• Cane Island Developer, Rise Communities, Wins Texas Association of Builders’ Developer of the Year Award

    Cane Island Developer, Rise Communities, Wins Texas Association of Builders’ Developer of the Year Award

    KATY, TX (August 7, 2017) – Rise Communities, developer of the Katy master-planned community of Cane Island, has won the prestigious Developer of the Year Award from the Texas Association of Builders. The award was presented at the association’s 2017 Star Awards program, part of the Sunbelt Builders Show in Dallas. “When the top minds in home construction and real estate development give you a thumbs up, that’s certainly speaks volumes for the quality of […]

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  • DPS Graduates 48 New Highway Patrol Troopers

    DPS Graduates 48 New Highway Patrol Troopers

    AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steven McCraw today was joined by Texas State Representative Mark Keough as the department commissioned 48 men and women as the state’s newest Highway Patrol Troopers. This is the third advanced school offered specifically for peace officers in the department’s history. Representative Keough was the keynote speaker during the recruit graduation ceremony, which was held today in Austin. “We applaud you taking on a new […]

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Chinese professor researches ESL, teacher education while visiting UHV

Chinese professor Youna Chen poses for a photo at a Chinese shopping mall. Chen is a faculty member at Zhejiang Ocean University in China and is spending a yearlong sabbatical at UHV researching English as a Second Language and teacher education programs.

When Youna Chen came to the University of Houston-Victoria in May, it was her first time in a foreign exchange program. Chen is a faculty member at Zhejiang Ocean University in China and wanted to research English as a Second Language and teacher education programs. She has spent the past few months at UHV Katy, 2002 W. Grand Parkway N., Building 2. “We have different teaching methods in China, and it’s been interesting to see […]

Wallis American Legion Dance Club holds monthly dance

The Wallis American Legion Dance Club will hold its monthly dance on Saturday, August 19th with music by Charles & The Fabulous Four playing good country western and mixed music for your dancing pleasure.  The dance will be from 8 pm. To 11:30 p.m. There will be lost of door prizes and free coffee. For more information call Steve Muzny at 979-478-2494 or Charley Janik at 979-478-6226.

AG Paxton Leads 16-State Coalition in Amicus Brief  Supporting President Trump’s Travel Ban

Ken Paxton

AUSTIN – Leading a 16-state coalition, Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of the Trump administration’s temporary travel ban, which was blocked by two lower courts before the Supreme Court allowed crucial parts of it to go forward in June. The high court agreed to take the case this fall. The Trump administration’s revised executive order prohibits for 90 days the entry of travelers from […]

AG Paxton Joins 49 Attorneys General Asking Congress to Amend Sex Trafficking Law

Ken Paxton

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton joined a bi-partisan coalition of 49 attorneys general urging Congress to affirm that law enforcement agencies retain their traditional authority to fight sex trafficking. In a letter to Congress, the attorneys general ask representatives to amend the Communications Decency Act (CDA) to clarify that states, localities and territories retain authority to investigate and prosecute facilitators of child sex trafficking wherever they operate, including online through websites like Backpage.com. “Texas […]

  Sen. Cruz Discusses Jobs and Economic Growth With Igloo Products Corp. Employees

Tours iconic Texas company’s facility in Katy and participates in town hall with employees KATY, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today visited the headquarters of Igloo Products Corp. and toured its production facility, as well as participated in a town hall with Igloo’s employees. “I want to congratulate Igloo on the 70th anniversary that this company celebrated earlier this year,” said Sen. Cruz. “Igloo is one of thousands of true Texas success stories, […]

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar Announces Highest Ratings for Texas Short-Term Notes 

(AUSTIN) — Wall Street credit ratings firms have given their highest ratings to this year’s Texas Tax and Revenue Anticipation Notes (TRANs), which will allow the state to manage cash-flow needs for fiscal 2018. “Texas received the highest short-term credit ratings on the TRAN,” Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said. “I am proud that Texas also maintains its historic AAA long-term credit ratings from all four major ratings agencies, primarily because of flexibility in the state’s budgeting […]

UH Welcomes Residents During Annual Cougar Move-In Aug. 17-19

A Record 770 Cougar Mover Volunteers Will Welcome 6,494 Residents to Campus HOUSTON [August 16, 2017]- The University of Houston is rolling out the Cougar red carpet for thousands of new and returning Coogs during the annual Cougar Move-In, Thursday, Aug. 17- Saturday, Aug. 19 at all seven UH residence halls. Nearly 6,500 students will move into Cougar Village 1 & 2, Moody Towers, The Quadrangle, Cougar Place, Bayou Oaks and Calhoun Lofts. It’s a […]

Your Chance to Perform for Two Booking Agents and Win a Professional Recording Session is here! Enter the WFDD Talent Showcase!

On-line entries accepted July 17, 2017- September 15, 2017 Finalist Compete September 30, 2017 at WFDD Central Green Event 4pm-9pm HOUSTON, TX (August 4,2017) – Local Artist have  a unique opportunity to be heard by TWO BOOKING AGENTS, win $100’s of dollars in prizes, show off their talents and enjoy a Live Music  performance from Rustic Reverb. The public gets to vote for contestants on the WFDD Central Green facebook page and enjoy a night […]