Five things to know in the Katy area this week, Sept. 4-8

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1. Katy City Council is set to address resignation notification of J. Gary Jones.

Katy City Council will hold a special meeting at 4 p.m. Tuesday to consider Jones’ resignation notice, which was submitted last week. Jones has said he will be leaving due to a “personal family situation.” Jones represents Katy’s Ward A, which includes the southern portion of the city, south of Hwy. 90.

2. Childproof America will hold a sex trafficking prevention seminar this Saturday.

According to a press release, the nonprofit, which seeks to prevent the trafficking of children, will host a parent empowerment seminar on Saturday. Speakers include Kelly Litvak, executive director of Childproof America, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, and Sgt. Luis Menendez-Sierra of the Houston Police Special Victims Division. The event will be held at the Wyndham Energy Corridor hotel located at 14703 Park Row Drive, Houston, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. To register for the event, contact Kelly Litvak via email: Kelly@ChildproofAmerica.org.

3. Spring Green Roundabout will open fully after a ribbon cutting this Friday.

The roundabout, which has been under construction for more than a year and was partially opened last month, will open fully this Friday, according to a press release from Fort Bend County. Those interested in attending the 9:30 a.m. ribbon cutting should register by emailing Luisa Bowers at luisa.bowers@fortbendcountytx.gov.

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4. Indian Bazaar & Cafe opened its restaurant and grocery store at 653 Pin Oak Road, Ste. A4, Katy, during the second week of August. The store offers delivery options and carries a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as roti, dosa, samosas, paneer and idiyappam. The restaurant offers a variety of Indian foods. 713-385-2447. http://ibazaarkaty.com/

5. Mathnasium of Morton Ranch opened Aug. 6 at 22720 Morton Ranch Road, Ste. 140, Katy. The tutoring center offers after-school math programs for children in grades 2-12. Each student receives a customized learning plan and personalized instruction. 281-870-2440. www.mathnasium.com/mortonranch

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R. Hans Miller
R. Hans Miller joined the Community Impact team in June 2017. He is a recent graduate of Texas State University's College of Journalism and Mass Communication, a U.S. Army veteran, husband and father. He is originally from Montana. He has written for VoiceBox Media and the San Marcos Daily Record, among others. He covers city government, emergency services, local business development and other topics for the Katy area.
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