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Students Engaged in Advancing Texas (SEAT), a student-led movement founded in Katy which demonstrates youth visibility in educational policymaking, delivered a letter on June 19 to more than 1,000 superintendents of Texas public schools to clarify federal legal guidance, to condemn Gov. Abbott's refusal to accept Title IX protections, and to urge districts to uphold their duty to support and embrace all Texas students. more
After selling out in several Katy-area communities, Houston homebuilder Legend Homes has returned to the region where it is adding new, affordably priced homes in the Waller County master-planned community of Bluestem, the company announced in a July 12 press release. more
Katy Christian Ministries is seeking donations of school supplies for the nonprofit group’s annual “Red Apple” and “Happy Feet” programs. Over the past 30 years, The Red Apple Program has supported thousands of children, according to the KCM website, serving 1,392 students in 2023. more
The following free programs will take place at the Maud Marks Library, 1815 Westgreen Blvd. Katy, during late July: more
Get ready to cultivate your passion for gardening with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension of Fort Bend County! Applications are now open for the fall 2024 Extension Master Gardener training class. more
The Katy Independent School District’s Board of Trustees held a special board meeting on Tuesday, July 16 at 11 a.m. at the Martha Lopez Aki ECI Project Tyke Center, 6301 S. Stadium Lane in Katy to discuss and consider action on a one-time lump sum payment for classroom teachers. Board President Victor Perez has said in prior board meetings that the lump sum payment is part of the district’s plan to retain classroom teachers. more
In response to the impact of Hurricane Beryl, President Biden has approved a major disaster declaration for Texas, extending federal funding to 67 counties including Fort Bend, Harris, and Waller County for recovery efforts, according to a press release from the City of Katy. more
The City of Katy announced in a July 11 press release that debris removal operations were scheduled to commence on Tuesday, July 16th, following the aftermath of Hurricane Beryl. more
In a special session announced early Monday morning, the Katy City Council met in a joint meeting with the Katy Development Authority at 11 a.m. on Monday. more
Dr. James M. Jacobs with Your Total Foot Care Specialist announced on June 25 the two winners of the “Stepping into the Future” scholarship program. more
The Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program (TASSP) is now open for application, according to the July 2 newsletter from the office of State Representative Mike Schofield who represents District 132 which includes a large portion of the Katy area. more
Katy ISD’s fine arts students continue to garner outside acclaim, with five ensembles placing in the 2025 Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) Honor Orchestra finals, according to a June 26 press release from the district. more
Congressman Troy Nehls, who represents Texas House District 22 in the U.S. Congress, announced in his June and July e-newsletters that his office is hosting the 2024 Congressional App Challenge, a competition designed to encourage student participation in computer science and coding. more
On June 28, 2024, Fort Bend Precinct 1 Constable deputies responded to an urgent veterinarian clinic in Cinco Ranch to the report of an injured animal. more
aty ISD has once again earned recognition for its financial management, earning a Transparency Star designation in Traditional Finances from the Data Analysis and Transparency Division of the Texas Comptroller’s Public Account Office, the district announced in a June 27 press release. more
The Fort Bend County Fair and Rodeo announced its 2024 entertainment lineup in a June 27 press release. more
In response to Hurricane Beryl, Commissioner Lesley Briones will open three Harris County Precinct 4 community centers as places of refuge for any resident in need, according to a July 8 press release from the Harris County Precinct 4 office. more
It was business as usual for the Katy City Council, despite a category one hurricane moving through the area earlier in the day on Monday, July 8. more
Children in grades 4-8 will have an opportunity to learn all about owls at a special program, “Creative Connections: All About Owls,” on Thursday, July 18, from 3 to 4 p.m., in the Meeting Room of the Cinco Ranch Branch Library at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd, Katy. more
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