Four Charged in Murder of Katy-Area Man

By George Slaughter The Harris County Sheriff’s Office has charged four people with murder following the shooting death of a Westminster Village subdivision resident. One of them, Joe Argueta, 19, is in custody. The other three are wanted: Margarito Alcantar, 29; Florinda Argueta, 39, and Luis Argueta, 45, according to an HCSO news release. At about 11:35 p.m. Monday, deputies and Cy-Fair EMS responded to a shooting in the 17100 block of Hilton Hollow Drive, […]

HCSO Cracks Down on Package Thieves Ahead of Holiday Shopping Season

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office is ramping up efforts ahead of the holidays to combat package thefts across the county. Black Friday and Cyber Monday kick off the holiday shopping season, a gold mine for porch pirates – or thieves who steal packages outside resident’s homes. This year, retailers are anticipating an uptick in home deliveries due to the ongoing pandemic. As Harris County residents start receiving more mail and packages, the Sheriff’s Office’s Burglary […]

Veteran HCSO Deputy Dies from COVID-19

Deputy Johnny Tunches

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office is mourning the death of Deputy Johnny Tunches, who died Tuesday after a courageous battle against COVID-19. He is the third Sheriff’s Office deputy to die after contracting COVID-19. Sergeant Raymond Scholwinski died on May 6 and Deputy Juan Menchaca died on June 13. Deputy Johnny Tunches, 56, had been hospitalized for almost a month after contracting COVID-19. He was a 29-year veteran of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office and […]