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Houston Grand Opera Opens Dialogues of the Carmelites on January 14 

Director Francesca Zambello returns to HGO to helm the Houston premiere On January 14, 2022, Houston Grand Opera (HGO) will open Poulenc’s Dialogues of the Carmelites. Photo caption: Houston Grand Opera presents Poulenc’s Dialogues of the Carmelites with four performances from January 14 through January 22 at the Wortham Center. Photo credit: Scott Suchman Dialogues of the Carmelites, Poulenc’s tragedy in two parts, takes place during the French Revolution and asks the question: what makes a martyr? Seeking to protect herself from the guillotine, young aristocrat Blanche leaves her family and trembles her way to the Carmelite […]

20 Dynamo | Dash Youth Class of 2022 players sign National Letters of Intent

Dynamo | Dash Youth Soccer Club is proud to announce that 20 members of the Class of 2022 have signed a National Letter of Intent (NLI) on National Signing Day to continue their soccer career in college. These commitments include eight (8) NCAA Division I schools, as well as several powerhouse Division II and III programs. Dynamo | Dash Youth continues to lead the way in the Houston area in player development, with over 240 […]

Paws Fest 2021 at LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch

Paws Fest 2021, LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch’s first-ever dog-centric event presented by Circle B Veterinary Hospital, wrapped up on October 30. Spectators enjoyed a series of high-flying canine contests presented by Dock Dogs including the Big Air Wave competition, Extreme Vertical competition and Speed Retrieve competition. In addition, guests also took part in various activities alongside their furry companion including a “Pup” Crawl, doggie dress competition, obedience demo and live music provided by Cooper Wade. […]

The Weight-Loss Supplement That Built For Firefighters

The FSN’s lean stack supplement can be easily defined as a dietary supplement that contains one or more pre-packaged proteins, vegetables, and vitamins to be consumed on a daily basis as a way of boosting your body’s normal delivery of nutrients. If you are looking for a simple but effective way to improve your health, then this FSN’s  type of supplement is definitely the way to go. The various nutrients that it delivers make it […]

6 Advantages of Having A Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis

If you’re looking to have a career that makes a difference in the world, then it might be time for you to consider getting your degree. However, even if you don’t want to go into academia or research, many other careers are available in applied behavior analysis. This blog post talks about some of the advantages of having an Applied Behavior Analysis degree. Imagine being a child with autism and not knowing how to interact […]

Katy-Area Week 9 Football Roundup: Morton Ranch Defeats Mayde Creek

Morton Ranch quarterback Josh Johnson hands the ball to running back Santana Scott (Terry Carter/UD photo)

By George Slaughter Morton Ranch knows it has its work cut out for it if it expects to make the playoffs this season. But the Mavericks took a step forward with a 43-17 win over Mayde Creek Thursday at Legacy Stadium. Morton Ranch is 4-4 overall, 2-2 in District 19-6A. Mayde Creek is 2-6 overall, 0-4 in district. The Mavericks did it with a strong running game featuring junior running back Santana Scott, who had […]

Katy Heritage Carnival Makes Its Debut

The Katy Heritage Society hosted its first Heritage Carnival on Saturday at Katy Heritage Park. (Terry Carter/UD photo)

By George Slaughter For the second consecutive weekend, Katy hosted some enjoyable outdoor activities and ideal weather to accompany them. Saturday afternoon, the Katy Heritage Society hosted the first annual Katy Heritage Carnival at Katy Heritage Park. The carnival featured live music, a petting zoo, and an archery range, among other vendor booths and attractions. The historic homes for which the park is known were open for tours, as was the city’s Johnny Nelson Katy […]

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 […]