Texas House Democrats flee to Washington, D.C., to bust Special Session quorum, seeking to give state power to federal government

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Austin and Washington, D.C., July 13 – Fifty-one (51) Democrats in the Texas House of Representatives left the Texas Legislature’s Special Session and fled from the State of Texas, in order to bust the required 100-person quorum in order to conduct business in the Texas House. The Democrats’ purpose in busting […]

BREAKING NEWS! Texas House of Representatives approves Election Integrity legislation on straight party line vote of 81 to 64 under Representative Cain’s leadership

BREAKING NEWS! The Golden Hammer Staff Reports and Austin Bureau Chief Ashley Burke Austin, May 7 – The Texas House of Representatives passed historic Election Integrity legislation at 3 a.m. this morning on a straight party line vote of 81 to 64. State Representative Briscoe Cain, Republican of Deer Park and Chairman of the House […]

In Texas, attention turns to storm repairs, political peril

DALLAS (AP) — The seam that split in a pipe under Nora Espinoza’s sink during the frigid cold that gripped Texas was narrower than the edge of a dime. Her kitchen appeared mostly undamaged, but the plumber that cut into Espinoza’s wall found water had been pouring in underneath the floor. She expects the repairs […]

News Analysis: What happened to Julie Turner, James Noack from Power Top Ten List?

News Analysis: What happened to Julie Turner, James Noack from Power Top Ten List?

Image: Happier, more cohesive times? Julie Turner (center left in red jacket) and James Noack (center right in plaid shirt) definitely enjoyed more political cohesion on November 7, 2018. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Montgomery County, December 30 – The most conspicuous absences from The Golden Hammer‘s Power Top Ten List of the ten most powerful […]

Houston’s African-American Culture Museum says displaying Confederate statue part of healing

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston museum dedicated to conserving African American culture said Tuesday that its decision to display a more than 100-year-old Confederate statue is about providing Black Americans with a way to confront slavery’s painful legacy and include their lived experiences in the conversation. The towering bronze statue, called “Spirit of The Confederacy,” […]

Power Top Ten #2: Texas Patriots PAC President Julie Turner

Power Top Ten #2: Texas Patriots PAC President Julie Turner

Image: Texas Patriots PAC President Julie Turner (right) with former Montgomery Chief of Police Jim Napolitano (left). Eric Yollick, Guest Reporter to The Golden Hammer Montgomery County, December 25 – Texas Patriots PAC President Julie Turner is the second most powerful person in Montgomery County and is The Golden Hammer‘s Power Top Ten #2. Despite her seemingly […]

Millionaire outsider forces runoff in Houston mayor race

HOUSTON (AP) — A millionaire Houston trial lawyer who once supported President Donald Trump forced a runoff election for mayor Tuesday night to keep alive his outsider challenge against the incumbent Democrat in Texas’ biggest city. Tony Buzbee, a former Marine who made his fortune taking down big corporations in court, had fewer votes than […]

Texas mayors, along with TML lobbying organization, oppose spending, property tax relief for citizens

Conroe, March 7 – A group of twenty-four mayors, along with the entire Texas Municipal League (“TML”), the pro-government-spending and pro-taxation lobbying organization, have formally stated their opposition to the property tax reform legislation under consideration in the 86th Texas Legislature. Senate Bill 2 (S.B. 2) and House Bill 2 (H.B. 2) both would require […]

Power Top Ten #1: Texas Patriots PAC President Julie Turner (with major assists from Jon Bauman and Bill O’Sullivan)

Power Top Ten #1: Texas Patriots PAC President Julie Turner (with major assists from Jon Bauman and Bill O’Sullivan)

Image: Dr. Julie Turner (left), President of the Texas Patriots PAC, is easily the Most Powerful Person in Montgomery County and at the top of The Golden Hammer‘s Power Top Ten list. In this photograph at the Saddle River Range on F.M. 1488 near Magnolia, Turner appears with former Montgomery Police Chief Jim Napolitano (center) and […]