Katy News

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 […]

Katy ISD Hosts Operations Job Fair

Looking to work for the #1 school district in the Greater Houston Area?  You’re invited to attend the Katy ISD Operations Job Fair on October 5!  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, there […]

Katy ISD Board of Trustees to Launch Listening Circle tour

This fall, the Katy ISD Board of Trustees will be launching a Listening Circle tour The goal of this initiative is to partner with parents and community members to identify state-level legislative priorities that would benefit the students of Katy ISD, and individuals who would be interested in advocating alongside Trustees to influence state policy impacting our students and schools. Four (4) Board Listening Circles have been scheduled for this fall. The dates include October 19 […]

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 […]

October Children’s Programs At Cinco Ranch Branch Library

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Boulevard in Katy, will present a variety of free children’s programs – Family Story Time, Pajama Night Story Time, and After-School Breaks – during the first three weeks of October. These activities will NOT take place during the last week of October because the library is an election site, and early voting will be taking place during that time. Family Story Time takes place on Wednesdays […]

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 […]

Nord Anglia Education School BIS Houston Shortlisted for Two International School Awards

Impressive International School Award Recognition for British International School of Houston British International School of Houston located in Katy, Texas announced today that they were shortlisted for the International School Awards 2023 hosted by ISC Research. 291 applications were received this year from international schools in 61 countries. “This is a great honor for our school and we are delighted to be the only school in North American to be shortlisted for not one but TWO prestigious awards,” said […]

Learn About Using Linkedin At Cinco Ranch Branch Library Program

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library will present a special program, “Introduction to LinkedIn,” on Wednesday, October 12, from 2:00 to 3:00 pm, in the Computer Lab of the library, located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy. LinkedIn is the world’s largest social-media network for professionals and is a great vehicle for connecting with other business people. Find out how to make the best use of LinkedIn to network and engage with contacts and businesses. […]

Get Ready For The Holidays At Cinco Ranch Branch Library Programs

It’s never too soon to start preparing for the holiday season! Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library will present two programs in October to start off the fall and winter holidays. “Professional Holiday Portraits on a Budget” will take place on Saturday, October 1, from 10:30 am to 12:00 noon, in the Meeting Room of the library. Learn how to take professional-looking holiday portraits with lighting equipment commonly found around one’s house or garage. Hands-on demonstrations will […]

Mavs Accomplish Mission against Cougars, 77-63

Morton Ranch senior RB Santana Scott (3) dives for a Josh Johnson TD pass late in the third quarter and gets his feet down for the score. (Photo by Terry Carter, UDPhotos)

By Terry Carter 77-63 may sounds like a basketball score. Don’t be fooled. It’s serious football action between two explosive offensive teams when 140 points are scored at any time. Thursday’s District 19-6A football game became an offensive bonanza by halftime as Cinco Ranch and Morton Ranch entered intermission tied, 35-35. In the final two quarters, the Mavericks continued to lead and pressured the Cougars to keep up. Cinco Ranch QB Gavin Rutherford turned in […]