Katy News

Texas DSHS mosquito control update – Sept. 19, 2017

The Texas Department of State Health Services is providing an update on aerial mosquito spraying operations after Hurricane Harvey. DSHS is working with counties that have requested assistance with mosquito control to coordinate spraying by two state contractors and federal support through FEMA and the U.S. Air Force Reserve. Rain reduced the amount of aerial mosquito spraying that could be done Monday night. Flight operations treated about 260,000 acres over Polk, San Jacinto, Walker and Waller counties […]

KOBELCO to Double Production Capacity at U.S. Manufacturing Facility by 2018

Production capacity at the KOBELCO USA excavator production facility will include a total of 11 models by 2018.

Katy, TX – KOBELCO USA is continuing its commitment to providing customers with quality products from its North American excavator production facility with plans to nearly double manufacturing capacity by 2018. Mass production at the Spartanburg, SC facility began in 2016 with conventional machines weighing 20-plus tons. Over the past year, KOBELCO has increased production capacity by threefold as the facility is ramping up to produce 1,800 units/year. Today, seven excavator models are being produced at […]

Houston Baby Photography

04.17.17 Posted in Birth Photography I am SO excited to share this birth story with you all today! My first time working with the M family was when I captured Kirsten’s maternity photos while she was pregnant with her first baby, a little girl. I then got to capture the birth of Kirsten and Justin’s first born, C, as well as her newborn photos, and it was such a pleasure getting to know this family throughout the process. Needless to say, […]

Lakes of Bella Terra Garage Sale

Save the Date: Saturday, October 7th from 8 am-Noon Need to clean out your closet, unload boxes or simply get rid of items? This is the day you have been waiting for! For one day only, the HOA will allow garage sales at individual resident homes. LOBT will place banners at the front and back entrances of the community. If a participating homeowner would like to post signs to announce his/her sale, the HOA requires that the signs […]

Houston Family Photographer Featured in Beauty Revived

As you may remember from my announcement just a couple of months ago, I was recently selected to be a photographer for an upcoming feature in the Mother’s Day issue of Beauty Revived. As part of their Beauty Revived 50 Beautiful Mothers campaign, I was given the opportunity to accept nominations for a local woman to be chosen and featured for this recognition. What an honor! For those of you who don’t know, Beauty Revived is a movement […]

UPDATE: INFORMATION ON RED CROSS FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM  

On September 21, the Red Cross plans to launch a single website where severely impacted households from 39 Texas counties can apply for $400. We expect the website to have sufficient capacity to handle all registrations; applications will not be accepted through any other website or phone number. Registration will remain open until October 10. Full information: Please see below for details and a FAQ on the program: https://redcrosschat.org/2017/09/15/hurricane-harvey-financial-assistance/ http://www.redcross.org/news/article/Financial-Assistance-for-Qualified-Households-After-Harvey

Texas DSHS mosquito control update – Sept. 18, 2017

The Texas Department of State Health Services is providing an update on aerial mosquito spraying operations after Hurricane Harvey. DSHS is working with counties that have requested assistance with mosquito control to coordinate spraying by two state contractors and federal support through FEMA and the U.S. Air Force Reserve. Flight operations treated about 498,000 acres over Chambers, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, Walker and Waller counties last night. Crews will be up tonightspraying over portions of Austin, Harris, […]

Texas Baptist Men unites statewide efforts to donate supplies, manpower toward ongoing Hurricane Harvey recovery

TEXAS – September 15, 2017 – When 9-year-old Madison Parks heard radio reports about the Hurricane Harvey victims for whom her family had prayed, she told her father, James Parks, wouldn’t it be great if we could give all those people Bibles? And Mr. Parks knew just who to contact. He set up a GoFundMe called “Madison’s Bibles for Flood Victims” at gofundme.com/madisonsbiblesforflood, helping his daughter to raise more than $350 for Bibles to send to […]

Local charity in danger of shutting down after hurricane Harvey Mik’s Hidden Hearts cancels annual fundraiser, faces lack of funding

HOUSTON, TX (September 18, 2016) –  Mik’s Hidden Hearts Alliance (MHHA) is a Houston area non-profit organization dedicated to helping teens with dysautonomia and other life changing illnesses. In the aftermath of hurricane Harvey, this organization is in danger of shutting down for the 2017/2018 year due to a lack of funds. Mikaela Aschoff, founder of MHHA, said, “So many in our community are hurting after hurricane Harvey due to the storm’s widespread destruction in […]

More Than $1 Billion in Federal Funds Approved for Texas Survivors

AUSTIN, Texas – Three weeks after the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Harvey, $1.09 billion in federal funds have been provided directly to Texans to aid in their personal recovery. The funds include grants to households from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), claims payments from the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). “This is a major milestone in our collective effort to support Texans in their […]