• Katy ISD Seeking Input on Its Meal Distribution Program

    Katy ISD Seeking Input on Its Meal Distribution Program

    By George Slaughter As the Katy Independent School District prepares for school to begin this month, it is seeking input for its curbside “grab and go” meal distribution program. On Saturday, August 8, parents in the district will begin receiving a survey, the purpose of which is to better enable the district to manage both its personnel and the 23 food distribution sites in the district. The survey closes next Wednesday, August 12. All Katy […]

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  • Former Katy Mayor John Morrison Dies

    Former Katy Mayor John Morrison Dies

    By George Slaughter John Morrison, who served on the Katy City Council during the 1970s Texas oil boom years and as mayor from 1979-1983, died Wednesday, the city said in a news release. Morrison served on the city council from 1978-1979, when he was elected mayor. During Morrison’s mayoralty, the city obtained its home rule charter in 1981. The city continues to use the charter today. The charter serves as the city’s constitution, and under […]

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  • Katy ISD Coaches Honored as Coaches of the Year

    Katy ISD Coaches Honored as Coaches of the Year

    By George Slaughter Chad Simmons and Mike Rabe were honored by the Katy Independent School District as high school boys head coaches of the year, while Danielle Wells was honored as high school girls head coach of the year. Simmons is football coach at Taylor High School. Rabe was football coach at Mayde Creek High School and has moved on to the new Jordan High School. Wells is volleyball coach at Cinco Ranch High School. […]

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  • Tompkins High School Teacher Receives State Recognition for Educational Excellence

    Tompkins High School Teacher Receives State Recognition for Educational Excellence

    By George Slaughter Michael Clark, an Advanced Placement Micro and Macro Economics teacher at Tompkins High School, has been honored with the Charles Pickitt Secondary School Teacher Award. The award was presented virtually at the recent Association of Texas Professional Educators Summit. “Even in these most trying times, it’s great to know that our work is making a difference and being admired by other educators across Texas,” Clark said in a news release. “Every student […]

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  • Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union and the Katy Area Chamber of Commerce Come Together to Recognize Education in the Community on August 6th

    Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union and the Katy Area Chamber of Commerce Come Together to Recognize Education in the Community on August 6th

    The 2020 Katy ISD “Teacher of the Year” community virtual event will be presented by Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union and the Katy Area Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, August 6, 2020, via Zoom from 11 am to 12 pm. Business leaders and prominent members of the community will gather virtually to honor outstanding teachers from each campus who have demonstrated excellence and leadership among their peers and in their classrooms. Winning recipients from all 70 […]

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The Best Bingo Sites

There is no doubt that 2020 has been one year that the majority of us will like to see the end of. The Corona virus has decimated lives and industries resulting in many people turning online to source those things that we would usually go out to enjoy, and this includes bingo. Luckily for bingo lovers playing online is just as exciting as visiting their local bingo hall as it is one of the games  […]

Sen. Cruz Introduces the Coronavirus Emergency Education Grants Act

Legislation empowers families & students with resources for educational expenses HOUSTON, Texas – Ahead of the 2020-2021 school year, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) this week introduced the Coronavirus Emergency Education Grants Act, legislation designed to empower all families with the resources needed to provide for their children’s public, private, or homeschool education during the COVID-19 pandemic. The legislation also includes key policies of Sen. Cruz’s Education Freedom Scholarships and Opportunity Act, supporting students and families […]

Cornyn: Houston Area Schools to Receive $3.5M in Federal Grants for Higher Education  

Several schools in the Houston area will receive a total of $3,477,367 in federal grants to provide first-generation and low-income college students with financial assistance and academic support services to complete their postsecondary educations, U.S. Senator John Cornyn announced.  The grant funding comes from the Student Support Services Program and it is anticipated that each grant will be sustained for a total of 5 years. “As our students prepare to return to their studies, it […]

7 Facts about casinos that you probably did not know

Casinos have been popular since their inauguration in the 1600s. The attraction of winning big simply for playing games of chance has been growing with more then two thousand establishments scattered all over the globe. In this post, we will be sharing some interesting facts about these establishments that you probably did not know. The first casino was founded in 1638 and located in Venice During the 1600s, it was a time for significant progression […]

Sens. Cruz, Tillis, Colleagues Send Bipartisan Letter to Protect Content Creators from Anticompetitive Practices

U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), along with Sens. Mike Lee (R-Utah), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) on Wednesday sent a letter to Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division Makan Delrahim and Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joseph Simons regarding allegations of potentially anticompetitive practices and conduct by online platforms toward content creators and emerging competitors. The inquiry […]

Sen. Cruz, Colleagues Commemorate Anniversary of 1998 Embassy Bombings in Kenya and Tanzania

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, along with Sens. Chris Coons (D-Del.), Jim Risch (R-Idaho), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), and Mark Warner (D-Va.) today released a joint statement in recognition of the 22nd anniversary of the bombings of the U.S. Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania on August 7, 1998. The […]

Sen. Cruz to Venezuelan Generals: Maduro Will Have No Friends Regardless of the Venezuelan Election Results

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, during Tuesday’s hearing questioned the Honorable Elliott Abrams, Special Representative for Venezuela, on what more Congress can do to support a political transition in Venezuela. During the hearing, Sen. Cruz also raised his concerns on the plight of the CITGO6 executives. Watch Sen. Cruz’s full line of questioning here. Excerpts are below. WATCH: Cruz & Elliot Abrams Talk Venezuela, Maduro, & CITGO 6 at Senate Foreign Relations […]

Sen. Cruz: We Must Focus on Getting Americans Safely Back to Work

Previews his RECOVERY Act, legislation to help jumpstart the economy, and efforts to fundamentally reassess the U.S.-China relationship As leaders in Washington debate a path forward to address the economic crisis created by the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) yesterday joined ‘Washington Post Live’ with Bob Costa and Fox News’ ‘The Daily Briefing’ with Dana Perino to discuss the RECOVERY Act, legislation Sen. Cruz plans to introduce to get people safely back to work and the economy […]

HHSC to Allow Limited Visitation at Nursing Facilities and Long-Term Care Facilities   

State Enhances Certain Emergency Safety Rules AUSTIN –The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) today announced limited visitation rules for nursing facilities and long-term care facilities. HHSC is also issuing enhanced emergency rules requiring additional actions by nursing facilities to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. “This is a rapidly evolving situation and we are constantly assessing what actions are necessary to keep residents and staff safe in these facilities,” said Phil Wilson, Executive Commissioner, […]

Cornyn: Houston Area to Receive $4.8M in Second Round of Coronavirus Recovery Grants for Public Housing Authorities

Several Houston area cities and counties were awarded a total of $4,819,219 in another round of federal grants to help public housing authorities recover from the economic fallout of the novel coronavirus outbreak, U.S. Senator John Cornyn announced today. The funding, which was appropriated by Congress in March, comes through the Department of Housing and Urban Development as part of the CARES Act. “As Texans continue to grapple with the impact of the coronavirus outbreak, it’s critical […]