• Katy Visual & Performing Arts Center (KVPAC) has named Mrs. Lerin Wheeless as the new Preschool Director. 

    Katy Visual & Performing Arts Center (KVPAC) has named Mrs. Lerin Wheeless as the new Preschool Director. 

    Mrs. Wheeless brings years of experience in Early Childhood Education to the PreK at KVPAC.  She has worked with young children in NAEYC-accredited learning centers, held elementary school teaching positions for first and second grades, homeschooled her own children for many years, and finally, volunteered for the PreK at KVPAC while her four youngest children went through the PreK program since it was licensed in 2010. “As the mother of four PreK at KVPAC graduates, […]

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  • Katy ISD Education Foundation Awards $1000000 in Teacher Grants Over First Five Years

    Katy ISD Education Foundation Awards $1000000 in Teacher Grants Over First Five Years

    In October 2012, the Katy ISD Education Foundation Board of Directors wisely crafted an intentional vision for the new organization and defined its purpose. Five years later, its Katy ISD Education Foundation’s Inspiring Imagination teacher grant program, has reached a spectacular milestone – $1,000,000 awarded to Katy ISD teachers in the Foundation’s first five years of operation. “Our board wanted something that had immediate impact on lots of students over many campuses. We decided teachers […]

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  • New Fall Katy Home And Garden Show Introduces Vintage Market

    New Fall Katy Home And Garden Show Introduces Vintage Market

    As the seasons change…Fall in love with the latest trends in home decor Katy, Texas (July 24, 2017) … Leaves won’t be the only thing to fall in Houston this September, as home design fanatics fall in love with the latest trends in home decor and design at the Fall Katy Home & Garden Show and Vintage Market scheduled for September 9-10 at the Merrell Center in Katy. The popular home show in west Houston, […]

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  • Katy ISD Opens its New Legacy Stadium

    Katy ISD Opens its New Legacy Stadium

    By George Slaughter Legacy Stadium, the Katy Independent School District’s new football stadium that opened for tours Thursday, meets the cliché that Texans expect everything to be bigger and better. It’s certainly bigger, with a 12,000-person seating capacity compared to the 9,768-person seating capacity of Rhodes Stadium. Legacy Stadium sits on a 43-acre lot at 5175 Franz Road, which is just north of Rhodes Stadium, at 1733 Katyland Drive. With two stadiums essentially on the […]

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  • 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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“The Storm” By Martha T. F. Collins

New Christian fantasy novel seeks to help readers consider the spiritual influences of their lives Martha T. F. Collins announces publication of ‘The Storm’ LAWTON, Okla. – In Martha T. F. Collins’ new novel, “The Storm” (published by WestBow Press), there is nothing that happens in the physical realm without it first happening in the spiritual one. “‘The Storm’ is a fictional depiction of a real-life problem experienced by many in the body of Christ […]

“The Demon at Horseshoe Lake” By Paul Middlebrooks

Paul Middlebrooks unleashes ‘The Demon at Horseshoe Lake’ Mysterious, heartfelt, yet vicious novel aims to take readers down twisted road of unknown FLINTSTONE, Ga. – Author Paul Middlebrooks has always been a dreamer. His imagination wanders best while working and fishing. While working, he was able to capture an appealing idea that inspired him to write his literary work, “The Demon at Horseshoe Lake” (published by AuthorHouse). He describes his book mysterious, heartfelt but very […]

AG Paxton Leads 14-State Coalition in Amicus Brief Defending the First Amendment Rights of Arlene’s Flowers 

Ken Paxton

AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today led a 14-state coalition in filing an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court defending the First Amendment rights of Washington floral design artist Barronelle Stutzman. The Washington State Supreme Court ruled that Stutzman must provide a custom floral arrangement for a same-sex wedding, even though it violated Stutzman’s deeply-held religious belief that marriage is between a man and a woman. The Washington State Supreme Court maintained […]

Learning Differences Homeschool Network of Southeast Texas

Caption for attached photo: Clint the Snake guy with a member of the Learning Differences Homeschool Network of Southeast Texas during a reptile show Mr. Clint did for the group during the 2016/2017 school year.

