• Katy ISD Seeks Parent Volunteers for Instructional Material Selection

    Katy ISD Seeks Parent Volunteers for Instructional Material Selection

    KATY [September 16, 2020] – Calling all interested Katy Independent School District parents!  The 2021-2022 school year is beginning to shape up, and Katy ISD is preparing.  As part of that preparation, the District is looking for parent volunteers to serve on a virtual committee to review and select new instructional materials for several classroom courses.  The courses include: Pre-Kindergarten (English) Pre-Kindergarten (Spanish) Advanced Placement (AP) US History Anatomy & Physiology College Prep Math Computer Science […]

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  • Katy ISD Kindergarten Gifted and Talented Screening Deadline  

    Katy ISD Kindergarten Gifted and Talented Screening Deadline   

    KATY [September 16, 2020] – Now through October 2, parents of kindergarten students in Katy Independent School District who would like their child to be part of the Challenge (Gifted and Talented, GT) program may refer them for screening.  Recently, kindergarten parents will receive information detailing how to refer a student.  Referral information can also be found in the Katy ISD GT and Advanced Academics website and is due on October 2, 2020. “The State of Texas defines a […]

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  • Council Honors Katy Police Officers and Firefighters

    Council Honors Katy Police Officers and Firefighters

    By George Slaughter The Katy City Council Monday recognized Katy police officers and firefighters for service above and beyond the call of duty. Mayor Bill Hastings read a proclamation detailing four events in which officers and firefighters acted quickly to save lives. On March 30, firefighters responded to a 49-year-old who was in cardiac arrest, and administered cardiac life support measures. Responders included Chad Dismukes, Chris Edwards, Andrew Kruut, Scott Musgrove, Katelyn Rhodes, Bill Valenzuela, […]

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  • Candidates Make Their Cases at Forum

    Candidates Make Their Cases at Forum

    By George Slaughter Candidates for three Katy City Council seats shared their views in a Thursday evening online forum broadcast on Facebook. Katy voters will be selecting a Ward A council member, a Ward B council member, and a council member-at-large. Katy Area Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Matthew Ferraro moderated the forum and asked candidates to discuss their qualifications and priorities going forward. All three incumbents are seeking reelection. Ward A Council Member Janet Corte […]

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  • Katy ISD Announces Ticketing, Attendance Plans for Sports Events

    Katy ISD Announces Ticketing, Attendance Plans for Sports Events

    By George Slaughter Legacy and Rhodes stadiums will be filled only to 50% capacity for sporting events this fall, under ticketing and attendance plans announced by the district in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The district said it will sell tickets to 40% of stadium capacity, with the remaining 10% to account for late-arriving passholders and parents of athletes. Ticket pre-sales will be online only at two websites: http://www.katvisd.org/deDt/athletics/Pages/default.aspx https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/11016/academvsports-outdoors-student-activities-complex Purchasing Varsity Football Tickets On […]

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Tropical Storm Beta Forms in Gulf of Mexico

What is the danger?Tropical Storm Beta, the 23rd named storm of 2020, has formed in the Bay of Campeche near Mexico. Tropical Storm Wilfred and Tropical Storm Alpha also both formed today, but pose no threat to Texas. According to the National Hurricane Center (NHC), Beta is expected to strengthen into a hurricane while moving over the gulf over the next few days. It is too early to determine exactly where Beta will make landfall and […]

Sens. Cruz, Cotton, Colleagues Urge President Trump to Sanction Iran’s Financial Sector

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) today sent a letter to President Trump urging him to impose sanctions on the entirety of Iran’s financial sector pursuant to executive order 13902, which was signed earlier this year. The executive order provides the Secretary of State and the Secretary of the Treasury the authority to impose sanctions on additional sectors of the Iranian economy at any time. Sens. Cruz […]

The Golden Monk Review: Coupons & Discounts

Have you heard of the term Kratom? If you have, you must know how this herb is changing lives. It is helping people deal with various stubborn chronic conditions. This herb is helping people relax. With all our hectic schedules and busy lifestyle, we really need something like Kratom to help us through our routine. For the uninitiated, Kratom is a tree that grows in many Southeast Asian countries. The leaves of these tropical trees […]

4 Gauge Review: Read This Before You Buy!

Bodybuilding is not just a sport; it is a way of life. There are many different motivations as to why a person decides to take up bodybuilding. For instance, some people may want to start bodybuilding to compete professionally, to become stronger, to look better, to become more health-conscious, or simply to be better versions of themselves. From meal planning to putting in the long hours of training in the gym, it is definitely hard […]

VitalFlow Review: Does It Work for Your Prostate?


Enlarged prostate or Benign prostatic hyperplasia is a difficult condition to battle. This condition happens when there is an irregularity in the development of cells in your prostate gland. The abnormality can cause your prostate glands to swell and cause inflammation. While not cancerous, the symptoms can be inconvenient and hard to deal with. Symptoms of BPH or Enlarged prostate include waking up every night to urinate, disturbing your sleep, and making you exhausted. Urinating […]

SharpEar Review: Does It Work?


Are you experiencing serious struggles when it comes to hearing even loud noises? Or maybe you feel your memory and sharpness slipping away together with your ability to hear properly? These symptoms are hallmark signs of hearing loss and deafness, and it needs your immediate attention. We are made to believe that hearing loss comes naturally as we age. However, this should not be the case. We all deserve to be spared from this alienating […]

Sen. Cruz: Trump Admin Must Go Even Further In Reversing Obama-Biden Legacy Appeasing the Chinese Communist Party

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today participated in a full committee hearing focused on “Advancing U.S. Engagement and Countering China in the Indo-Pacific and Beyond.” There, he questioned witnesses on the Trump administration’s efforts to support U.S. allies, like Taiwan, and to counter China’s control of critical mineral supply chains. WATCH: Sen. Cruz: Obama-Biden Admin Appeased the Chinese Communist Party, That’s Changed Under President Trump On […]

TX Supreme Court Rules for Renters in Win for Working People

HOUSTON – After months of advocating for rent relief at the local, state and federal level, Gulf Coast unions today celebrated a win for working people after the release of a Texas Supreme Court order expanding protections for renters in Texas under the federal eviction moratorium. Texas Gulf Coast Area Labor Federation Executive Director Hany Khalil said: “Pandemic-generated unemployment is causing an eviction crisis, and Houston leads the country in evictions. We are thankful that […]

HCC partners with Unity Technologies for cutting-edge construction industry webinar September 25

HOUSTON (September 17, 2020) – The ability to create stunning, realistic and fully interactive models of skyscrapers and other construction projects is the focus of a special three-hour free webinar hosted by Unity Technologies and Houston Community College Central’s XR Lab & Studio. The webinar – Connecting Design & Construction using Unity and BIM Modeling – explores how cutting-edge software – Unity Reflect – is being used to help architects, engineers and construction industry (AEC) […]

Unplugged Adventure: Texas Prairie Grasses

What: The prairie grasses of Texas are more than just pretty faces. Throughout history, people have used them as medicines, groceries, and more. Take a virtual walk and discover the hidden utility behind these beautiful fall grasses. Join Cindy Crosby, author, master gardener, teacher, and prairie steward, for a one-hour virtual adventure on the prairie grasses of Texas followed by a 30-minute Q & A session. Who:                Adults interested in native prairie grasses of Texas. […]