Katy, TX (October 25, 2016) More than 70 Memorial Hermann nurses were recently honored by the Good Samaritan Foundation with Excellence in Nursing Awards. Nominated by their peers for their passion, leadership, mentorship, and service to the Houston community, Excellence in Nursing Award winners are leaders in hospital, outpatient and academic settings who provide extraordinary and compassionate care and service.
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Katy, TX (December 5, 2015) Cinco Ranch Junior High was filled with the sound of cheering as Cinco Ranch High School’s CRyptonite Robotics Team hosted their fourth annual FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) LEGO® League Katy Qualifier robotics tournament.
For the second year in a row, Team 9066 (Naturally Beck) from Beck Junior High won the First Place Champions Award as the team with the highest combined score from all elements of the competition, beating out 23 other teams from all over the Houston Metro area.
The Beckendorff Junior High (BDJH) choir kept busy during the final week of the fall semester. On Monday, Dec. 12, BDJH choir members, directed by Janet Menzie and accompanied by pianist James Stovall, sang their hearts out to favorite holiday tunes during the annual Winter Concert held at the Seven Lakes High School Performing Arts Center. (more…)
Members of Katy Boy Scout Troop 557 recently advanced in their ranks. The troop had several scouts advance in these categories: Scout, Tenderfoot, First Class, Star and Life. (more…)
Katy, Texas Jobs
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Katy, Texas – Cinco Ranch High School Destination Imagination team, DI Harder, won first place in the world at the Global DI Competition in Knoxville, Tennessee. There were teams from 45 states, seven Canadian provinces and 13 countries competing with over 15,000 people in attendance.
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Shopping for the perfect Father’s Day gift? Check out all of these awesome specials going on in the Katy area!
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Great Southwest Prayer Center
26555 S. Mason Rd.
Churches from Katy and west Houston will be participating in this three-day worship event. The community is invited to participate at any time during this three-day global prayer movement. For more information, visit firealter.com. Please mention you found this on www.KatyMagazine.com.
FOR SALE – This Chicco Polly high chair goes up and down. Asking $40. Has small brown stain on belt buckle. Crossposted. Contact Amber.
For Sale – Leather couch with no rips or tears. Asking $50. Contact Christi Williams. Crossposted.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 8 am – 12 noon
Thursday, December 18, 2014
and Monday, December 22, 2014 2 pm – 6 pm
LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch
23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd.
Dish Society is opening in Katy in late January/early February and is hiring for all positions ( line cooks, prep cooks, servers, bar tenders, baristas, bussers, dishwashers, cashiers, host/hostess) through a series of on site job fairs. If you are unable to attend one of the events, there will be more in January, or applicants can stop by the 5740 San Felipe.
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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Katy, TX News (July 22, 2015) – Katy ISD Executive Athletic Director Debbie Decker was recently elected as the new vice president of the Texas High School Athletic Directors Association and will assume her position at the General Session of Athletic Directors on July 20. THSADA provides members with professional development, leadership and support opportunities that encourage effective athletic administration.
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…)
Christmas came early for Katy resident David Williams II and his daughter Layla when Gallery Furniture surprised them with new furniture for their new apartment. The donation was part of the company’s holiday giveaway to 30 deserving people in the greater Houston area. Williams was selected for the honor after his father wrote to Gallery Furniture about his son’s inspirational story as a single dad. (more…)
Katy, TX (July 23, 2013) – The Katy Spartans 9u AAA team, comprised of players from Cinco Ranch, Grand Lakes, and Weston Lakes areas, recently competed in the USSSA Global World Series in Gulf Shores, Alabama.
Katy, Texas – Martha McCullough of Katy’s Star of Destiny Chapter, NSDAR , awarded Rylander Elementary School pre-K aide, Veronica Lemberg, a USA flag and certificate for obtaining her American citizenship. Veronica, her husband, and son were recently sworn in as American citizens of the United States of America.
Members of the fifth grade Katy Swarm football team recently played in the East Texas Classic, held in New Caney, Texas on Dec. 10-11. The Swarm made it to the championship game where they took on the Katy Punishers. The Katy Punishers won 22-7, and both teams were excited two Katy teams came out on top on the competition. (more…)
Katy TaeKwonDo Academy recently announced its newest class of Tiger Cub graduates, black belt students, and instructors who each passed testing requirements for their next rank level during the December rank exam. (more…)
VFW Post 9182 recently held a remembrance of the 59th anniversary of the signing of the Korean Armistice, the Korean War ceasefire agreement. Five members of the post who saw action in the Forgotten War were honored and shared their experiences defending freedom in that far corner of the world.
