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Katy ISD Board of Trustees Selects Namesakes for Three New Campuses

Katy, TX (April 26, 2015) Last night during their monthly meeting, the Katy ISD Board of Trustees selected the namesakes for Elementary School No. 40, Junior High No. 15 and High School No. 8, which will open in fall 2017, thanks to the 2014 voter-approved bond program.

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Updated Flood Recovery Resources

Katy, TX (April 28, 2016) I wanted to go ahead and send you an update on flood recovery options.  As the waters recede, we are getting better information on how to receive assistance.

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Flaunt Salon Celebrates Two Years!

Katy, Texas – April 28, 2016
The end of March and the beginning of April marked the two year anniversary for Flaunt Salon.  Co-owners and hair stylists Mary Wesley and Oscar Aguilera are more than happy to call Flaunt Salon a blossoming business serving the area. “Any new business goes through so much, but we have always wanted our own hair salon and we were willing to do the work to make it happen,” explains Oscar.

“It took some things to fall in place. A little bonding of both of our visions and a little luck to have the right location available,” says Mary. All the stylists calling Flaunt Salon their home agree that Flaunt has a “Vegas” style look.  Customers appreciate the surroundings in the salon and the atmosphere.

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Flood Recovery Info From State Representative Mike Schofield

Katy, Texas – April 25, 2016

  1. What do I do for immediate Help or Rescue?
    If you are needing medical assistance or water rescue, please call 911. If you need help with debris removal or other city services, you can contact Harris County 311 at houston311.org or call 713-837-0311.
  1. How do I report flood damage to my home?
    If you have had water inside of your home during this storm event, visit readyharris.org and complete a Home Flooding Report. This report is designed to assist the Harris County Flood Control District and the Harris County Public Infrastructure Department in determining what areas have experienced structural flooding so damage assessment teams can quickly deploy to those locations in the wake of a flood event. Your information will be sent directly to those agencies and will not be shared with anyone outside of government.

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False Evacuation Orders

Katy, TX (April 20, 2016) **Please assist us in finding these individuals and post a picture of the vehicle they are driving**

We have received multiple calls about people posing as firefighters going door to door in select neighborhoods advising them of an impending evacuation. ESD 48 DOES NOT have any crews going door to door in any neighborhood within our district and as of 5pm (4/19/16) we have not issued any evacuation orders.  I have attached a graphic with our official department patch which is easily recognizable by the prominent 48 at the base of the patch. If anyone wearing a fire department shirt without the attached patch advises you of any emergency orders, please gather their name and ask which department they are with if you feel it is safe to do so. If you can write down a description or get a picture of them, their vehicle and/or license plate, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office (713) 221-6000 is investigating these reports and could use your help. It is not uncommon during large scale disasters for scammers to use false emergency evacuations as a method to get people to leave their home unattended. We are in constant contact with Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management and should water levels rise and an evacuation be necessary, we will send out an emergency alert via Nextdoor to the affect area and will also post on our other social platforms. You can assist us by getting your friends and neighbors to join Nextdoor and/or invite them follow us on Facebook and Twitter at the links below.  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HCESD48/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/HCESD_48_Fire  Thank you and stay safe out there!

HC ESD 48 territory map

HCE SD 48 Territory
Courtesy of Harris County Emergency Services District #48 Fire/EMS

 

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How Firethorne Got its Name

Katy, Texas – April 20, 2016
Firethorne, a 1,400-acre master-planned community in Katy/Fulshear, was named after the firethorn (pyracantha) plant, a resilient evergreen indigenous to the Texas prairie.
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Here’s the backstory
The name came from the PGA Masters golf tournament. According to Firethorne General Manager Wayne Meyer, Firethorne got its name thanks to his business partner, Robert White, going to the Masters in 2004.  It was 12 years – the 68th Masters held April 8-11.

