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A Katy Athlete and High School Coach Struck by Pickup Truck on Katy Streets.

Professional runner and two time Guinness World Record holder Calum Neff was struck by a vehicle during his morning training run on Thursday, November 16th. The St. John XXIII High School cross country coach fractured his leg when a driver, who had stopped at the crosswalk leaving his neighborhood on Peek just North of Westheimer, did not see him as he passed in front of his vehicle and accelerated into Neff. Calum was on his […]

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 […]

Tigers Season Ends with Loss to Austin Lake Travis

By George Slaughter Austin Lake Travis won the state championship last season, and earned a repeat berth with a 28-14 win over the Katy Tigers in the Class 6A Division I semifinals Saturday afternoon at Alamo Stadium. The Tigers finish their season at 12-1. Lake Travis improves to 13-2, and will face Allen next week at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. Allen defeated Cedar Ridge earlier Saturday to earn its berth in the game. The Cavaliers […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mayor Honors Local Heroes for Rescue Efforts During Hurricane

Mayor Chuck Brawner, second from left, honors, from left, Doug Johnson, Pat Lester, and Lane Johnson for their rescue efforts during Hurricane Harvey (George Slaughter photo)

By George Slaughter When Hurricane Harvey hit the Katy area in August, volunteers joined the first responders in helping their neighbors in peril, some even risking their own lives under dangerous conditions. Now that the storm has passed and rebuilding efforts are underway, the city is recognizing some of those “Harvey’s Heroes.” At the start of the November 13 city council meeting at City Hall, Mayor Chuck Brawner issued three certificates of recognition to Doug […]


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 […]