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Home Care In Katy, TX

Home Care Katy, TX

They say that your golden years are the best years of your life. For most older Americans, that's how it should be - a time to relax, reflect, and live life in a familiar place. After all, senior citizens in the U.S. have worked tirelessly to build a better economy, serve their communities, and raise families.

However, as seniors grow older, completing daily tasks like showering and enjoying activities such as visiting the historic The Johnny Nelson Katy Heritage Museum gets harder without someone by their side. Unfortunately, many older Americans aren't able to rely on their adult children for help. The reality in today's world is that family members do not have the skills or time to dedicate to caring for their parents. That's where Always Best Care Senior Services comes in.

Our in-home care services are for people who prefer to stay at home as they grow older but need ongoing care that family or friends cannot provide. More and more older adults prefer to live far away from long-term, institutionalized facilities and closer to the place where they feel most comfortable - their home. Home care in Katy, TX is a safe, effective way to give your loved ones the care they need when they need it the most.

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The Always Best Care Difference

Since 1996, Always Best Care has provided non-medical in-home care for seniors to help them maintain a healthy lifestyle as they get older. We are proud to have helped more than 25,000 seniors maintain higher levels of dignity and respect. We focus on providing seniors with the highest level of in-home care available so that they may live happily and independently.

Unlike some senior care companies, we genuinely want to be included in our clients' lives. We believe that personalized care is always the better option over a "one size fits all" approach. To make sure our senior clients receive the best care possible, we pair them with compassionate caregivers who understand their unique needs. That way, they may provide care accordingly without compromising their wellbeing.

The Always Best Care difference lies in life's little moments - where compassionate care and trustworthy experience come together to help seniors live a fruitful, healthy life. Whether you are an aging adult that can't quite keep up with life's daily tasks or the child of a senior who needs regular in-home services, Always Best Care is here to help.

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“I hired Always Best Care of Fort Bend because they're the ones close to me. They're the ones who responded to me quickly, and they have a good offer. Their work is very good, so my wife is also happy with them. The caregivers are supposed to be hands on. My wife's interactions with them are very, very good. That is what I want from the person who takes care of my wife. They do light housekeeping and companionship. They're helping her on the therapy side with a little bit of exercise. They basically assist her on normal stuff like urination, any body disposal, and showers. The billing is direct to my credit card, so there's no letter to be sent out; it's automatic.”

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What is Non-Medical Senior Care in Katy, TX?

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Home is where the heart is. While that saying can sound a tad cliche, it is especially true for many seniors living in America. When given a choice, older adults most often prefer to grow older at home. An AARP study found that three out of four adults over the age of 50 want to stay in their homes and communities as they age.

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When you begin to think about why, it makes sense. Home offers a sense of security, comfort, and familiarity.

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The truth is, as we age, we begin to rely on others for help. When a family is too busy or lives too far away to fulfill this role, in-home senior care is often the best solution. Home care services allow seniors to enjoy personal independence while also receiving trustworthy assistance from a trained caregiver.

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At Always Best Care, we offer a comprehensive range of home care services to help seniors stay healthy while they get the help they need to remain independent. As your senior loved one gets older, giving them the gift of senior care is one of the best ways to show your love, even if you live far away.

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Types of Elderly Care in Katy, TX

To give our senior clients the best care possible, we offer a full spectrum of in-home care services:

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Personal Care Services

If your senior loved one has specific care needs, our personal care services are a great choice to consider. Personal care includes the standard caregiving duties associated with companion care and includes help with tasks such as dressing and grooming. Personal care can also help individuals with chronic conditions like diabetes.

Common personal care services include assistance with:

  • Eating
  • Mobility Issues
  • Incontinence
  • Bathing
  • Dressing
  • Grooming

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Home Helper Services

Sometimes, seniors need helpful reminders to maintain a high quality of life at home. If you or your senior has trouble with everyday tasks like cooking, our home helper services will be very beneficial.

Common home helper care services include assistance with:

  • Medication Reminders
  • Meal Preparation
  • Pet Care
  • Prescription Refills
  • Morning Wake-Up
  • Walking
  • Reading
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Companionship Services

Using this kind of care is a fantastic way to make life easier for you or your senior loved one. At Always Best Care, our talented caregivers often fill the role of a companion for seniors. That way, older adults can enjoy their favorite local activities, such as visiting Katy City Park with friends while also receiving the care they need daily or weekly.

