• Six Katy ISD Academic Decathlon Teams  Head to State  

    Six Katy ISD Academic Decathlon Teams  Head to State   

    KATY [February 23, 2019] – It’s a first for Katy Independent School District!  This year a total of six high school teams will be headed to the Texas Academic Decathlon Event to be held on March 8-9 in San Antonio, TX.  The District has the most schools heading to State of all the districts competing at the 5A Large Schools Division level.  Katy, Morton Ranch, Taylor, Cinco Ranch, Seven Lakes and Tompkins high schools will each […]

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  • The Katy ISD Athletic Hall of Honor is accepting nominations for the 2019 inductees into its group

    The Katy ISD Athletic Hall of Honor is accepting nominations for the 2019 inductees into its group

    The Katy ISD Athletic Hall of Honor is accepting nominations for the 2019 inductees into its group. Nominations are accepted in four categories: athlete, team, coach or individuals with special merit. The deadline for nominations is May 17, 2019. To see the qualification requirements for nominees and to find the nomination form google Katy ISD Athletic Hall of Honor. Under “Quick Links” click on “Requirements” and then click on “Nomination Form” under the forms tab. […]

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  • Have you ever DREAMED of visiting ITALY?

    Have you ever DREAMED of visiting ITALY?

    Have you ever DREAMED of visiting ITALY? Well in it’s NEWEST production Cirque Italia is bringing the towns of Italy to you as our majestic ship sails from port to port………Don’t miss your chance to board HOUSTON, TX! We’ll see you Feb 21-24 AND Feb 28-March 3! Each year since its beginning in 2012, Cirque Italia has strived to bring a new UNIQUE experience to the people of the many wonderful towns of the United […]

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  • Katy Professional Fire Fighters Association Endorses Brawner

    Katy Professional Fire Fighters Association Endorses Brawner

    By George Slaughter Mayor Chuck Brawner Monday received the endorsement of the Katy Professional Fire Fighters Association as he seeks re-election against former police chief Bill Hastings. “Mayor Brawner has made the safety of Katy citizens his number one priority,” association president Harry Haynes said. “Thanks to the grant he initiated, Katy was awarded additional fire fighters, saving taxpayers more than $2 million over a three-year period. Thanks to Mayor Brawner’s fortitude, we are christening […]

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  • Mardi Paws’ Crawfish Boil to benefit Dachshund Rescue of Houston

    Mardi Paws’ Crawfish Boil to benefit Dachshund Rescue of Houston

    Patsy’s Pet Market, in conjunction with Pets Global, the founders of pet food brands Zignature and Fussie Cat, will be hosting a benefit to raise funds for Dachshund Rescue of Houston   (KATY, TX.)—February 14, 2019—In light of Meg Rayburn, the 2-year-old dachshund who was discovered severely injured on New Year’s Eve due to an individual setting off fireworks on her back, Patsy’s Pet Market, in conjunction with PetsGlobal, will be hosting a crawfish boil […]

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Texas Children’s Hospital’s Family Movie Night at Levy Park, featuring Trolls, Canceled for Feb. 22    

HOUSTON, February 22, 2019 – Family Movie Night at Levy Park, sponsored by Texas Children’s Hospital and featuring the movie Trolls, has been canceled for tonight due to inclement weather, including possible thunderstorms. “We will be rescheduling tonight’s Family Movie Night as the safety and comfort of Levy Park guests is our first priority,” says Park Director Stephanie Kiouses. “We hope families can join us Mar. 29 for Peter Rabbit, our next free offering for Family Movie Night.” […]

YMCA of Greater Houston to host FREE Sports Clinic February 23

YMCA Sports Fest aims to help kids develop a love for sports Houston – Picture a child working up the courage to go for a goal, surrounded by teammates who are now friends, a devoted coach, and parents. YMCA of Greater Houston welcomes all children into this scene Saturday, February 23 at 9 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. for Sports Fest, a fun, free event designed to help children pick a sport for spring play. Participating locations are offering a choice between […]

