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KATY (Covering Katy News) - Typhoon Texas kicks off the 2020 summer season Friday, May 29 with a new reservation system that's designed to keep crowds within capacity limits set by Gov. Greg Abbott during the COVID-19 period.

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HOUSTON (Covering Katy News) – Houston Community College (HCC) has launched a new initiative, JobsNowHouston.org, showcasing in-demand occupations and the accelerated certificate programs offered by HCC needed to obtain these jobs. During this time of significant job loss, HCC is taking a da…

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KATY (Covering Katy News) — Katy based FIREDISC Cookers has been donating its product to local fire departments so first responders can cook up a hearty meal while on duty. Company founders Griff and Hunter Jaggard, recently visited fire stations in their hometown of Katy to deliver the bran…

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HOUSTON (Covering Katy News) - The YMCA of Greater Houston is getting ready to reopen a limited number of its facilities for fitness-related services beginning June 1 as part of the organization’s phased opening approach.

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KATY (Covering Katy News) - Texas State Rep. Gina Calanni (D-Katy) is urging Gov. Greg Abbott to sign an executive order to allow Texas distillers to sell more than two bottles per person within 30 days at their distilleries. Currently, individuals are only allowed to purchase two bottles, o…

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KATY, FORT BEND COUNTY (Covering Katy News) - Gov. Greg Abbott says Texas gyms can reopen on Monday, May 18 in a limited capacity, with showers and locker rooms still closed. Life Time Cinco Ranch, Cypress, and Sugar Land has announced its locations will be reopening on Monday at 5 a.m. The …

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CITY OF KATY (Covering Katy News) - Katy based Igloo is donating $203,794 in the fight against COVID-19. From March 19 through May 1, 2020, Igloo pledged 100% of the profits from all Playmate Coolers sold on Igloocoolers.com to benefit the CDC Foundation and the Restaurant Employee Relief Fu…

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HOUSTON (Covering Katy News) - Baylor College of Medicine has developed a comprehensive guide to reopening businesses in Houston, offering an outline on what employers can do to maintain the health and well-being of their workers and patrons.

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HOUSTON - Houston-based giant Halliburton announced that it is laying off 1,000 employees at its headquarters, the Houston Chronicle reports. In March, the oilfield services company had already furloughed 3,500 employees amid the coronavirus crisis and a drop in oil prices.

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WALLER COUNTY, TX (Covering Katy News) - Waller County has taken a big step forward in attracting foreign investment that will likely create more jobs and generate additional local property tax revenue. Waller County joined the Port of Houston, which means there will be a close working relat…

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WASHINGTON - The Texas Congressional Hispanic Caucus, chaired by U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, is calling on the federal government to improve working conditions for employees in the meat processing industry. In a letter sent to senior Trump administration officials, the federal lawmakers also a…

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CITY OF KATY/HOUSTON (Covering Katy News) - Katy Mills in Katy, the Houston Premium Outlets in Cypress, and the Galleria in Houston are all reopening on Friday.  All three shopping centers are owned by Simon Properties. Gov. Greg Abbott announced that malls can reopen this week with 25% capacity.

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AUSTIN - The governor's office announced Friday that $11.3 million in rental assistance will be easier to access for Texans in need during the COVID-19 crisis.Earlier in April, Gov. Greg Abbott asked the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to waive some requirements on these fun…

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HOUSTON (Covering Katy News) – Restaurant owners across Texas have spent the past month pivoting to new business models, offering meals to-go and the sale of bulk produce and other staples. About half of all restaurants report temporarily or permanently closing in the month since Gov. Greg A…

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KATY (Covering Katy News) - Katy Christian Ministries has seen a big increase in demand for its services in a time when people are losing their jobs and are quarantined due to coronavirus. According to executive director Deysi Crespo, more people are depending on the KCM food pantry as layof…

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KATY (Covering Katy News) - Expect to see more stores reopening and offering curbside pick up starting today, April 24. Their reopening is part of Gov. Greg Abbott's plan to restart the economy after many retail stores had been forced to close for several weeks due to stay-at-home orders and…

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AUSTIN (Covering Katy News) - Retail stores in Texas will be partially reopening on Friday, April 24, 2020. The loosening of COVID-19 restrictions is part of a phased approach to reopening the economy and was accomplished by an executive order signed by Governor Greg Abbott on Friday, April …

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AUSTIN (Covering Katy News) - Gov. Greg Abbott said Monday that reopening the Texas economy will be a "slow process" guided by public health concerns as he continued to preview a forthcoming executive order that will detail his strategy to reignite business in the state.

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AUSTIN (Texas Tribune) - Gov. Greg Abbott will hold an 11:30 a.m. press conference at the state Capitol on Monday at which he is expected to announce "a new small business initiative in Texas." No details of the initiative have been released but Janie Barrera, president and CEO of LiftFund, …

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KATY (Covering Katy News) — In support of business development, growth and sustainability, the Katy Area Chamber of Commerce is bringing star power to its second annual business to business expo to be held April 23 at the Omni Houston Hotel at Westside.

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International Women’s Day 2020 is observed on March 8. This special day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Yet, women still face gender barriers as they seek to achieve their financial goals. How can you address these challenges?

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KATY (Covering Katy News) - The Katy Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon on March 26 will feature Waller County Judge Trey Duhon, Fort Bend County Judge KP George, and Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo. It is the chamber's State of the Counties event for 2020.

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If your IRA is big enough to help you pay for retirement with enough left over to leave to your heirs, you’ll want to pay close attention to some recently enacted legislation – because it could have a big impact on your estate plans.

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HOUSTON (Covering Katy News) – Ooh La La Desert Boutique is closing it's Memorial location to concentrate on its Katy operations. the Memorial location is located at Town & Country Village shopping center. The last day of service at 770 West Sam Houston Parkway North will be Saturday, Feb. 22. 

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HARRIS COUNTY (Covering Katy News) - A building contractor who took advantage of his workers, suppliers, and clients was sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to stealing $180,000 from 26 different victims, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced Monday. 

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WEST HARRIS COUNTY (Covering Katy News) – The United States Small Business Association is announcing that low-interest federal disaster loans are available to Texas businesses and residents affected by the Watson Grinding and Manufacturing facility explosion that occurred Jan. 24, 2020 in Ho…

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In your life, you will have all sorts of relationships – with your family, your friends, your co-workers, and even with civic groups and charitable organizations you support. But have you ever considered another key relationship – the one you have with money?