• Katy-Area Quarterfinal Playoff Roundup: Paetow and Katy Advance

    Katy-Area Quarterfinal Playoff Roundup: Paetow and Katy Advance

    By George Slaughter Both Katy-area teams claimed victories in the quarterfinal round of the Texas high school football playoffs. Both games were at Rice Stadium. Paetow 35, Fort Bend Hightower 12 Paetow punched its ticket to the Class 5A Division I semifinals with a win over Fort Bend Hightower Friday night. Senior running back Jacob Brown led the way, rushing for 346 yards and five touchdowns on 30 carries. Brown’s first touchdown came on a […]

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  • Christmas Season in Katy Kicks Off with Tree Lighting Tonight; Several Events Planned Saturday

    Christmas Season in Katy Kicks Off with Tree Lighting Tonight; Several Events Planned Saturday

    By George Slaughter Christmas season is here, and Katy-area residents have four family-oriented activities to consider as they make their plans to celebrate over the next few days. The first of these events is the annual mayor’s Christmas tree lighting ceremony, is set for 6 p.m. tonight. Here’s a brief overview of the events. Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting The city’s traditional mayor’s Christmas tree lighting ceremony is set for 6 p.m. tonight in front of […]

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  • Katy ISD Appoints Principal for New Elementary School

    Katy ISD Appoints Principal for New Elementary School

    By George Slaughter The Katy Independent School District has appointed Martha Pulido as principal for the its newest elementary school, which is expected to open next August. Pulido began her career in 1996 as an elementary teacher in the Houston Independent School District. In 1996, she came to the Katy Independent School District, serving as a second-grade teacher, reading intervention teacher, and an instructional coach and coordinator at Sundown Elementary. In 2012, Pulido became assistant […]

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  • Katy ISD to Offer Advanced Academic Studies Information Session

    Katy ISD to Offer Advanced Academic Studies Information Session

    By George Slaughter The Katy Independent School District invites parents of fifth graders who will be attending junior high in 2022-23 to learn more about the Katy Advanced (KAP) and Advanced Placement (AP) programs. The informational session will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, December 9, via Zoom in both English and Spanish. “Administrators will present an overview of the advanced academics programs in Katy ISD and address commonly asked questions about student participation in […]

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  • Katy-Area Regional Playoff Roundup: Katy, Paetow Advance

    Katy-Area Regional Playoff Roundup: Katy, Paetow Advance

    By George Slaughter Katy and Paetow punched their tickets to the quarterfinal round of the high school football playoffs with decisive wins Friday. Katy defeated C.E. King. Paetow defeated Cedar Park. The other two remaining Katy-area teams in the playoffs, Tompkins and Cinco Ranch, fell short in their playoff bids over the weekend. North Shore held off a valiant Tompkins second-half comeback to win that game. Summer Creek posted a strong win against Cinco Ranch, […]

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How To Organize The Best Football Party

Here’s how to make your party the talk of the town We’re well into football season now and if you’ve not thrown a football party yet, maybe now is the time. If you’re lucky enough to have a group of friends that love the game as much as you do then it’s the perfect excuse to get everybody together, and if it all goes well then it might become the new favorite tradition. These are […]

Here Are The Hidden Tricks You Need To Know Before Selecting an Online Betting Site

Due to the high increase in online gambling, many websites have developed where individuals can bet. People need to be very careful about this to avoid being duped; not all betting sites are legitimate, thus the caution. With online betting sites, people can gamble from anywhere at any time, which is perfect. For individuals to enjoy the game, they need to find the right website for betting. It can be a bit hard to find […]

Tips for Choosing the Right Mortgage in 2022

Do you want to get a mortgage for 2022? This might not be as easy as it sounds. Click here for tips on how to get the best one for you. Would you like to buy a house in 2022? With people spending a lot more time at home, families are looking for bigger houses where they can work, live and grow together. But, before you are able to move into a new house, you […]

Best Christmas Gift Ideas for Your Wife

Christmas is quickly approaching, and if you still don’t know what to get your wife for a present, this is your lucky day. We listed some fantastic ideas to help husbands like you find the best gift for their queens. No matter what your wife’s interest is, there is something that will put a smile on her face. Let’s go through the list. Aromatherapy oil diffuser Whether you have a stay-at-home wife who takes care […]

Keri Schmidt To Lead Statewide Chamber Executives Association Board of Directors  

Keri Schmidt

Keri Schmidt, President and CEO of the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce has been elected by her peers to serve as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives (TCCE).  TCCE is the professional society of chamber of commerce executives, staff and affiliate members offering professional education, training, and operational consultation to chambers and communities across the state.  In this role Schmidt will lead the board as they set […]

Climate Solutions 101

Tuesdays, Jan. 11 – Feb. 15, 6 p.m. central, online Climate Solutions 101 is the world’s first major educational effort focused solely on climate solutions. Rather than rehashing well-known climate challenges, these materials from Project Drawdown concentrate on game-changing climate action based on rigorous scientific research and analysis. This course, presented in video units and in-depth conversations, combines Project Drawdown’s trusted resources with the expertise of several inspiring voices from around the world. Climate solutions […]

Faith, Climate Change & Justice: A MultiFaith Panel Discussion

Sunday, Jan. 16, 2:30 p.m. central 1st Unitarian Universalist Church 5200 Main St., Houston The Interfaith Environmental Network of Houston invites you to hear multiple faith perspectives on the topic of faith, climate change & justice. A panel of speakers of a variety of faith backgrounds will each address faith, climate change & justice from the perspective of their faith.  An opportunity for Q&A with the panel will follow, as well as discussion with all in […]

Faithful Resilience: A Study on Climate Resilience for Faith Communities

Thursdays, January 13 – February 17, 6 p.m., online Faithful Resilience is a six-part weekly study on climate resilience for faith communities. The climate crisis has arrived. Faith communities must not only react, but also prepare. Over the last decade, hurricanes have intensified, wildfires have burnt stronger, and heat waves have baked our cities. These events can only be expected to get worse in the next decades. Most of our faith communities are not ready […]

Public Access Lease for Guadalupe River Trout Fishing is Open

Anglers have the opportunity to target rainbow trout during the peak of cold-weather stocking and fishing season thanks to a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) “no fee” public access lease on the Guadalupe River. “This lease location provides great bank angler access to river trout fishing coupled with gorgeous Guadalupe River scenery,” said Patrick Ireland, TPWD Inland Fisheries Division San Marcos and Austin District Supervisor. The site is at Camp Huaco Springs, which is located between […]

Child Advocates of Fort Bend Christmas Home Tour Starts Friday

Gearing up for the tour (L to R) are: Ashley Stephens, Nancy Dale, Teri Canal, Julie Steidley, Child Advocates of Fort Bend Events Specialist Tarina Sheridan, Michelle Cano, Mary Favre and Theresa Shmerling.

Homeowners and the 2021 Christmas Home Tour Committee are busy with final preparations for the 30th annual Child Advocates of Fort Bend Christmas Home Tour. Set for Friday, December 10 and Saturday, December 11, the tour will feature homes in Sienna, First Colony Sweetwater and Hillcrest Estates in Richmond. Tickets are 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. A complete […]