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UL QBs discuss ongoing battle for starting role

Texas; redshirt-junior-to-be Nixon, a Carencro High product who played a big reserve role in UL's 2013 New Orleans Bowl win over Tulane; and Davis, a redshirt freshman from Klein Oak High in Texas who has yet to play his first college game: Haack feels ...

Taylor High student wins award for puppet that he designed

Katy thespians won acting and directing awards at the Texas Nonprofit Theatres Conference March 17-21 in Lewisville, and their performance of "On the Road with Hank the Horse" advanced in the 2015 international one-act play competition for community theaters.

Texas Teen Kicks Her Alleged Kidnapper In The Face

An unnamed Texas teen is free and safe after a scary incident that reportedly happened in the area of Katy, a West Houston community that has been described as “calm” and “serene” under ordinary circumstances. But earlier this week at the corner of ...

Katy ISD Board passes resolution calling for repeal of state high-stakes testing

The Katy ISD Board of Trustees unanimously passed a resolution ...
the board has thrown their support behind several bills introduced by legislators in the Texas 84 th Legislative Session that would eliminate the tests. If passed, tests mandated by federal ...

No Label Brewing's Katy Crawfish Festival draws huge crowd

Texas Mesquite Grill employees receive another load of crawfish needed to feed the estimated crowd of 2,800 that attended Sunday's Katy Crawfish Festival hosted by Katy's own No Label Brewing Company. Attendees dined on crawfish, heard some great live ...

Repiping Services In Katy, TX

For whole house repiping services in Katy, TX consider Cotton Plumbing - a leading company offering plumbing services to both residential and commercial properties. The skilled technicians at the firm are equipped with the latest technology and knowledge ...

Ted Cruz and the New Politics of Texas

The population boom that attended the oil boom of the late 1970s and early 1980s turned a conservative Democratic Texas into an even more conservative Republican stronghold. Mr. Cruz was raised in the churchy suburb of Katy, and attended the private Second ...

The Jazz Network Worldwide features the Upcoming 7th Annual Katy Jazz Festival April 24-25, 2015 In Katy, Texas.

The Katy Jazz Festival is once again proud to offer world renowned professional jazz artists, student jazz groups, and professional visual artworks during the weekend Festival. The festival is supported by the City of Katy, in partnership with the Katy ...

Katy ISD student safe after she fought off kidnapper

KATY, Texas - A Katy ISD student is safe because she fought off her kidnapper after he took her from a school bus stop. Police say the man threatened and held her captive for nearly two hours. It all happened as the girl was on her way to school Monday ...

Katy ISD athletes invited to 88th Texas Relays

The University of Texas hosts the 88th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays, March 25-28 at Mike A. Myers Stadium. The 2015 edition includes 6,625 athletes representing 34 states, eight countries, 687 high schools and 208 colleges and universities. Among the ...

A 13-Year-Old Made Katy Perry's Left Shark Out Of Peeps — So What Have You Done With YOUR Life?

Can someone get this awesome girl in contact with Katy Perry?? In the coolest piece of pop culture meets art meets Easter, this Left Shark made entirely by Peeps marshmallow candy might just break th…

Katy Perry Super Bowl makeup!!

Let’s face it, given the chance we’d all wanna be Katy Perry and yes, I’m no different, I love her!! But sadly we aren’t, however this make up look is one step closer to feeling as sassy and looking a…

Easter Services in Katy

Easter is this Sunday!  Out of all the holidays, this one is the most special to me.  As a Christian, this is the hallmark of my faith!  I look forward to celebrating every year, and become a teary, e…

Plumbing Services In Katy, TX

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This Week in Katy

I’m a teeny bit sad it’s my last week to use that picture up there.  I like those clovers!  Anyway, did you get out and enjoy the beautiful weather this weekend?  We did!  And I got a my first sunburn…

Weekly Check In 3/28/2015

This is my last March Update.  This month has really flown by for me.  There has been so much that has happened.  I’m not sure what my schedule will be in the upcoming month, so I’m not going to selec…

Garage Door Service In Katy

http://garagedoorrepairka tytx.com/ At Garage Door Repair Katy TX Solution we make sure to supply our customers along with the most effective support service as well as top quality they deserve. We wi…

This Week in Katy

Did you get to do anything fun this past weekend?  Did the rain keep you inside?  I was sad so many events got rained out, but we will be glad for all the rain when the trees and grass are green this …

This Week in Katy

I’m officially an old lady.  I’m watching Murder, She Wrote.   My Sunday’s are so exciting. Here’s what happening this week: City of Katy Baskets and Bunnies Join us for our annual Easter event on…

This Week in Katy

In the grand tradition of Spring Break in Houston…it’s rainy and cold.  Story of our lives, right?  At least it’s supposed to warm up.  This week has lots of things going…but not lots of things.  Does…


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." 



Giving Every Young Person in KATY TEXAS a Path to Reach Their Potential

Our nation’s most basic duty is to ensure that every child has the chance to fulfill his or her potential. This isn’t the responsibility of one individual or one neighborhood: it’s up to all of us to pave these paths of opportunity so that young people — regardless of where they grow up — can get ahead in life and achieve their dreams.

