Reflecting America: What Katy-area residents need to know about the 2020 census

The official day for the 2020 census count is less than a few months away, and census employees are already beginning to prepare for the April 1, 2020, count. Here is what to know about why the census is important and how it affects local communities.
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By Kelly Schafler

Editor, Lake Houston | Humble | Kingwood

Kelly Schafler is the editor for the Lake Houston, Humble and Kingwood edition of Community Impact Newspaper, covering public education, city government, development, businesses, local events and all things community-related. Before she became editor, she was the reporter for the Conroe and Montgomery edition for a year and a half.



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Saigon USA Pho & Grill  is now open in Katy (Courtesy Joshua Resnick/Adobe Stock)
Saigon USA Pho & Grill expands to Katy area

The restaurant opened in early December.

Chloe’s Closet has moved to a new location in Katy. (Community Impact Staff)
Chloe’s Closet relocates within Katy

The resale shop is now located on Highway Boulevard.

Karma Kolache is now open in Katy area. (Courtesy Karma Kolache)
Karma Kolache now open in Katy area

The business is located east of the Grand Parkway on Cinco Ranch Boulevard.

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LA Fitness opens new gym in Fulshear

The new location opened late Janurary.

Demi Cruz Studio is now open. (Courtesy Demi Cruz Studio)
Demi Cruz Studio opens on South Mason Road

The boutique sells women’s clothing.

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The winner of the Republican primary election will be on the November ballot and will compete against incumbent Gina Calanni.

Fort Bend County Judge KP George reads a statement during a press conference Feb. 11 with the families of the Citgo 6, businessmen who have been detained in Venezuela for over two years. (Beth Marshall/Community Impact Newspaper)
Citgo 6 family members speak out during press conference hosted by Fort Bend County judge

For over two years, six American Citgo businessmen, known as the Citgo 6, have been detained in Venezuela on unsubstantiated charges.

Early voting begins Tuesday. Feb. 18. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
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