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Katy Visual & Performing Arts Center (KVPAC) has named Mrs. Lerin Wheeless as the new Preschool Director. 

Mrs. Wheeless brings years of experience in Early Childhood Education to the PreK at KVPAC.  She has worked with young children in NAEYC-accredited learning centers, held elementary school teaching positions for first and second grades, homeschooled her own children for many years, and finally, volunteered for the PreK at KVPAC while her four youngest children went through the PreK program since it was licensed in 2010. “As the mother of four PreK at KVPAC graduates, […]

Katy ISD Education Foundation Awards $1000000 in Teacher Grants Over First Five Years

In October 2012, the Katy ISD Education Foundation Board of Directors wisely crafted an intentional vision for the new organization and defined its purpose. Five years later, its Katy ISD Education Foundation’s Inspiring Imagination teacher grant program, has reached a spectacular milestone – $1,000,000 awarded to Katy ISD teachers in the Foundation’s first five years of operation. “Our board wanted something that had immediate impact on lots of students over many campuses. We decided teachers […]

New Fall Katy Home And Garden Show Introduces Vintage Market

As the seasons change…Fall in love with the latest trends in home decor Katy, Texas (July 24, 2017) … Leaves won’t be the only thing to fall in Houston this September, as home design fanatics fall in love with the latest trends in home decor and design at the Fall Katy Home & Garden Show and Vintage Market scheduled for September 9-10 at the Merrell Center in Katy. The popular home show in west Houston, […]

Katy ISD Opens its New Legacy Stadium

By George Slaughter Legacy Stadium, the Katy Independent School District’s new football stadium that opened for tours Thursday, meets the cliché that Texans expect everything to be bigger and better. It’s certainly bigger, with a 12,000-person seating capacity compared to the 9,768-person seating capacity of Rhodes Stadium. Legacy Stadium sits on a 43-acre lot at 5175 Franz Road, which is just north of Rhodes Stadium, at 1733 Katyland Drive. With two stadiums essentially on the […]

Cane Island Developer, Rise Communities, Wins Texas Association of Builders’ Developer of the Year Award

The Living Arches in the Katy master-planned community of Cane Island

KATY, TX (August 7, 2017) – Rise Communities, developer of the Katy master-planned community of Cane Island, has won the prestigious Developer of the Year Award from the Texas Association of Builders. The award was presented at the association’s 2017 Star Awards program, part of the Sunbelt Builders Show in Dallas. “When the top minds in home construction and real estate development give you a thumbs up, that’s certainly speaks volumes for the quality of […]

DPS Graduates 48 New Highway Patrol Troopers

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steven McCraw today was joined by Texas State Representative Mark Keough as the department commissioned 48 men and women as the state’s newest Highway Patrol Troopers. This is the third advanced school offered specifically for peace officers in the department’s history. Representative Keough was the keynote speaker during the recruit graduation ceremony, which was held today in Austin. “We applaud you taking on a new […]