“Woke”-ness interferes with news reporting Austin shooting

“Woke”-ness interferes with news reporting Austin shooting

Image: Newspaper rationale for failing to provide the public with initial description of the uncaptured suspect in Saturday’s mass shooting on Sixth Street in Austin. The Austin American-Statesman should be ashamed for failing to provide important information to the public and to assist law enforcement in apprehending the criminal. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Austin, June 14— […]

Montgomery County Commissioners Court to hold another controversial “special meeting” after Risk Management Director resigns

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, May 17 – The Montgomery County government’s poor management of internal service funds, which are the County government’s self-insurance fund, particularly for health insurance and liability claims, have finally resulted in the resignation of Risk Management Department Director Virginia Little. The issue will be the primary subject of a […]

Commissioners Court rescinds haphazard transition agreement with The Woodlands, approved 2 weeks earlier, in order to provide better protection to 84 law enforcement officers

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, August 13 – On Tuesday, August 11, 2020, the Montgomery County Commissioners Court voted unanimously to rescind a Transition Agreement with the Woodlands Township, in the event of a vote by Woodlands residents to incorporate as a city. Precinct 3 Montgomery County Commissioner James Noack had been the lone […]

BREAKING NEWS! Montgomery County Commissioners Riley, Metts, Meador skewer taxpayers with tax, spending increase for FY 2021 Budget, with County Judge Keough complicit in increased spending

BREAKING NEWS! Montgomery County Commissioners Riley, Metts, Meador skewer taxpayers with tax, spending increase for FY 2021 Budget, with County Judge Keough complicit in increased spending

Image: Four of the five members of the Commissioners Court prayed before they voted to increase taxes on the citizens of Montgomery County in the midst of the economic depression they caused in their panicked response to the Chinese Coronavirus. One of the members of the Commissioners Court stared around the room during the prayer. […]

President Trump signs order on police reform

President Trump signs order on police reform

Image: Law enforcement officials applaud after President Donald Trump signed an executive order on police reform, in the Rose Garden of the White House, Tuesday, June 16, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) WASHINGTON (AP) — Following weeks of national protests since the death of George Floyd, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday […]

Guest Editorial: Commissioners Court continues to disappoint by failing to support law enforcement

Eric Yollick, Former Publisher, The Golden Hammer In “state of nature theory” within John Locke’s Second Treatise, government’s legitimate purpose is to provide law enforcement, to provide for the national defense, and, in some instances, to resolve private disputes which otherwise wouldn’t obtain resolution. Clearly, law enforcement and the national defense are government functions which decision […]

BREAKING NEWS! Governor Abbott Issues Eight Executive Orders In Response To El Paso and Odessa Shootings

AUSTIN – Following the tragedies in El Paso and Odessa, Governor Greg Abbott today issued eight executive orders to help prevent further mass shootings by enhancing reporting requirements and ensuring law enforcement and the public have the training, tools, and resources they need to provide and respond to Suspicious Activity Reports. Today’s action by the […]

Despite justifiable spending increases for law enforcement, “People’s Judge” Keough continuing to lead Commissioners Court towards “effective tax rate”

Despite justifiable spending increases for law enforcement, “People’s Judge” Keough continuing to lead Commissioners Court towards “effective tax rate”

Image: Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough, the “People’s Judge,” announced during the Wednesday, July 31, 2019, Commissioners Court meeting that he would not take a salary increase, even if the Commissioners Court votes to increase salaries across-the-board, as part of the Fiscal Year 2020 Budget. Conroe, August 1 – The Montgomery County Commissioners Court increased […]

District Attorney Ligon’s office announces DWI enforcement stats for Montgomery County holidays

Conroe, January 2 – Montgomery County District Attorney Brett Ligon’s Office (MCDAO) announced the statistics for law enforcements DWI Enforcement operations for the 2018 holiday season. The Holiday and New Year’s Eve DWI Enforcement operations recently ended and law enforcement throughout Montgomery County worked to keep our roadways safe by increasing Driving While Intoxicated Enforcement […]