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Local Congressmen OK after Amtrak Crash

WASHINGTON (Covering Fort Bend News) –  A chartered train full of Republican lawmakers on the way to a policy retreat in West Virginia struck a garbage truck in a rural Virginia. At least one person is dead but the lawmakers appear to be essentially unharmed. Congressman Pete Olson, who represents District 22 in Fort Bend County, was […]

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Needville Woman to Attend State of the Union with Congressman Olson

  WASHINGTON – Congressman Pete Olson today announced that Needville resident and recent high school graduate, Katie Vacek, will attend President Trump’s State of the Union address on January 30, 2018, as his guest. Katie Vacek was a Needville High School cheerleader, enjoying her senior year with her boyfriend, Kernie Baker when she suffered a terrible […]

U.S. Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX)

Olson Acts to Provide Temporary Tax Relief to Harvey Victims

WASHINGTON, DC (Covering Fort Bend News) – Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) today voted to deliver temporary tax relief for those directly impacted by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.  Olson voted for H.R. 3823, the Disaster Tax Relief and Airport and Airway Extension Act, which allows individuals to access their 401-K retirement funds to pay for recovery […]

U.S. Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX)

Olson Acts on ‘Down payment’ to Texas for Harvey Relief

WASHINGTON D.C.  (Covering Fort Bend) – Representative Pete Olson (R-TX) today acted on a “down payment” to help the communities in Texas devastated by Hurricane Harvey by voting for H. Res. 502, a disaster supplemental appropriations bill. The legislation provides $7.85 billion in emergency funding, as requested by the Administration, for the Federal Emergency Management Administration and […]

John Healey, Fort Bend County District Attorney

Fort Bend County District Attorney Will Not Seek Re-Election

RICHMOND (Covering Fort Bend) – Longtime Fort Bend County District Attorney John Healey surprised his staff Friday with news that he’s not going to seek re-election. Healey has served as Fort Bend County District Attorney since November 18, 1992, and thereafter won election to six consecutive terms.  His term expires December 31, 2017. Healey told […]

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U.S. Supreme Court to hear Texas death penalty case on intellectual disability

By Jolie McCullough, The Texas Tribune It’s unconstitutional to execute people with intellectual disabilities, that much the U.S. Supreme Court has made clear. But things get fuzzy when individual states try to legally determine “intellectual disability,” and that ambiguity is leading Texas to its latest hearing before the high court. On Tuesday morning, the eight justices will hear arguments surrounding Texas’ method of […]

DNC Chair Donna Brazille leaked debate questions to help Hillary Clinton.

Primary Debate Rigging Allegations Have Democrats Revolting against Brazile

Hundreds of former Bernie Sanders delegates to the Democratic National Convention have voted overwhelmingly in a straw poll to “call for the immediate resignation of Donna Brazile as chair of the Democratic National Committee.” The vote, 337 to 13, was 96 percent in favor of urging Brazile to resign. It came in a straw poll […]