BREAKING NEWS! The Golden Hammer sets tomorrow (June 9) to release San Jacinto River Authority’s Emergency Action Plan after almost 4-year court fight

BREAKING NEWS! The Golden Hammer Staff Reports – The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, will release to the public the San Jacinto River Authority’s Emergency Action Plan (EAP) after this newspaper prevailed in an almost four year long court battle to obtain the crucial public information. Eric Yollick, Editor-in-Chief, said, “We’ll release SJRA’s documents […]

The Golden Hammer, Yollick celebrate “Sunshine Week” with victory over San Jacinto River Authority in Court of Appeals!

The Golden Hammer, Yollick celebrate “Sunshine Week” with victory over San Jacinto River Authority in Court of Appeals!

Image: Guillaume Courteois, “David and Goliath,” 1650-1660, Oil on Canvas, Palazzo del Conservatori, Rome. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe and Beaumont, March 19 – The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, and its Editor Eric Yollick celebrated “Sunshine Week,” March 14 to 20, in honor of open government with a victory in the Beaumont […]

Courts contemplating closures in Montgomery County, across Texas

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe and Austin, March 16 – Courts across Texas and in Montgomery County, in particular, are contemplating partial or complete closures during March and April, 2020, as a result of fears of the spread of COVID-19, the foreign virus also known as “coronavirus,” as President Donald Trump has explained it. […]

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 […]