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With the track and field season about to swing into full gear, Katy Girls Track and Field Head Coach James Darcey believes his squad might be ready to take a big step in the district meet that is coming up.
“We have had a pretty good little start to the season,” Darcey said. “We have had some girls put together some solid performances already but just like every year you lose some good READ MORE »
The Katy Tigers won District 19 last year and advanced to the area playoffs. After an undefeated non-district season, they are likely the favorite for a repeat championship.
Katy enters district play with an 11-0-2 record, including three tournaments. Along the way, they gave coach Tom McPherson his 700th career victory.
The Tigers finished 5-0-1 at the Katy ISD Tournament, Feb. 26 READ MORE »
City of Katy Mayor Fabol Hughes, Councilman Bill Lawton for Ward A and Councilman Jimmy Mendez for Ward B were declared as elected for another term each at the city’s regular meeting held March 9.
All three candidates were running unopposed in the upcoming May election.
The election for their posts was cancelled when no one filed to run against the incumbents by the Feb. 27 READ MORE »
When Katy Mills opened in 1999, city of Katy officials envisioned the mall as an engine for growth for the city. The City of Katy and the Katy Development Authority now have plans to protect that vehicle and promote the city’s future growth.
Plans for a boardwalk and park surrounding a retention pond behind Katy Mills began over a year ago by the Katy Development Authority. Those plans READ MORE »
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 »