• Regular Board Meeting of the Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees

    Regular Board Meeting of the Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees

    Attached is an agenda for the Regular Board Meeting of the Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees to be held on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 in the Education Support Complex Board Room located at 6301 South Stadium Lane, Katy, Texas 77494.  The Closed Meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m.  The Open Meeting will begin at approximately 6:30 p.m.

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  • Twenty-One Katy ISD Schools Receive Texas Honor Roll Distinction  

    Twenty-One Katy ISD Schools Receive Texas Honor Roll Distinction   

    KATY [May 24, 2018] – Out of its 67 campuses, Katy Independent School District is proud to announce that this year, 21 were named a Texas Honor Roll School by the Educational Results Partnership (ERP) and the Institute for Productivity in Education (IPE). “What a great way to end the school year by receiving this prestigious recognition.  This distinction speaks volumes of the great things happening in our schools. It takes a village to educate a child and […]

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  • City Renames Katy Heritage Museum to Honor Former Mayor Nelson

    City Renames Katy Heritage Museum to Honor Former Mayor Nelson

    By George Slaughter Katy city officials Thursday renamed and reopened the city-owned Katy Heritage Museum to honor the late former Mayor and City Administrator Johnny Nelson. The Johnny Nelson Katy Heritage Museum, 6002 George Bush Drive, was renamed for the former mayor and city administrator, who died in January at age 79. The museum, like many Katy homes and businesses, sustained considerable flooding damage from last year’s hurricane. Rehabilitating the building and its exhibits was […]

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  • Katy ISD Announces Valedictorians and Salutatorians for its Seven High Schools

    Katy ISD Announces Valedictorians and Salutatorians for its Seven High Schools

    KATY [May 24, 2018] – Katy ISD is proud to announce the top two students from each high school who are ranked highest academically in their respective graduating classes.  These students have worked extremely hard from the very first day of their ninth grade year until the last day of their senior year.  Many of them are now moving on to prestigious colleges and universities throughout the nation.  The 2017-2018 valedictorians and salutatorians are: Cinco Ranch […]

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  • Katy ISD Announces Director of Purchasing  

    Katy ISD Announces Director of Purchasing   

    KATY [May 23, 2018] – During the monthly Katy Independent School District Work Study meeting, the Board of Trustees announced Gloria Truskowski as the new director of purchasing. “To work for such a great school district is an honor.  I look forward to creating new relationships and contributing to a department that is vital to the overall function of Katy ISD,” said Truskowski.  “As a thriving school district, devoting my skills to its success is one […]

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Houston Symphony Adds All-Beethoven Program To Summer Series At Jones Hall Lineup

One-night only concert. Tickets are now on sale at houstonsymphony.org July 20, 2018 HOUSTON (May 24, 2018) – The Houston Symphony has announced the addition of a blockbuster all-Beethoven program to the Bank of American Summer Series at Jones Hall lineup. Tickets are now on sale to the general public at houstonsymphony.org. The program – led by Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Music Director Aram Demirjian, features the composer’s most well-known overtures and his ever-famous Fifth Symphony, which is […]

DPS Warns of Dangers of Leaving Children in Vehicles

Rising temperatures increase risk of vehicular heatstroke AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is warning residents that warmer weather places children at greater risk of injury or death if left unattended in a vehicle. Every year children die from heatstroke after being left in a vehicle or entering a vehicle unnoticed. Such negligence could lead to criminal charges. A child should never be left unattended in a vehicle. “Children are needlessly dying every year […]

Sen. Cruz Joins Bipartisan Effort to Combat Sexual Harassment and Hold Abusers in Congress Accountable

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement praising the bipartisan deal to combat sexual harassment in Congress, of which he is a cosponsor. “Sexual harassment is wrong. It should never be tolerated. Over the past year — as we’ve seen scores of victims come forward to share their stories — it has become more apparent than ever that workplace misconduct and abuse is far too common in Hollywood, the media, corporate […]

The Oprah Exhibition

Dr. Lori Verderame

Art & Antiques by Dr. Lori by Dr. Lori Verderame “Watching Oprah: The Oprah Winfrey Show and American Culture” exhibition opens at the National Museum of African American History and Culture of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC on June 8, 2018 and the exhibition will be on view through June 2019. The exhibition explores the era that shaped Oprah Winfrey’s life and early career in television. The exhibition continues to highlight the impact of […]

Attorney Benny Agosto, Jr. Takes Office As President-Elect Of The Houston Bar Association

(Houston, TX) Benny Agosto Jr., Partner at the Houston personal injury law firm of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Aziz, recently began his duties as President-Elect of the Houston Bar Association for the 2018-2019 bar year. He was elected to President-Elect in the spring and took office at the Houston Bar Association Annual Dinner on Thursday, May 17, 2018. Mr. Agosto is board certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of […]

Young Texans Are Going To College Thanks To $8.4 Million In Houston Livestock Show And Rodeo™ Scholarships

 — May 23, 2018 — Houston — For Immediate Release — Tonight, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo officials welcomed 423 Texas high school students to NRG Park for a special scholarship presentation in which students walked away with a total of $8.4 million from the Rodeo’s 2018 educational commitment. “Tonight’s banquet is the culmination of the efforts of more than 34,000 dedicated volunteers and staff, combined with the support of generous donors, sponsors and community members who […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn Praise Committee Vote on Texas Fifth Circuit, District Court Nominees

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) today released the following statements after the Senate Judiciary Committee approved the nominations of Andy Oldham to fill a vacancy in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, Michael Truncale to fill a vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, and Alan Albright to fill a vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of […]

RRC Enforcement Actions Taken at Commissioners’ May 22 Conference

AUSTIN – The Railroad Commission of Texas assessed $698,679 in fines involving 232 enforcement dockets against operators and businesses at the Commissioners’ conference this week. The Commission has primary oversight and enforcement of the state’s oil and gas industry and intrastate pipeline safety. Operators were assessed $334,090 after failing to appear at Commission enforcement proceedings. Details on these Master Default Orders can be found on the RRC website here. Operators were ordered to come into compliance with […]

Central Fort Bend Chamber Welcomes Pregnancy Resource Medical Center

The Central Fort Bend Chamber, along with approximately 60 members of the community, welcomed Pregnancy Resource Medical Center on May 18, 2018 to their new location at 4411 Ave N, Rosenberg. Attendees were treated to chicken sandwiches donated by Chick-fil-A and chips donated by Frito-Lay. If you would like more information on The Pregnancy Resource Medical Center, visit their website at www.prmcfortbend.org

Olson Acts To Provide Our Military With Needed Resources

Washington, DC- Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) today acted to support our military and provide them with the resources they need to protect and defend the homeland. Olson voted for H.R. 5515, the National Defense Authorization Act. The bill authorizes $717 billion in funding to improve military readiness and rebuild our military. It also continues the trend of improving pay for our troops with a 2.6% pay raise, the largest in nine years. The bill passed the House […]