• Seven Lakes-Katy Leads This Weekend’s Football Action

    Seven Lakes-Katy Leads This Weekend’s Football Action

    By George Slaughter The Seven Lakes Spartans had a bye week last week, which is a good thing as it seeks to refocus from an 0-2 start in District 19-6A play. The Spartans, 3-3 overall, play Katy at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Legacy Stadium. The Spartans’ two losses came in rough fashion. They lost to Tompkins, 63-27, in their September 27 district opener. They lost to Taylor, 45-10, on October 4. Katy, meanwhile, comes in […]

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  • City Counterproposes Lawsuit Settlement Offer

    City Counterproposes Lawsuit Settlement Offer

    By George Slaughter The Katy City Council Monday voted to make a counteroffer on a proposed settlement with a former city emergency management coordinator who sued after her March 2018 firing. Maria Horn Galvez filed suit in September 2018 in state district court. Her suit alleged invasion of privacy or intrusion of seclusion in that city officials reviewed her Facebook Messenger posts, some of which were personal in nature, to obtain information to terminate her […]

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  • Katy Rice Festival Enjoys Good Crowds

    Katy Rice Festival Enjoys Good Crowds

    By George Slaughter Katy residents and visitors had much to enjoy at the annual Katy Rice Festival, which continues through tomorrow. Friday evening featured live music, food trucks, a beer garden, and a carnival. Saturday’s events began with a parade that ran east on 10th Street to Drexel Drive, when it turned south and proceeded to 5th Street. There, it turned west, passing by the judges’ stage, at the East Avenue intersection, and then turned […]

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  • Tompkins defeats Mayde Creek, 28-0

    Tompkins defeats Mayde Creek, 28-0

    By George Slaughter Tompkins brought its defense to its District 19-6A matchup with Mayde Creek Thursday, and it stepped up to shut out the Rams, 28-0 at Rhodes Stadium. The win improves the Falcons to 6-1 overall and 2-1 in District 19-6A. The Rams fall to 5-1 overall and 1-1 in district. It proved a gutsy comeback for Tompkins following last week’s emotional 35-30 loss to Katy. Tompkins scored on its first two possessions to […]

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  • Mickey Gilley, Johnny Lee to Perform Friday at Austin County Fair

    Mickey Gilley, Johnny Lee to Perform Friday at Austin County Fair

    By George Slaughter BELLVILLE—For his 17 number-one country music hits over a storied 60-plus year entertainment career, and for all the concerts, movies, and television appearances, it’s still about the music, people, and camaraderie for Mickey Gilley. Gilley will team up with friend and fellow artist Johnny Lee to perform at 10 p.m. Friday at the Austin County Fair. The fair is held at the Austin County Fair Convention and Expo Center, 1076 FM 159, […]

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National Charity League, Inc. Lady Bird Chapter Hosts Food Drive

left to right: Lulu Aklestad, Victora Pena, Jilly Gordon, Avery Catchings

Katy, TX , September 7, 2019 – This past September, the National Charity League, Inc., Lady Bird Chapter (NCL, Inc.) hosted a food drive at the Westland Baptist Church on Grand Parkway/99. The Class of 2022 organized the event which has become a fall tradition for the chapter. As a result of the event, 200 bags and 3,705 pounds of food were collected and donated to Katy Christian Ministries and Fort Bend County Women’s Center, […]

Clemency for battered women in prison

Kill or be killed. “On the night he died, after a day of heavy drinking, Andrew Harris sexually and verbally assaulted Mia. When the abuse became physical, Mia told Andrew “No,” and told him to leave her home. Instead, he cut her. When she tried to escape, he strangled her until she passed out. Before she passed out, she was able to grab a knife and stabbed him with it. When she awoke, Andrew continued […]

Texans Should Beware of Fraud, Scams Following Tropical Storm Imelda

AUSTIN, Texas – State and federal disaster recovery officials urge Texans affected by Tropical Storm Imelda to watch for and report any suspicious activity or potential fraud. As government agencies and charitable groups continue providing disaster assistance to Texans affected by the recent tropical storm, scam artists, identity thieves and other criminals may attempt to prey on vulnerable survivors. The most common post-disaster fraud practices include phony housing inspectors, fraudulent building contractors, bogus pleas for disaster […]

Taking the Mystery Out of Diabetes

A Diabetes Conference will be presented by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Fort Bend County, Mamie George Community Center, UT Physicians and Oak Bend Medical Center. The Conference will be held Tuesday, November 5, 2019 from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm at Mamie George Community Center, 1111 Collins Road, Richmond. Topics include Diabetes 101, New Diabetes Medications and Diabetes and Heart Disease.   The conference will conclude with a demonstration of healthy recipes. Dianne Gertson, County […]

Halloween Makes It More Than Spooky on the Road

Halloween Safety for Motorists and Pedestrians Halloween is coming soon, and children will be out in their neighborhoods to enjoy treats, fun, and games. Motorists and pedestrians can take steps to make this year’s Halloween a safe one! Although Halloween comes before the change back to standard time this year, the days are getting shorter, and the nights are getting longer. With shorter days comes more night driving.  Because nighttime driving is more dangerous, it […]

AG Paxton Leads Multi-State Coalition Win in Lawsuit to Protect Texans and Physicians from Obamacare Mandate

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton today applauded the United States District Court for declaring unlawful a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) regulation that redefined discrimination on the basis of “sex” to include “gender identity” and “termination of pregnancy.” The federal rule intruded into the doctor-patient relationship, and would have forced doctors to perform controversial operations and abortions, even if they believed the procedures were not in the best interests of their […]

Life-Saving AEDs Now Legally Required In Katy Schools 

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Automated external defibrillators, or AEDs, are now mandatory requirements in schools and athletic events in Texas, as well as 13 other states across the U.S. The emergency medical devices are designed to deliver an electrical shock to the heart and restore a healthy heart rhythm in people experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. The law dictates a minimum of one AED must be kept on every elementary, junior high, and high school campus in Katy. They must also be on-hand at […]

How and Why Texas Became the Home of Home Warranty Companies

Home warranties offer consumers the chance to safeguard the expensive, essential systems and appliances within their homes. These policies can be taken out on new homes, purchased for an existing home, or added before a sale to sweeten the pot and make the property more attractive to potential homebuyers. However, one thing that consumers and home sellers will find is that Texas is home to an incredible range of home warranty companies. Why is this […]

Museum of Fine Art Acquires Long Lost French Masterpiece

One of the famous “Women of Algiers” painting by French painter Eugene Delacroix now has a new home in Houston’s Museum of Fine Art. The painting was thought to be lost for over a century and a half until a private collector, who had a suspicion that this could be a genuine Delacroix piece, reached out to a French art dealer to discuss it. It had been hanging in the owner’s apartment for years prior. […]

Public’s assistance needed to identify next of kin

To Whom It May Concern: We are requesting the public’s assistance in locating next of kin for the following deceased individuals. We would appreciate you publishing a brief notice in the next few days in the hopes that family or friends may see the information and contact this office. Sincerely, Michelle R. Sanford, Ph.D., D-ABFE ID Coordinator Forensic Investigations   MANUEL M. MORAN – Hispanic Male, 63 Years: Mr. Moran died in the 7900 block […]