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Texas News: Houston Heroin Distributor, Victor Manuel Morales Moreno Convicted after Taking Over Family Drug Trafficking Business

HOUSTON, Texas – A Mexican national has entered a guilty plea to conspiring to possess with intent to distribute heroin, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick. Victor Manuel Morales-Moreno, 35, admitted to conspiring to distribute heroin to street level dealers and users for more than two years. According to court records, Morales relocated to Houston from … Continue reading Texas News: Houston Heroin Distributor, Victor Manuel Morales Moreno Convicted after Taking Over Family Drug Trafficking Business

Texas News: HOUSTON, Armed Robber, Patrick Earl Cooper Gets Significant Sentence for Pawn Shop Burglaries

HOUSTON, Texas – Two Houston men have been ordered to federal prison for their convictions related to a string of Cash America Pawn robberies, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick. Patrick Earl Cooper Jr., 20, pleaded guilty July 2, 2018, while Joe Gutierrez entered his plea the month prior. Today, U.S. District Judge Lynn Hughes handed … Continue reading Texas News: HOUSTON, Armed Robber, Patrick Earl Cooper Gets Significant Sentence for Pawn Shop Burglaries

HOUSTON | Texans blast educator for ‘black QB’ comment about Watson

HOUSTON — The Houston Texans fired back Wednesday at an East Texas school superintendent who wrote: “You can’t count on a black quarterback,” in the comment section of an online news article where he was criticizing quarterback Deshaun Watson. Lynn Redden is superintendent of the Onalaska Independent School District in the Piney Woods, about 75 … Continue reading HOUSTON | Texans blast educator for ‘black QB’ comment about Watson

HOUSTON | Texans fire back at educator for comments about QB Watson

HOUSTON  — The Houston Texans have fired back on Wednesday at an East Texas school superintendent who wrote: “You can’t count on a black quarterback,” in the comment section of an online news article where he was criticizing quarterback Deshaun Watson. Lynn Redden is superintendent of the Onalaska Independent School District in the Piney Woods, … Continue reading HOUSTON | Texans fire back at educator for comments about QB Watson

HOUSTON | Border agent charged in killing of 4 women, attempt on 5th

HOUSTON — Texas authorities charged a U.S. Border Patrol supervisor with murder following what they described as the serial killing of four female sex workers and a possible attempt on the life of a fifth woman who escaped at a gas station and found help. Juan David Ortiz, 35, an intel supervisor for the Border … Continue reading HOUSTON | Border agent charged in killing of 4 women, attempt on 5th

HOUSTON | Police: Capital murder charges likely in Texas cop’s death

HOUSTON — Two men arrested in the fatal shooting of a North Texas undercover police officer during a bar robbery are expected to face capital murder charges, police said Saturday. Samuel Mayfield and Timothy Huff remained jailed Saturday on bonds totaling $850,000 for each individual. Each suspect has been charged with 10 counts of aggravated … Continue reading HOUSTON | Police: Capital murder charges likely in Texas cop’s death

HOUSTON | Shaky Hernandez vows to return to Mariners’ rotation soon

HOUSTON  — Felix Hernandez vowed Saturday that his first-ever stint in Seattle’s bullpen won’t last long. “I’ll be a starter before the end of the year,” Hernandez told The Associated Press. “No question about it.” The struggling Mariners ace has made 398 career starts in 14 seasons, never once pitching in relief. He was bumped … Continue reading HOUSTON | Shaky Hernandez vows to return to Mariners’ rotation soon

HOUSTON | Immigrant families remain apart with no end in sight

HOUSTON  — As the U.S. government said it had reunited every immigrant family it could, Josefina Ortiz Corrales remained in an immigration detention center and her adopted son in the care of her elder daughter. Paulina Gutierrez was in her hometown in Guatemala, earning less than $2 a day preparing strings for candle wicks while … Continue reading HOUSTON | Immigrant families remain apart with no end in sight

Texas News: Houston Tax Preparer, Fatai Adeniji Convicted of Tax Fraud

HOUSTON, Texas – The owner of Crown Financial Services has entered a guilty plea to aiding and assisting in preparing false tax returns, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick. Fatai Adeniji was the sole tax preparer for Crown Financial Services. From 2012 through 2016, he admitted he prepared false tax returns for his clients which contained … Continue reading Texas News: Houston Tax Preparer, Fatai Adeniji Convicted of Tax Fraud

