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Rae Hoffman speaking at the Affiliate Summit in Philadelphia in 2013. Courtesy AffiliateSummit.com

Katy Resident Rae Hoffman Wins National Marketing Award

CITY OF KATY (Covering Katy) – The City of Katy has a resident who is a rock star in the field of new media marketing, and she recently won a national award for her skills. Rae Hoffman received the 10th annual Pinnacle Award for affiliate marketing. Hoffman and her husband, Sean Dolan, own Katy-based marketing […]

Summer Cocktails? Texas Hosts Rarely Liable for Guests’ DWI Accidents, But That May Be Changing

It’s a scary statistic. The rate of DWI-related deaths in Harris County is often the highest among the nation’s most populated counties. That gives you something to think about if you’re planning to throw a party or entertain with alcohol. If someone leaves your house after drinking too much and then causes an accident, what’s […]

Secretly Recording Private Conversations. Is It Legal?

How many times have you been talking to someone you trust, or even someone you don’t know that well, and casually said: “Well, just between you and me” or “Off the record”? You may think those phrases give you some protection that your statement won’t be repeated at all or at least won’t be attributed […]

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 […]

The US Post Office in historic Katy. Mail was stolen from an outside mail collection box at this location and also from an outside collection box at the Post Office location at Barker. - Courtesy Google.

Mail Stolen In Katy

KATY, TX (KTRK) – Thieves stole mail from two Katy-area post office bins last Tuesday morning, according to a postal inspector. A note from the postal inspector is taped onto a bin located on Fourth Street in Historic Katy. The note warns residents who use that outdoor bin to monitor their banking accounts closely. “I […]

Attention Holiday Shoppers: Tips For Victims Of Identity Theft

By SCOTT CALLAHAN We’ve all heard about the massive data breaches that have led to the thefts of personal information of millions of consumers from businesses such as Target, Home Depot and Neiman Marcus. These days, thieves are targeting consumers in countless ways – skimming devices attached to ATM machines, dumpster diving, shoulder surfing at […]

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 […]