• Katy Boy Scout Troop Makes a Historic Find

    Katy Boy Scout Troop Makes a Historic Find

    By George Slaughter Boy Scouts from Katy have found and marked a historic West Texas hanging tree where, in the late 1800s, some cattle rustlers met their fate. The tree, part of a site that became known as Rustler’s Flat, is part of the Buffalo Trails Scout Ranch, near Fort Davis. In the late 19th Century, a group of cattle rustlers stole cattle, butchered it, and sold the meat to soldiers at the U.S. Army […]

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  • Color for a Cause benefits The Arc of Katy

    Color for a Cause benefits The Arc of Katy

    The Cinco Ranch High School Future Business Leaders of America hosted a Color for a Cause Run benefiting The Arc of Katy earlier this spring. The event co-chairs, Merium Hashmi and Elizabeth Xu and FBLA sponsor Derek Spier recently visited The Arc of Katy to present a check for the $5,500 raised from the successful event. Photo to be sent separately – L-R Carolyn Kares, Arc Program Committee Chairman, Arc Participant Brandon Sepeda, and Fred […]

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  • City Awards Bid for Drainage Improvements in Pine Forest

    City Awards Bid for Drainage Improvements in Pine Forest

    By George Slaughter Mayor Chuck Brawner has described the Pine Forest subdivision as Katy’s “ground zero” for last year’s hurricane flooding. Monday night, the Katy City Council awarded an $4.4 million to Reytec Construction Resources of Houston for drainage improvements to the Pine Forest Subdivision. The neighborhood is bordered by Morton Road on the north, the Magnolia Ditch on the south, Cane Island Branch on the west, and Avenue D on the east. Last November, […]

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  • Katy ISD 2018-19 Free and Reduced Meal Program  

    Katy ISD 2018-19 Free and Reduced Meal Program   

    KATY [June 5, 2018] – Katy Independent School District announces its policy for providing free and reduced-priced meals for children eligible under the current guidelines found at www.squaremeals.com.  Parents can begin their new application process for the 2018-19 school year beginning the first week of August 2018. Children living in households whose income is at or below the federally approved levels based on household size may be eligible for free or reduced-price meals.  Transfer students approved for […]

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  • Two Katy ISD High Schools are “Best in Houston Area”  

    Two Katy ISD High Schools are  “Best in Houston Area”   

    KATY [July 3, 2018] – Looking for a good high school for your child?  Look no further. Katy ISD is known to have some of the best schools in the area, and just recently Cinco Ranch High and Seven Lakes High were recognized as part of the top 100 list of “the best high schools in the Houston area for 2018” according to the nonprofit organization Children at Risk. For 13 years, Children at Risk has […]

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Sen. Cruz: For Those of Us Who Fight Every Day for Fiscal Sanity, the ‘Pig Book’ Is an Invaluable Tool and Resource

Participates in Citizens Against Government Waste 2018 Congressional Pig Book press conference WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today attended the Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) 2018 Congressional ‘Pig Book’ press conference, where he discussed his opposition to wasteful earmark spending. “The annual ‘Pig Book’ has been described as the most unpopular book in Washington,” Sen. Cruz said. “With some politicians, I guess that might make it tied with the U.S. Constitution and […]

Texas Prepaid Tuition Program Enrollment Deadline Approaches

(AUSTIN) — Texas families have until midnight on July 31 to enroll their newborns in the Texas Tuition Promise Fund® and pay this year’s rates for all or some future tuition and schoolwide required fees at Texas public colleges and universities. Newborns are children younger than 1 year old at the time of enrollment. Under the Texas Tuition Promise Fund, the state’s prepaid college tuition program, participants can purchase tuition units and lock in future costs of […]

