Katy Edition - May 2020

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HIGHLIGHTS FROMTHISMONTH

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Now Open, Coming Soon &more TODO LIST Local events and things to do

PUBLISHERS AND FOUNDERS John and Jennifer Garrett PUBLISHERHOUSTONMETRO Jason Culpepper ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER Kristina Shackelford GENERAL MANAGER Susan Rovegno, srovegno@communityimpact.com EDITORIAL EXECUTIVE EDITOR Joe Lanane MANAGING EDITOR Marie Leonard EDITOR Jen Para

FROMSUSAN: At last, we are on the road to normal. But it is a new normal, and we are on a road quite unlike any other. But we always gure out a way forward. Disruption breeds innovation, and that’s true here at Community Impact Newspaper , where we’ve created daily newsletters to keep you updated.

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Susan Rovegno, GENERALMANAGER

FROMJEN: Reporting while practicing social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic is no easy task, but we at Community Impact Newspaper strive to deliver unbiased informative news updates to our readers. In this issue, we provide updates on transportation (see Page 11), local businesses (see Pages 6-7) and Katy-area nonprots (see Page 19).

REPORTER Nola Z. Valente COPY CHIEF Andy Comer COPY EDITORS Ben Dickerson, Kasey Salisbury STAFFWRITERS Shawn Arrajj, Jack Flagler, Vanessa Holt, Kelly Schaer, Claire Shoop, Danica Smithwick, Eva Vigh, Hannah Zedaker ADVERTISING SALES DIRECTOR Tess Coverman SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE Tracy Drewa DESIGN CREATIVE DIRECTOR Derek Sullivan ART PRODUCTIONMANAGER Tessa Hoee SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER Anya Gallant GRAPHIC DESIGNER José Dennis STAFF DESIGNERS Justin Howell, Stephanie Torres BUSINESS GROUP PUBLISHER Traci Rodriguez CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER Claire Love ABOUT US John and Jennifer Garrett began Community Impact Newspaper in 2005 in Pugerville, Texas. The company’s mission is to build communities of informed citizens and thriving businesses through the collaboration of a passionate team. CONTACT US

TRANSPORTATIONUPDATES 11 Upcoming and completed projects ENVIRONMENT 15 Social distancing improves air quality EDUCATION BRIEFS 17 The latest school news CITY& COUNTY 18 The latest local news

Jen Para, EDITOR

THIS ISSUE BY THE NUMBERS

Local sources 22

New businesses 6

Community events 5

New email newsletter 1

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NONPROFIT 19 Katy-area nonprots adjust to COVID19 REAL ESTATE 22 Residential market data IMPACT DEALS 23 Local coupons

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