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Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus Expands with New Sports Medicine Program

Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus recently announced the expansion of outpatient services to include a new Sports Medicine Program dedicated to treating children for all types of sports-related injuries.

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Faith West Academy Cheerleaders Place in National Championships

Faith West Academy Varsity Cheerleaders recently attended the Fellowship of Christian Cheerleaders National Championships in Orlando, FL. Competing with teams from across the country, they earned fourth place in their division in the finals. In addition to competing and cheering at team events and pep rallies, cheerleaders also volunteer many hours serving the Katy community. Please mention you found this on www.KatyMagazine.com.

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Katy Elementary Gives Back to Wildfire Victims and Firefighters

Many families in Bastrop, Waller, Montgomery, and Grimes counties are still struggling after losing their homes to last year’s devastating wildfires. While it will take months and even years to fully recover, the students and staff at Katy Elementary have stepped up to help.
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Five Happy Sights This Weekend

The family and I ventured out this past weekend. The weather was beautiful and the house was feeling cramped, so we buckled up the four boys and went to Mary Jo Peckham Park. We enjoyed ourselves and saw many, many others doing the same. Here are five happy sights I wanted to share with you:

1. Fishing Families – It is evident that fishing is a popular Katy pastime. While we have not tried this, yet, it was great to see bonding going on at the side of the pond. With the mild temperatures, sharing stories while waiting for a nibble is a cool family experience.

2. Putting Fun – My husband and I love miniature golf. We are surely going to try this at Peckham Park in the near future. As I was pointing out to the boys the huge goldfish and catfish in the tank near the golf course, I witnessed about three different groups playing golf. Games must have been going well, since I heard a dad or two laughing and even one singing to their children as they played.

3. Exercise Fanatics – I don’t mind walking in the park, but I am not one to actually allow strangers to see me do calisthenics. I must admit, though, it was obvious that those who were doing push-ups and ab work near the jogging trail have been working out frequently. If you don’t mind hungry ducks getting in your way, the jogging path is an excellent place to work off some calories.

4. Dog Park Barks – My almost-2-year-olds loved getting pushed to the dog park fence and saying, “Dog, dog,” as a variety of canines ran past. A few dogs even stopped for a second to say hello to us. Forget watching people, the dog park is where it’s at!

5. Playground Laughs – When you’re with kids and you’re at the park, the playground has to be a stop. Our boys loved daddy and mommy pushing them in the swings and running around as one of them. We loved it, too.

I hope to see you at the park before triple-digit temperatures make the movie theater and mall the place to be. What is your happy scene around Katy? We’d love to hear from you! Email editor@katymagazine.com.

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McMeans Jr. High Participates in National No Name Calling Week

McMeans Jr. High students involved in the No Place for Hate program recently participated in National No Name Calling Week by making posters for the hallways. The group also designed their T-shirts. All students were given pledge cards for the week and earned rewards for upholding the pledge all week long. Please mention you found this on www.KatyMagazine.com.

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Succeed in Marriage Series

Now through 1/29
Succeed in Life Center
902 S. Mason Rd.
The Succeed in Marriage Series starts Jan. 8 and continues over the course of four Sunday morning meetings that have the potential to turn your marriage around as the New Year kicks off. Pastor David Higginbotham and his wife Evelyn will help you uncover and pull up the real roots of your marriage problems for a permanent solution. This series is by registration only. To register, call 1-888-691-2291. Please mention you found this on www.KatyMagazine.com.

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American Legion Post 164 Presents Elks with POW MIA Flag

American Legion Post 164 of Katy recently presented Katy Elks Lodge #2628 with a new POW/MIA flag to fly from their flag pole. The Elks Lodge, which generously donates meeting space to the American Legion for their monthly meetings, has formed an alliance of sorts with Post 164. They participate together in patriotic events in the community, such as the Katy Elks Flag Day Ceremony and Veterans Day ceremonies at the Oaks of Brookshire Nursing Home. “It’s just a small token of appreciation toward the Katy Elks Lodge 2628 that we donate this flag,” says financial officer Wallace Klekar. Commander Cormier of Post 164 presented the flag to Ron Gaul, Exalted Ruler of Katy Elks Lodge 2628. Please mention you found this on www.KatyMagazine.com.

