Katy News

A Polish Party – Texas Sized!  The Biggest in the Southwest!

Witamy – Welcome! Save – the – Date for the Biggest Polish Party in the Southwest!   The Annual Houston Polish Festival, is the largest festival of its kind in the state of Texas and the Southwest!  Celebrating the rich heritage and accomplishments of the Polish people through its unique cuisine, beer, music, dance, history, customs, language, hospitality, and culture. This is one of the most beautifully decorated festivals you will see!  The festival features live music from an assortment […]

 University of Houston Student Madeline Morris Wins USA Climbing Collegiate National Bouldering Championship at Momentum Silver Street 

Last weekend University of Houston student Madeline Morris won the USA Climbing Collegiate National Bouldering Championship on her own turf. The 20-year old has been training at Momentum Silver Street and Momentum Katy. Momentum is known in the climbing world for their innovative facilities and programming, and Morris is the proof in the pudding. Climbing Business Journal reports that on average, indoor climbing’s growth has increased on average 9.5 percent in the past five years, record growth for any industry. If you are […]

Cross Creek Ranch Hosts Springs Back Triathlon May 20

(Fulshear, TX – April 25, 2018)      —        Triathletes and duathletes can test their endurance at Cross Creek Ranch during the Springs Back Triathlon on May 20. Registration is now open for the 6th annual USA Triathlon-sanctioned race. Athletes can choose between sprint and Olympic distance options, as well as triathlon and duathlon options. The event starts at 6:45 a.m. with the 1.3-kilometer Olympic swim, followed by the 400-meter sprint swim. The swim will take […]

City Voters to Consider Bond Propositions on Ballot

By George Slaughter Following the 2016 Tax Day Flood and Hurricane Harvey last year, officials at all levels of government have been working on flood preventative issues for the Katy and Southeast Texas areas. The proposed Cypress Creek reservoir, for instance, is being addressed at the federal level. But for the City of Katy, Mayor Chuck Brawner said it was important that local officials focus on what they can do locally. “It’s important for us […]

Invention Project Coming to Robert Shaw Center to Drive Student Innovation and Creativity  

Entrepreneurial Camp Empowers Students to Build and Pitch Ideas Using Business Principles KATY, Texas — April 25, 2018 — Invention Project®, an educational program created by the National Inventors Hall of Fame® (NIHF), in partnership with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, is coming to Robert R. Shaw Center for STEAM the week of June 4. Developed for students entering grades six through nine, Invention Project offers the opportunity to explore the edges of […]

Young Adult Book Club, Advisory Council & More For Teens At Cinco Ranch Branch Library  

Fort Bend County Libraries is launching new programs specifically designed for high school-aged teens in grades 9 through 12. The programs provide fun and challenging opportunities for these young adults, who are also encouraged to become active participants in designing and orchestrating new activities for teens in the library system. In May, the Cinco Ranch Branch Library will present the following programs for the Young Adult community. Homework Hub – Mondays through Wednesdays, 3:00-5:00 p.m., Conference Classroom. High […]

City to Build Visitors Center as Part of Downtown Revitalization

By George Slaughter The City of Katy will soon be building a visitors center as part of its continuing efforts to revitalize the downtown area. At Monday’s city council meeting, council members approved a $1.5 million convention and tourism hotel occupancy tax grant for the renovation of the Katy Square across the street from Katy City Hall. The iconic water tower standing on the square will remain, but only for decorative and historical purposes. It […]

Katy ISD Named “2018 Best Communities for Music Education”  

KATY [April 24, 2018] – For the 15th year, Katy Independent School District has received the “Best Communities for Music Education” designation from the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education.   Katy ISD is leading the way with music learning opportunities as outlined in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).  The District understands the importance of providing music education as part of the curriculum and knows the vital role music plays […]

Katy ISD Announced New Start Times for 2018-19 School Year

KATY [April 24, 2018] – Beginning this fall, Katy Independent School District will transition to a multi-bell schedule which will support the new district transportation model.  Last night, the Katy ISD Board of Trustees announced the elementary schools that will fall under Group 1 and 2. The 2018-19 multi-bell schedule will include four groups that will begin and dismiss at different times of the school day.  These changes will alleviate the challenges the district is facing with bus driver recruitment as well […]

Houston, Texas-Service Corporation International (SCI) selects one employee annually to receive the Steve Mack Award for Service Excellence

Houston, Texas-Service Corporation International (SCI) selects one employee annually to receive the Steve Mack Award for Service Excellence.  SCI is the largest provider of funeral, cremation and cemetery services in North America and Canada and has 23,400 employees.  Selection for the award started with 817 candidates, then narrowed to 135, 25 and ultimately, five candidates were selected from different categories.  The winner is chosen in honor of their outstanding dedication to Service Excellence.  This year, the Steve Mack Service Excellence […]