Canaday: Maybe it’s time for a legislative gap year – Houston Chronicle

Houston Chronicle Canaday: Maybe it's time for a legislative gap yearHouston ChronicleThe 85th legislature just completed a tumultuous special session, tasked by Gov. Greg Abbott to tackle 20 subjects not addressed to his liking during the 2017 regular session. The special session was an engineered opportunity for a legislative bonus …Special session ends over impasse […]

Trump’s Afghanistan strategy includes new ultimatum on India

WASHINGTON (AP) — Laying out his new Afghanistan war strategy, President Donald Trump reissued old demands on neighboring Pakistan to eliminate militant sanctuaries. Less expected: an entirely new warning to close U.S. partner India to provide more economic aid. Much of Trump’s eagerly awaited address on turning around the nation’s longest war sounded familiar, not […]

NKorea issues trademark fiery rhetoric over US-SKorea drills

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea’s military on Tuesday greeted the start of annual U.S.-South Korean military drills with its standard fiery threats, vowing “merciless retaliation” for exercises Pyongyang claims are an invasion rehearsal. North Korea routinely issues such warlike rhetoric or conducts weapons tests to respond to the U.S.-South Korean exercises. Tuesday’s threat […]

Animal Shelter, Doyal’s Nepotistic Proclamation keynote August 22 Commissioners Court meeting

Animal Shelter, Doyal’s Nepotistic Proclamation keynote August 22 Commissioners Court meeting

Conroe, August 22 – The Montgomery County Animal Shelter and County Judge Craig Doyal’s nepotistic proclamation honoring his daughter and his daughter’s boss within the County government are two of the highlights of the August 22, 2017, 9:30 a.m., Commissioners Court meeting. There will be a particularly fun “Golden Hammer Award” during the citizen comments. […]

Montgomery County’s new “budget office” is a bureaucratic budget disaster with bloated budget to boot; don’t forget the water cooler (!)

Image: Robert Earl Hughes was the heaviest man in recorded history. At his peak, he weighed 1,069 pounds. At his death at the age of 32, Hughes weighed 1,041 pounds. Conroe, August 22 – Montgomery County’s new “budget office,” which Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal and Precinct 3 County Commissioner touted as some sort of […]

Nigerian president vows to step up fight against Boko Haram

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari said his government will step up its campaign against Islamic extremist rebels but made no mention of his health he spoke to the nation for the first time Monday, after more than three months of medical treatment in London. “Terrorists and criminals must be fought and destroyed […]