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Shearer Signs with Lady Cavaliers

Faith West Academy softball pitcher Valerie Shearer recently signed a national letter of intent to play for Johnson County Community College’s women’s softball team. Shearer was was named to the All-District team from 2007 to 2011 and the Academic All-State team, received an honorable mention at the All-State for 3-A TAPPS competition, and was named team captain in 2011. In the summer months she plays for Envy Gold, a select team in Waller. After six years of pitching, she has developed a screwball that will hit 57 miles per hour and a change-up at 38 miles per hour that keeps a low ERA.

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Career Fair

1/26
Epiphany of the Lord Church
1530 Norwalk Dr.
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Fifty companies from areas of finance, health care, IT, engineering, and more will be present to accept resumes from job seekers. This event is geared toward degreed, career-minded, professional job candidates. Candidates with no/some college but substantial related work experience would also be well suited for this event. For more information, call 281-578-0707. Please mention you found this on www.KatyMagazine.com.

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Cinco Ranch High School Members Earn All-State Choir Honors

Six Cinco Ranch High School choir students, along with two alternates, recently advanced through the rigorous selection process to receive placement in the prestigious All-State Choir, earning the opportunity to perform at the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) Convention in San Antonio in February. Directors Dorothy Wilson and David Lee are proud of these hard-working, talented students, as well as all of the other students who advanced through various stages of the process. Please mention you found this on www.KatyMagazine.com.

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Career Fair

1/25
Omni Houston Hotel Westside
13210 Katy Fwy.
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Omni Houston Hotel Westside is searching for new associates to fill many open positions. The career fair will take place at the hotel in the Paluxy Meeting Room. For more information, contact Human Resources at 281-558-8338. Please mention you found this on www.KatyMagazine.com.

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Maddie Collins Fundraising Benefit

1/21
Katy Elks Lodge 2628
1050 Katy Fort Bend Rd.
12 – 5 p.m.
Join us for a barbecue lunch, kids activities, bounce house, silent auction, and more benefiting Katy High School student Maddie Collins. Maddie recently received a new liver, and friends and family are raising funds for her medical bills. For more information, contact Holly Wyckoff at 281-743-2318 or Toni Amequito at 281-633-6010. Please mention you found this on www.KatyMagazine.com.

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Hotze Health & Wellness Center’s 2012 Wellness Summit

1/21
Hotel Sorella – La Scala Ballroom
800 Sorella Ct.
9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Katy-based Hotze Health & Wellness Center hosts this life-changing event for individuals who are sick and tired of being sick and tired. Learn natural approaches to health through Dr. Hotze’s presentation on hormones, health, happiness, and meet many of his successful patients who will share their stories. RSVP by emailing rsvp@hotzehwc.com or call 281-698-8691.  Please mention you found this on www.KatyMagazine.com.

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Amahl and the Night Visitors

1/20 – 1/21
Taylor High School
20700 Kingsland Blvd.
The choral department presents its Varsity Mixed Chorale and soloists in Gian Carlo Menotti’s charming holiday opera Amahl and the Night Visitors.”  The tale is of an impoverished crippled boy and his mother who experience three regal guests who are following a star to visit an unknown infant King. Shows are Friday, Jan. 20 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 21 at 5 p.m. For tickets, visit taylorchoir.org. Please mention you found this on www.KatyMagazine.com.

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CHRISTUS St. Catherine Hospital Urges Women to Learn the Facts During National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

Cervical cancer is the second most common cause of cancer-related disease and death among women worldwide. However, the number of cervical cancer cases and deaths has decreased significantly. This decline largely is the result of many women getting regular Pap tests, which can detect cervical precancerous cells before they turn into cancer. According to the American Cancer Society’s most recent statistics, about 12,710 new cases of invasive cervical cancer will be diagnosed and about 4,290 women will die from cervical cancer. (more…)

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Katy Student Robert McArthur Signs with MAC College Cardinals

Katyite Robert McArthur signed his letter of intent with MAC College Cardinals on Sunday, Jan. 15. McArthur currently plays select ball for the Texas Twins, a team based out of Katy High School and Foster High School in Richmond.  (more…)

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Diabetes Support Group Meeting

1/19
Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital – Tiger Room A & B
23900 Katy Fwy.
6:30 – 8 p.m.
Discover the positive benefits of exercise with Type II Diabetes. This support group is designed for people living with diabetes. A certified medical exercise specialist will discuss how to structure your fitness program to achieve the results you want. The meeting is free, but reservations are required. To reserve your spot, call 713-222-CARE (2273). Please mention you found this on www.KatyMagazine.com.

