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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 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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HOUSTON (Covering Katy News) - Chris Hollins was sworn in as Harris County Clerk on Monday, June 1. He is replacing Dr. Diane Trautman, who resigned effective May 31.Under Hollins, the County Clerk’s Office will administer the July 2020 primary runoffs and the November 2020 general election,…

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HOUSTON (Covering Katy News) - Harris County Public Health’s two largest COVID-19 test sites are moving to new locations in CyFair and Pasadena. These are the fixed sites that are replacing testing locations in Baytown and Katy. The new permanent locations will open Tuesday, June 2 at Ken Pr…

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KATY (Covering Katy News) - The Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees has decided to move its graduation ceremonies outside to Legacy Stadium. The graduations had previously been scheduled to be held inside at the Merrell Center, the traditional location for commencement exercis…

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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/BAYTOWN (Covering Katy News) - Saturday, May 30 is the last day that COVID-19 testing will be done at Legacy Stadium in Katy and Stallworth Stadium in Baytown. The Katy site will be moved to Cy-Fair, and the Baytown site will be moved to Pasadena, according to Harris County Judge Lina H…

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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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KATY, HARRIS COUNTY (Covering Katy News) - The Harris County Sheriff's Office confirms that one person was killed in a single vehicle crash Monday night in the 18300 block of West Little York Road near Barker Cypress Road. The victim has been identified as Bonya T. Price Webb.

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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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KATY (Covering Katy News) - Some people believed Kyle Wakefield would never graduate from high school because he has autism, but he proved them wrong. Not only did he graduate from Taylor High School, he had a 3.40 grade point average and is headed to the University of Mississippi in the fall.

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HOUSTON (Covering Katy News) - Harris County Public Health has released the four mobile COVID-19 testing locations that are open this week. Each week the mobile testing sites change locations, but the two permanent sites in Katy and Baytown remain the same. The permanent testing site in Katy…

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KATY (Covering Katy News) – The Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees confirmed the appointment of two new leaders for Shafer and Bear Creek elementary schools on Tuesday night. Stephanie McElroy has been named the principal of Bear Creek Elementary, and Shannon Smith was announ…

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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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KATY (Covering Katy News) - There will be no proms this year at Katy ISD. The district's decision came after it became apparent that Gov. Abbott's most recent guidelines for COVID-19 simply would not permit proms to take place. 

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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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HARRIS COUNTY (Covering Katy News) - Harris County Precinct 2 Commissioner Adrian Garcia, a Democrat, wants to boost the homestead exemption for senior citizens and disabled homeowners so that they will pay less in property taxes. He believes older taxpayers and veterans deserve a break in l…

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FORT BEND COUNTY (Covering Fort Bend) – The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) has announced the 2020 National Merit $2,500 Scholarship winners, and five Fort Bend ISD students are included among the honorees. The students were chosen from a talent pool of more than 15,000 outstan…

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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.