• Austin Westlake Defeats Taylor, 63-3, in Semifinals

    Austin Westlake Defeats Taylor, 63-3, in Semifinals

    By George Slaughter Austin Westlake raced to a 35-3 halftime lead on its way to a 63-3 win over the Taylor Mustangs Saturday at McLane Stadium in a Class 6A Division II semifinal game. Taylor, making its first-ever semifinal appearance in the 40-year history of the school, finish its historic season at 9-6. The Mustangs finished 5-5 during the regular season but defeated Fort Bend Elkins, Memorial, Humble, and Cy Creek in impressive fashion to […]

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  • Taylor to Play Austin Westlake in Class 6A Semifinal Game Saturday in Waco

    Taylor to Play Austin Westlake in Class 6A Semifinal Game Saturday in Waco

    By George Slaughter The Taylor Mustangs face the Austin Westlake Chaparrals at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at McLane Stadium in Waco. Westlake is the home team. Reaching the semifinals is breaking new ground for the Mustangs. This is the first time in the program’s history that the Mustangs have gone this far in the playoffs, and they hope to keep their season going with a win. Westlake, meanwhile, has enjoyed its share of success over the […]

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  • Church members give 4,000 hours of service in one month

    Church members give 4,000 hours of service in one month

    Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Katy recently held a ‘month of service’ and focussed their efforts on reaching out to a number of local charitable organizations in need of help. Many in the Katy area will be familiar with the yellow “Mormon Helping Hands” shirts that were often worn when Church members were mucking out homes and helping people get back on their feet after Hurricane Harvey. Reaching out […]

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  • Council Denies Planned Development District Application

    Council Denies Planned Development District Application

    By George Slaughter The Katy City Council, citing residential/commercial mix concerns, denied an application to create the 25K Morton Park and Silver Park Estates Planned Development District Monday. Developers intended the site, approximately 46 acres, for both single-family residential and commercial use. The proposed district is bordered by Heritage Park West subdivision to the north, Morton Road on the south, and Katy Hockley Cutoff Road to the east. The land east of the Katy Hockley […]

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  • Junior High Fundraiser Raises over $8,000 for Leukemia and Lymphoma  

    Junior High Fundraiser Raises over $8,000 for Leukemia and Lymphoma   

    KATY [December 6, 2019] –  Recently, Katy Independent School District’s WoodCreek Junior High (WCJH) participated in the Pennies for Patients program and raised more than $8,600 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). Over four days, the campus rallied behind the cause, helped promote community service, and is currently the top earning school in the LLS Texas Gulf Coast Region for the 2019-2020 school year.  Since 2009, WCJH has raised over $68,000 for the organization. The […]

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Project Brazos- Addressing Brazos River Erosion

During September 24, 2019 Commissioners Court, Commissioner Ken R. DeMerchant proposed an important agenda item creating the Project Brazos Committee to address the continued erosion of the Brazos River at a local and regional level. On October 29th 2019 the first Project Brazos meeting was held to present and discuss solutions to this critical issue. Together, with coordinated efforts between the US Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Bend County, City of Sugar Land, and Huitt-Zollars […]

Tai Chi Demonstration At Cinco Ranch Branch Library            

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library will present an introductory “Tai Chi for Beginners” series on Fridays, January 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31, from 12:30 to 1:30 pm, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy. Courtney Bryant, County Extension Agent with Prairie View A&M University Cooperative Extension, will present weekly demonstrations of Tai Chi, a Chinese martial-art form that is often practiced for its health benefits, meditation, […]

Get Ideas For Spring Gardening At Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library Programs               

Spring is not far off, and gardeners are making plans for the new planting season. Fort Bend County Libraries’ Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library will have two programs in January for backyard gardeners who would like to learn more about planning and maintaining beautiful lawns and gardens. On Monday, January 6, Fort Bend County Master Gardener and Vegetable Specialist Ralph Fuller will present “Spring Vegetable Gardening,” from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, in the Meeting Room of the library. […]

Fort Bend County Law Library To Present Computer Classes For Legal Professionals               

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Law Librarian, Andrew Bennett, will present a series of “Express Technology Classes” in January for legal professionals who would like to learn more about basic software and how to access the library’s legal databases that are available for their law practice. These introductory classes will take place at the Fort Bend County Law Library on Thursdays January 9, 16, 23, and 30, from 10:00 to 11:00 am, in Conference Room C of the library, located […]

Get Phone & Internet Safety Tips At Cinco Ranch Branch Library Program            

The Internet can be a fun and exciting place to explore, but it can also present dangers such as fraud, viruses, and identity theft. Fort Bend County Libraries will present a special program, “Phone & Online Safety Tips,” on Thursday, January 9, from 7:00 to 8:00 pm, in the Muliti-purpose Room of the Cinco Ranch Branch Library, located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy. The Internet can be a source of information and entertainment, but users should […]

Sen. Cruz: Democrats’ Biased & Baseless Impeachment Narrative is Falling Apart

Senator Ted Cruz

Discusses ‘stunning’ IG report, partisan ‘show trial’ in the House, and diluted impeachment standard in several media appearances WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), chairman of the Senate subcommittee on the Constitution, appeared on several national radio and TV shows to discuss the fallout from House Democrats’ impeachment circus and Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s FISA report, which outlines serious misconduct at both the DOJ and FBI. This morning, ahead of IG […]

Sen. Cruz: DOJ & FBI Demonstrated Grotesque Abuses of Power

Questions IG Horowitz on three of 17 ‘major errors’ outlined in FISA report WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today questioned Inspector General Michael Horowitz on his report regarding alleged abuses by the Department of Justice and FBI of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) against then-candidate Donald Trump. As an alumnus of the Department of Justice, where he served as an Associate Deputy Attorney General under […]

Sen. Cruz: As Long as There Is a Chance of Moving Past Current Impasse With Turkey, Sanctions Are Premature  

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement regarding legislation to sanction Turkey: “Turkey is a NATO ally and I would like to keep it that way, but the primary purpose of that alliance is to defend Europe and the rest of the world against Russian aggression and weaponry, and that has to be preserved. As I said to President Erdogan at the White House last month, part […]

Comptroller Glenn Hegar Distributes $821 Million in Monthly Sales Tax Revenue to Local Governments

(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced today he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $820.5 million in local sales tax allocations for December, 7.8 percent more than in December 2018. These allocations are based on sales made in October by businesses that report tax monthly. LOCAL SALES TAX ALLOCATIONS (Dec. 2019) Recipient Dec. 2019 Allocations Change from Dec. 2018 Year-to-date Change Cities   $523.9M ↑7.3% ↑4.7% Transit Systems $181.9M ↑8.0% ↑4.4% Counties […]

The nonpartisan Citizens Climate Lobby is hosting a Candidate Forum on Climate Change

Date: Monday January 6, 2020 from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Location: Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Blvd, Katy, 77494 This is an opportunity to hear candidates and incumbents from both parties running for office in the US House from districts TX7, TX10 and TX22 discuss their views on transitioning to a low-carbon future.