Fourth of July

City to Stage Scaled-Back Fourth of July Fireworks Show

By George Slaughter After some initial confusion Monday morning, Mayor Bill Hastings announced at Monday afternoon’s city council meeting that the Fourth of July Freedom Celebration fireworks show is on as scheduled. Hastings said the show, set for 9 p.m. July 4 at the Katy Mills Mall, will be scaled back. Social distancing will be encouraged as the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect Katy. “Considering the economic impact coronavirus (COVID-19) has had on local business, […]

Katy Celebrates Fourth of July

A future Katy firefighter operates a hose Thursday - George Slaughter photo

By George Slaughter Katy-area residents joined Americans in celebrating Independence Day Thursday. In Katy, the city hosted a freedom celebration Thursday morning at Katy Heritage Park, 6001 George Bush Dr. The crowd, the size of which might be estimated at about 1,500-2,000 people, enjoyed refreshments and a variety of attractions, including an animal petting zoo, bounce houses, cooling booth, dunking booth, slide, train ride, and various interactive games. Local celebrities taking their turns in the […]