Education

Texas raises tobacco sales age to 21 to limit youth exposure and protect health

WATCH VIDEO: MD Anderson applauds Texas for raising tobacco sale age to 21HOUSTON ― The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center applauds the Texas Legislature today for passing Senate Bill 21, which raises the minimum legal sale age for all tobacco products from 18 to 21. The policy, which will go into effect on September 1, 2019, is an important step toward protecting the health of future generations and reducing the burden of tobacco use in Texas. The legislation was […]

Congratulations to our  2019- 2020 Grant Recipients May 20, 2019

Bethke Elementary Lead Teacher: Julie Fish Team Members: Angie Fuqua, Lisa Huff, Annie Abbott, Margaret Morris and Heather Gower Math in Action $5,000

$333,370 Awarded this year! $1,657,142 Million in our first 7 years!     Thank you to our very own Katy ISD Legacy Investors who along with our Groundbreaking, Keystone and Sustaining Investors helped make these big-dreaming teachers’ ideas come to life. Learn more! John Alawneh Elise Allen Caroline Anderson Alicia Anderson Stephen Bennett Audrey Bivens Jami Bookout Sharri Butterfield Lori Cabrera Dawn Carlson-Scruggs Lance Carter Christine Caskey Marla Chavez Joseph Christoffersen Sarah Clark Michael Clifton Denise Cloyes […]

Keller, Redmon Sworn In As Katy ISD Trustees

Lance Redmon takes the oath of office to become a Katy ISD trustee - George Slaughter photo

By George Slaughter The Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees welcomed two new members Monday night, as Donald “Duke” Keller and Lance Redmon were sworn in to office. Keller, an attorney, succeeded George Scott for the position 1 seat. Scott did not seek reelection. Redmon, who is in construction material sales, succeeded Rebecca Fox for the position 2 seat. He ran unopposed for the position, as Fox switched her candidacy for the position 1 […]

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Summer Hours Start June 3             

Fort Bend County Libraries’ summer schedule will begin June 3 and continue through August 23. The summer hours of operation will be as follows: George Memorial Library, 1001 Golfview, Richmond Mon, Thu – 9:00 am to 9:00 pm Tue, Wed – 9:00 am to 6:00 pm Fri, Sat – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Sun – 1:00 to 5:00 pm Albert George Branch Library, 9230 Gene Street, Needville Mon – 12:00 noon to 6:00 pm […]

UHV Library prepares to move into new University Commons

UHV University Commons is nearing completion and is expected to open in time for fall classes. The existing UHV Library will be closed to the public from May 17 to June 2 as it moves into its new space inside the University Commons student center. The library will open on June 3 at the start of UHV summer classes.

Construction on the University of Houston-Victoria University Commons is nearing completion with the library moving at the end of May to the second and third floors of UHV’s first student center. To accommodate the move, the library will be closed to the public from May 17 to June 2. Library resources and services will continue to be available to UHV and Victoria College students and faculty. The library officially will open in its new space […]

Crochet Workshop At Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library will have crochet workshop for beginners on Saturday, June 1, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 8100 FM 359 South in Fulshear. The “Crochet Workshop: Granny Squares” is a hands-on adult craft class for individuals aged 16 and above. No previous crochet experience is necessary. Library staff member Marie Picon will explain how to crochet classic Granny Squares using two […]

Social Security Delivers the Most Popular Baby Names in Texas for 2018

See the list at www.socialsecurity.gov The Social Security Administration today announced the most popular baby names in Texas for 2018.  Liam and Emma topped the list. The top five boys and girls names for 2018 in Texas were: Boys:                                                   Girls: 1)   Liam                                             1)   Emma 2)   Noah                                            2)   Isabella 3)   Sebastian                                      3)   Olivia 4)   Mateo                                           4)   Mia 5)   Elijah                                            5)   Sophia   Nancy A. Berryhill, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, announced last week that Liam and […]

Inductive and Deductive Reasoning in Political Discourse 

The HPRA Friday lunch speaker this week will Joey Milillo, the Programs Manager for the Museum of Fine Arts. Mr. Milillo will tell us about Detective Days and how children get a lesson in thinking logically, a skill they will need in their political lives later. www.mfah.org/visit/bayou-bend-collection-and-gardens/education-programs-bayou-bend/ https://www.livescience.com/21569-deduction-vs-induction.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inductive_reasoning https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deductive_reasoning Detective Days There’s mystery afoot at Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens for sleuths ages 6 and older. Detective Days are self-guided activity sheets that provide a focused activity, challenging a child’s observational […]

Congratulations to our 2019- 2020 Grant Recipients

Paetow High SchoolLead Teacher: Mary Ann MironTeam Members: Courtney Walker andJared EllisonC-3PO-Programming for the Future$4,962

$333,370 Awarded this year! $1,657,142 Million in our first 7 years! May 15 , 2019 Thank you to our very own Katy ISD Legacy Investors who along with our Groundbreaking, Keystone and Sustaining Investors helped make these big-dreaming teachers’ ideas come to life. Learn more! John Alawneh Elise Allen Caroline Anderson Alicia Anderson Stephen Bennett Audrey Bivens Jami Bookout Sharri Butterfield Lori Cabrera Dawn Carlson-Scruggs Lance Carter Christine Caskey Marla Chavez Joseph Christoffersen Sarah Clark Michael Clifton […]

Katy ISD Shines Under the Stars at the Tommy Tunes Awards 

Seven Lakes High School Students Receiving Award

KATY [May 14, 2019] – And the winners are…Seven Lakes High School and Tompkins High School!  During the 17th Annual Theater Under the Stars (TUTS) Tommy Tunes Awards these campuses competed against 43 other Houston area high schools to receive several recognitions for their outstanding work on their full-length musical productions. Seven Lakes High School’s production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast received two awards, one for Senior Jared Guidry as Best Supporting Actor for his role as “Lumiere” and […]