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Developers reveal plans for 1,000-acre Cane Island site

Developers reveal plans for 1,000-acre Cane Island site

Developers of Cane Island, a nearly 1,000-acre master-planned community in Katy, have announced details of the community ahead of its spring 2015 grand opening.

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The University of Houston has taken preliminary measures to file a tuition revenue bond worth $60 million to fund the construction of a new campus in Katy. The University of Houston System at Cinco Ranch provides only junior- senior- and graduate-level courses, and certificate programs.

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University of Houston looking to grow in Katy

The University of Houston has taken preliminary measures to file a tuition revenue bond worth $60 million to fund the construction of a new campus in Katy. more »

Jan 22, 2015 12:00 AM Katy

New Cinco Ranch Walmart Neighborhood Market to hire 95 employees

A hiring center has been set up at Westland Center at 1315 Grand Parkway, Ste. 114, in Katy to recruit 95 employees for the new Walmart Neighborhood Market under construction in Cinco Ranch. more »

Jan 18, 2015 12:00 AM Katy

Katy city officials break ground on the new city hall building.

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Katy city officials break ground on new City Hall

Katy city officials broke ground Jan. 15 on the site for a new city hall across from the current facility on Avenue C. more »

Jan 17, 2015 12:00 AM Katy

City of Katy unanimously passes 8-cent water rate increase

An ordinance to increase the price of the groundwater reduction fee charged by the West Harris County Water Authority by 8 cents was passed unanimously during Katy City Council’s regular meeting Jan. 12. more »

Jan 12, 2015 12:00 AM Katy 3 Comments

Officials outline plans for Katy Mills boardwalk project

​A boardwalk project planned for behind Katy Mills, south of Kingsland Boulevard, will include a convention center complex with a hotel, parking garage and zones for residential, office and retail spaces, Katy Development Authority officials said dur more »

Jan 13, 2015 12:00 AM Katy 1 Comments

Firethorne reached an all-time high of 368 new home sales in 2014, bringing the Katy/Fulshear community two-thirds of the way to its build-out.

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Firethorne marks record year from new home sales

Firethorne reached an all-time high of 368 new home sales in 2014, bringing the Katy/Fulshear community two-thirds of the way to its build-out, officials said. more »

Jan 9, 2015 12:00 AM Katy

Katy ISD to survey parents, community to evaluate transportation options

Katy ISD officials will be reaching out for input from the community and students’ parents this week for ways to improve district transportation. more »

Jan 5, 2015 3:00 PM Katy

Developers of Cane Island will plant 2,000 new trees in the community and transplant 23 live oaks from around the property.

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Cane Island master-planned community to feature nearly 2,000 trees

Developers of Cane Island, the city of Katy's first master-planned community, will plant or transplant nearly 2,000 trees in the development. more »

Dec 30, 2014 12:00 AM Katy 1 Comments

Grand Parkway tolls to increase Jan. 1

Drivers making their way on Houston’s outer loop will have to shell out a few more cents for each toll at the start of the New Year. more »

Dec 29, 2014 12:00 AM , Katy

Congress battles Highway Trust Fund deficit

Although Texas voters approved Proposition 1 on Nov. 4—a constitutional amendment which could provide $1.7 billion to state transportation projects in the next year—Texas and the rest of the country have an even more significant long-term transportat more »

Dec 18, 2014 12:00 AM Katy

Texas Children’s Hospital announced plans to build a special $16 million isolation unit at its West Campus in Katy specifically for children with highly contagious infectious diseases, such as Ebola.

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Texas Children’s Hospital plans for state-of-the-art isolation unit that can treat patients with Ebola

Texas Children’s Hospital announced plans to build a $16 million special isolation unit at its West Campus along I-10 in Katy. more »

Dec 19, 2014 1:00 PM Katy

Walls go up at Memorial Hermann Katy tower site

Commuters on I-10 have seen some notable changes to the north as construction at Memorial Hermann Hospital Katy continues. more »

Dec 19, 2014 1:00 PM Katy

Plans approved for The Enclave at Katy

City Council approved the final plat for new subdivision The Enclave at Katy at its regular meeting Dec. 8. more »

Dec 19, 2014 12:00 AM Katy

Director: Katy museum has drawn more than 9,000 visitors to date

More than 9,000 people have visited the Katy Contemporary Arts Museum in its first 15 months of operation, said museum Director Ana Villaronga-Roman during a presentation at the City Council’s regular meeting Dec. 8. more »

Dec 19, 2014 1:00 PM Katy 4 Comments

Katy selects architect for second fire station

City Council approved a measure to hire Slattery Tackett Architects to design the city’s second fire station at its regular meeting Dec. 8. more »

Dec 19, 2014 1:00 PM Katy

From the General Manager - December 2014

As we close out another year, I am reminded of and I am truly thankful for all the support of the Katy-area residents, businesses and community leaders. more »

Dec 19, 2014 1:00 PM Katy

Katy ISD officials have approved the selection of a pair of architects—HKS and VLK Architects—to design the district’s second football stadium from the ground up following the withdrawal last month of the project’s original planner, PBK.

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Pair of architects chosen to design Katy ISD’s second stadium

Katy ISD officials have approved the selection of a pair of architects—HKS and VLK Architects—to design the district’s second football stadium from the ground up following the withdrawal last month of the project’s original planner. more »

Dec 17, 2014 12:00 AM , Katy

Kolkhorst wins Senate District 18 seat

​Republican State Rep. Lois Kolkhorst avoided a runoff for the state Senate District 18 seat by receiving 55 percent of the vote Saturday to win a special election, according to unofficial results. more »

Dec 7, 2014 5:23 PM , Katy

J-Dub’s Burger Barn

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Hauerland’s Purveyors of Fine Goods

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Hauerland’s offers shoppers many choices.

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The next Waller County judge

Inside Info: Property Taxes

A look at how property taxes work

Transportation updates

A look at road projects in the Katy area

Private School Guide 2014

A listing of Katy-area private schools.

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