Monthly Archives: October 2016


Montgomery County District Attorney Brett Ligon announced that his office is now accepting applications for the 2017 Citizen Prosecutor Academy. This will be the third class of the citizen’s academy and will provide a behind the scenes look at what goes on in your District Attorney’s Office. This 11-week course will start on January 23rd and conclude with a graduation ceremony for participants on April 10th.

The District Attorney’s Office is at the forefront of protecting the community and holding criminals 

accountable. During this course, participants will hear from prosecutors and investigators on a variety of topics, 

including murder investigations, human trafficking, Grand Jury, internet crimes against children, and the 

anatomy of a criminal jury trial. The tentative course schedule is as follows*:

Week 1: January 23 Academy Overview & Welcoming Remarks

Week 2: January 30 The Criminal Justice Process

Week 3: February 6 Anatomy of a Jury Trial 

Week 4: February 13 Crimes Against Children 

Week 5: February 27 Family Violence/ Human Trafficking

Week 6: March 6 Vehicular Crimes / No Refusal Program

Week 7: March 13 White Collar/ Asset Forfeiture

Week 8: March 20 Major Offenders/ Drugs

Week 9: March 27 Public Integrity/ Officer Involved Shootings

Week 10: April 3

Week 11: April 10

Internet Crimes Against Children/ Cybercrime

Law Enforcement Q&A/ Graduation Ceremony

*There will be no session on February 20 due to official county holiday.

Brett Ligon (District Attorney): “I am really excited to kick off our 3rd annual Academy so that more citizens 

of Montgomery County can get a closer look at what we are doing each day to keep our County safe. This 

program continues to be a fun and educational experience for anyone who is looking to learn more about how a 

district attorney’s office fits in the criminal justice process. We are continuously growing and have the best 

DA’s Office in the State; I can’t wait for this new class to see why.” 

Those wishing to apply should visit and click on ‘Citizen Prosecutor Academy.’

Applications will be accepted for this first class until November 18, 2016. All applicants must be 18 years of 

age to apply and will undergo a criminal background check. For more information, those interested can send an 

email to

Contacts: Tiana Sanford 936-539-7800

Sheri Culberson 936-539-7800


The Factor has learned the future of sports could be on the chopping block at San Jacinto College.
We’ve obtained an email from the school’s Chancellor to the employees saying the Board of Trustees will have a major vote on November 7, 2016.  

They will decide if they will discontinue the college’s men’s and women’s basketball program along with the men’s soccer and women’s volleyball program. 
In a statement to the Factor the school said the school must stay true to its mission of focusing on the students and their success.  

A spokesperson said the sports programs have been just too expensive and is unsustainable.  

If the board votes to end sports that will take place in May 2018. 

Full Statement from San Jacinto College: 

The San Jacinto College Board of Trustees will vote onMonday, November 7, whether or not to discontinue operating competitive athletics in four sports – men’s and women’s basketball, men’s soccer, and women’s volleyball – effective May 2018. The Board has determined that the priority for the College needs to stay true to its mission around student success and we must focus our resources on the entire student population’s educational goals and to insure the greatest positive impact on our entire student population.  Sustainability of athletics operating costs and the required facilities needs have increased to a level that is no longer sustainable. Should the vote pass, we will honor our commitments to our current and incoming student-athletes. We will also work with our coaches and related athletic staff to discuss their future plans and transitional opportunities that will meet the needs of our broader student population.


Houston rapper Lil Keke invited a group of friends, fans, and family to a private event near downtown Houston Wednesday night. 

Keke unveiled his latest release called the Da Don at the listening party. 

The album is now available on all platforms to the public for sale. 

Keke thanked those who attended the event for coming out and supporting him throughout his career. 

Houston rapper Slim Thug wants to do more than just give out turkeys to those in need for the holidays.

The businessman and entertainer wants to build on the future by educating and mentoring young people. 

Thursday night Slim launched the Boss Life Foundation. 

The goal of the non-profit will be to provide scholarships for young people in the community as well as guide them through life’s adversities using mentors. 

That effort began with a private rooftop event in The Heights where guests not only dined on barbecue and drinks but were asked to give back as well. 

If you missed the event there are several sponsorship packages available for those who are interested in giving back. 

For more information follow the link below for details:


Rusty Hardin will hold a press conference in his offices at 2pm today.


