Katy News

Holiday Extravaganza 2021

After a one-year hiatus, the Seven Lakes HS Fine Arts Department returns with their 16th Holiday Extravaganza! Our talented Band, Choir, Orchestra, and Studio VII Theater students will present an evening of holiday entertainment on Thursday, December 9th in the Seven Lakes HS Performing Arts Center. Our night begins at 5:30pm with a dinner catered by Peachez Eatery. Browse our Silent Auction offerings, just in time for holiday shopping! The night is capped off by a concert featuring our […]

2021 James E. Taylor Holiday Home Tour, December 2 & 3

Enjoy the spirit of the holidays by attending the holiday home tour sponsored by James E. Taylor’s Class of 2022 Project Grad.   Five fabulously festive homes will be open to the public on Thursday, December 2, from 5pm – 9pm,  and Friday, December 3, from 10am – 2 pm, and 5pm – 9 pm. From November 1 through December 1, tour tickets can be purchased for $25 by credit card at thsprojectgrad.com, or by cash […]

City Authorizes Water Meter Replacement Project

By George Slaughter The Katy City Council Monday authorized a $291,747.21 water meter replacement project with Aqua Metric, of Selma, Texas. According to the resolution authorizing the work, the city in August 2019 completed a water meter upgrade to the Sensus Flexnet System. However, the volume of water meters or radios that were not replaced, and those that not did not give good readings, was such that the city will be replacing more meters. Total […]

Relay for Life Raises Money for American Cancer Society

Katy Ward A Council Member Dan Smith, Mayor Pro Tem Chris Harris, Mayor Bill Hastings, and Ward B Council Member Rory Robertson joined the festivities at the Katy Relay for Life event. (Brenda Martin photo)

By George Slaughter Other than a brief roll-through of heavy clouds, Saturday afternoon was a good time to take a walk in Katy City Park. Many did so for the Relay for Life, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Despite it being called a relay, Relay for Life is a family-friendly, non-competitive event designed to celebrate cancer survivors, remember those who lost their battle with cancer, and raise money to help find a cure. […]

Igloo Revs Up Its NASCAR-Licensed Playmate Coolers With A Limited-Edition Nascar Greats Driver Series

The New Collection Includes Three Designs Inspired by NASCAR Hall of Famers Dale Earnhardt, Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Today, Igloo and NASCAR® released the limited-edition NASCAR Greats Driver Series of Playmate coolers that expand upon the previously released NASCAR Playmate Series. This new collection of NASCAR-licensed Playmate coolers features custom artwork inspired by NASCAR Hall of Fame drivers Dale Earnhardt, Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt Jr. and is available now at igloocoolers.com/nascar. “We’re shifting our […]

Houston Walmart To Host Spooky Street Trick-or-Treat Experience for Kids and Their Parents

What: Walmart knows its customers and their families may be planning to celebrate Halloween differently this year. For families looking for less traditional Halloween haunts, the retailer will transform its parking lot into a “Spooky Street” to bring back the excitement and wonder of Halloween with contact-free, socially distanced trick-or-treating. Families have snagged all the appointments to walk the street and shout “trick-or-treat” at each of the four themed doors for pre-packaged goodie bags and […]

City Residents Enjoy Coffee with the Mayors

By George Slaughter It’s one thing to have coffee with the mayor. But it’s unique to have coffee with not just the mayor, but all his predecessors, too. That’s what happened Thursday morning at the Johnny Nelson Katy Heritage Museum. To hear City Administrator Byron Hebert tell it, the idea of a “Coffee with the Mayors” has been discussed for some years. Hebert said he told the staff that this year, it was time to […]

Snoopy And The Peanuts Gang Join Igloo’s All-New Collection Of Coolers And Drinkware

The Five-Piece Collection Includes Playmate Coolers, Cooler Bags and a Stainless Steel Tumbler Inspired by the Beloved Peanuts Characters Today, Igloo introduced its all-new collection of coolers inspired by Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the Peanuts gang from one of the most popular comic strips in history. Featuring five different coolers — including Little Playmates, cooler bags and a Stainless Steel Can Tumbler — that playfully depict the beloved characters, the special-edition Peanuts Cooler Collection is […]

Shoot Like A Girl® Hosts Free Shooting Sports Event at Bas Pro Shops® in Katy, Texas

Shoot Like A Girl is taking the Home of the Brave Tour to Bass Pro Shops in Katy, Texas this weekend for a free interactive event that introduces women to the shooting sports in a fun, safe and comfortable atmosphere. Both new and experienced shooters are invited to stop by the Shoot Like A Girl trailer in front of Bass Pro Shops on Saturday, October 23 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, October 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 […]

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available to Texas Small Businesses

Small nonfarm businesses in the following counties are now eligible to apply for low interest federal disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration. These loans offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by excessive moisture that occurred in the following primary counties in Texas, announced Director Tanya N. Garfield of SBA’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West. Declaration Number:   17231 Primary  Counties:   Anderson, Aransas, Brazoria, Fisher, Galveston, Goliad, Harris, Hill, Houston, Lamb, Leon, […]