Representative Bell sets priorities – opposing high speed rail, high property taxes – for 87th Legislative Session, as Governor flounders

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Austin and Magnolia, January 13 – State Representative Cecil Bell, Jr., Republican of Magnolia, has made clear what his priorities are during the 87th Session of the Texas Legislature, which opened yesterday in Austin. “My priorities continue to be reducing property taxes, asserting the state sovereignty assured by the United […]

Texas Governor Abbott appoints Hillary Clinton supporter, other “establishment” hacks to San Jacinto River Authority Board of Directors

Texas Governor Abbott appoints Hillary Clinton supporter, other “establishment” hacks to San Jacinto River Authority Board of Directors

Image: Ricardo Mora, M.D. (right), a scion of the political “establishment” with close ties to disgraced former Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal (left) as well as to Doyal’s best friend, Bobby Jack Adams, the Vice President of Halff Associates, the largest engineering vendor to the San Jacinto River Authority, received an appointment to the San […]

Texas Supreme Court upholds Governor Abbott’s disaster mandate restricting mail-in ballot deliveries before Election Day to single Early Voting Clerk’s office location

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Austin, October 29 – The Texas Supreme Court on Tuesday, October 27, 2020, upheld Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s Chinese Coronavirus disaster mandate restricting mail-in ballot deliveries before Election Day to a single early voting clerk’s office location, which the early voting clerk in each county must designate. The ruling came […]

Texas AG Paxton obtains 5th Circuit Court of Appeals stay in Democrats’ latest attempt to whittle at mail-in balloting security

Texas AG Paxton obtains 5th Circuit Court of Appeals stay in Democrats’ latest attempt to whittle at mail-in balloting security

Image: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports New Orleans and Austin, October 12 – The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans granted an emergency temporary stay to halt a United State District Court’s order that purported to override Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s proclamation regarding mail-in […]

Texans express disdain over Governor Abbott’s constitutional hypocrisy, react mightily on social media

Texans express disdain over Governor Abbott’s constitutional hypocrisy, react mightily on social media

Image: The “most interesting man in the world” in a GIF on social media obviously doesn’t think very highly of Texas Governor Greg Abbott. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Austin, September 29 – Texas Governor Greg Abbott probably would have been better keeping his opinions about the Constitution to himself. On Sunday, September 27, 2020, Abbott […]

Governor Abbott’s “disaster” declaration over Lake Jackson amoeba raises issue whether it’s statist power grab or truly necessity

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Austin and Lake Jackson, September 28 – Governor Greg Abbott issued a disaster declaration on Sunday, September 27, 2020, at 2:45 p.m., for Brazoria County in response to Naeglera fowleri, a deadly amoeba, which can cause meningoencephalitis, found in the City of Lake Jackson’s water supply. The City of Lake Jackson […]

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 […]

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