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Kids Night at Citizens for Animal Protection in Katy Tonight, 3/30

Looking for the purrfect date night? Drop off your elementary age children (6 years+) for a night of animal themed fun & games!

 

KATY MAGAZINE NEWS  

March 30, 2018  

 

 

The CAP staff and volunteers provide activities and entertainment on March 30 from 6:30pm – 9:30pm, while you enjoy a three hour well deserved night off!

The cost is a $15 donation per child. We’ve even got dinner covered with donation by Papa John’s!    No reservation required.

Citizens for Animal Protection, CAP, strives to encourage the curiosity, optimism and exuberance of children — traits often found in our furry pups and kittens! Help your child discover the joy and wonder of befriending animal companions while in the company of other kids that share their natural love of pets. All proceeds raised benefit the many homeless pets cared for at the CAP Animal Shelter & Pet Adoption Center.

 

FEATURED ANIMAL ABOVE

Animal ID: 38089896

Breed: Retriever, Labrador/Cur, Black-Mouth

Age: 6 months 12 days

Gender: Female

Size: Medium

Color: Tan/White

Location: Doggie Domain

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Free Prom Dress Event for Katy ISD Girls

Free prom dress event for all Katy ISD girls on Thursday, March 29th at Cinco Rach High School from 2:30 pm – 6:00 pm.

KATY MAGAZINE NEWS  

March 28, 2018  

Prom season is upon up and with seven high schools, Katy has hundreds of girls out shopping for the perfect dress.  Prom can be an expensive event and one Katy group is hoping to help parents and teenagers by giving away FREE Prom dresses.

Kim Noska and Jennifer Skelton each began receiving donated formal dresses after Hurricane Harvey devastated much of Katy. Their goal was to make sure that no girl had to miss her homecoming due to finances. During this process, Noska and Skelton joined forces eventually receiving over 1,500 dresses, plus shoes and accessories, as well as some men’s wear.

 In the fall, over 500 Katy ISD girls wore dresses to Homecoming from this effort. The group received over 300 dresses that would be more suited for Prom so the women decided to save the dresses and offer them in the spring.

All of the dresses are in excellent condition and in fact, many have never been worn and still have the tags attached.

This one time event, on Thursday, March 29th from 2:30 pm to 6:00 pm at Cinco Ranch High School is open to ALL Katy ISD students.

If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Skelton.

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Memorial Benefit for Jordan Muesse of Katy, Texas on Saturday, 3/31

A memorial benefit to honor Jordan Muesse is being held this Saturday, 3/31/18, 11am-4pm, at Seven Lakes High School.

 KATY MAGAZINE NEWS  

March 30, 2018  

by Jennifer Skelton  

Jordan Muesse, was tragically killed in a work-related accident on January 30, 2018. He was a 25-year old, graduate of Seven Lakes High School and was a life-long resident of Katy.

Jordan was general manager and co-owner of Premier Offroad and Performance in Katy Texas, where he used his artistic ability which surfaced early in life and applied it to designing trucks/car modifications/customizations, for which he won several awards.

His childhood sweetheart and wife, Chelsea Muesse, discovered shortly after Jordan’s death that she was pregnant. She is expecting identical twins (due October 2018; arriving September 2018). “He truly was (an amazing man) and it’s amazing at how many lives he has touched through our story”, says Chelsea.

A memorial benefit held in Jordan’s honor/memory this Saturday, 3/31/18, 11am-4pm, at Seven Lakes High School (their alma mater; Class of 2011). This has been organized by the custom truck/car community in the greater Houston area.

Benefit will include…

*a truck/car show, which is open to all participants

*food, drinks

*bounce house for kids

*raffle

*Memorial t-shirts and decals will be sold

*music

Click here for benefit details ; please take note of the specific designated use of the parking areas at SLHS.

A GoFundMe has been set up to help Chelsea and her twins. Click here.

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Katy Teen Kills Woman During High-Speed Police Chase at Highway 6

Chidi Onunkwo, 17, led police on a high speed chase Saturday morning, ending when he struck a Nissan driven by Adorn Strambler, 60.

KATY MAGAZINE NEWS 

March 25, 2018

Jennifer Skelton 

KATY MAGAZINE NEWS

March 25, 2018

by Jennifer Skelton

Police in Rosenburg attempted to stop the 2012 red Ford mustang around 6:00 am for a traffic violation. Chidi Onunkwo, sped off and led police on a high-speed chase. The mustang had been reported stolen earlier Saturday morning after a carjacking in Houston.

After running several red lights and reaching speeds of 83mph, the mustang hit a Nissan driven at the intersection of Shiller and State Highway 6. Onunkwo fled the scene but was caught by police and taken to the hospital for his injuries.

 Adorn Strambler, who was driving the Nissan, was killed. She was a 26-year employee of the City of Houston in the paralegal department.

Chidi Onunkwo was formally charged with murder on Sunday where his bond was set at $250,0000. His next court appearance is Tuesday, March 27th.

Onunkwo lists his address at the Waterstone Apartments in Cinco Ranch. Although he is of school age, we are unsure if he is a current Katy ISD student.

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Easter Services and Events in Katy, Texas 2018

KATY MAGAZINE NEWS

March 22, 2018

Ashley Lancaster

A list of Easter services, family events, and more in Katy, Texas.

Easter Services

Kingsland Baptist Church 
Saturday, March 31, 2018
Central Campus
20555 Kingsland Blvd.

3, 5, & 7 p.m., 6:30 Spanish Service

Sunday, April 1, 2018
Central Campus
20555 Kingsland Blvd.

