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ENROLLMENT MOMENTUM Katy ISD will exceed 100,000 students by the 2027-28 school year, based on Population and Survey Analysts’ predicted moderate growth rate for the district.

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The Bill and Cindy Haskett Junior High School is being built in the northwest quadrant of the district, where growth is expected to continue, using $65.6 million from the 2017 bond. District ocials are now considering a May 2021 bond election to keep up with the growth projections.

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As district growth accelerates, KISD seeks funding for capital projects Katy ISDassessesneeds forMaybond referendum

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The bond, which could be approx- imately $676 million, would likely be used to fund ve new campuses; renovate seven existing campuses; and provide needed improvements, replacements and upgrades to various existing KISD facilities. The ocial g- ure will not be determined until the committee is closer to presenting the nal bond package based on the dis- trict’s continued growth. According to PASA demographer Pat Guseman, at a December school board meeting the district had 3,000 housing starts from September 2019 to Septem- ber 2020.

“There’s still an acceleration while we’re in the midst of high unemploy- ment,” Guseman said. “In the sec- ond quarter, Katy ranked fth out of 61 districts as a producer of housing starts... So again, this district has not had any fumbles or stumbles in terms of residential construction.”Expected growth The majority of future growth and development will happen in the northwest quadrant of the district, Guseman said. If the bond does not pass, the district would be at risk of upward inationary pressure, interest CONTINUED ON 22

Demographics rm Population and Survey Analysts projected Katy ISD’s enrollment to reach 100,000 stu- dents by 2027—making KISD the fast- est-growing large school district in Texas, according to the district. Now, KISD is looking for funding solutions in the form of an upcoming May bond referendum. In response to the school district’s continued growth, the KISD Community Bond Advisory Commit- tee met Jan. 13—one of three meetings before it will present a bond package to the KISD board of trustees at its Feb. 8 special board meeting.

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FROMLAURA: Welcoming a new year gives us all a perfect opportunity to reect on where we have been and where we are going. In this issue, we cover some topics we expect to impact the upcoming year for Katy residents—from local transportation updates (see Page 19) to coronavirus vaccine distribution (see Page 21). While nobody could have predicted how 2020 would turn out, I have high hopes for 2021. Laura Aebi, EDITOR

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5 Brightway Agency Owner, John Czap- ko, opened Brightway, The John Rodger Agency on Jan. 25. The agency is located at 2717 Commercial Center Blvd., Suite 200, Katy, within the La Centerra at Cinco Ranch shopping center. It offers custom home, auto, condo, boat, renters, motorcycle, RV and umbrella insurance policies from multiple insurance brands. 281-823-8198. www.brightwayjohnrodger.com COMING SOON 6 Houston’s Fuzzy Tails , a fami- ly-owned and -operated mobile pet grooming service, is planning to open a store front location in Katy. Owner Andrea Nieves said she and her husband, Carlos, are renovating a brick-and-mortar location which will also offer pet groom- ing services at 23222 Kingsland Blvd., Katy. The mobile grooming salon has been in business for about three years, 7 August & Ivy , a consignment bou- tique which will feature everything from handmade jewelry and personalized cups to wooden serving bowls and homemade cookies, is opening Feb. 2 at 903B Ave. D, Katy. Products include cards, candles, jewelry, personalized cups, artwork and more. The boutique will also feature select antiques and furniture, as well as person- alized T-shirts, tea towels and other home 8 Vida Mariscos will open in March at 902 W. Grand Parkway S., Katy. It offers a variety of fresh seafood, including basa, tilapia, salmon, red snapper and shrimp. www.vidamariscos.com Nieves said. 832-992-3664. www.houstonsfuzzytails.com accessories. 832-913-6605. www.augustandivyllc.com

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NOWOPEN 1 Balanced Foods held a soft opening Jan. 17 at 7109 Katy-Gaston Road, Katy. Owned by Cameron and Tracie Tabrizi, the store is currently taking pre-orders and will fully open its brick-and-mortar store in the next few weeks. 281-256-4117. www.balancedfoods.com 2 Mariscos Mar Azul Seafood Bar & Grill opened a second location at 900 Katy Fort Bend Road, Ste. 100, Katy, in December. The restaurant serves a

variety of Mexican and seafood dishes, including shrimp, oyster and octopus cocktails and more. The restaurant also offers margaritas and other beverages. 281-505-1250. www.marazulmariscos.com 3 El Rey Taqueria , located at 207 W. Grand Parkway S. Katy, opened in De- cember. El Rey offers a variety of healthy and authentic Cuban and Mexican fare, including more than a dozen types of tacos and 10 varieties of tortas. El Rey also sells soups, salads and multiple combo plates.

