The Golden Hammer Offers Help to Struggling Courier Blog

The Golden Hammer Offers Help to Struggling Courier Blog

January 25, 2017, Conroe – What used to be a proud newspaper, by the name of The Conroe Courier, which the Owen family ran many years ago, has descended into a troubled blog with little fact-checking, poor editing, and a ghost town of an office. Today, it is little more than the Courier blog. The […]

Commissioners Approve Limited Ethics Policy

Commissioners Approve Limited Ethics Policy

Conroe, January 24 – The Montgomery County Commissioners Court approved a limited Code of Ethics in a unanimous vote this morning. The Code was limited in two respects. First, it only meets the minimal requirements of the Texas Department of Transportation which has notified the County government that it must adopt those requirements by February […]

The Golden Hammer to Present “Golden Sledgehammer” at Commissioners Court

The Golden Hammer to Present “Golden Sledgehammer” at Commissioners Court

Conroe, January 24 – The Golden Hammer will present a Golden Sledgehammer at the January 24, 2017, Commissioners Court meeting. Explained Publisher Eric Yollick, “The spending issue which will receive the attention of the Golden Sledgehammer is way too gigantic merely to be a ‘golden hammer.’ This spending issue sledgehammers the taxpayers.” Yollick will make the […]

Sheriff Henderson Thanks Officers Judging SkillsUSA Competition

Sheriff Henderson Thanks Officers Judging SkillsUSA Competition

Conroe, January 21 – Sheriff Rand Henderson thanked and commended the Sheriff’s Department officers who judged the SkillsUSA law enforcement competition at Spring High School on Saturday, January 21, 2017. SkillsUSA is a partnership between students, teachers, and industry to ensure that the United States has a skilled workforce by providing educational programs, events and […]

Craig Doyal and the “Zungguzungguguzungguzeng” Method

Craig Doyal and the “Zungguzungguguzungguzeng” Method

Magnolia, January 22, 2017 – There’s an interesting contrast between the pro-reform citizens in Montgomery County, which group includes Commissioner James Noack, former State Representative Steve Toth, and Texas Patriots Tea Party PAC Treasurer Bill O’ Sullivan, among thousands of others, and the “establishment,” anti-reform supporters of County Judge Craig Doyal. The former pro-reform group […]

Guest Editorial: “Lipstick on a Pig” with Rebuttal to Doyal, by Commissioner James Noack

Guest Editorial: “Lipstick on a Pig” with Rebuttal to Doyal, by Commissioner James Noack

(Commissioner Noack’s rebuttal comments to a recent editorial of County Judge Craig Doyal are in bold and all caps. The remainder of the editorial Noack had previously published.) Judge Doyal and Commissioner Riley are forceful and hubristic in their intent to destroy the community with the Woodlands Parkway extension. Judge Doyal has wasted your tax […]

Newspaper Death Watch Marches On

Newspaper Death Watch Marches On

  Conroe, January 21 – Traditional newspapers are dying for two primary reasons. First, many of the newspapers hide the truth and have taken on a liberal pro-government bias of which citizens are sick and tired. Second, the quality of the reporting and investigative journalism has deteriorated to terrible levels. Many newspapers now just report […]

COUNTY ENGINEER DOES NOTHING, COSTS TAXPAYERS

COUNTY ENGINEER DOES NOTHING, COSTS TAXPAYERS

Conroe, January 20 – County Engineer Mark Mooney admitted on Tuesday, January 17, that he “is not in possession of any of the” road contracts between Montgomery County on the one hand and Halff Associates, Inc., Dannenbaum Engineering, and Binkley and Barfield, Inc., three of the primary road engineering firms that provide engineering services to […]

SOLID GOLD FIFTY SALARIES

SOLID GOLD FIFTY SALARIES

Montgomery County salaries are exceptionally high by most standards. The table below presents our Top Fifty overpaid employees along with their respective HAMMER FACTOR which expresses each salary excess over the National Average.   Employee Name Salary (FY 2017) Title Differential =HammerFactor Mark Mooney 162,064.26 Senior Engineer 60,064.26 Phyllis Martin 145,563.49 Chief Auditor 66,563.49 Todd […]

MEADOR FILES SEMIANNUAL CAMPAIGN FINANCE REPORT; DOYAL, DAVENPORT FILINGS UNAVAILABLE

MEADOR FILES SEMIANNUAL CAMPAIGN FINANCE REPORT; DOYAL, DAVENPORT FILINGS UNAVAILABLE

Conroe, January 18 – Commissioner Mike Meador, Precinct 1, filed his semi-annual finance report on January 13, 2017, with Montgomery County Elections Administrator Suzie Harvey. Meador received $2,850 in political contributions during the period from July 1 to December 31, 2016. His contributors were Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley ($600), Lake Conroe Area Realtors ($250), […]