Education

Katy ISD Students Participate in First Time Ever Plein Air Painting Competition  

KATY [October 18, 2018] – Katy Independent School District students step out of their classrooms and into mother nature to experience a different kind of painting and drawing experience known as “plein air”, a French expression for “in the open air”.  For the first time, 25 Katy ISD students will visit Willow Fork Park to create an inspirational on-site art piece which showcases the beauty of outdoor scenes. “Working in an outdoor painting site allows the […]

Bayou Preservation Association Leads Collaboration Of Environmental Groups For Houston Women In The Environment With Upcoming Events:  

Pictured are the late Terry Hershey, co-founder of the Bayou Preservation Association with Robert Rayburn, current Bayou Preservation Association Board Chair. Photo courtesy of Bayou Preservation Association.

Part of Houston History Alliance’s Tales of Houston Women initiative with nonprofits and educational institutions HOUSTON, October 17, 2018 – The Bayou Preservation Association is leading a collaboration called Houston Women in the Environment with several other environmental groups as part of the Tales of Houston Women initiative, under the auspices of the Houston History Alliance. A series of events produced for Tales of Houston Women take place from Oct. 27 – Nov. 5 and will explore how women have made, and […]

Aristoi Classical Academy Student Awarded Commended Status in National Merit Scholarship Competition

KATY, TX— An Aristoi Classical Academy student has earned the school its first Commended Status in the National Merit Scholarship competition. Henry Botond, a then-junior at the public charter school, was one of approximately 30 students to take the PSAT/NMSQT in its inaugural testing for Aristoi last spring. In order to earn commendations, students must earn above the 97th percentile on the PSAT/NMSQT exam. Traditionally, less than 2.5% of students in the nation score above […]

Katy ISD Art Students Earn Over $20,000 in Fort Bend County Fair Art Auction  

Fabiana Munoz CRHS

KATY [October 16, 2018] – Twelve of the 20 pieces of artwork auctioned off at the Fort Bend County Fair Event were created by Katy Independent School District students, earning a cumulative total of over $20,000 this year.  Seven Lakes High School student Flora Hu’s creation entitled “A Cowboy’s Bestfriend” won the “Reserve Grand Champion” recognition while four additional students were ranked the highest in “Best of Class”. “It is inspiring to see the hard work our Katy […]

Walk In November Will Raise Awareness For Children With Apraxia

Houston – (October 15, 2018) – The 2018 Houston Walk for Apraxia event will be held on November 3, 2018 at the The Westview School to benefit children with apraxia of speech. Registration begins at 9:00 AM with the Walk beginning at 10:00 AM. Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) is a very challenging and complicated neurological speech disorder in children.  This little known disorder makes it difficult or impossible for children to accurately produce sounds, syllables, […]

Oakbend Medical Center And Oakbend Medical Group Announce Senior Health Fair: “The More You Know, Empowering Your Mind, Body and Spirit”  

Richmond, Tx– OakBend Medical Center and OakBend Medical Group will be holding a health fair designed for adults 62+ on Wednesday, October 17 from 8am – Noon at the hospital’s Jackson Street Campus.  The attendees will receive complimentary valet parking courtesy of Classic Chevrolet. The health fair will offer free health screenings such as blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol, balance and strength testing and memory testing.  Additionally, two of the Medical Group’s cardiologists will be onsite […]

Local Authors Share Publishing Tips At Cinco Ranch Branch Library

As part of National Novel-Writing Month in November, Fort Bend County Libraries will present a special program for aspiring writers, “Write Now! Real Talk with Local Authors,” on Saturday, November 10, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon, in the Multi-purpose Room of the Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy. Kristen Kiesling will lead a panel of local award-winning authors who will share their personal experiences as writers. Hear about the challenges faced by both […]

Katy ISD Accepting Nominations for Student Support Annex  

KATY [October 16, 2018] – Katy Independent School District is now accepting nominations for the naming of the Student Support Annex which is located at 4242 S. Mason Road.   The building, recently known as “Creech University” for being a former University of Houston satellite campus served as the temporary home for displaced Creech students and staff after Hurricane Harvey. Preliminary plans for the facility, which is now property of Katy ISD, are to house the district’s […]

Harris County Public Health Raising Awareness of Senior Social Isolation   

Program seeks to ensure aging populations are staying connected HOUSTON — Harris County Public Health (HCPH) has kicked off a campaign to increase awareness of the growing, senior social isolation issue and is engaging seniors in Harris County. According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, in 2020, nearly 13 percent of the Harris County population will be over 65 (more than half a million). “Social isolation can lead to depression, dementia, and an increased risk […]

Harris County Begins Update to Multi-Hazard Mitigation Action Plan  

(Houston, TX) — Harris County is vulnerable to a wide range of natural hazards including flooding, tornadoes and hurricanes. One of the most effective tools a community can use to reduce risks from disasters is to develop and maintain a multi-hazard mitigation action plan. Harris County has started working on updates for its current plan through a collaborative process with multiple jurisdictions and public participation. “Although the current plan doesn’t expire until 2020, our office […]