On Friday, November14, 2014, at approximately 5:00AM, a Deputy with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division noticed a suspicious vehicle in the area of 9595 Six Pines Drive,in The Woodlands. 

The vehicle was occupied by three individuals and was witnessed drivingslowly in front of a closed business, the Michael Kors store.  The patrol division received a CrimeStoppers’ tip that two to three males were reportedly on their way from the Dallas area, planning to burglarize a Michael Kors store. 

The vehicle was then witnessed driving around the plaza before parking in front of the business.  The driverwas witnessedexiting the vehicle wearing gloves, a hooded sweatshirt, and a bandana over his face.  The driver approached the front of the closed store, looked inside of the store, before returning to his vehicle.  
The Deputy called for additional units to respond to the location. 

Additional units arrived on location and all three occupants of the vehicle were identified.  When Deputies arrived, all three males had masks and gloves in their immediate areainside the vehicleand the trunk of the vehicle was open with a large piece of broken concrete inside.  All three suspects were from the Dallas area.

Property Crimes Detectives were called to the location.  After an investigation, all three males were arrested and charged with attempted burglary of a building and engaging in organized crime.  The investigation is currently on going.   
Arrested Subjects:
Carlos Rodgers,(DOB 07/12/1981)
Roger Ray Wilson, (DOB 07/23/1966)
C.J. Spratt, (DOB 05/17/1977)


Employees at the University of Houston say it feels like the Grinch is running the campus when it comes to holiday bonuses.

The employees at the school say because many of them haven’t received a raise in two years administration has decided to hand out a stipend or holiday bonus this week.

The amount given to employees who make under $50,000 a year maxes out at $1500.

However, those workers who say they may owe as little as $10 for a parking ticket on campus won’t get a bonus.

The Factor has obtained an internal memo from the school saying anyone who has outstanding debt with he University of Houston won’t get the bonus.


Those workers say even when they tried to pay the amount they owe they were told no they still won’t be able to get the bonus and the administration is standing by its position.

That left some calling those in charge the Grinch who stole their bonuses.   

We placed a call to the school’s communications director and we’re still waiting on a response.  

University of Houston reverses policy:
University of Houston Statement:

Higher education, nationwide, is under pressure to find more efficient ways of operation. While the University of Houston experienced record-breaking enrollment this year, the academic budget year runs a year behind. The funding associated with the current enrollment increase will come in September of 2015. Accordingly, the enrollment dip experienced last year has an impact this year. As a result, the University did not award across-the-board or merit increases this year.

With limited resources available, the administration assembled a faculty and staff team, with representatives from both the Faculty Senate and Staff Council, to address ways to reallocate resources. This team established as its top priority the creation of a one-time bonus of $1,500 for all faculty and staff earning less than $50,000, with distribution to take place as soon as possible.

A total of 1,535 employees are receiving this bonus. An additional 150 employees are eligible to receive the one-time funding, but have been excluded in the first round of the award because University policy prohibits awarding bonuses to employees with delinquent University debt, until the debt is paid in full (MAPP 02.01.01, Provision 6C).

In the interest of fairness, the University is implementing a two-week extension for these 150 employees, who owe the University an average of $440. If they clear their debts with the University within this timeframe, their eligibility for the one-time $1,500 bonus will be reconsidered. The University will notify these employees by email on Monday, providing details and instructions on how they can become eligible for the bonus consideration.

Richard Bonnin
Executive Director of Media Relations
and Digital Programming
University of Houston

Roman Forest Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a pair of young males who were caught on home security video as they
committed a burglary around 1:40 a.m. Tuesday, November 11.

The burglars targeted a Roman Forest residence where they burglarized a vehicle parked next to the garage before entering an adjacent storage room and removing a firearm (a rifle) in a black case.

The video security system is designed to capture images in light or dark conditions. Because it was dark at the time of the burglary, the colors are obscured. However, some facial features are clearly visible at times along with the burglars’ body structure and movement. Roman Forest Police Chief feels certain the
suspects would be easily recognizable to people who know them. “Vehicle Burglaries are common in the area, but most can be prevented by simply locking the vehicle,” Chief Stephen Carlisle said.

“This residence was equipped with an alarm and security system that gathered valuable information for investigators, but it is still important to secure valuables.”

“I will not tolerate the violation of the personal space of the citizens of Roman Forest, and will use every
resource available to catch those who victimize our residents,” he said.

