THE GOLDEN HAMMER’S JANUARY 24, 2017 COMMISSIONERS COURT RATINGS: Commissioners Pass Ethics Policy Under Tx-DOT Threat of Funding Withdrawal!

Conroe, January 28 – The Golden Hammer released Commissioners Court ratings for the January 24, 2017, meeting, with cumulative scores as well for the Fiscal Year 2017 reporting period. Points are good. COMMISSIONERS COURT MEETING JANUARY 24, 2017, 9:30 A.M. (Judge Doyal and Commissioners, Meador, Noack, Riley, and Clark were present.) The Consent Agenda was […]

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 […]

Doyal, Riley Awarded “The Golden Sledgehammer” for $100 Million TX-249 “Decimation of Hope Highway” Spending Debacle

Conroe, January 25 – County Judge Craig Doyal and Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley received “The Golden Sledgehammer” for their efforts to spend $100 million on the 3.6 mile TX-249 “Decimation of Hope Highway” at the far southwest edge of Montgomery County without any voter approval, by referendum or otherwise, while the fifty-five (55) $280 […]

Willis’ Deer Haven Village: What the H, Commissioner Meador?!

Willis, January 27 – In late October, 2016, after several years of complaining and petitioning to Precinct 1 Commissioner Mike Meador, the residents of Deer Haven Village, a subdivision in Willis, received some surprises. A road and bridge crew from Meador’s Precinct 1 arrived in the neighborhood to provide them with some road paving for […]

Commissioner Meador Transmogrifies Multimillion Dollar Road Fund Into “Slush”

Commissioner Meador Transmogrifies Multimillion Dollar Road Fund Into “Slush”

Conroe, January 27 – Precinct 1 Commissioner Mike Meador has transferred $2,737,025.30 from the Precinct 1 road budget into a wide variety of other expenditures having little or nothing to do with roads, since April, 2014. Meador slid $625,000.00 of the transferred funds over to “professional services” which largely represented payments to engineering firms and […]

Montgomery County Has Lost Great Leader, Kind Man John Wiesner

Conroe, January 26 – Montgomery County lost a great leader, friend, and kindhearted gentleman when automotive magnate John Wiesner died this afternoon in Conroe at the age of 88. Wiesner worked in the automotive sales industry since 1949 and owned his dealership since 1954. Wiesner served on the board of directors of the Great Conroe […]

Sheriff Henderson Commends Deputy for Seemingly Preventing Suicide

Conroe, January 26 – Sheriff Rand Henderson commended Deputy Gallagher for heroic actions in saving a man’s life who apparently was attempting to commit suicide.On January 19, 2017, at approximately 7:42 pm, Deputy Gallagher with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to Interstate Highway 69 and Texas Highway 99 in reference to an attempted […]

Courier Blog Changes Headline After The Golden Hammer Hammers Them for More Defamation

Conroe, January 25 – The Courier blog changed the headline in a post this afternoon approximately 86 minutes after The Golden Hammer called out that online blog for printing a defamatory headline in which the blog claimed that a Conroe Independent School District had been arrested for methamphetamine sales or manufacture. Previously, at least one Board member […]

HGAC’s Clark Fumbles Around on Tow Truck Monopolies, Commissioners Noack, Clark Object

Conroe, January 24 – The Houston Galveston Area Council’s Alan Clark, Director of Transportation Planning, tried to convince the Montgomery County Commissioners Court today that the County should adopt a policy whereby certain tow truck operators receive monopoly protection when accidents occur or cars break down on major thoroughfares. Clark advocated a system whereby the […]