Katy City Hall - Courtesy: Durotech

City of Katy Adopts Certification Pay Policy

CITY OF KATY (CoveringKaty)—The Katy City Council Monday night passed an ordinance that amends the city’s personnel policies by adopting a certification pay policy. Under the policy, which goes into effect immediately, the city will pay for advanced training and professional development of city employees. In a note to the city council, City Administrator Byron […]

Cinco Ranch football fans at NRG Stadium recently. - Courtesy Cinco Ranch HS Booster Club.

Cinco Ranch Cougars and Fans Getting Set for State Semifinals

KATY (Covering Katy) – The Cinco Ranch Cougars have continued their remarkable season by reaching the state semifinals. While the players and coaches have been doing their thing on the field, fans are showing their support through brisk sales of Cougar paraphernalia. Georgia Easterly is a spirit wear manager in the booster club. She said […]

Monica Shaughnessy and Mandy Broughton - Courtesy George Slaughter

Local Authors Promoting Books at Saturday Local Author Festival and Market

KATY (Covering Katy) – When local authors Mandy Broughton and Monica Shaughnessy decided to write a book together, they chose to write a mystery because they enjoy reading mysteries. Their book, “No Bones,” is one of many books by local authors available for purchase at the Local Authors Festival & Market. The festival is set […]

Katy City Hall - Courtesy: Durotech

City of Katy to Provide Services to Willow Creek Farms MUD Residents

CITY OF KATY (CoveringKaty)—The City of Katy will provide water, wastewater, garbage, recycling services and the application of city development standards to the Willow Creek Farms Municipal Utility District following the passage of an ordinance by the Katy City Council Tuesday night. The ordinance arranges for a strategic partnership between the city and the MUD. To pay […]

Katy Christian Ministries Annual Gala Dinner “Jewels and Jeans” to Celebrate 2016

KATY (Covering Katy) — The Katy Christian Ministries Celebration Gala is set for Friday from 6-8 p.m. at The Fellowship, 22765 Westheimer Parkway. In 2015, Katy Christian Ministries (KCM) served more than 36-thousand people, overcoming obstacles such as area flooding, oil and gas industry layoffs and rising demand for its services with only 35-hundred square feet […]

From left: Lauren Wood, clinical social worker, Kara Hill, executive director of Christ Clinic. George Slaughter photo

Katy’s Christ Clinic Grows As More People are Knocked Off Insurance Rolls

CITY OF KATY (Covering Katy) — It’s not just low income families that don’t have health insurance these days and Katy’s Christ Clinic is helping fill a need that’s quickly growing. Health insurance is getting more expensive and higher deductibles are making it financially more difficult for people go to the doctor in Katy and […]

Mayor Fabol Hughes and Patsy Stanley. Covering Katy photo by George Slaughter.

City Council Honors Longtime Civic Leader Stan Stanley

CITY OF KATY (Covering Katy)—The Katy City Council Monday night honored longtime businessman and community leader Stan Stanley with a proclamation declaring November 3 to be “Stan Stanley Day” in Katy. Stanley, a long time business and civic leader, died March 29. He was 74. He owned Stanley Signature Products Inc., an exterior, electronics and […]

The Incredible Hulk, Wonder Woman, and Captain America were among the participants at the Heroes Race Against Domestic Violence.

Superheroes Help Raise Awareness of Domestic Violence in Katy

KATY (Covering Katy)—Comic book, movie, and television movie fans are used to seeing their favorite superheroes fight for truth, justice, and the American Way. On Saturday morning, several superheroes joined some of their local neighbors to raise awareness of domestic violence and how it affects the local community. They did so at the Heroes Race […]

Batman visited Katy City Hall before Monday's council meeting. Full caption posted with story. Covering Katy photo by George Slaughter

Katy City Council Appoints Charter Review Commission

CITY OF KATY (Covering Katy)—The Katy City Council Monday night approved an ordinance to create the 2016-17 Charter Review Commission, which will review city government operations under the city charter and decide whether any charter provisions require revisions. The council appointed Donald Cox, president and CEO of Cox Global Associates, a financial services and wealth […]