Obfuscation, Part 1 of 2: Willis ISD attempts to prevent viewing of “Drag Queen” records, but Cook outsmarts school district

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Willis, February 27 – Willis Independent School District (WISD) vociferously tried to rebuff renowned conservative activist Kelli Cook’s request under the Texas Public Information Act (“PIA”) for all memoranda, emails, and text messages “pertaining to the Drag Queen aka Lynn Adonis” whom ultraliberal administrators and teachers invited to the school […]

Bill “The Sage” O’Sullivan speaks the truth about SJRA from hospital

Bill “The Sage” O’Sullivan speaks the truth about SJRA from hospital

Image: Kilo the Dog visited Bill O’Sullivan, the “Sage” of Montgomery County, on Monday, September 9, 2019, at TIRR Memorial Hermann where O’Sullivan is recovering from brain surgery resulting from an accidental fall three weeks ago. The Woodlands, September 11 – Bill O’Sullivan, Montgomery County’s “Sage,” spoke the truth about the San Jacinto River Authority […]

Houston Mayor Turner’s former press secretary’s indictment for violating Texas Open Records Act sends message to Doyal, Montgomery County government to start complying

Houston and Conroe, July 22 – In light of the July 19, 2018, indictment of Darian Eve Ward, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner’s former press secretary, for illegally withholding public information requested under the Texas Public Information Act/Open Records Act, Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal and the Montgomery County government generally should take heed that at […]

Montgomery County DA’s Office punts prosecution of Treasurer Davenport over disclosure of employee social security numbers, dates of birth

BREAKING NEWS! Conroe, May 11 – The Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office punted prosecution of County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport with respect to her release of names, dates of birth, and social security numbers as part of her disclosure of her office procedures manual. Davenport had argued that she needed to withhold the entire manual from […]

County Attorney Lambright refuses to represent corrupt Treasurer Davenport before AG, while Bush asks for quick decision to require County Treasurer to make procedures public before March Election

Conroe, December 28 – Montgomery County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport’s efforts to hide her office policies from the public suffered two additional blows during the past week. First, County Attorney J.D. Lambright refused to represent Davenport in seeking an opinion from Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton that Davenport doesn’t have to disclose her office procedures manual […]

While Meador, Martin fight for secrecy, County Attorney Lambright fights to bring transparency to County budget process

While Meador, Martin fight for secrecy, County Attorney Lambright fights to bring transparency to County budget process

Image: Right to left, County Attorney J.D. Lambright, County Attorney’s Administrative Manager Natalie Laurent, December, 2016. Conroe, June 21 – As taxpayers are highly focused on the upcoming budget discussions for the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget for the Montgomery County government, County Attorney J.D. Lambright has become a hero for the cause of transparency, while […]

After a rough start, a “feel good” story about pockets of transparency in the Montgomery County government

After a rough start, a “feel good” story about pockets of transparency in the Montgomery County government

Conroe, June 10 – After a rough start to a mundane Open Records Act/Public Information Act request, certain departments within the Montgomery County government showed a serious commitment to “open government” by responding much faster to a subsequent request than Texas law would ordinarily require. The rapid responses from several County departments reveal a commitment […]