Katy News

DPS Adds Saturday Appointments at Select Driver License Offices for September

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added additional Saturday appointment availability at select driver license (DL) offices for customers needing to renew or replace their Texas DL or ID cards. Participating DL offices will offer a limited number of appointments on Sept. 19 and Sept. 26 to help Texans handle these specific transactions. The offices will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nearly 700,000 Texas DL/ID cards expired while […]

Katy student to represent MRHS at TCA

Omar Acosta

A student from Katy, Texas is representing Morton Ranch HS at the Texas Challenge Academy (TCA) in Eagle Lake, Texas. TCA is a program of the Texas Military Department and National Guard Bureau. We recognize students who excel in academics and demonstrate character, leadership, and determination while enrolled in our program. Texas Challenge Academy would like to congratulate Omar Acosta for successfully completing all state requirements to graduate with a high school diploma. He is […]

Best Kratom for Anxiety: Dosage, Strains & More

Malay Kratom

Over 300 million people suffer from anxiety every year, with 18 million adults in the USA alone. It is normal to feel anxious at some point. It could be due to an upcoming big project or an important decision to make. However, it becomes a serious disorder when it starts to attack all facets of your life. You may avoid family gatherings, work, school, and other social situations. Luckily, you don’t need to fight this […]

The Volleyball School Launches $25,000 Scholarship Program for Families Impacted by COVID-19    

Katy, TX (Sept. 10, 2020) – The Volleyball School, a private sports training facility offering beginning through advanced skill training sessions for children ages 7 and up, announced today the launch of a $25,000 scholarship grant program providing tuition support for local families impacted by COVID-19. For students returning to very different school experiences this fall, the sports volleyball training program provides a safe outlet and a return to normalcy during unprecedented times. The Volleyball […]

City Begins Approval Process for Tax Rate, Budget

By George Slaughter The Katy City Council Tuesday afternoon began its process of approving a proposed property tax rate of $0.447168 per $100 valuation and rescheduled the public hearing on that rate to 4 p.m. September 23. The proposed rate is a decrease from last year’s $0.48 per $100, in support of a proposed $32 million city budget for 2020-2021. The overall budget, at $32 million, is a slight decrease from last year’s budget of […]

Katy City Candidate Forum Set for Thursday

By George Slaughter With election season back in full swing, Katy City Council candidates are again reaching out and soliciting support. One way they will do so is at a Thursday night online candidate forum. The forum, which is free, begins at 5:30 p.m. and will stream on the Katy Area Chamber of Commerce Facebook page. The forum is expected to last an hour and a half o’clock and all candidates seeking city office are […]

YMCA of Greater Houston Food Distribution Sites for the Week of September 8   

YMCA of Greater Houston will be distributing food at the following sites for the week of September 8. The YMCA has partnered with the Houston Food Bank and other partners to provide critical food and supplies to thousands of families throughout the city. Please check YMCA of Greater Houston for distribution sites for real-time updates: https://www.ymcahouston.org/food-distribution. If you are interested in sending out a camera to a site, please let us know so we can coordinate.     Tuesday, September […]

No Pandemic Shutdown For Scammers; They Are Still On The Prowl

COVID-19 may have shut down portions of the economy and put restrictions on Americans’ daily lives, but cyber scams and other efforts to defraud people continue to thrive. “Scammers are tapping into the uncertainty related to the global pandemic,” says Chris Orestis, the president of LifeCare Xchange who is known as the “Retirement Genius” (www.retirementgenius.com). “They are using social engineering to target people with tactics that take advantage of today’s technology. Seniors need to be especially […]

Katy ISD Welcomes Students Back for In-Person Instruction  

Almost six months after closing campuses due to the COVID-19 shutdown, today, the Katy Independent School District welcomed nearly 41,000 students back for in-person instruction.  Learners enrolled at Katy ISD’s newest elementary school, McElwain Elementary, were especially excited to see their friends and teachers as well as their brand-new elementary school.  The state of the art facility, named after the District’s former architect, Peter McElwain, supports the unparalleled learning environment for which Katy ISD is […]

Katy ISD Offers Meals  Continuing in Virtual Instruction  

Monday, September 7 is a holiday, but Katy Independent School District Nutrition & Food Service employees will be hard at work distributing meals, breakfast and lunch, to Katy Virtual Academy (KVA) students, who are continuing their studies online.    The District has made it a priority to ensure that students receiving virtual instruction from home still have nutritious meals available to stay healthy.  Meals will need to be picked up a day prior to their intended […]