Before and after photos of the flooded LaBalance Cuisine

LaBalance Restaurant Hopes to Rebuild after Flooding

KATY (Covering Katy News) – Manuel Atenco considered shutting down his Cinco Ranch restaurant after Hurricane Harvey because his insurance did not cover flooding, and his requests for assistance were rejected by the Small Business Association and FEMA.  Now, a fundraising campaign has him halfway to his goal of raising $10,000 to rebuild and reopen […]

The Corn Maze at Dewberry Farm - Dewberry Farm photo

Dewberry Farm Offers Free Admission to those Affected by Hurricane Harvey

BROOKSHIRE, Texas (Covering Katy News) – One hundred people who have been harmed by Hurricane Harvey will be given free admission to Dewberry Farm. Organizers are asking people to nominate affected families for free admission to Dewberry’s fall festival. “Hurricane Harvey caused so much devastation. Our hearts broke for those who were displaced because of […]

Construction on the UHV Katy Commons building began in April. Rendering Courtesy UHV

UHV Names Interim Business School Dean

KATY (Covering Katy News) – A former business school dean and financial bond analyst is the new interim dean of the University of Houston-Victoria School of Business Administration. UHV has a satellite campus in Katy. James Jordan-Wagner started his position at UHV on Monday, replacing former dean Farhang Niroomand, who resigned at the end of […]

Verizon Wireless to Open New Store in North Katy

KATY (Covering Katy News) – Verizon Wireless is adding a store at Grand Morton Town Center which is located at the intersection of the Grand Parkway and Morton Ranch Road in Katy. Verison leased 2,619 square feet of retail space from NewQuest Properties. Josh Friedlander and Rebecca Le of NewQuest Properties represented the landlord. Jeff Hayes […]


Uber for Lawn Care Launching this Month in Katy

Lawn Mowing App GreenPal to Expands to Katy  KATY (Covering Katy) – GreenPal, an app that connects homeowners with local, vetted lawn care professionals, is launching this month in Katy. Nashville-based GreenPal allows homeowners to find local, pre-screened lawn professionals. Homeowners can list their lawns with their service date and lawn care needs. Vetted lawn […]

Covering Katy began publishing news six years ago today. - Shutterstock

Celebrating its 6th Anniversary, Covering Katy is Working as Designed During Hurricane Harvey

  Katy (Covering Katy) – On Sept. 1, 2011 Dennis Spellman published the first story on Covering Katy, with nothing but a hunch that Katy residents desired real local news that was delivered in real time. “A community the size of Katy deserves a media outlet that can deliver news on a daily basis and […]