Cinco Ranch Loses 14-13 Homecoming Heartbreaker

By George Slaughter In tight games, little things can make a big difference. Just ask the Cinco Ranch Cougars, who dropped a 14-13 homecoming game to Cedar Park Friday night at Legacy Stadium. The win improves the Timberwolves, of District 11-5A, to 2-2. The Cougars, meanwhile, fall to 0-4 as they prepare for District 19-6A play against Mayde Creek next week. Some of those little things turned out to big things that favored Cinco Ranch. […]

New Museum to Host Friends of San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site Meeting

The new Stephen F. Austin State Historic Site Museum opens Aprl 27. (Texas Historical Commission photo)

SAN FELIPE—The Friends of the San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site will host their annual meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site Museum, 220 2nd Street. The meeting is open to the public and those interested in learning about the Friends and their mission to support the historic site and its new museum operations. Following a brief welcome, program and business meeting, attendees will be able to […]

City Council Appoints Attorney to Succeed Jones

Frank Carroll - photo courtesy Roberts Markel Weinberg Butler Hailey law firm

By George Slaughter The Katy City Council Friday afternoon appointed attorney Frank Carroll to the Ward A city council seat left vacant by last month’s resignation of J. Gary Jones. Carroll will serve out the remainder of the term, which expires next May. He was appointed earlier this year to serve on the city’s board of adjustment, which deals with zoning issues for the city. Carroll is a partner and shareholder with the Houston law […]

City to Demolish Downtown Square Water Plant as Part of Renovation Project

By George Slaughter The Katy Square renovation project continued Monday night with the  Katy City Council Monday awarded a $94,080 bid to Cherry Demolition of Houston for demolishing the downtown Katy square water plant. The plant demolition is part of a larger project to renovate the Katy Square across the street from Katy City Hall. The renovation project, approved by the council in April, will include creation of a visitor center, public restroom, and open […]

Cy Ridge Claims 36-33 Win as Morton Ranch Rally Falls Short

By George Slaughter Morton Ranch began its season last week with a dramatic last-minute victory. The Mavericks had more drama in Friday night’s matchup with Cy Ridge, but a valiant last-quarter comeback fell short and the Rams claimed a 36-33 win. The Rams improve to 2-0. The Mavericks fall to 1-1. Morton Ranch got started early. On its first play from scrimmage, junior running Jaelon Moorehead took off on an 81-yard run, putting the Mavericks […]

The Search is on for a New Ward A City Council Member

By George Slaughter The search is on for a new Ward A city council member following the resignation of Gary Jones, which became official Tuesday. The council now has 20 days to find a replacement, a Ward A resident, who would be nominated by Mayor Chuck Brawner and approved by the council. Brawner said those interested in filling the seat should either visit with him or another member of the council. Jones himself was first […]

Council Member to Resign Tuesday

J. Gary Jones

By George Slaughter Ward A Council Member Gary Jones said Saturday that he will resign from the Katy City Council for what he described as “very personal family matters.” The city council will hold a special meeting at 4 p.m. Tuesday to formally consider and accept his resignation. It is the only item on the agenda for that meeting. Jones said things came together “fairly quickly” to persuade his decision. “This is a very personal […]

Texas Archeologists Hold Networking Event in San Felipe

TASN workshop attendees, left to right: Steve Salyer, Bob Ward, Sandy Rogers, Gary Ryman and Bob Crosser - photo courtesy Texas Historical Commission

By George Slaughter Like professionals in other fields, archeologists attend networking events to meet their peers and attend professional training sessions. Members of the Texas Archeological Stewardship Network (TASN) did those things near Katy earlier this month when almost 100 members visited the new San Felipe de Austin Museum. The Texas Historical Commission holds an annual meeting of these avocationals who serve as points of contact and provide evaluation on archeological issues that occur in […]

Congressman Praises Hurricane Rebuilding Efforts on Anniversary of Storm

City Administrator Byron Hebert, Mayor Chuck Brawner, U.S. Rep. Mike McCaul, Police Chief Bill Hastings, and Fire Chief Russell Wilson at a Monday news conference - George Slaughter photo

By George Slaughter U.S. Rep. Mike McCaul praised Katy and other Texas leaders for their efforts to rebuild following Hurricane Harvey Monday, the one-year anniversary of the storm. McCaul praised Harris County voters, who on Saturday passed a $2.5 billion bond package focused on flood risk reduction projects. McCaul described the bond as a “force multiplier” to make sure the Cypress Creek watershed reservoir would be built as soon as possible. Meanwhile, Katy voters in […]

Local Marketing Company is Growing

SuburbanBuzz welcomes David Meredith, VP of Marketing. Since 2009 SuburbanBuzz has proudly provided clients with professional, top-notch web development, graphic design, publishing, and marketing services. While they have always offered marketing to clients, they have now ripped the lid off to provide full-scale digital marketing, branding, and advertising to small to medium size businesses!   Meet Dave Meredith, a San Diego, California native and Social Marketing guru. As a University of San Francisco alumni, he […]