Montgomery County government, all local school districts closed Tuesday (February 16)

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe and Montgomery County, February 15 – The Montgomery County government will remain closed on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, due to “inclement weather,” The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper has confirmed. All local school districts will also be closed, with the following exceptions: Magnolia ISD will conduct remote learning […]

Power Top Ten #6: Conroe ISD Superintendent Curtis Null

Power Top Ten #6: Conroe ISD Superintendent Curtis Null

Image: Conroe Independent School District Superintendent Curtis Null. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Montgomery County, December 14 – Curtis Null, Superintendent of the Conroe Independent School District, is the Sixth Most Powerful of the Power Top Ten, the ten most powerful people in Montgomery County. The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, continues the tradition […]

Conroe ISD saves $90 million in bond refunding

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, October 29 – At their October meeting, the Conroe ISD Board of Trustees received information from Darrin Rice, Conroe ISD CFO, and John Roebuck, BOK Financial Advisors, detailing a savings of nearly $90 million as a result of bond refunding and new bond sales. It’s a shame the Board has […]

Two Conroe ISD schools prohibit political emblems but allow BLM and other controversial images on clothing

Two Conroe ISD schools prohibit political emblems but allow BLM and other controversial images on clothing

Image: “Seinfeld” co-creator and co-writer Larry David absolutely could not wear that hat in the Conroe Independent School District’s Irons Junior High School or Oak Ridge High School  – Ninth Grade Campus. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, Texas, September 22 – During the past four days, this newspaper has received complaints from nine (9) […]

Parents initiate petitions in Conroe ISD, Montgomery ISD to end forced facemasks for children during school

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe and Montgomery, September 4 – Parents at Conroe Independent School District (CISD) and Montgomery Independent School District (MISD) have begun petition drives to end the forced wearing of facemasks by children during school classes and busrides. Since Texas Governor Greg Abbott has left these decisions up to each school district, […]

Editorial: Are public schools the enemy within? Or are they the means to create a different enemy?

Editorial: Are public schools the enemy within? Or are they the means to create a different enemy?

Kelli Ann Cox, Publisher, The Golden Hammer Are public schools the enemy within? Or are they the means to create a different enemy? As parents now have the opportunity to look at the curricula foisted upon their children through online learning during the Chinese Coronavirus panic, they’re uncovering the strong liberal and collectivist propaganda in […]

Conroe ISD pre-K program facing criticism from parents, Trustee, over potentially lewd, problematic curriculum

Conroe ISD pre-K program facing criticism from parents, Trustee, over potentially lewd, problematic curriculum

Image: Online pre-kindergarten drawing assignment in Conroe Independent School District’s curriculum, which requested 4-year-old children to provide a drawing of themselves “I take a bath.” BREAKING NEWS! The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, August 21 – Conroe Independent School District (CISD), the largest school district in Montgomery County in enrollment, faces serious criticism from numerous […]

Conroe ISD Board unanimously passes $576.99 million 2020-2021 Budget with only one page of information, no discussion

Conroe ISD Board unanimously passes $576.99 million 2020-2021 Budget with only one page of information, no discussion

Image: CISD’s total budget increase, per CISD, Tuesday, August 4, 2020. The single page of information shown in the slide above is the entirety of the information about proposed expenditures, which the CISD Board of Trustees voted unanimously – like a rubber stamp – to approve the budget, which requires a giant tax increase on […]

Conroe ISD intentionally deceives taxpayers, claims to lower taxes when actually increasing them; defying Senate Bill 2

Conroe ISD intentionally deceives taxpayers, claims to lower taxes when actually increasing them; defying Senate Bill 2

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, August 18 – In 2019, the Texas Legislature passed and Governor Greg Abbott signed into law Senate Bill 2, the “Texas Property Tax Reform and Transparency Act of 2019.” On August 14, just four days in advance of the Conroe Independent School District’s (CISD) budget hearing, which will occur […]

Letting the cat out of the bag: Montgomery County Budget Director Carter reveals critical statistic (inflation rate) why government salaries, especially CISD, shouldn’t rise

Letting the cat out of the bag: Montgomery County Budget Director Carter reveals critical statistic (inflation rate) why government salaries, especially CISD, shouldn’t rise

Conroe, August 6 – On Tuesday, July 28, 2020, Montgomery County Budget Director Amanda Carter let the cat out of the bag! Carter provided the strongest argument of all why no governmental entity in Montgomery County should raise salaries or other compensation of government employees as they consider their budgets for the fiscal year beginning […]

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