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11.9
2015

Friendswood Development Company Houston Holiday Light Fight

Friendswood Development Company Houston Light Fight

We are on the search for the most spirited and festive homes this holiday season in our Friendswood Development Company communities.

If you live in a Friendswood Development Company, simply submit a photo of your exterior holiday decorations on your community’s Facebook page between November 23, 2015 and December 14, 2015 to be entered into our Holiday Light Fight.

We will select one winner in each community and one overall Houston Best of Show winner. The Houston Best of Show winner will receive a $250 Visa gift card and a yard sign and each community winners will receive a $ READ MORE »

05.20
2015

Keller Williams Premier Summer 5k

Tagged in: Katy, community, Events, Family

The Keller Williams Premier Summer 5k will take place May 30. This race is sponsored by Falls at Green Meadows and all proceeds will benefit Cinco Charities. For more information on this event you can visit their website here

05.14
2015

Katy ISD holds informational sessions on new SAT

Tagged in: Katy ISD, community

Four information sessions are scheduled by Katy ISD to inform students and parents on the changes to the SAT and PSAT exams. For more information on this story visit Community Impact News.

03.26
2015

Katy girls ready for run at track and field title again

Tagged in: Katy, community, Sports

With the track and field season about to swing into full gear, Katy Girls Track and Field Head Coach James Darcey believes his squad might be ready to take a big step in the district meet that is coming up.

“We have had a pretty good little start to the season,” Darcey said. “We have had some girls put together some solid performances already but just like every year you lose some good kids. We had some kids that I thought were going to be difficult to replace but we have been lucky enough to have some younger kids step up and they have competed very hard. We are excited with where READ MORE »

03.19
2015

Katy baseball takes unbeaten record into 19-6A play

Tagged in: Katy, Sports, Events, community

The Katy Tigers won District 19 last year and advanced to the area playoffs. After an undefeated non-district season, they are likely the favorite for a repeat championship.

Katy enters district play with an 11-0-2 record, including three tournaments. Along the way, they gave coach Tom McPherson his 700th career victory.

The Tigers finished 5-0-1 at the Katy ISD Tournament, Feb. 26-28, defeating Dulles, Lamar, Cy Woods, Stratford and Ridge Point with a total margin of 36-19.

They were 3-0-1 at the Katy Tiger Invitational, March 5-7. The Tigers defeated Cy Springs, READ MORE »

03.13
2015

City of Katy Mayor and councilmen re-elected unopposed

Tagged in: Katy, community, Events

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.

All three candidates were running unopposed in the upcoming May election.

The election for their posts was cancelled when no one filed to run against the incumbents by the Feb. 27 deadline.

Hughes was elected Mayor in 2013 with 51 percent of the vote after having first served as a council member for the city.

Lawton was elected to the council in 2011 and previously ran READ MORE »

02.13
2015

Katy city officials break ground on new City Hall

Tagged in: Katy, community, Events

Katy city officials broke ground Jan. 15 on the site for a new city hall across from the current facility on Avenue C.

The new city hall will be a three-story, 33,000-square-foot building. Construction is expected to take a year with the building scheduled to open in spring 2016.

Mayor Fabol Hughes said construction of a new city hall is overdue, citing deteriorating conditions and overcrowding in the city’s current building located at 910 Ave. C.

“[The current city hall] is starting to deteriorate rapidly,” he said. “There are cracks in the wall, leaks in the roof, the READ MORE »

02.6
2015

City of Katy launches mass-notification system

Tagged in: Katy, community

The City of Katy launched a mass-notification system on Jan. 29 in order to keep residents informed of severe weather, hazards and community events as quickly as possible, officials said.

Through the new system, known as Katy-Connect, city officials can quickly push voice messages to homes, businesses and cell phones. The system is also able to send emails and text messages and can post messages onto the city’s Facebook page and Twitter feed, City of Katy’s Emergency Management Coordinator Maria Galvez said.

“Keeping our community safe and informed is our top priority, which is READ MORE »

01.29
2015

University of Houston looking to grow in Katy

Tagged in: Katy, education, community

The University of Houston has taken preliminary measures to file a tuition revenue bond worth $60 million to fund the construction of a new campus in Katy.

Jason Smith, University of Houston’s vice president for governmental and community affairs, said the preliminary revenue bond request was filed Jan. 22, and the university has asked District 18 Sen. Lois Kolkhorst and District 132 Rep. Mike Schofield to file separate bills for the tuition revenue bond. Those bills are expected to be filed in February, Smith said.

If passed, the bond would fund the purchase of land for and READ MORE »

01.21
2015

Officials outline plans for Katy Mills boardwalk project

Tagged in: Katy, community, Events

A boardwalk project planned for behind Katy Mills, south of Kingsland Boulevard, will include a convention center complex with a hotel, parking garage and zones for residential, office and retail spaces, Katy Development Authority officials said during a special workshop session before the Katy City Council’s regular meeting Jan. 12.

The project is slated to take eight to 10 years to complete at an estimated cost of nearly $49 million, accounting for inflation, said Katy Development Authority representative Steve Robinson.

The city of Katy will be responsible for about $10.5 READ MORE »

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