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 […]

County Attorney Lambright tries to raise Ethics Committee concern, Commissioners Court ignores

Conroe, April 15 – At this past Tuesday, April 11’s Commissioners Court meeting, Montgomery County Attorney J.D. Lambright attempted to raise an ethics concern about the appearance of a conflict of interest of one of the members of the County’s new Ethics Committee, Dale Inman, of Montgomery. The Commissioners Court brushed Lambright off hardly without […]

BREAKING NEWS: PLEASE KEEP THIS MATTER SECRET (!): Montgomery County government to pay time-and-a-half for lunch hours to settle East Montgomery County Senior Center employees’ overtime claims

THIS ARTICLE IS HIGHLY SECRET, AS THAT’S HOW THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY GOVERNMENT OPERATES. PLEASE DO NOT TELL ANYONE! Conroe, April 13 – Two independent sources inside the Montgomery County government’s Sadler Administration Building in downtown Conroe (one in the County Attorney’s Office and one in the Human Resources Department) have confirmed this morning to The Golden […]

BREAKING NEWS: County Attorney Lambright, The Golden Hammer Partner to Vindicate Gun Rights!!!

BREAKING NEWS STORY! Conroe, April 4 – Thanks to the fearless gun rights advocacy of County Attorney J.D. Lambright and the willingness of the staff of The Golden Hammer to risk a constitutional crisis, the Montgomery County’s Sadler Administration Building is now safe to the citizens’ “right to bear arms” under the Second Amendment to the […]

County Attorney Lambright: “You can carry handguns into the Sadler Administration Building; call my office if you have a problem”

Conroe, April 4 – County Attorney J.D. Lambright made clear during a meeting of the Montgomery County Tea Party last night, “You can carry handguns into the Sadler Administration Building. Call my office if you have a problem.” Lambright’s strong pro-gun carrying stance is important but seems to contradict the practice inside the Sadler Administration […]

BREAKING NEWS: After County Attorney J.D. Lambright Shows Great Leadership, County Commissioners Vote to Name Five-Member Ethics Committee

Conroe, March 28 – Could County Attorney JD Lambright be melting the frost in the citizens’ hearts towards his policies? Perhaps, because the County Attorney showed great leadership during today’s March 28 Commissioners Court meeting when the Court addressed the appointment of five individuals to the Ethics Committee which will have weak enforcement powers to […]

How many times does the word “food” appear in the Fiscal Year 2017 Montgomery County Budget?

Conroe, March 17 – How many times does the word “food” appear in the Fiscal Year 2017 Montgomery County Budget? The word “food” appears in the budget four times. Two appearances are appropriate. One appearance of the word “food” is doubtful. One reveals a problem. First, the phrase “Food Service Permits” describes the account, 43216, which […]