According to Meyer, the Jefferson Development team was getting everything in place to start the underground utilities on its new project on FM 1463 in Katy/Fulshear.  What wasn’t in place, though, was the name. “We wanted a name that was one word that was a strong name that we could do a lot of things with it.”  In the same time frame, White had tickets to the Masters golf tournament and asked Meyer to join him. Meyer, engrossed in the community’s early development phase, turned down the offer, to which White responded, “Well, do you mind if I go?”  Little did either man know that White’s golfing adventure would inspire the naming of their latest real estate venture.

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In Honor of National Donate Life Month, Transplant Recipients at Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute Gather to Show Appreciation for their Organ Donors

Katy, TX (April 14, 2016) Scores of transplant patients recently gathered at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center (TMC) to celebrate their health and thank the organ donors who made it possible for them to be there.

In honor of National Donate Life Month, Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute-TMC (HVI) hosted its first ever “Celebrating the Gift” event for more than 140 heart transplant patients and their families in a show of appreciation for those who give the gift of life.

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Solis Mammography Adds New COO to Leadership Team

Katy, TX (April 15, 2016)  – Solis Mammography, the nation’s largest independent provider of screening and diagnostics for breast health, today announced that Ted Bucknam has been named their new chief operating officer.

As COO, Bucknam will be responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations and will lead internal operational efforts in promoting Solis’ planned expansion into additional markets across the U.S. The Solis board of directors made the unanimous selection after careful consideration of his past career success in the healthcare field. (more…)

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New Katy Businesses

Katy Texas – April 15, 2016

Just Opened
Aloha Mind Math
610 Katy Fort Bend Rd., #210
281-809-4889

The Avalon Senior Apartments
21751 Cimarron Pkwy.
832-321-4704

Blackburn Family Orthodontics
5215 FM 1463, #700
281-769-3095

BonChon Chicken
24437 Katy Fwy.
212-273-1111

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Pet Specials


Camp Bow Wow
1515 Vander Wilt LnBldg #5
Katy, Texas 77449
281-849-3647
www.campbowwow.com/katy

  • FREE Day Camp Visit! *First time campers only. Must meet entrance requirements.
  • All dogs get a FREE bath and photo shoot on their birthday!
  • Love beer? Attend a No Label Brewing Co. Saturday tasting and receive $5, $10, or $20 off of our packages when you bring in your wristband!

Please mention you found their Katy special on www.KatyMagazine.com.


 

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Katy Magazine’s Guide to Birthday Party Fun

Katy, Texas – April 12, 2016
Katy birthday party venues make planning and celebrating your cuties a fun and enjoyable experience. Here’s a list of a few great vendors in the Katy area to help you get a head start on your birthday party planning.

Written by Tanya Erickson

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Bricks 4 Kids
832-289-3957 | bricks4kidz.com
Packages start at $225
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TIRR Memorial Hermann Hotwheels On The Road To A Championship

Katy, TX (April 6, 2016) The TIRR Memorial Hermann junior Hotwheels team – the defending champion of last year’s National Wheelchair Basketball Association national tournament – along with the adult Hotwheels team, are heading to Louisville, Ky., hoping to bring back national titles to Houston.

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MHMD, the Memorial Hermann Physician Network, Appoints New Physician-in-Chief

Katy, TX (April 4, 2016) Memorial Hermann Health System announced today the appointment of Nishant “Shaun” Anand, MD, FACEP, as Physician-in-Chief for MHMD, the Memorial Hermann Physician Network, effective June 2016. Dr. Anand most recently served as Chief Medical Officer for Banner Health Network (BHN), a large physician and provider network based in Phoenix.

Dr. Anand

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Texas Children’s Hospital names Dr. Tamir Miloh as Director of Pediatric Hepatology and Liver Transplant Medicine

Katy, TX (March 31, 2016) Texas Children’s Hospital is proud to announce Dr. Tamir Miloh as director of pediatric hepatology and liver transplant medicine. For more information visit texaschildrens.org/GI.

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