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Conroe man claims former assistant DA tampered with evidence
Monday, February 25, 2019

A Conroe businessman is suing several current and former Montgomery County employees, claiming they tampered with evidence in a sales tax case which caused his probation to be revoked, sending him to prison for 40 years. New York-based attorney Ty Clevenger filed the federal civil suit in the Southern District of Texas Jan. 31 on behalf of Mark Johnston. The suit names in their individual capacity former Montgomery County Assistant District Attorney Nicole Czajkoski, District Attorney’s Office investigator Erin Smith, sheriff’s deputy Alton Neely and probation officer Russell Stilley along with two private citizens. The lawsuits accuses the defendants with conspiring to violate Johnston’s civil rights…READ MORE

Judge severs ownership after dogs found ‘left and forgotten’ at New Caney home
Thursday, January 10, 2019

Montgomery County Animal Shelter Director Aaron Johnson goes over documents beside Assistant County Attorney Ronald Chin before an hearing in the courtroom of Montgomery County Justice of Peace Precinct 4 Jason Dunn, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, in New Caney. Dunn awarded custody of 57 living dogs seized from a New Caney home on Jan. 5 to the Montgomery County Animal Shelter…READ MORE 

The Courier’s top 10 headlines for 2018
Monday, December 31, 2018

As the new year begins, The Courier is looking back on the top headlines from some of the biggest news of 2018 in Montgomery County. It’s no doubt the county’s political scene saw plenty of shake-ups, a growing Democratic party and the seating of a first ever elected board for the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District. However, Montgomery County residents had the honor to take part in paying their respects to former President George H.W. Bush in December as the Union Pacific train carrying his body to its final resting place passed through Magnolia. Law enforcement also had a busy year, netting more than 70 people in sting to combat human trafficking and prostitution, closing a girl’s home following allegation of abuse and the scandal of a priest accused of sexually assaulting two young children years ago in Conroe… READ MORE

Montgomery County employees, departments recognized at annual Christmas lunch
Wednesday, December 5, 2018

County Attorney JD Lambright accepts the department of the year award for the County Attorney’s Office during the Montgomery County employees Annual Christmas Luncheon on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018 at The Lone Star Convention Center in Conroe. The County Attorney’s Office, headed by J D Lambright, was named 2018 Department of the Year. The Government Affairs Division of the Montgomery County Attorney’s Office nominated the County Attorney’s Office for Department of the Year. The County Attorney’s office provides legal advice and other related services to a variety of county departments, agencies, boards and organizations, as well as to the County Judge and County Commissioners. The team members of the Government Affairs Division stated that “the staff works diligently in the performance of its duties to ensure the accuracy and promptness of responses to all queries, routinely going the extra mile. Additionally our staff is dedicated to the highest level of serve and attentiveness to clients’ concerns.. ..READ MORE

Taylor Nichols, forensic services, shakes hands County Judge Craig Doyal as she accepts the employee of the year award during the Montgomery County employees Annual Christmas Luncheon on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018 at The Lone Star Convention Center in Conroe. As Montgomery County’s first medicolegal death investigator, each day holds a new challenge or situation for Taylor Nichols. In her job, she assists the doctors at Montgomery County Forensics Services and the five Justices of the Peace with death investigations. This often includes responding to scenes day or night and working with families to obtain crucial information. Through her work, she’s able to bring closure and answers to families who are going through the worst thing they’ve beenthrough in their lives. For her dedication and compassion, Nichols was selected as the 2018 Employee of the Year for Montgomery County.

Constable Philip Cash from Precinct 1 was named 2018 Boss of the Year. One of his employees wrote, “Constable Cash is a top notch leader and has turned Precinct 1 around completely. He provides for a working environment that encourages everyone to productive and be proactive in response to the needs of the community. Constable Cash has provided me the opportunity and freedom to be a productive part of this department and anyone who comes to work with us has the same opportunity. Constable Cash supports his troops and provides training opportunities that help advance our knowledge and confidence in performing our jobs. Precinct 1 has been an outstanding place to work since I’ve been here.”

Court orders Spring couple to surrender ownership of more than 200 ill cats
Tuesday, December, 2018

Assistant County Attorney Ronald Chin called up investigators and veterinarians from the HSPCA who testified on the cats’ condition when they arrived at the shelter. “These cats deserve to be protected from a cruel situation,” Chin said.Despite Laird’s seemingly final ruling, the couple is not giving up — they did not appear in court on Tuesday after filing two motions in the last two days accusing Chin and the county courts of improperly asserting jurisdiction over the case. “Everything they have done so far has been totally illegal,” David Spencer said. “The county courts do not interpret the law the way it is written, they interpret it the way they want.”Early Tuesday, they said, the two filed a lawsuit against Chin, the Houston SPCA, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and Montgomery County Animal Control in federal court, accusing them of conspiring against them in seizing the cats. The lawsuit had not been made public as of press time…READ MORE

Judge: Spring couple accused of animal cruelty can appeal seizure of 231 cats
Monday, November 26, 2018

A Montgomery County court allowed an appeal to go forward in the case of a Spring couple accused of animal cruelty to their more than 200 cats. Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace Edie Connelly ruled on Monday that David and Faye Spencer would be allowed to continue fighting to regain custody of the 231 cats seized from their home on Oct. 24 — without having to put up a bond of more than $104,000…READ MORE

Conroe, Montgomery County to tweak ordinances that regulate sexually oriented businesses
Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noack, who asked the County Attorney’s Office to review the SOB ordinance, said Montgomery County has a reputation as a place to “live, work and play” has set standards that the community does not support sexually oriented businesses… READ MORE

Oak Ridge North tweaks ordinance in effort to ban sex robot brothels, businesses
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
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
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


Spring couple ordered to surrender more than 200 ill and injured cats
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

