Richmond / Rosenberg

Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office Enrolling Patients for Project Lifesaver

By George Slaughter The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s office is enrolling patients with cognitive disabilities in a program designed to help caregivers find them should they accidentally get lost. In the Project Lifesaver program, patients with cognitive disabilities such as Alzheimer’s, autism or dementia wear a wrist or ankle transmitter that gives a tracking signal. If that patient goes missing, the caregiver notifies the sheriff’s office, who can then send a deputy to pick up […]

Fort Bend County Launches New Web Address and Mobile App

By George Slaughter Fort Bend County has a new website address and a mobile app, both of which are designed to improve public access to the county government. The new website is The mobile app is “myFBC” and can be downloaded from the Apple Store and the Google Play Store. The website address remains the active home of the county website. However, the shortened address is a streamlined improvement intended to better […]


Dr. Edward O. Uthman, MD

As people get out and start getting comfortable, some with vaccines and some without, we are seeing new strands of COVID in the hospital and in FB county we are seeing more COVID positive tests. Could this be due to the new Delta variance first detected in India? In the hospital lab we do not check for the individual variance, but the County and State Health Departments do check, and the CDC monitors and it […]

Oakbend Medical Group Announces Newest Nurse Practitioner, Anne Mazel

Anne Mazel

The OakBend Medical Group has announced its newest nurse practitioner to join the Group. Anne Mazel, a Cardiology Nurse Practitioner, works Monday through Friday, 8AM – 5PM. Her office is located in the OakBend Medical Center – Wharton Campus at 10141 US Highway 59, Suite 1E in Wharton. Mazel attended UTMB for her undergraduate degree and went on to receive her masters at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston in 1999. Working […]

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.  ( 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 […]

Oakbend Medical Center Power Of The Purse A Virtual Success

OakBend Medical Center’s Power of the Purse raised over $10,000 this year. The virtual event offered two sponsorship levels which included meals from Gringos along with a pitcher of margaritas and a floral arrangement created by LC Floral. Once again Melissa Wilson was the emcee of the event and there was video drop-in to the sponsors homes or offices during the event.  The sponsors this year included: Marc Jacob: Christy Willman May/Norma Laura Freudenberger Chanel: […]

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 […]