• Paetow Beats Fort Bend Clements 48-7, Improves to 3-0

    Paetow Beats Fort Bend Clements 48-7, Improves to 3-0

    By George Slaughter The Paetow Panthers are making history in their second season of varsity football. They improved to 3-0 Thursday night with a 48-7 victory Fort Bend Clements at Legacy Stadium. The Panthers scored on three of its five first half possessions to take command of the game. Other than on its first drive, which ended with a missed field goal, and its last drive, in which time ran out, everything was coming up […]

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  • Fall Carnival at Creech Elementary set for October 25th

    Fall Carnival at Creech Elementary set for October 25th

    What: Fall Carnival at Creech Elementary! Food, rides, games, petting zoo and a lot of fun for all! Who: Betty Sue Creech Elementary School. Where: 5905 S Mason Rd, Katy, TX 77450. When: October 25th 2019, from 5:30PM to 8:30PM.

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  • Clements-Paetow Matchup Headlines KISD High School Football Weekend

    Clements-Paetow Matchup Headlines KISD High School Football Weekend

    By George Slaughter The Paetow Panthers hope to improve their record to 3-0 when they play Clements at 6 p.m. Thursday at Legacy Stadium. The Panthers, in only their third football season, and second with a varsity program, are coming off a 64-0 victory over Northbrook last week. Coach B.J. Gotte said the Panthers as making optimistic progress. He described the program as being on schedule, but it would become more clear by season’s end […]

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  • National Charity League Inc. Lady Bird Chapter Hosts Back to School Senior Fashion Show

    National Charity League Inc. Lady Bird Chapter Hosts Back to School Senior Fashion Show

    Katy, TX , August 11, 2019 – This past August, the National Charity League, Inc., Lady Bird Chapter (NCL, Inc.) hosted a Peace, Love, and NCL Runway Fashion Show at the Redeemer Community Church in Katy. The Class of 2020 organized the event which has become a back to school tradition for the chapter. The senior class modeled fashions from Sassafras Boutique and Gifts (Katy), and jewelry from Park Lane Jewelry (Katy). Proceeds from the […]

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  • Nobody Testifies at City’s First Public Hearing on Proposed Property Tax Rate

    Nobody Testifies at City’s First Public Hearing on Proposed Property Tax Rate

    By George Slaughter Nobody testified at the first public hearing Monday on the City of Katy’s proposed property tax rate to fund its proposed $32 million 2019-2020 city budget. The proposed property tax rate is $0.48 per $100 valuation, a decrease from last year’s $0.48672 per $100. The rate decrease comes as overall property tax revenues increase due to continued residential development in Cane Island, Falls at Green Meadows, Lilac Bend, the Reserves of Katy, […]

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Student Support Annex Named After Dynamic Katy ISD Educator  

KATY [September 13, 2019] –Holding back tears, Jeanne Coleman, one of Katy Independent School District’s newest namesakes, thanked those in attendance last night at the Student Support Annex for making the new facility a reality for the District.  The building located at 4242 S. Mason Road in Katy, Texas, has undergone multiple transformations over the last several years.  Originally a University of Houston satellite campus, the empty building was leased by Katy ISD and served as […]

Office of the Attorney General and the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation Announce Partnership to Protect Motor Fuel Consumers from Unsafe or Low Quality Fuels

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) and the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) today announced their offices are partnering to protect consumers from the sale of contaminated or inferior quality motor vehicle fuel. By aggressively leveraging the respective authorities and resources of both agencies, TDLR and OAG are able to provide an interim solution easing the transition of the Motor Fuel Program from the Texas Department of Agriculture to the […]

Kratom and Its Increasing Popularity in the Jewish Community

Kratom is a special tropical plant which is found in many parts of Southeast Asia. Its discovery dated back to history and was brought into the spotlight only in the 19th century. Kratom is a very controversial drug because people believe it has some healing properties. Though, no medical evidence is available to support the notion that this plant has any medical benefits. Kratom is strictly banned in many countries of the world like Malaysia, […]

Fox News: ‘Sen. Cruz Urges Trump Administration to Block China’s Next UN Power Play’

WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is calling on the Trump Administration to block the Chinese’s government’s appointment Andy Tsang-Wai-hung, a former head of police in Hong Kong, to lead a post that would oversee transnational organized crime, trafficking, terrorism, and corruption for the United Nations. As Fox News reported: “Texas Republican Sen. Cruz — who has sponsored legislation to halt Chinese infiltration on U.S. campuses and research institutions — told Fox News in a […]

Sen. Cruz Applauds Trump Administration’s Repeal of Obama Era EPA Regulation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today released the following statement in response to the Trump administration decision to repeal the Obama administration’s definition of “waters of the United States” (WOTUS), eliminating the inconsistent regulatory patchwork that overburdened farmers, ranchers, and landowners, and led to extensive litigation: “This announcement is yet another example of the administration’s dedication to rolling back burdensome regulations from hardworking Americans and reining in federal overreach. The Obama-era WOTUS […]

Rep. Olson Statement on WOTUS Repeal

Washington, DC—Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) today issued the following statement in response to the Trump Administration’s formal repeal of the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule: “After months of review, I am pleased to see the Trump Administration and EPA Secretary Wheeler reach the conclusion that the farmers and ranchers in TX-22 came to long ago: WOTUS is government overreach that created unnecessary and damaging consequences for agriculture and the economy. Today states’ rights […]

Katy ISD Kindergarten Gifted and Talented Screening Deadline  

KATY [September 12, 2019] – Now through October 3, parents of kindergarten students in the Katy Independent School District, who would like their child to be part of the Gifted and Talented (GT) program, Challenge, may refer them for screening.  This week, kindergarten parents will receive information detailing how to submit their student referral.  Referrals are due on October 4, and information can also be found on the Katy ISD GT and Advanced Academics website. “The State of Texas […]

NASA: A Texas Institution with a Large Economic Impact

(HOUSTON) — The Johnson Space Center (JSC) makes a $4.7 billion annual impact on the Texas economy and supports more than 52,000 jobs, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said today in a visit to the NASA facility as part of his Good for Texas Tour. JSC currently operates three facilities in Texas covering nearly 1,700 acres. It’s the site of Mission Control, which manages manned space missions, including the International Space Station, and serves as training center for […]

THE BLACKWOOD QUARTET will be performing “The Gospel Side of Elvis”

THE BLACKWOOD QUARTET will be performing “The Gospel Side of Elvis”, also appearing will be GLENDA LYNN, the Liberty Opry Band and Comedian “Booger Lee”. The Blackwood Quartet includes Joe Armstrong, Mark Blackwood, Chuck Pettyjohn, and Casey Shepherd.   Mark Blackwood joined his family in the Blackwood Brothers Quartet in 1986, where he sang lead for many years alongside his father, Cecil.  In 2012, Mark formed the Fabulous Blackwood Quartet.  The group tours regularly and brings […]

Altierus Career College to Host Open Houses Focused on Healthcare Careers  

September 18 event to highlight career path in surgical technology HOUSTON, Texas (Sept. 12, 2019)—On September 18, Altierus Career College in Houston will host an open house to help the public and prospective students understand career paths in nursing and surgical technology. Altierus will provide a tour of the surgical technology and other healthcare program labs, which include industry-current equipment to help students learn hands-on such as lifelike mannequins that imitate the human body and realistic […]