• James. E. Taylor High School to Present Shakespeare’s Midsummer

    James. E. Taylor High School to Present Shakespeare’s Midsummer

    Houston, TX – September 11, 2018 – The Taylor PlayMakers announce their first play of the season, Shakespeare’s riotous comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The classic comedy begins with some rebellious teens, a few mistaken identities, a splash of love potion, and an infamous play-within-a play – creating the perfect recipe for entertainment. On a Midsummer’s night, four young lovers (played by senior James McCann, sophomore Maria Kypriotakis, sophomore Jacob Lewis, and senior Lauren Justman) […]

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  • National Charity League, Inc. Lady Bird Chapter Hosts Back to School Senior Fashion Show

    National Charity League, Inc. Lady Bird Chapter Hosts Back to School Senior Fashion Show

    Katy, TX , September 9, 2018 – This past August, the National Charity League, Inc., Lady Bird Chapter (NCL, Inc.) hosted a Pink Candy Runway Fashion Show at the Westland Baptist Church on Grand Parkway/99.  The Class of 2019 organized the event which has become a back to school tradition for the chapter.  The senior class modeled fashions from Runway 7 (Katy), and jewelry from Fig Tree Accessories (Houston and Rice Village).  Wen Chic Salon […]

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  • City Council Appoints Attorney to Succeed Jones

    City Council Appoints Attorney to Succeed Jones

    By George Slaughter The Katy City Council Friday afternoon appointed attorney Frank Carroll to the Ward A city council seat left vacant by last month’s resignation of J. Gary Jones. Carroll will serve out the remainder of the term, which expires next May. He was appointed earlier this year to serve on the city’s board of adjustment, which deals with zoning issues for the city. Carroll is a partner and shareholder with the Houston law […]

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  • Council Member to Resign Tuesday

    Council Member to Resign Tuesday

    By George Slaughter Ward A Council Member Gary Jones said Saturday that he will resign from the Katy City Council for what he described as “very personal family matters.” The city council will hold a special meeting at 4 p.m. Tuesday to formally consider and accept his resignation. It is the only item on the agenda for that meeting. Jones said things came together “fairly quickly” to persuade his decision. “This is a very personal […]

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  • Katy Tigers Drop Season Opener, 35-21

    Katy Tigers Drop Season Opener, 35-21

    By George Slaughter North Shore took the early lead and never looked back as it defeated Katy, 35-21, Friday night at Legacy Stadium. The game was the season opener for both teams. The Mustangs began the game with an impressive three-play scoring drive. On the first play from scrimmage, quarterback Dematrius Davis completed a 48-yard pass to wide receiver Shadrach Banks. Two plays later, running back Zach Evans scored on an 18-yard run. After an […]

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State-of-the-art training facility opening in Houston fuels construction boom

Houston, TX – International Painters Union and Allied Trades District Council 88 (IUPAT DC88) will host the grand re-opening of the Finishing Trades Institute training facility that will provide state-of-the-art equipment and facilities for workers in the greater Houston area looking for a rewarding career in the building trades. The facility will provide industrial coatings and fireproofing services and hands-on training. A first-in-the-nation program at the facility will offer all health and safety certifications, industry-specific certifications, […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn Statements on New Armored Brigade Combat Team at Fort Bliss

HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) today released the following statements after Secretary of the Army Mark Esper announced that the Army’s 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division would be converted from a Stryker Brigade Combat Team to an Armored Brigade Combat Team stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas. “I am pleased that the Army chose Fort Bliss as the home for the new Armored Brigade Combat Team, […]

Sen. Cruz Talks with Expedition 56 Crew Members Stationed on ISS

Tours Johnson Space Center with Presidential Advisor Ivanka Trump and NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today participated in a meet and greet and tour with Presidential Advisor Ivanka Trump and NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Still photos and video of the visit may be viewed here. Sen. Cruz had the opportunity to talk with the crew members of Expedition 56 who are stationed […]

Seabourne Nature Fest

Saturday, November 3             10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Seabourne Creek Nature Park, 3831 Texas 36 South, Rosenberg 77471 There will be lots of activities for kids and families!  See butterflies and caterpillars, alligators and snakes, hawks and owls, beekeepers and more.  There will be a petting zoo, children’s crafts, face painting, nature talks, edible plant display, prairie walks, horse-drawn wagon rides, and native plants and seeds will be available. The nature festival entry and events are free.  There […]

RRC Selects Assistant Executive Director & Oil and Gas Division Director

Danny Sorrells-- RRC Assistant Executive Director and Oil and Gas Division Director

AUSTIN – The Railroad Commission of Texas announced Danny Sorrells will serve as Assistant Executive Director and Oil & Gas Division Director. Since Aug. 1, Sorrells has served as Acting Oil and Gas Division Director. I’m honored to be chosen for this position at the world’s top oil and gas regulatory agency,” Sorrells said. “I look forward to continue working with our agency’s dedicated staff who are committed to protection of public safety and the environment.” Executive […]

TxDOT’S ‘Save Me With A Seat’ Campaign Stops At Katy Mills Mall Ahead  Of National Child Passenger Safety Week

Two out of three child safety seats are misused, putting children at risk WHEN: Saturday, September 22 from 10am to 9pm WHERE:                          Katy Mills Mall, inside in front of AMC Theaters 5000 Katy Mills Circle Katy, TX 77494 Parking: Parking is free in surface lots around the mall On-Site Contact: Robert Nash; (512) 779-3847 HOUSTON MAP/LOGISTICS INFO: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/p8yzu9oottuiaxo/AABAwFsZ5jZghc6fcbtUkyUUa?dl=0

Low Cost Microchipping Service Offered in Sugar Land on 9/29

Katy Community ‘Chip Clinic (KCCC), a local non-profit, volunteer-run organization, is pleased to announce its next event, Saturday, September 29 from 9 AM – 12 PM, at Paw Envy Pet Care in Sugar Land. KCCC offers $10 microchipping for pets with FREE lifetime registration! Not only is microchipping an easy safety precaution for pet owners to invest in, but lost pets with registered microchips are more quickly returned to their families without placing undue burden to neighbors, […]

Fall 2018 Vegetable – Herb Plant Sale October 13, 2018

The Fort Bend County Master Gardeners are holding their annual Fall Vegetable-Herb Plant Sale on October 13, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. until noon. The sale will be held in front of the greenhouse located at 1402 Band Road in Rosenberg. The varieties of plants offered for sale have been recommended for Fort Bend County by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service are grown by the Fort Bend County Master Gardeners. Fall is a great time in […]

Free Shred Day for Houston Residents

What: Shred Day, hosted by First Service Credit Union When: Saturday, September 29, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Where: First Service Spring Cypress branch 8640 Spring Cypress Rd, Spring, TX 77379 Details: This event will assure that confidential documents are safely shredded, eliminating the danger of financial fraud or identity theft. Each individual can drop off five bags or boxes of personal documents, and those papers will be immediately shredded on-site. Hundreds of families are expected to take advantage of this free service which is available to anyone in […]

Katy ISD Education Foundation Announces Fireflies & Foodtrucks

Tickets on Sale Now for Legendary Back to School Bash  (Katy, TX) – The Katy ISD Education Foundation announces the return of its annual Fireflies & Foodtrucks fundraising event on Thursday, October 18, 5:30 – 8:30 P.M. at Katy’s own No Label Brewery.  The event will benefit the foundation and its Inspiring Imagination teacher grant program.  The Katy ISD Education Foundation celebrated a spectacular milestone this year with $1,300,000 awarded in its first six years […]