Katy ISD Board of Trustees

Keller, Redmon Sworn In As Katy ISD Trustees

Lance Redmon takes the oath of office to become a Katy ISD trustee - George Slaughter photo

By George Slaughter The Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees welcomed two new members Monday night, as Donald “Duke” Keller and Lance Redmon were sworn in to office. Keller, an attorney, succeeded George Scott for the position 1 seat. Scott did not seek reelection. Redmon, who is in construction material sales, succeeded Rebecca Fox for the position 2 seat. He ran unopposed for the position, as Fox switched her candidacy for the position 1 […]

Keller and Redmon Elected to Katy ISD Board of Trustees

Duke Keller

By George Slaughter Katy Independent School District voters elected Donald “Duke” Keller and Lance Redmon to the Board of Trustees Saturday. Keller, an attorney, defeated Rebecca Fox and Sean Dolan to win his Position 1 seat. Fox, the Position 2 incumbent, decided just before the February 15 filing deadline to contest the Position 1 seat against Keller and Dolan, an Internet marketing company owner and Katy ISD critic. Keller polled 4,093 votes, or 48%. Fox […]

Today is Last Day for Early Voting

By George Slaughter Today is the last day for early voting in the Katy city election and Katy Independent School District trustee election. City Election For polling locations and times, click here. Voters will decide the mayor’s race between incumbent Chuck Brawner and former police chief Bill Hastings. Ward B voters will decide between banking executive Jenifer Jordan Stockdick and former council member Steve Pierson. Incumbent Jimmy Mendez cannot seek reelection due to term limits. […]

Hindt to Contribute Financially to Possible Defamation Lawsuit

By George Slaughter Katy Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Lance Hindt will contribute up to $25,000 for legal fees to be used in a potential defamation suit, according to an amendment approved by Katy school board trustees at their Thursday meeting. Trustees approved hiring the Feldman and Feldman law firm at the meeting, in addition to approving the amendment to Hindt’s contract. Trustees took both these actions before Hindt announced his intention to resign January […]

Hindt to Resign as KISD Superintendent in January

Dr. Lance Hindt, Katy ISD Superintendent (Katy ISD photo)

By George Slaughter Dr. Lance Hindt tendered his resignation as superintendent of the Katy Independent School District Thursday night, following what he and some board trustees called a smear campaign against him and his family. “My immediate family has to come first,” Hindt said. “My wife and my children, they need me. In light of an organized, relentless and dishonest smear campaign against me, I cannot remain as superintendent.” Leaders of the anti-Hindt campaign were […]

KISD Board to Hold Special Meeting Thursday Night

By George Slaughter The Katy Independent School Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting Thursday night to decide whether to engage a lawyer to pursue legal action for defamation on behalf of Superintendent Dr. Lance Hindt, other school officials, and other district staff. Trustees will also decide whether to amend Hindt’s contract. Hindt was accused in March of participating in a bullying incident that allegedly took place over 35 years ago, when he was […]

Gesoff, Champagne Win School Board Seats

By George Slaughter Susan Gesoff and Dawn Champagne won their respective campaigns for seats on the Katy Independent School Board of Trustees Saturday. In the race for Position 6, Gesoff, an engineer, drew 3,324 votes, or 60%, against her challenger Scott Martin, an attorney. Martin drew 2,182 votes, or 40%. “I was very encouraged by how many people came out to the polls,” Gesoff said. “I was impressed by all four candidates and the clean campaigns […]

KISD Trustees Issue Statements of Support for Superintendent

Dr. Lance Hindt, Katy ISD Superintendent (Katy ISD photo)

By George Slaughter The Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees Tuesday night issued a second statement of support for Superintendent Dr. Lance Hindt following the online disclosure of a 35-year-old lawsuit against Hindt that alleged assault. The disclosure was made by Sean Dolan, a Katy internet marketing company owner who has had issues with Hindt and the district. The lawsuit alleged that Hindt, after leaving a party in February 1983, got out of his […]

Ashley Vann Announces Campaign for Katy ISD Board of Trustees Position 3

KATY, TX – Ashley Diehl Vann has announced her campaign for re-election for the Katy Independent School District’s Board of Trustees, Position 3. Ashley has served on the Katy ISD Board of Trustees since May 2014. Ashley is and has been invested & involved in KISD. She has called Katy home for almost thirty years. She is a James E. Taylor High School graduate. J Scot Vann, her husband of 23 years, is a graduate […]