• Holiday Celebration Events at Agave Rio!

    Holiday Celebration Events at Agave Rio!

    Agave Rio Restaurant & Patio Oasis, in conjunction with their sister company, Agave Estates will be having multiple celebrations this holiday season. Beginning with Christmas Eve, Agave Rio will take its infamous Sunday-Funday Brunch Buffet to a new level, with an omelet bar, pastry station, pancakes made to order, taco bar and so much more. Drink specials include bloody Mary’s and mimosas for $3 each. $25 per person for adults, children aging between 5 and […]

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  • Katy to Play North Shore in Football Playoffs Saturday

    Katy to Play North Shore in Football Playoffs Saturday

    By George Slaughter The Katy Tigers continue their quest for a state title Saturday when it faces North Shore, a familiar opponent which defeated Katy 20-17 in last year’s regional round of the Class 6A Division I football playoffs. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. Saturday at NRG Stadium. This year the Mustangs come in with a 9-3 record, and defeated Houston Lamar, Clear Springs, and Deer Park in the regional, area, and bi-district rounds, […]

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  • Beginner Blues Harmonica Workshop

    Beginner Blues Harmonica Workshop

    Texas artist (and Katy Resident) Hamilton Loomis is teaching a 2-day “Beginner Blues Harmonica Workshop” this December in Katy!  The workshop is open to absolute beginners (no musical experience necessary).  Here are the details: WHAT: Beginner Blues Harmonica Workshop (it’s a 2-day workshop) WHEN: Tuesday Dec 5 (part 1) and Tuesday Dec 12 (part 2) from 6pm – 9pm both days WHERE: Wildcatter Saloon (back room), 26913 Katy Fwy, Katy TX 77494. HOW MUCH: only […]

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  • Katy Faces Atascocita in High School Playoffs Friday

    Katy Faces Atascocita in High School Playoffs Friday

    By George Slaughter The Katy Tigers resume their quest for the state championship this weekend when they play Atascocita Eagles in the Class A regional round of the Texas high school Class 6A playoffs. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. Friday at NRG Stadium. Katy comes into the matchup with a 10-0 record. The Tigers defeated Cy Ranch last week in the area round, 55-7. They defeated Fort Bend Travis in the bi-district round two weeks […]

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  • Katy Crushes Cy Ranch, 55-7, in Football Playoffs

    Katy Crushes Cy Ranch, 55-7, in Football Playoffs

    By George Slaughter The Katy Tigers advanced in the Texas Class 6A Division I playoffs with a 55-7 win over Cy Ranch Saturday at NRG Stadium. The Tigers improve to 10-0. Cy Ranch ends its season with an 8-3 record. On its first possession, Katy junior running back Deondrick Lewis scored on a 44-yard run with 5:39 left in the first quarter. After forcing a three-and-out, the Tigers went to work again, scoring on a […]

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Day For Night | DEC 15 – 17 | Post HTX | 401 Franklin St. | Houston, TX 77201

Rock legends Nine Inch Nails, Radiohead’s Thom Yorke, Jamie XX of The xx come together with Tyler the Creator, Cardi B, and Houston’s own Solange Knowles and scores of other musical and visual artists for the most unique and exciting festival of the year at Post HTX, formerly Houston’s historic downtown post office. Day for Night is a powerful event merging – and expanding the boundaries of – music, art, technology, and sound, and the […]

Cruz, Cornyn Praise Committee Passage of Fifth Circuit Nominees

Senator Ted Cruz

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) today released the following statements after the Senate Judiciary Committee favorably reported state Supreme Court Chief Justice Don Willett and former state Solicitor General Jim Ho to fill the vacancies in the state of Texas on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit: “Justice Don Willett and Jim Ho are nominees of deep intellect and principle,” Sen. Cruz said. “Both […]

Commissioner Vincent Morales to be Honored at Fort Bend Regional Council’s 9th Annual Helen Cordes Award Dinner Fort Bend County Commissioner Vincent Morales

