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 […]

Montgomery County Sheriff Rand Henderson presents his “Strategic Plan 2017-2020”

Montgomery County Sheriff Rand Henderson presents his “Strategic Plan 2017-2020”

Image: The reorganized Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and its Leadership Team. Conroe, April 15 – Montgomery Count Sheriff Rand Henderson, celebrating his 100th day in office earlier this week, presented his “Strategic Plan 2017-2020” to the citizens of Montgomery County as well as to the members of the Commissioners Court on Tuesday, April 11, 2017. […]

Sheriff Henderson brings spirit of teamwork, community into Montgomery County’s Sheriff’s Department

Sheriff Henderson brings spirit of teamwork, community into Montgomery County’s Sheriff’s Department

Conroe, April 9 – April 10, 2017, will mark the 100th day of the administration of the new Sheriff in town, Montgomery County Sheriff Rand Henderson. Henderson has brought a spirit of teamwork and instilled an attitude of community policing in his team of 487 sworn peace officers and 360 civilians who work for the […]

$The 6 Billion Man: Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal

Conroe, March 13 – Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal is the $6 billion man when it comes to government spending. The County government budget is $377 million with a crushing $55 million per year of annual debt service and long-term debt of in excess of half a billion dollars. That’s not enough spending for Craig […]

Former daycare director Saver in custody for Felony Theft

Conroe, March 7 – Sheriff Rand Henderson announced that he has arrested Gina Denise Saver, formerly a director and operator of children’s daycare facilities, for employee theft from the Tomorrow’s Promise Preschool. On February 16, 2016, Montgomery United Methodist Church (MUMC) contacted the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office in reference to a possible case of employee […]

Sheriff Henderson Thanks Officers Judging SkillsUSA Competition

Sheriff Henderson Thanks Officers Judging SkillsUSA Competition

Conroe, January 21 – Sheriff Rand Henderson thanked and commended the Sheriff’s Department officers who judged the SkillsUSA law enforcement competition at Spring High School on Saturday, January 21, 2017. SkillsUSA is a partnership between students, teachers, and industry to ensure that the United States has a skilled workforce by providing educational programs, events and […]