• Bringing Awareness To Celiac Disease

    Bringing Awareness To Celiac Disease

    By Caitlin Richards In the quest to become healthier, eating gluten-free has been deemed a fad diet. However, for some individuals going gluten-free is so much more than a fad. It is a necessary lifestyle because of a severe diagnosis – celiac disease. Celiac disease, also known as coeliac disease, is a serious autoimmune disorder where the ingestion of gluten leads to damage in the small intestine. It is estimated to affect one in 100 […]

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  • Astor Cafe & Bakery Celebrates Grand Opening Saturday, December 16th

    Astor Cafe & Bakery Celebrates Grand Opening Saturday, December 16th

    Join Astor Café & Bakery, Argentina cuisine in the heart of Cinco Ranch in Katy, Texas, as they celebrate their grand opening from 11 am to 2 pm on Saturday, December 16, 2017. Astor features budget-friendly breakfast items, including their authentic baked or fried empanadas. Lunch and Dinner menus feature Sandwich de Migas, Milanesas, Lomito, Choripan, Tortas Argentina Pizzas, and more. Astor Café has a full bar, including domestic and imported beer, a thoughtful selection […]

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  • Holiday Celebration Events at Agave Rio!

    Holiday Celebration Events at Agave Rio!

    Agave Rio Restaurant & Patio Oasis, in conjunction with their sister company, Agave Estates will be having multiple celebrations this holiday season. Beginning with Christmas Eve, Agave Rio will take its infamous Sunday-Funday Brunch Buffet to a new level, with an omelet bar, pastry station, pancakes made to order, taco bar and so much more. Drink specials include bloody Mary’s and mimosas for $3 each. $25 per person for adults, children aging between 5 and […]

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  • Katy to Play North Shore in Football Playoffs Saturday

    Katy to Play North Shore in Football Playoffs Saturday

    By George Slaughter The Katy Tigers continue their quest for a state title Saturday when it faces North Shore, a familiar opponent which defeated Katy 20-17 in last year’s regional round of the Class 6A Division I football playoffs. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. Saturday at NRG Stadium. This year the Mustangs come in with a 9-3 record, and defeated Houston Lamar, Clear Springs, and Deer Park in the regional, area, and bi-district rounds, […]

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  • Beginner Blues Harmonica Workshop

    Beginner Blues Harmonica Workshop

    Texas artist (and Katy Resident) Hamilton Loomis is teaching a 2-day “Beginner Blues Harmonica Workshop” this December in Katy!  The workshop is open to absolute beginners (no musical experience necessary).  Here are the details: WHAT: Beginner Blues Harmonica Workshop (it’s a 2-day workshop) WHEN: Tuesday Dec 5 (part 1) and Tuesday Dec 12 (part 2) from 6pm – 9pm both days WHERE: Wildcatter Saloon (back room), 26913 Katy Fwy, Katy TX 77494. HOW MUCH: only […]

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Olson Thanks President Trump For Supporting Our Military

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) today thanked President Trump for supporting our military by signing H.R. 2810, the National Defense Authorization Act into law. This bill authorizes funding to provide our military with critical resources to protect our nation from growing threats overseas. This legislation provides $634 billion for our military, including funds to modernize equipment and supply new aircraft, ships, and vehicles.  It also gives our troops a 2.4% pay raise, the biggest […]

12th Annual Spring Katy Home And Garden Show Features New Hgtv Stars

Renovate or Rebuild…Discover the latest home design trends Katy, Texas (December 12, 2017) … Ready to turn over a new leaf in 2018?   In January, the 12th Annual Spring Katy Home & Garden Show will be welcoming HGTV’s newest celebrities starring on the hit series “Flip or Flip Fort Worth.”  The largest home show in West Houston, scheduled January 27-28, 2018 at the Merrell Center in Katy, will showcase the latest in renovation, home design, […]

West Houston Projects Recognized for Sustainability Excellence and Quality Planning Development

