• State Officials Share Alamo Renovation Plans with Katy-Area History Enthusiasts

    State Officials Share Alamo Renovation Plans with Katy-Area History Enthusiasts

    By George Slaughter The Texas General Land Office in Austin is working with state and San Antonio city officials to renovate the Alamo Plaza, perhaps the most iconic tourist and historical site in the state. The Alamo is remembered for the battle fought there from February 23–March 6, 1836. At the battle, a Mexican Army force led by Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna launched an assault that killed all the Texas defenders. This massacre, along […]

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  • 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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Sen. Cruz: There Is Bipartisan Will to Address the Backlog of Untested Rape Kits

Questions Department of Justice official on efforts to address backlog of untested rape kits WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, today participated in a hearing titled ‘Promoting Justice for Victims of Crime: Examining the Federal Investment in DNA Analysis.’ There, he questioned Director Gerald LaPorte from the Office of Investigative and Forensic Services on the Department of Justice’s efforts to address the backlog of untested rape […]

Katherine Tyra Branch Library @ Bear Creek

Houston, TX – July 17, 2018 – Katherine Tyra Branch Library @ Bear Creek is proud to present several exciting upcoming events and activities for the week of July 30 to August 4.  All are welcome to attend. Upcoming Events Computer Help by Appointment Monday, July 30   3:00 PM to 3:30 PM,   AND Monday, July 30   3:30 PM to 4:00 PM Reserve a 30 minute session to troubleshoot an issue with your computer, tablet or […]

— Thursday — Alamo Roadshow to stop in Sealy Thursday evening

Join the Alamo at the San Felipe de Austin Museum to discuss the future of the Shrine of Texas Liberty Attendees are invited to bring historic artifacts and family treasures to discuss with historians and curatorial staff SAN ANTONIO – The Alamo has hit the road for the second installment of the Alamo Roadshow and will be stopping at the San Felipe de Austin Museum in Sealy on Thursday, July 19, at 6 p.m. The first Alamo Roadshow […]

USDA Offers $4 Billion in Loan Funds for Water Systems and Wastewater Treatment Plants  

TEMPLE, TX, July 17, 2018 – USDA’s Rural Utilities Service has more than $4 billion in Direct Loan funds available for rural community water and wastewater system improvements; nearly triple the normal annual obligation. The funding is available for small towns (population of 10,000 or fewer) to construct a water tank, install new water or sewer lines, or build a waste water treatment plant along with a myriad of other projects. USDA’s Water and Environmental Program […]

Fall Katy Home And Garden Show September 8-9, 2018 Popular Home Show Presents Fall Inspiration And Vintage Market  Unveils Texas-Size Ingenuity In Tiny Home Village

WHAT:                 Fall in love with the latest trends in home design at the Fall Katy Home and Garden Show, where Texas-size ingenuity will be on full display including the unveiling of a Tiny Home Village, Vintage Market, Kitchen & Bath Idea Center and much more. This community favorite is back with two buildings over-flowing with inspiration, including over 200 industry experts specializing in home décor; kitchens & baths; flooring; paint; home remodeling and more. Master […]

AG Paxton Commends Department of Labor for Heeding His Request to  Rescind the Unlawful Obama-Era Persuader Rule

Ken Paxton

AUSTIN – Attorney General Paxton today commended the U.S. Department of Labor after it rescinded the Obama-era Persuader Rule, which violated the federal Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act. In November 2016, Attorney General Paxton won a permanent nationwide injunction against the Persuader Rule, when a federal judge ruled that it was unlawful and would have required attorneys to make public confidential information protected by attorney-client privilege. A month later, Texas and a coalition of 10 states won […]

Katy ISD Teachers Win Money to Decorate Classrooms  

KATY [July 17, 2018] – Three Katy Independent School District teachers will be kicking off the 2018-19 school year in style after winning $500 in the 2nd Annual Classroom Decorating Contest sponsored by the Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union (BVSCU).  Kelly McGuire of Bethke Elementary, Lauren Guzman of Stockdick Junior High and Tracy Kotlar of Davidson Elementary each received the cash prize to help them decorate their classrooms just in time for back to school. “Bookcases, updated […]

Sen. Cruz: I Look Forward to Supporting Judge Kavanaugh’s Nomination to the Supreme Court of the United States

 Releases statement following meeting with Judge Brett Kavanaugh WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today released the following statement after his meeting with Supreme Court Nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh: “The American people want strong, constitutionalist justices on the Supreme Court. For over a decade, Judge Kavanaugh has served as one of the most distinguished and respected federal judges in the country. He has a strong record of defending the Second Amendment, safeguarding the […]

Fort Ben Parents of Multiples to host Fall Buy/Sell or Garage Sale

Fort Bend Parents of Multiples , fbpom.org, a non-profit group support group; every Fall  hosts  a buy/sell or garage sale where our members gather with all their gently used goodies for sale.  We will also host a couple of small business vendors so shoppers can get a jump-start on gift giving.     Date:               September 8, 2018   Where:            Parkway United Methodist Church, 5801 New Territory Blvd. Sugar Land, TX 77479 (New Territory and HWY 99)   Time:               […]

The Alzheimer’s Association Houston & Southeast Texas Chapter would like to better serve your community, but we need your help! 

Dear  Community Friends Please come and share your thoughts and experiences at one of our upcoming Community Forums in your area. We hope to see you there!  Even you cannot attend please share with your networks. Richmond/Rosenberg — Wednesday, July 18  from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., at the Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels (1330 Band Rd., Rosenberg, TX 77471) Lufkin — Tuesday, July 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon at Angelina College, […]