832-437-4554. www.elreytaqueria.com 4 Zuriel Pharmacy opened Jan. 1 at 25230 Kingsland Blvd., Ste. 100, Katy. Zu- riel Pharmacy is a compounding and retail pharmacy that works to educate, impact and improve individuals’ quality of life by helping patients have a better under- standing of their health. Services include dermatology, veterinary, wound care, pain management, hormone replacement thera-

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ANNIVERSARIES 14 Happy Day Daiquiris celebrated its first anniversary on Jan. 25 at 20660 Westheimer Parkway, Katy. The business offers more than 30 flavors of daiquiris as well as beer and Jell-O shots. Happy Day Daiquiris offers online ordering as well as in-store or curbside pickup. 346-322-4963. www.happydaydaiquiris.com 15 Buster’s Crawfish will celebrate its first anniversary in February. The restaurant offers traditional Cajun and Creole crawfish and shrimp served boiled or fried as well as a variety of other entrees and sides. The restaurant, located at 939 Mason Road, Katy, is BYOB. 281-599-3420. NAME CHANGES 16 Located at 111525 S. Fry Road, Ste. 110, Fulshear, First Cup Café was renamed Humble Grounds Coffeehouse on Jan. 1. With new owners Becca & Garrett Speed, it offers a variety of coffee, coffee beans, snacks, baked goods and more. 346-387-6199. RENOVATIONS 17 Katy City Council recently confirmed its support for renovations at Katy Manor Apartments at its Jan. 11 city council meeting. Located at 5360 E. Fifth St., the development has 48 units that will be renovated at a cost of approximately $43,000 per unit, totaling about $5 million in renovations to the property in total. 281-391-0941. www.katymanorapartments.com

9 Kingsland Center , a new development located at 23445 Kingsland Blvd., Katy, has received its permit and is expected to complete construction in early 2022. The developers expect medical and child care tenants but would like to include a yoga studio or a coffee shop. 10 Tropical Smoothies Cafe will open at 23053 Clay Road, Ste. 100, Katy, later this spring. It will be the second new location in the area, offering smoothies as well as flatbreads, wraps, quesadillas, sandwiches, bowls, breakfast and a kid’s menu. www.tropicalsmoothiecafe.com 11 Construction is continuing on Board- walk Lofts , an apartment complex located at 122 Lakeview Way, Katy, according to a representative with developer Sueba USA Corp. Once completed, the community will offer one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans as well as amenities, includ- ing two resort-style pools, an outdoor cabana, grilling areas, a fitness center and a resident lounge. Boardwalk Lofts are part of the Katy Boardwalk District, a 169-acre mixed-use development. www.boardwalklofts-katy.com 12 Apex Executive Suites will soon arrive at 6639 W. Cross Creek Bend Lane, Fulshear, this summer. Apex offers private offices, 24/7 access and free wifi—as well as shared offices and coworking spaces. www.apexexecutivesuites.com 13 Advanced LED Solutions will open its first Katy location in January at 1245 N. Fry Road, Ste. C, Katy. With three other Hous- ton locations, Advanced LED Solutions specializes in providing lighting solutions for residential and commercial projects. www.advanceledsolution.com.

Construction of the lagoon has already begun. (Courtesy Land Tejas)

FEATURED IMPACT COMING SOON The upcoming Sunterra development in Katy will soon be home to a 3.5-acre Crystal Lagoons amenity , featuring several beaches, an island, a clubhouse and a pool overlooking the lagoon. Construction began on the property, owned by developer Land Tejas, along Clay and Pitts roads at the end of last year. “This will be the only place in Katy where you’ll have the turquoise blue waters and white sand beach experience within walking distance from your home or a short ride on your golf cart or bicycle using our 12-foot GreenBoLT trail,” Lagoon Development Co. CEO Uri Man said in a press release. Residents will be able to kayak, sail, standup paddleboard or take a yoga class on the water at the lagoon, which will be the size of four NFL football elds, according to the release. The lagoon will be part of the rst phase of the Sunterra development, which will include more than 870 home sites,

many of which border community lakes. Sunterra will feature approximately 2,200 homes when complete. The lagoon will be the fourth in the Greater Houston area. Land Tejas opened the rst Crystal Lagoon in Humble’s Balmoral community in 2018, which was followed by another in Texas City’s Lago Mar. A third is under construction in Sierra Vista along Hwy. 288. “The lagoon development is already underway and is part of the rst phase of Sunterra Katy,” Man said in the release. “The new lagoon design is unique and will bring residents the tropical paradise we are famous for.”

