• 2017 Katy ISD High School Football Standings, Scores, and Schedules

    2017 Katy ISD High School Football Standings, Scores, and Schedules

    District 19-6A Standings TEAM OVERALL DISTRICT Katy Tigers 5-0 4-0 Cinco Ranch Cougars 4-1 5-1 Morton Ranch Mavericks 3-3 3-2 Taylor Mustangs 3-3 2-2 Strake Jesuit Crusaders 4-1 1-2 Mayde Creek Rams 3-3 1-3 Seven Lakes Spartans 1-5 1-3 Tompkins Falcons 0-6 0-4 Katy ISD High School Football Schedules NOTES: Home games are in bold. Paetow High School opened this semester, and will field its first varsity football team next season. Cinco Ranch Cougars DATE […]

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  • EDITORIAL: The Katy News Urges ‘Yes’ Vote for Katy ISD School Bond

    EDITORIAL: The Katy News Urges ‘Yes’ Vote for Katy ISD School Bond

    By Pat Wilson, Owner/Publisher, The Katy News The Katy News urges a ’Yes’ vote in the upcoming Katy Independent School District school bond election. We do so for the following reasons: Katy needs more schools to meet the demands of a growing enrollment. Katy is a destination community. People want to come here because of its high quality of life and educational opportunities. In fact, they are already coming here. According to the district, approximately […]

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  • Dewberry Farm Visitors Discover the Joys of Being on the Farm

    Dewberry Farm Visitors Discover the Joys of Being on the Farm

    This informative article paid for by Dewberry Farm. By George Slaughter Mary Emerson, of Dewberry Farm, admits she doesn’t have the agricultural background of her husband, Larry. Yet she as much as anyone enjoys watching visitors discover what farm life is all about. “When you see how they enjoy being outside, hopefully with no rain, it’s just such a pleasure to see them experience animals and be able to run free and just enjoy it […]

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  • KATY NEWS – SPORTS NOTEBOOK 10-19-17

    KATY NEWS – SPORTS NOTEBOOK 10-19-17

    CROSS COUNTRY by Tom Behrens Tompkins boys and girls runners swept the district cross country championship last weekend, Oct 14, but also earned two spots at the Region III meet. BOYS: The Falcons and Spartans finished the race with 42 points after five runners, highlighted by Tompkins’ champion and runner-up duo of senior Daniel Figueroa and sophomore Cole Lindhorst. Figueroa finished the three-mile course in 15 minutes, 44 seconds, six seconds ahead of Lindhorst. Jonathan […]

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  • Employment – Operations Associate 

    Employment – Operations Associate 

    Award-winning tour operator Ker & Downey is seeking an operations associate. The ideal candidate will be primarily responsible for the daily writing of detailed travel documents (Microsoft Word) including double checking air reservations, correcting supplier invoicing, editing and proofreading for errors in detail and in grammar and spelling, printing the documents and producing a final package to send to the client (UPS). The candidate will also be responsible for keeping inventory for supplies (Microsoft Excel) and […]

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Lt. Governor Dan Patrick Releases First Wave of Interim Charges

Targets Alamo Funding Review & Establishes Select Committee on E-Verify AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is asking the Texas Senate to study 81 additional interim legislative charges in addition to the 25 interim charges he released last month directly related to issues resulting from Hurricane Harvey. Charges for the Senate Finance Committee, the Select Committee on Property Tax Reform, the Transportation Committee, the Health & Human Services Committee, the Natural Resources & Economic Development […]

Katy ISD Choir and Orchestra Groups Recognized as National Winners in Mark of Excellence Awards

October 23, 2017 –  Katy ISD has six winners in the Foundation for Music Education Mark of Excellence Competition.  This national event brings together 278 ensembles from 38 different states.  The following choir and orchestra groups were recognized as national winners: Seven Lakes High School Symphony Orchestra,directed by Desiree Overree, National Orchestra Honors project. Seven Lakes High School Sinfonia Orchestra,directed by Desiree Overree, National Orchestra Honors project. Taylor High School Chamber Orchestra, directed by Clinton Capshaw, National […]

Sen. Cruz Op-Ed in The New York Times: A Pressure Point for North Korea

‘We must tell the truth about the dangerous ambitions of North Korea and once again list it as a state sponsor of terror’ WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today penned the following op-ed for the New York Times urging the State Department to relist North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism. Read Sen. Cruz’s op-ed in its entirety here. Excerpts are available below: A Pressure Point for North Korea The New York Times By: […]

FEMA to Host Hardin County Job Fair for Harvey Recovery Efforts on Oct. 25

AUSTIN, Texas – Exciting opportunities await talented and hard-working Texans who are eager to assist with Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts! Job seekers should bring copies of their resume and be prepared to be interviewed at the Hardin County Courthouse, 300 W. Monroe St. in Kountze, Texas on Oct. 25 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. FEMA representatives will be on-site to meet with potential candidates and discuss the more than 300 available positions helping fellow Texans impacted […]

Cruz, Cornyn Statements on New HUD Resources for Texas Hurricane Recovery

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) today released the following statements after the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced they are directing $57.8 million in previously appropriated and unobligated Community Development Block Grant Disaster Relief (CDBG-DR) funds toward aid for Texans recovering from Hurricane Harvey: “These resources – part of the first wave of funding secured by the Texas delegation – are excellent news for Texas and will be critical in […]

Help Remains after Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Walker County

AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Center in the city of Huntsville will close permanently at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 25. However, help is just a mouse click, phone call or a tap on the FEMA app away. The center is at the following location: Walker Storm Shelter (parking lot) 455 Hwy 75 N. Huntsville, TX 77340 Individuals and businesses in counties included in the Texas federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Harvey and […]

Harris County Disaster Recovery Center to Operate Sundays

AUSTIN, Texas – Starting on Oct. 22, the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) located at the Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 3015 N MacGregor Way, Houston TX 77486, will extend its operating hours to include Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. Recovery specialists from FEMA, the State, the Small Business Administration and other agencies will be located at the center to answer disaster related questions and can help survivors apply for assistance.   When: Starting Oct. 22   Hours of Operation: Monday-Saturday 9:00 […]

Early voting starts Monday – TxDot Grand Parkway widening meeting Tuesday

Early voting starts Monday for school bonds/constitutional amendments We all remember to vote in presidential elections (and hopefully, elections when our state representative is on the ballot), but many of us ignore the opportunity to vote in elections that are much closer to home and have a much more immediate impact on our community and on our tax bill  — school bond elections. Even fewer of us take the time to participate in one of the greatest privileges […]

Disaster Unemployment Assistance Deadline Approaching

Date: October 23, 2017 Individuals from disaster-declared counties may continue to apply for relief AUSTIN –The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) reminds individuals, whose employment or self-employment was impacted by Hurricane Harvey, that the deadline is approaching to file for Disaster Unemployment Assistance. TWC continues to accept applications for DUA from individuals whose employment or self-employment was impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Applications from individuals who live in, work in, or travel through these counties must be submitted by the designated […]

AG Paxton: $64 Million Awarded to Texas Crime Victims and Their Families During Fiscal Year 2017

Ken Paxton

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton announced today that the Crime Victims’ Compensation Program (CVC), which is administered by his office, provided $64 million in financial assistance to Texas crime victims and their families during fiscal year 2017, an increase of $16.8 million from 2016. The reimbursements covered out-of-pocket expenses as defined by Texas law. “The aftermath of violent crimes causes heavy financial, physical and emotional burdens for survivors and their families,” Attorney General Paxton […]