Katy News

25 innovative classroom projects earn $100,000 in funding from Harmony Education Foundation

Building a solar car, teaching 3D game design and starting a literary magazine are just some of the innovative classroom projects that will be funded this year by $100,000 in grants provided to Harmony Public Schools by the Harmony Education Foundation. The foundation is awarding the grants to Harmony Public Schools educators to implement 25 innovative, hands-on projects submitted for consideration to the foundation’s Classroom Grants Program, foundation CEO Dr. E. Tevfik Eski said. “These projects will enhance […]

Public’s assistance needed to find next of kin

County Institute of Forensic Sciences | 1861 Old Spanish Trail, Houston, Texas 77054 | www.harriscountytx.gov/ifs Forensic Investigations: 832-927-5001 Announcement Date: 2/24/2020 Date of Death/Recovery: 2/10/2020 IFS Case Number: ML20-0563 Law Enforcement Agency and Case Number: Houston Police Department 1908-3820S NamUs.gov Number: UP65658 Recovery Location: 1300 St. Joseph Parkway, Houston, TX 77002 Demographic Description: Sex: Male Height: 6’ Wt: 207 lbs Age: Adult ADDITIONAL IDENTIFIERS: The decedent was found wearing a tan zipper, hooded sweatshirt, tan […]

Salute To Business 2020

Friday, April 24th 11AM to 1PM The Fulshear-Katy Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to host Salute to Business 2020 with the 48th Governor of Texas Greg Abbott as the Keynote Speaker. We invite the community to attend this luncheon and reflect on the past year and be inspired for the new year. This year’s Presenting Sponsor is our very own Fulshear Friendly Walmart. Sponsorship opportunities and Individual tickets are available now at www.FulshearKaty.com. This […]

Social Security Modernizing its Disability Program

Decades Old Rule Updated to Reflect Today’s Workforce Social Security Commissioner Andrew Saul announced a new final rule today, modernizing an agency disability rule that was introduced in 1978 and has remained unchanged.  The new regulation, “Removing the Inability to Communicate in English as an Education Category,” updates a disability rule that was more than 40 years old and did not reflect work in the modern economy.  This final rule has been in the works […]

Local CEO will Lead Katy ISD Community Bond Advisory Committee  

KATY [February 24, 2020] –  The Katy ISD Board of Trustees formally announced Heath Rushing as its 2020 Community Bond Advisory Committee (CBAC) Chairperson as they prepare for a 150-member committee that will be charged with assessing budgets and campus capital needs. Rushing, a Katy community member and parent to three school aged children, is the Senior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Memorial Hermann Katy and Memorial Hermann Cypress. He will lead the […]

Katy ISD Names New Elementary School After Former District Architect  

KATY [February 24, 2020] – To walk the halls of Katy Independent School District’s Elementary #43 will hold a special significance for former District Architect Peter McElwain.  Not only was he the visionary leader in the school’s prototype, but now the state-of-the-art building will carry his name.  Katy ISD Board of Trustees made the official announcement during tonight’s meeting.  The school is set to open just in time for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year and is […]

Council Approves Construction of New Cell Phone Tower

By George Slaughter Katy will soon get another cell phone tower, as the city council Monday approved a special use permit to enable construction of a 150-foot wireless communication facility issue at 5364 Franz Rd. The tower will be installed on land owned by the Katy Independent School District and is zoned R-1, single-family residential. The site sits between Hutsell Elementary School, 5360 Franz Road, and Katy Junior High School, 5350 Franz Road. Eco-Site II […]

In10City to Headline Katy ISD Education Foundation Event

Gatsby’s GROOVE Proceeds Benefit the Foundation’s Teacher Grant Program  (Katy, TX) – The Katy ISD Education Foundation announces its annual GROOVE spring fundraiser on Friday, March 27 from 6:30 p.m. – 11 p.m.at the Omni Houston Hotel at Westside.  This year’s event has a roaring twist, and proudly features the band In10City, a group known for creative mashups, and non-stop energy. All proceeds from GROOVE benefit the Foundation and its Inspiring Imagination teacher grant program. The Katy ISD Education Foundation […]

Achieve Fort Bend County Kicks Off The 5th Annual Summer Reading Campaign

ACHIEVE Fort Bend County has officially kicked off it’s 2020 summer reading program!  Each year ACHIEVE Fort Bend County provides 10 books each to more than 800 first grade students (8000 books!) identified as needing additional support with reading skills.  The ACHIEVE Fort Bend Board of Directors thanks the community for their support last year and is hopeful too increase the number of students this year to 1000!! With the generous support local foundations and […]

Doyle, Three Other Candidates Withdraw from Katy ISD School Board Election

By George Slaughter Last Friday was the deadline to file for a place on the ballot in the upcoming Katy Independent School Board of Trustees election. The window for withdrawing from the race comes after that, and four people have done so. Positions 3, 4, and 5 are up for election May 2. Position 4 incumbent Courtney Doyle, who serves as the board president, is one of the four who chose not to seek reelection. […]