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 […]

Help Remains after Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Waller County

AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/federal Disaster Recovery Center in the city of Brookshire will close permanently at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 22. However, help is just a mouse click, phone call or a tap on the FEMA app away. The center is at the following location: Brookshire Volunteer Fire Department 910 Grisham Rd Brookshire, TX 77423 Individuals and businesses in counties included in the Texas federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Harvey and the […]

Dewberry Farm Visitors Discover the Joys of Being on the Farm

Young visitors enjoy feeding the goats at Dewberry Farm (Dewberry Farm photo)

This informative article paid for by Dewberry Farm. By George Slaughter Mary Emerson, of Dewberry Farm, admits she doesn’t have the agricultural background of her husband, Larry. Yet she as much as anyone enjoys watching visitors discover what farm life is all about. “When you see how they enjoy being outside, hopefully with no rain, it’s just such a pleasure to see them experience animals and be able to run free and just enjoy it […]

12th Annual Katy Wine Fest to Support the Brookwood Community’s “Center for Learning”

KATY, TX (October 18, 2017) ­–The 12th Annual Katy Wine Fest hosted by the Cinco Ranch Rotary will be held on Friday, November 3, 2017 at Gallery Furniture off Hwy 99 in Richmond. The event will begin at 7 p.m. and end at 11 p.m. An anticipated 300 guests will be in attendance to raise money for The Brookwood Community’s ongoing training and outreach programs and to continue support for the Center for Learning.  As a result, Brookwood will no longer […]


Texian Market Days: A Living History Festival Saturday, October 21, 2017 at the George Ranch Historical Park RICHMOND – Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of more than 150 years of Texas history at the 34th annual Texian Market Days festival! Set for Saturday, October 21 at the George Ranch Historical Park, the annual folk festival is a community fall favorite benefiting the Fort Bend History Association. Guests can expect a day full of historical activities, including battle […]

Texas Students Pledge to Stay Drug Free at Red Ribbon Rally

Rally at State Capitol Kicks Off National Red Ribbon Week AUSTIN – More than 1,000 Texas fifth and sixth graders participated in the Red Ribbon Rally kickoff event at the State Capitol this afternoon. The rally is the statewide kickoff to Red Ribbon Week, the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the United States, reaching millions of students nationwide. Supported by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, the event is an opportunity to […]

DPS Highlights School Bus Safety Efforts  

AUSTIN – In conjunction with National School Bus Safety Week (Oct. 16-20), the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is urging Texans to comply with laws prohibiting drivers from passing school buses. During this period, DPS Highway Patrol Troopers will be looking for drivers who violate the law. It is illegal to pass any school bus that is stopped and operating a visual signal – either flashing red lights or a stop sign. “Motorists should […]