Katy, TX News (April 2, 2015) – KATY Aquatics and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital will bring “April Pools Day” to families at Katy Mills on Wednesday, April 1. The event, scheduled for 10 a.m. in the AMC Plaza near Entry 8, will feature water safety demonstrations, information booths, games, story time, giveaways and Simon Kidgits Club® activities plus a special appearance by Mayor Fabol Hughes and guest speaker Elizabeth Nuño who nearly lost her daughter last summer in a drowning accident.
Katy, TX News (September 3, 2014) – This past school year, eight outstanding Katy ISD students were selected to participate in Education in Action’s 2014 spring break and summer camps. Lone Star Leadership Academy camps took place in Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin/San Antonio, and Houston/Galveston depending on the students’ grade level. Selection for the Lone Star Leadership Academy was based on each student’s demonstrated academic success and leadership ability, an educator recommendation, and involvement in school and community activities. (more…)
Katy, TX News (October 13, 2014) – On Saturday, October 11, hundreds of volunteers mobilized to collect items at Houston-area grocery stores in support of local food banks, homeless shelters and returning military families.
This was Second Baptist Church’s sixth annual Second Helping food drive. Volunteers gathered at entrances of the area supermarkets to distribute lists of needed items. As shoppers exited the store, volunteers collected and consolidated their donations.
Katy, Texas (September 3, 2015)
Through community involvement and hard work, Katy ISD drill teams take their training, passion, and camaraderie far beyond the 50-yard line
For any young woman in Katy ISD, drill team is synonymous with friendship, hard work, and the thrill of performing.“They will know what it feels like to win and lose, and they will know how to handle both with grace. They will have a true appreciation for dance as an art and what it takes to be a great performer,” says Rosey Fortenberry, dance teacher at Tompkins High School.
Written by Shetye Cypher | Photography by Anetrius Wallace
A retirement reception was held recently at McMeans Junior High School for custodian Jose Pena. His career with the Katy Independent School District spanned more than 15 years, and many friends, family members, and coworkers celebrated his retirements. Pictured are (from left) Susie Fonseca, Geronima Medina, Jose Pena, Yolaisy Gutierrez, Juan Reyez, and Paula Maldonado. Please mention you found this on www.KatyMagazine.com.
Katy, TX (May 5, 2016) The Memorial Hermann Mischer Neuroscience Institute at the Texas Medical Center (MNI) and McGovern Medical School at UTHealth are pleased to announce the addition of Joseph Martinez, M.D. Dr. Martinez will serve as a neurosurgeon at Mischer Neuroscience Associates as well as an assistant professor at McGovern Medical School’s Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery.
Memorial Hermann’s Contributions to Operation Backpack Add Up to a Great Start for Hundreds of Area Students
Katy, TX (August 26, 2016) Memorial Hermann recently teamed up with the YMCA of Greater Houston to help make sure hundreds of area students have the supplies they need to start the school year. Memorial Hermann physicians, employees and volunteers donated money and school supplies as part of the YMCA of Greater Houston’s Operation Backpack 2016.
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…)
Local students are giving back to others here at home and around the globe
Written by Holly Leger
Katy, TX News – As a teenager, it’s easy to get caught up in the world of adolescence. But these Katy teens received a reality check after going on mission trips – some around the world, and others in their own hometown. Katy Magazine reached out to these young men and women to hear their inspirational stories.
A World Apart
Johannesburg, South Africa may look like any other large, well-to-do city, but as the youth group at Parkway Fellowship discovered, the outskirts of the city are the polar opposite. The teenagers walked through squatter camps, performing door-to-door ministries.
Parkway student pastor Chris Sedgwick says the camps have very small square footage, yet house hundreds of thousands of residents and refugees. “It’s very hard conditions,” Sedgwick says. “It’s a maze of shacks. You have to walk sideways in between houses.” (more…)
Katy, TX (June 13, 2016) Talk about a Texas-sized event! More than 200 cancer survivors and caregivers donned their best western-wear as a part of a recent “Survivor’s Celebration of Life” event at the Westin Memorial City hosted by Memorial Hermann Cancer Centers.
