Davenport, Shaw Feud Begs for Nepotism, Management Reform; All Four (Craig Doyal, Fredricks, Davenport, Shaw) At Fault

Conroe, February 21 – Over the past four days, The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, has reported two countervailing stories, each from the perspective of a protagonist, Dodi Shaw, the Montgomery County Human Resources Department (“HR”) Director, and Stephanne Davenport, the countywide elected Treasurer, who, of course, heads the County Treasurer’s Department. (“Breaking […]

Trump taps military strategist as national security adviser 

CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press ROBERT BURNS, Associated Press PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump has tapped Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, a prominent military strategist known as a creative thinker, as his new national security adviser, replacing the ousted Michael Flynn. Trump announced the pick Monday at his Palm Beach, Florida, club and […]

Russia’s ambassador to United Nations falls ill, dies at 64 

EDITH M. LEDERER, Associated Press JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations, a veteran diplomat known as a potent, savvy yet personable voice for his country’s interests who could both spar and get along with his Western counterparts, died suddenly Monday after falling ill in his office at […]

BREAKING NEWS: Shoe bomb explosion at Porter’s Palace Inn

Porter, February 20 – Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Deputies rushed to the Palace Inn, 24085, Interstate Highway 59, in Porter, after an explosion occurred in the parking lot. A white male suspect approached an individual in the parking lot and asked him whether he wanted to see something cool. The suspect ignited a fuse on […]

Thriving state marijuana market gets potful of legislative attention – Bothell-Kenmore Reporter

New York Times Thriving state marijuana market gets potful of legislative attentionBothell-Kenmore ReporterOLYMPIA, Feb. 20 – A number of bills in the Washington Legislature could change the way people buy, sell, and grow marijuana. The bills received hearings this week in the House Committee on Commerce and Gaming with a wide range of proposals and …Cleveland […]

Greece: EU and IMF in ‘common position’ – BBC News

BBC News Greece: EU and IMF in 'common position'BBC NewsGerman finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble has said the institutions in charge of Greece's bailout have reached a "common position" on how to proceed. His comments appear to indicate that deadlock between the EU and the International Monetary Fund …Greek Bailout Deal Delayed for Months as Deadline Missed […]

Meet the new members of the Texas Legislature – Texas Tribune

Meet the new members of the Texas LegislatureTexas TribuneTwenty-two new faces have taken their places in the Texas Legislature this year — 21 of them in the House and one in the Senate. All but seven are Republicans. Some filled vacant seats, while others triumphed over incumbents in the March primaries to …

House GOP hails health plan that Democrats call inadequate 

ERIC YOLLICK, The Golden Hammer, and ALAN FRAM, Associated Press WASHINGTON — The House Republican health care law plan to replace the Obamacare failure resembles the original provisions of two great healthcare geniuses: President Ronald Reagan and United States Senator Don Nichols, Republican of Oklahoma. Reagan and Nichols were the primary authors of the original version […]

Nation Celebrates Presidents Day Holiday

Conroe, February 20 – The United States of America celebrates Presidents Day, a national holiday, today. This nation has had some really great presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, James Polk, Abraham Lincoln, and Ronald Reagan, to name a few. We’ve had some very entertaining presidents: Grover Cleveland, Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft. We’ve […]

Commissioners Court Ratings for February 14, 2017: Commissioners Noack, Clark Receive First Non-Flunking Scores Ever in History of the Ratings (!), Getting Stronger, Pushing Conservative Reform Agenda Forward; Noack’s Garners an A+

Commissioners Court Ratings for February 14, 2017: Commissioners Noack, Clark Receive First Non-Flunking Scores Ever in History of the Ratings (!), Getting Stronger, Pushing Conservative Reform Agenda Forward; Noack’s Garners an A+

Conroe, February 20 – The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, released the Commissioners Court ratings for the February 14, 2017, meeting with cumulative scores as well for the Fiscal Year 2017 reporting period. Points are good. For the first time ever, a member of the Commissioners Court got a score other than an […]