8, 9, & 11 a.m.

North Katy Campus
4535 E. Ventana Pkwy.
9:30 a.m.

Bear Creek Baptist Church
5901 N. Fry Rd.
Saturday, March 31, 2018
6 p.m.

Sunday, April 1, 2018
8:15, 9:30, & 11:00 a.m.

BridgePoint Bible Church 

2700 W. Sam Houston Pkwy. N., Houston

Friday, March 30, 2018, Good Friday Service @ 7 p.m.

Sunday, April 1, 2018 , 9 & 10:45 a.m.

Central Baptist Church 
2855 Greenhouse Rd., Houston

Friday, March 30, 2018, Good Friday service @ 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 31, 2018 , 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Sunday, April 1, 2018 , 9 & 11 a.m.

Easter program and service.

Crosspoint Community Church
700 Westgreen Blvd.

Friday, March 30, 2018, Good Friday service @ 6 – 7 p.m.

Saturday, March 31, 2018 , 6 – 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 1, 2018 , @ 9:30 & 11 a.m.

Current Christian Church
26600 Westheimer Pkwy.

Friday, March 30, 2018, 4 – 6 p.m.

Saturday, March 31, 2018 , 4 p.m.

Sunday, April 1, 2018 , 9:30 & 11 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.

The Fellowship

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Cinco Ranch Campus

22765 Westheimer Pkwy.
8, 9:15, & 10:45 a.m.

Katy Main Street Campus
Sunday, April 1, 2018
1350 Main St.

9:20 & 10:45 a.m.

Katy’s First Baptist Church 
Sunday, April 1, 2018
600 Pin Oak Rd.

9:30 & 10:45 a.m.

First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Sunday, April 1, 2018
22101 Morton Ranch Rd.
10:30 a.m.

Grace Fellowship United Methodist Church
Sunday, April 1, 2018
Original Campus
2655 S. Mason Rd.

7 a.m. Sunrise Service, 8:45 & 10:45 a.m. traditional service.

Sunday, April 1, 2018
North Campus
19407 Park Row, Ste. 180, Houston
9 & 10:45 a.m.

Holy Covenant United Methodist Church
Sunday, April 1, 2018
22111 Morton Ranch Rd.
7 a.m. Sunrise service, 8:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. traditional service

 

Parkway Fellowship

Westpark Campus
27043 FM 1093 Rd.

Saturday, March 31 @ 4:30 & 5:45 p.m.
Sunday, April 1 @ 7:45, 9, 10:15, and 11:30 a.m.

North Campus
Raines High School at Rhodes Stadium

Sunday, April 1, 2018 9, 10:15, and 11:30 a.m.


Second Baptist Church  

West Campus

19449 Katy Fwy., Houston

Friday, March 30 @ 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 31 @ 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, April  @ 9:30 & 11 a.m.

Easter Bunny Pictures

Cane Island
2100 Cane Island Pkwy.

Saturday, March 31, 2018 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Hop in for a picture and crafts with the Easter Bunny in the conservatory! The easter bunny will also hand out easter eggs to the children.  This event is for Cane Island Residents only.

Katy Mills Mall
5000 Katy Mills Cir.

Neighborhood 6 in front of American Eagle

Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday, April 1, 2018, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Easter Weekend Fun & Events

Easter Egg-stravaganza
Blessington Farms

510 Chisolm Trail, Simonton

Saturday – Sunday, March 24 – 25, 2018

Saturday – Sunday, March 30 – 31, 2018
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

A continuous egg hunt throughout the day, photos with the Easter Bunny, Easter game and strawberry picking.

Chick-fil-A Preschool Playhouse: Easter Party

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Chick-fil-A Cinco Ranch

23860 Westheimer Pkwy.

9:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Chick-fil-A Mason Road

369 S. Mason Rd.

9:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Celebrate Easter with us by decorating a salt dough Easter ornament. Enjoy sparkle dough, singing, dancing, Easter stories and more.

Chick-fil-A Family Night : Easter Fun

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Chick-fil-A Cinco Ranch
23860 Cinco Ranch Blvd.

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Chick-fil-A Mason Road
369 S. Mason Rd.

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Join them in celebrating Easter by making a colorful paper egg and sampling our New Seasonal Frosted Sunrise. Plus, complimentary balloon animals and face painting by Sweet Honey the Clown.

Easter Egg-Stravaganza at St. Peter’s UMC

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
20775 Kingsland Blvd.

5 – 7 p.m.

They will have food trucks, face painting, and Stations of the Cross coloring posters throughout the entirety of the event. At 6 p.m. we will gather in the Sanctuary to hear the Easter story and have a brief time of worship. At 6:20 p.m. they will break into age groups for Easter Egg hunts. We will also have beeping eggs for visually impaired children.

Community Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, March 24, 2018
Diane Winborn Elementary
9 a.m.

Join Holy Covenant UMC for an Easter party and egg hunt with games, pictures with the Easter Bunny, and more.

Family Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 24, 2018

Mark A. Chapman YMCA at Katy Main Street
1350 Main St.

There will be Easter bag decorating, popcorn and even a visit from the Easter Bunny! Registration for the event begins at 9:30 am, with the first Easter egg hunt starting at 10:30 am. This event is open to all members of the community.

Journey to the Cross Family Walk-Through & Lord’s Supper
Friday, March 30, 2018

Kingsland Baptist Church
20555 Kingsland Blvd.

5 – 8 p.m.

