Morton Ranch High School

Teen with Down Syndrome Crowned Prom King at Morton Ranch High School

Morton Ranch High School Prom King Josue Barrios and fellow senior Bianca Rodriguez-Caskey - photo courtesy Phoebe Grace Creative

By George Slaughter Josue Barrios can attest to how dreams can come true. Barrios, 19, is a senior at Morton Ranch High School, and has Down syndrome, a genetic disorder. Yet his family works to make things as normal for Barrios as possible, and he doesn’t let it slow him down. His mother, Katherine Villacorta, describes him a very positive, friendly person who goes everywhere, meets people, and loves dancing. He also plays the guitar […]

Morton Ranch Teacher and Coach to Be Buried Friday

Stephen Papp (Katy ISD photo)

By George Slaughter Funeral services have been set for Morton Ranch High School teacher and assistant football coach Stephen Papp, who was killed in an automobile accident over the weekend. Authorities have not yet released details about the accident. Papp’s funeral is set for 3 p.m. Friday at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 2929 Woodland Hills Dr., in Kingwood, which was his hometown. Morton Ranch football coach Ron Counter said a coaching friend called him with […]

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 […]

Morton Ranch Girls Varsity bowling Team

The weekend of March 25th and 26th the Girls of Morton Ranch High School took second place at the Texas Team High School State Tournament. They qualified second seed going into the Round of 16 and battled their way to the championship match, but came up short and claiming the Runner-Up tittle. This was an esteemed accomplishment by the Girls and is the highest placement that Morton Ranch High School bowling team has received at […]