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The YMCA of Greater Houston has announced the purchase of 6.58 acres of property in Katy for the construction of the city’s second YMCA location.
The new building, which is still in the design phase, will be located in the Katy Main Street development west of Pin Oak Road, near Kingsland Boulevard. It could open as early as late 2016 or early 2017.
“The Y will be a valuable asset, READ MORE »
The 2015 Katy ISD FFA Livestock Show & Rodeo will celebrate its 72nd year beginning Wednesday, February 18 through Saturday, February 21, at the Fairgrounds located at I-10 and FM 1463 (next to the Merrell Center) in Katy. The Carnival and Katy ISD Student Night will be held on Thursday, February 19 at 5 p.m. The Katy Rodeo is the oldest community rodeo of its kind, and is held in READ MORE »
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 READ MORE »
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 READ MORE »
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 READ MORE »
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 READ MORE »
Katy ISD officials will be reaching out for input from the community and students’ parents this week for ways to improve district transportation.
The ever-growing school district, which reached a student population of 70,000 this year, will email a survey that will also be available online as part of a search for “a more sustainable solution” to improve its growing pains, officials said READ MORE »
Commuters on I-10 have seen some notable changes to the north as construction at Memorial Hermann Hospital Katy continues. What once was a ground-level foundation has turned into the shell of a six-story, 229,000-square-foot expansion of the hospital slated to open next year.
Construction began in May on the $85 million project that will add 52 beds in the patient tower—bringing the READ MORE »
At the time, Katy football coach Gary Joseph said his team, especially the offensive line, had some growing up to do.
The Tigers were walking off the field at Woodforest Bank Stadium in September, heading to the locker room as The Woodlands players and fans were celebrating a decisive 21-point victory that sent shock waves across the state.
Joseph, who has led Katy to three state READ MORE »
Lennar Homes is running the Find Your Perfect Home for the Holidays Promotion through December 15th. Home buyers can get up to $2,000 in closing costs when you purchase your new Lennar home. Visit Lennar.com for more details.