Montgomery County’s useless “Code of Ethics”: Contention false that Reed shouldn’t have spoken about Hayden suspension, because case could come before “ethics committee”

Conroe, June 25 – One of the arguments among the group of individuals, who consider themselves elected elites, for why Republican Party Vice Chairman Reagan Reed deserves removal from the Montgomery County government’s “ethics committee” is that his writing a blog post in Texas Scorecard about the likely suspension of Precinct 4 Constable Rowdy Hayden […]

BREAKING NEWS: Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen recognizes sweeping ethics accomplishments of Representative Toth, Senator Creighton in House Bill 1495

BREAKING NEWS! Austin, May 27 – Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, Dennis Bonnen, Republican of Angleton, recognized the sweeping nature of the House Bill 1495 and the great leadership State Representative Steve Toth, Republican of Conroe, and State Senator Brandon Creighton, Republican of Conroe, showed in fighting for passage of this important legislation, […]

Montgomery County Judge Keough leads Commissioners Court to endorse Lambright Local Government Ethics Law, commit to strengthening County Ethics Code

Conroe, March 27 – Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough had every good reason to be all smiles yesterday during and after the Montgomery County Commissioners Court. Keough led the Court – on a 5 to 0 unanimous vote – to endorse passage of the Lambright Local Government Ethics Law, Senate Bill 710 and House Bill […]

Legislature update: Lambright Local Government Ethics Law advances out of Senate State Affairs Committee, Red Light Camera Ban legislation set for hearing in House

Legislature update: Lambright Local Government Ethics Law advances out of Senate State Affairs Committee, Red Light Camera Ban legislation set for hearing in House

Image: The name of the “Lambright Local Government Ethics Law,” Senate Bill 710, is in honor of Montgomery County Attorney JD Lambright, who lost a battle with cancer on March 9, 2019. Austin, March 26 – The Lambright Local Government Ethics Law, Senate Bill 710, passed the Texas Senate’s Committee on State Affairs on a […]

Montgomery County Commissioner Meador continues government as “family business” by appointing first cousin to County Housing Authority

Montgomery County Commissioner Meador continues government as “family business” by appointing first cousin to County Housing Authority

Image: Political “establishment” and family mix. Robert Walker, Precinct 1 County Commissioner Mike Meador’s cousin, at far right (blue shirt), along with Cousin Mike (far left), and a mix of family and politicians in between them. Conroe, September 24 – Precinct 1 County Commissioner Mike Meador has nominated his cousin Robert Walker as Commissioner of […]

Editorial Update: Montgomery County’s Spaceman: ethics can’t be “aspirational” if we can’t even reach the floor, plus a tribute to two courageous ladies

PUBLISHER’S NOTE: THIS EDITORIAL WAS UPDATED ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2017, TO REFLECT CURRENT EVENTS. Eric Yollick, Publisher, The Golden Hammer Back in February when the Montgomery County Commissioners Court considered whether to pass a Code of Ethics in order to comply with a Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) requirement, so the County could continue to […]

Montgomery County Attorney Lambright recommends Code of Ethics change to improve compliance, Court approves for the money

Conroe, September 4 – Montgomery County Attorney J.D. Lambright is trying to put some teeth into the County’s new Code of Ethics, which the Commissioners Court reluctantly passed on February 1, 2017, in order to maintain eligibility for grants from the Texas Department of Transportation (Tx-DOT). At the August 22, 2017, Court meeting, Lambright proposed […]

County Commissioners continue to make joke of “Code of Ethics”

Conroe, February 28 – The Montgomery County Commissioners Court, under the “leadership” of County Judge Craig Doyal, continues to mock and ignore the so-called “Code of Ethics” which the Court approved on January 24, 2017. The Court took that action only because the Texas Department of Transportation set a February 7, 2017, deadline by which […]

Clark-Noack Resolution to Return County Departments Back to Supervision of Entire Commissioners Court Matter of Sound Management, Ethics

Conroe, February 14 – Although the Commissioners Court Agenda for 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, February 14, 2017, contains many issues involving millions of dollars to the taxpayers, no issue may be of more vital concern to the fiscal condition of Montgomery County than the resolution, which Precinct 4 Commissioner Jim Clark and Precinct 3 Commissioner James […]