House Bill 2840 offers glimmer of hope for citizens, would likely have prevented disgraced former Montgomery County Judge Doyal from wrongful arrest of GOP’s Reed

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe and Austin, October 8 – The 86th Texas Legislature passed legislation which would likely have prevented disgraced former Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal from refusing to allow Montgomery County GOP Vice Chairman Reagan Reed from speaking at the April 24, 2018, meeting of the Commissioners Court. On that date, […]

Texas Governor Abbott delivers remarks at Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary celebration in Irving

Eric Yollick, Guest Reporter to The Golden Hammer Irving, October 7 – On Sunday, October 6, 2019, Governor Greg Abbott delivered remarks at the 150th Birth Anniversary Celebration for Mohandas Gandhi in Irving, Texas. The Governor discussed the enduring bond between India, Texas, and the Indian-American community, and highlighted the importance of Gandhi’s teachings of peace in […]

BREAKING: Sheriff Henderson cancels fish fry, but will make food available to first responders, in midst of Imelda disaster; storm update

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports BREAKING! Conroe, September 19 – Montgomery County Sheriff Rand Henderson has canceled his Fish Fry fundraiser scheduled for tonight at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds as a result of the Tropical Storm Imelda disaster ensuing Montgomery County. Sheriff’s Sergeant Billy Jordan spoke with The Golden Hammer a few minutes ago and said: […]

BREAKING NEWS! Governor Abbott declares disaster in Montgomery, surrounding counties

Austin, September 18 – Governor Greg Abbott today declared a state of disaster in several counties that are currently experiencing widespread flooding due to Tropical storm Imelda. The declaration follows: TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME: I, GREG ABBOTT, Governor of the State of Texas, do hereby certify that the severe weather and […]

BREAKING NEWS! Governor Abbott Issues Eight Executive Orders In Response To El Paso and Odessa Shootings

AUSTIN – Following the tragedies in El Paso and Odessa, Governor Greg Abbott today issued eight executive orders to help prevent further mass shootings by enhancing reporting requirements and ensuring law enforcement and the public have the training, tools, and resources they need to provide and respond to Suspicious Activity Reports. Today’s action by the […]

Texas gun rights lobby pushing back on calls for new laws

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas’ muscular gun-rights lobby swiftly pushed back after Gov. Greg Abbott raised the possibility of tighter firearms laws in response to a gunman killing 22 people at an El Paso Walmart. The resistance could test the relationship between gun-rights groups, Abbott and the state’s Republican leadership, which eased gun restrictions after […]

Texas governor expresses concern about private gun sales

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday raised concern about private firearm sales but didn’t commit to crack down on them or act on gun control issues following a meeting on ways to prevent mass shootings such as the El Paso attack that killed 22 people. While lawmakers are feeling pressure […]

Governor Abbott, other Texas officials urge continued prosecution of marijuana possession laws, vindicate Montgomery County District Attorney Ligon’s position in face of democrats’ pushing drug culture

Governor Abbott, other Texas officials urge continued prosecution of marijuana possession laws, vindicate Montgomery County District Attorney Ligon’s position in face of democrats’ pushing drug culture

Image: Montgomery County District Attorney Brett Ligon made clear to the Montgomery County Commissioners Court on Tuesday, July 9, 2019, that his Office would continue to prosecute marijuana possession cases in Montgomery County, despite the bizarre lobbying by democrats and other liberals to end such prosecutions as a result of the problems Senate Bill 1325, […]

BREAKING NEWS! Tough-on-crime Montgomery County DA Ligon makes clear that problems with House Bill 1325 legalizing hemp production won’t stop marijuana prosecutions in Montgomery County

BREAKING NEWS! Tough-on-crime Montgomery County DA Ligon makes clear that problems with House Bill 1325 legalizing hemp production won’t stop marijuana prosecutions in Montgomery County

Image: Cannibis sativa, the hemp plant which is the source of marijuana. The Texas Legislature legalized the sale of agricultural hemp products in House Bill 1325, which Governor Greg Abbott signed into law on June 10, 2019, as long as those products contain 0.3% or less of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a psychoactive component of the plant. The […]