• Katy ISD Hosts Operations Job Fair

    Katy ISD Hosts Operations Job Fair

    Looking to work for the #1 school district in the Greater Houston Area?  You’re invited to attend the Katy ISD Operations Job Fair on October 5!  The District is looking to fill positions in the Nutrition & Food Services, Maintenance & Operations and Transportation departments. Interested candidates should complete an application at www.katyisd.org before attending the job fair.  Hard copy resumes are recommended for attendees, as well as preparation for onsite interviews. “During this job fair, there […]

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  • Katy ISD Board of Trustees to Launch Listening Circle tour

    Katy ISD Board of Trustees to Launch Listening Circle tour

    This fall, the Katy ISD Board of Trustees will be launching a Listening Circle tour The goal of this initiative is to partner with parents and community members to identify state-level legislative priorities that would benefit the students of Katy ISD, and individuals who would be interested in advocating alongside Trustees to influence state policy impacting our students and schools. Four (4) Board Listening Circles have been scheduled for this fall. The dates include October 19 […]

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  • Brookshire City Council Meeting, Sept. 15, 2022

    Brookshire City Council Meeting, Sept. 15, 2022

    By: Tom Behrens The Brookshire City Council met Thursday, Sept. 15, in accordance with the Open Meeting Act. City Council members present include Mayor Darrell Branch, Kim Branch, Mayor Pro Tem, Amanda Neuendorf, Lyndon Stamps, Jeremiah Hill, and Monique Taylor. Resolution 1395: Authorization of solicit bids for restriping of City owned parking lots: Projected amount is $1,500.00. Alderman Jeremiah Hill posed the question, “Couldn’t the work be done by City of Brookshire employees, the City […]

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  • Tompkins High School Student, Skylar Skrabanek, Commits to Florida State University

    Tompkins High School Student, Skylar Skrabanek, Commits to Florida State University

    Skylar Skrabanek, a Junior at Obra D. Tompkins High School, verbally committed to play D1 beach volleyball for Florida State University (FSU).  FSU has finished second in college beach nationals on numerous occasions and has a reputation in the beach community as one of the top D1 colleges for beach volleyball.  “I was beyond excited when they called and wanted to speak to me about playing for FSU.  This was my top pick and my […]

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  • Building a Relationship, Trust, and Confidence

    Building a Relationship, Trust, and Confidence

    By Tom Behrens Houston’s own Reid Ryan will headline Katy ISD’s KEYS Kickoff event, an annual salute to those who mentor Katy ISD students through the district’s KEYS Mentoring Program.  The event is slated for Friday, September 16, 2022. 8 – 9:30 AM in the Leonard E. Merrell Center.  Honored guests include the district’s KEYS mentors who dedicate one hour per week to a Katy ISD student on the brink of success. Reid Ryan is a sports […]

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FY 2023 Katy City Budget Approved

By Tom Behrens A public hearing of the proposed FY2023 City of Katy budget was presented at the Katy City Council meeting on Monday, Sept. 26, 2022, at Katy City Hall, 901 Avenue C, Katy at 6:30 p.m. Members present: Mayor Dusty Thiele, Mayor Pro Tem Chris Harris, Council Members, Janet Corte, Gina Hicks, Rory Robertson, and Dan Smith Highlights of the FY2023 Budget Revenue: Approve Tax Rate of $0.077688 on each $100.00 of assessed […]

Explaining the Different Types of Growing Medium

When we say growing medium, we refer to the substance in which plants can develop roots and grow to maturity. To obtain the maximum yield from any plant, a grower needs to consider these three main things: The amount of drainage required to avoid waterlogging or water loss How forgiving the growing media is – how tolerant it is of conditions and how good it is at providing aeration The all-important nutritional content In past […]

EDC Updating Parks in Brookshire

By: Tom Behren Brookshire Economic Development Corporation Special Meeting, 9.26.22 Brookshire Parks Updating Bostic Park: 1319 Otto St., Brookshire, TX Custom designed playground for Bostic Park to include: One Arch Swing with 2 belt seats Generation Swing, 5-12 years old Grand Strand area with Culvert Climbers and steppingstones, linked to 8 foot Hypersonic Slide Approximately 268 linear feet of black border panels, with 2 access ramps Installation of above equipment, with approximately 2,908 square feet […]

General Tips and Advice When Renting Cars in UAE

Some companies offer housekeeping services at no cost before and after your departure. This is also possible. This might include regular changing sheets and bath towels, such as shampoo, soap, or shower gel. Also, you can make free LOCAL calls or calls via the phone. If you’re planning to lease the car and wish to arrange a rental car with these cars, they come with central air electricity, heating and a parking space. The person […]

3 Reasons Why Psychiatry Patients Prefer Teletherapy

Mental health is a common problem, affecting millions of people worldwide. Data shows that almost 20%, i.e., 1 in 5 Americans, suffer from mental health problems. This has become more prevalent since the pandemic. According to a study by Kaiser Family Foundation, around 45% of American adults feel that Covid-19 related worry and stress have impacted their mental health. While people have been relying on face-to-face therapies for mental health treatment, the pandemic closed that […]

Top Cryptocurrencies Worth Adding to Your Portfolio

Despite the constant ups and downs, cryptocurrencies continue to attract investors. While it has wiped the savings of many, it also gave rise to many millionaires in a short period. If you have been planning to invest in cryptocurrency in India despite being aware of the attached cons, you should try to be careful with your cryptocurrency selection. Since the market has thousands of cryptocurrencies available for trade, picking a select few can be overwhelming. […]

Before, During, And After Buying Your First Home: A Complete Guide

close up view hand of property realtor / landlord giving key house to buyer / tenant.

Buying a home can be deeply overwhelming, especially when it’s your first time. Perhaps you’re unsure how or where to start, and you may be tempted to go ahead and pick the first house you find or continue renting. One study finds that 38% of first-time homebuyers see the entire home-buying process to be more tedious and lengthier than they initially expected. The same study also shows that 44% of first-time homebuyers feel anxious and […]

Texas Comptroller Visits North Texas for Third Stop of Good for Texas Tour: Water Edition

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today visited the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) on the North Texas stop of his Good for Texas Tour: Water Edition. The NTMWD is overseeing the construction of Bois d’Arc Lake in northeast Texas, the first major Texas reservoir to be built in 30 years. This surface water project is being built to meet a population expected to nearly double in the NTMWD region by 2050. “Once completed, the Bois d’Arc […]

Special Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission Meeting on Selection of a New Executive Director

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission will hold a special meeting on selection of a new executive director to lead the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD). TPWD opened applications in April for a successor to retiring Executive Director Carter Smith. The search committee has completed the recruiting and interview process and will present its findings and recommendations to the full Commission for consideration. What: Special Meeting of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission When: […]

Lone Star Legal Aid Helps Domestic Violence And Arson Survivor

Lone Star Legal Aid has helped a survivor of domestic violence and arson retrieve her belongings, get a protective order, and change her name. Natalie Cochran of LSLA’s Communications Department has written this story of justice in hopes that low-income Texans in similar situations may find help via our organization or other legal aid firms serving their area. Names were changed to protect the identity of the client. It wasn’t unusual for the police to […]