From The Houston Chronicle: Bus transportation for thousands of Katy schoolchildren in the Katy (Texas) district is being eliminated. A new transportation plan aimed at saving money means that elementary students who live less than a half-mile from school will not be able to ride the bus. Junior high and high school students will have to live more than one mile from their campuses to receive bus service. The new bus policies are part of a series of cost-cutting moves that will save the district more than $4 million. A district official says the cuts will affect about 6,600 students--about 21 percent of the 32,000 students who ride school buses every day.