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A Katy resident claimed a Powerball prize worth $1 million for the Oct. 31 drawing. more
Area state legislators said they will focus on keeping property taxes under control and improving public education in a Nov. 15 panel discussion at the Katy Area Economic Development Council. more
Katy ISD voters Nov. 8 rejected a tax ratification measure that, had it passed, would have kept the district’s property tax rate at $1.3517 per $100 evaluation, according to early unofficial returns from the Fort Bend, Harris and Waller County election offices. more
Three Texas state senators represent parts of the Greater Katy area. One of them, Paul Bettencourt, R-Houston, is unopposed in his re-election bid. The other two senators, Joan Huffman and Lois Kolkhorst, face challengers. more
Five Texas House of Representative districts include part of Katy in their respective areas. Here is an overview of the Katy-area seats up for election and who is running for those seats. more
Gov. Greg Abbott and the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs announced households eligible for the Texas Homeowner Assistance Program can now apply for help paying past due and future utility payments. Additionally, income-qualifying households will have more time to stabilize their finances with future mortgage payments through the program. more
Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, who died last Thursday at age 96, had admirers in Katy. more
After years of sharp rises in home prices and stiff competition to buy a home amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Texas housing market is starting to cool off. more
As the new school year nears, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) reminds drivers to use extra caution in and around school zones and neighborhoods. more
The fire environment, characterized by critically to extremely dry vegetation and critical fire weather, will support wildfire activity this week, Texas A&M Forest Service officials said. more
Two former Katy residents have been sentenced to federal prison after being convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute heroin, U.S. Justice Department officials said Thursday. more
Now through July 29, nominations are open for the Service-Learning Champion Award, a statewide honor given to learning institutions that go above and beyond to develop the next generation of civic-minded, socially engaged Texans. more
Vienna, Austria, is over 5,600 miles from Katy. But a man with Katy ties, now living in Austria, is playing an important role in helping Ukrainian refugees. more
WASHINGTON — A few hours after the Uvalde school shooting left 19 elementary schoolchildren and two teachers dead, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz told a group of reporters that policies to restrict guns were off the table. more
Each day, Ashley Beattie and her fiancé spend hours driving around Bell County looking for baby formula to feed her eight-month-old son. First H-E-B, then Walmart, then Target. She searches until she can find something. more
Here's an overview of what you need to know about voting in the May 24 primary runoff election. more
On May 12, Texas’s power grid operator told at least one power plant to delay its scheduled repairs and keep operating to help meet demand during hotter-than-expected May weather. more
The National Day of Prayer returned Thursday to Katy, with people of all denominations welcomed for prayer and reflection. more
Conservative activist Steven Hotze on Wednesday was indicted on two felony charges related to his alleged involvement in an air conditioning repairman being held at gunpoint in 2020 during a bizarre search for fraudulent mail ballots that did not exist, according to his attorney, Gary Polland. more
Texas Children’s Hospital announced Monday the launch of a Ukrainian Support Donation Drive, running from Monday through Saturday. more
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