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Hidden Treasures Banquet of Life

1/19
Second Baptist Church
19449 Katy Fwy.
6:30 p.m.
Pregnancy Help Center of Houston hosts their semi-formal banquet with guest speakers Shawn Carney, director of Coalition for Life, and Abby Johnson, former director of Planned Parenthood. For more information, call 281-578-0078 ext. 103. Please mention you found this on www.KatyMagazine.com.

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Painting with a Twist to Host Breast Cancer Fundraiser

Painting with a Twist studios located in Cypress, Katy and Sugar Land, Texas will welcome guests on Sunday, February 19th 2-5PM at a special Painting with a Purpose paint class to raise funds for breast cancer research. The studio will offer refreshments and a give-away during the paint pARTy.  The fundraiser will benefit Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer. (more…)

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Newborn Kits Packed for a Clinic in the Central African Republic

Junior high youth and volunteers held a packing session at Living Word Lutheran Church to assemble 100 Newborn Kits. The kits consist of items used by a midwife to bathe and clothe a baby born under primitive conditions. They were shipped to the Global Health Ministries warehouse and will be delivered to The Emmanuel Clinic in a sister synod in the Central African Republic. (more…)

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Teens Tie Knots for Lutheran World Relief

Members of the junior high youth group at Living Word Lutheran Church are learning to tie knots in baby quilts. The quilts were assembled by the Piecemakers quilting group, and the teens have been recruited to tie the knots to complete the quilts. Baby care kits will then be filled with quilts, baby clothes, and diapers, and sent to the Lutheran World Relief warehouse. (more…)

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Cinco Ranch Junior David Bjerkaas Earns Eagle Scout

David Bjerkaas recently achieved his Eagle Scout rank, the highest rank in Boy Scouting.  Bjerkaas is a member of Boy Scout Troop 584 in Katy, which is sponsored by the Fellowship of Cinco Ranch. (more…)

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Multiples Kids Means Getting Multiple Questions

How we deal with all the questions that come along with having multiples

My husband and I are blessed to have four sons. The oldest is four, and the triplets are almost 2 years old. Because of the amount of work, we don’t really go out together many places yet. We haven’t tackled a restaurant. The park is for us – lots of wide open spaces to run, laugh, and occasionally cry when your brother pushes you over.

We have ventured out to the new HEB by Katy Mills Mall and to the mall. Perhaps you’ve seen us shopping for groceries. He’s pushing the big four-seater stroller. I’m with the oldest son in the cart. We are really going as fast as we can. We don’t mean to block the entire aisle. We have a lot of fun zooming around the store pretending to chase each other. (more…)

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Katy’s Own Macy Medford to Host CD Release Party and Red Carpet Event at Stereo Live

JG Entertainment is excited to announce the CD release party and red carpet event for Katy native Macy Medford’s debut album, Crazy ‘Bout You, on Saturday, Jan. 28. (more…)

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Star of Destiny Gives Honors to Local Teacher and Student

Star of Destiny Chapter, NSDAR, recently named Kelley Kerlick, a seventh grade Texas history and eighth grade U.S. history teacher at Cinco Ranch Junior High, Outstanding Teacher of American History. Seven Lakes High School senior Phillip Powell received the Certificate of Appreciation for his American flag service. (more…)

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McMeans Junior High Choir Performs at Rockets Game

Members of the McMeans Junior High School choir recently performed at a Houston Rockets basketball game. Students treated Rockets fans to a beautiful version of “The National Anthem” to kick off the game. (more…)

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Seven Lakes Spartanz Comedy Sportz Team

1/17
Seven Lakes High School
9251 S. Fry Rd.
7 p.m.
The award winning Seven Lakes Spartans Comedy Sportz team is hitting the stage for some clean impromptu comedy. Watch them warm up for the season ahead as they take on faculty members in a special match. Tickets are $5 at the door. Please mention you found this on www.KatyMagazine.com.

