High profile companies put down roots in area

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High profile companies put down roots in area

Major roads up and down the Katy area are dotted with signs announcing new developments and cranes moving dirt.

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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.

Katy Family YMCA

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

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 (2 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

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)

Beazer, Pulte Homes constructing 320-acre master-planned community north of I-10

A new master-planned community is taking shape in Katy as construction progresses on King Crossing, located on Stockdick School Road near Katy-Hockley Cutoff. more »

Jul 22, 2014 Katy

Board approves pay raises for teachers, bus drivers, workers

The Katy ISD school board, during its regular meeting June 23, voted to increase teacher salaries in the district by a range of 3 to 7 percent. more »

Jul 22, 2014 Katy

City planning improvements to newly annexed portion of Pederson Road

At the Katy City Council’s June 9 regular meeting, the council approved plans to annex territory west of the city limits between Hwy. 90 and I-10. more »

Jul 23, 2014 Katy (1 Comments)

Katy ISD considers $748 million bond proposal

A $748 million bond referendum could be up for voter approval in November if the Katy ISD board of trustees decides to place the item on the ballot. more »

Jul 22, 2014 Katy

Members of the citizen bond committee toured campuses as part of their deliberations.

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Citizen committee’s $748 million bond recommendation to board includes new schools, renovation projects

The district’s board of trustees, at a special meeting July 21, will consider greenlighting a $748 million bond election to be held later this year. more »

Jul 22, 2014 Katy

New residential development taking shape near future Cane Island Parkway

The Trails of Katy will contain more than 300 new homes when the development is complete. Prices range from the low $300,000s, potentially reaching the $800,000s. more »

Jul 17, 2014 Katy

New retail and office center planned at Westheimer and Greenbusch

A new 58,500 retail and office center is underway at Westheimer Parkway and Greenbusch Road. more »

Jul 7, 2014 Katy

Chevron purchases site in Katy

Chevron has purchased a 103 acre site off Grand Parkway and Clay Road. more »

Jun 10, 2014 Katy

New Weatherford facility pumps jobs into Katy area

Weatherford, an oil and gas services company, is now operating from its newest manufacturing and office facility in the Katy area. The 354,000 square foot facility is located on 174 acres in Waller County, off Highway 90. more »

Jun 27, 2014 Katy

Memorial Hermann Katy to undergo year-long expansion, renovation

On May 27, Memorial Hermann Katy broke ground on a major campus expansion that will include office space for more physicians and practices and a new six-story patient tower. more »

Jun 25, 2014 Katy

New office, industrial space under construction tops 700,000 square feet

Three major commercial projects are under development in the Katy area. more »

Jun 25, 2014 Katy

Walmart Neighborhood Market under construction in Cinco Ranch

The neighborhood market will be approximately one-fifth the size of a Walmart Supercenter. more »

Jun 19, 2014 Katy (3 Comments)

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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