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CITY OF KATY (Covering Katy News)—The City of Katy is encouraging city and area residents and businesses to enroll in an automated alert notification system that will send email, text, and voicemail messages with emergency and official city information.

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BROOKSHIRE (Covering Katy News) – A Brookshire woman admits she transported explosives with the intent to kill, injure or intimidate the President of the United States, the Texas Governor and a former acting Social Security Administrator. Detectives caught her using hairs from her cat.

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Royal Independent School District sudent Epiphany Wilson recently received the Texas Student Hero Award from the State Board of Education.

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KATY (Covering Katy News) – Russell Leach of Katy has earned the Boy Scouts of America’s highest advancement award, the Eagle Scout Award. He was recognized in a ceremony on May 5, 2019.

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KATY (Covering Katy News) – The National Weather Service in Houston has issued a flash flood watch for the Katy area through 10 p.m. Wednesday night. Originally it was set to expire this morning.

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KATY/HARRIS COUNTY (Covering Katy News) – Investigators with the Harris County Sheriffs’ Office responded to two separate incidents with children found unresponsive in family pools in the Katy area on Memorial Day. One child was found in a pool and the other was found in a hot tub that was c…

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CITY OF KATY (Covering Katy News) – Mayor Bill Hastings had his first opportunity to sell the City of Katy to tens-of-thousands-of-people on live TV Friday morning. KRIV Fox 26 News broadcast live from the famous MKT caboose on First Street in the City of Katy.  Hastings was their featured g…

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KATY (Covering Katy News) – The school board election results have been certified by the Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees in a process called canvassing the vote. The certification took place in a noontime meeting on Monday, May 13, 2019. Donald “Duke” Keller will be replac…

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American Legion Post 164 in Katy and its Auxiliary will collect old flags on Saturday, May 18, at four locations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Locations are Snappy’s (5803 Hwy. Blvd.), Katy Hardware (559 Pin Oak), Lowe’s (I-10 and Fry), and Cinco Ranch Ace Hardware (1720 S. Mason). The flags will b…

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HOUSTON (Covering Katy News) – H-E-B plans to expand its roster of truck drivers. Interested and qualified drivers are invited to a hiring event on Friday, April 12th at Houston community College Campus located at 555 Community College Dr, Houston TX 77013. Doors open 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

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KATY (Covering Katy News) –  Katy Independent School District is celebrating a rare feat:  13 of its high school students recently found out that they obtained a perfect score, a 36, on the ACT exam.  Not only is this a major achievement for the district but it’s a rare one as well, consider…

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KATY (Covering Katy News) –  Fifteen Katy Independent School District Destination Imagination Teams headed to the 2019 Texas DI State Tournament, recently held in Corpus Christi, Texas, and five teams have advanced to the Global Competition in Kansas City, Missouri on May 22-26.

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HEMPSTEAD, Texas (Covering Katy News) –  Friends for Wishes is holding its Annual Barbecue Cook-Off at the Waller County Fair Grounds on April 26 and 27 to raise money to help children with critical illnesses Make-A-Wish and have it granted. The organization has granted dozens of wishes sinc…

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KATY – The Katy Independent School District was awarded 13 Star Awards for outstanding work in communications, branding and school public relations by the Texas School Public Relations Association (TSPRA), as part of that organization’s annual awards program.  The District competed against 1…

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KATY (Covering Katy News) – Earlier today the Katy Independent School District decided to hold all student activities indoors due to the report of benzene being emitted by the fire at the Intercontinental Terminal Company in Deer Park. Now Katy ISD has determined that it is safe for studens …

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AUSTIN (Covering Katy News) – The Texas General Land Office, or GLO,  is currently accepting applications from Harris, Fort Bend county residents who suffered property damage due to Hurricane Harvey.  A portion of Waller County (Zip Code 77423) is also eligible for the aid.

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KATY (Covering Katy News) – A profanity-laced confrontation between Katy school board candidate Sean Dolan and a police officer is going viral on social media.  Dolan shot the video and posted it online at some point in the past, apparently proud that he told a police officer to perform a se…

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RICHMOND/KATY (Covering Katy News) – Wednesday, Thursday and Friday will be great days to see trail riders coming through the Katy area. It’s also a time when motorists should be on the lookout for horses and wagons in the roadway.

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KATY (Covering Katy News) – When Katy Independent School District Trustee Rebecca Fox switched from defending her Position 2 seat to attempting to win the Position 1 seat on the school board she made it much more likely that school district super-critic Sean Dolan will be elected in May. Tha…

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 KATY (Covering Katy News) – It’s perfectly legal for companies that do business with Katy ISD to donate to the campaigns of school board members but many voters believe it’s a conflict of interest. Now, Katy school board position 2 candidate Lance Redmon is pledging not to take any money fr…

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CITY OF KATY (Covering Katy News) –  The Katy Police Department will be allowed to enforce commercial vehicle weight standards if the Texas Legislature passes a bill sponsored by Texas Representative Gina Calanni (D-Katy/Cypress). Overweight trucks can cause damage to roads and bridges.

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BROOKSHIRE (Covering Katy News) – One person was stabbed to death and another was taken by Life Flight in serious condition after an apparent act of workplace violence during the evening shift at Orizon Industries in Brookshire. The homicide happened at about 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, 201…

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KATY/HARRIS COUNTY (Covering Katy News) –  Evan Lyndell Parker, 34, has been captured, arrested and charged with murder and aggravated assault in connections with an attack that happened in Brookshire on Wednesday night. He was arrested after a short standoff early Thursday afternoon at an a…

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Harris, Fort Bend, and Waller County residents should prepare for possible heavy rainfall and potential flash flooding through Thursday afternoon, Jan. 3, 2019 as a weather system moves across the North and Northwest sections of the county. That is the what the Harris County Flood Control Di…

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HOUSTON (Covering Katy News) – The American Automobile Association, known as Triple-A, will offer its tipsy tow service once again this new year’s eve. The service will be available between the hours of 6 p.m. new year’s eve and 6 a.m. new year’s day.