Around Katy October 2017

| October 1, 2017

Mike Johnston Field and Legacy Stadium.

Mike Johnston Field and Legacy Stadium.


After nearly two years of construction, Katy ISD welcomed parents, students, staff and community members to Mike Johnston Field at Legacy Stadium. Special performances by all eight high school bands, choirs and their directors resonated across the facility where countless attendees came to take part in a historical moment, not just for Katy ISD, but for the entire Katy community.

Legacy Stadium was approved by voters as part of the 2014 bond to provide Katy ISD students and its community with a state-of-the-art multipurpose second stadium. The stadium will benefit the 77,000+ students currently enrolled in the district, as well as their families and other residents. It was part of a zero tax rate increase bond and will serve as an athletic and fine arts venue for Katy ISD schools.

It is anticipated that events such as football, soccer, marching band contests, concerts, youth football games, lacrosse, rugby, college football summer camps, parent group meetings, banquets, movie nights, and other community celebrations will take place at the stadium.

The name, Legacy Stadium, was announced by a community-led naming committee that selected the name to pay homage to the District’s history of excellence and tradition.


Brookwood tours include a visit to the enterprise workshops, residential and recreational areas and horticultural department.

Brookwood tours include a visit to the enterprise workshops, residential and recreational areas and horticultural department.


Take a tour of Brookwood, a community dedicated to creating meaningful lives for adults with disabilities. Brookwood sits on nearly 500 country acres and provides a home and work environment for its citizens. Brookwood is a nonprofit organization, operating without accepting any government funds.

Tour guests will have a chance to see citizens going about their daily lives in the workshops, horticulture department and Café. There is also an opportunity to visit the Worship Center, residential areas, recreational facilites, enterprise wokshops, horticulature and more. Brookwood tours are available from 9-11 a.m., Monday-Friday. A minimum of 10 guests is required to book a tour, but a group with less than 10 can possibly be added to an already scheduled tour. The tours are free, but attendees are encouraged to support the citizens by dining in the Café and shopping at the Gift Shop, Art Gallery and Retail Greenhouse.

To make a tour reservation, call 281-375-2100 or email Brookwood is about 8 miles west of Katy (Exit 731) and about 1 mile south of
I-10, at 1752 FM 1489 in Brookshire. For information, visit

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