• Tompkins High School Teacher Receives State Recognition for Educational Excellence

    Tompkins High School Teacher Receives State Recognition for Educational Excellence

    By George Slaughter Michael Clark, an Advanced Placement Micro and Macro Economics teacher at Tompkins High School, has been honored with the Charles Pickitt Secondary School Teacher Award. The award was presented virtually at the recent Association of Texas Professional Educators Summit. “Even in these most trying times, it’s great to know that our work is making a difference and being admired by other educators across Texas,” Clark said in a news release. “Every student […]

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  • Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union and the Katy Area Chamber of Commerce Come Together to Recognize Education in the Community on August 6th

    Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union and the Katy Area Chamber of Commerce Come Together to Recognize Education in the Community on August 6th

    The 2020 Katy ISD “Teacher of the Year” community virtual event will be presented by Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union and the Katy Area Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, August 6, 2020, via Zoom from 11 am to 12 pm. Business leaders and prominent members of the community will gather virtually to honor outstanding teachers from each campus who have demonstrated excellence and leadership among their peers and in their classrooms. Winning recipients from all 70 […]

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  • Katy Rice Festival to Go Online for 2020

    Katy Rice Festival to Go Online for 2020

    By George Slaughter The Katy Rice Festival, a long-standing Katy community tradition, is going online this year in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The festival is set for October 9-11. Organizers said a virtual experience featuring an online craft market, livestream band performances, and other family activities are being planned. Craft vendors wishing to participate are being asked to complete and submit an application on the festival website. There is no cost for registration and […]

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  • Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union and the Katy Area Chamber of Commerce Come Together to Recognize Education in the Community on August 6th

    Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union and the Katy Area Chamber of Commerce Come Together to Recognize Education in the Community on August 6th

    The 2020 Katy ISD “Teacher of the Year” community virtual event will be presented by Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union and the Katy Area Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, August 6, 2020, via Zoom from 11 am to 12 pm. Business leaders and prominent members of the community will gather virtually to honor outstanding teachers from each campus who have demonstrated excellence and leadership among their peers and in their classrooms. Winning recipients from all 70 […]

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  • In the Midst of Pandemic, The Toasted Yolk Café Opens Franchises in Katy and Cypress, Texas  

    In the Midst of Pandemic, The Toasted Yolk Café Opens Franchises in Katy and Cypress, Texas   

    The Toasted Yolk Café (TYC) opened two new restaurants in July. These are the first new Toasted Yolk Café restaurants to open since the start of the Covid-19 outbreak, and sales at both started strong and are tracking with pre-Covid-19 TYC openings. “It appears that because TYC is in the breakfast and lunch segment, sales have not been hurt as much as other higher priced restaurants,” said Paul W. Vernon, Executive Vice President in the Retail […]

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Free COVID-19 Surge Testing Coming to Harris County’s Two Stationary Sites

New testing operations will increase capacity at HCPH and get results faster        In partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Texas Department of Health and Human Services (DSHS), both of Harris County Public Health’s (HCPH) Ken Pridgeon Stadium and San Jacinto College Central Campus locations will transition to surge testing sites, aiming to increase testing capacity and faster lab turnaround times. The temporary transition, lasting roughly two weeks or […]

Sen. Cruz Delivers Opening Remarks as Chair of ‘The Right of the People Peaceably to Assemble: Protecting Speech by Stopping Anarchist Violence’ Hearing

Gavels in hearing examining Antifa and other anti-American anarchists’ role in violence and riots across the country WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), chairman of the Subcommittee on The Constitution, today is chairing a hearing titled “The Right of the People Peaceably to Assemble: Protecting Speech by Stopping Anarchist Violence.” This hearing will examine how groups like Antifa and other anti-American anarchists have hijacked peaceful protests to engage in political violence. Livestream of Sen. Cruz’s hearing may be viewed here. As Sen. Cruz said […]

Olson And Fletcher Act To Expand Debt Forgiveness For Small Businesses Among Pandemic

Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) today announced the Loan Interest Forgiveness for Taxpayers Under a Pandemic (LIFT UP) Act with Congresswomen Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07).  This legislation extends the six months of debt forgiveness provided by the CARES Act for small businesses that have previously received Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster loans. This is the House companion to Senator Ted Cruz’s Loan Interest Forgiveness for Taxpayers Under a Pandemic (LIFT UP) Act of 2020. “The Houston region […]

Sen. Cruz: ‘Peaceful Protests Must Be Protected, Riots Must Be Stopped’ 

Chairs subcommittee hearing examining anarchists’ role in violence and riots across the country and the response from federal law enforcement U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), chairman of the Subcommittee on The Constitution, today chaired a hearing focused on how Antifa and other anti-American anarchists engage in riots and violence across the country. Watch Sen. Cruz’s remarks and full line of questioning here. Excerpts from this hearing are included below. On Democrats failure to condemn violence, Sen. Cruz […]

AG Paxton Applauds President Trump, White House Title 32 Extension of Texas National Guard

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton today applauded President Trump for extending federal funding for the Texas National Guard’s mission to help combat COVID-19 across the state. This extension of the Texas National Guard will be fully funded by the federal government through the end of 2020. “The Texas National Guard is vital to bolster our response and recovery as we work together to stop the spread of COVID-19. I sincerely thank President Trump for […]

Sen. Cruz Previews Hearing on Antifa’s Violence on Fox & Friends

Discusses Antifa’s organized attacks on American cities, Democrats’ dangerous push for universal mail-in voting WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), chairman of the Subcommittee on The Constitution, today appeared on Fox News’ ‘Fox & Friends’ where he previewed his hearing examining how Antifa and other anti-American anarchists hijack peaceful protests to engage in riots and violence. During the interview, Sen. Cruz also warned against Democrats’ push for universal mail-in voting ahead of the 2020 presidential election. […]

5 Techniques to Help You Reduce Your Boyfriend’s Jealousy

Jealousy is quite dangerous in a relationship, and much like black mold, it can fester and destroy what is otherwise good and healthy. That’s why it’s important to address any signs of this green monster upfront. Contrary to what some believe, jealousy isn’t always a red flag of abuse. When it’s mild, jealousy is often a natural reaction to a situation that makes your partner feel insecure. But if your boyfriend is showing serious signs […]

Top Career Pathways For Psychology Majors

Many people we see have this spirit of listening to others and helping or, to be precise, are blessed with empathy. Some people help others intellectually, such as teachers; some help them on emotional levels while others choose to improve spiritually. We all have an idea of what career path we are going to choose and what field of education we need to study for that. The preferences vary from person to person. Every youngster […]

6 Steps to Take When Dealing With Bankruptcy 

Finding yourself in a situation where you’re facing financial difficulty is never easy and will often lead to stress. In turn, stress can lead to some physical health conditions, so trying to keep your debt in check will be beneficial not only for your financial health but your mental and physical health too. Knowing the steps to take and understanding the process of bankruptcy will help with you if you’re struggling with it. Often, people […]

IGLOO Products Corp Names Andrew Perlmutter To Board Of Directors

President of Pop Culture Collectibles Giant Funko Inc Joins Igloo Products Corp Board of Directors August 4, 2020 (Katy, TX) – Today, Igloo proudly announces and welcomes Andrew Perlmutter to Igloo Products Corp.’s Board of Directors. Known in the pop culture world as a renowned brand builder, Perlmutter joins Igloo with decades of professional expertise and is aligned to guide Igloo’s strategic initiatives for the Playmate collection through licensing and partnerships. “We are very excited […]