Montgomery County Commissioners Court terminates troubled AFC contract for CPS parental termination cases

Conroe, October 11 – “It was the right thing for the County to do,” said County Attorney J.D. Lambright after the Montgomery County Commissioners Court voted unanimously after a lengthy executive session to terminate the County’s contract with nonprofit corporation Advocates for Families in Crisis (AFC) at the conclusion of the October 10, 2017, Commissioners […]

Renowned child welfare attorney Hall distances herself from scofflaw vendor AFC, as Commissioners Court heads into Tuesday executive session to discuss contract

Renowned child welfare attorney Hall distances herself from scofflaw vendor AFC, as Commissioners Court heads into Tuesday executive session to discuss contract

Image: Renowned child welfare attorney Stephanie J. Hall (center) with two friends. Conroe, October 6 – Renowned child welfare attorney Stephanie J. Hall issued a statement to The Golden Hammer this afternoon in which she distanced herself from Advocates for Families in Crisis (AFC), the County vendor which finds itself in an institutional crisis as a […]

Million dollar crisis besmirches County vendor AFC

Million dollar crisis besmirches County vendor AFC

Conroe, October 5 – A crisis has besmirched the $989,240 per year vendor, Advocates for Families in Crisis (AFC), a nonprofit organization that has a lucrative County government contract to provide “Managed Assigned Counsel” (MAC) services in Child Protective Services (“CPS”) parental termination cases. What’s particularly sad about the problems is that it seems that […]

County government (finally) implements proper security procedures in Sadler Building

Conroe, September 26 – The Montgomery County government quietly succumbed to the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Texas on Friday, September 22, 2017, after this newspaper complained about the clear violation of citizens’ constitutional rights by the installation and operation of a metal detector at the front entrance […]

Montgomery County Attorney Lambright recommends Code of Ethics change to improve compliance, Court approves for the money

Conroe, September 4 – Montgomery County Attorney J.D. Lambright is trying to put some teeth into the County’s new Code of Ethics, which the Commissioners Court reluctantly passed on February 1, 2017, in order to maintain eligibility for grants from the Texas Department of Transportation (Tx-DOT). At the August 22, 2017, Court meeting, Lambright proposed […]

County Attorney Lambright to request Commissioners Court to approve budget-neutral organizational changes in County Attorney’s Office

County Attorney Lambright to request Commissioners Court to approve budget-neutral organizational changes in County Attorney’s Office

Image: Left to right, County Attorney J.D. Lambright, Conroe ISD President Melanie Pryor Bush, and Montgomery County Republican Women Director Alice Lantier Melancon, at Montgomery County Republican Women’s June, 2017, Monthly Luncheon. Conroe, June 25 – While County Attorney J.D. Lambright has submitted a 5% reduction in his proposed Fiscal Year 2018 Budget for the […]

While Meador, Martin fight for secrecy, County Attorney Lambright fights to bring transparency to County budget process

While Meador, Martin fight for secrecy, County Attorney Lambright fights to bring transparency to County budget process

Image: Right to left, County Attorney J.D. Lambright, County Attorney’s Administrative Manager Natalie Laurent, December, 2016. Conroe, June 21 – As taxpayers are highly focused on the upcoming budget discussions for the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget for the Montgomery County government, County Attorney J.D. Lambright has become a hero for the cause of transparency, while […]

After a rough start, a “feel good” story about pockets of transparency in the Montgomery County government

After a rough start, a “feel good” story about pockets of transparency in the Montgomery County government

Conroe, June 10 – After a rough start to a mundane Open Records Act/Public Information Act request, certain departments within the Montgomery County government showed a serious commitment to “open government” by responding much faster to a subsequent request than Texas law would ordinarily require. The rapid responses from several County departments reveal a commitment […]

Editorial: On County government ethics, the citizens must go it alone; on County government spending, however, it’s a very different look and feel

Editorial: On County government ethics, the citizens must go it alone; on County government spending, however, it’s a very different look and feel

WARNING: IF YOU ONLY LIKE TO READ MATERIAL THAT AGREES WITH YOUR OPINIONS, YOU SHOULD NOT READ THIS EDITORIAL. ERIC YOLLICK, The Golden Hammer The Woodlands, June 9 – The decision of Montgomery County District Attorney Brett Ligon this morning not to pursue criminal charges against Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal for filming political advertisements inside […]

Commissioners Court asks Sheriff Henderson to review Montgomery County security policy

Conroe, May 29 – The Montgomery County Commissioners Court asked Sheriff Rand Henderson to undertake a review of the security procedures at the Montgomery County Courthouse complex buildings during the Tuesday, May 23, 2017, Commissioners Court meeting. Sheriff Henderson assured the Court that the security review is already underway. The Court also approved a new […]

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