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The Transportation Advocacy Group-Houston Region maintains a list of projects needed to enhance mobility in the Greater Houston region, and before each legislative session, the group prepares a list of priorities for which to advocate. The 87th legislative session begins Jan. 12. Tackling transportation in 2021

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Before the 2021 Texas legislative session begins, the Transportation Advocacy Group-Houston Region, a coalition of businesses, nonprots and other entities, is planning on seeking support for transportation priorities from state legislators. TAG Executive Director Andrea French said the organization plans on focusing on three major pieces of legislation: general transportation funding, indexing the gas tax and ling legislation regarding alternative-fueled vehicles paying into the State Highway Fund, which is made up of portions of oil and gas severance taxes, general sales tax and motor vehicle sales tax. “Transportation is not like other investments that the state needs to make,” French said. “When you invest in transportation, you are also investing in jobs and the economy.” To prepare for the legislative session, TAG has been hosting lunch-and-learn sessions throughout the year in order to continue promoting its message. An interactive map is available at www.taghouston.org

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TAG is tracking transportation project needs around Houston, including those that aect highways and high-capacity transit.

Indexing could provide more funding for transportation projects, according to TAG.

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$7.5B funded Projects that have secured funding include connections between I-45, Hwy. 69 and I-10 in Central Houston.

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legislation for alternative-fueled vehicles, which currently do not contribute to the highway fund. TAG wants to promote vehicle equity so more people contribute equally to the transportation fund. “Something needs

$42B minimum need North corridors identied for projects include I-45, Hwy. 249 and Hwy. 59 HIGHCAPACITY TRANSIT PROJECTS

$525M for a Houston bike plan $10.5B for Houston infrastructure OTHER MOBILITY CONSIDERATIONS

French said it is not known what fee collection could look like.

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Spanning Harris, Fort Bend and Waller counties, the Katy area saw, on average, a 30.5% increase in population from 2014 to 2019 across its six ZIP codes. Each Katy-area ZIP code saw population growth over the past ve years; ZIP code 77441 observed the largest percent change in population, at 122.4%. Additionally, ve of the six ZIP codes saw an increase in median household income. On average, the Katy area saw an increase of 11.8% in median household income from 2014 to 2019, slightly less than the increases in Harris, Fort Bend and Waller counties.

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*CENSUS DATA MAY NOT ADD UP TO 100% DUE TO ROUNDING. **HISPANICLATINO IS NOT A RACE, BUT THE HISPANICLATINO PERCENTAGES ABOVE MAY INCLUDE MULTIPLE RACES LISTED. THE RACES LISTED, HOWEVER, DO NOT INCLUDE HISPANICLATINO RESIDENTS.

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AMERICAN 1 1000 Degrees Pizza-Salad-Wings 1922 Greenhouse Road, Ste. 800, Houston 281-394-2540 www.1000degreespizza.com $ K 2 Antidote Gastrobar 24515 Katy Freeway, Ste. 100, Katy 281-688-9994 www.antidotegastrobar.com $$ H K 3 Black Pearl Seafood Bar & Boba 1223 Grand West Blvd., Ste. B-109, Katy 281-401-9195 www.blackpearltx.com $$

www.greatharvestkatytx.com $ B K 9 Harvest Kitchen & Bakery 21971 Katy Freeway, Katy 281-396-4727 www.harvestkitchenbakery.com $$ B K 10 Jax Grill 9910 Gaston Road, Ste. 200, Katy 346-257-4220 www.jaxgrillhouston.com $$ K 11 Local Table 11525 S. Fry Road, Ste. 101, Fulshear 832-437-5317 www.eatatlocaltable.com $$ B K 12 Pearl and Vine 26151 Nelson Way, Katy 281-398-3000 www.pearlandvinetx.com COMING SOON 13 Texas 202 Barbeque 27120 Fulshear Bend Drive, Ste. 400, Fulshear 346-707-8341 www.texas202barbeque.com $$ 14 The Union Kitchen 9920 Gaston Road, Ste. 100, Katy 346-571-3968 www.theunionkitchen.com $$ B H K 15 Urban Bird Hot Chicken 21788 Katy Freeway, Ste. 500, Katy 346-388-2901 www.urbanbirdhotchicken.com $ K

