Obituaries

DPS Remembers Legacy of Retired Colonel Thomas Davis

 Funeral Services Begin Thursday in Austin AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is remembering the life of retired DPS Colonel Thomas “Tommy” A. Davis Jr. who passed away on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, at the age of 77. Colonel Davis’ career at DPS started in 1965 and spanned more than 43 years, including three years as Assistant Director and eight years as Director of the department. “It takes a special person to […]

Thomas Juarez – 1940 – 2018

Tom Juarez

Tom arrived in Katy, Texas in 1994 drawn by the lure of building a Water Park Theme Park. The park didn’t work out. However with his God given talent to envision things that could be and much determination, numerous subdivisions popped up in and around Katy: Remington Trails, Whispering Lakes, Victoria Lakes and Fawnlake are a few. Tom joined Rotary International and the Katy Rotary Club.  From there he started the Katy Sunrise Rotary Club […]

Monita J. Olive – 1950 / 2018

Monita J. Olive, age 67, passed away on April 26, 2018 from cancer in Katy, Texas. Born in Natchitoches, Louisiana on October 20, 1950 to Maxie Welch Jenkins and Harrison Jenkins, she was the middle child to nine brothers and sisters. Monita was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. Her consideration and compassion for others were among her many attributes that will be missed. She was known for her thoughtfulness, never missing someone’s special […]

Former Katy Mayor Nelson Laid to Rest Thursday

A portrait of former Katy Mayor Johnny Nelson at Katy City Hall (George Slaughter photo)

By George Slaughter Former Katy Mayor Johnny Nelson was fondly remembered Thursday as an impact player who brought the Katy Mills Mall to the Katy area. Nelson served as mayor from 1983-87 and as city administrator from 1994-2014. He died Sunday. He was 79. In his homily, the pastor Dr. Charles Wisdom recalled how he and Nelson first met. Wisdom had just moved to Katy from San Antonio, where in addition to his ministry he […]

Former Katy Mayor Johnny Nelson Remembered by Colleagues

A portrait of former Katy Mayor Johnny Nelson at Katy City Hall (George Slaughter photo)

By George Slaughter Katy city leaders Monday remembered former Katy Mayor and City Administrator Johnny Nelson as a great icon who did a lot of good for the city. Nelson died Sunday. He was 79. During his tenures as mayor (1983-87) and city administrator (1994-2014), Nelson played a key leadership role in Katy’s transformation from rural town with dirt roads to blossoming urban area with subdivisions and shopping centers. City Administrator Byron Hebert, who succeeded […]

Funeral Arrangements Announced for Trooper Allen

AUSTIN – Services for Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Trooper Damon Allen, who died in the line of duty on Thanksgiving Day, will begin Thursday, Nov. 30, in Teague, Texas. At approximately 3:45 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 23, Trooper Allen was fatally shot by a suspect during a traffic stop south of Fairfield in Freestone County. Trooper Allen proudly served the department for more than 15 years. He is survived by his wife, three daughters […]

New Death Notification 11.06.17

To Whom It May Concern: We are requesting the public’s assistance in locating next of kin for the following deceased individuals. We would appreciate you publishing a brief notice in the next few days in the hopes that family or friends may see the information and contact this office. Sincerely, Sharon M. Derrick, PhD Identification Manager Forensic Anthropologist   The information is as follows: MANUEL TEJADA – Hispanic Male, 58 Years: Mr. Tejada died in […]

Funeral Arrangements Announced for Trooper Nipper  

AUSTIN – Services for Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Senior Trooper Thomas Nipper will begin Thursday, Nov. 9, in Belton. Trooper Nipper died in the line of duty as a result of a traffic crash in Bell County. At approximately 3:05 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4, Trooper Nipper was conducting a traffic stop on the shoulder of I-35 in Temple when his patrol car was struck from behind by a southbound motorist. Trooper Nipper […]

Dexter Louis Clay – August 26th 2017

Dexter Louis Clay was born June 12, 1956 and passed away at the age of 61 on August 26, 2017 at 2:32p.m. in Big Bear Lakes, California, in the beautiful mountains that he loved.  He was raised in the White Oak Terrace subdivision in Northwest Houston, Texas.  And graduated from Eisenhower High School in 1975 where he played and loved football.  The first football thrown by him to Tommy George will be inducted in the […]

Virginia Mae Wells – 10-03-17

Virginia Mae Wells, age 72, of Katy, Texas, passed away on Tuesday, October 3, 2017, at her residence. Ms. Wells resided most of her adult years in Fremont, Nebraska, before moving to Katy in 2012. She was preceded in death by her parents, Leonard and Alberta (Jones) Hurt; husband, Thomas A. Wells; brother, William Hurt and sister, Dolores Bechtel. Ms. Wells is survived by her children: Kenny (Julie) Christensen, Kevin (Wendy) Christensen, Keith (Teresa) Christensen, […]