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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

Front Row left to right: Yvonne Kershner, Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union; Becky Acosta, Memorial Hermann Medical Group; Back Row left to right: Stephen Ives, YMCA of Greater Houston; Kyle Stanzel, Houston Methodist West Hospital; Gregory Prince, PBK, Inc.

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 […]

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 […]

Katy ISD Education Foundation Announces Reimagined GROOVE Event August 29

GROOVE Your Way Benefits the Foundation’s Teacher Grant Program The Katy ISD Education Foundation announces its annual GROOVE fundraiser, reimagined. “Our GROOVE planning committee has completely transformed our traditional GROOVE gala, creating a new, dynamic and inclusive format sure to be a hit with the Katy/West Houston community,” says Foundation Board President, Mike Van Hoozer. A donation to the foundation’s teacher grant program secures a house party for up to 10 guests and includes Whiskey […]

Katy American Legion Remains Active During Covid Lockdown

Post Color Guard

Veterans Continue to Serve the Community and Announce New Post Location Katy, Texas (July 24, 2020) – The American Legion was founded in 1919 in Indianapolis, Indiana and has gone on to create an illustrious history established on four pillars – Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation, National Security, Americanism, and Children & Youth. The post recently installed its new slate of officers and has opened its new post location at the West I-10 Volunteer Firefighter station […]

First-of-its-Kind Magazine for Champions to Launch in October

Bo Porter, CORE Magazine Founding President and CEO

Former MLB player, coach and manager, acclaimed author and philanthropist at the helm HOUSTON, TEXAS, July 15, 2020 – Bo Porter Enterprises today announced the approaching launch in October 2020 of its newest venture, CORE Magazine. The announcement was made by Marquis “Bo” Porter, founding president and chief executive officer. CORE, an acronym for Champions Of Real Excellence, will premiere as a quarterly digital publication with print-on-demand capabilities and is expected to reach millions of […]

Heat Advisory Issued for Harris County Today, Through Weekend

What is the danger? The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Heat Advisory for Harris County from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. today. Heat index readings are expected to range from 105 to 110 degrees. The dangerous heat conditions are likely to continue through the weekend. Everyone should take precautions to avoid heat illness or exhaustion.  What you should do: STAY COOL! Keep your body temperature cool to avoid heat-related illness. Always remember to LOOK BEFORE YOU […]

 Cane Island’s The Oaks Kitchen & Bar Introduces New Executive Chef, New Menu Offerings

The Oaks Kitchen & Bar has named Katy native Kevin Callahan, previously with Austin’s critically acclaimed The Roaring Fork, as its new Executive Chef.

KATY, TX (July 7, 2020) – The Oaks Kitchen & Bar, the charming dining spot tucked away in the Katy community of Cane Island, has added a new Executive Chef and Pastry Chef while unveiling a new menu featuring entrees prepared over an open-flame oak wood grill. Now open daily, The Oaks Kitchen & Bar has named Katy native Kevin Callahan, previously with Austin’s critically acclaimed The Roaring Fork, as its new Executive Chef.  Callahan also has […]

DPS Expands DL Service Offerings, Now Accepting Appointments for Renewals and Replacements in Offices

AUSTIN – As the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) continues with the phased reopening of driver license (DL) offices, the department is pleased to announce the expansion of in-person services across the state. This includes offering renewal and replacement appointments, as well as Saturday appointments for these services at select offices. Nearly 700,000 Texans had their DLs expire while offices were closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic — this closure has created a backlog […]

KISD School Lunch Program

Katy Independent School District announced its policy for providing free and reduced-price meals for children served under the attached current income eligibility guidelines. A copy of the policy may be viewed at www.squaremeals.com Children living in households whose income are at or below the federally approved levels, based on household size, may be eligible for meal benefits. Transfer students approved for the program from another school district may either complete a Katy ISD application or […]