• Katy-Area Quarterfinal Playoff Roundup: Paetow and Katy Advance

    Katy-Area Quarterfinal Playoff Roundup: Paetow and Katy Advance

    By George Slaughter Both Katy-area teams claimed victories in the quarterfinal round of the Texas high school football playoffs. Both games were at Rice Stadium. Paetow 35, Fort Bend Hightower 12 Paetow punched its ticket to the Class 5A Division I semifinals with a win over Fort Bend Hightower Friday night. Senior running back Jacob Brown led the way, rushing for 346 yards and five touchdowns on 30 carries. Brown’s first touchdown came on a […]

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  • Christmas Season in Katy Kicks Off with Tree Lighting Tonight; Several Events Planned Saturday

    Christmas Season in Katy Kicks Off with Tree Lighting Tonight; Several Events Planned Saturday

    By George Slaughter Christmas season is here, and Katy-area residents have four family-oriented activities to consider as they make their plans to celebrate over the next few days. The first of these events is the annual mayor’s Christmas tree lighting ceremony, is set for 6 p.m. tonight. Here’s a brief overview of the events. Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting The city’s traditional mayor’s Christmas tree lighting ceremony is set for 6 p.m. tonight in front of […]

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  • Katy ISD Appoints Principal for New Elementary School

    Katy ISD Appoints Principal for New Elementary School

    By George Slaughter The Katy Independent School District has appointed Martha Pulido as principal for the its newest elementary school, which is expected to open next August. Pulido began her career in 1996 as an elementary teacher in the Houston Independent School District. In 1996, she came to the Katy Independent School District, serving as a second-grade teacher, reading intervention teacher, and an instructional coach and coordinator at Sundown Elementary. In 2012, Pulido became assistant […]

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  • Katy ISD to Offer Advanced Academic Studies Information Session

    Katy ISD to Offer Advanced Academic Studies Information Session

    By George Slaughter The Katy Independent School District invites parents of fifth graders who will be attending junior high in 2022-23 to learn more about the Katy Advanced (KAP) and Advanced Placement (AP) programs. The informational session will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, December 9, via Zoom in both English and Spanish. “Administrators will present an overview of the advanced academics programs in Katy ISD and address commonly asked questions about student participation in […]

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  • Katy-Area Regional Playoff Roundup: Katy, Paetow Advance

    Katy-Area Regional Playoff Roundup: Katy, Paetow Advance

    By George Slaughter Katy and Paetow punched their tickets to the quarterfinal round of the high school football playoffs with decisive wins Friday. Katy defeated C.E. King. Paetow defeated Cedar Park. The other two remaining Katy-area teams in the playoffs, Tompkins and Cinco Ranch, fell short in their playoff bids over the weekend. North Shore held off a valiant Tompkins second-half comeback to win that game. Summer Creek posted a strong win against Cinco Ranch, […]

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Red Cross kicks off #LeadLikeClara Campaign

In celebration of the 200th anniversary of American Red Cross founder Clara Barton’s birth, the  Red Cross Texas Gulf Coast Region issues a region-wide challenge to #LeadLikeClara. Clara Harlowe Barton born in North Oxford, Massachusetts on December 25, 1821, was one of the greatest humanitarians in American history.  She founded the Red Cross in 1881 and served as the organization’s first president for 23 years. The final disaster Barton served on was the September 1900 […]

Sen. Cruz Issues Statement on Passing of Former Senator Bob Dole

Senator Ted Cruz

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement on the passing of Bob Dole: “Today, Heidi and I join all Americans in mourning a true American hero. A member of the Greatest Generation, Bob Dole served our country as an extraordinary soldier, a relentless legislator, and a faithful statesman. A decorated veteran of the Second World War, Dole embodied the heart and fighting spirit of his generation. Although he leaves us today, his […]

Sunday Evening Conversations on Creation Continue…

Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church in Houston invites you to a monthly environmental education web meeting series whose theme in 2022 is Planet Earth & You. The Grammar of Creation: What is Nature Speaking to Us? (And Are We Listening?) Sunday, January 30, 6 p.m. central, online In January, join Sr. Damien Marie Savino, Dean of Science & Sustainability at Aquinas College and a Franciscan Sister of the Eucharist with a Ph.D. in Environmental […]

Texas Comptroller Visits Sysco for Good for Texas Tour: Supply Chains Edition

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar

On the Southeast Texas stop of his Good for Texas Tour: Supply Chains Edition, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today toured Sysco, the global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food and non-food products to restaurants, health care and educational facilities, lodging establishments and other customers around the world. “Industry leaders like Sysco understand that food is an essential commodity requiring a sophisticated and resilient supply chain,” Hegar said. “Through its strong supplier partnerships and supply chain […]

Girls Hockey Program Storm Dallas Tournament, Offer Houston Girls a Try Hockey Free event

The Houston Girls Hockey Association’s (HTX Storm) 10U team brought home the organization’s first trophy – a second place finalist award from the Texas Turkey Shoot tournament over Thanksgiving weekend in Dallas. The youth tournament, organized by Dallas Stars Tournaments, caters to recreation level players and tournament teams. 60 teams participated in the tournament, and 52 of the teams were boysteams. Three of the HTX Storm’s girls’ tournament teams competed in the coed divisions over the weekend, […]

Clay Walker Delivers an Electrifying Set at The Bryan Museum for Two Charities

On the historic grounds of The Bryan Museum in Galveston, Texas on Thursday, December 2, 2021, country music legend Clay Walker delivered an electrifying set of his greatest hits. This inaugural event began with a tree lighting ceremony with Clay Walker and families that have been afflicted with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). MS, along with the preservation of Texas history, are two causes near and dear to the singer’s heart. Following the tree lighting ceremony, Clay performed an acoustic set of select songs and […]

McGlone Named 2020 Fellow for National Academy of Inventors

John McGlone is a professor in the Texas Tech Department of Animal & Food Sciences. John McGlone, a professor in the Department of Animal & Food Sciences in the College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources (CASNR) at Texas Tech University, has been honored as a 2020 Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI), a national organization composed of U.S. and international universities as well as governmental and nonprofit research institutes with more than 4,000 individual inventor members and […]

City council authorizes more construction resources for Riceland Terrace projects

By Terry Carter In a special meeting on Monday, The Katy City Council approved contract adjustments to previously-approved work by FUSED Industries, LLC, and Cooley Construction, LLC. After unanimously approving an 8-item consent agenda item, Katy Mayor Bill Hastings presented two contract adjustment resolutions for the council’s approval. Both were approved after a series of questions on materials and locations of the work. The council first considered authorizing the mayor to sign a contract increase […]

An Addiction Recovery Center Can Attract More Traffic By Taking These Steps

The success of a rehab center is highly correlated to what its visitors perceive as the quality of the clientele it attracts. This perception is essential, especially in an industry where the cost of a stay may be in the thousands of dollars. Therefore, you must market your addiction recovery center in the right way to attract those in need and willing to get help. But what steps should you take to ensure a steady […]

Madison Square Garden Partners With BetMGM to Bring Sports Betting to NY

To get ready for 2022’s Super Bowl online sports betting action, Madison Square Garden is entering a partnership with BetMGM. As part of the multi-year partnership, it will enjoy several brand awareness boosting benefits: brand integration during live game coverage and in digital platforms, commercial displays, and more. Currently, BetMGM is widely regarded as one of the most popular online gambling platforms of all time, having a strong presence in numerous NY sports betting apps […]