Grand Parkway ribbon cutting

John Rigg

Construction wraps on Segment D of the Grand Parkway

Fort Bend County officials and community members gathered April 11 for the official ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of Grand Parkway Segment D, which stretches from Hwy. 59 in Sugar Land north to I-10.

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Mason Road Chick-fil-A to be torn down, rebuilt

Plans are in the works to completely tear down and rebuild the Chick-fil-A restaurant at 369 S. Mason Road over the summer. The location, which was built in 1995, simply is not large enough to handle the number of patrons. more »

Apr 2, 2014 Katy

Courtesy TxDOT

Retired Marine general chosen as new TxDOT chief

Retired Gen. Joe Weber, a vice president at Texas A&M University, was selected April 4 as the new executive director of the Texas Department of Transportation. more »

Apr 7, 2014 Tomball | Magnolia

Katy ISD holds first citizen committee meeting for possible 2014 bond

Katy ISD hosted the first of 14 scheduled meetings of its 200-person school bond committee April 3 at the district’s Education Support Complex. more »

Apr 4, 2014 Katy

Katy Prairie Conservancy Executive Director Mary Anne Piacentini and volunteers are
concerned that the proposed Highway 36a could run through part of the preserve.

Photo by Shawn Epps

Officials mull Freeport to Hempstead highway

Officials discussing Highway 36a are keen to remind people that the idea—a 107-mile corridor that would connect Freeport to Hwy. 6 north of Hempstead—is in the most preliminary of stages. more »

Mar 26, 2014 Katy (6 Comments)

David Wolff, chairman and president of Wolff Companies, accepted awards for Ten Oaks and Westway Park at the West Houston Association's 2014 Quality Planned Development reception.

Nick Cenegy

Cy-Fair and Katy area developments recognized by West Houston Association

The West Houston Association named its 2014 Quality Planned Developments March 27, which included several projects in the Katy area as well as Cy-Fair master-planned community Towne Lake. more »

Mar 28, 2014 Cy-Fair

Two Katy councilmen keep seats, Dowdle replaces Gore

Katy City Council, at its March 10 regular meeting, confirmed the election of three unopposed council candidates and cancelled the planned May 10 election. more »

Mar 26, 2014 Katy

New life imagined for property at I-10 and the Grand Parkway

Parkside Capital, a Houston-based developer, has purchased a 124-acre piece of property at the intersection of I-10 and the Grand Parkway. more »

Mar 26, 2014 Katy

Residents prefer traditional building for new city hall

Almost twice as many Katy residents want their city to look more like a country and western song than a classical symphony and very few want it to resemble rock and roll. more »

Mar 26, 2014 Katy

Boardwalk, convention center on horizon

The city of Katy, in concert with the Katy Development Authority, is exploring the purchase of 46 acres of land on the south side of Katy Mills Mall with plans to build a boardwalk and convention center. more »

Mar 26, 2014 Katy

Katy appoints first new city administrator in 20 years

The Katy City Council approved the appointment of Byron Hebert as city administrator at its March 24 meeting. Hebert, who served as Katy’s Director of Finance prior to this appointment, replaces Johnny Nelson. more »

Mar 28, 2014 Katy

Demand driving multifamily development

Sprawling luxury apartment communities have become an increasing presence in Katy in recent years. more »

Mar 26, 2014 Katy (2 Comments)

Shervin Hosseingholi Nouri, freshman at Harmony Science Academy, demonstrates his hovercraft project.

Photo by Nick Cenegy

Growing interest in charter schools as an alternative to traditional public education

On a recent morning the tiled halls of Harmony Science Academy echoed with the sound of a leaf blower. more »

Feb 26, 2014 Katy (1 Comments)

Growth in Katy, Fulshear meeting in the middle

Almost 65 years ago, the state formally designated FM 1463 to run from US 90 to Flewellen, a community of about 50 people and one business, at FM 1093. more »

Feb 26, 2014 Katy

Deadline to sign up for health insurance is March 31

According to the Affordable Care Act, March 31 is the deadline for uninsured individuals to sign up through the Health Insurance Marketplace or a private provider. more »

Mar 18, 2014 Tomball | Magnolia

Schofield, Hodge to enter runoff for Texas House District 132

With all precincts reporting, Republicans Mike Schofield and Ann Hodge are poised to go to a runoff election for the open seat for Texas House District 132. more »

Mar 4, 2014 Vote Houston Metro

Hoang wins race for Texas House District 149

With all precincts reporting, Al Hoang has defeated Nghi T. Ho in the Republican Primary race for Texas House District 149 with 56.55 percent of the vote. more »

Mar 4, 2014 Vote Houston Metro

Joan Huffman was first elected to the State Senate in 2008. She serves as chairwoman of the Texas Senate Republican Caucus, vice chairwoman of the Senate Criminal Justice Committee, and is also a member of the Finance, State Affairs, and Health and Human Services Committees.

Courtesy Texas Senate

Huffman wins State Senate District 17 race by wide margin

Sen. Joan Huffman (R) won the Republican candidacy for State Senator, District 17 over Derek Anthony. She will face off against Democratic candidate Rita Lucido and Libertarian candidate George Hardy in the Nov. 4 election. more »

Mar 4, 2014 Vote Houston Metro

Cargas projected as US Representative District 7 Winner

In the Democratic primary race for U.S. Representative District 7, James Cargas leads Lissa Squiers with 64 percent of the votes, according to unofficial results from Texas Secretary of State office. more »

Mar 4, 2014 Vote Houston Metro

Torchy's Tacos coming to LaCenterra this summer

Austin-based Torchy’s Tacos is bringing its first suburban Houston location to LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch this summer. more »

Feb 26, 2014 Katy (3 Comments)

Crawfish season

Katy ISD Board Election

The Limited Edition

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Katy Healthcare Directory

Good Ole Boys

Photo by Nick Cenegy

Senior Lifestyle Guide

All Pets Animal Hospital

Photo by Nick Cenegy

The Shivers Family

Courtesy Ada Shivers Griffin

Da Vinci Ristorante Italiano

Photo by Nick Cenegy

Higher Education Focus

Details on colleges and universities in southeast Texas


Performing arts center helps participants "find their light"

Volunteer Guide 2013

Discover ways to get involved in local nonprofits and give back to your community

Katy Jazz Festival

Photo courtesy Katy Jazz Festiva

PDF Archives for KTY

  • Jumpstreet

    Photo by Nick Cenegy


    Perhaps the only thing that could make dodgeball more appealing for kids would be the opportunity to play on wall-to-wall trampolines.

    Jan 29, 2014 Katy Impacts

  • Cinco Ranch Aquariums

    Photo by Nick Cenegy

    Cinco Ranch Aquariums

    Business is bobbing along just fine after six months at, said Hector Elizalde, owner of Cinco Ranch Aquariums.

    Jan 29, 2014 Katy Impacts

  • The Ballard House

    Photo by Kelly Hammons

    The Ballard House

    By building The Ballard House, Cinco Charities hoped to create a space where visitors and the community felt welcomed.

    Jan 29, 2014 Katy Impacts








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