This brief, hands-on journey is for Preschool and Children’s families to gain a better understanding of the events that led up to Jesus’ultimate sacrifice. Interactive stations will encourage discussion and participation for the entire family. The Lord’s Supper is a come-and-go,powerful way to remember the sacrifice that Jesus offered for us on the cross. Personal Lord’s Supper guides will be provided to walk you through this intimate time of reflection personally or with your family.

Baskets & Bunnies
Katy City Park
5720 Franz Rd.

 

Bring your families out to celebrate Easter during Baskets and Bunnies at Katy City Park! Kids can enjoy bounce houses, animals at the petting zoo and crafts while they wait to visit and have their picture taken with the Easter Bunny!

Easter Egg Hunt

Nelson Water Gardens
1502 Katy Fort Bend Rd.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

9 -11 a.m.

Open for kids of all ages. Bring a basket and hunt for eggs and prizes. Lots of chances to win shopping sprees at Nelson’s and other stuff.

Journey Across Asia
Central Green Park

23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd.

Saturday, March 31, 2018
1 – 3 p.m.

An amazing cultural experience as Dance of Asian America  takes you on a Journey across Asia exploring various countries through dance and movement.  Don’t miss this fun event for the whole family!  Picnic and lawn chairs welcome.

Sunday Brunch Buffet
Drix Restaurant & Lounge
1850 S. Mason Rd.

10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Reserve your table now for our famous Easter Sunday Brunch Buffet.  In addition to regular buffet items, we will be adding holiday favorites like baked ham, deviled eggs, shrimp cocktail and more. The price per adult is $16 and don’t forget to ask about our mimosa specials. Kids 4 and under eat free.

Free Kids Meal
PDQ Cinco Ranch
23703 Cinco Ranch Blvd.
Sunday, April 1, 2018
10:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Hop to it and get a free kids mean with the purchase of any meals, bowl, or salad on Easter Sunday.

?Easter Service &  Free Community Party
Crosspoint Community Church
700 Westgreen Blvd.
Sunday, April 1, 2018
12:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Revel in the moment in history when hope was fulfilled and every heart offered the comfort of knowing Jesus was, in fact, exactly who he said he was. We will celebrate after second service with a free family carnival that will include bounce houses, music, food, balloon artist, face painters and more.

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Dead Cats Found in Katy Area Home, Launches Animal Cruelty Investigation

KATY MAGAZINE NEWS

March 21, 2018

Harris County Constables Office Precinct 5 Public information Officer

As part of the new Harris County Animal Cruelty Taskforce, deputies in Precinct 5 rescued seven pet cats and launched a criminal investigation into the remains of three others discovered inside an abandoned Bear Creek home.

Precinct 5 deputies were called on Monday by a neighbor who saw one of the carcasses through a window and noticed a foul odor coming from the home in the 15600 block of Fern Basin.

Sgt. Charles Jantzen, who heads up Precinct 5’s Animal Crimes Unit and the new Harris County Animal Cruelty Taskforce, coordinated the safe removal of seven severely malnourished cats. The home’s interior was covered in urine, feces and, in one room, the skeletal remains of another cat.

The results of Sgt. Jantzen’s investigation will be turned over to the Harris County District Attorney’s office to determine whether criminal charges will be filed.The surviving cats are being evaluated by a veterinarian. The Houston Humane Society will take over the recovery process while awaiting a court hearing on their legal custody.

Precinct 5 encourages anyone who suspects animal cruelty to report it to the new Harris County Animal Cruelty Taskforce at 927paws.org or 832-927-PAWS.

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Katy ISD Announces Proposed Name for Elementary #41

 KATY MAGAZINE NEWS

 March 21, 2018

The new elementary will be located in the Cross Creek Ranch subdivision and is scheduled to open in the fall of 2018.

The Katy ISD School Naming Selection Committee presented their recommendation for the naming of Elementary #41 at the Board of Trustees Work Study Meeting this week.

The school is proposed to be named after retired educator Amy Campbell. This campus, located at 3701 Cross Creek Bend Lane in Fulshear, TX.

The public forum will take place today, Wednesday, March 21 at 6 p.m. in the Katy ISD Board Room, located at 6301 S. Stadium Lane. Community members are invited to participate in this forum and provide input regarding the proposed names.

After the forum, the Katy ISD School Naming Committee will reconvene to review input and provide their final recommendation to the Katy ISD Board of Trustees at their regular meeting on Monday, March 26.

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Remembering Tompkins High School Student, Caleb Lane

Caleb “Dees” Lane, a freshman at Tompkins High student, was killed while on Spring Break in Provo, Utah.

KATY MAGAZINE NEWS  

March 22, 2018  

by Jennifer Skelton  

 

Caleb and his family moved to Katy in 2016. They were originally from Utah.

Caleb was home visiting family during Spring Break, when he was hit by a car on Friday, March 16th. After the doctors determined that Caleb no longer had brainstem activity, the family made the selfless decision to donate various organs to save others. Caleb was able to  gift his liver, a kidney and pancreas, and a single kidney to three strangers. He gave his corneas and the gift of sight to two individuals. He also gave tissue to research studies.

According to the beautiful tribute page created to honor Caleb, he loved math, physics and engineering. He loved it so much that the last three summers he attended UVU prep, where he was able to study the subjects further.

 Caleb was a kind and giving soul. In his short time in Katy, he made an impact on those that knew him. So much so that on Wednesday, March 21st, students wore blue to school in his honor.

Caleb leaves behind a sister, Hannah, and parents Kim and Jason, all of Katy.