A Spring couple accused of animal cruelty were ordered to surrender ownership of more than 200 cats to the Houston SPCA on Wednesday by Montgomery County Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace Edie Connelly. Connelly also ruled that Faye and David Spencer will be held responsible for more than $52,000 in court fees and veterinary bills accrued since the 231 cats were seized on Oct. 17. “I am pleased with the outcome and believe the right decision was made based on the law and evidence presented at the hearing,” said Assistant County Attorney Ronald Chin, who initially asked Connelly to rule against the couple having custody of the animals…READ MORE

Judge postpones ruling in suit against Spring couple who had 200 cats seized from home
Wednesday, October 24, 2018





After nearly five hours of testimony, Montgomery County Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace Edie Connelly postponed a ruling on the civil suit against David and Faye Spencer, who had more than 200 cats seized from their south Montgomery County home by the Houston SPCA Oct. 17.“I know this is a difficult case for everyone involved,” Connelly said. Assistant County Attorney Ronald Chin asked Connelly to grant ownership of the 231 cats in varying states of illness to the HSPCA, in the hopes that they could be rehabilitated and adopted out. Chin also asked for the couple to be held responsible for the almost $34,000 veterinary bill the HSPCA has incurred in the treatment and care of the animals in the week since they were seized…READ MORE

Judge dismisses courtroom prayer lawsuit against Montgomery County
Tuesday, October 2, 2018

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Montgomery County that claimed Precinct 1 Judge Wayne Mack’s courtroom prayer by volunteer chaplains violated part of the First Amendment. The lawsuit was filed by the Freedom From Religion Foundation in March 2017. The judgment was filed Sept. 27. The FFRF does have the option to appeal the court’s decision. “The dismissal order came in response to the motion for judgment on the pleadings filed by Baker Botts and our office on behalf of the county under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 13,” said Assistant County Attorney B. D. Griffin, noting Baker Botts joined the county in February pro bono to defend the suit. “The basis of the motion to dismiss was that the Plaintiffs did not have standing (and the Court therefore did not have jurisdiction) because there was nothing that the Commissioners Court could do to alter Judge’s Mack’s practice due to the constitutional separation of powers between Judge Mack and Commissioners Court.”…READ MORE

Montgomery County to overhaul tax abatement program
Wednesday, September 26, 2018

After more than a decade, the Montgomery County Commissioners are looking to update its tax abatement policy to continue attracting new business to the county. Commissioners agreed to form a committee to research potential changes in the program. The committee includes commissioners Mike Meador and Charlie Riley along with Assistant County Attorney B. D. Griffin and Tax Assessor Collector Tammy McRae…READ MORE


Conroe seeks attorney general’s opinion in Wedgewood land donation negotiation
Friday, September 14, 2018

Montgomery County Attorney J D Lambright has submitted a request for an attorney general’s opinion regarding the negotiation of a land donation of a portion of the now defunct Wedgewood Golf Course from Plains Capital Bank to the city of Conroe…READ MORE

After abuse allegations, CPS officials close Care Cottage girls’ treatment center in Willis
Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Two and a half months after police raided a private residential treatment center for girls in Willis, Child Protective Services has closed Care Cottage North. County Attorney J D Lambright said the last girl from the north facility was moved July 13. Care Cottage South remains open with about 25 girls still residing at the facility. “This is not the result of any court order,” Lambright said adding CPS officials made the decision following the raid. “CPS started seeing the (extent) of the problems there.”  READ MORE

Commissioners renew county curfew ordinance
Tuesday, June 26, 2018

The Montgomery County Commissioners Court renewed and revised its ordinance regarding a curfew for children under 17 in the unincorporated areas of the county, but Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noack said he had concerns the curfew lumped in children who have legitimate reasons to be out in the early morning hours…READ MORE

Houston man among three arrested on charges for alleged abuse of girls at Willis treatment facility
Thursday, June 14, 2018

A Houston man and two other staff members are facing felony abuse charges for allegedly choking one young girl and breaking the arm of a second – arrests that followed a raid on a private Montgomery County residential treatment center for girls…READ MORE

Montgomery County couple files lawsuit against county alleging false arrest
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
A Montgomery County couple filed a federal lawsuit against the county stemming from a June 2017 incident where they allege being falsely arrested while attending a concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands…READ MORE

Montgomery County seizes neglected, deceased dogs from Willis residence
Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Montgomery County Animal Control Officers and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office worked quickly to save several dogs from a Willis residence after a concerned citizen called regarding the welfare of the dogs on the premises. According to Ronald Chin, an Assistant County Attorney with the litigation division, one of the dogs had recently given birth to puppies and experienced complications, prompting the animal welfare call…READ MORE

New Caney area residents express concerns over street sign removals
Thursday, May 31, 2018

For a resolution to ongoing issues regarding their street sign being removed in place of another, Hardy Road residents in New Caney recently brought these concerns to the Montgomery County Commissioner’s Court…READ MORE

CPS director appears before judge; raided facilities remain open
Thursday, May 24, 2018

A state judge Tuesday closed a hearing concerning the welfare of dozens of young girls who live at a Montgomery County residential treatment center that is under investigation for sexual and physical abuse of residents, excluding not only the county attorney and local school superintendent but the attorney for the center…READ MORE

Montgomery County school districts beef up security
Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Since the deadly shooting at Santa Fe High School Friday, the Montgomery County Attorney’s Office reports they have not received any calls regarding students making threats because of their proactive responses to previous incidents. According to Montgomery County Attorney J D Lambright, before the incident in Santa Fe, his office handled approximately 35 students for making threats against fellow students, teachers and/or a school following the deadly shooting at Parkland High School in February…READ MORE

Abuse allegations at a treatment facility for girls in Montgomery County
Thursday, May 17, 2018

Montgomery County Attorney J.D. Lambright’s office handles juveniles and Child Protective Services divisions. He said he was originally notified by the Willis superintendent that children at the facility had reported abuse to teachers and nurses. Lambright said 93 cases of abuse were reported at the facility in the last 16 months. “We are talking about sexual assault and physical abuse, said Lambright. “Every single one of these was reported to the state,’ Lambright said. He said several entities got involved and the district attorney issued the warrant and seized computers, cellphones and other documents and records from the facility…READ MORE





