Creighton leads Texas Senate towards passage of priority issues

Creighton leads Texas Senate towards passage of priority issues

Image: Texas Senator Brandon Creighton, Republican of Conroe. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe and Austin, February 4 – Texas State Senator Brandon Creighton, Republican of Conroe, has focused on passage of priority issues during the 87th Texas Legislative Session, including several of the Republican Party of Texas Legislative Priorities. Creighton sat down with The Golden […]

States eye allowing concealed carry of guns without a permit

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Austin and Salt Lake City, January 25 — Republican lawmakers in several more states want to loosen gun restrictions by allowing people to carry concealed firearms without having to get a permit, continuing a trend that gun control advocates call dangerous. The most prominent proposal came from Texas State Senator […]

Despite AG Paxton’s admonishments about First Amendment rights, Texas House moves to limit citizen information about 87th Legislature in two key votes

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Austin, January 15 – Despite the efforts of conservative Republican State Representatives and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, a coalition of liberal Republicans and Democrats defeated a number of procedural votes to make Texas House of Representatives proceedings more open to the public, despite the Chinese Coronavirus, during the 87th […]

Most expect little from 87th Legislative Session, which opens today

Most expect little from 87th Legislative Session, which opens today

Image: The Capitol of the State of Texas in Austin. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Austin and Montgomery County, January 12 – Texas citizens have low expectations for the 87th Session of the Texas Legislature which opens today. The opening day ceremonies will begin with a high dose of fear among the elected representatives. Lieutenant Governor […]

Governor goes into hiding during COVID-19 crisis, as former State Representative Keough confirms during Montgomery County Commissioners Court meeting

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Austin and Conroe, September 9 – Since March 28, 2020, Texas Governor Greg Abbott has exercised almost dictatorial powers supposedly to respond to the COVID-19, or Chinese Coronavirus, “disaster,” which Abbott has repeatedly declared under federal and state law. Abbott has shut down businesses, restricted restaurants and hair salons, for a […]

Facing Legislative “Sunset”, San Jacinto River Authority must explain why it has ignored core duty of “flood control”

Facing Legislative “Sunset”, San Jacinto River Authority must explain why it has ignored core duty of “flood control”

Image: Cover page of the San Jacinto River Authority’s Master Plan in 1957. Somehow, they’ve forgotten their core duty of “flood control” since then. The Golden Hammer  Staff Reports Conroe, November 29 – As the San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA) faces “sunset review” before the Texas Legislature in 2021, SJRA must explain why it has […]

Montgomery County Commissioner Riley’s “Gun Sanctuary Resolution” good, but small, first step towards protecting gun rights, still requires Texas Legislature

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Montgomery County, November 17 – Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner Charlie Riley has offered a “Resolution Declaring Montgomery County, Texas, a Gun Sanctuary County” as a proclamation for consideration during the Tuesday, November 19, 2019, Commissioners Court meeting. The resolution, which Riley himself clearly didn’t draft and which, in a […]

Editorial: Texas Governor Abbott must call special session on overarching issue of banning taxpayer funded lobbying

Eric Yollick, The Golden Hammer Grassroots conservative activists are on edge across the State of Texas. They’re entirely justified in those feelings. The 86th Texas Legislature failed to accomplish some major priorities, such as lowering government spending, passing robust statewide property tax reform, eliminating the complexity of school finance and state intervention into public schools, passing […]

Texas Legislature revives Texas Open Meetings Act after disgraced former County Judge Doyal, henchman Commissioner Riley embarrass Montgomery County, all of Texas

Austin and Conroe, May 24 – The two individuals, disgraced former Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal and his henchman Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner Charlie Riley, most responsible for bringing down on Montgomery County the reputation as “the most corrupt County government in all of Texas” suffered a major setback yesterday. The Texas Senate voted […]

Texas Legislature unanimously passes House Joint Resolution 666 to ban taxpayer-funded lobbying, revise Texas Constitution

Austin, April 1 – The Texas House of Representatives on a 148 to 1 vote (Representative Jonathan Stickland dissenting) and the Texas Senate on a 31 to 0 vote passed House Joint Resolution 666, which proposes a sweeping amendment to the Texas Constitution, which will ban taxpayer-funded lobbying and radically reform the structure of the […]