General (now Secretary of Defense) Mattis’ wisdom back in 2003 contains advice that our elected leaders – local, state, and federal – should heed. Politicians tend to act in the best interests of themselves. Can our County, our State, and our Nation continue to afford that conduct?
Conroe, April 10 – It’s time to end nepotism in the Montgomery County government. In two instances – (1) the “Charlie Riley 2-Step” where he created a new position and then hired his own wife, Deanne, for it, and (2) the immense problems involving the County Treasurer’s Department and the proposal that some still-undisclosed person […]
Austin and Conroe, April 2 – The Pledge of Allegiance to the Texas Flag is wrong. There’s no question about that. It doesn’t follow the law. It degrades the greatest State of all. You should – correctly – change the Pledge when you say it. The “official” Pledge of Allegiance to the Texas Flag follows: […]
It’s time for Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal to discipline his “chief of staff” jim fredricks. fredricks makes $118,000 per year in salary as a County employee, plus, of course, the massive benefits that Doyal pays since he has failed to do anything to control County spending. Let’s look at fredricks’ track record: March 28, […]
County Judge Doyal, Commissioner Riley, and their little gang aren’t fooling us with their Ethics Committee nominees
Craig Doyal, Charlie Riley, and their little cabal of political incest aren’t fooling any of us with their proposed Ethics Committee nominees. We know that Riley, for example, has nominated his best friend, Tommy Gage, and the wife of his former campaign manager. Amazingly, the County Auditor has nominated Marc Davenport’s next door neighbor. The […]
Editorial on the Trial of the 21st Century, The TOMA Trial: The Open Meetings Act is not unconstitutional, but Davenport shouldn’t be a defendant.
Image: The Constitution of the United States of America, National Archives, Washington, D.C. The Declaration of Independence resides in the vertical case above the horizontal cases holding the Constitution. Tomorrow, Visiting District Judge Randy Clapp of Wharton County will begin a week-long hearing on the constitutionality of the Texas Open Meetings Act under which Montgomery […]
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 […]
The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, thanks our readers for a super day yesterday. The number of visitors to our online newspaper hit a record yesterday. In fact, all week you’ve made records of readership. Our goal is to bring hard news and investigative facts back into the world of journalism. There are […]
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 […]