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Katy December 2012

Medline ready to build 500,000-square-foot facility in Katy

Medical equipment supplier Medline Industries is planning to build a 500,000-square-foot facility, investing $61 million and hiring 50 full-time employees in the City of Katy. more »

Dec 31, 2012 12:00 AM

Jason Culpepper, Publisher - Houston Metro

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Publisher’s note — December 2012

As the Katy area population continues to grow, with 40,000 residents expected to be added to the region in the next four years, access to quality health care continues to be an important component of the community’s vitality. more »

Dec 20, 2012 12:00 AM Katy

Babaloo manager John Sullivan (left) and co-owner Fred Routon look over an array of dishes.

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Babaloo International Café and Bar

Cliff Clavin and Norm Peterson may not be seated at the bar being served drinks by Sam Malone, but there is a definite resemblance to the “Cheers” television show at Babaloo International Cafe and Bar. more »

Dec 20, 2012 12:00 AM Katy 3 Comments

Jeff and Bunny King established The Great Texas Pecan Candy Company 15 years ago in Katy.

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The Great Texas Pecan Candy Company

If it is true there is nothing better than the sweet taste of success, then Jeff and Bunny King have the sweetest deal in Katy. more »

Dec 20, 2012 12:00 AM Katy

Fort Bend County expanding Westpark Tollway and FM 1093

It took Fort Bend County Commissioner Andy Meyers two years to convince the Harris County Toll Road Authority that it needed to expand the Westpark Tollway beyond Hwy. 6 to the Grand Parkway and another eight years to see it happen. more »

Dec 20, 2012 12:00 AM Katy 4 Comments

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Green Trails, Katy – 77094

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Dec 20, 2012 12:00 AM Katy

Sphier, located on Mason Road, is one of several freestanding emergency rooms serving the Katy area.

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Emergency rooms increasing to meet demand in Katy area

With the Katy area’s population nearly doubling between 2000 and 2010 to 269,000, the need for medical care has also rapidly increased. more »

Dec 20, 2012 12:00 AM Katy

Sebastian Ranz, 7, takes a swing at a ball at Katy Miniature Golf and Batting Cages while his brother Lucas watches. They are the sons of Jorge and Brittci Ranz of Katy.

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Katy Miniature Golf and Batting Cages and Inflatable Katy

After taking on the global oil industry for more than 20 years, in 2006 Blake Roberts decided to take on things a little closer to home. more »

Dec 20, 2012 12:00 AM Katy

Teacher and performer Rebecca Laird plays her guitar on a break at The Texas Guitar Company.

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The Texas Guitar Company

James Anderson began playing around with his brother’s guitar when he was 11 or 12 years old. more »

Dec 20, 2012 12:00 AM Katy 1 Comments

Renee Gordon, left, and Julia Barta work on bead projects to sell for the holidays at Simplicity in Katy.

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Chamber helps promote shopping locally

Shoppers in Katy might want to know that there is an app for that. more »

Dec 20, 2012 12:00 AM , Katy

The 1959 Katy Tigers players, including star fullback Farriel Culpepper (47), guard and linebacker Richard Fussell (50) and quarterback Dwayne Fussell (40) celebrate in the locker room after the final game.

Photo Courtesy Gordon Brown

1959 Katy Tigers

Decades before Katy High School established itself as a football powerhouse, the Tigers won an unlikely championship in a way that contemporary fans would recognize. more »

Dec 20, 2012 12:00 AM Katy

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Patrick Jankowski

Patrick Jankowski has been with the Greater Houston Partnership—an organization that serves small to large businesses and the community—for nearly 30 years as a researcher. more »

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