• West Memorial Tiger Sharks Win Trophy in their Division

    West Memorial Tiger Sharks Win Trophy in their Division

    West Memorial Tiger Sharks finished out their swim season with a win in their division this year. The team was undefeated and took home the trophy for their division. Please congratulate any team members you sea for a great season.  Well done.

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  • Tan is Out as Katy Police Adopt New Uniforms

    Tan is Out as Katy Police Adopt New Uniforms

    By George Slaughter Katy police officers are getting new uniforms and a new look. The familiar two-tone with tan is being phased out to a dark blue look. Police Chief Noe Diaz said the new uniforms are more cost-effective and easier to acquire. It’s becoming a trend around the Greater Houston area. Diaz said he couldn’t think of any other municipality in Harris County with a two-tone uniform. Even though the tan is being retired, […]

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  • Katy to Explore its Options for Livestreaming its Council Meetings

    Katy to Explore its Options for Livestreaming its Council Meetings

    By George Slaughter Ward A Council Member Frank Carroll said he hoped to get the ball rolling on the city livestreaming its city council meetings. Monday night, the council voted to authorize City Administrator Byron Hebert to begin gathering information for review and discussion. Hebert and selected city staff will present the information at a workshop, the time and date for which are yet to be determined. Council members will use this information to decided […]

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  • Katy City Council to Consider Livestreaming Its Meetings

    Katy City Council to Consider Livestreaming Its Meetings

    By George Slaughter Ward A Council Member Frank Carroll is championing a proposal to authorize City Administrator Byron Hebert and city staff to gather information from other cities on how they livestream and archive the recordings of their meetings. With this information, Katy could issue a request for proposals for a similar setup. Carroll is working with Mayor Pro Tem Durran Dowdle on the issue. Carroll said the Fulshear and Houston city councils, along with […]

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  • 36 Katy boys in Austin for Texas Boys State 2019

    36 Katy boys in Austin for Texas Boys State 2019

    Thirty-six boys from Katy-area high schools are attending the weeklong Texas Boys State 2019, which began June 9 in Austin. The Katy boys are among hundreds from all parts of Texas who are learning about various forms of American government.  Each boy becomes a part of the operation of his local, county, and state government. Two boys from Texas will be selected to attend The American Legion’s Boys Nation convention in July in Washington. Members […]

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Sens. Cruz, Barrasso, Inhofe, Toomey, Kennedy, Wicker, Lee, Enzi, Cassidy Urge Administration to Uphold the Rule of Law and Block Senate Democrats’ Efforts to Roll Back President Trump’s Energy Independence Accomplishments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Pat Toomey (R-Penn.), John Kennedy (R-La.), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.) today urged Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler to stand with the hardworking men and women of small refineries across the country, and block Senate Democrats’ attempts to roll back President Trump’s energy independence accomplishments. Recently 12 Senate Democrats, five of […]

AG Paxton, FTC Announce New Crackdown on Illegal Robocalls

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton, in cooperation with the Federal Trade Commission, today announced a major crackdown on illegal robocalls, including nearly 100 actions targeting operations around the country responsible for more than one billion calls – pitching everything from fraudulent credit card services to auto warranty protection. The joint crackdown, “Operation Call it Quits,” is part of the FTC’s ongoing effort to help stem the tide of annoying and unsolicited pre-recorded telemarketing calls. […]

Olson Slams Democrats For Playing Politics With Humanitarian Crisis

WASHINGTON, DC– Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX) issued the following statement after opposing the Democrats inadequate emergency border spending bill: “57 days ago, President Trump requested emergency supplemental funding for the exploding humanitarian crisis along our porous southern border. House Democrats do not want to stop the humanitarian crisis. If they did, they would have made an effort to pass something that has a chance to pass the Senate and be signed into law by the president. […]

Olson & Mceachin Applaud Adoption Of Their Amendment To Prevent Fraudulent And Abusive Robocalls

WASHINGTON, DC – Today Congressman Pete Olson (TX-22) and Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) issued the following statements after their bipartisan amendment—identical to the text of the bipartisan legislation they introduced last week, the Locking Up Robocallers Act of 2019—was adopted during consideration of H.R. 3375, the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act. The amendment directs the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to provide evidence of unlawful robocall violations to the attorney general. It would also require the FCC to publish and […]

Katy ISD Ranks in Forbes List of Best Employers in Texas  

KATY [June 25, 2019] – Looking to work for one of the “best-liked” organizations by its employees?  That search is closer than many might think.  Katy Independent School District was recently identified by Forbes Magazine as one of the Best Employers in Texas.  In fact, it was the only school district in Texas to be included in the list of top 25 employers. “To be one of only two school districts included on the Forbes Best Employers in […]

Katy ISD Names New Principal for Beckendorff Junior High  

KATY [June 25, 2019] –  When the school bell rings to welcome the start of the 2019-20 school year, Beckendorff Junior High students and parents will notice a new face as part of their campus family. Today, Katy Independent School District Superintendent Ken Gregorski appointed Paul Moussavi as the new principal of Beckendorff Junior High (BDJH).  Mr. Moussavi’s possesses 19 years of experience in public education, which include roles as principal, assistant principal and classroom teacher. […]

Bohemian Rhapsody” Rocks Jones Hall This Summer As The Houston Symphony Performs The Music Of Queen

HOUSTON (June 25, 2019) – The Houston Symphony’s Bank of America Summer Sounds Series gets set to rock Jones Hall with The Music of Queen. This two-night-only program brings Queen’s unforgettable hits amped up by a full rock band, the Houston Symphony, and a star rockin’ vocalist at 7:30 p.m. on July 5 and 6. The Houston Symphony, augmented by a full rock band, covers a set list of Queen’s iconic hits like “We Are the Champions,” […]

Teagan Settle Awarded Thomas Dugan Raffen Memorial Scholarship  

San Marcos, TX — This June, Texas State University junior Teagan Settle was named as the 2019 recipient of the Thomas Dugan Raffen Memorial Scholarship ($2,000). Tommy Raffen was an exceptional student, leader and friend to many across campus. He served as President of his fraternity, Phi Delta Theta, and was a member of Student Foundation and Order of Omega.  Tommy maintained this level of campus leadership while working to pay his way through school.  […]

Katy ISD Teachers and Employees to See Six Percent Pay Increase

KATY [June 24, 2019] – This coming school year all Katy ISD employees will receive an approximate six percent pay increase, while teachers and instructional paraprofessionals will have the opportunity to earn up to eight percent. The additional two percent increase for those teachers and paraprofessionals will derive from an attendance-based performance incentive. The base salary increase for employees will come in the form of an approximate four percent raise, with two other lump sums during […]

Houston Area Mcdonald’s Restaurants Reward Undistracted Driving

More Than 300 Locations Parter With Safe 2 Save HOUSTON, TEXAS – Safe driving app, SAFE 2 SAVE, announced a new partnership with the McDonald’s owner/operators of Greater Houston to encourage road and community safety. Beginning June 24, SAFE 2 SAVE app users will be able to cash in their points for free food* at more than 300 McDonald’s locations across the Greater Houston area. Currently, Houston is the number one most distracted driving city in […]