Chinese Coronavirus panic led to poor Montgomery County government decisions, while actual disease numbers reflect very different circumstances

Chinese Coronavirus panic led to poor Montgomery County government decisions, while actual disease numbers reflect very different circumstances

Image: The Montgomery County government believed Chinese coronavirus scare tactics, panicked, and flattened the local economy. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, May 13 – People living in the twenty-first century have grown used to the fact that it’s easy to manipulate statistics and that government agencies often do so for their political advantage. Clearly, […]

Editorial: The Golden Hammer’s ratings of Commissioners Court meetings about to begin again; beware because they’ll be brutal

Kelli Ann Cook, Publisher, The Golden Hammer The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, will continue its popular ratings of Commissioners Court meetings over the next few days. We will continue the ratings for Fiscal Year 2020, which began on October 1, 2019. Our last article providing ratings published on December 17, 2019, concerning the […]

Montgomery County Commissioners Court starts to face budget reality: Judge Keough, “We’ve got a major problem here”

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, May 4 – Montgomery County Commissioners Court members faced the harsh reality of the Fiscal Year 2021 Budget, which will begin on October 1, 2020, in light of the economic devastation government shutdowns and closures have caused in the panicked reaction to the Chinese Coronavirus. “We’ve got a major […]

Montgomery County Commissioners Court expresses concerns about economy: Noack, “my concern was to flatten the curve, not flatten the economy”

Montgomery County Commissioners Court expresses concerns about economy: Noack, “my concern was to flatten the curve, not flatten the economy”

Image: Montgomery County Emergency Management Executive Director Jason Millsaps, who very badly needs a haircut as a result of the forced government closure of barber shops and hair salons, spoke to the Montgomery County Commissioners Court on Tuesday, April 28, 2020. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, April 30 – After six weeks of devastatingly destructive […]

Montgomery County Judge Keough slams Governor Abbott for reopening too slowly, vagueness of order

Montgomery County Judge Keough slams Governor Abbott for reopening too slowly, vagueness of order

Image: Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough slammed Governor Greg Abbott in a video statement on Tuesday, April 28, 2020. Keough spoke from his office in the Sadler Administration Building in downtown Conroe. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, April 29 – Proclaiming “We’ve got to get Montgomery County rolling again,” Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough, the […]

BREAKING NEWS! Montgomery County Judge Keough stands against order for face masks, makes clear it won’t happen, as President Trump temporarily ends immigration into United States

BREAKING NEWS! Montgomery County Judge Keough stands against order for face masks, makes clear it won’t happen, as President Trump temporarily ends immigration into United States

Image: Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough, the “People’s Judge,” took a stand against mandating the wearing of face masks in a video announcement from his office in Conroe on Wednesday, April 22, 2020. BREAKING NEWS! The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, Austin, Washington, D.C. – Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough, the “People’s Judge,” took a […]

BREAKING NEWS! Montgomery County Judge Keough terminates local shelter-in-place, curfew orders

BREAKING NEWS! Montgomery County Judge Keough terminates local shelter-in-place, curfew orders

Image: Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough, the “People’s Judge,” shown in his official office in the Sadler Administration Building in Conroe. BREAKING NEWS! The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, April 17 – Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough and his Chief of Staff and Executive Emergency Management Director Jason Millsaps terminated the local shelter-in-place order as […]

With 230 active Wuhan virus cases, 6 deaths, community reeling from government-dictated economic shutdown, Montgomery County Commissioners Court votes to give away money to favored nonprofits

With 230 active Wuhan virus cases, 6 deaths, community reeling from government-dictated economic shutdown, Montgomery County Commissioners Court votes to give away money to favored nonprofits

Image: Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner Charlie Riley pushed a motion to give tax dollars away, even though taxpayers are reeling from the County government’s dictated shutdown of the local economy. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, Washington, D.C., April 16 – Montgomery County presently has 230 active Wuhan virus cases, 6 deaths therefrom, and […]

Governor Abbott, County Judge Keough extend mandatory lockdown statewide through April 30, with no Montgomery County Chinese coronavirus death, 79 active cases, 14 recoveries, but 7 related suicides from economic downturn

Image: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is joined by state and city officials as he gives an update on the coronavirus outbreak, Monday, March 16, 2020, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) BREAKING NEW! The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Austin and Conroe, March 31 – At 2 p.m. today, Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued a mandatory […]

63 Chinese coronavirus cases in Montgomery County, with one area most severe, while President Trump considers Tri-State quarantine, Governor Abbott imposes new measures

63 Chinese coronavirus cases in Montgomery County, with one area most severe, while President Trump considers Tri-State quarantine, Governor Abbott imposes new measures

Image: President Donald Trump salutes as the U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort pulls away from the pier at Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Va., Saturday, March 28, 2020. The ship is departing for New York to assist hospitals responding to the coronavirus outbreak. Defense Secretary Mark Esper is at right. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) BREAKING […]