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Three Seven Lakes Coaches Named Coaches of the Year

Seven lakes sub-varsity cheerleading coach Hailey Hann, cheerleading coach Amy Weaston and volleyball coach Amy Cataline (Katy ISD photo)

By George Slaughter Three Seven Lakes High School coaches received coach of the year recognition last week at the Texas Girls Coaches Association annual banquet in Arlington. Amy Cataline is the volleyball coach. Hailey Hann is the sub-varsity cheerleading coach. Amy Weaston is the cheerleading coach. “To receive this recognition, especially during a school year that included many challenges for our student-athletes demonstrates our coaches’ resilience to finish whatever the team set their minds to,” […]

Fort Bend County Man Charged with Negligent Homicide

By George Slaughter A Rosenberg man has been charged with criminal negligent homicide following the shooting death of a fellow Rosenberg man last month. The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Department said Dustin Lee Arguijo, 35, and Alfred Freddie Garcia, 32, became involved in a disturbance at Arguijo’s house in the 1000 block of Aurelia in Rosenberg. Arguijo reportedly displayed a gun, which went off during the disturbance. The incident occurred at about 7:30 p.m. July 16. […]

Harris County Man Charged with Murder, Aggravated Assault

By George Slaughter A Harris County man has been charged with murder and two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after the shooting death of his wife. The Harris County Sheriff’s Department said Lawrence Reed was involved in a domestic disturbance with his wife, Junius Reed, at about 8:50 p.m. Thursday in the 2700 block of Roaring Oaks Lane. When deputies arrived at the scene, they found Junius Reed dead from gunshot wounds […]

Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office Enrolling Patients for Project Lifesaver

By George Slaughter The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s office is enrolling patients with cognitive disabilities in a program designed to help caregivers find them should they accidentally get lost. In the Project Lifesaver program, patients with cognitive disabilities such as Alzheimer’s, autism or dementia wear a wrist or ankle transmitter that gives a tracking signal. If that patient goes missing, the caregiver notifies the sheriff’s office, who can then send a deputy to pick up […]

Fort Bend County Deputies Recognized for Saving Teen from Suicide Attempt

Constable Chad Norvell, Deputies Bryan Steffen, Gregory Markovsky, Roger Castillo (Fort Bend Precinct 3 Constable photo)

By George Slaughter Fort Bend County has honored three deputies for saving a teen from attempting suicide. On July 7, deputies went to the La Centerra shopping center parking garage at 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd. They had reports of a female sitting on the top ledge. Upon arriving, they saw a teen girl sitting on the top with her legs facing out. The first deputy on the scene began talking to the girl. Meanwhile, other […]

Fort Bend County Launches New Web Address and Mobile App

By George Slaughter Fort Bend County has a new website address and a mobile app, both of which are designed to improve public access to the county government. The new website is http://www.fbctx.gov. The mobile app is “myFBC” and can be downloaded from the Apple Store and the Google Play Store. The http://www.fortbendcountytx.gov website address remains the active home of the county website. However, the shortened FBCTX.gov address is a streamlined improvement intended to better […]

Katy ISD Enrollment Underway for 2021-22

Dr. Andrea Grooms, chief of communications; Maria DiPetta, media relations manager; Rachel Migues, communications and social media specialist, and Ray Cortez, of the Katy ISD Communications Department (Katy ISD photo)

By George Slaughter Katy Independent School District students return to school August 18, and the district asks parents to enroll students through its online registration system. The district describes a “new” student as a K-12 learner who has never attended a school within the Katy ISD, or a previous Katy ISD student who withdrew and is re-enrolling. All Katy ISD students must to enroll, or update their information, for the new school year using the […]

New Katy Assistant City Administrator Has Local Ties

Katy City Administrator Byron Hebert, left, and Mayor Bill Hastings flank new Assistant City Administrator Anas Garfaoui (George Slaughter photo)

By George Slaughter Mayde Creek High School is not within the Katy city limits, but one of its alumni has a new role at Katy City Hall. On July 12, the city council appointed Anas Garfaoui as assistant city administrator. In this role, Garfaoui said his goal is to “take direction from the council and enact its vision for the city.” Garfaoui joined the city as a part-time administrative assistant following his 2012 graduation from […]

Howdy Homemade Ice Cream Welcomed to Katy Area

Howdy Homemade Ice Cream store owner Rodrick Batson (George Slaughter photo)

By George Slaughter The Katy area welcomed a new ice cream store Thursday. Howdy Homemade Ice Cream, 20920 Katy Freeway, celebrated its local grand opening with hundreds of guests, including Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and rap artist Trae the Truth, who is both a supporter of the chain and is also active in his support of charitable causes. The Katy area store is the third such store. The chain is known for hiring workers with […]

Todd Knobbe Appointed Principal at West Memorial Junior High

Todd Knobbe (Katy ISD photo)

By George Slaughter Todd Knobbe has been appointed principal at West Memorial Junior High School. Knobbe has 17 years of experience, much of which is in the Katy Independent School District. He began his career in 2004 as a teacher and coach in the Alief Independent School District. The next year, he came to Katy and accepted a teaching and coaching position at Beckendorff Junior High. In 2007, Knobbe joined Seven Lakes High School where […]