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The Arc of Katy announces our 2022 founders award and volunteer of the year honorees

The Arc of Katy Board of Directors is pleased to recognize Marie Tsakiris with our 2022 Ann Davis Founders Award and Judy Colabella and Walt Palen as our 2022 Volunteers of the Year. The awardees will be recognized at The Arc of Katy 2022 Achieve with Us Gala on Friday, Sept. 23 at Beckendorff Farms in Katy. Our annual benefit event will raise funds for day programs and other resources that we provide for teens and adults […]

Katy Independent School District Announces Its Policy For Providing Free and Reduced-Priced Meals

Katy Independent School District announced its policy for providing free and reduced-price meals for children served under the attached current income eligibility guidelines. A copy of the policy may be viewed at www.squaremeals.com. Children living in households whose income are at or below the federally approved levels, based on household size, may be eligible for meal benefits. Transfer students approved for the program from another school district may either complete a Katy ISD application or […]

Katy ISD Executive Director of Athletics Recognized for Meritorious Dedication

Debbie Decker Executive Director of Athletics

Debbie Decker, Katy ISD’s Executive Director of Athletics, was recognized with the 2022 National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) State Award of Merit during the Texas High School Athletic Directors Association (THSADA) state conference in June. This renowned recognition is awarded to an athletic administrator from each state for their outstanding leadership, meritorious dedication to high school and junior high athletics, as well as their achievement in the vocation of interscholastic administration. “I am extremely […]

Katy ISD Board of Trustees Discuss Attendance Boundary Modifications for Several Elementary Schools

Tonight during the Katy ISD Board of Trustees monthly meeting, Chief Operations Officer Ted Vierling, along with Population and Survey Analysts (PASA) proposed attendance boundary modifications (ABM) for two of the District’s future elementary schools, Elementary Schools #45 and #46, as well as areas served by Bethke, Campbell, Golbow, Hutsell, Leonard, McElwain and McRoberts elementary schools.  The proposal would address the rapid growth within the neighborhoods surrounding those campuses.  The feedback of parents impacted by […]

Nationally Celebrated Skinspirit Expands Texas Footprint With New Katy Clinic

  Katy, Texas (July 13, 2022) – SkinSpirit, the number one provider of BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers in the U.S., is opening its second location in the Houston area on July 19th. A leading destination for medical aesthetic skin, face and body services, the Katy clinic marks the 24th location for SkinSpirit nationally and the fourth location in Texas following clinics in Austin, Dallas metroplex and Houston’s Rice Village respectively.   Supervised by Stanford-trained, board-certified […]

Katy ISD Hosts Operations Job Fair

Looking to work for one of the best school districts in the Houston-Metro area?  You’re invited to attend the Katy ISD Operations Job Fair on July 19!  The District is looking to fill positions in the Nutrition & Food Services, Maintenance & Operations and Transportation departments. Interested candidates should complete an application at www.katyisd.org before attending the job fair.  Hard copy resumes are recommended for attendees, as well as preparation for onsite interviews. “During this job fair […]

Comptroller Glenn Hegar Distributes $1 Billion in Monthly Sales Tax Revenue to Local Governments

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar

(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced today he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $1.03 billion in local sales tax allocations for July, 15.3 percent more than in July 2021.  These allocations are based on sales made in May by businesses that report tax monthly.      LOCAL SALES TAX ALLOCATIONS (July 2022)  Recipient  July 2022 Allocations  Change from July 2021  Year-to-date Change  Cities     $655.6M  ↑14.0%  ↑16.4%  Transit Systems  $220.3M  ↑14.2%  […]

Katy ISD Names New Principals for Bryant, McRoberts Elementary Schools

KATY, TX [July 1, 2022] – Katy ISD recently named the new principals for Bryant and McRoberts elementary schools for the 2022-2023 school year. Ashley Pierce will lead Bryant Elementary and Kelly Stroud will lead McRoberts Elementary.   Ashley Pierce began her career in education in 2007 as an elementary math and science teacher in Fort Bend ISD. In 2013, she moved into the role of math specialist and instructional coach before moving to Katy ISD to […]

UHV to Host Soccer Summer Camp in July

  EVENT NAME:  UHV Soccer Summer Camp    WHEN:  July 11-15, 9 a.m.-noon or 5:30-8:30 p.m.    WHERE:  The Cage, 3007 N. Ben Wilson St.    CONTACTS:  soccercamps@uhv.edu or 361-485-4418    EVENT SUMMARY: UHV Soccer Camp is specifically designed to meet the demands of player development. It is a positive, creative and fun learning environment. Campers will be taught fundamental skills and advanced-level technical training to further develop and challenge their skills. Campers will be able to […]

Attorney General Paxton Files Pro-Religious Liberty Amicus Brief with SCOTUS 

AG Ken Paxton

AUSTIN – Attorney General Paxton has joined a multistate amicus brief in the U. S. Supreme Court in support of petitioners in Zhang Jingrong v. Chinese Anti-Cult World Alliance. In this case, a religious group known as the Falun Gong, which originated in China, experienced persecution and harassment on American soil. The Falun Gong sued under a federal statute, arguing that they were victims of threats or acts of violence intended to chill their First […]