Following the long winter break, Katy ISD will reopen its doors to students on Tuesday for the second semester of the school year.

77彩票网appTeachers are scheduled to be back on their campuses on Monday to get ready for the students’ return on Tuesday. Area residents are reminded to be mindful of students walking to and from school, pay attention to school zones and following the laws with regards to school buses.

77彩票网appLaw enforcement is expecting to be out in full force to ensure students return to school safely. As a reminder to drivers, the fine for speeding in a school zone in Katy is $244 for the first 10 mph over the speed limit and an additional $5 per 1 mph higher than 10 mph. Also, in the state of Texas, all drivers are prohibited from texting and using handheld devices while driving in school zones.

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School naming

77彩票网appTime is running out to submit a nomination for the name of Elementary No. 43 in Katy ISD. The new school is located at 6631 S. Greenwood Orchard Drive in the Elyson subdivision. The school is designed for 1,030 students.

77彩票网appThe deadline for receiving nominations is 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10. Those interested in submitting a nomination form and supplemental materials by:

  Email to schoolnaming@katyisd.org.

 77彩票网app Mail to Katy ISD School/Facility Naming; School & Community Engagement; P.O. Box 159; Katy, TX 77492-0159.

  Personal delivery to Education Support Complex; School & Community Engagement; 6301 S. Stadium Lane; Katy, TX 77494.

Monthly member meeting

77彩票网appThe Fulshear-Katy Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly member meeting starting with a meet-and-greet at 7:30 a.m. and the meeting starting at 8 a.m. at Parkway Fellowship 27043 FM 1093, Richmond, TX 77406.

The featured presentation is scheduled to be given by Lawson Gow, founder and president of The Cannon, a provider of innovation infrastructure in Texas. He will talk about "Innovation Hubs" in the Houston Region.

There is no charge to attend the meeting. For more information go to Fulshear Katy Area Chamber of Commerce website at or call 832-600-3221.

Ribbon cutting

77彩票网appThe Katy Area Chamber of Commerce will welcome Jackson Hewitt Tax Service with a ribbon-cutting ceremony from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 9. The ribbon will be cut at 10:30 a.m.

77彩票网appJackson Hewitt Tax Service is located at 639 S. Mason Road in Katy.

Rope Cutting

77彩票网appThe Fulshear-Katy Area Chamber of Commerce will welcome Space City Social with a rope-cutting ceremony from 12:30 to 1 p.m. at the cha mber offices at 29818 FM 1093, Suite 108 in Fulshear. Space City Social is a marketing company. For more information go to .

rkent@hcnonline.com