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Katy ISD to Hold Public Hearing for Academic Excellence Indicator System Report

Katy ISD will hold a hearing for public discussion of the 2010-11 Academic Excellence Indicator System (AEIS) annual report released by the Texas Education Agency.  The joint public hearing for the Board of Trustees and Katy Improvement Council will take place at approximately 6:45 p.m., Monday, January 23, in the board room at the Katy ISD Education Support Complex located at 6301 S. Stadium Lane.  Annual AEIS reports provide information on student/school performance, as well as information about staff, district finances and programs for the 2010-2011. (more…)

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Katy ISD Celebrates School Board Recognition Month

Katy ISD joins districts across the state to thank its Board of Trustees for voluntarily tackling the enormous job of governing local school districts. January has been proclaimed School Board Recognition Month by the Governor, to help highlight the contributions of dedicated men and women who take the time to care about our local schools. (more…)

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Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union Becomes Katy ISD KEYS Platinum Sponsor

Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union (BVSCU) has committed to supporting Katy ISD students by becoming a 2012 KEYS Scholarship Platinum Sponsor.  As a KEYS sponsor, BVSCU is helping to create scholarships for students who have participated in KEYS through their senior year.  One-hundred percent of their contribution will go directly to KEYS Scholarships. (more…)

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Katy ISD Announces Principal Reassignments for 2012

Katy ISD Superintendent Alton Frailey announced principal reassignments during the December Board of Trustees work study meeting. These reassignments come in preparation for four new campuses that will open in fall 2012. (more…)

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2012 TAKS March Exit Level Retest

Students who have not received a high school diploma because they did not meet the passing standard on sections of the Exit Level Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) will have the opportunity to retake the necessary subject area tests in March 2012. The TAAS test is no longer being offered; however, individuals eligible to take TAAS will take Exit Level ELA and/or Mathematics, and the TAKS scores will be matched to the appropriate TAAS passing standard. (more…)

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Katy ISD Awarded GOLD Leadership Circle Award for Second Consecutive Year

The Texas Comptroller’s Office recently awarded the GOLD Leadership Circle Award to Katy ISD for the second consecutive year, recognizing the district’s transparency in financial reporting.  Katy ISD scored a total of 18 out of 20 possible points on the 2011 ratings criteria. This award is valid for one year and will be added to the district’s listing on the Texas Transparency website. (more…)

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Diane Winborn Elementary Nominated for 2012 National Blue Ribbon Schools Designation

Katy ISD’s Diane Winborn Elementary is among 13 public schools in Texas to receive the “High Performing Schools” nomination for the 2012 National Blue Ribbon Schools recognition.  A total of 26 Texas public school nominees were announced by Texas Education Commissioner Robert Scott this week.  These schools serve as models of best practices for schools across the state. (more…)

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Katy Student Named Semifinalist in Intel Science Talent Search 2012

Nine students from the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science at the University of North Texas, including Adam Su of Katy, have been named semifinalists in the prestigious Intel Science Talent Search. (more…)

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Katy Teen Nicholas Joseph Christoffersen Earns Eagle Scout Award

Nick Christoffersen has earned his Eagle Scout Award, the highest achievement in Boy Scouting.  Nick is a scout in Katy’s Boy Scout Troop 557 of the Texas Skies District.  He has been involved in scouting for 11 years.  He began as a Tiger Cub in the 1st grade.  Nick has attended National Youth Leadership training in 2007 and again in 2010 as a staff member.  He has taken on many leadership roles over the years including Den Chief of pack 557 and assistant patrol leader of Troop 557.  He has sealed his membership in the Order of the Arrow with his brotherhood. (more…)

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Softball Tournament for Taylor McDade

1/14 – 1/15
KGSA Softball Fields
9114 Katy Hockley Rd.
8 a.m.
Friends and family of Morton Ranch freshman Taylor McDade will hold a slow-pitch softball tournament to raise money for McDade’s medical bills. She was recently in a 4-wheeling accident that resulted in brain surgery and is currently recovering at Memorial Hermann Hospital in downtown Houston. Cost to participate is $20 per player and teams of 10-14 players are needed. Registration deadline is Jan. 7. For more information, contact Marissa Botz at 713-494-2705 or marissa.botz@gmail.com. If you would like to donate to support Taylor and the family you can do so at any Members Choice Credit Union. Account #494105 The check has to have FBO Taylor McDade written on it. For locations, visit mccu.com. Please mention you found this on www.KatyMagazine.com.

