Lee Crews, KISD chief operations officer (George Slaughter photo)

Early Voting Begins Monday on Katy ISD Bond Issue

KATY (Covering Katy News)—Voters are being asked to consider approval of a $609 million bond package for the Katy Independent School District to cover construction of six new schools and various renovations of 61 others. According to the school district, the property tax rate will not increase if the bond passes. “As a taxpayer myself […]

Courtesy Katy ISD

Morton Ranch Defeats Tompkins, 28-0

  KATY (Covering Katy News) — Friday’s Morton Ranch-Tompkins game was not a championship matchup. It’s still too early in the schedule to suggest otherwise. But if the cliché that defense wins championships is true, then the Mavericks must be feeling good about their chances following a 28-0 shutout victory at Legacy Stadium. Morton Ranch […]

U.S. Army Col. Lars Zetterstrom, Mayor Chuck Brawner, U.S. Rep. Mike McCaul, and state Rep. Mike Schofield (George Slaughter photo)

New Cypress Creek Reservoir Being Considered to Protect Against Future Floods

CITY OF KATY (Covering Katy News)—The flooding from Hurricane Harvey caused extensive local property damage to the Katy area, but preventing future flooding will require teamwork between local, state, and federal officials. At a Friday news conference at Katy City Hall, Mayor Chuck Brawner, state Rep. Mike Schofield, U.S. Rep. Mike McCaul, and Col. Lars […]

Flora Oni owns and operates Eftex Tax Solutions (Flora Oni photo)

The American Dream is Alive in Katy at Eftex Business Services

This informative article was paid for by Eftex Tax Solutions. KATY (Covering Katy News)—For those looking for bookkeeping, tax preparation services, or QuickBooks training, Eftex Business Services, LLC (dba Eftex Tax Solutions) of Katy has been open for five years. The company’s founder, Florence (Flora) Oni, brings more than just five years’ experience serving her […]

Katy City Hall file photo. Photo by Kathy Slaughter

Tax Rate Cut in the City of Katy and Relief for Storm Damaged Property Owners is On the Way

  CITY OF KATY (Covering Katy News)— The Katy City Council is reducing the property tax rate for 2017-2018 by two cents per $100 valuation, and it is setting the stage for storm-damaged property owners to get a partial rebate on their 2017 taxes. The Katy City Council joined the Katy Independent School District in […]

Mayde Creek High School principal Ronnie Edwards moves a cart full of donated backpacks. (George Slaughter photo)

Former Mayde Creek High School Teacher Helps with Hurricane Recovery Efforts

Fort Worth-Area High School Community Helps, as “One Creek to Creek” KATY (Covering Katy News)—Cathy Reeves coached volleyball and taught at Mayde Creek High School from 1994-2002. But when she saw the devastation brought about by Hurricane Harvey last month her memories of those days came flooding back. Fortunately, there was only relatively minor damage […]