Judge Wayne Mack Calls for Reform, End to “Establishment” Demagoguery

Editor’s Note: This opinion piece from Judge Wayne Mack is excellent. He’s clearly criticizing the demagogues who are fighting against reform in the Montgomery County Commissioners Court. It seems like every time there’s a sober and serious discussion of reform, Craig Doyal tries to end the meeting with an off-agenda speech bragging about his personal accomplishments. […]

Lone Star GCD Candidates: Captain Dane Cantwell Offers Strong Background, No Nonsense Solutions

THIS ARTICLE IS PART OF A SERIES PROVIDING IN-DEPTH COVERAGE OF THE CANDIDATES FOR APPOINTMENT TO THE LONE STAR GROUNDWATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS. The Woodlands, February 5 – Dane Cantwell, the Reserve Captain in the Precinct 3 Constable’s Office and Chief Executive Officer of KA Energy Partners, an oil and gas exploration company, […]

Commissioner Clark Propounds Thoughtful Questions to LSGCD Candidates, Considers His Nomination

Commissioner Clark Propounds Thoughtful Questions to LSGCD Candidates, Considers His Nomination

February 5, New Caney – Precinct 4 Commissioner Jim Clark, fresh off of one of his most outspoken and productive Commissioners Court meetings ever on January 24, 2017, has propounded several questions to prospective nominees for the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District (LSGCD) Board of Directors. He has asked Assistant County Attorney B.D. Griffin to […]

Dubois Directorship Raises Questions About His Journalistic Independence

Conroe, February 5 – Courier blog Editor Andy Dubois’ directorship on the Board of Leadership Montgomery County raises serious questions about his “independence” as a journalist. Let’s be clear: Leadership Montgomery County is a non-profit organization that puts on a good program that introduces individuals to the government and community organizations of Montgomery County. The […]

Lambright Employees’ Comments About “Ice in the Slime Machine” Display Terrible Anti-Citizen Office Culture He’s Engendered

Conroe, January 5 – Written comments of several employees from within County Attorney J.D. Lambright’s Office about The Golden Hammer’s article “Ice in the Slime Machine” (February 2, 2017) put on public display the terribly anti-citizen office culture Lambright has engendered among the County employees under his supervision. When one shakes a tree, some leaves […]

Sheriff Henderson Makes Historic Appointment of Ken Culbreath as Chief Deputy Sheriff

Sheriff Henderson Makes Historic Appointment of Ken Culbreath as Chief Deputy Sheriff

Conroe, February 4 – Montgomery County celebrates Sheriff Rand Henderson’s historic appointment of Ken Culbreath, a 23-year veteran of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, to the position of Chief Deputy Sheriff. Culbreath is the highest ranking African-American in the history of the Montgomery County government. Sheriff Henderson told The Golden Hammer, “Ken Culbreath is one […]

State Bar Reprimands County Attorney Lambright for Dismissing Wrongful Death Lawsuit Without Telling His Client About It

State Bar Reprimands County Attorney Lambright for Dismissing Wrongful Death Lawsuit Without Telling His Client About It

Conroe, February 3 – In the course of The Golden Hammer reporting a 3-part series on how Montgomery County Attorney J.D. Lambright is the most expensive and costly County Attorney in the history of the State of Texas, several people contacted the newspaper about a terrible circumstance which Lambright made a lot worse. While the […]

BREAKING NEWS: Court of Appeals Rules That Large Groundwater Producers May Challenge Regulations of Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District

Beaumont, February 2 – In a major victory for water users in Montgomery County, the Ninth Court of Appeals at Beaumont ruled that large water producers may challenge the validity and reasonableness of the Lone Star Groundwater Conservative District’s (LSGCD) rules under the Texas Water Code and the Texas Declaratory Judgments Act. The opinion, which […]

County Attorney J.D. Lambright, Part 2: Ice in the Slime Machine

County Attorney J.D. Lambright, Part 2: Ice in the Slime Machine

Conroe, February 2 – J.D. Lambright is the most expensive County Attorney in Texas history. This Part 2 of a 3-part series in The Golden Hammer addresses two of the many issues that make Lambright the most expensive (and wasteful). In this Part, we discuss his Departmental Budget Explosion and his Ice In the Slime […]