• Katy ISD to Form a Bond Committee

    Katy ISD to Form a Bond Committee

    KATY, TX [January 23, 2023] – At Monday evening’s Board meeting, Katy ISD Trustees approved the formation of a Community Bond Advisory Committee (CBAC) to review enrollment projections, explore current and future school needs, and make a determination on a November 2023 bond package. “Our community has established a three-year bond cycle to build new schools, renovate older campuses and provide for safety and technology upgrades when needed,” said Greg Schulte, Katy ISD Board President.  “Our […]

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  • Katy ISD Names Newest Elementary Schools after Former Educators

    Katy ISD Names Newest Elementary Schools after Former Educators

    KATY, TX [January 23, 2022] – Katy ISD’s newest elementary schools will soon proudly display the names of four former educators and District leaders. David and Terri Youngblood were approved as the namesakes for Elementary 45 and Russell and Cindie Faldyn for Elementary 46. The Youngbloods have been dedicated to the field of education for decades and have demonstrated a passion for students, staff and the community of Katy ISD through a collective 77 years of […]

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  • Katy ISD Board of Trustees Call for a May 2023 School Board Election

    Katy ISD Board of Trustees Call for a May 2023 School Board Election

    KATY, TX [January 23, 2023] –Tonight, the Katy ISD Board of Trustees approved holding a general election in May 2023 for a three-year term on the School Board for Positions 3, 4, and 5. Currently, Position 3 is held by Ashley Vann, Position 4 by Leah Wilson and Position 5 by Greg Schulte.  State law requires a candidate for trustee of an independent school district to be a qualified voter by the time mentioned in Election Code […]

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  • Katy ISD Approves 2024-2025 Instructional Calendar

    Katy ISD Approves 2024-2025 Instructional Calendar

    KATY, TX [January 23, 2023] – During tonight’s monthly board meeting, the Katy ISD Board of Trustees approved the 2024-2025 instructional calendar. The 2024-2025 calendar includes the following highlights: Wednesday, August 14, 2024:  First Day of School Friday, May 16, 2025:  Last Day of School for Seniors Thursday, May 22, 2025:  Last Day of School As a District of Innovation, authorized under House Bill 1842, Katy ISD has the flexibility to obtain exemptions from certain […]

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  • Katy ISD Student-Athletes Earn THSCA Academic All-State Honors

    Katy ISD Student-Athletes Earn THSCA Academic All-State Honors

    One hundred and twenty-three Katy ISD student-athletes in cross country, volleyball and football earned Academic All-State honors and accolades for the 2022-2023 school year from the Texas High School Coaches Association (THSCA). The Academic All-State title is awarded for excellence in GPA, class rank, and SAT/ACT scores.  Sydney Lyons from Katy High School, Arnav Joshi from Cinco Ranch High School and Sahil Gandhi from Seven Lakes High School had the honor and privilege of making […]

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The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce Announces the Launch of the 2023 National Civics Bee

The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce proudly announces the launch of the 2023 National Civics Bee, an initiative aimed at encouraging more young Americans to engage in civics and contribute to their communities. Organized in partnership with The Civic Trust of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, the competition in Fort Bend County will inspire middle schoolers, grades 6th – 8th, to become better informed about American democracy, to engage respectfully and constructively in the community, and to build greater trust […]

Understanding the True Role of a Spiritual Teacher

The importance of a spiritual teacher cannot be understated. In a world where there are so many distractions and challenges to one’s spiritual enlightenment, a teacher can seem like a beacon of light, guiding one’s path. However, many people misunderstand the true role of a spiritual teacher. This is understandable and mostly connected with the perceived image people have of a teacher in school. It is a person who shares knowledge with those who lack it. From the outside, the […]

Share Your Lunker and Be Recognized!

Tom Behrens Since 1986, the Texas Parks and Wildlife’s popular Toyota ShareLunker program has been partnering with anglers to promote and enhance bass fishing in Texas. Each season (January 1 through December 31), anglers have opportunities to partner with ShareLunker and be recognized for their achievement and contributions all year long. The 2022 season was one for the record books, with multiple milestones reached and memories made. Key Highlights from 2022 Toyota ShareLunker 24 Legacy-class […]

Sen. Cruz, Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Prohibit Sale of Oil from SPR to China

Senator Ted Cruz

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), along with Sens. Roger Marshall (R-Kan.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), John Boozman (R-Ark.), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Rick Scott (R-Fla.), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), and Tim Scott (R-S.C.) today introduced the Protecting America’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve from China Act. This bill would prohibit the sale of American crude oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) to […]

HHSC Increases Starting Pay for Jobs at State Hospitals and State Supported Living Centers

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission today announced it is increasing salaries and starting pay at state hospitals and state supported living centers to help with crucial staffing needs, maintain competitive wages, and bring hospital beds back online. “Maintaining a highly skilled, well-trained healthcare workforce is critical to providing quality healthcare and increasing access for Texans across our state,” said Gov. Greg Abbott. “By increasing salaries and wages to be more competitive, HHSC is […]

Sen. Cruz Introduces Bicameral Education Savings Accounts for Military Families Act

Senator Ted Cruz

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.) today introduced The Education Savings Accounts for Military Families Act. The legislation creates an opt-in for military families to establish Military Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) to help fund their child’s education and expand access to personalized, high-quality educational experiences. Sen. Cruz said: “With over one-third of military parents listing dissatisfaction with educational options for their children as a factor in their decision to discharge from […]

Sen. Cruz Leads in Push for Education Freedom by Introducing Bills During School Choice Week In 118th Congress

Senator Ted Cruz

During School Choice Week, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), today introduced two leading education bills to promote choice for parents and educational opportunity for students, The Student Empowerment Act and The Education Freedom Scholarships & Opportunity Act. Sen. Cruz said: “School choice is the civil-rights issue of the 21st Century, and every single child deserves access to an excellent education regardless of their race, ethnicity, wealth, or zip code. “For over a decade, I’ve been the […]

Sen. Cruz Introduces Bill to Help Block Non-Citizens From Voting in Washington D.C.

Senator Ted Cruz

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), introduced a bill this week to help prevent non-citizens, including illegal aliens and embassy staff from other countries, from voting in local elections in the nation’s capital.  Originally introduced last Congress, this bill would prohibit the Washington, D.C. city government from using federal funds to facilitate non-citizen voting in elections in our nation’s capital. This legislation is being led in the House of Representatives by Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas) and is […]

Texas State Parks Photo Contest Launches in Honor of 100-Year Celebration

Point, focus, shoot! In honor of its 100-year birthday celebration, Texas State Parks is hosting a photo contest throughout 2023 with the chance to win park passes, H-E-B gift cards and even a curated state park experience. The contest will have four seasonal prize winners before the public votes on the grand prize winner at the end of the year. “We can’t wait to see the parks through our visitors’ eyes,” said Whitney Bishop, social media coordinator […]

Largemouth Bass Conservation License Plate Celebrates 20 Years of Conservation Milestones

Largemouth bass and Texas rivers license plates directly support conservation and recreational projects in lakes and rivers across the state. Since 2000, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s (TPWD) Conservation License Plate Program (CLPP) has helped generate funds to support state parks, outdoor recreation, wildlife management and research, and conservation projects in Texas. The largemouth bass license plate is celebrating its 20th anniversary and has generated $893,005 for 93 conservation projects through TPWD’s Inland Fisheries Division. […]