Governor Abbott announces proposal to discourage cities from defunding law enforcement

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Austin, August 19 – Governor Greg Abbott, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, and Speaker Dennis Bonnen announced yesterday in Fort Worth a legislative proposal to discourage the defunding of law enforcement in Texas. With this proposal, any city that defunds its police department will have its property tax revenue frozen at the […]

Bokeeters of New Caney, owner stand up for constitutional rights against Abbott’s GA-28 order: “I’m not closing unless Jesus has his Second Coming”

Bokeeters of New Caney, owner stand up for constitutional rights against Abbott’s GA-28 order: “I’m not closing unless Jesus has his Second Coming”

Image: Bokeeters’ owners Sandra Young stood up to Texas Alcoholic and Beverage Commission officer, Major Mike Lennox, on August 11, 2020, at Bokeeters, 18110 Highway US 59, New Caney. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports New Caney and Austin, August 17 – “I’m not closing unless Jesus has his Second Coming,” Bokeeters pub owner Sandra Young of […]

Texas Governor Abbott harshly criticizes Austin City Council for voting to defund Austin Police Department

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Austin and Lubbock, August 14 – Texas Governor Greg Abbott harshly criticized Austin City Council’s decision to cut $150 million from the Austin Police Department’s budget. Abbott said, “Some cities are more focused on political agendas than public safety.” The Governor continued, “Austin’s decision puts the brave men and women […]

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 […]

Editorial: Governor Abbott most surely extending government-caused disaster

Kelli Ann Cox, Publisher, The Golden Hammer On Saturday, August 8, 2020, Texas Governor Greg Abbott extended the Chinese Coronavirus disaster, by proclamation. He may have wanted us to believe that the disaster consists of a virus threat. Instead, the real disaster is government’s overreach during the political panic, which has destroyed Texas families, mangled Texas […]

BREAKING NEWS! Trump administration, Governor Abbott announce opening of additional Chinese Coronavirus test sites in Harris County

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has established four temporary COVID-19 surge testing sites in Harris County. Two testing sites in Houston and Pasadena began operations yesterday, and two testing sites in Houston and Kingwood will begin operations on Monday, August 10th. Each location […]

Governor Abbott holds Dallas “roundtable on upcoming flu season,” seems to portend permanent facemask usage requirements

Dallas and Austin, August 7 – Texas Governor Greg Abbott yesterday held a roundtable at the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas on Texas’ approach to flu season as the state and the country continue to deal with the Chinese Coronavirus pandemic. The Governor was joined by medical experts, state legislators, and […]

Attorney General Paxton rules Governor Abbott’s Executive Order GA-28 supersedes local health officials’ orders shutting down public schools

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Austin, July 29 – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued a ruling yesterday that Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s Executive Order GA-28, concerning efforts to contain the spread of Chinese Coronavirus, supersedes local health officials who have ruled that public schools must close in response to the virus panic. The ruling […]

BREAKING NEWS! Governor Abbott to appoint Vince Santini as first District Judge of the 457th District Court, swearing in to be Friday July 31

BREAKING NEWS! The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe and Austin, July 23 – The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, has confirmed through two sources, one in the Montgomery County Courthouse and one in the Office of Texas Governor Greg Abbott, both of whom requested anonymity, that Texas Governor Greg Abbott will appoint Vince Santini […]

Tesla picks Texas site for second US vehicle assembly plant

Austin (AP), July 23 – Electric car maker Tesla Inc. has picked the Austin, Texas, area as the site for its largest auto assembly plant employing at least 5,000 workers. The new factory will build Tesla’s upcoming Cybertruck pickup and will be a second U.S. manufacturing site for the Model Y small SUV, largely for […]