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Patsy’s 3rd Annual Paw-Raiser to help local rescue groups on Saturday, October 20

Patsy’s is pleased to announce our 3rd Annual Paw-Raiser to be held in Katy, TX on Saturday, October 20.  Our goal is to raise funds to provide medical care and supplies, food, toys and a safe loving home for numerous animals fostered by local rescue groups. Each rescued pet comes with varying needs that are addressed before they are ready and available for adoption including spay and neuter. The non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations listed below are […]

Amazing Place expands its dementia support and  brain health programs in Katy

Amazing Place, a faith-based non-profit organization empowering lives disrupted by dementia, is expanding its current programs in Katy which support caregivers and their loved ones with dementia to include a Dementia Caregiver Support Group as well as a Memory Training Course. The new monthly Dementia Caregiver Support Group will be held on the second Tuesday of each month from 6-7:30pm beginning October 9, 2018 at 20018 Chateau Drive in Katy, TX 77450.  The confidential group, […]

Brookwood Art Fest event on September 14-15

Brookwood Home Teacher Leah Prescott not only provides a wholesome living environment for the Citizens that live in the Follett Home, but she’s also a talented artist. Leah has taught the Follett residents to paint on canvas. These pieces and many other local artist’s work will be featured at the Brookwood Art Fest event on September 14-15, 2018.   Shop Local Vendors to Benefit Adults with Disabilities WHO: The Brookwood Community provides an educational and […]

Harris County Flood Control District  Enhances Flood Warning System

The Harris County Flood Control District has added inundation mapping to the Harris County Flood Warning System, providing a new tool to help emergency management officials and residents make safety decisions during flooding events. Information is posted on the Harris County Flood Warning System website (www.harriscountyfws.org). Inundation mapping provides information about areas of current bayou and channel flooding, based on information collected by Flood Warning System gauge stations strategically placed along Harris County bayous and […]

Sen. Cruz Introduces the Protect Kids and Parents Act

Bill would keep families together and expedite the asylum process WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today introduced S. 3091, the Protect Kids and Parents Act, joined by 18 original cosponsors: Sens. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), John Hoeven (R-N.D.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), James Inhofe (R-Okla.), James Risch (R-Idaho), Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Ben Sasse […]

Aristoi Classical Academy Valedictorian Looks to a Future in Medicine

Alyssa Vadovsky (photo courtesy Vadovsky family)

By George Slaughter When she was three years old, Alyssa Vadovsky had the idea that she was going to become a doctor. The idea never left her. Now, as the first-ever valedictorian of Aristoi Classical Academy in Katy, she will be taking a big step to turning her dream into reality. This fall, she will be attending Michigan State University to begin her college studies. She plans to become a cardiothoracic surgeon, focusing on the […]

City Renames Katy Heritage Museum to Honor Former Mayor Nelson

Paulette Nelson gives remarks at the naming of the Johnny Nelson Katy Heritage Museum. Surrounding her are former Mayor Hank Schmidt, former Mayor Doyle Callender, and Mayor Chuck Brawner – George Slaughter photo

By George Slaughter Katy city officials Thursday renamed and reopened the city-owned Katy Heritage Museum to honor the late former Mayor and City Administrator Johnny Nelson. The Johnny Nelson Katy Heritage Museum, 6002 George Bush Drive, was renamed for the former mayor and city administrator, who died in January at age 79. The museum, like many Katy homes and businesses, sustained considerable flooding damage from last year’s hurricane. Rehabilitating the building and its exhibits was […]

Council Members Sworn into Office

Mayor Chuck Brawner awards “Above and Beyond” citations to Katy police officers Matthew Newport, left, and Dustin Garcia – George Slaughter photo

CITY OF KATY (Covering Katy News)—Chris Harris, Janet Corte, and Durran Dowdle were sworn into office Monday night at the Katy City Council meeting. Harris defeated former Council Member Larry Gore for the at-large seat, which was vacated by incumbent Steve Pierson under term limits. Corte defeated incumbent Ray Boothe for her Ward A seat. Dowdle won re-election against challenger Sam Pearson for his Ward B seat. Harris and Corte are beginning their first terms […]

Hindt to Contribute Financially to Possible Defamation Lawsuit

By George Slaughter Katy Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Lance Hindt will contribute up to $25,000 for legal fees to be used in a potential defamation suit, according to an amendment approved by Katy school board trustees at their Thursday meeting. Trustees approved hiring the Feldman and Feldman law firm at the meeting, in addition to approving the amendment to Hindt’s contract. Trustees took both these actions before Hindt announced his intention to resign January […]

Hindt to Resign as KISD Superintendent in January

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

By George Slaughter Dr. Lance Hindt tendered his resignation as superintendent of the Katy Independent School District Thursday night, following what he and some board trustees called a smear campaign against him and his family. “My immediate family has to come first,” Hindt said. “My wife and my children, they need me. In light of an organized, relentless and dishonest smear campaign against me, I cannot remain as superintendent.” Leaders of the anti-Hindt campaign were […]