• A Katy Athlete and High School Coach Struck by Pickup Truck on Katy Streets.

    A Katy Athlete and High School Coach Struck by Pickup Truck on Katy Streets.

    Professional runner and two time Guinness World Record holder Calum Neff was struck by a vehicle during his morning training run on Thursday, November 16th. The St. John XXIII High School cross country coach fractured his leg when a driver, who had stopped at the crosswalk leaving his neighborhood on Peek just North of Westheimer, did not see him as he passed in front of his vehicle and accelerated into Neff. Calum was on his […]

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  • National Charity League, Inc., Star Chapter Honors Twenty-Five Seniors

    National Charity League, Inc., Star Chapter Honors Twenty-Five Seniors

    On Sunday, February 18, 2018, National Charity League, Inc., Star Chapter (NCL, Inc.) will honor the Senior Class of 2018 at the Chapter’s annual Senior Recognition Ceremony.  This formal event will take place at the Sugar Land Marriott Town Square at 6:30 p.m.  The evening includes recognition of each of these 25 graduating seniors for their accomplishments and contributions to the community, as well as dinner and dancing with family and friends in attendance. Over […]

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  • Katy-Area Veterans Honored for their Vietnam War-Era Service

    Katy-Area Veterans Honored for their Vietnam War-Era Service

    By George Slaughter With today’s headlines focused on potential terrorist activities and tensions with North Korea, it’s easy to forget those who served America in earlier conflicts, such as the Vietnam War. Saturday, at the clubhouse in the Heritage Grand community, 25125 Heritage Grand, approximately 65 local veterans and their families were remembered and honored for their service during that era, from the 1960s through 1977. The program by which they are remembered, the “United […]

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  • Goodbye Agave Road – Hello Agave Estates!

    Goodbye Agave Road – Hello Agave Estates!

    FIRST IN LINE | LAST IN LINE – THE FIRST TO ENTER SAY THEIR FINAL GOODBYES While the hands they are now holding are different from picture to picture, they are all equally loved in the lives of Shawna and Mike Erminger, who were the very first couple scheduled to wed at Agave Road in Katy, Texas.  Agave Road is a sister venue to Agave Real – one of two venues owned by Agave Estates […]

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  • Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council Kicks Off Next Century of Female Entrepreneurs with 2018 Girl Scout Cookie Season

    Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council Kicks Off Next Century of Female Entrepreneurs with 2018 Girl Scout Cookie Season

    Council launches Cookies4Heroes campaign to donate 10,000 cases of Girl Scout Cookies to first responders and military SOUTHEAST TX (January 2, 2018)—Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council (GSSJC) enters the next century of Girl Scouts learning how to be future CEOs. The Girl Scout Cookie Program® not only teaches girls essential entrepreneurial skills but also powers amazing experiences for girls across the United States, including outdoor and travel opportunities, exposure to STEM and ways to improve […]

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Sen. Cruz: Rev. King Championed the American Creed

 Commemorates Martin Luther King Day  HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) issued the following statement commemorating the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. in advance of tomorrow’s holiday: “Today we honor the life and legacy of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. Reverend King was a champion of the American creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.’ His devotion to truth and justice changed the course of […]

Sen. Cruz: We Must Prevent a Nuclear-Armed Islamic Regime and Stand with the Courageous Iranian People

Issues statement in response to the Administration’s announcement on the Iran Deal WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today released the following statement in response to the Administration’s announcement on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA): “I commend President Trump for making clear that, going forward, he will not sign yet another waiver of sanctions on Iran. The Obama Iran nuclear deal has proven a catastrophic failure, funneling billions of U.S. dollars […]

Katy ISD Invites Parents to Gifted and Talented Summer Program Expo  

What:           Katy Independent School District invites parents to the Gifted and Talented (GT) Summer Program Expo hosted by the Houston Area Cooperative for the Gifted and Talented.  The expo will be open to all Houston area parents with students identified as gifted and talented.  Participants will be given the opportunity to learn about summer programs and scholarships offered through the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented (TAGT), as well as a chance to visit with […]

John Mangum Named Executive Director & Ceo Of The Houston Symphony

HOUSTON (Jan. 12, 2018) –Houston Symphony Board President Janet F. Clark, on behalf of the Board of Trustees and Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada, announced today the appointment of 19-year veteran arts administrator John Mangum to the position of Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer of the Houston Symphony. Mangum will hold the Margaret Alkek Williams Executive Director/CEO Chair and will begin his new post April 16, 2018. Mangum succeeds Mark C. Hanson, who stepped down from this role in July 2017 to lead the San […]

Hawaii-Based Agu Ramen Bistro Expands To Katy, Tx With New Locations At Mason Park And Lacenterra At Cinco Ranch

HOUSTON, TX – AGU A Ramen Bistro, voted Honolulu’s best Japanese noodle shop, is on the quest for total ramen domination in Texas with the addition of two new Houston-area restaurants. The Mason Park location opens today, January 8, 2018, and the LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch restaurant will open January 15, bringing the total count to seven in the state of Texas. “With the success of our first five AGU Ramen Bistros in 2016 and […]

Stockdick family honored during ceremony

Dedication of Katy ISD Stockdick Junior High January 14, 2018 – Katy Independent School District opens the doors of Stockdick Junior High (SJH) to parents, students, staff and community members during a dedication ceremony of its 15th junior high.  SJH is home of the fierce sabercats where visitors can find a vision of “Leaders & Learners, Today & Tomorrow!” Adam Henry Stockdick was the first family member who applied and received approval to begin two of […]

AG Paxton: Permanent Injunction Ends Illegal Sale of Synthetic Drugs by San Antonio Convenience Store 

Ken Paxton

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that his office obtained an Agreed Final Judgment and Permanent Injunction against Stop by Mart in San Antonio and its owner, Sung Kyu Choe, to halt the illegal sale of synthetic drugs. The owner was ordered to pay $50,000 in civil penalties and fees. A permanent injunction was entered against Stop by Mart for violating the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act (DTPA). Choe sold synthetic marijuana at […]

AG Paxton: SCOTUS Agrees to Review Texas’ Redistricting Case

Ken Paxton

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton today applauded the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to take up Texas’ redistricting case later this spring. Last August, a three-judge panel of the U.S. District Court in San Antonio invalidated two of Texas’ 36 Congressional districts (27 and 35) along with nine state House districts. Attorney General Paxton appealed the rulings to the high court, which blocked them from taking effect. “We are eager for the chance to present […]

AG Paxton Leads 11-State Coalition in Brief to Defend Life and Federal Immigration Laws

Ken Paxton

AUSTIN – Leading an 11-state coalition, Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in support of the federal government’s right to protect unborn life in the case of an unlawfully present minor alien who seeks an abortion. U.S. immigration officials detained the minor in a shelter funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The unlawfully-present minor alien, identified only as […]

Boys Basketball Roundup: Falcons Soar to Early District Lead

By George Slaughter The Tompkins Falcons have taken an early lead in the District 19-6A race by winning their first five district games. Their most recent win came Friday night against Cinco Ranch, 82-62. Overall, the Falcons have a 19-6 record, with a 5-0 district record. “We’ve got a lot of talented players, that’s the first thing,” Tompkins coach Bobby Sanders said. “We’ve got guys with offensive skills and shooters. The offense is really clicking […]