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 […]

“It’s Hammer Time” to examine “the road ahead” at noon today

Montgomery County, November 9 – “It’s Hammer Time,” the popular Facebook Live/YouTube show will feature a discussion about “the road ahead” after the November 6, 2018, General Election. The show will air at 12 noon, Friday, November 9, 2018, on Facebook Live/YouTube at MCP.TV. While the news media has focused on the number of votes […]

Mark Keough: “Tollroads…that’s not the purpose of government”: moving speech stirs Woodlands Republican Women

Mark Keough: “Tollroads…that’s not the purpose of government”: moving speech stirs Woodlands Republican Women

Image: State Representative Mark Keough (R-The Woodlands) spoke to a jam-packed audience of The Woodlands Area Republican Women on Wednesday, September 13, 2017. Keough is running for Montgomery County Judge in the March 6, 2018, Republican Primary Election. The Woodlands, September 14 – State Representative Mark Keough, Republican of The Woodlands, told a packed room […]

The Republican Party is an institutional failure

Washington, Austin, and Conroe, August 11 – The Republican Party is an institutional failure. It’s tragic, because for 157 years the Grand Old Party has been the greatest political hope for citizens of the United States. Where the Party is now Strangely, the Republican Party’s success defines its failure. Just look at where the Party […]