Harris County

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METRO Thanksgiving Schedule

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, METRO will operate the following schedule: WEDNESDAY, NOV. 22, 2017 Local bus routes will operate on a regular weekday schedule. METRORail service will operate on a regular weekday schedule. Select Park & Ride routes will operate additional trips from Downtown as follows: Service every 15 minutes: 209 Kuykendahl/Spring (12:30 […]

Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg. Courtesy Facebook

OGG: $4.4 Million Awarded to Combat Sex Trafficking, Help Harris County Crime Victims

  HOUSTON (Covering Katy News) – Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced Monday that more than $4 million in grants, awarded by the State of Texas, will be used to help victims of violent crime and to combat sex trafficking. “Violent criminals toss victims into the criminal justice system without regard to the harm […]

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Katy ISD Police Department Seeks Help through Santa Cops Program

  CITY OF KATY (Covering Katy News) –  The 15th Annual Santa Cops Program will be aimed at helping families that may be experiencing hardships by providing gifts and clothing for their children during the holidays. It is being hosted by the Katy Independent School District Police Department. “Every year students, community organizations as well as […]

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HARRIS COUNTY: Undocumented Alien Gets 25 Years in Bungled Meth Trafficking Case

  HOUSTON (Covering Katy News) – A 28-year-old Mexican citizen who illegally resided in Harris County was ordered to federal prison for his conviction of trafficking nearly six kilograms of methamphetamine, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Abe Martinez. Jesus Ortiz-Flores pleaded guilty Aug. 12, 2016. Today, Senior U.S. District Judge David Hittner sentenced Ortiz-Flores to 300 […]

The driver of this truck survived but another driver died. Metro

Victim Identified in Fatal Crash at Barker Cypress and FM 529

  KATY (Covering Katy) – One man is dead after a 4:30 a.m. car crash at the intersection of FM 529 and Barker Cypress Road. The crash and subsequent investigation caused traffic delays throughout the morning commute on Thursday, Nov. 9. The crash involved a full-size Dodge Ram pickup truck being driven by Ryan Heacock and […]

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Harris County Property Tax Statements Coming – Tax Collector Encourages Paying On-Line

  HOUSTON (Covering Katy News)  – Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector & Voter Registrar Ann Harris Bennett announced today that nearly one-million property tax bills are in the mail and on their way to Harris County property owners. “I want to encourage property owners to pay their bills as soon as possible before the January 31 […]

Dr. Lance Hindt in a video following the Harvey Floods - Courtesy Katy ISD

ANALYSIS: How Lance Hindt has quietly improved the political landscape of Katy

  KATY (Covering Katy News) – On the morning after voters approved the Katy Independent School District’s $609 million bond package, Superintendent Dr. Lance Hindt was on his way to vote in an election being held in a first-grade class at Bryant Elementary School. The kids requested that the head of the district take part […]