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Council Denies Planned Development District Application

By George Slaughter The Katy City Council, citing residential/commercial mix concerns, denied an application to create the 25K Morton Park and Silver Park Estates Planned Development District Monday. Developers intended the site, approximately 46 acres, for both single-family residential and commercial use. The proposed district is bordered by Heritage Park West subdivision to the north, Morton Road on the south, and Katy Hockley Cutoff Road to the east. The land east of the Katy Hockley […]

Katy Professional Firefighters Association Raises, Awards Scholarship Money at Pancakes with Santa Event

Santa Claus speaks with some youngsters at Saturday's Pancakes with Santa event - George Slaughter photo

By George Slaughter Santa Claus brought lovely weather for the second annual Pancakes with Santa, sponsored by the Katy Professional Firefighters Association Saturday morning at the Katy Fire Department, 1417 Avenue D. But the association brought checks for its first two scholarship recipients. Proceeds from the breakfast pay for a Katy Independent School District student to attend EMT school, the fire academy, or paramedic school. At Saturday’s breakfast, the first two scholarships, for $2,000 each, […]

Taylor Stampedes to 58-20 Playoff Win over Cy Creek

By George Slaughter The Taylor Mustangs cruised to a 58-20 victory over Cy Creek in a Class 6A Division II quarterfinal playoff game Saturday afternoon at NRG Stadium. The Mustangs improve to 9-5 with the win. After two weeks playing at NRG Stadium, the Mustangs will face their next opponent, Austin Westlake, Saturday at McLane Stadium in Waco. Kickoff time has not been announced. Cy Creek ends its season at 9-5. Saturday’s game against Cy […]

Santa Claus Opens Christmas Season in Katy by Lighting the City’s Christmas Tree

Santa Claus poses with a youngster Thursday at City Hall - George Slaughter photo

By George Slaughter Santa Claus lit the tree Thursday night at the city’s 47th annual Christmas tree lighting event at City Hall. The crowd enjoyed terrific weather and performances from a choir from Katy Elementary School, 5728 George Bush Dr., and a dance team from Juleigh Holley’s School of Dance, 27025 Highway Blvd., in addition to hearing from Santa Claus. In his welcoming remarks to a crowd of approximately 500 people, Mayor Bill Hastings made […]

Taylor’s Historic Season Continues Saturday Against Cy Creek

By George Slaughter The Taylor Mustangs’ deep run in the high school playoffs must be a nice way to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the school’s opening. Taylor High School opened in November 1979. Its football team, making its first-ever Class 6A, Division II quarterfinals appearance, plays Cy Creek at 2 p.m. Saturday at NRG Stadium. The Mustangs are the home team. Coach Chad Simmons’s Mustangs are 8-5. Last week Taylor defeated Humble, 35-14, to […]

Taylor Defeats Humble to Advance in Playoffs; Atascocita Defeats Tompkins

By George Slaughter The Taylor Mustangs are the lone Katy-area team still in the high school football playoffs after defeating the Humble Wildcats, 35-14, Saturday night at NRG Stadium. Taylor improves to 8-5 with the win. The Mustangs will return to action next week against Cypress Creek, which defeated Strake Jesuit 45-33 Friday. Humble ends its season at 11-3. The Mustangs took command of the game early, racing to a 21-0 lead in the first […]

North Shore Ends Katy’s Season with 56-35 Playoff Win

By George Slaughter In August, Katy began its season by defeating by North Shore. Friday afternoon, North Shore returned the favor, defeating Katy 56-35 to advance in the high school football playoffs. North Shore, the defending state champion, improves to 12-1 and will face the winner of the Tompkins-Atascocita game, scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at NRG Stadium. The Tigers end their season at 12-1. The Mustangs scored on their first possession of the game […]

North Shore-Katy Rematch Leads This Weekend’s Playoff Action

By George Slaughter Black Friday marks what is perhaps the busiest shopping day of the Christmas season. But for high school football fans, Friday could instead be called Red Friday, as it marks the renewal of the North Shore-Katy rivalry. The Mustangs play the Tigers at 4 p.m. at NRG Stadium in a Division I regional playoff game. The Tigers are the home team. The Mustangs are the defending state champions and won the District […]

Tompkins, Katy Post Playoff Wins

By George Slaughter The Tompkins Falcons needed two overtimes to do it, but they came away with an emotional 30-27 area playoff win against the Cy Falls Eagles Friday night at Legacy Stadium. The win improves the Falcons to 11-1. The Eagles end their season at 10-2. The winning touchdown, which came on a 2-yard run by junior quarterback Jalen Milroe, clinched the victory after Cy Falls had taken a 27-24 lead earlier in the […]

Katy City Council Briefed on Updated Recycling Policies

Katy Police Officer Steve Kelleher reins in the department’s new police dog, Kiko, at Thursday’s City Council meeting as Chief Noe Diaz, back to camera, briefs the council. Photo courtesy Chris Harris

By George Slaughter The City of Katy’s recycling policy has changed in recent months due to national events. Katy City Council members Thursday received a briefing about the recycling processes used by the city’s recycling vendor, as well as information about what could and could not be recycled. In September, the city announced it would no longer accept glass as an item for recycle. The city said the change was due to the decline in […]