Katy-Area Week 4 Football Roundup: Katy Defeats The Woodlands

Katy senior receiver Antonio Silva (9) battles for yard after a catch against two Highlander defenders. (Photo by Terry Carter/

By George Slaughter Junior running back Seth Davis rushed for two touchdowns to help lead the Katy Tigers to a 21-14 win over The Woodlands Thursday night at Rhodes Stadium. Davis finished the game with 21 carries for 223 yards. After the Highlanders took an early 7-0 lead, Davis scored the first of his touchdowns on a six-yard run with 6:07 remaining in the first quarter. His second touchdown came on a 49-yard run late […]

Fort Bend Sheriff’s Office Releases Identity of Missing Man

By George Slaughter Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office detectives are continuing a 14-year-old cold-case investigation into the cause of death of a Denver man. The case began in August 2007. Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call involving a death investigation at the W.A. Parish Power Generating Station, a coal-fired power plant in Thompsons, Texas. Thompsons is an unincorporated community approximately 13 miles southeast of Richmond. There, it was revealed that the unidentified deceased man had […]

Katy ISD Education Foundation Announces Return of Fireflies & Foodtrucks

By George Slaughter Fireflies & Foodtrucks, a fundraising event benefiting the Katy ISD Education Foundation, is set to take place next month. The event is set for 6-9 p.m. October 9 at the No Label Brewery, 5851 1st St. Tickets are $60 and cover food and beverage costs. Guests can also purchase exclusive VIP Bar Experience tickets, featuring access to special No Label brews, for an additional $25 each. Groups of eight can purchase a […]

Katy ISD Police Department Donates Patrol Car to Miller Career & Technology Center

The Katy ISD Police Department donated one of its cars to the Miller Career & Technology Center (Katy ISD photo)

By George Slaughter The Katy Independent School District Police Department donated a Crown Victoria police cruiser and a Toyota Scion to the Miller Career & Technology Center (MCTC) for student programs. The MCTC, 1734 Katyland Drive, develops college and career-ready students through engaging, real-world experience. Junior and senior students from several Katy ISD high school campuses can supplement their core classes with specialized career and technology programs at MCTC. Some of the programs offered at […]

City Announces Hearings for Budget, Tax Rate

By George Slaughter The Katy City Council Monday announced public hearings to consider and adopt its budget and proposed tax rate. The hearings will take place at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 27 at City Hall, 901 Avenue C. The council will consider a $34.4 million budget, which is posted on the city website. The budget is a $1.5 million increase from the current $33 million budget. The proposed tax rate is $0.447168 per $100 property evaluation. […]

Katy ISD Partners in Education Invites Community to Volunteer

By George Slaughter The Katy Independent School District’s Partners in Education program is looking for volunteers. The program, called PIE, is kicking off the 2021-22 school year by sharing information about how volunteers can become involved. Towards that end, the program has released a brochure that provides information on how volunteers can find a role to play. The brochure provides a look into all PIE programs, and the multi-national, multi-cultural, and multi-generational volunteers who bring […]

Cinco Ranch Defeats Brazoswood, 48-14

By George Slaughter The Cinco Ranch rebuilding project continues to show good results, with the Cougars posting a 48-14 win over Brazoswood Friday at Legacy Stadium. The Cougars improve to 3-0. Brazoswood falls to 2-1. Cinco Ranch literally needed no time to start Friday’s onslaught. The Buccaneers fumbled the opening kickoff and Cinco Ranch junior defensive back Brayan Perez Gilbes recovered the ball and ran it in for the opening touchdown. The score came before […]

Katy ISD Seeks Community Feedback on Strategic Plan

By George Slaughter The Katy Independent School District is requesting feedback on its five-year strategic plan to further define the goals that the district will pursue over the next two years. The district this week sent emails to parents, students, staff and community members, inviting them to take a survey intended to provide direction for enhancing programs to sustain student achievement. “The success of our strategic plan relies heavily on community involvement, particularly that of […]

Katy Honors Softball Teams on Water Tower

The Katy water tower honors the 2015 and 2019 state softball champion teams (City of Katy photo)

By George Slaughter The Katy High School football state titles have long been recognized on the city’s iconic water tower that sits across from City Hall. On Wednesday, the Katy softball program got its due, as the city recognized the Lady Tigers’ two state titles on the tower. Katy’s most recent softball state title came in 2019, when the Lady Tigers defeated Klein Collins. The Lady Tigers finished that season with a 37-2 record. Katy […]

Fort Bend Deputies Arrest, Charge Houston Man with Theft

Jose Villa (Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office photo)

By George Slaughter Fort Bend County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Houston man last Thursday after he tried to flee a home construction site with stolen construction materials. Deputies responded to a citizen call of a theft in progress in the 11400 block of Cypress Elm in Richmond. The caller said someone was loading construction materials into a van. Deputies located the van, loaded with residential framing lumber, as it tried to leave the scene. Deputies […]