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07.2
2013

Education foundation awards grants for teacher projects

Tagged in: KISD, education, Katy

Newly formed Katy ISD Education Foundation awarded its first batch of grants after just a few months of fundraising. A total of 117 KISD teachers received grants for various projects, which added up to $87,000.

“The grants we chose to fund really met our ideals, which are to inspire imagination,” Foundation President Chris Crockett said.

Teachers could submit applications until April 1, and the 30-member foundation board then divided into teams to review the blind applications—meaning the school names were omitted. Applications were studied and graded, and each team reviewed READ MORE »

06.25
2013

Newpark Drilling Fluids opens new world headquarters in Katy

Tagged in: Business, Economy, Katy

Newpark Drilling Fluids opened its new world headquarters at 21920 Merchants Way, off Mason Road near I-10, on June 17.

Newpark Drilling Fluids, a subsidiary of Newpark Resources, broke ground in March 2012 and features a 37,000 research laboratory with a state-of-the-art downhole drilling simulator and analytical capabilities.

The 106,000-square-foot center is located on 12 acres and will hold the laboratory and technical staff under the same roof alongside management, administrative, engineering, operations, sales and marketing groups. Since the company’s formation in 1997, READ MORE »

06.11
2013

Contemporary art museum in the works for Downtown Katy

Local art enthusiast Ana Roman has big plans for one of Downtown Katy’s older buildings for which she recently signed a lease. As the brain behind Katy Culture and Arts Alliance, Roman hopes to transform what used to be Katy’s lumber yard into the Katy Contemporary Arts Museum and Texas Gun Museum—attractions she hopes will inspire Katy residents and draw tourists from around the state.

“What I am trying to create, besides rejuvenating the [Downtown Katy] area, is a museum district to connect with the depot and other museums,” Roman said. “We will have created something fantastic—a READ MORE »

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