• Ring in the Holiday with the Texas Renaissance Festival’s Celtic Christmas Weekend

    Ring in the Holiday with the Texas Renaissance Festival’s Celtic Christmas Weekend

    WHAT:   Kick off the holiday season with Texas Renaissance Festival, the nation’s largest, most acclaimed renaissance theme park, as it hosts its final weekend – Celtic Christmas. Enjoy the magic of the season as the Festival transforms into a winter wonderland for a three-day holiday celebration complete with trees, holiday music and festive shops. Celtic Christmas is the final weekend for merchant appreciation. Patrons who spend $250 or more in one purchase can redeem two tickets […]

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  • Brighten Your Holidays  With Brookwood Community’s Iconic Poinsettias Post-Harvey Retail Sales Crucial

    Brighten Your Holidays  With Brookwood Community’s Iconic Poinsettias Post-Harvey Retail Sales Crucial

    HOUSTON, TEXAS, November 20, 2017 – Ho ho ho-liday cheer is filling the air, which means it’s time for Brookwood Community’s abundantly beautiful poinsettia plants to fill homes, businesses and worship centers throughout Houston and surrounding communities. Poinsettias can be purchased beginning the week after Thanksgiving at Brookwood’s four retail locations, and proceeds from these festive holiday favorites will fund more than $500,000 of the community’s annual operating budget to provide a spiritual, educational and […]

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  • SPORTS NOTEBOOK 11-20-17

    SPORTS NOTEBOOK 11-20-17

    FOOTBALL Football Playoff Results – Bi-District Division One – Large School Katy 45, Travis 14 Ridge Point 40, Cinco Ranch 23 Division Two – Small School Strake Jesuit 28, Hightower 10 Taylor 14, Bush 0 Playoff Schedule for this coming week: Division One – Large School Katy vs. Cypress Ranch Noon, Saturday, NRG Stadium Division Two – Small School Cy-Fair vs. Strake Jesuit 6 p.m., Friday, Legacy Stadium Langham Creek vs. Taylor 7 p.m., Friday, […]

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  • Katy Wins Bi-District Playoff Game with 45-14 Victory over Fort Bend Travis

    Katy Wins Bi-District Playoff Game with 45-14 Victory over Fort Bend Travis

    By George Slaughter The Katy Tigers can claim the distinction of winning the first playoff game in Legacy Stadium. It did so with a Friday night with a 45-14 victory over Fort Bend Travis. There was no drama in this one, as Katy scored the first four times it had the ball and took a 28-0 halftime lead. Junior running back Deondrick Glass scored the first touchdown on a two-yard run at the 5:21 mark […]

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  • High School Football Playoffs Begin Friday

    High School Football Playoffs Begin Friday

    By Tom Behrens Marquee playoff matchups are typically hard to find in the first round of the UIL state football playoffs. And in a way, that’s by design. The matchup of the best teams should come later in the six rounds that are required to win an 11-man state championship. How they got here: In the largest two classifications, 6A and 5A, after the top four finishers from a district are determined, they are placed […]

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Lady Spartans Volleyball Team Leaves a Proud Legacy This Season

By George Slaughter The Katy Independent School District slogan is “Be the Legacy.” This season’s Seven Lakes Lady Spartans provided an example of that, making it to the state final for the first time in school history. “I’m just so proud of them,” Seven Lakes coach Amy Cataline told the Houston Chronicle. “They made school history by being the first volleyball team at Seven Lakes to make it to the state tournament, so we’re leaving […]

Fort Bend Women’s Center Opens New PennyWise Store in Katy

Fort Bend Women’s Center’s new PennyWise store in Katy is now open. This is the Women’s Center’s fourth PennyWise store and is located at 323 S. Mason Rd, Katy, TX 77450, between Dollar Tree & Fiesta Mart. The new PennyWise store will feature a full inventory of furniture, housewares, home décor, and men’s, women’s and children’s clothing. There will also be a boutique area with hand selected high quality purses, footwear, prom dresses, cocktail dresses, […]

Sen. Cruz Urges Texans to Register Before FEMA’s November 30th Deadline

Texans affected by Hurricane Harvey have until November 30th to register for individual assistance HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today urged Texans impacted by Hurricane Harvey to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in order to qualify for Individual Assistance by Thursday, November 30th. Texans can register for Individual Assistance at disasterassistance.gov, by phone (1-800-621-3362), or in person. The full video transcript is below, and may be viewed here. “Hi, I’m Ted Cruz. In the […]

Sen. Cruz Praises Justice Department’s Grant Funding for 98 Texas Law Enforcement Officers ‘

Senator Ted Cruz

These funds will strengthen law enforcement officials’ efforts to protect our communities’ HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) issued the following statement praising Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ $98 million grant announced today that provides funding for law enforcement agencies across the country. Nine law enforcement agencies in Texas will receive grant funding, allowing them to hire an additional 98 full-time law enforcement officers. Of those 179 law enforcement agencies across the country that […]

Sen. Cruz Applauds President Trump’s Decision to Re-List North Korea as a State Sponsor of Terrorism

Senator Ted Cruz

The U.S. will no longer harbor illusions about the nature and ambition of the North Korean government HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement praising President Donald Trump’s decision to re-list North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism: “Today’s decision to re-list North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism is a major milestone, and I applaud President Trump for taking decisive action.  This critical designation results from […]

Raising Cane’s To Open Fourth Area Restaurant to Serve Fulshear/SW Katy 

Popular chicken finger brand known for active community involvement set to open in late February FULSHEAR, Texas (Nov. 20, 2017) – Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, the Louisiana-based restaurant company with legions of loyal fans known as “Caniacs,” has broken ground on its fourth Katy-area restaurant at 6717 FM 1463 Road. When the restaurant opens in late February near the intersection of FM 1093 and FM 1463, it will be the 30th Raising Cane’s in the Houston area, 126th in Texas and among more […]

Oakbend Medical Center Emergency Room Nurse Receives Pediatric Emergency Certification    

Richmond, Tx– William (Bill) Hamlyn, one of OakBend Medical Center’s ER nurses, has received an advanced certification as a pediatric emergency nurse. Currently, only slightly more than 4,400 nurses that hold the CPEN certification. To qualify to take the certification exam, the nurse much hold a current, unrestricted Registered Nurse license in the United States and must have practiced at least 1,000 hours in pediatric emergency nursing as an RN in the past 24 months. […]

Exploring Your Faith in Israel

Houston, TX – Evelyn Rubenstein JCC of Houston and the YMCA of Greater Houston invite you to explore your faith in Israel May 27 – June 7, 2018. The trip is for adults 55 and older to travel to Israel to explore, discover and experience the country, the people and each other. You don’t have to be Jewish to explore your faith and be inspired by a real connection in this holy land. Jim and […]

Help Remains after Disaster Recovery Center Closes in DeWitt County

AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in the city of Cuero will close permanently at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. However, help is just a mouse click, phone call or a tap on the FEMA app away. The center is at the following location: DeWitt County Dewitt County Annex (Parking Lot) 200 E. Church St. Cuero, TX 77954 Individuals and businesses in counties included in the Texas federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent floods […]