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 […]

Power Top Ten #5: Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough

Power Top Ten #5: Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough

Image: Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough at the Woodlands Bible Church on Sunday, December 15, 2019. Eric Yollick, Guest Reporter to The Golden Hammer Montgomery County, December 16  – Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough is the fifth most powerful person in Montgomery County and is The Golden Hammer‘s Power Top Ten #5. Keough brings a pastoral touch […]

Commissioners Court adopts National Adoption Month Resolution: how times have changed in the post-Jaggers/Doyal era

Commissioners Court adopts National Adoption Month Resolution: how times have changed in the post-Jaggers/Doyal era

Image: Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough, the “People’s Judge.” The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, November 26 – Four days ago, on November 22, 2019, Montgomery County celebrated Montgomery County Adoption Day. The Montgomery County Commissioners Court unanimously passed a Proclamation declaring Montgomery County Adoption Day during the November 19 meeting. The Proclamation properly recognized […]

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 […]

Montgomery County Commissioners Court has long way to go but making steady improvement

Montgomery County Commissioners Court has long way to go but making steady improvement

Image: The Montgomery County Commissioners Court held its regular meeting on September 24, 2019, with, from left to right, Precinct 4 Commissioner James Metts, Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noack, County Judge Mark Keough, Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley, and Precinct 1 Commissioner Mike Meador. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, October 14 – As Fiscal Year […]

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 […]

Guest Editorial by Eric Yollick: “The Night I Kissed Another Man”

Guest Editorial by Eric Yollick: “The Night I Kissed Another Man”

Eric Yollick, Guest Editorialist to The Golden Hammer On March 6, 2018, I sat down on a bench next to another man, and I kissed him. That began a political adventure which has only been good for Montgomery County. But there’s no question that the ultimate enabler for that adventure is none other than President Donald […]

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 […]

Montgomery County Commissioners Court passes “historic” Budget, Noack asks “After hearing that [citizen comment], I wonder what the temperature in Hell is?”

Conroe, September 5 – The Montgomery County Commissioners Court passed an historic Fiscal Year 2020 Budget in the amount of $336,572,225 with a $0.4475 per $100 valuation tax rate. The budget was historic, because it was the first time in history when the Commissioners Court adopted a budget at the “effective tax rate” or less. […]

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