World’s oldest person dies in Japan at age of 117

TOKYO (AP) — The world’s oldest person, a 117-year-old Japanese woman, has died. Nabi Tajima died of old age in a hospital Saturday evening in the town of Kikai in southern Japan, town official Susumu Yoshiyuki confirmed. She had been hospitalized since January. Tajima, born on Aug. 4, 1900, was the last known person born […]

Former first lady Barbara Bush dies at age 92

 HOUSTON (AP) — Barbara Bush, the snowy-haired first lady and mother of a president whose plainspoken manner and utter lack of pretense made her more popular at times than her husband, President George H.W. Bush, died Tuesday, a family spokesman said. She was 92. Mrs. Bush brought a grandmotherly style to buttoned-down Washington, often appearing […]

World’s last male northern white rhino, Sudan, dies

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The world’s last male northern white rhino, Sudan, has died after “age-related complications,” researchers announced Tuesday, saying he “stole the heart of many with his dignity and strength.” A statement from the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya said the 45-year-old rhino was euthanized on Monday after his condition “worsened significantly” and […]

Captain Eaves’ suicide leaves troubling questions about Sheriff’s Office administration: “They failed him miserably”

Conroe, March 5 – The self-inflicted death of Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Captain Randy Eaves has raised questions and criticism among the law enforcement community about the closed nature of Sheriff Rand Henderson’s administration at the top level. “They failed him miserably,” a ranking member in the Sheriff’s Office told The Golden Hammer on the condition […]

Why voters should get rid of the Davenport Ring, Part 1: Montgomery County JP Metts would make history in a negative way if elected a county commissioner

New Caney and Conroe, February 13— Montgomery County voters have an opportunity in the March 6, 2018 Republican Primary election to disassemble the pernicious and corrupt group of politicians and elected officials known as the Davenport Ring. The Davenport Ring, under the leadership of corrupt local political boss Marc Davenport, has offered voters a candidate […]

Tom Petty, down-to-earth rock superstar, dies at 66

Los Angeles, October 3 – Tom Petty, an old-fashioned rock superstar and everyman who drew upon the Byrds, the Beatles and other bands he worshipped as a boy and produced new classics such as “Free Fallin,’ “Refugee” and “American Girl,” has died. He was 66. Petty died Monday night at UCLA Medical Center in Los […]

Conroe PD investigates homeless man’s death

Conroe, August 24 – On Wednesday, August 23, 2017, at approximately 10:55 pm, Conroe Police Officers responded a wooded area in the southwest part of town in reference to a report of deceased male near IH45 and Old Magnolia Road. The 911 caller had discovered a deceased male near a homeless camp. Investigators responded and […]