Girls’ treatment facility raided following abuse allegations
Thursday, May 17, 2018

WILLIS, Texas (FOX 26) – A state licensed juvenile housing facility for girls has been raided by Montgomery County investigators. The Montgomery County attorney says charges are likely after dozens of accusations of abuse at the facility. Staff members at Care Cottage in Willis are accused of physically and sexually abusing the children in their care, according to a search warrant that FOX 26 obtained from the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office…READ MORE

Montgomery County officials raid care facility for girls after allegation of abuse
Thursday, May 17, 2018

Five staff members were fired from two residential treatment facilities for girls before Montgomery County law officials raided the facility Wednesday, part of an ongoing criminal investigation into complaints of neglect, improper supervision, physical and sexual abuse, according to state officials and law enforcement…READ MORE

No charges to be filed in Montgomery County Treasurer’s Office data release
Friday, May 11, 2018

Following a two-month investigation, the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office found the county treasurer’s office release of personal information of more than 70 current and former employees “inadvertent and accidental” and will not file any charges in the incident…READ MORE

Friday, May 11, 2018 

On March 8th, 2018, the Montgomery County Treasurer’s Department released protected and confidential information of current and former county employees in the course of disclosing other information and documents related to an official Open Records request.  On March 12, 2018, the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office – Public Integrity Division received an official written complaint by one of those employees whose information was disclosed.  An official investigation was launched into the disclosure and since that date, relevant witnesses have been interviewed and documents collected by District Attorney Investigators…READ MORE

Johnson Development donates 16 acres to county for new tower site
Thursday, May 10, 2018

The Montgomery County commissioners accepted the donation of 16 acres from Johnson Development Tuesday as the location of a new radio tower. The land, valued at $180,000, is located at Grand Central Park at Interstate 45 and Loop 336. According to Assistant County Attorney B. D. Griffin, the county will pay $7,467.95 in closing costs. Those funds will come from the county’s capital improvement fund…READ MORE

Court agrees to workshop potential lifting of Texas 242 tolls

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Montgomery County Precinct 2 Commissioners Charlie Riley, Jim Clark, and James Noack address an agreement with TxDOT about the Texas 242 flyover during Commissioners Court at the Alan B. Sadler Commissioners Court Building, Tuesday, May 8, 2018, in Conroe…READ MORE

Autistic student in Conroe ISD arrested for playing with ‘imaginary rifle”
By: Greg Groogan
POSTED: MAY 09 2018 06:51PM CDT
UPDATED: MAY 09 2018 09:36PM CDT

CONROE, Texas (FOX 26) – Handcuffed and hauled away. It happened Monday to a 5th grade autistic student at Conroe Independent School District’s Bozman Intermediate school. The offense alleged against 12-year-old David Sims is brandishing an “imaginary” rifle at his art teacher, an educator who apparently felt threatened…READ MORE

Sheriff adjusts step pay plan, looks to overhaul program
Sunday, April 15, 2018

Less than a year after Montgomery County commissioners approved a change in the county’s step pay program to allow salary increases for county peace officers based on their anniversary date, Sheriff Rand Henderson is working to give the program another overhaul…READ MORE

Noack threatens petition to force public vote on Texas 249 toll road project
Monday, April 9,2018
Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noack says he plans on starting a petition to force a public vote on the controversial Texas 249 toll road project if members of Commissioners Court move forward with a $56 million construction contract under a specific section of the Texas Transportation Code…READ MORE

Montgomery HS forum to address drug awareness, bullying Monday 
Saturday, April 7, 2018
The Montgomery ISD administration, police chief, county attorney, district attorney and drug counselors will give presentations addressing drug awareness and bullying/cyberbullying during a parent forum starting at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Montgomery High School auditorium…READ MORE

County to provide credit monitoring service for those affected by information release 
Tuesday, March 27, 2018

According to County Attorney J D Lambright, a total of 79 people were affected by the release of information; however, nine of theme are deceased. Of the remaining 70 individuals, 58 are current employees and 12 are former employees. Most of the current employees are law enforcement personnel, Lambright said….READ MORE

Credit monitoring for county employees exposed by Treasurer’s Office release to be considered by court
Saturday, March 24, 2018

After taking no action regarding the recent release of personal information of current and former employees after executive session last week, Montgomery County commissioners will consider a credit monitoring service for those 79 people involved. The commissioners will meet at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday on the fourth floor of the Alan B. Sadler Commissioners Court Building, located at 501 N. Thompson. “I want the county employees to know I take this matter seriously and want them to know what steps will be taken to protect them and their personal information,” Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noack said…READ MORE

Reported gun threat at Oak Ridge High School leads to sweep of school as parents remove students from class
Friday, March 23, 2018

However, school administrators and the Conroe ISD disputed student reports. In an email sent to parents, Oak Ridge Principal Tommy Johnson said no weapons were found during the screenings. “These safety measures are part of our regular practice and not in response to any rumors circulating,” Johnson stated…READ MORE

Commissioners take no action on breached employee data after Noack walks out of closed session
Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noack walked out of executive session during Tuesday’s Commissioners Court meeting announcing to a small crowd in the courtroom that he did not want to be a part of a discussion he felt should be done in open session. The Commissioners Court members, except for Commissioner Jim Clark who was absent from the meeting, convened into the closed session to discuss the recent release of 79 current and former employees’ personal information by County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport’s office…READ MORE

Noack pushes for security breach discussion in open session 
Monay, March 19, 2018

Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noack is calling for his fellow court members to move an item from a closed session to open court. The item concerns the recent release of 79 current and former employees’ personal information by County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport’s office…READ MORE

Lambright believes treasurer’s data breach avoidable; Davenport says her office followed AG ruling on redactions
Saturday, March 10, 2018

