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City Bond Election in the Works as Engineering Firm Makes Recommendations for Pine Forest Subdivision Flood Protection

Mayor Chuck Brawner

By George Slaughter Voters in the City of Katy can expect a bond election next spring to pay for needed engineering work to mitigate flood danger. The bond will coincide with next May’s city election. Mayor Chuck Brawner said he was not sure of what the final figure would be, though he estimated it would be in the $10 million range. Of this figure, $3.3 million would be earmarked for the four recommendations given to […]

City Hall to Reopen Tuesday after Sustaining Water Damage from Hurricane Harvey

The east end of the first floor lobby at Katy Hall has stacks of boxes as workers remove drywall and begin building repairs. (George Slaughter photo)

By George Slaughter While the Katy city government continues to function following Hurricane Harvey, Katy City Hall will reopen Tuesday after sustaining considerable water damage. The damage is on the first floor, where workers have removed several inches worth of drywall both from the lobby area and offices. The lobby now has piles of boxes and office furniture in it. Pictures and artwork have been removed from the walls. The elevator is out of order. […]