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Committee to review Sandra Bland case


bows her head in prayer Sunday during a demonstration calling for the firing and indictment of Texas State Trooper Brian Encinia in Katy, Texas. The protest was staged after Sandra Bland was found dead in her cell on July 13 in the Waller County Jail ...

Experts: Report shows Sandra Bland may have used pot in jail


Malik Muhammad raises his fist during a demonstration calling for the firing and indictment of Texas State Trooper Brian Encinia, Sunday, July 26, 2015, in Katy, Texas. Sandra Bland was found dead in her cell on July 13 in the Waller County Jail ...

Experts: Sandra Bland's toxicology report raises possibility she used marijuana in jail


Malik Muhammad raises his fist during a demonstration calling for the firing and indictment of Texas State Trooper Brian Encinia, Sunday, July 26, 2015, in Katy, Texas. Sandra Bland was found dead in her cell on July 13 in the Waller County Jail ...

Texas prosecutor names committee to review Sandra Bland case


Activist Quenell X , second from left, leads a protest calling for the firing and indictment of Texas State Trooper Brian Encinia, Sunday, July 26, 2015, in Katy, Texas. Sandra Bland was found dead in her cell on July 13 in the Waller County Jail ...

Katy Virtual School expands learning opportunities


Landreneau said all courses are developed by the district and are aligned to the Katy ISD curriculum and the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). All course instructors have completed a certification program through Texas A&M. “Each course is ...

Groups in Texas hold vigil, protest in death of Sandra Bland


PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas (AP) - Hundreds have gathered in Southeast Texas for ...
Also Sunday, The Houston Chronicle reports dozens protested outside a residence in Katy, west of Houston, that they believed belongs to the state trooper who arrested Bland.

Is Fox the guy for the Cards?


Katy, Tx., star De'Aaron Fox had a sensational month and is one of the elite players in the class. He's the top pure point guard on the list for the Cardinals, while Rick Pitino and his staff are also still after combo guard Markelle Fultz. U of L is also ...

Katy Wilkins of Prairiland FFA Receives Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Scholarship


Corpus Christi, Texas – Katy Wilkins, of the Prairiland FFA Chapter, was awarded a $18,000 scholarship, sponsored by Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo at the 87th annual Texas FFA State Convention held July 13-17 in Corpus Christi. Wilkins was awarded for ...

Katy Prairie Conservancy introduces summer snakes


The course is stroller-friendly. No dogs allowed. For more information, visit www.cornerstorerun.com and click on Katy, Texas All Arenas. For more information, call Emily Forney at 210-204-2281. The center is located at 2501 S. Mason Road in Katy.

Katy college student studies at Dauphin Island Sea Lab


As a double major in Bioenvironmental Science and Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences at Texas A&M, Katy resident Jesse Gwinn is very knowledgeable about environmental factors and the impacts they can have on other circles of life. A Research Experience for ...

Taylor Swift Drags Left Shark Into Her Feud With Katy Perry


by Marissa Muller Taylor Swift is one beef down, having surrendered to Nicki Minaj last week—but her “Bad Blood” with Katy Perry is still going strong. Over the weekend, Swift rekindled her disdain …

This Week in Katy


I heard today on the radio that school starts in 29 days.  How sad!  Summer is coming to a close.  I will admit that I am ready for some cooler temps, but we have a while before we get to that point. …
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Domestic violence in KATY TEXAS

Does your partner ever….

> Embarrass you with put-downs?

> Control what you do, who you see or talk to or where you go?

> Look at you or act in ways that scare you?

> Push you, slap you, choke you or hit you?

> Stop you from seeing your friends or family members?

> Control the money in the relationship? Take your money or Social Security check, make you ask for money or refuse to give you money?

> Make all of the decisions?

> Tell you that you’re a bad parent or threaten to take away your children?

> Prevent you from working or attending school?

> Act like the abuse is no big deal, deny the abuse or tell you it’s your own fault?

> Destroy your property or threaten to kill your pets?

> Intimidate you with guns, knives or other weapons?

> Attempt to force you to drop criminal charges?

> Threaten to commit suicide, or threaten to kill you?

