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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

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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 Austin Metro

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 Katy 2 Comments

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

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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 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 Katy

Partners in Education

Last year, Katy ISD’s Partners in Education program recruited more than 17,000 community volunteers who dedicated more than 800,000 hours in service to district schools. more »

Sep 24, 2014 Katy

A Courtyard Marriott is under construction near Katy Mills and is one of four new hotels coming to the Katy area.

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Hotels under construction to accommodate business, recreational travel

The growing demand for additional hotels in the city of Katy has resulted in a boom of new hotel construction around Katy Mills mall. more »

Sep 24, 2014 Katy

Katy ISD providing new alternative transportation to homeless students

Katy ISD has contracted American Logistics Company to provide school transportation to the district’s homeless students. Until this year, KISD used district buses to transport its homeless students. more »

Sep 11, 2014 Katy 1 Comments

Katy ISD Police Department to launch Safe Schools Parent Academy in September

The Katy ISD police will officially launch the Safe Schools Parent Academy Program in late September. more »

Sep 24, 2014 Katy

Crown Castle recently installed fiber optic antennas in Cinco Ranch to boost Verizon Wireless reception.

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Fiber optic antennas to boost Cinco Ranch cellular service

Cinco Ranch cell phone reception is getting a boost as Crown Castle, an independent owner and operator of wireless infrastructure, has begun to install a series of fiber optic antennas as a part of a distributed antenna system. more »

Sep 24, 2014 Katy 2 Comments

The Pink Lighting event honors breast cancer survivors and patients.

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Local Katy organizations promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month

From a Pink Pigeons Clay Shoot to Pink Lighting at Heritage Square Park, Katy is home to several breast cancer awareness events this fall. more »

Sep 24, 2014 Katy

Houston Methodist West Hospital will open a new emergency care center next spring in Katy.

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Houston Methodist West Hospital to expand into Katy

Houston Methodist West Hospital is expanding its footprint in the Katy community with a new emergency care center set to open at FM 1093 and Cinco Rose Drive next spring. more »

Sep 18, 2014 Katy

Reopening of Mason Road Chick-fil-A set for Oct. 2

The Mason Road Chick-fil-A in Katy that went under construction for renovations in May is preparing for its re-Grand Opening Oct. 2. Doors open at 6 a.m. more »

Sep 17, 2014 Katy

Job market thrives as companies expand

The Katy Area Economic Development Council projects Katy’s working population to increase from 136,000 to more than 164,000 by 2018. The EDC projects that median household incomes will rise as well, from an average $111,657 to $127,188 by 2018. more »

Aug 27, 2014 Katy 1 Comments

Houston area battling human trafficking

The Greater Houston area is often touted by business and community leaders for its economy, proximity to the port and international trade, but these attributes are also connected to something else—human trafficking. more »

Aug 27, 2014 Katy

Memorial Hermann, Texas Children’s open urgent care clinics in Katy

Memorial Hermann Katy and Texas Children’s Hospital West have both targeted Katy as a location for urgent care clinics. more »

Aug 29, 2014 Katy

FM 1093 project undergoes changes

The Texas Department of Transportation and Fort Bend County’s project to widen a 4.2–mile portion of FM 1093 from the Grand Parkway to FM 1463 has undergone minor design changes. The modified project was presented to the public in late July. more »

Aug 27, 2014 Katy 1 Comments

Informal poll shows Heritage Grand residents favor AT&T cell tower

In a July informal poll, 78 percent of Heritage Grand residents voted in favor of the community continuing its negotiations with AT&T to build a cell phone tower disguised as a pine tree in the neighborhood. more »

Aug 27, 2014 Katy 1 Comments

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