Chess Players Invited To Share Tips At Cinco Ranch Branch Library Event            

Chess players of all ages and skill levels – from beginners to advanced – are invited to practice their strategies and share tips with others at a special “Chess Day @ the Library” on Saturdays, September 1 and 15, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., in the Multi-purpose Room of Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library, located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy. Learn a new chess move (or two) during this come-and-go event. […]

Texas A&M To Lead NSF-Funded Water Insecurity Research Network

By Leslie Lee, Texas A&M University College of Geosciences COLLEGE STATION, Aug. 9, 2018 – Water insecurity is a reality for vulnerable households everywhere from Flint, Michigan, to São Paulo, Brazil — from the Texas-Mexico border colonias, to Cape Town, South Africa. “Water security means adequate, reliable, affordable water for a healthy life,” said Dr. Wendy Jepson, professor in Texas A&M University’s Department of Geography in the College of Geosciences. Household water insecurity can result when those conditions are […]

Sales Tax Exemption Weekend is Here

By George Slaughter Katy area retailers expect to enjoy a bump in sales over the next few days thanks to the annual Texas sales tax exemption weekend. The sales tax holiday begins Friday and runs through Sunday. The sales tax holiday is typically scheduled before students return to school and applies to most footwear and clothing, as well as school supply items. The Texas Legislature sets the sales tax holiday dates The sales tax exemption […]

Next Level Urgent Care Now Offers CareXtend Employee Health Program

New Product Helps Employers Improve Employee Access to Affordable Healthcare, Reduce Lost Work Hours HOUSTON – Next Level Urgent Care, LLC continues to stay a step ahead of today’s rapidly changing healthcare system and evolving telemedicine trends, now offering the CareXtend employee health program. The program offers the employees of participating companies same day access to professional Next Level Urgent Care providers through a coordinated effort between a Next Level-certified “Care Concierge” and an offsite […]

Learn How To Use 3d Printer At Cinco Ranch Branch Library               

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library will have a demonstration and instructional session on the use of its 3D printer on Thursday, August 30, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, in the Computer Lab of the library, located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy. In the class, “Intro to 3D Printing,” library staff will introduce the 3D printer and explain how library patrons can print their own designs. Those attending the session will also learn […]

Back to School Tips for Families of Children Coping with Special Needs

Episcopal Center for Children, a Nonprofit Organization Serving Children & Families, Offers Advice WASHINGTON– Heading back to the classroom this fall is exciting, but it can also be a challenging time for families of children with special needs. The Episcopal Center for Children (ECC), a nonprofit organization serving children coping with special needs ages 5-14 in the Washington, DC area since 1895, offers tips to help: Tip #1 – Review your child’s Individual Education Plan […]

Katy ISD Announces Safety and Security Enhancements  

KATY [August 8, 2018] – One of Katy Independent School District’s top priorities is the safety and well-being of our students, staff, parents and community members, who visit our campuses and facilities. This school year, Katy ISD announces additional campus safety and security measures which include: Parent and Visitor Identification (ID) Requirement: All parents and visitors must now present a valid, current, government-issued picture ID outside of the main entrance at all Katy ISD campuses prior […]

UHV Receives 65 Acres Of Land For Athletics Expansion

The University of Houston-Victoria recently received a gift of 65 acres of land, valued at $820,000, the largest donation ever made in support of UHV Athletics and the second-largest in university history. “Last fall, the Bennett-Wood family expressed interest in making this very special gift to the university, and we couldn’t be more grateful to the family for their generosity,” said Vic Morgan, who recently retired as UHV’s ninth president. “I appreciate the family for […]

Convocation: Celebrating a Century of Legacy  

KATY [August 7, 2018] – If anyone wanted to see the most notorious attires from the past decades, they needed to be at the 2018 Katy ISD Convocation, which was held at the Leonard E. Merrell Center. Each campus selected a decade to represent and based on it, they chose their apparel. Thus, thousands of Katy ISD teachers, administrators and staff, hugged and shook hands as they participated in this annual event marking the official start […]

When medical professionals fat-shame

What is fat-shaming? Humiliating, discriminating, and judging a person based on her/his body weight. Weightism is a prejudice in our culture. “The shaming may be performed under the guise of helping the person who is overweight/obese to realize they need to lose weight or they will die, become ill, and/or never succeed in life or relationships,” according to a 2015 article in Psychology Today. “Medical fat shaming” can come in the form of disrespectful lecturing, embarrassing […]