Halloween Candy Buy Back

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Where: Stevenson & Hanis Orthodontics, 2830 Commercial Center Blvd., Ste. 101, Katy, Texas 77494

Date: November 1 9:00 AM to November 4 12:00 PM

Bring Your unwanted, unopened Halloween candy to Stevenson & Hanis Orthodontics on NOVEMBER 1st from 9am-12noon or on Monday, November 4th from 2:30-5pm and we will BUY IT BACK for $1.00 per pound (up to 5 pounds).

We are donating all candy collected to local children's charities in Katy and in Houston!

Two Convenient times to choose from!

The first 100 people to come will receive a treat from Chick fil A of READ MORE »


Work on Cane Island Parkway project could begin next month

Work on the much-anticipated Cane Island Parkway could begin as soon as November, according to Katy City Administrator Johnny Nelson. This initial phase of the parkway is projected to run north from I-10 to Highway Boulevard in Old Town Katy. Eventually, the parkway will be extended northward to Morton Road, said Nelson.

“This is a pretty big deal, and we’re ready to get things moving,” he told The Katy Times. “We could break ground as early as next month.”

The Katy Development Authority recently awarded the contract for paving and draining improvements for the parkway to READ MORE »


Energy Corridor creeping west into Katy

With new buildings or expansions in the area from at least six oil and gas drilling support companies, many are looking to the Katy portion of Fort Bend, Harris and Waller counties as the logical extension of Houston’s “Energy Corridor.” City and county officials hope to turn such development into a well-oiled machine as it edges farther into the once wide-open farmland.

The last five years, in particular, have seen significant growth with the opening of facilities by Newpark Drilling Fluids, Weatherford, Hampco Services, Welltec, Schlumberger-subsidiaries Dyna-Drill and Schlumberger READ MORE »


33rd Annual Katy Rice Harvest Festival

The annual Katy Rice Harvest Festival is two big days of excitement and family fun with two stages of continuous live entertainment, craft and food booths, carnival and more. It will take place Saturday, October 12 10:00 AM to Midnight and Sunday October 13 Noon to 6:00 PM.
For more information, call 281-391-5289 or email


Cane Island to be City's first master-planned community

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Katy’s historic namesake is reappearing as the label of a proposed 1,000-acre master-planned community. Between Hwy. 90 and Morton Road, Rise Development has proposed building Cane Island to include hundreds of homes, multiple parks and space for a Katy ISD elementary school on an 830-acre plot of land formerly owned by the Minze family with additional acres purchased from nearby landowners.

At a workshop in late July, the Nevada-based development firm Rise Development presented its concept for Cane Island to city and planning and zoning officials. If approved by City Council, it READ MORE »


City of Katy proposed budget 2013-2014

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City of Katy officials are planning for steady growth over the next three to five years, according to a budget report delivered to City Council Aug. 27. City Finance Director Byron Hebert, said there are simply more residents and retailers contributing to tax revenue.

The proposed $20 million budget, delivered by Hebert in a presentation to the council at the city's fiscal 2013-14 workshop, made incremental adjustments to city employee benefits as well as provisions for several construction projects.

Hebert's office proposed a 4 percent cost of living raise for city employees, READ MORE »


Area legislators focus on bills including those dealing with ethics, public education, water plan

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During the 83rd Legislative Session, lawmakers worked to pass more than 1,400 new laws. Below is a roundup of some of what Houston-area lawmakers pushed for, passed or had rejected by their peers during the 140-day session.

Rep. Dwayne Bohac, R-Houston

Bohac dabbled in plenty of subjects during the session, but perhaps his best known action was spearheading legislation to allow school districts to display traditional holiday scenes such as the Christian nativity scene, complete with Bible verses.

It also gives the nod to the use of traditional holiday greetings on school READ MORE »


"A Night of Champions" Katy Football

Join us for "A Night of Champions", celebrating Katy High School's seven State Championships and looking to the future as we kick off the 2013 football season.The event will be at the Leonard E. Merrell Center August 16, 2013 at 6:30 PM. There will be a dinner, live and silent auctions and many guests including current and former coaches and players. Coaches from all seven State Championships plan to attend. Among the guest speakers is Jorge Diaz, former Tiger star and offensive tackle for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Ticket sales begin July 1 from 4 PM to 8 PM in the Katy Field House as well READ MORE »


Fort Bend County completes road improvements in southwest Katy

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Fort Bend County recently completed two road projects to alleviate traffic congestion in southwest Katy near new Tompkins High School.

The 2.5-mile extension of Falcon Landing Boulevard from Gaston Road to Westheimer Parkway opened this month as well as the concrete and four-lane upgrade given to Gaston Road near the high school.

Precinct 3 Commissioner Andy Meyers is also working on extending Spring Green Boulevard north to south from Roesner Road to FM 1463, pending he receives funds from a proposed bond election in November. Check our July issue next week for more details on READ MORE »


Tickets available for Katy HS booster "Night of Champions"

Tickets are on sale for the Katy High School Athletic Booster Club’s first “A Night of Champions” football kick-off celebration scheduled for Aug. 16 at the Merrell Center.

About 800 tickets are on sale for $25 per person for general seating and $250 for a reserved table of 10. Tickets can be purchased at and with cash or checks only at Brammer's Athletic Warehouse, 5017 E. 5th St. Event co-chairwoman Deb Haring said about 75 percent of the available tickets for reserved tables were sold as of July 2.

The fundraiser will run READ MORE »


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