• High School Football Playoffs Begin Friday

    High School Football Playoffs Begin Friday

    By Tom Behrens Marquee playoff matchups are typically hard to find in the first round of the UIL state football playoffs. And in a way, that’s by design. The matchup of the best teams should come later in the six rounds that are required to win an 11-man state championship. How they got here: In the largest two classifications, 6A and 5A, after the top four finishers from a district are determined, they are placed […]

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  • Groundbreaking for New Katy Fire Station Expected Early Next Month

    Groundbreaking for New Katy Fire Station Expected Early Next Month

    By George Slaughter The Katy City Council Monday night selected Bass Construction Company to build the long-planned second Katy fire station. Mayor Chuck Brawner said the groundbreaking is expected early next month, with the station expected to open in October. The new station will have a guaranteed maximum price of $3,650,828. The new station is to be built at Bell Patna Drive and Katy Mills Circle, near Katy Mills Mall. It will be a three-bay, […]

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  • Seven Lakes Wins Finale, 42-34, over Morton Ranch

    Seven Lakes Wins Finale, 42-34, over Morton Ranch

    By George Slaughter To hear Seven Lakes coach Lydell Wilson describe it, the Spartans this season have had to keep fighting adversity to make things come out all right in the end. Friday’s game against Morton Ranch was a case in point. In it, Seven Lakes began strong and rolled up a 32-point halftime lead, only to see the Mavericks come back with a strong second half. But the Spartans kept fighting the adversity, and […]

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  • 2017 Katy ISD High School Football Standings, Scores, and Schedules

    2017 Katy ISD High School Football Standings, Scores, and Schedules

    District 19-6A Standings TEAM OVERALL DISTRICT Katy Tigers 8-0 7-0 Cinco Ranch Cougars 8-1 6-1 Strake Jesuit Crusaders 7-2 5-2 Taylor Mustangs 5-4 4-3 Seven Lakes Spartans 4-6 3-4 Morton Ranch Mavericks 3-6 2-5 Mayde Creek Rams 3-6 1-6 Tompkins Falcons 0-9 0-7 Katy ISD High School Football Schedules NOTES: Home games are in bold. Paetow High School opened this semester, and will field its first varsity football team next season. Cinco Ranch Cougars DATE […]

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  • City Bond Election in the Works as Engineering Firm Makes Recommendations for Pine Forest Subdivision Flood Protection

    City Bond Election in the Works as Engineering Firm Makes Recommendations for Pine Forest Subdivision Flood Protection

    By George Slaughter Voters in the City of Katy can expect a bond election next spring to pay for needed engineering work to mitigate flood danger. The bond will coincide with next May’s city election. Mayor Chuck Brawner said he was not sure of what the final figure would be, though he estimated it would be in the $10 million range. Of this figure, $3.3 million would be earmarked for the four recommendations given to […]

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Cruz-Cornyn Resolution Congratulates the Houston Astros for a Historic World Series Victory

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) today issued the following statement regarding the Senate’s passage of their resolution commending and congratulating the Houston Astros on winning the 2017 Major League Baseball World Series. “The Astros’ tremendous and historic victory two weeks ago has lifted the spirits of the entire Lone Star state,” Sen. Cruz said. “Houstonians and Texans have stood shoulder to shoulder in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, […]

Sen. Cruz: Congress Has Fulfilled Its Most Important Responsibility With Passage of 2018 NDAA

Senator Ted Cruz

Legislation heading to President Trump’s desk includes 13 Cruz amendments critical to Texas and U.S. national security WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement regarding passage of the FY 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which provides numerous military necessities, including over $479 million in military construction funds to the state of Texas for 2018. Sen. Cruz sponsored or cosponsored 21 amendments that were successfully adopted, benefitting both Texas […]

Sen. Cruz Introduces Fifth Circuit Nominees Before Senate Judiciary Committee

Senator Ted Cruz

Supports the nomination of Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett and former Texas Solicitor General Jim Ho to the Fifth Circuit WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today introduced Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett and former Texas Solicitor General Jim Ho to fill the vacancies in the state of Texas on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. At the confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, of which Sen. […]

Help Remains after Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Harris County

AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in the city of Pasadena will close permanently at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. However, help is just a mouse click, phone call or a tap on the FEMA app away. The center is at the following location: Pasadena Convention Center 7902 Fairmont Parkway Pasadena, TX 77507 Individuals and businesses in counties included in the Texas federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Harvey and […]

Local High School Singers Join The Houston Symphony For Holiday Concert Fit For All Ages

HOUSTON (Nov. 16, 2017) – The Houston Symphony will be joined by members of the North Shore Senior High School Chorus at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2, for A Grinch Christmas, a festive concert centered on Dr. Seuss’ classic holiday tale. Led by Associate Conductor Robert Franz, the program features beloved holiday classics like “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” “The Little Drummer Boy,” and The Polar Express hit “Believe,” which earned an Academy Award nomination for […]


Seven Lakes Region Champions; next stop State Champions After wins over Fort Bend Dulles,3-0, Cy-Fair 3-1, Ridge Point 3-1, Dawson 3-2, and a very close win – 25-16, 19-25, 25-23, 20-25, 15-10  –  over Clear Falls in the Region finals, the Spartans are ready to take on Hebron for the 2017 6A State Volleyball Championship, Friday evening, Nov. 17 at Culwell Center in Garland. Spartan coach, Amy Cataline said after the game the girls didn’t […]

Senior Living Options

Senior citizens and their family members are invited to join us for a new series at the Maud Marks Library.  Every 3rd Friday of the month, experts will be here to discuss various topics pertinent to senior living.  On November 17 at 3 PM, we will explore home care.  Learn what it provides and how to best utilize these services.  Come discover what kind of life is best for you or your loved one. Pre-registration […]

Introduction to Ebay

Oh, no, you have that one gift left to buy and not much money to buy it!  What do you do?  If you are looking to buy or sell items online, then eBay may be the place to start. eBay is the leading on-line auction website that allows you to buy or sell treasured items across the globe! From arts & crafts to cars & boats, on Tuesday, November 21 at 10 AM, come learn […]

Houston Federation of Teachers on U.S. Education Secretary’s Visit  

Houston, TX— Statement by Zeph Capo, president of the Houston Federation of Teachers, on U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ visit today to Houston-area schools following Hurricane Harvey: “Houston public schools were hit in the gut by Hurricane Harvey’s devastating floodwaters. We’re glad Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is visiting to check on the condition of Houston-area public school buildings; making our schools safe and healthy requires as much support and resources as possible. And given the serious […]