• Noe Diaz Becomes Katy Police Chief

    Noe Diaz Becomes Katy Police Chief

    By George Slaughter Katy Police Chief Noe Diaz was sworn into office Monday in front of a packed Katy City Hall council chamber filled with law enforcement personnel from various agencies. Before becoming chief, Diaz was a Texas Ranger for 11 years. He began his career as a correctional officer in 1986 with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. He later became a deputy constable in Harris County Precinct 5 in 1994, then joined the […]

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  • Abilene Christian Wins Men’s, Women Basketball Titles in Katy

    Abilene Christian Wins Men’s, Women Basketball Titles in Katy

    By George Slaughter There’s a first time for everything, and for the Abilene Christian Wildcats, Saturday night’s 77-60 win over the New Orleans Privateers was twice as nice. The win clinched their first-ever Southland Conference men’s basketball title, and it clinched their first-ever NCAA tournament berth. The women’s team also won its tournament, defeating Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Sunday afternoon. The ACU men’s team will play Kentucky on Thursday. The women’s team will learn its matchup […]

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  • City Honors Firefighters for Saving Drowning Child

    City Honors Firefighters for Saving Drowning Child

    By George Slaughter The City of Katy honored firefighters Monday night for their efforts in saving a drowning child. On Sunday, March 3 at 6:33 p.m., dispatch received a 911 call for a drowning three-year-old male at the Homewood Suites pool. The Katy Fire Department responded out of Fire Station #2 and arrived at the hotel pool in just 47 seconds. Firefighters and EMS immediately performed CPR and was able to revive the child. The […]

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  • Texas Ranger Noe Diaz Appointed Katy Police Chief

    Texas Ranger Noe Diaz Appointed Katy Police Chief

    By George Slaughter The Katy City Council Monday night approved Texas Ranger Joel “Noe” Diaz Jr. as Katy’s fourth police chief. Diaz will be sworn in as chief Monday afternoon at City Hall. Diaz Discusses Goal to Grow Department Diaz said he hoped to make the police department “a little friendlier,” and that his top priority would be officer retention. He said he wants to see the department grow because the Katy community is growing. […]

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  • Katy Police Chief Appointment Expected Monday; Diaz Receives Endorsement

    Katy Police Chief Appointment Expected Monday; Diaz Receives Endorsement

    By George Slaughter The Harris County Deputies’ Organization this week endorsed Texas Ranger Noe Diaz for Katy police chief. The Katy City Council is expected to approve his appointment at its Monday meeting. David Cuevas, the organization’s president, said in a memo to Mayor Chuck Brawner and the Katy City Council that the organization “wholeheartedly supports and endorses” Diaz’s appointment. Diaz will succeed Bill Hastings, who retired in January to run for mayor against Brawner. […]

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Make Your Military Move Stress-Free With These Tips

It is common for many military families to put their summer plans on hold as they prepare for moving. About 65 percent of military moves occur during the warm summer months, just as kids are out of school. In order to help military families cope with their next Permanent Change of Station (PCS), here are five tips for a stress-free, successful move. Research the New Duty Station Unfortunately, there’s not much that military spouses and […]

How to Write a Good College Application Essay

Getting ready for university is a hectic as well as an exciting point in life. There’s a lot of steps toward college and they each take careful consideration. One critical aspect is the essay required alongside their applications. Here, we’re going to look at some of the top tips you should keep in mind while you write yours. Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for Help First and foremost, students need to realize that this isn’t […]

Senate Unanimously Approves Supplemental Spending

(Austin)  The Senate approved Wednesday $8.4 billion in additional spending, $6.1 billion of it in state funds, to cover extra costs incurred over the last two years.  This happens every session, as budgets are written prospectively based on projections of costs and revenue, and actual income and expenses have to be reconciled with the estimates.  What’s unusual about this session’s supplemental budget bill is that Texas experienced the most costly storm in U.S. history during […]

Texas Businesses: April 1 is Deadline for FilingProperty Tax Renditions 

(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar reminds business owners that for many property types, April 1 is the deadline to file property tax renditions with their county appraisal districts. Different deadlines apply in certain appraisal districts and for certain regulated property. A rendition is a list of the taxable inventory, furniture and fixtures, machinery, equipment and other property owned or managed as of Jan. 1 of each year. The appraisal district may use the information to […]

Raising Cane’s Launches Nationwide Campaign Benefiting Lemonade Day Program

Daylong fundraiser for program that teaches kids the power of entrepreneurship set for March 20 BATON ROUGE, La. (March 14, 2019) – Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, the Louisiana-based restaurant company known for its ONE LOVE® – quality chicken finger meals – is launching its second annual national partnership with Lemonade Day, a non-profit organization that teaches youth how to start, own and operate their very own business. Raising Cane’s Founder & CEO Todd Graves helped bring Lemonade Day to Louisiana in 2011. Since then, Raising Cane’s […]

Sen. Cruz Condemns Mass Shootings at New Zealand Mosques

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement in response to the terrorist attacks on two New Zealand mosques: “Heidi and I are horrified and outraged by the terrorist acts in Christchurch, which must be condemned in the strongest and most unequivocal terms,” Sen. Cruz said. “We stand in solidarity with the people of New Zealand, and with the Muslim communities in Texas and around the world, during this painful time. Terrorists and the hateful extremism […]

Sen. Cruz Issues Statement Condemning Attack on Tel Aviv

‘Our Israeli allies have an absolute right to self-defense, and the United States should do whatever possible to bolster that defense’ WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement after rockets were fired from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip into Israel’s largest metropolitan area: “The Iran-backed terror group Hamas is responsible for the unceasing attacks on Israeli civilians launched from the Gaza Strip, which the group rules and controls. Our Israeli […]

Sen. Cruz Issues Statement in Support of President Trump’s National Emergency Declaration

‘Make no mistake: an emergency absolutely exists on the border, and it is a national and humanitarian disaster’ WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement regarding his vote in favor of President Trump’s national emergency declaration: “Today, the National Emergencies Act required the Senate to answer one question: whether there is an ongoing emergency at our southern border. I voted to support the President’s declaration because, as Texans realize all […]

Olson Votes For Transparency On Mueller Report

WASHINGTON, DC –Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX) today acted to bring transparency to the federal government by voting in support of H. Con. Res. 24, a resolution urging U.S. Attorney General William Barr to release Special Counsel Mueller’s report. The resolution passed with unanimous House support. “The American people deserve transparency from their government,” Rep. Pete Olson said. “So far over 25 million taxpayer dollars have funded Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 election. […]

Olson Invites Tx-22 Students To Participate In 2019 Congressional Art Competition

SUGAR LAND, TX– Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) invites high school students from the 22nd Congressional District of Texas to participate in the 2019 Congressional Art Competition. This competition, which began in 1982, provides an opportunity for Members of Congress to recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents. Since then, over 650,000 high school students have been involved with the nationwide competition.  “Every year, talented high school artists share their unique perspectives on life and of […]