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Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office Captures Wanted Fugitive in Mission Bend

Johnny Ray Rodgers (Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office photo)

By George Slaughter Fort Bend Sheriff’s Office deputies and detectives arrested a fugitive connected to a robbery that occurred in the Mission Bend subdivision. Deputies arrested Johnny Ray Rodgers, 29, at about 11 a.m. Wednesday. They made the arrest as Rodgers tried to flee on foot after the vehicle he was riding in had been stopped. Deputies said Rodgers has been known to live at various apartment complexes in the Mission Bend area of Fort […]

Announcing Healthcare for the Homeless – Houston’s (HHH) 3 Days of Giving for Health and Hope

Houston’s (HHH) annual gala has been reimagined into a unique, easy-to-engage with online digital event: 3 Days of Giving for Health and Hope. The event will be from November 17 – 19, 2021, leading into the Thanksgiving holiday. Over the course of the three days, micro-videos of “Mission Moments” highlighting specific aspects of HHH’s work – for example, dental services, pediatric care or client stories – are posted across their website, social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, […]

Katy ISD Legacy Parent Academy Presents “Being an Upstander Against Bullying”

By George Slaughter The Katy Independent School District Legacy Parent Academy presents “Being an Upstander Against Bullying,” an informational session that will address how to defend against bullies and what to do if a student is bullied at school. The session is set for 6-7 p.m. Wednesday at Legacy Stadium, 1830 Katyland Dr. The event also will be livestreamed and will be accessible here. The academy said in a news release that its goal is […]

Katy ISD Set to Host Education Summits for Strategic Plan Feedback

By George Slaughter The Katy Independent School District is hosting two education summits, open to the public, as it prepares to update its strategic plan. The first summit is set for 6-8 p.m. Oct. 21 at Morton Ranch High School, 21000 Franz Road. The second summit is set for 6-8 p.m. Oct. 26 at Tompkins High School, 4400 Falcon Landing Blvd. A light dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. at both events, the district […]

Katy Heritage Carnival Makes Its Debut

The Katy Heritage Society hosted its first Heritage Carnival on Saturday at Katy Heritage Park. (Terry Carter/UD Photos.com photo)

By George Slaughter For the second consecutive weekend, Katy hosted some enjoyable outdoor activities and ideal weather to accompany them. Saturday afternoon, the Katy Heritage Society hosted the first annual Katy Heritage Carnival at Katy Heritage Park. The carnival featured live music, a petting zoo, and an archery range, among other vendor booths and attractions. The historic homes for which the park is known were open for tours, as was the city’s Johnny Nelson Katy […]

Houston Man Arrested for Suspected Road Rage Shooting in Fort Bend County

Ramon Vasquez (Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office photo)

By George Slaughter A 19-year-old Houston man is in the Fort Bend County Jail on $500,000 bond following a suspected road rage shooting in Fort Bend County. Deputies arrested Ramon Vasquez early Saturday morning and charged him with murder. Deputies responded to a call at the intersection of Beechnut and Addicks-Clodine on Friday after receiving word of two-vehicle car crash that resulted in a fatal shooting. Deputies discovered the driver likely to be at fault […]

Katy-Area Week 8 Football Roundup: Katy Defeats Cinco Ranch

Tompkins senior linebacker Bryce Shaink (32) hauls down Morton Ranch running back Santana Scott (3) in the backfield. (Terry Carter/UD Photos.com photo)

By George Slaughter For Katy Tigers fans, Saturday’s cooler weather and the other Saturday attractions, including the monthly Katy Market Day and first annual Katy Heritage Carnival, were welcome. But the Tigers’ 49-3 win over Cinco Ranch Saturday at Legacy Stadium was even more welcome. The win puts the Tigers at 8-0 overall, 4-0 in District 19-6A, going into a bye week. The Cougars are 4-3 overall, 1-2 in district. Katy scored on its second […]

Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office Arrests Man for Issuing Fake CPR Certifications in Cinco Ranch

Ubadire Sampson Anosike (Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office photo)

By George Slaughter Fort Bend County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man for issuing fraudulent CPR certifications in which no training was actually provided. Authorities arrested Ubadire Sampson Anosike on Sept. 30 after the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s office’s Fraud and Special Crimes Units and the Criminal Investigations Division conducted a sting operation in Cinco Ranch. Detectives learned that Anosike had been issuing fraudulent CPR certifications in which no training was provided. Anosike was using the […]

Champagne Elected to Serve on State Association Board

Dawn Champagne (Dawn Champagne photo)

By George Slaughter Katy school board trustee Dawn Champagne has been elected to a one-year term on the Texas Association of School Boards Board of Directors, Region 4, Position E. The board, known as TASB, serves local Texas school boards. The association represents more than 7,999 publicly elected school board members who provide local governance and oversight for more than 5.4 million Texas students. It was established in 1949. “I look forward to serving Katy […]

City Proclaims October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Mayor Bill Hastings poses with Aylin Bissonett, Adelene, Susan Hastings, Mar and Teresa Garcia (George Slaughter photo)

By George Slaughter The Katy City Council Monday issued a proclamation recognizing October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which Mayor Bill Hastings will present later this month at a dinner honoring those who work to address domestic violence in the Katy area. Katy Christian Ministries hosts the Silent Witness Dinner, which is from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 28 at Westland Baptist Church, 1407 W. Grand Parkway S. The event is free, but RSVPs are required and […]