If you answered ‘yes’ to even one of these questions, you may be in an unhealthy or abusive relationship. Don’t hesitate to chat or call to 1-800-799-SAFE if anything you read raises a red flag about your own relationship or that of someone you know.

For over 17 years, the National Domestic Violence Hotline has been the vital link to safety for women, men, children and families affected by domestic violence. With the help of our dedicated advocates and staff, we respond to calls 24/7, 365 days a year.

We provide confidential, one-on-one support to each caller and chatter, offering crisis intervention, options for next steps and direct connection to sources for immediate safety. Our database holds over 5,000 agencies and resources in communities all across the country. Bilingual advocates are on hand to speak with callers, and our Language Line offers translations in 170+ different languages.

The Hotline is an excellent source of help for concerned friends, family, co-workers and others seeking information and guidance on how to help someone they know. We work to educate communities all over through events, campaigns, and dynamic partnerships with companies ranging from The Avon Foundation to Verizon. Today, The Hotline is continuing to grow and explore new avenues of service.

http://www.thehotline.org/

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People help people. Gods do not help people

HealthDay news image Organ transplants have saved more than two million years of life in the United States over a period of 25 years, new research shows.But fewer than half the people who needed a transplant in this period they received, according to a report in the online edition of the January 28 issue of the journalSurgery JAMA ."The critical shortage of donors continues to affect this field. Just 47.9 percent of patients on the waiting list during the 25 years of the study underwent a transplant. The need is increasing, and therefore the Organ donation should increase, "wrote Dr. Abbas Rana, Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, and colleagues. The researchers analyzed the medical records of more than 530,000 people receiving organ transplants between 1987 and 2012, and nearly 580,000 people who signed up for the waiting list but never received a transplant. In that period, transplants saved 2.2 million life years, with an average of just over four years saved for each person who received a transplant from a living body, the study authors noted in a news release from the journal . The number of years saved by type of organ transplant life were: kidney, 1.3 million years; liver, more than 460,000; heart, almost 270,000; lung, about 65,000: pancreas and kidney, nearly 80,000; pancreas, just under 15,000, and intestines, around 4,500. One expert noted the relevance of the findings. "This study highlights the importance of organ donation, and shows that solid organ transplants save lives. One organ donor can have an impact on up to 50 lives," said Dr. Kareem Abu-Elmagd, director of the Center for transplant at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. "The field of transplantation continues to seek ways to save more lives," said Abu-Elmagd. "For example, the program of ex vivo perfusion of organs of the Cleveland Clinic has been studying perfusion technology to better preserve organs donated." Powered by infusion, a machine pumps oxygen and nutrients to the donated enriched to prevent damage or deterioration of the body prior to transplant into a patient waiting, according to the Cleveland Clinic organ solution. Baylor researchers suggested a direct solution. "We call for greater support of transplantation and solid organ donation, valuable efforts have an impressive record of achievements and tremendous potential to do even more good for humanity in the future," concluded the authors. HealthDay, translated by HispaniCare

SOURCES: Kareem Abu-Elmagd, MD, Ph.D., director, Cleveland Clinic´s Transplant Center, Ohio; JAMA Surgery , news release, Jan. 28, 2015

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The importance of local education funding in KATY TEXAS

Yesterday, President Obama spoke to the Council of the Great City Schools about the exceptional progress being made within local and state education levels. The work of our administrators and educators has been more impactful than ever, resulting in higher standardized test scores in some of the previously lowest-performing schools and increased resources for students.

In fact, more graduation caps are going airborne as high school students are graduating at the highest rate ever recorded, with the largest improvement among minority and low-income students.

See what President Obama had to say about what we must do to improve access to quality education in America: 

This funding is an investment in our nation's future that has been able to give the kind of education our children need and deserve to compete in the 21st century. 

President Obama hopes that the upcoming budget plan by the Republican House and Senate will reflect the priorities of educating every child. If their new budget maintains sequester-level funding of the past, we would actually be giving less federal support to America’s schools than we were back in 2000.

Most alarmingly, if their current proposal is not changed, over the next six years, billions of dollars would be cut in education funding. That means we'd be cutting the support given to America's most impoverished schools, the funding that has helped create the progress we're seeing today. 


"The notion that we would be going backwards instead of forwards in how we’re devoting resources to educating our kids makes absolutely no sense." 

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