RAILROAD CROSSING SAFETY: Texas saw 36 deaths of trespassers on railroad tracks in 2018

Katy is home to the Katy Railroad, which started as the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railway, according to the Katy Railroad Park Information and Tourist Center. The railroad is owned by Union Pacific Crop., but the railroad franchise has not owned the depot since the city of Katy bought it in 1977 when former Katy Mayor Dan Cox was in office

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In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Community Impact Newspaper interviewed Dr. Twisha Verma on the importance of routine checkups. (Photo Courtesy Houston Methodist Breast Care Center at Clear Lake)
Q&A: Health care expert speaks about the importance of mammograms

In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Community Impact Newspaper interviewed Dr. Twisha Verma on the importance of routine checkups.

According to the release, the restaurant aims to give customers “the complete Louisiana experience,” and some of the recipes on the menu come from Payavla’s great-grandmother. (Courtesy of Becca Wright)
Orleans Seafood Kitchen to open second location in Fulshear

More than a decade after opening the flagship Orleans Seafood Kitchen location in the Garden at Westgreens center near Katy Freeway, the restaurant will be expanding into Fulshear.

Want to know more about new businesses coming to the Katy area? Below you can find details on the five latest commercial projects filed in Katy. (Courtesy Canva)
Check out the 5 latest commercial projects filed in Katy, including a new Cheesecake Factory

Want to know more about new businesses coming to the Katy area? Below you can find details on the five latest commercial projects filed in Katy.

A conceptual rendering shows what a high-speed rail station in Dallas could look like. A final design on the station has not yet been released. (Courtesy Texas Central)
Reversing course, Texas Supreme Court grants rehearing for high-speed rail eminent domain case

In the Oct. 15 order granting a rehearing, the Supreme Court set a date of Jan. 11 to hear oral arguments.

The amended version of the planned development unit will now go to the Austin Planning Commission for review. (Rendering courtesy Austin Environmental Commission)
CI NATION ROUNDUP: Austin commission OKs development plan near Lady Bird Lake; shopping center coming to Porter and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Oct. 15.

Through most of 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic, the majority of apartments were offering some kind of concession as a way to entice renters. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Rising apartment rent continues to be trend in Houston region

​​​​​​​According to data from ApartmentData.com, Houston has seen an average 12.8% rental rate growth in the past year.

Fort Bend County Judge KP George announced the county was lowing its coronavirus threat level from red to orange in a press conference Oct. 13. (Courtesy Fort Bend County)
Fort Bend County lowers COVID-19 risk level

Following a decline in new coronavirus cases and COVID-19-related hospitalizations, Fort Bend County Judge KP George lowered the county's coronavirus risk rating from red—or high community risk—to orange—or moderate-to-significant community risk.

The Houston-Harris County Emergency Rental Assistance Program has helped local families avoid eviction during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Courtesy Pixabay)
Harris County evictions trending up as federal moratorium ends

More than 1,200 eviction cases were filed in Harris County the week of Sept. 20—the highest weekly number since before the pandemic.

The Smoking Joint is now open under the umbrella of Click Click Chew virtual food hall in Cypress. (Courtesy Kirsten Gilliam)
CI NATION ROUNDUP: More restaurant, retail space could be coming to north Frisco development; Locatelli’s owners launch virtual food hall in Cypress, and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Oct. 14.

One sweet spot in Katy to visit on National Dessert Day is Sweet & Boozy. (Holly Galvan/Community Impact Newspaper)
5 sweet spots in Katy to visit on National Dessert Day

Check out one of these sweet spots for National Dessert Day!

Want to know more about new businesses coming to the Katy area? Below you can find details on the five latest commercial projects filed in Katy. (Courtesy Canva)
Here are the 5 latest commercial projects filed in Katy, including renovated Freebirds

Check out the five latest commercial projects filed in Sugar Land and Missouri City.