Common companionship services include:

  • Grocery Shopping
  • Transportation to Appointments
  • Nutritional Assistance
  • Conversation
  • Planning Outings
  • Completing Errands
  • Transportation to Community
  • Events and Social Outings
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Respite Care Services

According to AARP, more than 53 million adults living in the U.S. provide care to someone over 50 years old. Unfortunately, these caregivers experience stress, exhaustion, and even depression. Our respite care services help family caregivers address urgent obligations, spend time with their children, and enjoy nearby activities. Perhaps more importantly, respite care gives family members time to recharge and regroup. Taking personal time to de-stress reduces the risk of caregiver burnout. So, if you've always wanted to eat at the local Pearl & Vine or visit MKT Railroad Park, don't feel bad. Doing so is great for both you and your loved one.

At the end of the day, our goal is to become a valuable part of your senior's daily routine. That way, we may help give them the highest quality of life possible. We know that staying at home is important for your loved one, and we are here to help make sure that is possible.

If you have been on the fence about non-medical home care, there has never been a better time than now to give your senior the care, assistance, and companionship they deserve.

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Benefits of Home Care in Katy, TX

Always Best Care in-home services are for older adults who prefer to stay at home but need ongoing care that friends and family cannot provide. In-home care is a safe, effective way for seniors to age gracefully in a familiar place and live independent, non-institutionalized lives. The benefits of non-medical home care are numerous. Here are just a few reasons to consider senior care services from Always Best Care:

Always Best Care offers a full array of care options for patients at all levels of health. With our trusted elderly care services, your loved one will receive the level of care necessary for them to enjoy the highest possible quality of life.

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Aging in Place: The Preferred Choice for Most Seniors

While it's true that some seniors have complicated medical needs that prevent them from staying at home, aging in place is often the best arrangement for seniors and their families. With a trusted caregiver, seniors have the opportunity to live with a sense of dignity and do so as they see fit - something that is unavailable to many older people today.

In-home care makes it possible for millions of seniors to age in place every year. Rather than moving to a strange nursing home, seniors have the chance to stay at home where they feel the happiest and most comfortable.

Here are just a few of the reasons why older men and women prefer to age at home:

How much does a senior's home truly mean to them?

A study published by the American Society on Aging found that more than half of seniors say their home's emotional value means more than how much their home is worth in monetary value. It stands to reason, then, that a senior's home is where they want to grow old.

With the help of elderly care in Katy, TX, seniors don't have to age in a sterilized care facility. Instead, they can age gracefully in the place they want to be most: their home. In contrast, seniors who move to a long-term care facility must adapt to new environments, new people, and new systems that the facility implements. At this stage in life, this kind of drastic change can be more harmful than helpful.

Institutional care facilities like nursing homes often put large groups of people together to live in one location. On any given day, dozens of staff members and caregivers run in and out of these facilities. Being around so many new people in a relatively small living environment can be dangerous for a seniors' health and wellbeing. When you consider that thousands of seniors passed away in nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic, opting for in-home care is often a safer, healthier choice for seniors.

Aging in place has been shown to improve seniors' quality of life, which helps boost physical health and also helps insulate them from viral and bacterial risks found in elderly living facilities.

For many seniors, the ability to live independently with assistance from a caregiver is a priceless option. With in-home care, seniors experience a higher level of independence and freedom - much more so than in other settings like a nursing home. When a senior has the chance to age in place, they get to live life on their own terms, inside the house that they helped make into a home. More independence means more control over their personal lives, too, which leads to increased levels of fulfillment, happiness, and personal gratification. Over time, these positive feelings can manifest into a healthier, longer life.

More independence, a healthier life, and increased comfort are only a few benefits of aging in place. You have to take into consideration the role of cost and convenience. Simply put, it's usually easier and more affordable to help seniors age in place than it is to move them into an institutional care facility. According to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, seniors who age in the comfort of their homes can save thousands of dollars per month.

In-home care services from Always Best Care, for instance, are often less expensive than long-term solutions, which can cost upwards of six figures per year. To make matters worse, many residential care facilities are reluctant to accept long-term care insurance and other types of payment assistance.

With Always Best Care's home care services, seniors and their families have a greater level of control over their care plans. In-home care gives seniors the chance to form a bond with a trusted caregiver and also receive unmatched care that is catered to their needs. In long-term care facilities, seniors and their loved ones have much less control over their care plan and have less of a say in who provides their care.

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Affordable Care

In-home care is a valuable resource that empowers seniors to age in place on their own terms. However, a big concern for many families and their loved ones is how much in-home care costs. If you're worried that in-home care is too expensive, you may be pleasantly surprised to learn that it is one of the most affordable senior care arrangements available.

