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Katy ISD Statement Regarding Teacher’s Arrest

Katy, TX (July 29, 2016) Katy ISD delivered a statement regarding the recent arrest of Robert Milton, an art teacher at Katy High School.

At Katy Independent School District, we are committed to providing a safe learning environment for all of our students.  Yesterday the district was informed that the Harris County District Attorney’s Office filed criminal charges against, Robert Milton, a Katy High School teacher, for allegedly engaging in an inappropriate relationship with a student.

As soon as the District became aware of the concern an investigation was launched. Milton was immediately placed on administrative leave.  Several days later, the teacher resigned from Katy ISD.  The District is cooperating fully with prosecutors with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office during this investigation and will continue to do so.

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Ground Breaking Ceremony for Callegari Park

Katy, TX (July 23, 2016)  On Saturday, July 23, Groundbreaking took place for a new park inside the Lakeview Subdivision, hosted by Harris County M.U.D 64. The proposed Park will be a multi?use Park approximately 3.5 acres, and dedicated to the residents of the Municipal Utility District.

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Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital Says Goodbye to Retiring Therapy Dog “Gracie”

Katy, TX (July  28, 2016) Employees, physicians, and volunteers from Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital came together yesterday for a special farewell ceremony to wish the hospital’s first therapy dog, Gracie, a happy retirement. Gracie is an Australian Shepherd who first started visiting patients in 2007 with the “Tender Loving K9’s” program. Unfortunately, arthritis is making it too difficult for Gracie to continue visiting with patients and recently her owner announced her retirement. In Gracie’s honor, Memorial Hermann Katy hosted a retirement party to send Gracie off with a tail-wagging good time.

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Simon Youth Academy at Katy Mills Under Construction

Katy, TX (July 27, 2016) Simon Youth Foundation (SYF), a national leader in dropout recovery and prevention, has begun building classrooms inside of Katy Mills mall that will be open to students this fall. The non-profit is partnering with the Katy Independent School District to build Simon Youth Academy at Katy Mills and to adopt Martha Raines High School into its network. A Grand Opening Ceremony will be held on September 22.

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General and Laparoscopic Surgeons

General and Laparoscopic Surgeons

  • SKS Surgical- Sammy E. Khoury, MD 23960 Katy Fwy., #130 Katy, TX 281-347-0088
  • William A. Currie, MD, Medical Colleagues of Texas 21700 Kingsland Blvd. #202, Katy, TX 281-398-8693
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Molina Healthcare and Memorial Hermann Announce Improved Access to Care for Medicaid, Medicare, and Chip Recipients in Greater Houston

Katy, TX (July 26, 2016) Molina Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: MOH) and Memorial Hermann Health Plan, Inc. jointly announced today that Molina Healthcare of Texas, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Molina Healthcare, has entered into an agreement with Memorial Hermann to enhance access to safe, high-quality care for Medicaid, Medicare and CHIP recipients in the greater Houston area. At the closing of the transaction, Molina’s approximately 14,000 STAR, CHIP and CHIP Perinate members residing in the Harris Service Delivery Area will become members of Memorial Hermann Health Plan. As part of the transaction, Memorial Hermann will become a contracted provider in Molina’s network serving STAR+PLUS, STAR+PLUS MMP and Medicare D-SNP members. The transaction is expected to close during the second quarter of 2017 subject to the receipt of regulatory approvals and the satisfaction of other closing conditions.

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Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women Announces First-in-Texas Zika Clinic

Katy, TX (July 25, 2016) Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, one of the nation’s premier facilities for women’s, fetal and newborn health, is excited to announce a first-in-Texas Zika clinic to ensure that as the virus continues to be a global concern, pregnant women at risk of contracting it have access to a team of experts who can provide the latest testing and monitor their pregnancies.

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Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital Giving HISD Teachers Lessons in Real World Healthcare Jobs

Katy, TX (July 20, 2016) For Chardai Grays, her second stint shadowing healthcare professionals at Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital was more focused, allowing her to glean practical ideas to apply to teaching students in her Algebra I class at Heights High School. Grays, along with a contingent of Houston Independent School District’s (HISD) instructors, spent a week in the hospital as part of the district’s “Teacher Externship” program.

