Phuong Nguyen

Katy ISD Celebrates District-wide Teachers and Rookie Teachers of the Year

KATY ISD (Covering Katy) – Katy Independent School District Superintendent Lance Hindt recently surprised two teachers with the district-wide Campus Teacher of the Year Award. WoodCreek Elementary teacher Kristal Parrish and Taylor High School teacher Phuong Nguyen were chosen for the elementary and secondary awards respectively. Randolph Elementary teacher Connie Summerford and McMeans Junior High […]

Alesia and Preston Smith at the Indie Music Channel Awards (Preston Smith photo)

Katy Trumpeter Wins Nine Awards at Indie Music Channel Awards

KATY (Covering Katy)—For a professional musician, winning awards for your work might be described as hitting a high note. Preston Smith, a trumpeter from Katy, knows the feeling. This past Saturday, Smith’s work received 10 nominations across three categories—one for instrumental, six for jazz and one for R&B—at the Sixth Annual Indie Music Channel Awards in […]

Katy Economic Development Council Tactics Seen as a ‘Threat’ and ‘Bullying’ in Waller County

  WALLER COUNTY (Covering Katy) – Leaders of the Katy Area Economic Development Council have deeply damaged any potential reconciliation between that group and economic development officials in Waller County after an email sent by the group’s vice president left some people feeling threatened. The email was received by the head of Waller County Economic […]

Wayne Dolcefino sits next to a wall full of Emmy Awards he won as a TV investigative reporter.

ANOTHER UPDATE: Wayne Dolcefino Survives Serious Car Crash

SAN ANGELO, Texas (Covering Katy) – Katy resident and former television investigative reporter Wayne Dolcefino was involved in a very serious car accident Tuesday while traveling on business near San Angelo. Dolcefino now operates his own investigative consulting firm. “At this time, we know he survived the crash but suffered some injuries,” said a statement […]

This dog is currently available to adopt or foster at the Fort Bend County Animal Shelter.

Animal Shelter Looking for Foster Homes After Distemper Outbreak

  FORT BEND COUNTY (Covering Katy) – The Fort Bend County Animal Shelter is looking for temporary foster homes for their dogs following a recent distemper outbreak. The foster homes should not currently have any pets, and the stay would be for four weeks while keeping an eye out for signs of the potentially fatal […]

Jeffrey Killebrew

Jail Time for Katy Man Who Caused Franz Road Fatal Crash

HOUSTON (Covering Katy) – Jeffrey Killebrew, 50, of Katy was convicted this week of criminally negligent homicide in Harris County Criminal Court after a 2014 Franz Road accident where a motorcyclist was killed.  Killebrew was sentenced to two years in state jail, and fined $3,000 following a three-week trial. The punishment was the maximum penalty under Texas […]

Mayoral candidate Hill Adams, left. His opponent, Chuck Brawner, is on right (George Slaughter photo)

UPDATE: Candidates Make Their Case at Chamber of Commerce Candidate Forum And Answer Additional Questions

Update:  On Wednesday, April 26 the Katy Area Chamber of Commerce released the candidates’ answers to 19 additional questions from the public that, due to time constraints,  were not asked at the forum.  Double click the names of each candidate to read their answers. Kayse Johnson | Jessie Campbell | Hill Adams | Chuck Brawner | Jimmy Mendez (If print is small click on […]

HCSO Investigating Death in Custody

  HARRIS COUNTY (Covering Katy) – Harris County Sheriff’s Office investigators with the Office of Inspector General and Homicide unit are examining the death of a 31-year-old man who was brought to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Inmate Processing Center by private bail recovery agents for an open family assault warrant and a capias child […]

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City Council Considers Trash Bash, Traffic Detours, Emergency Road Repairs and e-Cycling

  CITY OF KATY (Covering Katy) — Mayor Fabol Hughes and the Katy City Council Monday night issued a proclamation to help promote the annual Keep Katy Beautiful Trash Bash & Electronic Recycling Event. Sandy Schmidt, Keep Katy Beautiful chairman, described the trash bash as a local event, but one of many such activities across […]