Katy (Katy, TX)
By Robert Bob Gilbert, Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties)
Annual Folk Life Festival Hosted by Katy ISD    Katy Independent School District (KISD) is hosting the 32nd annual Folk Life Festival on Saturday April 1, 2017 from 9 AM to 4 PM. The Festival is being held as usual at the District’s Outdoor Learning Center (OLC). The OLC is located in Old or Historic Katy with its address being 6301 Stadium Dr. Katy TX. Admission is $1 per person.  Katy ISD Outdoor Learning Center (OLC) is situated on 35 acres of land which is kept in its natural state. All the building blend into the natural setting. The festival concept is for students to experience life as it was for early Texan’s. The buildings include history and science classrooms mixed in with a barn and a blacksmith shop.  Attendees will get to experience the OLC being transformed into a 1800’s...
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By Robert Bob Gilbert, Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties)
Katy Old Fashioned Christmas Festival 2016 - Rescheduled I had originally wrote a post concerning an Old Fashioned Christmas being held in Old or Historic Katy TX back on December 2, 2016. This annual event was suppose to be held on the following day or Saturday December 3, 2016. Due to fairly heavy rain in the whole area the Katy Old Fashioned Christmas was rescheduled to Saturday December 17, 2016. I have copied my prior post and updated it for this change. I did post December 3, 2016 concern about the event being held due to the bad weather. Numerous people look forward to attending this event every year as well the local small business owners who are hoping to sell their wares.  On Saturday December 17 , 2016 an Old Fashioned Christmas Festival is being sponsored by Katy Market Days...
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By Robert Bob Gilbert, Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties)
Raining Across Katy/Houston Area Today It has been raining across the whole Katy/Houston area which started sometime last night. The forecast for today called for a 100% chance of rain. That forecast is seldom made. I have been in my car driving in a torrential storm and the weather people here were saying 50 % chance of rain. Go figure. I have been getting coastal flood alerts for the last 3 days on my I-Phone. The rain has not yet been of that kind of nature as of now.  I telling everyone about the weather as yesterday I posted about the Old Fashioned Christmas in Old or Historic Katy which is supposed to be held today with Santa and snow arriving at noon and Christmas Tree Lighting this evening. I am not sure what will  happen as this event is held outside. I will try to see if some ...
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By Robert Bob Gilbert, Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties)
Community Campout Presented by City of Katy Friday Nov. 4, 2016 The City of Katy or Historic/Old Katy is holding one of its newer local events being a community campout on Friday November 4, 2016 at the VFW Park in Katy. This event is geared for family fun and towards young children. The campout starts at 6 PM on Friday but can start setting up at 5 PM. This event will end on Saturday November 5, 2016 at 10 AM. Children have to be accompanied by an adult. Participants have to bring their own tent, sleeping bags, etc. Previous years found it to be pretty cold during the night and it is a good idea to be prepared. No campers or trailers are allowed. The weather forecast looks good right now for both Friday and Saturday. Attendees will be provided with fixin’s for hot dogs on Friday evenin...
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By Robert Bob Gilbert, Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties)
First Open House - Became first Executed Deal Several years ago, I was a brand new agent and I was given the opportunity to hold an open house for the senior agent I was working under at that point in time. It was his listing and the home was located in Old or Historic Katy. Of course even though I was certainly not a business newbie, I was pretty nervous.   This home was built in the early 1970’s and included a second lot which was immediately next  to the lot containing the home. The home had been updated but still had its own unique charm. This home was very clean and well cared for by the owners. These folks loved this home and of course very proud of it. If I remember correctly, I believe they were moving to the Texas Hill Country as they had retired from working.  I drove the surr...
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By Robert Bob Gilbert, Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties)
National Prescription Drug Take Back Program in Katy  Mark L. Hopkins Law Enforcement Center20370 Franz RD.Katy, TX 77449 Saturday October 22, 2016 the Katy ISD Police in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration ( DEA) will be giving the general public the opportunity to get rid of unused or expired prescriptions from their homes. This initiative also educates the general public about the potential for drug abuse via medications.This Taking Back event is taking place at the Mark L. Hopkins Law Enforcement Center in Katy which is located at the address shown above. Take Back starts at 10 AM and lasts until 2 PM. The Take Back is a National across the US program.  During May 2016, Americans across the Nation turned in approximately 884,000 pounds of prescription drugs at sites...
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By Robert Bob Gilbert, Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties)
A Taste of Katy Tailgate Event August 2016 The Historic City of Katy is hosting a Taste of Katy Tailgate event on Friday August 13, 2016  in Downtown Old Katy. All Katy residents are invited for an end of summer bash. This event is part of Operation Backpack which is an twelve year old Houston-wide YMCA program. The idea is to collect and distribute backpacks loaded with school supplies to children who are in need of assistance. I think this is a great program and there are many kids even here in Katy let alone in Houston who need this type of help. I have read 42% of Katy ISD students are at risk.  This event will feature food from numerous local restaurants who will be giving out food tasting and serving meals for purchase. There will be live music being performed by local bands. The ...
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