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HOUSTON (Covering Katy News) - The man accused of murdering Harris County Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal on Friday will remain at the Harris County Jail.  Robert Solis, 47, appeared before a judge Monday morning at the Harris County Criminal Justice Center in Houston. The judge denied bond.

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VICTORIA, Texas – A 47-year-old Mexican national who resided in McAllen and Houston has pleaded guilty on the day trial was set to begin, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick.Humberto Ramirez-Santos admitted to his involvement in a conspiracy to transport illegal aliens between October 20…

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KATY (Covering Katy News) – A lawsuit has been filed in connection with the drowning death of a 6-year-old boy in Katy.  The boy died on May 5, 2019 at the Kings Crossing community pool located at pool located at 24999 Ceremonial Lane. It is near Katy Hockley Cut Off Road and Stockdick Schoo…

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HOUSTON (Covering Katy News) – Katy High School special education teacher Belinda Lucas Temple was murdered at her Katy home January 11, 1999. She was pregnant and shot execution-style in the back of the head.

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HOUSTON (Covering Katy News)  – A 40-year-old Richmond woman has been indicted for fraud and making false statements regarding her participation in a scheme to defraud her 94-year-old client who is now legally blind.A federal grand jury returned the four-count indictment against Amy Anglin a…

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AUSTIN (Covering Katy News)  – State Rep. Gina Calanni of Katy (D – Katy/Cypress) has announced the passage of a bill that she sponsored that will make it easier for a forensic analyst to provide testimony in rape and other important criminal cases. The bill passed unanimously in the Texas H…

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CORPUS CHRISTI (Covering Katy News) – A 23-year-old legal permanent resident of Katy has been ordered to federal prison following his conviction of transporting illegal aliens inside furniture. Covering Katy first told you about this story earlier this year when Yabar Ayan Portes-Arevalo ple…

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HOUSTON – One way to illegally obtain American citizenship is to take part in a sham marriage to a citizen, and that’s what appears to be frequently happening when you look at the huge amount of indictments handed up in Texas.

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RICHMOND (Covering Katy News) – The following are the indictments handed up by Grand Juries in Fort Bend County on April 1, 2019.

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HOUSTON (Covering Katy News) – United States District Judge Kenneth Hoyt dismissed a lawsuit filed against Houston Community College by Trustee Dave Wilson on Friday, March 22, 2019.  In the suit Wilson requested money damages claiming that the HCC Board of Trustees violationed his First and…

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KATY (Covering Katy News) – Earl James Semien pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 35 years in prison for the murder of Chris Battelli outside of a Katy bar in the early morning hours of Dec. 24, 2016.  The plea was entered on Tuesday at the Fort Bend Justice Center in Richmond. 

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HOUSTON – A Houston man has been ordered to prison following his  convictions of theft of government money and aggravated identity theft.Eric W. King, 49, of Houston, and Theresa K. Goffney, 46, of Rosharon, pleaded guilty May 29 and July 9, 2018, respectively. The court found the defendants…

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HOUSTON (Covering Katy News) – A federal jury has convicted a 50-year-old internal medicine doctor and 47-year-old hospital owner of conspiracy to commit health care fraud, 17 counts of health care fraud and three counts of money laundering. The jury deliberated for less than four hours foll…

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HOUSTON (Covering Katy News) – First Baptist Church minister Jerrell G. Altic, 40, will turn himself in this morning at 9 a.m., on charges that he embezzled more than $800,000 from his former employer over a six-year period that ended in Nov. 2017.

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HOUSTON (Covering Katy News) – The Conroe Police Department, Texas Rangers, Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office, and other agencies executed a search warrant at The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston at 1700 San Jacinto, Houston. The raid happened today, Wed. Nov. 28, 2018.

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HOUSTON (Covering Katy News) – Joy Aneke, 51, of Katy is now in federal prison for stealing millions of dollars from Medicare. She is the former owner of Jadac Unique Health Services, Almeda Physicians Clinic and the home health agency Community Joyful Home Health in Harris and Fort Bend Cou…

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AUSTIN (Texas Tribune) – Texas Supreme Court Justice Phil Johnson submitted his resignation to Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday and will retire effective Dec. 31.Johnson, 74, has served for 13 years on the court after former Gov. Rick Perry appointed him in 2005. Previously, he had served as chi…

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It wasn’t Beto O’Rourke.But in the sleepiest branch of government — the judiciary — Texas Democrats cleaned up on Election Day, flipping the four influential state appeals courts that serve Austin, Houston, and Dallas. Democrats now hold majorities on seven of the state’s 14 appeals courts. …

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HOUSTON (Covering Katy News) ‐ A total of six Houston-area residents have been charged with varying offenses related to disaster assistance in their alleged efforts to defraud the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Small Business Administration.

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HOUSTON (Covering Katy) – Waste Management Texas has entered into a non-prosecution agreement with the government based upon a pattern and practice of hiring illegal aliens at the company’s Houston location, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick along with Special Agent in Charge Mark Daws…

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RICHMOND (Covering Katy News) -Scam artist Muhammad Haroon Rashid was sentenced to 30 years in prison recently after pleading guilty to engaging in organized criminal activity.  Rashid, 62, was sentenced by 458thDistrict Court Judge Kenneth Cannata. Now, there is an arrest warrant out for Ra…

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HOUSTON (Covering Katy News) – Guilty as charged is the verdict for the seven bank robbers who were busted following a July 2017 credit union heist on Cinco Ranch Boulevard. It took a federal jury less time to find them guilty than it took for the bandits to execute their bungled bank job an…

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KATY (Covering Katy News) – A 19-year-old Katy woman has been arrested and charged with felony theft.  Investigators say she stole from the family who employed her as a babysitter.  The victims live in Cypress.

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HOUSTON – A 45-year-old Houston resident has been charged with conspiring to violate the federal anti-kickback statute and receiving at least $320,000 in illegal kickback payments from a west Houston pharmacy, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick.

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HOUSTON (Covering Katy News) –  The CEO of Team Work Ready has received a significant federal sentence for conspiracy, health care fraud, wire fraud and money laundering. TWR had clinics in five states including Federal Work Ready in Houston, Alamo Work Ready in San Antonio and Bayou Work Re…