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Birthday Celebration at Agave Rio

Agave Rio Restaurant & Patio Oasis, in conjunction with their sister company, Agave Estates will be having a Birthday celebration like none you’ve seen before! On Friday, January 26th, Agave Rio will be hosting the second annual Birthday Celebration for Shelton Craig. Come have dinner at the restaurant and then walk across to our venue for LIVE MUSIC as HAVE MERCY, a Texas Blues Band takes the stage at 8:30pm. Sponsored by Agave Rio, The […]

Katy ISD Announces New Principal For Elementary School #41

January 22, 2018 – Katy ISD announces Jaime Shipley as the new principal for Elementary School #41, which is set to open in Fall 2018 in the Cross Creek Ranch subdivision. Ms. Shipley has 19 years experience in education including nine years as a building principal.  Her administrative experience began as an instructional facilitator at Carrollton-Farmers Branch in 2006.  Shipley became an elementary assistant principal at Goose Creek CISD (GCCISD) in 2008.  The following year, […]

Chad Simmons Named Taylor Head Football Coach

Taylor High School coach Chad Simmons (Katy ISD photo)

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 […]

Brawner, City Looking Forward as New Year Begins

Mayor Chuck Brawner

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

Heritage Grand resident Monte Ikner and Vietnam War Commission volunteer Ron Ahles (George Slaughter photo)

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 […]

Goodbye Agave Road – Hello Agave Estates!

FIRST IN LINE | LAST IN LINE – THE FIRST TO ENTER SAY THEIR FINAL GOODBYES While the hands they are now holding are different from picture to picture, they are all equally loved in the lives of Shawna and Mike Erminger, who were the very first couple scheduled to wed at Agave Road in Katy, Texas.  Agave Road is a sister venue to Agave Real – one of two venues owned by Agave Estates […]

Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council Kicks Off Next Century of Female Entrepreneurs with 2018 Girl Scout Cookie Season

Council launches Cookies4Heroes campaign to donate 10,000 cases of Girl Scout Cookies to first responders and military SOUTHEAST TX (January 2, 2018)—Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council (GSSJC) enters the next century of Girl Scouts learning how to be future CEOs. The Girl Scout Cookie Program® not only teaches girls essential entrepreneurial skills but also powers amazing experiences for girls across the United States, including outdoor and travel opportunities, exposure to STEM and ways to improve […]

City Breaks Ground on New Fire Station

An artist's rendering of the new Katy Fire Station (City of Katy)

By George Slaughter Katy city officials are smiling today, for good reason, about Wednesday’s groundbreaking for a second fire station. The new station is to be built at Bell Patna Drive and Katy Mills Circle, near Katy Mills Mall. It will be a three-bay, approximately 14,000 square-foot structure. It has a guaranteed maximum price of $3,650,828. The station is expected to be finished within a year. In an interview following Monday’s city council meeting, Mayor […]