• City Counterproposes Lawsuit Settlement Offer

    City Counterproposes Lawsuit Settlement Offer

    By George Slaughter The Katy City Council Monday voted to make a counteroffer on a proposed settlement with a former city emergency management coordinator who sued after her March 2018 firing. Maria Horn Galvez filed suit in September 2018 in state district court. Her suit alleged invasion of privacy or intrusion of seclusion in that city officials reviewed her Facebook Messenger posts, some of which were personal in nature, to obtain information to terminate her […]

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  • Katy Rice Festival Enjoys Good Crowds

    Katy Rice Festival Enjoys Good Crowds

    By George Slaughter Katy residents and visitors had much to enjoy at the annual Katy Rice Festival, which continues through tomorrow. Friday evening featured live music, food trucks, a beer garden, and a carnival. Saturday’s events began with a parade that ran east on 10th Street to Drexel Drive, when it turned south and proceeded to 5th Street. There, it turned west, passing by the judges’ stage, at the East Avenue intersection, and then turned […]

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  • Tompkins defeats Mayde Creek, 28-0

    Tompkins defeats Mayde Creek, 28-0

    By George Slaughter Tompkins brought its defense to its District 19-6A matchup with Mayde Creek Thursday, and it stepped up to shut out the Rams, 28-0 at Rhodes Stadium. The win improves the Falcons to 6-1 overall and 2-1 in District 19-6A. The Rams fall to 5-1 overall and 1-1 in district. It proved a gutsy comeback for Tompkins following last week’s emotional 35-30 loss to Katy. Tompkins scored on its first two possessions to […]

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  • Mickey Gilley, Johnny Lee to Perform Friday at Austin County Fair

    Mickey Gilley, Johnny Lee to Perform Friday at Austin County Fair

    By George Slaughter BELLVILLE—For his 17 number-one country music hits over a storied 60-plus year entertainment career, and for all the concerts, movies, and television appearances, it’s still about the music, people, and camaraderie for Mickey Gilley. Gilley will team up with friend and fellow artist Johnny Lee to perform at 10 p.m. Friday at the Austin County Fair. The fair is held at the Austin County Fair Convention and Expo Center, 1076 FM 159, […]

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  • Tompkins Hopes to Rebound Against Undefeated Mayde Creek

    Tompkins Hopes to Rebound Against Undefeated Mayde Creek

    By George Slaughter A new week brings new opportunities. For the Tompkins Falcons, coming off an emotional 35-30 loss to Katy last week, the opportunity comes against the other undefeated team in District 19-6A. Mayde Creek is 5-0 overall and 1-0 in district play after a 41-10 win against Cinco Ranch. The five wins are the most the Rams have posted since the 2008 season, when they finished 5-5. Mayde Creek’s last winning season came […]

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Public’s assistance needed to identify next of kin

To Whom It May Concern: We are requesting the public’s assistance in locating next of kin for the following deceased individuals. We would appreciate you publishing a brief notice in the next few days in the hopes that family or friends may see the information and contact this office. Sincerely, Michelle R. Sanford, Ph.D., D-ABFE ID Coordinator Forensic Investigations   MANUEL M. MORAN – Hispanic Male, 63 Years: Mr. Moran died in the 7900 block […]

University of Houston, University of Houston-Victoria Officially Open Katy Academic Building  

More than 150 guests joined officials from the University of Houston and the University of Houston-Victoria for the official ribbon cutting and grand opening of the Katy Academic Building.  The new three-story, 80,000-square-foot building will be a shared space for the two sister institutes. “I want to thank you all for your friendship, trust and belief that one short year after groundbreaking, students would be here studying business, education, nursing, engineering and more, preparing to become […]

Home for the Harvest Gift Market 

Save the Date… Home for the Harvest Gift Market October 19th-20th, 2019 Stafford Centre- 10505 Cash R, Stafford 77477 Saturday 10:00-7:00 & Sunday 10:00-5:00 Home for the Holidays Gift Market is coming to the Stafford/Sugar land area on October 19th and 20th at the Stafford Convention Centre! After 12 years in Katy and 10 years in Galveston, we are coming to Stafford/ Sugar Land area. Come shop with our vendors featuring clothing boutiques, handcrafted jewelry, delectable sweets, […]

The Vietnam Kratom Strain & Its Urging Popularity in The United States

Herbs have always held immense importance because of their countless benefits. However, there are many who enjoy huge popularity despite no medical research supporting them as a suitable medicine. Kratom is one such herb and a tropical plant which grows in many parts of Asia. Though it is available in almost every country these days, traditionally it was only used by Asians. People who use kratom claim it has multiple health benefits. How is kratom […]

Blues Biography of Eugene “Sonny Boy Nelson” Powell Released

The First Ever True-Life Story of an Iconic Bluesman Sunny Southern Productions has published the never-before-told story of Eugene Powell, a.k.a. Sonny Boy Nelson, a Mississippi Delta bluesman, musical child prodigy, and sharecropper who became the most traveled blues artist in the Mississippi Delta (1908 – 1998). The Original Rolling Stone: The Travelin’ Riverside Blues of Eugene Powell, Book One in the Riverside Blues Series, shares the legacy of an unsung blues hero in the […]

Kelsey-Seybold Clinic earns national recognition for commitment to improve high blood pressure

The American Heart Association and the American Medical Association announce the 2019 list of physician practices and health systems receiving a Target: BP™ Recognition Award for their commitment to prioritize blood pressure control within the communities they serve   Houston, Oct. 11 — Kelsey-Seybold Clinic is pleased to be recognized by the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Medical Association (AMA) as a leader in the national effort to get patient blood pressure rates […]

Sen. Cruz from Hong Kong: ‘I’m Here, I’m Dressed In All Black Standing in Solidarity With the Protestors’

Appears on CBS’s ‘Face the Nation’ with Margaret Brennan at the conclusion of weeklong Indo-Pacific ‘Friends & Allies’ tour HONG KONG – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today appeared on CBS’s ‘Face the Nation’ with Margaret Brennan from Hong Kong, where he discussed his weeklong ‘Friends & Allies’ tour through the Indo-Pacific to meet with government officials and business leaders about democracy, freedom, and human rights, as well […]

Home for the Harvest Gift Market 

Save the Date… October 19th-20th, 2019 Stafford Centre- 10505 Cash Rd, Stafford 77477 Saturday 10:00-7:00 & Sunday 10:00-5:00 Home for the Holidays Gift Market is coming to the Stafford/Sugar land area on October 19th and 20th at the Stafford Convention Centre! After 12 years in Katy and 10 years in Galveston, we are coming to Stafford/ Sugar Land area. Come shop with our vendors featuring clothing boutiques, handcrafted jewelry, delectable sweets, unique holiday gifts, home décor and […]

Houston Area Woodcarvers Club Holds 48th Annual Fall Show, Sale and Competition

The Houston Area Woodcarvers Club will hold its 48th Annual Fall Show, Sale and Competition on Saturday, October 19, 2019.  The annual event will be held at Faith Lutheran Church, 4600 Bellaire, Bellaire, TX.  Show hours are 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  See one of a kind wood carvings, meet the artists, and watch the demonstrations and whittling contest. Carvings are judged on quality of carving and originality.  Judging categories include caricature, realistic, bird, relief […]