Katy News

Sen. Cruz: Congress Must Devote the Necessary Resources to Deal With the Overwhelming Influx of People Crossing the Border Illegally

Sen. Cruz: Congress Must Devote the Necessary Resources to Deal With the Overwhelming Influx of People Crossing the Border Illegally Meets with Border Trade Alliance, Rio Grande Valley Partnership, highlights crisis at Texas-Mexico border on Ben Shapiro Show HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) this week held meetings in his Washington, D.C. Senate office with members of the Border Trade Alliance and the Rio Grande Valley Partnership. In those meetings, Sen. Cruz participated […]

Cornyn: San Jacinto College District to Receive $1.5M Federal Grant for STEM Education  

PASADENA – The San Jacinto College District was awarded a $1,477,907 federal grant to encourage more students to study STEM fields,  U.S. Senator John Cornyn announced today. The funding comes through the National Science Foundation (NSF), which supports research, innovation, and discovery to provide the foundation for economic growth in America.  More information on this grant can be found here. “Our world’s increasing reliance on technology and data means strong STEM-focused minds will continue to […]

Bass Pro Shops participate in a check presentation.

Andy Wohlgemuth, Community and Social Media Coordinator, Bass Pro Shops, Ali Dodson, Advancement Director, Katy Prairie Conservancy, and JR Young, General Manager, Bass Pro Shops participate in a check presentation. 

Among those representing the various entities were Ali Dodson, Advancement Director for Katy Prairie Conservancy and Andy Wohlgemuth, Community and Social Media Coordinator for Bass Pro Shops. Dodson noted that prairie and wetlands restoration is important for the wildlife in the area, providing rich habitat for resident and migratory waterfowl.  But just as important is what it does for people. The EPA estimates that one wetland acre can store between 1 and 1.5 million gallons […]

Six Heat Hacks to Stay Safe This Summer at Texas State Parks

AUSTIN— Last year, Texas’ temperatures soared to record highs and staff at more than 40 Texas Parks and Wildlife Department sites handled 134 incidents relating to heat-related illnesses in humans and pets. On the eve of the official start of summer, TPWD experts are sharing their top six heat hacks for staying safe in the outdoors during the blistering Texas heat. Here are the top six heat hacks recommended for park visitors: Hydrate– It’s important […]

Heat Advisory Issued for Harris County, Stay Safe

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Heat Advisory for Harris County from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday. Heat index readings are expected to range from 106 to 111 degrees. The dangerous heat conditions are likely to continue through the weekend. Everyone should take precautions to avoid heat illness or exhaustion. The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HCOHSEM) urges residents to limit any time outdoors to the early morning and/or evening […]

Children’s July Schedule Of Activities At Cinco Ranch Branch Library  

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Boulevard in Katy, presents a variety of free children’s programs — Mother Goose Time, Toddler Time, Story Time, Pajama Night Story Time, and School-Aged Programs — every month.  These programs are free and open to the public. The library is unable to accommodate daycares and school groups at these activities. Mother Goose Time, which takes place on Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m., provides caregiver/infant multisensory circle-time […]

Katy ISD Opens Bus Driving Parents Program  

KATY [June 19, 2019] – With a nationwide shortage of bus drivers, the demand for field trip drivers is at an all-time high. To combat this problem, Katy Independent School District is inviting parents, grandparents, and guardians of District students to apply to become a BDP – Bus Driving Parent. “Whether you’re saving for your child’s college fund, looking to supplement your income, or just want to play a crucial part in our Katy ISD community, […]

Senior Citizens at Watercrest to perform “Grease”

What would you think if I told you a cast of 9 senior citizens – ages 70-86 will be acting like teenagers to put on the production of “GREASE”?   We are residents of Watercrest, an independent living community in Katy, Texas and have 8 performances scheduled the last week of June.  (Of course, we will all be wearing wigs to cover our white hair.)   We have been having a ball rehearsing, and hope we don’t […]