Time has come for Montgomery County government to make substantial budget cuts, give taxpayers break

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, April 6 – Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough has exercised some authority he claims to have and issued orders which have partially resulted in the destruction of the local economy of Montgomery County, which, of course, has also occurred due to similar reactions in national markets to other governmental […]

Countries crack down on basic rights amid virus pandemic

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Soldiers patrol the streets with their fingers on machine gun triggers. The army guards an exhibition center-turned-makeshift-hospital crowded with rows of bunks for those infected with the coronavirus. And Serbia’s president warns residents that Belgrade graveyards won’t be big enough to bury the dead if people ignore his government’s lockdown orders. […]

What’s essential? In France: pastry, wine. In US: golf, guns

Paris, France, and New York (AP), March 30 – The coronavirus pandemic is defining for the globe what’s “essential” and what things we really can’t do without, even though we might not need them for survival. Attempting to slow the spread of the virus, authorities in many places are determining what shops and services can […]

Guest Editorial: Welcome to Montgomery County, Venezuela!

Harry Hardman, Guest Editorialist I am writing to voice my sincere disappointment and disbelief in today’s statement by County Judge Keough regarding the Stay In Place order issued yesterday. I cannot believe that the most conservative County in the State of Texas is stripping us of our Constitutional rights. Welcome to Montgomery County, Venezuela! The previous, well-thought […]

Half-million infected worldwide as economic toll rises

Mumbai, India (AP), March 27 – The human and economic toll of the lockdowns against the coronavirus mounted Thursday as India struggled to feed the multitudes, Italy shut down most of its industry, and a record-shattering 3.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits in a single week. The U.S. surpassed the official Chinese government numbers […]

Texas moves to ban most abortions due to virus outbreak

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The governor and attorney general of Texas are moving to ban most abortions in the state during the coronavirus outbreak, declaring they don’t qualify as essential surgeries. Attorney General Ken Paxton said Monday that the order issued over the weekend by Gov. Greg Abbott barred “any type of abortion that is […]

Even with 19 positive test results for illness, fears mounting that government reaction worse than the Chinese coronavirus disease itself

Even with 19 positive test results for illness, fears mounting that government reaction worse than the Chinese coronavirus disease itself

Image: President Donald Trump speaks during a coronavirus task force briefing at the White House, Sunday, March 22, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, Washington, D.C., and Austin, March 24 – Even with 19 positive test results for Chinese coronavirus in Montgomery County as of Monday night, March 23, […]

Tensions rise as $2 trillion virus aid stalls in Washington as a result of Democrat posturing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tensions flared Monday as Washington strained to respond to the worsening coronavirus outbreak, with Congress arguing over a nearly $2 trillion economic rescue package and an impatient President Donald Trump musing openly about letting the 15-day shutdown expire. As the U.S. braces for an onslaught of sick Americans, and millions are forced […]

Plácido Domingo has coronavirus amid Spain outbreak

MADRID (AP) — Plácido Domingo announced Sunday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus. The 79-year-old opera singer’s illness comes after his own glittering career had recently been stained by sexual misconduct revelations. The Spaniard said in a post on his personal Facebook account that “I feel it is my moral duty to announce […]

Montgomery County has 15 cases, as Democrats block coronavirus relief bill, Governor Abbott pushing forward

Montgomery County has 15 cases, as Democrats block coronavirus relief bill, Governor Abbott pushing forward

Image: President Donald Trump speaks as Vice President Mike Pence, left, and FEMA Administrator Peter Gaynor look on, during a coronavirus task force briefing at the White House, Sunday, March 22, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky). Conroe, Austin, and Washington, D.C. – Montgomery County now has fifteen (15) positive test result cases of the […]

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