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James Oliver Thomas

Katy became recognized as a town by the United States Post Office Department in 1896, but if not for the efforts of James Oliver Thomas it may have taken many more years, and the new town may have gone by a different name.

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Katy ISD to open High School No. 7

With growth in Katy ISD expected to push several high schools beyond capacity during the next five years, the district plans to open its seventh high school—which is unnamed as of press time—in the fall of 2013.

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Katy residents rally to save dog park pond

Katy’s dog park is apparently suffering from too much puppy love. Built in 2007 off Franz Road, the park is a playground where Katy canines can run off-leash. The pond was built for temporary use and has now become a cesspool.

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Publisher’s Note — November 2012

For Katy area residents, it’s no surprise to hear that the area is growing rapidly. Almost every story included in this issue discusses growth in one form or another, along with its accompanying challenges and rewards.

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Meat Masters

If anyone in the Katy area knows where the beef is, it is Marvin Kropelnicki, owner of Meat Masters.

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Andy Meyers

On Jan. 1, W. A. “Andy” Meyers will be sworn in for his fifth four-year term as the Fort Bend County commissioner for Precinct 3. It is the second consecutive time he has run unopposed for the position.

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Katy improving mobility with Metro funds

It will not be long now before Katyland Drive becomes a cone zone between Hwy. 90 and Franz Road.
Thanks to mobility funds from the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Katyland will be widened from two lanes to four lanes.

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Katy Budget Books

There may not be a million books inside the walls of Katy Budget Books, but there are at least that many stories to be told.

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Alton Frailey

Born and raised on a farm outside Nacogdoches, Alton L. Frailey learned the value of hard work and the importance of a good education.

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Igloo

When the Igloo Corporation was founded in 1947, it was a metalworking shop with two employees who made water containers for workers in the Texas oilfields, construction sites and Gulf Coast fishermen.

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