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North Texas superintendent orders books removed from …

In early January, a day before students returned from winter break, Jeremy Glenn, the superintendent of the Granbury Independent School District in North Texas, told a group of librarians he’d summoned to a district meeting room that he needed to speak from his heart.

Katy ISD students speak out against pulling books from …

For six Katy Independent School District students speaking out against removing certain books from school libraries, it’s a matter of learning by doing.

Texas students push back against book bans for …

For high school senior Gabrielle Izu, Texas’ public school book bans feel personal. The books Texas is targeting — mainly novels that focus on discussions of race, sexual orientation and gender identity — tell the tale of Izu’s past and future. The 17-year-old high school student is Asian American, Black and Hispanic and bisexual, and she hates to see her identities or her peers’ censored.

Maud Marks Library to host used book sale

A Katy-area tradition resumes later this month as the Friends of the Maud Marks Library will hold its used book sale.

Waller County ISD parents working to have obscene …

Some parents in the Waller County ISD are working to have obscene books removed from school library shelves.

Katy ISD seeks feedback for school library book …

The Katy Independent School District is launching an app to enable parent feedback on books purchased for district school libraries.

AREA SPORTS NOTEBOOK: Legendary coach Fife honored …

Legendary Katy ISD coach Bubba Fife was honored with the Be Great award on behalf of the district’s partnership with Varsity Brands and BSN Sports.

AREA SPORTS NOTEBOOK: Former Mav Mensah Stock …

Former Morton Ranch standout wrestler Tamyra Mensah Stock won the Olympic Trials for the second time on Saturday, April 3, qualifying for the Olympic Games in Tokyo this summer.

AREA SPORTS NOTEBOOK: Rams’ Sankoh commits to PSUGA

Mayde Creek senior guard Esther Sankoh committed to play for Penn State Greater Allegheny on March 25. PSUGA is a member of the United State Collegiate Athletic Association.

AREA SPORTS NOTEBOOK: Former Mustang Sticklen earns …

Former Taylor swimming standout and University of Texas freshman Emma Sticklen finished seventh in the 200-yard butterfly at the 2021 NCAA Championships on March 20 in Greensboro, North Carolina.

AREA SPORTS NOTEBOOK: Taylor’s Jensen commits to …

Taylor senior quarterback J Jensen III verbally committed March 14 to play at Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa

AREA SPORTS NOTEBOOK: Former Spartans Campbell, Broome …

Former Seven Lakes track and field standouts Cooper Campbell (Oklahoma) and Lance Broome (Texas A&M) qualified for the 2021 NCAA Indoor Championships in Arkansas March 12-13

AREA SPORTS NOTEBOOK: Katy’s Taylor verbals to Texas …

Four-star recruit and Katy High junior defensive back Bobby Taylor verbally committed to Texas A&M on Wednesday, Feb. 24.

AREA SPORTS NOTEBOOK: Mayde Creek’s Randle takes job …

Mayde Creek head football coach/athletic coordinator Brian Randle has accepted the same role for Lamar Consolidated ISD’s newest high school, Randle High.

AREA SPORTS NOTEBOOK: Former Falcon Lindhorst stars at …

Former Tompkins cross country and track standout Cole Lindhorst broke the 4-minute mile at the Iowa State Classic last weekend

Notebook: Merrell Center to host playoff DH

The girls basketball state playoffs begin this week.

AREA SPORTS NOTEBOOK: Katy’s Froe sets scoring …

Katy High junior guard Dayvaughn Froe broke the program record for points in a game when he scored 41 in the Tigers’ 84-48 win over Morton Ranch on Jan. 29.

Despite promising to step aside after racist Facebook …

Keith Nielsen has taken office as the chairman of the Harris County GOP, despite saying he would not do so earlier this summer after facing backlash to an image he posted on Facebook juxtaposing a …

Ector County GOP censures Abbott, Perry calls for …

The Ector County Republican Party voted July 4 to censure Gov. Greg Abbott, accusing him of overstepping his authority in responding to the coronavirus pandemic, while state Sen. Charles Perry, …

Fort Bend County judge hosts human trafficking panel …

With the approaching first anniversary of Operation Freedom, Fort Bend County Judge KP George hosted a Facebook Live panel with several community members and elected officials to discuss human and …
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