A North Texas man who was accused of molesting children after luring them with a backyard miniature train was killed in the Tarrant County jail.

The Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office confirmed 76-year-old Clinton Don Simpson was attacked by another inmate early Wednesday morning.
The medical examiner’s report states he suffered blunt force injuries to the head. His death was ruled a homicide.

Simpson ran Mr. Don’s Whistle Shop at his home in Keller. He hosted birthday parties and gave children rides on his miniature train.

The R&B group H-Town debuted in 1993 with the classic sexy single “Knockin’ da Boots.” The #1 song would go on to sell more than one million copies as did the H-Town debut album “Fever For Da Flavor.” Other hit songs for H-Town include “Emotions,” “Part Time Lover,” and the group’s version of “Thin Line Between Love and Hate” with Shirley Murdock featured on the track.

Recognizing a 25-year legacy of music, H-Town will be honored as a 2019 inductee into the National Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame.

To celebrate the milestone and honor, H-Town members “Shazam” Conner and “G.I.” Jackson will perform on Friday, Nov. 9 at E2 Ultra Lounge on 16940 Ella Boulevard.

In this day and age of extremes, there are more and more cases of couples going over board to impress their intended, family, and friends with their nuptials and honeymoon. But in some instances, there have been deadly consequences during that grand
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entrance to the wedding or on that honeymoon.

On the Factor to discuss this issue is Amir Valinia, who is into extreme activities from skydiving to scuba diving to snow skiing.

There was definitely a blue wave in Harris County Tuesday night. Hundreds of thousands of people chose to vote straight ticket – 100,000 more Democrats chose that option than Republicans.

The results of that, experienced elected officials like Harris County Judge Ed Emmett was kicked to the curb and replaced by a 27-year-old newcomer. More than 50 Harris County Republican judges were also essentially fired by voters. All not likely because of how they performed on the bench, but because of that “R” behind their name.

On the Factor to talk about this are judges Mike Fields and Marc Carter, both who were replaced Tuesday night.

It was last month when Houston attorney Tony Buzbee announced on Fox 26’s Isiah Factor Uncensored that he is running for Mayor of Houston in the next election cycle.

The announcement sent shockwaves through City Hall and the city of Houston.

Early Wednesday morning after the passage of Proposition B, Buzbee now says he’s willing to help incumbent Mayor Sylvester Turner broker a deal with Houston firefighters.

This comes after Houston voters approved Prop B which gives the men and women of the fire department parity (equivalent) pay with police officers.

Mayor Turner says the city simply can’t afford an annual $100 million budget increase to fund this pay raise for firefighters.

Turner says the move will lead to layoffs that will include city workers along with firefighters.

Meanwhile, Buzbee, who supported the pay increase for firefighters, says he is now willing to help the Mayor negotiate with the men and women he calls heroes.

Read Buzbee’s statement below!

By: Tony Buzbee

He screwed himself due to pride//The results are now in for Prop B: Our current mayor campaigned hard against OUR firefighters in this election—and all they sought was equal pay. Seriously mayor?!?! Of course, now that the voters have spoken in favor of the firefighters, this weak kneed mayor has lost his fool’s errand. You should know, however, that even before this election, this mayor convinced the City Council to authorize in advance up to $1.3 million to pay lawyers—his buddies—to fight our firefighters in court just in the case that they won this election. What the hell?!?!?THIS HAS TO STOP. He should have never pitted our firefighters against the City or against our police force!!! This was a total lack of leadership on his part. Total waste of money. TURN HIM OUT.

I am going to call the mayor tomorrow and strongly encourage him to work out a deal with our firefighters and the city, without a lawsuit. He lost!! I’ve handled more litigation than anyone in this city and I’m willing to step in and personally work this out for the best interests of our city and on behalf of our firefighters, without charge. It is unacceptable that, because of the mayor’s ego, that he pitted our firefighters against our police, and our firefighters against the City. Our mayor did that!! Of course, our mayor has never served in the military or served as a first responder. No offense to him, but he is clueless on the mentality of these heroes. He needs to defuse this situation, now. There is no reason to waste litigation monies or to be so damn vindictive in the way that he has been with our best citizens. Prob B should have never even been on the ballot. Enough!!

Note: A spokesperson for the Proposition B campaign said no comment from Mayor Turner on this issue!

