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Why Experts recommend to Take Life Insurance

Getting life insurance is a crucial financial decision, but few people are insured. But why is getting one that important? Well, no one knows what will happen in the future, regardless of the amount someone earns. A lot of people die prematurely from accidents or illness and, if your family depends on you and you were to die, it could have devastating consequences for the loved ones. It would affect their ability to settle debts, […]

Harris County COVID-19 Relief Fund Sees Record Number of Applicants in Second Phase of Funding

Applicants to be notified of selection and community-based organization match by June 30 Harris County, Texas – June 25, 2020, The Harris County COVID-19 Relief Fund opened its application this week for aid to the public as part of its second phase of funding. The application, which was available online and over the phone, was inundated by tens of thousands of Harris County residents seeking assistance from the fund. The total number of applications is currently being processed […]

Katy Leo Club Organizing Book Drive to Benefit Nigerian Students

By George Slaughter Katy-area students are staging a book drive to benefit K-12 students in Nigeria. The Katy Leo Club’s book drive, working with Great Minds Library, begins July 1 and runs through September 15. Dropoff locations are at the following Morningstar Storage locations: 5333 Highway Blvd. in Katy. 3506 Greenhouse Road in Houston 11950 Will Clayton Parkway in Humble. Great Minds Library is a 503 (c) (3) nonprofit organization that donates books to public […]

DeMerchant Welcomes Amazon to Fort bend County

Fort Bend County Commissioner, Precinct 4, Ken R. DeMerchant welcomes Amazon to Fort Bend County. On June 18th 2020, the Fort Bend Economic Development Council (FBEDC) formally announced the opening of an Amazon warehouse and distribution center to be located in Richmond, TX. DeMerchant has worked with FBEDC since October of 2019 to secure Amazon in Fort Bend County, creating 1,000 new full-time jobs with an average of $18 per hour salary. The building, located […]

Four Men Arrested, Charged with Aggravated Robbery

By George Slaughter Four men, one of them a juvenile, have been arrested charged with both aggravated robbery and engaging in organized criminal activity, Katy Police said Thursday. At approximately 5:45 a.m. Wednesday, video footage showed four masked men, with guns drawn, entering the Shipley Do-Nuts in the 1900 block of Katy Mills Blvd. The men held employees at gunpoint while they took cash from the register and robbed employees of their personal belongings. They […]

Literacy Council of Fort Bend County announces appointment of new Executive Director, Terri Stuart

SUGAR LAND, TX, April 22, 2020 – The Board of Directors of the Literacy Council of Fort Bend County is pleased to announce the appointment of Terri Stuart as the organization’s new Executive Director, effective June 1, 2020. Terri will succeed Kelli Metzenthin who will retire on June 30, 2020. “We are excited that Terri is joining the Literacy Council as our new executive director,” said Jeff Tallas, board chair of the LCFBC. “A Richmond resident, […]

Earth Day 2020: Earth in the Time of Corona

By: David D. Ramjohn CEO-AlgEternal Technologies, LLC We knew this could happen; in fact, we knew this WOULD happen. We have a history of epidemics and pandemics dating back to the Antonine Plague in Roma circa 165-180 CE, with no less than 19 in the record up to the ongoing novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) outbreak, which results in the dreaded COVID-19 disease. We have a history of crowding into urban centers, fleeing rural settings as if […]

COVID-19 Issues Compel City to Postpone Election

By George Slaughter Citing public safety concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, the Katy City Council Monday voted unanimously to postpone the Katy city election until November 3. The vote came in response to a COVID-19-related proclamation issued by Gov. Greg Abbott last Wednesday. In that proclamation, Abbott gave cities with upcoming elections, such as Katy, the option of postponing those elections until November. Abbott said last week that he encourages postponement so the focus can […]

Katy Mills Mall to Close in Response to COVID-19 Concerns

By George Slaughter Katy Mills Mall will close at 7 p.m. Wednesday and remain closed through March 29 in response to the national COVID-19 pandemic, the mall’s owner said. “The health and safety of our shoppers, retailers, and employees is of paramount importance and we are taking this step to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our communities,” Simon Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President David Simon said in a statement. Simon, based in […]

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