• Katy Prairie Conservancy’s “Putting Down Roots” draws 150 volunteers to plant nearly 650 native plants on Indiangrass Preserve

    Katy Prairie Conservancy’s “Putting Down Roots” draws 150 volunteers to plant nearly 650 native plants on Indiangrass Preserve

    HOUSTON, November 12, 2019 – Katy Prairie Conservancy’s “Putting Down Roots” event this past weekend brought together 150 volunteers for this annual planting event at Indiangrass Preserve on the Katy Prairie, west of Houston. On a cool and sunny Saturday morning, people of all ages and backgrounds worked together to transplant nearly 650 native prairie plants to help restore prairie habitat. The goal of “Putting Down Roots” is to enhance and maintain the restoration of the […]

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  • Bush-Mayde Creek Matchup Kicks Off Football Playoff Schedule

    Bush-Mayde Creek Matchup Kicks Off Football Playoff Schedule

    By George Slaughter The high school football playoffs begin Thursday, and feature a blend of new and familiar faces. Paetow is making its first ever playoff appearance in only its second season of varsity football. Meanwhile, Mayde Creek returns to the playoffs for the first time since 1997. The Rams are the first of the five Katy-area teams to kick off the playoffs, as they’ll face Fort Bend Bush Thursday night. The Tompkins Falcons can […]

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  • Rain may be on the horizon in the West as a pattern change raises hope for wet weather

    Rain may be on the horizon in the West as a pattern change raises hope for wet weather

    Rain may be on the horizon in the West as a pattern change raises hope for wet weather The forecast would bring the threat of rain and mountain snow to Northern California early next week as a storm system dives in from the Pacific. AccuWeather Global Weather Center – November 12, 2019 – As firefighters continue their efforts to control blazes across California, there is hope on the horizon for some assistance from Mother Nature early next […]

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  • Jordan Ranch Prepares for Nov. 16 Texana Trot Fun Run

    Jordan Ranch Prepares for Nov. 16 Texana Trot Fun Run

    Fun on the run returns to Jordan Ranch Saturday, Nov. 16, with the goal of raising funds for the Texana Center’s new Fulshear facility for autistic children and adults. Registration and sponsorship opportunities are ongoing for the race, which will help fund the cost of building a playground at the new campus. The race starts at 8 a.m. at The Shed, 30757 Jordan Crossing Boulevard. It is open to all ages and abilities. Friends of […]

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  • Mayde Creek Beats Morton Ranch, 47-27

    Mayde Creek Beats Morton Ranch, 47-27

    By George Slaughter The best thing about Mayde Creek’s 2019 football season is that it will continue in the playoffs. The Rams finished their regular season with a hard-fought 47-27 win over Morton Ranch Friday night at Legacy Stadium. This has been a historic season for the Rams, who with the win improved to 8-2 overall and 4-2 in District 19-6A. This season, Mayde Creek: Enjoyed its first winning season since the 2007 season, when […]

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New Report Reveals Texas Has One of the Lowest Lung Cancer Screening and Treatment Rates in the Nation

Second annual report from American Lung Association explores how states can act to save more lives, support patients and families facing lung cancer HOUSTON — (November 13, 2019) — Today, the American Lung Association released the annual “State of Lung Cancer” Report, which reveals that Texas is almost last in lung cancer screening rates in the nation. Texas’ early diagnosis, surgical treatment and lack of treatment rates also all rank lower than the national average. The […]

DPS Launches Initiative for Federal Firearms Licensees to Verify Validity of LTC Permits

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has launched a new public webpage and automated telephone line allowing Federal Firearms Licensees (FFL) to verify whether an individual’s Texas License to Carry (LTC) permit is valid when he/she attempts to use an LTC as an alternative permit to purchase a firearm. This new tool for FFLs is voluntary but highly encouraged. A valid Texas LTC may be used as an alternative permit under 18 […]

AG Paxton Statement on DACA Supreme Court Argument

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton gave this statement on today’s United States Supreme Court argument on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program: “This case is about the rule of law. Congress has the sole authority to write immigration laws, and it has repeatedly rejected attempts to enact the polices embodied in DACA and DAPA; however, in a lawless exercise of executive power, the Obama administration attempted to bypass our elected representatives and […]

Katy ISD Celebrates Veterans and Their Service  

KATY [November 12, 2019] –  A long-standing tradition of honoring former military service members took place on Veterans Day, with student tributes and guest speakers at campuses and facilities across Katy ISD. “So many of our students and staff made it a priority this past Monday to show their appreciation to those who have served our great country,” said Dr. Ken Gregorski, Superintendent of Katy ISD.  “Our school community realizes that without the sacrifices of our […]

Harris County Public Health Releases Report to Transform Health in Harris County

Landmark Report Provides Transformational Recommendations to Improve the Health of County Residents HOUSTON—Harris County Public Health (HCPH) today released a landmark study assessing the overall health of Harris County residents and recommendations for improvement. The first-ever report “Harris Cares: A 2020 Vision of Health in Harris County” provides five transformational recommendations to improve the health of Harris County residents. The ambitious study covered many areas in health and factors that influence health outcomes including access […]

Lacenterra Tree Lighting Presented By: Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus  

KATY, TX (November 11, 2019) – LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch is hosting their annual Tree Lighting Celebration on Friday, November 22nd from 6-9 p.m. This Katy tradition kicks-off the holiday season with the lighting of LaCenterra’s spectacular, 51-foot Christmas tree and interactive Santa experience. Santa Claus will make his holiday season debut just before 7 p.m. to light the huge Christmas tree. Family activities include: two walk-in winter wonder globes, face painting, balloon twisting, inflatables, games, […]

Local Church Announces Staff Changes

Katy, Texas – The Fellowship is undergoing staff changes at their two campuses. Vanessa Cordes will be switching from part time to full time as the Director of Fellowship Kids Ministry. This is a global position where she will give leadership to the Fellowship Kids staff at both campuses: Cinco Ranch and Katy Main Street. Jeff Campbell will be into a part time position as the Student Pastor at the Katy Main Street Campus. Jeff […]

Transitioning into Junior High or High School Legacy Parent Academy to Host Informational Sessions This Wednesday  

KATY [November 11, 2019] – Katy ISD’s November Legacy Parent Academy (LPA) would like to help parents and students prepare for the upcoming transition from elementary to junior high or the move into high school.  On Wednesday, November 13, 2019, you are invited to attend the following two sessions: Transitioning from Elementary to Junior High School      6:00 – 7:00 p.m. o   To ease the transition from elementary to junior high, attendees will learn about the differences in […]

Rotarians celebrating Veterans Day

The Katy Rotarians: George Yeiter Beverly Yeiter David Frishman Jeff Pantle (the General Contractor) Ken Burton.

As we thank them for their service, and observe Veteran’s Day, here we are today at the Freedom Park Memorial Tower.   The VFW Post Commander and VFW Post members and guests were in attendance, and prayers were offerd

Child Advocates of Fort Bend  Christmas Home Tickets Now Available  

Photo courtesy of Child Advocates of Fort Bend

Tickets to the 28th annual Child Advocates of Fort Bend Christmas Home Tour are now available online at www.cafb.org and at several Fort Bend locations including the Randalls locations in Pecan Grove and on Highway 6 in Sugar Land. The Christmas Home Tour features private homes in Fort Bend County beautifully decorated for Christmas. Neighborhoods and homes vary each year, so guests who have been to the Home Tour before are guaranteed to see something […]