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“Laura and I are anguished by the brutal suffocation of George Floyd and disturbed by the injustice and fear that suffocate our country. Yet we have resisted the urge to speak out, because this is not the time for us to lecture. It is time for us to listen. It is time for America to examine …

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FORT BEND COUNTY (Covering Katy News) - A memorial fund has been established for the family of Fort Bend County Precinct 4 Constable Caleb Rule who died in the line of duty last week. The fund has been established at Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union. 

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FORT BEND COUNTY - (Covering Katy News) - The final arrangements for Fort Bend Precinct 4 Deputy Constable Caleb Rule have been announced.  Rule died on May 29, 2020, after being accidentally shot while on duty.

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FORT BEND COUNTY (Covering Katy News) - With the country reeling from George Floyd’s tragic death while in police custody, Fort Bend County Judge KP George will host a community conversation among faith leaders, community leaders, and local law enforcement about what he calls "the disproport…

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AUSTIN (Covering Fort Bend News) – Elkins High School 2020 graduate Alyssa Le has been selected as a winner in the 2020 Don’t mess with Texas Scholarship Contest. Elkins High School is in Missouri City. Alyssa was awarded a $4,000 college scholarship, which she will apply toward her studies …

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AUSTIN (Covering Katy News) - Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush is encouraging all Texans to prepare for the 2020 hurricane season, which began on Monday, June 1, and runs through November 30, 2020. Additional tips, resources, and partner agency information are available at recovery.tex…

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BEASLEY (Covering Fort Bend) - A dog and her puppies were saved from a mobile home in Beasley last week. They had been outside for weeks with no food or water according to the Fort Bend County Precinct 3 Constable's Office.

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AUSTIN - Gov. Greg Abbott announced Sunday afternoon that the entire state of Texas will be placed under a disaster declaration in response to demonstrators in several Texas cities protesting the death of George Floyd, a black man who was killed Monday in Minneapolis police custody.

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WASHINGTON (Covering Katy News) -  Congressman Pete Olson called for peaceful protests in reaction to the police custody death of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25, 2020. Olson represents much of the Katy area and Fort Bend County in the Texas 22nd Congressional District. 

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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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SUGAR LAND (Covering Katy News) - CHC BOLD PAC, the political arm of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, has endorsed Democrat Sri Preston Kulkarni in the election to replace retiring Republican Rep. Pete Olson in Texas Congressional District 22.

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WASHINGTON - Texas is being considered to host the Republican National Convention, Vice President Mike Pence said Monday in an interview with Fox News. Pence's comment comes after President Donald Trump threatened in a series of tweets Monday morning to pull the convention from North Carolin…

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KATY (Covering Katy News) - Katy's Wildcatter Saloon is hosting proms, or end of the year celebrations for seven area high schools. Four of the seven are not schools in the Katy Independent School District. Owner Justin Whitfield says he never intended to exclude Katy schools and now he's go…

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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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HOUSTON (Covering Katy News) – Many people have put vacation plans on hold over the past few months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now as states relax stay-at-home restrictions and summer vacation season begins, some Americans are looking for safe ways to travel. A Baylor College of Medicine …

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RICHMOND (Covering Katy News) –  Texas is now entering Phase Two of re-opening. With people in close proximity of each other, the demand for personal protective equipment has soared according to Texas State Gary Gates, (R-Richmond).

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HOUSTON (Covering Katy News) - The YMCA of Greater Houston has announced its centers and amenities that will reopen June 1 as part of its phased plan to return to offering fitness-related programs and services, including outdoor group exercise, lap swimming and summer day camp.

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KATY (Covering Katy News) - Free meal services for all Katy children ages 0-18 will extend throughout the summer according to an announcement made by the Katy Independent School District on Saturday. However, there are modifications to distribution locations. The sites at Cinco Ranch High Sc…

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KATY, FORT BEND COUNTY (Covering Katy News) - COVID-19 may have delayed their opening, but it won't stop Chicken Salad Chick from unlocking its doors and welcoming customers to their grand opening on June 3, 2020.  Located at 9615 Spring Green Boulevard near FM 1093, the Katy Cinco Ranch loc…

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CITY OF KATY (Covering Katy News) - Aristoi Classical Academy of Katy, and its senior class, are preparing for a June 27th graduation ceremony. This will be the school's third graduating high class. 

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KATY (Covering Katy News) - There have been more unemployment claims in the Katy area and Fort Bend County than any other place in the state. Those facts are revealed in a Texas Workforce Commission report showing unemployment claims grouped by legislative districts.

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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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KATY (Covering Katy News) – The Katy Independent School District has served 766,453 meals to kids, 0 to 18 years of age since March 16, 2020.  The District will be extending its curbside Grab and Go meal service throughout the summer with some modifications to distribution sites, effective May 26.

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KATY (Covering Katy News) - Finding fun things to do with your kids during a quarantine can be challenging, so one Katy family decided to turn their backyard pool into a movie set and produce a short motion picture called "Jungle Cruse - Quarantine Style.""The first few weeks of the stay-at-…

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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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CITY OF KATY (Covering Katy News) - Due to the awesome level of support from the Katy community, the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center is hosting a second blood drive next week!  The blood drive will be Monday, May 18, through Wednesday, May 20, at the Leonard E. Merrell Center from 9 a.m. un…

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RICHMOND (Covering Katy News) - A new video being release by veterans is encouraging electric car manufacturer Tesla to move to Fort Bend County. This comes just days after Tesla CEO Elon Musk said he will move his company's headquarters and all future programs to Texas or Nevada in response…

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HOUSTON (Covering Katy News) - A 29 year-old Asian elephant named Shanti gave birth to a 326-pound male calf after a short labor on Tuesday, May 12 at 6:30 a.m. Immediately following his birth, the elephant team and veterinary staff saw that he was hemorrhaging severely. Upon further investi…

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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 …