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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 […]

Holiday Celebration Events at Agave Rio!

Agave Rio Restaurant & Patio Oasis, in conjunction with their sister company, Agave Estates will be having multiple celebrations this holiday season. Beginning with Christmas Eve, Agave Rio will take its infamous Sunday-Funday Brunch Buffet to a new level, with an omelet bar, pastry station, pancakes made to order, taco bar and so much more. Drink specials include bloody Mary’s and mimosas for $3 each. $25 per person for adults, children aging between 5 and […]

Katy Faces Atascocita in High School Playoffs Friday

By George Slaughter The Katy Tigers resume their quest for the state championship this weekend when they play Atascocita Eagles in the Class A regional round of the Texas high school Class 6A playoffs. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. Friday at NRG Stadium. Katy comes into the matchup with a 10-0 record. The Tigers defeated Cy Ranch last week in the area round, 55-7. They defeated Fort Bend Travis in the bi-district round two weeks […]

Katy Crushes Cy Ranch, 55-7, in Football Playoffs

By George Slaughter The Katy Tigers advanced in the Texas Class 6A Division I playoffs with a 55-7 win over Cy Ranch Saturday at NRG Stadium. The Tigers improve to 10-0. Cy Ranch ends its season with an 8-3 record. On its first possession, Katy junior running back Deondrick Lewis scored on a 44-yard run with 5:39 left in the first quarter. After forcing a three-and-out, the Tigers went to work again, scoring on a […]

Langham Creek Defeats Taylor in Area Football Playoffs

By George Slaughter The Taylor Mustangs began strong, but couldn’t finish as they dropped a 35-21 contest to Langham Creek in the area round of the Texas Class 6A Division II playoffs Friday at Cy-Fair FCU Stadium. The Lobos improve to 10-1 and will play the winner of the Kingwood-Clear Lake game, which is set for Saturday afternoon. The Mustangs finish their season at 6-5. Taylor began the game with a 68-yard touchdown drive, capped […]

Local Buc-ee’s Boasts of the Biggest Carwash

Buc-ee's is a Texas-based corporation

By George Slaughter Texans are known for bragging about everything being bigger and better in Texas. For the new Katy Buc-ee’s convenience store, 27700 I-10 Frontage Road, the bragging rights extend to the Guinness Book of World Records. Specifically, the car wash conveyor belt measures 255 feet. The Guinness Book of World Record web site said that the record was based on market research carried out by Brink Results, LLC, and verified in September. The […]

Groundbreaking for New Katy Fire Station Expected Early Next Month

By George Slaughter The Katy City Council Monday night selected Bass Construction Company to build the long-planned second Katy fire station. Mayor Chuck Brawner said the groundbreaking is expected early next month, with the station expected to open in October. The new station will have a guaranteed maximum price of $3,650,828. 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, […]