• Katy ISD Participates in 20th Annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Event

    Katy ISD Participates in 20th Annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Event

    By George Slaughter The public will be given the chance to safely dispose of potentially dangerous, expired, unused, and unwanted prescription medications Saturday at the 20th Annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Event Saturday. The event is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Mark L. Hopkins Law Enforcement Center, 20370 Franz Road. According to the DEA, pharmaceutical drugs can be just as dangerous as street drugs when they are taken without […]

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  • Katy Virtual School Recognized for Outstanding Distance Learning

    Katy Virtual School Recognized for Outstanding Distance Learning

    By George Slaughter The Texas Distance Learning Association has recognized the Katy Independent School District’s Katy Virtual School as the 2021 K-12 winner of the Outstanding Commitment to Excellence and Innovation in Distance Education recognition. “Katy ISD was the only K-12 school district in Texas to receive such a prestigious award,” Susan Richards, Katy ISD Instructional Technology e-Learning Manager, said in a news release. “Katy Virtual School has expanded over the years to provide secondary […]

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  • Absentee Voting Begins for City, School Board Elections

    Absentee Voting Begins for City, School Board Elections

    By George Slaughter Absentee balloting began Monday for races and bond elections in both the City of Katy and the Katy Independent School District. Election Day is May 1, but the city and school elections have different end dates for absentee balloting. City of Katy Two seats on the city council, a $6 million bond issue, and updates to the Katy City Charter, are on the ballot. In the Ward A council race, incumbent Dusty […]

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  • Katy ISD Plans to Drop Facemask Requirements, Other Restrictions by June 1

    Katy ISD Plans to Drop Facemask Requirements, Other Restrictions by June 1

    By George Slaughter The Katy Independent School District announced Friday that it expects to return to normal operations on June 1. Katy ISD students and staff will no longer be required to wear facial coverings, and campuses will welcome back parents and volunteers at full capacity. In addition, the Katy Virtual Academy and daily COVID-19 notifications will come to an end, the district said in a news release. The announcement comes as the Texas Education […]

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  • Katy Area Chamber of Commerce Hosting City, School Board Candidate Forums

    Katy Area Chamber of Commerce Hosting City, School Board Candidate Forums

    By George Slaughter The Katy Area Chamber of Commerce will host a virtual candidate forum for Katy Independent School District Board of Trustee candidates at 5:30 p.m. tonight. The forum will be streamed on the chamber’s Facebook page. The Position 6 and Position 7 seats are being contested this year. All candidates are expected to attend the forum. Position 6 candidates include incumbent Susan Gesoff, an engineer, who is seeking her second term after being […]

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What You Should Do If You Were In An Accident Caused By Someone Else

From the outset, it should be kept in mind that every legal case is different. And the issue with so much variability in the case itself is that it is almost impossible to predict the exact outcome of your case ahead of time. This is, of course, until a closer investigation by a legal expert. Hire a lawyer as soon as possible! The first and most important thing you can do if you have been […]

Qualities to Look For in a Waterproofing Contractor

For those of you who want to waterproof your basement, this is a great idea for several reasons. You will save money on your energy bills, reduce the growth of black mold and protect the structural foundations of your home. With something as important as this you want to make sure that you are getting a waterproofing contractor who can do the job well without burning a hole in your pocket. Here are 5 important […]

Amazing Gift Ideas For Pie Lovers That Will Impress Your Friends And Family

At Christmas or when it’s a person’s birthday, it’s often easiest to buy a generic gift such as beer, socks, toiletries, or scented candles. When a gift is more personalized, however, it can often be more special. It shows that someone knows the person well, and has spent time choosing the most suitable item. After all, it’s the thought that counts. It may be that you know a pie lover (or are living with one!) […]

How to Choose a Marble Patio Paver for Your Living Space?

Marble is among the most preferred materials for making flooring, but people also use it for outdoor applications. It is an excellent choice for people all around the globe when they do the home interiors. Nowadays, people increasingly prefer marble for decks and patios. Marble is quite expensive if you compare it to other kinds of alternatives, but it is worth the expenses. Top Reasons Why Marble Is Preferred Recently? If you want to make […]

A Complete Guide to Maintaining Kitchen Cabinet

The kitchen is the most significant part of the house. It is the area that has to undergo heat, moisture, and a high level of grease. Homeowners spend a large percentage of their day in this area of the house. Hence, the maintenance of the kitchen is a critical area to contemplate. When you have a new kitchen, this point becomes equally significant. For increasing the life of appliances, cabinets, and the floor, regular maintenance […]

AG Paxton Tours Midland Migrant Center to Assess Crisis Conditions

Ken Paxton

Attorney General Ken Paxton visited the Midland migrant center at the Cotton Logistics Midland Man Camp, his second trip to a migrant center to assess the devastating impact of the ongoing border crisis firsthand. Since January 2021, the Biden Administration’s immigration policy failures created surges of illegal immigration, smuggling, human trafficking, and a plethora of violent other crimes. Currently, there are 375 children at the Midland facility, and more are expected to arrive as it […]

AG Paxton’s Law Enforcement Round Up

Ken Paxton

The Child Exploitation Unit made several noteworthy arrests last week. In Bexar County, Paul Wayne Eakes was arrested on April 13 in San Antonio. Eakes had 5 outstanding warrants for Possession of Child Pornography out of Coryell County. The unit received this case as a NCMEC CyberTipline report in 2016 involving the upload of child pornography to an online video blogging service. In July 2017, CEU investigators executed a search warrant at a residence where the […]

AG Paxton Visits San Antonio Migrant Center Amid Border Crisis

Ken Paxton

Attorney General Ken Paxton visited the San Antonio migrant center at Freeman Coliseum amid the border crisis spurred on by President Joe Biden’s failed immigration policies. Despite AG Paxton’s several successful lawsuits and letters warning of dangerous changes in law enforcement policy, the Biden Administration’s failure to curb illegal immigration surges and secure criminal aliens already convicted of felonies is increasing the already hostile border crisis. According to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services […]

Alabama Historian To Speak About Confederate Monuments During UHV History Day

As protests and conversations continue throughout the country about the removal of Confederate monuments, an Alabama professor is studying how more were removed in 2020 than any previous year. The Victoria community can learn more about the removal of the monuments during the second annual UHV History Day on April 23, hosted by the UHV history program. Hilary N. Green, an associate professor of history at the University of Alabama and a Vann Professor of […]

Area Sees Record-Breaking Employment For March Following Governor’s Decision To End COVID Restrictions In Texas

Houston-area employers added a record-breaking 34,200 workers to their payrolls in March, the largest ever one-month gain in the month of March, and the not-seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate dropped slightly to 8.0 percent according to data released this morning by Workforce Solutions. Governor Greg Abbott’s decision to end all COVID-related restrictions as of March 10, and stabilization of oil prices at around $60 per barrel, appears to have jump started hiring in several crucial industry sectors […]