Katy News

Parkway Fellowship Church Celebrates 20 Years Serving and Supporting Fort Bend, West Harris, and Waller County

Parkway Fellowship Church is celebrating 20 years of serving and supporting Fort Bend, West Harris, and Waller County with a celebration for the entire community on Sunday, February 5th, at 9:00, 10:15, and 11:30 AM. The public is invited to join in this fun celebration. Each experience will feature free coffee, donuts, and birthday cake for attendees to enjoy, as well as other activities. There are also separate services uniquely designed for students and kids. […]

Spread the Love by Giving the Gift of Life: Members Choice Hosts Blood Drive Ahead of Valentine’s Day

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Members Choice Credit Union (MCCU) is teaming up with the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center to host a blood drive. Each person who gives blood can save up to three lives with just one donation. As a thank you, successful blood donors will receive a complimentary hoodie. To register, visit this link. WHO:           Members Choice Credit Union Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center Members of the local community WHEN:      […]

Katy ISD Announces New Principal for Leonard Elementary School

Jason Sowders Principal at Leonard Elementary School 

Katy ISD has announced Jason Sowders as the new principal of Olga Leonard Elementary School. Sowders, who has over 20 years of educational experience, will join the Leonard Leopards beginning February 20. “I look forward to working with the staff, students, parents, community, and namesake Olga Leonard, to continue the campus’ vision of Leading the Legacy,” said Sowders.  “Since the school’s inception in 2019, the campus has welcomed many new families to our thriving school district.  […]

Katy Area Chamber of Commerce and the Katy Business Association support local Texas Chili Cook-Off Benefitting Katy ISD FFA on February 11th 

Front Row from Left to Right: Jennifer Pierce, Katy Business Association; Bill Lacy, Independent Bank Mortgage; Matthew Ferraro, Katy Area Chamber of Commerce Back Row from Left to Right: Lisa McGarity, Advancial Federal Credit Union; Jacob Colby, American Furniture Warehouse; Angela King, H-E-B; Olivia Martin, KTX Window Cleaning, LLC

The Katy Area Chamber of Commerce and the Katy Business Association have partnered together to support the 6th Annual Texas Chili Cook-Off, an annual event benefiting the Katy ISD FFA. Heat up your February with a fun-filled family day of sampling some of the best chili the local Katy community has to offer on Saturday, February 11th from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. The event is being held at American Furniture Warehouse located at 500 Pin Oak […]

It’s Rodeo Time! The 80th Annual Katy ISD FFA Livestock Show Kicks Off Feb. 14

For the last 80 years, the Katy ISD FFA Livestock Show has provided opportunities for students to develop and showcase their talents in a diverse range of agricultural pathways.  This year, the District has once again partnered with the Katy Rodeo Committee to continue this tradition during the week of February 14-18 at the Young Agricultural Sciences Center.  Students will compete in categories including steers, goats, lambs, hogs, broilers and rabbits. “This year, we will […]

Katy’s Fish City Grill Transforms Into First Half Shells Restaurant In Houston

Fish City Grill and Half Shells are restaurants known and loved for their fresh seafood and welcoming atmosphere. Now, the Houston area will have both. For the first time, a Half Shells is opening outside of Dallas-Fort Worth, where the restaurants were born. The new Half Shells Seafood will open in Katy’s La Centerra at Cinco Ranch, in the same space that Fish City Grill occupied until renovations began on Jan 31. Half Shells will […]

More Houston Harmony Public Schools Get Added to the List of State Schools of Character

Four more schools from Harmony Public Schools Houston Districts have been named official Texas “State School(s) of Character” this week for its/their outstanding efforts in promoting cultures of character on campus and in the community. Harmony School of Achievement, Harmony School of Exploration, Harmony School of Fine Arts & Technology, and Harmony Science Academy-Houston were awarded the distinction by Character.org, a national advocate and leader for school character development. “During this journey of becoming a State School of Character, we have seen how positively this […]

Nine Harmony Campuses Named ‘State School Of Character,’ More Than Any School System In The U.S.

Only 15 campuses in Texas and 73 in the U.S. earned the prestigious honor Nine campuses from Harmony Public Schools were named official Texas “State Schools of Character” for their outstanding efforts in promoting cultures of character in their schools and communities. The awards were announced this week by Character.org, a national advocate and leader for character development in schools. Each year, Character.org certifies schools and districts at the state level that demonstrate a dedicated focus on […]

Sueba USA Announces Plans for San Paseo,  Katy Area’s Next Upscale Multifamily Property

Sueba USA is expanding its portfolio of upscale multifamily developments with the addition of San Paseo located off the Grand Parkway and less then one mile north of I-10. San Paseo will feature 272 class-A apartment homes and 20, two-story townhomes with attached garages. Located at 1724 Partnership Way next to two other Sueba USA-developed multifamily properties, San Tierra and San Remo, the four-story midrise is minutes from west Houston employment centers, hike-and-bike trails and other outdoor […]

Katy ISD Seeks Applicants for Community Bond Advisory Committee

Committee Application Now Open KATY, TX [February 1, 2023] – Katy ISD is preparing for its rapid enrollment influx by establishing a Community Bond Advisory Committee (CBAC) to explore current and future student and school needs.  The 150-member committee comprised of parents, business partners, senior citizens, staff, and other community members, will determine if a November 2023 schools bond package is needed.  The application to serve on the CBAC is open until February 15 and was […]