DC – Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX) and Rep. Gerald Connolly (D-VA) today acted to help save lives impacted by sudden cardiac arrest by introducing H.R. 5013, the Cardiac Arrest Survival Act. This bill will help increase the survival rate from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) by eliminating the threat of frivolous lawsuits through development of a nationally uniform baseline of protection for persons who use an automatic external defibrillator (AED) while attempting to save a life […]

KARE holds monthly meeting

UPLOADING 1 / 1 – Katy Area Retired Educators (KARE) raise funds for scholarships with chocolate auction.jpg ATTACHMENT DETAILS Katy Area Retired Educators (KARE) raise funds for scholarships with chocolate auction

On February 7, 2018 Katy Area Retired Educators (KARE) held their monthly meeting and raised funds for KARE scholarships through their annual Chocolate Auction. Guest speaker, Randolph Holford, a Professional Auctioneer, shared with them his passion for auctioneering and his involvement in Youth FFA.  KARE meetings are once again being held at the Merrell Center. Thank you Midway Barbeque for hosting meetings during the restoration of the Merrell Center. KARE’s next meeting will be held […]

New Statewide Standards for School Libraries Released

Austin – The Texas State Library and Archives Commission voted Tuesday to approve revised guidelines for school libraries. School Library Programs: Standards and Guidelines for Texas provides communities, educators, and the public a tool for assessing and building quality school library programs and ensuring students benefit from robust instruction and resources. State Librarian Mark Smith notes, “the state has long authorized the creation of standards for school libraries in recognition of the crucial role libraries […]