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Retiring Police Chief Bill Hastings to Run for Mayor

Katy Police Chief Bill Hastings and his wife, Susan Denise Hastings - Facebook photo

By George Slaughter Katy Police Chief Bill Hastings, who announced his intention to retire as chief January 15, said Thursday he intends to run for mayor next year. “I just want to have everybody on the same page,” Hastings said. “All the city employees, subdivisions—I’m not sure how inclusive they feel. I want the city and citizens to all be as one. I want this to be a vibrant community that’s inclusive to everybody here. […]

Brawner to Seek Second Term as Mayor

Chuck and Marcy Brawner

By George Slaughter Mayor Chuck Brawner announced Thursday that he would be seeking a second term as mayor. “Serving Katy has been a distinct honor and I would be humbled to serve one more term to complete the work we have begun together,” Brawner said in a news release. “The families of Katy were at the center of my campaign when I ran for mayor and our Katy families remain the center of my re-election […]

Katy City Election Filing Period Underway

By George Slaughter The May 5 Katy city election filing period is underway, with one seat open and incumbents filing to protect the other two. The open seat is the at-large seat now held by Steve Pierson, who will be stepping down under term limits. As of Monday afternoon, Chris Harris, an analyst with the U.S. Department of Justice, has filed to run for the seat. Former Ward B Council Member Larry Gore has announced […]

City of Katy to Get New Mayor

The ballot for the City of Katy election has been set. The election will be held on May 6th. The filing deadline for the election was Friday, February 24th. At this point the ballot includes the following: Mayor: Hill Adams, Chuck Brawner and Steve Jurovic. Ward A: J. Gary Jones has also filed to reclaim his seat on Council. At this time Jones is running unopposed. Ward B: Councilmember Jimmy Mendez has filed to reclaim […]