Katy News

Chess Players Invited To Share Tips At Cinco Ranch Branch Library Event

Chess players of all ages and skill levels – from beginners to advanced – are invited to practice their strategies and share tips with others at a special “Chess Day @ the Library” on Saturdays, November 3 and 17, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library, located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy. Learn a new chess move (or two) during this come-and-go event. Experienced players will be […]

Halloween Makes It More Than Spooky on the Road

Halloween Safety for Pedestrians, Bicyclists, and Motorists Halloween means children getting outdoors to enjoy treats, fun, and games. Although Halloween comes before the change back to standard time this year, the days are getting shorter, and the nights are getting longer. With shorter days comes more night driving.  Because nighttime driving is more dangerous, it requires extra attention from motorists, as well as pedestrians and bicyclists.  Sadly, Halloween also increases the number of drunk drivers […]

8th Annual Winterfest Holiday Extravaganza November 10, 2018

Your invited to the 8th Annual Winterfest Holiday Extravaganze on Nov. 10, 2018 from 10am to 3pm.  This is a free family event with over 70 vendors, Free photos with Santa, Food Trucks, Live Music, Mega Raffle baskets and more.   This is Katy Rocks Inc major fundraiser. Winterfest is KatyRocksInc way of giving back to the community. We provide an event where those attending can meet and help support many small local business owners in our community […]

Katy Rice Festival Gets Underway in Downtown Katy

The Katy Rice Festival is underway in downtown Katy - George Slaughter photo

By George Slaughter Organizers of the 2018 Katy Rice Festival planned to return the festival to its roots in that it would have a renewed focus on arts, crafts, and family fun. Festival-goers attending Saturday’s events in downtown Katy enjoyed all that, along with good weather as well. Festivities began with a morning parade, the timing of which was a change from years past, in which the parade would take place the week before the […]

Katy Overcomes Slow Start to Beat Morton Ranch, 44-7

By George Slaughter The Katy Tigers overcame a slow start to defeat the Morton Ranch Mavericks, 44-7, Friday night at Legacy Stadium. The early struggles for Katy, now 5-1 overall and 2-0 in District 19-6A play, came primarily on offense, though the defense gave up a couple of big plays to the Mavericks, now 3-4 overall and 0-3 in District 19-6A. On Morton Ranch’s second drive, it got a 12-yard run from junior running back […]

Hutsell Elementary Celebrates 40 Years of Educational Excellence

KATY [October 11, 2018] – It has been four decades since Katy Independent School District added yet another school to its growing district. This one would be located off of Franz Road.  It was August 1978, when Hutsell Elementary School (HE) opened its doors to students for the first time.  The goal of its administration was to provide educational excellence to its young lifelong learners.  Fast forward to present day and the school’s mission statement, to […]

Social Security Announces 2.8 Percent Benefit Increase for 2019  

Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for more than 67 million Americans will increase 2.8 percent in 2019, the Social Security Administration announced today. The 2.8 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits payable to more than 62 million Social Security beneficiaries in January 2019.  Increased payments to more than 8 million SSI beneficiaries will begin on December 31, 2018.  (Note: some people receive both Social Security and SSI benefits).  The Social […]

Katy Rice Festival Looks to Return to Its Roots This Weekend

By George Slaughter City of Katy and Rotary Club leaders have been working since the summer to organize the annual Katy Rice Festival, which takes place Saturday and Sunday in downtown Katy. City leaders and festival organizers said the goal for this year’s festival is to return the festival to its original form. The emphasis will again be on quality art and craft vendors, along with live music, family activities, and food and drinks. Mayor […]

Automakers And Houston Community Leaders Launch Hyperlocal “Airbag Recall: Operation Find & Fix” Program

New program focuses on helping Fort Bend County drivers check their vehicles for potentially deadly, defective airbags that could explode and blast shrapnel at drivers, passengers upon impact HOUSTON – October 10, 2018 – Today, members of Airbag Recall: Houston and automakers affected by the ongoing airbag recall announced the launch of Airbag Recall: Operation Find & Fix, a new intensive, collaborative, outreach program aimed at finding and repairing potentially deadly, recalled airbags across Fort […]