Conroe ISD saves $90 million in bond refunding

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, October 29 – At their October meeting, the Conroe ISD Board of Trustees received information from Darrin Rice, Conroe ISD CFO, and John Roebuck, BOK Financial Advisors, detailing a savings of nearly $90 million as a result of bond refunding and new bond sales. It’s a shame the Board has […]

McConnell warns White House against COVID relief deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday told fellow Republicans that he has warned the White House not to divide Republicans by sealing a lopsided pre-election COVID-19 relief deal with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi — even as he publicly said he’d slate any such agreement for a vote. McConnell made his remarks […]

BREAKING NEWS! Republican Party of Texas delegates vote to adopt Platform, reduction in government spending among highest vote-getters

BREAKING NEWS! The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Austin, October 16 – The delegates of the Republican Party of Texas Convention have voted to adopt the 2020 Republican Party Platform. Every proposed plank of the Platform passed in the voting in which delegates voted plank-by-plank. One of the Platform planks which received the most support was […]

Slouching towards Gomorrah: GOP state representative candidate Hull veering to left; will she be the next Sarah Davis?

Slouching towards Gomorrah: GOP state representative candidate Hull veering to left; will she be the next Sarah Davis?

Image: House District 138 Republican Nominee Lacey Hull’s September 28, 2020, television commercial in which she vows to fight for increase funding for women’s healthcare. The Golden Hammer Staff Report Houston, October 15 – Ultra-liberal Republican State Representative Sarah Davis, Republican of Houston, appears poised for a loss against her Democrat opponent in the November […]

Texas Governor Abbott mongers Chinese Coronavirus fear, avoids good news about virus reductions during Victoria meetings

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Victoria and Austin, August 12 – Texas Governor Greg Abbott clearly sought to monger fear and panic among citizens and local officials during his visit to Victoria on Tuesday, August 11, 2020. Following his visit to Beaumont, Governor Abbott traveled to the city of Victoria to meet with local leaders and […]

Montgomery Central Appraisal District, Tough set to hammer taxpayers with spending increases, despite coronavirus economic woes

Montgomery Central Appraisal District, Tough set to hammer taxpayers with spending increases, despite coronavirus economic woes

Image: Woodlands attorney Bruce Tough, Chairman of the Montgomery Central Appraisal District’s Board of Directors, is the “King of Taxation” of Montgomery County. Tough is leading the Appraisal District to yolk Montgomery County citizens with a higher Appraisal District spending budget and higher property taxes . The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, June 29 – […]

Representative Toth, Texas House Freedom Caucus call for state spending reductions, while Governor Abbott silent

Representative Toth, Texas House Freedom Caucus call for state spending reductions, while Governor Abbott silent

Image: State Representative Mayes Middleton, Republican of Houston, is Chairman of the Texas House of Representatives Freedom Caucus. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe and Austin, May 7 – The Freedom Caucus of the Texas House of Representatives and State Representative Steve Toth, Republican of Conroe, have called upon Governor Greg Abbott and the 87th […]

Editorial: Let’s move past the Chinese Coronavirus scare

Kelli Ann Cook, Publisher, The Golden Hammer Around March 25, 2020, government officials panicked. They told us a hundred million people in the United States would contract the Chinese Coronavirus and we’d witness 3 million or more deaths. They obtained their information from biased government scientists excited about the prospect of spending trillions of tax dollars […]

Guest Editorial: Jim Howard, Government Must Cut Spending, Taxes, and Tax Appraisals, in response to pandemic

Jim Howard, Guest Editorialist to The Golden Hammer You have probably received your tax notice from the Montgomery County Appraisal District (MCAD) for 2020.  If your taxable value has gone down, consider yourself fortunate.  If it has gone up, you may want to protest your appraisal. Currently, we are in a situation that most of us […]

$1.4T spending package crammed with unrelated provisions

WASHINGTON (AP) — House leaders on Monday unveiled a $1.4 trillion government-wide spending package that’s carrying an unusually large load of unrelated provisions catching a ride on the last train out of Congress this year. A House vote is slated for Tuesday on the sprawling package, some 2,313 pages long, as lawmakers wrap up reams […]

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