Katy fun for $10 or lessMary Jo Peckham Park - Courtesy Jeff Henson, Texas Parks and Wildlife

Katy fun things to do for $10 or less

Katy Fun on a budget It’s easy to find Katy fun activities and there are a number of places to visit that will be free or very inexpensive. Harvest Plaza 5701 Third St., Katy, TX 77493, 281-391-4840 Hours: 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Cost: Free Web site: cityofkaty.com/departments/parks/parks-and-facilities-2/ The park, located in the heart of […]

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Katy Weather 7 Day Outlook

Covering Katy Weather Forecast Monday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 1pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near 93. Heat index values as high as 103. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Monday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around […]

Bernie Sanders in Dallas - File photo Courtesy Texas Tribune/Shelby TauberBernie Sanders in Dallas - File photo Courtesy Texas Tribune/Shelby Tauber

Bernie Sanders supporters launch new group in Texas

By Patrick Svitek, The Texas Tribune Allies of former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders are launching a group aimed at influencing Democratic politics in Texas beyond the 2016 race for the White House. The group, Revolution Texas, will promote causes at the state level that align with Sanders’ priorities during his campaign, which included reducing income […]

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Trump plans to launch super PAC against Cruz

By Patrick Svitek, The Texas Tribune Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump says he will probably create a super PAC with the aim of hobbling the political future of U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. Trump, a mercurial businessman whose promises have often been subject to deep skepticism, confirmed the plan in an interview set to air […]

This is an architectural rendering of the new KCAM.  The design is subject to change.This is an architectural rendering of the new KCAM. The design is subject to change.

Katy Contemporary Arts Museum to begin fundraising effort for new home in downtown Katy

  CITY OF KATY (Covering Katy)  – The Katy Contemporary Arts Museum (KCAM) will soon begin a fundraising effort for a new building at a new location, while hoping to maintain its current site for art classes and studios. Ana Villaronga-Roman, the KCAM founder, director, and curator, said groundbreaking for the new building, to be […]

Harmony Public Schools Katy campus is located at Highway 99 and FM 1093. - Covering Katy photoHarmony Public Schools Katy campus is located at Highway 99 and FM 1093. - Covering Katy photo

Turkey’s accused coup leader runs Harmony Public Schools in Katy and elsewhere

  Until last Friday, most Americans had probably never heard of Fethullah Gülen—the controversial Sunni cleric now accused of fomenting a coup attempt in Turkey. But the aged cleric, currently exiled in the Poconos, Pennsylvania, has far greater influence on US society than most realize. Since 2002, Gülen-affiliated foundations have quietly built up the largest […]

Mayor Fabol Hughes (L) helps break-ground on a new recreational climbing center in Katy. - Photo providedMayor Fabol Hughes (L) helps break-ground on a new recreational climbing center in Katy. - Photo provided

Momentum Indoor Climbing Breaks Ground In Katy

  KATY (Covering Katy) – Momentum Indoor Climbing has broken ground on a 36,000 square foot climbing gym in Katy. Momentum Katy sits on 2.75 acres at 25410 Katy Mills Parkway, roughly 25 miles west of downtown Houston. A full-service climbing gym, Momentum Katy will be one of the largest indoor climbing facilities in the United States, […]

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Builders announced for Grand Parkway master planned community Elyson

KATY (Covering Katy) – Newland Communities has announced the builders who will populate the new Elyson development with new homes off the Grand Parkway along FM 529.  The builders for phase one are Chesmar Homes, Darling Homes, David Weekley Homes, Highland Homes, Perry Homes, Pulte, Trendmaker Homes and Westin Homes. The new master planned subdivision will be […]

Julian Castro - Courtesy Texas Tribune/Marjorie Kamys CoteraJulian Castro - Courtesy Texas Tribune/Marjorie Kamys Cotera

Hillary Clinton Passes Over Julián Castro for VP Slot

By Abby Livingston, The Texas Tribune Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has named U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia as her vice presidential running mate, a move that will disappoint scores of Texas Democrats who hoped she would select a son of San Antonio, U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro. Castro […]