Woodlands Township Board moves into “uncharted territory” by failing to pass a property tax rate

The Woodlands, September 13 – The Woodlands Township Board of Directors moved into “uncharted territory” by failing to pass a property tax rate at its Special Meeting on Thursday, September 12, 2019. Board Vice Chairman John McMullan, who presided over the meeting in the absence of Board Chairman Gordy Bunch, made the “uncharted territory” comment […]

Guest Editorial: Woodlands Township Director John Brown discusses Board’s incorporation studies

John A. Brown, Guest Editorialist To put things in perspective, for almost two years, the Woodlands Township Board of Directors has been through over 15 special planning sessions, encompassing over 50 hours in public forum, 1 special-focused public forum, and over thousands of documents by consultants and legal counsel advice. Each special planning session there […]

Former Defense Secretary Harold Brown dies at 91

WASHINGTON (AP) — Harold Brown, who as defense secretary in the Carter administration championed cutting-edge fighting technology during a tenure that included the failed rescue of hostages in Iran, has died at age 91. Brown died Friday, said the Rand Corp., the California-based think tank which Brown served as a trustee for more than 35 […]

DA Ligon’s team procures life in prison for continuance sexual assault of a child offender

Conroe, November 15 – On Friday, November 9, 2018, after a week-long trial, jurors in the 221st District Court of Montgomery County, Texas found Cameron Keith Brown guilty of Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child.  On Tuesday, November 13, 2018, following additional punishment evidence, the jurors handed down a life sentence.  Due to the charge, Brown is […]

Montgomery County Commissioners Court engages in ice machine purchasing folly

Conroe, November 2 – Montgomery County’s Airport already loses more than $688,278 per year of Montgomery County citizens’ tax dollars, but the County Commissioners Court, on October 23, 2018, approved the purchase of an ice machine without even knowing how much money they were spending. The Airport Director, James Brown, failed to provide any backup […]

California makes people ask for straws, sodas with kid meals

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — If you want a straw with your drink or a soda with a kids’ meal at a California restaurant, you’ll need to ask for them starting next year. A law signed Thursday by Gov. Jerry Brown makes California the first state to bar full-service restaurants from automatically giving out single-use plastic […]

Brown receives 60 year prison sentence for DWI

Conroe, October 19 – On October 18, 2017, a Montgomery County jury sentenced Defendant William Brown Jr. to 60 years in prison after convicting him of felony Driving While Intoxicated (3rd or More) in the 221st District Court, Judge Lisa Michalk presiding. The case arose from his arrest back in February of 2017. A DPS […]

The Golden Hammer recognizes spending reduction leaders

The Golden Hammer recognizes spending reduction leaders

Image: Precinct 3 County Commissioner James Noack, left, and State Representative and candidate for Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough, right. Conroe, September 15 – The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, recognized the County government leaders who reduced their departmental spending for the coming Fiscal Year 2018 Budget along with the two members of the […]

Interview: Meet the Montgomery County Airport, Its Director Scott Smith and Assistant Director James Brown

GEOFF LITKE and ERIC YOLLICK, The Golden Hammer Conroe, June 4 – On May 16, 2017, The Golden Hammer‘s Geoff Litke, Eric Yollick, and a lady who just goes by “Famous Notary,” journeyed to the Montgomery County Airport on Airport Road north of Conroe to tour the facility and meet with Airport Director Scott Smith and Airport […]

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 […]