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Author/Illustrator Woody Kuon Visits Memorial Parkway Elementary

Students at Memorial Parkway Elementary School recently enjoyed a visit from Author/Illustrator Woody Kuon who has published more than 80 books. Students enjoyed watching Kuon use his artistic talent to turn their teachers into book characters. (more…)

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Seven Lakes Fashion Design Classes Donate to Texas Children’s

Students in the Seven Lakes High School fashion design classes put their skills to good use recently. Students were assigned to create lap quilts for a class project and donated eight completed quilts to Texas Children’s Hospital’s West Campus in Katy. Teacher Kathy Bassila plans to continue the project with future classes. (more…)

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Help a Warrior Out

Katy mom shares the importance of becoming a bone marrow donor

Guest Blog by Kelly Schuler

I had no idea how important it is to become a bone marrow donor until my daughter Lucy was diagnosed with Leukemia at 2 years old. She is a fighter and is winning her battle! Currently in remission, Lucy will continue to undergo chemotherapy for another year. The intensive two-and-a-half years of treatment will be enough to keep this dreadful cancer away. Although Lucy has received numerous blood transfusions, a bone marrow transfusion is not required. Many of our fellow young cancer warriors however are not so fortunate. Lucy has several friends on the same battlefield whose only hope of survival is to replace their cancer-ridden bone marrow with healthy marrow via a donor. (more…)

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KCWC Prayer and Coffee

1/12
La Madeline
23322 Mercantile Pkwy.
10 – 11:30 a.m.
Join Katy Christian Women’s Connection for a prayer, coffee, and fellowship. Bring a friend and don’t forget your Bible. For more information, call 281-232-8338. Please mention you found this on www.KatyMagazine.com.

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Kilpatrick Celebrates December Outbackers of the Month

Outbacker of the Month is the most prestigious award earned at Kilpatrick Elementary. Kilpatrick Outbackers exhibit “Koalaty” character continuously. Outbackers are those that always lend a helping hand, always have a smile on their face, serve as role models, and go above and beyond to make OKE the exemplary school that it is. One student, staff member, volunteer, and Partner in Education is chosen every month to be “Outbacker of the Month.” (more…)

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Blood Drive for Maddie Collins

1/11
Pope John XXIII High School
1800 N. Grand Pkwy.
Pope John XXIII High School is hosting a blood drive for Katy High School student Maddie Collins who is in desperate need of a liver transplant. Visit commitforlife.org and use the following sponsor code when registering: U205. Please mention you found this on www.KatyMagazine.com.

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Katy Fit Orientation

1/11
Luke’s Locker – LaCenterra
23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd.
6:30 p.m.
Meet for a Katy Fit orientation and short run/walk. Club meets Jan. 9 – March 21 and members must attend at least two days a week, and will prepare for the March 24 Run 4 the Children Race. For more information, visit katyfit.com. Please mention you found this on www.KatyMagazine.com.

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EDITORIAL/WEB COORDINATOR – KATY MAGAZINE/CY-FAIR MAGAZINE

Katy, Texas Jobs

NEW!    Katy Magazine is seeking an Editorial/Web Coordinator to help with our successful sister publication Cy-Fair Magazine, reaching 80,000 families in the Cypress area.  (Position is based in Katy). Reporting to the Associate Editor and Editor-in-Chief, you will assign writers and photographers, help plan magazine’s content, post web updates, news items and other web posts for all three magazines, and handle a variety of other tasks. You will also attend some cover photo shoots, communicate with readers, writers, photographers, story subjects, attend various community events in Cy-Fair as needed. Ideal candidate has college degree, knows the Cy-Fair area well, has good writing skills, Facebook and social networking skills, and journalism or communications background.  We’re looking for someone who will fit in with our small publishing company that focuses on excellence, positivity, integrity, hard work, and having fun!  This is a full time position offering salary, medical, dental, vision, and 401K. Please send resume and salary requirement to hr@katymagazine.com.

Katy Magazine

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Katy Chamber Welcomes New Businesses in December

Each month, the Katy Chamber of Commerce holds ribbon cuttings throughout the community, welcoming new businesses to the area. During the month of December, the Chamber welcomed the following businesses to Katy: Simply Divine Interiors, 22758 Westheimer Pkwy, #240; Wilson Street Gallery, 8402 Wilson St.; Harmony Science Academy West Houston, 22400 Grand Corner Dr.; and Dulce Bakery and Café, 6734 Westheimer Lakes N., #112.

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Methodist West Houston Hospital Surgeon Performs Single-Incision Laparoscopic Hysterectomy

A 41-year-old mother and preschool teacher was the first patient to undergo a single-incision laparoscopic hysterectomy at Methodist West Houston Hospital.

