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I call this the worst behavior of the week and it happened election night during a prayer at a very public place…

Three local tv reporters found themselves both verbally and physically attacked by Republican supporters Tuesday night during election coverage at City Centre….

The first reporter was physically attacked by a guy who was angry because that reporter happened to have been live during a prayer at Lt.  Governor Elect Dan Patrick’s watch party at the Norris Conference Centre.

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A second reporter was repeatedly shouted at because she was also live during that prayer.

A third female tv reporter was also called a fuckng bitch by another party attendant while the prayer was still going on because that person said the reporter didn’t respect the prayer…that’s after that female reporter tried to stop the attack on her coworker by the other watch party attendant.
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This is behavior that is totally unacceptable for a group of people who want others to stop and respect a prayer. What these idiots don’t realize is as reporters we can’t just stop talking live on the air because there is a prayer underway. We can lower our voices a bit but there is no dead air allowed  in the middle of a live report. 

The actions of these watch party attendants was way out of line and hand especially during a prayer. Shame on them AND I RECOMMEND THEY READ THE BIBLE AND EXAMINE THE PART ABOUT NOT HARMING YOUR FELLOW MAN.

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Vera Bumpers is METRO’s first female promoted to all levels of command at MPD. She is also the first African-American to serve as Chief of Police.

Vera Bumpers joined METRO before the agency had a police force. “I started in 1981 and at that time, it was a security department,” said Bumpers. “There were no more than 30 of us; like a little family. It was overwhelming for me coming to a big city; I came right out of college.”

The San Antonio native earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Texas State University – the same institution where former MPD Chief and now President & CEO Tom Lambert attended. The two were university colleagues at the time, but didn’t cross paths until the two joined METRO. 

Bumpers received her graduate degree from Prairie View A&M University and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy. 

Over her 30-plus year career at METRO, trail blazer Bumpers has held posts at every level of command – and was the first female to do so – officer, sergeant, lieutenant, captain and assistant police chief.

“I went into law enforcement to help and protect, be involved in the community, bring change and uphold the law,” said Bumpers. “I’ve been able to do that for our transit customers, our employees and the public. I look forward to my new role and I hope to be as instrumental in the development of future leaders at MPD as the agency has in my career.”

As police chief, Bumpers plans to turn her focus on:

CommunicationCooperationCommitment

Bumpers replaces Tim Kelly as chief. Kelly now has a new role at METRO.

“Bumpers has been a dedicated employee, and will ensure we stay focused on providing a safe and secure system” said Tim Kelly, METRO’s Executive Vice President of Operations, Public Safety & Customer Service.  

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Some members of the law enforcement community are angry after claims a recently slain Harris County Deputy is being victimized in death.

Ray Hunt with the Houston Police Officers’ Union says a local organization has made attempts to collect money on behalf of Harris County Deputy Jesse Valdez’s surving family members.

Valdez’s funeral was held Tuesday morning where about two thousand people were in attendance.

We placed a call to the organization in question and a person who answered the phone denied any attempts to collect money on behalf of Deputy Valdez’s family.

If you are interested in donating to the family of any slain officers Hunt recommends the organization The 100 Club of Houston.

Valdez was killed last week after a suspected drunk driver slammed into his patrol unit.

He was a single father.

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Last week, Chris Brown claimed to be a new, more peaceful man. But it seems like he’s still got a fire in his belly for beefs because he recently blasted “The Real” starsAdrienne Bailon and Tamar Braxton for weighing in on his relationship with Karrueche Tran.

Durign a recent segment of “The Real,” Braxton and Bailon spoke about Inter-Friend-tions, which is when friends intervene when they see you repeating the same mistakes, and they examined Brown and Tran’s relationship, with Bailon claiming that Tran’s friends aren’t “real” because they allow her to stay in a dysfunctional relationship.

Well, when Brown got word of the segment, he wasn’t pleased at all and he proceeded to blast Bailon and Braxton in a now-deleted Instagram post.