That’s why My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) is such an important initiative. Launched by President Obama last year, MBK brings communities together to ensure that all youth — including boys and young men of color — can overcome barriers to success and improve their lives. I got to see this work up close during a recent trip to Oakland, California. I joined Mayor Libby Schaaf, City Council President Lynette McElhaney, and other stakeholders for a conversation about efforts that are making a difference in the lives of local youth.

One of the participants was a teenager named Edwin Manzano. The son of a hard-working single parent, Edwin found encouragement and support at the East Oakland Youth Development Center (EOYDC). Thanks in part to the academic and mentoring services offered by the EOYDC, Edwin will become the first member of his family to attend college when he begins his studies this fall at San Francisco State University.

Edwin is grateful for the opportunities that EOYDC afforded him. “Everyone needs a support system,” he says. That’s true whether you are a teenager or HUD Secretary. I was lucky when I was growing up on the West Side of San Antonio. Although it was a modest community in terms of resources, it was rich with folks who took an interest in my future. I had family members, teachers — and even policymakers — who paved a path that allowed me and other young people like me to succeed.

Unfortunately, not every child is as fortunate. That’s why My Brother’s Keeper is so close to my heart. The future of every young person in America should be determined by their heart, their mind and their work ethic. It should never be determined by their zip code.

In Oakland, I talked with 17 young people who have big hopes and aspirations for the future. It’s in our nation’s interest to help them achieve their goals. And we’re committed to doing our part at HUD.

For example, we’ve introduced a Jobs-Plus pilot program that will provide public housing residents in eight cities with intensive employment training, rent incentives and community building focused on work and economic self-sufficiency.

We’re also working on a broadband initiative to ensure that students living in HUD-assisted households will benefit from the life-changing opportunities available through high-speed internet. This project will provide the access to online resources that young people need to succeed in the 21st century global economy.

On the housing front, we expect the recent expansion of our Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) initiative to aid HUD-assisted properties in raising billions of dollars in private sector investment — funding that will be used to secure our nation’s affordable housing future. And recently, our Federal Housing Administration lowered its Mortgage Insurance Premiums to make homeownership more affordable for responsible families, helping them put down roots and build wealth for the future.

But I know HUD alone won’t solve the issues facing America’s youth. These challenges require our Department to maintain longstanding, effective partnerships with other federal agencies and key stakeholders. Most importantly, President Obama understands that My Brother’s Keeper will only succeed if local leaders take his call to action into their own hands.

Folks in Oakland are stepping up to answer this call. During the Community Conversation, I spoke with leaders from Oakland’s nonprofits, philanthropic institutions, and faith-based organizations that are putting our young people on the path to success. Groups like the East Oakland Youth Development Center, the East Bay Foundation, and the Allen Temple Baptist Church are using promising and proven approaches to make a real difference in their communities.

This kind of work is happening all across the nation and will benefit generations of Americans. We’ve got to keep it going by continuing to support our young people. When they succeed, our nation grows stronger, and our future becomes brighter. And by giving everyone an opportunity to reach their goals, we can ensure that the 21st century is another American century.


Responding To and Protecting Students from Sexual Assault in KATY TEXAS

January 26, 2015

Courtesy of Eve Hill and Mark Kappelhoff, Deputy Assistant Attorneys General for the Civil Rights pision

Note: The sample MOU can be found at here.

President Obama established the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault one year ago. On this anniversary, the task force has released a sample memorandum of understanding (MOU) to assist campuses and law enforcement agencies to work together in their efforts to protect students, address the needs of sexual assault survivors, and ensure a prompt, thorough, and fair response to allegations of sexual misconduct. This is yet another important step in the task force’s effort to help colleges and universities, as well as their partners in the community, address the problem of campus sexual violence.

While colleges and universities can do much on their own, communication and collaboration between campus administrators, campus police and local law enforcement is critically important to address the problem of sexual assault on campus.

The sample MOU reflects input from task force members and agencies, outside experts on sexual assault, police associations, state attorneys general, and campus administrators and counsels.

Many colleges and universities already have MOUs in place with local law enforcement authorities covering a variety of areas. Our conversations with campus administrators, campus police, and law enforcement have underscored the need for additional tools and strategies that are specifically tailored to the dynamics of sexual assault on campus, as well as the needs of sexual assault survivors. The task force is providing this sample MOU with that in mind.

We recognize that every campus and community is unique and there is no one-size-fits-all solution. The sample MOU is, therefore, intended to be a starting point for a conversation between campus administrators, campus police and local law enforcement on how to improve collaborations between critical first responders. We fully expect that, in partnering to address the issue of sexual violence on campus, campus administrators and law enforcement will adapt the provisions of the sample MOU to meet their particular needs and circumstances. For example, some campus and law enforcement authorities may wish to incorporate some or all of the provisions into an existing general campus safety MOU, while others may prefer a standalone agreement specifically addressing campus sexual violence. Still others may decide that some different method of collaboration better meets their needs. We hope that this sample MOU will be an important resource in collaborative efforts between campus administrators, campus police and law enforcement to eradicate sexual assault from college communities nationwide.

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