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On September 21, the Red Cross plans to launch a single website where severely impacted households from 39 Texas counties can apply for $400. We expect the website to have sufficient capacity to handle all registrations; applications will not be accepted through any other website or phone number. Registration will remain open until October 10. Full information: Please see below for details and a FAQ on the program: https://redcrosschat.org/2017/09/15/hurricane-harvey-financial-assistance/ http://www.redcross.org/news/article/Financial-Assistance-for-Qualified-Households-After-Harvey

Free Legal Clinic for Veterans, September 23 in Katy                

(Houston, Texas – September 15, 2017) Veterans who need legal advice or legal assistance can visit a free legal clinic scheduled in Katy on Saturday, September 23, 2017.  The clinic will be held from 9:00 a.m. until noon at the Katy VA Outpatient Clinic, 750 Westgreen Blvd., Katy, TX 77450. No appointment is necessary. The legal clinic is a public service of the Katy Bar Association and the Houston Bar Foundation’s Veterans Legal Initiative. Any veteran, or spouse of a deceased […]

Harris County Flood Recovery Repair Permit Available Online

HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS-The Harris County Flood Recovery Repair Permit is now available online to assist Harris County residents living in unincorporated areas of the County with repairing and rebuilding after flooding from Hurricane Harvey. To repair or rebuild, you need a permit. This is a FEMA requirement to ensure that flood insurance is available to residents of Harris County. Your insurance and/or FEMA will likely require seeing a copy of this permit in order to […]

Katy ISD Opens its New Legacy Stadium

By George Slaughter Legacy Stadium, the Katy Independent School District’s new football stadium that opened for tours Thursday, meets the cliché that Texans expect everything to be bigger and better. It’s certainly bigger, with a 12,000-person seating capacity compared to the 9,768-person seating capacity of Rhodes Stadium. Legacy Stadium sits on a 43-acre lot at 5175 Franz Road, which is just north of Rhodes Stadium, at 1733 Katyland Drive. With two stadiums essentially on the […]

Video messages from Harris County Attorney and District Attorney on Fighting Hate Crimes and Bias in Texas – Friday, September 8, 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Click to view video messages from Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan and Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg inviting you to attend a free presentation titled “Fighting Hate Crimes and Bias in Texas,” on Friday, September 8, 2017, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m., at the Harris County Jury Assembly Plaza, 1201 Congress, Houston, TX  77002.  Click here for a list of speakers and to register.  Attorneys and law enforcement qualify for 3.0 hours CLE/TCOLE and .5 […]

City of Katy Receives $2 Million Grant for New Firefighters

Pictured from From left to right, Lieutenant Carlos Valladares, Firemedic Edison Saunders, Firefighter Nick Bourdoumas, Firemedic Obayana Allen, Firemedic Kyle Fritsche, Mayor Pro Tem Durran Dowdle, Firefighter, Michael Ondurich, Mayor Chuck Branner, Engineer Operator Shay Theriot, Congressman McCaul, Captain Tom Walters, The Fire Chief Russell Wilson, Firemedic Adam Troncoso, Assistant Fire Chief Kenneth Parker, Engineer Operator Joe Villarreal, Firefighter Christian Kugler, Firemedic Krysten Lerchbacker.

By George Slaughter The City of Katy has been working to develop a second fire station. Now the city will receive a $2,181,579 federal grant to pay for the firefighters who will staff it. The grant, known as a Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant, is awarded from the Department of Homeland Security. According to the FEMA web site, SAFER was “created to funding directly to five departments and volunteer firefighter interest […]