• Katy ISD Appoints Chris Dudley Cinco Ranch Football Coach

    Katy ISD Appoints Chris Dudley Cinco Ranch Football Coach

    By George Slaughter Chris Dudley returns to Cinco Ranch as football coach. He was appointed to the position Monday night at the Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees meeting. Dudley has coached at Cinco Ranch his entire career, except for last season, when he was assistant head football coach and defensive coordinator at Taylor High School This is Dudley’s first head coaching job. Dudley has been in the Katy Independent School District since 2003, […]

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  • Keller, Redmon Sworn In As Katy ISD Trustees

    Keller, Redmon Sworn In As Katy ISD Trustees

    By George Slaughter The Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees welcomed two new members Monday night, as Donald “Duke” Keller and Lance Redmon were sworn in to office. Keller, an attorney, succeeded George Scott for the position 1 seat. Scott did not seek reelection. Redmon, who is in construction material sales, succeeded Rebecca Fox for the position 2 seat. He ran unopposed for the position, as Fox switched her candidacy for the position 1 […]

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  • Hastings Sworn in As Mayor; Carroll and Stockdick Sworn in As Council Members

    Hastings Sworn in As Mayor; Carroll and Stockdick Sworn in As Council Members

    By George Slaughter Mayor Bill Hastings, Ward A Council Member Frank Carroll, and Ward B Council Member Jenifer Jordan Stockdick were sworn into their respective offices before a standing-room-only crowd Tuesday night at City Hall. Hastings, a former Katy police chief, was making his first bid for elected office. He defeated incumbent Mayor Chuck Brawner to win the seat. Hastings becomes the 16th mayor in Katy history. He will serve a three-year term thanks to […]

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  • Congratulations to our 2019- 2020 Grant Recipients May 13 , 2019

    Congratulations to our 2019- 2020 Grant Recipients May 13 , 2019

    $333,370 Awarded this year! $1,657,142 Million in our first 7 years! Thank you to our very own Katy ISD Legacy Investors who along with our Groundbreaking, Keystone and Sustaining Investors helped make these big-dreaming teachers’ ideas come to life. Learn more!   John Alawneh Elise Allen Caroline Anderson Alicia Anderson Stephen Bennett Audrey Bivens Jami Bookout Sharri Butterfield Lori Cabrera Dawn Carlson-Scruggs Lance Carter Christine Caskey Marla Chavez Joseph Christoffersen Sarah Clark Michael Clifton Denise Cloyes Gwendolyn […]

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  • Council Members Walk Out of Meeting, Preventing Consideration of Tabled Items

    Council Members Walk Out of Meeting, Preventing Consideration of Tabled Items

    By George Slaughter Two Katy City Council members walked out of Monday’s meeting at City Hall to prevent discussion of two proposed city ordinances that were tagged, or delayed, until next month. Council Member-at-Large Chris Harris and Ward B Council Member Jimmy Mendez walked out following a vote to go into executive session to discuss the proposed city ordinances. The executive session was already on the agenda, but Harris and Mendez saw no need for […]

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Learn coping skills for Harvey-related stress

Mental Health Awareness Month fights stigma and spreads knowledge AUSTIN, Texas — May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and there is no better time to assess your own stress levels and find ways to improve your coping skills. Hurricane Harvey upended Texans’ lives in August 2017, and many are still dealing with the aftermath. Disaster-related stress and trauma can affect survivors for years, especially if they don’t recognize the symptoms and ask for help. “Anyone who […]

DPS Remembers Fallen Officers at Memorial Service

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) today honored the Texas Troopers, Special Agents and Texas Rangers who have lost their lives in the line of duty throughout the department’s history. The 2019 DPS Peace Officer Memorial Service was held at the DPS Headquarters in Austin, and Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar was the guest speaker. More than 300 guests, including various law enforcement officials, family members of fallen DPS officers and DPS employees, attended the […]

AG Paxton: 6 Gas Stations Agree to Refund Customers for Hurricane Harvey Price Gouging 

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that his Consumer Protection Division settled lawsuits against two Texas gas stations accused of price gouging during the declared disaster for Hurricane Harvey. The attorney general’s office also secured Assurances of Voluntary Compliance with four Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex gas stations.   Under separate agreements, Encinal Fuel LLC and Lafayette C-Store will each pay $17,500 in civil restitution to refund Texans who were charged up to $9.99 a […]

Texas raises tobacco sales age to 21 to limit youth exposure and protect health

WATCH VIDEO: MD Anderson applauds Texas for raising tobacco sale age to 21HOUSTON ― The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center applauds the Texas Legislature today for passing Senate Bill 21, which raises the minimum legal sale age for all tobacco products from 18 to 21. The policy, which will go into effect on September 1, 2019, is an important step toward protecting the health of future generations and reducing the burden of tobacco use in Texas. The legislation was […]

Katy Christian Ministries Celebrated 20 years of Golf!

20th Annual Golf Tournament raised $102,000 for Katy Christian Ministries [Katy, TX, May 16, 2019] Katy Christian Ministries (KCM) hosted their 20th Annual Golf Tournament May 6th, 2019 at Weston Lakes Country Club in Fulshear, TX. Proceeds from the event benefit the programs and services that KCM provides free of charge to families in crisis within a 12 zip code area in the Katy/West Houston area. The event’s original budgeted goal was $80,000, but members […]

Public’s Assistance locating next of Kin

Bo Van Vo

To Whom It May Concern: We are requesting the public’s assistance in locating next of kin for the following deceased individuals. We would appreciate you publishing a brief notice in the next few days in the hopes that family or friends may see the information and contact this office. Sincerely, Michelle R. Sanford, Ph.D., D-ABFE ID Coordinator Forensic Investigations   BO VAN VO – Asian Male, 48 Years: Mr. Vo died in the 7500 block […]

Congratulations to our  2019- 2020 Grant Recipients May 20, 2019

Bethke Elementary Lead Teacher: Julie Fish Team Members: Angie Fuqua, Lisa Huff, Annie Abbott, Margaret Morris and Heather Gower Math in Action $5,000

$333,370 Awarded this year! $1,657,142 Million in our first 7 years!     Thank you to our very own Katy ISD Legacy Investors who along with our Groundbreaking, Keystone and Sustaining Investors helped make these big-dreaming teachers’ ideas come to life. Learn more! John Alawneh Elise Allen Caroline Anderson Alicia Anderson Stephen Bennett Audrey Bivens Jami Bookout Sharri Butterfield Lori Cabrera Dawn Carlson-Scruggs Lance Carter Christine Caskey Marla Chavez Joseph Christoffersen Sarah Clark Michael Clifton Denise Cloyes […]

Sen. Cruz Launches Investigation Into Yale Law School

Requests documents related to discriminatory policy against students, Christian organizations WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), chairman of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary’s Subcommittee on the Constitution, on Monday sent a letter to Yale Law School requesting that the school turn over documents related to its discriminatory policy against students serving in organizations professing traditional Christian views or adhering to traditional sexual ethics. The letter follows Sen. Cruz’s letter in April, where he notified Yale Law School’s Dean […]

Moment of Remembrance on Memorial Day

May 27, 2019 Dear fellow Texans, As we enjoy the blessings of family and friends this Memorial Day, let us all take a moment to recollect the reason for this day. Today, we honor the men and women who sacrificed their lives, so that we may enjoy the freedoms we hold so dear. I ask you to unite with family and friends in a national moment of remembrance at 3 p.m. to reflect on the […]