• Students in Raines Academy CDL Training and Licensing Program Earn their Licenses 

    Students in Raines Academy CDL Training and Licensing Program Earn their Licenses 

    KATY, TX [November 30, 2023] – Eight Katy Independent School District students have recently earned their Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) through an innovative program launched for the 2023-2024 school year at the Martha Raines Academy. In partnership with RGV CDL Services LLC, this pioneering program delivers comprehensive training to students without any financial burden, ensuring accessibility and affordability for all participants. The curriculum encompasses hands-on training covering various aspects of operating an 18-wheeler, including […]

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  • Legacy Brick Unveiling in Honor of Katy ISD 2023 Teachers of the Year

    Legacy Brick Unveiling in Honor of Katy ISD 2023 Teachers of the Year

    Join us in celebrating the hard work and commitment of 74 remarkable Katy ISD Teachers of the Year! These outstanding educators will be etched into Katy’s history as we unveil commemorative bricks at Katy Heritage Park on December 5. This annual event would not be possible without the generous support and collaboration from Venus Construction, Modern Pest Control and the Katy Heritage Society. Katy ISD greatly appreciates their partnership to help us celebrate and acknowledge […]

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  • Old Town Bistro is hosting its 2nd annual Christmas Bake Sale!

    Old Town Bistro is hosting its 2nd annual Christmas Bake Sale!

    Come shop for a variety of baked goods, including CAKES, COOKIES, & COOKIE DECORATING KITS. All proceeds benefit our Culinary Arts department. Scan our QR code for parking directions.

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  • Katy ISD’s Financial Services Earns Excellence  Award in Financial Reporting 

    Katy ISD’s Financial Services Earns Excellence  Award in Financial Reporting 

    KATY, TX [November 14, 2023] – The Katy Independent School District (Katy ISD) financial services team recently received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its annual comprehensive financial report for the fiscal year ended August 31, 2022. According to a release issued by the GFOA, it was determined by an impartial panel that the report met the high standards […]

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  • Candy Cane Market with H&H Markets Returns to Cane Island Saturday, December 2

      KATY TX (November 13, 2023) — More than 50 outdoor vendors will gather for one of west Houston’s most popular single-day holiday shopping events, Candy Cane Market with H&H Markets, on Saturday, December 2 in Katy’s Cane Island. Candy Cane Market is open 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the community’s Cane Quarter amenity village, 2100 Cane Island Parkway, where local vendors will present handcrafted jewelry, custom clothing and accessories, fun items for the home […]

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Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar Announces Transfer of $8.5 Billion to State Highway and Rainy Day Funds

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar

(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced today he has completed the transfer of about $3.06 billion into the State Highway Fund (SHF) and $5.46 billion to the Economic Stabilization Fund (ESF; commonly known as the “Rainy Day Fund”). The Rainy Day Fund, which normally receives the same amount as the SHF, received $2.41 billion more because of the general revenue (GR) surplus at the end of fiscal 2023. “The strong Texas economy and judicious budgeting by […]

Tis the Season for Festivities, Gathering and Family Time

‘Tis the season for festivities, gatherings and family time, and the YMCA of Greater Houston would like to share all their holiday happenings to make this season special for the community. For years, the YMCA of Greater Houston has worked hard to make a difference for Houstonians through YMCA programs that impact youth, families and older adults. The needs of the Houston community are diverse and evolving and the Y is needed now more than ever. A […]

TWC Recognizes Six Scholars for Adult Education and Literacy

Achievements highlighted at statewide workforce conference    AUSTIN – The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) recognized six individuals who acquired skills through TWC’s Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) program as Scholars of the Year during the 26th Annual Texas Workforce Conference in Houston. The workforce awards highlight the academic work of these scholars and the agency’s commitment to upskilling Texans. “The Texas workforce grows stronger when adult learners strengthen their literacy, math, and digital skills” said TWC Chairman Bryan Daniel. “TWC […]

HCPH Shares World AIDS Day Commitment of Stopping HIV Together

December 1st is a day of remembrance, education, and commitment to join the fight against AIDS. HOUSTON – December 1st is World AIDS Day – a day to remember those lost to HIV, commit to preventing the spread of HIV, and share our support to people living with HIV around the world.  Harris County Public Health (HCPH) encourages community members to #StopHIVTogether. HIV, which stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus, weakens a person’s immune system by destroying cells that […]

Stress-Free Living on a Budget: How Cheap Psychic Readings Can Support Mental Health

In today’s fast-paced world, maintaining mental health on a budget is a significant challenge. Cheap psychic readings have emerged as a surprising yet effective tool. They offer a unique blend of insight, guidance, and peace of mind, all while being light on the wallet. This article delves into how affordable psychic readings can contribute to stress-free living, and cost-effectively supporting mental wellness. The beauty of this approach lies in its simplicity and accessibility. Psychic readings […]

Gaming Without Guilt: Promoting Health and Leisure in Your Online Casino Adventures in Europe

The world of online gaming is a realm of endless possibilities, blending excitement with the potential for rewards. However, as with all forms of entertainment, it’s vital to approach online casino gaming with a mindful and health-conscious attitude. This article offers comprehensive insights into achieving a balanced and guilt-free gaming experience in Europe’s dynamic online casino landscape. Understanding Responsible Gaming Responsible gaming is about making informed decisions and understanding the implications of your gaming habits. […]

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar Announces Opioid Abatement Fund Council Decisions to Approve Grant Plans and Proposed Rules

Glen Hegar

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today applauded decisions by the Opioid Abatement Fund Council (OAFC) to approve its first abatement strategies and grant plans as well as adopting proposed rules to distribute opioid settlement funding to Texas hospital districts. “This week, the OAFC took meaningful, decisive action to fund evidence-based priorities to respond to the raging opioid crisis,” Hegar said. “The grant plans take a multifaceted approach to treat Texans most at risk of overdose, increase […]

Winter Color for Your Garden

By Sandra Gray, Fort Bend County Master Gardener Compared to other seasons, winter can be a tough time for color in our gardens. In our part of Texas, your garden might be a bit dreary if you don’t make a special effort to add color. However, it’s possible if you are flexible about what constitutes color. Here are some suggestions to perk up your winter garden. [Note: all plants in this article are Texas Superstar […]

Texans Encouraged to Practice Bear Safety

With winter quickly approaching, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) encourages residents in the western, southwestern and northeastern portions of Texas to practice appropriate bear safety measures and report sightings. Black bears are native to Texas and part of the state’s natural heritage and ecosystem. Guided by an excellent sense of smell, their behavior is driven largely by appetite. Fall provides their last opportunity to feast before denning up for the winter. The natural […]

Students at British International School of Houston Celebrate Outstanding Academic Results

The British International School of Houston announced today outstanding academic results with two perfect PSAT Test scores of 1520 – the maximum score possible. In addition, students were recognized for obtaining the highest marks in the country for the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE ) results. Five students were also acknowledged for attaining the Highest Mark in the United States for the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) examination results in History, French, Fine Arts, Mathematics, […]