Veterans Pod opens in Montgomery County Jail today with 19 inmates

Veterans Pod opens in Montgomery County Jail today with 19 inmates

Image: Visiting dignitaries enjoy Sheriff Rand Henderson’s and Jail Administrator Captain Oliver Coward’s Open House, May 1, 2017 for the new Veterans Pod, which opens today in the Montgomery County Jail. The dignitaries included, from left to right, Ms. Natalie Laurent, Administrative Manager of the County Attorney’s Office (in red), County Attorney J.D. Lambright, longtime […]

The full story behind MCAD’s “obscene inflation of appraisals”

Conroe, May 1 – “We’re seeing obscene inflation of appraisals,” accused Woodlands Township Board member John Brown, when speaking of the Montgomery Central Appraisal District (“MCAD”), during an April 26, 2017, meeting. Brown is far from the only person complaining about MCAD’s proposed 2017 valuations which hit the mail approximately three weeks ago. Meanwhile MCAD […]

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 […]

Grieving widower: “A bank robber takes money with a gun, but in Montgomery County they use the government to do it.”

Grieving widower: “A bank robber takes money with a gun, but in Montgomery County they use the government to do it.”

Image: Grieving widower and longtime Republican Precinct Chairman James “Pops” Doyle. Conroe, April 30 – “A bank robber takes money with a gun but in this place they use the government to do it,” said James “Pops” Doyle of Conroe, the 74-year-old grieving widower and longtime Republican Precinct Chairman about the abuse the Montgomery Central Appraisal […]

Full discourse is the only way to solve real problems

Full discourse is the only way to solve real problems

Image: This 1946 photograph of Third Avenue in New York City displays far more open expression about fat people than is “politically correct” in 2017. The Woodlands, April 29 – I’m fat. But in our “politically correct” world, it’s okay me to say that, because I’m talking about myself. Last night I heard an African-American […]

Political leader Betty Anderson writes letter to Board of Pardons and Paroles asking for Heath’s release

Publisher’s Note: Longtime political leader and activist Betty Anderson shared her letter to the Board of Pardons and Paroles with The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, this afternoon. Anderson has provided an excellent summary of the situation involving Montgomery County’s longtime resident Adrian Heath, who just transferred to the Texas Department of Criminal […]

Constitution Party names Van Eaton as Montgomery County Coordinator

Porter, April 29 – The Constitution Party of Texas, a small third party, has named Porter resident Kristin Van Eaton as its Montgomery County Coordinator. The State Chairman of the Party, Daniel New, is also a Montgomery County resident whom some may remember as a vocal candidate for the Republican nomination for the Eighth Congressional […]

Trial of the 21st Century, The TOMA Trial: Beaumont Court of Appeals accelerates appeal, Justice Kreger recuses himself

Trial of the 21st Century, The TOMA Trial: Beaumont Court of Appeals accelerates appeal, Justice Kreger recuses himself

Image: Chief Justice Steve McKeithen of the Ninth Court of Appeals of Beaumont. Beaumont, April 29 – The Ninth Court of Appeals at Beaumont has accelerated the appeal in the criminal case against Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal, Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley, and political consultant Marc Davenport for allegedly violating the Texas Open […]

County employees receive service pins, Beathard celebrates 40 years of County employment

Conroe, April 28 – Despite a somewhat sparse attendance due a change in policy wherein 15 year employees did not receive individual recognition, County Employee Committee member Patti Werner led a nice ceremony for the County employees who did attend. Werner, County Judge Craig Doyal’s secretary, thanked the Commissioners Court for paying for the 313 […]