Yellen calls for crypto regulation to reduce risks, fraud

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen says more government regulation is needed to police the proliferation of cryptocurrency and other digital assets and to ward off fraudulent and illicit transactions. In practice, one result would be that users would get documentation of their crypto dealings for use in filing their taxes. “Taxpayers should receive the […]

Montgomery County Commissioner Metts urges anti-property-rights resolution on groundwater regulation

Montgomery County Commissioner Metts urges anti-property-rights resolution on groundwater regulation

Image: Precinct 4 Montgomery County Commissioner James Metts. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, May 11 – Montgomery County Precinct 4 Commissioner James Metts has placed a bizarre agenda item on the Commissioners Court agenda for the Tuesday, May 11, 2021, 9:30 a.m., meeting calling for groundwater regulation of private landowners for fear of subsidence, […]

Drone operators challenge surveyors’ turf in mapping dispute

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — When Michael Jones started a side hustle shooting drone photos and videos for realtors, his clients wanted more: Images with property lines on them, to better understand where their fences should be. It seemed like a good use of emerging technology that met an obvious consumer demand, and Jones was careful […]

Government reaction to coronavirus spreads into spending, regulatory grabs

Government reaction to coronavirus spreads into spending, regulatory grabs

Image: United States Air Force veteran George Denis Patrick Carlin during a 1969 lecture. Carlin in 1999 gave a renowned lecture on “Germs and Immune Systems.” The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Washington, Austin, and Conroe, March 18 – Michael Quinn Sullivan, Chairman of Empower Texans, the largest grassroots conservative organization in Texas, directly addressed the […]

Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District Board begins to lean to flushing public dollars, supports groundwater regulation at February 12 meeting

Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District Board begins to lean to flushing public dollars, supports groundwater regulation at February 12 meeting

Image: Aren’t you proud that the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District is flushing your money, which you paid through high water bills, into programs to make themselves feel good? Conroe, February 18 – 88 days into office, the newly-elected Board of Directors of the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District (LSGCD), which came into office with […]

Lone Star GCD staff seeks to trick Board into voting for liberal pro-Big-Government propaganda at February 12 meeting

Conroe, February 12 – One of the tricks of liberal pro-Big-Government activists is to convince representative political entities to adopt proclamations which are really guises for their liberal agenda. The Board of Directors of the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District (LSGCD) will confront such a trick during their regular monthly Board meeting for the month […]

LSGCD President Melder leads with wise words

Conroe, December 13 – Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District (LSGCD) President Webb Melder began the Tuesday, December 11, 2018, Board of Directors meeting with wise words that explain the direction he hopes to see LSGCD go. Melder read this statement immediately after the opening prayer and Pledges to the United States and Texas flags. “ALL […]

Step #1 towards reforming LSGCD: fire anti-citizen GM Kathy Jones

Step #1 towards reforming LSGCD: fire anti-citizen GM Kathy Jones

Conroe, October 31 – Kathy Jones is the poster child of an out-of-touch, anti-citizen bureaucrat. As General Manager of the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District (LSGCD) since it began in 2002, Jones has been responsible for implementing and enforcing groundwater regulations which have restricted private property owners’ use of their own groundwater. By limiting groundwater production, […]

Lone Star GCD defers adoption of “management plan” for one week

Conroe, September 11 – The Board of Directors of the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District (LSGCD) voted to defer action on the proposed groundwater water regulation “management plan” for one week until a public hearing on Tuesday, September 18, 2018, at 2:30 p.m., at the LSGCD’s gigantic office building located at 655 Conroe Park North, […]