Harris County

Jeffrey Killebrew

Jail Time for Katy Man Who Caused Franz Road Fatal Crash

HOUSTON (Covering Katy) – Jeffrey Killebrew, 50, of Katy was convicted this week of criminally negligent homicide in Harris County Criminal Court after a 2014 Franz Road accident where a motorcyclist was killed.  Killebrew was sentenced to two years in state jail, and fined $3,000 following a three-week trial. The punishment was the maximum penalty under Texas […]

HCSO Investigating Death in Custody

  HARRIS COUNTY (Covering Katy) – Harris County Sheriff’s Office investigators with the Office of Inspector General and Homicide unit are examining the death of a 31-year-old man who was brought to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Inmate Processing Center by private bail recovery agents for an open family assault warrant and a capias child […]

Volunteers working outside Golbow Elementary School in Katy. -Comcast photo

Comcast Volunteers Serve Golbow Elementary School, Houston Food Bank and Many Other Organizations

More than 1,200 Volunteers Join Forces with the Houston Food Bank KATY (Covering Katy) – On Saturday, April 22, more than 1,200 local Comcast NBCUniversal employees and their families, friends and community partners got together to “make change happen” as they volunteered at numerous locations including Katy’s Golbow Elementary School where they beautified the campus. The project […]

A helicopter from the Harris County Sheriff's Office was on view at Safety Fest. Courtesy Metro

Thousands Attend Safety Fest at Katy Mills

CITY OF KATY (Covering Katy) – The Harris County Emergency Services District 48 Fire Department hosted its second annual Katy Area Safety Fest at Katy Mills on Saturday afternoon and attendance exceeded all expectations. “We had well over 8,000 attend so it blew away all expectations,” said Simon VanDyk of the HCESD 48 Fire Department. […]

The new Bel Furniture showroom and distribution center. Courtesy Transwestern

Bel Furniture Opens Big Showroom and Distribution Center in Katy

KATY (Covering Katy) – Transwestern announced on Friday that Houston-based Bel Furniture will open 415,296 square feet of new showroom and distribution space at West Ten Distribution Center on Interstate 10 at Cane Island Parkway in Katy, Texas. The two-building speculative project includes a 74,793-square-foot showroom and an adjacent 340,503-square-foot distribution center. In 2014, Transwestern […]

A Meals on Wheels delivery truck is loaded in Houston. Courtesy Interfaith Ministries

Meals on Wheels Seeking Volunteers for Bear Creek Area

New Service Center Has Opened in Bear Creek KATY (Covering Katy) – A new Meals on Wheels distribution site opened at Covenant Lutheran Church in the Bear Creek area of Katy on April 3. Now volunteers are needed to help bring food to the elderly. Meals on Wheels currently serves more than 60 clients in […]

11 Things Happening this Weekend in Katy

It’s another weekend full of things to do in Katy.  Information about these events are on the Covering Katy Community Calendar, the most extensive community events calendar that you’ll find in Katy. Click the image below for more information on any of these events. To have your events placed on our calendar send them to […]

Emergency supplies - Courtesy HCOEM

This is Emergency Preparation Supplies Tax Free Weekend, April 22 – 24

  This weekend is the 2017 Emergency Preparation Supplies Sales Tax Holiday. This year’s holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, April 22, and ends at midnight on Monday, April 24. “We cannot predict when the next disaster will strike, but we can prepare,” said Harris County Judge Ed Emmett. “This emergency supplies tax holiday […]