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Back in the Saddle

| February 1, 2014
Back in the Saddle

By Cindy Ziervogel Champion barrel-racer Caitlin Acree has more than just three barrels standing in her way. The 17-year-old cowgirl has been diagnosed with optic nerve glioma, a rare brain cancer. Caitlin just completed proton therapy treatment, which is an advanced form of radiation that uses a narrow beam of protons to deliver radiation directly […]

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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Feb 2014

| February 1, 2014
Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Feb 2014

TOMPKINS HS FFA STUDENTS COMPETE IN CONTEST – Tompkins High School FFA students competed in District Leadership Development Events (LDE’s), a contest held on the Tompkins campus. The results are: Sr. Creed Speaking – Natalia Torres-Perez, ninth out of 20; Jr. Creed Speaking – Mollie Franklin, fourth out of 17; Radio Broadcasting – Keenan Shuman, […]

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High School Athlete Doesn’t Skip A Beat

| January 1, 2014
High School Athlete Doesn’t Skip A Beat

Jump Roper Wins Titles And Performs On National TV By Cindy Ziervogel Patrick Anaemejeh in action is as fascinating to hear as he is to see. He’s an elite jump roper and when he’s performing his rope makes a soft whirring hum or at high speeds it whistles as it cuts through the air. Every […]

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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Jan 2014

| January 1, 2014
Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Jan 2014

BOY SCOUT TROOP 557 ANNOUNCES NEWEST EAGLE SCOUTS Boy Scout Troop 557 of the Texas Skies District announced the seven latest scouts to achieve their Eagle rank, the highest achievement in Boy Scouting. Aaron Murray, Ashton Rocker, Colby Leal, Cory Christoffersen, Tony Steinbrecher, John Liner, and Aiden Burke have been working hard to complete the […]

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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Dec 2013

| December 1, 2013
Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Dec 2013

FALL EVENTS AT PATTISON ELEMENTARY – Pattison Elementary students recently completed the Boosterthon Fun Run, which is a fundraiser for the Pattison PTA. Pattison students raised money by receiving pledges for laps ran in the Fun Run. Pledges were any amount, and students could collect for up to 35 laps on the Boosterthon track. Leading […]

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Real Team, Real Wins

| December 1, 2013
Real Team, Real Wins

Playing football a dream come true for home-schooled boys  2013 Fort Bend Chargers (varsity) Ryan Penney, #3  Trevor Pendergast, #4  Garret Pendergast, #15  Jaren Walker, #7 Seth Blankenship, #5 Ivan Adams, #6 John Dosch, #11 Connor Brock, #8 Andrew Fields, #25  Rob Holzknecht, #36 Joseph Grinestaff, #45 Ethan Rodriquez, #84  Cameron Kimbley, #85   By […]

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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Nov 2013

| November 1, 2013
Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Nov 2013

ZACHARY WALKER EARNS EAGLE RANK – Zachary Walker, a member of Boy Scout Troop 230 in Katy and senior at Cinco Ranch High School, earned the rank of Eagle Scout. As a Boy Scout, Zach earned 27 merit badges and held numerous leadership positions including patrol leader, chaplain aide, assistant senior patrol leader, and senior […]

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A New Outlook on Life

| November 1, 2013
A New Outlook on Life

Transplant recipient travels to South Africa for World Transplant Games By Cindy Ziervogel She is only 18, but Jasmine Williams has spent more than half her life being secretive about her liver and kidney transplant. Her medical complications began when she was 7 with diseases that had names bigger than she was. By the time […]

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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Oct 2013

| October 1, 2013
Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Oct 2013

TOMPKINS CROSS COUNTRY GIRLS WIN FIRST MEET – The first cross country meet attended by the Katy’s Tompkins High School varsity girls proved to be successful. The team competed against 10 teams and won the meet. Four girls earned a medal by finishing in the top 20. Elise Odegard led the way with a second-place […]

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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Sep 2013

| September 1, 2013
Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Sep 2013

FOUR CINCO RANCH HS VARSITY CHEERLEADERS RECEIVE ALL AMERICAN AWARDS – Cinco Ranch High School varsity cheerleaders attended NCA Camp at Moody Gardens in Galveston. The Varsity team received all Superior Ratings and received Special Recognition for Outstanding Stunts and Motions and the Spirit Award. Maddie Cook, captain; Jordan Peterson and Taylor Morrison, co-captains; and […]