Typically, hiring an Always Best Care in-home caregiver for a few hours a week is more affordable than sending your loved one to a long-term care facility. This is true even for seniors with more complex care needs.

At Always Best Care, we will work closely with you and your family to develop a Care Plan that not only meets your care needs, but your budget requirements, too. Once we discover the level of care that you or your senior need, we develop an in-home care plan that you can afford.

In addition to our flexible care options, families should also consider the following resources to help offset potential home care costs:

If your loved one qualifies, Medicaid may help reduce in-home care costs. Review your TX's Medicaid program laws and benefits, and make sure your senior's financial and medical needs meet Medicaid eligibility requirements.
Attendance and aid benefits through military service can cover a portion of the costs associated with in-home care for veterans and their spouses.
Many senior care services like in-home care are included in long-term care insurance options. Research different long-term care solutions to find a plan that provides coverage for senior care.
Home care can be included as part of a senior's private insurance plan. Read over your loved one's insurance policy carefully or speak with their insurance provider to determine if in-home care is covered.
Depending on the life insurance plan, you may be able to apply your policy toward long-term care. You may be able to use long-term-care coverage to help pay for in-home elderly care.
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Compassionate Care. Trusted Caregivers.

When you or your senior loved one needs assistance managing daily tasks at home, finding a qualified caregiver can be challenging. It takes a special kind of person to provide reliable care for your senior loved one. However, a caregiver's role involves more than meal preparation and medication reminders. Many seniors rely on their caregivers for companionship, too.

Our companion care services give seniors the chance to socialize in a safe environment and engage in activities at home. These important efforts boost morale and provide much-needed relief from repetitive daily routines. A one-on-one, engaging conversation can sharpen seniors' minds and give them something in which to be excited.

At Always Best Care, we only hire care providers that we would trust to care for our own loved ones. Our senior caregivers in Katy, TX understand how important it is to listen and communicate with their seniors. A seemingly small interaction, like a short hug goodbye, can make a major difference in a senior's day. Instead of battling against feelings of isolation, seniors begin to look forward to seeing their caregiver each week.

Understanding the nuances of senior care is just one of the reasons why our care providers are so great at their job.

Unlike some senior care companies, our caregivers must undergo extensive training before they work for Always Best Care. In addition, our caregivers receive ongoing training throughout the year. This training ensures that their standard of care matches up to the high standards we've come to expect. During this training, they will brush up on their communication skills, safety awareness, and symptom spotting. That way, your loved one receives the highest level of non-medical home care from day one.

Assisted Living Referral Services

While it's true that many seniors prefer to age at home, sometimes in-home care isn't the best fit. For those seniors and their families, choosing an assisted living facility makes more sense. Unfortunately, finding the optimal care facility is easier said than done in today's day and age. That's when Always Best Care's assisted living referral services begin to make a lot of sense.

Assisted living is a form of housing intended for seniors who require varying degrees of medical and personal attention. Accommodations may include single rooms, apartments, or shared living arrangements. Assisted living communities are typically designed to resemble a home-like environment and are physically constructed to encourage the independence of residents.


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At assisted living communities, seniors receive help with daily activities such as bathing, dressing, and eating. They may also benefit from coordination of services with outside healthcare providers, and monitoring of resident activities to ensure their health, safety, and well-being. Caregivers who work at assisted living communities can also provide medication administration and personal care services for older adults.

Other services offered within assisted living communities can include some or all of the following:

  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Recreational Activities
  • Social Outings
  • Emergency Medical Response
  • Medication Monitoring
  • Family Visitation
  • Personal Care
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At Always Best Care, our representatives can match your senior's emotional, physical, and financial needs with viable assisted living communities nearby. Results are based on comparative data, so you can select the best choice for you or your loved one.

Always Best Care works closely with local senior living communities to gain valuable knowledge that we then use to help seniors and their loved ones make informed decisions. This information can include basic care and rent, resident availability, and services provided. Because Always Best Care is compensated by these communities, we provide senior living referral services at no extra cost to you.

Some of the most popular assisted living communities to consider in our area include the following:

  • Always Home Assisted Living
  • Carriage Inn Katy
  • WoodCreek Bend Memory Care
  • Veranda House Senior Living
  • Rose's Retreat
  • The Royal Place Assisted Living
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For many seniors, moving into a senior living community revolves around how and when they want to make a transition to more involved care. Some seniors are more proactive about transitioning to independent living. Others choose to remain home until their care needs or other requirements are satisfied. Remember - our staff is here to help. Contact our office today to learn more about assisted living communities and how we can find a facility that exceeds your expectations.

