• Katy ISD Board Approves Decreased School Tax Rate

    Katy ISD Board Approves Decreased School Tax Rate

    Once again, Katy Independent School District is lowering the tax burden on local taxpayers. Yesterday evening, at their September Regular Board meeting, Trustees approved decreasing the school district’s tax rate by 18.5 cents per $100 valuation. “Trustees and I are pleased to approve a 2023-2024 tax rate that will represent an 18.5 cent decrease, bringing our community’s overall rate down from $1.30 to $1.12,” said Victor Perez, Katy ISD Board President. “This is possible because […]

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  • Katy ISD Accepting Name Nominations for High School #10 and Junior High #18

    Katy ISD Accepting Name Nominations for High School #10 and Junior High #18

    Katy Independent School District is now accepting name nominations for High School #10 and Junior High #18. Both campuses will open for the 2024-2025 school year. High School #10 is located at 7800 Katy Hockley Road while Junior High School #18 is located at 25747 Longenbaugh Road. Individuals interested in submitting a name are asked to review the Katy ISD Board Policy CW(LOCAL) for facility naming guidelines and submit a completed nomination form which can be found on the Katy […]

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  • Local Students Attend Tapia Camps at Rice University

    Local Students Attend Tapia Camps at Rice University

    Katy ISD has several students kicking off the school year with newfound skills and confidence in the classroom thanks to a summer of learning and growth at Rice University’s prestigious camps hosted by The Tapia Center for Excellence and Equity in Education. The Tapia Camps, supported in part by ExxonMobil, are available to rising 8th-12th graders and feature a five-night, six-day residential experience with a challenging STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) curriculum. Campers experiment with […]

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    L I G H T S   U P   T H E   N I G H T at KATY SIP N STROLL, NOVEMBER 4TH Funds to benefit local charity, The Ballard House KATY, Texas (September 21, 2023) – Katy’s most celebrated wine and culinary event will LIGHT UP  THE  NIGHT  at the 26th edition of Katy Sip N Stroll benefiting The Ballard House. This fall’s event promises to be an “illuminating” experience and will have attendees glowing in fun, neon bling. Fans are sure to light up with excitement as they relish Katy’s own all-inclusive community celebration. […]

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  • Houston Chick-fil-A restaurants held a check presentation at Monday’s Astros game and the Katy-based nonprofit Hope Impacts received an $8K donation!

    Houston Chick-fil-A restaurants held a check presentation at Monday’s Astros game and the Katy-based nonprofit Hope Impacts received an $8K donation!

    Chick-fil-A Houston donated $36,000 to nine local charities fighting hunger, combatting food insecurity, and supporting the community. This donation was matched by the Astros Foundation for a grand total of $72,000, which was evenly distributed to the charities below: Hope Impacts Grace Episcopal ChurchFood Pantry Fort Bend Family Promise Finca Tres Robles Star of Hope Bay Area Homeless Shelter Montgomery County Food Pantry Humble Area Assistance Ministries Texas Veterans Athletic Association “We are humbled to support […]

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Educational Institutions and International Schools Nearby JDen Condo

Jden Condo in Jurong Lake District does not only offer luxurious living, but also offers an easy connection to schools as well as international schools. In this post we’ll look at the opportunities for education within the proximity of Jden Condo. Top Rated Educational Institutions Nearby JDen Condo: Proximity to Reputable Educational Institutions located at located at 60 Bukit Batok West Avenue 8, Millennia Institute is a famous educational establishment within close distance of Jden Condo. The […]

Prostate Cancer Screening May Detect Cancer Early, When Chances of Treatment Success are High

By John Colen, M.D., Urology, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic – Memorial Villages Aside from non-melanoma skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men in the United States. But on a positive note, 96 percent of men diagnosed with prostate cancer are still alive five years later. In Texas in 2020, prostate cancer was number one among all new cancer cases in men and number two for cancer deaths, slightly behind lung cancer. Prostate cancer is […]

