Katy News

City Adopts Water Leak Adjustment Policy to Give Customer Refunds for Overcharges

Byron Hebert - City of Katy photo

By George Slaughter The Katy City Council Monday adopted a policy that enables city water customers get their water bills adjusted during the recent winter storms, when many Texans found themselves with burst water pipes. In addition, the city will waive late fee penalties for all city water customers for February 14-March 15. The policy goes into effect immediately. According to the policy, an adjustment will happen when the usage for a water meter for […]

The Igloo X Deadpool Chimichanga Truck Playmate Cooler Is Pulling Up To A Picnic Near You

To celebrate Deadpool’s Nerdy 30 Years, Igloo and Marvel released their newest collaboration: A special-edition Deadpool Playmate cooler! Inspired by the greatest (and mouthiest) mercenary and chimichanga aficionado within the Marvel Universe, the Deadpool Chimichanga Truck Playmate Pal is available today at igloocoolers.com/deadpool. “We love teaming up with Marvel, and this Deadpool Playmate collaboration was as fun as ever,” said Brian Garofalow, Chief Marketing Officer at Igloo. “We were able to perfectly capture Deadpool’s hilariousness and […]

Katy’s Cane Island Hosts Return of Annual Car Show Saturday, April 17

A Katy-area springtime favorite, the 4th annual Cane Island Car Show, returns Saturday, April 17 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. when the community of new homes presents the best in vintage, classic and exotic cars, live music, food trucks and children’s activities. Free and open to the public in the community’s Cane Quarter, 2100 Cane Island Parkway, the car show is ideal for classic car aficionados as well as those simply looking for a fun […]

Jeremiah’s Italian Ice to Open First Houston Area Location

Favorite Florida frozen treats brand opening in Katy Orlando-based Jeremiah’s Italian Ice is bringing its beloved brand to suburban Houston. The new location at 4030 FM 1463 #101 in Katy is set to open March 9th. Jeremiah’s has Texas locations in Temple and McKinney and is planning to open additional locations across the Houston area in the coming years. The Jeremiah’s location in Katy will have indoor and outdoor seating for guests to enjoy their frozen creations, as well […]

Local Little Free Library Dedicated to Memory of Katy Junior High Student

Kamdyn Davidson-Maikranz checks out the first book from the Little Free Library (Deana Davidson-Maikranz photo)

By George Slaughter Celia “CiCi” Rico, a 14-year-old Katy Junior High student, committed suicide in January. Her family and friends Friday turned that tragedy into something positive by dedicating a little free library in her honor. The library is a small stand with a box filled with free books for checkout and returning, though there’s no checkout process. Someone hoping to get a book from this library simply shows up, opens the box, and takes […]

Katy ISD Student Essay to be Included on Upcoming NASA Moon Mission

Aditi Gokhale (Katy ISD photo)

By George Slaughter A sixth-grader at Adams Junior High has written an essay that later this year will travel aboard the Artemis I satellite to the moon. Aditi Gokhale’s essay, “Enabling the Artemis Missions: Landing a Permanent Supply of Oxygen,” focuses on the icy outer rims of craters found on the lunar south pole which produce oxygen. The essay was one of 155 semifinalists in the Artemis Moon Pod Essay Contest, sponsored by NASA. “I […]

Houston Housing Market Reaches New Highs Despite Winter Storm

Photo by Maurice Williams on Unsplash   Houston’s real estate market just achieved its ninth consecutive month of positive sales, along with setting a pricing record for single-family homes. Sales of single-family homes increased by 1.2% over the past year, reaching 6,049 sales in February, the Houston Association of Realtors’ March report reveals. Additionally, total property sales rose by 1.9% to 7,464, while total dollar volume for the month increased 17% to $2.4 billion. All this progress has […]

Toasted Tasting: Dinner with a Purpose

Haute Tastings, the creator of Katy Taste Fest and Katy Taste Crawl is excited to launch its newest foodie concept. Toasted Tastings Pop-Up Dinners. Throughout the year, Haute Tastings will hold pop-up dinners featuring wine and/or spirits paired with multiple showcase courses at featured Katy restaurants. Proceeds from the events will benefit Armor of Hope Foundation whose mission is to ensure children at risk have the necessities to help them succeed and be given an opportunity to rise […]

Information Needed Regarding Intentionally Set Fire at CVS

The Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office and Crime Stoppers need the public’s assistance in providing any information regarding a fire that occurred on March 17 at approximately 8:16 p.m. at the CVS located at 3950 W Grand Parkway NB in Katy Texas, 77449. Fire investigators with the Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office responded and conducted a fire scene investigation, which determined a male used an open flame to ignite combustible materials on a rack to […]

Igloo And Parks Project Team Up To Help Fund Public Lands Conservancy With New, Recycled Ecocool™ Playmate Coolers

Today, Igloo in partnership with Parks Project launched two new, special-edition Playmate coolers made with post-consumer recycled resin — part of Igloo’s ECOCOOL™ collection, the world’s first coolers made with post-consumer recycled resin. Both custom-designed Parks Project ECOCOOL Playmate Elite coolers — with a portion of proceeds benefitting the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) to help fund park conservancy projects in the USA — are available now at igloocoolers.com/parksproject and parksproject.us. “As we were creating our ECOCOOL Collection […]