Breaking News: Montgomery County GOP Precinct Chairs force County Executive Committee emergency meeting over SH 242 flyovers toll removal

BREAKING NEWS! Conroe, February 12 – Montgomery County Republican Party Precinct Chairs have gathered the necessary signatures and called for an emergency meeting of the County Republican Executive Committee next Tuesday, February 20, 2018, at 7:30 p.m., at the Commissioners Court meeting room on the fourth floor of the Alan B. Sadler Building in Conroe […]

GOP’s not all that sad; party grapples with Alabama fallout

BC-US–Alabama-Senate,3rd Ld-Writethru Dec 13, 2017 5:30PM (GMT 23:30) – 1044 words By STEVE PEOPLES and ALAN FRAM ,  Associated Press Eds: Adds detail on prospects for ’18 legislative agenda, corrects typo in byline. AP Video. With AP Photos. WASHINGTON (AP) — Weary national Republicans breathed a collective sigh of relief on Wednesday, a day after […]

GOP says it’s got a deal on taxes; cuts coming for next year

AP-US-Congress-Taxes Dec 13, 2017 5:22PM (GMT 23:22) – 973 words By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, ANDREW TAYLOR and MARCY GORDON ,  Associated Press Eds: Updates with tax breaks for college students, medical expenses, restored. Trims. With AP Photos. AP Video. WASHINGTON (AP) — Confident congressional Republicans forged an agreement Wednesday on a major overhaul of the nation’s […]

GOP nears Senate OK of tax bill after flurry of final deals

By ALAN FRAM, MARCY GORDON and STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans used a burst of eleventh-hour horse-trading to edge a nearly $1.5 trillion tax bill to the brink of Senate passage Friday, as a party starved all year for a major legislative triumph took a step toward giving President Donald Trump one of […]

Trump returns to GOP panic. Will he try to push Moore out?

BC-US–Trump-Moore,3rd Ld-Writethru Nov 15, 2017 7:12AM (GMT 13:12) – 733 words By ZEKE MILLER ,  Associated Press Eds: Minor editing, 8th paragraph. With AP Photos. WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump spent five days in Asia largely keeping the Alabama Senate scandal at bay. He won’t be so lucky on U.S. soil. The president returned […]

GOP Chairman Wilkerson announces he’s running for re-election

Conroe, November 10 – County Republican Chairman Walter D. Wilkerson, Jr., has announced that he’s running for re-election for a twenty-sixth term in the March 6, 2018, Republican Primary Election. Wilkerson, a spry 87 years old, has served as Montgomery County GOP Chairman since 1964 and is the longest reigning county Republican chairman of all […]

GOP discord might not bode well for raising debt ceiling

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fanning the flames of GOP discord, President Donald Trump is accusing Republican congressional leaders of botching efforts to avoid an unprecedented default on the national debt. “Could have been so easy-now a mess!” Trump tweeted. The president’s sharp words underscored the perilous state of play as Congress heads into the fall without […]

GOP insurgents claim Trump mantle, spell trouble for party

WASHINGTON (AP) — Insurgent Republican primary candidates are trying to lay claim to President Donald Trump’s mantle — and knock out the establishment’s choices — as the GOP tries to defend a slim majority in the Senate and win races elsewhere.In Nevada, endangered GOP incumbent Sen. Dean Heller drew a challenge Tuesday from businessman Danny […]

As GOP schism grows, Trump attacks fellow Republicans 

JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump trained his fire on members of his own party Thursday, declaring in the aftermath of the Republican’s failed health care push that the conservative Freedom Caucus will hurt the entire GOP agenda. He vowed to “fight them” in 2018 if they don’t get behind him. […]

There really are two political parties in Montgomery County

Conroe, March 20 – There really are two political parties in Montgomery County. They’re just not the two you might think they are. It’s not the Republicans and the other party. One Thursday night, the last powerful other party politician in Montgomery County , Precinct 2 Commissioner Malcolm Purvis, came before the Candidates Committee of […]