• KISD Reassigns Seven Lakes Football Coach to Paetow High School

    KISD Reassigns Seven Lakes Football Coach to Paetow High School

    By George Slaughter The Katy Independent School District, in an unexpected move, has reassigned football coach and athletics director Lydell Wilson to Paetow High School to serve as a teacher/coach. Wilson coached the Spartans from 2012-17. Last year’s squad finished with a 4-6 record. His overall record at Seven Lakes was 30-32, with both the 2012 and 2014 teams making the bi-district round of the playoffs. Seven Lakes staff and boosters were told of the […]

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  • Candidates File for Katy City Office

    Candidates File for Katy City Office

    By George Slaughter Both incumbents seeking re-election to the Katy City Council have drawn opponents, and two candidates have filed to run for the seat being vacated by incumbent Katy City Council Member At-Large Steve Pierson. Filing deadline was Friday at the city secretary’s office. Here is a position-by-position overview of who’s seeking office. Ward A Incumbent Ray Boothe has filed for election for a full-term in his own right. Boothe, an insurance executive, was […]

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  • City Sets Bond Election for May

    City Sets Bond Election for May

    By George Slaughter The Katy City Council Monday night set a bond election to raise $19.5 million for repair and prevention measures needed following Hurricane Harvey last year. Voters will be asked to review and approve three propositions. The first proposition, for $4.25 million, is for street work to elevate the 1st Street bridge and the Katy Hockley Road (Avenue D). The second proposition, for $10.25 million, is for drainage projects for the Fortuna and […]

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  • Katy ISD Signing Day

    Katy ISD Signing Day

    Katy High School February 7, 2018 signings: (not in picture order): Josef Fisher, Football, Louisiana College; Evan Greathouse, Football, Southwestern Assemblies of God University; Jonah Lebischak, Football, Oklahoma Baptist University; Jacob Lighter, Football, Texas A&M University – Kingsville; Austin Marshall, Football, Southern Arkansas University; Josh Oglesby, Football, Texas A&M University – Kingsville; Santee Parker, Football, University of Mary Hardin – Baylor; KeShon Rowe, Football, Texas A&M University – Kingsville; Gavin Spangler, Football, Benedictine College ; Jacob […]

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  • One for the Team

    One for the Team

    Show your team spirit by joining us for a fundraiser to support West Memorial Swim team. Come into the Chipotle at 1427 South Mason Road in Katy on Tuesday, March 13th between 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.  Bring this flyer, show it on your Smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to West Memorial Swim Team.

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AG Paxton Obtains Final Judgment for Taxpayers in Kilgore ISD Lawsuit

Ken Paxton

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that a final judgment was entered affirming a victory for Texas homeowners and taxpayers in the Kilgore Independent School District. The judgment finalizes the Gregg County Court’s grant of all relief requested by the attorney general in the local option homestead exemption case involving Kilgore ISD’s violation of Texas Senate Bill 1. It is estimated that the school district taxed citizens $4 million or more over what was […]

Vegetable-Herb Plant Sale

Join Fort Bend County Master Gardeners on Saturday, March 10th for the annual Spring Vegetable-Herb Plant Sale. The sale will be held rain or shine behind the Fort Bend County Extension Office, 1402 Band Rd., Rosenberg TX, 77471. The sale will include Tomato, Pepper, Eggplant, Herb plants and more. All plants have been grown by Master Gardeners in our greenhouse. In addition to vegetables and herbs, there will also be additional fruit trees, berries and semi-tropical plants […]

Time to Brush Up A Lifetime of Great Dental Health Must Start Early

By Dr. Vincent Nelson, Medical Director of UnitedHealthcare of South Texas Maintaining proper oral health matters more than just keeping a sparkling smile – it’s also important for good overall health. That is especially true for children, as decay in baby teeth can lead to speech problems, oral infections and damaged adult teeth, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Tooth decay is largely preventable, yet it ranks as the most common chronic disease among […]

The Salvation Army’s Annual Youth of the Year Scholarship Banquet was held February 20 The Salvation Army’s Annual Youth of the Year Scholarship Banquet was held February 20

Recipients from 2017 Youth of the Year Scholarship Program.  

