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How to Help Flood Victims in Katy, TX

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Photo credit: Sean Dolan, www.coveringkaty.com

Hurricane Harvey blew through Katy, TX and the greater Houston area this week, causing devastating flooding, deaths, injuries and damage to the area. My heart goes out to all affected victims.

Within the City of Katy, water coated parts of Highway 90 and flooded local homes and businesses. There are still several locations along the Katy Freeway that have high water. As your Katy real estate agent, I am here to help fill you in on what you need to know as the rescue stage slowly evolves into the recovery stage.

Mayor Chuck Brawner shared information on debris removal for Katy homeowners. As soon as the water resides, here are the debris removal guidelines for homeowners within the City of Katy:

  • Do not place debris near or on trees, poles or other structures. This makes removal difficult. Keep away from fire hydrants and meters.
  • Separate debris into six categories: Electronics, large appliances, hazardous waste, vegetative debris, construction debris and household garbage.
  • Place debris at curbside but do not block roadway with it. It will not be picked up if these guidelines are not met.

Here is a helpful chart:

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You can also view this chart and Mayor Brawner’s video here.

If you need shelter, there are 62 total shelters across Harris County, with an estimated total of 12,700 individuals using these facilities. A list of currently open facilities can be found at www.readyharris.org.

If you’d like to volunteer, call the American Red Cross at 866-526-8300, Volunteer Houston at 281-656-1533, or visit Texas Gulf Coast VOAD at www.txgulfcoastvoad.org. If you have boats or working vehicles, the City of Katy is asking that you help nearby neighbors if you can safely do so.

If you’d like to donate food or belongings to families in need, bring donations to CrossPoint Community Church at 700 Westgreen Boulevard in Katy, or to The Fellowship at 22765 Westheimber Parkway in Katy.

The outpouring of love and support has been amazing for the entire Houston area! Let’s keep it up and help our neighbors as much as we can through this troubling time. Thank you to all of the rescue efforts that we have seen over the past few days, from local police forces to residents with boats, rafts, etc., who gave their part to help in the rescue efforts.

Stay strong, Katy! We will get through this together.

Mickie Cioccia
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Mark Your Calendar with August Events in Katy, TX!

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Do you feel like summer is flying by in Katy? August is the last month to enjoy summer events before the kids go back to school. Take advantage of the sun, heat and local festivities while you can! As your Katy real estate agent, I’ve put together this list of events taking place this month in the area. Mark your calendar with the ones that sound most fun to you!

  • The Katy Summer Tailgate will take place on August 13 from 2 to 10 p.m. in and around the Harvest Plaza! This a great way to conclude summer with an old-school street dance and pep rally. The Texas Twisters will provide tunes for the street dance. Enjoy a beer garden, the Taste of Katy from local restaurants, vendor and merchant booths, a fun zone for kids, a family picnic area, local performers and more. Bring school supplies or a backpack as your entry fee!
  • A Back-to-School Block Party will also take place on August 13 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Those in need can stop by the Fellowship of Love Church for free health screenings, free haircuts, parent workshops, games, moonwalk, entertainment, food vendors and free backpacks with gift cards. If you can, donate to the cause beforehand, so children in need can get their backpacks before school.
  • On August 13, help raise money for the award-winning Taylor Band organization while also enjoying the music, pride and spirit they bring to the Katy community! The Taylor Band March-A-Thon will take place from 8 to 11 a.m., and then again from 12 to 4 p.m. They will help get the Katy community excited for the new school year by playing in neighborhoods surrounding Taylor High School.
  • Blast to the Past Cruise In will take place on August 13 from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. If you love cars, you’ll love this event, where you can view over 1,000 cars! You can also enjoy music, photo shoots, raffles, giveaways, a kid’s zone, vendors, food trucks, a beer garden, snow cones and more.
  • Katy Market Day takes place on the third Saturday of every month! Shop amongst antiques, jewelry, art, crafts, gifts, soap, honey, clothing, hair accessories and more. This is a great place to purchase unique items while supporting local vendors in downtown Katy. Upcoming dates include Aug. 20, Sept. 17 and Oct. 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Get out and enjoy these last few weeks of summer in Katy! If you’re ready to buy a Katy home, sell your Katy home or both, contact me! As your Katy real estate agent, I can tell you that as one season flows into the next, the Katy real estate market never stops. It’s always a great time to accomplish your real estate goals, and I am here to help!

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Fresh, Fun New Restaurant Coming to Katy, TX!

quesadillaIf you’ve been following my blog, then you know that I enjoy sharing the unique benefits that come with living in Katy, TX! With a friendly, welcoming atmosphere and so much to do, Katy, TX has something to offer everyone. Aside from assisting clients to buy or sell a home in Katy, TX, I enjoy highlighting our diverse, eclectic community to current and potential residents. Helping to oversee the most beneficial buying and selling process for my clients is just one part of what I do – Introducing residents to exciting new businesses, restaurants and shops in the area is also an important cornerstone of being an expert Katy TX real estate agent!

