Members of PBK Architects at a Katy ISD board of trustees meeting Nov. 17 presented their plans for the district’s eighth high school and 15th junior high.

Katy ISD/PBK Architects

Architects reveal plans for new Katy ISD high school, junior high, 2 elementary schools

​Construction on six new schools inside Katy ISD is in the works, and on Nov. 17 at a meeting of the board of trustees, the public and school officials got their first look at plans for four campuses, including the district’s eighth high school. more »

Nov 17, 2014 11:45 PM Katy 2 Comments

Katy Fire Truck

Katy Fire Truck

The City of Katy Fire Department unveiled its newest fire truck in October.

Jordan Gribble

Katy City Council approves $47,000 for fire station roof repairs

At its regular meeting Nov. 10, the Katy City Council unanimously approved a measure to allocate $47,021.51 in funds to repair the roof of the city's fire station. more »

Nov 11, 2014 12:00 AM Katy

Memorial Hermann officials gathered in Katy on Nov. 5 for a groundbreaking ceremony for the health care system’s third Convenient Care Center.

Jim Levesque

Memorial Hermann breaks ground on Convenient Care Center in Katy

Memorial Hermann officials gathered in Katy on Nov. 5 for a groundbreaking ceremony for the health care system’s third Convenient Care Center. more »

Nov 7, 2014 3:30 AM Katy

Young Ranch master-planned community approved

The Young Ranch Planed Development District, a master-planned community approved by the Katy City Council in October, will cover 388 acres south of Interstate 10 between Anserra and Willow Creek Farms on Pederson Road. more »

Nov 6, 2014 12:00 AM Katy 2 Comments

Duhon to be next Waller County judge

Republican Trey Duhon beat out Democrat Sylvia Cedillo in the race for Waller County judge, earning 72.6 percent of the vote, according to unofficial results. more »

Nov 4, 2014 9:28 PM Vote Houston Metro

Residents approve $748 million Katy ISD bond

Katy residents have approved a $748 million bond for the school district a year after rejecting a smaller proposal, with 55.4 percent voting for the referendum and 44.6 percent voting against it, according to unofficial results. more »

Nov 4, 2014 7:31 PM Katy

Incumbent Robert Hebert re-elected to Fort Bend County judge position

With 100 percent of precincts reporting, incumbent Robert Hebert announced his victory for the position of Fort Bend County judge over opponent James Pirtle. more »

Nov 4, 2014 7:20 PM Vote Houston Metro

Vo holds seat in House District 149 race

Unofficial results show incumbent Hubert Vo as the projected winner over challenger Al Hoang in the race for the Texas House Seat in District 149 with 54.61 percent, or 11,500 votes, to Hoang's 45.39 percent, or 9,558 votes. more »

Nov 4, 2014 12:00 AM Vote Houston Metro

Voters approve city of Katy bond for second fire station

Voters have overwhelmingly approved a $5 million bond for the city of Katy to expand its fire services, with 83.7 percent voting for the proposal. more »

Nov 4, 2014 12:00 AM Katy

Donations to sprout arboretum in Katy

The Keep Katy Beautiful Board accepted a $20,000 donation from CenterPoint Energy to pay for the construction and planting of a 3-acre arboretum in Katy City Park at the regular city council meeting Oct. 27. more »

Oct 28, 2014 11:15 AM Katy

City of Katy to accept online payments

​At its regular meeting Oct. 27, the Katy City Council approved a resolution to begin accepting online credit card payments for several services later this year. more »

Oct 28, 2014 10:50 AM Katy

Katy ISD enrollment could top 105,000 in 10 years

Katy ISD officials already knew the school district’s enrollment was growing, and they now have an even better idea on how much the student body could expand—possibly exceeding 105,000 students in 10 years. more »

Oct 27, 2014 9:00 PM Katy 2 Comments

Great Harvest Bread Co. produces a variety of breads fresh daily, including nine-grain and sourdough.

Photo by Shawn Arrajj

Great Harvest Bread Co.

People often overlook the use of bread when it comes to preparing a sandwich, preferring to focus instead on meats, cheeses and veggies. more »

Oct 23, 2014 3:15 PM Katy

Becky Wilkins joined the city of Katy as its finance director on July 1.

Photo by Jim Levesque

Wilkins takes helm as Katy’s finance director

Becky Wilkins joined the city of Katy as its finance director July 1 and got a hectic start to the job as the city began the process of determining the 2014–15 budget. more »

Oct 23, 2014 3:00 PM Katy

Katy ISD to submit class size waiver to state

Katy ISD’s student body is continuing to grow. more »

Oct 23, 2014 2:52 PM Katy

Traffic backs up along I-10 in Katy, Texas on Oct. 16. Voters will decide Nov. 4 whether to approve Proposition 1, a constitutional amendment designed to boost the state's  transportation funding.

Photo by Shawn Epps

November proposition aims to drive road funding

Voters statewide will decide Nov. 4 whether to approve a constitutional amendment designed to combat the state’s transportation funding woes and repair its ailing road infrastructure. more »

Oct 23, 2014 2:30 PM Katy

Katy City Council approves budget for 2014–15, cut in property tax rate

The Katy City Council approved the city’s 2014–15 budget Sept. 29, making a point to clarify that even though more property tax money will be collected from residents in the coming year, the tax rate will actually decrease. more »

Oct 23, 2014 2:30 PM

Tess Thornton, owner and founder of Ceramics by Tess, has worked with ceramics for about 20 years.

Photo by Liza Winkler

Ceramics by Tess

About 20 years ago, stay-at-home mother Tess Thornton was searching for a fun, affordable activity to entertain her five children during summer break. more »

Oct 23, 2014 2:30 PM Katy

Fussell Senior Center Staff Director Peggy Dimmick (right) visits with longtime Katy resident Anna Baker, 98, at the center in Katy.

Courtesy Fussell Senior Center

Peggy Dimmick, Director of social services, Fussell Senior Center

Peggy Dimmick has worked at Katy’s Fussell Senior Center for 13 years, but she has made helping senior citizens her job since she was 24. more »

Oct 23, 2014 2:30 PM Katy