C’mon, Kids, Let’s Avoid the Clear Code of Ethics Violation 3 Weeks Into the New County Ethics Code!

Conroe, February 13 – On Tuesday, the members of the Montgomery County Commissioners Court are set to violate the Code of Ethics only three weeks into its existence. Pretending to be the Montgomery County Toll Road Authority (MCTRA), which borrows millions and millions of dollars from the County to fund Doyal’s and Riley’s pet Tx-249 […]

Some Respectful Suggestions for County Attorney J.D. Lambright 

When J.D. Lambright ran for County Attorney in 2012 and for re-election in 2016, he argued for good government, for open government, and for a government of the people. Lambright made clear that he wanted to work for the citizens and that he stood for reform of the County government. That’s why the local Tea […]

“You Don’t Have to Worry About Spending Tax Money When You’re Not Paying It”: J.D. “Ice Man” Lambright Had Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars of Federal Tax Liens Which He Failed to Disclose While Running for and Serving as County Attorney

“You Don’t Have to Worry About Spending Tax Money When You’re Not Paying It”: J.D. “Ice Man” Lambright Had Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars of Federal Tax Liens Which He Failed to Disclose While Running for and Serving as County Attorney

Conroe, February 11 – J.D. Lambright failed to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal taxes, including federal withholding and employment taxes for his employees, and failed to disclose his failure to pay those taxes while running for Montgomery County Attorney. The United States Internal Revenue Service had filed Federal Tax Liens against Lambright […]

BREAKING NEWS: County Commissioners Court Pre-Meeting Meetings Canceled

Conroe, February 9, – There will no longer be pre-meeting meetings to discuss the County Commissioners Court agenda for fear that those meetings potentially violated the Texas Open Meetings Act. Habitually, County Judge Craig Doyal and his staff had sent out drafts of the Commissioners Court agenda on the Thursday before Tuesday Commissioners Court meetings […]

Lambright Employees’ Comments About “Ice in the Slime Machine” Display Terrible Anti-Citizen Office Culture He’s Engendered

Conroe, January 5 – Written comments of several employees from within County Attorney J.D. Lambright’s Office about The Golden Hammer’s article “Ice in the Slime Machine” (February 2, 2017) put on public display the terribly anti-citizen office culture Lambright has engendered among the County employees under his supervision. When one shakes a tree, some leaves […]

State Bar Reprimands County Attorney Lambright for Dismissing Wrongful Death Lawsuit Without Telling His Client About It

State Bar Reprimands County Attorney Lambright for Dismissing Wrongful Death Lawsuit Without Telling His Client About It

Conroe, February 3 – In the course of The Golden Hammer reporting a 3-part series on how Montgomery County Attorney J.D. Lambright is the most expensive and costly County Attorney in the history of the State of Texas, several people contacted the newspaper about a terrible circumstance which Lambright made a lot worse. While the […]

County Attorney J.D. Lambright, Part 2: Ice in the Slime Machine

County Attorney J.D. Lambright, Part 2: Ice in the Slime Machine

Conroe, February 2 – J.D. Lambright is the most expensive County Attorney in Texas history. This Part 2 of a 3-part series in The Golden Hammer addresses two of the many issues that make Lambright the most expensive (and wasteful). In this Part, we discuss his Departmental Budget Explosion and his Ice In the Slime […]

DA Ligon, Others React to Commissioners Court Ethics Policy: Is “The Fox in the Hen House?”

DA Ligon, Others React to Commissioners Court Ethics Policy: Is “The Fox in the Hen House?”

Conroe, January 28 – District Attorney Brett Ligon and other community leaders involved in the discussions concerning an ethics policy spoke with The Golden Hammer concerning their reactions to the Code of Ethics which the Montgomery County Commissioners Court adopted on Tuesday, January 24, 2017, during a regular Court meeting. The Texas Department of Transportation […]