BROWN’S INSTAGRAM POST:

“BRING THAT A– HERE BOY” ADRIENNE BAILON…. You ole trout mouth a– b—-. U tried it. Won’t u the same b—- that was f—— wit married men? U also was keeping up with the Kardashians! U can’t talk about relationship goals when u don’t even have life goals. Ain’t you a cheetah girl? Last time u was important n—– was riding spinners and wearing 6x talk Ts. You the same b—- having threesomes like the rest of these h—. U tried it too Tamara Braxton. U take the role of the ugly sister. It’s always the people wit no career that talk all the s—. Dat plastic surgery f—– yo face up. B—- look like she always saying “huh”? Muppet face a–! #basicb—-problems #thotiannas I don’t even need a photo for Tamar, that b—- is beat in every photo! #icanmakeabrokeb—-richbutidontf—witbrokeb——” Brown captioned the photo.

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Montgomery County prosecutors confirm jury selection got underway Monday in the trial of State Representative Ron Reynolds.

He was indicted in March of 2013 on barratry charges.

Essentially it’s ambulance chasing.

Reynolds was indicted with several others accused of paying kickbacks to another defendant for finding traffic accident cases in Montgomery County.

The state rep, who’s up for re-election, faces ten felony charges in the case.

Prosecutors also say he did not accept a plea agreement that was on the table back in October.

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There’s no word how long the trial will last in Conroe.

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On October 28, 2014, 9th District Court Judge Kelly Case sentenced James Mitchell Helfer (37 years old) of Magnolia, Texas, to five (5)
years Deferred Adjudication after he pled guilty to the 3rd degree felony offense of Possession of Child Pornography.

This sentence means that if Helfer completes the terms of his probation during the five year period, he will not have a
conviction for this charge on his criminal record. In addition to the deferred probation, Judge Case did not impose a fine of any kind and will allow Helfer to freely travel throughout the United States for work. Judge Case also allowed Helfer
unrestricted access to computers if needed for work. Helfer faced up to ten years in prison for this offense.

On June 6, 2013, an Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Investigator received information that child
pornography was being downloaded at an address located in Magnolia, Texas. The Investigator monitored the IP
address and requested a search warrant from District Court Judge Lisa Michalk on August 7, 2013.

A search warrant
was executed on August 8, 2013 at this same residence, which belonged to Helfer. Through the examination of Helfer’s
computer that was obtained during the search warrant, the investigators discovered the child pornography was hidden
behind a virus cleaning icon. After a complete review of the computer, a Department of Homeland Security Forensic
Analyst discovered fifty (50) videos of child pornography. Many of the videos displayed pre-teen children (as young as
10 years of age) being sexually penetrated by adult males. Helfer also possessed videos of children being directed by an
adult male to give each other oral sex and to penetrate each other with sexual devices. Some of the videos lasted
around 30 minutes in duration.

During the investigation, Helfer confessed that he would often masturbate while watching these videos. In
addition, it was discovered that Helfer had installed image/video “wiping software” on his computer which gave the
defendant the ability to wipe any evidence off of the computer at any time.

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It’s a dying breed but this independent / family owned and operated movie theater is still chugging right along in Hempstead.

The Hempstead Theater was opened back in 1978 and in 2008 Tina Fehrenbach and her husband purchased it.

They didn’t see the one screen 200 seat theater as just a business transaction but taking position of a town treasure.

The movie house is open to the public Thursdays thru Sundays with two showings each night.

The rest of the week it’s opened for private events.  And with a $65,000 donation from an anonymous donor they can broadened their catalog of movies using DVDs with the new state of the art digital projector.

Gone are the days of the big reel to reel.

Now showing at Henderson Theater is the movie the Judge…like we said one movie at a time but don’t expect any slasher films.

The owners say it’s more of a family facility that’s why the prices are affordable…tell me a theater where you can get a lemonade for a dollar.

Location:

Hempstead Theater
740 12th Street
Hempstead, Texas
77445
(979) 826-2981
Movie Showtimes

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The Life Center church has been busy giving back in the community.

The Houston church, under the leadership of Pastor James Winston, has not only provided food for low income Houstonians but the religious organization has also put a shelter in place for the homeless.

