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Congressman McCaul Speaks In Oval Office as President Trump Signs Anti Drug Bill – VIDEO

WASHINGTON (Covering Katy News) – Congressman Michael McCaul, a Republican who represents Katy, stood along side President Donald Trump as he signed a bill into law that is designed to stop the illegal flow of drugs into the United States.  Trump and McCaul were flanked by Democrats and Republican who support the new law. Click […]

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Houston Man Taken into Custody on Charges of Terrorism

  HOUSTON – An 18-year-old U.S. citizen from Houston has been charged with unlawfully distributing explosive making instructions and attempting to provide material support to Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a designated foreign terrorist organization. Acting U.S. Attorney Abe Martinez, Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security Dana J. Boente and Special Agent […]

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Wisconsin Man Sentenced for attempting Sex with a 4-Year-Old

  HOUSTON – A 42-year-old Wisconsin man has been ordered to prison following his convictions of traveling to Texas with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct and enticement of a four-year-old child, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Abe Martinez. Benjamin David Sherwood pleaded guilty Aug. 23, 2017.   Today, Chief U.S. District Judge Lee H. Rosenthal […]

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More than a Dozen Charged in Large-Scale Conspiracy Involving Local Aryan Brotherhood Ring

  CORPUS CHRISTI (Covering Katy News) – A total of 14 Corpus Christi residents are now in custody and face up to life in prison for their alleged roles related to the activities of the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas according to acting U.S. Attorney Abe Martinez. The charges include conspiracy to participate in racketeering activity […]

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Texas Congressman Joe Barton Retiring after Graphic Photo Posted Online

WASHINGTON (The Texas Tribune) – Embattled U.S. Rep. Joe Barton, R-Ennis, announced his retirement from Congress on Thursday. “I am very proud of my public record and the many accomplishments of my office. It has been a tremendous honor to represent the 6th District of Texas for over three decades, but now it is time […]

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McCaul Repeats Call for ‘Physical Barriers’ Following Border Patrol Agent’s Death

  WASHINGTON (Covering Katy News) – House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) who represents Katy is repeating his call for new security measures along the Texas-Mexico Border following an apparent bludgeoning death of a U.S. Border Patrol Agent, and the apparent beating of his partner. The death of one agent and injuries to his partner […]

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Texas Republicans Spar with White House Over Latest Disaster Aid Request

AUSTIN (Texas Tribune) – Texas Republicans on Friday panned the White House’s latest disaster aid request, with Gov. Greg Abbott calling it “completely inadequate” for the state’s needs in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. President Donald Trump’s administration was quick to respond, calling on the state to pony up its own dollars to help with […]

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 […]