Slot Cars of Katy owner P.A. Watson knows his way around an electrified car track. For more than 30 years, he’s raced motorized slot cars against countless challengers on his own raceway, filled with tracks, electronics, and other gear. His passion for speed on a small scale has taken him to competitions near and far, where he’s earned four national championships and three world championships.
Though no longer an active competitor, he still hosts races each day at Slot Cars of Katy, where hobby veterans, corporate groups, and kids alike can take a spin on one of the shop’s twisting tracks. The Hillclimb keeps racers on their toes with three large ascents, whereas The King’s 155-foot-long track offers racers plenty of fast turns and a handful of scenic make-out spots.
While most kids her age lost themselves in the digital mazes of video games, Deloris Madison wrote plays. Years later, in search of a new career, Madison remembered her theatrical roots and joined the cast of a local theater production. The call of the stage remained strong, and Madison answered. She dedicated herself to helping young people benefit from the values of the theater, such as teamwork, self-confidence, and jazz hands. Now the proud owner of Deloris Madison Productions, she and her team of professional acting instructors guide fledgling thespians toward their goals while simultaneously helping them grow spiritually and emotionally.
No man is an island, but you can still develop muscles that are hard as rock. The personal trainers at One2One Training Center have helped everyone from professional athletes to body builders get into the best shape of their lives. Anyone who goes through One2One's fitness program—natural athlete or otherwise—must be willing to admit the following: "I can't do it all by myself." With a dedicated staff of trainers so close at hand, that's not such a bad thing. Trainers work with individual clients to develop realistic fitness goals, then follow through with the help of advanced exercise equipment at one of three local facilities.
To create a fruitful learning environment, the instructors at Art Classes For You interact one-on-one with their pencil-wielding protégés, moving at the pace most comfortable for each individual student. Every week, small groups of adults and children gather to work on an array of art concepts, such as positive and negative space, contour line drawing, shading, and tonal values. Most importantly, instructors encourage students to look at their own work from a critical perspective, understanding their personal tendencies and recognizing bad habits, such as drawing on classmates’ backs instead of pieces of paper. Group lessons are limited to 10 students, and private lessons are available.
The American Medical Institute is a vocational nursing facility with more than 14 years of experience training nurses and the public in subjects such as CPR, first aid, and medication assistance. They offer a 12-month vocational nursing program for high school graduates, as well as abbreviated courses for students who wish to become nurse aides or medication aides. They also offer daily courses that focus on CPR, first aid, diabetes awareness, and other medical procedures.