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After more than 30 years in office, Harris County Commissioner Steve Radack announced last year that he would not be running for reelection. The announcement makes it certain that for the first time … more
St. John XXIII College Preparatory in Katy announced that class of 2021 senior Luke Parmenter has been named a semifinalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program. The semifinalist designation … more
Katy ISD Police Chief Robert Jinks retired Sept. 30 after serving in law enforcement since 1977, with the majority of his career – since 1984 – served at Katy ISD. Jinks said he has … more
Katy ISD hired a new chief of police at its Monday evening meeting and voted to lower the district’s property tax rate by 5.43 cents per $100 valuation. The new tax rate was reduced due to … more
Katy City Council approved the 2020 tax rate and 2020-21 budget during its Monday afternoon meeting. The combined debt tax rate and maintenance and operations tax rate establish a total property tax … more
A litigious conservative activist in Houston, the Harris County Republican party, and a number of Republican officials and candidates are asking the Texas Supreme Court to limit in-person and … more
During its Sept. 23 meeting, the Waller County Commissioners Court formally approved the Nov. 3 election and multiple measures supporting the election, including COVID-19 safety measures for poll … more
Katy Tiger fans held an informal parade Sunday afternoon in support of Katy High School athletes. The group was escorted by Katy Police Department motorcycle officers for safety and made quite a bit … more
The Waller County courthouse has a new decoration honoring America’s veterans on its front lawn. Installation of the roughly $300,000 monument honoring U.S. veterans was completed last week … more
The Harris County Sheriff’s Office has launched a program dubbed Project Guardian to improve the department’s interactions with children and adults on the autism spectrum. The program … more
Less than three weeks before early voting begins in Texas, a U.S. district judge has blocked the state from eliminating straight-ticket voting as an option for people who go to the polls this … more
The Katy Market Day organization has announced  that its first craft fair of 2020 is set for Oct. 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. held in Old Town Katy near Katy City Hall. The announcement indicated … more
Grundfos, a global water technology manufacturer, has broken ground on its new 45,000 square foot facility in Brookshire. The new facility will house Grundfos’ Amaricas Regional Center in the … more
Rocco Ramos, a 17-year-old drumming student at School of Rock Katy and senior at Seven Lakes High School was one of just two students nationally from the music school chosen to participate in the … more
After the May elections were postponed due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, candidates for Katy City Council bided their time and are now actively campaigning again as it gets closer to election … more
Through an extended waiver from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA), Katy ISD will begin providing free meals to all Katy area students beginning, … more
The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for portions of the Katy area in Waller and Harris counties. The warning includes possible flash flooding caused by heavy rain from Tropical … more
As Gov. Greg Abbott outlined his latest reopening plan this week, bar owner Greg Barrineau watched in disbelief. Abbott, who announced that Texas restaurants could expand dine-in service to 75% … more
Harris County is advising residents to prepare for the arrival of Tropical Storm Beta with rainfall beginning as soon as Sunday evening and full landfall expected by early Tuesday morning. The storm … more
The Katy area’s own Hemlata Basu is appearing in this year’s season of the Food Network series “Halloween Wars” which runs from Sept. 13 to Oct. 11. Basu has been baking cakes … more
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