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 […]

Sheriff’s Office Investigates Aggravated Robbery in The Woodlands

The Woodlands, November 24 – On November 22, 2019 at approximately 8:30 p.m., Deputies with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 100 Block of N. Tranquil Path, The Woodlands, in reference to an Aggravated Robbery. Once on location, Deputies learned that masked suspects unlawfully entered a residence through an unlocked door, and restrained two […]

Sheriff’s Office investigates package theft

The Woodlands, November 15 – On November 13, 2019, at about 9:20 a.m., Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the 100 Block of N. Summer Cloud Drive in The Woodlands in reference to a package theft. When deputies arrived on scene, the victim stated she had a package at her door that was delivered […]

Is The Ground Falling? Should We Care? Part 3 of 4: SJRA General Manager Jace Houston explains subsidence science, history

Is The Ground Falling? Should We Care? Part 3 of 4: SJRA General Manager Jace Houston explains subsidence science, history

Image: This patriotic chicken has nothing whatsoever to do with this article, except that several readers of The Golden Hammer have commented that they’ve enjoyed the chickens shown during this four-part series on subsidence. Part 1 of the series did, however, begin with references to the story of “Chicken Little,” “Kylling Kluck,” or “Henny Penny,” all […]

Woodlands Residents’ Advocates Founding Father Lazzaro criticizes Bass, The Golden Hammer for Bass’ anti-incorporation opinion piece

The Woodlands, July 4 – Paul Lazzaro, Founding Father of The Woodlands Residents’ Advocates, and a mainstay of south Montgomery County politics and business for four decades, harshly criticized former Woodlands Township Director Mike Bass and The Golden Hammer for Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper’s publication of an opinion piece by Bass on Wednesday, July 3, […]

Paul Lazzaro, Founding Father of The Woodlands Residents’ Advocates answers the question whether incorporation of The Woodlands is necessary

By Guest Editorialist Paul Lazzaro IS INCORPORATION STILL NECESSARY because, for the first time in Texas history, the state legislature passed a law that will prevent a municipality anywhere in Texas from exercising a forced annexation of territory without the voters in that territory approving the accession in advance? YES! YES! YES! THE WOODLANDS NEEDS […]

Book Review: “George P. Mitchell and the Idea of Sustainability” by Jurgen Schmandt

John Hill Wertz, Guest Book Reviewer to The Golden Hammer George P. Mitchell and The Idea of Sustainability by Jurgen Schmandt Just the title “Sustainability” alone conjures up the concept of “limitations”. In the introduction and utilizing the “history repeats itself” cliché, the author refers to the medieval concept by Garret Hardin of the “Tragedy of the […]

Investigation of Palmer Crest home fire continues

The Woodlands, June 16 – Two contractors were injured when fire broke out Thursday evening in the more than 10,000 square foot home where they were working on Palmer Crest Drive in The Woodlands.  The 2-alarm fire brought more than a dozen fire companies to the scene from The Woodlands Fire Department and surrounding agencies, along […]