Sheriff’s Office, U.S. Marshal Service combine to arrest 18 sex offenders against children

Conroe, May 12 – The month of April was National Child Abuse and Sexual Assault Awareness Month. In recognition of this proclamation, The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Records and Warrants Division, Homeland Security – SWAT, and the U.S. Marshal Service combined County and Federal agency resources and tactical efforts to target persons wanted for various […]

BREAKING NEWS: Sheriff Rand Henderson implements full Veterans program for Montgomery County Jail

Conroe, May 3 – Montgomery County Sheriff Rand Henderson, seeing a need to assist Montgomery County’s large veteran population which the United States Department of Veterans Affairs estimates at 40,000 individuals, implemented a new jail program titled, V.E.T.S (Veterans Embracing the Tools for Success). V.E.T.S is designed to bring Veteran services directly to Justice Involved […]

Precinct 4 Constable Hayden presents his strategic planning to Concerned Citizens of East Montgomery County

ERIC YOLLICK, The Golden Hammer New Caney, May 1 – Precinct 4 Constable Kenneth “Rowdy” Hayden presented some of his strategic planning to the group of East Montgomery County citizens who attended the Concerned Citizens of East Montgomery County meeting on Monday, May 1, 2017. Hayden told the meeting that his Office’s priority is “to provide […]

Veterans Pod opens in Montgomery County Jail today with 19 inmates

Veterans Pod opens in Montgomery County Jail today with 19 inmates

Image: Visiting dignitaries enjoy Sheriff Rand Henderson’s and Jail Administrator Captain Oliver Coward’s Open House, May 1, 2017 for the new Veterans Pod, which opens today in the Montgomery County Jail. The dignitaries included, from left to right, Ms. Natalie Laurent, Administrative Manager of the County Attorney’s Office (in red), County Attorney J.D. Lambright, longtime […]

Montgomery County significantly below national standards for number of law enforcement officers

Montgomery County significantly below national standards for number of law enforcement officers

Image: The cover of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s most recent annual report, Crime in the United States 2015. Conroe, May 1 – Despite claiming to be one of the most conservative and Republican counties in the United States, Montgomery County’s shortfall of full-time sworn peace officers – policemen – is substantial. The Golden Hammer, Montgomery […]

Zero-based budgeting for the Montgomery County government: a brief workshop in how it works

Conroe, April 30 – It’s important for the Montgomery County government and its Department directors, in particular, to understand what “zero-based budgeting” is and how it works. Obviously, Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal doesn’t understand it. That’s because he’s never tried to learn about the budgeting method, even when citizens have offered to teach the methodology […]

Commissioners Court flails around budget issues, fails to give sufficient guidance to County Department heads

Conroe, April 26 – With no guidance for any particular method to find budget cuts, the Montgomery County Commissioners Court has left the County Department heads completely in the dark about the specific manner in which they are to find “across-the-board” budget cuts to propose in accordance with the 2017 Budget Packet which asks County […]

The Golden Hammer, County watchdog, celebrates 100 days of publication

The Golden Hammer, County watchdog, celebrates 100 days of publication

Conroe, April 23 – The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, celebrates 100 days of publication today. The online newspaper began publication at 12:01 a.m., Saturday, January 14, 2017. For the first three weeks, the paper published weekly. It also had some major kinks to work out. One of them was the appearance. In its […]