Operation Back 2 School Event Distributes Supplies to Title 1 Elementary Students

Katy ISD Police Officer Luis Santiago gives a student some supplies at the Operation Back 2 School distribution event - George Slaughter photo

By George Slaughter Compassion Katy held its Operation Back 2 School distribution event Saturday at the Leonard E. Merrell Center, 6301 S. Stadium Dr. Title 1 schools are those with the highest concentrations of student poverty. Students received backpacks, supplies, and other resources. Thanks to donors, sponsors, and volunteers, students at 17 Title 1 elementary schools in the Katy Independent School District will have the supplies they need to begin the school year on the […]

Top Challenges in Medical Billing and Solutions to Common Errors

Medical Billing companies tend to have to deal with complex procedures. These procedures are important for the smooth running of their operations. The complexity begins from the minute a patient schedules his appointment. It becomes the company’s responsibility to maintain the record and keep it updated until its closure. Managing such procedures can be a tedious task which involves great experience. Considering the importance of Medical Billing, not providing proper resources to it may lead […]

From Unemployed to Business Owner: Upgrade With a New Business

Unemployment is a terrible state that can wreak havoc on individuals and families if it lasts too long. Fortunately, you do not have to accept the status while you wait for an employer to hire you. You can hire yourself by starting your own business today. Consider some of the benefits of starting your own business right now. Gain Control of Your Situation Many people dream of starting their own businesses, but never never take […]

Pokeworks Katy to Celebrate its One-Year Anniversary July 27

Henry and Christopher Lav of Pokeworks - George Slaughter photo

By George Slaughter The Katy location of Pokeworks, a Hawaiian cuisine restaurant, is celebrating its one-year anniversary July 27. The restaurant is at 21788 Katy Freeway, between Westgreen and Mason. Its anniversary comes at a time when the Katy area is growing and new restaurants are providing variety to local residents and their families. The July 27 celebration will feature buy-one-get-one-free bowls in addition to giveaways. Pokeworks focuses on Hawaiian dishes. One challenge in establishing […]

Other key bills passed by both chambers this session (Senate author/sponsor in parentheses):

HB 1 – (Nelson)- The state budget.  The final version appropriates 164.2 billion in state money to pay for services through 2021, including the tax and education reforms passed in SB 2 and HB 3.  Other highlights include: funding to increase capacity at state drivers’ license offices, funding to dispose of the backlog on sexual assault kit testing, $7.8 billion in mental health program spending across 23 state agencies, and $347 million for women’s health […]

Houston Symphony Free Neighborhood Concerts Across Greater HoustonAnd Free Exxonmobil Summer Symphony Nights At Miller Outdoor Theatre

Neighborhood Concerts: June 4–7, 2019 ExxonMobil Summer Symphony Nights: June 21, June 22, June 28, June 29, July 4, 2019 High resolution image here. HOUSTON (May 7, 2019) – The Houston Symphony announced today the details of its free, family-friendly Neighborhood Concerts and ExxonMobil Summer Symphony Nights. A summer tradition, these evening concerts are held in casual and accessible venues across Greater Houston, bringing the Houston Symphony to people of all ages and backgrounds. This year’s Neighborhood […]

Katy Police Officers Association Fish Fry Set for Tuesday

By George Slaughter The annual Katy Police Officers Association Fish Fry is a popular event that helps raise money for crime prevention events, Katy area youth sponsorships, and police equipment not normally budgeted. This year, supporters can expect 100 more pounds of fried fish to enjoy. Other dishes include hush puppies, green beans, potatoes, and iced tea. The fish fry is set for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, at the pavilion next to the Merrell […]

Sen. Cruz Applauds Canadian Government’s Efforts to Extradite Huawei’s CFO Meng Wanzhou to the United States

‘If the Canadian courts approve Meng’s extradition, she will experience something that her fellow Chinese citizens never get: a fair and open legal process’ WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued a statement following reports that the Canadian government has begun legal proceedings to extradite Huawei’s CFO Meng Wanzhou to the United States: “I commend the Canadian government for initiating an extradition case for Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou. China’s Communist Party has […]