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Chad Simmons Named Taylor Head Football Coach

Taylor High School coach Chad Simmons (Katy ISD photo)

By George Slaughter The Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees Monday night appointed Chad Simmons as the new head football coach at Taylor High School. Simmons had served on the Cinco Ranch coaching staff since 2000, and as defensive coordinator since 2004. Simmons comes into a good situation at Taylor. Last year’s squad made it to the area round of the playoffs before losing to Langham Creek and finishing with a 6-5 record. The […]

Brawner, City Looking Forward as New Year Begins

Mayor Chuck Brawner

By George Slaughter A new year brings with it new goals. But for the city of Katy, its storm water management goals come from last year’s hurricane. “It’s time to implement the planning that has been going on for the past six months,” Mayor Chuck Brawner said in an interview. Costello, the firm hired by the city to develop the storm water management plan, expects to provide the city with a design in March. Brawner […]

Boys Basketball Roundup: Falcons Soar to Early District Lead

By George Slaughter The Tompkins Falcons have taken an early lead in the District 19-6A race by winning their first five district games. Their most recent win came Friday night against Cinco Ranch, 82-62. Overall, the Falcons have a 19-6 record, with a 5-0 district record. “We’ve got a lot of talented players, that’s the first thing,” Tompkins coach Bobby Sanders said. “We’ve got guys with offensive skills and shooters. The offense is really clicking […]

Katy-Area Student Athletes Receive Honors

By Tom Behrens Katy Independent School District student-athletes have worked hard to master their sports, and various media organizations and associations have recently honored several of them. Cross-Country Cinco Ranch High School freshman Heidi Nelson and Tompkins High School senior Daniel Figueroa received Houston Chronicle All Greater Houston honors. Football Katy High School senior offensive lineman Connor Galvin, senior kicker Seth Small, and senior defensive lineman Moro Ojomo, along with Taylor High School junior offensive […]

Katy-Area Veterans Honored for their Vietnam War-Era Service

Heritage Grand resident Monte Ikner and Vietnam War Commission volunteer Ron Ahles (George Slaughter photo)

By George Slaughter With today’s headlines focused on potential terrorist activities and tensions with North Korea, it’s easy to forget those who served America in earlier conflicts, such as the Vietnam War. Saturday, at the clubhouse in the Heritage Grand community, 25125 Heritage Grand, approximately 65 local veterans and their families were remembered and honored for their service during that era, from the 1960s through 1977. The program by which they are remembered, the “United […]

Goodbye Agave Road – Hello Agave Estates!

FIRST IN LINE | LAST IN LINE – THE FIRST TO ENTER SAY THEIR FINAL GOODBYES While the hands they are now holding are different from picture to picture, they are all equally loved in the lives of Shawna and Mike Erminger, who were the very first couple scheduled to wed at Agave Road in Katy, Texas.  Agave Road is a sister venue to Agave Real – one of two venues owned by Agave Estates […]

Why Your Healthy New Year’s Resolutions Are So Important

By Dr. Vincent Nelson, Medical Director, UnitedHealthcare of South Texas Every year, millions of Americans make New Year’s resolutions, especially to exercise more, eat better and improve their health. However, many resolutions end in failure, with more than half of Americans giving up on their vows by the second week of February. But setting goals to maintain or improve your health is more than just a turn-of-the-year obligation – it could mean the difference between a long […]

City Breaks Ground on New Fire Station

An artist's rendering of the new Katy Fire Station (City of Katy)

By George Slaughter Katy city officials are smiling today, for good reason, about Wednesday’s groundbreaking for a second fire station. The new station is to be built at Bell Patna Drive and Katy Mills Circle, near Katy Mills Mall. It will be a three-bay, approximately 14,000 square-foot structure. It has a guaranteed maximum price of $3,650,828. The station is expected to be finished within a year. In an interview following Monday’s city council meeting, Mayor […]

Katy Tigers Face Austin Lake Travis Saturday

Mayor Chuck Brawner offers some Katy "swag" to Colonel Scott M. MacLeod at City Hall Monday (George Slaughter photo)

By George Slaughter The Katy Tigers continue their march in the Texas High School Class 6A Division 1 playoffs by playing Austin Lake Travis this weekend. Kickoff is at 3 p.m. Saturday at Alamo Stadium in San Antonio. The historic stadium, located at 110 Tuleta Dr., has been in use since 1940 and is just north of downtown. It serves as home to San Antonio Independent School District football and track events. The game was […]

Participants in Fourth Annual “Adopt-A-Wreath” Program Recognized

By George Slaughter Keep Katy Beautiful recognized 19 locations for its fourth annual Adopt-a-Wreath program at Monday night’s Katy City Council meeting at City Hall. Under the program, Christmas wreaths are adopted, refurbished, and placed on display for the public to enjoy. Wreaths are at the following locations: East Avenue and First Street, KT Antiques East Avenue at Fourth Street, Amazing Grace Hospice East Avenue at Fifth Street, Georgia Strong Realty Avenue A at Second […]