The 2nd Annual Ft. Bend Literary and Fine Arts Festival and Parade was held Saturday, April 11 at the Cinco Ranch Branch Library. Nearly 450 entries were received and $6,000 in scholarships were awarded. $1,000 went to each Best of Show winner. Three were awarded for Art in Elementary, Junior High and High Sschool divisions and three for essays in grades K-2, 3-5 and 6-8.
The 2014–15 Katy City Council, from left: Durran Dowdle, James Mendez, Mayor Fabol Hughes, Charles Brawner, Steve Pierson and Bill Lawton
At its regular meeting on Monday, April 13, the Katy City Council authorized the purchase of four tracts of land and approved the annexation of land west of the city of Katy.
The Katy Rotary Club will hold its fourth annual Wild West Brew Fest on May 2 at Katy Mills Mall. The event features more than 400 taps, a 100,000 square-foot festival area and performances by country artists J.T. Hodges and Curtis Grimes.
The Katy ISD Board of Trustees unanimously passed a resolution supporting legislation calling for the elimination of state mandated high-stakes testing at its regular meeting Monday, March 30.
Though local school boards do not have authority concerning the administration of state-mandated testing, the board has thrown their support behind several bills introduced by legislators in the Texas 84th Legislative Session that would eliminate the tests.
Several parks projects throughout the Katy area will see completion in 2015. Projects funded through the city of Katy, Harris County Precinct 3, the Willowfork Drainage District and the Interstate Municipal Utility District will either begin or be completed this year to provide residents with additional green space and outdoor entertainment.