Buttigieg sends $5B to cities for safety as road deaths soar

WASHINGTON (AP) — With upcoming data showing traffic deaths soaring, the Biden administration is steering $5 billion in federal aid to cities and localities to address the growing crisis by slowing down cars, carving out bike paths and wider sidewalks and nudging commuters to public transit. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on Monday announced the availability of money […]

What Commissioner-Elect Gray’s electoral victory means to Montgomery County

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports New Caney and Conroe, March 3 – Matt Gray’s upset victory over Precinct 4 Montgomery County Commissioner James Metts could bring a tidal wave of change to that office in New Caney and possibly even to the operations of the Montgomery County Commissioners Court. The East Montgomery County business community […]

The Folly of Woodlands Incorporation, Part 8: Underestimating cost of road maintenance, replacing high quality with likely mediocrity

The Folly of Woodlands Incorporation, Part 8: Underestimating cost of road maintenance, replacing high quality with likely mediocrity

Image: The Woodlands currently enjoyed county-maintained roads with some of the highest quality maintenance and construction in the United States, as a result of the outstanding management of Precinct 3 Montgomery County Commissioner James Noack. If The Woodlands were to incorporate as a city government, the city would have the responsibility for road maintenance, although […]

Commissioner Noack stretches road bond funds by millions through efficiency, careful management

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe and The Woodlands, November 25 – Precinct 3 Montgomery County Commissioner James Noack stretched his Commissioner Precinct’s allocation of the 2015 road bond funds by millions of dollars to cover high priority projects through careful management and efficiency. Unlike other Montgomery County Commissioners who seem to give road vendors carte […]

Former County Judge Sadler warns of threats to future of Montgomery County in dire speech to Montgomery County Tea Party

Former County Judge Sadler warns of threats to future of Montgomery County in dire speech to Montgomery County Tea Party

Image: Former Montgomery County Judge Alan B. “Barb” Sadler, one of the most revered political leaders in our community, spoke to the Montgomery County Tea Party on Monday, November 18, 2019, concerning “Issues and Threats to the Future of Montgomery County.” The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, November 19 – One of the most revered political […]

Montgomery County Commissioners Court to have chance to relieve citizens from Commissioner Riley’s excessive HGAC absenteeism, which has cost tens of millions of dollars

Montgomery County Commissioners Court to have chance to relieve citizens from Commissioner Riley’s excessive HGAC absenteeism, which has cost tens of millions of dollars

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, November 18 – The Montgomery County Commissioners Court will have the chance on Tuesday, November 19, 2019, to relieve the citizens from Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley’s excessive absenteeism, which has cost taxpayers tens of millions of dollars, from his duties as the County government’s representative on the Transportation Policy […]

The Sage criticizes Montgomery County Commissioners Court for poor planning, poor budget control

Conroe, July 15 – Bill O’Sullivan, the “Sage,” criticized the Montgomery County Commissioners Court at the Tuesday, July 10, 2018, meeting for their lack of planning and poor budget controls. As usual, the Commissioners Court members, lame duck but elitist County Judge Craig Doyal and ever-confused Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley tried to appear […]

After O’Sullivan’s comment about County taxpayers’ $56 million interest free loan to the State of Texas, Commissioners finally begin to take pass-through toll funds seriously

Conroe, July 3 – Bill O’Sullivan, Montgomery County’s “sage,” who just celebrated his 72nd birthday while worrying about the public fisc, warned the Montgomery County Commissioners Court on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, that they should act as quickly as possible to recover the $56 million of pass-through toll funds the State of Texas Department of […]

BREAKING NEWS! Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner Candidate Gregory Parker announces what will happen during his first 90 days in office

“My First Ninety Days as Your Precinct 2 County Commissioner” By Gregory Parker, Candidate for Precinct 2 County Commissioner The first 90 days of a newly elected official’s term can set the stage for the following 3 plus years. While there are numerous issues that need to be addressed, listed are just a few that […]