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Why Should You Choose Top-Down Investing?

That’s why if you decide to invest in the stock market, one of the first things you need to do is to determine your trading strategy and how you’ll analyze the markets to choose the companies to add to your portfolio. One of the most popular ways to identify great stocks is using top-down investing, which looks at the big picture before focusing in on the most promising sectors and companies to make better investment […]

Announcing Healthcare for the Homeless – Houston’s (HHH) 3 Days of Giving for Health and Hope

Houston’s (HHH) annual gala has been reimagined into a unique, easy-to-engage with online digital event: 3 Days of Giving for Health and Hope. The event will be from November 17 – 19, 2021, leading into the Thanksgiving holiday. Over the course of the three days, micro-videos of “Mission Moments” highlighting specific aspects of HHH’s work – for example, dental services, pediatric care or client stories – are posted across their website, social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, […]

Katy Celebrates Rice Festival with a Parade

Some children enjoying the Katy Rice Festival Parade. (photo by Terry Carter/UD Photos.com)

By George Slaughter The Katy Rice Festival is set for next weekend, and held a parade Saturday to celebrate. After seeing the 2020 festival be put exclusively online due to the pandemic, festival organizers and participants are looking forward to an in-person event this upcoming weekend. The festival will continue to use the parking and shuttle setups as it has in the past. The shuttle service will transport festival-goers from the Leonard E. Merrell Center […]

Council Reconfirms Harris as Mayor Pro Tem

Chris Harris (City of Katy photo)

By George Slaughter The Katy City Council Monday reconfirmed Council Member-at-Large Chris Harris to serve as mayor pro tem. Harris, a U.S. Justice Department analyst, was first elected to the council in 2018 and reelected last year. Mayor Bill Hastings nominated Harris upon his election in 2019. The mayor appoints the mayor pro tem, who serves in the mayor’s absence, but the appointment must be approved by the council. Ward A Council Member Dan Smith […]

Katy Police Officers Association Holding Online Fundraiser

Caps such as this are available for sale, with proceeds benefiting the Katy Police Officers Association (KPOA photo)

By George Slaughter The Katy Police Officers Association is holding an online sale in lieu of its annual fish fry, which had to be cancelled due the pandemic. This is the second consecutive year the pandemic has forced cancellation of the fish fry, long a popular charitable and social attraction in Katy. Michele Miller, a police IT specialist and association treasurer, said the association hopes to stage the fish fry again next year. The event […]

Fire Marshal’s Office Investigating Cause of Midway Bar-B-Que Fire

Firefighters put out a fire at Midway Bar-B-Que, 6025 Highway Blvd., Saturday morning (Isaac Hernandez photo via Facebook)

By George Slaughter Katy Fire Marshal Gregg Peterson and his staff are investigating the cause of a multiple-alarm fire that occurred early Saturday morning at Midway Bar-B-Que, 6025 Highway Blvd. Nobody was hurt in the fire. City Emergency Management Coordinator Greg Goedecker said Katy firefighters were on the scene at 2:58 a.m. Nine Katy units responded to the call, and firefighters from six other, non-Katy, departments were also involved in fighting the fire. Firefighters had […]

UPDATE | Harris County Urges Residents to Prepare for Historic Winter Freeze

What is the danger? UPDATE: The forecasts have slightly shifted. Parts of north and northwest Harris County will be seeing freezing conditions beginning TONIGHT. The time to prepare is NOW. After sundown, driving conditions will become extremely dangerous and all travel should be avoided. • Wherever you are Sunday night, you should be prepared to stay there through at least Tuesday. • Take action now to protect people, pets, plants, and pipes from the effects of […]

Exciting news for the Katy Basketball Community

The British International School of Houston (nordangliaeducation.com/our-schools/houston/british-international) and Alodia Basketball Academy (alodiasports.com) are excited to announce their strategic partnership to provide basketball youth leagues, skills training, camps, and tournaments in the Katy community. Holiday Hoops Camp (December 21-23) will be the first program offered to the community. The Winter Youth League and Skills Training program will be offered in January and February. Registration for these programs is available now and open to boys and girls […]

Meet the Katy City Council Candidates: Diane Walker

Diane Walker (Diane Walker photo)

By George Slaughter Diane Walker, a life insurance broker, is seeking her first term on the Katy City Council. She is seeking the Ward A seat presently held by incumbent Janet Corte. Corte is seeking reelection. Dharminder Dargan, an engineer, has also filed for the seat. Term of office is three years. 1. Why do you want this job? I have wanted to be on city council since I was a little girl. I want […]

City Sets Tax Rate and Budget Hearing Dates

Katy City Hall

By George Slaughter The Katy City Council Monday set public hearing dates next month for its proposed tax rate and budget for the upcoming fiscal year. The public hearing for the tax rate is at 4 p.m. September 14. The public hearing for the budget is at 4 p.m. September 28. Both meetings are expected to be online as all council meetings have been since the pandemic was declared in March. The proposed $32 million […]