Constable Jones of Magnolia stops meth, heroin user

Magnolia, June 26 – On June 25, 2019, Deputies with the Montgomery County Precinct 5 Constable’s Department made a traffic stop on a vehicle for speeding on Dobbin Huffsmith road.  The driver of the vehicle was identified as Misty Gilbert, a 38 year old female from Magnolia, Texas. During a search of the vehicle, a […]

BREAKING NEWS! Montgomery County government makes major stride forward as Board of District Judges refuse to renew County Auditor Phyllis Martin’s contract, lowers Auditor’s Budget by $306K

BREAKING NEWS! Montgomery County government makes major stride forward as Board of District Judges refuse to renew County Auditor Phyllis Martin’s contract, lowers Auditor’s Budget by $306K

Image: Chief Administration Judge Jennifer Robin, the presiding Judge of the 410th District Court, led the historic meeting of the Montgomery County Board of District Judges on Friday, September 14, 2018, at which the Board refused to renew County Auditor Phyllis Martin’s contract, substantially lowered the Auditor’s Departmental Budget, and reasserted appropriate “separation of powers” […]

District Judge Michalk harshly criticizes Montgomery County Auditor Martin on ERP secrecy

Conroe, September 2 – 221st District Judge Lisa Michalk harshly criticized Montgomery County Auditor Phyllis Martin for Martin’s failure to disclose to and communicate with the Board of District Judges about the $14.85 million Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software Martin has pushed the taxpayers to purchase. Despite not reviewing any contract, any specifications or terms […]

BREAKING NEWS! Montgomery County DA Ligon recuses himself from TCOLE case involving Constable Hayden, District Judge to determine direction

BREAKING NEWS! Conroe, August 1 – Montgomery County District Attorney and the District Attorney’s Office have recused themselves from the case involving the Texas Commissioner on Law Enforcement’s (TCOLE) investigation of Precinct 4 Montgomery County Constable Kenneth “Rowdy” Hayden and his Chief Deputy Barry Welch. The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, has confirmed that […]

Power Top Ten #9: 418th District Judge Tracy Gilbert

Conroe, December 4- The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper continues the tradition, by running a series of articles this month every three days listed the Power Top Ten, the ten most powerful people in Montgomery County. The Power Top Ten doesn’t commemorate the ten best people in Montgomery County necessarily, but the most powerful […]

BREAKING NEWS: Sheriff’s Office arrests Phillips for arson in Splendora fire, death

Splendora and Conroe, September 30 – Lieutenant Scott Spencer, the spokesman for the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office announced that the Office arrested Aaron Phillips in connection with the fire that occurred on South Lakeview in Splendora. Mr. Phillips is now in the Montgomery County Jail on a $150,000 bond. Mr. Phillips was interviewed by law […]

Murder in Splendora!

Splendora, September 29 – On September 27, 2017, at approximately 12:15 pm the Montgomery County Fire Marshal’s Office contacted the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Crime Laboratory to assist with documenting a fire scene in the 17200 block of South Lakeview Drive in Splendora. While documenting the scene, the investigators discovered a blood soaked mattress in […]

Board of District Judges rejects County Auditor’s request for pay raise

Conroe, July 6 – The Board of District Judges emphatically rejected County Auditor Phyllis Martin’s request for a pay raise and voted to keep her salary the same, regardless of whether every other employee in Montgomery County’s government receives a cost of living pay raise or not. The vote, which occurred during the Board’s meeting […]