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Autism education addressed at state, local levels

Autism education addressed at state, local levels

Katy ISD’s special education department is growing along with the district.

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Katy area shoppers can buy organic or local produce at stores such as Trader Joe’s, which opened in February.

Jordan Gribble

Organic, local food movement makes its way to Katy

Since 2013, six retailers and restaurants have opened in Katy to cater to consumers who want to eat locally sourced or organic foods. more »

Apr 22, 2015 12:00 AM Katy

Forum held for Katy ISD board of trustees candidates

Katy Parents of Gifted and Talented Students held their annual KISD candidate forum April 21. more »

Apr 22, 2015 6:51 PM Katy

City approves ordinance for church to hold services in business district

At its regular meeting held Monday, April 13, Katy City Council approved an ordinance that will allow The Church at Cane Island to worship at Midway BBQ at 6025 Highway Blvd., Katy. more »

Apr 17, 2015 12:00 AM Katy

City of Katy approves purchase of fire truck

At its regular meeting held Monday April 13, the Katy City Council authorized the purchase of a $785,772 fire truck to be used by the city’s planned second fire station on Kingsland Blvd. more »

Apr 15, 2015 12:00 AM Katy

The 2014–15 Katy City Council, from left: Durran Dowdle, James Mendez, Mayor Fabol Hughes, Charles Brawner, Steve Pierson and Bill Lawton

Photo courtesy city of Katy

Katy City Council purchases, annexes land

At its regular meeting on Monday, April 13, the Katy City Council authorized the purchase of four tracts of land and approved the annexation of land west of the city of Katy. more »

Apr 14, 2015 12:00 AM Katy 1 Comments

The fourth annual Wild West Beer Fest takes place May 2 at Katy Mills.

Wild West Beer Fest

Wild West Brew Fest to hold fourth annual event May 2

The Katy Rotary Club will hold its fourth annual Wild West Brew Fest on May 2 at Katy Mills Mall. The event features more than 400 taps, a 100,000 square-foot festival area and performances by country artists J.T. Hodges and Curtis Grimes. more »

Apr 8, 2015 12:00 AM Katy

On June 25, Harris County commissioners heard a proposal about the potential next steps for the Astrodome, which was deemed unfit for occupancy in 2009.

Courtesy Reliant Park

Update: Panel report suggests converting Astrodome into $240-million multi-use park

An Urban Land Institute advisory panel report has recommended Harris County turn the 50-year-old Astrodome into a massive indoor, multi-use park that could cost more than $242 million to construct. more »

Mar 30, 2015 12:00 AM Spring | Klein 5 Comments

Katy ISD honors district’s first year teachers

Katy ISD has announced the winners of its district-wide Outstanding First Year Teacher of the Year Award, given annually to teachers in their first year of teaching in the district. more »

Apr 3, 2015 7:00 AM Katy

Katy ISD Board passes resolution calling for repeal of state high-stakes testing

The Katy ISD Board of Trustees unanimously passed a resolution supporting legislation calling for the elimination of state mandated high-stakes testing at its regular meeting Monday, March 30. more »

Apr 1, 2015 12:00 AM Katy 4 Comments

The 70-year Pin Oak Charity Horse Show wrapped up its two-week run on March 29.

Shawn McMillen Photography

Pin Oak Charity Horse Show closes its 70th anniversary show

The Pin Oak Charity Horse Show in Katy ended its two-week run on March 29, having more visitors and possibly raising more money for charity than ever before in its 70-year history, said Lynn Walsh, Pin Oak Charity Horse Show President. more »

Mar 30, 2015 12:00 AM Katy

Parks projects to bring new amenities to residents

Jordan Gribble

Parks projects to bring new amenities to residents

Several parks projects throughout the Katy area will see completion in 2015. more »

Mar 25, 2015 12:00 AM Katy 1 Comments

Maria Pigozzi (center) opened Halter Inc. in 2001 to treat special needs children with equine therapy.

Jordan Gribble

Halter Inc.

Maria Pigozzi’s daughter was born with a congenital heart condition. In 2001, unwilling to send her daughter to day care, she looked for a job that would enable her to tote her daughter along. more »

Mar 26, 2015 12:00 AM Katy

Logos Preparatory Academy to launch in Katy in the fall

Logos Preparatory Academy has announced a partnership with Westland Baptist Church that will bring its school to Katy in the fall. more »

Mar 27, 2015 8:15 PM Katy

Katy City Council hires design firm for arboretum project

At their regular meeting on March 23, Katy City Council approved a measure that will allow the city’s first arboretum to enter its design phase. more »

Mar 25, 2015 12:00 AM Katy 1 Comments

Two challengers sign up for Katy ISD board of trustees election

Katy ISD Katy ISD board of trustees President Bryan Michalsky and treasurer Charles Griffin will face challengers in the KISD board elections set for May 9. more »

Mar 26, 2015 12:00 AM Katy

YMCA to open second Katy location

The YMCA of Greater Houston announced March 13 the purchase of 6.58 acres of property in Katy for the construction of the city’s second YMCA location. more »

Mar 26, 2015 12:00 AM Katy 1 Comments

From the General Manager - March 2015

I’m always joking that I have a black thumb when it comes to growing plants. more »

Mar 26, 2015 12:00 AM Katy

Patrick, Straus name committees in Senate, House for 84th session

For Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, his first time assigning senators to each of the 14 Senate committees was a bit like the NFL draft and involved charting assignments on a whiteboard. more »

Mar 26, 2015 12:00 AM Katy

Katy area park and ride service expands

Residents in Cinco Ranch will have a new way to commute into the Galleria and Greenway Plaza starting in 2016. more »

Mar 25, 2015 12:00 AM Katy

The 2014–15 Katy City Council, from left: Durran Dowdle, James Mendez, Mayor Fabol Hughes, Charles Brawner, Steve Pierson and Bill Lawton

Photo courtesy city of Katy

City of Katy Mayor and councilmen re-elected unopposed

City of Katy Mayor Fabol Hughes, Councilman Bill Lawton for Ward A and Councilman Jimmy Mendez for Ward B were declared as elected for another term each at the city’s regular meeting held March 9. more »

Mar 10, 2015 12:00 AM Katy

Election Guide

2015 Local election guide

At The Capitol

News from the 84th Texas legislative session

Transportation Update

April 2015 transportation update

Katy beer and wine guide

2015 guide to breweries and wine tastings

Segway Outback

Jordan Gribble

Segway Outback at Katy Mills features multiple obstacle courses

MidPoint Bar + Eatery

Jocelyn Kerr

MidPoint Bar + Eatery features a long list of cocktails and live music on Fridays

The Pin Oak Charity Horse Show

Courtesy DeGolyer Library, South

The Pin Oak Charity Horse Show celebrates its 70th anniversary

Wild West Brew Fest

Courtesy Wild West Brew Fest

Event raises money for KISD programs and area nonprofits

Mary Anne Piacentini

Joceyln Kerr

Executive director of Katy Prairie Conservancy won Texas Audubon Women in Conservation award

Katy Recent Highlights

Katy-area residents celebrated history and the arts in April

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