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The Harris County Sheriff’s Office has announced the death and funeral arrangements for Sgt. Raymond Scholwinski after the officer’s passing due to COVID-19-related … more
Four weeks ago, Julia Spencer woke up in her Los Angeles apartment to a 6 a.m. call from Austin’s Barton Hills Assisted Living facility. Her mother, Helen Spencer, had died at the age of 87. … more
Another 247,179 Texans filed for unemployment last week. That brings the total number of new claims in the state to about 1.8 million in the past seven weeks, since Gov. Greg Abbott declared the … more
It was around 1 a.m. last Friday, and my wife nudged me awake. Her shoulders shook in the darkness. The tears ran freely down her face. “She’s gone,” she said softly, her voice … more
The public health and economic crises wrought by the coronavirus have upended the financial lives of more than 1.5 million Texans, leaving an unknown number to accumulate a backlog of bills as they … more
Kim Branch is the Position 3 Alderwoman for the city of Brookshire and wife of Mayor Darell Branch. Katy Times checked in with the alderwoman for an update on city activities and the impact of … more
AUSTIN — An executive order issued by Gov. Greg Abbott to reopen in-store retail shopping, dine-in restaurants, movie theaters, museums, libraries and more took effect May 1 and will continue … more
While the planting season was somewhat curtailed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Trees for Houston was able to plant more than 13,000 trees this year, the organization announced in a press release … more
Both Katy and Royal ISD have announced new dates for class of 2020 graduations as well as dates for other events Including Royal’s annual awards ceremonies and Katy’s proms. Katy … more
After drawing ire from smaller businesses and some lawmakers, the network of hotels run by prominent Texas Republican donor Monty Bennett will be returning the $76 million it received in coronavirus … more
Simon Property Group, L.P. has announced that Katy Mills has reopened after being shut down for weeks due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Katy mall as well as The Galleria and Houston Premium Outlets … more
"Texas reports record coronavirus deaths the day before stores open. But Gov. Greg Abbott sees hope in other metrics." was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media … more
Editor's note: This story has been updated with a new statement from the Texas Workforce Commission saying it's re-evaluating certain rules for unemployment benefits. Restaurant servers, retail … more
With stay home order in effect across the Katy area, law enforcement officials and nonprofits that serve domestic violence victims are seeing a spike in abuse calls and demands for service, they … more
The Katy Christian Ministries Food Bank in Katy received a 20,000 pound donation of food from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints last week. The Salt Lake City, Utah-based church donated … more
Katy ISD has distributed 550 devices to students April 22 to facilitate online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. The issuance of the devices last week brings 11,950 into students hands and about … more
Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday said he will let the state’s stay-at-home order expire at the end of the month, and allow businesses to begin opening in phases in May. First to open on May 1: … more
A call center run by the University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School gets a notification every time its nurse triage team calls a patient with the bad news that they’ve tested positive … more
Waller County Judge Trey Duhon has announced that testing is available at the Waller County Community Center today until 6 p.m. Those wishing to get tested must make an appointment to be tested by … more
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