Education

Handling Tree-Related Storm Damage

Dealing with storm damaged trees after Hurricane Harvey CHAMPAIGN, IL (September 7, 2017) – Major storms, such as recent Hurricane Harvey, reveal the power of Mother Nature and can leave a trail of damage that has a lasting impact on your home and landscape, especially trees. The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) offers some post storm advice to help you and your trees recover from this disaster. Tearing winds and penetrating winds of a hurricane […]

Houston Methodist West Hospital to host women’s health event

HOUSTON, Sept. 5, 2017–Houston Methodist West Hospital is hosting a free women’s health seminar and brunch to discuss breast and gynecologic cancer issues. Join doctors Candy Arentz, breast surgeon,  Warren Ellsworth IV, plastic and reconstructive surgeon and Joshua Kilgore, gynecologic oncologist from Houston Methodist West as they discuss genetic testing; breast and ovarian cancer risk factors; breast surgery and reconstruction. Attendees will also have an opportunity to ask this panel of experts questions about prevention, screenings and treatment. The […]

Houston Methodist West Hospital to host Men’s Health Seminar

HOUSTON, Sept. 1, 2017– We understand that men have unique health concerns. Houston Methodist West Hospital will be holding a free men’s health seminar to discuss several common urological issues and questions. Join Dr. Monty Aghazadeh and Dr. David Mobley from Houston Methodist Urology Associates as they discuss the various types of men’s cancers, minimally invasive surgery and low testosterone. They’ll be answering questions about both prevention and treatment. The seminar will be held on […]

Katy ISD to Relocate Campus Flooded by Harvey to University of Houston Property Creech Elementary will occupy the UH campus at Cinco Ranch

  September 6, 2017 – After having suffered severe damage from flooding resulting from Tropical Storm Harvey, Creech Elementary will have a new temporary home on September 11.  Katy ISD and the University of Houston have worked out an agreement for the elementary school to utilize their Cinco Ranch satellite campus until restorations have been completed at Creech. The elementary school’s students and staff will be housed in existing classrooms at the university’s campus, while portable buildings and […]

Katy ISD Prepares Schools for the Return of Students  

September 5, 2017 – Sixteen Katy ISD schools were impacted by flooding that took place last week in the surrounding neighborhoods.  Two district campuses, Creech Elementary and Beck Junior High, saw more extensive damage than other campuses. While Bear Creek Elementary sustained minor water intrusion.  The damages and repairs include: Creech Elementary:  Operations crews have begun the building assessment, which includes air quality/mold testing and a number of other safety reviews.  Conditions near and around the […]

Dining On The High Seas

By Tyler Allen, the Texas A&M Foundation COLLEGE STATION, Sept. 5, 2017 – Historical evidence suggests 17th-century sailors defied the odds — and the physical limitations of the human body — by surviving off their limited and unhealthy diets while at sea. Texas A&M University doctoral student Grace Tsai set out to find out what made this phenomenon possible with her Ship Biscuit and Salted Beef Project. “The human body has a surprising ability to adapt to […]

No High School Sports gain this coming week;  

All sports, including football, cross country and volleyball will again be cancelled for all Katy ISD schools from the Sept. 4 – Sept. 9. by: Tom Behrens The new football schedule looks like this: Sept. 14: Morton Ranch at Pasadena Dobie, at Pasadena Memorial Stadium, 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15: Aldine Nimitz at Mayde Creek, at Legacy Stadium, 6:30 p.m. Magnolia at Taylor, at Rhodes Stadium, 7:30 p.m. Cinco Ranch at Memorial, at Tully Stadium, 7 […]

Cross Country

Tompkins girls win Team Championship; Paetow ready to compete; Cinco Ranch, Morton Ranch and Katy impressive at first meet by: Tom Behrens Before Hurricane Harvey washed everything out, the Tompkins girls posted some good early season times in cross country competition at the Heat Wave Relays, Aug. 19, at Spring Creek Park in Tomball. The girls captured first place in Team Competition and added a fourth and ninth place finish in the girls 2 X […]

Texas A&M Shares ‘100 Stories Of Selfless Service’ In Response To Hurricane Harvey

By Lesley Henton, Texas A&M Marketing & Communications COLLEGE STATION, Sept. 1, 2017 – As Texas continues to recover from the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey, Texas A&M University recognizes its current and former students, faculty and staff who displayed the university’s Core Value of Selfless Service by coming to the aid of their fellow Texans during this tragic event with a collection titled “100 stories of Selfless Service.” The collection of stories is featured […]

Katy ISD Reopens Schools on Monday, September 11

August 31, 2017 – Due to limited personnel as a result of the aftermath of Tropical Storm Harvey, it is projected that Katy ISD schools will reopen on Monday, September 11.  Staff who can safely commute to work are asked to return to their campuses or office on Wednesday, September 6. Only two Katy ISD campuses, Creech Elementary and Beck Junior High, sustained severe water damage which will require a significant amount of time to […]