HOUSTON | Girl who fueled opposition to splitting families joins mom

HOUSTON — A 6-year-old girl from El Salvador who became a face of the Trump administration’s practice of separating immigrant families at the border has been reunited with her mother. Alison Jimena Valencia Madrid and her mother, Cindy Madrid, were separated after U.S. authorities detained them June 13 for illegally entering the United States near … Continue reading HOUSTON | Girl who fueled opposition to splitting families joins mom

HOUSTON | Morton added to AL All-Star roster

HOUSTON — Houston right-hander Charlie Morton was added to the American League All-Star team on Friday, giving the Astros a major league-leading six players in next week’s game. Morton joins fellow starters Justin Verlander and Gerrit Cole on the squad, which also features Houston second baseman Jose Altuve, outfielder George Springer and third baseman Alex … Continue reading HOUSTON | Morton added to AL All-Star roster

HOUSTON | Keuchel, Altuve help Astros complete sweep of White Sox, 2-1

HOUSTON  — Dallas Keuchel pitched seven strong innings, Jose Altuve hit a homer and the Houston Astros manufactured the go-ahead run in the seventh to complete a four-game sweep of the Chicago White Sox with a 2-1 win on Sunday. Altuve’s solo shot put Houston up 1-0 in the fourth.  Chicago starter Lucas Giolito (5-8) had … Continue reading HOUSTON | Keuchel, Altuve help Astros complete sweep of White Sox, 2-1

Texas News: Houston Man, Eugenio Cerda Guilty of Trafficking Drugs through the Eastern District of Texas

BEAUMONT, Texas – A 56-year-old Houston man has pleaded guilty to federal drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown today. Eugenio Cerda pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and conspiracy to money launder on June 21, 2018 before U.S. Magistrate Judge Keith … Continue reading Texas News: Houston Man, Eugenio Cerda Guilty of Trafficking Drugs through the Eastern District of Texas

Taxas News: HOUSTON, Lisa Yvette Coffman, Jury Convicts Former Postal Worker in Fraudulent Scheme

HOUSTON,Texas – A federal jury has convicted a 47-year-old Humble woman of making false statements and theft of public money, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan Patrick.  They deliberated for approximately an hour following less than three days of trial convicting Lisa Yvette Coffman. Coffman was a 29-year federal postal employee. She sustained a job-related injury in … Continue reading Taxas News: HOUSTON, Lisa Yvette Coffman, Jury Convicts Former Postal Worker in Fraudulent Scheme

Texas News: Houston Man, FRANK GARDNER Sentenced after Pleading Guilty to Drug Conspiracy

Houston, Texas – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that U. S. District Judge Eldon E. Fallon sentenced FRANK GARDNER, age 54, of Houston, Texas, to 48 months’ imprisonment and one year of supervised release after GARDNER pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute one hundred grams or more of … Continue reading Texas News: Houston Man, FRANK GARDNER Sentenced after Pleading Guilty to Drug Conspiracy

Texas News: HOUSTON, Andrew Craig Sustaita, Former Harris County Deputy Sentenced on Federal Child Pornography Charges

HOUSTON,Texas – A 31-year-old former law enforcement official has been ordered to federal prison for more than 27 years following his convictions of production and possession of child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick. Andrew Craig Sustaita, of Spring, pleaded guilty as charged March 15, 2018. He was previously a Harris County deputy sheriff … Continue reading Texas News: HOUSTON, Andrew Craig Sustaita, Former Harris County Deputy Sentenced on Federal Child Pornography Charges

Texas News: HOUSTON,Dontrey Lamon Eason,Recruiter Charged with Receiving Illegal Kickbacks from Local Pharmacy

HOUSTON,Texas – 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 local Houston pharmacy, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick. Dontrey Lamon Eason turned himself in to law enforcement agents yesterday. He is expected to make his initial … Continue reading Texas News: HOUSTON,Dontrey Lamon Eason,Recruiter Charged with Receiving Illegal Kickbacks from Local Pharmacy