Bridge Night At Cinco Ranch Branch Library  

Bridge players of all ages and skill levels – from beginners to advanced – are invited to practice their strategies and share tips with others at a monthly “Bridge Night @ Cinco Ranch” on Tuesdays, May 1 and 15, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., in the Meeting Room at Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library, located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy. The library will provide a fun, relaxed setting where Bridge players can […]

Weekly Children’s Programming At Cinco Ranch Branch Library Takes A Break In May

In preparation for Fort Bend County Libraries’ Summer Reading Club, which begins May 28, the regularly-scheduled children’s programs at all locations in the Fort Bend County library system, which includes the Cinco Ranch Branch Library, will NOT take place in May. The weekly children’s programs – such as Toddler Time, Story Time, and the After-School Breaks/School-Age Programs – will resume their summer schedule in June. For more information, call the library system’s Communications Office (281-633-4734) […]

New Katy ISD Agricultural Sciences Center Coming Soon!

**Rescheduled date due to effects of weather** KATY [April 22, 2018] –  With one of the largest Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter in the nation, Katy Independent School District is proud to announce the groundbreaking of its new Agricultural Sciences Center.  Invaluable educational experiences involving plants and raising farm animals will take place at this new state-of-the-art facility. Thus, Katy ISD continues serving as an outstanding training ground for the next generation of farmers, scientists, […]

HFT Rejects Energerized for Excellence to Run Schools

HOUSTON—Numerous troubling questions about the private nonprofit charter school operator Energized for Excellence Academy and the Texas for-profit Educational Learning and Enrichment Center Inc. make them a risky choice to operate 10 low-performing Houston public schools, the Houston Federation of Teachers said today. At a news conference, HFT President Zeph Capo urged the school board to reject the Houston Independent School District’s selection of Energized for Excellence Academy to run the schools. Its founder and […]

Join the #1 School District in the Houston Area  

KATY [April 6, 2018] – Calling all educators to Katy Independent School District!!!  Preparations for the Katy ISD 2018 Teacher Fair are underway. Administrators from all Katy ISD campuses will be available to talk to educators who aspire to become part of this growing school district. “Some of the best teachers from across the country can be found at Katy ISD,” says Human Resources Coordinator Katye Shields.  “Providing quality education to students begins with valuing the […]

Human Trafficking Awareness Community Event  

KATY [April 20, 2018] – Katy ISD and Crime Stoppers of Houston are joining forces to create awareness to human trafficking. Known as “modern day slavery” it’s estimated that currently there are 313,000 victims in Texas, according to the University of Texas in Austin. Through an eye-opening 45-minute presentation, attendees will hear about how to identify human trafficking and will gain valuable information about victims and traffickers. Most importantly, they will learn how to report suspected […]

Early Voting Set for April 23 – May 1 

KATY [April 22, 2018] – It’s election time!!!  This year on the electoral ballot, voters will have the option of electing two positions on the Katy ISD Board of Trustees.  Katy ISD encourages all registered voters to head to the polls to exercise their civic duty.   Early voting will start tomorrow, Monday, April 23 and end on Tuesday, May 1.  Polls will open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Election Day is May 5. “Our Board of Trustees acts as the school […]

“Story of the Thirsty” Water Walk

Our world and our bodies consist mostly of water; it’s a resource that’s readily accessible to us. And yet, this seemingly inexhaustible liquid we all take for granted is beyond reach for more than 800 million people around the world. That’s why, on Saturday, May 5, Houston-based Living Water International will host its annual 5k race, where hundreds of area residents and their families can come out to celebrate World Water Day and learn more about the global water crisis. The event will also […]

Designing a Better City After Harvey

UH Architecture Students Resiliency Project on Display April 24 HOUSTON, April 19, 2018 – As communities across Houston continue to recover from Hurricane Harvey, students in the University of Houston Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design are developing innovative ways to help the city rebuild. Their designs and models, which include storm shelters and information hubs, will be on display from 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, April 24 in an exhibit called “S M L […]

Who’s the Safest Passenger in the Vehicle? Keep Your Baby Rear-Facing as Long as Possible!

Parents often ask child safety seat experts what is the safest seat for their baby. Truth be told, for an infant or young child, it is not the brand of seat they purchase, but the direction they face the seat in their vehicle that will save their child’s life. Since 2011, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has been recommending that children stay rear-facing until age 2 or to the limit of the seat for […]