Law & Order


Texting, Reading, and Writing While Driving Now Illegal in Texas

AUSTIN (Covering Katy) – Effective Sept. 1, texting while driving will be illegal across the state of Texas as the result of a new texting-while-driving ban passed during the 85th Texas Legislative Session. The law prohibits motorists from reading, writing or sending electronic messages while driving. “One in five crashes in Texas is caused by distracted […]

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 […]

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 […]