Caleb’s memorial service will be held Friday, March 23, 2018 at 4 PM at the Provo Rec Center in Provo, Utah.

To read more about Caleb’s life, visit the page created in his honor. (Click here)

Friends and family started a GoFund Me to help the family with expenses. Click here.

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Katy, Texas: Massive Recall Issue for Popular Baby Teether and Pacifier

KATY MAGAZINE NEWS  

March 16, 2018  

 

A massive recall is in effect for pacifier and teether holders because national safety experts say the product pose choking hazards.

The recall was issued Thursday night. The name of the product is called Dr. Brown’s Lovey pacifier & teether holders.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, a snap can detach from the pacifier’s ribbon, posing a choking hazard for young children.

RECALL DETAILS

This recall involves Dr. Brown’s Lovey pacifier & teether holders. The holders were sold in eight styles:

Giraffe

Zebra

Turtle

Reindeer (Special Holiday Edition)

Frog (Special Holiday Edition)

Spring Bunny (Special Holiday Edition)

Deer

Bunny

Only holders with the following lot codes are included in this recall: RICH0615; RICH0715; RICH0815; RICH1215; RICH0516; RICH0616; RICH0716; RICH1116; RICH1016; RICH0916; RICH1216; RICH0317; RICH0417; RICH0517; RICH0617; RICH0717; RICH0817; RICH0917. The lot codes are printed on the tag attached to the holder.

Consumers can confirm lot codes included in the recall at www.drbrownsbaby.com/recall-lovey.

 

WHAT TO DO

Consumers should immediately take the recalled holders away from young children and contact Handi-Craft for further instructions to receive a replacement product or comparable merchandise of equal or lesser value.

INCIDENTS/INJURIES

The firm has received a total of 67 reports of the ribbon fraying and the snap detaching. No injuries have reported.

 SOLD AT

Bed Bath & Beyond

H-E-B Grocery

K-Mart

Target

Toys ‘R Us/Babies ‘R Us

Wal-Mart

Various stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com from August 2015 to March 2018 for about $10

CONSUMERS MAY CONTACT

Handi-Craft toll-free at 833-224-7674 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at http://www.drbrownsbaby.com/ and click on Recall Information for more information.

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UHV Katy Campus Online Degree Program Ranked 17 Nationally

The Online Psychology Degrees national website recently recognized one of the University of Houston-Victoria’s graduate special education programs as among the best in the nation.

 

Katy Magazine News  

March 18, 2018  

The UHV School of Education, Health Professions & Human Development’s Master of Education in Special Education with an applied behavior analysis concentration was ranked 17th nationally in the website’s 2018 Top 30 Master’s in Behavioral Analysis Online list. The applied behavior analysis concentration is one of three options UHV students pursuing a master’s in special education can study.

When choosing programs for the ranking, the website considered programs in applied behavior analysis, human behavior, special education and criminal justice as well as general psychology programs that offer a specialization in behavioral analysis. From there, the website considered accreditation, accessibility, job training and coursework.

The coursework for the program has been vetted by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, which means students are taking courses that will prepare them for the national certification exam to become board-certified behavior analysts.

In addition, the online accessibility offers an advantage because most of the students are professionals already working in clinics or the classroom. That means many of the students already are in a position where they can get their supervision hours at their current place of employment.

University of Houston Victoria Katy campus, located at 2002 W. Grand Pkwy, offers face-to-face programs as well as many online classes for Bachelor’s and Master’s programs.

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Katy ISD High Schools Receive 12 Nominations for Houston Tommy Tune Awards

KATY MAGAZINE NEWS

March 19, 2018

Katrina Katsarelis 

 

Katy ISD high schools received 12 nominations in everything from Best Leading Actress to Best Orchestra. The winners will be announced at a ceremony on April 17.

Following are the Katy ISD schools that received nominations:

Best Leading Actress nominee:
Caylie Howard from Obra D. Tompkins High School as Fiona from Shrek The Musical

Best Supporting Actor nominee:
Ryan Kearton from Obra D. Tompkins High School as Donkey from Shrek The Musical

Best Supporting Actress nominee :
Glendaliris Torres-Greaux from Mayde Creek High School as Daniela from In The Heights

Best Featured Performer nominee:
Nick Januhowski from Obra D. Tompkins High School as Pinocchio from Shrek The Musical

Best Orchestra nominees:
Cinco Ranch High School for The Music Man

Obra D. Tompkins High School for Shrek The Musical

Best Scenic Design nominee:
Mayde Creek High School for In The Heights

Best Costume Design nominee:
Cinco Ranch High School for The Music Man

Best Lighting Design nominee:
Mayde Creek High School for In The Heights

Best Musical Direction nominees:

Mayde Creek High School for In The Heights
Obra D. Tompkins High School for Shrek The Musical

James E. Taylor High School’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat was the only Katy ISD participant in the awards that did not receive any nominations. The awards are limited 45 high Houston Area high schools not all Katy ISD high schools participate.

The Tommy Tune Awards Program celebrates the educational value, artistry, and community of high school musical theatre in the Greater Houston area.

Judges are an approved panel of qualified performing arts professionals that is assembled to adjudicate the 45 high schools participating in the TTA. They have  extensive backgrounds in professional theatre and performance in the capacity of directing, choreography, acting, musical directing, design, dramaturgy, arts administration, technical theatre, arts education, theatre production, etc.

For more information on the nominees end up coming awards presentation, visit www.tuts.com.

