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Exhale, Parents! Those Signed Release Forms For Kids Don’t Actually Waive Their Rights

 The ways for today’s kids to have fun are innumerable. And so are the ways they can get hurt. That’s why so many businesses or sponsoring groups regularly ask parents to sign release forms, waiving their right to sue if an injury happens. For most parents it’s an unnerving experience. Maybe you pause and ask […]

School Bus Crashes Raise Question of Why No Seat Belts

Two school bus crashes that injured almost two dozen Houston area schoolchildren last week raised an often-asked question for many parents: Why aren’t seat belts required on school buses? After all, it’s the law to buckle up kids in cars, so why not in school buses? Isn’t the safety of our children of utmost importance? […]

Playing with Fireworks: Be Aware of Legal Issues for July 4th Fun

Fireworks are all about expectations. We expect fun. We expect beauty. We expect surprise. And because there is an element of danger to fireworks, we also expect and need them to work correctly. Last year, 11,400 people were treated in U.S. emergency rooms for fireworks injuries, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, with most […]

Introducing Our New Feature ‘Katy Entrepreneurs’

Covering Katy has created the foundation of a tremendous business operation in terms of readership.  Last year we grew to 1.6 million page views, and this year we’ll eclipse those numbers. We’ve gained this popularity by being the community’s only independent news source, posting news as it happens, allowing residents to voice their opinions, and […]