Tom Upton Joins Katy Spring & Manufacturing, Inc.

Katy Spring & Manufacturing, Inc. is pleased to announce Tom Upton has joined its team as its new professional engineer. Mr. Upton brings with him over 50 years of engineering experience with over 30 years in the spring manufacturing industry.  He has worked as a captain with the US Air Force, a downhole equipment design manager with an oilfield equipment company, and president of a spring manufacturing company. Upton holds a Bachelor of Science in […]

Recognizing Our First Responders

Letter to the Editor: We wish to express our appreciation for the terrific job our First Responders do.  Last Saturday, April 5th, a seriously ill relative of ours was fortunately found in his stalled car, westbound on I-10, about 1/2 mile before the Brookshire exit.  He had been missing for about two days, without his medications, money to buy food or water, and without his cell phone when he ran out of gasoline. We were […]

In Light of Federal Guidelines for Commercial Drivers, DPS Extends Deadline for CDL Holders to Submit Medical Certificates

AUSTIN – In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has suspended the automatic downgrade of commercial driver licenses (CDL) by providing CDL holders with an extension for the medical certificates required for CDLs if a driver is unable to provide a current medical certificate due to COVID-19. This action comes in light of guidelines issued last month by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and following the closure […]

OakBend Medical Center’s Roots Run Deep

On January 15, 2020, OakBend Medical Center celebrated its 70th Birthday. During the past 70 years, the hospital has continued to service the community and to expand and grow. Today it is the largest healthcare system in Fort Bend County, and the only remaining independent hospital in the Greater Houston area. The hospital’s roots run deep in the community. On July 23, 1947, A.P. George, Mamie E. George, A.E. Myers, C.L. Dutton, J.A. Wessendorff, W.C. […]

Oakbend Medical Center Welcomes First Baby Of 2020    

Richmond, TX…OakBend Medical Center welcomed its first baby of 2020 at 4:35PM on Wednesday, January 1st.  Born to parents Angelina and Seth Burnett, baby boy, Eliyah Holland, weighed in at 7 lbs 0 oz and is 19.75 inches long. Mother, dad and baby and all doing well and looking forward to all that the new year and new baby bring. ### About OakBend Medical Center OakBend Medical Center is the last remaining independent, nonprofit hospital […]

Get Ready for the Year’s Busiest Mailing and Shipping Week

More Than 28 Million Packages Delivered Per Day This Week HOUSTON, TX — Many consumers are in a sprint to the finish getting their holiday gifts and greetings in the mail. This week is anticipated to be the busiest week of the holiday mailing and shipping season for the Postal Service. The agency expects to process and deliver nearly 2.5 billion pieces of mail, including packages, this week alone. Overall, the Postal Service anticipates delivering 800 million packages […]

Santa Visits Oakbend Medical Center


Richmond, TX…Santa visited OakBend Medical Center’s Jackson Street location and took the time to visit with the employees children and grandchildren. The children enjoyed cookies and milk and arts and crafts at the event which took place in the Joe & Doris Gurecky Atrium. They were treated to story time by children’s author, Marilyn Sebesta, of Wharton who brought along Scout the Loveable Lab to help entertain the children and Santa. Each of the children […]

November’s activities at the Katy Library

SPECIAL EVENTS The Katy Library will close early at 5pm on Wednesday, 11/27 and will be closed on Thursday, 11/28 through Sunday, 12/01 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Early Voting and Election Day for Harris County at the Katy Library Early Voting will take place for Harris County registered voters from 10/21 to 11/01. Voting hours are 7:00am – 7:00pm except on Sunday which is 1:00pm – 6:00pm. Election Day hours are 7:00am-7:00pm. For more information, […]

Car Accident: 8 Key Steps to Take After the Accident

Getting involved in a car crash is the last thing you want to imagine as a driver. The thought of what could possibly happen and the kind of frustration, it would put you and your loved ones through­ – is not a pleasant one. But hey, let’s face it; accidents don’t come knocking on anyone’s door. It just happens and the best thing you can do is to take measures to improve your safety while […]