Katy Area Chamber of Commerce

Katy Area Chamber of Commerce Hosting Three Virtual Candidate Town Halls This Week

By George Slaughter Voters in two local Texas House of Representatives districts, along with the Katy Independent School District, have the chance to hear this week from candidates seeking those seats. The Katy Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting these forums, all of which will be virtual and free to the public. Here is a listing of the forums and candidates. District 28, Texas House of Representatives The forum is set for 6-7 p.m. Tuesday […]

Candidates Make Their Cases at Forum

By George Slaughter Candidates for three Katy City Council seats shared their views in a Thursday evening online forum broadcast on Facebook. Katy voters will be selecting a Ward A council member, a Ward B council member, and a council member-at-large. Katy Area Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Matthew Ferraro moderated the forum and asked candidates to discuss their qualifications and priorities going forward. All three incumbents are seeking reelection. Ward A Council Member Janet Corte […]

Katy City Candidate Forum Set for Thursday

By George Slaughter With election season back in full swing, Katy City Council candidates are again reaching out and soliciting support. One way they will do so is at a Thursday night online candidate forum. The forum, which is free, begins at 5:30 p.m. and will stream on the Katy Area Chamber of Commerce Facebook page. The forum is expected to last an hour and a half o’clock and all candidates seeking city office are […]

City to Receive METRO Money to Improve Local Mobility

Mayor Bill Hastings - City of Katy photo

By George Slaughter The rapidly growing Katy area is going to get some help as it works to reduce traffic congestion. The City of Katy will receive approximately $120 in METRO funds over the next 20 years for street expansions and improvements, city administrator Byron Hebert said at a State of the City Luncheon Thursday. Hebert, Mayor Bill Hastings, and city Tourism, Marketing, and Public Relations Director Kayce Reina used the occasion to provide an […]

City in Talks to Assume Katy Rice Harvest Festival Sponsorship

By George Slaughter Katy city officials are speaking with their counterparts in the Katy Area Chamber of Commerce about the city’s taking over sponsorship of the annual Katy Harvest Festival. “We’re planning on having a Rice Harvest Festival,” Mayor Chuck Brawner said. “We’re planning to put it on. We’re taking the lead on keeping the Katy Rice Harvest Festival going.” Brawner said the festival is being planned for October, as it has been held in […]

Katy Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Gala, “A Tribute to Katy” is a Success

Gala Committee

The Katy Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated its Annual Gala, “A Tribute to Katy” on Friday, February 17, 2017 with a record crowd. The event was chaired by Lori Gunn and held at the Safari Texas Ballroom. The elegant evening included a seated dinner. The Gala guests enjoyed complimentary commemorative portraits sponsored by Houston Methodist West Hospital. Sponsors of the Valet Parking were Modern Pest Control and Silver Eagle sponsored the beverages for the evening. […]