Looking back at a Legislature marked by what it didn’t get done – MyStatesman.com

MyStatesman.com Looking back at a Legislature marked by what it didn't get doneMyStatesman.comThe 85th Texas Legislature might be remembered less for what it accomplished and more for what it failed to get done. With House Speaker Joe Straus, R-San Antonio, and Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, who leads the Senate, at loggerheads over many …85th Texas […]

BREAKING NEWS! County political establishment converges on county vendor LJA Engineers’ weekend fishing trip

Image: The itinerary for the Montgomery County political establishment’s fishing, gambling, and hunting trip kindly provided by County vendor LJA Engineering, Inc. UPDATE, June 16, 2017, 2:29 p.m. After this story broke yesterday in The Golden Hammer, County Judge Craig Doyal and Precinct 2 County Commissioner canceled their participation in this trip. Commissioner Mike Meador […]

Putin attacks opposition leaders

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s live call-in show (all times local): 3:45 p.m. President Vladimir Putin says he is willing to work with all politicians who want to help people’s lives but has dismissed unnamed opposition leaders for “exploiting” Russia’s economic difficulties. Tens of thousands took to the streets across […]

Reports say Mueller probe now examining possible obstruction

JAKE PEARSON and MARY JALONICK, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The special counsel appointed to investigate Russian influence in the 2016 presidential campaign is now examining whether President Donald Trump tried to obstruct justice, it has been reported. Accusations of obstruction arose last month when Trump fired FBI Director James Comey. Last week, Comey testified […]

Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal hammering taxpayers with gamesmanship with his own Departmental budget proposal

Conroe, June 15 – After two-and-a-half weeks of delay, Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal finally relented and produced his proposed budget for his County Judge Department for Fiscal Year 2018 to The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, in response to an Open Records Act request. Doyal’s proposal hammers the taxpayers and explains why […]

Sheriff’s Office Citizens Academy great program from which every citizen can learn

Sheriff’s Office Citizens Academy great program from which every citizen can learn

Image: Sheriff’s Citizens Academy Graduating Class, 2017.1, June 8, 2017, at the Gymnasium of the Clint Peoples Training Academy, Conroe. Deputy Sheriff Steve Squier, Lead Instructor, is in the center back in uniform. Conroe, June 15 – The first Citizens Academy under Montgomery County Sheriff Rand Henderson graduated during a special ceremony at the Clint […]

BREAKING NEWS! Court of Criminal Appeals upholds reversal of Jenkins’ RUD conviction

BREAKING NEWS! Austin, June 14 – The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals upheld the opinion of Houston’s 14th Court of Appeals in reversing the conviction of Jim Jenkins of The Woodlands. The Court of Criminal Appeals issued its opinion and ruling this morning. The Court of Criminal Appeals, which is the highest appellate court in […]

Constable Hayden’s Arrest Blotter: June 1 to June 11

New Caney, June 14 – Precinct 4 Constable Kenneth “Rowdy” Hayden released his arrest blotter for June 1 through June 11, 2017. It’s always entertaining, but it’s also amazing how much law enforcement activity occurs in East Montgomery County. 6/1/2017 – Pct. 4 conducted a traffic stop in the area of FM 2090 and FM1485. […]

House Majority Whip shot at congressional baseball practice, The Golden Hammer wishes him speedy recovery

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana was shot Wednesday at a congressional baseball practice, congressional officials say. Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., said several other people also were hit, including two law enforcement officers. Brooks said that Scalise, 51, was down on the ground with what Brooks described as “a hip wound.”Scalise […]