They continue their effort with the completion of the organization’s 5th dorm.

Here’s more about the Life Center:

There are approximately 20,000 Homeless people in the City of Houston and there is no indication that the number is diminishing. With depressing forces at work in our nation’s urban areas, the records of violent death continue to be broken. Hence, our name “The Life Center.” To be Homeless and without shelter is a frightening situation that often appears insurmountable. It’s an endless cycle driving them deeper into despair. The cycle can be broken.  We began The Life Center to break that cycle. With your help we can make a difference. We provide Homeless people with a place to come home to, food to sustain them, clothing to keep them warm, job counseling, a mailing address, Spiritual Guidance, a Computer Literacy Program and even a Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Program to help them overcome destructive addictions as they learn to cope with life.

One of our primary goals is to provide temporary shelter for up to 70 of Houston’s Homeless and most destitute, and after the completion of our new “Life Center’s Hope Village”, the plan is to have enough sleep space for 200. While at The Life Center, they will receive the services listed and also be referred to other agencies, ones that can assist them with getting proper identification, also agencies that help with employment, in an effort to give them opportunity to escape the cycle of life on the streets. But we can’t achieve this alone. We need your support. The Life Center has not received any Government grants as of yet.

The Life Center Vision began in 1989 and is a 501c3 non-profit, faith based Christian Organization. Located on Old Yale St., close to the Independence Heights area of Houston and the historical Acres Homes, we are ideally positioned to make a difference. Our present facilities include three living areas and a separate Multi – Purpose Facility that can be used for educational classes, meetings and motivational sessions, and Chapel with the ability to support our community and make a visible difference. We have a total of 10 facilities and room to grow. The Life Center operates as a 24–hour refuge for those who are in need. There is also a 90-day Rehabilitation Program. There is an on-site Director and an outreach team. We have a non-discrimination policy.

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It will be a first for a group of recovering substance abusers and former prostitutes in Houston.

The Factor has learned Kathryn Griffin Grinan,  founder of the Been There Done That program, is taking at least a dozen of her program participants to the polls to vote for the first time in their lives.
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Grinan says it’s part of their civic duty and it will also help the women integrate back into society as responsible adults.

The group will meet noon Wednesday at 1201 Franklin in downtown Houston and walk to the voting site together.

Grinan says her goal will not be to influence any of the women on which way to vote but just to vote.

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Everything old is new again and you can say the same for name calling.

That will be the case when it comes to the term ‘snitch’ used to negatively describe Houston rapper Troy Birklett aka Lil Troy.

This comes as Ozone Magazine founder / publisher Julia Beverly plans to release a biography on Houston legend Chad Butler aka Pimp C.

The book, which is scheduled to hit stores in 2015, could also contain references to court records.

One particular document posted by Beverly on Twitter last week lists Birklett as someone who has been helpful to state and federal investigators in the prosecution of drug dealers.

Beverly then writes you ever wondered why Pimp C called Lil Troy a snitch.

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The hip hop writer has also seen some controversy on Twitter since announcing the biography.

Many attacked her for not donating a portion of the profits from the book to the children of Butler.

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Julia Beverly of Ozone Magazine

However, after a very public battle Beverly said she had an agreement with Pimp C’S mother to give an undisclosed share to the children.

It will definitely be a highly anticipated release.

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The Medina County Sheriff’s Office is searching for Anne Wilson, diagnosed with a Cognitive Impairment, white, female, 75 years old, DOB 5/12/39, 5’ 3”, 100 lbs, white hair, blue eyes, wearing a button-up shirt with tank top, black slacks & black sneakers.

The senior citizen was last seen at 9:00 am, 10/26/14 at 730 CR 3821, San Antonio, TX, driving a white, 2012 Honda Accord with TX License Plate BDC 8722.

Law enforcement officials believe this senior citizen’s disappearance poses a credible threat to her own health and safety.

If you have any information regarding this missing senior citizen, contact the Medina County Sheriff’s Office at 830-741-6153.

News Media Point of Contact is Medina County Sheriff’s Office at 830-741-6150.