• Registration Opens for Jordan Ranch Summer Camps

    Registration Opens for Jordan Ranch Summer Camps

    (Fulshear, Texas – Jan. 22, 2020)   Jordan Ranch will host a series of engaging sports and activity camps for children ages 5 and up this June and July. Registration is now open for the camps, which will teach kids to cook like master chefs, craft under the sea and hone their soccer skills. Camps will take place at The Shed, 30757 Jordan Crossing Boulevard, and are open to the public. “I think we have put […]

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  • BBQ Cookoff & Concert Comes to Cane Island Saturday, February 8

    BBQ Cookoff & Concert Comes to Cane Island Saturday, February 8

    KATY, TX (January 21, 2020) — With rodeo just around the corner, Katy’s Cane Island will get a jump on the flavors and fun of the season with the inaugural Cane Island BBQ Cookoff & Concert on Saturday, February 8 from noon -5 p.m. The cookoff, live music and family activities will take place in the community’s Cane Quarter amenity village, 2100 Cane Island Parkway. Open to the public, Cane Island’s BBQ Cookoff & Concert will feature […]

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  • The Goddard School in Katy will be hosting their annual Science Fair!

    The Goddard School in Katy will be hosting their annual Science Fair!

    On Thursday, January 23rd, The Goddard School in Katy will be hosting their annual Science Fair! Little ones will participate in S.T.E.A.M-centric experiments (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) in the realm of subjects ranging from botany to physics to chemistry—fairly impressive for preschoolers 😊 The fun, hands-on S.T.E.A.M activities promote creativity, imagination and the love of learning for all sciences. In Katy, special experiments include erupting volcano with poprocks, butterfly garden building, slime making and more!

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  • Katy ISD Seeks Community Members for Bond Advisory Committee  

    Katy ISD Seeks Community Members for Bond Advisory Committee   

    KATY [January 20, 2020] – At Monday evening’s Board meeting, Katy ISD Trustees approved the formation of a Community Bond Advisory Committee (CBAC) to explore current and future campus and facility needs, as well as develop a November 2020 bond package should the group determine one is needed. The Katy area has seen intense growth in the past two decades, largely due to the success of its school district. This past year, Katy ISD was ranked the […]

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  • Katy ISD Names New Principal for Creech Elementary  

    Katy ISD Names New Principal  for Creech Elementary   

    KATY [January 20, 2020] – Starting tomorrow, Sally Gupton, a well-known and familiar face around Katy Independent School District’s Sue Creech Elementary (SCE) will serve as the newly appointed campus principal.  During tonight’s Board of Trustees monthly meeting, board members unanimously approved Gupton to lead the Creech Comets. Gupton began her teaching career in Fort Bend ISD in 1999 as a seventh and eighth-grade teacher at Macario Garcia Middle School and as a fifth-grade teacher at […]

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Social Security Launches New Campaign to Fight Scammers

The Social Security Administration launched a new Public Service Announcement (PSA) campaign to continue warning people about the ongoing nationwide telephone impersonation scheme.  The PSAs feature a message from Social Security Commissioner Andrew Saul.  Social Security and its Office of the Inspector General (OIG) continue to receive reports about fraudulent phone calls from people falsely claiming to be Social Security employees.  The scammers mislead victims into making cash or gift card payments for help with […]

National Charity League, Inc. Lady Bird Chapter Recognizes Senior Class of 2020

The names of the girls for the photo are: Top Row, left to right: Lorena Ness, Abigail Nowak, Olivia Reese, Melissa Vitello, Rafaela Velaochaga, Sophie Williams, Allison Gill, Alexandra Mansfield, Emma Williams, Elena Seymour, Cierra DeCuire Middle Row, left to right: Lauren Welch, Daniela Zamora, Elizabeth Beidle, Mia Jenkins, Ashleigh Saxon, Taylor Schoolar, Hannah Hilligiest, Erin Ronaghan Bottom Row, left to right: Reagan Wall, Emma Schlomann, Taylor Novosad, Carleigh Foreman, Hailey Schaefer

