• Chad Simmons Named Taylor Head Football Coach

    Chad Simmons Named Taylor Head Football Coach

    By George Slaughter The Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees Monday night appointed Chad Simmons as the new head football coach at Taylor High School. Simmons had served on the Cinco Ranch coaching staff since 2000, and as defensive coordinator since 2004. Simmons comes into a good situation at Taylor. Last year’s squad made it to the area round of the playoffs before losing to Langham Creek and finishing with a 6-5 record. The […]

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  • Brawner, City Looking Forward as New Year Begins

    Brawner, City Looking Forward as New Year Begins

    By George Slaughter A new year brings with it new goals. But for the city of Katy, its storm water management goals come from last year’s hurricane. “It’s time to implement the planning that has been going on for the past six months,” Mayor Chuck Brawner said in an interview. Costello, the firm hired by the city to develop the storm water management plan, expects to provide the city with a design in March. Brawner […]

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  • A Katy Athlete and High School Coach Struck by Pickup Truck on Katy Streets.

    A Katy Athlete and High School Coach Struck by Pickup Truck on Katy Streets.

    Professional runner and two time Guinness World Record holder Calum Neff was struck by a vehicle during his morning training run on Thursday, November 16th. The St. John XXIII High School cross country coach fractured his leg when a driver, who had stopped at the crosswalk leaving his neighborhood on Peek just North of Westheimer, did not see him as he passed in front of his vehicle and accelerated into Neff. Calum was on his […]

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  • National Charity League, Inc., Star Chapter Honors Twenty-Five Seniors

    National Charity League, Inc., Star Chapter Honors Twenty-Five Seniors

    On Sunday, February 18, 2018, National Charity League, Inc., Star Chapter (NCL, Inc.) will honor the Senior Class of 2018 at the Chapter’s annual Senior Recognition Ceremony.  This formal event will take place at the Sugar Land Marriott Town Square at 6:30 p.m.  The evening includes recognition of each of these 25 graduating seniors for their accomplishments and contributions to the community, as well as dinner and dancing with family and friends in attendance. Over […]

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  • Katy-Area Veterans Honored for their Vietnam War-Era Service

    Katy-Area Veterans Honored for their Vietnam War-Era Service

    By George Slaughter With today’s headlines focused on potential terrorist activities and tensions with North Korea, it’s easy to forget those who served America in earlier conflicts, such as the Vietnam War. Saturday, at the clubhouse in the Heritage Grand community, 25125 Heritage Grand, approximately 65 local veterans and their families were remembered and honored for their service during that era, from the 1960s through 1977. The program by which they are remembered, the “United […]

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NCJW Accepting Applications for Scholarships

The National Council of Jewish Women, Greater Houston Section is now accepting applications for the Dr. Lee K. Fein Scholarship. College students maintaining a permanent address in the greater Houston area who will be juniors, seniors, or graduate students for the academic year 2018-19 may apply.  The award is $1,500. It is unrestricted, meaning the student can use the money for books, room, board, or whatever is needed. This scholarship was started by Dr. Feine […]

Bridge Players Invited To Share Tips At Cinco Ranch Branch Library Event

Bridge players of all ages and skill levels – from beginners to advanced – are invited to practice their strategies and share tips with others at a new, monthly “Bridge Night @ Cinco Ranch” on Tuesdays, February 6 and 20, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., at Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library, located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy. On the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of every month, the library will provide a fun, relaxed setting […]

Cougar bracket belongs to Cinco Ranch; Spartan bracket belongs to Seven Lakes

By Tom Behrens: Cinco Ranch repeated as the Cougar Bracket champion and Seven Lakes closed the action with a thrilling penalty kick victory in the Spartan Bracket at the KYSA I-10 Shootout girls soccer tournament, hosted Jan. 11-13 by Katy ISD. Seven Lakes’ bracket was described as challenging, but a great Spartan defense helped Seven Lakes edged Dawson and Clements by 1-0 margins to reach the final, then took a 1-0 halftime lead against Johnson […]

Seven Lakes Girls basketball finishing up their regular season

By Tom Behrens: “So far, so good,” said Head Coach Angela Spurlock of the Seven Lakes High School girls’ basketball team in response to the team’s success this year. The Lady Spartans are 22-8 overall and 6-0 in district play. Last year the girls made it to the Regional Quarters-finals in the playoffs. In January, Seven Lakes has wins over Taylor, 71-56; Cinco Ranch 58-32; Mayde Creek 60-26 and Morton Ranch 28-21. “Overall I just […]

Katy Challenging Seven Lakes

By Tom Behrens: The Katy Lady Tigers only loss has come against Seven Lakes 41-22 in December. They will play again Jan. 23 at Katy High School. Mark the date as this should be a great game. Katy started 2018 off right with wins over Morton Ranch 58-32 and Tompkins 65-46. With the wind over district rival Tompkins the Tigers improved to 4-1 in 19-6A behind Keke Cleveland’s 21 points, five rebounds and three steals. […]


GIRLS BASKETBALL Katy 58, Morton Ranch 32: The Tigers got 15 points from Alana Thompson. Alexys Morrison dominated the boards. The Tigers move to 3-1 in district play. The Mavs fell to 0-3. Seven Lakes 71, Taylor 56: The Spartans remained undefeated in district, going to 3-0, as the Mustangs fell to 2-2. Cinco Ranch 60, Mayde Creek 38: The Cougars notched their first win of district, going to 1-2, while the Rams fell to 1-3 in district. […]

Fundraising event to inspire, create awareness for multiple sclerosis on February 27 

National MS Society Hosts Houston On the Move Luncheon Fundraising event to inspire, create awareness for multiple sclerosis on February 27  HOUSTON, TX – The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is hosting the 13th Annual On the Move Luncheon on Tuesday, February 27 at River Oaks Country Club, with the goal of raising more than $200,000. The luncheon is under the leadership of event chair Shawntell McWilliams and honorary chairmen Stuart Burbach, Don McCormack and Franelle Rogers. The event will feature […]

Nationally Known Speaker Dinesh D’Souza coming to Fort Bend County

The Fulshear Area Chamber of Commerce (FACC) and NewFirst National Bank are presenting The Case for Capitalism on Friday, February 23, 2017 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at Safari Texas Ranch.  Dinesh D’Souza is a best-selling author, filmmaker, former policy advisor to Ronald Reagan, influential conservative thinker and political commentator. He will give his thoughts on what makes American businesses so great! Sponsorship opportunities available – visit www.fulshearareachamber.com. Open to the public, individual tickets $50.  […]

Enjoy Your Morning At Home, Leave Your Car in the Driveway

Stay at home and off the streets this morning. Have a couple extra cups of coffee and relax under a warm blanket as we wait for this winter storm to pass. Driving is not a good idea this morning. Travel conditions remain hazardous across Precinct 5 and all of Harris County. The residual water from Tuesday’s precipitation has caused extensive freezing on bridges, overpasses and many surface streets, making travel nearly impossible across the region. […]