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 […]

BREAKING NEWS! Montgomery County Commissioners Court opts into Ethics Commission provision of Lambright Local Government Ethics Reform Act

BREAKING NEWS! The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, October 9 – The Montgomery County Commissioners Court voted unanimously, 4 to 0, to opt into the ethics commission provisions of the JD Lambright Local Government Ethics Reform Act. Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner Charlie Riley was absent from the meeting. Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough, the “People’s […]

Editorial: Fixing the response to hate

Eric Yollick, The Golden Hammer It’s time for me to shape up (both figuratively and literally). It’s time to respond to hate the right way and not the wrong way. It’s time to stand up for freedom…relentlessly. Background When I was six, I rode my bike over to the YMCA to play basketball. After I finished […]

In campaign where ethics dominates as issue, Walker’s Campaign Finance Report starkly different from opponents in Precinct 1 Commissioner’s race

In campaign where ethics dominates as issue, Walker’s Campaign Finance Report starkly different from opponents in Precinct 1 Commissioner’s race

Image: Robert Walker (right), Precinct 1 Montgomery County Commissioner Mike Meador’s (left) first cousin, is running to replace the retiring Meador. It’s business as usual for Montgomery County vendors who are treating Walker as though he were the incumbent. Conroe and Willis, July 24 – Given the importance of ethics as an issue in the […]

Metts and his allies’ stand against ethics, encouragement of anti-ethics stand overwhelms June 25 Montgomery County Commissioners Court meeting

Metts and his allies’ stand against ethics, encouragement of anti-ethics stand overwhelms June 25 Montgomery County Commissioners Court meeting

Image: Precinct 4 Montgomery County Constable Rowdy Hayden (right) faces a 6-month suspension for submitting false government records to the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. At the June 25, 2019, meeting of the Montgomery County Commissioners Court, Precinct 4 Montgomery County Commissioner James Metts (left) moved to throw Republican Party Vice Chairman Reagan Reed off […]

Montgomery County District Attorney Brett Ligon: “We don’t prosecute unethical conduct”

Montgomery County District Attorney Brett Ligon: “We don’t prosecute unethical conduct”

Image: Montgomery County District Attorney Brett Ligon spoke to the Montgomery County Tea Party on “Ethics in the Montgomery County Government” on Monday, July 15, 2019. Conroe, July 17 – Montgomery County District Attorney Brett Ligon spoke about “Ethics in the Montgomery County Government” to the Montgomery County Tea Party on Monday, July 15, 2019. […]

Declaration of Independence suggests citizens’ course of action to reform government

Declaration of Independence suggests citizens’ course of action to reform government

Image: Signing of the Declaration of Independence by John Trumbull (1819). United States of America, July 4 – If one is serious about reforming government, the Declaration of Independence provide the single greatest guide for getting the reform done. The real signing of the Declaration of Independence likely occurred on August 2, 1776, although the Second […]

BREAKING NEWS! Montgomery County Commissioner Metts moves to remove Reed from Ethics Committee for daring to report about upcoming TCOLE suspension of Constable Hayden

BREAKING NEWS! Conroe, June 21 – Precinct 4 Montgomery County Commissioner James Metts, a close political ally of Precinct 4 Constable Rowdy Hayden, who was instrumental in Metts’ election in a very close runoff election last year, has moved to remove Montgomery County Republican Party Vice Chairman Reagan Reed from the Montgomery County Ethics Committee. […]

It’s time for Summer Fun: some Summer Fun Questions The Golden Hammer will ask – and try to provide some answers – during the hot months

Conroe, June 3 – Summer has arrived. It’s time for some summer fun, so The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, will begin to ask some questions. This newspaper invites our readers to suggest questions you’d like for us to investigate. Please send your questions either by email to goldenhammermoco@gmail.com, by a direct message […]

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, […]

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