Texas Humane Legislation Network Launches Statewide PAC

First of more than 1,900 Texas PACs dedicated to all animals Austin, Texas – November 9, 2017 – The Texas Humane Legislation Network today announced a statewide political action committee (PAC) dedicated to advancing humane legislation through endorsements and financial support of pro-animal candidates in Texas. The THLN PAC aims to support lawmakers and candidates whose records and campaign platforms demonstrate a commitment to humane legislation for animals. “For more than 40 years, our organization […]

Texas Workforce Commission Recognizes Texas Apprenticeship Week

AUSTIN – During Texas Apprenticeship Week, TWC’s ApprenticeshipTexas, encourages employers to discover how Registered Apprenticeship programs provide training opportunities for businesses, education partners, labor organizations and industry associations meet the ongoing need for a skilled workforce. Texas Governor Greg Abbott has issued a proclamation recognizing November 12-18, 2017 as Texas Apprenticeship Week to distinguish the importance of apprenticeship programs and the cutting edge of workforce development in Texas. Texas Apprenticeship Week is a celebration offering leaders in business, labor, […]

Southeast Texas Town and Country CEU Seminar

District 9 Southeast Texas and the Fort Bend County Office of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension would like to invite you to attend the 2nd Annual Technology Assisted Southeast Texas Town and Country CEU Recertification Seminar. This includes all applicators licensed by the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) or the Structural Pest Control Board (SPCB) and anyone wishing to gain valuable skills and techniques during an intensive day of training.  We have included special sessions for […]

MD Anderson’s Moon Shots Program celebrates five-year anniversary

HOUSTON ― The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center celebrates the five-year anniversary of its Moon Shots Program™, a collaborative effort to accelerate the development of scientific discoveries into clinical advances that save patients’ lives. Launched in the fall of 2012, the program already has yielded notable discoveries across the spectrum of cancer care, including prevention, early detection and treatment, and has inspired philanthropic support totaling more than $451 million. “With its unique infrastructure and team-science approach, […]

Looking Diabetes in the Eye During Diabetes Awareness Month

Eye Exam Can Detect Illness HOUSTON, Nov. 8, 2017 – When an eye doctor peers into the back of your eye, a diabetes diagnosis could be staring back. An eye examination can be the first step in detecting diabetic retinopathy, a condition where high blood sugar damages blood vessels in the light-sensitive part of the eye, the retina. Bleeding, swelling and scarring in the retina can cause permanent vision loss. “Since about 20 percent of […]

Harmony Again Recognized For Financial Performance Texas Education Agency Awards Charter System “Superior” Rating

(HOUSTON) Harmony Public Schools, Texas’ largest charter school network, is proud to announce that all seven of its districts again received a superior financial rating from the Texas Education Agency. The final results of the state’s annual financial audit were released Today (Nov. 11). This is the third year in a row Harmony has received the agency’s highest financial rankings under the revised Charter Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST). The 100-point scale assesses a district’s working […]

Four UNT TAMS students named regional finalists in 2017 Siemens Competition                             

DENTON (UNT), Texas — Four students at University of North Texas’ Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science are among 101 high school students in the nation named regional finalists in the 2017 Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology. TAMS tied with Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, Virginia, in having the most regional semifinalists in the nation. In addition, 15 TAMS students were named regional semifinalists in this year’s competition, with TAMS having […]

Katy ISD Voters Approve $609 Million Bond Package

Dr. Lance Hindt, Katy ISD Superintendent (Katy ISD photo)

By George Slaughter Katy Independent School District voters Tuesday approved a $609 million bond package that will be used for the construction of six new schools and upgrade and renovation of 61 others. In unofficial results tabulated at 9 p.m. Monday, 66% of the voters were in favor of the proposal. In a statement, Katy ISD Superintendent Dr. Lance Hindt said that Katy was the second fastest growing school district in Texas. “Families continue to […]

Katy Area Retired Educators (KARE) held their monthly meeting with Fort Bend County Sheriff, Troy Nelms as their guest speaker

On November 1, 2017, Katy Area Retired Educators (KARE) held their monthly meeting with Fort Bend County Sheriff, Troy Nelms as their guest speaker.  Sheriff Nelms shared information with retirees about “Protecting Your Home and Safety”.  Many thanks to Midway Barbeque who is hosting KARE meetings until the Merrell Center is restored. KARE will meet for their Christmas Luncheon on December 6, 2017 at Midway Barbeque. For more information about the Katy Area Retired Educators check […]

Katy Elementary Receives Historical Marker    

What:           Katy Elementary (KE), along with its community and students, is honored for being recognized with an historical marker as the first schoolhouse site in Katy.  The original property, a small one-room house, was established in 1898 and slated by the founders of the town to be used for public education. The current Katy Elementary campus was built in 1965, renovated in 1989 and again in 1995. Today, students play on the same location as the […]