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City Returning to Business As Usual Status Following Nicholas

The predicted path of Tropical Storm Nicholas at 10 a.m. Monday (Courtesy National Weather Service)

NOTE: This story will be updated as events warrant. By George Slaughter Mayor Bill Hastings said things in the City of Katy are returning back to normal following the arrival and passage of Hurricane Nicholas early Tuesday morning. “Together we have survived another weather event,” Hastings said in a statement. “We are thankful for minimal impacts from Tropical Storm-Hurricane Nicholas and will be moving forward today with business as usual.” Hastings said the city is […]

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. SHUAI JIANG – Asian Male, 37 Years: Mr. Jiang died in the 2700 block of Holly Hall Street in Houston, TX on 08/03/2021. Please call the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences […]

DPS Encourages Safety for Labor Day Holiday

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) encourages everyone to drive safely as they celebrate the unofficial end of summer during the long Labor Day weekend. The Texas Highway Patrol will be increasing enforcement from Sept. 3 through Sept. 6, looking for people not wearing their seat belts, speeders, people driving while intoxicated and drivers who fail to follow the state’s Move Over, Slow Down law, among other traffic violations. “DPS is reminding all drivers that safety […]

Fort Bend Partners With Mattress Mack In Louisiana Relief Efforts

With the devastation left behind by Hurricane Ida, providing help for recovery has been the order of the day for many across the nation. Here in Fort Bend County, Commissioner Ken R. DeMerchant mobilized his Precinct 4 Giving initiative partnering with Mattress Mack of Gallery Furniture to coordinate relief efforts which included opening the Gallery Furniture location in Richmond as a Donation site. Donations will be accepted at the Gallery Furniture on 7227 W. Grand Parkway […]

Fort Bend Mask Up – People Over Politics

Grassroot movement started with six people that banned together grew to almost 3000 with the help of FBISD parents who fought for a “Mask Mandate” at Fort Bend Independent School District. It began two months ago when Governor Greg Abbott issued his executive order banning our local government, including schools, from creating a mask mandate. This was a huge obstacle for concerned parents that saw the rise in the Delta virus amount for the most vulnerable, the unvaccinated […]

Walk Across Texas! Adult – Diabetes Edition program kickoff set for September 8th, 2021 in Fort Bend County

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Fort Bend County will host a Walk Across Texas! Adult – Diabetes Edition program from September 8th – November 2nd, 2021. The Walk Across Texas! Adult program is a FREE, eight‐week online program designed to help Texans establish the habit of regular physical activity. Since 1996, thousands of Texans have participated in the Walk Across Texas! Adult program.  WAT is designed to help Texans be more active using a team-based approach. Up to […]

Back to School Safety Tips for Motorists and Kids

With the pandemic still on everyone’s mind, school has started back up and most children are attending in-person classes.  Extra care needs to be taken by motorists now sharing the roads with school buses, children walking or on bicycles, and even lots of new teen drivers taking their first car trip to school. Drivers need to be vigilant because school children can be very unpredictable. They’re easily distracted and can often run into traffic or […]

KLUTZ® Amazingly Immature

Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center out to prove immaturity and genius go hand in hand with brand-new exhibit!   Opens Sept. 4 – in time for Labor Day weekend! Immaturity is NOT a four-letter word – literally and metaphorically. In fact, the Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center – A Very Special Project of Children’s Museum Houston, is out to prove immaturity and genius go hand in hand with the debut of its brand-new exhibit KLUTZ® Amazingly […]

Exchange Club of Fort Bend Brings Back the Duck Golf Tournament with Big Changes for the Betterment of the Community

The Exchange Club of Fort Bend is not only known for their community service but for their history of annual fundraisers such as the Duck Golf Classic. According to Club President, Chad Bridges, “We are excited to bring back the Duck Golf Tournament after not having the tournament in 2020. Keeping in mind the safety of our community, we raised funds with a virtual fundraiser in 2020. We still served our community and helped to […]

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

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. JAIME LEIJA-SALINAS – Hispanic Male, 55 Years: Mr. Leija- Salinas died in the 11900 block of South Main Street in Houston, TX on 06/29/2021. Please call the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences at 832-927-5000 and refer to case ML21- 2943.  (https://www.namus.gov/UnclaimedPersons/Case#/83065) MARK ANTHONY NEEL – White Male, 59 Years: Mr. Neel died at St. Joseph Medical Center in Houston, TX on 07/07/2021. Please call […]