• Regular Board Meeting of the Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees

    Regular Board Meeting of the Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees

    Attached is an agenda for the Regular Board Meeting of the Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees to be held on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 in the Education Support Complex Board Room located at 6301 South Stadium Lane, Katy, Texas 77494.  The Closed Meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m.  The Open Meeting will begin at approximately 6:30 p.m.

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  • Twenty-One Katy ISD Schools Receive Texas Honor Roll Distinction  

    Twenty-One Katy ISD Schools Receive Texas Honor Roll Distinction   

    KATY [May 24, 2018] – Out of its 67 campuses, Katy Independent School District is proud to announce that this year, 21 were named a Texas Honor Roll School by the Educational Results Partnership (ERP) and the Institute for Productivity in Education (IPE). “What a great way to end the school year by receiving this prestigious recognition.  This distinction speaks volumes of the great things happening in our schools. It takes a village to educate a child and […]

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  • City Renames Katy Heritage Museum to Honor Former Mayor Nelson

    City Renames Katy Heritage Museum to Honor Former Mayor Nelson

    By George Slaughter Katy city officials Thursday renamed and reopened the city-owned Katy Heritage Museum to honor the late former Mayor and City Administrator Johnny Nelson. The Johnny Nelson Katy Heritage Museum, 6002 George Bush Drive, was renamed for the former mayor and city administrator, who died in January at age 79. The museum, like many Katy homes and businesses, sustained considerable flooding damage from last year’s hurricane. Rehabilitating the building and its exhibits was […]

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  • Katy ISD Announces Valedictorians and Salutatorians for its Seven High Schools

    Katy ISD Announces Valedictorians and Salutatorians for its Seven High Schools

    KATY [May 24, 2018] – Katy ISD is proud to announce the top two students from each high school who are ranked highest academically in their respective graduating classes.  These students have worked extremely hard from the very first day of their ninth grade year until the last day of their senior year.  Many of them are now moving on to prestigious colleges and universities throughout the nation.  The 2017-2018 valedictorians and salutatorians are: Cinco Ranch […]

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  • Katy ISD Announces Director of Purchasing  

    Katy ISD Announces Director of Purchasing   

    KATY [May 23, 2018] – During the monthly Katy Independent School District Work Study meeting, the Board of Trustees announced Gloria Truskowski as the new director of purchasing. “To work for such a great school district is an honor.  I look forward to creating new relationships and contributing to a department that is vital to the overall function of Katy ISD,” said Truskowski.  “As a thriving school district, devoting my skills to its success is one […]

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Sen. Cruz Joins Effort to Rein in Wasteful and Unnecessary Spending

Cosponsors bill to implement the $15 billion in rescissions President Trump requested HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today with Sens. Mike Lee (R-Utah), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), John Kennedy (R-La.), Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), and David Perdue (R-Ga.) cosponsored a bill to implement the rescissions President Trump has requested with his authority under the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act. This bill […]

Senate Armed Services Committee Includes 30 Cruz Amendments in Markup of the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act of 2019

‘There is no better way to lead our country during tumultuous times than peace through strength’ HOUSTON, Texas – This week, the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) completed the markup process for the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019, including over 30 provisions led by U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). “There is no better way to lead our country during tumultuous times than peace through strength, and ensuring our military is […]

Subtropical Storm Alberto Forms, Not a Threat to Texas

What is the danger? The first named storm of the 2018 Hurricane Season, Subtropical Storm Alberto, has formed in the eastern Gulf Coast, but is not a threat to Texas.   What you need to do: While Subtropical Storm Alberto will not impact Texas, the start of Hurricane Season is less than a week away on June 1st. All residents should have a plan for tropical weather. If you live in an evacuation zone and will need assistance […]

Texas’ Water-Efficient Products and ENERGY STAR® Sales Tax Holidays: Lesser Known Facts

  While our office estimates Texas shoppers will save $10.7 million in state and local sales tax during the Memorial Day weekend, these tax holidays are still not widely known. (The Water-Efficient Products Sales Tax Holiday is only in its third year!) We’ve put together media resources in English and Spanish — downloadable graphics, audio and video — to make it easy for you to share with Texans. We will also provide answers to frequently asked questionsabout the tax holidays on our […]

Bipartisan Bill Improves Protections for American Victims of International Terrorism

Bill clarifies & restores Congressional intent of 1992 Law AUSTIN, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today joined Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) in introducing legislation to protect American victims of international terrorism and ensure access to compensation for those impacted by acts of terror. The Anti-Terrorism Clarification Act of 2018 makes needed improvements to the Antiterrorism Act of 1992 to better ensure that American victims of international terrorism […]

Animal Legislation Group Urges Pet Owners to Make Plan for Pets in Advance of Hurricane Season  

Austin, TX – May 24, 2018 – Hurricane season officially begins in just a few days, and one statewide organization is urging pet owners to make sure their evacuation plans include a plan for their pets. The Texas Humane Legislation Network said Texas pet owners, especially those living in hurricane- and flood-prone areas, need to take their pets into account when devising a plan for hurricane season, which begins June 1 and goes through the […]

AG Paxton Commends Trump Administration Proposal to Allow Health Providers to Follow Conscience in Federal Title X

Ken Paxton

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton today applauded a Trump administration proposal to continue updating Title X regulations by allowing family planning services that receive Title X funding to eliminate abortion counseling and referrals from their services. As previously announced, the proposal also ensures statutory prohibition on funding programs that advocate for abortion as a form of “family planning,” and mirrors requirements put in place during the Reagan-era and upheld by the Supreme Court in Rust v. […]

Mitigation specialists invite all Texans to talk preparedness May 29-June 2

AUSTIN, Texas – Join the nearly 33,000 Texans who have learned how to prepare their homes for natural disasters from FEMA mitigation specialists at local home improvement stores. Get ready for spring floods and for hurricane season, which begins June 1. Meet with a mitigation specialist to get tips and techniques on how to repair and build hazard-resistant homes using proven methods to prevent future flood damage. Specialists are eager to meet with anyone who has […]

Sen. Cruz Participates in Roundtable Discussion with Gov. Abbott, Local Law Enforcement Officials, and Community Members on School Safety

 Met with victims and survivors of the Santa Fe High School, Alpine High School, and Sutherland Springs church shootings AUSTIN, Texas – Today, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) participated in a roundtable discussion with Gov. Greg Abbott, local law enforcement officials, and the victims and survivors of the Santa Fe High School, Alpine High School, and Sutherland Springs church shootings on the topic of school safety. Still photos of Sen. Cruz’s visit may be viewed here. […]