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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Legends Coffee & Cafe was one of many restaurants that opened in 2019. (Courtesy Rebecca Wright)
2020 Annual Community Guide: 40 Katy-area restaurants that opened in 2019

From pizza to burgers, Katy has a restaurant for you.

The Goddard School of Katy-Cinco Village Center is 10 years old (Courtesy The Goddard School of Katy-Cinco Village Center)
The Goddard School of Katy-Cinco Village Center celebrates 10 years of business

The day care center celebrated with a circus-themed event.

Pinspiration Richmond is now open. (Courtesy Pinspiration Richmond)
Worth the trip: Pinspiration Richmond opens on the Grand Parkway

The do-it-yourself, Pinterest-inspired craft studio offers customers the opportunity to create the trendiest projects on the app.

Homesites are expected to be delivered in 2021. (Courtesy Land Tejas)
Land Tejas to build 3,000-home community in northwest Katy area

The community is located near Clay and Pitts roads in the northwest Katy area.

A Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County study on eliminating ride fares left both METRO board members and officials seemingly unconvinced of the likelihood of implementing it in Harris County. (Kelly Schafler/Community Impact Newspaper)
METRO board of directors say free fare 'not feasible' for transit authority

A METRO study on eliminating ride fares left board members and officials unconvinced of the likelihood of implementing it in Harris County.

Election day for city council members is May 3. (3desc/Adobe Stock)
Here are the latest filings for the May 2020 local elections

The 2020 local election season is underway, and a number of City Council seats are up for election this year in the Katy area.

Dental Innovations is now open. (Susan Rovegno/Community Impact Newspaper)
Dental Innovations opens in Katy

The new dentistry is located on Kingsland Boulevard.

Chicken Salad Chick is coming soon (Courtesy Chicken Salad Chick)
Chicken Salad Chick to open second Katy-area location

The chain offers a variety of chicken salads, pimento cheese, salads, soups and sandwiches.

(Jen Para/Community Impact Newspaper)
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo concert tickets go on sale Jan. 16

Lower-level seating options are already very limited.

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