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Taking the First Step with Always Best Care

The first step in getting quality in-home care starts with a personal consultation with an experienced Always Best Care Care Coordinator. This initial consultation is crucial for our team to learn more about you or your elderly loved one to discover the level of care required. Topics of this consultation typically include:

A discussion of your needs and how our trained caregivers can offer assistance in the most effective way

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A draft of your care plan, which includes highly detailed notes and a framework for the care that you or your senior will receive

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Discuss payment options and help coordinate billing with your insurance provider

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Our caregivers are trained to spot changes that clients exhibit, like mental and physical decline. As your trusted senior care company, we will constantly assess and update your Care Plan to meet any new emotional, intellectual, physical, and emotional needs.

If you have never considered in-home care before, we understand that you and your family may have concerns about your Care Plan and its Care Coordinator. To help give you peace of mind, know that every team member and caregiver must undergo comprehensive training before being assigned to a Care Plan.

At the end of the day, we only hire the best of the best at Always Best Care. Whether you need home care in Katy, TX 24-hours a day or only need a respite for a couple of hours, we are here to serve you.

When you're ready, we encourage you to contact your local Always Best Care representative to set up a Care Consultation. Our Care Coordinators would be happy to meet with you in person to get to know you better, discuss your needs, and help put together a personalized Care Plan specific to your needs.

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Best Internet Providers in Katy, Texas

What is the best internet provider in Katy?Xfinity is the best internet service provider for most households in Katy, Texas. This popular cable ISP serves most of the area, offering low-cost service and speeds up to 2 gigabits. Fidium Fiber and T-Mobile Home Internet are also top-rated options in Katy for home broadband, depending on what’s available at your address.Here at CNET, we’ve also found Katy's cheapest and fastest plans to help make your broadband shopping easier. Xfini...

What is the best internet provider in Katy?

Xfinity is the best internet service provider for most households in Katy, Texas. This popular cable ISP serves most of the area, offering low-cost service and speeds up to 2 gigabits. Fidium Fiber and T-Mobile Home Internet are also top-rated options in Katy for home broadband, depending on what’s available at your address.

Here at CNET, we’ve also found Katy's cheapest and fastest plans to help make your broadband shopping easier. Xfinity and Astound Broadband tie for the cheapest service at $20 per month, but Astound’s 300 megabits per second plan beats Xfinity’s 75Mbps. For speed, Fidium Fiber and Xfinity both offer 2 gigabits -- or 2,000Mbps -- for $75 and $120 per month, respectively.

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CNET considers speeds, pricing, customer service and overall value to recommend the best internet service in Katy across several categories. Our evaluation includes referencing a proprietary database built over years of reviewing internet services. We validate that against provider information by spot-checking local addresses for service availability. We also do a close read of providers' terms and conditions and, when needed, will call ISPs to verify the details.

Despite our efforts to find the most recent and accurate information, our process has some limitations you should know about. Pricing and speed data are variable: certain addresses may qualify for different service tiers, and monthly costs may vary, even within a city. The best way to identify your particular options is to plug your address into a provider's website.

Also, the prices, speed and other information listed above and in the provider cards below may differ from what we found in our research. The cards display the full range of a provider's pricing and speed across the US, according to our database of plan information provided directly by ISPs. At the same time, the text is specific to what's available in Katy. The prices referenced within this article's text come from our research and include applicable discounts for setting up automatic payments each month -- a standard industry offering. Discounts and promotions might also be available for signing a term contract or bundling multiple services.

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Our take - Xfinity’s network serves roughly 99% of Katy, according to the FCC, meaning it’s a likely option wherever you are in the city. However, wide coverage isn’t the only factor Xfinity brings to the table. This cable giant offers some of the fastest and cheapest internet plans in Katy, starting at $20 for 75Mbps and $120 for 2,000Mbps.

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Our take - With symmetrical speeds up to 2 gigabits and no required contracts, data caps or equipment fees, Fidium Fiber is definitely an ISP worth considering if your address is serviceable. Fidium Fiber’s plans start at $25 monthly and increase to $75 for its fastest speed tier.

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Our take - Although T-Mobile Home Internet may not offer the lowest prices or speediest plans in Katy, this fixed wireless provider does come with enticing service details. For $60 per month, customers can hit speeds up to 245Mbps, which includes unlimited data and equipment at no extra cost.

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How to find internet deals and promotions in Katy

The best internet deals and top promotions in Katy depend on what discounts are available during that period. Most deals are short-lived, but we look frequently for the latest offers.

