• James. E. Taylor High School to Present Shakespeare’s Midsummer

    James. E. Taylor High School to Present Shakespeare’s Midsummer

    Houston, TX – September 11, 2018 – The Taylor PlayMakers announce their first play of the season, Shakespeare’s riotous comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The classic comedy begins with some rebellious teens, a few mistaken identities, a splash of love potion, and an infamous play-within-a play – creating the perfect recipe for entertainment. On a Midsummer’s night, four young lovers (played by senior James McCann, sophomore Maria Kypriotakis, sophomore Jacob Lewis, and senior Lauren Justman) […]

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  • National Charity League, Inc. Lady Bird Chapter Hosts Back to School Senior Fashion Show

    National Charity League, Inc. Lady Bird Chapter Hosts Back to School Senior Fashion Show

    Katy, TX , September 9, 2018 – This past August, the National Charity League, Inc., Lady Bird Chapter (NCL, Inc.) hosted a Pink Candy Runway Fashion Show at the Westland Baptist Church on Grand Parkway/99.  The Class of 2019 organized the event which has become a back to school tradition for the chapter.  The senior class modeled fashions from Runway 7 (Katy), and jewelry from Fig Tree Accessories (Houston and Rice Village).  Wen Chic Salon […]

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  • City Council Appoints Attorney to Succeed Jones

    City Council Appoints Attorney to Succeed Jones

    By George Slaughter The Katy City Council Friday afternoon appointed attorney Frank Carroll to the Ward A city council seat left vacant by last month’s resignation of J. Gary Jones. Carroll will serve out the remainder of the term, which expires next May. He was appointed earlier this year to serve on the city’s board of adjustment, which deals with zoning issues for the city. Carroll is a partner and shareholder with the Houston law […]

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  • Council Member to Resign Tuesday

    Council Member to Resign Tuesday

    By George Slaughter Ward A Council Member Gary Jones said Saturday that he will resign from the Katy City Council for what he described as “very personal family matters.” The city council will hold a special meeting at 4 p.m. Tuesday to formally consider and accept his resignation. It is the only item on the agenda for that meeting. Jones said things came together “fairly quickly” to persuade his decision. “This is a very personal […]

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  • Katy Tigers Drop Season Opener, 35-21

    Katy Tigers Drop Season Opener, 35-21

    By George Slaughter North Shore took the early lead and never looked back as it defeated Katy, 35-21, Friday night at Legacy Stadium. The game was the season opener for both teams. The Mustangs began the game with an impressive three-play scoring drive. On the first play from scrimmage, quarterback Dematrius Davis completed a 48-yard pass to wide receiver Shadrach Banks. Two plays later, running back Zach Evans scored on an 18-yard run. After an […]

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Cinco Ranch Loses 14-13 Homecoming Heartbreaker

By George Slaughter In tight games, little things can make a big difference. Just ask the Cinco Ranch Cougars, who dropped a 14-13 homecoming game to Cedar Park Friday night at Legacy Stadium. The win improves the Timberwolves, of District 11-5A, to 2-2. The Cougars, meanwhile, fall to 0-4 as they prepare for District 19-6A play against Mayde Creek next week. Some of those little things turned out to big things that favored Cinco Ranch. […]

FEMA grants nearly $52 million to the Texas General Land Office for PREPS program reimbursement

AUSTIN, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $51.9 million to the Texas General Land Office as a reimbursement for the management and execution of the Partial Repair and Essential Power for Sheltering (PREPS) program following Hurricane Harvey. The PREPS program provided emergency repairs and power restoration to single-family, owner-occupied homes. These repairs made the homes safe, sanitary and secure so that the homeowners could return home, rather than shelter in hotels or […]

AG Paxton: Austin ISD Must Respect Religious Liberty Protections Afforded  Churches Under the Constitution and Texas Law  

Ken Paxton

AUSTIN – In a letter today to the superintendent of the Austin Independent School District, Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office cautioned the school district against changing its facilities use policy to ban churches with traditional Christian beliefs from renting its facilities after school and on weekends. Current Austin ISD policy expressly permits churches to rent school facilities on the same terms as all community organizations. However, several members of the Austin ISD’s Board of Trustees […]

Job Growth Continues Despite Winning Streak Snap 

(HOUSTON) The good, the bad, and the ugly appeared in the monthly jobs report for August, according to figures released Friday by Workforce Solutions–Gulf Coast. This month’s reading for the Professional and Business Services sector shows a dramatic drop of 5800 jobs or 1.1 percent. This breaks the winning streak for the sector that’s lasted 20 consecutive months. The biggest loss came from Administration Support and Waste Management and Remediation down 3400 jobs over the […]

Commissioner Meyers to Host Fourth Annual Fort Bend Ranchers’ Ball.

(Fort Bend County, Texas – September 4, 2018) On Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM, 600 guests will be saddling up and riding to the tastes and sounds of the Fourth Annual Fort Bend County Rancher’s Ball at Safari Texas Ranch, 11627 FM 1464, Richmond, TX. Hosted by Fort Bend County Precinct 3 Commissioner Andy Meyers, the “cowboy chic” style ball will include live entertainment from local favorite, Texas Swing Unlimited. […]

Peace of Mind Foundation offering free events for OCD Awareness Week

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Awareness Week: Oct. 7 – Oct. 13, 2018 WHAT: OCD Awareness Week is happening worldwide to raise much-needed awareness for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Peace of Mind Foundation is dedicated to helping those suffering from OCD and other related disorders get connected to resources and support. During #OCDWeek2018, Peace of Mind Foundation will be offering free educational webinars including advocacy, treatment, and professional training. Peace of Mind Foundation extends the invitation to anyone in Houston, Texas, for […]

Harris County Confirms First West Nile Virus Associated Death

HOUSTON – Harris County Public Health (HCPH)  has confirmed a West Nile virus (WNV) related death in Harris County, making it the first WNV-associated death in the county and in the state of Texas for 2018. The patient, whose identity will remain confidential, had underlying chronic health conditions, and is a 45-54 year-old male from Southwest Harris County. “We are devastated to report the first West Nile virus-associated death, and our hearts go out to […]

Theatre Under The Stars Announces the Cast of The Wiz! 

HOUSTON — Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) is excited to introduce you to the cast of its upcoming production of The Wiz! Leading off the cast is Salome B. Smith in the role of “Dorothy”. Smith is a recent graduate of Alabama State University where she performed in many theatrical productions including The Color Purple, Rent and Carousel. Marva Hicks is playing the role of “The Wiz”. Hicks has appeared on Broadway in Motown The Musical, Caroline or Change, and The Lion King. Yvette Clark will play the roles of […]

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar Announces Recognition for Financial Reporting

(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today announced his agency has received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its fiscal 2017 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). The agency has received this honor for 28 consecutive years. The certificate is GFOA’s highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting. “I am proud of the hardworking employees of my office […]

Steven Reineke And Houston Symphony Joined By Versatile Vocalists In A Joy-Filled Celebration Of The Music Of Abba

HOUSTON (Sept. 20, 2018) –  Principal POPS Conductor Steven Reineke leads the Houston Symphony in an evening celebrating The Music of ABBA, featuring the Swedish pop group’s greatest hits at 8 p.m. Oct. 5-6 and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7 at Jones Hall. The six members of the international vocal phenomenon Rajaton, known for their boundless capacity to sing music of any genre, join the Houston Symphony and Reineke in the chart-topping program as they perform ABBA’s infectious […]