Montgomery County Ethics Commission to hold historic first meeting Monday, January 6, 2 p.m.

BREAKING NEWS! The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, January 6 – The Montgomery County Ethics Commission, established under the JD Lambright Local Government Ethics Reform Act, which Governor Greg Abbott signed into law in June, 2019, will hold its historic first meeting on Monday, January 6, 2020, at 2 p.m., in the Montgomery County Commissioners […]

Montgomery County Commissioners Court unanimously adopts Commissioner Riley’s “gun sanctuary” measure, despite liberal protests

Montgomery County Commissioners Court unanimously adopts Commissioner Riley’s “gun sanctuary” measure, despite liberal protests

Image: Former Montgomery County Judge and State Representative Jimmie Edwards of Conroe read a proposed “gun sanctuary” resolution, which Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner Charlie Riley authored and proposed at the Tuesday, November 19, 2019, Commissioners Court meeting. The resolution passed unanimously over the protests of liberals who spoke out against gun rights. The Golden […]

Montgomery County’s “Golden” Elected Servants?

Conroe, September 27 – The Montgomery County government’s elected servants are hardly servants at all. They receive salaries far higher than the median per capita income of this community. The Montgomery County Commissioners Court approved the Fiscal Year 2020 Salary Schedule at the regular meeting on Tuesday, September 24, 2019. The sound which you may […]

Montgomery County Fire Marshal, Commissioners Court lifts burn ban

Conroe, September 25 – Montgomery County Fire Marshal Jimmy Williams has announced the Montgomery County burn ban has ended. Torrential rainfall from last week’s tropical event has saturated the eastern half of Montgomery County, and has lessened the fire danger in areas west of I-45.  Yesterday morning, the Montgomery County Commissioner’s Court voted to rescind […]

BREAKING NEWS! Governor Abbott declares disaster in Montgomery, surrounding counties

Austin, September 18 – Governor Greg Abbott today declared a state of disaster in several counties that are currently experiencing widespread flooding due to Tropical storm Imelda. The declaration follows: TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME: I, GREG ABBOTT, Governor of the State of Texas, do hereby certify that the severe weather and […]

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’ […]

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