Richmond / Rosenberg

Mamie George Community Center hosts large-scale food distribution for the holidays

Catholic Charities’ Mamie George Community Center (MGCC) in Richmond will host a large-scale food distribution in partnership with ABC-13 and the Houston Food Bank’s Share Your Holidays campaign on Saturday, December 11, 2021, 9 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. MGCC is located at 1111 Collins Road, Richmond, Texas, 77469. People in need of food assistance must come in their vehicles to receive food.  Appointments are not required, but families should register by texting HFBPS to 855-788-3663. […]

USPS Operation Santa Now Open for Letter Adoption

Bring Cheer to Children and Families in Need This Holiday Season is live and ready to help make the 2021 holiday season special for kids and families in need. The program has helped hundreds of thousands of people for more than a century. Over the past three weeks, the Postal Service has been delivering letters from all across the country to Santa’s workshop at 123 Elf Road. And today, they are ready to be fulfilled. Adopting […]

The Central Fort Bend Chamber Celebrates Its Members At The Hanava Nights Gala

On November 2, 2021, the Central Fort Bend Chamber held their Annual Gala and Awards Celebration at Safari Texas Infinity Ballroom with over 240 guests in attendance. Following dinner and the awards celebration, the guests were treated to the tunes of the Royal Dukes Band. For more than 111 years, the Central Fort Bend Chamber has been a leading catalyst for the businesses in our community. During the Gala, we celebrated those who have made […]

We are requesting the public’s assistance in locating next of kin for the following deceased individuals

GENE NGUYEN HOANG – Asian Male, 45 Years: Mr. Hoang died in the 15500 block of Dawnbrook Drive in Houston, TX on 10/18/2021. Please call the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences at 832-927-5000 and refer to case ML21-4939. ( GEANENE MAGEE FENSKE – White Female, 74 Years: Ms. Fenske died in the 6200 block of South Briar Knoll Drive in Houston, TX on 10/25/2021. Please call the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences at 832-927-5000 and refer to case ML21-5035. ( […]

Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office Accepting Citizens Police Academy Applications

By George Slaughter RICHMOND–The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for its Citizens Police Academy. The academy is a program for citizens seeking to learn about law enforcement as well as those considering a career in the field. The program gives an overview of the criminal justice system and the sheriff’s office through classroom presentations and practical, hands-on experience. The program consists of two-hour sessions held on 12 consecutive Thursdays. Hours are from […]

DNA Grant to Help FBCSO Identify Suspect in an Unsolved Cold Case Murder

Julie Esther Hawkins (Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office photo)

By George Slaughter The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office is reopening a cold case thanks to a $10,100 grant from a nonprofit organization that provides providing funding to law enforcement agencies to help solve cold cases. Season of Justice provides grants for advanced DNA testing, including forensic genealogy and next generation sequencing. The sheriff’s office is reopening the case of Julie Esther Hawkins. Her body was found on December 8, 1973, in a wooded area […]

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

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. LAWRENCE J. WALKER – Black Male, 35 Years: Mr. Walker died at Memorial Hermann Hospital in the Texas Medical Center in Houston, TX on 09/13/2021. Please call the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences […]

Local Experts Give Insights on Domestic Violence

Fort Bend County Sheriff Eric Fagan (Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office photo)

By George Slaughter Local experts on domestic violence said no template exists for a typical abuser, and that cases can evolve into something dangerous. The three experts—Fort Bend County Sheriff Eric Fagan, Katy Christian Ministries Crisis Center Director Susan Hastings, and Katy Police Detective Angelica Salinas—shared their insights as Katy observes Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October. Misperceptions of Abusers Domestic violence has misperceptions around it. Fagan said one in four women are affected by […]

Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office Congratulates Fall 2021 Class of Basic Peace Officer Academy Graduates

The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office – Gus George Law Enforcement Academy, Class #43 poses for picture. Sitting left to right, cadets Louis Martinez, Italia Hernandez, Juan Alvarez, Christian Thompson, and Sabrina Seda; (standing l to r) Asst. Chief Norman Wong, Sgt. Casey Schmidt, Sgt. Carlos Castillo, Capt. Gregory Johnson, Asst. Chief Manuel Zamora; and Cadets Austin Croatto, Stephanie Moreno, Christopher Wilkerson II, Abraham Matagarza, and Joshua Easterling; Lt. David Bentley, Sgt. Jacob Robbins, Sheriff Eric Fagan, Sgt. Eddie Vaught, and Chief Mattie Provost. (Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office photo)

By George Slaughter RICHMOND—Fort Bend County Sheriff Eric Fagan congratulated 10 trainees who graduated Tuesday from the Gus George Law Enforcement Academy at the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office. The three women and seven men comprise Cadet Class #43. They passed a rigorous training regimen, and met all requirements of the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Basic Peace Officer Licensing Course. These cadets graduated during commencement exercises at the academy, 1521 Eugene Heimann Circle. The […]

Katy Christian Ministries to Honor Domestic Violence Victims’ Advocate

Denise Gruwell (Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office photo)

By George Slaughter When it comes to domestic violence, people often focus on victims needing help, and abusers needing intervention to stop further violence. Yet people don’t often think of the caregivers who help those victims get the help they need. Katy Christian Ministries will honor one such caregiver Thursday as part of its domestic violence awareness activities. Denise Gruwell is a victim liaison with the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s office. She will receive the […]