• Child Advocates of Fort Bend Christmas Home Tickets Now Available  

    Child Advocates of Fort Bend Christmas Home Tickets Now Available       

    Tickets to the 27th annual Child Advocates of Fort Bend Christmas Home Tour are now available online at www.cafb.org and at Fort Bend area Randalls stores. The Christmas Home Tour features five private homes in Fort Bend County beautifully decorated for Christmas. Neighborhoods and homes vary each year, so guests who have been to the Home Tour before are guaranteed to see something new each year. This year’s homes are in historic Richmond, Lakes of […]

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  • Morton Ranch Defeats Seven Lakes, 34-14

    Morton Ranch Defeats Seven Lakes, 34-14

    By George Slaughter The folks at Morton Ranch celebrated their Homecoming Friday night at Legacy Stadium. They enjoyed a sharp-dressed Homecoming court, and plenty of the traditional mums on the sidelines and in the stands, on a perfect evening for a football game. Best of all, perhaps, was that the Mavericks won their first District 19-6A game of the season, a 34-14 triumph over Seven Lakes. The win improves the Mavericks to 4-5 overall and […]

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  • It’s Party Time with History for Young and Old with the 225th Anniversary Celebration of Stephen F. Austin’s Birth At San Felipe November 3—And It’s FREE

    It’s Party Time with History for Young and Old with the 225th Anniversary Celebration of Stephen F. Austin’s Birth At San Felipe November 3—And It’s FREE

    Texans are no strangers to celebrating special occasions and when you reflect on someone as great as Stephen F. Austin (aka the Father of Texas) celebrating a birthday, you can be guaranteed that it’s going to be a “Texas-size” superb gathering with hands-on programs for all, living history demonstrations including surveying and printing activities, guest authors and lecturers, thematic tours of the grounds, the museum, and much more.  All of these events are scheduled in […]

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  • Commended National Merit Scholars

    Commended National Merit Scholars

    Mr. Tim Gallic, Principal of St. John XXIII College Preparatory, Katy, Texas, is pleased to announce Caitlyn Cano and Elena Welsh have been named Commended Students in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), that conducts the program, will be presented to these scholastically talented seniors. These young ladies have demonstrated outstanding potential throughout their high school years at St. John XXIII College […]

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  • Katy ISD Students Participate in First Time Ever Plein Air Painting Competition  

    Katy ISD Students Participate in First Time Ever Plein Air Painting Competition   

    KATY [October 18, 2018] – Katy Independent School District students step out of their classrooms and into mother nature to experience a different kind of painting and drawing experience known as “plein air”, a French expression for “in the open air”.  For the first time, 25 Katy ISD students will visit Willow Fork Park to create an inspirational on-site art piece which showcases the beauty of outdoor scenes. “Working in an outdoor painting site allows the […]

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Houston Grand Opera Presents Transforming the Human Spirit through Song Featuring Members of the HGO Chorus and HGO Studio at Discovery Green Dec. 15

Holiday sing-along led by HGOco Music Director and Composer-in-Residence Damien Sneed What: Houston Grand Opera presents Transforming the Human Spirit through Song, a holiday sing-along and part of the Seeking the Human Spirit initiative. The holiday sing-along includes members of the HGO Chorus and members of the HGO Studio led by HGOco Music Director and Composer-in-Residence Damien Sneed at Discovery Green. The Dec. 15 event is free and open to the public. Transforming the Human […]

Crafting Enthusiasts Invited To Cinco Ranch Branch Library’s New Share Group

The new “Craft Club at Cinco Ranch” at Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library will meet on Tuesday, December 11, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, in the Multi-purpose Room of the library, located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy. Crafting enthusiasts can share tips, get ideas and inspiration, and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow crafters at this new drop-in event! People of all experience levels – from beginners to advanced – who enjoy any type […]

Family caregivers save Texas billions of dollars

Bob Jackson is the director of AARP Texas.

by Bob Jackson, AARP Texas November is National Caregivers Month, a good time to remember that caregiving affects us all in deeply personal ways. In the words of former First Lady Rosalynn Carter: “There are only four kinds of people in the world: those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers, and those who will need caregivers.” The typical family caregiver is a 49-year-old female taking care of […]

Social Security Specialist To Speak At Cinco Ranch Branch Library

Andrew Hardwick, a Metropolitan Public Affairs Specialist for the Social Security Administration, will present a program on “Social Security 101” on Monday, December 10, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., in the Meeting Room at the Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy. Hardwick will provide an overview of Social Security and the Medicare program. Learn how and when to apply; how early retirement affects one’s benefits; how to maximize one’s benefits; the differences between […]

Military Academy Night at Katy ISD  

KATY [November 13, 2018] –  Parents and students interested in learning about opportunities to be part of the United States armed forces are encouraged to attend the upcoming Katy ISD Legacy Parent Military Academies Night session.  Attendees will learn about the admissions criteria as well as the required process and preparation to be considered a cadet. Academies represented are: United States Military Academy – West Point United States Naval Academy United States Air Force Academy United […]

Young Adult Book Club & Advisory Council For Teens At Cinco Ranch Branch Library

Fort Bend County Libraries offers programs specifically designed for high school-aged teens in grades 9 through 12. The programs provide fun and challenging opportunities for these young adults, who are also encouraged to become active participants in designing and orchestrating new activities for teens in the library system. In December, the Cinco Ranch Branch Library will present the following programs for the Young Adult community. Young Adult Advisory Council – Wednesday, December 5, 4:00-5:00 p.m., Conference Classroom. At this […]

“Stitch Studio For Teens” At Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library

The holidays are around the corner! Young adults in grades 9 through 12 who are looking for creative ideas for handmade gifts are invited to a “Stitch Studio for Teens” workshop at Fort Bend County Libraries’ Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library on Wednesday, December 5, beginning at 4:00 p.m., in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 8100 FM 359 South in Fulshear. Teens will learn different embroidery stitches and make a frame-worthy work of art. All […]

Learn Crocheting Basics At Library Workshop

Learn the basics of crocheting at Fort Bend County Libraries’ Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library on Saturday, December 8, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 8100 FM 359 South in Fulshear. The “Crochet Workshop for Beginners” is a hands-on adult craft class for individuals aged 16 and above. No previous crochet experience is necessary. Library staff member Marie Picon will describe essential tools, materials, and techniques used for crocheting. […]

 Cinco Ranch Branch Library Book Clubs Announce December Reading Selections  

Share your love of reading with other book lovers at one of the book clubs that meet monthly at Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library, located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy. New members are always welcome. The Literary Lunch League Book Club will meet on Wednesday, December 5, beginning at 12:00 noon, in the Conference Classroom. The book to be discussed is the 2018 “Gulf Coast Reads” selection, Bluebird, Bluebird, written by Attica Locke. […]

Libraries To Close In Observance Of Thanksgiving Holiday  

All branches of Fort Bend County Libraries, including the Cinco Ranch Branch Library and the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library, will be closed Thursday, November 22, through Sunday, November 25, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.  Regular library hours will resume on Monday, November 26. Your online library is always open at www.fortbend.lib.tx.us for searching the catalog, renewing books or placing holds, streaming movies and music, downloading e-books, or using the research databases. For additional information, contact the library system’s Communications Office […]