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Sen. Cruz: President Biden’s Agenda In Step With Radical Base, Not Most Americans

Senator Ted Cruz

As President Biden gives his first Joint Address to Congress, he’ll likely be doing so under the guise of unity and make his best attempts to appeal to bipartisanship – though what the American people have seen since he took the oath of office has been anything but. President Biden has embraced the radical left, and if Alexandria Ocasio Cortez’s recent comments are any measure, his administration has “exceeded” progressives’ expectations. But President Biden’s efforts to plow ahead […]

Absentee Voting Begins for City, School Board Elections

By George Slaughter Absentee balloting began Monday for races and bond elections in both the City of Katy and the Katy Independent School District. Election Day is May 1, but the city and school elections have different end dates for absentee balloting. City of Katy Two seats on the city council, a $6 million bond issue, and updates to the Katy City Charter, are on the ballot. In the Ward A council race, incumbent Dusty […]

Water Safety in Sacramento

With summer just around the corner, Sacramento-area residents are looking to relax and cool off as the temperature rises. Yet as much as we enjoy swimming under the summer sun, it’s also important to keep safety in mind – to avoid serious injury or death. As it stands, Sacramento has the highest drowning rate per capita among the counties of Northern California. Swimming pools, as well as the Sacramento and American Rivers and other waterways, […]

Meet the Katy ISD School Board Candidates: Joe Wojcik

Joe Wojcik (Joe Wojcik photo)

by George Slaughter Joe Wojcik, a security investigator and adjunct college professor, is seeking the Position 6 seat on the Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees. Wojcik is one of six candidates seeking the seat. Incumbent Susan Gesoff, an engineer, is seeking reelection. Other candidates include former trustee Rebecca Fox; Bonnie Anderson, an assessor quality management analyst; William X. Branch, a truck driver; and Garima DGupta, a teacher. Voters will also decide whether to […]

Katy ISD Hosts Virtual Teacher Job Fair Saturday

By George Slaughter The Katy Independent School District is hosting a virtual job fair from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. this Saturday. “Katy ISD wants to continue the tradition of conducting our job fairs in a personal manner where interested candidates can interact with principals,” Kayte Shields, Katy ISD human resources coordinator, said in a news release. “Katy ISD is known as one of Texas’ premier school districts, and we continue to grow.” Administrators from […]

Meet the Katy City Council Candidates: Diane Walker

Diane Walker (Diane Walker photo)

By George Slaughter Diane Walker, who works as a virtual assistant, is seeking a Ward A seat on the Katy City Council. This is her second bid for a council seat. Last year she unsuccessfully ran for the seat held by Janet Corte. This year she faces Dan Smith, a territory senior manager. In addition to the council race, voters will decide whether to approve a $6 million bond proposal. The proposal has two propositions: […]

Inside Willow Fork Drainage District

Spring Cleaning is a Community Effort WFDD prides itself in not only maintaining its channels for proper operation but also keeping them clean and green for residents using channel-side trails and parks for recreation. In addition to monthly mowing and debris removal and regular organic fertilization and herbicide treatments, the District is removing freeze-damaged vegetation, including brush and trees that could blow or fall in channels and on banks, creating a hazard during seasonal spring […]

Library’s Online Podcast Club Focuses On Earth Day In April

The Podcast Club at Fort Bend County Libraries’ University Branch Library will focus on “Earth Day” in April. The Podcast Club meeting will take place online via Webex, so listeners throughout the area can participate from the comfort and safety of home. Similar to a book club, the Podcast Club provides an opportunity for podcast listeners to get together to discuss podcast selections from a themed podcast-listening list and share their opinions on trending topics. Each month features a […]

Libraries Present Online Program On History Of Prisoner-Lease System In Texas

Dr. Theresa Jach

Fort Bend County Libraries will present a special online program, “The Prisoner-Lease System in Texas,” on Tuesday, April 20, from 3:00 to 4:30 pm. This program will be live-streamed via Webex; it will NOT be in person. Dr. Theresa Jach, a history professor at Houston Community College, will talk about the history of convict leasing in Texas and in other southern states between 1867 and 1912. She will also talk about the shift to state-owned prison farms […]

Learn About Sustainable Landscaping & Soil Preparation Library’s Online Program

James (Boone) Holladay

Fort Bend County Libraries will present an online program, “Gardening Success Begins with the Soil,” on Tuesday, April 20, from 2:00 to 3:30 pm. Part 1 of the Texas AgriLife Extension Office’s “Landscape Success” series for homeowners, this program will be live-streamed via Webex; it will NOT be in person. James (Boone) Holladay, County Extension Agent with the Texas AgriLife Extension Office in Fort Bend County, will talk about how to create and install a sustainable […]