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Retired Rocket Scientist Shares Memories of Apollo at Cinco Ranch Branch Library

Katy, Texas – July 18, 2016
NASA launched Apollo 11 to the moon 47 years ago on July 16, 1969. What exactly did it take to accomplish this successful, history-making mission? Hear a behind-the-scenes account from one of the NASA scientists who helped make that dream a reality, at a special program at Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library on Saturday, August 13, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy.

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The program will be divided into two parts. “Apollo, Part I – To the Moon” will take place from 10:30 to 11:30 am. The second half of the program, “Apollo, Part II – Guidance Equations,” will take place from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. The public has a choice of attending the entire program or the individual sessions.

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Memorial Hermann Named One of the Nation’s “Most Wired” for 12th Consecutive Year in Hospitals & Health Networks Survey

Katy, TX (July 18, 2016) The Memorial Hermann Health System was named one of the country’s “Most Wired” for the 12th consecutive year in the Hospitals & Health Networks (H&HN) recently released annual survey conducted in partnership with the American Hospital Association.

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Memorial Hermann Earns American Hospital Association Awards for Commitment to Quality, Innovation in Palliative Care and Improving Community Health

Katy, TX (July 15, 2016) In a rare accomplishment for a U.S. health system, Memorial Hermann was nationally recognized for awards in multiple categories by the American Hospital Association (AHA) – notably for its commitment to quality, employing innovation in palliative and end-of-life care and for improving community health. Memorial Hermann will be the only Houston health system recognized at the Health Forum/AHA Leadership Summit in San Diego July 17-19.

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British International School of Houston Collaborates with MIT

Katy, TX (July 14, 2016) The British International School of Houston today announced that it will be part of a new collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The British International School of Houston will implement a unique science, technology, engineering, visual arts and mathematics (STEAM) programme based on the multi-disciplinary approach pioneered by MIT.

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Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital Employees Donate Scrubs to Help Victims of Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault

Katy, TX (July 14, 2016) In an effort to help victims of sexual assault, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital employees recently donated dozens of scrubs to Katy Christian Ministries. The like-new scrubs will be given to victims to wear after a hospital examination.

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Pictured: Lieet Benitez, Deysi Crespo, Dywane Gordon, Christina Ortega, Jacqueline Simpson, Paula White, Miti Willis, Sherry Winkelman

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First Harris County Zika Virus Case Diagnosed

Katy, TX (July 14, 2016) State Representative Mike Schofield put out a letter about the recent Zika virus case in Harris County:

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Theater Arts Training

Katy Texas Training in Theater Arts

  • World Theater 1012 S. Mason Rd. Katy, TX 832-552-5115
  • Music and Arts at LaCenterra 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd. Katy, TX 281-391-1933
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Music Schools

Katy Texas Music Schools

  • THE CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC  Cinco Ranch – 23922 Cinco Village Center Blvd. #220 Katy, TX 832-437-4511 & Fry Rd. – 3719 N. Fry Rd. #N2 Katy, TX 832-321-3382 theconservatoryofmusic.org The Conservatory of Music is the area’s leader in music instruction. They offer private lessons in piano, guitar, violin, viola, cello, voice, drumset and more.
  • The Conservatory of Music 23922 Cinco Village Center Blvd. #220 Katy, TX 832-437-4511 theconservatoryofmusic.org
  • The Conservatory of Music  3719 N. Fry Rd. #N2 Katy, TX 832-321-3382 theconservatoryofmusic.org
  • Katy Music Studio 22511 Katy Fwy., #300 Katy, TX 281-392-2121
  • KD Music and Arts 20225 Katy Fwy. Katy, TX 281-647-6996
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Dance Schools

