As Metts’ corruption continues, he’ll bring “Sweetie Pie” as employee at likely substantially higher salary to Commissioner Precinct 4

As Metts’ corruption continues, he’ll bring “Sweetie Pie” as employee at likely substantially higher salary to Commissioner Precinct 4

Image: Precinct 4 Montgomery County Commissioner James Metts (center in hat) with his girlfriend Diane Rogers (far right) and others in “Sweetie Pie’s,” the restaurant and flower shop in Splendora they own together as business partners. New Caney and Splendora, November 17 – The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, has confirmed through several sources […]

As he’s promised all along, Precinct 4 Montgomery County Commissioner Clark moving forward full-speed with road projects

As he’s promised all along, Precinct 4 Montgomery County Commissioner Clark moving forward full-speed with road projects

Image: Precinct 4 Montgomery County Commissioner Jim Clark spoke during the August 28, 2018, Commissioners Court meeting to make clear that he is proceeding with all of the road projects he committed, even though he will be leaving office on December 31, 2018. Clark faces serious health problems as well as the necessity of setting […]

Editorial: Please end the ERP madness and put those funds where they should go, Sheriff’s patrol officers, A/C for cages for Animal Control

Eric Yollick, The Golden Hammer The complete madness known as the “Enterprise Resource Planning” (ERP) software of the Montgomery County government must come to an end right now. It’s again on the agenda for the Tuesday, August 28, 2018, Commissioners Court. Since this Commissioners Court feels obligated to spend money rather than saving the taxpayers’ burden, […]

Commissioner Clark explains how he’s leveraged road bond funds for massive to small road bond projects for Precinct 4

Conroe, April 17 – Precinct 4 Montgomery County Commissioner Jim Clark spoke to a packed room of the College Park Village Association about road projects in the Harpers Landing vicinity and in Shenandoah within Commissioners Precinct 4. Clark explained that Precinct 4 includes the largest land mass of the four Commissioners Precincts if one subtracts […]

At least four surprises in the 2018 Republican Primary Election

Montgomery County, March 16 – March 6, 2018, the Republican Primary Election day in Montgomery County, held some surprises. There were some odd things that happened that might have indicated otherwise. The 2018 Republican Primary Election was very much a cohesive election. East Montgomery County didn’t vote differently from other areas. The Woodlands, Conroe, Magnolia, […]

Outside-of-County contributors, payments to convicted felons dominate Metts campaign finance report

New Caney, February 8 – JP James Metts, who is running for Precinct 4 County Commissioner, has allowed outside-of-Montgomery County political contributions to dominate his campaign. Metts’ Campaign Finance Report, which he filed on February 5, 2018, shows that $7,000 of $8,000 in contributions to Metts’ campaign came from individuals who do not even live […]

Precinct 4 Commissioner Clark enormously ahead of opponents financially

New Caney, January 25 – Precinct 4 County Commissioner Jim Clark is enormously far ahead of his two electoral challengers in the March 6, 2018, Republican Primary Election. According to Clark’s Campaign Finance Report, which he filed on January 16, 2018, Clark raised $74,305 in political contributions during the six month period from July 1, […]

Election 2017: “Establishment” fires shots across the bow of Montgomery County conservatives, show they’ll happily unite with democrats to defeat reform

Conroe, November 8 – The political “establishment” fired shots across the bow of Montgomery County’s conservative reformers, with their fight to assist ultra-liberal pro-ObamaCare democrat Carol Stromatt to defeat incumbent Laura Fillault for the Woodlands Township Board, Position 7. Clearly, though, the “establishment” has sent the message that they’re getting organized and taking the threat […]

Commissioner Clark delivers “State of East Montgomery County” Address

New Caney, October 25 – Precinct 4 County Commissioner Jim Clark delivered his 2017 “State of East Montgomery County” Address to East Montgomery County community leaders and many others at a special luncheon at the New Caney Texan Drive Stadium Hospitality Room to honor Clark for his service to his Commissioners Precinct. Citizens from across […]

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 […]