Passage of Ethics Commission marks positive first Montgomery County Commissioners Court meeting for Fiscal Year 2020

Passage of Ethics Commission marks positive first Montgomery County Commissioners Court meeting for Fiscal Year 2020

Image: With Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner Charlie Riley absent, the Montgomery County Commissioners Court, at its first regular meeting during Fiscal Year 2020 on October 8, 2019, acted decisively and unanimously in approving an Ethics Commission to take advantage of the provisions of the JD Lambright Local Government Reform Act, which the Texas Legislature […]

Montgomery County Commissioners Court unanimously adopts Commissioner Riley’s “gun sanctuary” measure, despite liberal protests

Montgomery County Commissioners Court unanimously adopts Commissioner Riley’s “gun sanctuary” measure, despite liberal protests

Image: Former Montgomery County Judge and State Representative Jimmie Edwards of Conroe read a proposed “gun sanctuary” resolution, which Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner Charlie Riley authored and proposed at the Tuesday, November 19, 2019, Commissioners Court meeting. The resolution passed unanimously over the protests of liberals who spoke out against gun rights. The Golden […]

Commissioners Court ethics commission selections raise issue whether Lambright Law about to go down in flames

Commissioners Court ethics commission selections raise issue whether Lambright Law about to go down in flames

Image: Precinct 1 Montgomery County Commissioner Mike Meador has nominated City of Conroe Director of Community Development Nancy Mikeska to serve on the Montgomery County Ethics Commissioner for the 2020-2021 term. Mikeska appears with Conroe City Councilmen Raymond McDonald, Jody Czajkoski, and Duane Ham (left to right). Conroe, November 11 – At the Tuesday, November […]

Guest Editorial: It’s time to get the eye back on the ball

Guest Editorial: It’s time to get the eye back on the ball

Image: The giant eyeball of watchful citizens? Eric Yollick, Former Publisher, The Golden Hammer, and Guest Editorialist It’s time for the citizens of Montgomery County to get the eye back on the ball of government spending. Watching and reporting about abusive government spending has been the core mission of The Golden Hammer. This newspaper will return to […]

Precinct 3 Commissioner Noack discounts benefits of Woodlands incorporation during Commissioners Court discussion

Conroe and The Woodlands, October 24 – With Precinct 3 Montgomery County Commissioner James Noack spearheading the discussion, the Montgomery County Commissioners Court made clear that a transition to a municipality by the Woodlands Township would be substantially more costly than some presently believe. “I want to clarify some mis-information,” Noack said during the regular […]

Montgomery County Commissioners Court has long way to go but making steady improvement

Montgomery County Commissioners Court has long way to go but making steady improvement

Image: The Montgomery County Commissioners Court held its regular meeting on September 24, 2019, with, from left to right, Precinct 4 Commissioner James Metts, Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noack, County Judge Mark Keough, Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley, and Precinct 1 Commissioner Mike Meador. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, October 14 – As Fiscal Year […]

Temporary outdoor burn ban, FY 2020 salary schedule dominate Commissioners Court meeting: The Golden Hammer ratings

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, October 1 – In a very short meeting of the Montgomery County Commissioners Court on September 10, 2019, the Court unanimously adopted a temporary burn ban and spent a whole lot of money. The Montgomery County Commissioners Court unanimously adopted a 90-day burn ban upon the recommendation of the […]

Montgomery County Commissioners Court squanders contingency fund despite hurricane, tropical storm season

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, September 20 – A hour of citizen comments against and for the Montgomery County Commissioners Court squandering $474,608.50 on nonprofit organizations for which state law prohibits such payments seemed to make no difference. By a 3 to 2 vote, Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner Charlie Riley, Precinct 1 County […]

Montgomery County Commissioners Court adopts 90-day burn ban

Conroe, September 11 – The Montgomery County Commissioners Court unanimously adopted a 90-day burn ban upon the recommendation of the Montgomery County Fire Marshal’s Office after drought conditions exceeded 651 on the Keetch-Byram Drought Index. There were more than 30 wildfires in Montgomery County during the past weekend. The ban goes into effect immediately, but […]

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