Sen. Cruz Fights EPA Overreach

Senator Ted Cruz

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) cosigned a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) led by the ranking member of the Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW) Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) urging the EPA to rescind its proposed particulate matter national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). Earlier this year, the EPA took a discretionary action to propose making the NAAQS for particulate matter more stringent. Historically, the EPA has consistently missed statutory deadlines […]

The City of Kerrville to host Annual Kerrville River Festival with onsite NASA broadcast of Annular Solar Eclipse Viewing

On Saturday, October 14, 2023, The City of Kerrville Parks and Recreation Department is hosting the 4th annual Kerrville River Festival. This year, the festival coincides with an annular solar eclipse in which NASA has designated Kerrville as a primary partner for viewing. NASA will be on-site live broadcasting coverage of the annular eclipse that will create a “ring of fire” around the sun. The part of the eclipse you do not want to miss, annularity, […]

Six-Week Countdown To Election Day Kicks-Off Today

On November 7, Texans Will Vote on 14 Propositions, including a $1B Fund to Grow Texas Parks for Future Generations Six weeks from today, Texans will have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to create more state parks when they head to the polls for the constitutional amendment election. Voters will decide on 14 propositions, including one that would create the Centennial Parks Conservation Fund. Nearly 90 groups have come together in the Texas Coalition for State Parks […]

Harris Health Ben Taub Hospital Celebrates Finished Major ER Renovations

Harris Health Ben Taub Hospital leadership and supporters recently celebrated the completion of nearly 89,000 square feet of major improvements and renovations to the hospital’s emergency department within the Ginni and Richard Mithoff Trauma Center. The 45-month project began in November 2019 and touched most of the hospital’s first floor. “What this major renovation at Ben Taub Hospital is allowing us to do, in addition to having a shiny new place for our patients, is […]

UTMB Clear Lake Campus Hospital is seeking the public’s help in identifying Jane Doe patient

The University of Texas Medical Branch Clear Lake Campus Hospital is seeking the public’s help in identifying a young African American woman admitted to the UTMB Clear Lake Campus Hospital in Webster on Friday, Sept. 15, with no identification. She is estimated to be 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighing around 110 pounds. Her age may be between 17 to 24 years old. If you recognize her, please call the media relations department at 409-772-NEWS (6397) or call UTMB police at 409-772-1111. Will […]

Communities In Schools of Houston presents fundraiser “CIS BBQ Bash for Brighter Futures: Fall Festival at Levy Park” on Sunday, Oct. 22

Communities In Schools of Houston (CIS) presents “CIS BBQ Bash for Brighter Futures: Fall Festival in the Park at Levy Park,” a fundraising event on Sunday, Oct. 22 for the entire family. The Festival is designed to bring like-minded people together and raise awareness about how CIS of Houston impacts lives for students in six school districts and 163 campuses throughout the Houston area. This school year marks the 45th anniversary of CIS surrounding students with a […]

Sen. Cruz Calls for Halt in Secret Iran Negotiations After Leaked Emails Show Top Biden Officials Were Part of Iran Regime Operation

Senator Ted Cruz

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement after reports in Semafor and Iran International revealed the existence of an extensive Iranian regime influence operation that involved current administration officials, including those linked to Robert Malley, the administration’s long-time Special Envoy to Iran: “These reports and the emails they expose are indescribably troubling. When Joe Biden was elected, the Iranian regime’s nuclear program was in a […]

Houston Grand Opera to Open Verdi’s Falstaff on October 27

Company presents Shakespearean comedy for the first time in two decades Reginald Smith, Jr. stars; Patrick Summers, celebrating his 25th year at HGO, conducts WHAT: On October 27, 2023, Houston Grand Opera (HGO) will open Falstaff, Verdi’s popular comedic masterpiece. Baritone Reginald Smith, Jr. stars as the drunken, vain, endearing Sir John Falstaff, in a story based on Shakespeare’s Merry Wives of Windsor and King Henry IV—Parts 1 and 2. HGO Artistic and Music Director Patrick Summers, who has led the company to […]