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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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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Mar 2013

| March 1, 2013
Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Mar 2013

Members of the Morton Ranch High School Academic Decathlon team. MORTON RANCH HS ACADEMIC DECATHLON TEAM EARNS 17 MEDALS – THE MORTON RANCH ACADEMIC DECATHLON team had a historic performance at the Regional competition held at Cinco Ranch High School. The team earned 17 individual medals (the previous high was four), tied for first place […]

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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Feb 2013

| February 1, 2013
Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Feb 2013

GIRL SCOUTS PARTICIPATE IN TEDDY BEAR CLINIC Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus hosted 160 girls from West Houston Girls Scout troops for the inaugural Teddy Bear Clinic. From daisies to brownies to juniors, each girl earned a Teddy Bear Clinic badge by visiting nine different medical stations to learn about various pediatric subspecialties. The stations […]

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Katy Tigers Win a 7th State Championship!

| February 1, 2013
Katy Tigers Win a 7th State Championship!

By Lainey Hightower Photography by Diana Porter With all the great high schools in the district, why does Katy High consistently win at football? We asked school board member Henry Dibrell this question after the Tigers won the state championships on  Saturday, December 22, 2012. As background, the victory against Cedar Hill was nothing short […]

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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Jan 2013

| January 1, 2013
Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Jan 2013

MAYDE CREEK HS JOURNALISM STUDENTS EARN HONORS AT COMPETITION – MAYDE CREEK HIGH SCHOOL JOURNALISM students Jennifer Hernandez and Sarah Kent attended the NSPA/JEA National Journalism Write Offs. They competed with more than 100 students from all over the country, in their respective categories. Jennifer received a third-place rank for News Writing and Sarah received second-place honors for Feature […]

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Working on CRyptonite

| January 1, 2013
Working on CRyptonite

Team VP has a long history with robots By Cindy Ziervogel Ben Button-Edelson tagged along with his mom, Lorrie Button-Edelson after school when he was a 5th grader. If mom went to an event, Ben went to the event. Ben’s mom got to play with robots. So did Ben. Mrs. Button-Edelson, a former teacher at […]

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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Dec 2012

| December 1, 2012
Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Dec 2012

CREECH ELEMENTARY CELEBRATES SUE CREECH DAY – Creech Elementary celebrated Sue Creech Day in honor of its namesake, the late Betty Sue Creech, who was a teacher at Katy Junior High for 28 years. Creech’s daughter Susan Stormer joined the staff and students on her mother’s special day to help induct the 2012-13 Student Council […]

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Active Teen Keeps Kids Connected

| December 1, 2012
Active Teen Keeps Kids Connected

Caitlyn Mortus gives pediatric patients a connection to the power of social healing By Cindy Ziervogel Caitlyn Mortus has returned to the type of life she knew before cancer. In a word: busy. Caitlyn is a 16-year-old junior at Seven Lakes High School and living a very busy cancer-free life. Her days are full of […]

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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Nov 2013

| November 1, 2012
Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Nov 2013

MITCHELL ANDERSON ACHIEVES HIS EAGLE SCOUT RANK – Mitchell Anderson, a Katy High School graduate, earns his Eagle Rank. He began Cub Scouts in 2001 with Pack 1700 in Sugar Land and earned his Arrow of Light. After Cub Scouts, Mitchell joined Troop 230 in Katy and  attended summer camps at El Rancho Cima in […]

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Petite Girl Tries Taekwondo Just For Kicks

| November 1, 2012
Petite Girl Tries Taekwondo Just For Kicks

By Cindy Ziervogel B ig success can come from small packages. Take 8-year-old Mikayla Francisco, for instance. The measurement of her focus and determination far exceeds the size of her petite build. Mikayla is 58 pounds, 48 inches short (and that might even be with her shoes on). Even more importantly, Mikayla is not just […]

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Sports Legends of Katy

| October 1, 2012
Sports Legends of Katy

Stellar former athletes from Katy have climbed to great career heights This tribute is to the football, basketball and baseball players who hail from the community, and includes short snippets on their high schools, colleges and current leagues. Enjoy this homage to greatness, focus, tenacity and spirit which defines the sports legends of Katy.   […]

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