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McCaul Supports President Trump’s Afghanistan Strategy

More Troops Headed to Afghanistan WASHINGTON (Covering Katy News) – President Donald Trump has ordered 4,000 more troops to Afghanistan. He says his administration will not focus on nation-building but on “killing terrorists.” In a nationally televised prime-time speech to troops at Fort Myer, Virginia, the president also said there would be no “blank check” for […]

John Healey, Fort Bend County District Attorney

Fort Bend District Attorney John Healey to Retire at End of Term

  RICHMOND, Texas (Covering Katy) –Fort Bend County will have a new district attorney in 2018. Long time district attorney John Healey announced to his staff Friday that he’s not going to seek re-election. His term expires December 31, 2017. Healey has been DA since November 18, 1992.  According to a statement released to the […]

Katy ISD Bond Committee Chair Keith Carmichael presents to the school board. KISD photo

Katy School Board Receptive to $609 Million Bond Proposal

KATY, Texas (Covering Katy) – The public and the Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees were provided details of the proposed 2017 education bond on Monday night. The $609 million bond proposal, if approved by the school board and placed on the November ballot, would include funds for new schools, improvements at existing facilities, […]

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott formally launches 2018 re-election bid

  SAN ANTONIO (Texas Tribune) – Greg Abbott is running for governor again. The governor formally launched his re-election campaign to a crowd of sign-waving supporters and friends Friday, not far from where he launched his first bid for the state’s highest office four years ago. “To keep Texas the best very state in the United States, […]

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Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Proposes Millions for Teachers

  AUSTIN (Texas Tribune) – With less than a week before the start of a special session of the Texas Legislature, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick laid out a proposal Thursday to give teachers bonuses and increase their retirement benefits, with plans to pay for both long-term using money from the Texas lottery. Patrick called a press conference […]