New Katy ISD high school and junior high

Katy ISD/PBK Architects

Architects reveal plans for new Katy ISD high school, junior high, 2 elementary schools

​Construction on six new schools inside Katy ISD is in the works, and on Nov. 17 at a meeting of the board of trustees, the public and school officials got their first look at plans for four campuses, including the district’s eighth high school.

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Cane Island, located within KISD will be Katy's first master-planned community.

Rise Developments

Master-planned community Cane Island to feature more than 2,000 homes

Cane Island, Katy’s first master-planned community will feature more than 2,000 homes ranging from the $200,000s to more than $1 million on a 1,000-acre site located west of the Grand Parkway. more »

Nov 21, 2014 12:00 AM Katy

Residents approve $748 million Katy ISD bond

Katy residents have approved a $748 million bond for the school district a year after rejecting a smaller proposal, with 55.4 percent voting for the referendum and 44.6 percent voting against it, according to unofficial results. more »

Nov 4, 2014 7:31 PM Katy

The City of Katy Fire Department unveiled its newest fire truck in October.

Jordan Gribble

Katy City Council approves $47,000 for fire station roof repairs

At its regular meeting Nov. 10, the Katy City Council unanimously approved a measure to allocate $47,021.51 in funds to repair the roof of the city's fire station. more »

Nov 11, 2014 12:00 AM Katy

Memorial Hermann officials gathered in Katy on Nov. 5 for a groundbreaking ceremony for the health care system’s third Convenient Care Center.

Jim Levesque

Memorial Hermann breaks ground on Convenient Care Center in Katy

Memorial Hermann officials gathered in Katy on Nov. 5 for a groundbreaking ceremony for the health care system’s third Convenient Care Center. more »

Nov 7, 2014 3:30 AM Katy

Young Ranch master-planned community approved

The Young Ranch Planed Development District, a master-planned community approved by the Katy City Council in October, will cover 388 acres south of Interstate 10 between Anserra and Willow Creek Farms on Pederson Road. more »

Nov 6, 2014 12:00 AM Katy 2 Comments

Duhon to be next Waller County judge

Republican Trey Duhon beat out Democrat Sylvia Cedillo in the race for Waller County judge, earning 72.6 percent of the vote, according to unofficial results. more »

Nov 4, 2014 9:28 PM Vote Houston Metro

Voters approve city of Katy bond for second fire station

Voters have overwhelmingly approved a $5 million bond for the city of Katy to expand its fire services, with 83.7 percent voting for the proposal. more »

Nov 4, 2014 12:00 AM Katy

Katy ISD enrollment could top 105,000 in 10 years

Katy ISD officials already knew the school district’s enrollment was growing, and they now have an even better idea on how much the student body could expand—possibly exceeding 105,000 students in 10 years. more »

Oct 27, 2014 9:00 PM Katy 2 Comments

Donations to sprout arboretum in Katy

The Keep Katy Beautiful Board accepted a $20,000 donation from CenterPoint Energy to pay for the construction and planting of a 3-acre arboretum in Katy City Park at the regular city council meeting Oct. 27. more »

Oct 28, 2014 11:15 AM Katy

City of Katy to accept online payments

​At its regular meeting Oct. 27, the Katy City Council approved a resolution to begin accepting online credit card payments for several services later this year. more »

Oct 28, 2014 10:50 AM Katy

Katy ISD’s $748 million bond up for vote

The future of Katy ISD is in the hands of its tax paying residents again. more »

Oct 23, 2014 2:30 PM Katy

Traffic backs up along I-10 in Katy, Texas on Oct. 16. Voters will decide Nov. 4 whether to approve Proposition 1, a constitutional amendment designed to boost the state's  transportation funding.

Photo by Shawn Epps

November proposition aims to drive road funding

Voters statewide will decide Nov. 4 whether to approve a constitutional amendment designed to combat the state’s transportation funding woes and repair its ailing road infrastructure. more »

Oct 23, 2014 2:30 PM Katy

Katy school board hears options for future if bond fails

Katy ISD Superintendent Alton L. Frailey stressed it wasn’t a “doomsday” meeting Oct. 20 when trustees heard recommendations from a community volunteer advisory committee on what the district could do to cope with its growing enrollment if the school more »

Oct 20, 2014 5:00 PM Katy

Katy ISD to submit class size waiver to state

Katy ISD’s student body is continuing to grow. more »

Oct 23, 2014 2:52 PM Katy

Becky Wilkins joined the city of Katy as its finance director on July 1.

Photo by Jim Levesque

Wilkins takes helm as Katy’s finance director

Becky Wilkins joined the city of Katy as its finance director July 1 and got a hectic start to the job as the city began the process of determining the 2014–15 budget. more »

Oct 23, 2014 3:00 PM Katy

Fussell Senior Center Staff Director Peggy Dimmick (right) visits with longtime Katy resident Anna Baker, 98, at the center in Katy.

Courtesy Fussell Senior Center

Peggy Dimmick, Director of social services, Fussell Senior Center

Peggy Dimmick has worked at Katy’s Fussell Senior Center for 13 years, but she has made helping senior citizens her job since she was 24. more »

Oct 23, 2014 2:30 PM Katy

UPDATED: Judge strikes down state's voter ID law; law still in effect for Nov. 4 election

U.S. District Court Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos ruled Oct. 9 that the state’s voter identification law is unconstitutional. However, the Fifth Circuit Court ruled Oct. 14 that the state's voter ID law would remain in effect for the Nov. 4 election. more »

Oct 10, 2014 1:56 PM Austin Metro 1 Comments

Katy area receives a facelift through new community improvement projects

In and around Katy, new multimillion dollar improvement projects have been completed, are underway or will soon break ground in several municipal utility districts. more »

Sep 24, 2014 9:00 AM Katy 2 Comments

The Houston Executive Airport has revamped a World War II- era air traffic control tower that will go online Oct. 1.

Courtesy Houston Executive Airport

Houston Executive Airport adding air traffic control tower

Houston Executive Airport is growing again, this time adding an air traffic control tower to meet the needs of an expanded clientele and more advanced aircraft. more »

Sep 26, 2014 12:00 AM Katy

Bond for fire services to go before city of Katy voters in November

The city of Katy will hold its first bond referendum in six years on Nov. 4. more »

Sep 24, 2014 9:00 AM Katy

Election Guide

A look at the ballots for the Nov. 4 election.

Great Harvest Bread Co.

The family owned Great Harvest Bread Co. in Katy offers a lot of options from its ovens.

Ceramics by Tess

Ceramics by Tess provides tools and supplies for guests of all ages to create clay sculptures, craft glass art projects and paint a variety of plaster molds.

Transportation updates

A look at road construction around Katy.

Development Highlights

Katy is booming with new home construction.

Education Focus

Katy ISD

Pet Guide

What's all the bark about?

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