Proposed Katy City Budget Includes Cost of Living Increase

By George Slaughter Katy officials said the a cost of living increase for city employees is needed so Katy can keep talented city employees, and also to be more competitive with other cities as it seeks to hire qualified firefighters and police officers. The three percent cost of living increase is part of a $28.5 million budget proposal presented Friday morning at City Hall. City Administrator Byron Hebert, Mayor Chuck Brawner, and Police Chief Bill […]

Brookwood Art Fest event on September 14-15

Brookwood Home Teacher Leah Prescott not only provides a wholesome living environment for the Citizens that live in the Follett Home, but she’s also a talented artist. Leah has taught the Follett residents to paint on canvas. These pieces and many other local artist’s work will be featured at the Brookwood Art Fest event on September 14-15, 2018.   Shop Local Vendors to Benefit Adults with Disabilities WHO: The Brookwood Community provides an educational and […]

The Seven Lakes HS Symphony Orchestra wins The American Prize in Orchestral Performance, 2017-18

The Seven Lakes HS Symphony Orchestra in Katy TX, Desiree Overree & John Mays, conductors is the 2017-18 winner of The American Prize in Orchestral Performance in the high school division. The Seven Lakes HS Symphony Orchestra was selected from applications reviewed recently from all across the United States. The American Prize is a series of new, non-profit, competitions unique in scope and structure, designed to recognize and reward the best performing artists, ensembles and composers in the United States […]

Color for a Cause benefits The Arc of Katy

The Cinco Ranch High School Future Business Leaders of America hosted a Color for a Cause Run benefiting The Arc of Katy earlier this spring. The event co-chairs, Merium Hashmi and Elizabeth Xu and FBLA sponsor Derek Spier recently visited The Arc of Katy to present a check for the $5,500 raised from the successful event. Photo to be sent separately – L-R Carolyn Kares, Arc Program Committee Chairman, Arc Participant Brandon Sepeda, and Fred […]

Katy ISD 2018-19 Free and Reduced Meal Program  

KATY [June 5, 2018] – Katy Independent School District announces its policy for providing free and reduced-priced meals for children eligible under the current guidelines found at www.squaremeals.com.  Parents can begin their new application process for the 2018-19 school year beginning the first week of August 2018. Children living in households whose income is at or below the federally approved levels based on household size may be eligible for free or reduced-price meals.  Transfer students approved for […]

Two Katy ISD High Schools are “Best in Houston Area”  

KATY [July 3, 2018] – Looking for a good high school for your child?  Look no further. Katy ISD is known to have some of the best schools in the area, and just recently Cinco Ranch High and Seven Lakes High were recognized as part of the top 100 list of “the best high schools in the Houston area for 2018” according to the nonprofit organization Children at Risk. For 13 years, Children at Risk has […]

Morton Ranch Teacher and Coach to Be Buried Friday

Stephen Papp (Katy ISD photo)

By George Slaughter Funeral services have been set for Morton Ranch High School teacher and assistant football coach Stephen Papp, who was killed in an automobile accident over the weekend. Authorities have not yet released details about the accident. Papp’s funeral is set for 3 p.m. Friday at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 2929 Woodland Hills Dr., in Kingwood, which was his hometown. Morton Ranch football coach Ron Counter said a coaching friend called him with […]

Regular Board Meeting of the Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees

Attached is an agenda for the Regular Board Meeting of the Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees to be held on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 in the Education Support Complex Board Room located at 6301 South Stadium Lane, Katy, Texas 77494.  The Closed Meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m.  The Open Meeting will begin at approximately 6:30 p.m.

Twenty-One Katy ISD Schools Receive Texas Honor Roll Distinction  

KATY [May 24, 2018] – Out of its 67 campuses, Katy Independent School District is proud to announce that this year, 21 were named a Texas Honor Roll School by the Educational Results Partnership (ERP) and the Institute for Productivity in Education (IPE). “What a great way to end the school year by receiving this prestigious recognition.  This distinction speaks volumes of the great things happening in our schools. It takes a village to educate a child and […]

Katy ISD Announces Valedictorians and Salutatorians for its Seven High Schools

KATY [May 24, 2018] – Katy ISD is proud to announce the top two students from each high school who are ranked highest academically in their respective graduating classes.  These students have worked extremely hard from the very first day of their ninth grade year until the last day of their senior year.  Many of them are now moving on to prestigious colleges and universities throughout the nation.  The 2017-2018 valedictorians and salutatorians are: Cinco Ranch […]