Law & Order

From Left: Sgt. Garrett Post, Lt. Billy Guerrero, Constable Wayne Thompson, Chief Robert Van Pelt, Sgt. Veronica Martin

A New Look for the Precinct 3 Constables Office

KATY (Covering Katy) – Fort Bend County Precinct 3 Constable Wayne Thompson has only held his job since Jan. 1, 2017, but he’s already taken steps to make his office more uniform, quite literally. His deputies are now wearing new uniforms, and his patrol vehicles are also moving to a more uniform look. “There were […]

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Texas Legislators Push to Regulate Powdered Alcohol

By Alex Samuels, The Texas Tribune – *Correction appended Andrea Marquez came to a House committee hearing Monday armed with three things: Kool-Aid packets, her makeup bag and a big bottle of Jack Daniels. The 17-year-old high school student from El Paso told the House Licensing and Administrative Committee hearing Monday that the Kool-Aid pouches were the same […]

HCSO: New Jail Protocols Implemented After Inmate Death

HARRIS COUNTY (Covering Katy) – An internal Harris County Sheriff’s Office investigation into the Feb. 13 death of a jail inmate has determined that a deputy assigned to medical security failed to conduct required face-to-face checks on the inmate in a timely manner. The deputy’s employment has been terminated and the case has been referred […]

15-Year-Old Girl Reported Missing

CYPRESS (Covering Katy) – The Harris County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help locating a missing 15-year-old girl. Maranda Rene Feuer was last seen early today, March 2, leaving in a white GS450 Lexus with Texas license plate HSD-3933. She is a white female, 5’4”, weighs 95 lbs. and was wearing gray sweatpants with an […]

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Traffic Enforcement Constable Wayne Thompson’s Top Priority

Wayne Thompson Settling In KATY (Covering Katy) – Fort Bend County Constable Wayne Thompson says he is settling into his job and keeping campaign promises after nearly a month on the job. In November, Thompson unseated Constable Rob Cook, who had held the job for nearly 30 years. Thompson took office Jan. 1, and says […]

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Houston Press: The Legal ‘Pay for Play’ Secrecy of Economic Development Councils

This Focus On the Fort Bend EDC exposes how all Economic Development Councils are legally allowed to operate partly in the shadows, even while accepting money from taxpayer funded organizations like Katy ISD, Fort Bend County and Harris County. FORT BEND COUNTY (The Houston Press) – At just after 7 a.m. on a mid-September day, […]

“Day of Fun” Planned for Men Who Helped Deputy

KATY (Covering Fort Bend) – Two Fort Bend County residents and their families will enjoy a special “day of fun” at the Katy Main Event location after helping a Fort Bend County deputy. Last month, a Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office deputy made a traffic stop and instructed the driver to get out of the vehicle. […]

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Elderly Drivers: Have the talk before driving problems arise, offer ride options

In Texas, driving a car is practically viewed as an inalienable right – and in most cities, a necessity. So what happens when someone’s age makes it risky to keep driving? Many elderly people consider driving essential to remaining independent and being an active member of the community. Any discussion about taking the keys away […]