Learning Differences Homeschool Network of Southeast Texas has a number of events scheduled for families homeschooling kids with learning differences in the Cypress/Northwest Houston area. Upcoming events include: August 25 – Mad Hatter “Tea” Party Sept. 1 – Zube Park Splash Pad Back to School Party Sept. 7 – Parent Support Meeting with Special Needs Attorney Sept. 14 – Tie Dye a T-Shirt Sept. 22 – Ninjagu Lego Movie Sept. 28 – Ice Skating Oct. […]

Katy’s Cane Island Hosts Wine & Woofs with Donations Accepted for Special Pals

KATY, TX (August 16, 2017) – Attention lovers of cabernets and canines! The Katy master-planned community of Cane Island will host Wine & Woofs, an evening of fine wines, snacks and pup-friendly treats with donations accepted for the Special Pals Animal Shelter on Friday, September 1 from 6 – 8 p.m.  Leashed dogs are welcome. Hosted in Cane Island’s Amenity Village, 2100 Cane Island Parkway, Wine & Woofs will feature wines for purchase by the […]

Regional DWI Task Force Provides Additional Police Units

HOUSTON – The Houston-Galveston Area Council’s (H-GAC) Regional DWI Task Force will be operating from Aug. 18 through the Labor Day weekend to reduce driving while intoxicated (DWI) incidents. The task force consists of 12 law enforcement agencies throughout the Houston-Galveston region and is in its fifth year of operation to reduce DWI incidents.  Funded through a Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) grant awarded by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), this group arrested more […]

Sen. Cruz Joins Dallas’ Jon-David Wells on ‘The Wells Report’

Senator Ted Cruz

Discusses efforts to lower health insurance premiums and simplify the tax code ADDISON, Texas – Yesterday, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) visited Mary Kay Inc. in Addison, Texas, where he discussed his efforts to create more good paying jobs for hardworking Texans. During his travels across the state, Sen. Cruz spoke with Jon-David Wells on 660 AM The Answer’s ‘The Wells Report,’ and discussed his priorities for Texas, including lowering health insurance premiums, and simplifying […]

Commissioner Ryan Sitton Recognizes Impact of Mexico on Texas’ Energy Economy

SAN ANTONIO – Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton discussed the importance of Mexico to the success of the Texas energy economy during a panel hosted by the Asociación de Empresarios Mexicanos (AEM) on Aug. 21. The panel, entitled “Energy: A Connecting Sector Between Texas and Mexico,” brought together Texas Secretary of State Rolando Pablos as moderator; Mexico Energy Regulatory Commissioner Guillermo Garcia Alcocer; ERCOT CEO & President Bill Magness; and Commissioner Sitton. “We have an incredible […]

Craddick: Expanding Offshore Energy Exploration Critical to Texas, U.S. Energy Security

AUSTIN – Railroad Commission Chairman Christi Craddick today urged the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to include all 26 Outer Continental Shelf planning areas in the development of a new five-year National Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program (National OCS Program) for 2019-2024. “U.S. federal waters contain approximately 148 billion barrels of oil equivalent in undiscovered resources, which is enough energy to meet the nation’s oil and natural gas needs for […]

Commissioner Ryan Sitton Says Offshore Energy Development is Key to Global Energy Dominance

Ryan Sitton

CORPUS CHRISTI – Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton stressed the importance of energy exploration, leasing and development in the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) in a letter to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM). As an energy regulator in the No. 1 energy-producing state, Sitton urged the BOEM to include all 26 OCS planning areas in the 2019-2024 Outer Continental Shelf Oil & Gas (OCS) Leasing Program. Whereas the U.S. was at an enormous disadvantage […]