• Mayde Creek Varsity Girls Win 2nd Place at Donaldson Relays

    Mayde Creek Varsity Girls Win 2nd Place at Donaldson Relays

    On Friday, March 9, the Varsity Girls competed at the Aldine ISD M.B. Donaldson Relays at Bill Smith Stadium in Aldine. This was a very competitive meet with over 25 teams competing. The Lady Rams had an outstanding night and claimed 2nd place! The meet kicked off to a great start in field events. Shania Steptoe earned the Gold in High Jump with a nice jump of 5-2. Alessa King had an outstanding 2nd place […]

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  • Black Bear Diner Opens its First Texas Restaurant in Katy

    Black Bear Diner Opens its First Texas Restaurant in Katy

    By George Slaughter To use a stock market cliché, the Katy area’s growth has many people feeling bullish about the future. On Monday, a family restaurant chain opened its first Texas location in Katy, evidence that Black Bear Diner shares those bullish views—even if a bear is its mascot. Black Bear Diner is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily and is located at 24600 Katy Freeway, between Abuelo’s Restaurant and Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt. […]

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  • Mayde Creek High School Theatre and Fine Arts Recognized for Excellence

    Mayde Creek High School Theatre and Fine Arts Recognized for Excellence

    Houston, TX – March 19, 2018 The past two weeks has brought recognition to the Mayde Creek High School Theatre Company and its students in three separate competitions. On Saturday, March 10th, Mayde Creek High School Theatre Company participated in the District 19-6A UIL One Act Play competition. Mayde Creek’s production of Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson was ranked as First Place, and selected to be one of only three advancing plays to the Bi-District […]

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  • City Updates Its Garbage Collection Policy to Include Yard Waste

    City Updates Its Garbage Collection Policy to Include Yard Waste

    By George Slaughter The Katy City Council Monday night updated its garbage collection policy to include yard waste pickup twice a month. Under the new policy, the city will pick up yard waste, which includes leaves, grass clippings, small trimmings, and so forth, on the twice-monthly heavy trash days. In a presentation to the council, Kayce Reina, the city’s director of tourism, marketing, and public relations, said that up to 15 bags of yard waste […]

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  • Falcons Fall Short in State Basketball Championship

    Falcons Fall Short in State Basketball Championship

    By George Slaughter The Tompkins Falcons boys basketball team can reflect on an historic season, even if it fell short in the state final. On Saturday, the Allen Eagles scored on an almost last-second basket to claim a 49-47 victory and the Class 6A state title at the Alamodome. Allen finishes at 35-5. Tompkins finishes at 32-9. Tompkins’s appearance in the title game was the first time a Katy Independent School District team had made […]

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Aristoi Classical Academy’s Juniors Beat Texas Peers by Over 150 points on PSAT!

In October, Aristoi Classical Academy’s 11th grade students joined thousands of their Texas peers in sitting for the College Board’s PSAT/NMSQT exam. The test not only serves as preparation for the SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test), which is required for admission by most colleges, but is also the qualifying assessment for the National Merit Scholars program. Most high schools provide for the PSAT to be taken by their college-bound students. According to The College Board, juniors […]

Houston Area Sees Better-Than-Expected Job Growth In 2017; All Signs Point To Continued Expansion In 2018

(HOUSTON) The Houston area added 16,900 more jobs in 2017 than originally estimated according to newly revised data published by Workforce Solutions-Gulf Coast. “The Texas Workforce Commission surveys employers on an ongoing monthly basis to get a first look at the employment picture,” said Parker Harvey, senior economist at Workforce Solutions. “Those numbers are then revised up or down based on new data such as the number of workers an employer pays for into the […]

Olson Announces Fort Bend Students Receive Military Academy Appointments

Jack Budzinski

SUGAR LAND, TX – Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) today announced that Jack Budzinski of Fulshear, TX has received an appointment to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and Jacob Szymanski of Katy, TX has received an appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy, both for the fall of 2018. Budzinski is a freshman at Pennsylvania State University, where he has received a 4 year ROTC scholarship. He attended Saint John XXIII College Prepatory, where he was on […]

TIRR Memorial Hermann announces new Chief Executive Officer  

HOUSTON (March 23, 2018) – Today Memorial Hermann Health System has named Jerry A. Ashworth, FACHE, as the new Senior Vice President & Chief Executive Officer of TIRR Memorial Hermann Hospital. As part of his new portfolio, Ashworth will also lead Memorial Hermann Rehabilitation Hospital-Katy and the extended Memorial Hermann Rehabilitation Network.  Ashworth has been serving as interim CEO for the hospital since November 2017 following Carl Josehart’s retirement late last year. “As Vice President of Operations, Jerry […]

Sens. Cruz, Hirono Call on Supreme Court to Release Same Day Audio of Oral Arguments in Trump v. Hawaii

WASHINGTON, D.C.– U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, called on the Supreme Court to make an audio recording of oral arguments in the highly-anticipated Trump v. Hawaii case available immediately after arguments conclude on April 25. In their joint letter to Chief Justice John Roberts, the Senators wrote: “Releasing same-day audio has proven to be a valuable resource for individuals who are […]

Sen. Cruz: Washington Is Failing the American People, But I Will Continue to Fight for Fiscal Sanity

Announces opposition to ‘disastrous’ omnibus spending bill WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement announcing his intention to vote against the omnibus spending bill: “In 2016, the American people voted overwhelmingly for Republicans to change Washington. Now, Congress is poised to do the exact opposite: pass a massive $1.3 trillion spending bill — 2200 pages drafted by the Swamp in the dark of night — that will plunge our […]

Sen. Cruz Questions Secretary Perry in Senate Armed Services Committee Hearing on Future Potential for Pantex

Discusses production capacity, nuclear development, and new Pantex headquarters WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today questioned Secretary of Energy Rick Perry at a hearing regarding the Department of Energy’s 2019 budget request for defense programs. There, Sen. Cruz asked about our nation’s production capacity when it comes to nuclear development, and the potential for expansion at the Pantex plant outside of Amarillo, Texas. Watch Sen. […]

Pattison student won Reserve Champion for Artwork

Pattison Elementary fifth grader Lindsey Kwon recently won RESERVE CHAMPION for her artwork at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.  Her still life titled “The End of a Dusty Day” went to auction where it sold for $22,000.   She created the work using Prismacolor pencils, toned paper, and lots of incredible focus.  She is a shining example of the dedication and grit that Pattison Elementary students show every day.

Chris Botti Returns To Houston For A Weekend Of Impeccable Jazz Music

HOUSTON (March 22, 2018) – Houston Symphony Principal POPS Conductor Steven Reineke welcomes back Grammy Award-winning trumpeter Chris Botti for the jazz-inspired program Chris Botti Returns on March 24 at 8 p.m. and March 25 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in Jones Hall. Known for playing with a uniquely expressive sound and love for romantic melodies, Botti and his electrifying band members perform a program full of exquisite music led by Reineke. The program includes music from […]

Free Income-Tax Help At Fort Bend County Libraries  

Fort Bend County Libraries will again host representatives from the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), who will provide free income-tax-preparation assistance for low-income taxpayers at several locations in the Fort Bend County library system through April 17. Income-tax forms will no longer be available at the libraries, but patrons may use the libraries’ computers and printers to download and print out the forms from the IRS website, www.irs.gov, during regular library hours. A library […]