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One of the most commonly held beliefs about domestic violence is that if the victim leaves the abusive relationship, the abuse will end, said Peggy Wright, the sexual assault and counseling director of the Fort Bend Women’s Center. Read more

Fort Bend County is offering advanced Severe Weather Spotter Training (SKYWARN) Wednesday, Oct. 23, at Gus George Law Enforcement Academy This free training requires basic spotter training sessions be completed. Read more

The Bamore Road construction project is one step closer to completion. And some city council members want to make sure that once it’s finished, the area surrounding it looks good too. Read more

“I want him to resign. It’s time to cut the head off the snake,” State Rep. Phil Stephenson, R-Wharton, said one day before headed to Austin for a confrontation. Read more

J.J. Clemence has announced her candidacy for tax assessor-collector of Fort Bend County. She will seek the Republican nomination in the 2020 spring primary election. Clemence is a certified auditor and business development manager She said she has a proven track record as a fiscal conservative, which makes her “the ideal candidate” for this position. Read more

Area fire departments responded to a structure fire near the intersection of Williams Way Boulevard and FM 762 early Monday morning.

Fort Bend County sheriff’s deputies continue to search for the driver of a pickup truck who fled the scene of an accident involving a Lamar Consolidated ISD school bus on Monday afternoon.

A 23-year-old Needville woman who announced on social media in 2016 she felt like harming her baby, then killed her 2-month-old son, has been sentenced to 40 years in prison.

Fort Bend County Indictments for Oct. 7, 2019 follows. The indictments are listed by name, offense and offense date.

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SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- People were lined up out the door at two San Antonio stores, eager to check in two days early. Volunteers from as far away as Alabama arrived to prepare for the big event. And on Saturday morning, more than 2,000 participants packed Mission County Park for the Wounded Warrior Project(®) (WWP) Carry Forward(®) 5K, delivered by CSX(®). Read more

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- FalconStor Software, Inc.'s (OTCQB: FALC) will announce financial results for the third quarter 2019, ending September 30, 2019 after the close of the market on Thursday, November 14, 2019. FalconStor will host a webcast presentation and conference call at 3:30 PM CDT to discuss the results. In conjunction with the conference call, FalconStor will also host a presentation on the internet. Read more

PLANO, Texas, Oct. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- LegacyTexas Financial Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: LTXB) ("LegacyTexas") today announced that it has notified NASDAQ of the anticipated effective date of the previously-announced proposed merger (the "merger") with Prosperity Bancshares, Inc. ('Prosperity") contemplated by that certain Agreement and Plan of Reorganization, dated as of June 16, 2019. LegacyTexas anticipates that the merger will be effective as of November 1, 2019, subject to the approval of the shareholders of Prosperity and the stockholders of LegacyTexas and the satisfaction or waiver of the other closing conditions described in the definitive merger agreement. Read more

Last week, U.S. Attorney General William Barr told a University of Notre Dame Law School audience that attacks on religious liberty have contributed to a moral decline that's in part manifested by increases in suicides, mental illness and drug addiction. Barr said that our moral decline is n… Read more

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