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Santa Helps Light Mayor’s Christmas Tree

The Mayor's Christmas Tree was lit Thursday in front of City Hall - George Slaughter photo

By George Slaughter Santa Claus helped Mayor Chuck Brawner and wife Marcy with the lighting of the 46th annual Mayor’s Christmas Tree Thursday night at City Hal, 901 Avenue C. To join the crowd for this Katy tradition, he arrived in style, courtesy of a Katy Fire Department truck with lights flashing and siren blaring. The sleigh and reindeer were parked elsewhere this evening. Santa brought with him an early Christmas gift—he stopped the rain […]

Katy ISD Students Sign with Prestigious Colleges  

Morton Ranch High School - Cameron Pina signing with Salem University for Baseball Front row: Amy Pina Mother, Cameron Pina, Carlos Pina Father Back row: Julie Hinson Principal, Jim Janczak Head Baseball Coach, Ryan Majewski Asst. Baseball Coach, Ron Counter Campus Athletic Coordinator

KATY [December 4, 2018] –  Katy Independent School District celebrates National Signing Day events across its high schools.  This is a day when the countless hours of practice, sweat and effort pay off for several Katy ISD athletes, as well as a memorable moment in which high school seniors sign a binding national letter of intent for a collegiate sport. Several Katy ISD signees committed to numerous prestigious colleges across the country and more are expected […]

Fort Bend County Closes for National Day of Mourning

Fort Bend County Offices will be closed on Wednesday, December 5th, to recognize the National Day of Mourning for the passing of President George Herbert Walker Bush, our Nation’s 41st president.  County libraries will also be closed.  Normal business hours will resume on Thursday, December 6th. County Judge Hebert said, “President Bush was an amazing man, a man who followed a successful business career with decades of devoted service to our nation at many levels. He […]

Katy Finance Director Leaving for Job in Central Texas

Mayor Chuck Brawner poses with former Finance Director Becky Wilkins - George Slaughter photo

By George Slaughter The City of Katy is looking for a new finance director after Becky Wilkins accepted a similar job with the town of Liberty Hill in Central Texas. City Administrator Byron Hebert, who preceded Wilkins in the job, will serve as acting finance director while the city looks for a full-time replacement. The job description has been posted on the city web site. Wilkins leaves with good wishes from her Katy co-workers. At […]

Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union and Rylander Elementary Aim to Create a Literacy Legacy for Students

Shellye Carpenter, Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union; Cheryl Glasser, Rylander Elementary School; Christina Frith, Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union 

Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union donated $1,000 to Rylander Elementary to help fund the school’s literacy library program. The donation will go towards purchasing books specifically geared towards promoting the educational tools and requirements students in first, second and third grades will need in order to increase their performance level and advancement through STAAR testing. Rylander Elementary is committed to helping students increase their performance in reading, understanding and communicating effectively. Cheryl Glasser, principal at […]

Texas Department of Transportation Awards Money to City for Hurricane Harvey Claims

By George Slaughter The City of Katy took receipt of two award letters for Hurricane Harvey FEMA claims from the Texas Department of Transportation Monday night at City Hall. City Administrator Byron Hebert said the money will be put into the city’s financial reserves. The city had to go into its financial reserves and spend unbudgeted money last year when dealing with Hurricane Harvey. The first of the two checks, for Category B emergency protective […]

Child Advocates of Fort Bend Christmas Home Tickets Now Available  

Photo courtesy of Child Advocates of Fort Bend

Tickets to the 27th annual Child Advocates of Fort Bend Christmas Home Tour are now available online at www.cafb.org and at Fort Bend area Randalls stores. The Christmas Home Tour features five private homes in Fort Bend County beautifully decorated for Christmas. Neighborhoods and homes vary each year, so guests who have been to the Home Tour before are guaranteed to see something new each year. This year’s homes are in historic Richmond, Lakes of […]

It’s Party Time with History for Young and Old with the 225th Anniversary Celebration of Stephen F. Austin’s Birth At San Felipe November 3—And It’s FREE

Texans are no strangers to celebrating special occasions and when you reflect on someone as great as Stephen F. Austin (aka the Father of Texas) celebrating a birthday, you can be guaranteed that it’s going to be a “Texas-size” superb gathering with hands-on programs for all, living history demonstrations including surveying and printing activities, guest authors and lecturers, thematic tours of the grounds, the museum, and much more.  All of these events are scheduled in […]

Commended National Merit Scholars

Mr. Tim Gallic, Principal of St. John XXIII College Preparatory, Katy, Texas, is pleased to announce Caitlyn Cano and Elena Welsh have been named Commended Students in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), that conducts the program, will be presented to these scholastically talented seniors. These young ladies have demonstrated outstanding potential throughout their high school years at St. John XXIII College […]

Katy ISD Students Participate in First Time Ever Plein Air Painting Competition  

KATY [October 18, 2018] – Katy Independent School District students step out of their classrooms and into mother nature to experience a different kind of painting and drawing experience known as “plein air”, a French expression for “in the open air”.  For the first time, 25 Katy ISD students will visit Willow Fork Park to create an inspirational on-site art piece which showcases the beauty of outdoor scenes. “Working in an outdoor painting site allows the […]