Attendees at this year’s Texas-themed event dined on healthy country fare, let their hair down in the photo booth, and showed off their dance moves on the dance floor. Memorial Hermann staff members also led the group in a specially-choreographed line dance.
“The dance just gets bigger and better every year. It’s something survivors and their caregivers always rave about. Not only do they love seeing us dance, but they love joining us on the dance floor! It’s a great way to get people moving and smiling,” says oncology nurse navigator Jessica Burgess with Memorial Hermann Cancer Center- Memorial City Medical Center.
This year’s event also featured keynote speaker and cancer survivor Dr. Dan Shapiro. The Vice Dean for Faculty and Administrative Affairs at the Penn State College of Medicine, Dr. Shapiro is also an author whose writings about the patient experience and physician patient relationships have been featured in the New York Times, the New England Journal of Medicine and others.
Memorial Hermann also wants to thank the nearly 40 staff members from 5 campuses who volunteered their time putting on the annual event for survivors and their loved ones.
Courtesy of Memorial Hermann Hospital
Saturday, April 15, 2017
Saturday, May 13, 2017
LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch
23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd.
Join other families monthly on Saturday evenings in the Courtyard for free family friendly flicks presented by Alamo Drafthouse! Grab a quick bite from one of LaCenterra’s many surrounding restaurants, bring your own blanket, relax and enjoy. Movies begin at dusk so start times may vary. Visit lacenterra.com.
- Saturday, April 15: Beauty and the Beast (2017) – Rated PG
- Saturday, May 13: Cheaper by the Dozen (2003) – Rated PG
NEW! Optometric Office is looking for a friendly and pleasant individual with excellent customer service skills, be great at selling, fitting, styling, and doing adjustments/repairs. Responsibilities include optical sales, front desk, pretesting, contact lens dispensing and general office duties, etc. Experience is an added plus but quick learner with a smile is a must. Work days include Saturdays. Part-time to possible full time. A great potential to grow with the practice. Please send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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…)
Katy, TX (June 1, 2016) It started as a typical Friday night for 69-year-old Patricia Franklin. The Katy resident watched her grandson Jordan play football, but on the way home, her right temple began to throb. Franklin chalked it up to overexertion, thinking rest, a bowl of ice cream, and a few minutes of television might make her feel better.
Katy Texas Restaurants
- Alegria Brazilian Grill 24449 Katy Fwy., Katy, TX 281-394-7753 alegriagrill.com
They are a full service restaurant specializing in authentic Brazilian cuisine. They offer lunch, dinner, and daily specials.
- Leafology Tea Lounge 9006 S. Fry Rd. Suite B. Katy, TX 77494 leafologytealounge.com
They are a tea lounge that offers a wide variety of teas and sandwiches. They offer free WiFi and a relaxed environment.
- Leafology Tea Lounge 27131 Cinco Ranch Blvd. Suite 650. Katy, TX 77494 leafologytealounge.com
They are a tea lounge that offers a wide variety of teas and sandwiches. They offer free WiFi and a relaxed environment.
