TOP 10: Take a look at Katy’s most viewed stories of 2019

Many events happened in Katy in 2019. Here are the most-read articles. (Community Impact Staff)
Many events happened in Katy in 2019. Here are the most-read articles. (Community Impact Staff)

Many events happened in Katy in 2019. Here are the most-read articles. (Community Impact Staff)

As the countdown to 2020 begins, here are the 10 stories—from flooding to new development—that garnered the most views from readers.

10. Fulshear's Cross Creek Town Center signs new tenants

Experience Infusion Center, Apex Executive Suites and a specialty gym franchise signed leases at the Cross Creek Town Center development located at 6635 W. Cross Creek Bend Lane, Fulshear. Learn more from the original story here.


9. MD Anderson to open new Katy-area facility in summer 2019

In the preview of the new MD Anderson Cancer Center in Katy, Community Impact Newspaper learned the 260,000-square-foot outpatient center planned to open in the summer. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was held June 20. Read the original story here.


8. City of Katy provides update on Katy Boardwalk, downtown plaza, Katy Mills and drainage projects

At an August Katy Area Chamber of Commerce event, officials provided updates on the big projects in the city. Read the original story here.


7. Katy to see more development northwest of I-10

Demographics firm Population and Survey Analysts projects Katy ISD’s boundaries will be built out south of I-10 by 2028, while the construction of thousands of new homes is expected to continue north of I-10 and southwest into Lamar CISD. Read more about it here.


6. State bill may allow Katy-area residents leave Houston’s ETJ


If passed and signed by the governor, House Bill 958 would have provided the 272,000 Katy-area residents that live in the city of Houston’s extraterritorial jurisdiction a way to remove themselves from the ETJ. The bill did not become law in the 86th legislative session. Read the original story here.


5. Officials continue to watch storms, flooding in Katy area May 10

This spring the Greater Houston area experienced severe thunderstorms. The Willow Fork Drainage District saw 24-hour rainfall totals between 1-7 inches. Read the original story here.


4. Texas Heritage Parkway to break ground in mid-2019

Local leaders said the much-anticipated Texas Heritage Parkway would break ground this year, but Precinct 3 County Commissioner Andy Meyers has said this fall the project has been postponed to early 2020. Read the original story here.


3. MAP: Here's how much rainfall Katy area received from Tropical Depression Imelda

Tropical Depression Imelda dumped more than 42 inches of rain in parts of the Greater Houston area, but the Katy area did not receive as much precipitation. Read the rest of the story here.


2. IMELDA UPDATE: Katy-area entities continue to watch for flooding

Tropical Storm Imelda hit the Greater Houston area in mid-September. Local city and county officials kept watch as the rain came. Read more about it here.


1. Returning Katy ISD teachers may see up to 8% annual salary increase for 2019-20 school year

Thanks to House Bill 3, Katy ISD was able to provide up to an 8% annual salary increase for teachers this school year. Read more about it here.
By Jen Para
Jen joined Community Impact Newspaper in fall 2018 as the editor of the Katy edition. She covers education, transportation, local government, business and development in the Katy area.


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