The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences Seeks your Help in Identifying the Deceased

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. ALTON RAY GALLEY – Black Male, 61 Years: Mr. Galley died in the 7000 block of Sherman Street in Houston, TX on 06/13/2021. Please call the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences at 832-927-5000 and refer to case ML21-2659.  (https://www.namus.gov/UnclaimedPersons/Case#/81945) JAMES ODELL HENDRICKSON – White Male, 55 Years: Mr. Hendrickson died in the 8000 block of Lenore Street in Houston, TX on 06/21/2021. Please call the Harris County Institute […]

DPS Kicks Off Two Operations to Keep Roads Safe this Holiday

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will be increasing the number of Texas Highway Patrol Troopers on the road from Friday, July 2, through Monday, July 5, as part of Operation CARE (Crash Awareness Reduction and Effort) and Operation Holiday. DPS Troopers will be on the roads looking for drivers who are speeding, driving while intoxicated or not their wearing seat belts. “Celebrating the Fourth of July and our nation’s freedom is a joyous […]

Fourth of July Celebration! Keep it Safe, Don’t Drink and Drive

We have so much to celebrate this Fourth of July! After more than a year spent apart, Americans everywhere are looking forward to finally gathering with loved ones to celebrate our independence and freedom at parades, cookouts and fireworks shows. With vaccination rates increasing and the reopening of bars and restaurants, now – more than ever – we are looking forward to brighter, summer days! If you are planning to toast our freedom by having […]

Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences Seeks the Assistance of the Public in Identifying the Deceased

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. JEREMY RENKEL – White Male, 41 Years: Mr. Renkel died at St. Joseph Medical Center in Houston, TX on 05/30/2021. Please call the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences at 832-927-5000 and […]

Local Businesses Urged to Understand Data Breach Threats

Frank Mulcahy (George Slaughter photo)

By George Slaughter Business owners must learn how data breaches can harm their businesses, a business speaker said Wednesday. Frank Mulcahy, Identity Theft Advisory Group president, spoke at the Fulshear-Katy Area Chamber of Commerce meeting. The meeting took place at Parkway Fellowship Church, 27043 FM 1093, in Richmond. Mulcahy said a common cyber security misperception was that it was all about one’s credit score. But he said nothing could be further from the truth. Mulcahy […]

UnitedHealth Group Hosting Virtual Job Fair to Fill 80 Openings in Texas

UnitedHealth Group will host a virtual job fair to fill more than 300 telesales positions across the country, including more than 80 openings in Texas. The new positions will support the needs of a growing member and client base, enabling UnitedHealth Group to continue delivering excellent health care experiences to the consumers it serves. The virtual job fair will take place on Thursday, June 24 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. ET. Interested candidates are […]

Free GED Services For ages 18-24

offers free, year-round open enrollment, GED prep services for young adults ages 18-24.  The program provides an environment for online coursework, flexible self-paced schedules, and personal tutoring. The service is designed to help young adults without high school credentials obtain their GED, find jobs, keep jobs, or find better jobs.  In this ever-changing economic environment, we understand the needs of employers and employees and we are here to bridge the gap. For more information or […]

Igloo Coolers To Hire Up To American Manufacturing Workers Due To Soaring Demand

As a direct result of Igloo’s growing demand, the company today announces it will be looking to fill seasonal manufacturing positions in its Katy, TX based plant that will include operators, assembly line leads, forklift drivers, CDL drivers and more. Igloo will host in-person interviews on Tuesday, June 8th from 1 PM to 6 PM CDT. Interviews and on-the-spot offers will be happening all day, along with plant tours and giveaways for attendees. *Igloo is […]

Don’t Forget to Prepare for Hurricane Season

It’s here for six months, June 1-November 30 Hurricane season is here!  In the event of a powerful rainstorm or hurricane, you could be without basic utilities, such as electricity, water, gas, phone, and Internet for three days or more. Additionally, subsequent flooding can restrict access, to roadways making it difficult to get food or medicine. Preparing in advance now will help you cope with the loss of necessities. Unfortunately, being unprepared is risky. The […]

Preparing for Storms: A 2021 Katy News Hurricane Preparedness Guide

Storm names for the 2021 hurricane season (The Weather Channel)

By George Slaughter Hurricane season begins Tuesday and runs through November. For Southeast Texans, it’s time to begin preparing for what the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts will be an above-average hurricane season. Previewing the Season According to The Weather Channel, 19 named storms are predicted for 2021, with eight of them predicted to be hurricanes and four of those being a Category 3 or higher. A Category 5 storm, considered catastrophic, has […]