Keough, Noack stand against Metts’ nepotism, cronyism in payout vote; Keough: “It’s not an emergency; it’s a management issue”

Keough, Noack stand against Metts’ nepotism, cronyism in payout vote; Keough: “It’s not an emergency; it’s a management issue”

Image: Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough spoke against the use of the taxpayers’ contingency funds for a “management issue” during the January 8, 2019, Commissioners Court meeting. Conroe, January 21 – In the good old days of disgraced former Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal, covering up for the problems arising from Precinct 4 County Commissioner James […]

Montgomery County Grand Jury to begin hearing evidence in Constable Hayden, Chief Deputy Welch case on January 22, operations problems but no suspensions

Montgomery County Grand Jury to begin hearing evidence in Constable Hayden, Chief Deputy Welch case on January 22, operations problems but no suspensions

Image: Precinct 4 Montgomery County Constable Kenneth “Rowdy” Hayden (center, with beard) attended the East Montgomery County Republican Women’s “Law Enforcement Appreciation Dinner” on January 9, 2019. PUBLISHER’S NOTE, DECEMBER 31, 2019: THERE HAS BEEN A MAJOR UPDATE TO THIS STORY. THE TEXAS COMMISSION ON LAW ENFORCEMENT CLEARED CONSTABLE KENNETH “ROWDY” HAYDEN OF ALMOST ALL CHARGES. […]

December to be interesting month for Montgomery County citizens, Part 1 of 2

December to be interesting month for Montgomery County citizens, Part 1 of 2

Image: Montgomery County Judge-Elect Mark Keough (right) with his son Joshua Keough (left) on the evening of Election Day, November 6, 2018, celebrating a great victory. Conroe, November 29 – December appears likely to be an interesting month for Montgomery County citizens. Not only will Montgomery County residents celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Festivus, but […]

Grand Jury subpoenas issue in investigation of Constable Hayden, Chief Deputy Welch

New Caney and Conroe, November 9 – Grand Jury subpoenas have issued in the investigation of Precinct 4 Montgomery County Constable Kenneth “Rowdy” Hayden and his Chief Deputy Barry Welch, while the evidence-gathering has also taken an unexpected twist. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s Office is leading the investigation of Hayden and Welch after the […]

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 […]

Constable Hayden, Chief Welch face serious TCOLE investigation regarding training and certifications

Constable Hayden, Chief Welch face serious TCOLE investigation regarding training and certifications

Image: Precinct 4 Constable Kenneth “Rowdy” Hayden appeared before the Montgomery County Commissioners Court on April 24, 2018. New Caney and Austin, June 15 – The Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) is investigating Precinct 4 Montgomery County Constable Kenneth “Rowdy” Hayden and his Chief Deputy Barry Welch over whether or not they turned in […]

The Golden Hammer’s Publisher challenges Metts, Riley to one-on-one debates about their respective candidacies: “I know they’re chicken…”

The Golden Hammer’s Publisher challenges Metts, Riley to one-on-one debates about their respective candidacies: “I know they’re chicken…”

Image: A chicken. Conroe, May 7 – Eric Yollick, the Publisher of The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, has challenged James Metts and Charlie Riley each to a one hour one-on-one debate. The topic for each debate would be “Should James Metts be the next Precinct 4 County Commissioner?” and “Should Charlie Riley be the […]

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, […]