7 stories to follow in 2019 in the Katy area

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Follow these 7 stories in 2019.

New year brings new superintendent to Katy ISD

1. New year brings new superintendent to Katy ISD

About eight months after former Superintendent Lance Hindt announced he would resign, Katy ISD has a new leader.

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Katy-area governments advance local flood mitigation projects

2. Katy-area governments advance local flood mitigation projects

In 2018 the city of Katy and Harris County voters approved bond packages of $19.5 million and $2.5 billion, respectively, for flood mitigation. Fort Bend County was considering proposing its own flood bond.

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3. City of Katy moves forward on Katy Downtown Plaza

Weather delayed work on the project, but it is now moving forward.

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4. City of Fulshear creating development, economic plans to prepare for fast growth

Fulshear has grown about 270 percent over five years, according to U.S. Census data. Prompted by the growth, the city is reviewing and updating all city ordinances, including those for development.

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5. UH System to open Katy campus in fall

University of Houston System expects its new Katy campus to open in the fall.

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Katy ISD preps to launch 2 schools

6. Katy ISD preps to launch 2 schools

Katy ISD will open two schools for the 2019-20 school year. Elementary School No. 42 is located at 2602 Winchester Ranch Trail, Katy, and Junior High School No. 16 is located at 4141 Cross Creek Bend Lane, Fulshear.

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7. Katy Boardwalk moves forward with conference center, hotel and apartments

After years of planning, Katy Boardwalk District’s vertical construction will be in full swing this year, city officials said.

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Jen Para
Jen joined Community Impact Newspaper in fall 2018 as the editor of the Katy edition. A graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, Jen has written about business, politics and education since 2013. Prior to CI, Jen was the web producer at Houston Business Journal.
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