Get an early start on your Independence Day celebration at the Katy Freedom Celebration this Saturday, Juy 1. This fun event will be held at the Katy Fire Station, VFW Park, Heritage Park & Museum and Katy Elementary and will feature activities with Katy's first responders, a petting zoo, snowcones, a live DJ, a dunking booth, bounce houses and much more. The Katy Freedom Celebration will be held on Saturday, July 1, and culminate with a huge fireworks extravaganza!
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The Katy ISD Board of Trustees held a meeting this week featuring many topics to be considered for the regular Board Meeting to be held on June 26. Among the topics discussed was preliminary attendance policies and boundaries for the new elementary school, consideration for a change in the district's drug policy, a staff compensation plan, budget amendments and more. A three percent increase in teacher and staff salaries was proposed for the 2017-18 school year. Many of these topics will be considered at the next board meeting.
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Great American Cookie Company will celebrate its 40th anniversary on June 22, and to commemorate the event, the company will be giving out free cookie cakes! Complimentary cookie cakes will be given to the first 40 customers on June 22, at participating stores. The stores will also be selling 40-cent cookies to each customer while supplies last.
Get your free Great American Cookie Company cookie cake in the Katy area from the 5000 Katy Mills Circle store or from locations within the Katy Mills Mall.
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The 14,000-square-foot indoor basketball facility Katy Hustle is now open in Katy! This is the first permanent location of owner Tony Luprete's youth basketball program that he began in 2011. The huge indoor facility features two basketball courts and offers training programs for girls and boys for grades 4-12, all skill levels. Katy Hustle is currently offering summer camps for both boys and girls. For more information, visit here.
A new location of Houston's own Bel Furniture is coming to Katy! This Houston-based furniture center will be opening two adjacent buildings: a 74,000 square-foot showroom, as well as a 340,000 square-foot distribution center. The new Bel Furniture Katy location will be located off of I-10 at the West Ten Business Park.
Bel Furniture features pieces for the whole house - from dining rooms and bedrooms, to living rooms, home offices, mattresses and more. For more information on Bel Furniture, visit READ MORE »
Katy may be the lucky recipient of the world's longest car wash if all goes to plan! The new Katy Buc-ee's gas station, which will feature 120 gas pumps, a 56,000 square foot store and accompanying 255-foot car wash, is expected to open near Cane Island in the West Ten Business Park later on this year. The company is in the midst of applying for the Guinness World Record as the world's longest car wash at 255 feet.
This year, the "Women's Issue" for Katy Magazine featured a list detailing "Katy's Top 100 Women." This list, which included the names of outstanding women in the community, featured over 30 women from Katy ISD, from principals, to teachers, namesakes and district staff members. Katy Magazine unveiled the list when the issue hit the stands and circulated through social media posts.
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Blow & Glow Drybar and Salon, a full-service hair salon, is coming to FM 1463 in Katy in early May. This salon offers a variety of services, including blowouts, updo styling, cuts, coloring for men and women, and much more. As the salon is affiliated with Posh Nails and Spa, manicures, pedicures, eyelash extensions and other services of the sort will be offered as well.
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As the summer season quickly approaches, Katy's own Typhoon Texas, the waterpark located on Katy Fort Bend Road, is adding 400 parking spaces to accommodate the crowds, as well as adding rotating misters and shade structures. The park is also looking to hire over 1,200 people for seasonal summer jobs including lifeguards, guest relations team members, food and beverage team members and more. This year, Typhoon Texas will feature retail carts around the park selling sunscreen, flip flops, hats and more.
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New gourmet grilled cheese restaurant Tom + Chee is open on the Katy Freeway. Having opened in mid-February, Tom + Chee offers a wide variety of gourmet grilled cheese, fresh soups, melts, salads, and even the original "grilled cheese donut." Tom + Chee is located at 21788 Katy Freeway, Ste. 500, in Katy.
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