Katy News

May 3, 2018– Monarch Migration – 2018 Update on Overwinter Sites in Magical Michoacan presented by Diane Russell PhD

Photo by Diane Russell of Katy "Two eco-tourists experience magic of Monarch overwintering site in Mexico."

Monarch butterflies from Canada and the eastern United States take a 3000 mile journey every fall to overwinter in fir trees found only at the highest elevations in the trans volcanic mountain range of Michoacan, Mexico.   After years of studying and teaching about monarchs, Diane Russell visited this remote area to observe and record the millions of orange butterflies that coat the  oyomel fir trees in the cold mornings and take flight when the sun comes out.   Come for […]

Brookwood Founder Yvonne Streit to Headline Katy ISD Volunteers in Public Schools Celebration  

(Katy, Texas) – The Katy ISD Volunteer Celebration will be held in the Merrell Center on Friday, May 11th from 8:30-10:30 a.m.  Hosted by Partners in Education and the Volunteers in Public Schools Executive Board, this annual event honors the thousands of school district volunteers who donate their time and talents to our students and teachers. Guest speaker and Brookwood Founder Mrs. Yvonne Streit realized her life’s work after her daughter suffered severe brain damage […]

“Story of the Thirsty” Water Walk

Our world and our bodies consist mostly of water; it’s a resource that’s readily accessible to us. And yet, this seemingly inexhaustible liquid we all take for granted is beyond reach for more than 800 million people around the world. That’s why, on Saturday, May 5, Houston-based Living Water International will host its annual 5k race, where hundreds of area residents and their families can come out to celebrate World Water Day and learn more about the global water crisis. The event will also […]

Grazia Italian Kitchen Katy NOW OPEN!

(April 19, 2018) – Grazia Italian Kitchen announces its third location in Katy, Texas is OPEN!  The third Grazia location in Villagio Town Center at 22764 Westheimer Pkwy is open starting today, April 19, for dinner service beginning at 5pm; and will be open for regular service in the next few weeks. Grazia Italian Kitchen’s success has grown from their commitment to giving back in the community and its service-first approach. “I am very excited about expanding the […]

Free Home Buying Seminar Coming to Katy’s Cane Island

KATY, TX (April 20, 2018) – Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union will host a free home buying seminar, Say ‘Bye’ To Rent When You ‘Buy’ A Home, on Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the Cane Island Amenity Village, 2100 Cane Island Parkway. Presentations will examine the advantages of buying vs. renting, information on mortgage options, closing costs, overcoming financial hurdles, understanding the pre-approval process and determining how much home one can afford. […]

Who’s the Safest Passenger in the Vehicle? Keep Your Baby Rear-Facing as Long as Possible!

Parents often ask child safety seat experts what is the safest seat for their baby. Truth be told, for an infant or young child, it is not the brand of seat they purchase, but the direction they face the seat in their vehicle that will save their child’s life. Since 2011, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has been recommending that children stay rear-facing until age 2 or to the limit of the seat for […]

2018 SETRAC First Responder and Hospital Awards

(Houston, Texas) – Multiple area hospitals and first responders received awards on April 17, 2018, at the SouthEast Texas Regional Advisory Council (SETRAC) Awards Banquet attended by hundreds of healthcare providers and leaders at the Hilton Americas-Houston. “SETRAC plays an instrumental role coordinating our trauma and emergency system of care across nine counties by uniting all providers as one team,” said SETRAC Chief Executive Officer Darrell Pile. “The audience was representative of the “team” that […]

Houston Area Job Gains Continue As Most Sectors See Uptick In Hiring

(HOUSTON) More than 10,000 Houstonians went back to work in March, continuing a local hiring spree that began in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Workforce Solutions-Gulf Coast announced today. For the second month in a row, the Professional & Business Services sector lead the pack, adding an additional 5,600 jobs in March. The biggest contributor coming from the temp-to-hire services and full-time administrative support services sub sectors. “March is typically a good month for this […]

The Katy Business Association honored the Katy Fire Department with Breakfast Tacos from Snappy’s!

The Katy Business Association Officers in Group picture are Debbie Cox (Secretary) with Dagley Insurance ,Tim Rau (Treasurer) with Allegiance Bank of Brookshire, Clara Jean Machann (President) Owner/ Broker of Town and Country Locators presented a picture to the Fire Chief, to hang in their Kitchen! They are finishing The Fire Station after the Fire Station was Damaged  during Hurricane Harvey! Thank you to Bob with Snappy’s For preparing and delivering the Great Breakfast Tacos! […]