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KATY (Covering Katy News)  - The Katy Area Economic Development Council has two new managers. Angie Thomason will serve as manager of membership, business retention and special projects while Debbie Morris will handle administrative duties and provide project-related assistance.

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KATY/HARRIS COUNTY (Covering Katy News) - Daddy Duncan's BBQ was strictly focused on catering and operating a food truck, but now the company plans to open a stand-alone restaurant. The location will be near Katy Hockley Cut-Off Road and Clay Road and an early 2020 opening is expected. 

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KATY (Covering Katy News) - Katy resident Gregory Hein is one of the founders of a new video game that recently launched. Hein and his colleagues have partnered with the National Science Foundation to develop a video game that will teach players real-life skills often overlooked in tradition…

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FULSHEAR (Covering Katy News) - There will soon be a Toasted Yolk restaurant at the northeast corner of FM 359 and FM 1093 in Fulshear. Toasted Yolk is specializes in breakfast and lunch.

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KATY/HARRIS COUNTY (Covering Katy News) - Mia's Table is opening today (Wednesday) at 11 a.m. in Katy at the corner of Highway 99 and Kingsland Boulevard behind the now closed Mason Jar Restaurant. . 

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HOUSTON (Covering Katy News) - Six executives working for Citgo, including five American citizens, have been held captive by the Venezuelan government for nearly two years, and their Houston families held a rally Sunday to bring attention to their plight.

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KATY, TX (Covering Katy News) – A sprawling estate home in the Katy community of Cane Island has been named winner of a Greater Houston Builders Association PRISM award in the category of Best Custom Home Design for homes priced from $1-1.5 million.

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KATY/FORT BEND COUNTY (Covering Katy News) - Kolache Factory, a unique national chain based in Katy is being recognized as a leading franchise in the Franchise Times. The list ranks the top 500 franchise-based businesses on systemwide sales. Kolache Factory is listed as number 445 on the new…

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Like many people, you may spend decades putting money into your IRA and your 401(k) or similar employer-sponsored retirement plan. But eventually you will want to take this money out – if you must start withdrawing some of it. How can you make the best use of these funds?

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KATY/FORT BEND COUNTY (Covering Katy News) - The Falcon Ranch area Walmart Neighborhood Market has added a library with free books in an effort to promote youth reading. The store is located at 24919 Westheimer Parkway at Falcon Landing Boulevard. It's very close to Rylander Elementary School.

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CINCO RANCH (Covering Katy News) - There will soon be a new high-end location for people to get their hair colored. Madison Reed Color Bar will open Oct. 24 at LaCenterra, 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd. 

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KATY/HARRIS COUNTY (Covering Katy News) - Sanitas Medical Center and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas will open 10 new medical centers in Houston and Dallas over the next several months. The first of the 10 location to officially open is located at 2610 North Mason Road in Katy/Harris Cou…

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KATY/HARRIS COUNTY (Covering Katy News) - Kelsey-Seybold Clinic broke ground on a new, state-of-the-art, standalone medical clinic in the West Grand Parkway area that will replace Cinco Ranch Clinic upon completion in the summer of 2020. The new clinic will be located at Grand Morton Town Ce…

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We’ve still got a couple of months until 2019 draws to a close, but it’s not too early to make some end-of-the-year financial moves. In fact, it may be a good idea to take some of these steps sooner rather than later.

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CITY OF KATY (Covering Katy News) — The Katy Area Chamber of Commerce has hired former Katy Area Economic Development Council vice president Rick Ellis to focus on strategic planning, leadership development and membership growth. Ellis will hold the title of Vice President with the chamber. 

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HOUSTON (Covering Katy News) - Federal Communications Commissioner Brendan Carr came to Houston Monday to see that the infrastructure that will ultimately help enable 5G cellular service across Houston, including major hospital systems and education institutions. 5G is the fifth generation o…

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It’s a fairly predictable pattern: When the stock market rises, more people invest, but after a large-scale drop, many of these same people head for the exits. But by staying out of the financial markets, and only putting their money in “safe” vehicles that offer few or no growth prospects, …

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FULSHEAR (Covering Fort Bend News) - Cross Creek Ranch will host artisans and artists from Houston’s longest-running outdoor market for a celebration of art and architecture during an Art Market and Home Tour on Saturday, October 19 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

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HOUSTON (Covering Katy News) - Houston-area employment was flat in August as all eleven industry sub-sectors added and subtracted an equal number of jobs during the last full-month of summer, according to numbers released this Friday morning by Workforce Solutions.

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KATY/HARRIS COUNTY (Covering Katy News) - The popular off-price home decor store HomeGoods, will open in the Grand Morton Town Center on September 29, 2019. The new store will be located in Grand Morton Town Center at 2732 West Grand Pkwy N. near Morton Ranch Road.  