Three months after delaying the release of procedure manuals through a request for an attorney general’s ruling over concern of putting Montgomery County at risk, County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport finally released the documents Thursday at the direction of the AG’s Office but did not redact some personal information of more than 50 current and former county employees. That information was posted through links on a couple of individuals’ social media pages, and officials did not know how many others had seen or downloaded the documents from those sites….READ MORE

Courier: AG, Bush, Lambright got it right
Friday, March 2, 2018

It took three months for County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport to learn what her challenger and the county attorney already knew about transparency laws in Texas and public trust in government. And on Thursday, the Texas Attorney General’s Office confirmed what County Attorney J D Lambright had advised Davenport to release concerning Melanie Bush’s open records request…READ MORE

AG rules Treasurer Davenport must release procedure manuals
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton ruled Thursday that Montgomery County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport must release policy and procedure manuals for her department that she initially blocked from challenger Melanie Bush three months ago. Bush’s Dec. 1 request was followed by two other similar requests. Bush, who is the Conroe ISD board president and owner of Better Bookkeepers, is challenging Davenport in the Tuesday, March 6, Republican primary election. Early voting ends Friday…READ MORE

Teen to be tried as adult in Montgomery Co. double murder
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Sharp rise in Montgomery County school threats taken seriously, county attorney says
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

County Attorney J D Lambright is letting parents know his office along with district officials countywide are remaining vigilant when it comes to threats made to schools, students and teachers — after around a dozen threats have been made throughout the county over the past couple of weeks. The increase in threats followed the mass shooting by a 19-year-old that killed 17 at a Parkland, Fla., high school Feb. 14. “Unfortunately, our office has always received two or three threats of violence at local schools each month, but that number has skyrocketed following the February 14th shooting in Florida,” Lambright said. “Even before that incident, our local school districts and police agencies were always quick to contact our office anytime a student made a threat, and our office regularly approved the detention of those juveniles. That vigilance has certainly continued in the wake of the Florida shooting.”…READ MORE

County Attorney’s Office Receives Multiple Terroristic
Threats Involving Area Schools

County Attorney’s Office Receives Multiple Terroristic Threats Involving Area Schools
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
“In light of the recent tragedy in Florida, I would like to provide some information to the community,” announced Montgomery County Attorney J D Lambright.  The County Attorney’s Office has jurisdiction over all Class B and higher offenses committed by children under the age of 17 in Montgomery County, making Lambright’s office the recipient of most student-based school threats around the county…READ MORE

Juvenile Certified to Stand Trial as Adult on Capital Murder Charges
Friday, February 23, 2018

Sixteen-year-old Vanterrial Jones has been certified to stand trial as an adult for his role in a robbery that left two young men dead in the Tamina neighborhood last summer.  The Honorable Dennis Watson, Judge of the Montgomery County Juvenile Court, reached that decision after hearing testimony and argument in the case this past Tuesday and Wednesday.  With this transfer to adult court, the juvenile’s identity is now a matter of public record for the first time since his arrest on July 27, 2017…READ MORE

MCDA to refer Davenport’s child sex assault claims to Houston Police Department
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office has preliminarily investigated child sexual abuse allegations against political consultant Marc Davenport and determined the case should be turned over to the Houston Police Department for investigation by the department’s Sex Crimes Unit. None of the alleged crimes happened in Montgomery County, according to the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office.

The Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office has preliminarily investigated child sexual abuse allegations against political consultant Marc Davenport and determined the case should be turned over to the Houston Police Department for investigation by the department’s Sex Crimes Unit. None of the alleged crimes happened in Montgomery County, according to the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office…READ MORE

Political consultant Davenport denies child sex abuse allegations
Monday, February 19, 2018
Following serious sexual abuse allegations against political consultant Marc Davenport, pictured above, posted to social media last week, Harris County officials are trying to determine what jurisdiction the alleged crimes took place in order to launch an investigation…READ MORE

Baker Botts signs on as co-counsel in federal lawsuit against Montgomery County
Friday, February 16, 2018

Montgomery County Attorney J D Lambright announced the agreement between the county and Baker Botts, a nationwide law firm with an office in downtown Houston, during Commissioners Court Tuesday. “I received a call a few weeks ago from an attorney with Baker Botts stating their interest in joining us with this suit as co-counsel,” Lambright said. “The only monies that will be spent on this is out-of-pocket costs, but we do not perceive this costing us any money. We handle federal lawsuits all of the time, so it’s not that we can’t handle this case; we just wanted additional brainpower.”The addition of Baker Botts will be of no charge to the county since they will work pro bono alongside the County Attorney…READ MORE

JP Mack dropped from federal suit over prayer; case continues against county
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

The lawsuit against Montgomery County concerning invocation in the courtroom will continue as planned as plaintiffs recently clarified the defendants. The case is set to be heard by a federal judge in January 2019. Plaintiffs with the Freedom of Religion Foundation originally filed suit against Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Wayne Mack in March 2017 before clarifying their intentions, stating they were suing Mack in his official capacity as a justice of the peace…READ MORE

Challenger says county treasurer noncompliant with posting balance statements 
Monday, January 22, 2018

County treasurer candidate Melanie Bush is continuing to push the issue of lack of transparency in the Treasurer’s Office, questioning its compliance with the law and why the county’s statements of balances are not posted monthly in a timely manner to the county website. However, County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport fired back, calling Bush’s claims a “political ambush.”…READ MORE

Bush counters in open records battle involving county treasurer race
Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Montgomery County treasurer candidate Melanie Bush has filed a brief with the Texas Attorney General’s Office in response to County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport’s brief seeking an AG’s Opinion regarding whether the Treasurer Office Procedure Guides developed in 2014 are exempt from the Public Information Act…. READ MORE

County treasurer blocks challenger’s access to department procedure, policy manual
Saturday, December 16, 2017

Montgomery County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport has blocked an open records request from challenger Melanie Bush for the department’s policy and procedure manual, instead seeking an Attorney General opinion as well as input from Commissioners Court on the matter… READ MORE

