Katy News

Aristoi Classical Academy Student Receives Perfect Score On National Latin Exam

KATY, TX— An Aristoi Classical Academy student has received a perfect score on the 2018 Introduction to Latin National Latin Exam for the second year in a row.  Emma Watts, an eighth-grader at the public charter school, was one of 614 students out of over 22,000 who participated in the international exam to earn this distinction.  Last year, then seventh-grade ACA student, Ethan Miller, also achieved this rare accomplishment. In addition, Aristoi Classical Academy students also earned […]

Katy Couple Married at Disney World Receives Surprise Gift From Local Home Furnishings Retailer

KATY, TX (June 19, 2018) – The Katy couple whose despair in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey turned into a nationally televised storybook wedding from Disney World, received some more good news from a Katy-area home furnishings retailer. Ashley HomeStore, with a showroom on the Katy Freeway between Highway 6 and the Grand Parkway, has donated a $5,000 shopping spree to Alexis and Jay Patel, the Katy couple who recently married on live television in […]

Flag Service – Let’s see if we can get more homeowners to put out flags

“My name is Luke Wade and I’m so happy to be providing Flag Service for you.” Wade joined Troop 424 which is chartered through Living Word Lutheran Church which is located at Westheimer and S. Mason Road. Your support of my flag route has enabled me to attend a week-long Scout summer camp at Worth Ranch just west of Fort Worth at the end of June. “I’m very excited at all of my new adventures […]

Ashley HomeStore to Hand Out Free Child ID Kits on Saturday, June 30 

HOUSTON, TX (June 20, 2018) – Ashley HomeStore near Katy, 19660 Restaurant Row, will hand out free Child ID kits on Saturday, June 30 to give parents and caregivers an important tool to share with law enforcement authorities when searching for a missing child. Available while supplies last, the free Child ID kits are a simple, yet effective way to help families maintain vital information about their children.  No purchase is necessary. Individually packaged in a […]

Mendelsohn shares Tang Prize for leadership in developing targeted therapy

HOUSTON – Targeted cancer therapy pioneer John Mendelsohn, M.D., researcher and former president of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, will share the 2018 Tang Prize in Biopharmaceutical Science for his leadership in developing antibodies to block cancer-promoting growth factor receptors on the surface of cancer cells. In announcing the award on June 19 in Taiwan, the Tang Foundation noted the three awardees launched the field of targeted therapy – attacking tumors based on their genetic and molecular […]

Districts Invited To Participate In School Priority Month – October 2018

(Austin, TX) – Make Education a Priority (MEaP), a campaign under Friends of Texas Public Schools, invites school districts to reserve the month of October and participate in the statewide biennium event, School Priority Month. Districts are encouraged to invite elected officials of every kind – legislators, sheriffs, judges, commissioners, city councils, mayors, county positions and more – to visit a school.  Through campus tours, elected civic leaders can experience firsthand the great work taking […]

Katy ISD Board of Trustees Discuss Attendance Boundary Modifications  

KATY [June 18, 2018] – As Katy Independent School District prepares to construct several new schools as part of the voter-approved 2017 bond package, the Board of Trustees will begin considering attendance boundary modifications (ABMs) to help balance enrollment numbers and provide enrollment relief to campuses in neighboring vicinities. Katy ISD is currently building two new campuses, Junior High #16 (southwest quadrant) and Elementary #42 (northwest quadrant) which are set to open in the fall of […]

Cruz-Kimmel Basketball Video

HOUSTON, Texas – Sen. Ted Cruz challenged ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel to a one-on-one charity basketball game in Houston… and won! Watch this video of the two-hour, high-endurance, scrappy game that ended with a score of 11-9. The game raised over $80,000 — before the show even aired — for two Houston charities. Sen. Cruz raised money for Generation One, a private school for underprivileged children in Houston’s Third Ward. Kimmel was playing for Texas Children’s Hospital. The “Jimmy […]

Cane Island’s Red, White & Blue Festival Kicks Off July 4 Festivities

KATY, TX (June 18, 2018) – Families can get a jump start on their July 4 holiday at Cane Island’s Red, White & Blue Festival featuring a petting zoo, face painting, balloon art, bounce houses and food trucks in the Katy community of new homes on Saturday, June 30 from noon – 3 p.m. Free and open to the public, the community’s Red, White & Blue Festival will take place in Cane Island’s Amenity Village, […]

Addicks Reservoir Watershed Meeting – Bond Program Information & Community Engagement

Addicks Reservoir Watershed Meeting – Bond Program Information & Community Engagement Officials with the Harris County Flood Control District will hold public meetings in each of the county’s 23 watersheds. The purpose of each meeting is to describe projects that could be candidates for funding in the 2018 bond program and to solicit residents’ input on other flooding issues that should be addressed. These meetings have been declared to be special meetings of Harris County […]