Obituaries

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, […]

Texas Sailor who died in the USS John S. McCain collision to be buried at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery

— Thursday, September 14th — On Thursday, September 14th, at 12:00 p.m., the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery will conduct a burial service for Mr. John Hoagland III, a United States Navy Active Duty Sailor. Mr. Hoagland enlisted in the Navy on July 7,2015 and achieved the rank of Electronics Technician Second Class.  Mr. Hoagland died Aug. 21, 2017, in the collision aboard the USS John McCain. He graduated in 2015 from Shoemaker High school in Killeen. According to Mr. Hoagland’s obituary in […]

Obituary of Ronald (Ron) Gene Muse

Muse, Ronald (Ron) Gene Ron Muse, age 66, passed away on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at Sterling Oaks Rehabilitation Center in Katy, Texas. A memorial service is scheduled for 4:00 PM on Friday, May 26, 2017, at Faith West Academy, 2225 Porter Road in Katy, Texas, with Keith Walsh officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to Claire Brothers Funeral Home of Houston, Texas. Ron was born at the Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, on […]

Cornyn on MSNBC: Gorsuch ‘a Real Test’ for Democrats

‘If Neil Gorsuch isn’t good enough for you, there probably never will be anyone good enough for my Democratic colleagues to allow an up-or-down vote.’ WASHINGTON – Following day two of Judge Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation hearing to fill the Supreme Court vacancy, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) appeared on MSNBC’s For the Record with Greta Van Susteren to discuss the hearing. Excerpts from his appearance are below, and video of his remarks can be found […]