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Reminder from HCSO for Katy, Texas & Houston Residents: Be Cautious Opening Suspicious Mail

In light of the recent violence in Austin, Texas involving bombs placed inside unsolicited packages, Harris County Sheriff’s Office is urging citizens to be extra cautious when accepting and opening mail. At this time, there is no evidence or indication of danger of this kind in the Katy community.

KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
March 14, 2018 

Posted by Ashley Lancaster

A Statement from HCSO

“As a matter of normal operations, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office is always monitoring local, state and national affairs when it concerns the safety of our citizens. Our department along with other local agencies, are staying vigilant with the current situation in Austin, TX as they relate to suspicious packages.

As of this time there is no indication or evidence to suggest any danger from these types of incidents is imminent within our community. If any suspicious and unsolicited packages arrive to your home, please inquire with all of your family members and ensure no one is expecting the delivery. Business owners should also check with employees for any boxes or freight that may be delivered unexpectedly.

If you encounter any suspicious packages and believe that you are in danger, STOP immediately. Do not open or move it; leave the package and call 911 immediately. The Harris County Sheriff’s Office encourages everyone: if you “see something, say something!”

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Katy, Texas Allergy & Pollen Forecast 3/12 – 3/16

Spring is in the air – and by that we mean tree, grass, and ragweed pollen is coating every surface with a fine yellow dust. Here’s a look at pollen counts for the week in Katy, Texas so you can prepare. 

KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
March 12, 2018 

Ashley Lancaster

Pollen Levels:

High – between 9.7 and 12, strongly affects people who suffer from allergies to the pollen types of each season. Symptoms will be more severe.

 

Medium – between 4.9 and 9.6, will cause symptoms for people who suffer from allergies to the pollen types of the season.

Low – between 0 and 4.9, will effect very few individuals who suffer from allergies.

Monday – 10.4

Tree Pollen – High

Grass Pollen – High

Ragweed Pollen – Low

Tuesday – 9.7

Tree Pollen – High

Grass Pollen – High

Ragweed Pollen – Low/ None

Wednesday – 9.0

Tree Pollen – High

Grass Pollen – High

Ragweed Pollen – Low/ None

Thursday – 8.6

Tree Pollen – High

Grass Pollen – High

Ragweed Pollen – Low/ None

Friday – 9.2

Tree Pollen – High

Grass Pollen – High

Ragweed Pollen – Low/ None

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Why Katy Women Over 40 Need Annual Mammograms

Turning 40 is a benchmark birthday for many women in the United States. While a pessimist might view it as a signal that their glory days are over, more and more women are optimistic about the milestone, seeing it as a kickoff into the best years of their lives. But one thing is true for all women – health needs and preventative wellness routines should begin to change at age 40.

Katy Magazine News

March 7, 2018

“For some women, they have health history or specific reasons to begin mammography before age 40.  But for the average woman who has never had a breast screening, we recommend she begin a routine annual wellness mammogram, starting at age 40,” said Dr. Stephen Rose, chief medical officer, Solis Mammography. “Simply put, women in their 40s have the most to gain from being proactive about early detection. Major studies have shown time and again that in addition to saving lives, early detection offers greater quality of life as treatment at earlier stages is less invasive and less costly.”

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Solis Mammography is expected to complete nearly 1 million procedures in 2018. Making them the nation’s largest independent provider of breast screening services. With this, Solis Mammography has some of the nation’s most comprehensive research data supporting its claim that women should begin annual mammography starting at age 40. This is in contrast to some confusing and conflicting advice from various media and non-physician-led organizations.

“While it’s true that breast cancer treatment has come a long way in recent years, this should in no way deter a woman from participating in the benefits of annual mammography,” said Solis Mammography CEO James Polfreman. “The fact is that cell growth replicates at a faster rate in younger tissue.  So, the younger you are, the more important it is to find any anomaly earlier. Research and technological advances in mammography have led to an all-time high in survival rates from breast cancer diagnosis.  This tells us we’re on the right path, and annual mammography is a key part of that success story.”

Four compelling reasons to begin annual mammograms at 40

1. The numbers. According to the American Cancer Society, 20 percent of all breast cancers are found in women under 50. If the cancer is found early, in what is known as stage zero or stage one, the five-year survival rate is nearly 100 percent. Simply stated, early detection is the closest thing to a cure, and mastectomies are no longer the first line of defense.

2. Women in their 40s have the most to gain. “Today’s high-quality screenings benefit 40-year-old women the most,” explained Dr. Rose, a radiologist with more than 25 years in the field of breast screening specialization, involved in several published national studies. “Advancements like 3-D mammography (digital breast tomosynthesis), and breast specialization have a significant impact on the quality of the mammography result. Today, we know one mammogram isn’t the same as another. It’s important to know what to look for in your provider to ensure the most accurate results.”

3. A chance for women to take charge of their health. Conflicting recommendations from some non-physician led organizations have suggested a “reasonable trade-off” to the “fear, anxiety and stress” of a “false positive” (otherwise known as a recall for additional images) is to delay annual screenings for five to 10 critical years. This advice encourages a foolhardy “Russian Roulette” approach to monitoring breast health.  It suggests no alternative to mammography; instead suggesting screenings be ignored entirely.  The studies and clinical evidence are clear.  Early detection provides women with the greatest opportunity for long-term survival and quality of life through the least invasive treatment when caught at the earliest possible stage.

4. Treatment is an option; knowledge is not. Instead of focusing on overdiagnosis as the problem, the real question at hand is overtreatment. With the advancement of medicine and less invasive treatments, women have more options for success. And in some cases, patients may opt not to treat at all, rather to monitor changes over time. These are discussions a woman can and should have with her doctor AFTER getting all the facts. Avoiding the facts is not a solution.

