In the Midst of Pandemic, The Toasted Yolk Café Opens Franchises in Katy and Cypress, Texas  

The Toasted Yolk Café (TYC) opened two new restaurants in July. These are the first new Toasted Yolk Café restaurants to open since the start of the Covid-19 outbreak, and sales at both started strong and are tracking with pre-Covid-19 TYC openings. “It appears that because TYC is in the breakfast and lunch segment, sales have not been hurt as much as other higher priced restaurants,” said Paul W. Vernon, Executive Vice President in the Retail […]

Heat Advisory Issued for Harris County Today, Through Weekend

What is the danger? The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Heat Advisory for Harris County from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. today. Heat index readings are expected to range from 105 to 110 degrees. The dangerous heat conditions are likely to continue through the weekend. Everyone should take precautions to avoid heat illness or exhaustion.  What you should do: STAY COOL! Keep your body temperature cool to avoid heat-related illness. Always remember to LOOK BEFORE YOU […]

 Cane Island’s The Oaks Kitchen & Bar Introduces New Executive Chef, New Menu Offerings

The Oaks Kitchen & Bar has named Katy native Kevin Callahan, previously with Austin’s critically acclaimed The Roaring Fork, as its new Executive Chef.

KATY, TX (July 7, 2020) – The Oaks Kitchen & Bar, the charming dining spot tucked away in the Katy community of Cane Island, has added a new Executive Chef and Pastry Chef while unveiling a new menu featuring entrees prepared over an open-flame oak wood grill. Now open daily, The Oaks Kitchen & Bar has named Katy native Kevin Callahan, previously with Austin’s critically acclaimed The Roaring Fork, as its new Executive Chef.  Callahan also has […]

Katy Wedding Venue Now Offering Graduation Parties During Pandemic

Do you remember the excitement you felt walking across the platform to receive your High School diploma?  Your family in the audience cheering you on as you walked, or in some cases ran, towards a brand-new phase of your life?  Unfortunately, this year, some of the graduating class of 2020 in our area have missed this memorable moment!   And while we’re excited to say Katy ISD ceremonies will move forward in mid-June, we can still […]

Memorial Day 2020

Every crisis has new heroes. During the 9/11 attacks, they were the first responders running into burning and crumbling buildings as others ran out.  Now, during the Coronavirus pandemic, the most visible heroes are the health care professionals, who are saving others and risking their own lives while doing so. These heroes have much in common with the people that we honor today – America’s fallen veterans. They are men and women who have sacrificed […]

Art Rock Project Gains Momentum During Coronavirus Shutdown

The Watts siblings, a cousin and friends, shown here in a photo from 2017, hold up rocks they painted to launch CCR Rocks, a painted rock Facebook group that has gained momentum during coronavirus stay-at-home orders.

(Fulshear, TX – April 29, 2020)      —        What began as a fun, how-far-can-it-go experiment three years ago has taken on new meaning and new life during the coronavirus stay-at-home mandates. Brent and Gail Watts were vacationing at Dinosaur Valley State Park with their children during spring break in 2017 when they happened upon a painted rock on a hike. On one side of the rock was painted an invitation to join a Facebook group, take a […]

Cornyn: Greater Houston Area Airports to Receive $201M in Coronavirus Relief Funds

WASHINGTON – Several airports in the Greater Houston area were awarded a number of federal grants totaling $200,953,087 as economic relief following the economic distress caused by the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn announced today. The funding, which was appropriated by Congress last month as part of the CARES Act, comes through the U.S. Department of Transportation. You can read more about these grants here. “As Texas reels from the economic destruction caused by the […]

Chefs Alex Au-Yeung And Cuc Lam Unite To Launch Yelo, A Banh Mi Bistro

YELO Two of Houston’s Culinary Favorites Partner to Offer Craft Banh Mi in Katy Asian Town KATY, TEXAS – Get ready to visit Katy for a different kind of banh mi experience. Chef-owner Alex Au-Yeung of Phat Eatery has teamed up with chef and pop-up dinner queen Cuc Lam to convert the space next to his popular Malaysian restaurant into a new all-day concept. YELO, a Vietnamese sandwich shop specializing in craft banh mi and specialty […]

Salute To Business 2020

Friday, April 24th 11AM to 1PM The Fulshear-Katy Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to host Salute to Business 2020 with the 48th Governor of Texas Greg Abbott as the Keynote Speaker. We invite the community to attend this luncheon and reflect on the past year and be inspired for the new year. This year’s Presenting Sponsor is our very own Fulshear Friendly Walmart. Sponsorship opportunities and Individual tickets are available now at www.FulshearKaty.com. This […]

Fulshear Book Clubs Announce March 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, March 16, beginning at 12:00 noon, in the Meeting Room of the library. The book to be discussed is In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American […]