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Life Sentence for Sex Trafficker of Children

  GALVESTON (Covering Katy News) – The 40-year-old Galveston man who led a sex trafficking ring has been ordered to federal prison.  The announcement came from Acting U.S. Attorney Abe Martinez on Monday. A jury sitting in Galveston returned guilty verdicts against Charles Devan Fulton Sr. on July 6, 2016, for conspiracy to commit sex […]

First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs. - Robin Jerstad for The Texas Tribune

At least 26 dead after worst mass shooting in Texas history at San Antonio-area church

7:30 p.m. Officials didn’t identify the attacker during a news conference Sunday night but numerous media outlets identify him as Devin Kelley.  According to KTRK the Pentagon has confirmed the suspect identified in the mass shooting at a Texas church previously served in the Air Force. Updated at 6:22 p.m. SUTHERLAND SPRING, Texas (Texas Tribune) […]

U.S. Rep. McCaul reviewing the flood damage. Courtesy Office of Michael McCaul

Congressman McCaul Announces Re-Election Campaign Co-Chairs

  AUSTIN (Covering Katy News)  – Congressman Michael McCaul announced a long list of well known Texans who will serve as his re-election co-chairs. The announcement was made Wednesday in Austin. McCaul is a Republican and district includes a portion of the Katy area. State Representative Mike Schofield of Katy is one of the co-chairs. “When […]

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Paxton Clears Up Insurance Confusion as Millions File Claims

AUSTIN – Now that millions of people will be filing storm damage claims, Attorney General Ken Paxton is attempting to clear up confusion about a new state. “There has been much misinformation, some of it apparently deliberate, about the impact of HB 1774 on property insurance claims, which takes effect on this Friday, September 1, […]

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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 […]

Colorado County, Cities of Eagle Lake and Columbus issue Voluntary Evacuation Orders due to Flooding

Wiemar, Texas – Colorado County, the City of Eagle Lake and the City of Columbus have issued voluntary evacuations due to the threat from flooding. Unincorporated Colorado County Voluntary Evacuations issued for properties adjacent to, and along the Colorado River. Contact: 979-733-0184 or the Colorado County Sheriff’s Office 979-234-2640 City of Columbus Voluntary evacuations for […]

South Mason Road in Katy on Sunday morning. CK photo

TxDOT Asks Motorists Not To Drive

HOUSTON – The Texas Department of Transportation is asking motorists to stay off the road. A statement released Sunday morning says the roadway network is inundated with water and not safe for travel. “TxDOT is presently reporting more than 200 locations affected by high water on Texas highways and frontage roads around the Houston district; not […]

RV Boat and Mini Storage wind damage in Katy - Sean Dolan photo

Hurricane Harvey Slams Texas

  Hurricane Harvey, the most powerful storm to strike Texas since 1961, slammed the Texas coastline late Friday and early Saturday, leaving thousands without power, damaging buildings and pouring down rain that is expected to cause catastrophic flooding in coming days. The storm was downgraded to a Category 1 hurricane — with sustained winds of 85 […]