Katy News

Katy ISD Education Foundation Announces Return of Fireflies & Foodtrucks

By George Slaughter Fireflies & Foodtrucks, a fundraising event benefiting the Katy ISD Education Foundation, is set to take place next month. The event is set for 6-9 p.m. October 9 at the No Label Brewery, 5851 1st St. Tickets are $60 and cover food and beverage costs. Guests can also purchase exclusive VIP Bar Experience tickets, featuring access to special No Label brews, for an additional $25 each. Groups of eight can purchase a […]

COVID-19 Vaccine and Test Sites Reopen Wednesday September 15th, 2021

$100 Cash Card Incentive Program Extended to September 30 Harris County Public Health (HCPH) COVID-19 testing and vaccination sites at Dick Graves Park and Bear Creek will reopen tomorrow as scheduled.  Residents can find additional vaccine locations near them by clicking here. Harris County Judge, Lina Hidalgo, has also approved to extend the $100 cash card incentive for people who receive their first COVID-19 vaccine dose until September 30th, 2021. Harris County residents who receive their […]

City Announces Hearings for Budget, Tax Rate

By George Slaughter The Katy City Council Monday announced public hearings to consider and adopt its budget and proposed tax rate. The hearings will take place at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 27 at City Hall, 901 Avenue C. The council will consider a $34.4 million budget, which is posted on the city website. The budget is a $1.5 million increase from the current $33 million budget. The proposed tax rate is $0.447168 per $100 property evaluation. […]

UPDATE | Tropical Storm Nicholas Power Outages and Damage Assessment

The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HCOHSEM) remains at Level II-High Readiness and continues to monitor Tropical Storm Nicholas. Based on current forecasts from the National Weather Service, rain and wind will be leaving our area before the end of the day. CenterPoint Energy crews and contractors are working hard to restore power. Residents are asked to call 713-207-2222 to report downed power lines. Due to smart meters, there is no need to report a […]

COVID-19 Vaccine and Test Sites Closed on Monday and Tuesday due to Tropical Storm Nicholas

Residents Should Prepare for Expected Heavy Rains and Possible Flooding Harris County Public Health’s COVID-19 vaccination and testing sites will be closed Monday and Tuesday, September 13 and 14 due to Tropical Storm Nicholas. The storm may cause flash flooding and produce tropical force winds early in the week along the Texas Gulf Coast. Harris County officials will track the storm’s progress and decide later if sites will also be closed Tuesday. Residents are encouraged to […]

Libraries To Close In Observance Of Fair Day

All branches of Fort Bend County Libraries, which includes the Cinco Ranch Branch and the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch, will be closed Friday, September 24, in observance of Fort Bend County Fair Day. Regular library hours will resume on Saturday, September 25. Your online library is always open at www.fortbend.lib.tx.us for searching the catalog, renewing books or placing holds, streaming movies or music, downloading e-books, or using the research databases. For additional information, contact the library system’s Communications Office at 281-633-4734.

Kelsey-Seybold Clinic: Inclement Weather Update

Patient information regarding clinic operations, closures At this time, Clinic locations are open for in-person care through 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 13. For the safety of our patients and employees, all Kelsey-Seybold Clinic locations will be closed for in-person care and services on Tuesday, Sept. 14. Virtual Visits will remain available for adults from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and children from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday. We will continue to monitor weather conditions […]

City Returning to Business As Usual Status Following Nicholas

The predicted path of Tropical Storm Nicholas at 10 a.m. Monday (Courtesy National Weather Service)

NOTE: This story will be updated as events warrant. By George Slaughter Mayor Bill Hastings said things in the City of Katy are returning back to normal following the arrival and passage of Hurricane Nicholas early Tuesday morning. “Together we have survived another weather event,” Hastings said in a statement. “We are thankful for minimal impacts from Tropical Storm-Hurricane Nicholas and will be moving forward today with business as usual.” Hastings said the city is […]

Book Donations Needed For Friends Of The Library Book Sales

The Friends of the Library (FOL) organizations that support Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL) are requesting donations of gently-used books, DVDs, CDs, and audiobooks so they can replenish their supplies and continue their book sales and fundraising efforts. Donations can be brought to any FBCL location during business hours. The FOL groups have long had ongoing book sales in the libraries, as well as special book-sale events periodically throughout the year. These book sales are […]

Heavy Rainfall Expected This Weekend

The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HCOHSEM) is monitoring a tropical wave entering our area beginning late Saturday night and lasting into early next week. The National Weather Service forecasts widespread rainfall of up to 3 to 5 inches for areas south of I-10, with the possibility of up to 8 inches in areas closer to the coast. The biggest threat will come from heavy downpours that produce high amounts of rain in […]