Houston Livestock Show And Rodeo Awards $1.4 Million In Scholarships To Texas 4-H Members

Posted on Friday, June 15, 2018 in Latest News, Latest News RSS, Homepage – Featured News Seventy students from the Texas 4-H program will attend college thanks in part to $1.4 million in scholarships from the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™, presented during the Texas 4-H Roundup in College Station, Texas, Thursday, June 14, 2018. “Texas 4-H is the largest youth development program in our state, promoting knowledge, leadership and self-confidence through hands-on learning experiences, many of which […]

Several Katy ISD Schools Named “2018 Schools Transforming Learning”  

KATY [June 14, 2018] – Five Katy Independent School District campuses are among 31 elite Texas schools who were named “2018 Schools Transforming Learning” by the Principal’s Institute (PI).  The rigorous selection process takes several months but ultimately the schools selected have demonstrated an innovative learning environment for their students and have promoted challenge thinking for their staff members.  This year the following Katy ISD campuses received this renowned award: Paetow High School Morton Ranch Junior […]

Katy ISD Appoints New Principal of McMeans Junior High  

KATY [June 14, 2018] –  Katy Independent School District Superintendent Lance Hindt appointed Steve Guzzetta as the new principal of McMeans Junior High (MMJH). “I am very excited to continue the success and traditions that have been established at McMeans Junior High,” said Guzzetta.  “I opened the school as a teacher and coach before becoming an administrator there so I already have a deep connection with the community and a passion for the success of the […]

FEMA awards $51 million for Harris County property acquisition

AUSTIN, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $51 million to the Harris County Flood Control District for the acquisition of 294 flood-prone homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey. Once the structures are removed, the land will be dedicated and maintained as open space to conserve natural floodplain functions. Previously, the Harris County Flood Control District was awarded more than $25 million to acquire and remove 169 residential structures. These awards […] Workshops for Board Members and Volunteers of Nonprofit Organizations will host its popular workshop, Raffles, Bingo, and Craps! Oh, My! On Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 7:00-9:00 pm at Homewood Suites, 25495 Katy Mills Parkway, Katy, Texas. The workshop fee is $79 and pre-registration is required. Visit for more information or to register. Texas state law is very specific on how organizations may use gaming as a fundraising tool. This workshop covers state and federal laws surrounding raffles, bingo, casino nights, and poker runs. This session will […]

Katy ISD Celebrates Leadership Katy Class of 2018

Katy ISD recently celebrated the graduation of its 15th Leadership Katy class, the Class of 2018. Leadership Katy participants enjoyed monthly in-depth, interactive looks at district operations presented by Katy ISD Superintendent Dr. Lance Hindt and other district leaders.

Over 1,200 Community Members Have Completed the Program Since 2003 (Katy, Texas)  – Katy ISD recently celebrated the graduation of its Leadership Katy Class of 2018 – this school year’s group of parent volunteers, community volunteers and business leaders who officially completed the district’s annual Leadership Katy program.  Hosted each month by Katy ISD Superintendent, Dr. Lance Hindt and other district leaders, Leadership Katy gives participants a deeper understanding of district functions and organizational structure through […]

Fighting Tobacco Use Among Adults with Mental Illness

UH Doctoral Student to Provide Online Individual Feedback HOUSTON, June 11 – Of all the groups that try to quit smoking, it seems hardest for those who suffer from anxiety and depression. The health effects are jarring: People with mental illness or substance use disorders die about five years earlier than those without these disorders and many of those deaths are caused by smoking cigarettes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s […]

Know the Warning Signs of Suicide

The losses of legendary fashion icon, Kate Spade, and the world’s most famous foodie and travel companion, Anthony Bourdain, are fresh on the minds of so many people touched by their creativity and power.  Many are wondering why a person in their station in life would end up in a space resulting in suicide.  Their suicides occur at a time in our society that suicides rates have risen almost 30% since 1999. Women attempt suicide […]

Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation Celebrates Mrs. Bush’s Legacy On Her 93rd Birthday

Foundation committed to advancing the First Lady of Literacy’s mission HOUSTON – Friday, June 8 will have marked the 93rd birthday of Former First Lady Barbara Bush. In recognition of the First Lady of Literacy, the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation and its Co-Chairs, Neil and Maria Bush, are paying tribute to her and all she did to help countless people across the nation have a brighter future and a better life by learning how to read. “My […]

Learn How To Balance A Budget And Save Money At Cinco Ranch Branch Library Program               

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library will present a special program on financial wellness on Saturday, June 30, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy. This 2-part program is designed to help individuals get a better understanding of how to manage money and develop a budget. The program is presented by Leslie Corley, a financial advisor with Edward Jones Investments. During the […]