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Creech Elementary Celebrates National Volunteer Week

Katy ISD Creech Elementary’s administration and teachers celebrated National Volunteer Week with a volunteer recognition event, chaired by Creech teacher Stefanie Huddleston and a “Sunshine” committee comprised of teachers and administrative staffers. The lunch event included heartfelt thanks by teachers from all grades popping by to say “thanks” and special, original cheers from the 4th through 5th grade Pep Squad, led by teacher Shelly Watson. The big finale was the announcement of the school’s six 2012-2013 Volunteer of the Year nominees.

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Premier Personal Training Motivates Katy for Fitness

Premier Personal Training is on the quest to motivate and inspire you to live a healthy and vibrant lifestyle. Their services include personal training, group training, nutrition/lifestyle coaching, boot camps, community runs, and bike rides. Their studio is in an excellent location (27110 Cinco Ranch Blvd Suite 600, Katy, Texas 77494) approximately five minutes drive from I-10 and Farm 1093.

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Katy Breast Cancer Support Group Meets Needs

The University of Texas MD Anderson Regional Care Center in Katy sponsors the Breast Friends support group for Katy and surrounding communities and the next meeting will be Tuesday, May 14. The breast cancer support group meets at CHRISTUS St. Catherine Hospital campus on the second Tuesday of each month from 6-7:30 p.m. Meetings are open to all breast cancer patients or survivors, regardless of where they are receiving or received treatment.

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Beck Junior High Math Team Wins State Championship

The Beck Junior High Math team won the Texas Math and Science Coaches Associationstate (TMSCA) championship in general math in the 5A division. The TMSCA held the state-wide competition at the University of Texas at San Antonio campus. There were 84 schools from all over the state that participated in 5A division competition. The Beck team beat many powerhouses to claim the state championship. Beck math club also advanced to the mathcounts state competition, and ranked number eight in Texas at this prestigious national competition. Beck math club is led by Mrs. Stidham and many parent volunteers.

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Firethorne Breaks Ground on First-Ever Gated Section

Firethorne, a 1,400-acre master-planned community in Katy/Fulshear, broke ground on its first-ever gated section, a secluded neighborhood to be built exclusively by Perry Homes. Located just east of FM 1463, the expansion comprises 80 acres within Firethorne and will be developed in two phases.  There will be 163 homes upon completion.

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Local Hospital Earns National Award

Memorial Hermann Rehabilitation Hospital–Katy wound care center has received the Center of Distinction Award from Healogics, Inc., a leading wound care management company.

The award recognizes the center as one of the top wound care centers in the country and is given to facilities that have outstanding patient outcomes for 12 consecutive months.

“This achievement is a direct result of the hard work and dedication of our employees and affiliated physicians,” said Noelle Lopez, executive director of operations, Memorial Hermann Rehabilitation Hospital–Katy. “Appreciation and acknowledgement goes to them.”

To earn consideration for this award, a center must excel in several key performance indicators, including:

  • Patient Satisfaction – Greater than or equal to 92%
  • Healing Rate – Greater than or equal to 91%
  • Median Days to Heal – Fewer than or equal to 30

“We are honored and excited to receive this award,” said Steve Barnum, program director, Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine, Memorial Hermann Rehabilitation Hospital–Katy.We constantly strive for the best outcomes, and it’s gratifying when an independent organization recognizes the excellent care we provide.”

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You-Pick Strawberries in the Winter & Spring

4/24 – 4/30
Blessington Farms
510 Chisolm Road, 77476
9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
A new U-Pick farm close to Katy is now open to the public for strawberry picking.  Enjoy picking and eating the most delicious strawberries on Saturdays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, going on now until April!  The kids will also enjoy playing on Sand Mountain and sliding into Fun Canyon. It makes for a fun family outing! For more information and directions visit http://www.blessingtonfarms.com/.