Mr. Hardin intends to release emails that show that the ads attacking Devon Anderson and featuring the mother of the victim held on a material witness bond are incredibly misleading. The ads fail to account for the prosecutor’s desperate attempt to find someone to safely take custody of the young woman. The ads do not explain that this happened because the victim’s mother kicked her daughter out of her home and refused to let her live with her during the pendency of the trial.


The emails will show that the prosecutor was certain that a serial rapist was going to rape again.  The mother is now suing this prosecutor, the Harris County’s DA’s office, and attacking Devon Anderson in a partisan political ad. But the mother could have easily prevented her daughter’s unfortunate travail by heeding the prosecutor’s request that she let her daughter stay with her during the trial.



It’s a big night for country music in Houston tonight. 

The Country Music Association of Texas is putting on their annual awards show tonight at 7 pm in Katy, Texas.  

The event celebrates the best in country music around the state of Texas. 

Some of the categories that will be announced tonight… best singer, songwriter, and entertainer of the year to name just a few. 

The third annual event will be held at Mo’s live entertainment venue in Katy. 


Three area Houston families are now homeowners. 

This after the families were chosen by JG Hollins Builders and Boss Life Construction… 

Boss Life is a company owned by Houston rapper Slim Thug. 

The families were chosen after rigorous screening and completing a home buyer’s program. 

They were also given their down payment on the homes ending a cycle of renting.  

They all received keys to their new front doors Tuesday. 



Crime Stoppers of Houston Offers Up to $5,000 cash reward!


(HOUSTON, TX) – The FBI Violent Crime Task Force is releasing photographs of a woman who robbed a Houston area First Convenience Bank while wearing dangling earrings on Monday.  Investigators are hoping someone recognizes the woman or her earrings.  Crime Stoppers of Houston is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the female bank robber.  Bank surveillance photographs are attached at the end of the press release.       


At about 3:37 p.m., the woman entered the bank and handed a teller a threatening note demanding money.  No weapon was seen by witnesses.  The robber fled the store in an unknown direction after receiving an undisclosed amount of cash.  No one was physically hurt during the robbery.    


The bank robber is described as a middle-aged Hispanic female, approximately 5’1” – 5’6” tall with a heavy build.  She wore a black t-shirt, jean shorts, black baseball cap with white trim, and long dangling earrings.         


Crime Stoppers of Houston is offering up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification and arrest of this bank robber.  If you have any information, please call the Crime Stoppers tip line at 713-222-TIPS (8477) or the FBI Houston Field Office at (713) 693-5000. Text TIP610 plus your tip to CRIMES (274637) or visit  Tips may also be submitted to Crime Stoppers through the Crime Stoppers of Houston app which can be downloaded at the app store for both iPhone and android devices.  All tipsters remain anonymous.


Kathleen McKinley, Kat Adams, and Chris Tririco

Mish Guillory, Charles Adams, and Jalelah Ahmed

Angela Box and Mary Benton

Trevia McCurdy

Ronald Green

Willie D

Sammy Valdez

Rob Wright

Carmen Roe and the gang

Ben Simon and Al Simon

Marcus Bowers, ME, and Warren Broadnax

Tony Buzbee and Willie D

Jalelah Ahmed and Ben Simon

It was another great night as friends came out to celebrate the birthdays of Mary Benton and yours truly. 

We held the last and final birthday party Thursday night at La Colonial in the River Oaks Shopping district. 

Here are some of the photos of the guests who attended the event! 


Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson,  Olympic great Carl Lewis, and Prairie View City Councilman Jonathan Miller who was tasered by police all on the #IsiahFactor this Friday night at 9 PM on #Fox26

House where sexual assault allegedly took place 

An arrest warrant has been put out for a Spring man who investigators say sexually assaulted a young girl his son once fancied in elementary school.

Harris County court records show once in custody 37 year old Derwin Demonise Toliver will be charged with two counts of sexual assault of a child under 17 years old.  

According to the probable cause Toliver’s son once tried to date the now 15 year old female when she was in the fifth grade.  
But that young girl’s parents told Toliver to keep his son away from their daughter.

However, investigators say Toliver later started texting and meeting the young girl on her bus stop while bringing her breakfast.  

Harris County deputies say he eventually took her to his home on Brookgate Drive where he sexually assaulted her. 

A warrant has been issued for Toliver’s arrest by the Harris County Sheriff’s office!