DPS Releases Texas Gang Threat Assessment

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) today released the Texas Gang Threat Assessment, which was developed to provide a broad overview and update of gang activity in Texas. “The findings in this report are further evidence that the State of Texas must continue to do all it can to proactively and aggressively combat gangs operating in our state,” said Governor Greg Abbott. “Over the last few years, we have expanded the number of […]

Cross Creek Ranch Donates $20,000 to Texana Center

Cross Creek Ranch General Manager Rob Bamford, center, presents a $20,000 check to Kate Johnson-Patagoc, Texana Director of Specialized Services, and George Patterson, Chief Executive Officer of Texana Center. The monies were raised during the 2018 Scarecrow Fest, which drew approximately 8,000 people to the Fulshear community. It will go toward Texana’s capital campaign for its new Fulshear campus.

(Fulshear, TX – Dec. 13, 2018)—Fulshear’s Cross Creek Ranch has donated proceeds from this year’s Scarecrow Fest — $20,000 — to Texana Center. It is the third year the Johnson Development community has raised money through its annual fall festival for Texana Center, a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to change lives every day through treatment for autism, programs for adults with intellectual disabilities and those with behavioral healthcare issues. The funds support the center’s […]

American Legion Oratorical Winner

Sid Puranik, a senior at Tompkins High School, won a $250 college scholarship in the 2018-19 oratorical contest sponsored by American Legion Post 164 in Katy.  He’s pictured on Nov. 28 with Post 164 members Ernie Cormier (left) and Harry Woodstrom.  The next level of competition will be on Jan. 9 in Pasadena for Houston-area winners.  (Photo by Forrest Croom)   (Photo and caption submitted by Greg Clock of Post 164 on Dec. 13, 2018; […]

Graduating Students Receive Ring As Symbol Of University Years                                                                                           

KINGSVILLE (December 11, 2018) — Graduating students from Texas A&M University-Kingsville who purchased an official school ring received them during one of two special ceremonies held Saturday, Dec. 1. Graduates and alumni are able to purchase an official Texas A&M-Kingsville ring. Students have made the ring purchase and ceremony an annual university tradition. The rings symbols reflect the university’s history and traditions. The symbols include the school’s mascot, the javelina, because of its tenacity; mesquite […]

Texas Bar Foundation Grant Helps Increasing Numbers Young Children Entering Foster Care

The Texas Bar Foundation recently awarded Child Advocates of Fort Bend (CAFB) a $5,000 grant to support the agency’s Positive Parenting Project to address the advocacy needs of babies and toddlers. Children ages 5 and under are among the most vulnerable victims of child abuse and represent the largest age cohort served by CAFB’s Court Appointed Special Advocates Program: 125 infants and toddlers served as of November 12. As new children enter Texas Foster Care daily, the […]

Sen. Cruz: ‘Today’s WOTUS Announcement Is Evidence of This Administration’s Commitment to Reining in Federal Overreach and Protecting the Property Rights of Landowners’

Issues statement on administration’s proposal to change ‘waters of the United States’ definition Washington, DC – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ proposal to rein in federal overreach by replacing the Obama administration’s 2015 definition of “waters of the United States” with a clear definition and by creating a cost-effective approach to distinguishing federally protected waterways from state protected waterways. “I am pleased to see the […]

Pacific Poké Opens First of Many Hawaiian Restaurants in Texas in Houston’s Galleria Area

Pacific Poké is building on the viral sensation of poké bowls by offering poké along with more traditional Hawaiian hot food items Houston, TX, December 2018—Pacific Poké is set to open December 17th, 2018, bringing Hawaiian cuisine to Houstonians in the Galleria area. Pacific Poké will serve the current trend-setting poké bowls, along with a variety of cooked Hawaiian items. Poké, pronounced POH-keh, comes from the Hawaiian word poke, which means to slice or cut. […]

Northwest Assistance Ministries Prepares For Distribution Of Holiday Food And Toys  

HOUSTON—Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM) will be distributing food and toys to Holiday Project registrants on Saturday, December 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The purpose of the annual Holiday Project, which consists of a food and toy drive, is to provide local families in need with food and toys for the holiday season. Registration for the Holiday Project began in September, and those meeting eligibility requirements were given food vouchers to redeem for holiday […]

Katy ISD Accepting Nominations for Junior High #16  

KATY [December 11, 2018] – Katy Independent School District is now accepting nominations for the naming of Junior High #16 which is located in the Cross Creek Ranch subdivision in Fulshear, TX.  Growth in the southwest quadrant of the District continues on an annual basis.  This junior high will provide relief to existing campuses that currently house students in surrounding attendance boundaries. Individuals interested in submitting a name can review the Katy ISD Board Policy CW (Local) for […]

Fort Bend Charities Inc. Donates $150 000 To Local Charities

Katy Christian Ministries Back Row L-R : Jeff Cannon (Fort Bend Charities), Commissioner Meyers, Debbie Roesler (Accounting and Human Resources Manager), Kathrine Patterson, (Director of Community Relations), Patti Lacy. Front Row L-R: Lila Smith(Fort Bend Charities), Luz Soto, Carolyn Chandler, Walt Sass(Fort Bend Charities), Becce Slinkard, Jay Morris(Fort Bend Charities).

(Fort Bend County, Texas – December 11, 2018) Fort Bend County Precinct 3 Commissioner Andy Meyers recently presented three $50,000 checks to local organizations on behalf of his charity, Fort Bend Charities, Inc., a 501(c) (3) entity that provides financial support to non-profits in Fort Bend County benefitting those in our community who are struggling to provide for themselves and their families. Through generous donations, and special events like the annual Fort Bend Ranchers’ Ball, […]