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New park in Fort Bend County to be dedicated on October 6

SIMONTON, TX…Two years ago, along with his wife Joyce and daughter Laura, Dr. Harold Daily of Houston donated more than 68 acres of land for a park in north Fort Bend County.  A native of Simonton, Dr. Daily provided the land for the specific purpose of establishing a park and nature preserve, to a rapidly-growing county in need of recreational and green space. On Saturday, October 6, the first step in park construction will take […]

DPS Museum Day Offers Interactive Activities For Kids, Showcases DPS Resources

Exhibits feature patrol horses, motorcycles, crime lab vehicle and more AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) invites the public to attend DPS Museum Day on Sunday, Sept. 23, as part of Austin Museum Day, which features free exhibits and interactive activities at participating Austin-area museums and cultural sites. The DPS Historical Museum and Research Center is sponsoring the free public event at DPS Headquarters from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. (The event will […]

Eagle Scout Michael Fibich hikes the Appalachian Trail

Nineteen year old, Michael Joseph Fibich, III thru hiked the entire Appalachian Trail, from Georgia to Maine, 2,189.9 miles this summer in 3 months time. Ordinarily, it takes 5 to 7 months to accomplish this, and only one out of 4 people who attempt it, actually complete it! It is more of a mental challenge than even a physical challenge. His determination, grit and perseverance in this endeavor carried him thru. Michael is a Sophomore at […]

Katy Area Retired Educators (KARE) held its annual Hooky Day

2018-2019 KARE Officers and Committee Chairs

On Aug. 15, Katy Area Retired Educators (KARE) held its annual Hooky Day to kick off the new school year. Over 100 retired KARE members were in attendance to celebrate“Preserving the Past, Securing the Future” and to welcome new retirees. KARE’s next meeting will be held on Sept. 19, with guest speaker Channel 2 Chief Meteorologist Frank Billingsley. All public school employees who retired under the Teacher Retirement System (TRS) are welcome to attend and bring a retired educator, friend or neighbor who is not a current member.  […]

Convocation: Celebrating a Century of Legacy  

KATY [August 7, 2018] – If anyone wanted to see the most notorious attires from the past decades, they needed to be at the 2018 Katy ISD Convocation, which was held at the Leonard E. Merrell Center. Each campus selected a decade to represent and based on it, they chose their apparel. Thus, thousands of Katy ISD teachers, administrators and staff, hugged and shook hands as they participated in this annual event marking the official start […]

Science Day For The Blind Featured Experiments In Nanotechnology And Space Science

Lighthouse client Becky Sarver (center) learns what a spacesuit looks like with the help of Rice volunteers Mary Pineclo (left) and Tanya Rogers (right).

HOUSTON, TX, August 8, 2018 – Be an astronaut, water scientist, chemist, or rocket scientist – these were the exciting choices for blind and visually impaired clients of The Lighthouse of Houston at Science Day August 6. Sponsored by researchers from Rice University-based NEWT Center (Nanotechnology Enabled Water Treatment), Lighthouse Science Day featured four stations with 10  different modules where participants could learn about spacesuit design, nanocubes, environmental elements, and more.  One of the highlights of the […]

Dirt Dogs Theatre Co. Shocks The Airwaves With Talk Radio

Production Dates: Aug 24–Sept 8, 2018 Opening Night: Aug 24, 2018 HOUSTON— It’s 1987 and Barry Champlain, a controversial on-air radio “shock jock” is doing what he does best: treating his late-night callers with contempt. But when his Cleveland-based program is considered for national syndication and his producer cautions him about offending sponsors, Barry defiantly responds and excoriates his audience…but they just keep calling. Director John Patterson describes Barry Champlain as a self-proclaimed voice crying in the wilderness. […]

Katy Area Retired Educators (KARE) recently presented “Thank You” plaques

KARE Past President Karen Thornton thanks Midway BBQ’s Herman Meyer with KARE members Elysce Garrison, Dorsey Reese, Earlene Hopkins and MayDell Jenks.

Katy Area Retired Educators (KARE) recently presented “Thank You” plaques to the Katy Times, Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union, Chick-Fil-A (Mason Road, Cinco Ranch, Katy Green) and Midway BBQ for their assistance and support of KARE which goes above and beyond. KARE is grateful for the support of these local businesses. KARE’s next upcoming event is “Hooky Day” on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 from 1:00-3:00 PM at Katy ISD’s Education Support Complex, 6301 S. Stadium […]

Society for the Performing Arts Presents Dynamic Nat Geo LIVE! for the First Time in Upcoming Season  

HOUSTON (July 18, 2018) – As part of its diverse 2018-19 season, Society for the Performing Arts (SPA) presents for the first time ever a three-part series featuring the dynamic and highly acclaimed National Geographic LIVE! (Nat Geo LIVE!), with programs in November (When Women Ruled the World); February 2019 (Capturing the Impossible) and May 2019 (Exploring Mars). Nat Geo LIVE! showcases renowned photographers, scientists, authors, filmmakers and adventurers who share behind-the-scenes stories from the front lines of exploration onstage […]

Central Fort Bend Chamber’s 2018 Business Links Golf Tournament Was A Success

Corn Hole-In-One Finalists: Robin Anderson & Gary Finnegan

(July 11, 2018 – Richmond, TX) The rain held off for the Central Fort Bend Chamber’s Business Links Golf Tournament presented by Finnegan Auto Group. The day was beautiful and the competition was fierce. The shotgun start was the beginning of the two 9-hole scrambles that ran throughout the afternoon. The Grand Champions of the 2018 Business Links Tournament, which was determined by a shoot-out, was the Value Bank of Texas-Richmond team. Team members included […]