Katy internet providers, such as Xfinity, T-Mobile, Astound Broadband and Rise Broadband, may offer lower introductory pricing or streaming add-ons for a limited time. Others, however, such as Verizon, run the same standard pricing year-round.

For a more extensive list of promos, check out our guide on the best internet deals.

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What’s a good internet speed?

Most internet connection plans can now handle basic productivity and communication tasks. If you're looking for an internet plan that can accommodate videoconferencing, streaming video or gaming, you'll have a better experience with a more robust connection. Here's an overview of the recommended minimum download speeds for various applications, according to the FCC. Note that these are only guidelines -- and that internet speed, service and performance vary by connection type, provider and address.

For more information, refer to our guide on how much internet speed you really need.

How CNET chose the best internet providers in Katy

Internet service providers are numerous and regional. Unlike the latest smartphone, laptop, router or kitchen tool, it’s impractical to personally test every ISP in a given city. So what’s our approach? We start by researching the pricing, availability and speed information, drawing on our own historical ISP data, the provider sites and mapping information from the Federal Communications Commission at FCC.gov.

But it doesn’t end there. We go to the FCC’s website to check our data and ensure we consider every ISP that provides service in an area. We also input local addresses on provider websites to find specific options for residents. We look at sources, including the American Customer Satisfaction Index and J.D. Power, to evaluate how happy customers are with an ISP’s service. ISP plans and prices are subject to frequent changes; all information provided is accurate as of publication.

Once we have this localized information, we ask three main questions:

While the answers to those questions are often layered and complex, the providers who come closest to “yes” on all three are the ones we recommend. When selecting the cheapest internet service, we look for the plans with the lowest monthly fee, though we also factor in things like price increases, equipment fees and contracts. Choosing the fastest internet service is relatively straightforward. We look at advertised upload and download speeds and also consider real-world speed data from sources like Ookla and FCC reports.

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Where to Celebrate Lunar New Year in Houston

Lunar New Year is upon us, with the city offering plenty of ways to properly ring in the Year of the Dragon. The start of the year is marked by the first new moon on February 10 this year and is followed by 15 days of celebrations. The festivities are expected to be vibrant and lively, commemorated by spirited lion and dragon dances, fireworks, gift-giving, and epic feasting. In Houston, Asiatown has long served as a popular destination to gather, but restaurants, malls, and museums are putting their own thoughtful twists on the occasion....

Lunar New Year is upon us, with the city offering plenty of ways to properly ring in the Year of the Dragon. The start of the year is marked by the first new moon on February 10 this year and is followed by 15 days of celebrations. The festivities are expected to be vibrant and lively, commemorated by spirited lion and dragon dances, fireworks, gift-giving, and epic feasting. In Houston, Asiatown has long served as a popular destination to gather, but restaurants, malls, and museums are putting their own thoughtful twists on the occasion.

Whether you’re looking for a spirited family-friendly event or an exclusive multi-course dinner with performances by one of Houston’s top dance troops, here are 11 exciting ways to ring in the Year of the Dragon.

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Lunar New Year celebrations return to Katy Mills again this year. The whole family can enjoy the festive holiday event, which invites residents to roam the outlet mall and enjoy a traditional lion dance by dance troop Soaring Phoenix in the food court on Saturday, January 27 at 2 p.m in the Neighborhood 2 courtyard.

This Katy Asiatown favorite is bringing back its special family-style Malaysian feast in honor of the Lunar Year. The five-course meal is available during four different seatings — Friday, February 9 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, February 10 at 11:30 a.m.; Sunday, February 11 at 11:30 a.m.; and on Valentine’s Day, Wednesday, February 14 at 7 p.m. Festivities also include lion dance performances by Lee Golden Dragon. The cost is $88 for adults and $28 for children under 12.

The longtime tradition of celebrating the Lunar New Year at the Chinese Community Center continues this year on Saturday, February 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The free, outdoor event will feature a variety of cultural and family activities, raffle prizes, a photo booth, food trucks, Lunar New Year merchandise, and dragon and lion dance performances.

This all-you-can-eat Korean barbecue restaurant will keep the booze flowing all week long with a buy-one, get-one free Korean soju special. Enjoy various flavors, including the original Chamisul and Jinro is Back Chum-Churum, plus fruity varieties like green apple, strawberry, and peach.

Boutique chocolatier Cacao & Cardamom has unveiled its Lunar New Year collection of bonbons with varieties inspired by Chinese flavors. Flavors like black sesame ginger, Five-Spice Praline, matcha, and Strawberry Szechuan are available by the piece or in festive 8- and 16-piece gift boxes.