One of the most exciting additions to Katy, TX is the new Jimmy Changa’s Mexican restaurant on West Green Boulevard. Being constructed behind the CVS Pharmacy and Carl’s Jr. restaurant, Jimmy Changa’s is speculated to open sometime in 2014. Known for its heaping portions of reasonably-priced Tex-Mex favorites, Jimmy Changa’s also offers a full menu of specialty drinks as well as options for children’s meals. A casual, laid-back restaurant met with much popularity at its current locations in Pasadena and League City, we are thrilled to see another new business ready to open its doors in Katy, TX.

With the Katy, TX area booming and continuing its skyrocketing growth, it’s no wonder that potential buyers relocating from near and far are flocking to the region. As always, interested parties are welcome to browse my featured listings, search local properties and contact me directly to discuss their real estate needs today. With a consistent influx of new businesses and many activity options, I encourage those relocating to give serious consideration to live in Katy TX. Whether you plan to buy or sell, let my professional experience, local expertise and passion for real estate assist you with your next transaction. 

Keep an eye on Katy, TX – and my blog – for frequent updates and current information on the local community, the Katy TX real estate market and industry news and tips. I look forward to working with you to discover your dream home.

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realized they had found the perfect place for their clients to raise a family...and for their clients parents to enjoy the Grandchildren! Katy boasts great Active Senior options like Heritage Grand (a 55+ section of Cinco Ranch) and The Solana at Cinco Ranch, wonderful family amenities like parks, playgrounds, golf courses, lakes, fishing, boating, nature walks, and short drives to the beach and Hill Country. the Katy area is a great place to enjoy the weekend. Simply put Katy has it all! Area Tour" with you and show you why they feel Katy Real Estate is the best place in the Houston area to live, work. and play! You will see schools, great luxury family subdivisions, shopping facilities, highway options, and wonderful restaurants! Cross Creek Ranch: Cross Creek Ranch is the newest Master Planned Community in the Katy Real Estate area but is quickly catching on with those looking for a little slower pace

While still having lots of amenities and wonderful school options. Developed by the same people who brought us Grand Lakes, Cross Creek Ranch has a wide variety of homes and prices. This community is an easy commute to I-10 and the Westpark Tollway. Kelliwood: Kelliwood is a beautiful group of subdivisions off S. Fry Rd. A wide range of homes and home prices can be found here. From Custom Gated sections like LakeForest that are comprised of all estate homes...to smaller patio homes that border the Willow Fork Country Club. The short commute times appeal to a wide range of buyers! Green Trails: Green Trails is a large Master Planned Community that borders I-10, S. Fry Rd, and Baker Rd. It is full of amenities for the family, is close to I-10 and the Houston Energy Corridor, and has a variety of styles and price ranges from small one story homes up to Custom Estates...no matter what you are looking for it will be easy for you to carve out your slice of Green Trails! Silver Ranch: A fairly new master planned community located in area that some folks believe is the best part of all of Katy Real Estate.

Silver Ranch is only a short drive away from Katy Mills Mall and is located in the highly acclaimed Katy Independent School District. The community is approximately 3 miles from both I-10 and the Westpark Tollway. Lavish homes ranging from the $140's to $300's make the community very affordable for growing famililies or empty nesters. Silver Ranch is conveniently located for access to major employers in the energy corridor and has easy entree to South West Houston, Sugarland, West Park Tollway along with numerous park and ride bus lots that have express service to downtown Houston. When this community is completed it will be home to about 1,500 families. Amenities include Six Lane Jr Olympic Pool , Stone Grill Children's Splash Pad, Tennis Court, Playground and Swing Set, Outdoor BBQ Pavilion and numerous Walking Trails.

Seven Meadows: Seven Meadows is a Master Planned Community that was developed by the same people who put Cinco Ranch on the map! It is located right off HWY 99 (the Grand Parkway) with short commutes to both I-10 and the Westpark Tollway. Pools, parks, a movie theater, work out facilities, and nature trails are all part of this great community!


Katy is a city located in Harris, Fort Bend and Waller Counties in the U.S. state of Texas, within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area. The population was 11,775 at the 2000 census.

Katy, suburb of Houston, Texas, is named for the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad (commonly referred to as the "K-T Railroad", now a part of Union Pacific) that ran through Katy in the 19th century. Katy was once known as Cane Island. The name is derived from Cane Island Creek which runs just west of downtown. Cane Creek is a branch of Buffalo Bayou. The origins of the name Cane Island are believed to be from the fact that Katy was once a major sugar cane producer and rice producer. To commermorate the importance of rice to the Katy community, the Chamber of Commerce holds the Rice Harvest Festival every second weekend of October.

Katy was recently the location of one of the ten large red balloons in the DARPA Network Challenge on December 5, 2009. The balloon was stationed in Katy Park.

In 2009 the Gadberry Group named Katy as one of nine "9 from 2009" most notable high growth areas in the United States.
After a low income apartment complex was proposed for development in an adjacent unincorporated area, in 2010 the Katy City Council passed a resolution stating that the development would decrease property values.[5] The plans for the complex were canceled.