Katy News

Katy Professional Firefighters Association Raises, Awards Scholarship Money at Pancakes with Santa Event

Santa Claus speaks with some youngsters at Saturday's Pancakes with Santa event - George Slaughter photo

By George Slaughter Santa Claus brought lovely weather for the second annual Pancakes with Santa, sponsored by the Katy Professional Firefighters Association Saturday morning at the Katy Fire Department, 1417 Avenue D. But the association brought checks for its first two scholarship recipients. Proceeds from the breakfast pay for a Katy Independent School District student to attend EMT school, the fire academy, or paramedic school. At Saturday’s breakfast, the first two scholarships, for $2,000 each, […]

Join us tomorrow, December 6th at Maud Marks Library for the ABC13 Share Your Holidays Food Drive!

From 6:00am to 6:00pm tomorrow, December 6th, bring your donations of nonperishable foods and personal care items to the Maud Marks Library for this annual event that helps stock the KCM Food Pantry before the Christmas holiday. Click the button above to see what is most needed! 25 Years of Community Partnership Naomi Haught, Assistant Branch Manager at Maud Marks says the library has participated in this annual event since 1994, always benefiting the KCM […]

Coffee with a Cop happening in Katy on December 10th

The Fort Bend Kids and Cops Unit is partnering with McDonald’s (7104 S. Fry Rd.) for this community event featuring a toy drive and a visit from Santa, who will be flying in on a helicopter. Details below! Coffee with a Cop  When: Tuesday, December 10; 9-11am Where: McDonald’s of Seven Meadows, 7104 S. Fry Road, Kat, TX  

Katy ISD Earns AP® District Honor Roll for the 8th Time  

KATY [December 5, 2019] — Today, December 5, 2019, the College Board announced Katy Independent School District as one of 250 school districts in the U.S. and Canada to be recognized by the organization on the 10th Annual AP® District Honor Roll for increasing Advanced Placement (AP) course participation and scores.  Katy ISD is one of only 18 districts in Texas to earn this distinction. “It is so exciting to see our students actively engaged in […]

Citizens for Animal Protection and West Houston Subaru bring you the Home for the Holidays Open House, Adoption Event & Holiday Market

Citizens for Animal Protection and West Houston Subaru bring you the Home for the Holidays Open House, Adoption Event & Holiday Market, a Subaru Share the Love® Event with support from the ASPCA® and Subaru. You’re invited to our annual Home for the Holidays Open House, Adoption Event & Holiday Market at the CAP Animal Shelter & Pet Adoption Center. Adorable adoptable pets, Santa photos, fresh baked sweet treats, refreshments, and a festive holiday market […]

Taylor High School to Present Mamma Mia!

Katy, TX – James E. Taylor High School Fine Arts Department presents the international smash hit Mamma Mia! based on the hit songs of ABBA.  Audiences are sure to laugh, cry, and by the end, sing to ABBA’s pop classics, including: “Super Trouper,” “Take a Chance on Me,” and, of course, “Dancing Queen,” making this musical an unforgettable trip down the aisle and memory lane. Set on a beautiful Greek island, this charming, funny story […]

Santa Claus Opens Christmas Season in Katy by Lighting the City’s Christmas Tree

Santa Claus poses with a youngster Thursday at City Hall - George Slaughter photo

By George Slaughter Santa Claus lit the tree Thursday night at the city’s 47th annual Christmas tree lighting event at City Hall. The crowd enjoyed terrific weather and performances from a choir from Katy Elementary School, 5728 George Bush Dr., and a dance team from Juleigh Holley’s School of Dance, 27025 Highway Blvd., in addition to hearing from Santa Claus. In his welcoming remarks to a crowd of approximately 500 people, Mayor Bill Hastings made […]

Sunday Evening Conversations on Creation Continue…

Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church in Houston invites you to a monthly environmental education web meeting series. Jaime Gonzalez, Houston Urban Conservation Programs Manager, The Nature Conservancy United We Win – Collaborating to Solve Houston’s Toughest Environmental Challenges Sunday, January 26, at 6 p.m., online In January, Jaime Gonzalez, Houston Urban Conservation Programs Manager for The Nature Conservancy, will highlight a variety of local environmental issues, and how local people/organizations are coming together to address […]

EAT Lancet Commission on Food, Planet & Health: Healthy Diets from Sustainable Food Systems

Sunday, January 26, 9:45 a.m. Stephen Long, a public health physician, will discuss the EAT Lancet Commission on Food, Planet & Health: Healthy Diets from Sustainable Food Systems report at Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church in Houston on Sunday, Jan. 26 at 9:45 a.m.  This study, compiled by 37 scientists and other experts from 16 countries, aims to establish a global food economy that could combat chronic diseases in wealthy nations like ours and provide better nutrition for poor […]