Fort Bend County Libraries Help Students Excel with Online Homework Assistance at Home

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Brainfuse HelpNow (Homework Tutoring) program – which is online and accessible from home computers — enables the library system to provide online homework assistance in a broad range of subjects in both English and Spanish for students in grades K through 12, free of...

Family Matters at Holiday Time

By Linda Jordan, Seniors Real Estate Specialist – With the holidays around the corner, many families will gather for the first time in months or even a year or more. It is at this time that family members may notice conditions of aging affecting mom and dad’s health and safety. This realization can...

Katy Chamber Hires New CEO

Charting a strong path forward, the Katy Area Chamber of Commerce announces the hiring of Matthew Ferraro as the new Chief Executive Officer. The Chamber also announces the opening of its new office in the City of Katy. Ferraro comes to the Katy Chamber from the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce, where he most...

Westlake Preparatory Academy

Westlake Preparatory Academy (WPA) is the premier independent Christian school in the Katy/Richmond area.  At Westlake, teachers know every child is a gift from God and that He has entrusted them to provide a faith-based education that promotes spiritual growth and academic excellence. WPA is dedicated to a...

Pediatric Radiology

From MRIs and X-rays to CT Scans, pediatric radiologists have a number of tools to aid them in quickly and accurately diagnosing and assessing a child’s illness or injury. While many families may be familiar with an X-ray exam, some may not know about more advanced technologies like CT scans or MRIs....

5 Ways to Squash Back-to-School Stress

Heading back to school is exciting for both kids and parents, but with all the thrill and anticipation, there can be quite a bit of stress, too. As a parent, you can approach the impending school year with a positive attitude and these tricks can help minimize stress and give your kids extra confidence when...

Ear Infections 101

Expert:  Dr. Ronald Vilela, pediatric otolaryngology surgeon at Texas Children’s Hospital. Q: What is an ear infection? A typical ear infection is an inflammation of the middle ear. It’s one of the most common childhood infections and can occur in one ear at a time or both ears at the same time. They...

Tax-Free Weekend August 10th to 12th

This year’s Sales Tax Holiday is August 10th to 12th. As in previous years, the law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced less than $100 from sales and use taxes, which could save shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend. Subject to the criteria explained below, all sales...

Here We Go Back To School

By Rebecca Fox – Katy ISD School Board – Back to school!  What an exciting and promising time of year.  Boys and girls dressed in new clothes with a new backpack are nervously excited for new teachers, new friends and new subjects to learn.  They might even be going to a new school. Parents...

10 Healthy Back-to-School Food Tips

By Samantha O’Toole, Registered Dietician – 1.Breakfast. Make sure your child eats a healthy breakfast every day. It has been proven that students concentrate better, solve problems more easily and have fewer behavioral problems when they are sent to school with a full stomach. Kids who eat breakfast...

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