Appeals court orders new trial for Texas death row inmate
HOUSTON (AP) — Texas' highest criminal court has ordered a new trial for a death row inmate because his attorneys ignored his wishes to claim he was innocent and argue that the slayings of his wife and mother-in-law were due to a conspiracy involving a local mayor.
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals on Wednesday ordered Albert James Turner be retried for the 2009 killings in Rosenberg, about 30 miles (50 kilometers) southwest of Houston.
For Jewish journalists, online harassment goes with the job
NEW YORK (AP) — For many Jewish journalists in the U.S., persistent online anti-Semitic harassment has become part of the job.
The phenomenon became pervasive during the 2016 presidential campaign, and there's been a resurgence in recent months ahead of next week's midterm election, according to the Anti-Defamation League.
Grichuk helps Blue Jays beat Astros 6-3
HOUSTON (AP) — Toronto's Randal Grichuk put on a show for hundreds of friends and family that made the trek up to Houston to see him play just his third career game at a ballpark only about 35 miles from his hometown of Rosenberg, Texas.
Grichuk hit a two-run homer and made a huge defensive play, helping the Blue Jays beat the Houston Astros 6-3 on Monday.
Spring has been busy at the Rosenberg Railroad Museum with lots of new and updated features. Check out the progress and have fun at its annual RailFest on Saturday, April 14.
Senate District 18 Democrats, which includes Richmond, Rosenberg, Sugar Land, Katy, Fulshear and surrounding areas, met in late March at the Fort Bend Justice Center to elect delegates to the state Democratic Convention to be held in Fort Worth in June.
Learn about butterflies at Fort Bend County Master Gardeners Butterfly Celebration on May 5
Nature lovers of all ages are invited to a family-friendly "Butterfly Celebration" hosted by the Fort Bend County Master Gardeners on Saturday, May 5, from 9 a.m. until noon in the Master Gardeners Demonstration Gardens in Rosenberg.
The Fort Bend County Medical Reserve Corps, in partnership with Fort Bend County Health & Human Services' Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program (PHEP) and the Homeland Preparedness Project, is offering a no-cost tire recycling on Saturday, April 7, from 9 a.m. to 2 a.m. at the Rosenberg Annex, 4520 Reading Road in Rosenberg, parking lot.
No cost tire recycling offered to Fort Bend County residents in effort to reduce mosquitoes
The Fort Bend County Medical Reserve Corps, in partnership with Fort Bend County Health & Human Services' Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program (PHEP) and the Homeland Preparedness Project, is offering a no-cost tire recycling on Saturday, April 7, from 9 a.m. to 2 a.m. at the Rosenberg Annex (4520 Reading Rd. Rosenberg, TX 77471) parking lot.
Fort Bend County is in line to get Opportunity Zone Program designations for five areas upon the recommendation of Gov. Greg Abbott.
Straight from the pond to your plate, the Fort Bend County Fair goes Cajun for its annual all-you-can-eat Crawfish Boil and Fish Fry on Friday, March 23, in Building C at the fairgrounds, 4310 Texas 36 S. in Rosenberg.
Nice weather is just around the corner and the Rosenberg Animal Control and Shelter is headed outdoors to Brazos Bend State Park to take your new best friend for a walk.
Sugar Land detectives arrested three people March 7 who were involved in a shooting and a kidnapping on Feb. 26 at First Colony Mall, 16535 Southwest Freeway.
The board of directors of the Rosenberg Railroad Museum has announced the promotion of Tracy Hobdy to executive director effective March 1. Hobdy replaces Ratha Liladrie, who resigned from the museum earlier this month.
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston police are trying to determine if two men at a party were playing a game when one put on a bulletproof vest and apparently was fatally shot by the other.
Police say Jason Allen Griffin of Rosenberg was in custody Monday while hospitalized for undisclosed issues. Griffin was held without bond on charges of manslaughter, unlawful possession of body armor and being a felon in possession of a weapon.
