• Katy City Council Candidate Q&A: Chris Harris

    Katy City Council Candidate Q&A: Chris Harris

    By George Slaughter Chris Harris is an analyst with the U.S. Department of Justice and is making his first bid for elected office. He is facing businessman and former council member Larry Gore for the Katy City Council at-large seat. The incumbent, Steve Pierson, is stepping down due to term limits. For polling times and places, including absentee voting information, see the city’s election page. 1. Why do you want this job? There is a […]

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  • Katy City Council Candidate Q&A: Ray Boothe

    Katy City Council Candidate Q&A: Ray Boothe

    By George Slaughter Ray Boothe, an insurance executive, is seeking his first full term on the Katy City Council. He was appointed as a Ward A council member last year when Chuck Brawner resigned to run for mayor. Boothe was elected in a special election to serve the remainder of the unexpired term. He is facing Janet Corte, a retired IT consultant, who is making her first bid for elected office. For polling times and […]

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  • Katy City Council Candidate Q&A: Janet Corte

    Katy City Council Candidate Q&A: Janet Corte

    By George Slaughter Janet Corte is a retired IT consultant. She is making her first run for the Katy City Council, where she is facing incumbent Ray Boothe, an insurance executive, for a Ward A council member seat. For polling times and places, including absentee voting information, see the city’s election page. 1. Why do you want this job? I have lived in Katy for 29 years and I love this town! My husband and […]

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  • Katy City Council Candidate Q&A: Larry Gore

    Katy City Council Candidate Q&A: Larry Gore

    By George Slaughter Businessman and former council member Larry Gore is running for the at-large position on the Katy City Council. He faces first-time candidate Chris Harris, an analyst at the U.S. Department of Justice. The incumbent, Steve Pierson, is stepping down due to term limits. For polling times and places, including absentee voting information, see the city’s election page. 1. Why do you want this job? I am running for the at-large position to […]

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  • Katy City Council Candidate Q&A: Sam Pearson

    Katy City Council Candidate Q&A: Sam Pearson

    By George Slaughter Sam Pearson is a retired peace officer and minister who serves on the city’s planning and zoning commission. He is making his first campaign for the Katy City Council, where he is facing incumbent Durran Dowdle for a Ward B council member seat. For polling times and places, including absentee voting information, see the city’s election page. 1. Why do you want the job? I have been a public servant most of […]

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“Story of the Thirsty” Water Walk

Our world and our bodies consist mostly of water; it’s a resource that’s readily accessible to us. And yet, this seemingly inexhaustible liquid we all take for granted is beyond reach for more than 800 million people around the world. That’s why, on Saturday, May 5, Houston-based Living Water International will host its annual 5k race, where hundreds of area residents and their families can come out to celebrate World Water Day and learn more about the global water crisis. The event will also […]

Olson Acts To Modernize And Improve The Internal Revenue Service

Washington, DC – Rep Pete Olson (TX-22) today acted to redesign the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to improve its mission to be focused on its core customer – the American taxpayer. Olson voted for the bipartisan H.R. 5444, the Taxpayer First Act, the biggest and boldest step to refocus the IRS in 20 years. This legislation overhauls the IRS to protect families and businesses by providing a mandate to be impartial, transparent and focused on customer service when dealing […]

NAM Hosts Health & Wellness Fair And Mobile Food Pantry Distribution

HOUSTON— A crowd gathered on Wednesday, April 18 at Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM) for the distribution of free food and NAM’s Health and Wellness Fair. The Joanne Watford Nutrition Center served 145 low-income families, with a total of 571 family members, from the greater Houston area on a first-come, first serve basis.  The food from the Mobile Food Pantry, which included fresh fruits and vegetables, was purchased from NAM’s partner agency, the Houston Food Bank. “We […]

Grazia Italian Kitchen Katy NOW OPEN!

(April 19, 2018) – Grazia Italian Kitchen announces its third location in Katy, Texas is OPEN!  The third Grazia location in Villagio Town Center at 22764 Westheimer Pkwy is open starting today, April 19, for dinner service beginning at 5pm; and will be open for regular service in the next few weeks. Grazia Italian Kitchen’s success has grown from their commitment to giving back in the community and its service-first approach. “I am very excited about expanding the […]

Houston Symphony Principal Clarinet Mark Nuccio Makes His Solo Debut With Mozart’s Famous Clarinet Concerto

HOUSTON (April 19, 2018) – Houston Symphony Principal Clarinet Mark Nuccio takes center stage in his solo debut May 4-5 at 8 p.m. and May 6 at 2:30 p.m. at Jones Hall to perform Mozart’s illustrious Clarinet Concerto. Nuccio will be featured in Mozart Plus A German Requiem. Premiered shortly before Mozart’s passing, the composer’s Clarinet Concerto is one of his last important masterpieces and is often referred as one of his most personal works. […]

Free Home Buying Seminar Coming to Katy’s Cane Island

KATY, TX (April 20, 2018) – Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union will host a free home buying seminar, Say ‘Bye’ To Rent When You ‘Buy’ A Home, on Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the Cane Island Amenity Village, 2100 Cane Island Parkway. Presentations will examine the advantages of buying vs. renting, information on mortgage options, closing costs, overcoming financial hurdles, understanding the pre-approval process and determining how much home one can afford. […]

Designing a Better City After Harvey

UH Architecture Students Resiliency Project on Display April 24 HOUSTON, April 19, 2018 – As communities across Houston continue to recover from Hurricane Harvey, students in the University of Houston Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design are developing innovative ways to help the city rebuild. Their designs and models, which include storm shelters and information hubs, will be on display from 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, April 24 in an exhibit called “S M L […]

Who’s the Safest Passenger in the Vehicle? Keep Your Baby Rear-Facing as Long as Possible!

Parents often ask child safety seat experts what is the safest seat for their baby. Truth be told, for an infant or young child, it is not the brand of seat they purchase, but the direction they face the seat in their vehicle that will save their child’s life. Since 2011, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has been recommending that children stay rear-facing until age 2 or to the limit of the seat for […]

2018 SETRAC First Responder and Hospital Awards

(Houston, Texas) – Multiple area hospitals and first responders received awards on April 17, 2018, at the SouthEast Texas Regional Advisory Council (SETRAC) Awards Banquet attended by hundreds of healthcare providers and leaders at the Hilton Americas-Houston. “SETRAC plays an instrumental role coordinating our trauma and emergency system of care across nine counties by uniting all providers as one team,” said SETRAC Chief Executive Officer Darrell Pile. “The audience was representative of the “team” that […]

Houston Area Job Gains Continue As Most Sectors See Uptick In Hiring

(HOUSTON) More than 10,000 Houstonians went back to work in March, continuing a local hiring spree that began in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Workforce Solutions-Gulf Coast announced today. For the second month in a row, the Professional & Business Services sector lead the pack, adding an additional 5,600 jobs in March. The biggest contributor coming from the temp-to-hire services and full-time administrative support services sub sectors. “March is typically a good month for this […]