This ritzy River Oaks restaurant known for its whimsical vibe dining atmosphere is hosting a Lunar New Year celebration on Saturday, February 10. Along with special pricing on bottles, the evening’s festivities will feature a lively combination of dragon dances and Ciel’s signature song and dance performances.

This neon-lit handroll bar will kick off Lunar New Year on Thursday, February 8, from 5 to 10 p.m. by giving away more than 200 lucky red envelopes. Diners can enjoy themed cocktails like the Year of the Dragon cocktail, plus exclusive drink specials, followed by a traditional lion dance performance at 8 p.m.

Grab an ice cream cone from Fat Cat Creamery, a sandwich from Luloo’s Day & Night, or a rice and chicken plate from Rooster & Rice, and then settle in for a spectacular Lunar Year performance from Nu Vuong Hoa Binh LDT on Sunday, February 11. From 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., the troupe will take over the Stomping Grounds’ green space with a vibrant display of traditional dances and cultural celebrations.

As part of its bountiful offerings, Dessert Gallery is crafting hand-decorated cookies in hues of red and gold in honor of the Lunar New Year. The decorative sweets are available for $5 each in the shop through Saturday, February 10, and can be pre-ordered online through Monday, February 5.

Asia Society will keep its annual tradition of welcoming residents to its free Lunar New Year festival. The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 10, and will feature arts and crafts for all ages, music and dance performances presented by Huaxing Arts Group Houston, zodiac games, and a food and retail market. While the event is free, registration is requested.

Post Houston, the popular downtown hub for dining, events, and concerts, is ringing in the Year of the Dragon with a free Lunar New Year celebration on Sunday, February 4, beginning at 11 a.m. Festivities include an Asian pop-up market featuring food vendors, games, and arts and crafts, plus day and evening lion dance performances by Soaring Phoenix at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. respectively.

Lunar New Year celebrations return to Katy Mills again this year. The whole family can enjoy the festive holiday event, which invites residents to roam the outlet mall and enjoy a traditional lion dance by dance troop Soaring Phoenix in the food court on Saturday, January 27 at 2 p.m in the Neighborhood 2 courtyard.

This Katy Asiatown favorite is bringing back its special family-style Malaysian feast in honor of the Lunar Year. The five-course meal is available during four different seatings — Friday, February 9 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, February 10 at 11:30 a.m.; Sunday, February 11 at 11:30 a.m.; and on Valentine’s Day, Wednesday, February 14 at 7 p.m. Festivities also include lion dance performances by Lee Golden Dragon. The cost is $88 for adults and $28 for children under 12.

The longtime tradition of celebrating the Lunar New Year at the Chinese Community Center continues this year on Saturday, February 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The free, outdoor event will feature a variety of cultural and family activities, raffle prizes, a photo booth, food trucks, Lunar New Year merchandise, and dragon and lion dance performances.

This all-you-can-eat Korean barbecue restaurant will keep the booze flowing all week long with a buy-one, get-one free Korean soju special. Enjoy various flavors, including the original Chamisul and Jinro is Back Chum-Churum, plus fruity varieties like green apple, strawberry, and peach.

Boutique chocolatier Cacao & Cardamom has unveiled its Lunar New Year collection of bonbons with varieties inspired by Chinese flavors. Flavors like black sesame ginger, Five-Spice Praline, matcha, and Strawberry Szechuan are available by the piece or in festive 8- and 16-piece gift boxes.

This ritzy River Oaks restaurant known for its whimsical vibe dining atmosphere is hosting a Lunar New Year celebration on Saturday, February 10. Along with special pricing on bottles, the evening’s festivities will feature a lively combination of dragon dances and Ciel’s signature song and dance performances.

This neon-lit handroll bar will kick off Lunar New Year on Thursday, February 8, from 5 to 10 p.m. by giving away more than 200 lucky red envelopes. Diners can enjoy themed cocktails like the Year of the Dragon cocktail, plus exclusive drink specials, followed by a traditional lion dance performance at 8 p.m.

Grab an ice cream cone from Fat Cat Creamery, a sandwich from Luloo’s Day & Night, or a rice and chicken plate from Rooster & Rice, and then settle in for a spectacular Lunar Year performance from Nu Vuong Hoa Binh LDT on Sunday, February 11. From 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., the troupe will take over the Stomping Grounds’ green space with a vibrant display of traditional dances and cultural celebrations.

