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City Counterproposes Lawsuit Settlement Offer

By George Slaughter The Katy City Council Monday voted to make a counteroffer on a proposed settlement with a former city emergency management coordinator who sued after her March 2018 firing. Maria Horn Galvez filed suit in September 2018 in state district court. Her suit alleged invasion of privacy or intrusion of seclusion in that city officials reviewed her Facebook Messenger posts, some of which were personal in nature, to obtain information to terminate her […]

Katy Rice Festival Enjoys Good Crowds

City Hall is the backdrop for Katy Rice Festival booths along Avenue C – George Slaughter photo

By George Slaughter Katy residents and visitors had much to enjoy at the annual Katy Rice Festival, which continues through tomorrow. Friday evening featured live music, food trucks, a beer garden, and a carnival. Saturday’s events began with a parade that ran east on 10th Street to Drexel Drive, when it turned south and proceeded to 5th Street. There, it turned west, passing by the judges’ stage, at the East Avenue intersection, and then turned […]

Tompkins defeats Mayde Creek, 28-0

By George Slaughter Tompkins brought its defense to its District 19-6A matchup with Mayde Creek Thursday, and it stepped up to shut out the Rams, 28-0 at Rhodes Stadium. The win improves the Falcons to 6-1 overall and 2-1 in District 19-6A. The Rams fall to 5-1 overall and 1-1 in district. It proved a gutsy comeback for Tompkins following last week’s emotional 35-30 loss to Katy. Tompkins scored on its first two possessions to […]

Mickey Gilley, Johnny Lee to Perform Friday at Austin County Fair

Mickey Gilley

By George Slaughter BELLVILLE—For his 17 number-one country music hits over a storied 60-plus year entertainment career, and for all the concerts, movies, and television appearances, it’s still about the music, people, and camaraderie for Mickey Gilley. Gilley will team up with friend and fellow artist Johnny Lee to perform at 10 p.m. Friday at the Austin County Fair. The fair is held at the Austin County Fair Convention and Expo Center, 1076 FM 159, […]

Tompkins Hopes to Rebound Against Undefeated Mayde Creek

By George Slaughter A new week brings new opportunities. For the Tompkins Falcons, coming off an emotional 35-30 loss to Katy last week, the opportunity comes against the other undefeated team in District 19-6A. Mayde Creek is 5-0 overall and 1-0 in district play after a 41-10 win against Cinco Ranch. The five wins are the most the Rams have posted since the 2008 season, when they finished 5-5. Mayde Creek’s last winning season came […]

Fulshear Book Clubs Announce October Reading Selections  

Share your love of reading with other book lovers at one of the book clubs that meet monthly at Fort Bend County Libraries’ Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library, 8100 FM 359 South in Fulshear. New members are always welcome The next meeting of the Fulshear Book Club will take place on Monday, October 21, beginning at 12:00 noon, in the Meeting Room of the library. The book to be discussed is An Irish Country Doctor, written by Patrick Taylor. This book […]

Katy Defeats Tompkins, 35-30

By George Slaughter Maybe it’s a good thing that the Katy Tigers had to fight for a win, given how easy things have seemed for them lately. In a hard-fought game against a valiant Tompkins Falcons squad, Katy held on to win, 35-30, Thursday night at Legacy Stadium. The victory improves Katy to 5-0, and 1-0 in District 19-6A. The loss drops Tompkins to 5-1, and 1-1 in district. Katy scored first, on a four-yard […]

Katy-Tompkins Matchup Highlights Weekend Football Action

Katy News photo

By George Slaughter Going into last season’s game against Katy, Tompkins players and fans wore t-shirts that proclaimed, “A New Shade of Red.” It was, they surely hoped, the sign of a new power rising in District 19-6A. The Falcons had earned the right to be confident. Last season, they enjoyed their first-ever winning record and playoff berth. By any measure, it was an exciting, memorable season at Tompkins. But in last year’s Katy game, […]

Taylor Kicks Late Field Goal to Defeat Morton Ranch, 31-28

By George Slaughter The Taylor Mustangs know that successful comebacks require a fighting spirit. They learned Friday night that having a kicker with some ice water in his veins helps, too, as junior kicker Renan Baeta kicked a 35-yard field goal with 16 seconds left to clinch a 31-28 win against Morton Ranch at Legacy Stadium. Taylor improves to 3-2 overall, and 1-0 in district 19-6A play. Morton Ranch falls to 3-2 overall, and 0-1 […]

Pappa Gyros to Open New Location at Franz and N. Mason

A sign stands at the future site of Pappa Gyros restaurant in Katy - George Slaughter photo

By George Slaughter Fans of Pappa Gyros restaurant in Katy can look forward to an additional restaurant next spring. Restaurant owner Chris Batsios said the second location, to be located at the northwest corner of Franz and N. Mason, is in the works. Pappa Gyros serves Greek fare, along with various American dishes. Its original location, at 23255 Kingsland Blvd., has been in business for just over three years. It is located at the southeast […]