Commissioners take no position on open records request by treasurer, wait for AG opinion
Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Montgomery County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport took the opportunity to explain why she blocked an open records request from challenger Melanie Bush for the department’s policy and procedure manual saying it is to protect the county financially. The issue is being sent to the Texas Attorney General for an opinion. However, Davenport wanted to air her side during Commissioners Court Tuesday morning. However, the meeting, scheduled to start at 9:30 a.m., dragged into the early afternoon due to technical issues with the audio and visual recording components in the Commissioners Courtroom that took around an hour combined to resolve as the court and attendees endured two long breaks as the problem was being fixed… READ MORE

Courier editorial: Dangers for Treasurer Davenport hinge on secretiveness, not openness
Saturday, December 16, 2017

In a speech before the American Newspaper Publishers Association in 1961, President John F. Kennedy stated: “The very word ‘secrecy’ is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and to secret proceedings. We decided long ago that the dangers of excessive and unwarranted concealment of pertinent facts far outweighed the dangers which are cited to justify it.”…READ MORE

Montgomery County to launch pilot program for representing mentally ill
Tuesday,November 18, 2017

Commissioners on Tuesday approved a pilot program for County Court-at-Law 4, which, among other responsibilities, handles a majority of the county’s mental health commitment proceedings. The proceedings usually are brought on by a judge, police officer, parent or guardian who believes a person with mental illness is in need of emergency treatment, according to Assistant Montgomery County Attorney Daniel Plake…  READ MORE

Conviction of man who burned boy to cover up rape
Friday, October 17, 2017

With all state appeals exhausted, Montgomery County officials believe Don Willburn Collins’ capital murder conviction and 40-year prison sentence are finally affirmed after the Texas Supreme Court refused to look into the case Oct. 20…. READ MORE

Family, supporters want Conroe ISD action over racist student-to student Snapchat
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Family and supporters of a black female who attends The Woodlands High School Ninth Grade Campus confronted Conroe ISD board members Tuesday night regarding the district’s lack of action after a classmate reportedly sent the girl a racist Snapchat message in September…  READ MORE

Conroe couple adds more names to the horse seizure suit
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

More Montgomery County officials now are listed in a lawsuit filed by a Conroe couple wanting to regain possession of nearly 200 horses they were   of cruelly treating… READ MORE

With ‘COPS’ in Montgomery County, contract eases liability
Sunday, Septemebr 24, 2017

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office started hosting a camera crew from the famed reality TV show “COPS” Tuesday in hopes of making it on air for the show’s 30th season…READ MORE

Conroe couple sues deputy, Houston SPCA over seizure of emaciated horses  
Thursday, September 14, 2017

The Conroe couple convicted of cruelly treating an entire herd of horses is suing a deputy and member of the Houston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in federal court…  READ MORE

Montgomery County commissioners to consider RFP for emergency bulk fuel   
Saturday, September 9, 2017

After being hit with a 118 percent fuel price hike, Montgomery County commissioners will consider issuing a request for proposals for the purchase of emergency bulk fuel. The court will meet at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday on the fourth floor of the Alan B. Sadler Administration Building…  READ MORE

Teenage Tamina double murder suspect could be tried as adult
Thursday, September 6, 2017

A 16-year-old accused of having an “active role” in the murder of two young Tamina residents in July might be tried as an adult. The juvenile, whose name was not released, is one of four people accused in the July 20 shooting that left Jaquise Williams, 23, and Akeem Russell, 24, dead. He and Conroe residents Roman Pray, 18, Tomas Lizcano, 17, and Roddrick Jordan, 30, were all charged in the shooting…  READ MORE

Commissioner Balks at Bulk Fuel Price Hike
Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Montgomery County officials are reviewing a bulk fuel contract with Houston-based Suncoast Resources Inc. after the supplier raised its fuel price 118 percent, forcing county employees to fill up at area gas stations at a lower price. The company also upped its delivery fee from a flat rate of $175 to $275 per hour… READ MORE

Hammers prompt review of commissioners courtroom security  
Friday, July 14, 2017

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is reviewing security operations at several county buildings in response to some members of Commissioners Court questioning Sheriff Rand Henderson about audience members bringing hammers into the Alan B. Sadler Administration Building in Conroe…  READ MORE

Montgomery County Prosecutors charging juveniles as adults
July 5, 2017

Courtroom prayer lawsuit targets Montgomery County, too  
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Montgomery County is now a defendant in the Freedom From Religion Foundation’s lawsuit against courtroom prayer in a justice of the peace court. The county was served in the suit last week, according to Montgomery County Attorney J D Lambright. The county will be defending itself and will not seek outside counsel as commissioners approved a resolution stating such Tuesday…  READ MORE

Montgomery County officials, business leaders tout home visits for at-risk families
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Public officials from the law enforcement and business communities in Montgomery County gathered Tuesday to address the importance of professional home visits to at-risk families…  READ MORE

Ligon, Lambright school MCRW on public integrity, county ethics policy  
Friday, May 26, 2017

Montgomery County District Attorney Brett Ligon and Montgomery County Attorney J D Lambright spoke at the Montgomery County Republican Women’s meeting in River Plantation over lunch May 25, outlining Ligon’s Public Integrity Unit and the county’s recent ethics policy, which was approved by the Montgomery County Commissioners Court in January…  READ MORE

DA reviewing county judge’s campaign video for possible violation
Monday, May 22, 2017

Two county elected officials – previously indicted on a charge of conspiring to circumvent the Texas Open Meetings Act – potentially violated the Texas Election Code or the county’s newly adopted ethics policy by using county property and a county email in political advertising…  READ MORE

Sponsors, students make Mike Ogg awards a success
Saturday, May 20, 2017

In attendance to honor our Montgomery County Scholar Athletes were District Superintendents, high school principals and coaches, Doyal, Clark and County Attorney J D Lambright…  READ MORE

