Man suspected of stalking, killing homeless people arrested

WASHINGTON (AP) — A man suspected of stalking and shooting homeless people asleep on the streets of New York City and Washington was arrested early Tuesday. Police said at least two people were killed and three others wounded in the attacks. The suspect, Gerald Brevard was arrested in Washington on murder, assault and other charges after […]

Convoy protesting COVID-19 mandates begins beltway circuit

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — A large group of truck drivers and their supporters who object to COVID-19 mandates began their mobile protest in the Washington, D.C., area Sunday, embarking on a drive designed to snarl traffic and make their objections known to lawmakers. Protesters staged at the Hagerstown Speedway in Maryland during the weekend before […]

Several state lawmakers joined, observed US Capitol turmoil

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia lawmaker who filmed himself and supporters of President Donald Trump storming into the U.S. Capitol is facing bipartisan calls for his resignation as federal prosecutors step up their pursuit of violent perpetrators. State Del. Derrick Evans was among lawmakers from at least seven states who traveled to Washington, […]

Washington Legislature votes to raise smoking age to 21

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A proposal to raise the smoking and vaping age to 21 in Washington has passed the Legislature, putting the state on the precipice of becoming the ninth state to make such a change. Lawmakers in the state Senate approved the measure 33-12 on Wednesday with supporters saying it would reduce youth […]

Ohio State tops Washington 28-23 in Meyer’s Rose Bowl finale

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Urban Meyer says he decided to end his remarkable coaching career at Ohio State partly because of the stress inherent in this high-intensity job.After his Buckeyes blew most of a 25-point lead in the fourth quarter and had to recover a last-minute onside kick to win the Rose Bowl, anybody could […]

Commissioner Clark shares George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

Publisher’s Note: Precinct 4 Montgomery County Commissioner Jim Clark, a genuinely nice person who deeply cares about our community, faced head and neck cancer this year while he was running for re-election. He lost by re-election by 173 votes out of 4,737 cast in the May 22 Republican Runoff Election. Clark suffered his diagnosis right […]

President George Washington’s Farewell Address

Image: George Washington, by Gilbert Stuart. PUBLISHER’S NOTE: President George Washington delivered his “Farewell Address” to the American people in writing. Newspapers began to publish the Farewell Address on September 19, 1796. The Address follows with one added emphasis which is a major theme of the letter: “Friends and Citizens: “The period for a new […]

Is Montgomery County becoming a modern Tammany Hall?

Is Montgomery County becoming a modern Tammany Hall?

Image: Thomas Nast’s cartoon depiction of William M. “Boss” Tweed, Grand Sachem of the Society of St. Tammany, also known as “Tammany Hall,” published in Harper’s Weekly in January 1871. Conroe, June 4 – Montgomery County, Texas, in 2017 has much resemblance to New York City of Tammany Hall times, especially at the height of the […]

Nation Celebrates Presidents Day Holiday

Conroe, February 20 – The United States of America celebrates Presidents Day, a national holiday, today. This nation has had some really great presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, James Polk, Abraham Lincoln, and Ronald Reagan, to name a few. We’ve had some very entertaining presidents: Grover Cleveland, Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft. We’ve […]