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Kolkhorst wins Senate District 18 seat

​Republican State Rep. Lois Kolkhorst avoided a runoff for the state Senate District 18 seat by receiving 55 percent of the vote Saturday to win a special election, according to unofficial results. more »

Dec 7, 2014 5:23 PM , Katy

Texans Children’s Hospital has announced plans to build a special isolation unit at its West Campus in Katy specifically for children with highly contagious infectious diseases such as Ebola.

Texans Children’s Hospital

Texas Children’s Hospital plans for state-of-the-art isolation unit that could treat Ebola patients

Texans Children’s Hospital has announced plans to build a special isolation unit at its West Campus in Katy specifically for children with highly contagious infectious diseases such as Ebola. more »

Dec 4, 2014 12:00 AM Katy

The 11th Annual Holiday Parade of Homes, sponsored by the Cinco Ranch High School Cougar Stars Dance Team, features five Katy-area homes. more »

Now Open: Darling Dental

Darling Dental opened in late October at 2750 FM 1463, Ste. 210, Katy. more »

Dec 2, 2014 9:00 AM Katy Impacts

Now Open: Fun & Fitness Gymnastics

Fun&FitnessGymnasticsopened Oct. 4 at 25350 Canyon Fields Drive, Richmond. more »

Dec 2, 2014 9:00 AM Katy Impacts

Now Open: Chipotle

Chipotle at 1427 S. Mason Road, Katy, opened its doors Nov. 11. more »

Dec 2, 2014 9:00 AM Katy Impacts

Geico to add more than 300 jobs to Katy headquarters

As Geico gets set to celebrate the one-year anniversary of its West Houston headquarters along I-10, hundreds of more invitations to the office party might need to be sent to new employees. more »

Nov 27, 2014 7:00 AM Katy

Morton Ranch, 77449

Morton Ranch features more than 700 homes in an established Katy neighborhood with home prices ranging from $107,000 to $239,000. more »

Nov 26, 2014 12:00 PM Katy

The 12th annual Journey to Bethlehem event at Current - A Christian Church takes event-goers on a trail through recreations of the village of Nazareth and the camp of the Magi and a manger where the birth of Christ took place. more »

Shop delicacies include walnut maple mousse, (left), and milk chocolate pumpkin spice truffles.

Jim Levesque

Mar-Mar’s Candy Jar

Mar-Mar’s Candy Jar celebrated its first anniversary Nov. 15. The shop sells an ever-changing variety of all-natural chocolates, gummies and different candies and has an 8-foot glass truffle case that features a decadent variety of chocolates. more »

Nov 26, 2014 10:00 AM Katy

Katy ISD enrollment still on the rise

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 »

Nov 26, 2014 10:00 AM Katy

The future of health care

Nearly 200,000 Houstonians signed up for health insurance through the federal Health Insurance Marketplace by April 2014 following the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. more »

Nov 26, 2014 10:00 AM , Katy

CEO, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital

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People Q&A – Jim Parisi

Q&A with Jim Parisi, CEO of Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. more »

Nov 26, 2014 10:00 AM Katy

CEO, Houston Methodist West Hospital

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People Q&A – Wayne Voss

Q&A with Wayne Voss, CEO of Houston Methodist West Hospital. more »

Nov 26, 2014 10:00 AM Katy

Katy ISD getting ready to grow again

Katy ISD is getting ready to grow along with its ever-increasing enrollment. more »

Nov 26, 2014 10:00 AM Katy

$162,000 grant helps Christ Clinic expand services for the uninsured

Local hospitals are working with nonprofit Christ Clinic to provide better care for uninsured Katy-area residents. more »

Nov 26, 2014 10:00 AM Katy

Carne Asada Tampiquena is a beef tenderloin served with an enchilada, beans and guacamole. ($21.95)

Jordan Gribble

Las Alamedas

When Jorge Sneider opened Las Alamedas in Houston in 1980, he said diners were afraid to try the restaurant’s menu of authentic Mexican dishes because their tastes were accustomed to the milder flavors of Tex-Mex fare. more »

Nov 26, 2014 10:00 AM Katy

The master-planned community of Elyson will be constructed near FM 529 and the Grand Parkway.

Shawn Epps

Newland Communities to develop community between Cypress, Katy

More than 6,000 new homes will be constructed in the next 10 to 12 years along the Grand Parkway between Cypress and Katy as part of a new master-planned community called Elyson. more »

Nov 26, 2014 10:00 AM Katy

The MD Anderson Diagnostic Imaging Center in West Houston offers services, such as MRI, CT and PET scans, Doppler ultrasounds and gives same-day diagnosis for women undergoing mammograms.

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New imaging facility and regional care center focused on fighting cancer

The MD Anderson Regional Care Center in Katy has expanded its treatment options and opened a new imaging center to make cancer treatment easier on its patients. more »

Nov 26, 2014 10:00 AM Katy

From the Editor

For those of you who have not seen me yet in and around Katy, let me introduce myself. Hi, I’m Jim Levesque, the editor of Community Impact Newspaper in Katy. more »

Nov 26, 2014 10:00 AM , Katy