Texas House Speaker Joe Straus strayed from the Republican herd Thursday, signaling his support for keeping the Texas Enterprise Fund to seed economic development despite a recent scathing audit of the fund's oversight.
A new master-planned community pushes Katy city boundaries west and includes land reserved for construction of a new elementary school.
The city of Katy is growing so rapidly that in two years, it will be larger than Pittsburgh, Pa., according to Lance LaCour, CEO and President of the Katy Area Development Council ("Katy ISD told to expect more growth" Page B3, Sept. 24). Fast growth means pressure on public schools, which enroll about 3,000 new students a year. Around 97 percent of all students attend schools in the Katy Independent School District. Those schools also provide the fast-growing city a sense of community. Most impressive, last year Katy ISD benefited from 17,000 volunteers who gave 800,000 volunteer hours to help the schools.
Katy, Texas - The Texas Economic Development Council (TEDC) announced the recipients of its annual Community Economic Development Awards (CEDA) for 2014 and Katy Area Economic Development earned the top award for communities over 250,000 in population.
The Katy school district received another confirmation Monday night that the growth the area is experiencing shows no signs of slowing down.