BREAKING NEWS! Fraud, excessive payments, false documents bring down two Montgomery County Judges, lead to dissension among County officials

BREAKING NEWS! The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, July 5- Fraud, excessive salary payments, and creation of false government documents have overwhelmed the Montgomery County Board of Judges and the Office of Court Administration (OCA), resulting the abrupt terminations of Associate Judges Paul D’Amico and David Bluestein and OCA Payroll Specialist Berenice Greathouse. The Board of […]

New Mexico official guilty of illegally entering Capitol grounds Jan. 6

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday convicted an elected official from New Mexico of illegally entering restricted U.S. Capitol grounds but acquitted him of engaging in disorderly conduct during the riot that disrupted Congress from certifying Joe Biden’s presidential election victory. U.S. District Court Judge Trevor McFadden heard one day of testimony without a jury […]

Montgomery County Commissioner Metts urges anti-property-rights resolution on groundwater regulation

Montgomery County Commissioner Metts urges anti-property-rights resolution on groundwater regulation

Image: Precinct 4 Montgomery County Commissioner James Metts. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, May 11 – Montgomery County Precinct 4 Commissioner James Metts has placed a bizarre agenda item on the Commissioners Court agenda for the Tuesday, May 11, 2021, 9:30 a.m., meeting calling for groundwater regulation of private landowners for fear of subsidence, […]

Montgomery County Commissioners Court to take no action regarding subsidence

A cross-section of the groundwater aquifers under Montgomery County. Source: United States Geological Survey. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, April 28 – On Tuesday, April 27, 2021, the Montgomery County Commissioners Court addressed an agenda item on subsidence, the issue which has become a major controversy between Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District (LSGCD) and […]

Montgomery County DA Ligon, County Attorney Griffin jointly ask Texas AG Paxton to clarify whether golf carts are motor vehicles requiring licensed driver

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe and Austin, October 9 – Montgomery County District Attorney Brett Ligon and County Attorney B.D. Griffin have jointly asked Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton to provide an opinion whether a valid Texas Driver’s License is required to drive a golf cart on a publicly maintained road. A full copy […]

With Judge Keough, Representative Toth, and County Attorney Griffin as dignitaries, Montgomery County Ethics Commission holds historic first meeting, elects Whittington as leader

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, January 7 – The Montgomery County Ethics Commission held its historic first meeting on Monday, January 6, 2020, in the Commissioners Courtroom in the Sadler Administration in downtown Conroe. As one of its first acts of business, the Commission’s nine members in attendance voted unanimously to elect Amanda Whittington as […]

Entire Montgomery County CPS/Child Welfare Board resigns in wake of Jaggers defalcation scandal, highly-conflicted Commissioners Court to consider authority for County Attorney to file suit

Conroe, July 9 – Terri Jaggers, President of the Montgomery County Child Welfare Board/Montgomery County CPS Board, has left a complete mess behind her in the wake of her felony conviction for stealing over $110,000 from orphans. Jaggers pled guilty to a Third Degree Felony of Misapplication of Fiduciary Funds and a Class A Misdemeanor […]

BREAKING NEWS! Montgomery County Attorney B.D. Griffin to sue Jaggers, others for recovery of funds stolen from orphans

BREAKING NEWS! Conroe, June 28 – In the Netherlands, it is a tradition that when someone celebrates their birthday, they give gifts to their closest friends rather than the other way of gift giving which is traditional in the United States. Montgomery County Attorney B.D. Griffin celebrates his birthday today and reveals his likely Dutch […]

With Representative Toth, Senator Creighton, Judge Keough leading, great community effort results in Governor Abbott signing JD Lambright Local Government Ethics Reform Act into law

With Representative Toth, Senator Creighton, Judge Keough leading, great community effort results in Governor Abbott signing JD Lambright Local Government Ethics Reform Act into law

Image: Montgomery County Attorney JD Lambright (above) was one of the most popular and highly-respected elected servants in the history of Montgomery County. He fought for government ethics at every turn and dreamed of enactment of an enforceable ethics code in the Montgomery County government. On Friday, June 14, 2019, Governor Greg Abbott, thanks to […]

Montgomery County Attorney B.D. Griffin to appear on “It’s Hammer Time” today (Friday, May 3 ) at noon

Montgomery County, May 3 – “It’s Hammer Time,” the popular Facebook Live and YouTube show at MCP.TV, will host Montgomery County Attorney B.D. Griffin today at noon. Griffin, a native of Montgomery County, served as First Assistant County Attorney since January, 2015, under popular County Attorney JD Lambright, who passed away in March. The Montgomery County […]