Education

Student Support Annex Named After Dynamic Katy ISD Educator  

KATY [September 13, 2019] –Holding back tears, Jeanne Coleman, one of Katy Independent School District’s newest namesakes, thanked those in attendance last night at the Student Support Annex for making the new facility a reality for the District.  The building located at 4242 S. Mason Road in Katy, Texas, has undergone multiple transformations over the last several years.  Originally a University of Houston satellite campus, the empty building was leased by Katy ISD and served as […]

Katy ISD Kindergarten Gifted and Talented Screening Deadline  

KATY [September 12, 2019] – Now through October 3, parents of kindergarten students in the Katy Independent School District, who would like their child to be part of the Gifted and Talented (GT) program, Challenge, may refer them for screening.  This week, kindergarten parents will receive information detailing how to submit their student referral.  Referrals are due on October 4, and information can also be found on the Katy ISD GT and Advanced Academics website. “The State of Texas […]

Altierus Career College to Host Open Houses Focused on Healthcare Careers  

September 18 event to highlight career path in surgical technology HOUSTON, Texas (Sept. 12, 2019)—On September 18, Altierus Career College in Houston will host an open house to help the public and prospective students understand career paths in nursing and surgical technology. Altierus will provide a tour of the surgical technology and other healthcare program labs, which include industry-current equipment to help students learn hands-on such as lifelike mannequins that imitate the human body and realistic […]

Secondary Gifted and Talented Screening Now Taking Place at Katy ISD  

KATY [September 12, 2019] –  Gifted and talented (GT) screenings for incoming secondary students are now taking place in the Katy Independent School District.  Students currently in fifth grade who are not identified as part of the elementary Challenge Program have the opportunity to be screened for GT services.  Students who are already being serviced in the elementary Challenge Program do not need to re-screen for the secondary program. If parents would like to refer their […]

A More “Hands On” Approach Needed For Job Training & Placement Efforts Say Regional Workforce Advocates

(HOUSTON) Structural changes in education, continued industrial diversification, and a commitment to constant skills development will enhance the region’s future competitiveness according to recommendations contained in a new report card released by the Gulf Coast Workforce Board. The seventh edition of the regional Workforce Report Card compares the Gulf Coast to eight similarly situated regions areas to gauge performance on six key indicators: Macro economy & industry dynamics, labor force composition, educational achievement & investment, quality of […]

Harris County Health Department Investigates Case of Student Who Became Ill after Vaping

Health Department urges residents to avoid vaping HOUSTON– Harris County Public Health (HCPH) was notified about a high school student in Northwest Harris County who became ill after vaping and is actively investigating the situation. HCPH will provide further updates as the situation unfolds. Consistent with recently released Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance, HCPH recommends community members not use e-cigarette products, especially if they are at a higher risk; such as youth, young […]

National Charity League Inc. Lady Bird Chapter Hosts Back to School Senior Fashion Show

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Katy, TX , August 11, 2019 – This past August, the National Charity League, Inc., Lady Bird Chapter (NCL, Inc.) hosted a Peace, Love, and NCL Runway Fashion Show at the Redeemer Community Church in Katy. The Class of 2020 organized the event which has become a back to school tradition for the chapter. The senior class modeled fashions from Sassafras Boutique and Gifts (Katy), and jewelry from Park Lane Jewelry (Katy). Proceeds from the […]

Learn Crocheting Basics At Library Workshop             

Learn the basics of crocheting at Fort Bend County Libraries’ Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library on Saturday, September 28, from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 8100 FM 359 South in Fulshear. The “Crochet Workshop: 7 Essential Stitches” is a hands-on adult craft class for individuals aged 16 and above. No previous crochet experience is necessary. Library staff member Marie Picon will review the seven essential crochet stitches, starting […]

HCA Houston Healthcare West Hosts September 21 “Crush The Crisis” Drug Take-Back Day

HOUSTON, TX (September 6, 2019) – HCA Houston Healthcare West will serve as a collection point for individuals to safely and anonymously dispose of unused or expired opioid painkillers on Saturday, September 21 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. as part of the hospital’s commitment to curb the misuse and addiction to prescription pain relievers. “Crush The Crisis” will provide individuals with the opportunity to turn in tablets, capsules and patches of Codeine, Hydrocodone, Demerol, […]