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Work on the much-anticipated Cane Island Parkway could begin as soon as November, according to Katy City Administrator Johnny Nelson. This initial phase of the parkway is projected to run north from I-10 to Highway Boulevard in Old Town Katy. Eventually, the parkway will be extended northward to Morton Road, said Nelson.
“This is a pretty big deal, and we’re ready to get things moving,” READ MORE »
With new buildings or expansions in the area from at least six oil and gas drilling support companies, many are looking to the Katy portion of Fort Bend, Harris and Waller counties as the logical extension of Houston’s “Energy Corridor.” City and county officials hope to turn such development into a well-oiled machine as it edges farther into the once wide-open farmland.
The last five READ MORE »
The annual Katy Rice Harvest Festival is two big days of excitement and family fun with two stages of continuous live entertainment, craft and food booths, carnival and more. It will take place Saturday, October 12 10:00 AM to Midnight and Sunday October 13 Noon to 6:00 PM.
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Houston Methodist has formally begun the process of taking majority ownership of CHRISTUS St. Catherine Hospital in Katy and will likely transition it into a post-acute care facility. The two companies have entered into a letter of intent and are negotiating the terms of the deal though they would not disclose the financial details, according to Stefanie Asin, communications director for READ MORE »
Katy’s historic namesake is reappearing as the label of a proposed 1,000-acre master-planned community. Between Hwy. 90 and Morton Road, Rise Development has proposed building Cane Island to include hundreds of homes, multiple parks and space for a Katy ISD elementary school on an 830-acre plot of land formerly owned by the Minze family with additional acres purchased from nearby landowners. READ MORE »
The specialty grocery store Trader Joe's plans to build a location at LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch, according to a statement released this week by the California-based chain.
The stores are known for offering a wide array of reasonably priced domestic and imported foods and beverages. The new location, which will be built in time for a 2014 opening, will occupy approximately 12,500 square READ MORE »
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 »