Announcements

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 Tuesdays, November 13 and 27, 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

FEMA website consolidates resources for governments, nonprofits, survivors

Hurricane Harvey Recovery Portal highlights information about grants, housing and training AUSTIN, Texas — Texas communities will find a wide range of support at FEMA’s centralized online resource for governments, nonprofits and Hurricane Harvey survivors working on their long-term recovery. With a new look, expanded resources and greater accessibility, the Hurricane Harvey Recovery Portal provides round-the-clock access to valuable materials for nonprofits and local, state, federal and tribal governments. “We want to make it easy for […]

DICK’S Sporting Goods Plans to Hire 158 Seasonal Teammates in Houston as Part of “National Signing Day” on October 24  

PITTSBURGH (October 17, 2018) – DICK’S Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS), the largest U.S.-based, full-line omni-channel sporting goods retailer, has announced that it will host its own “National Signing Day” on October 24 to support the Company’s hiring efforts for seasonal teammate positions nationwide. DICK’S is looking for exceptional applicants, passionate about sports, to join the nation’s largest sports team at the following locations in the Houston area: Houston, TX (Galleria, Summerwood, Willowbrook) Friendswood, TX (Baybrook) Humble, […]

Bayou Preservation Association Leads Collaboration Of Environmental Groups For Houston Women In The Environment With Upcoming Events:  

Pictured are the late Terry Hershey, co-founder of the Bayou Preservation Association with Robert Rayburn, current Bayou Preservation Association Board Chair. Photo courtesy of Bayou Preservation Association.

Part of Houston History Alliance’s Tales of Houston Women initiative with nonprofits and educational institutions HOUSTON, October 17, 2018 – The Bayou Preservation Association is leading a collaboration called Houston Women in the Environment with several other environmental groups as part of the Tales of Houston Women initiative, under the auspices of the Houston History Alliance. A series of events produced for Tales of Houston Women take place from Oct. 27 – Nov. 5 and will explore how women have made, and […]

Aristoi Classical Academy Student Awarded Commended Status in National Merit Scholarship Competition

KATY, TX— An Aristoi Classical Academy student has earned the school its first Commended Status in the National Merit Scholarship competition. Henry Botond, a then-junior at the public charter school, was one of approximately 30 students to take the PSAT/NMSQT in its inaugural testing for Aristoi last spring. In order to earn commendations, students must earn above the 97th percentile on the PSAT/NMSQT exam. Traditionally, less than 2.5% of students in the nation score above […]

Commissioner Christian Hosts 86th Legislature Energy Summit

AUSTIN -, Railroad Commissioner Wayne Christian, on Monday, hosted the 86th Legislature Energy Summit — a day long educational forum featuring in-depth discussion and analysis on critical issues facing the energy sector in Texas. The Summit was held at the Texas Public Policy Foundation and kicked off with a panel discussion on ‘Energy and its Impact on Texas’ featuring Railroad Commission (RRC) Executive Director Wei Wang, Senator Bryan Hughes (R – Mineola), and moderator, Texas Oil […]

Golfers in bad pants raised over $500k for babies at Texas Children’s Hospital

Golfers wore their baddest pants, played their best golf and raised more than $500,000 for Texas Children’s Newborn Center at the Clubs of Kingwood last week. The Bad Pants Open, an annual golf tournament now in its 21st year, has raised more than $6.5 million over the last two decades to support continued innovation and excellence in the research, treatment and care of critically-ill and premature infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Texas Children’s. The […]

Theatre Under The Stars Extends Run Of Disney’s Beauty And The Beast!

HOUSTON — By popular demand, Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) has extended the run of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, adding five additional performances. The new performances are: Saturday, December 8 at 2pm and 8pm Sunday, December 9 at 2pm and 7:30pm Sunday, December 23 at 7:30pm Theatre Under The Stars worked with Disney on the creation of Beauty and the Beast in 1993. Beauty and the Beast was Disney’s first venture into the world of musical theatre, and it went on to become […]