• Keep Katy Beautiful Earns Keep America Beautiful President’s Circle Award Recognition  

    Keep Katy Beautiful Earns Keep America Beautiful  President’s Circle Award Recognition   

    Local Organization Recognized for Exemplary Performance, Standard of Excellence KATY, Texas, February 26, 2020 – Keep America Beautiful®, the nation’s leading community improvement nonprofit organization, presented Keep Katy Beautiful with its 2019 President’s Circle Award recognition at the Keep America Beautiful 2020 National Conference, which recently took place in Memphis, Tennessee. The President’s Circle Award recognizes exemplary performance by certified affiliates of Keep America Beautiful in creating clean, green and beautiful communities. In qualifying for […]

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  • Katy ISD Names New Elementary School After Former District Architect  

    Katy ISD Names New Elementary School  After Former District Architect   

    KATY [February 24, 2020] – To walk the halls of Katy Independent School District’s Elementary #43 will hold a special significance for former District Architect Peter McElwain.  Not only was he the visionary leader in the school’s prototype, but now the state-of-the-art building will carry his name.  Katy ISD Board of Trustees made the official announcement during tonight’s meeting.  The school is set to open just in time for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year and is […]

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  • Council Approves Construction of New Cell Phone Tower

    Council Approves Construction of New Cell Phone Tower

    By George Slaughter Katy will soon get another cell phone tower, as the city council Monday approved a special use permit to enable construction of a 150-foot wireless communication facility issue at 5364 Franz Rd. The tower will be installed on land owned by the Katy Independent School District and is zoned R-1, single-family residential. The site sits between Hutsell Elementary School, 5360 Franz Road, and Katy Junior High School, 5350 Franz Road. Eco-Site II […]

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  • Doyle, Three Other Candidates Withdraw from Katy ISD School Board Election

    Doyle, Three Other Candidates Withdraw from Katy ISD School Board Election

    By George Slaughter Last Friday was the deadline to file for a place on the ballot in the upcoming Katy Independent School Board of Trustees election. The window for withdrawing from the race comes after that, and four people have done so. Positions 3, 4, and 5 are up for election May 2. Position 4 incumbent Courtney Doyle, who serves as the board president, is one of the four who chose not to seek reelection. […]

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  • Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille Announces Judgment of Paris Wine Tasting Flight

    Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille Announces Judgment of Paris Wine Tasting Flight

    Patrons can now enjoy a flight from the winning wineries of the 1976 Paris tasting and 1986 re-tasting HOUSTON (Jan. 9, 2020) – Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille is proud to announce The Judgment of Paris, a new wine tasting flight. The new selection will offer three, 2-ounce pours, including 2016 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay, 2015 Clos Du Val Estate Cabernet Sauvignon and 2017 Stag’s Leap Artemis Cabernet Sauvignon, all from California’s Napa Valley, for $34. The tasting will be […]

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Houston Grand Opera presents R. Strauss’s Salome opening Apr. 17  

The powerful psychodrama returns to HGO for the first time in 20 years What:   R. Strauss’s powerful psychodrama Salome returns to Houston Grand Opera for the first time in 20 years in a production directed by Francisco Negrin. The revolutionary score reinvents Oscar Wilde’s biblical drama of a deeply disturbed princess who has fallen in love with Jokanaan (John the Baptist). After he denies her, she performs the infamous and seductive “Dance of the Seven Veils” for King […]

Victory or Death

by U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas As we celebrate 184 years of Texas’ independence, I’ll be partaking in a more “modern” tradition – one that goes back just 59 years. I’ll have the honor of sharing one of our state’s most fabled letters with the nation.  You may recognize it from its three most iconic words: Victory or Death. The letter was written from behind the walls of an old Spanish mission called the Alamo by […]

Local Is Runner-Up In Texas Elks Free Throw Contest

Local student Camille Torrence won second place in the 2020 Texas Elks State Association (TESA) Hoop Shoot® Free Throw Contest held in Carrollton on Saturday, February 22nd. Torrence, a student at Cinco Ranch, placed 2nd in the 12-13 year old girls division by sinking 21 free throws out of 25 attempts, missing first place in a shoot out to break a tie. She competed against eight other District champions from around the state of Texas. […]

What You Need to Know Before Starting Golf  

Contrary to popular belief that golf is the easiest sport ever created, it’s quite the opposite. The “sport of kings” requires a lot of talent, helpful gear, and precision to be able to play it properly and get decent scores, let alone win. Before heading to the golf course, it wouldn’t hurt to research some of the important things needed to get you on the right track. So, we’ve come up with a list of […]

Katy ISD Performs Historically in TMEA Competition  

KATY [February 26, 2020] –  For the first time in Katy Independent School District’s history, 50 high school students were recognized as “All State Musicians” by the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) in the categories of band, orchestra and choir.  Seven Lakes High School Symphony Orchestra was also named the 2020 TMEA Honor Full Orchestra State Champions.  All were invited to perform during the association’s annual convention in San Antonio, TX. “This is the highest honor […]

Boy from Malawi receives heart surgery via HeartGift program

Houston, TX (77030) (February 26, 2020) On Tuesday February 18th Joshua, a 9-year-old boy from Malawi, underwent lifesaving heart surgery at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital.  This surgery corrected the congenital heart defect he was born with, Atrioventricular Canal Defect. Joshua was able to travel from his home in Blantyre Malawi to Houston TX via the HeartGift program.  HeartGift provides lifesaving heart surgery to children from around the world where specialized medical treatment is either scarce or […]

Cornyn: Harris County to Receive $1.8M Federal Grant to Help Fight HIV/AIDS in Texas  

WASHINGTON—Harris County will receive a federal grant of $1,794,295 to combat the spread of HIV/AIDS in Texas, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) announced today.  The funding comes from the Department of Health and Human Service’s Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America – Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, which aims to reduce new HIV infections across the United States. “The scourge of HIV/AIDS continues to cause tremendous pain for too many Texans and their families,” said Sen. Cornyn.  “I […]

Sen. Cruz Announces Staff Updates to Washington, D.C. Office

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today announced two updates to his senior leadership team. He has promoted Andrew Davis, who joined in April, as Chief Counsel, and named Lauren Aronson, who joined in July, as Communications Director. Both Andrew and Lauren will serve in his Washington, D.C. office. “Andrew and Lauren have been excellent additions to our senior leadership team,” Sen. Cruz said. “Andrew’s work defending Americans’ constitutional rights and Lauren’s experience […]

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar Launches Good for Texas Tour: Community College Edition

(WHARTON) — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar is rebooting his Good for Texas Tour by highlighting Texas community colleges’ important impact on the Texas economy as well as their role in meeting specific educational and vocational needs of the areas they serve. Today, Hegar is visiting Wharton County Junior College, which has notable automotive, nuclear power technology, process technology, manufacturing technology and business programs. “When I graduated from high school, I wasn’t quite ready to leave home, but I […]

Katy ISD Education Foundation Celebrates Investors

Annual Event Showcases Teacher Grant Activities for Those Who Help Fund Them (Katy, TX) – The Katy ISD Education Foundation recently celebrated its family of supporters at its annual Investor Breakfast.  The event featured face-to-face conversation with teacher grant recipients and principals from fourteen Katy ISD campuses, and the opportunity to experience each of their awarded grants first-hand. Katy ISD Education Foundation Investors pledge annual support of at least $1,000 per year for three years. The […]