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Katy Area Chamber President/CEO Matthew Ferraro: 'We’re at the forefront of something that could be unprecedented'

After nearly seven years with the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce, Matthew Ferrarro became the Katy Area Chamber of Commerce CEO in April. The organization had been leaderless for about a year, and the board of directors oversaw the chamber through what Ferraro calls a transition year.


4 things to know about daylight saving time ending this Sunday, Nov. 3

Daylight saving time ends early Sunday morning, Nov. 3, meaning clocks fall back an hour, giving Texas residents an extra hour of sleep.


Phat Eatery Malaysian Street Food offers authentic cultural dining experience

Alex Au-Yeung, owner of Phat Eatery Malaysian Street Food, can typically be found attending to his customers, cooking or washing dishes at his restaurant. But when he is not visible, he said he is likely developing new menu items in the back.



Harris County expands program to reduce domestic gun violence

Harris County commissioners voted at an Oct. 29 meeting on a motion to move forward with plans to expand a pilot program intended to reduce domestic violence incidents involving firearms.


Katy’s city secretary retires, new city secretary appointed

The city of Katy said goodbye to city secretary Melissa A. “Missy” Bunch at the Oct. 28 meeting. She held this position for the past 13 years.


Katy ISD board of trustees approves new school boundaries for 2020-21 school year

After months of deliberation, Katy ISD has set new school zoning boundaries for the 2020-21 school year.


GALLERY: Katy ISD reveals designs for outdoor learning center renovations

Construction will begin soon on renovations for the Katy ISD Welch Outdoor Learning Center.



Report: Large, deep underground drainage tunnel a viable option for Houston

An initial study by the Harris County Flood Control District has found that Houston's similarity to Washington, D.C., means that the area could be a viable candidate for a large drainage tunnel deep underground .


Fulshear to begin collecting impact fees in 2020

The city of Fulshear will begin collecting impact fees in October 2020.


UPDATED: Vote totals continue to lag 2015 numbers after first week of early voting in Harris County

One week into the early voting period of Nov. 5 elections, overall turnout is down from 2015, the last time a mayoral election took place in the Greater Houston area.


METRO $3.5B bond referendum includes projects in Katy area

The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County with the Houston-Galveston Area Council and other community partners developed the METRONext Moving Forward Plan, which calls for systemwide transit updates over the next 20 years and beyond.



Featured neighborhood: Learn more about Fulbrook in the Fulshear area

Fulbrook is located west of downtown Fulshear on the south side of FM 1093. With about 200 acres of lakes and open space, the neighborhood offers homes and lots on the Brazos River and Oxbow Lake, which include boat slips for canoes and kayaks, according to the community’s website.  Several miles of trails are available for hiking, too, across the 1,000-acre community, which boasts 100-year old pecan and oak trees.



Coffee With Impact: JT McCormick went from a horrific upbringing to being a CEO

Severe neglect, sexual abuse, violence, poverty: JT McCormick readily and publicly discusses these defining aspects of his upbringing. Told in shocking detail, it quickly becomes evident for those who attend his speeches that the stories of his childhood are necessary to elucidate how he emerged from it all to become what he describes as a success story.


Fulshear’s soaring growth prompts economic planning

Fulshear Floral Design owner Ace Berry said the area surrounding his home was all cow pastures eight years ago when he decided to move to Fulshear.



Stork Vision opens in Katy area

Stork Vision opened mid-August at 22511 Katy Freeway, Ste. 400, Katy, and has clinics across the nation. …


Fort Bend County places flood bond referendum on November 2019 ballot

For the first time in about 70 years, Fort Bend County residents will vote Nov. 5 on an $82.9 million bond referendum to fund up to 25 flood mitigation and drainage projects, including several in the Katy area.


The Dapper Doughnut opens at Katy Mills mall

The Dapper Doughnut, located inside Katy Mills mall at 5000 Katy Mills Circle, Ste. 138, Katy, held a grand …


KM Realty acquires two new shopping centers in Katy

Houston-based KM Realty Investment Trust Inc. has acquired The Shoppes at Cinco Ranch I and II from New York-based Thor Equities, according to a press release.



Katy Mills begins exterior renovation project

Katy Mills mall is nearly finished with a multimillion dollar renovation project.