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Board of Trustees Names Deputy Superintendent for Katy ISD 

KATY [April 22, 2019] – During the Katy Independent School District April Board meeting this evening, Board of Trustees voted 7-0 to name Leslie Haack as the new Deputy Superintendent for the District. Ms. Haack returns to Katy ISD, where she began her educational career back in 1998 at Taylor High School as a teacher and assistant coach.  The following year, she transferred to Cinco Ranch High School where she taught and coached for two years prior […]

Katy Chamber hires new CEO

Chamber also opens new office KATY (For Immediate Release) — Charting a strong path forward, the Katy Area Chamber of Commerce announces the hiring of Matthew Ferraro as the new Chief Executive Officer. The Chamber also announces the opening of its new office in Katy. Ferraro comes to the Katy Chamber from the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce, where he most recently served as Vice President. “I’m excited about the opportunities that the Katy Chamber […]

K.A.R.E. members travelled to Austin to attend the Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) convention and were recognized during the Texas Retired Week at the State Capital

April was a busy month for the Katy Area Retired Educators (K.A.R.E.). During the week of April 1 – 5, K.A.R.E. members travelled to Austin to attend the Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) convention and were recognized during the Texas Retired Week at the State Capital. On April 10, K.A.R.E. held their monthly meeting and presented scholarships to graduating Katy ISD Seniors, who are entering college in the fall as an Education major and planning […]

No Taxation without Relaxation: Kona Ice to Host Sixth Annual National “Chill Out” Day 

Island-Themed Truck to Give Away Free Shaved Ice and Help Community “Chill Out” on Tax Day WHAT: With Tax Day right around the corner, many of us are reaching into our pockets to pay-off Uncle Sam. To relieve taxpayers of the stress associated with meeting the federal deadline, Kona Ice will be hosting its sixth annual National “Chill Out” Day. The island-inspired truck will be parked at the Fulshear Chamber of Commerce to hand out free cups of tropical shaved ice to […]

Typhoon Texas Hosts Texas-Sized Easter Egg Hunt, Petting Zoo and More

KATY, TX (April 10, 2019) – An Easter egg hunt on the water?  That’s exactly what Typhoon Texas has in mind on Sunday, April 21 when the west Houston waterpark debuts its Easter Egg Hunt Extravaganza complete with more than 10,000 eggs, petting zoo and photos with the Easter Bunny. Starting at 11 a.m., children up to three years of age can gather eggs at the Buckaroo Bayou; ages 4 – 5 can collect eggs […]

Aidan Anderson, inspirational 18-year-old musician and giver, headlinesKaty ISD Volunteers in Public Schools Celebration May 10th

(Katy, Texas) – The Katy ISD Volunteer Celebration will be held in the Merrell Center on Friday, May 10th from 8:45-10:30 a.m.  Hosted by Partners in Education and the Volunteers in Public Schools Executive Board, this annual event honors the thousands of school district volunteers who donate their time and talents to our students and teachers. This year’s guest speaker is the inspirational and musically gifted Aidan Thomas Anderson, 18 and co-founder of his charity, Aidan […]

Seabourne Park Monthly Bird Hike

Yellow throated warbler  at Seabourne Park by Wayne Poorman

Wednesday, April 3             8:00 a.m. Seabourne Creek Nature Park, 3831 Texas 36 South, Rosenberg. All ages and levels of birders are welcome;  meet in the parking lot before 8 AM.  Binoculars and weather-appropriate clothing and footwear are recommended. The monthly series of free, guided Bird Hikes at Seabourne Creek Nature Park in Rosenberg Wednesday, continues April 3 from 8 – 10 a.m.   This is peak migration month—we might see another yellow throated warbler.  The hikes are led by members […]

Master Naturalist Program–All about Bees & Beekeepers

Honeybee Image courtesy of Fort Bend Beekeepers

Thursday, April 4             6:30 PM social, 7 PM program Rosenberg Convention Center, 3825 Texas 36 South, Rosenberg, TX, USA Mike Jurek and Monica Siwiak, both members of the Fort Bend Beekeepers Association, will talk about how each got started beekeeping, the types of beekeepers, the types of bees, their biology  and their hives, closing with ways to help the bees The Texas Master Naturalists are sponsored by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension […]

Harris County Emergency Services District 48 To Celebrate Groundbreaking Of New Fire Station  

Join us and be a part of this special occasion Katy, TX, March 20, 2019– Harris County ESD No. 48 Fire and EMS (HCESD 48) is proud to announce our groundbreaking ceremony on March 28th, 2019 at 4:30pm to celebrate the upcoming construction of a new Fire Station No. 1.  The ceremony is open to the public and will be held at the future Fire Station No. 1 location at 24127 Western Centre Drive, Katy, […]

Olson Hosts Listening Tour With Local Veterans

 Olson speaks with veterans at the Katy VFW Post

Sugar Land, TX – Today U.S. Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX), VA Associate Medical Center Director James Eggers and Texas Veterans Commissioner Kevin Barber hosted a listening tour meeting with veterans at Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Posts across the 22nd Congressional District of Texas. They visited VFW posts in Missouri City, Pearland, Katy and Rosenberg. During the listening tour, they discussed healthcare, the Women’s Health Center and infrastructure at DeBakey VA Medical Center. “As a former Naval aviator, […]