• Two Katy ISD Yearbooks Named Finalists for Top National Awards

    Two Katy ISD Yearbooks Named Finalists for Top National Awards

    The Paetow High School Portfolio yearbook and the Katy Junior High Tiger Tracks yearbook have been named nationwide finalists for the coveted Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) Crown Awards.  On an annual basis, CSPA vets and honors top school yearbook and newspaper publications for excellence in content, design, coverage, photography, as well as writing and editing. The Paetow Portfolio “this WE know” edition, was one of 61 nationwide high school finalists, while Katy Junior High’s Tiger Tracks “REDefine” was one of 13 junior […]

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  • Coates, Aigner Crowned As Diving Champions; 19-6A Swimming Set For Saturday

    Coates, Aigner Crowned As Diving Champions; 19-6A Swimming Set For Saturday

    By Terry Carter After a pair of highly contested diving battles at the Jordan High School Natatorium on Thursday, District 19-6A, 1-meter diving champions Avery Coates of Katy and Tompkins’ Matthew Aigner were crowned.  Both required endurance, focus and precision to earn their district titles.  Coates (451.90) and Seven Lakes diver Kailey Koval (443.40) slowly pulled away from the meet’s eight other competitors during 11 rounds of district diving competition. Their scores were higher than […]

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  • I-10  Shootout Action Diverse, Dynamic Paetow, Seven Lakes, Katy, Taylor Reach Finals

    I-10  Shootout Action Diverse, Dynamic Paetow, Seven Lakes, Katy, Taylor Reach Finals

    By Terry Carter With 64 varsity teams competing this weekend, the talent covered the Lone Star state as eight bracket champions were crowned on Saturday as the 16th annual I-10 Shootout concluded with Katy ISD hosting the second largest, girls’ high school soccer tournament in the nation. Playing at Rhodes and Legacy Stadiums on the final day, Katy ISD teams reached four championship finals with Paetow claiming the Panther Bracket, 2-0, over Barber Hill at […]

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  • Two Katy ISD Wrestlers Win At CFISD Wrestling Tournament

    Two Katy ISD Wrestlers Win At CFISD Wrestling Tournament

    By Terry Carter More than 1,000 male wrestlers competed in the 19th annual Cy-Fair ISD Invitational. And Katy heavyweight Rodney Trotter emerged as a champion, giving notice that he will be a contender in the postseason tournaments. Among approximately 700 female wrestlers battling at the Berry Center this weekend, Seven Lakes senior Annmarie Janssen also earned recognition as a champion in one of the largest wrestling tournaments in Texas. Both grapplers took top honors. BOYS’ […]

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  • Seven Lakes Unleashes Lady Spartan ‘Dominant’ Spear for 40 Points In Win

    Seven Lakes Unleashes Lady Spartan ‘Dominant’ Spear for 40 Points In Win

    By Terry Carter Only a sophomore, 6-2 Justice Carlton flexed her developing skills on Friday in District 19-6A play against ranked Tompkins in a basketball showdown among ranked frontrunners. Seven Lakes built a large first-half lead and stretched it to 72-52 at the conclusion of this battle of ranked opponents. Carlton poured in 19 of the Lady Spartans’ 22 first-quarter points. She reached intermission with 27 points as Seven Lakes built a commanding 41-24 halftime […]

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Nail Sinks Taylor Hopes With Late Goal, 1-0

Tompkins girls' soccer head coach Jarrett Shipman relates the importance of their 1-0 victory at Taylor to the Lady Falcons after the match. Photo by UDPhotos

By Terry Carter Thursday’s District 19-6A girls’ soccer opener seemed typical of a regional final showdown. Tompkins and Taylor battled in an intense, fierce contest for a full 80 minutes.  Neither team conceded a pass, nor relaxed into a calm rhythm. This match was high energy the whole way. The match featured defensive highlights most of the chilly night, but aggressive play eventually paid off for Tompkins.  Both squads clearly wanted to post an early […]