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4 Blockhouse Coee & Kitchen 9910 Gaston Road, Ste. 170, Katy 346-278-5535 www.blockhousecoee.co $ B 5 Eggcellence Cafe and Bakery 20950 Katy Freeway, Katy 281-717-4685 www.eggcellencecafe.com $$ B K 6 Federal American Grill 727 W. Grand Parkway S., Katy www.thefederalgrill.com $$$ B H COMING FEBRUARY 7 Frankie’s Pizza Kitchen 6420 FM 1463, Ste. 100, Fulshear 281-346-8405 www.frankiespizzakitchen.com $$ 8 Great Harvest Bread Co. 24111 Stockdick School Road, Katy 713-898-3558

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FUSION 29 El Rey Taqueria 207 W. Grand Parkway, Katy 832-437-4554 www.elreytaqueria.com $ B 30 Lozano’s Mexican-Latin Cocina 1251 Pin Oak Road, Ste. 115, Katy 281-665-8639 http://lozanoscocina.com $$ 31 San Eatery 6356 S. Peek Road, Ste. 600, Katy 281-717-4134 www.saneaterytx.com $ LATIN 32 Gloria’s Latin Cuisine 23333 Grand Circle Blvd., Ste. 100, Katy 972-925-0825 www.gloriascuisine.com $$ B COMING FEBRUARY MEXICANTEXMEX 33 Ambriza Social Mexican Kitchen 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd., Ste. F140, Katy www.ambriza.com $$ B H K COMING IN EARLY 2021 34 Cinco de Mayo Mexican Restaurant & Bar 1922 Greenhouse Road, Houston 281-394-9913 www.cincodemayohouston.com $$ 35 El Habanero Mexican Grill

16 Yaya’s Po-Boys 2212 Katy Flewellen Road, Ste. 300, Katy 832-437-0970 www.yayaspoboys.com $ K AFRICAN 17 Royal Arm African & Caribbean Restaurant 23010 Highland Knolls Drive, Ste. C, Katy 281-665-8511 https://royal-arm-restaurant-african-and. business.site/ $$ ASIAN 18 Bao Shi Yi Bunhouse 4031 FM 1463, Ste. 60, Katy 832-437-9958 www.baoshiyibunhouse.com $ 19 Corner 99 1215 Grand West Blvd., Ste. C1, Katy 832-321-3546 www.cor99.com $$ K 20 GiAu Bar n Bites 1215 Grand West Blvd., Ste. C7, Katy 281-944-9169 www.giaubar.com $$ H 21 Hunan Plus Cafe 23227 Mercantile Parkway, Ste. A2, Katy 281-665-8638 www.hunanpluskaty.com $ 22 Ichiban Hibachi Steak House and

Sushi Mar 23523 Katy Freeway, Ste. 111, Katy 281-712-7775 www.hibachioaty.com $$$ H K 23 Karp Asian Bistro Little Saigon by Night 1223 Grand West Blvd., Ste. B108, Katy 281-206-7463 www.facebook.com/karpbao/ $$ 24 Krazy Katsu & Udon 4747 FM 1463, Ste. 800, Katy 832-437-2778 www.krazytasty.com $$ 25 Pablo’s Restaurant and Club 25757 Westheimer Parkway, Ste. 130, Katy 281-665-7561 www.clubpablo.com $$ K 26 Shabu Town 935 S. Mason Road, Katy 281-717-4857 www.shabutown.com $$$ 27 Thaicoon Restaurant & Pub 1223 Grand West Blvd., Ste. B101, Katy 281-206-7680 www.thaicoonpub.com $$ CUBAN 28 Marta Cuban Bakery 2413 N. Fry Road, Katy 281-717-4286 www.facebook.com/pages/category/Bakery/ Marta-Cuban-Bakery-108525874213834/ $ B

2 2635 Morton Ranch Road, Ste. 100, Katy 832-437-5463 www.elhabaneromexicangrill.com $$ K

36 Gringo’s Mexican Kitchen 230 W. Grand Parkway S., Katy 832-437-4996 www.gringostexmex.com $$ H

37 Molina’s Cantina 6300 FM 1463, Katy 832-789-6450 www.molinascantina.com $ 38 Ñeca’s 4020 FM 1463, Katy 832-437-2550 www.necasmexicanrestaurant.com $$ B K 39 Pinchy’s Tex-Mex 1230 N. Mason Road, Ste. 100, Katy 832-321-5745 www.pinchystexmex.com $$ K WINERIES 40 Messina Hof Harvest Green Winery and Kitchen 8921 Harlem Road, Richmond 346-292-9463 www.messinahof.com/ harvestgreen $$ 41 Waters Edge Winery & Bistro 4828 Waterview Town Center Drive, Ste.