Unaccompanied Veteran Burial To Be Held At The Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery

George P. Bush

KILLEEN, TEXAS — Today, Texas Veterans Land Board Chairman George P. Bush announced that on Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. SHARP, the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen, Texas will conduct an Unaccompanied Veteran burial for Specialist Hugh Gary Bryan, a United States SP5 Army Veteran. Specialist Bryan is not expected to have anyone attend his funeral, as no next-of-kin could be contacted. Please help us spread the word and ensure that our United States […]

UHV invites community to attend Homecoming events

The University of Houston-Victoria “Keepin’ it Fresh at UHV” 2019 Homecoming Week starts Monday, and community members are encouraged to attend several events. “We’re excited to invite the community to participate in events that they can enjoy while supporting higher education in the area,” said Hilary Kofron, UHV Student Life director. “We want to bring the Victoria community together and engage them in what’s happening at UHV.” Students, alumni, faculty, staff and the Victoria community […]

Texas Prepaid Tuition Program Enrollment Deadline Approaches (

AUSTIN) — Texas families can lock in today’s cost of undergraduate tuition and schoolwide required fees at Texas public colleges and universities by enrolling their children in the tax-advantaged Texas Tuition Promise Fund®before the close of the current enrollment period on Feb. 28. “It’s never too late to start planning for a child’s college education,” Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said. “Families will find that when it comes to planning for their children’s future education, every little […]

Registration Now Open for Is it Mean?  Is it Rude?  Is it Bullying Session  

KATY [February 21, 2019] – Nowadays bullying has become a well-known term among parents and students.  However, often times other behaviors are categorized as bullying, when they are not. As part of the next Legacy Parent Academy education session entitled, “Is it Mean? Is it Rude? Is it Bullying,” participants will explore the key differences between bullying and being rude and/or mean.  Attendees will learn about the various forms of bullying and how campus administrators are taking […]

Nearly $20 million awarded by CPRIT to MD Anderson

Funds support research, recruitment and prevention in medically underserved areas HOUSTON ― The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center today was awarded $19.6 million from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) to support research, recruitment and prevention efforts. In total, MD Anderson and its projects received 20 percent of the $96 million in awards announced by CPRIT. MD Anderson awards included $12 million for individual investigator research, including awards for clinical translation research, and cancer […]

Early Voting Begins for Special Runoff Election in State Representative District 145  

Houston, TX– Early Voting for the March 5, 2019 Special Runoff Election For State Representative District 145 begins Monday, February 25 and ends Friday, March 1.  During the five day Early Voting period, five locations will be available to more than 70,000 registered voters within the district.  Voters can cast their ballot at any one of the five locations from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.   The Early Voting locations and schedule are as follows: Harris […]

AG Paxton Applauds Gov. Abbott’s Appointment of Brett Busby to the Texas Supreme Court

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton today applauded Governor Greg Abbott’s appointment of Brett Busby to the Texas Supreme Court to replace Justice Phil Johnson, who retired at the end of last year. From 2012-2018, Busby served as a justice on the Texas 14th Court of Appeals. “Brett Busby has an outstanding legal mind and served exceptionally on the Texas 14thCourt of Appeals,” Attorney General Paxton said. “He understands that the role of the judiciary is […]

Nottingham Country Garden Club

On Thursday, March 7, 2019, Nottingham Country Garden Club (NCGC) will feature Don Dubois who will speak on “Butterfly Survival Strategies.” His talk will include three butterfly families, a Swallowtail, a Nymphalid, and a Heliconian. (Spicebush swallowtail, Goatweed leafwing, Zebra longwing). Don is a volunteer at Mercer Botanical Gardens. We look forward to hearing him speak. Meet and greet time begins at 9:30 am and the program will start at 10:00 am, followed by the […]