25 innovative classroom projects earn $100,000 in funding from Harmony Education Foundation

Building a solar car, teaching 3D game design and starting a literary magazine are just some of the innovative classroom projects that will be funded this year by $100,000 in grants provided to Harmony Public Schools by the Harmony Education Foundation. The foundation is awarding the grants to Harmony Public Schools educators to implement 25 innovative, hands-on projects submitted for consideration to the foundation’s Classroom Grants Program, foundation CEO Dr. E. Tevfik Eski said. “These projects will enhance […]

AG Paxton Applauds $1.6 Billion Global Settlement with Opioid Manufacturer

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced a global settlement framework agreement between state attorneys general, local subdivisions, and Mallinckrodt (MNK), its subsidiaries, and certain other affiliates. MNK is currently the largest generic opioid manufacturer in the United States. In the agreement, MNK agrees to pay $1.6 billion in cash to a trust that will cover the costs of opioid addiction treatment and related efforts, with the potential for increased payment to the trust. MNK also […]

Public’s assistance needed to find next of kin

County Institute of Forensic Sciences | 1861 Old Spanish Trail, Houston, Texas 77054 | Forensic Investigations: 832-927-5001 Announcement Date: 2/24/2020 Date of Death/Recovery: 2/10/2020 IFS Case Number: ML20-0563 Law Enforcement Agency and Case Number: Houston Police Department 1908-3820S Number: UP65658 Recovery Location: 1300 St. Joseph Parkway, Houston, TX 77002 Demographic Description: Sex: Male Height: 6’ Wt: 207 lbs Age: Adult ADDITIONAL IDENTIFIERS: The decedent was found wearing a tan zipper, hooded sweatshirt, tan […]

The Exchange Club of Sugar Land’s 33rd Annual Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, April 25

The Exchange Club of Sugar Land’s 33rd Annual Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, April 25, 2020 from 5:30 pm to 9 pm at Fluor Corporation cafeteria, 1 Fluor Daniel Drive, Sugar Land. This year’s theme is WINNER WINNER SPAGHETTI DINNER! Every attendee will receive a red ticket, and during the evening a drawing will be held to see which attendee wins a $100 bill just for attending! WINNER WINNER SPAGHETTI DINNER! Individual […]

Salute To Business 2020

Friday, April 24th 11AM to 1PM The Fulshear-Katy Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to host Salute to Business 2020 with the 48th Governor of Texas Greg Abbott as the Keynote Speaker. We invite the community to attend this luncheon and reflect on the past year and be inspired for the new year. This year’s Presenting Sponsor is our very own Fulshear Friendly Walmart. Sponsorship opportunities and Individual tickets are available now at This […]

Social Security Modernizing its Disability Program

Decades Old Rule Updated to Reflect Today’s Workforce Social Security Commissioner Andrew Saul announced a new final rule today, modernizing an agency disability rule that was introduced in 1978 and has remained unchanged.  The new regulation, “Removing the Inability to Communicate in English as an Education Category,” updates a disability rule that was more than 40 years old and did not reflect work in the modern economy.  This final rule has been in the works […]

Sens. Cruz, Shaheen Announce Biting Sanctions Against Lebanese Officials Complicit in the Unlawful Detention and Abuse of U.S. Citizens  

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today introduced new legislation that would impose sanctions against Lebanese officials who are involved in the unlawful detainment, arrest or abuse of any United States citizen in Lebanon. The senators’ legislation – the Zero Tolerance for Unlawful Detentions of U.S. Citizens in Lebanon Act (Zero Tolerance Act) – comes in response to Lebanese officials’ refusal to free United States […]

Messiah Netflix Series—Who do you say Jesus is?

Will he “convert you or con you?” the 10 episode series trailer for “Messiah” asks, but does not answer. The Netflix series “Messiah” produced by Mark Burnett and Roma Downey is sparking discussion and debate. Like most films about faith, Messiah raises thought-provoking questions. Is he a prophet, the returning Jesus, or the anti-Christ? What is the core message of the “Messiah” series? What do Christians, Jews, and Muslims believe? What do non-religious people believe? What do […]

25th annual Periwinkle Cycle returns with “’90s Reboot” on February 29

Annual bike-a-thon raises awareness for programs benefiting children touched by cancer WHAT:               On Saturday, February 29, The Periwinkle Foundation will bring back the ‘90s in celebration of the 25th annual Periwinkle Cycle, presented by White Oak Energy. Teams of four will compete in this indoor cycling challenge in 30-minute heats to raise funds and awareness for The Periwinkle Foundation’s Camps, Arts and Survivor Programs. Teams are encouraged to embrace this year’s ‘90s theme to win various […]

Local CEO will Lead Katy ISD Community Bond Advisory Committee  

KATY [February 24, 2020] –  The Katy ISD Board of Trustees formally announced Heath Rushing as its 2020 Community Bond Advisory Committee (CBAC) Chairperson as they prepare for a 150-member committee that will be charged with assessing budgets and campus capital needs. Rushing, a Katy community member and parent to three school aged children, is the Senior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Memorial Hermann Katy and Memorial Hermann Cypress. He will lead the […]