Fort Bend

The Importance of Using Booster Seats  

Unfortunately, seat belts do not come in one-size-fits-all.  In fact, the seat belt that is designed to save an adult’s life in a crash does not fit a young child.  And, the poor fit of the seat belt can actually cause serious injuries or even death during a crash.  Many parents are under the impression that a child can be moved to the vehicle seat belt system when they have outgrown the weight limits of […]

2017 Houston Healthy For Good Heart Walk

2017 Houston Healthy For Good Heart Walk, Benefiting American Heart Association, Set For Saturday, Oct. 28 In The Texas Medical Center WHAT:          Healthy doesn’t have to be spooky! Over 40,000 Houstonians will lace up their sneakers the weekend before Halloween, to rally behind the American Heart Association’s fight against heart disease and stroke at the 2017 Houston Healthy For Good Heart Walk on Oct. 28, 2017. For the second year in a row, the Houston […]

Video messages from Harris County Attorney and District Attorney on Fighting Hate Crimes and Bias in Texas – Friday, September 8, 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Click to view video messages from Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan and Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg inviting you to attend a free presentation titled “Fighting Hate Crimes and Bias in Texas,” on Friday, September 8, 2017, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m., at the Harris County Jury Assembly Plaza, 1201 Congress, Houston, TX  77002.  Click here for a list of speakers and to register.  Attorneys and law enforcement qualify for 3.0 hours CLE/TCOLE and .5 […]

Red Cross Issues 10 Ways to Help Keep Kids Safe as They Head Back to School

Put safety at the top of the list when getting kids ready for school  [Houston], August 15, 2017 — School is starting for many Houston area students and will begin shortly for others. The American Red Cross has steps everyone can follow to help make the trip back to the classroom a safe one. “Safety should be the top priority for all students, especially younger children and those heading to school for the first time,” […]

Central Fort Bend Chamber Welcomes New Member, 12|20 Salon with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony   

Left to Right Laiba Abbasi; Tom Wilson, Central Fort Bend Chamber Ambassador; Naheed Kouses; Ruby Polichino; Larysa Dubrovina, 12|20 Salon; Asifa Abassi, 12|20 Salon; Jawad Khalid, 12|20 Salon; Ahmer Ali Abassi, 12|20 Salon; Shamsa Ahmed, 12|20 Salon; Stefanie Pradia; Ragaña Qureshi, 12|20 Salon; Christa Rollock, Aflac; Marla Jurek, Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union; Fiza Abassi

12|20 Salon opened its doors to family, friends, and community members as the Central Fort Bend Chamber celebrated with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Owner, Jawad Khalid thanked all who came to show their support by sharing his ambitions for the new salon. “We want to provide women with the best possible experience, and we will go out of our way to make sure all of our customers feel well taken care of.” 12|20 Salon is […]

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor: Helping teens make good choices is as simple as starting a conversation, and back-to-school is an ideal time for parents to talk about avoiding peer pressure to drink underage. Research shows that parents are the greatest influence on teens. In fact, 69 percent of 13-17 year–olds nationwide cite their parents as the No.1 influence on whether they drink alcohol or not.* Exercising that influence by actively listening and holding their teens accountable for […]

2017 Texas Renaissance Festival Oktoberfest Weekend

WHAT:             The Texas Renaissance Festival, the nation’s largest, most acclaimed renaissance theme park, returns for the 43rd season with the addition of a ninth weekend. The magic of the Festival transports patrons to the 16th century offering enchanting experiences featuring world-renowned live entertainment, works by master artists and craftspeople, award winning food and drink, hand-powered rides and games, and over 100 interactive characters during September 30th through November 26th, 2017.  The King and Queen […]

The Katy News receives a new look

Recently we hired Holly Chervnsik with to redesign our website, which is now more user friendly and easier to read with larger fonts.  There is no question in my mind that should you need a new website that is the company that you need to call.  They are efficient, professional, and listen to what the client wants and produce a quality site.  The sites are designed so that the client can manage most […]

County Judge Proclaims Clear the Shelters Days

FORT BEND COUNTY, TX – On Tuesday, August 8, 2017 during Commissioners Court, Fort Bend County Judge Bob Hebert proclaimed Saturday, August 19 and Sunday, August 20 as Clear the Shelters Days at the Fort Bend County Animal Services Shelter. The Clear the Shelters adoption event is a partnership with NBC/Telemundo and Fort Bend County Animal Services staff and volunteers, who have agreed to devote their time, resources and energy to the united effort to […]

Making Back-to-School Lunches and Snacks Fun – and Healthy

By Dr. Vincent Nelson, Medical Director of UnitedHealthcare of South Texas Another school year is beginning, and for many parents that presents the challenge of trying to figure out what to pack in their children’s lunch boxes. Even boxes filled with loving care can contain cookies or chips or other easy, unhealthy options. A fun, healthy lunch or after-school snack – including a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and proteins – doesn’t have to […]