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National Night Out brings neighbors together

October 1, 2018

Neighbors throughout Katy will have the opportunity to get to know each other a little better on Tuesday, Oct. 2, as they join residents throughout the state taking part in National Night Out events.

In the city, the Katy Police and Fire departments will be participating in National Night Out from 5-8 p.m. at Katy City Park, 5611 Gardenia Lane. The event will include free hotdogs and beverages, popcorn, cotton candy and snow cones. There will be giveaways, music and Curly’s balloon twists.

Meet local first responders, including K-9 officers Luna and Hero. A movie will begin at dusk. Residents are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs.

National Night Out is “an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie.” It will take place in communities across Texas on Tuesday, Oct. 2. (The rest of the nation celebrated National Night Out on Aug. 7.)

The point of National Night Out is to get people from behind the closed doors of their homes; meet with their neighbors; strengthen neighborhood ties, particularly with law enforcement; and let criminals be on notice that people are sick of crime and they are being watched.

Water meter replacement

The City of Katy will begin a six-month program to replace water meters for utility customers starting Oct. 1. The system is being changed from a drive-by reading system to the FlexNet System. Contractors for AquaMetric and Utiliuse will have a company ID and their information is on file with the Katy Police Department. There may be a brief interruption of water service when a meter’s radio is replaced. It is not necessary for customers to be home. Email ub@cityofkaty.com with questions.

Partners in Education

The Katy Independent School District Partners in Education invites area businesses to participate in annual regional open houses to learn how to connect with campus events and activities. The open houses will be Oct. 5 at Taylor High School, Oct. 12 at Tays Junior High and Oct. 19 at Legacy Stadium Field House. The open houses will be from 8-9:30 a.m. All Katy ISD campuses will have a table at the open house and will share information about how area businesses can partner with them. Visit www.surveymonkey.com/r/CNBJB98 for required reservations.

‘Comedy Cats’

Stockdick Junior High will present a “Comedy Cats Performance” Oct. 4-5 in the cafeteria from 7-8:30 p.m. The school is located at 4777 Peek Road. Visit www.katyisd.org/campus/SJH for information.

Deadline nears to register to vote

Oct. 9 is the deadline to register to be able to vote in the Nov. 6 general election. Residents who live in Harris County can visit www.hctax.net/voter/Registration for information on how to register to vote. Residents who live in Fort Bend County can visit https://tinyurl.com/yc7x87lk for information on how to register to vote. Residents who live in Waller County can visit https://tinyurl.com/y9fpa4qz for voter registration information.

rkent@hcnonline.com

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