• Katy ISD Summer Meals Program

    Katy ISD Summer Meals Program

    Dear Katy ISD Parents and Guardians, This summer, Katy ISD continues its commitment to ensuring all children in the Katy area have access to healthy, well-balanced meals through the Summer Meals Program which is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture. This summer designated Katy ISD schools will begin offering breakfast and/or lunch at no cost for kids 18 and younger. Summer Meal Sites include:Summer meals will consist of a hot breakfast and/or lunch, […]

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  • Ahead by Leaps and Bounds: Katy’s Cane Island Parkway Expansion Project Outpacing Schedule 

    Ahead by Leaps and Bounds: Katy’s Cane Island Parkway Expansion Project Outpacing Schedule 

    There’s some great news for Katy residents; the Cane Island Parkway expansion project in Katy is ahead of schedule! They’ve moved the completion date from June 2024 to fall 2023. At a recent meeting, Katy council members put pen to paper; they authorized the use of $1.77 million in metro funds for the construction firm iCON GC LLC to widen Cane Island Parkway. The total project cost is $2.16 million – which includes design, construction phase professional […]

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  • Katy Resident To Lead Sorority Council

    Katy Resident To Lead Sorority Council

    Katy resident, Alice White, a member of Epsilon Phi Master Chapter, has been elected to lead the Houston Council of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority for the 2023-2024 sorority year. She was recently installed as the Council President at the sorority’s 92nd  anniversary Founder’s Day Luncheon held April 29, 2023 at Maggiano’s Little Italy Restaurant.  Ms. White has been in Beta Sigma Phi for more than 50 years and is a recipient of the sorority’s highest […]

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  • Message from Superintendent Dr. Ken Gregorski

    Message from Superintendent Dr. Ken Gregorski

    Dear Katy ISD Community, The 88th Texas Legislative regular session has ended with House Bill 100, the only proposal on the table that would have increased public education funding to raise teacher salaries and the Basic Allotment, having died with it. I would like to express my sincere thanks to the bill author, Representative Ken King (District 88), for his efforts to support Texas public schools.  HB 100 would have given additional funding to public schools, […]

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  • Aristoi Classical Academy proudly announces the Class of 2023

    Aristoi Classical Academy proudly announces the Class of 2023

    Aristoi Classical Academy takes great pride and honor in announcing the Senior Class of 2023. Kathryn Locheed, Headmaster, and Dr. Cimpean, Head of Upper School, congratulate Aristoi’s sixth graduating class! The 33 seniors accumulated more than $1,000,000 in scholarships. ­­ Nora Benton Lazaro Calvillo Timothy Campbell Gabriel Cunningham Kirby Fast Daniela Flack Megan Gibson Meghan Gomez Elijah Graham Samuel Grayson Lizbeth Guevara Caleb Hicks Aubrey Hodes Grace Jimenez Briar Lavinder Abigail Mendizabel Joshua Moursund Michael […]

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Commissioner Lesley Briones Makes History by Establishing First LGBTQIA+ Commission

Commission will advise Harris County to advance equality and better serve residents   Harris County, TX (June 6, 2023) — In a 4-1 vote, Harris County Commissioners approved the creation of the County’s first LGBTQIA+ Commission. Commissioner Lesley Briones introduced the motion, calling it an important step toward amplifying the voices of the LGBTQIA+ community and promoting equality in Harris County. “The Human Rights Campaign has declared a national state of emergency for LGBTQIA+ people for the first time in […]

Sen. Cruz Tours UT Tyler Health Science Center

Senator Ted Cruz

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today toured the University of Texas Tyler Health Science Center in Tyler, Texas. Sen. Cruz toured the Public Health Lab of East Texas and participated in a roundtable with UT Tyler leadership. About the tour, Sen. Cruz said, “Texas is the home of innovators, and I’m proud to see UT Tyler Health Science Center leading the way on the cutting edge of innovative healthcare, and the new medical school training […]

Popular “World Of Bubbles” Children’s Program At Cinco Ranch Branch Library

As part of the 2023 Summer Reading Challenge, Fort Bend County Libraries invites children in grades 1 through 5 to a fun, interactive program, “The Wonderful World of Bubbles,” on Wednesday, June 14, beginning at 2:00 and 3:00 pm, in the Meeting Room at the Cinco Ranch Branch Library, located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy. Learn about simple math and science and the art of bubbles when Shelly McBubbles creates mind-blowing bubbles, including giant bubbles, […]

Katy Mills Anticipating Large Crowds of Deal-Hunters for National Outlet Shopping Day™

WHO: Thousands of motivated Houston-area bargain-hunters, looking for best-of-the-best deals at a time when most consumers are trying to stretch a dollar. WHAT: National Outlet Shopping Day™, the biggest outlet savings event of the year, with more than 65 Katy Mills retailers, including Aeropostale, Coach Outlet, kate spade new york, Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse, Polo Ralph Lauren, Reebok, Saks OFF 5TH, Under Armour, offering up to 65 percent savings on top luxury, designer, and houseware brands. […]

IDEA Public Schools, Western Governors University Announce Partnership

IDEA students, staff and alumni eligible for $2,500 scholarships  IDEA Public Schools has signed a partnership agreement with Western Governors University (WGU), an accredited, online nonprofit university to provide operators the opportunity to pursue multiple paths to higher education and professional development. As part of the partnership agreement, IDEA Public Schools students, staff, and alumni are eligible to apply for the WGU K-12 Partner Scholarship, valued at $2,500. Founded in 2000, IDEA Public Schools is a tuition-free, K-12 public charter school […]

AI: Risks & Opportunities

The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce presents “AI: Risks & Opportunities” with panelists Dr. Raymond Brown with Houston Community College, Dr. Tony Liao with University of Houston, Pamela Singh with CaseCTRL, and Ben Williams with Velocity Technology Associates. Join us for a discussion on the complex issues about Artificial Intelligence (AI) and how it can impact your business. This event will take place at the Fort Bend Chamber office on Wednesday, June 28th from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM and […]

Cirque du Soleil returns to Houston with one of its most adored productions  

Corteo makes its comeback in Houston  from Feb. 28 to March 3, 2024, at the Toyota Center Tickets are available to Club Cirque members starting today, June 5, at 10 a.m. General on-sale starts on June 15, 2024 at 10 a.m. Corteo, the most enchanting arena show to ever be produced by internationally acclaimed Cirque du Soleil, is returning to Houston after six long awaited years. This unique production, directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca, first graced the stage […]

State Library’s Talking Book Program Partners with Austin Public Library to Unveil Braille Enhanced StoryWalk

The Texas Talking Book Program and Austin Public Library (APL) have partnered to create an accessible, braille-enhanced StoryWalk® at APL’s Windsor Park branch. Now open to the public, the StoryWalk® is located at 5833 Westminster Dr. in Austin. A StoryWalk® is a permanent installation incorporating a children’s story that has been deconstructed, with each page displayed separately along a path for participants to read and enjoy. The APL Windsor Park StoryWalk® tells The Three Billy Goats Buenos story […]

Construction Starts on Fire Station in Cross Creek Ranch

The Fort Bend County Emergency Services District #4 has started construction of a permanent fire station within Cross Creek Ranch. Located along W. Cross Creek Bend north of Morgan Spur Road adjacent to Chrysalis Preschool, the 9,715-square-foot facility will have two bays and will house an engine company that is staffed with four firefighters/EMTs around the clock. Estimated to cost $6,746,432, the station is expected to be complete in June 2024. Johnson Development donated the […]