Katy Texas Dance Schools

  • BECKY’S ACADEMY OF DANCE 2501 S. Mason Rd. #220 Katy, TX 281-398-9226 beckysonline.com They offer competitive dance team and recreational weekly classes in ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical and hip hop. They also offer drill team prep and adult classes.
  • CONNOLLY DANCE ARTS 22760 Westheimer Pkwy., #300 Katy, TX 281-693-1232  connollydancearts.com They offer dance classes for ages 2-18 with competition teams starting at age 5. Mention Katy Magazine for a free trial class
  • Adamson Ballet School 641 S. Mason Rd. Katy, TX 281-579-7874
  • Allegro West Academy of Dance 1718 N. Fry Rd., #140 Katy, TX 281-787-9722
  • Becky’s Academy of Dance 2501 S. Mason Rd. #220 Katy, TX 281-398-9226 http://beckysonline.com/
  • Connolly Dance Arts 22760 Westheimer Pkwy., #300 Katy, TX 281-693-1232 www.connollydancearts.com
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Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital Patients Spend a Magical Afternoon with Fairytale Royalty and Favorite Superheroes

Katy, TX (July 11, 2016)  The top floor of Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital was recently transformed into a fairytale land, as princesses, princes and superheroes joined pediatric patients and their siblings for an afternoon of coloring, crafting and jewelry making.

The children got a chance to take a break from their treatment and spend time socializing with Cinderella, Prince Charming and Ariel from “The Little Mermaid,” as well as Captain America and Spiderman. The characters were members of the Fairytale Foundation, a nonprofit organization aimed at boosting the spirits of young children struggling with disabilities or illnesses by visiting them in hospitals and other facilities.

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Farm-Fresh Organic Veggies and Fruits Come to Katy’s Cane Island

Katy, TX (July 11, 2016) Some of the freshest fruits and vegetables in Texas along with farm-fresh dairy, artisan baked goods, organic cuts of meat and local poultry are coming to Katy’s Cane Island.

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Local Cardiologist Sets Fundraising Goal for Katy ISD Education Foundation

Katy, TX (July 7, 2016) Cardiologist Dr. Randeep Suneja believes a quality, exceptional educational experience is the greatest gift the Katy community can give its children, and he’s taking steps to support that effort. Inspired by his own teachers from elementary through medical school, Suneja is a passionate advocate of education. As a result, Suneja is using his participation in the annual Katy Half-Marathon to rally the Katy community in support of its teachers. “As a 25 year resident of Katy and former Katy ISD parent, I have seen firsthand the quality of Katy ISD’s educational system. I believe our community can enhance that system and significantly impact a tremendous number of students by providing resources for their teachers,” declared Suneja.

Dr. Randeep Saneja 2016 Katy Half-Marathon

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Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital Earns ACR Accreditation

Katy, TX (July 6, 2016) Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). MRI of the breast offers valuable information about many breast conditions that may not be obtained by other imaging modalities, such as mammography or ultrasound.

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Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center Announces New Exhibit at the Rick Smith Gallery: Holocaust Museum Houston’s “The Butterfly Project”

Katy, TX (July 5, 2016) Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center (TMC) and Holocaust Museum Houston (HMH) are proud to partner together in order to bring The Butterfly Project, sponsored by Christensen Building Group, to the Rick Smith Gallery, a small art gallery located near the main lobby of Memorial Hermann-TMC in the Hermann atrium.  The Butterfly Project was created by HMH as a way to connect a new generation of children to the children who perished during the Holocaust.

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Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine Announce the Creation of the Emergency Medical Services for Children Innovation and Improvement Center

Katy, TX (July 5, 2016) Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine are excited to announce the launch of a national quality improvement center in partnership with the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The Emergency Medical Services for Children Innovation and Improvement Center (EIIC) was created to improve the quality of care and outcomes for children across the U.S. who are in need of urgent or emergency care. To learn more about this new center, visit www.EMSCImprovement.Center.

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Fourth of July Pet Safety Tips

Katy, Texas – July 1, 2016
The 4th of July is a great time for getting together with friends and family, and naturally you want to include your four-legged companion in the celebrations.

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However, according to PetAmberAlert.com more pets go missing around the 4th of July than any other time of the year. Animal Control Services sees a 30% increase in lost animals around the holiday, but only 14% are returned to owners.

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