Carl Fogarty of Southern Historical Antiques holds a copy of Texas Siftings, a humor publication from the 1800s, and an Army discharge paper from 1897 (George Slaughter photo)

Local Historical Antique Collector Shares Stories of Texas

  KATY (Covering Katy)—Thursday, March 2, is the 224th birthday of General Sam Houston, and the date is recognized as Texas Independence Day. It’s a day when Texans celebrate the present while remembering their state’s rich and colorful past. Carl Fogarty can relate. He has been a local historical antiques collector for 37 years. He grew up […]

Mayor Fabol Hughes - Covering Katy photo by Dennis Spellman

Mayor Hughes Will Not Seek Re-election – Updated with Mayor’s Statement

Statement from Mayor Hughes added on 2/24/17 Story previously updated to reflect comments from mayoral candidates Hill Adams and Steve Jurovic. CITY OF KATY (Covering Katy)—Katy Mayor Fabol Hughes will not be seeking re-election and mayor pro-tem Chuck Brawner has resigned as the council member of Ward A to run for Hughes’ position. The election is in […]

Katy ISD Board Election Ballot Set

Story updated to include comments from Candace Perkins. All Incumbents Face Challengers CITY OF KATY (Covering Katy)—The field is set for the Katy Independent School District Board of Trustee races. Filing deadline for the May 6 ballot was Friday afternoon. All three incumbents up for re-election—Henry Dibrell, Courtney Doyle and Ashley Vann—have filed to reclaim their […]

The Katy Rodeo parade (Katy Rodeo photo)

Katy FFA Preparing for 74th Annual Livestock Show and Rodeo

CITY OF KATY (Covering Katy)—Rodeo season has returned to Katy, with the 74th annual Katy ISD Future Farmers of America Livestock Show and Rodeo scheduled for this week. The rodeo takes place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, at the L.D. Robinson Pavilion, 6301 S. Stadium Lane. The pavilion is next to the Merrill […]

Katy City Hall file photo. Photo by Kathy Slaughter

City Council Approves Charter Amendments for Voter Approval

CITY OF KATY (Covering Katy)—The Katy City Council Monday night approved three proposed city charter amendments for the May 6 city election ballot. The amendments, if approved by voters, would lengthen the terms of the mayor and council members, and eliminate the Board of Equalization. Presently, a mayor or council member can be elected to […]

A map of the Downtown Katy street renovations (City of Katy)

Downtown Katy Merchants Dealing with Redevelopment Parking Issues

CITY OF KATY (Covering Katy)—Last June, the City of Katy opened its new City Hall. Now the city has started working to make some improvements to nearby streets at Katy Square. Area merchants are rolling with the changes in the hopes that the renovations will be good for their businesses. The road reconstruction project will […]