Pea versus walnut: Why mammograms help with early detection

Dr. Rose suggests thinking of a pea versus a walnut, when considering why early detection is so important. The average size of a lump found in a woman who gets regular annual mammograms is the size of a pea. The size of a lump found by a woman who does only occasional self-exams is the size of a walnut.

“Imagine the difference in treating the pea versus the walnut.  It’s the pea that gives us our best options for treatment,” Dr. Rose advised. “Put simply, the larger the lump, the more invasive and costly the treatment options become, and the more risk that is associated with long-term outcomes.”

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Katy Area Crime Report March 3 – 9, 2018

Weekly updates on violent crime in Katy, Texas.


KATY MAGAZINE NEWS

March 13, 2018

compiled by Jennifer Skelton

Assault with Deadly Weapon

20700 Block FAIR WALNUT WAY

Mar 9, 2018 around 9 PM

(Harris County Sheriff’s Office)

Assault

37XX S MASON RD, KATY, TX 77450

Mar 9, 2018 at 8:25 pm

(Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office)

 

Assault

19600 Block BUCKLAND PARK DR

Mar 9, 2018 around 4 PM

(Harris County Sheriff’s Office)

Theft from Person (including Purse Snatch)

32XX LAUREMONT LN, KATY, TX 77494

Mar 9, 2018 at 1:30 pm

(Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office)

Assault Family Violence

65XX EMERALD CANYON, KATY, TX 77450

Mar 9, 2018 at 12:40 pm

(Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office)

Assault

19500 Block RIVER BOTTOM RD

Mar 9, 2018 around 8 AM

(Harris County Sheriff’s Office)

Simple Assault (Family)

03/09/2018 02:03 AM

23000 Block BENBURY DR, Katy, TX 77450

(Harris County Sheriff’s Office)

Possession of Marijuana

03/09/2018 12:49 AM

22700 Block HOCKADAY DR, Katy, TX

(Harris County Sheriff’s Office)

Possession of Marijuana

03/08/2018 08:00 PM

500 Block S FRY RD

(Harris County Sheriff’s Office)

Child Neglect, Abandon, Non-Support

03/08/2018 03:56 PM

2600 Block LEOPARD CT, Katy, TX 77449

(Harris County Sheriff’s Office)

Simple Assault (Family)

03/08/2018 02:41 PM

19300 Block GAGELAKE LN

(Harris County Sheriff’s Office)

Possession of Synthetic Narcotic

03/08/2018 01:30 PM

23100 Block KATY FWY

(Harris County Sheriff’s Office)

Possession of Marijuana

03/08/2018 12:53 PM

1700 Block BROOK GROVE DR

(Harris County Sheriff’s Office)

Missing Person

25XX KITTANSETT, KATY, TX 77450

Mar 8, 2018 at 5:30 am

(Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office)

Robbery of a Individual

03/08/2018 04:40 AM

2000 Block WESTBOROUGH DR

(Harris County Sheriff’s Office)

Driving Under the Influence

03/07/2018 09:46 PM

1100 Block KATY GAP RD

(Harris County Sheriff’s Office)

Aggravated Assault

03/07/2018 02:15 PM

23900 Block KATY FWY

(Harris County Sheriff’s Office)

BURGLARY

107XX SPRING GREEN, KATY, TX 77494

Mar 7, 2018 at 2:00 pm

(Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office)

Possession of Marijuana

24400 Block FRANZ RD

Mar 7, 2018 02:00 PM
(Harris County Sheriff’s Office)

Sexual Assault Other (Child)

100 Block ASHEBORO DR
Mar 7, 2018 12:00 PM

(Harris County Sheriff’s Office)

Possession of Cocaine or Opium

20900 Block KATY FWY

Mar 7, 2018 10:27 AM

(Harris County Sheriff’s Office)

Simple Assault (Family)

2000 Block S MASON RD
Mar 7, 2018 10:00 AM

(Harris County Sheriff’s Office)

Sexual Assault Other (Child)

3600 Block LAKES OF BRIDGEWATER DR

Mar 7, 2018 10:00 AM

(Harris County Sheriff’s Office)

Simple Assault (Family)

19600 Block HUNT LAKE LN
Mar 7, 2017 7:00 AM

(Harris County Sheriff’s Office)

Aggravated Assault

1300 Block FRY RD
Mar 7, 2018 12:43 AM

(Harris County Sheriff’s Office)

Simple Assault (Family)

21600 Block PARK DOWNE LN
Mar 6, 2018 9:54 PM

(Harris County Sheriff’s Office)

Simple Assault (Family)

21100 Block KINGSLAND BL
Mar 6, 2018 5:59 PM

(Harris County Sheriff’s Office)

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

19400 Block MONTCLAIR MEADOW LN

Mar 6, 2018 4:00 PM

(Harris County Sheriff’s Office)

Aggravated Assault

261XX PORTFIELD CT, KATY, TX 77494

Mar 6, 2018 at 2:30 pm

(Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office)

Terroristic Threat

Mar 6, 2018 9:00 AM

24700 Block GRAND HARBOR DR

(Harris County Sheriff’s Office)

Simple Assault (Family)

24400 Block KESTREL VW

Mar 6, 2018 6:00 AM
(Harris County Sheriff’s Office)

Assault
5700 Block GREENHOUSE RD

Mar 5, 2018 10:00 PM
(Harris County Sheriff’s Office)

