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    05/03/2016
    Author: ctanea

    Katy Area EDC celebrates Economic Development Week May 8-14

    Katy, TX- The Katy Area Economic Development Council will celebrate Economic Development Week from May 8-14. Economic Development Week was created by The International Economic Development Council in commemoration of its 90-year anniversary as the largest professional membership organization for economic developers.

    Economic developers are charged with generating economic growth, creating better jobs for residents and facilitating an improved quality of life. The industry remains as complex, challenging and rewarding as ever.

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  • Posted: 
    04/28/2016
    Author: Bethany Knipp - Community Impact


    Cinco MUD No. 1 rolls out plan to reduce water waste, save money

    To reduce the cost of water as well as conserve it, a Cinco Ranch municipal utility district will soon be irrigating medians and filling local golf courses with reclaimed water. The plan will shift the community away from using potable drinking water for those purposes.

    For the past year, engineers with Cinco MUD No. 1—a master MUD that owns and operates a water treatment plant for  11 MUDS and provides wholesale service to the individual districts—has been working on a large project.

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  • Posted: 
    04/28/2016
    Author: Jeff Forward - Community Impact


    Typhoon Texas water park set to open May 28 next to Katy Mills

    The newest water park in the Greater Houston area is set to open May 28 in Katy.

    Typhoon Texas—a new 25-acre water park adjacent to Katy Mills—features nine massive water rides, multiple dining options and a slate of summer activities, including movies, concerts and a summer camp.

    “Guests will experience an unparalleled environment, rides—and just fun,” said Keith Dalton, one of the co-owners of the water park. “Day one, we will be the most advanced water park in the country. We built this big park to take on the big crowds.”

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  • Posted: 
    04/28/2016
    Author: Jeff Forward - Community Impact


    1. Westpark Tollway extension/FM 1093 widening

    FM 1093 will become concrete-paved, two-lane frontage roads on each side of the new Grand Parkway extension, extending to FM 1463. The Westpark Tollway is being extended 2.3 miles west from its endpoint and will be four lanes of concrete-paved highway with two lanes in each direction. An overpass will be built crossing above the intersection of Katy-Gaston Road and FM 1093 frontage roads.

    Timeline: February 2016-February 2018
    Cost: $63.9 million
    Funding sources: Fort Bend County Toll Road Authority, TxDOT

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  • Posted: 
    04/28/2016
    Author: Bethany Knipp - Community Impact


    Katy ISD board chooses six superintendent candidates for first-round interviews

    The Katy ISD board of trustees reviewed the applications of 26 candidates for the district’s superintendent position, choosing six applicants for an initial round of interviews.

    The board of trustees met in a closed special meeting April 26 for three hours, said David Thompson, an attorney with Thompson & Horton LLP—a law firm hired by the district to conduct the search.

    “We had 26 total candidates, and had some very strong ones in there,” Thompson said.

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