Katy News

The Bugs Are Back in Town!

Author: Sardar Khan, M.D., Family Medicine, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic – West Grand Parkway Spring has come and gone, and we’re heading into a hot, humid summer. The rapidly changing seasons have sprung unwelcome visitors – that’s right, the bugs are back in town. While there are a number of creepy-crawlies we recommend you avoid, the most common ones known to transmit disease are ticks, mosquitoes, and fleas. What You Need to Know Most people are aware […]

Katy Lions Club Proudly displays Peace Posters at Katy City Hall

The Katy Lions Club was proud to display in Katy City Hall the winning Peace Posters from the 2019 and 2020 Peace Poster Contest on May 20, 2021.  Mayor Bill Hastings and Kathy Jo, his executive secretary; Lions Barbara LeBoff and Carol Barnett were in attendance. Brianna T. developed the winning poster for the theme “Kindness Matters” as an eighth grader in Morton Ranch Junior High (Terrence Clark, art teacher).  Vincent Y.’s winning poster is […]

Top-Producing Cane Island Realtor Donates Portion of Cash Award to The Ballard House

When Katy-area Realtor Ginny Vitovsky of JPAR – The Sears Group was presented with a cash award of $2,021 as Cane Island’s top-producing agent for the first quarter of 2021, she knew right away what she would do with a portion of the money. An avid supporter of The Ballard House, Ginny donated a portion of her top-producer award to the Katy organization dedicated to providing temporary housing with a warm, safe environment for individuals and […]

  Libraries Host Online Activities For Young Adults, Teens In June

This summer, Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL) will offer fun, online programs specifically designed for high school-age teens in grades 9 through 12. The programs will be either live-streamed via Webex or pre-recorded videos. Registration is required for the live-streamed programs only. An email with the link for the Webex meeting will be sent to all who register on FBCL’s online virtual calendar. To register for a live-streamed program or to view the how-to videos, […]

DPS Increases Highway Enforcement for Click It or Ticket, Memorial Day Weekend

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) wants to remind drivers to travel safely as we close out May and head into the Memorial Day holiday. Monday, May 24, through Monday, May 31, Texas Highway Patrol Troopers will participate in Click It or Ticket, an enforcement campaign to encourage people to wear their seat belt, as well as Operation CARE (Crash Awareness Reduction Effort), looking for drivers who are intoxicated, speeding or breaking other traffic […]

Typhoon Texas Opens Daily for 2021 Summer Season Beginning Memorial Day Weekend

The 2021 waterpark season kicks off Friday, May 28 when Typhoon Texas opens its family raft rides, twisting tube slides, free-fall body slides, children’s Gully Washer, Texas-sized wave pool and winding lazy river for the entire summer. The west Houston waterpark will open its summer season with a three-day Welcome Back Beach Bash on Saturday, May 29 – Monday, May 31 featuring live music, strolling in-park entertainment and family-friendly activities. Season passes ($69.99), any-day admission […]

LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch Eyes Thriving Summer & Fall Seasons with New Stores, Restaurants & Events

Despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch has remained a staple of family friendly activity in the Katy community and surrounding areas. Through obtainment of the Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR™ accreditation, the gold standard for prepared facilities, LaCenterra aims to deliver a fun and safe experience to its visitors through engaging events and customer-centric establishments. Many LaCenterra stores have seen a significant spike in sales and foot traffic in the […]

Katy Police Arrest Three Men Following Catalytic Converter Thefts in Katy

Rashaud Reyshun Jackson (Katy Police photo)

By George Slaughter Earlier this month, Katy Police arrested three men who had tools used to commit catalytic converter thefts and confessed to conducting such thefts. On May 5, police arrested Terry Jose Emanuel, 19, of Houston, along with David Bearden, 20, and Rashaud Reyshun Jackson, 22. Police charged them with unlawful use of criminal instrument, according to a police department news release. The day before, Katy Police observed a vehicle entering restricted areas of […]

Katy Police Officers Association Holding Online Fundraiser

Caps such as this are available for sale, with proceeds benefiting the Katy Police Officers Association (KPOA photo)

By George Slaughter The Katy Police Officers Association is holding an online sale in lieu of its annual fish fry, which had to be cancelled due the pandemic. This is the second consecutive year the pandemic has forced cancellation of the fish fry, long a popular charitable and social attraction in Katy. Michele Miller, a police IT specialist and association treasurer, said the association hopes to stage the fish fry again next year. The event […]

Four Charged in Murder of Katy-Area Man

By George Slaughter The Harris County Sheriff’s Office has charged four people with murder following the shooting death of a Westminster Village subdivision resident. One of them, Joe Argueta, 19, is in custody. The other three are wanted: Margarito Alcantar, 29; Florinda Argueta, 39, and Luis Argueta, 45, according to an HCSO news release. At about 11:35 p.m. Monday, deputies and Cy-Fair EMS responded to a shooting in the 17100 block of Hilton Hollow Drive, […]