US envoy takes effort to end Qatar rift to Saudi Arabia

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met Wednesday with the king of Saudi Arabia and officials from other countries lined up against Qatar as he works to end a rift that has left the tiny, energy-rich state isolated from its neighbors. His trip from Kuwait to the western Saudi […]

Judge James Metts receives The Golden Hammer Award for costing Montgomery County millions each year with NetData computer debacle

Conroe, July 12 – Judge James Metts, who is the Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace, received The Golden Hammer Award at the Tuesday, July 11, 2017 Commissioners Court meeting for his foisting the NetData database system on Montgomery County, which has cost the County government several million dollars per year in lost fines and […]

Montgomery County Commissioners Court approves unseen “master plan” for airport which is “concrete hole into which we’re pouring money”

Montgomery County Commissioners Court approves unseen “master plan” for airport which is “concrete hole into which we’re pouring money”

Conroe, July 12 – The Montgomery County Commissioners Court voted to approve a “master plan” for the Montgomery County Airport which the members of the Commissioners Court never saw. Local activist and sage Bill O’Sullivan described the airport as a “concrete hole into which we’re pouring money,” because the “master plan called for spending $3.9 […]

BREAKING NEWS! Prosecution files brief, presses forward, in criminal case against Doyal, Riley, Davenport: The TOMA Trial, the Trial of the 21st Century

BREAKING NEWS! Conroe, July 12 – The prosecution, the State of Texas, filed its Brief in the Beaumont Court of Appeals late Monday, July 10, 2017, arguing that the trial judge, Randy Clapp of Wharton County who acted as a visiting judge, erred when he ruled that the Texas Open Meetings Act (TOMA) was unconstitutional […]

Rep. King to co-author legislation creating school finance commission – Fort Worth Star Telegram

Fort Worth Star Telegram Rep. King to co-author legislation creating school finance commissionFort Worth Star TelegramIt's been almost a year-to-the-date Texas' Supreme Court ruled school financing as constitutional. But that's not to say it isn't confusing, complex, baffling or bewildering. Use any synonym as a description it's still a system lawmakers in Austin …

Why Texas is Texas: A gerrymandering case cuts to the core of the state’s transformation – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times Why Texas is Texas: A gerrymandering case cuts to the core of the state's transformationLos Angeles TimesVoting rights advocates have long accused Texas Republicans of working to undermine the growing political clout of Latino and African American voters by intentionally — and unfairly — cramming them into districts or splitting them up […]

The Latest: Sports doctor pleads guilty in child porn case – Houston Chronicle

Houston Chronicle The Latest: Sports doctor pleads guilty in child porn caseHouston ChronicleNassar, a former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics sports doctor, is taking a step toward resolving one of four criminal cases against him in Michigan. … To read this article in one of Houston's most-spoken languages, click on the button …and more »