Sugar Land

USPS Operation Santa Now Open for Letter Adoption

Bring Cheer to Children and Families in Need This Holiday Season USPSOperationSanta.com 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 […]

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. (https://www.namus.gov/UnclaimedPersons/Case#/86027) 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. (https://www.namus.gov/UnclaimedPersons/Case#/86485) […]

Sugar Land Man Arrested After Home Invasion Robbery

By George Slaughter Fort Bend County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 20-year-old Sugar Land man who is alleged to have committed a home invasion and aggravated robbery in October in the Village of Oak Lake. Abdisa Haji Abdi is alleged to have committed these acts on Oct. 29. Sheriff’s detectives conducted an investigation, which connected Abdi to another aggravated robbery that occurred in Houston immediately following the Fort Bend County home invasion. The information obtained led […]

Turn Your Local Military Homecoming Story into Public Art in Sugar Land

The Sugar Land Legacy Foundation is accepting submissions from Sugar Land military families for the Welcome Home project. Some of these submissions will be chosen to be made into a series of bronze statues in Memorial Park depicting loved ones welcoming home active service members. Submissions should include information about the family’s welcome home story, including the name, rank and branch of the service member and a photo of the welcome home experience. Submissions are open […]

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 […]

‘Wild in the City’ Picnic Raises $90,000 for Cullinan Park

The Cullinan Park Conservancy (CPC) raised $90,000 for park improvements at its 5th Annual Picnic for the Park held October 22. Supporters from the Fort Bend and Houston business community, the City of Sugar Land and nature lovers enjoyed an excellent and interactive presentation by guest speaker Jaime González, M.Ed., Houston Healthy Cities Director for the Nature Conservancy in Texas. González shared audio clips, maps, 3‐D images and an attendee‐generated word cloud representing what people love most about […]

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 […]