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 […]

Proposed burn ban evokes controversy but Williams provides strong explanation for 90-day length

Conroe, September 10 – Although some readers of The Golden Hammer have expressed concern about the length of the proposed 90-day burn ban, which the Montgomery County Commissioners Court will approve at today’s regular meeting at 9:30 a.m., Montgomery County Fire Marshal Jimmy Williams has provided a carefully-reasoned explanation for the policy. Williams has also made […]

Bianca Andreescu beats Serena Williams in US Open final

NEW YORK (AP) — Bianca Andreescu displayed the same brand of big-serving, big-hitting, in-your-face tennis that Serena Williams usually does. And now the 19-year-old from Canada is a Grand Slam champion, earning her first such title while preventing Williams from collecting a record-tying 24th. Andreescu took charge early in the U.S. Open final, going up […]

Armed drug dealer sentence to 60 years prison

Conroe, September 4– On Tuesday, August 27, 2019, jurors in the 9th District Court of Montgomery County, Texas (Honorable Judge Phil Grant presiding) found Defendant Shannon Douglas Williams, 47, guilty of Possession of a Controlled Substance with the Intent to Deliver. The jury also found that the Defendant used a deadly weapon during the commission of […]

Which scenario is worse? Conroe Independent School District intentionally PROFITED from horrific Harvey storm, flooding

Which scenario is worse? Conroe Independent School District intentionally PROFITED from horrific Harvey storm, flooding

Image: A car submerged during the Harvey storm which struck Montgomery County from August 25 to September 2, 2017. Conroe, August 5 – Which is worse? Both are factual. Scenario #1. Hurricane Ike struck the southern United States. People lost lives and billions of dollars worth of homes, livelihoods, and possessions. A husband and wife […]

Halep wins Wimbledon, stops Williams’ bid for 24th Slam

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Clutching her trophy 20 minutes after becoming Wimbledon’s champion, Simona Halep checked out the board inside Centre Court that lists tournament winners. Below all of the mentions of Serena Williams, her opponent in Saturday’s final, there already was inscribed: “Miss S. Halep.” Halep was not concerned with preventing Williams from winning […]

Guest Editorial: CISD Board and Community Impact News need to understand how American government works, by Paul Lazzaro

Paul Lazzaro, Guest Editorialist, to The Golden Hammer I may be retired, but that does not mean I stopped caring about my community. 2019 marks the 20th year of my residence here and 20th year as a community activist; first as vice president of marketing and public affairs for The Woodlands Operating Company (pre-Howard Hughes) and […]

“Solid Gold 50” salaries unmask County government’s explosive salary inflation

Conroe, June 13 – The “Solid Gold 50” salaries, the highest fifty (50) non-law enforcement, non-elected salary holders in the Montgomery County government, unmask the primary explosive spending problem: salary inflation. As the Commissioners Court passed the Fiscal Year 2019 Budget on September 5, 2018, Precinct 3 Montgomerty County Commissioner James Noack asked the wrong […]

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