Katy ISD is accepting nominations for the naming of Elementary #45 and Elementary #46

As a reminder, Katy ISD is accepting nominations for the naming of Elementary #45, located at 25600 Longenbaugh Road, and Elementary #46, located at 25615 Clay Road in the Northwest Quadrant of the District. The deadline for submission is November 28, 2022. Individuals interested in submitting a name are asked to review the Katy ISD Board Policy CW(LOCAL) for facility naming guidelines and submit a completed Naming Form, found on the Katy ISD School and Facility webpage. Please submit other […]

The guide to the solar calculator

How many watts should a solar system on a mobile home have? A question that comes up again and again. There is no general answer simply because too many factors come into play. And my solar calculator goes into this: it takes the power consumption in the mobile home and the voltage (12V / 24V) as the basis for calculating the solar system and battery for your (future self-sufficient) mobile home. Solar calculator for 12V […]

How to Refill Your Grease Gun

A grease gun is a great gadget to have around the house. Whether you are mechanically minded or love to tinker with engineering projects, you can only benefit from the hundred uses of a good grease gun if you know how to fill it up. Any DIY lover who has ever tried to use grease without an organised system will tell you that it gets messy. Not only does using grease out the tin get […]

5 Spanish Swear Words and What They Mean

Admit it – swearing is fun. This is not to suggest that one should randomly shout out profanities at will during inappropriate moments. After a while, our normal curse words begin to have minor impact. However, once you start to do a little digging to uncover these words’ origin you may make some interesting discoveries. This is especially true when looking at the meanings and translations behind swear words and phrases from other countries. There […]

6 Advantages Of Online Education

There are many advantages to getting an online education. With the technological advances we have today, it’s easier than ever to get an education without leaving the comfort of your own home. You can learn at your own pace, and you have the flexibility to take courses that interest you. In this blog post, we will explore six advantages of getting an online education. Whether you’re looking to advance your career or simply learn something […]

 Discover and Develop The Strengths

Those involved in the education system have a unique and genuine opportunity to change society. However, when dealing with students, one also needs to consider that there are special children, too, who might need special care. Even though it is a challenging experience for many, at the same time, it is also a gratifying experience for sure. If you are an educator engaged with students with special needs, here are a few tips to bring […]

Harmony Public Schools on the Road to Become No Place for Hate Designated Schools

Bullying and cyberbullying have become an epidemic students face every day. In fact, 20% of students ages 12-18 are bullied while 36% of students are cyberbullied, according to research compiled by the Anti-Defamation League. Harmony Public Schools is joining the scores of high schools across the country taking a stand to end bullying and cyberbullying through the No Place for Hate® program. Harmony Public Schools is proud to partner with the ADL for its No Place for Hate® program, which […]

Thanksgiving Week – Take the Time to Get Outdoors

"Photo Courtesy - Michael Thuman"

Tom Behrens – I enjoy deer hunting, but I think I would give a slight edge to waterfowl hunting over deer hunting. There is something just about those still dark mornings, finding your way across a deeply plowed field pulling a bag of decoys out to set up before daylight. Or maybe its standing thigh/hip deep in water in flooded timber on the upper end of Toledo Bend Lake waiting for the duck flying action […]

Tompkins Volleyball Reaches First State Final

Tompkins senior Cindy Tchouangwa (12) and junior Ckylar Skrabanek (14) make the team's diverse and powerful offense very effective. The Lady Falcons will meet Dripping Springs for the 6A state championship on Saturday in Garland. (Photo by Terry Carter/

By Terry Carter Inner strength and tenacity propelled Tompkins to a 5-set volleyball victory over Keller on Friday night in the 6A Volleyball State Semifinals at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland. The 3-2 win transformed the Lady Falcons (42-4) to place where they were battling and tied 20-20 in set four while trailing 2-1 in sets won. At that time, three consecutive Tompkins errors had allowed Keller (33-12) to claw back into a tie […]

Tigers Gaining Momentum In Playoffs

Katy senior Caleb Koger is the Tigers' field general. He runs an offense that is nearly on autopilot and could score 60 points against many foes. (Photo by Terry Carter/UDPhotos)

By Terry Carter At 11-0, no one is wondering if the Katy Tigers belong in the playoffs. Opponents are only wondering how long will the Tigers continue to dominate Region III-6A. For Katy football fans, it’s the story that continues to shine each fall. Katy has been played close games and won, and they’ve lost to a few regional foes in the last 20 years, mostly North Shore or The Woodlands. But those bigger schools […]