Investigators are seeking a motive for Sunday's gunfire.
Former and current faculty/staff of Lamar Consolidated High School (Rosenberg) will gather on Saturday, April 7, to celebrate memories and friendships of their days spent working at LCHS.
The reunion will be from 3-7 p.m. at The Swinging Door Restaurant in Richmond.
Between Feb. 24 and March 4, law enforcement agencies across Texas are teaming up to search for anyone with outstanding warrants. The Rosenberg Police Department is participating in this "Warrant Round-Up."
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Rosenberg will have a new grand entrance into the city via an extension of Airport Avenue connecting Interstate 69 to FM 2218 between the current Reading Road and FM 2218 exits.
BEREA, Ohio -Jared Mathis of Rosenberg, a graduate of William B. Travis High School majoring in marketing, has been named to the Dean's List for the fall 2017 semester at Baldwin Wallace University, according to Stephen D. Stahl, Provost.
The Rosenberg Police would like to invite all citizens of Fort Bend County to attend the 27th class of the annual Rosenberg Citizen's Police Academy.
Fort Bend Master Gardener Deborah Redd Birge speaks to a roomful of people Jan. 6 at the Bud O'Shieles Community Center in Rosenberg about "Keys to Success in Home Fruit Production." Birge talked about the care and planting of fruit trees as well as the variety of trees that will be for sale on Jan. 13 from 9 a.m.-noon at the Fort Bend County Fairgrounds, 4310 Texas 36 S., Rosenberg. Visit www.fbmg.org for details and a list of trees.
Toni Wallace filed paperwork and is the Democratic Party candidate for County Court at Law Number 4 in Fort Bend County.
Celebrating 22 years of economic development, The Rosenberg Development Corporation (RDC) hosted its annual Business Appreciation Luncheon, Dec. 18 at the Rosenberg Civic Center.
The celebration was held in honor of many Rosenberg businesses for their economic contribution in the community.
Texana Center receives $10,300 grant from Fort Bend Junior Service League
Texana Center recently received a $10,300 grant for its autism program in Rosenberg. These funds will be used to purchase a shade for a playground structure which the Fort Bend Junior Service League donated to Texana Center in 2013.
The Houston-Galveston Area Council has announced the second annual Our Great Region award winners, recognizing outstanding local projects advancing goals and strategies identified in the Our Great Region 2040 plan.
Christmas is approaching and the Rosenberg Police Department is excited about partnering with businesses and churches for its first Christmas food and toy drive.
"In addition to assisting families who need food, we're going to be accepting toy donations for families in need," said Lt. Chad Pino.
"A bunch of women who just painted" is how Diana Miller, president of the Art League of Fort Bend describes the beginning of her nonprofit group in 1957.
Rosenberg may rarely get snow, but that doesn't mean the city won't be having wintertime fun at Rosenberg Christmas Nights.
The event is free and presented by the Parks and Recreation Department in partnership with the Rosenberg Main Street Program, and the Cultural Arts District.
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension giving out booster seats in Fort Bend County
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Fort Bend County will be giving out a limited number of car booster seats for those in need.
The Latest: Woman with crude anti-Trump truck decal arrested
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the driver of a pickup truck displaying a profane message opposing President Donald Trump and his supporters (all times local):
The woman who has been seen in the Houston area driving a pickup truck displaying an expletive-laden message opposing President Donald Trump and his supporters has been arrested.
The 35th Class of the Gus George Law Enforcement Academy was honored during graduation ceremonies held Nov. 2 at the Rosenberg Civic and Convention Center.
The class included 17 graduates, all of whom passed the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement licensing exam on their first attempt.
The Fort Bend Radio Control Club will host its second annual Open Fly-in and Model Air Show on Saturday, Nov. 11, in Rosenberg. The public is invited to this event which highlights a variety of radio-controlled model aircraft.
Fort Bend County Libraries announces its first "Fort Bend County Libraries Book Festival" on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 10 am to 2 p.m. at George Memorial Library, 1001 Golfview in Richmond.
