Houston Federation of Teachers: Optimistic Era Starts with New School Board  

HOUSTON—Statement from Houston Federation of Teachers President Zeph Capo on the swearing in of Houston Independent School District Board of Education members: “Last fall, Houston families and voters sent a clear message that they value the voices of educators and will stand with candidates who embrace community-driven solutions to the challenges that face our schools. With the installation of the new Houston Independent School District school board members, we see enormous potential for progress and […]

Disaster Unemployment Benefit Payments for Hurricane Harvey Ending in February

Date: January 18, 2018 AUSTIN – The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) reminds individuals whose employment or self-employment was impacted by Hurricane Harvey and who are receiving disaster unemployment benefits that their payments will end in February 2018. The Disaster Assistance Period for Hurricane Harvey ends Feb. 24, 2018, which means the benefit week ending Feb. 24, 2018, is the final payable week for customers receiving Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) for Hurricane Harvey. As per federal guidelines, TWC will […]

Katy ISD Seeks Community’s Input on 2018-19 Instructional Calendar

January 18, 2018 – Every year, Katy Independent School District receives input from parents, students, staff and community members to develop an instructional calendar for the upcoming school year.  As part of the Katy ISD “Your District, Your Voice” initiative, the District is seeking community feedback on three instructional calendar options. On Friday, January 19, the Katy ISD community will be able to provide their input through the 2018-19 Instructional Calendar survey which will be sent via […]

Katy ISD Promotes Student Enrollment in Pre-Advanced Placement Courses  

January 15, 2018 – Parents of Katy ISD fifth graders who will be attending junior high in 2018-2019 are invited to learn more about the Pre-AP and AP program. Through an educational presentation, the District looks to provide an overview of the advanced academics in Katy ISD which will address commonly asked questions about student participation in Pre-Advanced Placement courses.  Information can be found on the GT and Advanced Academics website under the Quick Links Presentation tab, […]

Free “Sat” Practice Test At Cinco Ranch Branch Library  

Representatives from Princeton Review will conduct a free SAT® practice-test session at Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library, on Saturday, February 10, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy. Students will take a full-length practice SAT test to gain experience and become better prepared for the actual test. The scores on this practice test will only be shared with the student; […]

Katy ISD Seeks Community’s Input on Potential Transportation Changes

January 18, 2018 – As Katy Independent School District continues to grow, providing transportation services to the increasing number of students arriving to the District has become one of many top priorities.  Katy ISD is currently facing transportation challenges which include recruiting and retaining drivers for its current routes, as well as safety concerns with congested traffic in some areas within Katy.  As part of the Your District, Your Voice initiative, input from parents, students, staff and […]

Theatre Under The Stars’ 50th Anniversary Season Celebrates Houston’s Love Of Musical Theatre And Its Leading Musical Theatre Organization  

HOUSTON – Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) has spent the past 50 years serving the Houston community from our first performance at Miller Outdoor Theatre to the more than 300 productions TUTS has staged at Miller, The Music Hall, and now at the Hobby Center. With our 50th Season, we will build upon the legacy, of our founder, Frank M. Young, and confidently step forward into the next 50 years! “Our 50th Anniversary Season is not […]

Presurgical targeted therapy delays relapse of high-risk stage 3 melanoma

First-of-its-kind study indicates pretreatment improves outcomes over standard-of-care surgery Watch to learn more about the trial results from Dr. Amaria HOUSTON – A pair of targeted therapies given before and after surgery for melanoma produced at least a six-fold increase in time to progression compared to standard-of-care surgery for patients with stage 3 disease, researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center report in Lancet Oncology. Patients who had no sign of disease at surgery after […]

Teens Explore Doodles, Dangles, & Tangles At Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library  

Fulshear-area teens can take a break from studying and express their creativity with a special program for Young Adults, “YA: Drawing with Doodles, Dangles, & Tangles,” at Fort Bend County Libraries’ Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library on Monday, February 5, beginning at 5:00 p.m., in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 8100 FM 359 South in Fulshear. In this Young Adult program, teens in grades 9 through 12 will exercise their imaginations by creating masterpieces of […]

Boogie To Celebrate 25th Anniversary

Fort Bend Women’s Center’s largest annual fundraiser, Boogie, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. The event, which raises more than $200,000 every year to support survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in rebuilding their lives, will take place on Saturday, March 24 at The Stafford Centre. To mark its special anniversary, Boogie will be turning The Stafford Centre into Studio 25 and bringing disco back! In addition to great tunes from DJ Rock […]