Texans Fit comes to Katy

Texans Fit, a training and recovery fitness facility, opened in early November at 1719 Spring Green Blvd., Katy. The gym—a partnership with the Houston Texans—offers classes and personal training opportunities and sports a variety of exercise equipment, a 25-yard indoor lap pool, fitness turf, a spa, a sauna and steam rooms. 281-644-0160. www.texansfit.com
By Laura Aebi
Laura Aebi is the editor of the Katy and Sugar Land/Missouri City editions of Community Impact Newspaper. She graduated from Texas State University in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Originally from North Texas, Laura relocated to Houston after spending three years in Pacific Northwest. Previously, she interned with two radio stations in Central Texas and held the role of features editor at the San Marcos Daily Record.


A total of 196 awards were presented to winning brewers, designers and marketing agencies from around the world. (Courtesy No Label Brewing Co.)
No Label Brewing Co. recognized in international contest for pandemic efforts

No Label Brewing Co. in Katy took home two awards during the international Craft Beer Marketing Awards for its COVID-19 face mask design and charity promotions during the pandemic.

Uni Uni, a bubble tea shop, is opening at 6711 S. Fry Road, Unit 110, Katy. (Courtesy Uni Uni)
New bubble tea shop opening soon in Katy

Uni Uni’s menu includes a wide variety of fresh fruit teas, fruit teas with cheese foam, classic milk teas, flavored yogurt with boba and smoothies.

The builder also recently opened its newest showcase model in the development, which features 60-foot homesites. (Courtesy Cane Island)
David Weekley Homes announces six new plans for Cane Island homesites

The builder also recently opened its newest showcase model in the development, which features 60-foot homesites.

Venues across Katy will have firework shows throughout the Independence Day weekend, including the city's Katy Freedom Celebration. (courtesy city of Katy)
Events in Katy happening Fourth of July weekend

Venues across Katy will have firework shows throughout the Independence Day weekend, including the city's Katy Freedom Celebration.

Despite a challenging school year, Katy ISD volunteers were determined to stay connected, reimagine programs and support the teachers, administrators and students across the district. (Courtesy Pexels)
Katy ISD volunteer community recognizes ongoing support during challenging year

More than $80,000 for Katy ISD families was raised during the 2020-21 school year through the Food for Families program run by KISD Partners in Education—the most ever raised in a single year.

Winter Storm Uri, which blew through Texas in February, left millions of Texas residents in the dark amid freezing temperatures. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Rep. Ron Reynolds calls for special legislative session to include additional response to winter storm

Though progress was made during the 87th Texas Legislative Session to help Texas better handle extreme weather disasters in the future, there is more work to be done, State Rep. Ron Reynolds, D-Missouri City, said June 23.

The Kinder Institute for Urban Research released its 2021 State of Housing for Harris County and Houston report on June 22. (Hunter Marrow/Community Impact Newspaper)
Kinder Institute 2021 State of Housing report highlights rental squeeze for lower, middle-income households

As of 2019, one in every 11 renters in Harris County had an eviction notice posted to their door; one in every 25 renter households were also evicted.

The craft beer industry is growing in the Greater Houston area. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Greater Houston area's craft brewery count grows 344% since 2013

According to NAI Partners, the Greater Houston area has 71 craft breweries.

The Barker Reservoir watershed encompasses the area that drains into Barker Reservoir. This reservoir, together with Addicks Reservoir, was created as part of a federal project to control flooding on Buffalo Bayou and protect downtown Houston. (Courtesy Harris County Flood Control District)
FEMA awards $9.8M to Harris County Flood Control District to restore Barker Reservoir watershed

The funding is aimed at restoring water channels, including Mason Creek and Upper Buffalo Bayou, to pre-Hurricane Harvey levels of conveyance by removing sand and sediment buildup caused by the storm, officials said.

Snappy's Cafe & Grill is open for breakfast and lunch. It serves a variety of American staples, such as sandwiches and omelets. (Community Impact/Laura Aebi)
Snappy's Cafe & Grill in Katy gets new owner

The first time Anna Liu stepped foot into Katy’s Snappy’s Cafe & Grill last winter, she said she had a good feeling. The Houston resident took over ownership of the diner June 1.

Counties can use the American Rescue Plan Act funds for several purposes, including responding to the public health emergency and its negative economic effects by providing assistance to households, small businesses, nonprofits or industries hit particularly hard by the pandemic. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Fort Bend County leaders talk American Rescue Plan Act funding

Fort Bend County commissioners on June 22 approved an amended budget for $157.42 million in American Rescue Plan Act coronavirus relief funds, despite some disagreement from the court.