Attorney General Paxton Files Pro-Religious Liberty Amicus Brief with SCOTUS 

AG Ken Paxton

AUSTIN – Attorney General Paxton has joined a multistate amicus brief in the U. S. Supreme Court in support of petitioners in Zhang Jingrong v. Chinese Anti-Cult World Alliance. In this case, a religious group known as the Falun Gong, which originated in China, experienced persecution and harassment on American soil. The Falun Gong sued under a federal statute, arguing that they were victims of threats or acts of violence intended to chill their First […]

Katy’s Own No Label Brewing Wins Big at the 2022 Craft Beer Marketing Awards

By Emily Saxton No Label Brewing, a Katy, Texas-based brewery, is known for its creativity and atmosphere. The brewery has become a popular and well-loved spot in the Houston area, touting a brew for every taste! No Label’s ambiance and quality beers have made them a winner in both the hearts of locals and critics, with their most recent achievement being major wins at the 2022 Craft Beer Marketing Awards (CBMAs).     The CBMAs […]

Seven Lakes Spartans Honored for Excellence

Seven Lakes senior Tahaad Davis earned Offensive Player of the Years honors in District 19-6A for his scoring and opportunistic drives in the lane. Photo by UDPhotos

By Terry Carter After a 33-5 season, including an 11-1 District 19-6A championship run, the Seven Lakes boys’ basketball team has raked in the accolades. Seven Lakes earned the following All-District awards from District 19-6A coaches: Coach of the Year:  Shannon Heston, Seven Lakes MVP: AJ Bates, sophomore, Seven Lakes Offensive Player of the Year: Tahaad Davis, senior, Seven Lakes Tompkins (24-10, 10-2) placed second in district and landed one player among then special honorees. And third-place Mayde […]

Katy ISD Statement

This morning at approximately 7 a.m., there was a traffic accident involving a Katy ISD school bus and a METRO bus at Kingsland Boulevard and Pickford Drive. Harris County Precinct 5, Katy ISD Police and EMS responded to the incident. A Katy ISD bus attendant sustained an injury and was taken by Life Flight to a nearby hospital.  Additionally, two students sustained non-life-threatening injuries and were transported to the hospital out of an abundance of […]

Two Katy ISD Wrestlers Win At CFISD Wrestling Tournament

Seven Lakes 170-pound wrestler Mike Amico hunts for points late in his championship bout with Allen's Vinny Oliva, but Oliva won, 8-6 to claim the weight class title. Photo by UDPhotos

By Terry Carter More than 1,000 male wrestlers competed in the 19th annual Cy-Fair ISD Invitational. And Katy heavyweight Rodney Trotter emerged as a champion, giving notice that he will be a contender in the postseason tournaments. Among approximately 700 female wrestlers battling at the Berry Center this weekend, Seven Lakes senior Annmarie Janssen also earned recognition as a champion in one of the largest wrestling tournaments in Texas. Both grapplers took top honors. BOYS’ […]

Katy-Area Quarterfinal Playoff Roundup: Paetow and Katy Advance

Paetow players huddle together in a pregame talk on Friday that included Cortez Hunter (8), Jacob Walker (21) and Michael Jordan (12) prior to playing Hightower. (Terry Carter/UD Photos.com photo)

By George Slaughter Both Katy-area teams claimed victories in the quarterfinal round of the Texas high school football playoffs. Both games were at Rice Stadium. Paetow 35, Fort Bend Hightower 12 Paetow punched its ticket to the Class 5A Division I semifinals with a win over Fort Bend Hightower Friday night. Senior running back Jacob Brown led the way, rushing for 346 yards and five touchdowns on 30 carries. Brown’s first touchdown came on a […]

Christmas Season in Katy Kicks Off with Tree Lighting Tonight; Several Events Planned Saturday

The Mayor's Christmas Tree was lit Thursday in front of City Hall - George Slaughter photo

By George Slaughter Christmas season is here, and Katy-area residents have four family-oriented activities to consider as they make their plans to celebrate over the next few days. The first of these events is the annual mayor’s Christmas tree lighting ceremony, is set for 6 p.m. tonight. Here’s a brief overview of the events. Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting The city’s traditional mayor’s Christmas tree lighting ceremony is set for 6 p.m. tonight in front of […]

Katy ISD Appoints Principal for New Elementary School

Martha Pulido (Katy ISD photo)

By George Slaughter The Katy Independent School District has appointed Martha Pulido as principal for the its newest elementary school, which is expected to open next August. Pulido began her career in 1996 as an elementary teacher in the Houston Independent School District. In 1996, she came to the Katy Independent School District, serving as a second-grade teacher, reading intervention teacher, and an instructional coach and coordinator at Sundown Elementary. In 2012, Pulido became assistant […]

Katy ISD to Offer Advanced Academic Studies Information Session

By George Slaughter The Katy Independent School District invites parents of fifth graders who will be attending junior high in 2022-23 to learn more about the Katy Advanced (KAP) and Advanced Placement (AP) programs. The informational session will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, December 9, via Zoom in both English and Spanish. “Administrators will present an overview of the advanced academics programs in Katy ISD and address commonly asked questions about student participation in […]

Katy-Area Regional Playoff Roundup: Katy, Paetow Advance

Katy Tiger receiver Nic Anderson (4) celebrates an early scoring reception with teammate Isaiah Smith (26) into the end zone. (Terry Carter/UD Photos.com photo)

By George Slaughter Katy and Paetow punched their tickets to the quarterfinal round of the high school football playoffs with decisive wins Friday. Katy defeated C.E. King. Paetow defeated Cedar Park. The other two remaining Katy-area teams in the playoffs, Tompkins and Cinco Ranch, fell short in their playoff bids over the weekend. North Shore held off a valiant Tompkins second-half comeback to win that game. Summer Creek posted a strong win against Cinco Ranch, […]