Trustees and Christmas trees: 6 things to know around Katy this week, Nov. 13-17


Several local government bodies and public groups are holding events this week. See what things Katy area residents should keep in mind Monday through Friday:


1. Katy ISD board of trustees meets
The board’s regular open meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Miller Career and Technology Center, 1734 Katyland Drive, Katy. Agenda items include a public hearing for the Simon Youth Academy’s new schedule options and discussion of the bond election. The full agenda can be found online.

2. Katy City Council meets
The council’s regular meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 901 Avenue C, Katy. The full agenda can be found online and include the contractor selection for a new fire station as well as an agreement with Harris County to implement a regional watershed protection education program.


3. Harris County Commissioners Court meets
The meets at 10 a.m. at 1001 Preston St., Ste. 934, Houston. Agenda items include approval of five land in precincts 2,3 and 4 for the Hurricane Harvey buyout project. Approval for eight tracts for the Schiel stormwater detention basin acquisition project and a tract for the Clay Road at Greenhouse Road intersection improvements project—both in Precinct 3—are also being requested. The full agenda can be found online.

4. Fort Bend County Commissioners Court meets
The court meets at 1 p.m. for a regular meeting at 401 Jackson St., Richmond. Agenda items include canvassing the results from the Nov. 7 elections.


5. Katy group giving Christmas trees to Harvey victims
A community group named Trees of Hope is collecting artificial Christmas trees to give as many as 200 to families whose decorations were lost during Tropical Storm Harvey. Nov. 17 is the intended date to deliver trees to families before Thanksgiving. However, organizers said they will continue accepting tree donations beyond Friday. The group is asking for 4-foot or 6-foot tall, pre-lit trees. For more information, contact or go to

Friday and Saturday

6. Free senior care seminars in Katy
The Seniors Resource Collaborative team hosts free educational seminars for senior citizens and their families in Katy. On Friday, the topic is Demystifying Home Care at 3 p.m. at the Maud Smith Marks Branch Library, 1815 Westgreen Blvd., Katy. Saturday’s topic is “Demystifying the Funeral Planning Process” at 10:30 a.m. at Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Blvd., Katy. For more information, contact Linda Jordan at or call 713-826-5145.

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