Fort Bend County

Fort Bend County Celebrates The Epicenter Groundbreaking

Fort Bend County breaks ground on the new Epicenter, a multipurpose event and convention center, on Thursday, Nov. 11. The Epicenter is at the heart of the Fort Bend County community, featuring an “open concourse” that allows the spectator a continuous connection to the event whether seated, enjoying the food and beverage amenities or just circulating the concourse. This 10,000-seat facility will have a combination of telescopic and fixed seating for a total seating capacity of 8,500 seats […]

Child Advocates of Fort Bend Celebrates National Adoption Month

November is National Adoption Month, and Child Advocates of Fort Bend is celebrating and supporting the many families in our community who have welcomed a child into their home through adoption—with a special spotlight on adoption by relatives. “As advocates for the best interests of children in foster care, we at CASA have seen family take many forms. All loving families are beautiful,” said Ruthanne Mefford, CEO of Child Advocates of Fort Bend. When we […]

Achieve Fort Bend County Kicks-Off Fundraising Campaign For Its 7Th Annual Summer Reading Program

Community is asked to invest in childhood literacy ACHIEVE Fort Bend County is excited to launch its official fundraising campaign for its 2022 Summer Reading Program to help students in first grade who struggle with reading avoid falling further behind during the summer months. The goal is to give ten custom-picked books to 1,250 children in Fort Bend County schools. Annually the ACHIEVE program works with Title I schools to begin reaching students earlier in their education to prevent […]

Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office Announces Promotions

Norman Wong (Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office photo)

By George Slaughter The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office announced a number of promotions this week, including two assistant chief deputies. Assistant Chief Deputy Manuel Zamora began his career in 1981 with the Houston Police Department and has worked patrol, criminal investigations and administration. While with that department, he wrote a $2 million grant proposal for a real-time crime center. He also worked with product, equipment, software, policy and program analysis and evaluation. After retiring […]

Free Fort Bend Rental Assistance Event

The pandemic is still ongoing and thousands of area residents are still struggling with job cutbacks and salary reductions. Thankfully, Fort Bend County is offering millions of dollars in aid to help working people in our region at risk of losing their homes. On Thursday, September 23rd from 3-7 pm, working families can get real-time help to apply for rental relief. Fort Bend County Judge KP George, Lone Star Legal Aid, the AFL-CIO, and Vineyard […]

Sheriff’s Office: Traffic Fatalities Up in Fort Bend County

By George Slaughter The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office said fatal car crashes in that county have increased compared to 2020 crash rates. The statistics include those that cause injury to drivers and passengers, the sheriff’s office said. According to the sheriff’s office, 16 fatalities occurred on Fort Bend County roads between Jan. 1 and Sept. 15, versus 11 in the same time period in 2020, a 45% increase. The sheriff’s office said there has […]

City of Richmond and the City of Rosenberg Presents “Tradition Returns” Parade

The City of Richmond and the City of Rosenberg will be presenting the “Tradition Returns” Parade in honor of the 85th Fort Bend County Fair. The Parade will be on Friday, September 24, 2021, on the traditional day known as Fair Day. This announcement comes as a collaborative effort between the cities staff and various departments. The parade route begins at the Historic Court House, 401 Jackson Street, in Richmond and proceeds west down Hwy. […]

Project Lifesaver Aims to Help Caregivers Find Lost People with Cognitive Disabilities

Fort Bend County Sheriff Eric Fagan poses with deputies involved in Project Lifesaver (Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office photo)

By George Slaughter Michael Kahlenberg tells the story of his 85-year-old great uncle who went missing a few years ago. Tragedy struck when the man drove to the California Department of Motor Vehicles. “My wife’s great uncle drove in that direction, and he never made it.” Kahlenberg, senior volunteer programs director for the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office, said. “He just fell off the earth, and no one knew where he was. They found him […]

Luxury Vehicle Theft Ring Members Arrested in Katy

Nga Thi Nguyen (Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office photo)

By George Slaughter Fort Bend County Sheriff’s deputies arrested two people, and charged them with felony theft. Arrested were Nga Thi Nguyen, 47, and Nguyen’s son Alex Van Le, 32. On August 4, the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office’s Auto Theft Unit received information about a possible stolen car at 1814 Brea Ridge Trail in Katy, in the Grayson Woods subdivision. During the investigation, deputies identified additional stolen vehicles at the residence. Detectives subsequently obtained […]

Richmond Man Arrested for Possession of Child Pornography

Steven Ray Herman (Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office photo)

By George Slaughter A 57-year-old Richmond man has been arrested on charges of possession of child pornography, with additional charges pending further investigation. Steven Ray Herman was arrested following a multi-agency investigation. On July 29, the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC)/Human Trafficking Unit executed a search warrant in Rosenberg as part of that investigation. Deputies worked with the Texas Attorney General’s Office, U.S. Marshals, and the Fort Bend County District […]