County amends ordinance to target illegal massage parlors  
Tuesday, May 9, 2017

The Montgomery County Attorney’s Office and the District Attorney’s Office are taking aim at regulations regarding sexually oriented business to help combat sex trafficking…  READ MORE

In spite of family ties, Inman remains on county Ethics Committee  
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Montgomery County commissioners unanimously agreed to keep Dale Inman on the county’s newly formed Ethics Committee amid concerns brought to the County Attorney’s Office regarding his relationship with other county and state employees. County Attorney J D Lambright spoke to the court Tuesday after receiving several inquiries about Inman, who is the son-in-law of Judge Olen Underwood, of the Second Administrative Judicial Region of Texas. Lambright also noted that while Underwood is a state employee, he does have staff members on the county payroll and has been in a long-term relationship with a Montgomery County elected official…  READ MORE

Capital Murder conviction upheld for 1998 burning of Robert Middleton
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Capital Murder conviction upheld for 1998 burning of Robert Middleton
Tuesday, April 4, 2017

In a 46-page legal opinion, the Ninth Court of Appeals affirmed the capital murder conviction of Don Collins. District Attorney Brett Ligon and County Attorney J D Lambright have both expressed their satisfaction with the ruling…  READ MORE

Commissioners debate, agree on Ethics Committee members  
Tuesday, March 28, 2017

During a spirited debate over nominees for Montgomery County’s Ethics Committee Tuesday, County Attorney J D Lambright cautioned Commissioners Court about choosing individuals who could cast doubt over the integrity of the group due to real, potential or perceived conflicts of interest.
Commissioners considered Lambright’s warning regarding former county employees, relatives and others connected to the county serving on the committee before deciding on the five-member committee, which will hear ethics complaints concerning county employees and most elected officials. In four separate votes, the court approved the five-member committee only after a handful of nominees were struck from consideration due to those possible conflicts…  READ MORE

15 nominees for county ethics committee to be culled
Monday, March 27, 2017

In a previous article, County Attorney J D Lambright said the process will allow a person to seek an appeal in front of an independent arbitrator. The policy went into effect Feb. 1 but gave the commissioners 45 days to organize the ethics committee…  READ MORE

Supreme Court denies case of Magnolia man who brought shotgun to crash investigation
Tuesday, March 14, 2107

A Magnolia man who was put in handcuffs and placed in the back of a patrol car for carrying a gun to a car crash investigation outside his home in 2013 lost his last chance at suing Montgomery County for damages…  READ MORE

Conroe puts on one for the history books
Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Then it was on to the Spirit of Texas Bank, where Director Dean Bass, his assistant, Hope Robinson, and Denton Florian hosted a most enticing dinner. Here greetings stemmed from County Judge Craig Doyal, and County Attorney J.D. Lambright, while internationally recognized sculptor Craig Campobella expounded on his work depicting Texas History. Also featured were official Conroe Legends Mary McCoy and Roy Harris…  READ MORE

Slippery floor proves to be slipperier lawsuit for plaintiff
Saturday, March 4, 2017

A man who slipped and fell mere inches from a wet floor sign inside the Montgomery County Courthouse back in 2013 lost a lawsuit against the county…  READ MORE

Juvenile could be tried as adult in off-duty Montgomery County deputy’s beating  
Monday, February 20, 2017

The Montgomery County Attorney’s Office filed a notice Thursday, essentially asking County Court-at-Law 1 Judge Dennis Watson to allow the case against the juvenile to be transferred to the District Attorney’s Office. County Attorney J D Lambright said he’s confident in the juvenile’s chances of being tried as an adult, meaning the teenager could face up to 20 years in prison if convicted as an adult. “If this guy wants to run with the adults,” Lambright said, “he ought to be treated like an adult.”  READ MORE

TexCom begins construction; injection wells still on hold  
Thursday, February 16, 2017

Houston-based TexCom Gulf Disposal LLC has been granted permits to construct a driveway and three buildings on its property off FM 3083 in Conroe after a federal judge ruled in favor of Montgomery County and required the company to reapply for the permits…  READ MORE

Commissioners appoint former Conroe mayor to LSGCD board
February 14, 2017

Commissioners appoint former Conroe mayor to LSGCD board. Melder served on the City Council for four years then as mayor for eight years, with water being one of the most important issues of his service. Melder has battled the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District and San Jacinto River Authority over data regarding the aquifer recharge…  Read More

Montgomery County Commissioners Court to host special session for LSGCD board appointment  
Monday, February 13, 2017

The Montgomery County Commissioners court will consider appointing a representative to the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District board during a special meeting Tuesday…  READ MORE

Commissioners no longer invited to agenda review meeting
Saturday, February 11, 2017

At the request of County Attorney J D Lambright, the Montgomery County Judge’s Office is no longer inviting county commissioners to its Expanded Agenda Review Meeting…  READ MORE

Groups of tow trucks speeding to the scene have some calling for new rules
January 26, 2017

Montgomery County Commissioners give green light to detailed ethics policy
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Three years after District Attorney Brett Ligon urged Montgomery County Commissioners Court to create and adopt an ethics policy, commissioners finalized a comprehensive 18-page policy Tuesday. The almost hour long discussion during the court’s meeting ended with commissioners approving the policy as submitted by the County Attorney’s Office with one small change. Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noack suggested the ethics committee established by the new policy be unanimous in its findings to avoid frivolous claims…  READ MORE

County commissioners, judge should steer clear of pre-court agenda meetings
Sunday, January, 22, 2017

For about a year now, the Montgomery County Judge’s Office has been inviting all four elected commissioners to attend a meeting regarding the draft agenda for the upcoming Commissioners Court meeting…  READ MORE

Teen facing felony charge for Magnolia motorcycle pursuit
Friday, January 13, 2017

Now, the Montgomery County Attorney’s Office, which prosecutes juvenile cases, plans on charging the teen with a felony, according to Montgomery County Attorney J D Lambright. “As soon as we get the offense report,” Lambright said, “we’ll get a court order directive to apprehend.”  READ MORE

