John Wayne Ferguson

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Hi Charlotte,

As we understand it, the health district is notifying city's first responders about the address of positive diagnoses, so if they have to respond they're prepared.

In some cities, it appears that information has gone from the responders to the city's political or…


There is a copy of the order attached to this article. In you're reading on a desktop, it's right underneath the headline


Christopher, what neighborhood are you in?


Hi Sandra, I'm certainly try to provide clear information about what's happening with COVID-19 as I write articles. This one in particular was filed about 6 p.m. yesterday. The story you shared is from this morning.

You're correct there are cases outside of quarantined holding areas…


John Wayne Ferguson commented on New judge takes over federal court in Galveston

Hi Ron, Judge Hanks will still be a judge in Houston. One of the other effects of the number of appointments being made is that judges won't have to split time between multiple courts, like Hanks was doing before Brown's appointment.


John Wayne Ferguson commented on County to back out of opioid negotiating group

Hi Mary, the statistic is the rate per 100 people. So in any group of 100 people in 2008, you would statistically find 99 prescriptions.

It is possible for a single person with multiple prescriptions to be reflected in those statistics.


John Wayne Ferguson commented on A monkey is on the lam in Santa Fe, police believe

Hi Josh, there are a lot of rumors and confusion flying around right now. I'm told the initial call came in as a "chimpanzee" but without an in-person sighting, no one is confirming that.

There is a difference between apes, like chimps, and monkeys, and I'll update my rep…


I'm happy to clarify.

Neely has two attorneys, one for his criminal trespassing charge and Mr. Crump, a civil attorney.

His criminal attorney and the Galveston County District Attorney's Office do have copies of the body camera recordings because it's evi…


Can you tell me what street you live on? Call me at 409-683-5226 or email


John Wayne Ferguson commented on Galveston County still growing, but not as quickly

Thanks for pointing that out. More context has been added. The 2018 population was 337,890.