Keep Katy Beautiful

City Appoints Three to Keep Katy Beautiful Board of Directors

By George Slaughter The Katy City Council Monday night appointed Sharon Rhoads as an emeritus member, and Katy Heerssen and Kesley Moebes as regular members, of the Keep Katy Beautiful Board of Directors. Rhoads has been a long-time volunteer with Keep Katy Beautiful. Heerssen works for a travel agency in Katy. She has been a local volunteer and formerly worked at at Katy Mills Mall. Moebes is a kindergarten teacher at Bethke Elementary School. The […]

City Honors Friendship Garden Club

Keep Katy Beautiful and the City of Katy honored the Friendship Garden Club Monday at City Hall. Pictured are, left to right: Ruth Ann Casci, Myra Jones, Sherry Hunter, Kay Callender, Lisa Hinks, Keep Katy Beautiful President Flora Tiedt, Mayor Chuck Brawner, Jean Bays, Pat Williamson, Jamie Wolman, and Kathy Wiesner – George Slaughter photo

By George Slaughter The Katy City Council Monday night honored the Friendship Garden Club for its 60 years of work in promoting the environment and volunteering in the Katy community. In a brief presentation citing the club’s work, Keep Katy Beautiful board member Jamie Wolman said the club encourages civic beautification and recycling activities and has, in the past, brought educational programs by horticulture professionals. Wolman said that today, club volunteers are involved in presenting […]

City Hires Emergency Management Coordinator

Greg Goedecker - George Slaughter photo

By George Slaughter Greg Goedecker has been appointed the city’s new emergency management coordinator. In a memo to the Katy City Council urging his appointment, Fire Chief Russell Wilson cited Goedecker’s experience as an emergency management specialist and planner with the City of Irving, as well as his experience during the 2009 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. In his role, Goedecker will be working with the city’s Office of Emergency Management and its committees on […]

Smiles of Katy Honored with Katy Proud Business Award

Keep Katy Beautiful presented Smiles of Katy, 1419 Avenue D, the Katy Proud Business Award Monday at city hall. Pictured are Jacalyn Warner, Sandy Schmidt, Jennifer Stence, Mayor Chuck Brawner, Joe Mora, Dr. Dolores Mora, Sharon Rhoads, Kathy Wiesner, Paula Taylor and Kay Callender (City of Katy photo)

By George Slaughter Dr. Delores Mora and her team at Smiles of Katy, 1419 Avenue D, received the Katy Proud Business Award from Keep Katy Beautiful Monday. One might say that they had a little help from its friends to get there. Last year, Mora and her team were about to move into a new building behind the original building on the one-acre site. A growing practice and a desire to rebrand necessitated the move. […]

Sarah Denman Appointed to Keep Katy Beautiful Board of Directors

By George Slaughter The Katy City Council appointed Sarah Denman to the Keep Katy Beautiful Board of Directors Monday night. Keep Katy Beautiful also presented a Katy Proud Business Award to Dr. Dolores Mora of Smiles of Katy, 1419 Avenue D. Denman, like other prospective candidates for the role, was interviewed by Mayor Chuck Brawner, Marketing Director Kayce Reina, and Marketing Assistant Jess Washburn. According to a council agenda request memorandum sent to the council, […]

Katy Trash Bash Set for Saturday

By George Slaughter Katy city residents looking to get rid of old office equipment and trash have their chance to do so at the upcoming Katy Trash Bash. The annual event is set for 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday at Katy First Baptist Church, 600 Pin Oak Road. The residential collection event is for city residents only and participants must show their driver’s license at the entrance. No business drop-offs will be permitted at […]

Keep Katy Beautiful Receives Awards from Keep Texas Beautiful

Keep Katy Beautiful was recently honored at City Hall for being named a winner of the Governor’s Community Achievement Award. Pictured are, left to right, Albert Thompson Jr., Sharon Rhoads, Sandy Schmidt, Jamie Wolman, Jess Washburn, Kathy Wiesner, Mayor Chuck Brawner, Jennifer Stence, Kay Callender, Debbie Berger, Carrie Singletary, and Paula Taylor. (City of Katy photo)

By George Slaughter Jamie Wolman of Keep Katy Beautiful has been named recipient of the 2018 Keep Texas Beautiful Leadership Award. In a recent presentation to the city council, Jess Washburn, tourism and marketing assistant for the city, said that Wolman’s service and dedication never wavers. “Jamie has been instrumental in countless projects for KKB, where she has served for 23 years,” Washburn said. “She has also served on the board of directors for Keep […]

Participants in Fourth Annual “Adopt-A-Wreath” Program Recognized

By George Slaughter Keep Katy Beautiful recognized 19 locations for its fourth annual Adopt-a-Wreath program at Monday night’s Katy City Council meeting at City Hall. Under the program, Christmas wreaths are adopted, refurbished, and placed on display for the public to enjoy. Wreaths are at the following locations: East Avenue and First Street, KT Antiques East Avenue at Fourth Street, Amazing Grace Hospice East Avenue at Fifth Street, Georgia Strong Realty Avenue A at Second […]

Katy Proud Business Award

Mayor, Council and members of the Katy community, Keep Katy Beautiful would like to recognize Old Town Animal Hospital and Best Friends Total Pet Care for their long standing efforts taking pride in their business located at 1750 Avenue D. Dr. Shannon Hicks and his staff have played an integral part in this community and strive to have healthy pets and happy owners. They will always go the extra mile for your pet’s health. Dr. […]

Agave Estates Wins Katy Proud Business Award

Agave Estates opened the doors of its first venue almost 10 years ago. After month of hard work, endless construction and a creative vision in mind, Agave Road came to life. Most of the beautiful architecture and artistic landscaping that you can still see today was designed by Shelton Craig and Steve Livingstone, the two partners originally behind the idea of Agave Estates. Agave Road sits on 30 acres of peaceful woods, populated with donkeys […]