Houston Man Taken into Custody on Charges of Terrorism

  HOUSTON – An 18-year-old U.S. citizen from Houston has been charged with unlawfully distributing explosive making instructions and attempting to provide material support to Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a designated foreign terrorist organization. Acting U.S. Attorney Abe Martinez, Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security Dana J. Boente and Special Agent […]

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Four Katy-area Robotics Teams Advance to FIRST Lego League Regional Championship Tournament

  KATY (Covering Katy News) – The Cinco Ranch Junior High School gymnasium echoed with the sound of cheering as the CRyptonite robotics team from Cinco Ranch High School hosted its seventh annual FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) LEGO League Katy Qualifier robotics tournament. Of the 24 teams competing, four from […]

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Former BP Employee Charged with Attempted Extortion

  HOUSTON (Covering Katy News)  – A 28-year-old former employee of BP Corporation North America Inc. has been charged with five counts of wire fraud, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Abe Martinez.   On Nov. 29, 2017, a federal grand jury in Houston returned a five-count indictment against George Koutsostamatis, of Chicago.    He was taken […]

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Wisconsin Man Sentenced for attempting Sex with a 4-Year-Old

  HOUSTON – A 42-year-old Wisconsin man has been ordered to prison following his convictions of traveling to Texas with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct and enticement of a four-year-old child, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Abe Martinez. Benjamin David Sherwood pleaded guilty Aug. 23, 2017.   Today, Chief U.S. District Judge Lee H. Rosenthal […]


Indictments for Harris County Jail Guards Accused of Beating Inmates

HOUSTON (Covering Katy News)  –  A Harris County grand jury returned criminal indictments against two current and three former Harris County Sheriff’s Office detention officers for their roles in a jail use-of-force incident that happened more than one year ago. The indictment was returned Tuesday, Dec. 12. Jail security video cameras documented the Sept. 4, […]