Emily Helm - photo by Laura Skelding for The Texas Tribune

Embattled Texas liquor agency announces third high-level departure

Another high-ranking official is leaving the embattled Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, which has been rocked by a series of controversies over extravagant spending and regulatory overreach in recent months. General Counsel Emily Helm, the agency’s top lawyer, resigned effective Monday, according to the head of the commission that oversees the TABC. “I have accepted the […]


Consolidated Communications Completes FairPoint Acquisition

  Mattoon, Ill. –  Consolidated Communications Holdings, which services portions of the Katy area, has purchased FairPoint Communications in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately $1.3 billion including debt and based on present equity value. “The merger further positions the company as a leading broadband and business service provider across a 24-state service area,” said […]

Musical Artist Sheila Marshall will be back at this year's LaCenterra 4th of July Celebration.

LaCenterra to Host 4th of July Fireworks Presented by Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus

KATY – LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch’s 4th of July Celebration is set for  Tuesday, July 4th at 4:30 p.m. and begins with a Kids Patriotic Bike Parade located at Central Green Park at LaCenterra. LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch is located at 23501 Cinco Ranch Boulevard in Katy, at the Grand Parkway. Kids are welcome to participate […]

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Fireworks Set for July 1 in Katy

  CITY OF KATY (Covering Katy) –  The City of Katy has announced that this year’s annual Freedom Celebration and Fireworks Display will be Saturday, July 1, 2017. By celebrating on Saturday, city officials hope it will allow the largest possible turnout. “We hope this will allow as many families as possible to attend and participate […]

County Judge Robert Hebert and Ms. Billie Wendt - Courtesy FB County

Former County Judge Hunter Harris’ Courthouse Portrait Unveiling

  FORT BEND COUNTY – Fort Bend County continued its project to preserve portraits of County Judges who served between 1907, when construction started on the historic courthouse, to the present day, by unveiling the restored portrait of Hunter Pickney Harris (1889 – 1959) on the wall of the second floor balcony of the courthouse […]

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Katy ISD Staff Member Selected as 2017 Texas A&M Dean Roundtable Honoree

  KATY (Katy ISD) – Elizabeth Moreland-Mason, Instructional Officer for Special Education Curriculum and Instruction K-12 for the Katy Independent School District, has been selected as a 2017 Texas A&M University Dean’s Roundtable honoree. The College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) recently honored Moreland-Mason among 28 other transformational leaders from across the state for being […]

University of Houston Victoria at KatyAlicia Harvey-Smith, left, Lone Star College and President Vic Morgan of UHV.

UHV, Lone Star College Team Up to Encourage Seamless Transfers

  KATY (UHV Newswire) – With neighboring locations in Katy, the University of Houston-Victoria and Lone Star College want to make sure there are no obstacles for students who want to earn associate and bachelor’s degrees. UHV and Lone Star College held a signing ceremony Tuesday at Lone Star College-University Park in Houston to celebrate […]