Katy City Council

Groundbreaking for New Katy Fire Station Expected Early Next Month

By George Slaughter The Katy City Council Monday night selected Bass Construction Company to build the long-planned second Katy fire station. Mayor Chuck Brawner said the groundbreaking is expected early next month, with the station expected to open in October. The new station will have a guaranteed maximum price of $3,650,828. The new station is to be built at Bell Patna Drive and Katy Mills Circle, near Katy Mills Mall. It will be a three-bay, […]

City Recognized for Excellence in Financial Reporting

City Finance Directory Becky Wilkins, left, accepts the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from Mayor Chuck Brawner (George Slaughter photo)

By George Slaughter The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada has awarded the City of Katy a certificate of achievement for excellence in financial reporting. City Finance Director Becky Wilkins accepted the award on behalf of the city at Monday’s city council meeting. According to the association, this award has been or has gone to the individuals or department designated by the government as primarily responsible for preparing the award-winning comprehensive […]

Katy City Council Sets Public Hearings on Proposed City Budget and Tax Rate

By George Slaughter The Katy City Council Tuesday night announced two public hearings for its proposed 2017-2018 city budget and the tax rate needed to fund it. The first public hearing is set for 6 p.m. Thursday, September 21. The second public hearing is set for 6:30 p.m. Monday, September 25, during the council’s regularly scheduled meeting. Both meetings will take place at Katy City Hall, 901 Avenue C. Two public hearings are required because […]

City to Apply for Another Fire Department Grant as it Accepts $2 Million Federal Grant

Mayor Chuck Brawner, center, honored Los Cucos Mexican Cafe Monday for its hosting a fundraiser in which Katy firefighters raised money for Special Olympics Texas. Fire Chief Russell Wilson is on left and Manuel Cabrera of the restaurant is at right. (George Slaughter photo)

By George Slaughter The Katy City Council Monday night adopted a resolution to formally accept a three-year Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant for the hiring and training of 16 new firefighters. The grant, for $2,181,579, is from the Federal Emergency Agency (FEMA), which is part of the Department of Homeland Security. The grant is a key part of the city’s efforts to build its second fire station, which is to be […]

Monday, March 27th City Council Report

Mayor Fabol Hughes proclaimed April 1, 2017 “April Pool’s day” in Katy. He presented a proclamation to: left to right, Mayor Fabol Hughes, Kay Sword, Diana Schauer-Tran, Memorial Hermann Hospital Katy and Beth Ramsey from Katy Aquatics.

  Monday, March 27th City Council Report by Pat Wilson An ordinance was proposed and approved amending Katy’s Comprehensive Plan to change the future land use from Residential to Industrial; amending Katy’s zoning map by changing the zoning classification from “R-1” “Single-Family District” to “M” “Industrial District” for: A 8.65 Acre tract of Land out of and a part of the residue of a 580 acre parcel of land from J.F. Tomlin to b. Ray […]

2016 Senior Citizen of the Year

City of Katy Mayor Fabol Hughes, on behalf of Katy City Council, proclaimed the month of May as “Older Americans Month” in the City of Katy. James Watson was named Katy’s 2016 Senior Citizen of the Year. Watson is a lifelong resident of the City of Katy and attended Katy Elementary and Katy Junior High before graduating from Katy High School in 1963.  He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy in 1968 from UT Austin and, […]