Katy News

The Arc of Katy to Host Annual Jingle Bell Jam

The Arc of Katy is hosting its annual Jingle Bell Jam with a Mr. & Mrs. Santa Breakfast on Saturday, December 8, 2018, at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, 20775 Kingsland Blvd, Katy, TX 77450. This disability friendly event, held from 9 am to 11 am, is open to all ages and will feature a light breakfast, favor, craft area, a visit by the Chick-fil-A mascot and with Mr. & Mrs. Santa. All attendees must […]

Employees are the most valuable resource

Are CEO’s, directors, and managers beginning to wake-up and smell the truth that others have known all along? Will big cheese bosses change mindsets from profit to people, from products to people, from power to empowering people? “The idea that a company might be good to its employees has become so unusual that some people do not even think it is possible,” surmises Dan Lyons in a 2018 article at Literary Hub.Lyon continues, “The grow-at-all-costs business […]

Shield Bearer Announces 2018 Celebration of Hope Award Winners

Ambassador (Soldier) of the Year - Tammy Hunter

Shield Bearer honored the 2018 Celebration of Hope Award Winners at the Celebration of Hope Dinner and Awards Banquet on October 23 at Bammel Church of Christ in Houston. The “western chic” themed event was sponsored by Kintegrity Development Solutions, Allstate Insurance – Odis Mack, WINGS Ministries, Lindsay’s Light, MK Events, and Fox Focus Photography. Winners included: Business Partner of the Year – Chuy’s Vintage Park Ministry Partner of the Year – KSBJ 89.3 Organization […]

Local Entrepreneur Brings Fresh Coat Painters to Katy  

Katy, TX, November 7, 2018 – Experienced business owner and manager Jay Holcomb is pleased to announce the launch of his new professional painting company – Fresh Coat Painters of Katy. Fresh Coat Painters offers residential and commercial painting services including interior or exterior painting, deck sealing and staining, pressure washing, wall paper removal and other services for nearly every protective coating application. Fresh Coat Painters of Katy has a 24/7 receptionist, online scheduling and […]

Combination chemotherapy and immunotherapy effective in Phase II leukemia study

Naval Daver, M.D.

Azacitidine and nivolumab therapy results in complete remission for 22 percent of patients with relapsed/refractory acute myeloid leukemia; biomarkers found for patients likely to respond HOUSTON ― A combination of the standard-of-care chemotherapy drug known as azacitidine, with nivolumab, an immune checkpoint inhibitor, demonstrated an encouraging response rate and overall survival in patients with relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML) according to findings from a Phase II study at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Results from the […]

Katy ISD Reaches Historical Goal of Enrolling its 80,000 Student!!

KATY [November 9, 2018] – Expecting to end the year with an enrollment of 80,000 students, or fairly close to it, Katy Independent School District has reached this monumental milestone two months prior to the end of 2018.  Davidson Elementary third-grader Christopher Morcos was the lucky student.  He never expected his first week of school to be such an unforgettable experience.  Christopher received a warm welcome by Superintendent Lance Hindt and other district officials.  He was […]

Upcoming Katy ISD Classes

Katy ISD’s Military Academies Night On Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018 representatives from the five United States Military Academies will be speaking at Seven Lakes High School in the 9thGrade Commons, 6:30 PM  –  8:30 PM.  Interested parents and students of all ages are encouraged to attend this event.  Registration is not required.   Katy ISD’s Financial Information Academy Katy ISD’s annual Financial Information Academy will be held on Saturday, November 17, 2018 in the main […]

Bear Creek Elementary Celebrates Educational Milestone  

KATY [November 7, 2018] –  Bear Creek Elementary (BCE) school is celebrating the BIG 40 this week!  Since 1978, the Katy Independent School District’s sixth elementary school has been committed to providing academic excellence to all its students as well as a family atmosphere.  While the campus is rich in traditions and has numerous past accomplishments it is also creating a future of continued student success. Today BCE is a high-performing Title I school which provides […]

Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital Again Awarded Pathway to Excellence® Designation

pictured L to R: Valerie Howell, Magnet Program Manager; Mary Wickizer, Education Resource Specialist; Angelle Rhemann, Education Resource Specialist; Stephany Coleman, Education Director

KATY, Texas (Nov. 6, 2018) – Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital was again awarded the Pathway to Excellence® designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.  The designation is given to healthcare organizations that create work environments in which nurses can flourish and feel empowered, and is a testament to professional satisfaction among nurses.  It also identifies best places to work for nurses.  Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and TIRR Memorial Hermann also have […]