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Man of Steel

| September 1, 2013
Man of Steel

A teenage bladesmith carves his way with centuries-old craft By Cindy Ziervogel Philip Reyneke doesn’t look like he just emerged from a covered wagon or that a time machine fast-forwarded him from another century. Yet he has the look of a rugged adventurer and possesses intelligence and philosophy beyond his years. Philip is a talented […]

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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Aug 2013

| August 1, 2013
Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Aug 2013

BRAVO SHOW CHOIR ANNOUNCES MEMBERS FOR SCHOOL YEAR -Cinco Ranch High School’s Bravo Show Choir recently named its 2013-14 members. The school year will kick off with the Bravo Fall Show on Sept. 26-28. Director Dorothy Wilson and David Lee are excited about the diverse talent this ensemble will bring to the stage. Bravo Show […]

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“I Wish My Dad Got a Tattoo”

| August 1, 2013
“I Wish My Dad Got a Tattoo”

Eighth-grader’s essay earns first runner-up in Dupont Science Competition Gaurav Garg, DuPont Challenge first runner-up and other essay winners get VIP status at the NASA Kennedy Space Center control room in Florida. By Cindy Ziervogel Gaurav Garg spent nearly 80 hours researching and writing an essay that no one asked him to do. So what […]

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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Jul 2013

| July 1, 2013
Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Jul 2013

THIRTY-TWO KATY-AREA BOYS ATTEND AMERICAN LEGION’S BOYS STATE IN AUSTIN – Jonathan D. Rozier Post 164 of The American Legion in Katy selected 32 Katy area boys to attend Boys State in Austin, a program that provides training for city, county and state governments with students elected to various offices. Activities include legislative sessions, court […]

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Just Making a Point

| July 1, 2013
Just Making a Point

WIT AND WRITING SKILLS EARN TITLES FOR CINCO RANCH NEWS EDITOR By Cindy Ziervogel The Life and Times of Trevor Nichols could be the title spoofing the Cinco Ranch High School recent graduate, news editor and award-winning writer, but it’s not a spoof. Rather, if there were such a title it would be more like […]

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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Jun 2013

| June 1, 2013
Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Jun 2013

BECK JH STUDENTS PERFORM LITTLE MERMAID – Beck Backstage presented the Little Mermaid to a sold-out crowd. Eighth-grader Angelina DeRose was Ariel, and Prince Eric was played by eighth-grader Michael Sporkin. The duo also gave a backstage tour to two winners from Williams Elementary. ______________________________________________________________________________ KATY ISD STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN TRIATHLON – More than 40 […]

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Wrestle Mania!

| June 1, 2013
Wrestle Mania!

Mary-Kate Cooper hits the mat and slams the competition By Cindy Ziervogel Oh what a difference a mat can make. Mary-Kate Cooper used to put in a lot of hours of hard work on a mat, perfecting her moves to beat the competition. She’s still clocking in the long practice hours and giving it her […]

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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students May 2013

| May 1, 2013
Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students May 2013

CINCO RANCH HS CHOIR STUDENTS RECEIVE ALL-STATE RECOGNITION – Four Cinco Ranch High School Choir students advanced through the rigorous audition process and received placement in the All-State Choir. These students, David Tait, Hannah Ballard, Lauren Marlow and Eubie Pabilona, also performed at the Texas Music Educator’s Association convention in February. _________________________________________________________________________________ KEVIN LOCH EARNS […]

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Techie Kid Goes on Alley Theatre Road

| May 1, 2013
Techie Kid Goes on Alley Theatre Road

Sound designer hears opportunity loud and clear By Cindy Ziervogel Austin Fullmer’s two-month stint with the Alley Theatre was a dream job for a self-described “techie” kid. He snatched the envied position doing sound design as he traveled around the city with a passionate group of theatre kids. Austin was chosen to work for the […]

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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Apr 2013

| April 1, 2013
Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Apr 2013

CREECH SOCK HOP BROUGHT OUT STARS FROM ’50S THROUGH ’90S – Creech Elementary held its annual Sock Hop party, coordinated by the PTA and school administration. More than 700 children and adults dressed in fashions from the ’50s through the ’90s attended the fundraiser, which included a live DJ spinning tunes in the gym, face […]

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Chalk One Up to Talent

| April 1, 2013
Chalk One Up to Talent

Art student wins chance to draw on the streets of Houston By Cindy Ziervogel Ready, set, draw was nearly all the instruction Samrath Kaur received when her art teacher asked her and other students to enter a drawing contest. The challenging part was that the artwork was due the next day. But for Samrath, even […]

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