Katy Appoints first new city administrator in 20 years

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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 »


Contemporary art museum in the works for Downtown Katy

Local art enthusiast Ana Roman has big plans for one of Downtown Katy’s older buildings for which she recently signed a lease. As the brain behind Katy Culture and Arts Alliance, Roman hopes to transform what used to be Katy’s lumber yard into the Katy Contemporary Arts Museum and Texas Gun Museum—attractions she hopes will inspire Katy residents and draw tourists from around the state.

“What I am trying to create, besides rejuvenating the [Downtown Katy] area, is a museum district to connect with the depot and other museums,” Roman said. “We will have created something fantastic—a READ MORE »

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