Education

Katy ISD Earns State’s Highest Fiscal Accountability Rating  

KATY [December 10, 2018] –  Katy Independent School District has received a rating of “A” for “Superior Achievement” under the Texas Schools FIRST (Financial Accountability Rating System of Texas).  The “Superior Achievement” rating is the state’s highest level, demonstrating the quality of Katy ISD’s financial management and reporting system. This is the 16th year of Schools FIRST, a financial accountability system for Texas school districts developed by the Texas Education Agency in response to Senate Bill 875 […]

Katy ISD Students Sign with Prestigious Colleges  

Morton Ranch High School - Cameron Pina signing with Salem University for Baseball Front row: Amy Pina Mother, Cameron Pina, Carlos Pina Father Back row: Julie Hinson Principal, Jim Janczak Head Baseball Coach, Ryan Majewski Asst. Baseball Coach, Ron Counter Campus Athletic Coordinator

KATY [December 4, 2018] –  Katy Independent School District celebrates National Signing Day events across its high schools.  This is a day when the countless hours of practice, sweat and effort pay off for several Katy ISD athletes, as well as a memorable moment in which high school seniors sign a binding national letter of intent for a collegiate sport. Several Katy ISD signees committed to numerous prestigious colleges across the country and more are expected […]

George H.W. Bush remembered with a ‘Silly Sock Salute’ by Houston students

President George H.W. Bush was known and beloved as much for his remarkable spirit as his many years of public service. One of his better-known quirks was his love of vibrant (and often silly) socks. This Wednesday, students and staff at  Harmony School of Discovery in Houston will pay tribute to the late president, who called their city home for decades, with a “Silly Sock Salute & Bubble Release.” Students around the campus will wear […]

More than half of patients alive two years after receiving CAR-T therapy for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma in ZUMA-1 trial

Loretta Nastoupil, M.D.

‘Real-world’ study separate from ZUMA-1 trial mirrors reports with similar response rates HOUSTON ― A follow-up analysis of patients enrolled in a Phase I/II multi-center trial for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) reported 51 percent of patients receiving an anti-CD19 chimeric antigen receptor (CAR T) called axi-cel were still alive two years post-treatment. Axi-cel was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for treatment of DLBCL in October 2017 and by the European Commission […]

Katy ISD Teachers of the Year Honored at Brick Unveiling  

The hard work of many Katy Independent School District teachers will now be etched into Katy ISD’s historical legacy, as well as on commemorative bricks found at Katy Heritage Park. The District, along with Venus Construction and Country Park Portraits, will honor the 67 Katy ISD 2017-2018 Campus Teachers of the Year at a special brick unveiling event. For the past several years, the Katy ISD family and community has come together to honor the […]

Houston Arboretum Presents Goosebumps & Mysteries for Winter Camp 2019

WHAT: Parents who are looking for fun and enriching activities for their children during winter break should check out Houston Arboretum’s Winter Camp: Goosebumps & Mysteries, set for Jan. 2-4, 2019. Children will unravel nature’s mysteries as they explore creatures of the night, creepy crawlies and the folklore that surrounds them. They will learn about bats, owls and other mysterious creatures of the animal world. Live animal encounters, outdoor games, nature hikes, and lots of […]

Katy Area EDC accepting nominations Stan C. Stanley “Eagle” Leadership and Economic Development Awards

In March of 2016, the Katy area community lost a beloved leader and community member in Mr. Stan C. Stanley.  Stan was known throughout the Katy area for his big heart and volunteerism through numerous organizations such as the Boys Scouts of America, Katy Area Economic Development Council and Katy ISD.  To honor his contributions and lasting legacy, the Katy Area EDC created the Stan C. Stanley “Eagle” Leadership and Economic Development Award. The annual […]

Learning English? Get Practice At Cinco Ranch Branch Library’s Conversation Circles  

Are you learning to speak English? Would you like some practice in a casual, informal atmosphere? Fort Bend County Libraries presents a program for individuals of all nationalities who would like a place to practice their English language and conversation skills. The “ESL Conversation Circles” provide an opportunity for non-English-speaking people to gather in a relaxed setting, and discuss topics of their own choosing while practicing their English skills. The next Conversation Circle at the Cinco Ranch […]

Brashears Testifies before Senate Subcommittee Regarding USDA Nomination

The Texas Tech researcher has been nominated to serve as the United States Department of Agriculture’s Under Secretary for Food Safety. Mindy Brashears, a professor of food microbiology and food safety in the Texas Tech University College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources’ Department of Animal and Food Sciences, testified before the United States Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry today (Nov. 28) regarding her nomination as the Under Secretary for Food Safety in the U.S. […]

Oakbend Medical Center Celebrates #Givingtuesday  

Richmond, TX. This #GivingTuesday OakBend Medical Center will celebrate giving by donating all funds donated to the hospital’s Vision 2020 campaign. #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this year’s #GivingTuesday will take place on November 27th and will kick off the giving season […]