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FY 2023 Katy City Budget Approved

By Tom Behrens A public hearing of the proposed FY2023 City of Katy budget was presented at the Katy City Council meeting on Monday, Sept. 26, 2022, at Katy City Hall, 901 Avenue C, Katy at 6:30 p.m. Members present: Mayor Dusty Thiele, Mayor Pro Tem Chris Harris, Council Members, Janet Corte, Gina Hicks, Rory Robertson, and Dan Smith Highlights of the FY2023 Budget Revenue: Approve Tax Rate of $0.077688 on each $100.00 of assessed […]

From Sandwich Generation to Panini Generation: How Pressures Have Increased on Family Caregivers 

Local Houston elder care expert provides resources to help the nearly 60% of sandwich generation caregivers who don’t know where to turn Today’s sandwich generation is pressed between the weight of their responsibilities: caring for aging parents while raising children in the midst of ever-changing economic and societal shifts. As the average life expectancy continues to increase, and families wait longer to have children, the demand on those caring for generations on either side of […]

Buckner Retirement Services Ranked #9 on the Fortune Best Workplaces in Aging Services™ in 2022

Faith-based senior living communities like Parkway Place offer employees a mission through service. Great Place to Work® ranked Buckner Retirement Services as the #9 small and medium-sized senior living and care employer on the 2022 Fortune Best Workplaces in Aging Services™ national list. Texas-based Buckner Retirement Services operates Parkway Place in the Energy Corridor. In addition to Buckner Villas, Buckner senior living communities include Buckner Villas in Austin, Baptist Retirement Community in San Angelo, Calder Woods in Beaumont, Buckner Westminster Place in Longview, and Ventana by Buckner in Dallas. The […]

WWT5: Teamwork Consistency Requires United Effort

Morton Ranch football players celebrate a key touchdown as a team, not an individual effort. (Photo by Terry Carter/ UDPhotos)

This is the third in a continuing series of wellness articles and it can empower our lives, athletic performance, careers and relationships. By Terry Carter One of the most universal rules of the human mind is that conflicting thoughts or beliefs cancel each other out, yielding no significant results. In everyday life, the desire to ask someone for a date can inspire great action in most people. But if that person is equally fearful of […]

Houston Grand Opera Opens Must-See New Production, The Wreckers, on October 28

Dame Ethel Smyth’s masterpiece receives its first-ever full-scale production from a major American opera company On October 28, 2022, Houston Grand Opera (HGO) will open a must-see new production of Dame Ethel Smyth’s epic 1906 opera The Wreckers. This will be the first-ever full-scale production of The Wreckers from a major American opera company. Despite being one of the world’s great operas, The Wreckers was neglected for over a century after its premiere, as the world wasn’t ready for a woman […]

Mothers of Held Angels (MOHA) provides training to Houston Area hospitals for bereavement nurses to support families of loss

Earlier this month, Mothers of Held Angels (MOHA) provided bereavement training to OakBend Hospital in Richmond, Texas and Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital. This marks the fourth and fifth in-services that MOHA has provided to nurses at local hospitals. Nurses at Houston Methodist Sugarland, Houston Methodist TMC, and Memorial Hermann Katy have also all been trained by MOHA volunteers this year. The training that MOHA provides includes how to use a “CuddleCot”, a cooling system that […]

Animal Welfare Organizations Come Together to Provide Services for Pet Owners at Pet Resource Fair

Harris County Public Health and Harris County Precinct 1 Announce Communitywide Collaboration of Local Shelters and Animal Welfare Organizations at James Driver Park! Owned pets residing in the City of Houston and Harris County can benefit from free cat and dog vaccinations, free microchipping, pet food pantry, and more on a first-come-first-served basis at the Pet Resource Fair this Saturday, September 24. The event will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at James Driver Park, located at […]

Storms, Rainforests, and New Music: Houston’s Most Exciting Young Orchestra Performs Two World Premieres Confronting Environmental and Climate Issues

Patrick Harlin, Guest Composer

October 9 Concert to Showcase Award-Winning Composers Nicky Sohn and Patrick Harlin Houston’s artist-led, artist-curated Kinetic Ensemble opens its eighth concert season on Sunday, October 9, at 6pm at MATCH with The Wilderness Anthology, featuring premieres by two award-winning composers, Nicky Sohn and Patrick Harlin, which both call attention to the critical climate issues of our time. Ms. Sohn’s What Happens If Pipes Burst? (2022) for string orchestra is a personal reflection on 2021’s catastrophic Winter Storm Uri, […]

Tompkins High School Student, Skylar Skrabanek, Commits to Florida State University

Skylar Skrabanek, a Junior at Obra D. Tompkins High School, verbally committed to play D1 beach volleyball for Florida State University (FSU).  FSU has finished second in college beach nationals on numerous occasions and has a reputation in the beach community as one of the top D1 colleges for beach volleyball.  “I was beyond excited when they called and wanted to speak to me about playing for FSU.  This was my top pick and my […]

Katy Area Community Band Performs Concert on October 9th

The Lone Star Symphonic Band is celebrating its 30th season beginning with this upcoming October’s performance. All performances will be held at Holy Covenant United Methodist Church, located at 22111 Morton Road, Katy, Texas 77449. The Band’s concert performances will begin at 4:00 pm. Season tickets are available for purchase at (https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?subscription=lssb). Season tickets are $32 each and include all five performances for this year’s Concert Season. Tickets to individual concerts may also be purchased, with ticket […]