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Santa Helps Light Mayor’s Christmas Tree

The Mayor's Christmas Tree was lit Thursday in front of City Hall - George Slaughter photo

By George Slaughter Santa Claus helped Mayor Chuck Brawner and wife Marcy with the lighting of the 46th annual Mayor’s Christmas Tree Thursday night at City Hal, 901 Avenue C. To join the crowd for this Katy tradition, he arrived in style, courtesy of a Katy Fire Department truck with lights flashing and siren blaring. The sleigh and reindeer were parked elsewhere this evening. Santa brought with him an early Christmas gift—he stopped the rain […]

Katy ISD Students Sign with Prestigious Colleges  

Morton Ranch High School - Cameron Pina signing with Salem University for Baseball Front row: Amy Pina Mother, Cameron Pina, Carlos Pina Father Back row: Julie Hinson Principal, Jim Janczak Head Baseball Coach, Ryan Majewski Asst. Baseball Coach, Ron Counter Campus Athletic Coordinator

KATY [December 4, 2018] –  Katy Independent School District celebrates National Signing Day events across its high schools.  This is a day when the countless hours of practice, sweat and effort pay off for several Katy ISD athletes, as well as a memorable moment in which high school seniors sign a binding national letter of intent for a collegiate sport. Several Katy ISD signees committed to numerous prestigious colleges across the country and more are expected […]

December in Katy Brings Pancakes with Santa, Old Fashioned Christmas Festival

A good-sized crowd enjoyed Saturday's Katy Old Fashioned Christmas. The Mayor's Christmas Tree stands in front of City Hall - George Slaughter photo

By George Slaughter Santa Claus made an appearance at Thursday’s annual lighting of the Mayor’s Christmas Tree at City Hall. On Saturday, a beautiful day weather-wise, he made a return visit to Katy, making two more appearances. The first was at the inaugural Pancakes with Santa, held Saturday morning at the Katy Fire Station, 1417 Avenue D. The second was at the annual Katy Old Fashioned Christmas, held downtown. Proceeds from the breakfast will be […]

Houston Arboretum Presents Goosebumps & Mysteries for Winter Camp 2019

WHAT: Parents who are looking for fun and enriching activities for their children during winter break should check out Houston Arboretum’s Winter Camp: Goosebumps & Mysteries, set for Jan. 2-4, 2019. Children will unravel nature’s mysteries as they explore creatures of the night, creepy crawlies and the folklore that surrounds them. They will learn about bats, owls and other mysterious creatures of the animal world. Live animal encounters, outdoor games, nature hikes, and lots of […]

Levy Park Holiday Festival set for Dec. 1 and Dec. 2 with Music, Market and Children’s’ Events  

The Houston Disc Dogs were on hand to entertain crowds at Scarecrow Fest with their feats of agility.

HOUSTON, November 6, 2018 – Levy Park, located in the Upper Kirby District of Houston, will present the Levy Park Holiday Festival Dec. 1 and Dec 2 with events and activities for all ages and interests, including music, a market, a family photo booth and even an ugly sweater contest for dogs. The free two-day festival is from noon – 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, with canine friends welcome. “Levy Park’s free Holiday Festival […]

Houston Grand Opera Presents The Pearl Fishers as Second Offering in Winter Repertoire

Houston Grand Opera presents Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers, opening at the Wortham Theater Center on Jan. 25 and running through Feb. 8.

What: Houston Grand Opera presents Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers as the second offering in its winter repertoire, opening Jan. 25, 2019, at the Wortham Theater Center. A rarely performed gem of the opera world, The Pearl Fishers is noted for its extraordinary musical beauty. Composed 12 years before Bizet’s masterwork Carmen, this opera tells the story of two best friends and the bond that is interrupted by the arrival of a priestess to bless the […]

AXIS Earth And Whole Health Center Houston Co-Sponsoring First-Ever Fitness Fair With Memorial Park Conservancy  

WHAT: Axis Earth, a Houston-based tech start-up that connects athletes involved in non-mainstream and individual sports, and Whole Health Center Houston are co-sponsoring the Memorial Park Conservancy’s first-ever Fitness Fair to promote fitness and healthy lifestyles within the Houston-area community. The Fitness Fair brings together local expertise and communities of health, wellness, and fitness, including businesses, running clubs, and fitness groups that will provide opportunities to participate in free fitness classes. Guests can also sample […]

Recent 5K Run celebrating the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI and Veterans Day

We recently held a 5K Run in Katy on 11/11/18, which was the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1 and Veterans Day. Organizer: Bahai’s of Fort Bend Date: 11/11/18 Where: Started at Kona Haven Coffee in Cinco Ranch and was a 3.1 mile run.

Mayde Creek HS’s Shay Govan signs with Stephen F Austin

Shay Govan with Coaches and Teammates

Shaylon Govan of Mayde Creek High School, has signed a letter of intent to play for Stephen F. Austin University’s softball team. Shay has had a great ride at Mayde Creek. As a Freshman she was elected 1st Team All-District as well as Academic All-District, and was number 3 in the state of Texas for 6-A in home runs. She continued to maintain her 1st Team All-District and Academic All-District in both her Sophomore and […]

Join Houston Arboretum for Post-Holiday Fall Hawk Walk Nov. 24

WHAT: The Houston Arboretum & Nature Center offers a great way to counterbalance the Thanksgiving food fest with its Fall Hawk Walk on Nov. 24. Take a walk on the wild side of the Arboretum to engage with nature and its creatures just minutes from downtown. As guests wander along the trail, they will make stops along the way to meet hawks, owls, falcons and vultures. There will be photo opportunities, as well as a […]