We are hiring!! The Montgomery County Attorney’s office is seeking to hire an experienced investigator for its Child Protective Services Division. The investigator will be part of a team consisting of three attorneys, two paralegals, and a clerk.CLICK HERE to read the full posting and how to apply.
Oak Ridge North tweaks ordinance in effort to ban sex robot brothels, businesses
By Jeff Forward Updated 11:52 am CST, Friday, November 16, 2018
After a proposed sex robot brothel was halted in Houston, local cities and counties around the region are re-examining their sexually oriented business ordinances and regulations. The proposed hotel in Houston would have been supplied from Real Love Sex Dolls, one of the largest sellers of ultra-realistic dolls in the U.S. located in Austin, Texas. Customers would rent the dolls under the proposal…READ MORE
Montgomery County ups threshold for new business tax abatements
By Catherine Dominguez, Staff writer Published 1:45 p.m. CDT, Thursday, November 15, 2018
Tax abatement for businesses making less than a $4 million investment in Montgomery County is no longer be available. County commissioners approved the change to the county’s tax abatement policy during its regular meeting Tuesday. In September, the court agreed to form a committee to research potential changes in the program. The committee included commissioners Mike Meador and Charlie Riley along with Assistant County Attorney B. D. Griffin and Tax Assessor Collector Tammy McRae. The committee also recommended the requirement for jobs be changed as well. Now the policy reduces the required number of jobs to 10 jobs for new businesses. Griffin said the committee took into consideration new technology which is reducing work force numbers across the nation. “I think it is a good plan,” Meador said…READ MORE
Appeals court upholds 2017 conviction on livestock cruelty charges for Conroe couple who had 207 horses seized
By Catherine Dominguez, Staff writer Updated 3:02 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, November 14, 2018
County Attorney J D Lambright said he hoped the opinion from the appeals court puts an end to the criminal side of the case, adding the civil litigation in the case is ongoing. “Ever since my office became involved in the seizure of these 207 horses in 2014, the Hoffmans have left no stone unturned in trying to avoid taking any responsibility for the horrible conditions in which we found their horses,” Lambright said. According to Lambright, the Hoffmans filed a civil lawsuit in federal court in October 2017 against “a whole litany of entities” and people including Montgomery County, Lambright, District Attorney Brett Ligon, two assistant county attorneys who originally tried the case, a deputy constable, the Houston SPCA, and an individual employee of the SPCA. “More than one year later, that case is still pending, although we are hopeful that today’s ruling in the criminal matter may expedite a ruling from the federal court,” Lambright said….READ MORE
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Local ordinances are laws, rules, or regulations passed by a political subdivision smaller than a state or nation. In Montgomery County, ordinances are passed by the Montgomery County Commissioners Court to govern certain activities designed to protect and improve the quality of life for residents, businesses, and visitors.
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