Houston, TX (February 1, 2018) –The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Houston is proud to announce that this year’s Youth of the Year Scholarship Awards Banquet took place Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 6 p.m., at the Briar Club, located at 2603 Timmons Ln, Houston, TX 77027. Every year, The Salvation Army awards thousands of dollars in scholarships through this program. Since its inception, The Salvation Army has awarded over $900,000 to more than 140 participants. Last year, […]

The Allstate Foundation provides new playground for Houston-area community impacted by Hurricane Harvey

Community members volunteer their time to create a new play space for Pasadena youth HOUSTON, Feb. 19 – Nearly 80 Allstate agency owners and employees joined Gardens Elementary staff and students, KaBOOM! staff and Houston-area community members to transform an empty site into a kid-inspired, state-of-the-art playground in just six hours today. The build took place at Gardens Elementary in Pasadena, a community impacted by Hurricane Harvey in August 2017. During the community build day, […]

Kelsey-Seybold Clinic Earns National Recognition for Efforts Aimed at Reducing Heart Attacks and Strokes

Kelsey-Seybold Clinic physicians and Quality Improvement team receives Target: BP™ GOLD award from American Heart Association staff for the clinic’s commitment to prioritizing blood pressure control within the communities they serve. Kelsey-Seybold Clinic is the largest group in Houston to receive this recognition. Names (L-R): Sara Schueneman – Senior Vice President Development, Houston Gulf Coast, American Heart Association; Victor Simms, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P., Chief of Internal Medicine, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic; Patrick Carter, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.A.F.P., Medical Director for Care Coordination and Quality Improvement and Chief of Family Medicine, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic; Olethia Chisolm, M.D., Internal Medicine, Kelsey-Seybold – Meyerland Clinic;  Leon Jerrels, M.B.A., M.H.A., R.N., C.P.H.Q., Director of Quality Improvement, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic; Jometra Hawkins, Senior Community Impact Director, Houston Gulf Coast, American Heart Association; Tony Lin, M.D., F.H.M., Chairman of the Board of Managers and Managing Director, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic; Idonia Gardner, Vice President of Community Impact, Diversity and Inclusion SouthWest Affiliate, American Heart Association.

American Heart Association and American Medical Association announce inaugural list of physician practices and health systems receiving a Target: BP™ award for their commitment to prioritize blood pressure control within the communities they serve.   Houston, Texas – The American Heart Association (AHA) and American Medical Association (AMA) have announced the names of 310 physician practices and health systems nationwide being recognized for their commitment to reducing the number of Americans who have heart attacks […]

Rally To Be Released In Big Box Retailer  H-E-B in Texas will stock the recovery beverage

Houston, TX – Feb. 20, 2018. The Texas-based beverage company Rally <http://drinkrally.com/>, which offers a science-based, effective and functional rehydration beverage containing everything the body needs for recovery and nothing it doesn’t, will celebrate the launch of their product in H-E-B <https://www.heb.com/> locations throughout Texas on Feb. 26, 2018. “We are thrilled to partner with and get on the shelves of H-E-B! This is our first major expansion into grocery and will give us one […]

Jaguar Days Allows Prospective Students To Learn About UHV

Prospective students and their families participate in the November Jaguar Day at the University of Houston-Victoria. The next Jaguar Day will be Feb. 24 at UHV.

The University of Houston-Victoria will welcome about 250 students to campus on Feb. 24 for a look into the college experience during the university’s largest Jaguar Day ever. Prospective students, including incoming freshmen, transfer and graduate students, will have the opportunity to see firsthand what UHV has to offer. It will be the second of three Jaguar Days that UHV is hosting this school year. “Jaguar Days give prospective students the opportunity to visit the […]

“Keep an Eye Out for Farm Equipment on the Move”

By John Gordy, County Extension Agent, AgriLife Extension – Fort Bend County As the days get warmer and longer and the fields start to dry up, we will start to see Fort Bend County farmers begin planting the 2018 crop. If you find yourself in rural or even suburban areas of Fort Bend County, you may find yourself bumper to bumper with tractors any time of year. However, planting time is very busy and you […]

Nation’s Fourth-Largest City Begins Houston Livestock Show And Rodeo™ Celebration With Rodeo Roundup

Rodeo Roundup & Go Texan Day All are invited to attend this free event in Downtown Houston, beginning at 11 a.m. this morning, on the steps of City Hall. Mayor Sylvester Turner’s Go Texan Day proclamation will kick off the event, followed by lunch. Enjoy live music, take your photo atop a Texas Longhorn steer and visit with hundreds of Rodeo volunteers to learn more about Houston’s greatest tradition since 1932. Go Texan Day, the […]