Katy ISD Appoints New Principals  

KATY [June 6, 2018] – Katy Independent School District Superintendent Lance Hindt appointed Dr. Diego Linares as the principal of Raines High School (RHS) and the Opportunity Awareness Center (OAC), and Cheryl Glasser as the principal of Rylander Elementary (RRE). “I am excited to join Katy ISD as the leader of these unique campuses,” said Linares. “I believe it is important to educate the whole student, and I am looking forward to working with our community […]

Houston Federation of Teachers Decries Limited Testing Exemption Post-Harvey  

HOUSTON—Four Houston schools that faced extensive periods of missed classroom instruction time and served displaced families as a result of Hurricane Harvey will not be issued reprieves from testing sanctions, announced Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath on Wednesday. HFT President Zeph Capo released the following statement in response: “HFT members are disappointed that the Texas Education Agency has left four schools behind in its testing reprieve, and that those schools are centered in Houston’s low-income neighborhoods, […]

University breaks ground on new student residence hall

University of Houston-Victoria and community leaders broke ground Tuesday with ceremonial shovels to signify the beginning of construction on a new student residence hall named after the university’s provost emeritus and his wife. The three-story, 272-bed Don & Mona Smith Hall is slated for completion by August 2019 in time for the fall semester at 3202 N. Ben Wilson St., next to University Commons student center and library that is under construction. Smith was hired […]

Taylor Takes 4th place in Quizbowl Nationals

A team from James E. Taylor High School placed 4th at the National Scholastic Championship (NSC) held on June 2nd and 3rd. NSC was held in Reston, Virginia at the Hyatt Regency Reston, and was run by the Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence (PACE). Taylor quizbowlers competed in a field of 96 high school teams from around the country. Taylor won their preliminary pool 7-0, and in the first and second rounds of the playoffs […]

Graduate Forensic Psychology Program Earns Two National Rankings

The University of Houston-Victoria’s graduate forensic psychology program recently was recognized on two lists from a national website for its affordability and academic excellence. The national College Choice website ranked the UHV School of Arts & Sciences Master of Arts in forensic psychology second on its Most Affordable Online Master’s in Forensic Psychology Degrees list and 10th on its Best Online Master’s in Forensic Psychology Degrees list. “UHV’s graduate forensic psychology program is an outstanding […]

It’s All in Your Head: Brain Protein Targeted for Alcoholism Cure

UH Chemist Joydip Das: “If we can reduce tolerance, we can reduce addiction.” HOUSTON, June 5, 2018 – A protein in the brain that binds to alcohol could be the key to curing alcoholism, reports UH College of Pharmacy medicinal chemist Joydip Das in eNeuro, a journal of the Society for Neuroscience. The protein, called MUNC 13-1, plays a pivotal role in the development of tolerance to alcoholism according to Das. “Addiction to alcohol remains one […]

University of Houston Breaks Ground on New UH Katy Campus

After years of planning and anticipation, the University of Houston broke ground on its new campus in Katy on Wednesday, May 23. The UH Katy Campus, located at the northeast corner of the Grand Parkway and Interstate 10, will offer programs in high demand throughout the region — engineering and nursing. “If you’re going to be University of Houston, you have to own Houston and the Greater Houston area,” said Renu Khator, Chancellor and President […]

Community Support Requested for Countywide Back-to-School Event

Collaborative Seeks Donors to Cover Cost of Free Backpacks, School Supplies and Shoes for Students in Need Stafford, TX – Nine local organizations have once again teamed up to hold the 4th Annual Countywide “Back to School Bash.” Hosted by Fort Bend County Collaborative Information System (FBCCIS), the event this year is aiming to outfit 1,000 students for the 2018/2019 school year.  FBCCIS is seeking community support to help cover the cost of free backpacks, […]

Beta Sigma Phi Celebrates Anniversary and Installs New Officers

Houston Council of Beta Sigma Phi Executive Board - (l-r) President, America "Pinky" Stromek of Epsilong Phi Master, President-Elect, Charlene Sawyer of Lambda Master, Corresponding Secretary, Dolores Fritz of Torchbearer Iota, Treasurer, Missy Deterling of Xi Sigma and Parliamentarian, Alice White of Epsilon Phi Master. Not pictured is Vice President, Sheryl Tyler of Xi Beta Kappa and Recording Secretary, Sue Jolly of Alpha Xi Theta.

The Houston Council of Beta Sigma Phi sorority celebrated its 87th Founder’s Day Anniversary on April 28, 2018 at the Houston Marriott Energy Corridor.  The international women’s social and cultural sorority, which is open to women of all ages, recognized chapter women of the year, First Lady of the Year, Shelby McDnough, outstanding chapters, its royal court and installed its new Council Executive Board. Leading the Houston Council as President is Katy resident, America “Pinky” […]

Katy ISD Police Officers Honored for Demonstrating Bravery Behind the Badge  

KATY [June 1, 2018] – This summer two Katy Independent School District students will enjoy their school break thanks to the quick thinking of three Katy ISD Police Officers.  Officer Christopher Pickering, Officer Michael Seiss and Officer Jose Gonzalez used their law enforcement and crisis management skills to save the lives of two students contemplating suicide.  Chief of Police Robert E. Jinks, along with his staff, honored them with the Chief’s Meritorious Citation Award. On January 8, […]