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Westland Baptist Hosts High Voltage Rock Camp

Join Westland Baptist Church for an open house on Saturday, April 27, from noon to 3 p.m. for a preview of High Voltage – Houston’s premier rock camp which features top-notch musiciancs who teach kids how to write their own music. The open house will feature free pizza and drinks, live performances from former campers, and raffle prizers.

High Voltage Rock Camp is for kids ages 9 to 16. With a staff of experienced professional musicians and certified music educators, High Voltage Rock Camp is your destination for becoming a better musician. Whether you are an experienced player or just beginning, you will learn what it takes to write a song, create your own parts, and play with a band, while simultaneously improving your technique, theory and musicality on your chosen instrument.

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Beckendorff Junior High Students are “Ready to Roll”

Beckendorff Jr. High’s Teen Leadership classes held its annual ‘Ready to Roll’ campaign raising money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society through their ‘Pennies for Patients’ program.  Students and faculty donate spare change to help treat patients with blood cancers.  BDJH raised $25,000 bringing the schools total in the past seven yearly campaigns to $106,000.

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Grace School Celebrates a Successful Reading Challenge

Grace Primary and Lower School students were challenged by their teachers to participate in a two-week long reading challenge. To complete the challenge, two-year-olds through second grade had to read up to nine picture books and third through fifth grade were challenged to read 500 minutes per student.

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Memorial Hermann Named One of the Nation’s Top 15 Health Systems by Truven Health Analytics

For the second consecutive year, Memorial Hermann was the lone Texas hospital cited for exceptional patient safety and quality performance when it was named this week as one of the nation’s top 15 health systems by Truven Health Analytics, a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of healthcare.  

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Santikos Theatres Unveils the Palladium AVX in Fort Bend

Santikos Theatres has announced Thursday, May 16 as the grand opening date for the Palladium AVX in Fort Bend County. The cutting-edge, Greek-themed entertainment complex ushers in a deluxe movie-going experience unavailable anywhere else in the U.S. The new, luxury entertainment destination is located just west of Houston on Grand Parkway, one mile south of the Westpark Tollway near Long Meadow Farms. Santikos currently has seven multiplex theatres in San Antonio, and operates the Silverado IMAX in Tomball, TX.

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Texas Children’s Hospital Family Fun Run a Success

On Saturday, April 13, Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus hosted more than 1,500 participates at the inaugural Texas Children’s Hospital Family Fun Run. In partnership with the Houston Marathon Foundation, the non-competitive Fun Run included 1K and 3K courses for families with children of all abilities – including those needing walkers and wheelchairs.

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Jersey Mike’s donation to the Katy YMCA

Jersey Mike’s Subs recently presented a check to the Katy YMCA in the amount of $4,000. The new restaurant circulated thousands of coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $1 contribution to the Katy Y’s Partners Campaign.

Brent Jones exemplifies Jersey Mike’s quest for excellence as it selects franchise owners who share the company’s commitment to quality products and exceptional customer service and who are dedicated to giving back to the local community. Since 2010, locations throughout the country have raised more than $5 million for worthy local charities and distributed more than 500,000 free sub sandwiches to help numerous causes.

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Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women makes one year

Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women marked its one year since it transitioned its labor and delivery services into the new $575-million facility on March 26, 2013. This new facility signaled the pediatric hospital’s major expansion into obstetrics and gynecological care with a special focus on high-risk pregnancies and multiple births.

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CRHS Choir Students Receive All-State Recognition

Four Cinco Ranch High School Choir students advanced through the rigorous audition process and received placement in the All-State Choir. The students performed at the Texas Music Educator’s Association convention in February. Congratulations to David Tait, Hannah Ballard, Lauren Marlow and Eubie Pabilona for their dedicated hard work!

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Pictured: David Tait, Hannah Ballard, Lauren Marlow and Eubie Pabilona.

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Girl Scouts receive packages for military

Troop #17363 was thrilled to receive an anonymous donation of 100 packages of cookies for our military overseas.

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