Governor Abbott pushes Texas to Phase III of Reopening, while Montgomery County’s active cases remain on flat curve, chicken execs indicted for price fixing

Governor Abbott pushes Texas to Phase III of Reopening, while Montgomery County’s active cases remain on flat curve, chicken execs indicted for price fixing

Image: Attorney General William Barr, center, stands in Lafayette Park across from the White House as demonstrators gather to protest the death of George Floyd, Monday, June 1, 2020, in Washington. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon). The United States Department of Justice, which Barr heads, successfully obtained four […]

Slouching Towards Totalitarianism, Contact Tracing, Part 4 of 7: Do you trust these people to protect your privacy under the Constitution?

Slouching Towards Totalitarianism, Contact Tracing, Part 4 of 7: Do you trust these people to protect your privacy under the Constitution?

Image: The Board of Directors of MTX Group, Inc., based in Albany, New York, which received a $295.2 million contract from the Texas Department of State Health Services to implement digital contact tracing throughout the State of Texas in order to identify with whom individuals have been in contact to prevent the spread of the […]

Slouching towards Totalitarianism, Contact Tracing, Part 1 of 7: Is it the death of privacy or a public health solution?

Slouching towards Totalitarianism, Contact Tracing, Part 1 of 7: Is it the death of privacy or a public health solution?

Image: A poster from George Orwell’s classic novel, 1984. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe and Austin, May 28 – Is contact tracing the death of privacy in the United States or is it a public health necessity? This article begins a seven-part series on contact tracing, a program, which Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced during a […]

Texas Governor Abbott’s press release, Attorney General Paxton’s letter reveal knowledge of truth: Governor’s, local officials’ orders violated Constitution

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe and Austin, May 8 – On Thursday, May 7, in response to Dallas County 14th District Judge Eric Moye’s ruling to jail Dallas hair salon owner for seven (7) days for violating the Governor’s Executive Order mandating the closure of hair salons as part of the government’s COVID-19 panic, […]

Dallas salon owner jailed for defying virus shutdown order

DALLAS (AP) — Texas’ Republican governor and top law enforcement officer on Wednesday came to the defense of a Dallas hair salon owner who was jailed for keeping her business open in defiance of the governor’s restrictions meant to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Shelley Luther was booked in the Dallas County jail on […]

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 […]

Representatives Toth, Cain courageously get haircuts, spur Governor Abbott to reopen hair salons, tanning parlors

Representatives Toth, Cain courageously get haircuts, spur Governor Abbott to reopen hair salons, tanning parlors

Image: State Representative Steve Toth, Republican of Conroe, courageously got a haircut at Tune Up on F.M. 1488 yesterday morning. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, May 5 – State Representative Steve Toth, Republican of Conroe, courageously got a haircut at Tune Up on F.M. 1488 yesterday morning. Surprisingly, Montgomery County Sheriff Rand Henderson chose […]

BREAKING NEWS! Texas Governor Abbott issues 3 Executive Orders to begin reopening Texas businesses, parks

BREAKING NEWS! The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Austin, April 17 – Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced this afternoon that he has issued three (3) Executive Orders to begin to allow Texas businesses to reopen as long, as they follow certain guidelines and procedures, on Friday, April 24, 2020. Governor Abbott will permit the reopening of Texas […]