Trial of the 21st Century, The TOMA Trial: Profile of Prosecutor Downey, Doyal files motion to dismiss claiming law is unclear and vague

Conroe, March 21 – The Texas Open Meetings Act (“TOMA”) criminal trial, the “Trial of the 21st Century,” of Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal, Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley, and political consultant Marc Davenport is set to begin on Monday, March 27, 2017, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Conroe. Two sources who have requested […]

“They’re reeling in your local government officials with lies,” says TURF President Hall re MoCo building $100 million 3.6 mile Tx-249 tollroad

“They’re reeling in your local government officials with lies,” says TURF President Hall re MoCo building $100 million 3.6 mile Tx-249 tollroad

Decker Prairie, March 21 – “They’re reeling in your local government officials with lies,” said Texans Uniting for Reform & Freedom President Terri Hall of San Antonio who came to Montgomery County Monday evening to discuss the fundamental fallacies and dangers with tollroad financing of roads before a large audience from the Montgomery County Tea […]

Gorsuch to appear before Senate Judiciary Committee today to begin nomination hearings

ERICA WERNER, Associated Press MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Thirteen months after Antonin Scalia’s death created a vacancy on the Supreme Court, hearings get underway on President Donald Trump’s nominee to replace him. Judge Neil Gorsuch, 49, is a respected, highly credentialed and conservative member of the Denver-based 10th U.S. Circuit Court of […]

China’s trading partners alarmed by food import controls 

JOE McDONALD, The Associated Press GILLIAN WONG, The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — China’s trading partners are bringing the top U.N. food standards official to Beijing in a last-ditch attempt to persuade regulators to scale back plans to require intensive inspections of food imports — including such low-risk items as wine and chocolate — that […]

Trial of the 21st Century: Conroe’s Open Meetings Trial, subpoenas issued, Davenport’s dismissal motion denied

Trial of the 21st Century: Conroe’s Open Meetings Trial, subpoenas issued, Davenport’s dismissal motion denied

Image: This amazing photograph shows one of the greatest cross-examinations in American legal history when Clarence Darrow (standing) cross-examined his opposing counsel, William Jennings Bryan, in the Scopes “Monkey Trial” in Dayton, Tennessee, in May, 1925 (arguably the “trial of the 20th century.”) Although the jury convicted Scopes of teaching evolution to public school students […]

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 […]

Commissioner Riley’s befuddlement, Auditor Martin’s conflicts on public display during auditor’s report to Commissioners Court

Conroe, March 19 – Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley’s befuddlement over his own Precinct budget and County Auditor Phyllis Martin’s conflicts of interest and in appropriate involvement in political issues were on public display in the March 14, 2017, and other recent Commissioners Court meetings. Martin’s actions were particularly disconcerting since the County government and […]

Ready or Not, Here Come Trump and North Korea – Bloomberg

Bloomberg Ready or Not, Here Come Trump and North KoreaBloombergPresident Donald Trump is a reckless bully with authoritarian leanings and a craving for attention. Kim Jong-un is a reckless bully with dictatorial powers and a craving for attention. Oh yes, and both have fingers on nuclear triggers. That's why so …Rex Tillerson, Xi Jinping Meet […]

House leader announces $1.6B school funding plan – Texas Tribune

Spectrum News House leader announces $1.6B school funding planTexas TribuneThe top public education policymaker in the Texas House unveiled a $1.6 billion plan on Monday that he described as a first step to overhauling the state's beleaguered school funding system. At a Capitol press conference, state Rep. Dan Huberty said …Texas House Public Education Committee […]

Fear, hope and deportations – Washington Post

Washington Post Fear, hope and deportationsWashington PostWhite enrollment in Texas schools recently dipped below 30 percent. Hispanics are the new majority; Pew estimates that more than 13 percent of Texas students are the children of undocumented parents. Estes wants a better-paying job but says it's hard …and more »