On August 17, 2017, in the 359th District Court of Montgomery County, Texas, with Judge Kathleen Hamilton presiding, a jury found Jeffrey Michael McDonough guilty of two counts of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child.  On Friday, August 18, the same jury sentenced him to Life in prison for each case.  McDonough’s trial began Monday, August 14, 2017. Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child under the age of 14 is a first degree felony, carrying with it a punishment range of 5 years up to 99 years or Life in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.  

McDonough met the victim (who was then 12 years old) and her mother during the Summer of 2014, and McDonough began a dating relationship with the victim’s mother. McDonough eventually moved into the home with the Victim and her mother in February of 2015.  A teacher of the victim testified that she observed physical and emotional changes in the Victim during this time—going from a happy, giving, friendly girl in the Fall Semester of 2014 into an angry, reserved unfriendly person during the Spring Semester of 2015, and drastically cutting and changing the color of her hair. The victim’s mother testified that she also noticed a changes in the victim’s behavior, and that the victim was suddenly experiencing sleeplessness and nightmares. After requesting to go live with her father near Dallas in the summer of 2015, the victim finally broke her silence and told a family friend that she had been “raped” by the Defendant.

Subsequent outcries to Children’s Safe Harbor employees and law enforcement revealed a continued pattern of sexual abuse by the defendant lasting for approximately four months—all of the incidents occurring when the victim’s mother was at work, leaving the defendant and the victim alone in the home together. The victim was 13 years old at the time. Forensic Nurse Jamie Ferrell, who performed a Sexual Assault Nurse Examination on the victim, testified that in approximately 8,000 Sexual Assault Exams that she has performed, she had never seen a more severe case of self-mutilation. Examination of the victim revealed more than one hundred self-imposed cuts on the victim’s legs and arms, ranging from fresh wounds to healing scars. A school counselor for the victim explained to the jury that self-mutilation, or “cutting,” is a way for victims of trauma to control the pain they feel, and is an increasingly common coping mechanism for children and teenagers dealing with trauma such as sexual abuse.

After hearing emotional testimony by the victim, now 15 years old, the jury found McDonough Guilty on Thursday August 17, 2017, after almost three hours of deliberation.  In arguing for leniency for his client, McDonough’s defense attorney, David Stiller, reminded the jury that there was no evidence that the defendant forcibly raped the victim and urged the jury not to jump immediately to a Life sentence for the 46 year old man, but instead to consider perhaps 13 years because of the victim’s age at the time of the sexual assaults. In arguing for Life sentences in both counts, Assistant District Attorney George Napier informed the jury that he could have brought dozens of charges against this defendant and that every one of those times the defendant violated the victim sexually deserved a Life sentence. Finally, Napier told the jury that they should deliver a year for every cut on the victim’s body that represented what the defendant did to her, and that when they can no longer count the cuts, to stop counting and give him Life.

Under Texas law, McDonough will be eligible for parole in 30 years, or possibly less with good time credit.

Whitman Liu in a photo with HPD chief Art Acevedo

Whitman Liu is a veteran police officer at HPD but found himself dumping his entire Facebook page Sunday evening after he posted what some consider a racist and an offensive comment.

Liu chimed in on another person’s post where the issue of the Confederacy was the topic of discussion. 

When the HPD officer wrote his comment he made it clear he had some very negative opinions about African Americans. 

We’re talking about opinions that would leave anyone of color who is pulled over by the officer nervous because of his mind set.

Liu’s comment lingered on Facebook until I (The Factor) reached out to him to positively identify him as a Houston police officer. 

After that gesture and message to Liu he issued an apology and dumped his own Facebook page. 

Ray Hunt with the Houston Police Officers’  Union tells The Factor Liu is very sorry about what he posted and he realized just how hurtful his comments were after reaching out to some of his friends of color. 

I have included his comments below as well as his apology. 

What do you think? 

Liu’s apology

J. Long on the red carpet

The cast of Evolved

J. Long interview with Isiah Carey before video

Houston rapper Alias Music aka Mr. Whatever

Red Carpet

Dozens of people showed up to District Theater in Webster Sunday afternoon to witness the debut of the new music video from R&B artist J. Long.

The former member of Pretty Ricky released the song ‘Evolved’ along with its companion video to the public at a an exclusive red carpet premiere.

J. Long says he was excited to show his family and fans his latest production which was shot in Arkansas and directed by Lazreal Lison.

It details the relationship between a married wealthy socialite and her butler.

The song Evolved can be purchased on all streaming platforms including as iTunes and Google Music. 

It was a special day for Fox 26 anchor Melinda Spaulding in Houston Friday night.

The veteran journalist is retiring from news and taking a position at Texas Southern University.

Spaulding wants to spend more time with her husband and children that’s why she vacated her anchor chair. 

Dozens of of her colleagues and friends showed up to wish her a fond farewell at the Buffalo Soldiers’ Museum.

Here are some of the pics I snapped at the event.


City of Houston Responding to Flooding. City Services on Normal Schedule
HOUSTON – The City of Houston is responding to flooding throughout the area, and is urging residents to take precautions if they plan on traveling this morning.

