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UPDATE: Gary Gates wins Texas House District 28 seat in special runoff election

Gates, Eliz Markowitz and Schell Hammel will all appear on the March 3 primary ballot as they vie for the 2020-22 term.


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Haidilao to open restaurant at Katy Grand in 2021

The restaurant serves Szechuan hot pot dishes.

Katy City Council approves installing 22 license plate readers around community

The Katy Police Department will soon add 22 license plate readers around the city.



Five Greater Houston-area county judges converge at TAG-Houston talk to discuss mobility, road bonds

Five county judges in the Greater Houston area—for Harris, Montgomery, Fort Bend, Brazoria and Waller counties—converged Jan. 24 to talk about local mobility issues


Voter registration deadline approaches for Harris County residents

Texas residents planning to cast votes in the March 3 primary elections have until Feb. 3 to register or update their voter registration status.


Romp n’ Roll Katy plans spring opening

The brand provide child development classes and programs.


Fulshear City Council OKs new rates for irrigation meters

Irrigation meter users will be billed $0 if their consumption is less than 1,000 gallons.



Kindred Healthcare to close 6 Houston, Dallas locations

Four Houston-area locations of Kindred Hospital will close by March 17.




City of Katy finishes construction on downtown plaza buildings, hosts first event

The outdoor plaza area is expected to be completed in nine to 12 months.



Keysi Braid Studio opens new salon

The business is located at 1945 N. Mason Road, Katy.


Nekter Juice Bar eyes new Katy location

It will be located at 9910 Gaston Road, Katy.


Katy leaders provide updates on boardwalk district, development at chamber of commerce's 2020 State of the City luncheon

The hotel and conference center at Katy Boardwalk District will break ground this year.


To-do list: 11 Katy-area events in January, February 2020

Here is your ultimate local guide for events.



Katy-area voters are increasingly diverse and changing local political outcomes, experts say

‘How Katy and western Houston votes in 2020 will tell us a lot about what is going to happen to Texas in the next decade.’


Katy ISD school board OKs staff changes, construction contracts

Creech Elementary School has a new principal, while four campuses will receive new flooring.


Katy ISD receives financial audit, begins 2020-21 budget

The district's property tax rate could decrease about a cent for tax year 2020.


Retired Katy ISD architect proposed for Elementary School No. 43's namesake

Peter McElwain is a Katy ISD architect and planner who retired in 2017.





Katy ISD to form 2020 bond advisory committee

District administrators said a 2020 bond would help accommodate "extreme growth" in the northwest Katy area.


Messina Hof breaks ground on Harvest Green location

Messina Hof Harvest Green Winery and Kitchen held its groundbreaking ceremony Jan. 20.



Katy ISD board of trustees approves salary increase for Superintendent Ken Gregorski

The board also extended Gregorski’s employment contract through 2025.


2020 Annual Community Guide: Getting to know the Katy area, city of Katy and city of Fulshear

Here are key statistics about the local area from the U.S. Census.