EDITORIAL: The Katy News Urges ‘Yes’ Vote for Katy ISD School Bond

By Pat Wilson, Owner/Publisher, The Katy News The Katy News urges a ’Yes’ vote in the upcoming Katy Independent School District school bond election. We do so for the following reasons: Katy needs more schools to meet the demands of a growing enrollment. Katy is a destination community. People want to come here because of its high quality of life and educational opportunities. In fact, they are already coming here. According to the district, approximately […]

Disney’s Cinderella KIDS at KVPAC This Weekend

Disney’s Cinderella KIDS cast in rehearsal

Katy, Texas (October 15, 2017) Katy Visual and Performing Arts Center’s (KVPAC) fall season is opening with Disney’s Cinderella KIDS Friday October 20 at 7pm and Saturday October 21 at 12pm.  This open enrollment student production features young actors from ages 7-14. This KVPAC Production of Disney’s Cinderella KIDS the timeless, “rags to riches” fairy tale, an audience favorite, is an adaptation of the treasured animated film that will charm its way into your heart […]

Renaissance Ticket Giveaway

It is that time of the year again. We have Renaissance Tickets to Give Away. All you have to do is tell us by Wednesday who you think the best Restaurant in Katy/Richmond/Fulshear area. You must tell us why you feel that way. We will draw a name from that list for 4 tickets. The drawing will be held on Wednesday morning at 10:00 a.m. Email you answers to ads@thekatynews.com and put Texas Renaissance Festival […]

Cross Country Results Weekend of Sept. 15-16

Mayde Creek cross country girls take top honors at Caldwell Invitational

By Tom Behrens Here are results from recent cross country meets involving Katy-area high school teams. Mayde Creek: Caldwell Invitational, Sept. 16 The varsity Rams’ girls took top team honors with a point total of 48. Junior Alessa King finished in third place at 12:21; junior Jennifer Soto, fifth, 12:34; junior Melanie Dominguez, seventh, 12:43; and senior Emely Aleman, eighth, 12:50. The junior varsity team also cruised to a team first place. In overall times, […]

Katy Christian Ministries Welcomes Donations and Volunteers as it Helps in Recovery Efforts

Food items remain among the most-needed donations at Katy Christian Ministries. (Kathy M. Slaughter photo)

By George Slaughter As people have seen, hurricanes are devastating. People are also seeing the generosity and persistency that Katy-area residents are showing in helping to rebuild after such disasters. One such example of this generosity of spirit is at Katy Christian Ministries. The ministry headquarters, at 5504 1st St., sustained up to two feet of water damage from Hurricane Harvey. It got off to a slow start, but it had help in quickly ramping […]

Football playoffs begin this weekend

November 3, 2016 - Morton Ranch takes the field prior to the start of the game between Seven Lakes and Morton Ranch at Rhodes Stadium in Katy, Texas. (Image Credit: John Glaser)

  Katy, Taylor, Cinco Ranch, and Morton Ranch begin their quest for State Championship in football starting Thursday evening. In Division 1, Morton Ranch squares off with undefeated Ridge Point on Thursday, 7 p.m. at Hall Stadium in Missouri City. Katy plays Travis, Friday, 7 p.m. at Rhodes Stadium. In Division 2, Taylor plays Kempner, Saturday, 11 a.m. at Rhodes Stadium. Cinco Ranch faces off against Bush at Mercer Stadium in Sugar Land, also Saturday, […]

Katy’s Cane Island Names Kathalyn “Kat” Garza as Lifestyle Coordinator

Kat Garza Cane Islands New Lifestyle Coordinator

Kat Garza never dreamed she would work for Cane Island when she moved to the new Katy master-planned community with her husband and two small children. “We were looking for a community to raise our kids with good schools and a short work commute to the Energy Corridor where my husband works,” she says. “I never thought my new job would be right in my backyard!” As Cane Island’s new Lifestyle Coordinator, Garza will be […]

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 […]


Score bigger, better savings on summer merchandise and preview the hottest fall trends during Katy Mills’ Annual Labor Day Super Sale Weekend Katy Mills salutes the last long weekend of summer during its Labor Day Super Sale from September 2 – 5 with incredible mark downs and end-of-season sales on summer merchandise, while also giving shoppers a preview of fall’s hottest new looks. Whether you are a power shopper or a fashion lover, area-residents do […]