BREAKING NEWS: Court of Appeals Rules That Large Groundwater Producers May Challenge Regulations of Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District

Beaumont, February 2 – In a major victory for water users in Montgomery County, the Ninth Court of Appeals at Beaumont ruled that large water producers may challenge the validity and reasonableness of the Lone Star Groundwater Conservative District’s (LSGCD) rules under the Texas Water Code and the Texas Declaratory Judgments Act. The opinion, which […]

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 […]

Orwellian Times: Doyal Calls for Higher County Government Spending, Seeks to Pare Down Noack’s Proposed Homestead Exemption

Conroe, February 1 – County Judge Craig Doyal called for higher County government spending and proposed reducing Precinct Three County Commissioner James Noack’s proposed homestead exemption to five percent (5%) of a home’s value. Clearly, Noack’s proposed twenty percent (20%) homestead, the rate which Texas law permits and which many counties in Texas have imposed […]

Sheriff Henderson Issues Super Bowl 51 Advisory for Local Residents

Conroe, February 1 – As the week of festivities preceding the Superbowl officially kicks-off, Sheriff Rand Henderson wants to advise our community to expect to see an increased number of Montgomery County Sheriff’s Deputies patrolling our major thoroughfares, shopping areas, and entertainment venues. “While we want everyone to enjoy themselves and all of the great […]

BREAKING NEWS: Noack Calls for County Homestead Exemption

BREAKING NEWS: Noack Calls for County Homestead Exemption

The Woodlands, January 30 – Precinct 3 County Commissioner James Noack has asked Montgomery County Tax Assessor-Collector Tammy McRae to perform an analysis of the impact of a general homestead exemption on both the taxpayers of Montgomery County and the County budget. Noack has submitted to the County Judge’s Office an agenda item for the […]

Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District Nominees to Appear for Public Interviews February 14

Conroe, January 29 – Thanks to the urging of Precinct 3 County Commissioner James Noack, and over the protest of Precinct 1 Commissioner Mike Meador, the County Commissioners Court will conduct public interviews of five nominees for the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District (LSGCD) Board of Directors position at a workshop after the regular Commissioners […]

Bagley Announces Candidacy for Precinct 4 Commissioner, Pledges to Donate $100,000 of Salary Per Year If Elected

New Caney, January 24 – Bob Bagley, current Hospital District Board member, veteran and local grassroots activist, announced his candidacy for County Commissioner of Precinct 4 in the Republican Primary Election in March, 2018. Bagley will face incumbent County Commissioner Jim Clark. There are also rumors that Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace James Metts […]

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 […]