The single-incision advancement allows surgeons to insert a specialized port through an incision in the belly button and use multiple laparoscopic devices simultaneously.  Surgeons can perform a hysterectomy and other procedures and leave virtually no physical evidence. Additional advantages may include less bleeding, infection, hernia formation and less pain. (more…)

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The Arc of Katy General Membership Meeting

1/10
Cinco Ranch Library
2620 Commercial Center Blvd.
7 p.m.
The Arc of Katy invites the public to attend their first general membership meeting of 2012. Sheri Talbot, director of authority and admissions at Texana Center, the Local Mental Retardation Authority for six counties including Fort Bend and Waller, will be the guest speaker. Everyone interested in working to enable Katy citizens with IDD to be a participating and contributing member of our community is encouraged to join us. Please mention you found this on www.KatyMagazine.com.

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Safe Kids and FedEx Award $5,000 to Golbow Elementary

On Thursday, Jan. 12 Golbow Elementary will host a safety assembly and receive an award of $5,000 from Safe Kids.

In October 2011, Safe Kids hosted a photo contest on Facebook for schools that participated in Walk to School Day, an annual day dedicated to raising awareness about pedestrian safety.  Schools that held Walk to School Day events were eligible to win a $5,000 prize and a visit from Sesame Street’s walkaround Grover as part of the Safe Kids Walk This Way program.  Safe Kids selected 10 finalists from the more than 70 photo entries submitted on Facebook and fans voted to determine the winning photo.  (more…)

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They Grow Up So Fast

Dealing with the transition from toddler to ‘big boy’

Like many of our friends, some colds and viruses visited us over the Christmas vacation. We even got to spend one night for observation with one of the babies at our new Texas Children’s Hospital. As the boys all recovered, I wanted to make the “back-to-school” transition easier for our oldest son, who is 4.

His school began on Wednesday. He went, eagerly getting ready that morning. He talked about seeing his friends and showing them his new Cars 2 watch that he received for Christmas from Grandma. He must have had a tiring day as he slept in the car on the way home! (more…)

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Organizations and Clubs – Katy TX

Katy Area Economic Development Council
6301 South Stadium Ln., #111
Katy, TX
281-396-2200
www.katyedc.org
The Mission of the KAEDC is to establish the Katy area as the premier location for
families and businesses through planned economic growth and development.

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Hope Tree Home Loans Gives Back to Katy Community

Calvert Capital Corporation has changed its name to Hope Tree Home Loans to reflect its new mission. Owner Russell Calvert has designed a program in which the local company donates a portion of their proceeds to the client’s nonprofit charity of choice upon funding of their mortgage loan. (more…)

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Katy Music Teachers Association Holds Holiday Recitals

The Katy Music Teachers Association recently presented its annual Christmas recital at the Living Word Lutheran Church in Katy. Three recitals were held for students who take private lessons to learn a wide variety of instruments including piano, guitar, violin, percussion, and more. (more…)

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Grand Vision Sponsors Four $1,000 Scholarships for Katy ISD Students

Dr. Ryann and Dr. Brett Donaldson, therapeutic optometrists practicing at Grand Vision Center are proud to partner with Katy ISD schools to provide 2012 graduating students the “Always Focusing on Katy” scholarships. Continuing on our efforts from 2006, Grand Vision Center will provide four $1,000 scholarships to Katy ISD students meeting the requirements and submitting completed applications. (more…)

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Katy ISD Awarded GOLD Leadership Circle Award for Second Consecutive Year

The Texas Comptroller’s Office recently awarded the GOLD Leadership Circle Award to Katy ISD for the second consecutive year, recognizing the district’s transparency in financial reporting. Katy ISD scored a total of 18 out of 20 possible points on the 2011 ratings criteria. This award is valid for one year and will be added to the district’s listing on the Texas Transparency website. (more…)

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RAE Gives Back to Houston Families in Need

Roosevelt Alexander Elementary (RAE) students and their families had the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children from needy families in Houston’s Third Ward this holiday season. RAE adopted Dodson Elementary, where the majority of students attending live below the poverty line. Dodson Elementary has 500 students in need of many things we are used to having. (more…)

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Memorial Hermann Acquires Richmond Bone & Joint Clinic

Memorial Hermann has acquired Richmond Bone & Joint Clinic (RBJ) in a move that further strengthens the organization’s orthopedic network and adds additional specialty clinics to its growing roster, as well as builds on the hospital’s groundbreaking clinical integration initiative to bring medical staff physicians together in a common commitment to quality care and accountability. (more…)

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Ongoing Events

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