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For the past several years, artificial intelligence – or AI – has increasingly found a place in many walks of life. Almost certainly, you use some form of AI, whether it’s your time on social media, your use of mobile banking, the navigation system you rely on for directions, or any of the m…

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CINCINNATI/DEERFIELD, Illinois (Covering Katy News) -  Building on an exploratory pilot launched in October 2018, The Kroger Co. and Walgreens are testing a combined shopping experience that could potentially come to Texas in the years to  come. 

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If you’re in the early stages of your working life – or even in the not-so-early ones – the chances are pretty good that you will change jobs at some point. When that happens, you’ll probably leave a few things behind – but will one of them be your 401(k)?

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Of the states that place a tax on wine, Texas and California charge consumers the least according to the Tax Foundation's January 2019 data, but there are four states that have not tax at all. 

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CITY OF KATY (Covering Katy News) – The Katy Area Chamber of Commerce has a new leader who is very well schooled in operating a chamber of commerce. While Matthew Ferraro is a young man, this is not his first time helping lead a suburban Houston chamber. 

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KATY (Covering Katy News) – Tucked inside a Katy strip center along I-10, Artistic Impressions Tattoo Studio has been offering clients custom designs, one-of-a-kind tattoos, body piercings and unrivaled customer service since opening in August of 2010.

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KATY (Covering Katy News) - The American dream is being lived by Julio Chavez who dropped out of high school to support his family by making sandwiches for Which Wich and now he's a successful franchisee who owns three stores, two in Katy and one in the Woodlands. 

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HOUSTON (Covering Katy News) - Temporary summer layoffs by local school districts helped nudge the Houston-area unemployment rate slightly higher to a not-seasonally-adjusted 4.0 percent in July, while the seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate for June slipped lower to 3.7 percent, according…

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KATY (Covering Katy News) Katy based Igloo announces the launch of the all new Playmate collection featuring Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, which showcases the characters’ iconic ears and captures the essence of the true originals of Disney.

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NORTHWEST HARRIS COUNTY (Covering Katy News) - As growth moves north of I-10 in the Katy area one of the largest subdivisions has announced that its become the top selling masterplanned community in the Houston market. The Bridgeland development is located between Fry Road to the east and th…

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KATY, Texas – A three acre parcel of land along Kingsland Boulevard at Main Street in Katy will be developed into a retail and office project. The property is located a short distance from the Mark A. Chapman/Katy Main Street YMCA. Archstone Real Estate purchased the land from an investment group.

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KATY (Covering Katy News) – Grub Kitchen + Bar, known for its signature burgers and sandwiches, shakes, fresh salads, bowls, and both savory and lighter sides, is opening a location in Katy on Tuesday, August 6th.

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If you have a child or another family member with disabilities, you obviously have concerns and questions. How can you help your loved one achieve the greatest quality of life possible? Can you arrange for adequate services? What’s the best way to pay for them? Can you get some financial help?

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WEST HOUSTON (Covering Katy News) - Amazon opened a new Tech Hub on Houston's westside on Friday. The office building is near Beltway 8 and the Katy Freeway and the company needs employees now."Amazon’s 18th Tech Hub will officially open its doors to the Houston community today—and we're hir…

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KATY (Covering Katy News) -Stars Gymnastics Sport Center is now open at 23347 Clay Road in the Grand Parkway Industrial Park. It is owned by the operators of  Stars Gymnastics of Houston. 

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SAN ANTONIO (Covering Katy News) - H-E-B has joined the Environmental Protection Agency’s GreenChill Partnership, strengthening its commitment to reduce its carbon footprint by continuing to invest in cutting-edge, environmentally sustainable refrigeration systems.

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KATY (Covering Katy News) — With a business-focused and community-oriented approach, the Katy Area Chamber of Commerce has established a solid lunch schedule for the next three months featuring topics that will touch upon issues of great interest to the Katy Area.

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HOUSTON (Covering Katy News) - Houston’s unemployment rate for June rose to 3.8 percent, up more than half a point from record lows recorded in April and May, according to figures released by Workforce Solutions. Overall, 14,700 people found work in June, primarily in retail sales & food…

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HOUSTON (Covering Katy News) - Following a nationwide search, Memorial Hermann Health System is announcing the appointment of David L. Callender, M.D., MBA, FACS, as its next President and CEO, effective Sept. 1, 2019.

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KATY (Covering Katy News) –  Katy residents Maria and Bill Loveday hope to someday expand their Italian restaurant operation from Houston to their own community, but right now they’re simply inviting their Katy neighbors to take a ride to Houston for an old school Italian experience.

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KATY (Covering Katy News)  — The Katy Area Chamber of Commerce has launched a new website.“The new website signals a strong new direction for the Chamber,” said Matthew Fer- raro, new Katy Area Chamber President/CEO. “It reflects our focus on being the cham- pion for business and communities…

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KATY (Covering Katy News) – Medical cost sharing plans have been around for decades but not until the recent spike in the cost of insurance have many people started considering the plans for their families and employees.