The Union Kitchen, Jax Grill Expanding To Katy In 2019

GR8 Plate Hospitality Announces Plans For New Locations HOUSTON (July 18, 2018) – Paul Miller and Gr8 Plate Hospitality are bringing their popular Inner Loop concepts to Katy. Miller, a longtime Katy resident, has signed a lease to open his sixth The Union Kitchen and third Jax Grill at NewQuest Properties’ Stableside at Falcon Landing, a 34.4-acre development at Gaston Road and Falcon Landing Boulevard in the Cinco Ranch area. The Union Kitchen will occupy […]

Fayette County Fair in La Grange Generates Great Mix of History and Cultures with Tradition (in the Heart of Texas)

Thursday, August 30-Sunday, September 2  Tried and true history with that great mix of cultures and tradition brings that recipe for success to the Fayette County Fair in La Grange year after year.  And what better way to celebrate the close of summer than at a good old fashioned fair. Delve into those precious memories of venues, music, and events for all ages–always held Labor Day weekend and this year beginning Thursday, August 30 and […]

Sen. Cruz: There Is Bipartisan Will to Address the Backlog of Untested Rape Kits

Questions Department of Justice official on efforts to address backlog of untested rape kits WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, today participated in a hearing titled ‘Promoting Justice for Victims of Crime: Examining the Federal Investment in DNA Analysis.’ There, he questioned Director Gerald LaPorte from the Office of Investigative and Forensic Services on the Department of Justice’s efforts to address the backlog of untested rape […]

Katherine Tyra Branch Library @ Bear Creek

Houston, TX – July 17, 2018 – Katherine Tyra Branch Library @ Bear Creek is proud to present several exciting upcoming events and activities for the week of July 30 to August 4.  All are welcome to attend. Upcoming Events Computer Help by Appointment Monday, July 30   3:00 PM to 3:30 PM,   AND Monday, July 30   3:30 PM to 4:00 PM Reserve a 30 minute session to troubleshoot an issue with your computer, tablet or […]

— Thursday — Alamo Roadshow to stop in Sealy Thursday evening

Join the Alamo at the San Felipe de Austin Museum to discuss the future of the Shrine of Texas Liberty Attendees are invited to bring historic artifacts and family treasures to discuss with historians and curatorial staff SAN ANTONIO – The Alamo has hit the road for the second installment of the Alamo Roadshow and will be stopping at the San Felipe de Austin Museum in Sealy on Thursday, July 19, at 6 p.m. The first Alamo Roadshow […]

USDA Offers $4 Billion in Loan Funds for Water Systems and Wastewater Treatment Plants  

TEMPLE, TX, July 17, 2018 – USDA’s Rural Utilities Service has more than $4 billion in Direct Loan funds available for rural community water and wastewater system improvements; nearly triple the normal annual obligation. The funding is available for small towns (population of 10,000 or fewer) to construct a water tank, install new water or sewer lines, or build a waste water treatment plant along with a myriad of other projects. USDA’s Water and Environmental Program […]

Fall Katy Home And Garden Show September 8-9, 2018 Popular Home Show Presents Fall Inspiration And Vintage Market  Unveils Texas-Size Ingenuity In Tiny Home Village

WHAT:                 Fall in love with the latest trends in home design at the Fall Katy Home and Garden Show, where Texas-size ingenuity will be on full display including the unveiling of a Tiny Home Village, Vintage Market, Kitchen & Bath Idea Center and much more. This community favorite is back with two buildings over-flowing with inspiration, including over 200 industry experts specializing in home décor; kitchens & baths; flooring; paint; home remodeling and more. Master […]

AG Paxton Commends Department of Labor for Heeding His Request to  Rescind the Unlawful Obama-Era Persuader Rule

Ken Paxton

AUSTIN – Attorney General Paxton today commended the U.S. Department of Labor after it rescinded the Obama-era Persuader Rule, which violated the federal Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act. In November 2016, Attorney General Paxton won a permanent nationwide injunction against the Persuader Rule, when a federal judge ruled that it was unlawful and would have required attorneys to make public confidential information protected by attorney-client privilege. A month later, Texas and a coalition of 10 states won […]