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Jeffrey Killebrew

Jail Time for Katy Man Who Caused Franz Road Fatal Crash

HOUSTON (Covering Katy) – Jeffrey Killebrew, 50, of Katy was convicted this week of criminally negligent homicide in Harris County Criminal Court after a 2014 Franz Road accident where a motorcyclist was killed.  Killebrew was sentenced to two years in state jail, and fined $3,000 following a three-week trial. The punishment was the maximum penalty under Texas […]

Mike McKim - Photo by Shelby Knowles for The Texas Tribune

Austin Bar Tells TABC to ‘Come and take it’ and Then Wins Legal Battle to Get ‘it’ Back

By Jackie Wang AUSTIN (The Texas Tribune) – Mike McKim held an empty aluminum can under a tap and pulled the handle, filling the can with Real Ale Brewery’s Helles beer. He fitted a pull tab lid on top, slotted the can into his “crowler” machine, and pushed a button. He told the story of the equipment’s […]

Judge R.H. “Sandy” Bielstei

Fort Bend County Judge R.H. “Sandy” Bielstein has Died

  FORT BEND COUNTY (Covering Katy) – According to reports, Fort Bend County Court-at-Law No. 4 Judge R.H. “Sandy” Bielstein died peacefully Sunday. Bielstein served with the United States Marine Corp, earning three Presidential Unit Citations for unit combat action, before serving 20 years with the Houston Police Department. In 2001 he was the first […]

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Dinner Cruise Ship Captain Convicted of Using Stolen Identity 

  GALVESTON, Texas – A ship captain for Majestic Ventures, Majestic Dinner Cruises and Majestic Yacht Charters dinner cruise lines has entered a guilty plea to aggravated identity theft and making false statements in a passport application, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Abe Martinez. Cynthia Lyerla, 53, of League City, admitted to obtaining the birth certificate […]

The Katy parking lot at I-10 and Westgreen Blvd. where a baby was found in a car seat. Courtesy Google

More is Known about Pair Charged with Abandoning Child In Katy Parking Lot

  HOUSTON (Covering Katy) – The Katy man and Houston woman who are accused of abandoning a baby in a Katy parking lot have a history of legal troubles that include drug possession charges. The baby was found in a parking lot at the corner of I-10 and Westgreen Boulevard. Gary Collins, 39, and Sarah […]

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Hearing Set After Katy Stabbing

KATY (Covering Katy) – A psychological evaluation hearing has been set for tomorrow for a Houston man accused of stabbing a man at Southland Bar in Katy then resisting arrest. Fred Calhoun, 49, was arrested Feb 21 after initiating an altercation in the bathroom of the bar at 5990 Stockdick Road. According to Katy police, […]