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Katy Enjoys the Rice Festival

All the vendor booth spots at the Katy Rice Festival were filled, one volunteer said Saturday. (Terry Carter/UD photo)

By George Slaughter This year’s Katy Rice Festival was a welcome return to a face-to-face event following the pandemic-forced online event last year. The festival, sponsored by the City of Katy and the Katy Rotary Club, was a return to what its supporters envisioned: People visiting downtown Katy, purchasing from local businesses, enjoying entertainment and other attractions, with plenty of food and refreshments. Weather-wise, the festival was made to order, with mostly sunny skies and […]

Katy Celebrates Rice Festival with a Parade

Some children enjoying the Katy Rice Festival Parade. (photo by Terry Carter/UD

By George Slaughter The Katy Rice Festival is set for next weekend, and held a parade Saturday to celebrate. After seeing the 2020 festival be put exclusively online due to the pandemic, festival organizers and participants are looking forward to an in-person event this upcoming weekend. The festival will continue to use the parking and shuttle setups as it has in the past. The shuttle service will transport festival-goers from the Leonard E. Merrell Center […]

Katy-Area Week 5 Football Roundup: Tompkins Defeats Cinco Ranch

Tompkins senior quarterback Cole Francis (9) pushes the football upfield with Cinco Ranch's Brayan Perez Gilbes (37) closing in for an open-field stop on Thursday in district play. (Photo by Terry Carter/UD Photos)

By George Slaughter Tompkins showed its mettle in a tough district opener against Cinco Ranch, pulling out a 32-28 win Thursday at Rhodes Stadium. The Falcons, defending District 19-6A champions, improved to 5-0 overall, 1-0 in district. The Cougars fall to 3-2 overall, 0-1 in district. Cinco Ranch drew the first score with 5:36 in the first quarter, when junior quarterback Gavin Rutherford completed an 11-yard touchdown pass to senior wide receiver Seth Salverino. The […]

Wine Your Way Back To Katy’S Most Beloved Event Sip N Stroll Benefiting The Ballard House Saturday, November 6th, 2021

Katy’s premier culinary and wine experience, Sip N Stroll, rolls out the red carpet, wine and great eats on Saturday, November 6th.  The 22nd edition, presented by Keller Williams and Kroger, will once again take place at its new host location, The ARK by Norris Event Center.  Locals can see and be seen enjoying all the features of Sip N Stroll.  Free shuttle service will whisk them away from their parked vehicle to the front entry. […]

8th Annual Houston AfriFEST – a Festival of African Arts, Culture and Entertainment

Houston, the most diverse city in the U.S. will again take center stage as it pays tribute to the continent of Africa. On Saturday, October 16, 2021 the Nigerian American Multicultural Council (NAMC) will host its 8th annual Houston AfriFEST – a festival of African arts, culture, and entertainment from noon to 6:00 p.m. on the grounds of the Houston Baptist University, located at 7502 Fondren Rd., Houston, TX 77074. Houston AfriFEST is an annual festival that has grown […]

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston presents 33rd annual Great Futures Dinner: Resilient Together Oct. 21 at Hilton Americas

WHAT: Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston (BGCGH) presents the 33rd annual Great Futures Dinner: Resilient Together, which will be held in person this year on Oct. 21 at the Hilton Americas in downtown Houston. The Great Futures Dinner is the premier annual fundraiser of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston. Included in the festive evening will be the silent and live auctions, the Big Board, pre-event cocktails, a seated dinner and entertainment provided by BGCGH […]

Harmony School of Innovation – Katy High School Holds Ground Breaking

Harmony Public Schools broke ground Monday, August 23 on its newest campus in the Katy area. The high school is located at 21650 Bellaire Blvd Richmond, TX 77407 making it the sixth Harmony Public School campus in Fort Bend County. Demand is high for student enrollment into Harmony Public Schools. According to the Texas Education Agency in 2020, Harmony Public Schools outranked all other charter school systems in the state with the most students on […]

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston releases groundbreaking report on COVID-19 impacts and resiliency among youth in Greater Houston Region

Report was facilitated by The Hackett Center for Mental Health, with input from specially-appointed Blue Ribbon Panel and funded by corporate partner BHP Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston (BGCGH), in affiliation with The Hackett Center for Mental Health, the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute and a specially-appointed Blue Ribbon Panel, has released a groundbreaking report titled Fostering Resiliency in a Post-Pandemic World. The report, funded by BHP, details findings on the impact of COVID-19 […]

Fort Bend Christian Academy Hosts Team USA Softball and Team Alliance

The United States Women’s Softball Team stopped by FBCA for a three day practice on their #RoadtoTokyo, as they prepared to play Team Alliance at Constellation Field on June 19-20, 2021. Team Alliance is an elite fastpitch softball team whose roster includes SEC All-American players, Montana Fouts and Kayla Kowalik. The Team Alliance also utilized FBCA’s facilities to prepare for their matchup versus Team USA. Hosting both elite teams on campus was a fantastic opportunity […]

Nerve Rejuv Reviews – Nerve Pain Relief Supplement – Golden After 50 Nerve Rejuv

Nerve Rejuv is a newly launched neuropathy pain supplement that aims to provide a soothing relief from nerve pain. This Nerve Rejuv Review takes into account all the aspects of this supplement. Anyone suffering from neuropathy is well aware how unbearable it gets with every passing day. The swelling, burning sensation, the numbness, the pin like pricking in hands, arms or legs, the severe pain, that not only ruins your days but results in sleepless […]