Katy Mills Mall

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 Mills Mall to Close in Response to COVID-19 Concerns

By George Slaughter Katy Mills Mall will close at 7 p.m. Wednesday and remain closed through March 29 in response to the national COVID-19 pandemic, the mall’s owner said. “The health and safety of our shoppers, retailers, and employees is of paramount importance and we are taking this step to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our communities,” Simon Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President David Simon said in a statement. Simon, based in […]

Two Houston Women Arrested, Charged with Theft at Katy Mills Mall

Katy Police on Thursday confiscated these homemade booster bags and pliers believed to disable store security systems – Katy Police Department photo

By George Slaughter Katy Police arrested and charged two women with theft Thursday at the Katy Mills Mall. Police said Teniqua Baines, 33, of Houston, was charged with theft with two or more prior convictions, a felony, and possession of marijuana, a misdemeanor. Visha Reed, 35, also of Houston, was charged with theft and possession of a controlled substance. Both are misdemeanors. Police said the arrests are a result of a joint operation aimed at […]

Police to Request More Officers for New Substation

By George Slaughter The Katy Police Department is requesting that the city hire more police officers for a substation being built at Katy Mills Mall. Ward A Council Member Frank Carroll said a public perception exists that both the mall and the nearby Typhoon Texas waterpark are not safe, and a revenue drop off—for both local businesses and the city—results from that. He cited a recent case in which police charged two suspects with aggravated […]

Major Redevelopment Planned for Katy Mills Mall

Mayor Chuck Brawner and Katy Mills Mall General Manager James Ross (George Slaughter photo)

By George Slaughter Officials from the City of Katy and Simon Malls, owner of the Katy Mills Mall, announced a multi-million dollar mall redevelopment project Thursday morning at Katy Mills Mall. Katy Mills Mall is one of the city’s key attractions and economic generators. The announcement follows four years of discussions between city officials and Simon Malls of Indianapolis, which owns the mall. Officials declined to give a specific figure. Officials expect the changes, which […]

City Breaks Ground on New Fire Station

An artist's rendering of the new Katy Fire Station (City of Katy)

By George Slaughter Katy city officials are smiling today, for good reason, about Wednesday’s groundbreaking for a second fire station. The new station is to be built at Bell Patna Drive and Katy Mills Circle, near Katy Mills Mall. It will be a three-bay, approximately 14,000 square-foot structure. It has a guaranteed maximum price of $3,650,828. The station is expected to be finished within a year. In an interview following Monday’s city council meeting, Mayor […]

KATY MILLS HOSTS MARCH FAMILY FESTIVAL

Families invited to a free afternoon of fun! Make way for a fun day this spring! Children and families are invited to an afternoon of fun during the March Family Festival on Saturday, March 18 from 12 to 4 p.m. at Katy Mills in the AMC Plaza. Guests can enjoy free food and family friendly games and activities as well as special giveaways for kids and designer handbags and sunglasses for the adults! Family fun […]