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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 READ MORE »
Katy ISD trustees officially called for a Nov. 5 student activities facilities bond election Aug. 19 to fund the construction of a second stadium, STEM project center and agricultural sciences center.
“We’re fortunate because of the growth here in Katy that we won’t need a tax increase to pass this bond,” said Tommy Harrison, bond committee chairman. “Student activities need to keep pace READ MORE »
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 READ MORE »
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 READ MORE »
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 READ MORE »
Grocery juggernaut Costco has its sights set on opening a Katy area store at the southwest intersection of Grand Parkway and I-10. The Houston City Council will vote at its meeting next week on granting the store $1 million in tax rebates as an incentive for it to build within Houston's extraterritorial jurisdiction.
City of Houston council member Stephen Costello said Costco was READ MORE »
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.
Newly formed Katy ISD Education Foundation awarded its first batch of grants after just a few months of fundraising. A total of 117 KISD teachers received grants for various projects, which added up to $87,000.
“The grants we chose to fund really met our ideals, which are to inspire imagination,” Foundation President Chris Crockett said.
Teachers could submit applications until READ MORE »
Newpark Drilling Fluids opened its new world headquarters at 21920 Merchants Way, off Mason Road near I-10, on June 17.
Newpark Drilling Fluids, a subsidiary of Newpark Resources, broke ground in March 2012 and features a 37,000 research laboratory with a state-of-the-art downhole drilling simulator and analytical capabilities.
The 106,000-square-foot center is located on 12 acres READ MORE »
For the fourth year in a row, Friendswood Development Company presented a $10,000 check to Houston’s Ronald McDonald House as a partof its long-term and ongoing commitment to the outstanding facility. A division of Lennar Corporation, Friendswood Development READ MORE »