Why Shopping For Designer Clothes Online Is the Best Way to Go In 2022

You can easily buy Gucci clothes online from a trustworthy website if you are well-aware of fashion sense. Who says that a minimal clothesline is not enough for your looks? Well, every fashion stylist believes that every look should be according to the statement less is more. Therefore, you will learn how to spend your money on your favorite designer clothes with no regret. Want to know the secret? For that, you have to stay […]

8 Mistakes In Cryptocurrency Investing And How To Avoid Them

The value of cryptocurrency markets around the world increased by 3000% between 2020 and 2021. Institutional investors hopped on the cryptocurrency bandwagon and are making cryptocurrency a legitimate form of investment. If you want to get in the game, you want to be a smart investor. Too many people make mistakes in cryptocurrency investing. They end up losing money instead of seeing a return on investment. If you want to buck the trend and create […]

Sheriff’s Office Reopens Search for Missing Man

Derrick Wayne Daniels was reported missing by his family a decade ago. The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help from the public concerning the whereabouts of a missing Mission Bend man. Derrick Wayne Daniels, who is listed as a missing person with the FBCSO, was 39 years old when he was reported missing by family members. Daniels was last seen during the early morning hours of Jan. 4, 2012, by a friend […]

Sen. Cruz Releases Statement on Schumer’s Filibuster Failure

Senator Ted Cruz

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement after Schumer’s failed vote to overturn the filibuster in an attempt to federalize the electoral process: “Tonight, in a bizarre act of political self-immolation, Senate Democrats, led by President Biden and cheered on by the corrupt corporate media, showed the American people that a bipartisan majority opposes breaking the Senate to destroy our election system. Americans don’t support abolishing voter ID laws, legalizing ballot harvesting, […]

Sen. Cruz and Colleagues Introduce Resolution to Stop D.C. Student Vaccine Mandate

Senator Ted Cruz

“COVID policies should be based on science and common sense, not the hysterical demands of radical liberal activists and union bosses who have no interest in what’s best for our children.” U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today announced introduction of a joint resolution to stop the Washington, D.C. vaccine mandate for K-12 students from taking effect. In late December, the D.C. City Council voted to mandate D.C. students get vaccinated against Covid-19. Under the Constitution, Congress has the […]

Reward Increased in 1977 Winkler County Cold Case

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is seeking information in the 1977 slaying of 73-year-old S.A. “Champ” Weaver, then the Precinct 4 Constable of Winkler County. An increased reward of up to $6,000 is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of those responsible if the tip is received before the next featured cold case is announced. A $3,000 reward for information leading to an arrest is routinely offered on all cases […]

Houston Symphony Sets Sail With Pirates-Themed Family Program

The Houston Symphony sets sail for a pirate-themed, family-friendly program, Let’s Be Pirates, at 10 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. on Feb. 5, a part of the 2021–2022 PNC Family Series. The morning of musical fun comes complete with kid-friendly activities, including the fan-favorite Instrument Petting Zoo. In-person tickets for both matinees are now available at houstonsymphony.org/tickets. Led by guest conductor Nicholas Hersh, the program includes iconic pirate tunes, including “The Flight to Neverland” from Hook, “With […]

Sen. Ted Cruz Leads Bipartisan Letter to Department of Energy in Support of Expanding Texas LNG Exports

Senator Ted Cruz

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) this week sent a bipartisan, bicameral letter to U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm expressing strong support for Freeport LNG’s expansion of export capacity at their liquefaction and export terminal in Brazoria County, Texas. The letter’s co-signers include Rep. Henry Cuellar, Rep. Randy Weber, Rep. Filemon Vela, and Rep. Vicente Gonzalez. In the letter, the members state: “The value of natural gas to the Texas and U.S. economy cannot be […]

Paxton Sues Google for Misleading Endorsements 

Attorney General Ken Paxton

Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit against Google LLC, for engaging in false and misleading practices in violation of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices—Consumer Protection Act. In the lawsuit, Texas seeks a temporary and permanent injunction ordering Google to cease its misleading practices, and civil monetary penalties for past misconduct. The basis for the lawsuit is Google’s employment of iHeartMedia to record and broadcast advertisements in the Dallas-Fort Worth and the Greater Houston markets to promote a Google brand smartphone, the “Pixel 4.” Google provided the script for the ads which included […]