“I’m asking everyone to view the security video and share it on social media if possible, in the hopes that these young men will be quickly
identified and stopped be fore someone else becomes a victim.”

Anyone with information regarding the identities of the burglars is asked to contact
Chief Stephen Carlisle at 281-399-8182 ext. 105, or by email at Your identity will remain anonymous.


Colder Air Moving Into Southeast Texas Today…
A Strong Cold Front Has Moved Through The Area Today Allowing Temperatures To Fall Into The 50s. Temperatures Will Continue To Fall And Low Temperatures Thursday Morning Will Fall Into The 30s Over Much Of The Region. Some Guidance Is Showing Freezing Temperatures For Our Northern Counties Thursday Morning But Given The Clouds And Winds Have Held Off On Freezing Temperatures For Now.
The Coldest Morning Of The Season Is Expected On Friday As High Pressure Settles Over The Southern Plains. Areas North Of A Brenham To Woodlands To Liberty Line Will Likely See Freezing Temperatures For Six To Eight Hours. Areas North Of A Caldwell To Livingston Line Could See Temperatures In The Upper 20s. Further South Parts Of Rural Brazoria… Matagorda… And Fort Bend Counties Could See Freezing Temperatures Friday Morning For An Hour Or So. A Freeze Warning Will Likely Be Required Friday Morning.
The Unseasonably Cold Weather Will Persist Through The Weekend With Only Slight Warming For Saturday And Sunday. A Developing Storm System Will Bring A Good Chance Of Rain To The Coast Late Saturday Into Early Sunday.


Houston talk show host and radio personality Michael Berry is at it again.

He’s using Veteran’s Day to raise money for those men and women of the service who have been affected by Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.


Berry has decided to donate 100% of his sells at the Redneck Country Club today only to the PTSD Foundation of America.

It was back in September when Berry raised another $200,000 for the organization using his radio platform and nightclub.  


The battle to keep a Kroger fuel station out of the Woodlands has been lost by the residents who objected to the facility being built by the grocery store chain.

This comes more than a year after Kroger reps told residents they would find an alternate location rather than on Kuykendahl and Bay Bridge in Alden Bridge subdivision.

Those who live in the area say the 24 hour fuel station will bring too much traffic and put the safety of children at risk who attend a nearby school.

However, despite the promise to look elsewhere for a location, Kroger has decided to move forward with their construction plans saying the company could not find another suitable location.

Here’s the statement released by Kroger:

For many years, Kroger has searched for an appropriate property in The Woodlands for a fuel center, so that our customers can benefit from our Fuel Reward Program, which helps customers save money. Across the country, it is our most popular customer perk. We announced plans to build a fuel center at Kuykendahl and Bay Branch in late 2012, but we responded to community concerns and committed to researching alternative properties. Since then, we have explored many retail lots and no property proved feasible. We have continued to receive feedback from customers who were eagerly anticipating a fuel center in The Woodlands and have been waiting for almost two additional years. A traffic light was recently installed at the intersection, which has eased congestion in the area. After much deliberation, we are resuming our plans to build on the property and we will remain faithful to the promises made to the community last year regarding security, preservation of greenery, and product selection. As the original grocer in The Woodlands, we look forward to finally fulfilling our promise to give our local customers a Kroger Fuel Center.


An effort to feed the homeless in downtown Houston has been killed again…

This is after Houston City Councilman Michael Kubosh collected 34,000 signatures to challenge the current city ordinance in an election that would’ve been slated for 2015.  


It bans Houstonians from giving food to more than five people without city approval.  

The signatures collected by Kubosh came up about short according to the City Secretary’s office.  


Needless to say Councilman Kubosh is hot and says his effort to make it legal to feed the homeless without a permit is not over just yet. 


The attorney representing Grammy nominated gospel singer James Fortune has asked the courts to allow him to see his children while a criminal case and CPS investigation are underway.

Two weeks ago Fortune was arrested after allegations he assaulted his wife Cheryl Fortune.  

As part of his bond conditions Fortune could not have any contact with his wife Cheryl and their four children.  


Now Fortune’s attorney Dorian Cotlar has filed a motion to allow Fortune to have supervised visits with his children.  

This is while Cotlar says the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services is also investigating singer and his children to determine if they have been harmed.  

Fortune is set to be in court on November 19th.  


