• Katy ISD Continues to Feed Thousands of Katy Children No Meal Distribution on Good Friday Holiday  

    Katy ISD Continues to Feed Thousands of Katy Children  No Meal Distribution on Good Friday Holiday   

    KATY [April 6, 2020] – Katy Independent School District remains committed to ensuring children stay healthy and receive the needed nutrients during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  Just last week, 103,297 Katy area children received both breakfast and lunch through the District’s Grab and Go Meals Program.  During the fourth week of program operations, Katy ISD distribution sites will be open Monday, April 6 – Thursday, April 9 only.  Meal distribution on Friday, April 10 will not […]

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  • Mayor Issues, Council Extends Disaster Declaration

    Mayor Issues, Council Extends Disaster Declaration

    By George Slaughter Mayor Bill Hastings Monday issued a proclamation of disaster for the city, and the city council voted to extend it, in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The proclamation said the city will follow its emergency management plan and an executive order issued by Gov. Greg Abbott last month. Abbott’s order requires Texans to avoid social gatherings in groups of more than 10 people and avoid eating or drinking at bars, restaurants, and […]

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  • Cayla Won Signs for Women’s Swimming                                                                                                                 

    Cayla Won Signs for Women’s Swimming                                                                                                                  

    By Tim Heiduk April 3, 2020 (SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) Cayla Won of Katy, Texas has signed for the Westmont women’s swimming team ahead of its second year as a program, head coach Jill Jones Lin announced. “I am excited to swim in the NAIA because I get the opportunity to represent Westmont, especially being a new team in the association,” Won said. “I hope to exhibit the NAIA’s core values that I believe define the […]

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  • Katy ISD Schools Extend Closure  

    Katy ISD Schools Extend Closure   

    KATY [March 31, 2020] – In line with today’s Executive Order from Texas Governor Greg Abbott, Katy Independent School District will remain closed through Monday, May 4.  The temporary closure will help slow the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and will promote the continual practice of “social distancing.” Likewise, the District will need to evaluate the timeline of future initiatives and events, such as Bond 2020, UIL competitions and high school graduations.  With the balance of the […]

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  • Katy ISD School Board Postpones Election to November

    Katy ISD School Board Postpones Election to November

    By George Slaughter The Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees Monday night voted to postpone its school board election until November. The vote came in response to a COVID-19-related proclamation issued by Gov. Greg Abbott on March 18. In that proclamation, Abbott gave local jurisdictions with elections in May, such as the school district, the option of postponing those elections until November. Abbott said he encourages postponement so communities can focus on addressing COVID-19 […]

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Sen. Cruz Launches Statewide Tele-Tour Connecting With Communities Combatting COVID-19

HOUSTON, Texas – As Texans work together to confront the two crises our country is facing, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today launched a virtual statewide tour to connect with men and women on the frontlines combatting COVID-19. “This pandemic has affected how we all live, work, and play – but it hasn’t changed the fact that in times of crisis, Texans always step up to help each other,” Sen. Cruz said ahead of his […]

Sen. Cruz Urges Secretary Azar to Mass Produce Serological Tests to Ensure Americans Can Return Safely to Work

HOUSTON, Texas – As millions of Americans file for unemployment assistance as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today urged Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar in a letter to procure and distribute serological tests from the Strategic National Stockpile to help determine whether an individual has previously contracted and recovered from the coronavirus and enable more Americans to safely return to work. In the letter, Sen. Cruz […]

HCPH | Harris County Statement on Non-Congregate Medical Shelter

Houston-Harris County, in collaboration with local, state, and federal partners has begun building medical shelter at NRG Park. The purpose of the facility is to provide health and medical-related care to COVID-19 patients if hospitals exceed their capacities. While there are no plans to open the shelter at this time, the county is determined to provide additional support to the medical community during this pandemic. Additional details about the facility will be made available at […]

Hydration Awareness: 10 Ways to Be ‘Water Wise’ (Even While Sheltering in Place)

Water 101: Guidance from the CDC, USDA, Mayo Clinic, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and other top-tier experts and physicians on proper hydration, dehydration avoidance Water. We all need it—and know we need it—for optimum health and wellness, but a shocking few live daily life in a properly hydrated state and certainly not with appropriate consistency. One doctor-driven report revealed that fully 75 percent, a staggering three-fourths majority, of Americans may suffer from chronic dehydration. It went on to underscore […]

AG Paxton Leads Multistate Amicus Urging SCOTUS to Allow People to Sue Corporations in the State Where They Were Injured

AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison today led 40 attorneys general in an amicus brief filed with the United States Supreme Court in support of decisions by the Supreme Courts of Montana and Minnesota. Those state supreme courts correctly ruled in favor of allowing individuals to file personal injury lawsuits in the states in which they reside and were injured, regardless of where the defendant was located. The friend-of-the-court brief opposes an effort by large corporations to prevent individuals from filing lawsuits in their own local courts and to potentially […]

Put people before pandemic

God bless us ten, Amen. God bless us four and no more. God bless us three and we agree. God bless us two and not you. Hoarding and hunkering is self-protection, but rooted in panic. Can’t we make our circle bigger and include all God’s children during these taxing and tiring times? Survival is a basic human instinct. Fear of illness and impending death crouches at the internal epicenter of the coronavirus crisis. Around the […]

Number of Harris County Sheriff’s Office Employees Positive for COVID-19 Reaches 18

April 5, 2020 – Two more Harris County Sheriff’s Office employees – one Courts Division deputy and one detention sergeant — have received positive COVID-19 test results, bringing the agency’s total number of confirmed cases among staff to 18. Both employees are assigned to work with inmates in the Harris County Jail. The detention sergeant is a female in her late 40s, assigned to work in the 1200 Baker Street jail facility, where seven employees […]

Houston VA National Cemetery Remains Open for Interment; Adjusts Operations in Response to COVID-19

HOUSTON, TX (April 3, 2020) — The Houston VA National Cemetery is open and continues to provide interments for Veterans and eligible individuals. Immediate family members (limited to no more than 10 individuals) of the deceased may witness the interment if requested. As a matter of public health and safety, however, traditional committal services and the rendering of military funeral honors will not be conducted until further notice. “We continue to perform our essential function – […]

Sen. Cruz in Yahoo Finance: How the CARES Act Helps Small Businesses

HOUSTON, Texas – In an op-ed published in Yahoo Finance, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) discusses how the emergency relief bill passed by Congress and signed into law last week, known as the CARES Act, will help the millions of small businesses hurting as communities work together to combat the coronavirus pandemic. Read the full op-ed here and below. Sen. Cruz also released a video explaining how small businesses can access guaranteed loans through the newly established Paycheck […]

Sen. Cruz Meets with President to Support Millions of Energy Sector Jobs Amid Coronavirus Crisis

Urges Action to Ensure Energy Producers Have Critical Access to Capital WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today met with President Donald Trump, members of Congress, and business leaders to advocate for the millions of Texans and Americans whose jobs depend on a vibrant energy sector. At the meeting, Sen. Cruz said to President Trump: “The combination of the economic harm of the coronavirus crisis combined with the Saudis and Russians waging economic warfare […]