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Pct. 4: Injured deputy constable released in time for Thanksgiving
HARRIS COUNTY, Texas- A Harris County Precinct 4 deputy constable who was shot by a suspect was released from rehab in time Thanksgiving. Pct. 4 shared the great news Wednesday evening in a tweet. Deputy Justin Gay who was shot 7 times earlier this month attempting to arrest a suspect has been relea
Dorothy Mae (Kohler) Hein
Dorothy Mae (Kohler) Hein, 64, of Pattison, died Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, in Katy, Texas. Dorothy was born November 29, 1952, in Sealy, Texas, the daughter of Walter Roland and Ora Nell (Severin) Kohler. She was baptized on March 29, 1953 by Pastor Liefer and confirmed on May 14, 1967 by Pastor Mutch
Tomball kicks of holidays with parade, beauty pageant
The holiday season began in Tomball this month with its 52nd annual downtown holiday parade and Miss Tomball pageant. Tomball High senior Kasey Vann has been named Miss Tomball for 2018. Vann collected the honor after a Nov. 18 Miss Tomball Pageant held at Salem Lutheran Church. Click through the ph
What movies are showing outside the megaplex?
14 PEWS 800 Aurora; 14pews.org "Sisters of '77" Documentary film that chronicles the 1977 National Women's Conference in Houston. 8 p.m. Thursday "Women Art Revolution" Documentary explores the rise of women art community, which first blossomed when the Feminist Movement exploded in America. 7 p.m.
Solis Mammography Launches Hurricane Harvey Relief Campaign
Solis Mammography's 'Help Us Help Houston' campaign will benefit the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund through screenings and donations. Through the end of the year, Solis Mammography - the nation's largest independent provider of breast screening services - presents its "Help Us Help Houston" campaign t
Buc-ee's gains honor for longest car wash
Katy Mayor Chuck Brawner talks with Arch 'Beaver' Alpin, president of Buc-ee's, during last week's announcement that the car wash at the Katy location has been reconginzed by the Guinness Book of World Records as the car wash on a conveyer belt in the world. Katy Mayor Chuck Brawner talks with Arch
Zerwas files for speaker's post
House Appropriations Committee Chairman John Zerwas, M.D., announced recently that he is running for Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives for the 86th legislative session, which convenes in January 2019. "We considered the opportunity when Speaker (Joe) Strauss was going to discontinue his
Katy investment agent pays $3,000 fine
Octavio Tovar, a securities agent in Katy, was fined $3,000 by the Texas State Securities Board for being too slow about disclosing compromises he made with creditors and civil judgments against him. Texas law requires agents who work in stocks, bonds and other types of securities to report within 3
He tried to run from Atwater police, officers say. This is where his car got stuck
A man suspected of domestic violence was arrested in the early morning hours on Tuesday after a pursuit by an Atwater officer, police said. An officer saw 22-year-old Jesus Guevara Maya driving westbound on Swaps Street near Nashua Street in Volkswagen at about 12:39 a.m., according to police. The
Atwater gang member guilty of killing two teens in 2013, jury says
The Atwater man accused of killing two teenagers at a house party during Easter weekend in 2013 was convicted Tuesday by a Merced County jury. Jose Luis Botello, who was 17 at the time, gunned down 16-year-old Samantha Parreira and 19-year-old Matthew Fisher on March 30, 2013, in the backyard of a
Giant Sequoias could be in danger
You could strain your neck trying to see the top of General Sherman, the world's largest living single stem tree, at Sequoia National Park, but don't miss all the wonders down below. Video shot by Marilyn Chung, The Desert Sun. USA TODAY NETWORK Standing upward of 272 feet tall and exceeding a diam
Modestans got a jump to shopping on Thanksgiving. Others waiting until Friday.
"Shop like you mean it," read the fliers handed to shoppers lined up Thursday outside the Pink store in the Vintage Faire Mall in Modesto. They were for people who rearranged their Thanksgiving dinners so they could get a jump on shopping for Christmas. "We do it by 1 o'clock so I can leave usually
Merced man charged with DUI and driving on suspended license in fatal crash | Merced Sun-Star
A Merced man charged with killing another man earlier this week in a suspected drunken-driving crash outside Delhi had a blood-alcohol level of nearly twice the legal limit, according to police reports obtained by the Merced Sun-Star. Kevin M. Hernandez, 41, also was allegedly driving on a suspended
Ex-Merced County teacher sentenced to jail time for sex with student
Former Dos Palos High School math teacher Craig Branstetter was sentenced last week to one year in jail and five years on probation for having a sexual relationship with an 16-year-old female student. Branstetter, a 43-year-old Chowchilla resident, pleaded no contest Nov. 17 to a felony count of un
Leslie Schleth: Merced's animal control division not doing its job
My experience with the city of Merced Police Department's animal control division demands I share it. I have called three times within the last month, as has a coworker (six calls total), regarding one then two dogs chained to the side of a house in south Merced. They have no shelter, are surrounded
What's open and closed on Thanksgiving in Merced?
Savemart is open 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.Raley's is open 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.Food Max is open from midnight to 5 p.m.Food 4 Less is open 4 a.m. to 4 p.m.Walmart open regular hours Denny'sSizzler'sBlack Bear Diner open from 6 a.m to 8 p.m.Domino's is open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.Paul's Place open from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Grant in hand, Sylva seeks artists for new downtown mural
SYLVA - One person's nondescript brick wall is another person's blank canvas - in this case, the eastern-facing wall of the Ward Plumbing and Heating building on Mill Street in Sylva. In early November, officials in this Jackson County town started advertising for a professional muralist to transfor
Commission To Consider Expanding Historic District
The long-simmering question of whether to expand Greeneville's downtown historic zoning district rose to the level of a recommendation during Tuesday morning's meeting of the Greeneville Historic Zoning Commission. The question had been broached in August, then encompassing the area of Depot Street
Blue Ridge boys basketball team strong on offense
CASHIERS -- Blue Ridge Early College's boys basketball team has a new head coach this year -- Ben McCrickard -- but he has worked his way to the position serving as an assistant coach the previous two years. While last year's squad finished 4-19 overall and 2-4 in the Little Smoky Mountain Conferenc
A long look back at the 'Cadillac' of Christmas trees
The history of Christmas trees in Jackson County goes ... well, it depends how far back you want to go to pick a starting point. It all began around 18,000 years ago in the Ice Age era when cold-adapted trees made their way south. As temperatures gradually warmed over the next few thousand years, th