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Katy ISD Student Places First at Junior U.S. Olympic National Championships

  KATY (Covering Katy) – Rowan Dumond of Katy recently competed at the 2017 U.S. Men’s Junior Olympic National Championships in Kissimmee, Florida and tied for first place, earning the title of National Champion for Floor in his division. Dumond is a sixth grader at Seven Lakes Junior High School. More than 800 of the country’s top […]

Katy EDC V.P. Rick Ellis, right with arms crossed, sits in front row of recent Waller County Commissioners Court meeting. - Courtesy Waller County

Katy Economic Development Council on Defense Over Rooms To Go Deal in Waller County

  WALLER COUNTY, Texas (Covering Katy) – The Katy Area Economic Development Council appears to be getting ready to defend itself from action that may be taken by Waller County over a development deal it negotiated a decade ago. The dispute is over what incentives the KAEDC provided Rooms To Go to convince the retail […]

The Untold Relationship between the Katy Area EDC and Katy Magazine

Puffery for a Price: How the Katy Area EDC Buys its Positive Press from Katy Magazine KATY (Covering Katy) – For several years Katy-area leaders have complained to Covering Katy that the Katy Area Economic Development Council takes credit for economic development deals that it has little or no responsibility for delivering. Now, Covering Katy […]

Katy Area EDC Continues Move Away from Helping Katy ISD Taxpayers

KATY (Covering Katy) – The Katy Area Economic Development Council is continuing to seek Waller County development deals. By doing so it has assumed functions that were not a part of its original charter of bringing a new tax base to the Katy Independent School District. Leaders in Waller County and within the Katy ISD […]

Katy Economic Development Council Tactics Seen as a ‘Threat’ and ‘Bullying’ in Waller County

  WALLER COUNTY (Covering Katy) – Leaders of the Katy Area Economic Development Council have deeply damaged any potential reconciliation between that group and economic development officials in Waller County after an email sent by the group’s vice president left some people feeling threatened. The email was received by the head of Waller County Economic […]

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? […]