Texas death toll from February storm, outages surpasses 100

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas officials on Thursday raised the death toll from February’s winter storm and blackouts to at least 111 people — nearly doubling the state’s initial tally following one of the worst power outages in U.S. history. The frigid weather also was blamed for dozens of more deaths across other Southern states […]

One Year ago One Man destroyed Montgomery County’s local economy

Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, March 17 – After weeks of promising his constituents that he’d never order a lockdown in response to the China Virus panic, because, Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough acknowledged, a lockdown order would be a violation of the state and federal Constitutions, Keough panicked […]

Deer native to India starve to death amid drought in Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) — Axis deer, a species native to India presented as a gift from Hong Kong to the king of Hawaii in 1868, have fed hunters and their families on the rural island of Molokai for generations. But for the community of about 7,500, where self-sustainability is a way of life, the invasive deer […]

US virus numbers drop, but race against new strains heats up

New York (AP), January 26 – Coronavirus deaths and cases per day in the U.S. dropped markedly over the past couple of weeks but are still running at alarmingly high levels, and the effort to snuff out COVID-19 is becoming an ever more urgent race between the vaccine and the mutating virus. The government’s top […]

‘More people may die’: Biden urges Trump to aid transition (fear is king in the upcoming Biden adminstration)

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — In the upcoming Democratic administration, fear is king. President-elect Joe Biden on Monday warned of dire consequences if President Donald Trump and his administration continue to refuse to coordinate with his transition team on the coronavirus pandemic and block briefings on national security, policy issues and vaccine plans. The remarks marked […]

President Trump pushes reopening American businesses by May 1, Governor Abbott to follow, as Montgomery County celebrates 100th recovery from Wuhan coronavirus

President Trump pushes reopening American businesses by May 1, Governor Abbott to follow, as Montgomery County celebrates 100th recovery from Wuhan coronavirus

Image: President Donald Trump speaks during an event at the White House, Thursday, April 16, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, Austin, Washington, D.C., April 17 – At the national, state, and local level, Montgomery County citizens may begin to have signs of hope that the government-dictated closure of […]

Montgomery County has 170 active Chinese coronavirus cases, 5 deaths from virus, at least 7 suicides from government shutdown, as President Trump fights for American economy

Montgomery County has 170 active Chinese coronavirus cases, 5 deaths from virus, at least 7 suicides from government shutdown, as President Trump fights for American economy

Image: A grab done from the Twitter page of Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson, in which he hails the staff in the National Health Service (NHS) for saving his life, filmed at 10 Downing Street, London, Sunday April 12, 2020. Johnson was discharged earlier Sunday from a London hospital where he was treated in intensive […]

With 101 active Chinese coronavirus cases, 3 deaths from illness, numerous suicides, and 15 recoveries, Montgomery County continues to respond, while the Nation faces economic chaos

With 101 active Chinese coronavirus cases, 3 deaths from illness, numerous suicides, and 15 recoveries, Montgomery County continues to respond, while the Nation faces economic chaos

Image: People wait in line for help with unemployment benefits at the One-Stop Career Center in Las Vegas. More than 6.6 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week of March 23, far exceeding a record high set just last week, a sign that layoffs are accelerating in the midst of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/John […]

With 93 active cases of Chinese coronavirus, 17 recoveries, 2 tragic deaths from illness in Montgomery County, while President Trump resists national shutdown

With 93 active cases of Chinese coronavirus, 17 recoveries, 2 tragic deaths from illness in Montgomery County, while President Trump resists national shutdown

Image: President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Wednesday, April 1, 2020, in Washington, as Vice President Mike Pence listens. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, Austin, and Washington, D.C., April 2 – Montgomery County, Texas, now has 93 active cases, […]

Houston area sees relief, rescues after Imelda leaves 4 dead

HOUSTON (AP) — Emergency workers used boats Friday to rescue about 60 residents of a Houston-area community still trapped in their homes by floodwaters following one of the wettest tropical cyclones in U.S. history. At least four deaths have been linked to the remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda, which deluged parts of Texas and Louisiana […]