On January 19th, 2020, The National Charity League, Inc., Lady Bird Chapter (NCL, Inc.) recognized these 25 wonderful young ladies for their accomplishments achieved over the last six years in NCL, Inc. These young ladies, along with their mothers, have volunteered more than 9,941 hours of philanthropic service to their community over the past six years. They have served in a variety of cultural events. Additionally, they have made lasting relationships and memories with their […]

Following Storms, Cornyn Announces $285 Million in Disaster Recovery Grants for Texas

Counties Near Beaumont, Houston, and the Rio Grande Valley to Receive Federal Grants WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded $285,654,000 in Community Development Block Grants – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) for recovery from severe storms and flooding in Texas in 2018 and 2019.  The award specifies that no less than $58,330,000 should be awarded to Hidalgo County for disasters in 2018 and that no […]

Due to climate change and its harmful effects on the ozone, The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) halted production of R-22 refrigerant

(more commonly known as freon) and will no longer be produced as of January 2020. The stop of production does not mean homeowners need to replace their AC units right away, but it does mean they’ll need to be aware and evaluate which action will benefit them the most in the long run. As a leader in the home service industry, John Moore Services wants to share information about the ban on freon with Houstonians to ensure […]

Community Engagement Meeting for the Katy Hockley Wetlands Mitigation Bank HCFCD Unit K700-01-00 – Bond Project F-24

The Harris County Flood Control District will hold a Community Engagement Meeting regarding the Katy Hockley Wetlands Mitigation Bank. The purpose of this meeting is to inform residents about the status of the project and share project information. The Katy Hockley Wetland Mitigation Bank is a permanently protected 152-acre property within a larger 440-acre site in northwest Harris County and is projected for construction in 2020. The project will focus on creating prairie wetlands typical […]

Cinco Ranch Branch Library To Present “Intro To Ms Excel” Series               

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library will present a series of classes in February on using Microsoft Excel 2016. The classes are free, and participants may attend individual sessions or the whole series. “MS Excel 2016 Survival Basics” will take place on Thursday, February 6, from 10:15 to 11:15 am, in the Computer Lab. Learn the basics of using this spreadsheet software program, which features calculation tools that are helpful for financial and statistical needs. “MS Excel 2016: […]

Fort Bend County Libraries Launches New “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” Initiative               

Fort Bend County Libraries is proud to announce the launch of its “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” challenge beginning February 2, 2020. Part of a nationwide initiative, this ongoing program encourages reading to newborns, toddlers, and preschoolers to foster a love of books and prepare them for school. “Studies have shown that children who are read to at an early age will be better prepared to learn,” says Susan King, Youth Services Coordinator for the library system. […]

Newborns Receive Special Welcome During Children’s Book Week            

In celebration of Children’s Book Week, February 2-8, Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL) will continue its annual tradition of welcoming newborns to the wonders of books. Every Fort Bend County baby born during this week may receive a special baby book bag, courtesy of the Friends of Fort Bend County Library. Each bag contains a book, a bib, a special certificate, a list of suggested reading for children, and information on parenting and on library services. These […]

7 Essential Tips in Writing a Research Paper

Research is a tiring job for students because they fail to recognize that it is already part of their daily lives. We have come to realize that every day is a journey of finding the answers to all the queries we are facing each day. Research empowers us to broaden our perspectives and to evaluate things technically. Hence, research brought us to the ultimate philosophy of life. It is not a secret that writing a […]

Sen. Cruz: It Is Terrifying That a Handful of Silicon Valley Billionaires Have the Ability to Censor, Deceive, and Manipulate Votes

Discusses Big Tech’s election interference with Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo HOUSTON, Texas – Amidst Congressional Democrats’ attempts to undo the results of the 2016 election, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), chairman of the Subcommittee on The Constitution, on Sunday appeared on Fox News’ ‘Sunday Morning Futures’ with Maria Bartiromo where he discussed his ongoing concerns about Big Tech’s unchecked influence in past elections, and what that means for 2020 and beyond. Specifically, Sen. Cruz discussed testimony from respected academic […]