Fourth of July

Harris County Fire Marshal Encourages Fireworks Safety

Fourth of July is only 10 days away, which also begins the start of fireworks sales. The Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office encourages anyone who chooses to use consumer fireworks to practice fireworks safety or attend a professional public display. “Celebrating the Fourth of July with fireworks is a time-honored tradition,” said Harris County Fire Marshal Laurie L. Christensen. “A professional public fireworks display is a great way to celebrate and enjoy fireworks with your family and friends; it […]

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 […]