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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Sedley Alley was strapped to a gurney and put to death in Tennessee in 2006, convicted of killing a 19-year-old Marine two decades earlier. Alley had confessed to the slaying of Lance Cpl. Suzanne Collins, but later said his confession was coerced. Now, a nonprofit legal group dedicated to clearing the wrongly convicted hopes DNA evidence may be used to exonerate the … Read more

Fort Bend Rainbow Room will host its 18th annual Flo Berkman “Spirit of Giving” Awards Luncheon, in memory of Flo Berkman, on Dec. 3, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Marriott Sugar Land Town Square, 16090 City Walk in Sugar Land. Read more

U.S. 59 in Rosenberg will continue to be closed at FM 2218 nightly from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. (Excluding Saturday, Nov. 16) through the morning of Wednesday, Nov. 20. North bound traffic will be directed off the freeway at the FM 2218 exit. Traffic will travel along the frontage road through the FM 2218 intersection and the Reading Road intersection to the next available entrance where they can… Read more

AUSTIN — Last month, the Interdiction for the Protection of Children (IPC) program hit a key milestone, and the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is proud to announce that 10,000 individuals — in Texas, across the nation and around the globe — have been trained through this vital program.

Fort Bend County Indictments for Nov. 4, 2019 follows. The indictments are listed by name, offense and offense date.

Fort Bend County Indictments for Oct. 14, 2019 follows (The indictments are listed by name, offense and offense and offense date):

Fort Bend County Indictments for Oct. 21, 2019 follows. The indictments are listed by name, offense and offense date.

State & National News

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Favor, the Texas-based on-demand delivery service acquired by H-E-B in 2018, today announced its entire Runner community of over 80,000 contract delivery drivers are now automatically provided commercial automotive liability insurance coverage during every active delivery with Favor, at no cost to Runners. Read more

IRVING, Texas, Nov. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- "Hey, Alexa! OK, Google! I want a Slurpee drink. Open 7NOW." 7-Eleven, Inc. continues to redefine convenience retailing with the launch of 7Voice, which allows customers to place an order through its 7NOW(®) delivery app via the voice-controlled Google Home and Amazon Echo systems. Read more

DENTON, Texas, Nov. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SBH) was recently honored at the 2019 Breakfast of Corporate Champions, hosted by the Women's Forum of New York, for the company's role in advancing gender parity in the boardroom. The Breakfast of Corporate Champions honors companies who actively promote board diversity and who maintain female board representation of 30 percent or more. Read more

SOUTHLAKE, Texas, Nov. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Brain Balance Achievement Centers in Southlake, Mansfield and Katy, Texas announced today they have all earned the designation of Board-Certified Cognitive Center (BCCC), granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). Brain Balance offers a personalized, drug-free program that provides answers to social, emotional, behavioral and academic development. Brain Balance identifies the root causes of challenges and helps strengthen individual performance. By completing the IBCCES training and certification program, the Southlake, Mansfield and Katy centers have shown their commitment to providing the best possible service to everyone who walks through their doors. Read more

The return address on the envelope was headed “Fulshear Cemetery Association,” so I knew what it contained when I fished it out of our curbside mail box Saturday afternoon. Read more

Every four years, Michael Bloomberg hears something virtually no other American hears: a groundswell of support for a Michael Bloomberg presidential candidacy. Now, as the 2020 Democratic primaries rapidly approach, he’s hearing it again. Read more

I had an overwhelming 48 hours in Washington, D.C. recently — a couple days that flew in the face of the cynicism we tend to feel about the place. Juan, who gave me a hug while he was waiting outside the homeless shelter, was a part of that, and so was Ivanka Trump. Read more

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Retired US Marine Corps. Maj. Frederick Hunt, JROTC department leader, at Travis High School…

Travis football players Mason Muchaw and Jared Wright hug after the loss to Tompkins. 

The Fort Bend Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution is proud to donate two books, “Ge…