Katy News

All Katy ISD Schools and Facilities Will Be Open on Thursday

January 17, 2018 – Katy ISD will be open and operating all its campuses and facilities on a regular scheduled on Thursday, January 18.  Likewise, after-school activities and programs, including athletics and fine arts events, will continue as scheduled. Katy ISD appreciates the collaboration with our media partners in keeping the community informed during this weather event.

Chad Simmons Named Taylor Head Football Coach

Taylor High School coach Chad Simmons (Katy ISD photo)

By George Slaughter The Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees Monday night appointed Chad Simmons as the new head football coach at Taylor High School. Simmons had served on the Cinco Ranch coaching staff since 2000, and as defensive coordinator since 2004. Simmons comes into a good situation at Taylor. Last year’s squad made it to the area round of the playoffs before losing to Langham Creek and finishing with a 6-5 record. The […]

Brawner, City Looking Forward as New Year Begins

Mayor Chuck Brawner

By George Slaughter A new year brings with it new goals. But for the city of Katy, its storm water management goals come from last year’s hurricane. “It’s time to implement the planning that has been going on for the past six months,” Mayor Chuck Brawner said in an interview. Costello, the firm hired by the city to develop the storm water management plan, expects to provide the city with a design in March. Brawner […]

Pulling Together For A Great Cause!

Katy Christian Ministries Holds 2nd Annual Clay Shoot on February 17, 2018 Katy Christian Ministries: 2nd ANNUAL CLAY SHOOT 2018 Date:  February 17th, 2018 (Saturday) Location:  American Shooting Center, 16500 Westheimer Parkway, Katy, TX 77082 Registration and Pre-Event Festivities:  1:00pm Shoot Begins:  2:00pm Registration: Team of 4 (Includes meal tickets) $500; Individuals $110 Lunch: $15 (for guests and individual registrations; meal included in team registrations only) Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/182704885650555/ Hashtags for Social Media:  #CLAYS4KCM […]

Winter Weather – Prepare with the 4 P’s

Remember to protect the “Four P’s”: People, pets, pipes, and plants. People: Keep warm, stay inside if possible. If you need to go out, dress in layers and wear hats, gloves and an appropriate coat. Avoid overexertion, as cold weather puts added strain on your body. Observe heater safety: Never place a space heater on top of furniture or near water. Keep heat sources at least 3 feet away from furniture and drapes. Never leave […]

Notice from CenterPoint Energy on Outages

Due to the recent weather and hazardous conditions, some repairs may take longer to complete than originally estimated. Be assured that our crews are working to restore power as quickly and safely as possible, and we will provide status updates as they become available. Thank you for your patience. See an interactive map of current electric outages: http://gis.CenterPointEnergy.com/outagetracker/index.html Update your power alert communication preferences: http://CenterPointEnergy.com/PowerAlertService The sender provided the following contact information. Sender’s Name: CenterPoint […]

All Katy ISD Schools and Facilities Close Due to Inclement Weather

January 15, 2018 – Katy ISD will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday January 16, due to extremely cold and freezing temperatures anticipated to impact roads and driving conditions. The District encourages all parents, staff and community members to continue monitoring local media and the Katy ISD website for updates on school closings, events cancellations or changes in the forecast.  The official Katy ISD channels of communication are: Katy ISD “OnTheGo” app Website: www.Katyisd.org Twitter: @katyisd Superintendent’s Twitter: @katyisdsupt Facebook: Katy […]

Katy Area Retired Educators (KARE) held their monthly meeting

On January 10, 2018, Katy Area Retired Educators (KARE) held their monthly meeting at Midway Barbeque, with Ray Wolman as their guest speaker. Mr. Wolman’s Educational Presentation was on “Monarchs and Migration”. Karen Thornton, past President of KARE, shared with the group about the Katy ISD Education Foundations upcoming Investor Breakfast on January 25, 2018. For more information about the Katy ISD Education Foundation, check out their website at www.katyisdeducationfoundation.org.   Many thanks to Midway Barbeque who […]

Winter Weather this Holiday Weekend

 What is the danger? According to the National Weather Service, there is a chance for rain across southeast Texas beginning late Monday night after the passage of a strong cold front. As temperatures fall early Tuesday morning, there is a slight to moderate chance that mixed wintry precipitation could develop. Despite the holiday, residents should be watchful of the forecast. Freezing temperatures are expected throughout the week. What you need to do: Make sure your family […]