Entire Commissioners Court (sans Doyal) receives Golden Hammer Award for more than $13 million of “slush fund” spending

Conroe, May 25 – All four of the Montgomery County Commissioners (without County Judge Doyal) received the Golden Hammer Award on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, for spending more than $13 million in “slush funds” during Fiscal Year 2017 so far. The “slush funds” are dollars that Doyal and the Commissioners have hidden from outside of […]

County Judge Doyal receives “The Golden Hammer” Award for complete lack of understanding of his own departmental budget

ERIC YOLLICK, The Golden Hammer Conroe, May 12 – County Judge Craig Doyal received “The Golden Hammer Award” for “hammering the taxpayers” at the Tuesday, May 9, 2017, Commissioners Court meeting for Doyal’s complete lack of understanding of the tiny Departmental budget of his own County Department. Doyal’s “County Judge” Department is Account 400 for any […]

Entire Montgomery County Commissioners Court gets “Golden Hammer Award” for consent agendas that are so secretive that they don’t know for what they’re voting, costing taxpayers tens of millions

Entire Montgomery County Commissioners Court gets “Golden Hammer Award” for consent agendas that are so secretive that they don’t know for what they’re voting, costing taxpayers tens of millions

Conroe, April 26 – All five members of the Montgomery County Commissioners Court – County Judge Craig Doyal, Precinct 1 Commissioner Mike Meador, Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley, Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noack, and Precinct 4 Commissioner Jim Clark – received the “Golden Hammer Award” during yesterday’s Commissioners Court meeting for “hammering the taxpayers” with […]

Doyal, Riley receive “Golden Hammer Award” for causing Open Meetings Act litigation with cost to Montgomery County taxpayers of several hundred thousand dollars

Doyal, Riley receive “Golden Hammer Award” for causing Open Meetings Act litigation with cost to Montgomery County taxpayers of several hundred thousand dollars

Conroe, April 12 – Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal and Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley received a very serious “Golden Hammer Award” yesterday during the meeting of the Montgomery County Commissioners Court for their secrecy and anti-openness which led to the costly criminal prosecution of them under the Texas Open Meetings Act (TOMA). The […]

County Auditor Phyllis Martin, The Golden Hammer’s 8th Most Powerful Person in Montgomery County, garners “The Golden Hammer” on March 28

Conroe, March 28 – County Auditor Phyllis Martin, named the “eighth most powerful person in Montgomery County” at the end of 2016, received “The Golden Hammer Award” at the March 28, 2017, County Commissioners Court meeting. Martin has cost County taxpayers tens of millions of dollars and looks to cost many tens of million more […]

Meador receives Golden Hammer Award for anti-law enforcement propaganda, positions

Conroe, March 14 – Precinct 1 County Commissioner Mike Meador received the “Golden Hammer Award” for “hammering the taxpayers” with his propaganda statements about “unfunded state mandates” with which he has tried to justify increased County spending. Meador has consistently taken positions that oppose law enforcement funding on the Commissioner Court and the statements he’s […]

Golden Hammer Award Presented to Doyal, “chief of staff”

Conroe, February 28 – The Golden Hammer Award, given for County spending practices that “hammer the taxpayers,” went to Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal and his “chief of staff” jim fredricks. As “chief of staff,” fredricks oversees a “staff” of two overpaid secretaries in Doyal’s office. Doyal rarely comes to work, so fredricks, in addition […]

County Attorney Jerry Don “Ice Man” Lambright Receives Golden Ice Ax for Complete Contract Mismanagement and Failure to Enforce County’s Legal Rights Regarding Allendale-Greenbough Flooding Problems

County Attorney Jerry Don “Ice Man” Lambright Receives Golden Ice Ax for Complete Contract Mismanagement and Failure to Enforce County’s Legal Rights Regarding Allendale-Greenbough Flooding Problems

Image: The Golden Ice Ax sits on the left side of the County Clerk’s table after County Attorney Jerry Don “Ice Man” Lambright (seated in back) refused to accept it graciously in front of the Montgomery County Commissioners Court on February 14, 2017. Conroe, February 14 – The Golden Hammer presented “The Golden Ice Ax” […]

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 […]

HISTORY OF GOLDEN HAMMER AWARDS

The Golden Hammer Publisher Eric Yollick began awarding “golden hammers” on August 23, 2016, at the Montgomery County Commissioners Court for spending actions of county officials which clearly waste public money and “hammer the taxpayers.” The original “golden hammer” (August 23, 2016) was a real hammer (purchased at Home Depot) and spray-painted gold.  The subsequent […]