Aiken Red Cross worker shares experience working with Harvey victims in Texas
Aiken County American Red Cross volunteers didn't make it to their assigned destination when Hurricane Harvey made landfall, causing many people to evacuate their homes, seeking shelter.
Two of the largest cities in Fort Bend County are considering raising or have raised the property tax rate for the 2017-2018 fiscal year, while two other cities reduced their property tax rates.
The Rosenberg Happy Cousins Dance Club has been providing dancing entertainment for all who love to dance for 40 years.
The dance club started its new year Sept. 9. Live music is provided by local area bands, providing country/western, polkas, waltzes, oldies and even some Cajun music.
Ten pieces of artwork created by Katy Independent School District students will be auctioned this weekend at the Fort Bend County Fair & Rodeo.
Rosenberg and other overlooked communities digging out from Harvey, too
ROSENBERG - Dolores Yanez sat at a long, folding table in the parish center at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, savoring a few moments of rest.
Fort Bend County issues new evacuations, includes Missouri City areas
Fort Bend County's Office of Emergency Management has issued a list of neighborhoods in each mandatory and voluntary evacuation area; read the list of neighborhoods at http://www.missouricitytx.gov/DocumentCenter/View/6939.
The Fort Bend County Fair will kick off with a parade on Friday, Sept. 29, at 9 a.m.
The parade is the signature opening event of the Fort Bend County Fair's 10-day run from Sept. 29 to Oct. 8.
After becoming aware that children in Richmond and Rosenberg were going hungry, Adriane Gray created Lunches of Love.
From serving 150 lunches during Christmas break in 2009, LOL has been providing 4,000 lunches a weekday this summer.
Mark your calendar for Rosenberg Railroad Museum's fourth annual Fall Fun Fest on Saturday, Sept. 16.
Rosenberg Animal Control has been working with Boarding for Rescues and Animal Welfare (B4RAW) to send dogs to Colorado in hopes of finding their forever home. Over several weeks, Rosenberg Animal Control has prepared approximately 20 animals for transport. Seven animals left the shelter on Aug. 2 and another 13 on Aug. 10. Rosenberg Animal Control did not do this alone. Thanks to several rescue organizations like; B4RAW, Save Our Strays, and Lola's Lucky Day these homeless animals get a second chance to be loved and cherished.
A pair of female students at Texas State Technical College students want to get the word out about women and welding.
April Abitago-Thompson and Sara Rivera are currently the only two women enrolled in welding technology at TSTC in Fort Bend County.
Members of numerous local law enforcement and public safety agencies in the Gulf Coast area, including the Rosenberg Police Department, will trade in their handcuffs for serving aprons when the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) hosts its annual Tip A Cop Night to benefit Special Olympics Texas (SOTX), at three Texas Roadhouse locations in the Gulf Coast area, on Thursday, July 27, from 5:30–9 p.m. During the dinner shift, officers will serve tables and collect tips, which will be turned in as donations to SOTX at the end of the night.
Youths between the ages of 12 and 16 can learn skills to become certified veterinary assistants through a program offered by 4-H in Fort Bend County.
Rosenberg Animal Control, 1207 Blume Road, Rosenberg, will be offering discounted adoptions until July 31. All dog adoptions are $20. All cat adoptions are $10. Fees do not include rabies or spay/neuter cost. Fort Bend Pets Alive! will cover the adoption fees for the first 10 dogs and 20 cats. Call 832-595-3490 or visit http://rosenbergtx.gov for more information.
The Central Fort Bend Chamber welcomed HIIT Fitness located at 1728 BF Terry Blvd. in Rosenberg. Staff and guests took part in the ceremony with networking, ribbon-cutting photos, and an introduction of their services and products available. From left are Monserrath Almaraz, AccessHealth; Corine Hecox, HIIT Fitness; Daniel Benefiel, HIIT Fitness; Keith Hill, Frito Lay; Crystal McDonald