Beasley confirms he’s considering run for Justice of the Peace, Precinct 3, to replace retiring Judge Edie Connelly

The Woodlands, October 16 – Matthew Beasley, the Operations Manager for Precinct 3 County Commissioner James Noack since Noack took office in January, 2013, has confirmed that he is seriously contemplating running for Justice of the Peace, Precinct, 3, to replace the retiring Judge Edie Connelly, who has been a community mainstay in south Montgomery […]

As though it’s not bad enough already, Riley announced to the world on October 14 that Magnolia ISD Superintendent Stephens “gave us or let us borrow” school district maintenance workers to help load band equipment and move it around

As though it’s not bad enough already, Riley announced to the world on October 14 that Magnolia ISD Superintendent Stephens “gave us or let us borrow” school district maintenance workers to help load band equipment and move it around

Image: Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley on stage with his “Charlie Riley Band” on October 14, 2017, when he announced to the world on video that he and Magnolia Independent School District Superintendent Todd Stephens let Riley use the services of Magnolia ISD maintenance workers to load and unload their band equipment and transport […]

Dawson calls for County Commissioner Riley’s resignation, raises Goetz-Gate specter

Conroe and Magnolia, October 15 – Local businessman and longtime Republican Party activist Brian Dawson called for Precinct County Commissioner Charlie Riley to resign this afternoon after Riley’s use of Montgomery County property and Magnolia Independent School District property for a campaign kickoff event yesterday has come to light. Dawson issued the following statement: “With […]

Sunday Corruption Extra! Riley puts train at Precinct 2 barnyard, moves BBQ trailer to his front yard

Sunday Corruption Extra! Riley puts train at Precinct 2 barnyard, moves BBQ trailer to his front yard

Image: Sunday, October 15, 2017: Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley has moved the embattled barbecue trailer that he illegally stored on County property to his front yard in the middle of the night after The Golden Hammer, along with activists Ginger Russell and Kelli Cook, broke the story about Riley’s use of Magnolia Independent School […]

Editorial: Montgomery County’s Spaceman: ethics can’t be “aspirational” if we can’t even reach the floor, plus a tribute to two courageous ladies

Eric Yollick, Publisher, The Golden Hammer Back in February when the Montgomery County Commissioners Court considered whether to pass a Code of Ethics in order to comply with a Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) requirement, so the County could continue to receive State funding for road projects, Montgomery County District Attorney Brett Ligon appeared before the […]

Commissioner Riley strikes again, uses government property for his political event; Russell calls on DA Ligon to act

Commissioner Riley strikes again, uses government property for his political event; Russell calls on DA Ligon to act

Image: Charlie Riley Band members loading the band’s musical equipment into the Magnolia Independent School District Administration Building around 8:45 p.m., Saturday, October 14, 2017, while using a taxpayer-funded, publicly-owned MISD white transport truck to haul the equipment. The brown pickup truck to the left appears to be MISD Superintendent Todd Stephens’ truck. BREAKING NEWS! […]

Emergency Management Director Hess provides bleak Harvey/SJRA flooding disaster update to Commissioners Court

Conroe, October 15 – Emergency Management Director Darren Hess presented a bleak disaster recovery update to the Montgomery County Commissioners Court meeting on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, with respect to the Tropical Storm Harvey/San Jacinto River Authority flooding. As Hess presented the report, Woodloch Mayor Diane Lincoln broke into tears on the front row, as […]

Tollway to Corruption: how much have Montgomery County taxpayers already spent on the Doyal-Riley Tx-249 Tollway folly so far (just from January 1, 2015, to September 30, 2017)?

Tollway to Corruption: how much have Montgomery County taxpayers already spent on the Doyal-Riley Tx-249 Tollway folly so far (just from January 1, 2015, to September 30, 2017)?

Image: Harris County Commissioner “Cactus Jack” Cagle (center in white shirt) with Houston engineer Giti Zarinkelk (lady in blue jacket) and unidentified Harris County employees, posing so they look as though they’re doing engineering and road work, while actually contemplating all of the money they’ll make off of the Montgomery County Tx-249 Tollway. Conroe, October […]

Breaking News: Woodlands, SHSU historian Littlejohn receives prestigious Ottis Lock Award for History Educator of the Year

BREAKING NEWS! Galveston, October 14 – The East Texas Historical Association presented its prestigious Ottis Lock Endowment Award for Educator of the Year to Professor Jeffrey Littlejohn of the Department of History of Sam Houston State University at the Fall Convention of the Society on October 14, 2017, in Galveston. Littlejohn lives in The Woodlands […]

Afternoon Extra: O’Sullivan blisters Commissioners Court for showing favoritism to certain real estate developers over others

AFTERNOON EXTRA! Conroe, October 14 – Sage Bill O’Sullivan blistered the Montgomery County Commissioners Court on October 10, 2017, for showing favoritism to certain real estate developers over others. Many real estate developers, such as George Mitchell, Danny Signorelli, Mike Stoecker, Bruce Belin, Steve Bowen, and John Femrite have built the “spine roads,” the main […]