The Cinco Ranch area in Katy continues to impress. It was just ranked highly by the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey with sixty-nine percent of the population over twenty-five having earned an undergraduate degree or higher. Meanwhile, the average for Texas overall is only twenty-five percent.
Here is a press release from the Communications Department for Katy Independent School District regarding the $748 million bond package that has been recommended by the Katy ISD Bond Committee:
July 21, 2014
It was standing room only tonight at the Board of Trustees Work Study Meeting as more than a hundred community members attended to support the Katy ISD Bond Committee’s presentation recommending a $748 million bond package to include new campuses and student activity facilities, district-wide renovations, technology retrofits, and safety and security updates, among other items.
“Katy is a magnet for families from all over the nation because of its successful schools, communities and businesses. We know this area is going to continue growing and with it, the District too,” said Katy ISD Bond Committee Chair Keith Carmichael. “Managing growth and planning for the future is a priority we cannot underestimate or ignore, and this Bond Committee recognizes this.”
For nearly four months, more than 200 Katy parents, seniors, students and other residents came together to form the Bond Committee to review more than a hundred projects, study the District’s Long-Range Facilities Plan, assess enrollment projections and even tour campuses currently slated for renovation to determine the District’s current and future needs.
On July 16, the Committee reached a consensus on a $748 million bond which could potentially result in a one cent tax rate increase.
The Board of Trustees will have until August 18 to consider the Bond Committee’s recommendation, as well as call for a November 4, 2014 bond election, if approved.
Bond Committee Chair Keith Carmichael, Katy ISD Board President Bryan Michalsky and Superintendent Frailey will address questions from media regarding the proposed bond package on Tuesday, July 22 during the Media Roundtable from 2:30 – 3:30 pm at the Katy ISD Education Support Complex (6301 S. Stadium Lane).
For more information, visit www.katyisd.org/sites/bonds.
The land across from the Katy Mills Mall might not look like much, but the city is set on turning it into a boardwalk with a convention center. Officials say everything right now is in the preliminary phase. Katy does own some of the property near the pond but the city still needs to purchase more land from the developer. They say a boardwalk where families can take a nice stroll is a great way to enjoy nature.
The big attraction would be a 55,000 square ft. convention center that could host up to 2,000 people and even draw some entertainment.
Ask most women what they would like for a gift and a new handbag almost always pops up alongside a new piece of jewelry.
As a young girl I remember traveling with my mother from Brooklyn to Manhattan on the “D” train to Lord & Taylor Department Store’s annual handbag sale. We would arrive at the store and spend hours sorting through all of the sale bags and ultimately end up with a handbag that was either brown or black (only one new bag per year!), leather, and mine had a shoulder strap while Mom’s had a traditional top handle.
So what makes certain handbags so irresistible?
Exclusivity for one. Everyone wants a bag that is, by virtue of its price, or the number available for sale, deemed exclusive. Think Chanel, Hermes or Louis Vuitton.
Another factor is utility. What are one’s current needs? Do you need a cross-body in order to be hands free,a clutch for evenings, or a bag to place on your arm that is functional yet stylish?
Other considerations in the selection process include color, shape, size, and materials. Black, brown or red? Rectangular or a sack? Large, small or medium? Leather or cloth?
All of these factors come into play when deciding upon the newest addition to your current collection. Above all, it is an opportunity to express your individuality and personality. But beware! You will be judged by the handbag you carry!