Sex, diamonds, misuse of public funds sink Magnolia VFD into abyss of treachery under terminated Chief Vincent

Sex, diamonds, misuse of public funds sink Magnolia VFD into abyss of treachery under terminated Chief Vincent

Image: Magnolia Volunteer Fire Department Assistant Fire Chief Elise Noriega, who has never had any fire training, and receives $142,000 per year, plus other benefits. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Magnolia, March 2 – Sex, diamonds, and the misuse of public funds have besmirched the Magnolia Volunteer Fire Department (MVFD) and created a leadership mess, […]

DA Ligon leads off oath ceremonies with midnight swearing-in

DA Ligon leads off oath ceremonies with midnight swearing-in

Image: Montgomery County District Attorney Brett Ligon (right) eagerly began his third term as the community’s chief prosecutor when 9th District Judge Phil Grant (left) administered the Oath of Office shortly after midnight on Friday, January 1, 2021. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, January 4- 9th District Judge Phil Grant swore in Montgomery County […]

Editorial: Grant stands as a classic example of the flawed yet brilliant

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports One of the major themes of The Golden Hammer has been consistently that people have many flaws but may still do good. That’s why this newspaper continues to harp on the five members of the Montgomery County Commissioners Court, on the seven Board members of the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation […]

Former San Jacinto County Judge Lovett faces Montgomery County Jury on burglary, forgery, tampering with government record indictment

Conroe, April 30 – The criminal jury trial of former San Jacinto County Judge John Lovett began yesterday in Conroe before the 9th District Court of Montgomery County, Judge Phil Grant presiding, after a change of venue in the case had moved the trial from Coldspring to Conroe. Lovett stands trial on indictments for burglary, […]

Judge Grant gives child pornographer Walker maximum 20 years prison sentence

Conroe, December 19 – On Wednesday, December 19, 2018, in the 9th District Court, with Judge Phil Grant presiding, Defendant Brice Walker, 34, pled guilty to five felony charges of Promotion of Child Pornography, a second degree felony.  Judge Grant sentenced Walker to 20 years confinement in Texas Department of Criminal Justice – Institutional Division, […]

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” […]

Citizen oversight of financial action of Board of District Judges set to begin on Friday, August 10, at 12 noon, when they finally address County Auditor’s salary, budget

Conroe, July 21 – The Board of District Judges will finally have the long-awaited opportunity to make their financial mark on the Montgomery County government when they meet on Friday, August 10, 2018, at 12 noon, in the Overflow Courtroom (the old 410th) in the southeast corner of the Main Courthouse, Second Floor. The Board […]

Sheriff’s Office Receives NRA Grant to Fund Purchase of Training Equipment

Conroe, July 5 – The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office announced that it has received training equipment as a result of a grant the NRA Foundation had approved earlier in the year. The equipment, 10 simunition rifle training bolts, and two 500 round cases of simunition training ammunition (non-lethal marking cartridges), will be utilized by the Montgomery […]

District Judge Grant sentences murdered Villagomez to 45 years in prison after plea agreement

Conroe, May 15 – On Friday, May 11, 2018, Judge Phil Grant of the 9th District Court of Montgomery County, Texas sentenced Joshua Villagomez, pursuant to his plea agreement, to 45 years in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice in connection with the murder of Johnny Hodum, Jr., on August 6, 2017, […]