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Sales Tax Exemption Weekend is Here

By George Slaughter Katy area retailers expect to enjoy a bump in sales over the next few days thanks to the annual Texas sales tax exemption weekend. The sales tax holiday begins Friday and runs through Sunday. The sales tax holiday is typically scheduled before students return to school and applies to most footwear and clothing, as well as school supply items. The Texas Legislature sets the sales tax holiday dates The sales tax exemption […]

Katy ISD Artwork Auctions Off for Big Money at Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

The Spirit Within (back)

  Student sculpture breaks world record and sells for $102,000!    Hard work and determination pays off for two Katy ISD students whose artwork advanced to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo art auction. McMeans Junior High eighth-grader Charles Jang’s artwork competed in the Grand Prix judging and won first place against students from over 100 districts. His project was a drawing titled “A Rare Connection.” This was the first year that a junior high […]

Seven Katy ISD Students Earn Highest Possible ACT Score

Clio Sun - Seven Lakes High School

  Less than 1 percent of all test takers earn top score This year seven Katy ISD high school students earned the highest possible ACT composite score of 36.  On average, less than .1 percent of all test takers earn the top score. Only 2,235 out of the nearly 2.1 million students who took the ACT in 2016 earned a composite score of 36. “Your achievement on the ACT is significant and rare,” said ACT […]

Katy ISD Students Jump Their Way to Junior Olympic Gold

The Rope Warriors’ Miyo Fujiwara of Randolph Elementary, Aileen Liang of Kilpatrick Elementary and Justin Liang of Tays Junior High earned seven gold medals total, with 9-year-old Aileen Liang taking home a gold medal in the All-Around competition.

Three Katy ISD students won 13 medals in jumping rope at the 50th AAU Junior Olympic Games held in Houston July 27 – August 6. The Rope Warriors’ Miyo Fujiwara of Randolph Elementary, Aileen Liang of Kilpatrick Elementary and Justin Liang of Tays Junior High earned seven gold medals total, with 9-year-old Aileen Liang taking home a gold medal in the All-Around competition. The team also won two silver medals, including one for Justin Liang, […]