Current Conditions
Due to torrential rainfall overnight, there are multiple areas of high water throughout the City, primarily on the west side of Houston. In addition, multiple flood warnings are in effect for some creeks and bayous in the city, including:

White Oak Bayou & Heights Boulevard
Rummel Creek & Brittmore (I-10 & W Sam Houston Pkwy)
Briar Branch & Campbell (Spring Branch)
Halls Bayou & Airline
Greens Bayou & US-59
Greens Bayou & Ley Road
Keegans Bayou & Keegan Road
Keegans Bayou & Roark Road
Brickhouse Gully & Costa Rica (34th & US-290)
Horsepen Creek & Trailside
South Mayde Creek & Greenhouse Road

Houston Transtar is reporting 16 areas of high water on highways throughout the area, primarily on frontage roads along I-45 the North Freeway and the West Sam Houston Tollway.

Houston remains under a Flash Flood Warning until 7:30am, which means dangerous flash flooding is still occurring.

City Services

As of 6:00am, all City services are on normal schedule, and City employees are expected to report as scheduled.
If a City employee is unable to report to work due to hazardous weather conditions, they are asked to contact their supervisor.


On 07/20/2017, detectives with the Montgomery County Precinct 3 Constable’s Office executed a search and arrest warrant a popular Montgomery County horse rising facility. 

Detectives determined through the course of their investigation that Michael Hogan, had committee the offense of Sexual Assault of a Child. The victim was one of Hogan’s riding students that he taught while working as a trainer at the Triple H Horse Farm located at 816 Chateau Woods Pkwy Drive, Conroe, TX 77385. 

Multiple agencies assisted in the search warrant that took place at the horse farm. At this time detectives believe that Hogan may have multiple other possible victims. Anyone with information in regards to this matter is asked to contact the Montgomery County Precinct 3 Constables Office @ 281-364-4211.


The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is asking for the public’s help in solving the 2002 murder ofDennis Matlock and an increased reward of up to $6,000 is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of those responsible, if the tip is received before next month’s featured case is announced.


On Jan. 16, 2002, Dennis Matlock was found deceased in his residence in Reklaw, a small town near Rusk in Cherokee County. An autopsy revealed Dennis died from a combination of injuries, including blunt force and stab wounds. Matlock, 44, was a long-time resident of Cherokee County and is survived by his mother, as well as extended family in the Cherokee County area.  No arrests have been made. The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office and the Texas Rangers are investigating.


To be eligible for the cash rewards, tipsters must provide information to authorities by calling the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477).  All tips are anonymous.


Jason Froyd

Crime Stoppers and the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Accident Investigator’s need the public’s help identifying the suspect responsible for a Hit and Run-Failure to Stop and Render Aid, in Harris County, Texas.

On July 1, 2017, Harris County Deputies responded to an Auto/Pedestrian accident located in the 34000 block of US 290. The victim was standing outside of the vehicle of another crash, attempting to slow down traffic, when he was struck by a vehicle traveling eastbound in the left lane of traffic. The vehicle that struck the victim left the scene without rendering aid. 

The suspect’s vehicle is believed to be a 2012 to 2017, silver Toyota Camry, or a Toyota Corolla.

The victim: Jason Froyd is currently in a coma and is possibly paralyzed.

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the charging and/or arrest of the suspect in this case. Information may be reported by calling 713-222-TIPS (8477) or submitted online at Tips may also be sent via a text message by texting the following: TIP610 plus the information to CRIMES (274637). All tipsters remain anonymous.

HCSO Case #HC-170105231 Hit and Run/FSRA


​On July 12, 2017 a Montgomery County jury found defendant Jeremy Miller, 34, guilty of the 3rd degree felony offense Retaliation Against a Public Servant, at the conclusion of a two-day trial in the 359th District Court, with Judge Kathleen Hamilton presiding.  On Wednesday, Judge Hamilton sentenced Miller to 15 years in prison after hearing evidence of his lengthy criminal history and additional aggravating conduct.  

The jury heard evidence that on October 4, 2016, Miller was arrested in Conroe for Public Intoxication. During the arrest, Miller told the officers “I will kill” and repeated threats that he intended to kill motorists by placing objects in the road way. On the way to the jail, his threats escalated against the officer when he threated to kill her and rape her children in front of her.  

Assistant District Attorney Bradlee Thornton presented evidence that in February of 2017, Miller had posted the same threats against the officer on his Facebook page. The Jury returned a guilty verdict against Jeremy Miller after only 6 minutes of deliberations. 

During the punishment phase of trial, Thornton also presented evidence that Jeremy Miller had been convicted twice of attempted retaliation along with numerous assaults and other violent offenses. Miller had also been previously sentenced to 5 years in prison for an Assault Family Violence with previous convictions.
Prosecutor Bradlee Thornton: “A police officer’s job is difficult enough as it is.  No officer should have to undergo repeated threats to themselves or their family for simply doing the job they were sworn to do.  This defendant’s conduct is exactly why we have laws protecting police officers from threats and retaliation.”