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Sweet Heat Jam Co.

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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 »


New retail and office center planned at Westheimer and Greenbusch

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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 »


New Weatherford facility pumps jobs into Katy area

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 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 »


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 »


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

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LaCenterra welcomes Torchy's Tacos, Langford Market

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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 »


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 »


Vann, Doyle, Dibrell elected to Katy ISD board

Voters elected two new members to the Katy ISD school board May 10, Ashley Vann and Courtney Doyle, to fill positions 3 and 4 respectively, while position 5 incumbent Henry Dibrell was re-elected for another term. 

Board newcomer Vann unseated the incumbent, Bill Proctor, by better than 2 votes to 1. Vann tallied a total of 2,620 votes to Proctor’s 1,285.

"I am pleased that the READ MORE »


Cinco Ranch Rotary Camo 5K

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Kick off your Memorial Day holiday at the Cinco Ranch Rotary Camo 5K at the Villagio Town Center in Katy. On Saturday, May 24th, the competitive 5K will kick off at 8 am. At 8:05, the 1 mile walk will start.

The event proceeds benefit Team RWB and Special Buddies.

There will be free food and drinks after the race in Villagio Courtyard, courtesy of Cici's Pizza, Which Wich, My Fit READ MORE »


STAAR exams change

Tagged in: Katy, Katy ISD, education

High school students taking the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness end-of-course exams have had a lighter load this year as the Texas Legislature implemented changes reducing the number of tests that will be administered.

The reduction in the number of tests is a move local administrators said will lessen the burden on teachers and students and put the emphasis back on READ MORE »


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