County’s conflicts of interest “disclosures” lack transparency

Conroe, June 20 – Montgomery County’s Judge, Craig Doyal, and Commissioners have provided conflict of interest disclosures which are woefully inadequate. The disclosures, which appear under the “Transparency” tab on the County’s beleaguered website, raise more questions than provide any answers, especially with respect to Doyal. State law of conflict of interest disclosures Chapter 176 […]

Wayne Mack’s court: wheelhouse of inappropriate behavior, employee idleness (the Davenports, Part 9)

Wayne Mack’s court: wheelhouse of inappropriate behavior, employee idleness (the Davenports, Part 9)

Image: Left to right, Wayne Mack, Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace, with the man he refers to as “my favorite Commissioner,” Precinct 1 County Commissioner Mike Meador. Montgomery and Willis, June 19 – Wayne Mack’s Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Court, located in Montgomery and Willis, is a wheelhouse of inappropriate behavior and […]

BREAKING NEWS! County political establishment converges on county vendor LJA Engineers’ weekend fishing trip

BREAKING NEWS! County political establishment converges on county vendor LJA Engineers’ weekend fishing trip

Image: The itinerary for the Montgomery County political establishment’s fishing, gambling, and hunting trip kindly provided by County vendor LJA Engineering, Inc. UPDATE, June 16, 2017, 2:29 p.m. After this story broke yesterday in The Golden Hammer, County Judge Craig Doyal and Precinct 2 County Commissioner canceled their participation in this trip. Commissioner Mike Meador […]

Texas Ethics Commission assesses $500 civil penalty against former Township Board member Mike Bass

The Woodlands, June 14 – The Texas Ethics Commission assessed a $500 civil penalty against former Woodlands Township Board member Mike Bass for violating several provisions of Texas election law. Long time Republican Precinct Chairman Jim Doyle filed the complaint against Bass. Doyle filed the complaint against Bass during the summer of 2016. Bass was […]

Trump’s social media director receives ethics warning for using White House facilities for political purposes!

JILL COLVIN, AP WASHINGTON (AP) — White House social media director Dan Scavino violated the law when he used an official-looking Twitter account for campaign purposes, the U.S. Office of Special Counsel has concluded, issuing Scavino a letter of admonishment. The agency also warned that if Scavino engages in prohibited political activity again, it will […]

Editorial: On County government ethics, the citizens must go it alone; on County government spending, however, it’s a very different look and feel

Editorial: On County government ethics, the citizens must go it alone; on County government spending, however, it’s a very different look and feel

WARNING: IF YOU ONLY LIKE TO READ MATERIAL THAT AGREES WITH YOUR OPINIONS, YOU SHOULD NOT READ THIS EDITORIAL. ERIC YOLLICK, The Golden Hammer The Woodlands, June 9 – The decision of Montgomery County District Attorney Brett Ligon this morning not to pursue criminal charges against Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal for filming political advertisements inside […]

BREAKING NEWS: DA Ligon decides not to pursue criminal charges against Doyal over “Video-Gate”

BREAKING NEWS! EXCITING TIMES FOR THE FORCES OF CORRUPTION, THANKS TO COUNTY JUDGE CRAIG DOYAL’S WORK!!! FIRST, HE GETS THE TEXAS OPEN MEETINGS ACT DECLARED UNCONSTITUTIONAL, SO SECRECY MAY REIGN IN COUNTY GOVERNMENT. SECOND, IT’S NOW A “FREE-FOR-ALL” AS FAR AS USING PUBLIC FACILITIES FOR POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS! Conroe, June 9 – District Attorney Brett Ligon […]

Should citizens tolerate a PR guy blocking communications with elected officials? (The Davenports, Part 3)

Should citizens tolerate a PR guy blocking communications with elected officials? (The Davenports, Part 3)

Image: The Davenports: County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport and political consultant Marc Davenport at a Chamber event earlier this year. Conroe, June 2 – In response to a mere question raised to one of Marc Davenport’s political consulting clients about a certain activity with which Davenport is involved, The Golden Hammer received the correspondence below on May […]

Judge Wayne Mack (a Davenport client) to Marie Moore: “You need to give your heart to Jesus. Because the rest of you belongs to Marc [Davenport] and he wants his reputation back.” (The Davenports, Part 2)

Judge Wayne Mack (a Davenport client) to Marie Moore: “You need to give your heart to Jesus. Because the rest of you belongs to Marc [Davenport] and he wants his reputation back.” (The Davenports, Part 2)

Image: Precinct 4 Administrator Marie Moore received the threatening text message from Judge Wayne Mack on April 8, 2014. Conroe, June 1 – Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Wayne Mack, a client of political consultant Marc Davenport, sent a threatening text message to County employee Marie Moore on April 8, 2014: “You need to […]

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