4 things Katy area residents should know this week

Among this week's events are several government meetings in the Katy area . Find out what residents should keep in mind at the city and county levels:


Katy City Council meets
City Council holds its regular meeting at 6:30 at City Hall. Agenda items include a proposed amendment to the city code to restrict parking near Katy High School, a public hearing to amend the city's comprehensive zoning ordinance, and a request to hold part of the fourth annual Katy Half Marathon in 2018 inside city limits. 901 Avenue C, Katy. 281-391-4800. www.cityofkaty.com


Fort Bend County Commissioners Court meets
The Commissioners Court holds its regular agenda meeting at 1 p.m. 401 Jackson St., second floor, Richmond. Commissioners are expected to schedule a workshop on July 25 to receive public comment on a proposed $220 million 2017 Mobility Bond. 281-341-8608. www.fortbendcountytx.gov

Katy Planning and Zoning Commission meets
The commission holds its regular meeting at 6:30 at City Hall. Discussions are expected to include plats in the West Ten Business Park Commercial Reserves and the Reserve at Katy, as well as rezoning from single-family residential to industrial. 901 Avenue C, Katy. 281-391-4800. www.cityofkaty.com


Apartments hosting free swim lessons for children
In an effort to avoid drowning accidents, the YMCA of Greater Houston's "Safety Around Water" program offers free swim lessons to children in 127 apartments around the Greater Houston area. Lessons run Monday through Friday and will cover concepts such as floating and the "Jump-Push- Turn-Grab," which teaches children to push off the bottom of the pool and return to the surface. According to the YMCA, lessons vary by location so interested families are encouraged to call their apartment complex directly.

Participating apartments in the Katy area include:


  • Cimarron Parkway

  • The Lakes at Cinco Ranch

  • Lancaster

  • Oak Park Trails

  • Stone Creek

  • The Augusta

  • Kenwood

  • The Gallery

  • Spring Pine Apartments

  • Yorkshire Village