Montgomery County Commissioners Court adopts 90-day burn ban

Conroe, September 11 – The Montgomery County Commissioners Court unanimously adopted a 90-day burn ban upon the recommendation of the Montgomery County Fire Marshal’s Office after drought conditions exceeded 651 on the Keetch-Byram Drought Index. There were more than 30 wildfires in Montgomery County during the past weekend. The ban goes into effect immediately, but […]

With Noack’s, Keough’s strong leadership, Montgomery County Commissioners Court adopts budget at “effective rate” (same taxes as last year!) for first time in recent history!

With Noack’s, Keough’s strong leadership, Montgomery County Commissioners Court adopts budget at “effective rate” (same taxes as last year!) for first time in recent history!

Image: Montgomery County Tax Assessor-Collector Tammy McRae (back to camera) spoke to the Montgomery County Commissioners Court on Thursday, August 1, 2019, as the Commissioners Court voted to adopt a 44.75 cents per $100 valuation tax rate and set the Montgomery County Budget for Fiscal Year 2020 at $336,506,358. Conroe, August 2 – The Montgomery […]

In campaign where ethics dominates as issue, Walker’s Campaign Finance Report starkly different from opponents in Precinct 1 Commissioner’s race

In campaign where ethics dominates as issue, Walker’s Campaign Finance Report starkly different from opponents in Precinct 1 Commissioner’s race

Image: Robert Walker (right), Precinct 1 Montgomery County Commissioner Mike Meador’s (left) first cousin, is running to replace the retiring Meador. It’s business as usual for Montgomery County vendors who are treating Walker as though he were the incumbent. Conroe and Willis, July 24 – Given the importance of ethics as an issue in the […]

“Lots of employees are getting into accidents”: Montgomery County Commissioners Court votes itself giant employee benefits increases

“Lots of employees are getting into accidents”: Montgomery County Commissioners Court votes itself giant employee benefits increases

Image: The Montgomery County Commissioners Court is bleeding out County taxpayers with massive spending increases even before the so-called “budget hearing” begins. Conroe, May 14 – With Montgomery County Budget Director Amanda Carter announcing that the Commissioners Court’s decisions to give County vehicles to many County employees rather than car allowances is resulting in “lot […]

Commissioners Court to consider controversial measures during March 26 meeting

Conroe, March 26 – The Montgomery County Commissioners Court will face all sorts of controversy during its meeting on Tuesday, March 26, 2019. Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough, who has tried to unify the Court, will preside over the meeting. The Commissioners Court will vote on the hiring of Precinct 4 County Commissioner James Metts’ […]

Senator Huffman: “Senator Creighton, thank you for bringing our attention to such an important [ethics reform ]bill and to the work of your hero [Montgomery County Attorney JD Lambright]”

Austin and Conroe, March 19 – After Texas Senator Brandon Creighton, Republican of Conroe, presented two ethics bills during a public hearing before the Texas Senate’s Committee on State Affairs in Austin on Monday morning, March 18, 2019, the Committee Chair, Senator Joan Huffman, Republican of Houston, said, “Senator Creighton, thank you for bringing our […]

The Tragedy Of Human Trafficking, The Clear Solution: Part 2 Of 3, Poll Results, Defining Problem

Montgomery County, Texas, February 5 – On January 31, 2019, The Golden Hammer ran a reader poll, “The Tragedy Of —– ———–, The Clear Solution: Part 1 Of 3, A Reader Poll.” Two hundred and thirty-one people responded to the poll through this newspaper’s email address. As announced on “It’s Hammer Time” last Friday, February 1, […]

Editorial: Why?

Eric Yollick, The Golden Hammer Why should citizens never trust or have faith in elected servants? There are two reasons. Reason Number One: It is the job of citizens to manage and run the government. The failures we’ve had as a nation, state, and county have occurred precisely because citizens have stopped their participation largely at […]

Montgomery County’s leaders mirror overwhelming community support for President Trump’s position that Congress must fund the border wall to avoid December 21 government shutdown

Montgomery County’s leaders mirror overwhelming community support for President Trump’s position that Congress must fund the border wall to avoid December 21 government shutdown

Image: President Donald Trump (right) met with Representative Nancy Pelosi (left) in the Oval Office on December 11, 2018, with Vice President Mike Pence (center) observing. President Trump made clear to Pelosi and Senator Chuck Schumer (d-New York) that Congress must fund a border wall to stop illegal immigration or else the President would allow a […]

GOP Vice Chairman Reed: Montgomery County was Republican “outlier” due to strong Party management, manpower, message

Conroe, November 20 – While suburban counties such as Tarrant, Williamson, Fort Bend, Collin, and Hays suffered staggering losses for Republicans in the 2018 Midterm Election, Montgomery County was the “outlier” that ran a stronger Republican race than any other County in Texas. On November 6, United States Senator Ted Cruz received 76% of the […]

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