• Katy ISD Officer Honored with School Safety Spotlight Award

    Katy ISD Officer Honored with School Safety Spotlight Award

    By George Slaughter Katy Independent School District Officer Nicole Emidy has been honored with the 2021 Fourth Quarter Texas School Safety Center Spotlight Award in the Outstanding Individual Service category. Emidy, an assistant emergency management coordinator, has been cited for going above and beyond the call of duty to ensure special needs students are safe during an emergency. She has done this by including emergency operations plans, called EOPs, for these students. She has provided […]

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  • Planning for 2021 Katy Rice Festival Underway

    Planning for 2021 Katy Rice Festival Underway

    By George Slaughter Organizers of the annual Katy Rice Festival are preparing for an in-person festival this year, a welcome return following last year’s online event. “We’re definitely looking for sponsors,” Gary Moore, who takes over as festival director this year, said. “We’re filling up the vendor booths. It’s an ongoing process.” Last year’s festival went online because of the pandemic. The festival, set for October 8-10, brings tens of thousands of people to downtown […]

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  • Katy-Area Soccer All-District Players, Coaches Named

    Katy-Area Soccer All-District Players, Coaches Named

    By George Slaughter The Katy Independent School District Thursday announced all-district soccer selections for boys and girls soccer. Boys Soccer Honors Diego Lazo, of Seven Lakes, was named most valuable player. Danny Vargas and Jake Manzi, both of Cinco Ranch, were named offensive most valuable player and defensive most valuable player, respectively. Aidan Morrison, of Seven Lakes, was named newcomer of the year. Fuller Schurtz, of Katy, was named goalkeeper of the year. Jimmy Krueger, […]

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  • Financial Advisor Website Lists Katy as Top Place to Retire in Texas

    Financial Advisor Website Lists Katy as Top Place to Retire in Texas

    By George Slaughter Katy boosters are always quick to promote their community as a great place to live, work, and raise a family. Now, for the second time in three years, a financial advisor website says Katy is also a great place to retire. In fact, this year the website said Katy is the best place to retire in Texas. Ben Geier, who wrote the article for the SmartAsset.com website, said several factors were considered […]

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  • Council Reconfirms Harris as Mayor Pro Tem

    Council Reconfirms Harris as Mayor Pro Tem

    By George Slaughter The Katy City Council Monday reconfirmed Council Member-at-Large Chris Harris to serve as mayor pro tem. Harris, a U.S. Justice Department analyst, was first elected to the council in 2018 and reelected last year. Mayor Bill Hastings nominated Harris upon his election in 2019. The mayor appoints the mayor pro tem, who serves in the mayor’s absence, but the appointment must be approved by the council. Ward A Council Member Dan Smith […]

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Local Walmart Stores Support Foster Youth Education

Child Advocates of Fort Bend received two Local Community Grant awards from area Walmart Stores supporting the CASA WINGS program. Walmart Store #4111 in Fulshear awarded $1,500 and Walmart Store #546 located at 5330 FM 1640 Road in Richmond gifted $500 toward the educational needs of youth in foster care who participate in the WINGS LifeSkills, Campus Crawl and Education programs. Many teenage children in foster care will likely remain in care until age 18 when they […]

Emergency Order Issued to Restrict Movement of Deer from Breeding Facilities Where CWD has Been Detected

AUSTIN – Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) has issued an “emergency order” to impose additional movement and testing restrictions on deer breeding facilities that are affiliated with six deer breeding facilities where Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) has been positively detected.  Existing rules already restrict the movement of deer from 264 sites in 95 counties that are directly linked to these CWD-positive facilities, but further measures are necessary given the gravity of this situation. TPWD and Texas […]

What Cybersecurity Skills are in Demand?

In today’s world of threats and attacks, advanced cybersecurity arrangements are essential than ever. Cybersecurity measures protect an organization’s data, information, and confidential documents from damage and theft. There is a growing importance of cybersecurity experts in this digital world that is evolving. There are fast and advanced changes in technology that will cause a boom in crime and attacks, so a powerful cybersecurity strategy can be helpful to face all these challenges. Whenever a […]

Is Coliving A Good Idea for Introverts?

If you’re an introvert, perhaps you think that Bebe Rexha’s song ‘It’s just me, myself and I, solo ride until I die’ should be the soundtrack of your life. You like your alone time, and you’d rather not be surrounded by people 24×7. So, when you see the new craze of coliving spaces in Bangalore and other major cities in India, you might be quick to rule it out. Living with other people can be […]

What Are Mobile Plant Control Systems And How To Use Them

Manufacturing processes, construction projects, and even small-scale businesses often have to use mobile plants to carry out their work. Not only is it an extremely efficient way of doing something which would otherwise be very labor-intensive, in many cases, but things can also only be done through the assistance of a mobile plant. Moreover, for certain tasks and projects, it is a requirement that the contracting company employ specific tools, or at least have access […]

Struggling With High Medical Bills While Sick? Here’s What To Do

Nobody chooses to get sick and more often than not, it can come out of nowhere and turn our lives upside down. When we are ill, we have to learn ways of coping and coming to terms with what is happening with our health. We need to focus on our recovery, which can be very difficult when we are simultaneously struggling with high medical bills. It can exacerbate our health issues if we are also […]

How To Pick The Perfect Pair Of Shoes For An Event

Most people will agree that not only do shoes play a big role in their appearance, they are also one of the top 3 most important things that people consider when they dress up. Even when they are just being casual and aren’t dressing up for a big occasion, shoes are still a big concern. As people are getting increasingly concerned with how ‘trendy’ they look and how up-to-date their fashion sense is, even something […]

Understanding Property Loans: Important Tips And Tricks Everyone Should Know

Have you found a property that you would consider as a dream home? Or have you found the perfect spot to set up your business in? Buying a property can be a Herculean task especially with today’s prices but the good news is that there are options that can help you out. People find it hard to pay off the lump sum that comes with buying a property. That’s why many resort to getting a […]

Why People Love 918kaya Game Slot Online in Indonesia?

Are you ready to play at Indonesia’s top casino? What better place to go than the 918Kaya online casino? It is without a doubt one of the most entertaining and rewarding betting systems you will ever encounter. The 918Kaya casino has a presence in several Asian betting markets. It is one of Asia’s most popular online casinos, having a large potential user base. It has a reputation for being one of the best casinos in […]

Tips to Improve Betting in Slot Game Online Malaysia

One of the things about real online slot games in Malaysia is it’s easy to play. Fast everybody can play and enjoy the best Malaysian online slots. Rules are easy to understand, and luck is the main winning factor for a player. Online slot games made money very popular online with casino video. The good thing about online slot games is that players can try different variations. Looking to try your luck in Slot Machines […]