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Katy Area EDC Accused of Deceptively Stealing Credit for Amazon Deal

KATY (Covering Katy) – The Katy Area Economic Development Council is inappropriately taking credit for the work of other organizations, and its deceptive practices have been a problem for years according to local leaders who spoke with Covering Katy. The most recent example involves the decision by Amazon to build a distribution center in the […]

Summer Cocktails? Texas Hosts Rarely Liable for Guests’ DWI Accidents, But That May Be Changing

It’s a scary statistic. The rate of DWI-related deaths in Harris County is often the highest among the nation’s most populated counties. That gives you something to think about if you’re planning to throw a party or entertain with alcohol. If someone leaves your house after drinking too much and then causes an accident, what’s […]

Secretly Recording Private Conversations. Is It Legal?

How many times have you been talking to someone you trust, or even someone you don’t know that well, and casually said: “Well, just between you and me” or “Off the record”? You may think those phrases give you some protection that your statement won’t be repeated at all or at least won’t be attributed […]

Exhale, Parents! Those Signed Release Forms For Kids Don’t Actually Waive Their Rights

 The ways for today’s kids to have fun are innumerable. And so are the ways they can get hurt. That’s why so many businesses or sponsoring groups regularly ask parents to sign release forms, waiving their right to sue if an injury happens. For most parents it’s an unnerving experience. Maybe you pause and ask […]

Was Your Car Towed Illegally? Know Your Rights

If you’ve ever had your car towed, you know that sinking feeling, which can range from fear to frustration to embarrassment. Not to mention, it never happens at a good time. Common reactions include: “Was my car stolen?”, “Did I park somewhere else?” or, “Oh no, I better not have been towed!” While legal towing […]

School Bus Crashes Raise Question of Why No Seat Belts

Two school bus crashes that injured almost two dozen Houston area schoolchildren last week raised an often-asked question for many parents: Why aren’t seat belts required on school buses? After all, it’s the law to buckle up kids in cars, so why not in school buses? Isn’t the safety of our children of utmost importance? […]

Playing with Fireworks: Be Aware of Legal Issues for July 4th Fun

Fireworks are all about expectations. We expect fun. We expect beauty. We expect surprise. And because there is an element of danger to fireworks, we also expect and need them to work correctly. Last year, 11,400 people were treated in U.S. emergency rooms for fireworks injuries, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, with most […]

Katy Entrepreneurs: Use Our 2-Million Annual Page Views To Publicize Your Story

KATY ENTREPRENEUR FEATURE STORIES Professionally written & edited news feature Personalizes your business by personalizing the person(s) who own it Your profile feature is posted with the daily news content Feature remains on Covering Katy for 12 months Readers have easy access to your feature by clicking a homepage icon Your approval BEFORE being published  CHOOSE […]