Simple Assault (Family)

700 Block WILD HORSE VALLEY RD

Mar 5, 2018 9:48 PM
(Harris County Sheriff’s Office)

Simple Assault (Family)

300 Block COBIA DR

Mar 4, 2018 9:25 PM
(Harris County Sheriff’s Office)

Assault Family Violence

41XX LUONG FIELD CT, KATY, TX 77450

Mar 4, 2018 at 9:00 pm

(Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office)

Aggravated Assault-Family

20000 Block N NAVAHO TL

Mar 4, 2018 8:47 PM
(Harris County Sheriff’s Office)

Simple Assault (Family)

100 Block BAKER RD

Mar 4, 2018 7:00 PM
(Harris County Sheriff’s Office)

Possession of Synthetic Narcotic

19300 Block CYPRESS ARBOR DR

Mar 4, 2018 around 4 PM

(Harris County Sheriff’s Office)

Simple Assault (Family)

19300 Block LONG LAKE DR

Mar 4, 2018 2:34 PM
(Harris County Sheriff’s Office)

Assault Family Violence

33XX S FRY RD, KATY, TX 77450

Mar 4, 2018 at 12:00 PM

(Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office)

Simple Assault (Family)

22000 Block KATY FWY

Mar 4, 2018 11:15 AM
(Harris County Sheriff’s Office)

Driving Under the Influence

22500 Block CLAY RD

Mar 4, 2018  4:00 AM

(Harris County Sheriff’s Office)

Driving Under the Influence

6500 Block GREENHOUSE RD

Mar 4, 2018 2:00 AM

(Harris County Sheriff’s Office)

Terroristic Threat

24000 Block FRANZ RD

Mar 3, 2018 11:20 PM
(Harris County Sheriff’s Office)

Driving Under the Influence

100 Block W GRAND PARKWAY S

Mar 3, 2018 06:53 PM
(Harris County Sheriff’s Office)

Driving Under the Influence

KIETH HARROW BL & OLD GREENHOUSE RD

Mar 3, 2018 2:00 AM

(Harris County Sheriff’s Office)

Simple Assault (Family)

22200 Block CIMARRON PW

Mar 3, 2018 02:00 AM
(Harris County Sheriff’s Office)

*This report consists of three reporting agencies so the reader will notice some differences between the City of Katy, Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office and Harris County Sheriff’s Office. (Parenthesis refers to the reporting agency.)

**City of Katy does not report location of event.

Editor’s Note: This report does not include crimes such as theft, auto theft or criminal mischief.

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Katy EDC President/CEO Lance LaCour Named to Texas EDC Board of Directors

Katy Area Economic Development Council President/CEO Lance LaCour has been named to the Texas Economic Development Council Board of Directors.  LaCour replaces Paul Davis, former Pasadena Economic Development Council Director.  

 

 

Katy Magazine News
March 9, 2018

LaCour will serve the remainder of the board term vacated by Davis with the appointment ending in October 2018.

About Mr. LaCour

Since 2005, LaCour has led Katy Area EDC.  Under his leadership, Katy Area EDC has received several awards from Texas Economic Development Council (TEDC) including Economic Excellence recognition (2016) and the Community Economic Development Award (2014) for communities over 250,001 in population. The EDC was also recognized by Site Selection Magazine for being part of Top 20 Deals in North America.

About TEDC

TEDC is an Austin-based, statewide, non-profit professional association dedicated to the development of economic and employment opportunities in Texas. TEDC is a one-stop shop for ideas, information, and influence and is the largest state association of economic development professionals, volunteers, and elected officials in Texas.  The goal of the organization is to bring new investment and jobs to Texas.

For more information on Katy Area EDC, please visit katyedc.org.

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Summer Camp for Adults with Disabilities in Katy, Texas

Applications are now being accepted for The Arc of Katy’s 2018 Summer Day Program that will provide a fun, memorable summer for individuals age 16 and above with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Katy Magazine News

March 6, 2018 

 

The Arc of Katy, a non-profit organization that provides programs for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, ages 16 and above, offers three summer sessions, each with excursions, crafts, life skills, games… and much more. The cost is only $35 per day and each participant receives an Arc t-shirt. Visit The Arc of Katy website at thearcofkaty.org for more information and registration.

Day Programs
The Arc of Katy, located at 5819 Tenth Street, Suite C in the downtown Katy area offers a Day Program from September through May for individuals transitioning out of high school and a Summer Day Program for those 16 and above. The Arc of Katy Day Programs stand out for its highly trained, experienced staff, the majority having transitioned from public school settings with experience in providing services to students with disabilities. All participants of the Day Programs must be members of The Arc of Katy which also includes opportunities to participate in monthly socials. One of the goals of The Arc of Katy is to provide opportunities for its participants to be socially engaged with their peers and members of the community. The Arc of Katy participants not only enjoy life but are part of life as well.

Summer Fun
Participants in The Arc of Katy Day and Summer Programs have the opportunity to participate in the Be Strong Swim and Exercise Program. The program began with the desire from parents and staff to keep participants “moving” and as active as possible. For those who do not get a great amount of physical activity at home or have problems with muscle strength, participating in the Be Strong Swim and Exercise Program can help keep their weight in check and improve balance and muscle strength.

Water Aerobics or Water Therapy is available as well as use of exercise equipment such as stationary bikes, treadmills, weights and various muscle strengthening equipment. Participants in the Be Strong Program are always accompanied by staff when using the exercise equipment or participating in the swim program.

