Brown receives 60 year prison sentence for DWI

Conroe, October 19 – On October 18, 2017, a Montgomery County jury sentenced Defendant William Brown Jr. to 60 years in prison after convicting him of felony Driving While Intoxicated (3rd or More) in the 221st District Court, Judge Lisa Michalk presiding. The case arose from his arrest back in February of 2017. A DPS […]

The Golden Hammer recognizes spending reduction leaders

The Golden Hammer recognizes spending reduction leaders

Image: Precinct 3 County Commissioner James Noack, left, and State Representative and candidate for Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough, right. Conroe, September 15 – The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, recognized the County government leaders who reduced their departmental spending for the coming Fiscal Year 2018 Budget along with the two members of the […]

Interview: Meet the Montgomery County Airport, Its Director Scott Smith and Assistant Director James Brown

GEOFF LITKE and ERIC YOLLICK, The Golden Hammer Conroe, June 4 – On May 16, 2017, The Golden Hammer‘s Geoff Litke, Eric Yollick, and a lady who just goes by “Famous Notary,” journeyed to the Montgomery County Airport on Airport Road north of Conroe to tour the facility and meet with Airport Director Scott Smith and Airport […]

The full story behind MCAD’s “obscene inflation of appraisals”

Conroe, May 1 – “We’re seeing obscene inflation of appraisals,” accused Woodlands Township Board member John Brown, when speaking of the Montgomery Central Appraisal District (“MCAD”), during an April 26, 2017, meeting. Brown is far from the only person complaining about MCAD’s proposed 2017 valuations which hit the mail approximately three weeks ago. Meanwhile MCAD […]

Airport Maintenance Director Scott Smith resigns, Doyal and Commissioners keep it secret; meanwhile, secret Animal Shelter interview

Conroe, April 27 – Montgomery County Airport Maintenance Director Scott Smith announced his resignation in order to retire with his last day on the County payroll to be July 28, 2017. Smith has been the Airport Maintenance Director since 2007. Smith provided a lengthy memorandum of resignation on April 24, 2017, to all five members […]

Many governors welcome demise of GOP health care bill 

GEOFF MULVIHILL, Associated Press CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — Governors of both parties had warned Congress for weeks that the Republican health care bill threatened to saddle their states with big costs and potentially leave millions of people without coverage, especially because of the cutbacks planned to Medicaid. The bill’s withdrawal on Friday left in […]