Katy ISD places $748 million bond on ballot

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Katy ISD places $748 million bond on ballot

Katy ISD could see the addition of six new schools, a second district stadium and a slew of major campus renovations in the next five years if voters approve a $748 million bond referendum on the Nov. 4 ballot.

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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

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

Fiber optic antennas to boost Cinco Ranch cellular service

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 designed to boost cell phone reception in Cinco Ranch. more »

Sep 9, 2014 Katy (3 Comments)

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

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

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)

Noyes Fine Arts Foundation

The Noyes Fine Arts Foundation is awaiting final approval and funding from a federal grant program in order to construct a theatre, which it plans to build near Katy Mills mall. more »

Aug 27, 2014 Katy

Keller Williams donated 1,000 backpacks to the YMCA's annual Operation Backpack drive, which aims to provide school supplies and backpacks to disadvantaged children.

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Katy Area YMCA, local businesses work together for Operation Backpack

The Katy Family YMCA and local businesses worked together to collect more than 2,000 backpacks with supplies to date for children whose families cannot afford them. Before school starts, the YMCA aims to collect 2,500 backpacks. more »

Aug 20, 2014 Katy

Katy ISD calls for November bond election

Voters in Katy ISD will have the opportunity to weigh in on a $748 million bond election this November. more »

Aug 18, 2014 Katy (1 Comments)

The Kroger Marketplace location, located at the corner of Spring Green Boulevard and FM 1463 in Cinco Ranch, will feature food, apparel and home goods.

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NewQuest breaks ground on new Kroger in Katy

NewQuest Properties broke ground earlier this month on a new 124,000-square-foot Kroger grocery store, which is slated to open in the Katy area by spring 2015. more »

Aug 12, 2014 Katy (7 Comments)

Data center to open in north Katy

Dallas-based developer Skybox has started construction on an 86,960-square-foot, 20-acre data center in Katy at the northwest corner of Franz and Mason roads. more »

Aug 8, 2014 Katy

Market to bring fresh, local food to Katy

Harvest Farm to Market, a grocery store focused on organic and locally produced food, will open its second store and first Katy location at the corner of Westheimer Parkway and Greenbusch Avenue by the end of the year. more »

Aug 1, 2014 Katy (1 Comments)

Memorial Hermann Convenient Care Center to open in Katy

This week, Memorial Hermann announced its plans to open a new convenient care center in Katy, at Grand Parkway and FM 1093. The date for the ground breaking will be announced soon, with completion planned for spring 2015. more »

Aug 1, 2014 Katy

Luxury neighborhoods, rising values closing door on affordable housing

Amid the high growth and opportunity, especially in the luxury market, there is a shrinking foothold for senior citizens and low-income households. more »

Jul 22, 2014 Katy

Cinco Ranch residents protest planned Walmart

Walmart’s recent announcement of its intentions to build a neighborhood market at the corner of Falcon Landing Blvd and Westheimer Parkway in the heart of Cinco Ranch was quickly met with resistance from nearby residents. more »

Jul 22, 2014 Katy (1 Comments)

La Balance

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Health-Rite Pharmacy

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The Macaroni House

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Texas Homebrewers

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Dr. Zachary Hodges

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Young entrepreneurs: Sweet Heat Jam Co.

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Young entrepreneurs: The Summertime Cakery

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Red River Barbeque and Grill

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Cloud Cafe

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Young entrepreneurs: Emma Lindner

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A2B Cabs

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