• St. John XXIII Announces Top Students

    St. John XXIII Announces Top Students

    Mr. Tim Gallic, Principal, and the faculty and staff of St. John XXIII College Preparatory, Katy, Texas, are pleased to announce the valedictorian and salutatorians for the 2019 graduating class. This class of 101 students, amassed more than $7.4 million in scholarships, which amounts to 70% of graduates receiving scholarships; submitted 534 applications to 176 schools, 42 of which are in-state and 134 schools are out-of-state; has four National Hispanic Scholars; has two Commended National […]

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  • Congratulations to our  2019- 2020 Grant Recipients

    Congratulations to our  2019- 2020 Grant Recipients

    $333,370 Awarded this year! $1,657,142 Million in our first 7 years! May 23, 2019 Coleman Support Annex Lead Teacher: Abigail Wylie Team Members: Andrew MacDonald, Mary Boisen Adaptive Behavior Social Skills through PE Activities $1,890   Thank you to our very own Katy ISD Legacy Investors who along with our Groundbreaking, Keystone and Sustaining Investors helped make these big-dreaming teachers’ ideas come to life. Learn more!   John Alawneh Elise Allen Caroline Anderson Alicia Anderson Stephen Bennett Audrey Bivens […]

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  • Katy ISD Education Foundation Announces Teacher Grant Recipients

    Katy ISD Education Foundation Announces Teacher Grant Recipients

    $333,370 Awarded This Year; $1.6 Million Over Past Seven Years Katy, TX ~ The Katy ISD Education Foundation recently announced its seventh year of Inspiring Imagination teacher grant recipients. Over 350 Katy ISD teachers at 43 different campuses were chosen for grants this year. Grant activities range from school gardens to robotics and extend to all subjects and grade levels. Funding will be provided for the 2019-2020 school year. The Foundation exists to raise support for and […]

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  • Katy ISD Announces 2018-2019 Volunteers of the Year

    Katy ISD Announces 2018-2019 Volunteers of the Year

    (Katy, Texas) – Katy ISD’s Volunteers in Public Schools initiative hosted its annual Volunteer Celebration breakfast on May 17th honoring the thousands of school district volunteers who donate their time supporting Katy ISD students and teachers.   This school year volunteers across the district donated more than 847,142 hours which, in human resource terms, equates to 604 additional teachers or nine additional teachers at every campus. Over 800 volunteers attended the celebration to hear this year’s keynote speaker, Aidan Anderson, co-founder of his […]

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  • New commander of Post 164

    New commander of Post 164

    Harry Woodstrom (left), with Jim McGuire, who succeeded Woodstrom as commander of Jonathan D. Rozier Post 164 of The American Legion in Katy on May 22.  Woodstrom served two years.  McGuire’s goals include increasing overall membership, active membership, and community involvement. ### (Distributed by Greg Clock on May 23, 2019)

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School Finance, Property Tax Relief Deal Reached

(Austin)  State leadership, joined by key lawmakers, announced Thursday they had come to a deal on  top priorities laid out in January: lowering property taxes and reforming public school finance.  “I said ‘We will do what no one thought possible.  We will finally fix school finance in Texas’,” said Governor Greg Abbott. “I’m proud to tell you, today, we are announcing that we’ve done exactly that”.  Lt. Governor Dan Patrick told reporters that this is […]

Senate Republicans Permanently Ban Earmarks

‘I was proud to lead the effort with Sen. Sasse to restore the earmark ban, and am gratified that my colleagues supported our effort today’ WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, today issued a statement following the adoption of a permanent earmark ban by the Senate Republican Conference: “Today, Republicans have taken an important step in restoring fiscal sanity by adopting a permanent earmark […]

Crafting Enthusiasts Invited To Cinco Ranch Branch Library’s Share Group             

The “Craft Club at Cinco Ranch” at Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library will meet on Tuesdays, June 11 and 25, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, in the Multi-purpose Room of the library, located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy. Crafting enthusiasts can share tips, get ideas and inspiration, and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow crafters at this drop-in event! People of all experience levels – from beginners to advanced – who enjoy any type […]

Cinco Ranch Branch Library To Demonstrate Resource For Avid Readers             

Have you read all the books by your favorite author and don’t know what to read next? The Adult Services staff at Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library will demonstrate a resource that provides book suggestions for readers at a special program “What Do I Read Next: An Introduction to NoveList” on Monday, June 10, from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m., in the Computer Lab of the library, located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy. For readers […]

TPWD Reopens Alligator Gar Fishing in Trinity River 

AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is reopening fishing for alligator gar in portions of the river between the Highway 287 bridge near Cayuga and State Highway 7 near Crockett effective Friday, May 24th.   TPWD temporarily prohibited taking or attempting to take alligator gar on May 6 to protect spawning alligator gar, which is a species of conservation concern in the Trinity River. Water conditions that trigger spawning activity in alligator gar, such as water temperature above 68 F and presence […]

North American Prairie Conference set for June 2-5, 2019 

HOUSTON, May 24, 2019 – The 25th North American Prairie Conference: Healthy Prairies, Healthy Watersheds, to be held at the University of Houston – Clear Lake, is set to kick-off on Sunday, June 2 with a welcome mixer, and will continue through Wednesday, June 5.  The conference features a line-up of speakers on a variety of topics, including the prairie watershed connection, declining pollinator habitat, carbon sequestration of grasslands, economics of working prairies, urbanization issues, […]

June Computer-Class Schedule At Cinco Ranch Branch Library

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy, will present a variety of free, introductory computer classes this month. The classes will consist of a hands-on introduction to basic skills for people who would like to learn more about using these computer programs. All computer classes will take place in the Computer Lab of the library. “MS Word 2016: Intermediate” will take place on Wednesday, June 5, beginning at 10:15 a.m. […]

Fort Bend Regional Infrastructure Conference

Ed Emmett

The Fort Bend Regional Infrastructure Conference is a collaborative effort between the Central Fort Bend Chamber, the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce and the Fort Bend Economic Development Council. This half-day conference will take place on Thursday, June 27, 2019, from 7:30 am – 1:30 pm, with an optional Engineering Ethics session immediately following from 1:30- 2:30 pm at Safari Texas Ranch, Richmond, TX. This exciting conference is a comprehensive series of presentations from industry […]

DPS Ramps Up Enforcement For Memorial Day Weekend

AUSTIN – This Memorial Day weekend, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is joining law enforcement efforts across the state to help keep Texas roadways safe and encourage motorists to practice safe driving habits. From Friday, May 24, through Monday, May 27, DPS Troopers will be on the lookout for intoxicated drivers, as well as drivers violating speed limit, seat belt and other traffic laws. “Memorial Day pays tribute to those who have made […]