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Katy ISD Education Foundation Announces Teacher Grant Recipients

$314,691 Awarded This Year; $1.3 Million Over Past Six Years Katy, TX ~ The Katy ISD Education Foundation recently announced its sixth year of Inspiring Imagination teacher grant recipients. Over 300 Katy ISD teachers at 42 different campuses were chosen for grants this year. Grant activities range from school gardens to robotics and extend to all subjects and grade levels. Funding will be provided for the 2018-2019 school year. This school year, the Foundation raised […]

Country Living Easy Commute to Katy

Country living in New Ulm, Austin County Texas: Sitting on 2+ beautiful wooded acres (more available) this unique ranch style country home offers 4 bedrooms, 3 bath, great room with large hill country stone fireplace, matching wet-bar, custom woodwork and cabinetry, viewing porch, mother-in-law wing with private entry, bath, Sun porch. House is 3562 sq ft heated sitting on 6200 sq ft slab. Surrounded by ancient live oaks and plush pasture, wildlife galore. Come see […]

“No Limits” Summer Dance Camp Now Available in Memorial

Three Sessions Available, All Levels of Dance Welcome HOUSTON, TX (May 16, 2018) – Dance Houston, a 501(c)(3) organization in its 12th year of providing Houston’s most extreme dance experience, is pleased to be bringing its highly acclaimed “No Limits” Summer Dance Camp for Children ages 5 – 17 to the Memorial Area. Dance Houston partnered with Soreal Dance Studio, located at 14520 Memorial Dr. #59, Houston, TX  77079, to bring this unique dance camp to the area.  And […]

(KARE) held their End of Year Celebration

The Katy Area Retired Educators (KARE) held their End of Year Celebration and announced their 2018 KARE Scholarship Recipients at their May 9,, 2018 KARE meeting. David Chastain (KARE member) awarded four Katy ISD students, who intend to pursue careers in public education, with $1200 KARE Scholarships. These scholarships were made possible by donations from KARE members. Ted Vierling, Seven Lakes High School Principal, shared valuable insight into the world of teaching and expressed his appreciation […]

Council Members Sworn into Office

Mayor Chuck Brawner awards “Above and Beyond” citations to Katy police officers Matthew Newport, left, and Dustin Garcia – George Slaughter photo

CITY OF KATY (Covering Katy News)—Chris Harris, Janet Corte, and Durran Dowdle were sworn into office Monday night at the Katy City Council meeting. Harris defeated former Council Member Larry Gore for the at-large seat, which was vacated by incumbent Steve Pierson under term limits. Corte defeated incumbent Ray Boothe for her Ward A seat. Dowdle won re-election against challenger Sam Pearson for his Ward B seat. Harris and Corte are beginning their first terms […]

Theatre Southwest presents Period of Adjustment by Tennessee Williams

Newlyweds Isabel and George argue while Ralph meekly watches on (Justin Holloway, John Mitsakis and Jenna Morris).

Directed by Bob Maddox Production Dates: May 25 – June 16, 2018 Opening Night: Friday Jun 25, 2018 Matinees: Sunday, June 3, 2018 A serious comedy about the reunion of war buddies and their on-the-rocks marriages. Ralph and Dorthea have been separated less than 24 hours after a six-year lackluster marriage; George and Isabel have been married only 48 hours, yet have not spoken a civil word to one another. The opposite views of these […]

Olson Announces Congressional Art Competition Winners

Winner: Hannah Li School: William D. Clements High School Title: In the Moment

Washington, DC- Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) today congratulated the TX-22 winners of this year’s Congressional Art Competition. The first place winner is Hannah Li from William D. Clements High School in Sugar Land, Texas. Her piece, In the Moment, will be on display in the U.S. Capitol for an entire year. The second, third and fourth place winners will have their artwork on display in Olson’s Texas and Washington offices. “Congratulations to Hannah Li  and all of […]

Autistic teen organizes 20K Bike Rally

Fifteen-year old Grant Zollinger from Katy has organized a hugely successful bike rally for the residents of the Brookwood Community, in spite of his own daily struggles with autism. A freshman at Tompkins High School, Grant had to work harder than most of his peers on his Eagle Scout project. He is proof that a big heart and a lot of determination can achieve great things. Thanks to Grant’s efforts, over 50 citizens of Brookwood, […]

Katy ISD Breaks Ground on New Junior High and High School 

KATY [May 2, 2018] – As community development continues around the Cross Creek Ranch subdivision, today the magnified sounds of the Seven Lakes High School (SLHS) Spartan Drumline could be heard for blocks as the groundbreaking ceremony of Junior High #16 and High School #9 took place.  Both schools will alleviate the thriving southwest quadrant of the district and provide relief to existing campuses that currently house students in the surrounding boundaries. “Within the walls of these […]

Society for the Performing Arts, in Partnership with the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center, Presents the SPA at the J Dance Master Class Series

Master Class Series open to the public WHAT: As part of the tradition of “bringing the world’s best to Houston,” Society for the Performing Arts, (SPA) in partnership with the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center, presents Ballet Hispánico as part of a series of innovative dance master classes. This SPA at the J series brings the expertise of world-renowned dancers, choreographers, and teaching artists from all over the globe directly to Houston. The class is […]