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Fielder Elementary recognized for digital media instruction

KATY (Katy ISD) – Fielder Elementary has been recognized as a Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified School by Common Sense, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping children and families thrive in a world of digital media and technology. “Our students are digital native learners- they have grown up with technology and it is the […]

Katy ISD Pre-K registration set for April 14

KATY (Katy ISD) – Pre-Kindergarten registration for the 2016-2017 school year for children in Katy ISD who qualify will be held on April 14, 2016. Parents of those students eligible for Pre-Kindergarten are encouraged to use InfoSnap, an online registration process for new student registration. A new student is defined as new to Katy ISD […]

Hockley father and son and indicted for string of robberies

HOUSTON (Covering Katy) – Two men have been charged in a seven-count indictment for their roles in a spree of Houston-area robberies committed within the span of one week in January 2016, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson. Joe Robert Martinez, 40, of Houston, and his son, Joe Robert Martinez, 21, of Hockley, were indicted March […]

The Katy ISD school board. Back Row: Bryan Michalsky, Member; Rebecca Fox - Treasurer; Joe Adams - Sergeant-at-Arms; Henry Dibrell - Vice President Front Row: Ashley Vann - Secretary; Charles Griffin - President; Courtney Doyle, Member

Katy ISD to discuss contracts in limbo at upcoming meeting

KATY (Houston Chronicle) – After voting to postpone the approval of more than 300 staff contract extensions, the Katy ISD board of trustees will review the issue at their March 21 meeting, according to board president Charles Griffin in an email. The school board voted 5-2 last month to indefinitely delay granting one- or two-year […]

METRO issues weather statement

The National Weather Service (NWS) is working together with area emergency officials and METRO to get a good handle on what appears to be a very bad storm. METRO will continue to offer transit services as long as it can safely do so. Patrons are advised, however, that the Authority operates under the same traffic […]

The Katy Contemporary Arts Museum is located at the corner of Avenue B and First Street in the City of Katy - Covering Katy photo

Cuba Behind Open Doors At KCAM

KATY (Covering Katy) – The Katy Contemporary Art Museum Fort Bend (KCAM) is pleased to announce its participation in this year’s biennial FotoFest. This year’s theme, Changing Circumstances: Looking at the Future of the Planet, features an array of breathtaking and intellectual work that offers important commentary on our world and its rapid evolution. Much […]

Ted Cruz celebrate his victory in the Iowa caucuses on Feb. 1, 2016. - Texas Tribune photo by Bob Daemmrich

Cruz keeps focus on Trump in latest debate

By Jacob Sanchez and John Reynolds, The Texas Tribune Ted Cruz focused his attention on Donald Trump, the man ahead of him in the polls and in the delegate count, at Thursday night’s debate between the remaining GOP presidential contenders. The Texas Tribune’s Patrick Svitek reported that Cruz made his appeal to voters not committed […]

Photo by Cooper Neill, Texas Tribune

Five Texas counties rejected Clinton twice, eight years apart

By Annie Daniel[coveringkaty.com/about/staff/annie-daniel/] and Ross Ramsey[coveringkaty.com/about/staff/ross-ramsey/], The Texas Tribune When Hillary Clinton ran for the Democratic nomination for president in 2008, she won the support of most of the party’s voters in Texas. Eight years later, she did it again. We’ve mapped the results to show where she was consistently strong and weak. Brazos, Brewster, Hays, Loving and […]

Texas Children’s and Baylor College of Medicine host ‘Girl’s Elevated’ event to empower teens and tweens

HOUSTON (Covering Katy) – Growing up can be tough, especially on girls, and there’s only one way to make the journey easier – preparation. “We believe if you arm girls with the knowledge they need to navigate the changes and challenges that lie ahead, they’ll emerge as stronger, healthier and more confident young women,” said […]