Oakbend Medical Center Emergency Room Nurse Receives Pediatric Emergency Certification    

Richmond, Tx– William (Bill) Hamlyn, one of OakBend Medical Center’s ER nurses, has received an advanced certification as a pediatric emergency nurse. Currently, only slightly more than 4,400 nurses that hold the CPEN certification. To qualify to take the certification exam, the nurse much hold a current, unrestricted Registered Nurse license in the United States and must have practiced at least 1,000 hours in pediatric emergency nursing as an RN in the past 24 months. […]

2017 Katy ISD High School Football Standings, Scores, and Schedules

District 19-6A Standings TEAM OVERALL DISTRICT Katy Tigers 8-0 7-0 Cinco Ranch Cougars 8-1 6-1 Strake Jesuit Crusaders 7-2 5-2 Taylor Mustangs 5-4 4-3 Seven Lakes Spartans 4-6 3-4 Morton Ranch Mavericks 3-6 2-5 Mayde Creek Rams 3-6 1-6 Tompkins Falcons 0-9 0-7 Katy ISD High School Football Schedules NOTES: Home games are in bold. Paetow High School opened this semester, and will field its first varsity football team next season. Cinco Ranch Cougars DATE […]

Dewberry Farm Opens Houston’s First Christmas Light Trail

Brookshire, TX (November 8, 2017) – After years of bringing Fall fun to the Houston community, Dewberry Farm is adding The Trail of Lights to the Christmas season. The Trail of Lights is a 1.5 mile wagon ride through the prairie and woods. Guests will enjoy over a million lights dancing to Christmas music. “Nothing can compare to the brilliance of the lights across the country sky while listening to festive Christmas music,” said owner […]

Hotel Stays Extended to Nov. 27 for Eligible Harvey Survivors

AUSTIN, Texas – Eligible Hurricane Harvey survivors receiving Transitional Shelter Assistance (TSA) may receive an extension to stay temporarily in hotels while they look for an alternative place to live. Disaster survivors with a continuing need for the hotel sheltering program may be extended to Nov. 27. However, there is a mid-term eligibility review on Nov. 7 where survivors participating in TSA will receive a phone call, email, and/or text message advising them if they have […]

Katy Prairie Conservancy Presents Unplugged Adventure: Putting Down Roots Volunteer Prairie Planting

You can make a difference! Katy Prairie Conservancy (KPC) is looking for volunteers to help transplant native prairie plants on its 55-acre restored prairie. Participants should dress for the outdoors – wear pants, close-toed shoes, and clothing that can get muddy. It can be chilly and windy on the prairie, so a hat and layers are also recommended. Lunch, snacks, and door prizes will be provided, but feel free to bring your own food if […]

Hiring Red, White & You! Veterans Hiring Fair to Take Place November 9

Sixth annual statewide veterans hiring event to be held in 29 Texas cities AUSTIN – The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), in partnership with 28 local workforce development boards and the Texas Veterans Commission, will host veterans hiring fairs in 29 cities throughout Texas on Thursday, Nov. 9. TWC’s sixth annual Hiring Red, White & You! statewide hiring fair is a joint initiative supported by the Office of the Governor, the Texas Medical Center and the Texas Veterans Commission to […]

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

NHCSAPC collects unwanted prescription drugs October 28 to reduce risk for addiction HOUSTON — The North Harris County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition (NHCSAPC) will host a DEA Prescription Drug Take-Back event on Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., for members of the public to dispose expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs that are potentially dangerous. The medications may be dropped-off at the Harris County Sheriff’s Office – Aldine Storefront at 5202 Aldine Mail Route.  Pills, […]

Here is another Texas Renaissance Festival Giveaway-Drawing Friday October 27th

The next giveaway is as follows: Like The Katy News Facebook page and share with a friend. Tell us why you want to go to Texas Renaissance Festival. How many years have you attended the festival. Tell us if you are reading this from the website or from Facebook. The winner for a 4 pack of tickets will be chosen on Friday, October 27th by 10 a.m.  All entries must be in by then to […]

Oakbend Medical Center Joins Important Centers For Medicare & Medicaid Services Antibiotic Stewardship Project

Photo l to r: OakBend Medical Center's Quality Team: Anne Graves, Cindy Johnson, Helen Maniego, Rose Nabhan, LaToya Bates, BJ Patel, Lisa Schwarz, Soumya Thomas, Sheeba Datta, Darlene Williams, Cynthia Holt and Rakhy Jubin Jacob. 

Promoting patient safety by reducing the spread of antibiotic-resistant infections Richmond, Texas– OakBend Medical Center is one of 482 facilities in Texas participating in the TMF Quality Innovation Network Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) antibiotic stewardship (ABS) project. This Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) quality improvement initiative will promote the appropriate use of antibiotics, improve patient outcomes and decrease the spread of infections caused by multidrug-resistant organisms. These efforts will be focused at the […]