• Katy Area Retired Educators (KARE) Planning Meeting

    Katy Area Retired Educators (KARE) Planning Meeting

    recently met, at Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union, to plan for their upcoming calendar of events.  KARE’s theme for the 2019-2020 school year is “KARE – Solving the Puzzle for an A+ Retirement”. All retired public school employees are invited to celebrate Hooky Day on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 from 1:00-3:00 PM at Katy ISD’s Education Support Complex, 6301 S. Stadium Lane, Room 1200. All public school employees who retired under the Teacher Retirement System […]

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  • Katy couple rebrands popular West Houston restaurant and wine bar

    Katy couple rebrands popular West Houston restaurant and wine bar

    Introducing Bacaro Kitchen & Wine Bar, formerly The Devine Affair Bacaro Kitchen & Wine Bar, a hidden gem nestled in the heart of Memorial, has a new name, a new look, and a new menu with Italian flare. Maria and Bill Loveday own and operate the restaurant, formerly The Devine Affair, which has been in operation more than eight years as a popular dine-in and happy hour spot with take-out options. Bill Loveday announced, “We […]

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  • Port Aransas’s Warmth and Atmosphere Continue to Attract Visitors

    Port Aransas’s Warmth and Atmosphere Continue to Attract Visitors

    By George Slaughter PORT ARANSAS—This beach community, located about 200 miles southwest of Katy, has long been a historic site. Spanish explorers discovered the area in 1519 and Karankawa Indians likely lived here before that, according to experts consulted by the Port Aransas Museum. Yet Port A, as locals call it, is also contemporary, and has made impressive strides towards putting Hurricane Harvey into its history, if not its rearview mirror. “It was definitely an […]

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  • Police Arrest Two Houston Residents in Connection with Thefts at Typhoon Texas

    Police Arrest Two Houston Residents in Connection with Thefts at Typhoon Texas

    By George Slaughter Katy Police have arrested and charged two Houston residents in connection with thefts last month at Typhoon Texas Water Park. Marlon Thompson, 36, was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to delivery. Jasmine Baker, 26, was charged with misdemeanor theft. On June 20, Katy Police were called to investigate the theft of several backpacks from unsuspecting owners who were visiting Typhoon Texas. The backpacks contained $4,869 worth of […]

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  • Council Votes to Reject Harris Nomination as Mayor Pro Tem

    Council Votes to Reject Harris Nomination as Mayor Pro Tem

    By George Slaughter Mayor Bill Hastings will have to wait a bit longer to get the mayor pro tem he nominated, as the Katy City Council Monday voted to reject his nomination of Council Member-at-Large Chris Harris for that job. The mayor pro tem serves in the mayor’s absence and must be a council member. City Attorney Art Pertile said that under the Katy City Charter, a mayor nominates the mayor pro tem but the […]

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Texas Prepaid Tuition Program Newborn Enrollment Deadline Approaches

(AUSTIN) — Texas families have through July 31 to enroll their newborns in the Texas Tuition Promise Fund®and pay this year’s rates for all or some future tuition and schoolwide required fees at most Texas public colleges and universities (excluding medical and dental schools, health science centers and other health-related institutions). Newborns are children younger than 1 year of age at the time of enrollment. “I know what it’s like to be the parent of newborns […]

Sen. Cruz: Google Subjects the American People to Overt Censorship and Covert Manipulation

Chairs hearing investigating Google’s pattern of political bias and censorship WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), chairman of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary’s Subcommittee on The Constitution, today convened a hearing titled, “Google and Censorship through Search Engines.” The hearing will focus on political bias and censorship by Google, and will include testimony from a representative from Google and Dennis Prager of PragerU. Livestream of Sen. Cruz’s hearing may be viewedhere. As chairman, […]

Sen. Cruz: Google Is a Monopoly That Is Abusing Its Power

reviews Google censorship subcommittee hearing with Fox & Friends WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) chairman of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary’s Subcommittee on The Constitution, appeared on Fox News’ ‘Fox & Friends’ to discuss today’s investigative hearing on Google and Big Tech censorship. As chairman, Sen. Cruz held a hearing in April with representatives from Facebook and Twitter, where he addressed concerns over social media bias and censorship. “Today, I’m chairing a […]

Olson Statement On Dem Resolution

Washington, DC – Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) issued the following statement after voting against the Democrat politically motivated resolution on the House floor today: “While I did not support the president’s comments and publicly asked him to disavow them; this resolution only makes the U.S. House more divided on party lines and more poisonous. Instead of playing politics and wasting floor time, let’s work together – Democrats and Republicans – on the real issues most Americans care about:  […]

Olson Announces High School Student Congressional App Challenge

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) invited TX-22 middle and high school students to participate in the 2019 Congressional App Challenge. This app challenge is designed to challenge student’s creativity and encourage their participation in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields. “It’s an honor to once again host this year’s congressional app-building challenge for our Texas middle and high school students,” Rep. Pete Olson said. “The technology field is constantly changing and growing, and […]


Partnership Will Further Expand Availability and Accessibility of McDelivery® for U.S. Customers HOUSTON, TX – Today, McDonald’s USA and DoorDash announced a new partnership to expand the availability and accessibility of McDelivery beyond its current offering, launching first in the Houston, Texas area across more than 200 restaurants beginning July 29. “In a few short years, McDelivery, has become an important part of our growth and our customer-centric strategy,” said Chris Kempczinski, President of McDonald’s USA. “Building on the success of McDelivery in the US, we’re excited to make McDelivery accessible to […]

Libraries Hold Free “Sat” & “Act” Practice-Test Sessions For College-Bound Students

Representatives from Princeton Review will conduct free SAT® and ACT® practice-test sessions at Fort Bend County Libraries in August. The ACT and SAT tests are college-entrance exams used by U.S. colleges to assess high school students’ general educational development and their ability to complete college-level work, as well as to determine admissions and award scholarships and grants. The full-length practice-test sessions help students to gain experience and become better prepared for the actual test. The scores on […]

Learn About College Financial Aid At Library Program               

The thought of finding a way to pay for a college education can be a daunting task. College-bound high-school students and their parents are encouraged to attend an informative presentation, “Paying for College without Going Broke,” on Saturday, August 10, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon, in the Meeting Room of Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library, located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy. The program will be repeated at the University Branch Library on Wednesday, August […]

Harris County Urges Preparedness While Traveling During Hurricane Season

(Houston, TX) – As you make travel plans this summer, the Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HCOHSEM) reminds residents that hurricane season is underway. It can be difficult to navigate travel during hurricane season due to the unique set of potential challenges you may face. However, proper awareness and preparation can help your vacation stay on track. Keep the potential weather of your destination in mind when planning a trip. Locations […]

FEMA grants $4.6 million to the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

AUSTIN, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $4.6 million to the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, an eligible nonprofit organization, for repair and replacement at several facilities following Hurricane Harvey. The archdiocese covers 10 counties and a geographic area of 8,800 square miles. Many of the organization’s churches, schools, offices and playground covers were repaired after the storm. Appliances, playground equipment and office and school furniture were replaced with the grant money. […]