US, China grow further apart as North Korean threat rises

BEIJING (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump’s hopes for China’s help with restraining North Korea appear to have gone nowhere, with the two sides growing further apart as their approaches and concerns diverge. China shows no sign of caving to U.S. pressure to tighten the screws on North Korea, while the North’s recent missile tests […]

Board of District Judges rejects County Auditor’s request for pay raise

Conroe, July 6 – The Board of District Judges emphatically rejected County Auditor Phyllis Martin’s request for a pay raise and voted to keep her salary the same, regardless of whether every other employee in Montgomery County’s government receives a cost of living pay raise or not. The vote, which occurred during the Board’s meeting […]

To clean up the County government, Montgomery County needs to purge itself of Davenport cronies Stephanne Davenport, Wayne Mack, James Metts, and Craig Doyal too

Image: Gulf War hero and four-star General Norman Schwarzkopf. Conroe, July 6 – General Norman Schwarzkopf said, “Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.” Schwarzkopf: “Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But of you must be without one, be […]

Why does government always grow and conservatives always seem to lose?

The Woodlands, July 5 – Government always seems to grow. Conservatives always seem to lose. To be “conservative,” according to Ronald Reagan and Barry Goldwater, meant to be someone who believes government should be smaller and spend less money. Of course, the word “conservative” has been usurped by New Deal democrats, such as Craig Doyal […]

Commissioner Noack, Woodlands Township fight the dreaded mosquito

The Woodlands, July 5 – County Commissioner James Noack’s Office, in partnership with The Woodlands Township, is continuing mosquito abatement measures to protect the public from any mosquito borne illness. Last week, the first mosquito samples from The Woodlands Township tested positive for the West Nile virus. Treatment of the affected area is underway and will […]

Volvo is first major carmaker to forgo traditional engines

HELSINKI (AP) — Volvo will begin producing electric motors on all its cars from 2019, becoming the first traditional automaker to forgo the combustion engine altogether. The Swedish company, which has been making cars since 1927 and has in recent decades become famous for its station wagons and safety features, said Wednesday that the decision […]

Trump looks for friendlier European welcome in Poland

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is headed back to Europe hoping to receive a friendly welcome in Poland despite lingering skepticism across the continent over his commitment to NATO, his past praise of Russian President Vladimir Putin and his decision to pull the U.S. out of a major climate agreement. Trump arrives in Warsaw, […]

Employee payroll confidentiality breaches emanate from County Treasurer Davenport’s office (the Davenports, Part 15)

Conroe, July 5 – County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport’s office, and its payroll group in particular, have become the clear sources of troubling leaks of confidential employee payroll information over the past few months. Rather than performing the Treasurer’s payroll function for obvious administrative reasons, it appears that Davenport has turned the County Treasurer’s office into […]

Commissioner Noack answers the tough Tx-249 questions

Commissioner Noack answers the tough Tx-249 questions

Image: Precinct 3 County Commissioner James Noack and State Senator Brandon Creighton (R-Conroe). The Woodlands, July 5 – The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, caught up with Precinct 3 County Commissioner James Noack on Independence Day and asked him the tough questions about the Tx-249 Tollway, the 3.6 mile, $73 million tollway project at […]

Mark Keough, Guest Writer: American Exceptionalism, Parts 4 and 5

MARK KEOUGH, Guest Writer In my Previous article on American Exceptionalism I explained two of ten fundamental differences between the exceptional nature of our American Ideology and the detrimental nature of Marxist (Communist/Socialist) Ideology, I chose to contrast these two ideologies because it was a Marxist (Joseph Stalin) who not only coined the phrase “American […]