• Katy Firefighters Raise Money for Special Olympics Texas

    Katy Firefighters Raise Money for Special Olympics Texas

    By George Slaughter Katy firefighters are known for their firefighting and emergency medical technician skills. They’re also becoming known for their volunteer skills in charitable fundraising. Friday night at Los Cucos Mexican Restaurant, 5831 Highway Blvd., firefighters volunteered as waitstaff in the third annual “Tip a Firefighter” event. For the 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. lunch shift, and for the dinner shift 5–8 p.m. dinner shift, Katy firefighters, accompanied by Special Olympics athletes, stopped by […]

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  • Library Commemorating Its 25th Anniversary Saturday

    Library Commemorating Its 25th Anniversary Saturday

    By George Slaughter The Maud Smith Marks Library celebrates its 25th anniversary at 1 p.m. Saturday with a cake cutting and other events, including a book character contest, a book spin contest, and a book race contest. The celebration will also include square dancers, games, crafts, a magician, a visit from Mother Goose, and contests and snacks. Remembering Maud Smith Marks Maud Smith Marks, the library’s namesake, lived in the early 20th century. She and […]

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  • Katy Boy Scout Troop Makes a Historic Find

    Katy Boy Scout Troop Makes a Historic Find

    By George Slaughter Boy Scouts from Katy have found and marked a historic West Texas hanging tree where, in the late 1800s, some cattle rustlers met their fate. The tree, part of a site that became known as Rustler’s Flat, is part of the Buffalo Trails Scout Ranch, near Fort Davis. In the late 19th Century, a group of cattle rustlers stole cattle, butchered it, and sold the meat to soldiers at the U.S. Army […]

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  • Color for a Cause benefits The Arc of Katy

    Color for a Cause benefits The Arc of Katy

    The Cinco Ranch High School Future Business Leaders of America hosted a Color for a Cause Run benefiting The Arc of Katy earlier this spring. The event co-chairs, Merium Hashmi and Elizabeth Xu and FBLA sponsor Derek Spier recently visited The Arc of Katy to present a check for the $5,500 raised from the successful event. Photo to be sent separately – L-R Carolyn Kares, Arc Program Committee Chairman, Arc Participant Brandon Sepeda, and Fred […]

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  • City Awards Bid for Drainage Improvements in Pine Forest

    City Awards Bid for Drainage Improvements in Pine Forest

    By George Slaughter Mayor Chuck Brawner has described the Pine Forest subdivision as Katy’s “ground zero” for last year’s hurricane flooding. Monday night, the Katy City Council awarded an $4.4 million to Reytec Construction Resources of Houston for drainage improvements to the Pine Forest Subdivision. The neighborhood is bordered by Morton Road on the north, the Magnolia Ditch on the south, Cane Island Branch on the west, and Avenue D on the east. Last November, […]

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Oakbend Medical Center’s Seeds Of Generosity Campaign Raises Over $200,000    

Richmond, TX– OakBend Medical Center celebrated the success of the hospital’s employee giving campaign, “Seeds of Generosity,” by holding a reception in the Joe & Doris Gurecky Atrium after hours. The three week campaign, which ran from May 1 to May 18, raised more than $102,000 for the hospital’s Vision 2020 Campaign.  In addition to their $102,000 The Madison Charitable Foundation matched up to $100,000, making the total monies raised more than $202,000. The money […]

New HGAC Transportation Plan

The HPRA speaker this Friday noon will be Vishu Lingala, the principal planner for the Houston-Galveston Area Council, who will present and discuss the updated regional transportation plan for the HGAC area. https://www.h-gac.com àmobility àregional transportation plan Houston Property Rights Association PUBLIC INVITED: $11.49 plus 10% gratuity – buffet self-serve – all you can eat. Coffee and tea are extra. The LamBo Restaurant (Chinese and American food), is at 6159 Westheimer Road, about a mile west of Chimney Rock on the south side. (look […]

