County GOP Executive Committee endorses significant County spending reductions, 20% homestead exemption, increased law enforcement funding

County GOP Executive Committee endorses significant County spending reductions, 20% homestead exemption, increased law enforcement funding

Image: Donald Trump, 45th President of the United States (left), with Reagan Reed, Montgomery County GOP Precinct 50 Chairman (right). Conroe, February 28 – The Montgomery County GOP Executive Committee voted decisively to endorse a proposal to cut significantly County spending overall, to adopt a 20% homestead exemption for County property taxes, and to increase […]

Trump idea to expand health care competition faces hurdles 

JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Allowing insurers to market health care policies across state lines is one of President Donald Trump’s main ideas for bringing down costs. It’s an idea that former United States Senator Don Nickles proposed back in the 1980s but liberal Democrats who were […]

Markets Right Now: Stocks rise sharply, Dow over 21,000 

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local): 4:00 p.m. Banks and other financial companies led U.S. stocks sharply higher, pushing the Dow Jones industrial average above 21,000 points for the first time. Wednesday’s gain was the biggest for the blue-chip index so far this year. Energy companies also […]

Innocent or guilty: Montgomery County Open Meetings trial set for March 27

Innocent or guilty: Montgomery County Open Meetings trial set for March 27

Image: Special Prosecutor Christopher Downey. ERIC YOLLICK, The Golden Hammer Conroe, March 1 – The jury trial of Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal, Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley, Precinct 4 County Commissioner Jim Clark, and political consultant Marc Davenport for allegedly conspiring to circumvent the Texas Open Meetings Act (“TOMA”) is set for March 27 […]

Kim Jong Nam murder suspect trades ‘LOL’ T-shirt for bulletproof vest as she makes court appearance – New York Daily News

New York Daily News Kim Jong Nam murder suspect trades 'LOL' T-shirt for bulletproof vest as she makes court appearanceNew York Daily NewsKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Appearing calm and solemn, two young women accused of smearing VX nerve agent on Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader, were charged with murder […]

Mega-rich conservative donors are behind Texas’ obsession with amending the Constitution – Dallas News (blog)

CBS DFW Mega-rich conservative donors are behind Texas' obsession with amending the ConstitutionDallas News (blog)But experts say for the first time in decades, the convention of states movement may stand a remote chance of becoming reality thanks, in part, to the support of mega-rich conservative donors who have given millions to Abbott and other Texas […]

The neuroscience of humor investigated – Medical News Today

Medical News Today The neuroscience of humor investigatedMedical News TodayA study published in Frontiers in Neuroscience takes a look inside the brains of professional comedians and compares them with less humorous humans. They attempt to home in on the seat of creative humor and ask what it can tell us about creativity.

Rockets’ James Harden to appear on Sports Illustrated cover – Chron.com

Chron.com Rockets' James Harden to appear on Sports Illustrated coverChron.comThe Rockets' James Harden will grace the cover of this week's Sports Illustrated with the headline: "James Harden: His life is simple. His game is sublime." Sports Illustrated senior writer Lee Jenkins sat with Harden, Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni …The Beard: James Harden Untangles His Life […]