Katy Area Chamber of Commerce

City in Talks to Assume Katy Rice Harvest Festival Sponsorship

By George Slaughter Katy city officials are speaking with their counterparts in the Katy Area Chamber of Commerce about the city’s taking over sponsorship of the annual Katy Harvest Festival. “We’re planning on having a Rice Harvest Festival,” Mayor Chuck Brawner said. “We’re planning to put it on. We’re taking the lead on keeping the Katy Rice Harvest Festival going.” Brawner said the festival is being planned for October, as it has been held in […]

Katy Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Gala, “A Tribute to Katy” is a Success

Gala Committee

The Katy Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated its Annual Gala, “A Tribute to Katy” on Friday, February 17, 2017 with a record crowd. The event was chaired by Lori Gunn and held at the Safari Texas Ballroom. The elegant evening included a seated dinner. The Gala guests enjoyed complimentary commemorative portraits sponsored by Houston Methodist West Hospital. Sponsors of the Valet Parking were Modern Pest Control and Silver Eagle sponsored the beverages for the evening. […]

36th Annual Katy Rice Harvest Festival October 8 & 9

Grand Marshall Mayor Fabol Hughes and wife Paula. Photo by Country Park Portraits.

Voted by the Community as the Best Annual Community Event and Named One of Houston Area’s Top Ten Festivals, the 36th annual Katy Rice Harvest Festival will be two big days of excitement and family fun with two stages of continuous live entertainment, craft and food booths, carnival and more. Free Parking and Shuttle service plus no extra charge for the concerts makes the Katy Rice Harvest Festival the perfect family outing. Admission is $10.00 […]

Katy Loses Business Leader, George Hamilton Purvis

George Hamilton Purvis, photo courtesy Katy Area Chamber of Commerce. Credit Country Park Photos

George Hamilton Purvis passed away on Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at the age of 65 years. He was born on August 31, 1950, in San Antonio, Texas, to Eugene Hamilton Purvis and Ruby Irene Berryhill Purvis. George proudly served our country in the U.S. Navy. On July 3, 1981, he married Ramona Gail “Mona” Sanchez in Fredericksburg, Texas. He has been a Katy resident since 1981. George oversaw the construction of the Cinco Ranch Church […]