• Katy Officials Give State of the City

    Katy Officials Give State of the City

    By George Slaughter Rebuilding efforts and an update on city projects highlighted the State of the City luncheon Wednesday. Mayor Chuck Brawner said the city’s strong relationships with other officials, such as U.S. Rep. Mike McCaul, whose district includes part of Katy, along with elected federal, state, and regional officials, was important to getting Katy back on its feet following last year’s hurricane. “We were able to quickly help our citizens while others were waiting,” […]

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  • City to Sign Agreement for Boardwalk Development

    City to Sign Agreement for Boardwalk Development

    By George Slaughter The Katy City Council Monday night authorized a master development agreement for the construction of the Katy Boardwalk hotel, conference center, and parking facilities. Mayor Chuck Brawner said construction is expected to begin within the next 25 days. The city, through its Katy Development Authority, will contribute $18 million, or approximately 18 percent, of the $98 million cost for the hotel, conference center, and parking facilities. Money from the city will be […]

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  • City Honors Retiring Police Chief Bill Hastings

    City Honors Retiring Police Chief Bill Hastings

    By George Slaughter Police Chief Bill Hastings is retiring today after nine years on the job, and the Katy City Council honored him for his service Monday. Hastings is the third police chief in Katy’s history. The first chief, Pat Adams, hired Hastings in December 1986 for the police department. Hastings worked his way through the ranks. Then-Mayor Don Elder, Jr., appointed Hastings chief, succeeding R.L. “Buddy” Frazier, who had held the job for 13 […]

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  • Katy ISD High Schools Staging Plays and Musicals This Spring

    Katy ISD High Schools Staging Plays and Musicals This Spring

    By George Slaughter Several Katy Independent School District high schools are staging spring musicals and plays for the public’s enjoyment. Here’s an overview of upcoming performances. January 16-19: A Midsummer Night’s Dream The play is being staged at Katy High School, 6331 Highway Blvd. The play is Shakespeare’s romantic comedy classic, which portrays the events surrounding the marriage of Theseus, the Duke of Athens, to Hippolyta, the former queen of the Amazons. For time and […]

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  • Italian Gelato Coffee Bar Opens in Katy, TX

    Italian Gelato Coffee Bar Opens in Katy, TX

    The First of its Kind in the Nation Gelato & Co. Cremeria Italiana has set up shop at LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch, featuring freshly made delicious pastries, and world-renowned handcrafted gelato. What makes this gelato coffee bar different? The Katy location is the first in United States and follows in the footsteps of international storefronts in Grand Cayman, Panama, Aruba, and Puerto Rico. Gelato & Co. plans to open more U.S. locations soon to satisfy the sweet tooth of customers who enjoy international […]

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Are You Worried about Sliding College Grades?  

As a college student, you have to work hard to achieve and maintain good grades. However, there are many students that start to see their grades slide for one reason or another. This is something that can cause a lot of stress for those that were hoping to achieve good grades so that they can get into their career of choice. If your grades are starting to slide, you can look at the various option […]

National Sleep Foundation Announces Leading Brands Participating in First-Ever Sleep Show®, Including Philips, Mattress Firm, Happiest Baby

The three-day expo brings together industry leaders to highlight sleep’s newest products, technology and thinking ARLINGTON, Va. – January 17, 2019 – The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) today unveils a diverse slate of brands, including Philips, Mattress Firm, and Happiest Baby, participating in the first-ever Sleep Show®. The Sleep Show is set for March 8-10, 2019 and is expected to draw thousands to the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. Leading companies will present […]

Chinese New Year Luncheon At Living Word

Living Word Lutheran church invites the Katy community to its first annual Chinese New Year Luncheon celebration!  Come and join us for worship at 11 am and following the service join us for a lunch of Asian cuisine.  We will feature traditional Chinese music by members of the North American Chinese Youth Orchestra, a Kung-Fu performance, food demonstrations, games, and much more! Living Word Lutheran Church is located at 3700 S. Mason Rd, Katy, 77450.  […]

CASNR Researcher and Administrator Receives National Cotton Genetics Research Award

Eric Hequet is the chairman of the Department of Plant and Soil Science. An internationally recognized cotton science researcher and chairman of Texas Tech University’s Department of Plant and Soil Science in the College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources was selected by the Joint Cotton Breeding Committee as the recipient of its Cotton Genetics Research Award. Eric Hequet, who received a plaque and monetary award, was presented the honor on Jan. 10 at the Beltwide Cotton Improvement Conference in […]

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Communities and Organizations Across Houston Join the Y at the  30th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr Breakfast and in MLK Day of Service Projects

Houston, TX—This Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, taking place Monday, January, 21 YMCA of Greater Houston will join hundreds of YMCAs and other organizations nationwide in hosting events to reflect on the legacy of Dr. King and host service projects intended to bring together all residents in a spirit of unity. MLK Day of Service activities are open to the public and include a variety of activities across the city. The 30th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. […]

Central Fort Bend Chamber Brings YP Summit to Fort Bend County

The Central Fort Bend Chamber and the Young Professionals Division are excited to bring a new workshop opportunity geared toward young professionals and students preparing to enter the workforce this year – HYPE Summit 2019.  The goal of the HYPE Summit is to provide individuals with information, education, inspiration and motivation to aid in “Helping Young Professionals Excel” (HYPE).  Workshops will be conducted by experts from Fort Bend County and beyond.  Speakers include Suzanne Buck […]

Sen. Cruz: We March for the Unborn of Our Generation

Praises March for Life 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today released a video message supporting the 2019 March for Life, where millions of Americans rally in D.C. and across the country in support of pro-life policies at all levels of government: Watch Sen. Cruz’s video message here. A full transcript is below. “This week, millions of Americans are mourning the 46th anniversary of Roe v. Wade — but also celebrating the incredible progress we have […]

Marine 1st Lt. Sterling Elliot, a Katy native, who was instrumental in the saving of a U.S. Airman’s life in Okinawa, Japan on December 31, 2018

Seven United States Marines played a vital role in saving the life of a U.S. Airman with 353rd Special Operations Maintenance Squadron in Okinawa, Japan Dec. 31. The airman, whose name is being withheld out of respect for the family’s privacy, was involved in a motor cycle accident along Japan National Route 331. A group of Marines witnessed the accident and rushed to the scene as first responders. Marine Sgt. David Lam, an assistant warehouse […]

Fort Bend County Judge KP George Kicks Off Countywide Listening Tour in Pct. 4 at the University of Houston-Sugar Land on January 31, 2019

FORT BEND COUNTY- Fort Bend County Judge KP George is excited to announce that he will host a series of county-wide meetings dubbed the Listening Tour to engage Fort Bend County residents in constructive dialogue about Fort Bend County services and hear their concerns. The first in the Listening Tour series will be in partnership with Fort Bend County Pct. 4 Commissioner Ken DeMerchant and Pct. 4 Constable Trever Nehls and is scheduled for January 31, 2019 at the University […]