Katy News

TxDOTS Vows To Cut Road Accident Deaths In The Coming Years

The police barred motorists from passing on the Katy Freeway on Wednesday, August 8, after two motorcycles crashed near Washington Avenue while racing. None of the motorcyclists died due to the crash, but one of them was transported to the hospital in critical condition. For almost two decades, at least one person has died on Texas roadways every day since Nov. 7, 2000. The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) marked the unfortunate milestone by launching the […]

Cross Creek Ranch Eyes Final KISD Lots

Cross Creek Ranch will have delivered nearly 500 homesites by year’s end, including properties in its final neighborhoods served by the Katy Independent School District.

Cross Creek Ranch is developing its final homesites within Katy Independent School District, delivering 291 so far in 2019 with another 180 planned by the end of the year. Among the KISD homesites being developed are the largest remaining for the Fulshear community. “We expect to be completely built out on the Katy ISD side of Cross Creek Ranch by the end of 2020,” said Rob Bamford, general manager of Cross Creek Ranch. “The remaining […]

Learn How To Design And Create Objects For 3d Printers               

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library will have a demonstration and instructional session, “Introduction to 3D Printing,” on Thursday, September 5, from 10:15 am to 12:30 pm, in the Computer Lab of the library, located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy. Library staff will introduce the 3D printer and explain how library patrons can print their own designs. Those attending the session will also learn about free websites that can be used to find 3D […]

On Aug. 14, Katy Area Retired Educators (KARE) held its annual Hooky Day to kick off the 2019-2020 school year.

KARE Current and New Members Kathryn Williams, Suzanne Welch, Jana Miller and Beth Maddock

KARE’s theme is “Solving the puzzle for an A+ Retirement.”. Over 100 retired KARE members were in attendance to welcome new retirees. KARE’s next meeting will be held on Sept. 25, with guest speaker Precinct 5 Constable Ted Heap.  All public school employees who retired under the Teacher Retirement System (TRS) are welcome to attend and bring a retired educator, friend or neighbor who is not a current member.  KARE represents anyone who has worked in a school district and retired […]

Texas and the 1115 Medicaid Waiver

In the August edition of Fiscal Notes, the Comptroller’s office highlights the 1115 Medicaid waiver, a federal provision that has channeled billions of dollars to innovative health and human services projects in our state. One part of the waiver is coming to an end; the state is seeking to renew the other part to ensure that federal aid continues flowing to programs serving the most vulnerable Texans. In this issue, we also examine Texas’ state jails program, […]

Social Security Accelerates Decisions for People with Serious Disabilities  

Agency Adds to Compassionate Allowances List Andrew Saul, Commissioner of Social Security, today announced four new Compassionate Allowances conditions: CDKL5 Deficiency Disorder, Pitt Hopkins Syndrome, Primary Peritoneal Cancer, and Richter Syndrome.  Compassionate Allowances is a program to quickly identify severe diseases and medical conditions that meet Social Security’s standards for disability benefits. “Social Security’s highest priority is to serve the public and we are committed to ensuring Americans with disabilities receive the benefits they are […]

Cross Creek Ranch Wins Community of the Year

Cross Creek Ranch Entry

(Fulshear, TX – Aug. 19, 2019)—Cross Creek Ranch was recently named Community of the Year in the Texas Association of Builders’ (TAB) 2019 Star Awards. The awards program recognizes leading builders, remodelers, architects, designers, sales professionals, marketing professionals and construction professionals across Texas and surrounding areas. Companies submitted 574 entries into this year’s competition, with winners announced Aug. 8 during the Sunbelt Builders Show™. “This is one of the industry’s most prestigious awards,” said Rob […]

Katy ISD to Hold Public Forum for Naming of High School #9  

KATY [August 19, 2019] – During tonight’s Work Study meeting, the Naming Advisory Committee for High School #9 recommended to the Board that this facility be named after the Jordan family, who represent a long history and deeply established roots in Katy that help found this district over a 100 years ago.  Community members are invited to a public forum to provide input regarding the proposed name. Wednesday, August 21 Education Support Complex Board Room 6301 […]

11 Most Fun Things to Do in Katy, Texas, with Kids

Tired of listening to your kids rant about being bored? All you have to do is pack your fun-deprived kids in your car or a rental family van Katy TX, get on a Texas interstate and head straight to Katy, TX, for a great adventure. Recreation They really have everything out there, from indoor play spaces to outdoor adventures, Katy is full of big attractions like these 11 spots that promise an unlimited fun time: […]

Nottingham Country Garden Club

On Thursday, September 5th2019, Nottingham Country Garden club (NCGC) will feature Shady Gingers & their Flirty Companions.  Our speaker will be Linda Gay.  She is brining plants for sale. Meet and greet time begins at 9:30 a.m. and the program will start at 10:00 a.m., followed by the NCGC meeting.   Please join us at the Municipal Utility Building #81 at 805 Hidden Canyon Drive in Katy 77450.  For more information please see our website: http//www.ncgctx.org.  […]