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Katy Prairie Conservancy and Wildlife Habitat Federation Empower  Landowners to Save and Restore Land with Two Fall Workshops  

HOUSTON, September 8, 2017 – The Katy Prairie Conservancy (KPC) and Wildlife Habitat Federation (WHF) are excited to announce two fall workshops designed to empower Texas landowners to conserve and restore their land for themselves and to benefit local wildlife.  97% of Texas land is privately held and local landowners are critical to saving and restoring wildlife habitat and ensuring nature will be there for the next generation to enjoy. RESTORE YOUR LAND FOR CATTLE, GAME BIRDS, […]

City Hall to Reopen Tuesday after Sustaining Water Damage from Hurricane Harvey

The east end of the first floor lobby at Katy Hall has stacks of boxes as workers remove drywall and begin building repairs. (George Slaughter photo)

By George Slaughter While the Katy city government continues to function following Hurricane Harvey, Katy City Hall will reopen Tuesday after sustaining considerable water damage. The damage is on the first floor, where workers have removed several inches worth of drywall both from the lobby area and offices. The lobby now has piles of boxes and office furniture in it. Pictures and artwork have been removed from the walls. The elevator is out of order. […]

Katy Christian Ministries Welcomes Donations and Volunteers as it Helps in Recovery Efforts

Food items remain among the most-needed donations at Katy Christian Ministries. (Kathy M. Slaughter photo)

By George Slaughter As people have seen, hurricanes are devastating. People are also seeing the generosity and persistency that Katy-area residents are showing in helping to rebuild after such disasters. One such example of this generosity of spirit is at Katy Christian Ministries. The ministry headquarters, at 5504 1st St., sustained up to two feet of water damage from Hurricane Harvey. It got off to a slow start, but it had help in quickly ramping […]

Theatre Southwest presents The Groundling by Marc Palmieri

• Ally decides to insert a rap song into the play, to much annoyance and confusion. (John Mitsakis, Rachel Watkins, and Jenna Morris)Photo credit: Scott McWhirter

Directed by Scott McWhirter Production Dates: September 8 – 30, 2017 Opening Night: Friday September 8, 2017   After stumbling upon an outdoor production of a Shakespeare play in Manhattan, landscaper Bob Malone returns home inspired to write a play about his troubled marriage. He hires two reluctant New York theatre professionals to spend a week at his home and stage the play in his garage, along with a cast of colorful locals. What begins […]

Clarke & Associates Presents Innovative On Repeat Art Exhibition Curated by Raphael Rubenstein from Sept. 9 – Nov. 12  

14 Artists Utilize Diverse Strategies of Patterning and Repetition in Textiles   HOUSTON, August 22, 2017 – An exciting and innovative new art exhibition, On Repeat, presented by Linda Clarke and Gus Kopriva of Clarke & Associates and curated by renowned poet and art critic Raphael Rubenstein, opens Sept. 9 in the Houston Heights. The show, featuring a diverse group of 14 established and emerging artists, focuses on textile art using patterning and repetition which […]

Katy ISD Opens its New Legacy Stadium

By George Slaughter Legacy Stadium, the Katy Independent School District’s new football stadium that opened for tours Thursday, meets the cliché that Texans expect everything to be bigger and better. It’s certainly bigger, with a 12,000-person seating capacity compared to the 9,768-person seating capacity of Rhodes Stadium. Legacy Stadium sits on a 43-acre lot at 5175 Franz Road, which is just north of Rhodes Stadium, at 1733 Katyland Drive. With two stadiums essentially on the […]

YMCA Offers FREE Sports Sampler Weekend Aug. 19-20

coutesy of YMCA of Greater Houston

Houston-area Ys will let kids try popular sports to be offered this fall HOUSTON – Staying fit is of utmost importance in the Greater Houston area, as one in three children in Texas is either overweight or obese, and evidence shows that these children have greater than a two-thirds chance of remaining obese at age 35. The consequences? Childhood obesity is associated with increased absences and lower grades and stigma, which can diminish self-confidence and […]

Children’s Chorus Announces Auditions And Promotes Diversity  

August 7, 2017 – The Houston Children’s Chorus, an internationally acclaimed and diverse, performance chorus, announces open registration and auditions for its Preparatory Chorus and Concert Choruses for children going into grades 2 through 8. The Chorus, which runs from September through May, places an emphasis on diversity in its music and among its 180-plus-member chorus. To include more children from diverse backgrounds, the chorus offers need-based scholarships. Having recently completed a week-long residency in […]

Central Fort Bend Chamber’s Breakfast in the Bend hosted by Supreme Memory Care

(Left to Right) Tammy Soverall, Restoration 1; Chi Ihek, FirstLight Home Care; Zarinah Poole, Fort Bend Historical Association; Jarod Biermann, Jones|Carter; Claire Rogers, Fort Bend Historical Association

The Central Fort Bend Chamber’s monthly networking Breakfast in the Bend was held on August 1st  and was hosted at Supreme Memory Care, Needville, Texas. Kenny Chao, Region 1 Manager of Fort Bend County Libraries, shared how small business owners and individual professionals can utilize their online resources to benefit their businesses. Kenny Chao is a big believer in his work’s mission statement, “Bringing people, information and ideas together to enrich lives, expand minds, and […]