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A truck driver who threatened to "shoot up" a church in Memphis and said he was haunted by "spiritual snakes and spiders" people put in his bed was arrested in Indiana, less than a week before the day of the planned attacks, authorities said in newly filed court records. Read more

The 4-H deadline to sign-up for the Fort Bend County Fair Parade is Friday at 5 p.m. 4-H students interested in more information, or signing up, are encouraged to go to or call the Fort Bend County Texas A&M AgriLife Extension office at 281-342-3034. Read more

The thought of finding a way to pay for a college education can be a daunting task. College-bound high school students and their parents are encouraged to attend an informative presentation, “College-Planning Strategies,” on Wednesday, Aug. 28, beginning at 7 p.m., in meeting room 2 of the University Branch Library, located at 14010 University Blvd in Sugar Land, on the UH campus. Read more

Fort Bend County Indictments for Aug. 12, 2019 follow. The indictments are listed by name, offense and offense date. Read more

A Richmond police officer was hailed as a hero on Monday night for helping to save a man who was choking on food at an area restaurant earlier this year.

The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public to help identify the remains of a young Hispanic male that were found on Dec. 17, 2000, near the intersection of the 8500 block of W. Davis Estates Road and FM 1994.

State & National News

In the wake of a rule change that will modify federal regulations of the 1997 Flores Settlement Agreement (FSA) – which was later revised by the Obama administration in 2015 – federal and state officials met in Austin to discuss how this policy impacts taxpayers and the likelihood of Congress’ ability to resolve the border crisis in an election year. Read more

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