Blairs to auction their “Blair House” April 8, 14 County employees (“The Blair House Fourteen”) can afford the mortgage

Blairs to auction their “Blair House” April 8, 14 County employees  (“The Blair House Fourteen”) can afford the mortgage

Image: The “library” in the Blair House set for auction with furnishings and art included on April 8. Couldn’t you imagine Craig Doyal and Charlie Riley conferring in those pink chairs about the $100 million they intend to spend on 3.6 miles of Tx-249 road with their pal Jerry Don the Ice Man standing with […]

BREAKING NEWS: Davenport Files Mandamus, Seeks Emergency Stay of TOMA Trial

Beaumont, March 21, 2017 Political consultant Marc Davenport filed an emergency Application for Writ of Mandamus and request for stay of the Texas Open Meetings Trial in which he is one of the defendants along with County Judge Craig Doyal and Precinct Two County Commissioner Charlie Riley. The emergency request, which Davenport’s attorney Steve Jackson of […]

Trial of the 21st Century, The TOMA Trial: Profile of Prosecutor Downey, Doyal files motion to dismiss claiming law is unclear and vague

Conroe, March 21 – The Texas Open Meetings Act (“TOMA”) criminal trial, the “Trial of the 21st Century,” of Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal, Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley, and political consultant Marc Davenport is set to begin on Monday, March 27, 2017, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Conroe. Two sources who have requested […]

“They’re reeling in your local government officials with lies,” says TURF President Hall re MoCo building $100 million 3.6 mile Tx-249 tollroad

“They’re reeling in your local government officials with lies,” says TURF President Hall re MoCo building $100 million 3.6 mile Tx-249 tollroad

Decker Prairie, March 21 – “They’re reeling in your local government officials with lies,” said Texans Uniting for Reform & Freedom President Terri Hall of San Antonio who came to Montgomery County Monday evening to discuss the fundamental fallacies and dangers with tollroad financing of roads before a large audience from the Montgomery County Tea […]

Trial of the 21st Century: Conroe’s Open Meetings Trial, subpoenas issued, Davenport’s dismissal motion denied

Trial of the 21st Century: Conroe’s Open Meetings Trial, subpoenas issued, Davenport’s dismissal motion denied

Image: This amazing photograph shows one of the greatest cross-examinations in American legal history when Clarence Darrow (standing) cross-examined his opposing counsel, William Jennings Bryan, in the Scopes “Monkey Trial” in Dayton, Tennessee, in May, 1925 (arguably the “trial of the 20th century.”) Although the jury convicted Scopes of teaching evolution to public school students […]

There really are two political parties in Montgomery County

Conroe, March 20 – There really are two political parties in Montgomery County. They’re just not the two you might think they are. It’s not the Republicans and the other party. One Thursday night, the last powerful other party politician in Montgomery County , Precinct 2 Commissioner Malcolm Purvis, came before the Candidates Committee of […]

Commissioner Riley’s befuddlement, Auditor Martin’s conflicts on public display during auditor’s report to Commissioners Court

Conroe, March 19 – Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley’s befuddlement over his own Precinct budget and County Auditor Phyllis Martin’s conflicts of interest and in appropriate involvement in political issues were on public display in the March 14, 2017, and other recent Commissioners Court meetings. Martin’s actions were particularly disconcerting since the County government and […]

Lessons for Montgomery County Spending Reform: why President Trump’s proposed budget lacks the moral authority spending reductions so desperately need

Lessons for Montgomery County Spending Reform: why President Trump’s proposed budget lacks the moral authority spending reductions so desperately need

Conroe and Washington, D.C., March 19 – The moral problems that President Donald Trump’s Fiscal Year 2018 Budget has for his vision for the federal government should teach those supporting substantial spending reductions in Montgomery County an important lesson: you must cut spending with moral authority. When it comes to spending reductions and budget-cutting, what […]

Editorial: Stephanne Davenport is a good person, but look what nepotism made her do

ERIC YOLLICK, The Golden Hammer Stephanne Davenport is a good person. She’s done some fine things for our community. Nevertheless, her close relationship with the County Judge, Craig Doyal, and the raw nepotism there involving his daughter, Lindsey Doyal, have led to her to some actions for which Davenport should at least reconsider her conduct, explain […]

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