Drum roll, please! Trader Joe’s has arrived in Katy, Texas! Their products include hard to find fresh fruit, prepared frozen and refrigerated entrees, Kosher meat, Mochi ice cream, and Chocolate Brooklyn babka. The fresh flowers and plants are beautiful and reasonably priced. It is located at the rear of the shopping center with plenty of parking. I have been there twice and have been twice impressed by the selection of items, friendliness of the employees and reasonable prices.
This past Saturday, we attended The Real Craftwives of Katy EXPO at the Firethorne Clubhouse. We met many amazing business owners and found lots of treasures along the way!
Carina enjoyed getting her face painted and trying her first snow cone.
Blizzard Blaster Shaved Ice | Colorful Creations by Lori Rizzo
This picture does not do my new necklace justice. It is so sparkly, and I know that it will become a favorite go-to piece. Linda Davis
I absolutely love this mosaic bowl handmade by Joan VerSteeg. It is unique and adds an eclectic touch to my home.
Carina has been interested in adding some decorations to her room. When we saw Sarah Coin’s colorful display, we knew that we had to have this Rainbow Tassel Banner!
I had never heard of Chloe+Isabel before Saturday, but I am glad to have met Kristin Luttrell and look forward to receiving our purchase in the mail!
Carina was attracted to this bright display and has already worn her new pink-purple-red creation. Almost Famous Tyedye
On Sunday, we took it easy at home and enjoyed a walk near the lake.
The ducks are always so fun to see and play with!
I hope that you all have a great week!
The Cinco Ranch area in Katy continues to impress. It was just ranked highly by the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey with sixty-nine percent of the population over twenty-five having earned an undergraduate degree or higher. Meanwhile, the average for Texas overall is only twenty-five percent.
Here is a press release from the Communications Department for Katy Independent School District regarding the $748 million bond package that has been recommended by the Katy ISD Bond Committee:
July 21, 2014
It was standing room only tonight at the Board of Trustees Work Study Meeting as more than a hundred community members attended to support the Katy ISD Bond Committee’s presentation recommending a $748 million bond package to include new campuses and student activity facilities, district-wide renovations, technology retrofits, and safety and security updates, among other items.
“Katy is a magnet for families from all over the nation because of its successful schools, communities and businesses. We know this area is going to continue growing and with it, the District too,” said Katy ISD Bond Committee Chair Keith Carmichael. “Managing growth and planning for the future is a priority we cannot underestimate or ignore, and this Bond Committee recognizes this.”
For nearly four months, more than 200 Katy parents, seniors, students and other residents came together to form the Bond Committee to review more than a hundred projects, study the District’s Long-Range Facilities Plan, assess enrollment projections and even tour campuses currently slated for renovation to determine the District’s current and future needs.
On July 16, the Committee reached a consensus on a $748 million bond which could potentially result in a one cent tax rate increase.
The Board of Trustees will have until August 18 to consider the Bond Committee’s recommendation, as well as call for a November 4, 2014 bond election, if approved.
Bond Committee Chair Keith Carmichael, Katy ISD Board President Bryan Michalsky and Superintendent Frailey will address questions from media regarding the proposed bond package on Tuesday, July 22 during the Media Roundtable from 2:30 – 3:30 pm at the Katy ISD Education Support Complex (6301 S. Stadium Lane).
For more information, visit www.katyisd.org/sites/bonds.
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