As part of its bountiful offerings, Dessert Gallery is crafting hand-decorated cookies in hues of red and gold in honor of the Lunar New Year. The decorative sweets are available for $5 each in the shop through Saturday, February 10, and can be pre-ordered online through Monday, February 5.

Asia Society will keep its annual tradition of welcoming residents to its free Lunar New Year festival. The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 10, and will feature arts and crafts for all ages, music and dance performances presented by Huaxing Arts Group Houston, zodiac games, and a food and retail market. While the event is free, registration is requested.

Post Houston, the popular downtown hub for dining, events, and concerts, is ringing in the Year of the Dragon with a free Lunar New Year celebration on Sunday, February 4, beginning at 11 a.m. Festivities include an Asian pop-up market featuring food vendors, games, and arts and crafts, plus day and evening lion dance performances by Soaring Phoenix at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. respectively.

Johnson Leases Facility in Katy

HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) – Johnson Health Tech, a fitness and wellness company that manufactures and sells exercise equipment, has leased 343.760 SF in the Pederson Logistics Center in the Katy area west of Houston, CBRE reported.Jacob Westfall with CBRE in Atlanta and Boomer White with CBRE in Houston represented Johnson Health Tech.The landlord, Triten Real Estate Partners, was represented by CBRE’s Jason Dillee and Nathan Wynne....

HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) – Johnson Health Tech, a fitness and wellness company that manufactures and sells exercise equipment, has leased 343.760 SF in the Pederson Logistics Center in the Katy area west of Houston, CBRE reported.

Jacob Westfall with CBRE in Atlanta and Boomer White with CBRE in Houston represented Johnson Health Tech.

The landlord, Triten Real Estate Partners, was represented by CBRE’s Jason Dillee and Nathan Wynne.

Johnson Health Tech, headquartered in Taiwan and Wisconsin, plans to bring new jobs to the area with the new distribution facility located at 574 Pederson Road, near I-10 in Katy.

“The Johnson Health Tech team has had their eye on Texas for a while, as they’ve continued to grow as a company,” said Boomer White, vice president with CBRE.

The 25-acre site has immediate access to 1-10 from the Pederson Road exit and is near distribution facilities of some of the nation’s most significant corporations, including Tesla and Amazon. (Tesla’s 1 million SF facility is about 120 miles from its Gigafactory EV manufacturing facility in Austin.)

“Our success at Pederson Logistics Center is centered around our strong standing relationships,” says Will Hedges, Partner at Houston-based Triten Real Estate Partners. “The brokerage team at CBRE and the ownership group, led by Triten, collectively created a well-balanced transaction structure which provided the tenant avenues to strengthen their position when engaging the market.”

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Image: courtesy CBRE

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Katy ISD board approves Freeman as the name of High School No. 10

The Katy ISD board of trustees voted to approve naming the district’s 10th high school “Freeman High School” at the Nov. 13 board meeting.Naming the high school in honor of the Freemans was evident as multiple community members voiced support for the naming of the high school during the public hearing Nov. 8 at the KISD Education Support Complex.The KISD board received a recommendation from the Naming Advisory Committe...

The Katy ISD board of trustees voted to approve naming the district’s 10th high school “Freeman High School” at the Nov. 13 board meeting.

Naming the high school in honor of the Freemans was evident as multiple community members voiced support for the naming of the high school during the public hearing Nov. 8 at the KISD Education Support Complex.

The KISD board received a recommendation from the Naming Advisory Committee in the work study session held Nov. 6 to name the district’s 10th high school in honor of the Freeman family, as previously reported.

The backstory

The Freemans settled in Katy in the late 1800s. Five generations of Freemans have graduated from KISD schools, and members of the sixth generation are enrolled in the district’s schools, according to a KISD statement.

Officials said the Freeman family has been integral in the development of the Katy community for over a century. Family members have served the city in various roles, including:

Quote of note

During the meeting Nov. 13, the board announced their final approval, and trustees said they looked forward to the new school opening in fall 2024 at 7800 Katy Hockley Road, Katy.

“The family name of ‘Freeman’ is a familiar one in our community, as the family has a 125-year history in Katy that spans six generations,” board President Victor Perez said. “High School No. 10, now Freeman High School, was approved by our community as a part of the 2021 bond program and will provide enrollment relief to our schools in the northwest quadrant of the district.”

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Is Katy, Texas a Good Place to Live? 10 Pros and Cons of Living in Katy

Katy, located just west of Houston, is a vibrant city that boasts a growing population, excellent schools, and a strong sense of community. With its beautiful parks, recreational activities, and affordability, Katy has become a popular destination for people looking to settle down in Texas. However, like any city, living in Katy has its pros and cons that should be taken into consideration before making the decision to call ...