Fort Bend County Commissioner Vincent Morales

Fort Bend Regional Council’s (FBRC) Ninth Annual Helen Cordes Award Dinner will take place on Thursday, February 22, 6:30 p.m. at the Stafford Centre. The Cordes Award Dinner is held in honor of an individual who has given their time, experience and expertise to Fort Bend Regional Council.  The 2018 honoree is Fort Bend County Commissioner Vincent Morales, who has been an outspoken advocate for FBRC. Commissioner Morales is a longtime Fort Bend County resident, […]

Chess Players Invited To Share Tips

At Cinco Ranch Branch Library Event  Chess players of all ages and skill levels – from beginners to advanced – are invited to practice their strategies and share tips with others at a special “Chess Day @ the Library” on Saturday, December 30, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., in the Meeting Room of Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library, located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy. Learn a new chess move (or two) […]

Comptroller Glenn Hegar Distributes $695 Million in Monthly Sales Tax Revenue to Local Governments 

(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced today he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $695.2 million in local sales tax allocations for December, 10.8 percent more than in December 2016. These allocations are based on sales made in October by businesses that report tax monthly. LOCAL SALES TAX ALLOCATIONS (Dec. 2017) Recipient Dec. 2017 Allocations Change from Dec. 2016 Year-to-date Change Cities     $443.5M ↑8.7% ↑3.5% Counties $41.7M ↑14.6% ↑6.6% Transit […]

Wreath-laying ceremony slated for Dec. 16 at Katy’s Magnolia Cemetery

An estimated 330 wreaths will be laid on the graves of military veterans on Saturday, Dec. 16, at Magnolia Cemetery in Katy. The wreath-laying ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. at 6801 Franz Road.   More than 40 volunteers are expected to participate. It’s a joint effort involving Way Out West Girl Scout Community, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9182 and Auxiliary, Texas American Legion Post 164, Texas American Legion Auxiliary Unit 164, and Schmidt Funeral […]

Holiday Gift and Garage Sale

Holiday gift and garage sale Saturday Dec. 9th 9 am – 1 pm. hand crafted MUSICAL jewelry boxes, many with Christian theme and hymns (plays: Ave Maria, How Great Thou Art, Amazing Grace and more), Texas and skull theme (Deep In The Heart of Texas, Texas Eyes Are Upon You), Military branch (Anchors Aweigh; US Marine fight song, US Air Force (Wild Blue Youder), ballerina, Monster High, fishing interest, and many more. Hand crafted beautiful […]

Katy ISD Operating on Regular Schedule Today

December 8, 2017 – The Katy Independent School District will be operating on a regular schedule today.  Drivers are advised to take extra precautions on potentially icy roads.  Parents, staff and community members should also continue to monitor local media and the Katy ISD website for all updates. Our official channels of communication are: Katy ISD “OnTheGo” app Website: www.Katyisd.org Twitter: @katyisd Superintendent’s Twitter: @katyisdsupt Facebook: Katy ISD Facebook

4th Annual Colt Bolt Fun Run and Fundraiser

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Pattison Elementary supporters, including student families, staff and local businesses, recently raised more than $55,000 at the 4th Annual Colt Bolt Fun Run and Fundraiser organized by the PTA.  The two-week fundraising campaign – delayed this year by Hurricane Harvey – annually raises money for school needs and PTA programs.  100 percent of the proceeds stay at Pattison and are used to pay for anything from new iPADs and educational materials to track repairs and new […]

UH Cancer Researcher Focused on Tumor Development Research Aims to Preempt Cancer by Targeting Precursor Lesions

HOUSTON, Dec. 6, 2017 – A cancer researcher at the University of Houston is set to deliver an unprecedented look at the 20-year development of esophageal cancer that starts with a precancerous lesion known as “Barrett’s esophagus,” a condition present in 3-million Americans.  Frank McKeon, professor of biology and biochemistry and director of the Somatic Stem Cell Center at UH, received a $900,000 grant from the National Cancer Institute for the work. It’s an especially […]