Happy New Year Katy!


COVER STORY | By Henry Dibrell –

Here we are at the beginning of a new year. It seems like just yesterday it was 1986, and I was getting ready to graduate high school.  Then, you look up, and the next thing you know it’s 2019! As we get this new year started, I reached out to several Katy neighbors and asked what their goals and resolutions are for the new year.  Here’s wishing you and your family a happy, blessed and prosperous 2019, and remember – stick to those resolutions!


Jason, Lexi and Elizabeth Walker.

Jason Walker

This year I want to focus more on family. I want to spend less time on electronic devices and more time making family memories.  And, I want to spend more time focusing on health and wellness.


Bachelor Johnson

My New Year’s Resolutions are to make an extra effort to work out with my wife, to lay off the Sprites and see at least two plays this year.


Don McCoy
Fulshear-Katy Area Chamber of Commerce

For my 2019 New Year’s Resolution, I strive to be more kind to myself and take time to get away from it all and unplug – maybe even turn off the internet and television and read a book before falling asleep. Now there’s a “novel” idea!


Jeffrey Dailey

Wow, I can’t believe that 2019 is already here!  It’s crazy how time flies when you’re busy or having fun. However, we all tend to make New Year’s Resolutions. I’ve made plenty in the past that just weren’t up to par. In 2019 I plan to do it differently.  My top three New Year’s Resolutions are being a better dad, completing two Spartan races and being a great husband. Being a better dad is not always easy, but simple words of blessings, encouragement and support can go a long way. Spartan races cause you to focus on health and well-being. Then most importantly, being a great husband. That comes with being selfless, honoring one’s spouse and being their rock when needed. I hope your 2019 is encouraging.  Be blessed and work hard to meet your resolutions.


Amy Norvell and retired K9 Mike.

Amy Norvell

First, I resolve to maintain my energy and well-being.  If you don’t take care of yourself, you won’t perform at your best, and you’ll be too exhausted to learn new things or take on new challenges.  Second, to carve out some time each day to pursue a hobby or enjoy some recreation to recharge my body and mind.


Dawn Champagne
Katy ISD Trustee

First, I want to get in touch with family and friends that I have lost touch with. I am setting a goal of contacting one person like this a week, either via a letter or phone call.  Second, I want to make sure that my focus remains on others most of the time, realizing I do need some me time. Whether it’s helping those in need or making sure to show my appreciation to others for what they do, or even just for who they are, this is so important to me and something I can always improve upon.


Wendy and Rob Duncan.

Wendy Duncan
Willow Fork Drainage District Board of Directors

Being purposeful and intentional in my relationship with my wonderful husband, Rob, is important to me. Each of us leads busy lives in our individual work and the small business we own together. Raising three active boys, volunteering in our church and community and spending time with friends and family are all activities we enjoy doing together. My New Year’s Resolution is to prioritize moments together, just the two of us, by having a lunch date once a week.