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www.redisccookers.com 22 Newton Nurseries 322 Buc-ee’s Blvd., Katy 832-772-5212 www.newtonnurseries.com GROCERIES 23 Farm Stores 3830 N. Mason Road, Katy 281-206-7155 www.farmstores.com 24 H-E-B 9211 FM 723, Richmond

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30 Delta Life Fitness 23021 Morton Ranch Road, Ste. J, Katy 832-915-0776 www.katydeltalife.com 31 Emler Swim School 6823 S. Fry Road, Katy 281-394-0445 www.emlerswimschool.com 32 HTX Sports & Spine 3522 Mason Road, Ste. 400, Katy 281-347-8555 www.htxsportsandspine.com 33 Serasana Katy 28818 Cinco Ranch Blvd., Ste. 140, Katy 281-769-8119 www.serasana.com/katy 34 Texans Fit 1719 Spring Green Blvd., Katy 281-644-0160 www.texanst.com 35 VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa 9930 Gaston Road, Katy 346-322-2468 www.villasport.com/cinco-ranch 36 Zivel 9727 Spring Green Blvd., Ste. 150, Katy

346-239-3500 www.heb.com HEALTHFITNESS 25 Blue Legend Swim School 25830 Westheimer Parkway, Ste. 100, Katy 346-307-7660 www.bluelegendswimschool.com 26 Burn Boot Camp 23930 Westheimer Parkway, Ste. 111, Katy 832-345-5440 www.burnbootcamp.com/ locations/cinco-ranch-tx 27 CBD American Shaman 18006 Park Row Blvd., Ste. 300, Houston 281-206-7181 www.cbdasparkrow.com 28 CBD Plus USA 1420 W. Grand Parkway S., Ste. 200, Katy 346-307-7664 www.cbdplususa.com 29 Dance Vision Studios 4020 FM 1463, Ste. 105, Fulshear 281-396-4350 www.dancevisionfulshear.com

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MAKE A RESOLUTION FOR GOOD HEALTH IN 2021 IT’S TIME TO CATCH UP ON WELL CHECKS AND PREVENTIVE CARE

e new year brings a fresh start, a renewed sense of hope and if you’re like many people, a handful of resolutions. Some resolutions are tough to keep, but one of the most important promises you can make is the promise to focus on your health. During the pandemic, many people let healthy habits slip. Memorial Hermann-aliated physicians remind us that early detection can save lives. Regular checkups and screenings can identify potential problems in the early stages when treatments are most eective. Annual Checkups and Health Screenings Did youmiss your appointment because of the pandemic? Memorial Hermann Medical Group internal medicine physician and pediatrician Christopher Levert, MD recommends seeing your primary care physician to help guide you throughmedical decisions and determine which screening tests are right for you. “Our healthcare systembecomes more andmore complex every day, and having a good relationship with a primary care doctor is vital,” he says. “In general, the earlier you catch a disease the less testing you have to do, treatments have better outcomes with fewer side eects, and the overall costs are lower.” Heart Health Screenings Heart disease is the number-one cause of death in the United States. Wahaj Aman, MD, a cardiovascular disease specialist and assistant professor at McGovern Medical School at e University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), recommends all adults undergo screening for high cholesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes. “Heart health should be a priority for every adult,” he says. With new advances in heart-care technology, physicians

are able to detect calcium deposits in coronary arteries with non-contrast CT scans.is non-invasive procedure helps identify cardiovascular problems in the earlier stages, and oen before symptoms occur. Dr. Aman suggests watching for four symptoms that can potentially be related to heart-health problems: chest pain, trouble catching your breath, heart palpitations and dizziness. If you experience these symptoms, you should see your healthcare provider right away. Diabetes Testing Diabetes is one of the leading causes of heart disease, kidney failure and blindness, and oen doesn’t show symptoms until irreversible damage has occurred. “Diabetes screenings allow us to catch this disease before it becomes deadly,” says Dr. Levert. With early detection, physicians can recommend ways to make diabetes a manageable and treatable condition. “We have more options than ever to treat diabetes,” he says. “e earlier you discover this disease, the better your long- term health will be.” Breast Cancer Screening Screeningmammograms are important tools for detecting breast cancer. Memorial Hermann Imaging and Breast Care Centers are performing exams and taking enhanced safety precautions to keep patients safe. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, and can aect up to 1 in 8 women, according toDr. Levert. “e best way to help prevent this cancer from spreading is to nd it early with a mammogram,” he says. Colon Cancer Screening Colorectal cancer is the third-most common cancer and the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in bothmen and women in the United States, according to Ofor Ewelukwa,

