Man gets life sentence for hitting acquaintance with pickup truck in front of Needville home after fight, killing him
A Fort Bend County jury sentenced a 30-year-old man to life in prison this week for running over another man in Needville in 2022, the Fort Bend County District Attorney’s Office announced Thursday.
Man grazed by bullet; juvenile assaulted in ‘disturbance’ following youth football game in Fort Bend County
A man was taken to the hospital after what the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office is describing as a disturbance broke out in a crowd following a youth baseball game in the Richmond area Saturday.
‘Big Chicken is taking over Texas’: Shaquille O’Neal opens 2nd restaurant in Houston area
NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal celebrated the opening of his second Houston area restaurant Wednesday, with a line wrapped out the door filled with diners and fans waiting to greet Shaq and get a taste of his signature meals.
Woman sentenced to 50 years for abusing 12-year-old daughter who died after receiving ‘numerous’ third-degree burns
A Sugar Land woman was sentenced to 50 years in prison for abusing her daughter, who died from sepsis after receiving third-degree burns, the Fort Bend County District Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday.
Richmond man sentenced to nearly 5 years in Medicare home health fraud scheme, agrees to pay back $1.4M in restitution
A 47-year-old home health company owner has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison for a $1.4 million Medicare home health fraud scheme, the United States Department of Justice announced Tuesday.
Photo of Lamar Consolidated ISD students forced to sit in bus aisles because of crowding causing stir
If you’re a parent, you know how hard it can be at times to get your kids to just sit down and have a seat. That problem is being amplified on Lamar Consolidated ISD school buses because there aren’t enough seats to go around. Some kids say they’re forced to sit on the floor of the buses.
Did you know you can visit and explore the pub and neighborhood from ‘Ted Lasso?’
When I first started watching Apple TV+’s hit series “Ted Lasso” a few years ago, I just assumed that the football club that Jason Sudeikis’ character coaches (and the area it surrounds) was completely fictional. While the soccer (er, football) team AFC Richmond is totally fake, the small city of Richmond is totally real.
Altria invests $2.75B in rival startup NJOY after Juul exit
Days after exiting its stake in troubled electronic cigarette maker Juul Labs, Altria announced a $2.75 billion investment in electronic cigarette startup NJOY Holdings Inc. As part of the deal, tobacco company Altria Group Inc., which makes Marlboro cigarettes, will have full global ownership of NJOY’s e-vapor product portfolio, including pod-based e-vapor product NJOY ACE.
Richmond woman accused of working as ‘money mule’ in yearslong nationwide romance fraud scheme, feds say
A 38-year-old Richmond woman now faces charges after authorities allege she operated as a “money mule” in a nationwide romance fraud scheme for several years, the United States Attorney’s Office Southern District of Texas announced on Tuesday.
Suspect disguised as utility worker shoots man to death during robbery at Richmond business, police say
A search is underway for a suspect who was reportedly disguised as a utility worker shot a man to death during a robbery at a Richmond business on Tuesday, according to the Richmond Police Department.
Fort Bend County man accused of receiving nearly $600K in student financial aid indicted in court for fraud, US attorney says
A Fort Bend County man is set to face a judge Monday after he was indicted for obtaining nearly $600,000 in financial aid funds at several Texas colleges, U.S. Attorney Jennifer Lowery said in a news release.
‘No one is above the law’: Former Missouri City pastor sentenced to 10 years in prison for aggravated sexual assault of child: DA
A former Missouri City pastor has been sentenced to prison after he pled guilty to aggravated sexual assault of a child on June 14, according to the Fort Bend County District Attorney’s Office.
GOP AGs push Visa, Mastercard, AmEx not to track gun sales
A group of Republican attorneys general are pushing the major payment networks _ Visa, Mastercard and American Express _ to drop their plans to start tracking sales at gun stores, arguing the plans could infringe on consumer privacy and push legal gun sales out of the mainstream financial network.
Brutal video: Man punched, kicked to ground by 3 suspects, including teen, during carjacking at west Houston apartment complex, HPD says
Surveillance video of a man being brutally jumped by three carjacking suspects at an apartment complex has been released in efforts to identify those involved, according to the Houston Police Department.
Fort Bend County judge, officials address ERCOT’S request to conserve electricity, put plan in place
Fort Bend County Judge KP George, along with Fort Bend County officials, held a news conference Monday to address Fort Bend County residents on the Electric Reliability Council Of Texas’ request for consumers to conserve energy.
Heat wave keeps Midwest and South in its sticky grip
People are flocking to pools, beaches and cooling centers in a swath of the Midwest and South spanning from northern Florida to the Great Lakes, as a heat wave pushed temperatures into the 90s and beyond and may have caused the deaths of at least two people in the Milwaukee area.
Fort Bend County DA: ‘Gangs have targeted our communities, and we have targeted gangs’
Fort Bend District Attorney Brian Middleton made it clear during a press conference Tuesday that while crime is on the rise across the nation, so are the local efforts to fight back against it, especially in his county. He made bold statements, sending stern messages to violent offenders who are putting the community at risk: it’s all coming to an end.
Vernardos Circus reinventing classic American circus tradition
The Venardos Circus is a Broadway-style circus production in an intimate red/white striped tent that features amazing performers much in the vein of The Greatest Showman - Cirque du Soleil style, acrobatics, aerialists, and much more. They are back in Richmond, however these will be their first performances in the tent unlike their traditional setting.
Deputy Virginia AG resigns over posts lauding Jan. 6 rioters
A state official says a deputy Virginia attorney general has resigned after The Washington Post raised questions about social media comments the newspaper reported she made about the 2020 election, the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection and other matters.