Harris County to decide on multibillion dollar bond election, Pine Forest drainage workshop: News to know in Katy this week, June 11-15


Harris County Commissioners will vote this week whether to hold a potential $2.5 billion bond election Aug 25 for flood mitigation projects throughout the county. The exact amount will be confirmed at the meeting, and a list of 150 projects that could receive funding will be adjusted over the next two months and should be finalized by Aug. 1, according to Harris County Judge Ed Emmett.

City & County

  • Katy City Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Katy City Hall, 901 Avenue C, Katy. Items on the agenda include appointing a director to the Village of Katy Development District and taking action on engineering contracts for services for the Katy Town Square.
  • Harris County Commissioners Court will meet 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Harris County Administration Building, 1001 Preston St. Items on the agenda include taking action on a request from the Harris County Flood Control District to hold a potential $2.5 billion bond election Aug. 25 for flood control projects.
  • Fort Bend County Commissioners will meet 1 p.m. Tuesday at the historic courthouse in downtown Richmond, 601 Jackson St. Items on the agenda include approving a request to hire a construction company for the Gaston Road widening project, which is set to start construction in July and last one year.
  • Costello Engineering will hold a workshop 6-8 p.m. Thursday at City Hall, 901 Avenue C, Katy, for residents of the Pine Forest Subdivision to discuss drainage improvements.


  • Two new principals start at Katy ISD this week. On June 6, KISD Superintendent Lance Hindt appointed Diego Linares as the principal of Raines High School and the Opportunity Awareness Center and Cheryl Glasser as the principal of Rylander Elementary, according to the district website. Linares will start June 18 and Glasser starts June 11.

Business updates

  • Lopez Mexican Restaurant celebrated its 40th anniversary and opened a second location in the Katy/Richmond area June 4 at 7227 W. Grand Parkway S., Richmond.
  • More tenants are coming to Katy Asian Town, with businesses such as Sharetea expected to open by early June and Phanh Ky Asian Noodle House already open as of late May.
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