FEMA grants more than $6.2 million to the Texas Department of Transportation for emergency response and protective measures during Hurricane Harvey

AUSTIN, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $6.2 million for the Texas Department of Transportation support activities following Hurricane Harvey. The department set up temporary base camps in seven locations, Corpus Christi, Port Aransas, Sugarland, Beaumont, Refugio, Yoakum and Liberty, to provide lodging and meals to first responders and emergency officials after Harvey’s landfall. The camps provided needed lodging and food services that were not available in the area after […]

DOE Awards $2.2 M Support for Low-Income Student Parents

UH Children’s Learning Centers to Provide More Child Care Tuition Assistance HOUSTON, July 19 – University of Houston students with children enrolled at the UH Children’s Learning Centers (CLC) got a boost from the U.S. Department of Education through a $2.2 million grant for campus child care. The four-year award from the Federal Child Care Access Means Parents in School Program (CCAMPIS) will support up to 60 percent of tuition costs for children at the […]

AG Paxton Congratulates Former Texas Deputy Solicitor General  Andrew Oldham on His Confirmation to the 5th Circuit 

Ken Paxton

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton today congratulated former Texas Deputy Solicitor General Andrew Oldham after he was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit. Oldham is President Trump’s sixth pending or confirmed judicial nomination of a current or former staffer with the Texas attorney general’s office. “Andy Oldham is principled, smart and will faithfully interpret the rule of law, not legislate from the bench,” Attorney […]

Adult Soccer League looking for players and teams to play in Sugar Land

Fort Bend Adult Soccer Association is looking for is looking for 18+ year old soccer players wanting to play close to home. Fort Bend Adult Soccer Association is looking for new players and teams. We play at Lost Creek Park and Community Park. Men play Sunday morning and evening (depending on division) and women play Friday Nights. Register on our website www.fbasa.com. Fall 2018 Season opens soon!  

Sen. Cruz: For Those of Us Who Fight Every Day for Fiscal Sanity, the ‘Pig Book’ Is an Invaluable Tool and Resource

Participates in Citizens Against Government Waste 2018 Congressional Pig Book press conference WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today attended the Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) 2018 Congressional ‘Pig Book’ press conference, where he discussed his opposition to wasteful earmark spending. “The annual ‘Pig Book’ has been described as the most unpopular book in Washington,” Sen. Cruz said. “With some politicians, I guess that might make it tied with the U.S. Constitution and […]

Texas Prepaid Tuition Program Enrollment Deadline Approaches

(AUSTIN) — Texas families have until midnight on July 31 to enroll their newborns in the Texas Tuition Promise Fund® and pay this year’s rates for all or some future tuition and schoolwide required fees at Texas public colleges and universities. Newborns are children younger than 1 year old at the time of enrollment. Under the Texas Tuition Promise Fund, the state’s prepaid college tuition program, participants can purchase tuition units and lock in future costs of […]

The Union Kitchen, Jax Grill Expanding To Katy In 2019

GR8 Plate Hospitality Announces Plans For New Locations HOUSTON (July 18, 2018) – Paul Miller and Gr8 Plate Hospitality are bringing their popular Inner Loop concepts to Katy. Miller, a longtime Katy resident, has signed a lease to open his sixth The Union Kitchen and third Jax Grill at NewQuest Properties’ Stableside at Falcon Landing, a 34.4-acre development at Gaston Road and Falcon Landing Boulevard in the Cinco Ranch area. The Union Kitchen will occupy […]

Fayette County Fair in La Grange Generates Great Mix of History and Cultures with Tradition (in the Heart of Texas)

Thursday, August 30-Sunday, September 2  Tried and true history with that great mix of cultures and tradition brings that recipe for success to the Fayette County Fair in La Grange year after year.  And what better way to celebrate the close of summer than at a good old fashioned fair. Delve into those precious memories of venues, music, and events for all ages–always held Labor Day weekend and this year beginning Thursday, August 30 and […]