Katy News

With Mommy At Lacenterra

Presented By: Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus  HOUSTON – August 21, 2017 – LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch announces the return of Mondays with Mommy, Presented By: Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus. Mondays with Mommy is a monthly program that provides an educational journey for children through the use of music and movement.  LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch is proud to have Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus as a returning sponsor of the Mondays with Mommy program. […]

Whiskey Cake Lives Up To Its Name With Monthly Whiskey Pairing Dinners

Five-course dinner on Aug. 29 KATY, TEXAS (Aug. 21, 2017) – Whiskey Cake Kitchen & Bar is inviting its whiskey-loving guests to indulge in their next monthly dinner. Each month, Whiskey Cake will deliver an extravagant five-course meal paired with a selected liquor, beer or wine brand. This month’s dinner will kick off on Tuesday, Aug. 29, with a one-of-a-kind menu featuring Old Forester and Woodford Reserve whiskies. Guests will begin with a Galette paired with a Texas Manhattan. The prix fixe […]

Small Acreage Management Series

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Fort Bend County will conduct a three-part series of small acreage management programs and workshops beginning in September. These workshops will each have different subject-matter material, but all are geared toward small acreage landowners with up to 50 acres.  However, you do not have to be a small acreage landowner to attend.  Anyone is welcome. The first workshop, “Introduction to Pasture Management”, will be held on Saturday, […]

Katy Visual & Performing Arts Center (KVPAC) has named Mrs. Lerin Wheeless as the new Preschool Director. 

Mrs. Wheeless brings years of experience in Early Childhood Education to the PreK at KVPAC.  She has worked with young children in NAEYC-accredited learning centers, held elementary school teaching positions for first and second grades, homeschooled her own children for many years, and finally, volunteered for the PreK at KVPAC while her four youngest children went through the PreK program since it was licensed in 2010. “As the mother of four PreK at KVPAC graduates, […]

Katy Area Retired Educators (KARE)

On August 16, 2017, Katy Area Retired Educators (KARE) held its annual Hooky Day to kick off the new school year. Over 100 retired teachers were in attendance to kick off the new school year and to welcome newly retired teachers. KARE’s theme this year is “Teamwork is Key”.  KARE’s next meeting will be held on September 13, 2017. KARE meetings are held at the Merrell Center, West Entrance at 11:30 AM. For more information […]

Omni Houston Hotel at Westside Announces New Executive Sous Chef

Chef_Logan Baker

Chef Logan Baker Brings Homegrown Talent to the Omni Kitchen WEST HOUSTON, TX – The Omni Houston Hotel at Westside has added Chef Logan Baker to the culinary team. Chef Logan will be responsible for incorporating new and exciting culinary proposals and implementing local flavors into Omni’s exciting, sustainable menus. A true student of the culinary craft, Logan began his career as a seasonal prep cook which then led to a position as a line […]

Katy ISD Education Foundation Awards $1000000 in Teacher Grants Over First Five Years

In October 2012, the Katy ISD Education Foundation Board of Directors wisely crafted an intentional vision for the new organization and defined its purpose. Five years later, its Katy ISD Education Foundation’s Inspiring Imagination teacher grant program, has reached a spectacular milestone – $1,000,000 awarded to Katy ISD teachers in the Foundation’s first five years of operation. “Our board wanted something that had immediate impact on lots of students over many campuses. We decided teachers […]

Katy ISD Board of Trustees Calls for a 2017 Bond Election

Bond referendum focuses on the needs and growth in Katy ISD August 21, 2017 – With a unanimous vote of 7-0, the Katy ISD Board of Trustees called a November 2017 bond election for the 239-project bond package presented by a community-led committee this past July.  The total bond package is $609.2 MM and would have no impact on the school tax rate. The Community Bond Advisory Committee’s (CBAC) package focuses on meeting existing and […]

Learning Differences Homeschool Network of Southeast Texas

Caption for attached photo: Clint the Snake guy with a member of the Learning Differences Homeschool Network of Southeast Texas during a reptile show Mr. Clint did for the group during the 2016/2017 school year.

Learning Differences Homeschool Network of Southeast Texas has a number of events scheduled for families homeschooling kids with learning differences in the Cypress/Northwest Houston area. Upcoming events include: August 25 – Mad Hatter “Tea” Party Sept. 1 – Zube Park Splash Pad Back to School Party Sept. 7 – Parent Support Meeting with Special Needs Attorney Sept. 14 – Tie Dye a T-Shirt Sept. 22 – Ninjagu Lego Movie Sept. 28 – Ice Skating Oct. […]

Katy’s Cane Island Hosts Wine & Woofs with Donations Accepted for Special Pals

KATY, TX (August 16, 2017) – Attention lovers of cabernets and canines! The Katy master-planned community of Cane Island will host Wine & Woofs, an evening of fine wines, snacks and pup-friendly treats with donations accepted for the Special Pals Animal Shelter on Friday, September 1 from 6 – 8 p.m.  Leashed dogs are welcome. Hosted in Cane Island’s Amenity Village, 2100 Cane Island Parkway, Wine & Woofs will feature wines for purchase by the […]