MD, a Memorial Hermann-aliated gastroenterologist. “Early in the disease, colon cancer does not usually present with symptoms,” he says. “It is important to screen before symptoms develop, as this helps detect precancerous polyps or early-stage colon cancers.” Dr. Ewelukwa recommends adults begin screenings at age 45. If you have a family history of colon cancer, you should start screening at age 40, or 10 years before the age of your youngest familymember with colon cancer. Screening can be done with stool tests, colonoscopy or CT colonography, depending on your specic health needs. “Everyone needs to talk with a gastroenterologist to determine their best way to prevent colon cancer,” says Dr. Ewelukwa. Early Detection for Prostate Cancer “It is important for men over the age of 55 to be screened for prostate cancer,” says David Kent, MD, a Memorial HermannMedical Group urologist. A routine blood test measures the amount of prostate specic antigen (PSA) in the blood. Higher levels of PSA may indicate prostate cancer. As with many chronic conditions, the earlier it is identied, the more options there are for treatment. “Having a rst-degree relative who has been diagnosed with prostate cancer can put you at a higher risk,” says Dr. Kent. “It is especially important for those who do, to get screened starting at the age of 40.” If you delayed health screenings because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to remember healthcare providers are taking steps to ensure your safety. With Safe Wait™ enhanced safety measures at Memorial Hermann locations, you can get the care you need with peace of mind. As the pandemic continues, one of the biggest lessons being learned is that making an eort to stay healthy is one of the most important things you can do for yourself and your family.

Christopher Levert, MD Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Memorial Hermann Medical Group Memorial Hermann Convenient Care Center Katy

Wahaj Aman, MD Assistant Professor McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Cardiovascular Disease Specialist Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital

Ofor Ewelukwa MD, MSc Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital

David Kent, MD Urology

Memorial Hermann Medical Group Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital

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conict points,” Meyers said in an email. “Roundabouts have proven to move trac more eciently and have less major conict points, which means a much lower probability for major accidents.” A 10-foot-wide trail systemwill run alongside the parkway, which will have pedestrian crossings under the roundabouts, Community Impact Newspaper previously reported. “Before the growth in the area, 1093 was used as a major bike corridor,” Meyers said. “The road has become too dangerous for bikers to utilize and we were looking for an avenue to provide safe trails for everyone. This project was a prime opportunity to provide a bit extra that we usually do on mobility projects so all entities involved in the project enthusiastically jumped at the chance.” Approximately 48% of the project is funded by public entities, including Fort Bend County, the cities of Ful- shear and Katy, and sales tax revenue sources, while 52% of the project cost is funded by private participants. During construction, motorists in the area will not be aected, accord- ing to Meyers; however, he said the county—along with the city of Ful- shear—has worked with the contractor to address noise complaints related to construction. “We’re excited about the project and cannot wait for it to be opened to the public,” Meyers said.

Construction on the $55 million Texas Heritage Parkway project con- necting FM 1093 to I-10 is underway, according to Fort Bend County Pre- cinct 3 Commissioner Andy Meyers. Meyers said construction from just south of FM 1093 to Kingsland Boule- vard is 70% complete and is expected to be nished by the end of July. However, the segment connecting the new road fromKingsland Boulevard to I-10 is projected to begin in March and may not be completed until October 2021. Meyers said prior to the Texas Heritage Parkway, the Grand Parkway and FM 1463 served as the two main connections from I-10 to FM 1093. “The amount of growth that we’ve experienced in Fulshear has necessi- tated more northward mobility, and the Texas Heritage Parkway is the perfect corridor to serve the northwest segment of Fort Bend County,” Meyers said in an email. “As Fulshear contin- ues to grow, the road will help mitigate trac on the Westpark Tollway, FM 1463 and SH 99.” The 6.4-mile-long road will have two lanes in either direction separated by a median, according to previous Community Impact Newspaper reporting. The road will also feature 10 roundabouts and two trac lights. “Signalized intersections cause trac, are expensive to maintain and upgrade, and have multiple major

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