Ligon, Lambright urge ethics focus for 2017  
Wednesday, January 4, 2017

County Attorney J D Lambright, who was sworn in for his second term Sunday, agrees with Ligon and said a fundamental building block of any organization, whether it’s in the private sector or in government, “is to construct it around people who have a high level of integrity and who adhere to the highest standards of conduct both in their professional as well as their personal lives.”  READ MORE

Warrants issued for teens in robbery of off-duty Montgomery County deputy
Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office officials are looking for Michael “Mike” Gene Jones, left, and Israel Treqwuan Hunter, right, both of whom they believe robbed an off-duty deputy near Porter on Dec. 10…  READ MORE

Police detain teen believed to be wearing ‘don’t shoot’ shirt in deputy’s attack  
Sunday, December 18, 2016

Authorities believe the teen in a ‘don’t shoot’ shirt who attacked an off-duty Montgomery County Sheriff’s deputy at a gas station is a 16-year-old. The juvenile, whose name was not released, was arrested Saturday following an “intensive investigation” by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, according to a press release from the County Attorney’s Office. An arrest warrant has been issued for another individual in the case, according to the release… READ MORE

Montgomery County leaders hear importance of early childhood education  
Thursday, December 15, 2016

Conroe ISD elementary school officials are hoping to continue to receive a grant that helps early childhood education for lower-income families. Armstrong Elementary received a two-year grant from the state for almost $1 million that helps provide pre-kindergarten education to students in the school. County officials, including Montgomery County Sheriff-elect Rand Henderson and County Attorney J D Lambright, spent their Monday morning learning from teachers about the importance of an early childhood education. The two also read to young students who are in the school’s pre-K program…  READ MORE

Montgomery County Commissioner Meador named Boss of the Year & Montgomery County Attorney’s Office names Department of the Year
Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Department of the Year
The County Attorney’s Office accepted the award for Department of the Year together on stage.
“I’m so proud, so honored and so blessed,” said County Attorney JD Lambright. “We received this award the first year I was in office in 2013 and then here again to be awarded this–I think it says so much about the staff we put together, their dedication and the great job they are doing for all of our clients, many of whom are in this room today.”  READ MORE

12-year-old Montgomery County chase suspect released again
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

A Montgomery County judge again released a 12-year-old Montgomery County girl accused of leading police on a high-speed chase last June. She was in juvenile detention until Tuesday for violating terms of her original release last month, according to officials…  READ MORE

Judge extends 12-year-old’s detention stay
Thursday, August 11, 2016

The 12-year-old girl who took her grandmother’s car on a high-speed-police chase in June is staying in detention for now. In her fourth detention hearing Thursday, County Court at Law No. 1 Judge Dennis Watson ordered an extension for the girl who returned last week after violating a court order, according to Montgomery County Attorney J D Lambright…  READ MORE

12-year-old girl violates court order after release
Tuesday, August 2, 2017

The 12-year-old girl who took her grandmother’s car on a high speed police chase is back in detention. Montgomery County Attorney J D Lambright said the girl allegedly violated a court order, which her uncle reported, as required by the court. “She did not follow court orders,” Lambright said. “The care givers did follow court orders and turned her in.”  READ MORE

Judge extends 12-year-old’s detention after CPD chase
Tuesday, July 5, 2016

The 12-year-old girl who led a high-speed police chase in Conroe last week faced the judge on Tuesday.
Prosecutors showed the judge a condensed video of the girl allegedly speeding in her grandmother’s car in excess of 100 mph west on Texas 105 for 10 miles with her 7-year-old sister. “This is the first time the judge has seen or heard anything on the case,” said County Attorney J D Lambright, who handles juvenile cases. “I think he was just as astounded as anybody else that somebody wasn’t killed or seriously injured.” READ MORE

Floodwaters cause oil spill near Spring Creek  
Saturday, June 11, 2016

“They have the right to do things on that drill site even if we own the land,” said Assistant County Attorney BD Griffin. “The mineral (rights owner) has some primary rights.” Griffin said the lease for the minerals rights dates back to 1948. The county acquired the land in 2012 as part of the Spring Creek Nature Preserve project and only owns the surface rights…  READ MORE

Conroe horse owner trying to get horses back again after seizure  
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Embattled horse owner Herman Hoffman says the court that took away his horses June 2015 did not have the legal authority to do so in a brief filed in May. Hoffman, through a legal consultant, claims the Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace court under Wayne Mack treated a hearing for the civil forfeiture of more than 200 horses as a criminal trial rather than a civil proceeding as the law dictates. “They actually held a criminal trial, had a criminal ruling and made a criminal disposition as if they were a court of higher authority,” said Bill Wilson, Hoffman’s legal consultant. “It’s terrible.”  READ MORE

Juvenile Division Chief discusses local cases at MCRW   
Thursday, May 26, 2016

Chief of the Juvenile Division of the Montgomery County Attorney’s Office Marc Brumberger discussed the cases he’s faced, trends in local crime, and the Juvenile Justice System at the Montgomery County Republican Women’s general meeting on Thursday at the River Plantation Country Club…  READ MORE




Paralegal in County Attorney’s Office Achieves Board Certification
March 29, 2016

On March 10, 2016, Crystal Self, a paralegal in the Montgomery County Attorney’s Office, was formally inducted into the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (TBLS) at a ceremony in Austin, Texas. This special recognition event signifies that Crystal passed the rigorous Paralegal Certification examination which was administered last November… READ MORE

Lambright declines to send a rent-a-voter opinion request 
Wednesday, March 16, 2016

County Attorney J D Lambright refused to request the legal opinion of the Texas attorney general on a recent election fueled by rent-a-voters in Conroe after advocates for those convicted in a 2010 voter fraud case requested he do so. With each of the four people convicted in the 2010 Woodlands Road Utility District No. 1 election making appeals, Bob Bagley with the Montgomery County Tea Party asked Lambright’s office for the request, but was denied shortly thereafter… READ MORE

