The Katy ISD board of trustees reviewed the applications of 26 candidates for the district’s superintendent position, choosing six applicants for an initial round of interviews.

The board of trustees met in a closed special meeting April 26 for three hours, said David Thompson, an attorney with Thompson & Horton LLP—a law firm hired by the district to conduct the search.

“We had 26 total candidates, and had some very strong ones in there,” Thompson said.

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Officials expect changes to invigorate downtown Katy

Work on street project begins June 13, plaza in planning stages

The new Katy City Hall is only the first of many changes to the city’s downtown area—changes officials say will hark back to the early days of Katy’s history as well as attract new businesses and more visitors to the area.

“If you look back at the 1906 Katy map, the square—it used to be the public plaza, where [City Hall] is now,” said Kayce Reina, Katy’s director of tourism and marketing. “The opportunity to make the original public plaza from 1906 the public plaza again—to get us back to our historical roots— we want to have that again.”

Reina said the city plans to begin construction on the multiphase streets project June 13 following the opening of the new City Hall, set for June 10.

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