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Daily folic acid supplementation remains important for prevention of birth defects

Despite the mandatory addition of folic acid to enriched grain products in the United States, many women still do not consume adequate amounts of this important vitamin, according to an editorial written by Laura E. Mitchell, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences at The University of Texas Health Science […]

Parents Must Get Involved in New School Accountability System

  This is a letter to the editor of Covering Katy from Katy parent and education watchdog Kim Gutierrez: Last week, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) released its December 30, 2016 report to the 85th Texas Legislature on the proposed school district accountability system or the A-F ratings “report card.” Report: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5_wAPuk6FgyMXJNTm1LdU9uMEp5S2ItRUtWSnlsYW5HLXdv/view Parents have known for […]

Katy Based koob™ Virtual Reality Audiobooks set to disrupt the Audiobook Industry

The Voice Society to launch koob 3D audiobook library KATY  (Marketwired) – The Voice Society, LLC of Katy is starting production of koob™ Virtual Reality Audiobooks. For the first time, audio technology will make it possible for sound to convey actual experiences that make the listener feel immersed in the story, as if the listener is […]

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METRO Releases MLK Day Schedule

HOUSTON (Covering Katy) – METRO will continue its regular weekday service for METRORail, local and commuter buses on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, Jan.16, 2017. METRO’s Customer Care Center will also be OPEN during regular business hours. The following will be CLOSED:          –  METRO’s RideStore and Lost & Found          –  METROLift Customer Service offices METROLift subscription […]

Realtor Janice Breau of JLA Realty Katy, one of the presenters of the Bow Wow Bash and Dog Show coming to Cane Island Saturday, January 21, 2017.

Katy’s Cane Island to Host Bow Wow Bash and Dog Show

  KATY, TX (January 9, 2017) – Calling all Katy-area dog lovers and their four-legged friends – the Bow Wow Bash and Dog Show is coming to Katy’s Cane Island. Families are encouraged to bring their Poodles and Pomeranians, Dachsunds and Dalmations, Spaniels and Shih Tzu and all other breeds to Cane Island’s Amenity Village, […]

Katy ISD dominates 19-6A football honors

The Katy football team won its eighth consecutive district championship, allowing only 36 points in seven 19-6A games without a loss. The Tigers took a similar lead in all-district voting, earning four of the six awards and 19 spots on the first team. All-state sophomore running back Deondrick Glass led Katy as 19-6A MVP after a season […]

M.D. Anderson to Eliminate 1,000 Jobs

HOUSTON (Houston Business Journal) – The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center announced Jan. 5 that it plans to eliminate roughly 1,000 jobs, or 5 percent of its workforce, through layoffs and retirement. The cuts are expected to save the institution around $120 million a year, or $10 million a month, M.D. Anderson officials […]

Letter to the Editor: You can observe Katy ISD’s weaknesses just by watching the School Board

  The following letter to the editor was submitted by parent and education watchdog Kim Belcher Gutierrez.  The Katy community, at a minimum, should observe how our education resources are being utilized and by whom. Preferably, constituents would engage, but observation would be an improvement at this point. Most telling aspect of the most recent […]