Katy, located just west of Houston, is a vibrant city that boasts a growing population, excellent schools, and a strong sense of community. With its beautiful parks, recreational activities, and affordability, Katy has become a popular destination for people looking to settle down in Texas. However, like any city, living in Katy has its pros and cons that should be taken into consideration before making the decision to call it home. Whether you’re looking at houses for sale in Katy or seeking new rentals in Katy, it’s important to get a closer look at what life in this city is really like.

Pros to living in Katy

The cost of living in Katy is lower than many other cities in the United States, making it an attractive option for people looking to stretch their budget. Housing costs in Katy are relatively affordable, with the median sale price around $341,000 as of March, and with a variety of options available, from condos to single-family homes. Additionally, utilities, groceries, and transportation costs tend to be lower in Katy than in many other cities. Overall, the affordable cost of living in Katy can provide residents with financial stability and security.

Katy’s proximity to Houston provides residents with access to a wide range of employment opportunities. Houston is home to many large companies and industries, including energy, healthcare, and technology, all of which can provide job opportunities in Katy and the surrounding areas. Additionally, Katy has a growing healthcare sector, with several hospitals and medical centers located in the city. The strong job market in Katy can provide residents with stable employment and career growth opportunities.

The Katy Independent School District (ISD) is known for its high-quality education, with many of its schools earning top ratings from organizations like GreatSchools. The district serves more than 70,000 students across 70 schools, offering a range of educational programs and extracurricular activities. Katy ISD has a strong commitment to academic excellence, with high graduation rates and a focus on preparing students for college and career success. For new Katy residents, there are plenty of amazing schools in the area that can provide a high-quality education and a strong foundation for future success.

Katy is a diverse community, with residents from many different backgrounds and cultures. This diversity can be seen in the variety of restaurants, shops, and cultural events that are available in Katy. The Katy Heritage Museum showcases the history and culture of Katy, including exhibits on the railroad industry, farming, and the community’s growth and development among many others.

Katy is surrounded by parks, lakes, and other natural attractions, providing residents with ample opportunities for outdoor recreation and relaxation. The city has several parks, including Mary Jo Peckham Park, which features a fishing lake, playgrounds, and picnic areas. Katy is also located near several lakes, including Lake Conroe and Lake Houston, which offer boating, fishing, and other water activities. Additionally, Katy hosts several festivals and events throughout the year, such as the Katy Rice Festival and the Katy Freedom Celebration, which can be a fun way to connect with the community and enjoy outdoor activities. The abundance of outdoor activities in Katy can provide residents with a high quality of life and a range of recreational opportunities.

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The city of Katy is located near Houston, which is known for its heavy traffic. Katy’s traffic has also grown and become more congested on local roads, especially during peak hours. Commuting to work or school can be challenging, and it may take longer than expected to travel to other parts of the city.

The climate in Katy is characterized by long, hot summers and mild winters. The high humidity can make the summers feel even hotter, and residents may need to take extra precautions to stay cool and hydrated. In addition, the high humidity can cause mold and mildew growth in homes, which can be challenging to manage. Residents should also be prepared for occasional severe weather events, such as hurricanes and flooding, which can be a risk during the summer months.

Katy has limited public transportation options, with most residents relying on personal vehicles to get around. This can be challenging for people who don’t own a car or who prefer not to drive. The lack of public transportation options can also lead to increased traffic congestion as more people are driving individual cars. While there are some bus routes that serve the area, they may not be as frequent or convenient as residents would like. Not to mention many neighborhoods in Katy are designed with cars in mind, and there may be limited sidewalks or pedestrian-friendly areas. This can make it difficult for people who prefer to walk or bike to get around safely.

While there are some bars and restaurants in Katy, the nightlife scene is generally limited compared to larger cities. People who are looking for a lively social scene may need to travel to nearby Houston for more options. Nightlife options in Katy tend to be more laid-back.This can be a pro for those who enjoy a quieter, more relaxed nightlife experience, but for those who are looking for a more vibrant and diverse social scene, they may need to venture outside of Katy.

One of the downsides of living in Katy is the prevalence of mosquitoes during the summer months. Due to the warm and humid climate, mosquitoes thrive in the area and can be a persistent annoyance for residents. While there are measures that can be taken to reduce mosquito populations, such as using insect repellent or eliminating standing water, they can still be a nuisance for people who enjoy spending time outdoors. Additionally, mosquitoes can carry diseases such as West Nile virus, so it’s important to take precautions to protect yourself from bites.

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