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Cross Creek Ranch Wins Community of the Year

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(Fulshear, TX – Aug. 19, 2019)—Cross Creek Ranch was recently named Community of the Year in the Texas Association of Builders’ (TAB) 2019 Star Awards. The awards program recognizes leading builders, remodelers, architects, designers, sales professionals, marketing professionals and construction professionals across Texas and surrounding areas. Companies submitted 574 entries into this year’s competition, with winners announced Aug. 8 during the Sunbelt Builders Show™. “This is one of the industry’s most prestigious awards,” said Rob […]

Four FFA Members Awarded Farm Credit Scholarships  

AUSTIN, Texas – Four college-bound students were awarded scholarships from Farm Credit Bank of Texas during the 2019 Texas FFA State Convention in Fort Worth on July 18. The recipients of the rural funding bank’s $2,000 scholarships were Tommy Butler of Perryton FFA, Cheyenne Byrer of Elgin FFA, Jacob D’Agostino of Taylor-Katy FFA and Tanner Myers of Huffman FFA. All four students have been active in their communities and local FFA chapters and plan to pursue careers in agriculture. Tommy Butler, a recent Perryton […]

Katy ISD Offers Full-Day Pre-Kindergarten Program  

KATY [July 29, 2019] – As part of House Bill (HB) 3 which was passed by the 86th Texas Legislature and signed into law by Governor Greg Abbott, Katy Independent School District will transition from half-day to full-day pre-kindergarten (pre-k) for eligible students beginning with the 2019-20 school year. Full-day classes for pre-k students will begin on August 14, 2019.  Parents of preregistered pre-k students will receive a notification letter mailed on Tuesday, July 30, notifying them that their […]

Katy ISD’s Bullying Prevention Campaign Recognized by National Organization  

KATY [July 29, 2019] – The National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) recently recognized Katy ISD with a Golden Achievement Award for its district-wide bullying prevention and awareness campaign. What started as a modest initiative by a high school student leadership circle to increase awareness about bullying, soon flourished into a large scale campaign that continues to impact Katy ISD’s school culture. The District’s bullying prevention campaign, which has been comprised of student and parent […]

Last Curtain Call is screening at Alamo Draft House La Centerra

Award winning Hollywood Film LAST CURTAIN CALL is screening at the Alamo Draft House La Centerra August 7th at 7 p.m. to benefit “The Longest Day” to raise money for Alzheimers. Get your tickets here: https://www.facebook.com/events/345405169716598/ An aspiring rock star tries to make it big in the music biz when he gets diagnosed with early on set dementia in his late 40’s. He is now trying to make up for lost time with all those […]

A Tale of Two Mayors ….and two birthdays

Mayor of Katy Bill Hastings meets with Texas Bluebonnet Girls State “Mayor of Nachos” Sophie Spano. A Katy resident, Sophie recently completed the prestigious national American Legion Auxiliary Girls State program held annually in each state. For the 2019 Texas Bluebonnet Girls State week-long program held at Texas Lutheran University Seguin, Sophie represented ALA Unit 164 Katy along with 11 other 11th grade girls and her high school, St. John XXIII College Preparatory. Congratulations Sophie!

Recently the Mayor of Katy Bill Hastings met with 17-year old Sophie Spano who was elected a 2019 Texas Bluebonnet Girls State Mayor.  Sophie is a Katy resident and a St. John XXIII College Preparatory incoming high school senior. The meeting of the two Mayors took place on July 2nd, Sophie Spano’s 17th birthday and the day after Mayor Bill Hastings’ July 1st birthday.  The event was a surprise for Sophie in celebration of her […]

Katy Area Retired Educators (KARE) Planning Meeting

KARE’s planning meeting. Front Row L to R:       Dorsey Reese, MayDell Jenks, Earlene Hopkins (KARE’s President), Marsha Smith, Kathy Land, Lee Ann Nuckles Middle Row L to R:    Rebecca Fox, Karen Thornton, Gerald Young, Jamie Wolman, Terri Youngblood, Patti Sanders, Tracy Patterson, Julia Oldham, Felice Bryant, Elysce Garrison, Bob Bryant Back Row L to R:       Jan Mercer and Hindie Dershowitz

recently met, at Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union, to plan for their upcoming calendar of events.  KARE’s theme for the 2019-2020 school year is “KARE – Solving the Puzzle for an A+ Retirement”. All retired public school employees are invited to celebrate Hooky Day on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 from 1:00-3:00 PM at Katy ISD’s Education Support Complex, 6301 S. Stadium Lane, Room 1200. All public school employees who retired under the Teacher Retirement System […]

Katy couple rebrands popular West Houston restaurant and wine bar

Introducing Bacaro Kitchen & Wine Bar, formerly The Devine Affair Bacaro Kitchen & Wine Bar, a hidden gem nestled in the heart of Memorial, has a new name, a new look, and a new menu with Italian flare. Maria and Bill Loveday own and operate the restaurant, formerly The Devine Affair, which has been in operation more than eight years as a popular dine-in and happy hour spot with take-out options. Bill Loveday announced, “We […]

36 Katy boys in Austin for Texas Boys State 2019

Katy-area boys prepare to leave for Austin on June 9 for Texas Boys State 2019.  At far left is Monte Ikner, who led the Boys State committee for American Legion Post 164.   (Photo by David Wallis)

Thirty-six boys from Katy-area high schools are attending the weeklong Texas Boys State 2019, which began June 9 in Austin. The Katy boys are among hundreds from all parts of Texas who are learning about various forms of American government.  Each boy becomes a part of the operation of his local, county, and state government. Two boys from Texas will be selected to attend The American Legion’s Boys Nation convention in July in Washington. Members […]