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30 Years - No Parole for Child Molester
On September 13, 2016, a 45-year-old former Fort Bend ISD elementary school teacher and band instructor was sentenced to 30 years in prison for sexually abusing a child. Kenyan Dahomey Rodgers was sentenced to 30 years in prison for Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Young Child or Children after pleading guilty to the indictment. He also received a 25-year prison sentence in Harris County for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child involving the same child. The sentences will run concurrently.
Posted Date: 9/21/2016
2017 Adopted Budget
Posted Date: 9/15/2016
Countywide Vote Centers
Fort Bend County has adopted a countywide Polling Place Program. On Election Day eligible voters may cast a ballot at any polling location.
Posted Date: 9/15/2016
General Election
November 8, 2016
Posted Date: 9/12/2016 7:00 PM
DOJ Certified Juvenile Detention Center as PREA Compliant
The Center was found to be in compliance with all 41 of the PREA standards. We are only the eighth County operated juvenile facility in the State of Texas to be certified.
Posted Date: 9/2/2016
Required Identification for Voting in Person
On August 10, 2016, a federal district court entered an order changing the voter identification requirements for all elections held in Texas after August 10, 2016 until further notice.
Posted Date: 8/22/2016
Velasquez Pleads to 25 Years in Prison for Attacking Woman and Park Ranger
Miguel Angel Velasquez was convicted of Aggravated Assault on a Public Servant and Sexual Assault on July 12, 2016 after pleading guilty to both charges. The 27-year old Houston man appeared before 400th District Court Judge Maggie Jaramillo and was sentenced to a 25- year prison term in an agreement with prosecutors. The charges stemmed from an attack on a City of Houston Park Ranger, who risked his life to stop a sexual assault at a Houston park situated in Fort Bend County.
Posted Date: 7/20/2016
Fort Bend County Historical Commission Recognized by State
Today, County Judge Bob Hebert recognized Fort Bend County volunteer historians and preservationists for their efforts in 2015.
Posted Date: 7/5/2016 4:00 PM
Fort Bend County Introduces New Mobile App
The new app allows citizens to report a concern to Fort Bend County officials from their mobile device, tablet or desktop computer.
Posted Date: 7/1/2016 2:00 PM
Electronic Filing of Criminal Cases Mandated
The Court of Criminal Appeals of Texas has mandated electronic filing of criminal cases effective July 1, 2017
Posted Date: 6/30/2016
20 Years for Counterfeit Credit Card Manufacturer
Osdanay Gascon, a counterfeit credit card manufacturer, was sentenced to 20 years prison on June 20, 2016 by Judge Chad Bridges of the 240th District Court.
Posted Date: 6/29/2016