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08.02
2014

Board approves pay raises for teachers, bus drivers, workers

The Katy ISD school board, during its regular meeting June 23, voted to increase teacher salaries in the district by a range of 3 to 7 percent. In contrast with previous pay raises, this year’s salary bump was targeted largely toward teachers with six to 20 years of experience, district officials said. 

“This is not just a straight percentage raise across the board but one that addresses READ MORE »

07.25
2014

The Macaroni House

Tagged in: Katy, Food, community

The Macaroni House is a family business in every sense of the word. The restaurant serves a classic comfort food, macaroni and cheese, with a variety of different ingredients—ranging from chicken to brisket to mushrooms—that draws customers of all ages. Richmond couple Chef Carlos Arenas and his wife, manager Jennifer Koh, opened the restaurant a year ago with help from Koh’s father. Their READ MORE »

07.24
2014

Sizzling Summer Savings

Tagged in: Lennar, Homes, Houston, Events

Right now homebuyers can take advantage of Lennar's Sizzling Summer Savings event. Sales offices are open daily all across Houston.

07.18
2014

Sweet Heat Jam Co.

Tagged in: Katy, community

It is hard to find a “good fit” for a recent high school grad with Down syndrome. Many jobs require long stretches of standing or sitting and that can be a challenge for individuals with special needs.

Nolan Stilwell and his mother and job coach Christine, figured out a solution to that problem.

“We wanted to start a business where students with special needs could work,” Christine READ MORE »

07.11
2014

New retail and office center planned at Westheimer and Greenbusch

Tagged in: Katy, community

A new retail and office center is underway at Westheimer Parkway and Greenbusch Road. The Marcel Group, which developed the Villagio Town Center, plans to break ground on a 58,500-square-foot office and retail center, named Marcel Commons, in October. The development is expected to open in 2015.

The 4.5-acre site is located at the northwest corner of Westheimer Parkway and Greenbusch READ MORE »

07.03
2014

New Weatherford facility pumps jobs into Katy area

Tagged in: Katy, Jobs, community

 Weatherford, an oil and gas services company, is now operating from its newest manufacturing and office facility in the Katy area. The 354,000-square-foot facility is located on 174 acres in Waller County, off Hwy. 90. So far, Weatherford has brought on 135 employees to staff its Katy location. The company expects to hire 335 more by the end of 2015.

The company provides artificial lift READ MORE »

06.27
2014

Boardwalk near Katy Mills to offer view of wetland, wildlife

The city of Katy is making progress toward creating a $1.3 million boardwalk just south of Katy Mills. The project could provide residents and visitors with an up-close view of an area teeming with wildlife. City officials said they are working with a land planner to decide how best to approach the project and expect to purchase the needed land in coming months. Future plans for the area READ MORE »

06.21
2014

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, READ MORE »

06.12
2014

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 READ MORE »

06.06
2014

Katy ISD Partners in Education Announces Volunteers of the Year

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Katy ISD’s Volunteers in Public Schools initiative hosted its annual Volunteer Celebration breakfast on May 16th honoring the thousands of school district volunteers who donate their time supporting Katy ISD students and teachers. This school year, 17,044 volunteers donated 838,462 hours which, in human resource terms, equates to 403 full-time staff members, or 7 additional teachers at every READ MORE »

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