• Katy ISD to Roll Out New Bus Rider Tracking System this Fall

    Katy ISD to Roll Out New Bus Rider Tracking System this Fall

    This coming fall, Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) systems will be installed on Katy ISD school buses across the district. The system monitors ridership, including where and when a student is picked up or dropped off by a school bus. Implementation of this leading-edge technology was approved by Katy ISD Trustees at their March board meeting. The ID system will require each student bus rider to have a Katy ISD SMART Tag ID card, which they will […]

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  • Katy ISD to Reward Teachers and Staff with Retention Lump Sum Payment this Spring

    Katy ISD to Reward Teachers and Staff with Retention Lump Sum Payment this Spring

    In continuing their commitment to support and retain the district’s more than 12,000 highly skilled teachers and staff, Katy ISD’s Board of Trustees approved a one-time, one percent retention lump sum payment that will be distributed to district employees later this spring. “Our employees are Katy ISD’s most valued asset. They work tirelessly every day to ensure that Katy ISD delivers unparalleled learning to our students.  Katy ISD staff will always be a priority for […]

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  • Katy ISD Community Bond Advisory Committee Meetings Begin

    Katy ISD Community Bond Advisory Committee Meetings Begin

    As Katy ISD continues to see fast growth among its student population, this week more than 140 Community Bond Advisory Committee (CBAC) members will come together to review the District’s campus and facility capital needs in consideration of a November 2023 bond referendum. Media partners are invited to observe the CBAC meetings which will include discussions about enrollment projections, safety and security, and renovations and component replacements necessary at aging campuses and buildings across the […]

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  • All 4 Boys Soccer Teams Advance

    All 4 Boys Soccer Teams Advance

    By Terry Carter, District 19-6A further cemented its reputation as the elite league in Region III-6A as all four boys soccer teams claimed victory in area playoff matches on Tuesday. With the soccer and quality athletics in Texas, the odds against such an achievement are high. Yet fourth-place district finisher Cinco Ranch (12-5-5) outran Westside, 5-2, to earn a regional quarterfinal rematch against No. 3 Seven Lakes (23-1-1), the 19-6A unbeaten district champion. Seven Lakes […]

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  • Area Soccer Playoffs Set

    Area Soccer Playoffs Set

    By Terry Carter, In bi-district playoff action last weekend, most Katy ISD teams played in Fort Bend. And many Fort Bend ISD teams came away with victories.  In the girls’ matches on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., the Seven Lakes Lady Spartans (21-0-2) face a stronger foe, Memorial (15-6-3), in an area matchup at Legacy. The winner there will meet the winner of the 5:30 match also at Legacy between ranked rival Ridge Point and Cy-Fair.  […]

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Have You Been Accused Of A Crime Involving A Minor? Here’s What You Can Do

If you are accused of a criminal offense involving a minor, it can be an incredibly intimidating and frightening experience. The repercussions from such charges can have far-reaching implications for your present and future. If you find yourself in this situation, it is important to understand the gravity of the situation and what steps you should take immediately to protect yourself and your rights. Here is some advice on what you need to know if […]

Best places to buy a house by the sea in Europe

The lure of the sea is timeless and eternal. Whether it is a getaway to reenergize after weeks of work, or a permanent home to create long-term memories and connections, the sea offers calm, beauty, and tranquility. Europe is blessed to be home to stunningly beautiful coastal locations and numerous opportunities to purchase property by the sea. From Spain to Turkey and everywhere in between, here are the best places to buy a house by […]

Premium Floral Arrangements in Miami – Find the Perfect Flower Bouquet for Any Occasion

Send your heart wishes and greetings to your loved ones even far away. The online flower delivery service delivers beautiful flowers adorned with love. Luxury Flower Delivery in Miami from the Collection of the Best Florists Nature’s gifts, like flowers, are so rare and exquisite that they make quite the exotic bouquet. Such bouquets and floral arrangements are rare and make a stunning personalised gift. You can express your feelings and celebrate the occasion with […]

5 Exciting Features of Modern Digital Scoreboards

Are you seeking a more up-to-date and high-tech way of keeping score for your sports events? Look no further – modern digital scoreboards are the ideal solution! Robust, durable, and incredibly easy to use and customize, these state-of-the-art systems offer significant advantages over the traditional manual board. This post will explore five exciting features that make a modern digital scoreboard stand out. With instant updates directly at your fingertips in real-time, discover why these cutting-edge […]

Useful Advice On How To Take Care Of Your Mental Health

Most of us are familiar with the idea that taking care of our physical health can have a positive effect on both our bodies and minds. But it’s easy to overlook how important mental health is, particularly in times when everything feels overwhelming, chaotic, and uncertain. That’s why it’s essential to actively look after our mental well-being— which doesn’t just mean recognizing common warning signs or digging out recovery strategies — but being aware of […]

Top Tips for Creating a Sustainable Winter Wardrobe

Winter is in the air which means it’s time to haul out your old sweaters, jackets and beanies. Whether you have collected a lot of outdoor apparel for winter, or you feel like your winter wardrobe is missing something, creating a capsule winter wardrobe is a great way to create a sustainable wardrobe. Capsule wardrobes are an eco-friendly option and less costly than a traditional wardrobe. Plus, with a sustainable capsule wardrobe, it’s easy to […]

Sen. Cruz Wants Big Tech Giants to Give Answers on Coordination with Government Officials

Senator Ted Cruz

Inquiry Represents the Latest Phase in Big Tech Investigation U.S. Senate Commerce Committee Ranking Member Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today sent letters to nine Big Tech firms seeking information about coordination with more than 40 government officials who were attempting to flag, censor, and investigate the content and accounts of Americans online. Sen. Cruz wrote: “The Twitter Files continue to reveal the extent to which U.S. government employees, acting in an official capacity, applied pressure to, […]

Theatre Southwest Presents The Deer and the Antelope Play

Three generations of an East Texas family – a mother, daughter and grandmother – face tragedy and  assorted misfortunes head-on with the help of the strange free- spirited young woman who comes to live with them.  The young woman sets off on a mission to prove to the granddaughter that the pleasures life has to offer can conquer the pain . . . when one knows how to fully embrace them. Cast: Eleanor Kaiser – […]

Cornyn Meets with Economic Alliance Houston Port Region

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) met today with members of the Economic Alliance Houston Port Region to discuss his Texas Coastal Spine Authorization Act, now law, and the Houston Ship Channel Expansion Project 11, which he successfully advocated for in the Water Resources Development Acts of 2020 and is now law. See photo attached and below. Photo credit: Office of U.S. Senator John Cornyn. Senator John Cornyn, a Republican from Texas, is a member of the Senate Finance, […]

O.H. Ivie Churns Out 15th Legacy Class Lunker

O.H. Ivie Lake’s historic run of Legacy Class Lunkers charged forward on Saturday with another massive largemouth bass. Kevin Winchester of Ballinger reeled in 13.08-pound ShareLunker 650, giving the lake its 15th Legacy Class fish of the 2023 Toyota ShareLunker collection season. Winchester’s catch was also the 18th overall Legacy Lunker that anglers across the nation have landed in Texas this season. Since January 2021, O.H. Ivie has been on an unprecedented run, thanks to a […]