- Bagel Café 631 S. Mason Rd. Katy, TX 281-646-7474
- Chicken Express 3200 S. Fry Road Katy, TX 832-321-5438
- Black-eyed Pea 410 S. Mason Rd. Katy, TX 281-392-5313
- Chili’s Grill & Bar 3130 W. Grand Pkwy. S. Katy, TX 281-574-3220
- Chili’s Grill & Bar 21865 Katy Fwy. Katy, TX 281-398-3987
- Chipotle Grill 1260 N. Fry Rdn Katy, TX 281-646-8588
- Cracker Barrel 18151 Katy Fwy. Houston, TX 281-492-1585
- D’Amico’s Italian Market Cafe 2643 Commercial Center Blvd Katy, TX 281-769-9682
- El Asador Mexican Restaurant 3750 S Mason Rd., Katy, TX 832-321-4954
- Fuddruckers 25407 Bell Patna Dr. Katy, TX 281-644-7616
- IHOP 19989 Katy Fwy. Katy, TX 281-398-8667
- Luby’s Cafeteria 485 S. Mason Rd. Katy, TX 281-492-2016
- Mi Pueblito Columbian Restaurant 402 Grand Pkwy., #102 Katy, TX 77494
- Outback Steakhouse 20455 Katy Fwy. Katy, TX 281-492-2225
- Panera Bread 19502 Katy Fwy. Houston, TX 281-398-6444
- Preston’s 26440 FM 1093 Richmond, TX 281-394-2533
- Ray’s Grill 8502 FM 359 Fulshear, TX 281-533-0099
- Red Oak Grill 2004 S. Mason Rd. Katy TX 281-392-2612
- Red Robin 23318 Mercantile Pkwy. Katy, TX 281-392-1004
- Saltgrass Steak House 21855 Katy Fwy. Katy, TX 281-647-9400
- Skeeter’s Mesquite Grill 1553 S. Mason Rd. Katy, TX 281-398-3260
- Snappy’s Café and Grill 5803 Highway Blvd. Katy, TX 281-391-8163
- Souper Salad 20220 Katy Fwy., Ste. C150 Katy, TX 281-599-3878
- Sur Latin Peruvian Cuisine 19901 Kingsland Blvd., Katy, TX 281-385-9778
- Texas Roadhouse 20840 Katy Fwy. Katy, TX 281-829-2400
- TGI Friday’s 5304 Bell Patina Dr. Katy, TX 281-644-6625
- Willie’s Ice House 19905 Katy Fwy. Houston, TX 281-492-6700
- Wings & More 509 S. Mason Rd. Katy, TX 281-492-0654
Saturday, June 18 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Chick-fil-A Cinco Ranch
23860 Westheimer Pkwy.
The circus is in town! Make your own miniature big-top tent & fill it with yummy circus animal crackers to snack on while you watch a performance by a Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown, starting at 5:15 pm! Kids dressed as a circus performer (ringmaster, lion tamer, acrobat, clown, etc.) will receive a FREE Nuggets Kids Meal (4-count) Visit www.cfarestaurant.com for more information.
Dedicated Cinco Ranch Junior High teacher Suzette Steward is named Teacher of the Year on Live with Kelly and Michael
Written by Susan Perini | Select photography by Melissa Crowder
Katy, Texas News – When Lisa Clements nominated Suzette Steward for the National Teacher of the Year Award from the daytime talk show Live with Kelly and Michael, she wrote, “You just have to meet her. [Suzette] has more energy, passion, and love for kids than you will find in any other human being.”
Clements should know. She is the mom of one of the many children whose lives have been impacted by Steward’s passion and dedication during her years teaching in Katy ISD.
Katy, Texas (September, 17, 2015)
Iconic Katy Family spans five generations, more than 120 years, making a lasting imprint on the community.
Written by Wendy Teng and Katy Magazine’s Editors
The Stockdicks put their footprints on Katy land long before the town of Katy even existed. In honor of the family’s contributions to Katy, many Katyites have recognized area sites named in their honor like Stockdick Road, Stockdick School Road, and Stockdick House at Heritage Park.
Katy, TX News (January 12, 2016) Fort Bend County Precinct 3 Commissioner Andy Meyers, Katy Mayor Fabol Hughes, as well as members of the Rotary Club of Katy and surrounding Fort Bend Rotary Clubs along with Katy Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9182 extended a warm welcome to the Rotary International President, K.R. Ravindran. Mr. Ravindran and his wife, Vanathy, chose to visit the Freedom Park Memorial Tower as part of their tour across the United States.
The monument was built in collaboration between Fort Bend County, Rotary Club of Katy, VFW Post 9182 and its Auxiliary and was dedicated on September 11, 2015 to the women and men who have served our county in the five branches of our Military Services: the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard, as well as those who died on September 11, 2001. Commissioner Meyers, a long-standing Rotarian, presented the President with a proclamation which declared January 11, 2016 as Rotary International Day to commemorate the special occasion.
Rotary International is the largest humanitarian service organization in the world with a world-wide network of 1.2 million individuals from more than 200 countries. Rotary International in Fort Bend County and surrounding Texas Counties is proudly represented by 62 Rotary Clubs. The Rotary Club of Katy is in its 70th year of service, providing much needed support to Fort Bend County and its citizens.
Katy Texas Weight Loss
- PHYSICANS WEIGHTLOSS CENTERS 5550 S. Peek Rd. Katy, TX 281-769-9204 pwlckaty.com
Physicians Weight Loss Centers has 6 specially designed weight loss programs to offer to fit every lifestyle and a dedicated, licensed staff to help you every step of the way.
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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.