Katy News

Texas-Size Ingenuity On Display For Fall Katy Home & Garden Show

Renovate or Rebuild…Discover the latest home design trends, a Tiny Home Village and Vintage Market Katy, Texas (August 15, 2018) … As fall approaches, homeowners turn their focus to outdoor retreats and entertainment and making sure the home is holiday ready.  Just in time…it’s the Fall Katy Home & Garden Show and Vintage Market where hundreds of home design, renovation and trend-setting experts will be on hand to help turn those home renovation projects into […]

City Traffic Signs Near Schools to be Updated

By George Slaughter Students in the Katy Independent School District return to school Wednesday observing new school hours. Monday night, the Katy City Council passed an ordinance to update those times on the school zone traffic signs in the city. Earlier this year, the Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees voted to change the hours for its schools. The updated signs will be at the following schools: Katy High School, 6331 Highway Blvd., 7:35 […]

September Computer-Class Schedule At Cinco Ranch Branch Library

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy, will present a variety of free, introductory computer classes this month. The classes will consist of a hands-on introduction to basic skills for people who would like to learn more about using these computer programs. All computer classes will take place in the Computer Lab of the library. “MS Excel 2016 Survival Basics” will take place on Thursday, September 6, beginning at 10:00 […]

Libraries To Close In Observance Of Labor Day  

All branches of Fort Bend County Libraries, which includes the Cinco Ranch Branch and the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch, will be closed Monday, September 3, in observance of Labor Day. Regular library hours will resume on Tuesday, September 4. Your online library is always open at www.fortbend.lib.tx.us for searching the catalog, renewing books or placing holds, streaming movies or music, downloading e-books, or using the research databases. For additional information, contact the library system’s Communications Office at 281-633-4734.

Cinco Ranch Branch Library Book Clubs Announce September Reading Selections

Share your love of reading with other book lovers at one of the book clubs that meet monthly at Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library, located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy. New members are always welcome. The Literary Lunch League Book Club will meet on Wednesday, September 5, beginning at 12:00 noon, in the Conference Classroom. The book to be discussed is Sweet Tooth, written by Ian McEwan. This book club meets on the […]

Safe driving in School Zones see map

The Office of Ted Heap, Harris County Constable Precinct 5 Safe Driving In School Zones With many of our schools starting up this week, Constable Ted Heap wants to remind all drivers to take extra care around school zones and crosswalks throughout Precinct 5. There is nothing more important to us or our residents than protecting our children. Beginning Wednesday, as schools get back underway, Constable Heap will have more than 100 deputies on our […]

Master Naturalist Program – Pollinators &  Pollinator Gardens

Thursday, September 6             6:30 p.m. Rosenberg Civic Center, 3825 Texas 36 South, Rosenberg Do you like fruit?  Without honeybees and native pollinators, our  tables would be bare of fruit and many vegetables.  Bee Harmony Director Ed Erwin will share his  passion for pollinators and the native plant gardens that encourage them.   The Texas Master Naturalists are sponsored by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.  For additional information call 281.633.7033 or email mmcdowell@ag.tamu.edu   Free […]

Join Katy ISD for Back to School!  

KATY [August 14, 2018] – Looking for a good story idea for the first day of school? Look no further. Katy Independent School District will be making history on Wednesday, August 15 with the opening of Campbell Elementary School and the re-opening of Creech Elementary, which was devastated by Hurricane Harvey.  Here’s a synopsis of what you can find at both campuses: Creech Elementary – After sustaining at least two feet of flood water on August 2017, hundreds of […]

Cmr. George P. Bush announces publication of HUD guidance for additional Harvey long-term housing assistance recovery funds

AUSTIN – Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued its guidance for the administration of an additional $652 million award to the state of Texas to help with the long-term recovery following Hurricane Harvey. The additional award brings the total award of Community Development Block Grant disaster recovery (CDBG-DR) funds to the state of Texas to $5.734 billion. The CDBG-DR funds will be administered by the Texas General […]

Why vote? Social Security. That’s why.

By Rob Schneider The next Congress may determine the long-term fate of Social Security. Social Security is a compact between generations that has worked remarkably well for 83 years. Current workers contribute payroll taxes into the system, and retirees, who paid in throughout their working lives, collect benefits. Unfortunately, today too many younger workers believe that Social Security won’t be there for them. Why do they think that? Because when some members of Congress talk […]