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Katy Wins Title with 51-14 Victory Over Cedar Hill

By George Slaughter ARLINGTON—The Katy Tigers won the Class 6A Division II football state championship with a 51-14 victory over Cedar Hill Saturday afternoon at AT&T Stadium. The title is the first for Katy since 2015 and is the ninth in the history of the program. The Tigers have the second-most football state titles in the history of the University Interscholastic League, trailing only Aledo, which defeated Crosby Friday for its 10th title. Katy coach […]

Katy, Cedar Hill Play for State Title Saturday

City Administrator Byron Hebert, Mayor Bill Hastings (back row), and Mayor Pro Tem Chris Harris (front row center) join the Katy High School cheerleaders (City of Katy photo)

By George Slaughter For Katy, the town has been painted, the red Tigers paraphernalia is out, and fans Friday morning gave a warm send-off to the team, which departed to Arlington in preparation for its state title game against Cedar Hill. All that’s left is to play the game, which kicks off at 1 p.m. Saturday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. The game will be broadcast on Fox Sports Southwest. The programs have faced each […]

Lots of Memories as Katy Prepares for Its 15th State Title Game

By George Slaughter Katy is preparing for Saturday’s football state title game against Cedar Hill. It’s an exciting time, as Katy cheerleaders painted city buildings with inspirational messages Monday afternoon and football fans break out their red Tigers paraphernalia. Yet for one fan, Ward B City Council Member Rory Robertson, Saturday’s game is more personal. Robertson, elected last November to his first term on the council, played offensive guard for Katy’s 1992-94 teams. His senior […]

Katy ISD Seeks Parent Volunteers for Instructional Material Selection

By George Slaughter The Katy Independent School District seeking parent volunteers to review and select instructional materials for secondary courses in African-American Studies, Mexican-American Studies, and Automotive Basics. Virtual meetings, in keeping with coronavirus social distancing guidelines, are as follows: Mexican American Studies (January 20 and February 3, both at 2:45 p.m.) African American Studies (January 21 and February 4, 2021, both at 2:45 p.m.) Automotive Basics (Early February, dates and times to be determined) […]

City Hopes to Reduce Stray Dogs with Television Camera in Katy Dog Park

By George Slaughter In an effort to reduce stray and abandoned dogs in Katy, the Katy City Council Monday authorized the installation and operation of a television camera at the Katy Dog Park, 5414 Franz Road. “I’m very passionate about animals and pets,” Ward B Council Member Rory Robertson said. “When I learned that there were many instances of pets being abandoned at the dog park, I knew we had to do something immediately.” Robertson […]

Katy Returning to Title Game after Win over Hays Buda

By George Slaughter WACO—The Katy Tigers earned a berth in next week’s state title game after defeating Hays Buda, 63-7, Saturday at McLane Stadium. Katy, now 12-1, will face Cedar Hill at 1 p.m. Saturday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington for the Class 6A, Division II state championship. The Longhorns, also 12-1, defeated Guyen, 27-17, Saturday afternoon at McKinney ISD Stadium. Cedar Hill is south of Dallas and part of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Katy […]

Katy ISD High Schools Win at State FFA Competition

By George Slaughter Three Katy Independent School District high schools—Cinco Ranch, Katy, and Taylor—have received 17 recognitions after participating in recent Future Farmers of America (FFA) leadership development events. The Katy High School FFA won the Overall Sweepstakes Award. “These competitions make agricultural science instruction come to life,” Ashlee Laird, a career and technology instructional specialist, said. “They create situations for our FFA students to demonstrate their abilities in public speaking, decision making, communication, and […]

Katy Prepares for Semifinal against Buda Hays

By George Slaughter The Katy Tigers continue their championship quest Saturday, when they face the Buda Hays Rebels. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. Saturday at McLane Stadium in Waco. The game will also be broadcast on TexanLive. The Tigers, 11-1, defeated Clear Falls, 51-14, last week. They defeated Shadow Creek and Houston Lamar in previous playoff games. Katy’s bi-district game against Fort Bend Elkins was canceled due to coronavirus cases on the Elkins team. […]

Katy Defeats Clear Falls, Advances to Semifinals

By George Slaughter Katy coach Gary Joseph celebrated his 65th birthday Saturday, and the Tigers gave him a 51-14 playoff win over Clear Falls at Legacy Stadium for a present. The win improves Katy’s record to 11-1. Clear Falls ends its season at 8-4. The Tigers move on to the semifinals, where they will face Hays at 2 p.m. Saturday at McLane Stadium in Waco. Hays, 10-3, defeated Vandegrift 38-10 Saturday. High school football season […]

Katy to Face Clear Falls in Football Quarterfinals Saturday

By George Slaughter The Katy Tigers begin 2021 hoping to continue what they did at the end of 2020—winning in the playoffs. They return to action against Clear Falls in the Class 6A, Division II quarterfinals this weekend. Kickoff is at 1 p.m. Saturday at Legacy Stadium. The Tigers, 10-1, defeated Shadow Creek 49-24 last week in the regional round. In that game, sophomore quarterback Caleb Koger completed 8 of 15 passes for 193 yards […]