Katy News

David Weekley Homes Donates Thanksgiving Meals As Part Of Holiday Food Drive

CAPTION: Team members from David Weekley Homes donated more than 15,300 pounds of nonperishables to Houston Food Bank to benefit families in need.

Team members collect nearly 15,400 pounds of food for the holiday Houston, TX (December 11, 2018): David Weekley Homes, the nation’s largest privately-held builder, hosted its fourth annual, companywide Giving Thanks, Giving Back Thanksgiving Drive, collecting an aggregate of nearly 184,000 pounds of turkey and nonperishable items in 18 participating markets. The company’s efforts provided nearly 311,500 meals to local families. In Houston, nearly 15,400 pounds of nonperishable items were collected during the two-week drive, which […]

Over 250 Katy ISD Elementary Classes Benefit from Promise to Read  

Pictured l to r:   Shelley Carpenter with Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union and Kristin Abel with Yoga West reading at Bryan Elementary School

(Katy, Texas)  – In November, 130 guest readers represented by 50 area businesses and community members across Katy brought the love of reading to 274 Katy ISD classrooms during Promise to Read.    This annual initiative is part of a 21-year-old tradition led by Katy ISD’s Partners in Education.  Promise to Read affords the community a unique opportunity to reacquaint themselves with the world of children’s literature by spending 30 minutes reading to a classroom of excited elementary students. […]

MD Anderson study shows key enzyme linked to therapy resistance in deadly lung cancer

Mien-Chie Hung, Ph.D.

Two existing therapies may have potential for further study in treatment of EGFR-mutant non-small cell lung cancers Researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have identified a link between an enzyme tied to cancer formation and therapy resistance in patients with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)-mutant non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). They believe two existing therapies may hold promise for clinical studies for this deadly and common lung cancer for which relapse often occurs […]

Katy ISD Teachers of the Year Honored at Brick Unveiling  

KATY [December 6, 2018] – When walking down the brick sidewalk located at Katy Heritage Park, there’s a piece of Katy Independent School District history you simply can’t miss.  Hundreds of bricks at the park are dedicated to past and present Katy ISD teachers who have devoted countless hours towards the education of their students.  On Wednesday, December 5, Katy ISD along with sponsors Venus Construction and Country Park Portraits, unveiled a new set of bricks […]

Katy ISD Middle and High Schools Acclaimed as Some of the Best  

KATY [December 7, 2018] –  Katy Independent School District excels once again!! Several of the district’s junior high and high schools were recognized as part of the Niche Top 25 Public Middle and High Schools for the Houston Metropolitan area. Niche, an educational data analysis site, compiles data from the Department of Education as well as from student and teacher surveys to determine the list of top schools.  Ranking factors include state test scores, student-teacher ratio, […]

Katy ISD Earns State’s Highest Fiscal Accountability Rating  

KATY [December 10, 2018] –  Katy Independent School District has received a rating of “A” for “Superior Achievement” under the Texas Schools FIRST (Financial Accountability Rating System of Texas).  The “Superior Achievement” rating is the state’s highest level, demonstrating the quality of Katy ISD’s financial management and reporting system. This is the 16th year of Schools FIRST, a financial accountability system for Texas school districts developed by the Texas Education Agency in response to Senate Bill 875 […]

Health Insurance Exchange open enrollment ends on Dec. 15  

By Gerardo Ortiz, Acting Deputy Administrator, U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Southwestern regional office The end of the HealthCare.gov open enrollment period is just around the corner. Whether you are new to the HealthCare.gov exchange or returning, we want to make sure that Texans who want coverage through the exchange are aware of the Dec. 15 deadline so they don’t miss the opportunity to sign up for 2019 coverage. The focus for this […]

Public’s assistance needed to find the next of Kin

December 7, 2018 To Whom It May Concern: We are requesting the public’s assistance in locating next of kin for the following deceased individual. We would appreciate you publishing a brief notice in the next few days in the hopes that family or friends may see the information and contact this office. Sincerely, Michelle R. Sanford, Ph.D., M-ABFE ID Coordinator Forensic Investigations The information is as follows: MARCO A. PEREZ – Hispanic Male, 61 Years: […]

Christmas Eve Worship At Living Stones                                                                                                                                                                                           

(Katy, TX) — Living Stones Church invites community residents and guests to join in celebrating the birth of Christ on Christmas Eve, Monday, Dec. 24, at 5 p.m. at Tays Junior High, 26721 Hawk’s Prairie Blvd. in Katy. The family-friendly, music-filled service features familiar carols and other Christmas favorites, as well as a special message of hope from Pastor Scott Rawlings.  A nursery is available for children up to 2 years of age. Children who […]