The Golden Hammer fights back, files brief in SJRA’s appeal to avoid public disclosure of downstream flooding documents

Publisher’s Note: The Golden Hammer requested some important documents from the San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA). The SJRA refused to provide the documents. This newspaper’s Publisher filed suit against the SJRA in 2017. The case went to trial in February, 2019. The trial judge, the Honorable Kristin Bays of the 284th District Court, ordered SJRA to produce […]

Water warfare widens while water witches (SJRA, TWDB) seek to flush LSGCD’s property rights reform efforts, especially after final court ruling against bureaucrats

Water warfare widens while water witches (SJRA, TWDB) seek to flush LSGCD’s property rights reform efforts, especially after final court ruling against bureaucrats

Image: Money-hungry San Jacinto River Authority General Manager Jace Houston and the SJRA Board of Directors are angry as fumaroles that the property rights reform-minded Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District Board of Directors with the help of a Texas Judicial District Court are threatening their monopolistic water sale plans. Conroe, May 23 – On May […]

Judge-Elect Bays gives stirring speech: “our Constitution’s principles and procedures…have gotten us through the darkest of days, and will continue to do so”

Conroe, September 18 – Conroe attorney Kristin Bays, the Judge-Elect of the 284th District Court who will take the oath of office on January 1, gave a stirring speech to a packed room of the Montgomery County Tea Party last night, September 17, 2018. The theme of Bays speech shone through in her comment, “I […]

Bays, Linzer argue about number of cases each tried in their 284th District Court electoral contest, Sage O’Sullivan intervenes

Conroe, February 7 – The race for District Judge of the 284th District Court, Montgomery County’s only full-time civil district court, between Kristin Bays and Jo Ann Linzer broke into an argument about the number of cases the two candidates have tried in their experience. Throughout the electoral contest, Bays has emphasized that she has […]

Linzer, Bays discuss judicial restraint, other issues involving 284th District Court during Eagle Forum

Conroe, January 12 – Candidates Jo Ann Linzer and Kristin Bays discussed judicial restraint and other issues involving the 284th District Court, the civil district court from which incumbent District Judge Cara Wood will retire at the end of the 2018. Linzer and Bays are running against each other in the March 6, 2018, Republican […]

The Golden Hammer endorses Kristin Bays for 284th District Court

The Golden Hammer endorses Kristin Bays for 284th District Court

Image: Left to right, Pat Spackey, Kristin Bays, and Kim Keough at the Montgomery County Republican Women on December 4, 2017. Eric Yollick, The Golden Hammer The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, endorses Kristin Bays of Conroe for District Judge of the 284th District Court of Montgomery County. Bays is a clear and natural […]

Major County financial reporting and manipulation issue erupts during District Judge debate, portends need for reforms during 2018

Major County financial reporting and manipulation issue erupts during District Judge debate, portends need for reforms during 2018

Image: Moderator Paul Gebolys and candidates Jo Ann Linzer and Kristin Bays enjoy a laugh, as they discuss the doctrine of reliction under Texas law, before the beginning of the first 284th District Judge candidate forum of the 2018 election cycle and Shenandoah City Hall on January 4, 2018. Conroe, January 5 – A major issue […]

BREAKING NEWS! Texans for Fiscal Responsibility endorses Keough, Bays in Montgomery County races

BREAKING NEWS! Conroe, January 5 – Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, the political arm of Empower Texans, one of the largest conservative, pro-free markets grassroots organizations in Texas, has endorsed State Representative Mark Keough for Montgomery County Judge and Kristin Bays for 284th District Court Judge. Keough Keough has a strong conservative voting record in his […]

284th District Judge candidate Kristin Bays doesn’t leave one dry eye at her campaign kickoff after stirring speech

284th District Judge candidate Kristin Bays doesn’t leave one dry eye at her campaign kickoff after stirring speech

Image: 284th District Court Judge candidate Kristin Bays, at the Art Gallery in Conroe, Tuesday, October 17, 2017. Conroe, October 19 – There wasn’t one dry in the Art Gallery at the Madeley Building in Conroe on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, after 284th District Judge candidate Kristin Bays delivered her campaign kickoff speech. Bays has […]

Bays to run for 284th District Court, emphasizes strong civil background, fiscal focus for District Judges

Conroe, August 12 – Kristin Bays has announced her candidacy for Judge of the 284th District Court. “I’m excited to be a part of this process, and to be the candidate who will give the people of this County a voice.” Bay explained, “The people spoke – they want specialized courts with specialized judges. The […]