• Harris County Emergency Services District 48 To Celebrate Groundbreaking Of New Fire Station  

    Harris County Emergency Services District 48 To Celebrate Groundbreaking Of New Fire Station  

    Join us and be a part of this special occasion Katy, TX, March 20, 2019– Harris County ESD No. 48 Fire and EMS (HCESD 48) is proud to announce our groundbreaking ceremony on March 28th, 2019 at 4:30pm to celebrate the upcoming construction of a new Fire Station No. 1.  The ceremony is open to the public and will be held at the future Fire Station No. 1 location at 24127 Western Centre Drive, Katy, […]

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  • Olson Hosts Listening Tour With Local Veterans

    Olson Hosts Listening Tour With Local Veterans

    Sugar Land, TX – Today U.S. Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX), VA Associate Medical Center Director James Eggers and Texas Veterans Commissioner Kevin Barber hosted a listening tour meeting with veterans at Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Posts across the 22nd Congressional District of Texas. They visited VFW posts in Missouri City, Pearland, Katy and Rosenberg. During the listening tour, they discussed healthcare, the Women’s Health Center and infrastructure at DeBakey VA Medical Center. “As a former Naval aviator, […]

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  • Noe Diaz Becomes Katy Police Chief

    Noe Diaz Becomes Katy Police Chief

    By George Slaughter Katy Police Chief Noe Diaz was sworn into office Monday in front of a packed Katy City Hall council chamber filled with law enforcement personnel from various agencies. Before becoming chief, Diaz was a Texas Ranger for 11 years. He began his career as a correctional officer in 1986 with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. He later became a deputy constable in Harris County Precinct 5 in 1994, then joined the […]

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  • Abilene Christian Wins Men’s, Women Basketball Titles in Katy

    Abilene Christian Wins Men’s, Women Basketball Titles in Katy

    By George Slaughter There’s a first time for everything, and for the Abilene Christian Wildcats, Saturday night’s 77-60 win over the New Orleans Privateers was twice as nice. The win clinched their first-ever Southland Conference men’s basketball title, and it clinched their first-ever NCAA tournament berth. The women’s team also won its tournament, defeating Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Sunday afternoon. The ACU men’s team will play Kentucky on Thursday. The women’s team will learn its matchup […]

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  • City Honors Firefighters for Saving Drowning Child

    City Honors Firefighters for Saving Drowning Child

    By George Slaughter The City of Katy honored firefighters Monday night for their efforts in saving a drowning child. On Sunday, March 3 at 6:33 p.m., dispatch received a 911 call for a drowning three-year-old male at the Homewood Suites pool. The Katy Fire Department responded out of Fire Station #2 and arrived at the hotel pool in just 47 seconds. Firefighters and EMS immediately performed CPR and was able to revive the child. The […]

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Learn About College Financial Aid At Library Program

The thought of finding a way to pay for a college education can be a daunting task. College-bound high-school students and their parents are encouraged to attend an informative presentation, “How to Pay for College,” on Thursday, April 4, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., in the Meeting Room of Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library, located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy. Brannon Lloyd, a college financial-planning educator, will provide an overview of the costs […]

Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra To Perform Free Family Concert At George Memorial Library’s Outdoor Amphitheater 

Fort Bend County Libraries will present a free family concert performance, “Teddy Bear’s Picnic,” by the Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra, on Saturday, April 6, beginning at 2:00 p.m., in the Jodie E. Stavinoha Amphitheater at George Memorial Library, 1001 Golfview in Richmond. The performance will include fun, call-and-response interaction between the orchestra and the audience that will have everyone clapping and dancing along with the music. Families with children of all ages are welcome to attend. Musical selections include a […]

Olson Announces Veterans Mentoring Students Roundtable And Media Availability

PEARLAND, TX – Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) will host a roundtable discussion with local elected officials, representatives from veterans organizations and school districts to discuss ways to encourage veteran participation in the mentoring of local students. Fort Bend County Judge KP George, Assistant Superintendent and District Coordinator for School Improvement in Fort Bend ISD Dr. Anthony Indelicato, Interim Superintendent of Alvin ISD Dr. Daniel Combs, Director of Family Engagement for Alvin ISD Anna Pasarella, Pearland ISD […]

Olson Attends Utmb Health Clear Lake Campus Grand Opening

Rep. Olson and UTMB Health President Dr. David Callendar

SUGAR LAND, TX – Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) yesterday attended the ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony for University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB) Health Clear Lake Campus Hospital in Webster. Olson presented UTMB Health President Dr. David Callendar and Executive VP and CEO of the UTMB Health System Donna Sollenberger with a certificate of recognition for the grand opening. “I’m honored to welcome UTMB Health to TX-22,” Rep. Pete Olson said. “This new location […]

Olson Statement On Detention Of Juan Guaido’s Senior Advisor

WASHINGTON, DC – Representative Pete Olson (R-TX) released the following statement after the detention of Robert Marrero, a senior advisor to Venezuela’s rightful President Juan Guaido, by the forces of deposed President Nicolas Maduro: “I am deeply concerned by what appears to be a kidnapping launched by forces loyal to Nicolas Maduro. Venezuela is a failed state and Mr. Maduro is no longer the leader of Venezuela.  If he truly loved Venezuela, he would work with […]

Olson Addresses 36A Coalition Meeting

Olson speaks at the 36A Coalition meeting

SUGAR LAND, TX – Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) today attended the 36A Coalition’s monthly luncheon. He was the keynote speaker and discussed the importance of Highway 36A as an evacuation route during natural disasters and his efforts to encourage exportation of American and Texas-produced energy around the world. The Highway 36A Coalition is a tri-county group promoting traffic solutions, economic development in Brazoria, Fort Bend and Waller counties. “As our region grows, we must properly invest […]

Texas Researcher Fighting to Get More Suboxone Doctors Approved to Help Fight Epidemic

Texas is one of the largest states in the country, and yet, it has only 2500 doctors licensed to provide Suboxone for opioid addiction treatment. The lack of waivered doctors in the state makes it nearly impossible for many Texas residents to get the opiate addiction treatment that they desperately need. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, treatment needs to be readily available for addicts to succeed in recovery. Sadly, Suboxone is not […]

89.3 KSBJ Moves Signal To Reach 1.7 Million More Houstonians

HOUSTON, Texas (March 21, 2019) – KSBJ Educational Foundation is proud to announce that for the first time, 89.3 KSBJ will now cover all of Houston, reaching 1.7 million more Houstonians! The improved signal goes LIVE on Friday, March 22 at 7:40am. In 2017, we all watched as Hurricane Harvey’s floodwaters rose. You may have even experienced the water coming into your own home. Through those helpless hours, the flood inundated the KSBJ transmitter buildings, knocking us […]

Sens. Cruz, Cotton, Rep. Gallagher Applaud President Trump for Recognizing Israel’s Sovereignty Over Golan Heights

‘We applaud the president for formally recognizing Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, an acknowledgement that enhances the national security of both Israel and the United States’ WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following President Trump’s announcement recognizing Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-Wis.) issued the following statement: “We applaud the president for formally recognizing Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, an acknowledgement that enhances […]

Library To Demonstrate Chilton’s Diy Auto-Repair Online Resource

Keeping your vehicle well maintained can extend its life and help save money on costly repairs. Fort Bend County Libraries has an online resource that illustrates basic maintenance steps that drivers can manage themselves to keep their vehicle performing optimally. The Cinco Ranch Branch Library will have an introductory demonstration of the “Chilton’s Online Auto Repair Library” on Monday, April 8, from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m., in the Computer Lab of the library, located at 2620 Commercial Center […]