Montgomery County Attorney’s Office Sends Record Number of  

Juvenile Offenders to Texas Juvenile Justice Department

February 24, 2016

Montgomery County Attorney J D Lambright has released information concerning a significant increase in the number of juveniles the county has incarcerated in the Texas Juvenile Justice Department (TJJD)…READ MORE

Letter to the Editor: Holding nose while voting for the road bond  

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The recent release by County Attorney, J. D. Lambright, of his opinion on the voidability of the County Commissioners Court vote for the upcoming Road Bond Election, commands our respect as to legal correctness. He interjected neither opinion nor any extraneous questions into his written opinion. Few may take the time to read the seven page opinion, but I have…  READ MORE

Lambright, court personnel exceed as county employees
Thursday, December 10, 2015

Montgomery County Attorney J.D. Lambright was named boss of the year for the second straight year during the annual Christmas luncheon at Lone Star Convention Center Thursday. County awards were given for department of the year, employee of the year and boss of the year. Go to to view more photos from the event… READ MORE

County Attorney: Road Bond not voidable  
Monday, January 21, 2013

“We cannot and will not weigh in on the criminal investigation – just weigh in on the action they (commissioners) did to put this (road bond) on the ballot.”
— County Attorney J D Lambright


Montgomery County Commissioners match $15,000 DA contribution to help HSPCA with 200 seized horses  
Wednesday, July, 15, 2015

Montgomery County is helping ease the cost burden for the Houston SPCA from the more than 200 horses recently seized off of League Line Road. Commissioners approved matching $15,000 paid by the District Attorney’s Office, totaling $30,000 worth of funds to the association. HSPCA estimates it spends $8,000 per day caring for the horses…  READ MORE

SPCA officials take horses into care following alleged cruelty investigation
Wednesday, June 25, 2015

The Houston SPCA animal cruelty division took dozens of horses from Premium Star horse ranch off League Line Road in Conroe where almost 200 horses were seized by Montgomery County officials this week. The SPCA assessed the horses Thursday and took some to their Houston facility in order of importance of veterinary need…READ MORE  

Investigation into Conroe horse-breeding site continues  
Wednesday, June 24, 2015

On Wednesday, Montgomery County District Attorney Brett Ligon, County Attorney J D Lambright and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals were on scene for the search warrant and to assess the situation. Ligon said part of the assessment will be determining the size of the alleged neglected herd and how many, if any, horses would be seized…  READ MORE

Corrections to Sunday, December 7, 2014 Courier Article Headlined “Dallas Woman Suing Montgomery County for False Imprisonment, Neglecting Medical Needs”

December 17, 2014

The Sunday, December 7, 2014 edition of the Courier carried a front page article captioned as shown above. The article erroneously stated that Montgomery County had hired attorney Ray Viada to defend the County against these claims. Unfortunately, the County Attorney’s office was not contacted prior to the publication of the story…  READ MORE

Home for the holidays
Wednesday, November 19, 2014

“This is an exciting day for our department,” County Attorney J D Lambright said. “It makes it all worthwhile for these kids.” “It’s one of the happiest days of our year,” said attorney Sarah Stallberg, who worked on many of the cases…  READ MORE

Judge throws out online solicitation indictment  
October 29, 2014

An accused child predator will not be tried on a September 9 grand jury indictment for online Solicitation of a Minor, thanks to 9th District Judge Kelly Case. On Wednesday afternoon, Prosecutors faced off with defense attorney Gilbert Garcia after he filed a motion to quash the indictment of 45-year-old Michael Burl Massingill of Alvin. He subpoenaed everyone from District Attorney Brett Ligon and First-Assistant District Attorney Phil Grant to County Attorney J.D. Lambright. In the end, the decision came down to a technicality…  READ MORE

Federal Judge Denies TexCom’s Motion for Reconsideration
October 14, 2014

On October 9th, United States District Judge Nancy F. Atlas denied TexCom Gulf Disposal, LLC’s July 25th Motion for Reconsideration of a Final Order of Dismissal the Judge issued on June 2th. In that June ruling, the Judge had dismissed all of TexCom’s federal claims against Montgomery County, the County Judge, the County Commissioners, and one former  Commissioner…READ MORE

Appeals court sides with Montgomery County elected attorney’s, against Judge Case, again
Monday, October 13, 2014

The 9th Court of Appeals last Wednesday again agreed with County Attorney J D Lambright and District Attorney Brett Ligon regarding the Petition for Writ of Mandamus they jointly filed Aug. 14 against District Court Judge Kelly Case. In this most recent complaint involving defendant Leon Davis, both elected officials argued that Case broke the law when he ordered District Clerk Barbara Adamick to release the addresses of every prospective juror summoned for all 12 District Courts and County Courts at Law for all of 2013…  READ MORE

Court of Appeals Tells Judge Case- Vacate Your Order
October 10, 2014

On October 8, 2014, the gth Court of Appeals again agreed with County Attorney J D Lambright and District Attorney Brett Ligon regarding the Petition for Writ of Mandamus they jointly filed on August 14, 2014 against District Court Judge Kelly Case…   READ MORE

DA’S Office seeks judges recusal from child solicitation case  
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office filed a motion Tuesday for the recusal of the 9th state District Court Judge Kelly Case from hearing the Michael Burl Massingill online solicitation of a minor case that was recently the subject of a fifth mandamus filed by the DA’s Office against the judge…  READ MORE

Lambright hires three assistant county attorneys
Monday, January 21, 2013

Adhering to his commitment of hiring the best attorneys and support staff, County Attorney JD Lambright announced the addition of three assistant county attorneys. Conroe native B.D. Griffin is the department’s new chief of Real Property section, while Lana Shadwick was chosen to head up the Child and Adult Protective Services section. Stuart Hughes joins the Litigation section to defend the county in state and federal court…  READ MORE

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