Warning, dear friends, there’s a rollercoaster of news that’s about to come!

Formula Rossa, at 149 miles per hour, is the fastest roller coaster on Earth. It’s at Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Will Montgomery County news in The Golden Hammer overtake its speed?!

Are you really surprised that someone who likes climbing ice walls would also enjoy roller coasters?

There are some major events coming in the life and history of Montgomery County, Texas.

On Monday, March 27, 2017, the hearing on the constitutionality of the Texas Open Meetings Act (“TOMA”) will begin before Visiting 329th District Judge Randy Clapp of Wharton County who is sitting for the 221st District Court in Conroe. Criminal defendants Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal, Precinct 2 County Commissioner, and brilliant political consultant Marc Davenport are challenging the validity of TOMA on two primary grounds. First, they’re arguing that TOMA violates the Texas and United States Constitutions because, they claim, it’s provisions are “vague.” The criminal defendants contend that they cannot understand what it means to violate the TOMA law. Second, they’re arguing that TOMA violates their rights of Free Speech under the Texas and U.S. Constitutions. The hearing will begin with the presentation of renowned Houston criminal defense attorney Rusty Hardin who is representing Doyal.

On Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at 9;30 a.m., the Montgomery County Commissioners Court is proceeding with its regular meeting, even though two of its members are involved with the TOMA hearing in a law court next door and one of its members, Precinct 4 County Commissioner Jim Clark, has agreed to testify against them and cooperate with the State of Texas in its criminal prosecution against his Commissioners Court colleagues.

In the meantime, The Golden Hammer is continuing to investigate and report on dozens and dozens of stories involve County government overspending, mismanagement, and corruption. Many of those investigations are coming to fruition.

Therefore, dear friends, The Golden Hammer requests that you, our readers, bear with us. There’s a lot of news and a lot of it is pretty major. We’ll publish two stories early Sunday, March 26, 2017. We invite you to ride the roller coaster of news with us after that.

As observers, it’s fun and it’s exciting. The Golden Hammer hopes that you’ll find we’re informative.

Two unidentified climbers on belay on the Kautz Ice Wall, Mount Rainier, Washington. (Courtesy of Mountain Madness.)







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