• Houston Man Arrested for Suspected Road Rage Shooting in Fort Bend County

    Houston Man Arrested for Suspected Road Rage Shooting in Fort Bend County

    By George Slaughter A 19-year-old Houston man is in the Fort Bend County Jail on $500,000 bond following a suspected road rage shooting in Fort Bend County. Deputies arrested Ramon Vasquez early Saturday morning and charged him with murder. Deputies responded to a call at the intersection of Beechnut and Addicks-Clodine on Friday after receiving word of two-vehicle car crash that resulted in a fatal shooting. Deputies discovered the driver likely to be at fault […]

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  • Katy-Area Week 8 Football Roundup: Katy Defeats Cinco Ranch

    Katy-Area Week 8 Football Roundup: Katy Defeats Cinco Ranch

    By George Slaughter For Katy Tigers fans, Saturday’s cooler weather and the other Saturday attractions, including the monthly Katy Market Day and first annual Katy Heritage Carnival, were welcome. But the Tigers’ 49-3 win over Cinco Ranch Saturday at Legacy Stadium was even more welcome. The win puts the Tigers at 8-0 overall, 4-0 in District 19-6A, going into a bye week. The Cougars are 4-3 overall, 1-2 in district. Katy scored on its second […]

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  • Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office Arrests Man for Issuing Fake CPR Certifications in Cinco Ranch

    Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office Arrests Man for Issuing Fake CPR Certifications in Cinco Ranch

    By George Slaughter Fort Bend County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man for issuing fraudulent CPR certifications in which no training was actually provided. Authorities arrested Ubadire Sampson Anosike on Sept. 30 after the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s office’s Fraud and Special Crimes Units and the Criminal Investigations Division conducted a sting operation in Cinco Ranch. Detectives learned that Anosike had been issuing fraudulent CPR certifications in which no training was provided. Anosike was using the […]

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  • Champagne Elected to Serve on State Association Board

    Champagne Elected to Serve on State Association Board

    By George Slaughter Katy school board trustee Dawn Champagne has been elected to a one-year term on the Texas Association of School Boards Board of Directors, Region 4, Position E. The board, known as TASB, serves local Texas school boards. The association represents more than 7,999 publicly elected school board members who provide local governance and oversight for more than 5.4 million Texas students. It was established in 1949. “I look forward to serving Katy […]

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  • City Proclaims October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    City Proclaims October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    By George Slaughter The Katy City Council Monday issued a proclamation recognizing October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which Mayor Bill Hastings will present later this month at a dinner honoring those who work to address domestic violence in the Katy area. Katy Christian Ministries hosts the Silent Witness Dinner, which is from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 28 at Westland Baptist Church, 1407 W. Grand Parkway S. The event is free, but RSVPs are required and […]

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Paxton Victorious Against San Antonio ISD Unlawful Vaccine Mandate

Attorney General Ken Paxton

All employees of San Antonio ISD should know that they are not required to be vaccinated at this time and cannot be terminated for not being vaccinated. In the event that any SAISD employees are terminated, they should contact the Texas Attorney General’s office immediately. Attorney General Ken Paxton applauds the Texas Supreme Court’s decision to temporarily stop enforcement of San Antonio Independent School District’s vaccine policy requiring that all its employees be vaccinated for […]

Shoot Like A Girl® Invites Media to Free Archery and Firearms Experience at Bass Pro Shops® in Katy, Texas

The Shoot Like A Girl® Home of the Brave Tour is heading to Bass Pro Shops in Katy, Texas for a free interactive event that introduces women to the shooting sports in a fun, safe and comfortable atmosphere. Shoot Like A Girl travels to cities all across the country, bringing a state-of-the-art mobile range, certified female instructors and some of the finest gear in the industry to help make the shooting sports more accessible to women. With gun sales at an all-time high, there […]

Houston Botanic Garden’s Lightscape Trail to Feature Fire, Neon, Giant Flowers & More

