County Judge, Commissioners, Attorney Defy Republican Party Platform

County Judge, Commissioners, Attorney Defy Republican Party Platform

Conroe, February 8 – County Judge Craig Doyal, his Commissioner colleagues on the County Commissioners Court (Meador, Riley, Clark), and County Attorney J.D. Lambright have defied the Texas and National Republican Party Platforms in their major decisions in office. The problems arise primarily in government spending, toll roads, and taxation. The Republican Party of Texas […]

Texas A&M’s Bush School Study Rejects Texas Groundwater Regulation

College Station – Texas A&M University’s Bush School of Government & Public Service conducted a study which rejected the need for groundwater regulation in most parts of Texas, but most particularly in the Gulf Coast area where Montgomery County sits. Professor James Griffin, a 1970 Ph.D. graduate from the University of Pennsylvania, and a long […]

Montgomery County Judge Doyal Instructs County Departments to “Keep Our County Budget Growth in Line with the Growth of the County’s Population”

Montgomery County Judge Doyal Instructs County Departments to “Keep Our County Budget Growth in Line with the Growth of the County’s Population”

Conroe, February 6 – Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal issued a directive today to all Montgomery County elected officials and department heads to “keep our county budget growth in line with the growth of the county’s population and inflation.” The written directive also mentioned that Doyal personally was offering taxpayers property tax relief “to assist […]

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 […]

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