Katy News

Katy Prairie Conservancy and Partners awarded $7 million for The Texas Coastal Prairie Initiative to Conserve the Highly Imperiled Coastal Prairie Ecosystem in Texas

The Katy Prairie Conservancy (KPC) along with its partner organizations announced today a $7 million pledge from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) through its Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). This award will support the Texas Coastal Prairie Initiative, which aims to conserve large contiguous areas of coastal prairie through the work of KPC and its 21 project partners. “We are so grateful for this award that will allow KPC and its partners to work […]

District Appoints Maintenance and Operations Manager, Raines Academy Principal

Nathan Fuchs

By George Slaughter The Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees Monday appointed Nathan Fuchs executive director of the district’s maintenance & operations department, and Richard Merriman as principal for Raines Academy. Fuchs joined the district in 2003 as an assistant project manager. He became a construction project manager the next year and continued in that role until 2016, when he was named director of maintenance and special projects. Merriman joined the district in 2007 […]

Igloo Releases The World’s First Coolers Made With Recycled Plastic On Earth Day

Additionally, Igloo is Expanding Its Eco-Friendly Collection With the Packable Puffer Cooler Bag Made With Post-Consumer Recycled Plastic Bottles In celebration of Earth Day, Igloo released its ECOCOOL collection — the world’s first hardside coolers made with recycled plastic — and the Packable Puffer cooler bags featuring REPREVE® fabric and Primaloft® insulation, both made from post-consumer recycled plastic bottles. The five new ECOCOOL coolers and two Packable Puffers expand Igloo’s current eco-friendly product collection, all of […]

HCAD Encourages Homeowners to Take Advantage of Homestead Exemptions

The Harris County Appraisal District is encouraging homeowners to make sure they have the homestead exemptions they are entitled to. “One of the easiest ways a homeowner can lower their property tax bill is to file a homestead exemption,” said Roland Altinger, chief appraiser. A homestead is generally the house and land used as the owner’s principal residence on Jan. 1 of the tax year. “Homestead exemptions can reduce the appraised value of your home, […]

April 29 Kendra Scott Give Back Event to Benefit A Shelter for Cancer Families

This month’s Kendra Scott Give Back event benefitting A Shelter for Cancer Families is in honor of Erica Nowell, a nurse who lost her own battle with cancer last August.

Kendra Scott is supporting A Shelter For Cancer Families (ASCF) mission to offer free short-term housing and tangible support in the Texas Medical Center to families affected by cancer through a give back event 5-7 p.m. April 29 at the jeweler’s seven Houston-area locations. During the event, 20 percent of every purchase made will benefit A Shelter for Cancer Families when the give back event is mentioned. Those shopping online April 29 and 30 can […]

WorkFaith Announces Over 1,000 Jobs At iWork Spring 2021

WorkFaith today announced over 1,000 open job positions at iWork Spring 2021, a virtual two-day hiring event dedicated to Bridging the Skills Gap in America and getting the frontlines back to work. The event, which takes place on April 28 – 29, includes sessions with key leaders of essential businesses, virtual one-on-one meetings with employers, practice interviews, group coaching, and private prayer sessions. “There is a misnomer that nobody’s hiring,” said WorkFaith CEO Anthony Flynn. “On the one […]

Harris County Appraisal District Mails Property Value Notices

The Harris County Appraisal District has mailed property value notices to many residential property owners and is following with commercial and industrial value notices. “We are seeing a large number of residential and commercial properties in Harris County increasing in value this year,” said Roland Altinger, chief appraiser.  “Residential properties are in high demand and have gone up about 8 – 10 percent in value, and commercial properties are following along the same lines with […]

Get Vaccinated or Tested for COVID-19 

Both can Help Protect You and Your Family  Get your vaccine today! All Harris County Public Health vaccine sites are accepting people who do not have appointments, walk-ups or by car.  If you want to ensure there is enough vaccine available at the site you want to go to, it’s best to make an appointment on line at vacstrac.hctx.net or call 832-927-8787.  Vaccine site locations are below: COVID-19 VACCINE SITES NRG Park    Open daily 12pm – 9pm Pfizer […]

Council Tasks Advisory Board with Making Animal Control Department Recommendations

By George Slaughter The Katy City Council Monday tabled a proposed $7,000 pilot program intended for providing animal vaccinations upon intake, choosing instead to await best practice recommendations from its new animal control advisory council. The vote to table came after both a recommendation from Mayor Bill Hastings and a contentious council discussion. Mayors in Katy do not vote on council agenda items. Hastings said he has never spoken either in favor or against a […]

National Charity League, Inc. Lady Bird Chapter Hosts Food Drive

The National Charity League, Inc., Lady Bird Chapter (NCL, Inc.) hosted a food drive at the Westland Baptist Church on Grand Parkway/99.   The Lady Bird Chapter class of 2026 hosted the event and invited participants to drop off non-perishable food items in large paper bags to the church.  Over 111 bags, 375 pounds of non-perishable food items were collected and donated to Katy Christian Ministries (KCM).  KCM is one of 27 philanthropic organizations that the National […]