Visit The Arc of Katy website at thearcofkaty.org or call 832-754-9802 for program information.

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Casting Call for Katy Moms and Daughters to Star in Documentary

Katy mothers and daughters who share a uniquely close bond can audition together for a new documentary. 

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KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
March 6, 2018
Katy Chamber Announcement
Bodega Pictures, in conjunction with a major television network is producing a groundbreaking documentary series that profiles fun, fabulous, over-the-top and extremely close moms and daughters. They will showcase their one of a kind relationship and livelihood in a fun and feel good new series that celebrates the special mother daughter bond. This is the opportunity to take part in an brand-new and fun show with your mom/daughter, “bestie”, GET PAID, and star in your own TV episode!
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Casting directors are seeking nationwide for:
Moms and daughters who are extremely close:
 – Is your mom/daughter your best friend in the whole world?
 – Do you and your mom/daughter travel, live or work together?
– Has anyone ever thought that your relationship is “extreme” or “unusual?”
– To say that you two are, “close” is a major understatement?
– Do you have the exact same tastes, interests, and hobbies as your mother or your daughter?
– Do you two literally do EVERYTHING together?
– Are you closer with your mom/daughter than friends/family members and sometimes even spouses/significant others?
– Do you tell each other everything and hate it when you have to spend time a part?
– Are you at the center of one another’s worlds?
If you answer “Yes”
Email: momdaughtertvcasting@gmail.com with a brief bio, full contact information, names & ages of mom & daughter and several recent photos and a casting team member will be in touch.
NOTE: Daughters must be at least 18 years old or older.
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Katy EDC Leadership Awards Announced Today

February 20, 2018
Katrina Katsarelis 
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Two prominent Katy Area citizens were recognized today by the Katy Area Economic Development Council as winners of the Stan C. Stanley Leadership Awards.
Pictured: Left: Stan Goss (2016 Winner) Bill Callegari (2017 Winner) Sylvia Zerwas (Winner John Zerwas’s wife), Constable Wayne Thompson (Finalist), Patsy Stanley (Stan Stanley’s widow) Rick Lawlor (Finalist) Karen and Paul Kurt (Presenters) and Lance LaCour (Katy Area EDC President)
Senator John Zerwas and retired state representative Bill Callegari were honored at the KAEDC General Assembly Breakfast as the 2017 recipients of the Stan C. Stanley Leadership Award. The award recognizes volunteers (non-paid) who have made contributions to the Katy area in leadership and economic development.
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The award committee chooses recipients based on years of service, leadership skills, special achievements, and qualities Stan so greatly exhibited such as being faithful, conscientious, unselfish and committed to the Katy area community.
Sylvia Zerwas, accepted the award on behalf of her husband Senator John Zerwas, who was at a hearing for Hurricane Harvey.
 
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Stan C. Stanley (below) was the founder of the Katy Area Economic Development Council and spent many years volunteering on the board and mentoring hundreds of students, scouts, and local business leaders.
Stanley was a beloved community leader known and Katy ISD school namesake who died unexpectedly in March 2016 from an undiagnosed heart defect.

 

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Katy Area EDC Names 2018 Executive Committee and Officers

Katy Area EDC names 2018 Executive Committee and Officers and welcomes new Board of Governor’s members.
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KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
March 5, 2018
Photo caption: From left to right: Paul Kurt, Dan Boggio, Woody Mann, Lance LaCour, Kent Rosenberger
Back row: Yvonne Kershner, Chad Carson, Richard Phillips, Bob Chalker, Rick Lawler, and Katrina Katsarelis
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The Katy Area Economic Development Council Board of Governors appointed Executive Committee members and officers for 2018.
Executive Board Members
The 2018 Executive Committee includes Rick Lawler, Bob Chalker, Katrina Katsarelis, Dick Phillips, Yvonne Kershner, Stan Goss and Chad Carson, and officers Woody Mann, Jr., who will continue to serve as Chairman, Vice Chairman Dan Boggio, Treasurer Paul Kurt and Secretary Kent Rosenberger. Longtime committee member David Woodham stepped off the committee for 2018 and Katy Area EDC would like to thank him for his service from 2014-2017.

Executive Committee members and officers will provide guidance and leadership to the organization and help shape its direction for 2018. Terms for each committee member and appointed officer will last through 2018 with new appointments taking place in 2019.

New Board of Governor’s Members
Katy Area EDC also welcomed several new Board of Governors members to begin the year as well. Caroline Champion of Houston Methodist West Hospital is new to the board this year. Champion serves as the Director of Business Development and Services Lines at Houston Methodist West. Marc Deer, President of Capital Real Estate, will represent the organization. Capital Real Estate focuses on Industrial real estate services and Deer has been working in the area for 12 years.
Sara Montenegro joins the board representing Texas Children’s Hospital. Montenegro is the Assistant Vice President for Texas Children’s West Campus, a world leader in pediatric healthcare, and has been with the organization for 9 years. James Ross joins the board representing Katy Mills Mall. Ross recently moved to the area to take over the role of Katy Mills General Manager. The final new board member is Flint Risien, Director of Property Management Services/Community Services for Caldwell Companies. Caldwell Companies focuses on land brokerage and property management. Risien has been working in the community for roughly 10 years.
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“We are extremely fortunate to have great leaders on our Executive Committee and board, and I would like to thank them for their service to our organization and the Katy area,” said Katy Area EDC President/CEO Lance LaCour. “We look forward to a successful 2018.”
For information on becoming a member of the Katy Area Economic Development Council, please visit www.katyedc.com
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