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Six Republicans and one Democrat have declared their intentions to fill House District 28 seat vacated by State Rep. John Zerwas. Read more
The 2020 budget for Fort Bend County will require more property taxes by 3.73% compared to this year, while the drainage district budget will require less than this year. Read more
HOUSTON (AP) — When Vincent D'Amico read earlier this year that his alma mater, University of St. Thomas in Houston, planned to open a campus in nearby Conroe in 2020, the 89-year-old made a quick decision. Read more
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump marked his third 9/11 anniversary as president on Wednesday amid his growing frustration about what he calls the "endless war" in Afghanistan, where al-Qaida conceived the deadly 2001 attacks. Read more
Travis has had its ups-and-downs in non-district play, going 13-11 with impressive wins over teams like Foster, Needville, and Cypress Springs. The Lady Tigers also picked up wins over district opponents Austin in the Katy/Cy-Fair tournament and Kempner in the Battle of the Brazos tournament play.
For the first two games of the season, the Needville football team has shown signs of being a dominant offensive team. But last week’s nailbiter win over St. Thomas hinted that the Blue Jays have a lot of work to do to prepare for their first big test of the season. Read more
It was a big win last week for the Travis football team to knock off a top-10 5A team in Foster. But the Tigers could be on their own upset alert this week. Read more
It takes time for a team to learn to win. But for George Ranch, the clock is ticking. Read more
After a tough non-district schedule, the Foster volleyball team has turned the corner and is looking like a contender again for the District 24-5A title. Read more
The city of Rosenberg will once again participate in National Night Out.
Rosenberg police arrested three men suspected of breaking into a local business and stealing items.
A Fort Bend County sheriff’s deputy was injured Monday morning when he was hit by a passing vehicle. The officer was on his way to work when he stopped to assist at a vehicle crash site on U.S. 59 near the Wharton County-Fort Bend County line.
Fort Bend County Indictments for Sept. 3, 2019 follows (The indictments are listed by name, offense and offense date):
A 43-year-old Sugar Land man who pleaded guilty to raping a 12-year-old girl two years ago has been sentenced to two 20-year prison sentences.
On September 4, 2019, around 10 a.m., the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office arrested two BMV suspects at the 3200 block of Bandera Run Ct. and another suspect at the 26000 block of Creston Cliff Ct., in the Katy area.
State & National News
More than 500,000 people enrolled in Medicaid through expansion in nine states though their income made them ineligible for the program, a new study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) found. Read more
It's not just a child's home life that can lead to chronic absenteeism. Student attendance generally is higher if the school conditions are better, according to a new report on chronic absenteeism. Read more
The construction industry in Texas and across the U.S. is struggling to find enough qualified workers, a study by the Associated General Contractors of America says. Read more
HOUSTON (Texas Tribune) — Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro aggressively challenged Joe Biden — a fellow former Obama administration official — on the debate stage here Thursday, seeming to question the former vice president’s memory and saying he was not fulfilling former President Barack Obama’s “vision” on health care. Read more
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, actress Jane Fonda and attorney Gloria Allred were among the inductees at the National Women's Hall of Fame on Saturday. Read more
LONDON (AP) — A unique solid gold toilet that was part of an art exhibit was stolen early Saturday from the magnificent home in England where British wartime leader Winston Churchill was born. Read more
LONDON (AP) — The British prime minister who called the 2016 Brexit referendum and then saw the public vote to leave the European Union, creating the nation's prolonged political crisis, says he is sorry for the divisions it has caused. Read more
NEW YORK (AP) — MoviePass, the movie ticket subscription service that allowed subscribers to buy up to three movie tickets per month for a small fee, shut down Saturday. Read more
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The upcoming "Ghostbuster" sequel will focus on the descendants of the original ghost-catchers who rushed around New York City in proton packs and jumpsuits. Read more