Katy Business Association

Former Katy Mayor Shares Highlights of METRO Plan to Improve Service

Former Mayor Don Elder, Mayor Bill Hastings, and former Mayor Skip Conner at Wednesday's Katy Business Association luncheon - George Slaughter photo

By George Slaughter Katy residents in Harris County and in part of Fort Bend County are being asked to consider supporting a $3.5 billion METRO-sponsored bond issue designed to improve public transportation. Former Katy Mayor Don Elder, who now serves on the METRO board of directors, shared plan highlights¬†at the Katy Business Association luncheon, held Wednesday afternoon at La Estancia Italian Restaurant, 5361 E. 5th St. The need for improving, and in some cases expanding, […]

Officials Give Overview of City’s Activites at KBA Meeting

Mayor Chuck Brawner

By George Slaughter Continuing flood mitigation efforts, public safety, and economic development were among the highlights described by Mayor Chuck Brawner and Public Relations Director Kayce Reina Wednesday afternoon at the Katy Business Association meeting at Midway Barbeque, 6025 Highway Blvd. Brawner said the city has worked with U.S. Rep Mike McCaul, R-Austin, to secure funding to build the Cypress Watershed north of Katy, following Hurricane Harvey in 2017. The federal government was to have […]

Small Business Administration Loan Programs Available to Help Businesses Get Back on their Feet

Donald Fikes, public information for the Small Business Administration (George Slaughter photo)

By George Slaughter As Katy and its surrounding communities work to rebuild after Hurricane Harvey, the U.S. Small Business Administration offers a number of loan programs designed to get local businesses back on their feet. Donald Fikes, a public information officer with the SBA, spoke about available loan programs and answered questions at the Katy Business Association meeting, held at Midway Barbecue, 6025 Highway Blvd., Wednesday afternoon. Three types of disaster loans are available. The […]