Katy High School

21 Foundation to Host Launch Celebration

Katy’s own, Drew Lasker, has just completed his 16th season playing professional basketball for the Newcastle Eagles of the British Basketball League (BBL).  A graduate and former basketball star at Katy High School, Drew is committed to investing in the lives of youth in our community. Since 2007, Lasker’s business, Train Harder21, has developed student athletes in the Katy-Houston area by working with them to improve their basketball skills.  For Lasker’s next chapter, he and business partner, […]

Six Katy ISD FFA Students Win Awards at State Convention

Madailein Fitch, Taylor High School (Katy ISD photo)

By George Slaughter Six Katy Independent School District Future Farmers of America (FFA) students won awards at the 93rd Annual Texas FFA Convention in Fort Worth. The convention’s theme – Elevate – encapsulated a movement that motivated students to use the pandemic as an opportunity to grow, learn and elevate themselves. “Our students have demonstrated an enduring resilience and have learned that amidst the challenges, they can overcome and grow,” Ashlee Laird, Katy ISD CTE […]

Katy Theater Arts Booster Club to Hold Car Show Saturday

Katy High School

By George Slaughter Eric Salls, a leader with Katy High School’s Theater Arts Booster Club, enjoys attending car shows with his friends. On Saturday, he and the club will be staging a local car show to share that love of cars and raise money to support the theater arts program. The first annual car show is set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Katy High School, 6331 Highway Blvd. Salls said he and the […]

Cane Island Donates Outdoor Classroom Seating at Katy High School’s Tiger Prairie

Katy High School teachers and students as well as those visiting the Tiger Prairie now have a comfortable spot to hone their skills in biology, environmental science, art and nature photography thanks to a gift from Katy’s Cane Island. The Katy community of new homes located minutes from the school has donated four, large outdoor tables and benches to create a new outdoor classroom setting within the nature-inspired property at the corner Highway 90 and 1463.  […]


By Tom Behrens Seven Lakes girls at the top As 2017 comes to a close Seven Lakes (15-7, 2-0), Katy (17-5, 2-1), Tompkins (10-6, 2-1) and Taylor (15-7, 2-1) girls’ basketball teams are the top teams in District 19-6A. The Seven Lakes Lady Spartans added to their unblemished district record defeating Katy 41-22. Savannah May led the Lady Tigers with nine points. The Tigers won at home over Cinco Ranch, 61-36. A team effort from […]


Katy Tigers picking up where they left off last year  The 10th Annual Cinco Ranch Big 12 Invitational was held Saturday, Nov. 19 at Cinco Ranch High School. The schools sending teams include boys and girls wrestlers from Cinco Ranch, Seven Lakes; Cy-Woods, Katy, A&M Consolidated, and Westside. St. Johns, Episcopal, Brother Martin entered boys’ teams only; Mayde Creek sent a girls team only. The boys’ team from Brother Martin from New Orleans came out […]

Top Texas Teams of all Time

Katy vs Westlake 2016

By: Tom Behrens A little football trivia … Texas High School Football scoured data of nearly 100 years of high school football in Texas and developed a list of potential “best teams of all time.” To make the TexasHSfootball.com list, the teams needed to be an undefeated state champion — no losses or ties — and recognized as the state champion by the UIL. This list doesn’t include private schools or the PVIL, either. These […]

Harvey Brings Important Life Lessons for KISD Student

Katy High School wrestlers Audrey Lynne, Maria Camona, Natasha Mendez, Angelina Viola, and Megan Thomas post after a recent match. Mendez and her family appreciate the help of friends such as these following Hurricane Harvey. (Natasha Mendez photo)

By George Slaughter It’s almost unimaginable to think of being flooded out of your home twice in two years as a positive thing. But Natasha Mendez, a Katy High School sophomore and daughter of Katy Ward B City Council Member Jimmy Mendez, can say as much. Mendez and her family, like others in her neighborhood, were affected by the recent hurricane. “I walked in, and there’s ankle deep water in my room,” she said. “We […]

Katy Independent School District Offers Two High Schools as Shelters, and Transportation to Help Evacuees Get to Shelters

By George Slaughter The Katy Independent School District continues to play a role in the community’s recovery efforts following Hurricane Harvey. The district has opened two schools as shelters: Cinco Ranch High School, 23440 Cinco Ranch Blvd., and Morton Ranch High School, 21000 Franz Road. The school shelters have a 9 p.m. curfew and have been serving hot meals, Maria DiPetta, KISD media relations manager, said. Unlike some other shelters, pets are being allowed, she […]