Law enforcement agencies are trying to keep pace with more traffic and increased policing demands as the Katy area’s population continues to grow and the area attracts more commercial development, such as Costco and a proposed Walmart Supercenter.
Work on the Cane Island Parkway overpass is progressing on schedule, while work on the portion of the parkway itself, that will connect Highway 90 to the overpass, is ahead of schedule, Katy’s City Administrator Byron Hebert said.
Plans are in the works to completely tear down and rebuild the Chick-fil-A restaurant at 369 S. Mason Road over the summer. The location, which was built in 1995, simply is not large enough to handle the number of patrons.
The Katy City Council approved the appointment of Byron Hebert as city administrator at its March 24 meeting. Hebert, who served as Katy’s Director of Finance prior to this appointment, replaces Johnny Nelson.
The city of Katy, in concert with the Katy Development Authority, is exploring the purchase of 46 acres of land on the south side of Katy Mills Mall with plans to build a boardwalk and convention center.
From its beginnings as a simple concert featuring two high school jazz bands, the Katy Jazz Festival has grown into a two-day event that has gained national recognition, even capturing the attention of the Smithsonian Institute.