A Georgia mayor says the roughly 30 sex offenders on probation in his city will be held at city hall on Halloween to ensure the safety of local children.

News outlets report Grovetown Mayor Gary E. Jones announced the idea Monday on Facebook saying he wants to detain the offenders for several hours. He says they’ll be supervised by a local police officer and the Georgia Department of Community Supervision, which he says can require offenders report to a specific location.

Jones initially said all sex offenders would be held, but edited the post to refer to those on probation. Jones’ effort has received a mixed community response.

He previously made headlines in 2014 when he was the city’s police chief and required inmates wear hot pink uniforms.

The military spent how much on self warming coffee cups in two years? Over $320,000!

(USA TODAY) An Air Force official admitted the branch’s multiple purchases of coffee cups that break easily and cost $1,280 each “is simply irresponsible,” vowing to pursue ways to fix the mugs instead of continually buying new ones.

Buying and replacing the special mugs, which can reheat liquids aboard air refueling tankers in flight, has cost the Air Force $326,785 since 2016, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson said in a letter.

The letter, dated last Wednesday to Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, came after Grassley questioned “yet another report of wasteful spending in the Department of Defense” in an earlier letter.

In an Oct. 2 correspondence, Grassley asked Wilson about a Fox News report that found a squadron at California’s Travis Air Force base had spent $56,000 on the metal mugs in the past three years alone, which service members kept dropping and shattering.

Tech. Sgt. James Hodgman, a squadron spokesman, explained the problem to Fox News.

“Unfortunately, when dropped, the handle breaks easily leading to the expenditure of several thousand dollars to replace the cups as replacement parts are not available,” he said.

In her response, Wilson explained the cups are designed for use with a 34-year-old fleet, and that decreased parts production along with increased material prices had nearly doubled the cup’s price from $693 in 2016 to $1,280 in 2018.

The Air Force at large has purchased 391 of the cups over the past two years, she said, totaling the $326,785 — an average of $835 per cup.

“You are right to be concerned about the high costs of spare parts, and I remain thankful to have your support in addressing this problem,” said Wilson, detailing a new effort to 3-D print such otherwise costly or irreplaceable parts.

A nightclub party that focuses on relationships, sexuality and tools that promote intimacy will take place on Friday, Oct. 19 at Cle in downtown Houston.

Isiah Carey learns more about the event from organizer Chris Luera, supporters Chris and Tina Martinez, and models Raquel Raquel, Luciana Giraldo and Kyla Smith.

THE 7TH ANNUAL DIWALI FESTIVAL IN SUGAR LAND, TEXAS SATURDAY WITH SPECIAL GUEST GOVERNOR GREG ABBOTT!

SUGAR LAND, Texas (FOX 26) – Diwali is a major holiday for many people in the Houston area and it lasts one week. Homes are decorated, there are fireworks and plenty of food. Followers of Hinduism refer to Diwali as the festival of lights, comparable to Christmas and New Year’s Even rolled into one super holiday.

Arun Verma and Ila Patel preview the 7th Annual Diwali – Dussehra Festival which will take place at Constellation Field in Sugar Land.


If you don’t have plans this coming Sunday morning there will be a big event at Discovery Green. It’s the Annual Aga Khan Foundation Walk-Run in Houston.

The foundation provides support around the world for those who are in need of assistance to get the resources we take for granted here in this country.

Anchor Isiah Carey spoke with Khuram Virani from the Aga Khan Foundation about what the Aga Khan Foundation does and how you can join in on the run and walk this Sunday at Discovery Green.

Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the death of a child at 5401 Rampart about 11:45 a.m. on September 5.

The suspect, Shandricka Nakesha Mack (b/f, 27), is charged with murder and injury to a child-serious bodily injury in the 180th State District Court. She is accused in the death of her daughter, Kaliyah McCowan, 2, of the above address.

A booking photo of Mack is attached to this news release.

HPD Homicide Division Officers K. James and J. Young reported:

HPD officers were flagged down after baby Kaliyah was found unresponsive. While waiting for paramedics to provide medical assistance to Kaliyah, officers noticed external injuries on her younger sister, Kaniyah, 1. Both girls were transported to an area hospital, where Kaliyah was pronounced deceased.

Further investigation determined both girls had been severely beaten by their mother, Mack. She was taken into custody on September 21 and charged for her role in her daughter’s death.