Katy News

1st Annual Reign Over Cancer Walk Postponed Until February 25, 2018

Due to the massive flooding the Katy community experienced as a result of Hurricane Harvey and the continued efforts to recover from the devastation it caused, the Reign Over Cancer (“ROC”) Walk has been postponed until Sunday, February 25, 2018. The walk will be held at Cane Island and will begin at 2 p.m. Plan to stick around after the walk to enjoy complimentary food and beverages, music, and family-friendly activities. The ROC Walk will recognize people in the […]

Website Records Shatter Hurricane Ike’s

Hurricane Harvey Activity Smashes Website’s Previous Records Houston TranStar’s Website was ‘hardened’ in advance to prevent crashes, keep going Houston TranStar’s website, www.houstontranstar.org, proved itself a trusted, reliable information resource for travel conditions as Hurricane Harvey bore down, dumped some 50 inches of rain, and finally moved on, leaving the region largely underwater. From Friday, Aug. 25 – Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, a total of 411 high-water freeway locations registered on the Real Time Traffic Map. […]

Texas DSHS mosquito control update – Sept. 20, 2017

The Texas Department of State Health Services is providing an update on aerial mosquito spraying operations after Hurricane Harvey. DSHS is working with counties that have requested assistance with mosquito control to coordinate spraying by two state contractors and federal support through FEMA and the U.S. Air Force Reserve. Flight operations treated about 581,000 acres over Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, Polk, San Jacinto and Wharton counties last night. Crews are planning to be uptonight spraying over portions […]

Bond Election Called by Katy ISD Board of for New and Upgraded Schools

Katy Texas, September 19, 2017-On August 21, the Katy ISD Board of Trustees voted unanimously to call a bond election for November 7, 2017. This $609 million bond initiative is the result of a community-led Bond Advisory Committee and focuses on meeting KISD existing and near-term growth needs. The district will use 91% of the bond funds for six new schools in addition to comprehensive renovations, replacement of certain aging school components, school expansions and […]

Katy Bar Association Monthly Meeting

Area attorneys are invited to the Tuesday, September 26, 2017 lunch meeting of the Katy Bar Association at 11:30 A.M. at Hasta La Pasta Restaurant 1450 Grand Parkway, Katy, TX. 77494. The guest speaker is Jim Lowe, Vice President Strategic Alliances. His topic is Top Ten Mistakes to Avoid in eDiscovery -electronic discovery- , research and case development. Discovery is the process of gathering of information during litigation, and electronic discovery has evolved significantly. The […]

Katy Independent School District Places Taylor High School Football Coach on Administrative Leave

By George Slaughter The Katy independent School District has placed Taylor High School football coach Trey Herrmann on administrative leave until further notice. Joe Sheffy, an assistant coach at Taylor, will serve as head coach this season. “Sheffy is a certified, highly experienced individual who is well versed on the needs of the team,” a statement from the district said. In the statement, released by the district this morning, the district said the leave is […]

Bear Creek Elementary Students Head Back to Their Home Campus after Harvey

September 19, 2017 –  After almost two weeks of being housed at Paetow High School, Bear Creek Elementary (BCE) students and staff will now be headed back to their home campus on Monday, September 25. The neighborhood lift pumps and a water treatment plant which were compromised by Harvey have now been repaired and the local service provider has lifted water restrictions to the area, making it safe for students to return to their home campus.  […]

Heart of Katy Market rescheduled

Katy Bengal Brigade and Cheerleaders Semi-Annual Heart of Katy  (Formerly The Heart of Katy Craft Show) Has been rescheduled to Saturday, November 4th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday November 5th from 12 noon to 5 p.m. The event will be at Katy High School. Over 100 Vendors with Arts, Crafts, Clothing, Food, Etc.  Located in the Food Court Annex. Free Admission

Texas Announces Food Assistance for Harris County

AUSTIN – Texas Health and Human Services announced today that it will roll out disaster food relief for victims of Hurricane Harvey to residents in Harris County starting Friday, Sept. 22. Texas has been rolling out D-SNAP in a phased approach and is expanding to Harris County in coordination with local officials. Harris County sites will run through Oct. 5. “We’ve been working closely with local officials to fine tune sites that work for people who are […]

Texas DSHS mosquito control update – Sept. 19, 2017

The Texas Department of State Health Services is providing an update on aerial mosquito spraying operations after Hurricane Harvey. DSHS is working with counties that have requested assistance with mosquito control to coordinate spraying by two state contractors and federal support through FEMA and the U.S. Air Force Reserve. Rain reduced the amount of aerial mosquito spraying that could be done Monday night. Flight operations treated about 260,000 acres over Polk, San Jacinto, Walker and Waller counties […]