Houston Botanic Garden will sparkle this holiday season with Lightscape, a world-renowned light show featuring an array of enchanting artistic installations that will elicit wonder and joy as they dazzle the senses. Lightscape will immerse visitors of all ages in a first-of-its-kind-for-Houston experience, with a wide array of brightly colored, festive installations by local and international artists, tailored to the Garden’s distinctive landscape. In addition to special lighting that will transform existing plants and trees in the […]

DPS Recognizes Lifesaving Efforts at PSC Meeting

The Texas Public Safety Commission (PSC) along with Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steven McCraw awarded two Director’s Citations; seven Lifesaving Awards; and one Purple Heart to department personnel at the PSC meeting on Thursday, Oct. 14, at DPS Headquarters in Austin. One Director’s Award was also presented to a member of a partner agency at the meeting. “I commend these individuals for their actions, which exemplify the devotion they show to their profession on a daily basis,” said […]

Texas Comptroller Names New Chief Investment Officer for Texas Treasury Safekeeping Trust Company

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced today that Anca Ion will be the new Chief Investment Officer (CIO) for the Texas Treasury Safekeeping Trust Company (TTSTC or Trust Company), effective Nov. 1. Ion is currently the deputy CIO of TTSTC and CIO for Internal Investments. In assuming this role, Ion will be responsible for both internal and external investments, filling the vacancy left by departing CIO Ruchit Shah. “Anca is well known and highly respected by […]

Ziggi’S Coffee Makes Texas Debut – Free Drink Celebration Saturday, Oct. 16 At New Location  

Colorado-based Ziggi’s Coffee® (www.ZiggisCoffee.com) is bringing its uniquely hand-crafted drinks and fast and friendly service to Texas with its new location in Katy. This is the first location in the state and features an indoor café and convenient drive-thru. To celebrate, there will be a Grand Opening on Saturday, Oct. 16 where guests will be treated to a free 16 oz. drink of choice from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.* The new location offers a wide […]

The Houston Symphony Announces 2021–22 Season PNC Family Concert Series

The Houston Symphony announced today that tickets to its 2021–22 PNC Family Series Concerts are now on sale. The PNC Family Series opens December 4, 2021 with Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada leading Musical Treats from The Nutcracker─for Kids! Associate Conductor Robert Franz leads music from Pirates of the Caribbean and more in Let’s Be Pirates! February 5, 2022, as well as music from The Lion King and other African-themed works in African Adventure, April 23, 2022. There are two performances in […]

Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences Seeks the Public’s Help in Identifying the Deceased

If you recognize or believe you may be able to help identify the deceased, contact the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences at either number provided: Main Number: 832-927-5000 or Forensic Investigations: 832-927-5001 Announcement Date: 10/13/2021 Date of Death/Recovery: 10/9/2021 IFS Case Number: ML21-4774 NAMUS Number: 85213 Law Enforcement Agency/Case Number: HCSO/2110-03610 Recovery Location: 19900 FM 529, Houston TX 77099 IDENTIFICATION ESTIMATES: Sex: MALE Height(ft): 67 inches Weight(lb): 141 Age: UNKNOWN Race: UNKNOWN CASE DETAILS: Unknown male found […]

A Comprehensive Guide to Funding Options for Small Businesses in Texas

Several organizations offer financial aid to startups and established businesses in Texas. The financial aid could be in form of training, mentorship, grants, and small business loans. Factors such as the growth of a business, the relevant industry, and the impact on the local economy influence the eligibility criteria for these resources. (Image credits: Unsplash.com) Some programs are set up specifically for certain groups like minorities and women. Below are some options for small business loans in […]

Tremendous Growth in the iGaming Scene

The online gambling scene has seen tremendous growth over the past few years. The reasons for these are numerous, ranging from having more real money gambling options online, to being able to play on mobile devices. As such, casino software developers work round the clock to ensure players have newer releases coming out often. That way, they can stay ahead of their competition, while also keeping their fans entertained. Depending on which developer’s releases you […]