• Meet the Katy ISD School Board Candidates: Carima DGupta

    Meet the Katy ISD School Board Candidates: Carima DGupta

    By George Slaughter Carima DGupta, a teacher, is seeking the Position 6 seat on the Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees. She 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 Joe Wojcik, a security investigator and adjunct college professor. Voters will also decide whether to […]

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  • Meet the Katy ISD School Board Candidates: Susan Gesoff

    Meet the Katy ISD School Board Candidates: Susan Gesoff

    By George Slaughter Susan Gesoff, an engineer, is seeking re-election to the Position 6 seat on the Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees. She was first elected in 2018. Gesoff has drawn five opponents. One of them, Rebecca Fox, is a former trustee. The four other candidates are Bonnie Anderson, an assessor quality management analyst; William X. Branch, a truck driver; Garima DGupta, a teacher; and Joe Wojcik, a security investigator and adjunct college […]

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  • Meet the Katy ISD School Board Candidates: Rebecca Fox

    Meet the Katy ISD School Board Candidates: Rebecca Fox

    By George Slaughter Rebecca Fox, a motivational speaker and former trustee, is seeking the Position 6 seat on the Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees. Fox previously served in the Position 2 seat from 2004-2019. She decided to seek the Position 1 seat that year, but lost that reelection bid. Fox is one of six candidates seeking the Position 6 seat. Incumbent Susan Gesoff, an engineer, is seeking reelection. Other candidates include Bonnie Anderson, […]

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  • Meet the Katy ISD School Board Candidates: Bonnie Anderson

    Meet the Katy ISD School Board Candidates: Bonnie Anderson

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

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  • Meet the Katy ISD School Board Candidates: Joe Wojcik

    Meet the Katy ISD School Board Candidates: Joe Wojcik

    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 Carima DGupta, a teacher. Voters will also decide whether to […]

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New Case of Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Confirmed in Texas, First of 2021

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) has received test results confirming that Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease virus 2 (RHDV2) was diagnosed in a wild black-tailed jackrabbit in Cottle County. This marks the first confirmed cases of RHDV2 in a wild rabbit in Texas in 2021 and follows the discovery of the disease in domestic rabbits in Tom Green County, which was announced in a recent Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) news release. This is also the first discovery […]

Mutant KRAS and p53 Cooperate To Drive Pancreatic Cancer Metastasis

Preclinical research identifies CREB1 as new therapeutic target downstream of frequently mutated genes Researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have discovered that mutant KRAS and p53, the most frequently mutated genes in pancreatic cancer, interact through the CREB1 protein to promote metastasis and tumor growth. Blocking CREB1 in preclinical models reversed these effects and reduced metastases, suggesting an important new therapeutic target for the deadly cancer. The findings were published today in Cancer Discoveryand presented […]

Katy ISD to Celebrate Volunteers with Family Movie Night

Katy ISD Volunteers in Public Schools Celebration May 7th The Katy ISD Volunteer Celebration will be held at Legacy Stadium on Friday, May 7th from 6:30-9:00 p.m.  Hosted by Partners in Education and the Volunteers in Public Schools Executive Board, this annual event honors the thousands of school district volunteers who donate their time and talents to our students and teachers. This year, the party goes beyond the walls of the annual Merrell Center event to […]

City Appoints Parker Fire Chief

Katy Fire Chief Kenneth Parker poses with his family after his appointment. Pictured are, from left, his stepdaughter Kayla Santos, his wife Angela, and daughters Kenzie and Kaileigh (Katy Fire Department photo)

By George Slaughter The Katy City Council Monday appointed Kenneth Parker as permanent fire chief. Parker had served as interim fire chief since last October, when former chief Russell “Rusty” Wilson took a similar position with the Mesquite Fire Department. “I’m excited,” Parker said in an interview. “I have been here in Katy and seen the growth. I feel very blessed to be given the opportunity to be chief for this city.” Parker said his […]

Current Texas Online Gambling Laws Explained

Over the last 12 months, the US gambling market has seen more and more states approve legislation for gambling. While there were different forms of gambling allowed in a series of states, the biggest type of gambling that has always been a major obstacle is online gambling and online sports betting. In some states, for example, it was/is legal to only take part in very few forms such as at a land-based casino or bingo […]

Roof Maintenance Tips Trending These Days!

This has become a common practice witnessed yearly that home-owners replace their roofs. Replacing a roof becomes essential because it eventually reaches to its ending lifespan or gets damaged because of severe storms.  However, following a few of the maintenance tips can help you prolong your roof lifespan. Have a look at this quick-hitting and easy to follow roof maintenance checklist. This guide may help you in identifying as well as preventing your roof damage […]

Nerve Renew Review 2021 – Does It Really Work or Scam? [Must Read]

Neuropathic pain and difficulties can be tough to live with. Neuropathy is an illness that attacks the nerve endings and muscles of different joints and parts of the body. It usually occurs when some of your peripheral nerve endings are damaged in some way. This damage affects the way the nerves and different parts of your body communicate with the brain. These peripheral damages can cause pain, irritation, strains, and other sensations in the area. […]

6 Consequences Of A Sex Crime Conviction

Man choking young woman indoors. Stop sexual assault

If you’ve been charged with a sex crime of any type, you need to have strong legal representation on your side to increase the chances of getting the best possible outcome for your case. A sex crime conviction usually comes with multiple consequences that can completely turn a person’s life upside down. There’s also the stigma attached to being convicted for a sex crime which can ruin any person’s future and will follow you for […]

3 Things You Can Expect When Buying A Home In The Countryside

Owning a home receives considerable interest from almost every one of us. Homeownership is both a social and a commercial investment; your home provides shelter as a basic need and helps you see the value of your money. The demand for country housing has been rising in line with the dense population in the urban areas and the often disease outbreaks like COVID-19 whose preventative measures require you to keep distances to control the spread. […]

Top Reasons Why Franchising Your Business Is A Good Idea

Are you looking for ways to grow your business? You might be searching for some worthwhile and at the same time cost-effective method to do this. Franchising can be an ideal and reliable option for you in this regard. No doubt a properly implemented franchise program can lift your business from scratch to a huge organization. But you should be aware of the fact that not every business gets benefited from a franchising program. For […]