• City Annexes 150 Acres, Expects Commercial Development Announcement

    City Annexes 150 Acres, Expects Commercial Development Announcement

    By George Slaughter The City of Katy has been active in recruiting commercial firms, such as the Amazon Fulfillment Center, to settle on the western side of the city. In this way, the city has brought in sales tax revenues that can not only meet its needs but also enable it to at least keep residential property taxes stable. In recent years, the city has been able to cut property taxes. Monday night, the Katy […]

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  • Santa Helps Light Mayor’s Christmas Tree

    Santa Helps Light Mayor’s Christmas Tree

    By George Slaughter Santa Claus helped Mayor Chuck Brawner and wife Marcy with the lighting of the 46th annual Mayor’s Christmas Tree Thursday night at City Hal, 901 Avenue C. To join the crowd for this Katy tradition, he arrived in style, courtesy of a Katy Fire Department truck with lights flashing and siren blaring. The sleigh and reindeer were parked elsewhere this evening. Santa brought with him an early Christmas gift—he stopped the rain […]

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  • Katy ISD Students Sign with Prestigious Colleges  

    Katy ISD Students Sign with Prestigious Colleges   

    KATY [December 4, 2018] –  Katy Independent School District celebrates National Signing Day events across its high schools.  This is a day when the countless hours of practice, sweat and effort pay off for several Katy ISD athletes, as well as a memorable moment in which high school seniors sign a binding national letter of intent for a collegiate sport. Several Katy ISD signees committed to numerous prestigious colleges across the country and more are expected […]

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  • Fort Bend County Closes for National Day of Mourning

    Fort Bend County Closes for National Day of Mourning

    Fort Bend County Offices will be closed on Wednesday, December 5th, to recognize the National Day of Mourning for the passing of President George Herbert Walker Bush, our Nation’s 41st president.  County libraries will also be closed.  Normal business hours will resume on Thursday, December 6th. County Judge Hebert said, “President Bush was an amazing man, a man who followed a successful business career with decades of devoted service to our nation at many levels. He […]

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  • Katy Finance Director Leaving for Job in Central Texas

    Katy Finance Director Leaving for Job in Central Texas

    By George Slaughter The City of Katy is looking for a new finance director after Becky Wilkins accepted a similar job with the town of Liberty Hill in Central Texas. City Administrator Byron Hebert, who preceded Wilkins in the job, will serve as acting finance director while the city looks for a full-time replacement. The job description has been posted on the city web site. Wilkins leaves with good wishes from her Katy co-workers. At […]

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Graduating Students Receive Ring As Symbol Of University Years                                                                                           

KINGSVILLE (December 11, 2018) — Graduating students from Texas A&M University-Kingsville who purchased an official school ring received them during one of two special ceremonies held Saturday, Dec. 1. Graduates and alumni are able to purchase an official Texas A&M-Kingsville ring. Students have made the ring purchase and ceremony an annual university tradition. The rings symbols reflect the university’s history and traditions. The symbols include the school’s mascot, the javelina, because of its tenacity; mesquite […]

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar Joined by Other Officials for Groundbreaking Ceremony of Texas Bullion Depository

(LEANDER) — State and local officials joined Comptroller Glenn Hegar today at a groundbreaking ceremony for construction of the Texas Bullion Depository. “This groundbreaking is a milestone in what is an historic achievement: the first ever state-administered gold bullion depository,” Hegar said. “I’m very proud of the work my team has done, and I’m thankful for the efforts of (depository operator) Lone Star Tangible Assets to make this day a reality.” The 40,000-square-foot facility will be […]

Texas Bar Foundation Grant Helps Increasing Numbers Young Children Entering Foster Care

The Texas Bar Foundation recently awarded Child Advocates of Fort Bend (CAFB) a $5,000 grant to support the agency’s Positive Parenting Project to address the advocacy needs of babies and toddlers. Children ages 5 and under are among the most vulnerable victims of child abuse and represent the largest age cohort served by CAFB’s Court Appointed Special Advocates Program: 125 infants and toddlers served as of November 12. As new children enter Texas Foster Care daily, the […]

Sens. Cruz, Corker, Reps. Gallagher, Suozzi, Wilson, Moulton Applaud Passage of Bill to Sanction Hezbollah & Hamas for Use of Human Shields

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Reps. Mike Gallagher (R-Wisc.), Thomas Suozzi (D-N.Y.), Joe Wilson (R-S.C.), and Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) applauded the House’s passage of the Sanctioning the Use of Civilians as Defenseless Shields Act (H.R. 3342) to impose sanctions on Hezbollah and Hamas for their use of civilians as human shields. The Cruz-authored legislation now goes to the President’s desk to be signed into law. “I am proud to have worked […]

Sen. Cruz, Rep. Ros-Lehtinen Applaud Final Passage of NICA Act, Soon to be Signed Into Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) today were joined by Sens. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), as well as Reps. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) and Albio Sires (D-N.J.) in applauding the final passage of H.R. 1918, the Nicaraguan Investment and Conditionality Act (NICA), which will soon be signed into law by President Trump. The NICA Act imposes targeted sanctions and conditions U.S. approval of international loans to the […]

Sen. Cruz Participates in Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on Oversight of U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Questions Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection on illegal border crossings and human smuggling WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, participated in a hearing entitled, ‘Oversight of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.’ There, he questioned the Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Kevin K. McAleenan, on the number of unaccompanied minors and family units entering through Texas’ southern border illegally and the dangers and risks […]

Sen. Cruz: ‘Today’s WOTUS Announcement Is Evidence of This Administration’s Commitment to Reining in Federal Overreach and Protecting the Property Rights of Landowners’

Issues statement on administration’s proposal to change ‘waters of the United States’ definition Washington, DC – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ proposal to rein in federal overreach by replacing the Obama administration’s 2015 definition of “waters of the United States” with a clear definition and by creating a cost-effective approach to distinguishing federally protected waterways from state protected waterways. “I am pleased to see the […]

Sen. Cruz Votes in Support of Final 2018 Farm Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) issued the following statement upon casting a vote in support of the final 2018 Farm Bill: “America’s agriculture and farming communities are vital to the fabric of our great nation, and are an enduring legacy of the Lone Star State. This bill includes important safeguards, including crop insurance, for our farmers and ranchers who feed and supply our country. “We achieved some long-needed reforms in this year’s […]

Sen. Cruz, Rep. Meadows Introduce SuperPAC Elimination Act to Expand and Protect Free Speech in Elections

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) introduced the SuperPAC Elimination Act, which expands and protects free speech in elections by allowing unlimited individual contributions to candidates with immediate disclosure, effectively eliminating SuperPACs. As a foundation for meaningful reform, this bill protects the interests of the American people and will serve as a model for how we should approach championing free speech in campaign finance. “Americans want the First Amendment […]

Pacific Poké Opens First of Many Hawaiian Restaurants in Texas in Houston’s Galleria Area

Pacific Poké is building on the viral sensation of poké bowls by offering poké along with more traditional Hawaiian hot food items Houston, TX, December 2018—Pacific Poké is set to open December 17th, 2018, bringing Hawaiian cuisine to Houstonians in the Galleria area. Pacific Poké will serve the current trend-setting poké bowls, along with a variety of cooked Hawaiian items. Poké, pronounced POH-keh, comes from the Hawaiian word poke, which means to slice or cut. […]