Houston, TX – Dec. 8, 2017 – On Tuesday, December 5 the West Houston Association presented its first Sustainability Stars Awards to three organizations for creating innovative, sustainable projects.  It also recognized Newland’s Elyson community as a WHA’s 2018 Quality Planned Development. The West Houston Association (WHA) is a non-profit organization working to improve infrastructure and development to improve the quality of life for the 1.7 million residents and 540,000 employees in Greater West Houston.  It advocates […]

Texas Drilling Permits and Completions Statistics for November 2017

12/11/2017 AUSTIN –– The Railroad Commission of Texas (Commission) issued a total of 1,187 original drilling permits in November 2017 compared to 673 in November 2016. The November total included 955 permits to drill new oil or gas wells, 11 to re-enter plugged well bores and 221 for re-completions of existing well bores. The breakdown of well types for those permits issued November 2017 included 358 oil, 66 gas, 682 oil or gas, 57 injection, […]

Houston Symphony Among Recipients Of Hurricane Harvey Relief Grants Awarded To Arts Organizations And Artists Across Texas  

HOUSTON (Dec. 12, 2017) – The Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) has announced that the Houston Symphony is one of 69 grant recipients of funds from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Mellon Foundation, and State of Texas to assist organizations and artists with costs associated with business interruption due to the hurricane. A total of 52 arts organizations and 17 artists were selected based on the severity of the impact the hurricane […]

Sen. Cruz: ‘Space Policy Directive 1 Reaffirms NASA’s Core Mission’

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness, issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s signing of “Space Policy Directive 1,” which establishes a foundation for a mission to the moon, and beyond. “I am grateful for the President’s signing of Space Policy Directive 1, which reaffirms NASA’s core mission: leading the world in space exploration,” Sen. Cruz said. “Earlier this year, President Trump signed […]

Washington Examiner: Ted Cruz Makes DC School Choice Push

Sen. Ted Cruz with his daughters Caroline, right, and Catherine, in Columbus, Ind., on April 25. Cruz's ongoing school choice push, a topic he has consistently pushed since his 2012 election to the Senate, calls it the "civil rights issue of the 21st century." (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)   

  In Case You Missed It… WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Washington Examiner on Tuesday highlighted U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-Texas) reintroduction of the Educational Freedom Accounts Act, which creates a unique educational choice program in Washington, D.C., empowers parents, and provides opportunity to every public school student in the nation’s capital, including those enrolled in public charter schools. The Examiner article reports: “the Educational Freedom Accounts Act is part of Cruz’s school choice push, a topic […]

Nearly 200 Katy ISD Classes Benefit from the 20th Annual Promise to Read Program  

Photo left to right: Steve Williams, Christian Brothers Automotive Katy Firethorne, Gregg Crenshaw, Katy ISD, Laura Cook, Katy ISD

(Katy, Texas)  – During the month of November, 83 community and business members from across Katy came together to bring the love of reading into almost 200 Katy ISD classrooms during Promise to Read.  This annual initiative is part of a 20-year-old tradition led by Katy ISD’s Partners in Education.  Promise to Read affords the community a unique opportunity to reacquaint themselves with the world of children’s literature by spending 30 minutes reading to a classroom of excited […]

Community to Dedicate SPARK Park at Franz Elementary

Community park features a playground, walking trails, outdoor learning spaces and more What:             The Franz Elementary family invites the community, parents, staff, students and media partners to the official dedication of their new SPARK Park. Due to the SPARK Program and contributions from the local community, this park will be available for public use during non-school hours and on weekends.  It features modular playground equipment, walking trails, picnic tables, outdoor music equipment and learning spaces. […]

Free Repair Advice Available in Chambers and Galveston Counties

AUSTIN, Texas – As Texans repair or rebuild their homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey and subsequent flooding, FEMA and home-improvement stores in Chambers and Galveston counties are teaming up to provide free information, tips and literature on making homes stronger and safer. FEMA mitigation specialists will be on hand to answer questions and offer tips and techniques to build hazard-resistant homes using proven methods that will prevent or reduce damage from future disasters. Most of the […]