Criminal District Attorney Jack Roady announced today that a total of seven DWI arrests were processed through the No Refusal operations based on Galveston Island during last weekend’s Lone Star Rally No Refusal program.

This is a decrease over the last several years. “This year’s Rally weekend total is a dramatic decrease over those of the last two years,” Roady stated.

“2013 saw 17 No Refusal DWI arrests, while 2012 saw eleven such arrests during the weekend. We’re glad to see so many of the Rally participants
choosing to ride sober. And, we give thanks to all of
Galveston County’s men and women in law enforcement who worked hard over the long weekend to keep the riders and citizens safe.”

For the seven DWI cases processed through the No Refusal operations, blood samples
were collected and will be submitted for analysis at the Department of Public Safety’s
Crime Lab. Law enforcement


The man dubbed by law enforcement as the L.A. Bandit is suspected of robbing the Bank of America at 5610 Broadway Boulevard in Garland, Texas on November 4, 2014.

The suspect entered the bank and verbally demanded cash from the bank teller. The subject’s actions were aggressive, but no one was physically injured. After receiving an undisclosed amount of cash, he fled the location on foot.


The suspect is described as a black male with a goatee, believed to be in his 30s, approximately 6’1” tall, with a large build. He wore a dark hooded sweatshirt, jeans, and a dark baseball cap with buttons or rivets on the sides.

The suspect is considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Dallas Field Office of the FBI at 972-559-5000 or your local police department.


Defendant who committed multiple armed robberies sentenced to six 99 year sentences. On November 6, 2014, Justin Maurice Harris was sentenced by Judge Michael Seiler after pleading guilty in the 435th District Court in Montgomery County to six counts of Aggravated Robbery, arising out of two robberies at McDonald’s restaurants in The Woodlands, Texas on October 4, 2013, and October 11, 2013.

Mr. Harris and his accomplices yielded semi-automatic pistols when they jumped through the drive thru windows at two separate McDonalds in The Woodlands. Upon entering the restaurants they pointed their weapons at employees and demanded money and access to the safe. During one of the robberies they shot multiple rounds at civilian witnesses who followed them to try to get their license plate number.

Detectives with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department Major Crimes Division investigated the case and worked with the Houston Police Department Gang Unit and Robbery Unit to develop Justin Harris as a suspect. The defendant’s cell phone records and ballistics from the bullets recovered from the scene linked Justin Harris to the robberies after he was arrested in Harris County in possession of the gun used in the Montgomery County robberies. Officers with the Houston Police Department were able to identify Justin Harris from surveillance video collected from McDonalds.

During the punishment hearing Mr. Harris admitted being involved in selling drugs, being a gang member, committing multiple other robberies, and being present at multiple shooting incidents. Since Mr. Harris used a firearm in the commission of this felony he will not be eligible for parole until he serves half of his 99 year sentence. The six 99 year sentences will run concurrently.

The case was investigated by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department Major Crimes Division, the Houston Police Department Gang Unit, and the Houston Police Department Robbery Unit.

Shanna Redwine (Prosecutor): “This sentence sends a very strong message that if you commit a violent crime in Montgomery County you will be punished accordingly. I appreciate all of the hard work of law enforcement in bringing Mr. Harris to justice.”

Investigators need the public’s help in identifying and locating two armed suspects who robbed at gunpoint a northwest Harris County nail salon on Thursday afternoon. One employee was shot.

It happened at around 2:45 pm on Thursday, Nov. 6, at the Red’s Nails Salon located at 13123 Veterans Memorial Drive.

According to witnesses, two armed suspects walked into the nail salon demanding money from the customers and employees.

One of the employees refused to give her purse to one of the suspects and when he managed to take it from her, she ran after the suspect. That’s when the second armed robber shot her in the back.

The employee was taken by helicopter to the hospital. At last check she was listed in critical condition.

The two suspects fled on foot.

Suspect #1 was wearing a red hoody, dark jeans, and black underwear. He was seen with a gun tucked in his underwear prior to entering the business.

Suspect #2 was wearing a gray hoody, dark jeans and a ‘beanie’ cap on his head.

They were seen talking to two other suspects driving an older model white, Dodge Durango just before the robbery.

You can see video of the suspects here:

Anyone with information about the suspects’ identity and/or location is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for any information that leads to the filing of felony charges or arrest of wanted fugitives. All tipsters remain anonymous.

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