Commissioner Charlie Riley sticks his foot in his mouth (again), makes clear he doesn’t understand “The Golden Hammer”

Commissioner Charlie Riley sticks his foot in his mouth (again), makes clear he doesn’t understand “The Golden Hammer”

Conroe, July 14 – Open mouth. Insert foot. So it went for Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner Charlie Riley who expressed his ignorance of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and of Montgomery County Courthouse security procedures. Riley, a regular recipient of “The Golden Hammer Award” which recognizes County officials who “hammer the […]

Judge James Metts receives The Golden Hammer Award for costing Montgomery County millions each year with NetData computer debacle

Conroe, July 12 – Judge James Metts, who is the Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace, received The Golden Hammer Award at the Tuesday, July 11, 2017 Commissioners Court meeting for his foisting the NetData database system on Montgomery County, which has cost the County government several million dollars per year in lost fines and […]

“The Golden Hammer Award” given to “anonymous” for first time to demonstrate Commissioners Court ignorance concerning County “internal service funds”; questioning employee retiree health benefits

Conroe, June 17 – The Golden Hammer Award went to “anonymous” for the first time at the Tuesday, June 13, 2017, Commissioners Court meeting, because, when the Publisher of The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, asked the members of the Commissioners Court what “internal services funds” were, only one member of the Commissioners Court […]

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 […]