Katy News

Libraries Hold Free “Sat” & “Act” Practice-Test Sessions For College-Bound Students

Representatives from Princeton Review will conduct free SAT® and ACT® practice-test sessions at Fort Bend County Libraries in August. The ACT and SAT tests are college-entrance exams used by U.S. colleges to assess high school students’ general educational development and their ability to complete college-level work, as well as to determine admissions and award scholarships and grants. The full-length practice-test sessions help students to gain experience and become better prepared for the actual test. The scores on […]

Learn About College Financial Aid At Library Program               

The thought of finding a way to pay for a college education can be a daunting task. College-bound high-school students and their parents are encouraged to attend an informative presentation, “Paying for College without Going Broke,” on Saturday, August 10, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon, in the Meeting Room of Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library, located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy. The program will be repeated at the University Branch Library on Wednesday, August […]

Sen. Cruz in Fox News Op-Ed: ‘Now More Than Ever, Democrats in Congress Need to Finally Do Their Jobs and Work With Republicans and President Trump to Secure Our Border’

Sits down with NBC DFW’s Julie Fine, pens op-ed for Fox News highlighting ongoing border crisis WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) spoke to Julie Fine of NBC in Dallas, and penned an op-ed for Fox News to discuss the security and humanitarian crisis on the southern border, as well as the stonewalling from congressional Democrats. Earlier this month, Sen. Cruz toured the largest immigration processing center in the country, the Rio Grande Valley Centralized Processing Center, and […]

Power Up for Back to School  

KATY [July 15, 2019] – As one of the fastest growing school districts in the nation, this year Katy Independent School District will be welcoming over 81,000 students on Wednesday, August 14 for the 2019-20 school year.  Before the school bell rings, the district encourages parents and students to Power Up for Back to School through the updated online registration system, PowerSchool Enrollment. “We want everyone’s registration process to be as smooth as possible.  Online registration is not […]

Katy ISD Announces Free/Reduced Meal Application & Charging Policy  

KATY [July 15, 2019] – Because every meal counts for students, prior to the start of the 2019-20 school year, the Katy Independent School District Food & Nutrition Department encourages all families to review the free/reduced meal income eligibility guidelines as well as the charge policy for purchasing meals from Katy ISD.  A copy of the policy may be viewed at: http://www.squaremeals.com/Publications/IncomeEligibilityGuidelines.aspx Children living in households whose income are at or below the federally approved levels, based […]

Katy Area Retired Educators (KARE) Planning Meeting

KARE’s planning meeting. Front Row L to R:       Dorsey Reese, MayDell Jenks, Earlene Hopkins (KARE’s President), Marsha Smith, Kathy Land, Lee Ann Nuckles Middle Row L to R:    Rebecca Fox, Karen Thornton, Gerald Young, Jamie Wolman, Terri Youngblood, Patti Sanders, Tracy Patterson, Julia Oldham, Felice Bryant, Elysce Garrison, Bob Bryant Back Row L to R:       Jan Mercer and Hindie Dershowitz

recently met, at Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union, to plan for their upcoming calendar of events.  KARE’s theme for the 2019-2020 school year is “KARE – Solving the Puzzle for an A+ Retirement”. All retired public school employees are invited to celebrate Hooky Day on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 from 1:00-3:00 PM at Katy ISD’s Education Support Complex, 6301 S. Stadium Lane, Room 1200. All public school employees who retired under the Teacher Retirement System […]

Katy couple rebrands popular West Houston restaurant and wine bar

Introducing Bacaro Kitchen & Wine Bar, formerly The Devine Affair Bacaro Kitchen & Wine Bar, a hidden gem nestled in the heart of Memorial, has a new name, a new look, and a new menu with Italian flare. Maria and Bill Loveday own and operate the restaurant, formerly The Devine Affair, which has been in operation more than eight years as a popular dine-in and happy hour spot with take-out options. Bill Loveday announced, “We […]

Police Arrest Two Houston Residents in Connection with Thefts at Typhoon Texas

Marlon Thompson - Katy Police Department photo

By George Slaughter Katy Police have arrested and charged two Houston residents in connection with thefts last month at Typhoon Texas Water Park. Marlon Thompson, 36, was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to delivery. Jasmine Baker, 26, was charged with misdemeanor theft. On June 20, Katy Police were called to investigate the theft of several backpacks from unsuspecting owners who were visiting Typhoon Texas. The backpacks contained $4,869 worth of […]

Public’s Assistance needed in finding next of kin

July 8, 2019 To Whom It May Concern: We are requesting the public’s assistance in locating next of kin for the following deceased individuals. We would appreciate you publishing a brief notice in the next few days in the hopes that family or friends may see the information and contact this office. Sincerely, Michelle R. Sanford, Ph.D., D-ABFE ID Coordinator Forensic Investigations   JERRY MARK WAGNER – White Male, 53 Years: Mr. Wagner died in […]

Parkway Place Creates ‘Wellness University’ to Educate Residents About Nutrition  

HOUSTON, July 8, 2019 – Eating healthy becomes especially important as you age. Parkway Place, a faith-based senior living community, recently created “Wellness University” to help residents better understand the nutritional value and benefits of specific foods. The educational and interactive class is held once a month and focuses on an individual food item during each session. The goal is for residents to learn what foods they should eat to maintain a healthy diet. The […]