Brookshire

The Arc of Katy to Serve Lemonade to Support Teddy Bear Cop Program

The Arc of Katy, a nonprofit organization providing opportunities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, began its 2018 Summer Program Monday, June 4th and on hand to welcome the participants was Katy’s own Teddy Cop, alias, KISD Police Officer, Luis Santiago.  Officer Santiago has become a friend of The Arc of Katy and The Arc of Katy participants are excited to help Officer Santiago with his Teddy Bear Cop program. Officer Santiago works each […]

Public’s Assistance needed to find next of kin

To Whom It May Concern: We are requesting the public’s assistance in locating next of kin for the following deceased individuals. We would appreciate you publishing a brief notice in the next few days in the hopes that family or friends may see the information and contact this office. Sincerely, Sharon M. Derrick, PhD, D-ABFA Identification Manager Forensic Anthropologist The information is as follows: ANDRES AGOSTO-DIAZ – Hispanic Male, 35 Years: Mr. Agosto-Diaz died at […]

Transitional Shelter Assistance deadline extended to June 30 for some survivors as efforts continue to help Texans move to permanent housing

AUSTIN, Texas – Eligible Hurricane Harvey survivors receiving Transitional Shelter Assistance (TSA) may receive an extension to stay in hotels until June 30, with check-out on July 1, as they continue working toward a permanent housing solution. This is the seventh and final extension of the temporary sheltering program. Key dates: May 31 – Last day of eligibility under current extension period June 30 – End of approved extension period July 1 – Final check-out of […]

Autistic teen organizes 20K Bike Rally

Fifteen-year old Grant Zollinger from Katy has organized a hugely successful bike rally for the residents of the Brookwood Community, in spite of his own daily struggles with autism. A freshman at Tompkins High School, Grant had to work harder than most of his peers on his Eagle Scout project. He is proof that a big heart and a lot of determination can achieve great things. Thanks to Grant’s efforts, over 50 citizens of Brookwood, […]

DPS Reminds Texans to Prepare for Hurricane Season Now  

AUSTIN – With the hurricane season less than one month away, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) urges all Texans to use Hurricane Preparedness Week to learn how to protect themselves and their families from hurricanes and tropical storms. Hurricane season starts June 1 and continues through Nov. 30. “Hurricane season is unpredictable, and as we saw last year with Hurricane Harvey, these powerful storms can cause dangerous conditions and leave behind major devastation,” said Texas […]

We Need Cat Fosters!

Daily intake requests are coming in for cats and kittens, and we are out of room. We want to say YES and get these guys someplace safe, but we can’t without help. If you have space in your home for adult cats, a nursing mother and her kittens, or have experience bottle feeding kittens, please reply to this email! Coming Up at the Shelter! Kroger For Your Pets Adoptions: Saturday, May 5 – 9:00 am – 1:00 pm […]

New Museum in San Felipe Shares the Story of Early Texas

A statue depicting early Texas settlers stands in front of the Stephen F. Austin State Historic Site Museum (George Slaughter photo)

By George Slaughter At one time, before cities such as Austin, Dallas, or Houston even existed, San Felipe was the second-largest town in Texas, after San Antonio. The town itself, the site of which was just north of Interstate 10 between Brookshire and Sealy, was burned during the Texas Revolution of 1836 and never recovered. On Friday, a new, 10,000-square foot interpretative museum was dedicated at the Stephen F. Austin State Historic Site tells the […]

Time to Stock up on Disaster Supplies Emergency Preparation Supplies Tax Free Weekend, April 28-30

(Harris County, TX) – The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management reminds residents that the weekend of April 28-30 has been designated as an Emergency Preparation Supplies Sales Tax Holiday. This tax-free holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, April 28, and ends at midnight on Monday, April 30. There is no limit on the number of qualifying items you can purchase and you do not need an exemption certificate. “We need to […]

Assistance to find family of Deceased Persons

We are requesting the public’s assistance in locating next of kin for the following deceased individuals. We would appreciate you publishing a brief notice in the next few days in the hopes that family or friends may see the information and contact this office. Sincerely, Sharon M. Derrick, PhD, D-ABFA Identification Manager Forensic Anthropologist The information is as follows: JACEK WIECKO – White Male, 75 Years: Mr. Wiecko died in the 10300 block of Lands […]