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City council gets relatively light agenda

March 24, 2019

The Katy City Council has a fairly routine agenda for its regularly scheduled Monday meeting. The Council is scheduled to meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 25, at Katy City Hall, 901 Ave. C.

Three resolution items include allowing the mayor to sign various amendments and change orders. The first is amending an agreement between the city’s Reinvestment Zone One and the Katy Development Authority.

A second would increase internet speed for Municipal Courts. The amendment would be with Consolidated Communications.

The change order, for more than $46,500, would reconcile bid items for Brant Drive storm sewer extension. The order is with G.W. Phillips Concrete Construction Company.

A fourth resolution would accept more than $378,300 from the Texas Office of the Governor’s First Responder Mental Health Resiliency Program to benefit the Katy Fire Department.

For more information on the agenda, go to http://tinyurl.com/yy3huc2w.

Katy J.A.W. Festival

The Katy J.A.W. Festival (Jazz Art & Wine) is scheduled for 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday, March 24, at The Tuscany Village, 3330 FM 1463 in Katy. General admission tickets start at $50. The event is hosted by the Cellar Door Winery and Preston Smith.

There will be wine, good and jazz musicians, including Sonic Seduction and Melodic Theorist.

For more information, go to www.katyjawfestival.com.

Katy ISD

Trustees in the Katy Independent School District will meet for a regular board meeting on Monday, March 25, in the board room of the Katy Independent School District Education Support Complex, 6301 S. Stadium Lane, Katy. The closed meeting will begin at 5 p.m. and the open meeting about 6:30 p.m. Visit http://tinyurl.com/yd4dwqzh to check the agenda.

Business After Hours

The Katy Area Chamber of Commerce is meeting for a Business After Hours from 5:30-7 p.m. March 26 at iRace Entertainment, which is sponsoring the event. Chamber members are free. The fee for nonmembers is $20. iRace Entertainment is located at 24984 Katy Ranch Road in Katy. Visit www.iracetx.com or email twyla@iracetx.com for information.

Rope cuttings

The Fulshear-Katy Chamber of Commerce is scheduled to have a pair of rope cuttings and open houses for businesses in the coming week.

The first will be at the GoldFish Swim School, 26440 F.M. 1093, Suite A190, in Richmond from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, March 28.

The second at is schedule for 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, March 29, at Holiday Inn & Suites Hotel, 25406 Katy Mills Parkway, Katy, TX 77494.

Car show

A car show by Prosperity Bank which benefits Easterseals is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 30, at Braman’s Winery & Brewery at 3421 FM 359 in Richmond.

There is free admission to the general public. It will cost $30 to enter a vehicle and $50 to host a booth. For more information, contact Jeff Stacey at jeff.stacy@prosperitybankusa.com or 281-762-6700.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

The Volunteer Kickoff Party for the Walk to End Alzheimers is set for 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, at El Rancho Mexican Restaurant, 17754 Katy Freeway.

The walk is held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide. It is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research, according to alz.org/walk. The walk in Katy is set for Sept. 28 at LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch. A walk in Sugar Land at the University of Houston-Sugar Land is scheduled for Oct. 26.

For more information, go to alz.org/walk or http://tinyurl.com/y4cx87vj.

Calanni organizes Town Hall

District 132 State Rep. Gina Calanni, D-west Houston, will host a town hall meeting on Saturday, March 30, starting at 10 a.m. at HCC-Katy, 1550 Foxlake Drive, in Room 195. Meet Calanni and speak with her about her legislative priorities during the 86th Legislative Session. There will be an opportunity for questions and answers.

Calanni hosted a March 21 grand opening of her district office at the HCC-Katy Campus, 1550 Foxlake Drive in Suite 120, Houston.

Holi Festival

The Hindu Students Association, a student-based cultural organization entirely run by students at Seven Lakes High School, will host its first Holi festival this year at Willow Fork Park.

The sold-out event will be noon-3 p.m. March 30.The group, organized in 2016, hosts multiple cultural events such as Garba and International Festival every year which allows its members to embrace their ethnicity and promote the Indian culture in the community.

Holi, better known as the celebration of colors, is generally celebrated around March by throwing colored powder and water balloons. Upbeat Bollywood music is played while popular Indian finger food is served. Holi is time to cherish bonds between friends and family and an opportunity to have fun together.

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