Chevron purchases site in Katy

Chevron has purchased 103 acres of land off Grand Parkway and Clay Road in Katy, for future use. The oil company does not yet have any specific plans for the site, according to company officials.

“Chevron is simply acquiring the land to give the company future R&D facilities flexibility as we grow and expand our presence in the greater Houston area,” said Justin

Higgs, spokesperson for Chevron. “No specific use or employee decisions have been made as it pertains to this location.”

Chevron officially closes on the land in the third quarter of 2014.

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LaCenterra welcomes Torchy's Tacos, Langford Market

Tagged in: Katy, Food, Family, Events

LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch will celebrate its second new store in a three-week period when Torchy’s Tacos opens June 12. Langford Market, a Houston-based fashion boutique opened on May 24.

Torchy’s Tacos announced its LaCenterra location early in 2014. The Austin-based Tex-Mex chain offers a variety of specialty tacos for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The LaCenterra location will offer local craft beers from Katy’s No Label Brewery and Houston’s Karbach and St. Arnold breweries.

For the June 12 grand opening, Torchy’s will offer one free breakfast taco for each customer from 7 a. READ MORE »


Cinco Ranch Rotary Camo 5K

Tagged in: 5K, Katy

Kick off your Memorial Day holiday at the Cinco Ranch Rotary Camo 5K at the Villagio Town Center in Katy. On Saturday, May 24th, the competitive 5K will kick off at 8 am. At 8:05, the 1 mile walk will start.

The event proceeds benefit Team RWB and Special Buddies.

There will be free food and drinks after the race in Villagio Courtyard, courtesy of Cici's Pizza, Which Wich, My Fit Foods, XS Energy Drinks and Walgreens.

Show your support of our troops and wear your camo gear to the race! Prizes awarded to the most unique outfits.

To sign up and for more information, READ MORE »


STAAR exams change

Tagged in: Katy, Katy ISD, education

High school students taking the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness end-of-course exams have had a lighter load this year as the Texas Legislature implemented changes reducing the number of tests that will be administered.

The reduction in the number of tests is a move local administrators said will lessen the burden on teachers and students and put the emphasis back on subject matter mastery rather than test preparation.

“Anytime you reduce the number of standardized tests, you take some weight off of teachers and administrators,” said Dr. Allison Matney, director READ MORE »


Breaking school records

Tagged in: Katy, community, Sports

The Katy girls' 4x200 medley relay team set a new school record at the Texas Relays held this past weekend in Austin. The team of Omri Brown, Deja Phillips, Tristan Sowell and Amari Johnson set the record time during the elite track meet.


Katy Appoints first new city administrator in 20 years

Tagged in: Katy, community, News

The Katy City Council approved the appointment of Byron Hebert as city administrator at its March 24 meeting. Hebert, who served as Katy’s Director of Finance prior to this appointment, replaces Johnny Nelson. Nelson retired as city administrator after 20 years in the office.

Since his tenure began in 1994. Nelson has seen Katy through significant growth and development, and was one of key players in bringing the Katy Mills Mall into being, Mayor Hughes said in his proclamation recognizing Nelson’s retirement. Before becoming city administrator, Nelson was Katy’s mayor from 1983–1987 READ MORE »


Fall in Love Event Grand Prize Winners

February 15th & 16th, 2014, Friendswood Development Company celebrated the grand opening of its newest master-planned community – Falls at Green Meadows located in the city of Katy. Visitors that weekend received a freebox of Godiva Chocolates and registered for the chance to win a gift card for dinner for two at Flemings Steakhouse, no purchase was necessary to win. Sheryl and Duane Mazoch were the lucky winners of the dinner for two at Flemings Steakhouse. 

Both model homes and sales offices are now open daily, where visitors can find more information on available homes, READ MORE »


$50 Mammograms on January 15th

Mammosafe will be at Westland Baptist in Katy offering a GREAT opportunity for women without health insurance!

From Mammosafe:

The Katy area has been very supportive of Mammosafe, and as a special “thank you,” we have created this one-time only offer.

Are you at least 40 years old? Is your annual screening mammogram due (or overdue)? Come see Mammosafe (an appointment is required) at:

Westland Baptist Church
1407 West Grand Parkway South, Katy, TX 77494
Close to 1-10 off the Grand Parkway (map)

Spots are filling up fast:

January 15, 2014: Six READ MORE »


Specialized pediatric care moves into suburbs

Health care providers and advocacy groups are working to bring improved pediatric health care options to communities around Houston. As population numbers continue to increase, health industry leaders say trips downtown to the Houston Medical Center have become too burdensome for patients.

“In Houston, we don’t realize how fortunate we are to have the Medical Center,” said Ellen Schwaller, project coordinator for Children at Risk, a nonprofit child advocacy group in Houston. “But when you talk to parents, particularly those with special-needs children, one of their biggest problems READ MORE »


Voters to see new voter ID laws enforced for November elections

Tagged in: Katy, community, Events

New voter identification laws in Texas—passed by the state Legislature in 2011—will be enforced in the November 2013 election. The laws are being enforced by Attorney General Greg Abbott on the heels of a June 25 Supreme Court decision striking down a key part of the Voting Rights Act.

Voters who do not have a valid form of ID can apply for an election identification certificate for no cost at any driver’s license office, said Hector de Leon, director of communications with the Harris County Clerk’s office. The EIC is valid for six years, but any EIC issued to a voter older than 70 READ MORE »


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