This is from one of the rose bushes in my backyard.
I am so excited to start gardening again!
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iOle! Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a Fiesta!
Maud Smith Marks Branch Library is having a Festival with crafts, dancing, and food. There is no registration required, and all ages are welcome. The party will be held on Saturday, September 17th, from 1PM-4PM.
1815 Westgreen Boulevard
Katy, TX 77450
Rosenberg’s Hispanic Heritage Day will also take place on Saturday, September 17th, from 10 AM-6PM. The downtown Rosenberg event will feature Mariachi bands, dance performances, and cultural exhibits throughout the day. The Fort Bend Hispanic Heritage Forum will have a booth and is helping the City coordinate activities and entertainment throughout the event. There will be plenty of activities for the kids, and the Art League of Fort Bend and Gulf Coast Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalists will be on hand with exhibits and displays.
800 3rd Street
Rosenberg, TX 77471
Morton Ranch High School Performing Arts Center is holding their Seventh Annual Latin Fest on Friday, September 23rd from 7PM-10PM. This Latin Cultural/Talent show presents the dancing, singing and culture of every Latin country along with Special Guests, Tati Soleil, Grupo Azendado, and 104.9 FM Tú Música! Tickets go on sale September 19 at the school during lunch for $5, and are also available at the door for $7. All proceeds go towards the MRHS Latinos Unidos Scholarship Fund. Any student who participates in the show then becomes eligible for a scholarship. If you would like to make a donation towards the scholarship fund or have any questions, please contact Romulo Crespo at RomuloECrespo@Katyisd.org
21000 Franz Rd.
Katy, TX 77449
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- Katy is spread between three counties: Fort Bend, Waller, and Harris.
- In 2011, the population of Katy within the city is approximately 15,307. The area surrounding Katy is home to thousands more.
- The median cost of a home in Katy is approximately $159,145.
- Katy was incorporated in 1945.
- Katy is named after the “K-T Railroad,” or the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad, that rode through Katy during the 1800’s.
- Katy was originally named Cane Island.
- On September 8, 1900, a severe hurricane destroyed most of Katy’s buildings.
- The elevation of Katy is 142 feet.
- The median income is $83,383.
- Katy made U.S. News’ list of Best Places to Retire.
Katy, Texas is the perfect location to participate in the Home Farming Movement! It has a terrific climate and a lot of open space. However, the movement is even adaptable to apartment dwellers that enjoy home grown fruits and vegetables. The movement was initiated by Triscuit, those wonderful crackers made by the Nabisco company. They have a great website to help you get started or to fine tune your existing gardening skills. Topics such as planning your home farm, starting a farm log, a crop guide, watering, spacing, raised beds, soil preparation, recipes, videos, and connecting with others are covered. Texas only has 235 home farms listed out of 53,525 nationwide. And… believe it or not… there are no Katy residents within that number! So, why don’t you sign up and be the first!