Katy ISD

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 […]

Hindt to Contribute Financially to Possible Defamation Lawsuit

By George Slaughter Katy Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Lance Hindt will contribute up to $25,000 for legal fees to be used in a potential defamation suit, according to an amendment approved by Katy school board trustees at their Thursday meeting. Trustees approved hiring the Feldman and Feldman law firm at the meeting, in addition to approving the amendment to Hindt’s contract. Trustees took both these actions before Hindt announced his intention to resign January […]

Hindt to Resign as KISD Superintendent in January

Dr. Lance Hindt, Katy ISD Superintendent (Katy ISD photo)

By George Slaughter Dr. Lance Hindt tendered his resignation as superintendent of the Katy Independent School District Thursday night, following what he and some board trustees called a smear campaign against him and his family. “My immediate family has to come first,” Hindt said. “My wife and my children, they need me. In light of an organized, relentless and dishonest smear campaign against me, I cannot remain as superintendent.” Leaders of the anti-Hindt campaign were […]

Katy ISD’s Partners in Education Raises $35,000 During Food for Families Campaign  

(Katy, Texas) – Katy ISD’s Partners in Education is delighted to announce that Food for Families raised $35,000 during its recent campaign.  Supported by both the community and Katy ISD employees, this initiative provides grocery gift cards to students and families in need during the holiday season.  Food for Families is an annual campaign that provides grocery gift cards to Katy ISD students and their families. This year, Food for Families also supported families who were impacted by […]

Lady Spartans Volleyball Team Leaves a Proud Legacy This Season

By George Slaughter The Katy Independent School District slogan is “Be the Legacy.” This season’s Seven Lakes Lady Spartans provided an example of that, making it to the state final for the first time in school history. “I’m just so proud of them,” Seven Lakes coach Amy Cataline told the Houston Chronicle. “They made school history by being the first volleyball team at Seven Lakes to make it to the state tournament, so we’re leaving […]

2017 Katy ISD High School Football Standings, Scores, and Schedules

District 19-6A Standings TEAM OVERALL DISTRICT Katy Tigers 8-0 7-0 Cinco Ranch Cougars 8-1 6-1 Strake Jesuit Crusaders 7-2 5-2 Taylor Mustangs 5-4 4-3 Seven Lakes Spartans 4-6 3-4 Morton Ranch Mavericks 3-6 2-5 Mayde Creek Rams 3-6 1-6 Tompkins Falcons 0-9 0-7 Katy ISD High School Football Schedules NOTES: Home games are in bold. Paetow High School opened this semester, and will field its first varsity football team next season. Cinco Ranch Cougars DATE […]

National Prescription Drug Take Back Event

Katy ISD Police Department Teams Up with Drug Enforcement Administration for National Prescription Drug Take Back Event Community can return expired, unused and unwanted medications What:           The Katy ISD Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public an opportunity to safely dispose of potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription medications.  The DEA cannot accept needles or sharp objects.  Any liquids must be in prescribed containers.  The service is free and […]

Katy Independent School District Places Taylor High School Football Coach on Administrative Leave

By George Slaughter The Katy independent School District has placed Taylor High School football coach Trey Herrmann on administrative leave until further notice. Joe Sheffy, an assistant coach at Taylor, will serve as head coach this season. “Sheffy is a certified, highly experienced individual who is well versed on the needs of the team,” a statement from the district said. In the statement, released by the district this morning, the district said the leave is […]

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 […]

2017 Bond Recommendation To Be Presented to the Katy ISD Board

  During the monthly Board of Trustees Work Study meeting, the 2017 Community Bond Advisory Committee (CBAC) Chairman will present the Committee’s $609.2MM recommended bond package to address District growth and needs.  The bond package includes funds for new schools, improvements at existing facilities, enhanced student technology, safety and security upgrades among other items, with a zero tax rate increase. Student enrollment has grown by 2,800 students per year.  The district currently enrolls about 76,000 […]