Possible shutdown, health care quagmire awaiting Congress

ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press Writers ALAN FRAM, Associated Press Writers WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers returning to Washington this coming week will find a familiar quagmire on health care legislation and a budget deadline dramatized by the prospect of a protracted battle between President Donald Trump and Democrats over his border wall. Trump’s GOP allies control […]

American tries to learn from United’s mistakes in incident

MAE ANDERSON, AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Another day, another cellphone video of a conflict on an airplane. American Airlines said it grounded a flight attendant who got into a verbal confrontation with a passenger on a Friday flight from San Francisco to Dallas-Fort Worth. Spokeswoman Leslie Scott says the airline is looking […]

The Golden Hammer, County watchdog, celebrates 100 days of publication

The Golden Hammer, County watchdog, celebrates 100 days of publication

Conroe, April 23 – The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, celebrates 100 days of publication today. The online newspaper began publication at 12:01 a.m., Saturday, January 14, 2017. For the first three weeks, the paper published weekly. It also had some major kinks to work out. One of them was the appearance. In its […]

Darkness and secrecy envelope Montgomery County government: Secretive “Consent Agenda” again dominates Commissioners Court agenda for April 25 meeting, executive session agenda items (21A and 21B) clearly violate Texas Open Meetings Act

Darkness and secrecy envelope Montgomery County government: Secretive “Consent Agenda” again dominates Commissioners Court agenda for April 25 meeting, executive session agenda items (21A and 21B) clearly violate Texas Open Meetings Act

Image: The appearance of the upcoming Commissioners Court meeting. Conroe, April 22 – A massive and secretive “Consent Agenda” again dominates the agenda for the April 25, 2017, Montgomery Commissioners Court meeting. Without communicating with each other, County Judge Craig Doyal and the four County Commissioners will approve millions of dollars of spending, budget amendments, […]

Trump tells young immigrants in US illegally to ‘rest easy’

JULIE PACE, AP White House Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — Young immigrants brought to the U.S. as children and now here illegally can “rest easy,” President Donald Trump said Friday, telling the “dreamers” they will not be targets for deportation under his immigration policies. Trump, in a wide-ranging interview with The Associated Press, said his administration […]

Sheriff’s Office captures burglars after homeowner catches crime in progress in her home

Conroe, April 21 – On April 21, 2017, at 2:30 pm, Deputies with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, District 4 Patrol Division, were dispatched to 19391 Dorris Lane for a Burglary in Progress.  While in route to the location, the homeowner advised she caught two males breaking into her home.  The homeowner provided responding Deputies […]

Porter bank robbery under investigation

Porter, April 21 – On April 21, 2017, at 9:40 am, Deputies with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, District 3 Patrol Division, were dispatched to a Bank Robbery at the Amegy Bank located at 23593 Commerce Drive in Porter. According to information obtained from eye witnesses, an unidentified white male suspect rode a bicycle to […]

Lawmakers revisiting requiring those on Medicaid to work

RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A simple question — should adults who are able to work be required to do so to get taxpayer-provided health insurance? — could lead to major changes in the social safety net. The federal-state Medicaid program for low-income and disabled people covers more than 70 million U.S. residents […]

Officials: Police had Champs-Elysees attacker in their grasp

LORI HINNANT, Associated Press JOHN LEICESTER, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — The Champs-Elysees gunman who shot and killed a police officer just days before France’s presidential election was detained in February for threatening police but then freed, two officials told The Associated Press on Friday. He was also convicted in 2003 of attempted homicide in […]

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