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 […]

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 […]

TEXAS MONTHLY GETS ITS “BUM STEER” AWARD BACK

TEXAS MONTHLY GETS ITS “BUM STEER” AWARD BACK

THE ONLY “BUM STEER” AWARD THE GOLDEN HAMMER WILL EVER GIVE: TEXAS MONTHLY GETS ITS AWARD BACK FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY GOVERNMENT SPENDING EXPLOSION! Conroe, January 15 – The Golden Hammer announced that it was giving Texas Monthly magazine its “Bum Steer” Award right back. The Golden Hammer Publisher Eric Yollick explained, “In 2000, TM gave […]

GOLDEN HAMMER NAMES “MAD COW AWARD” FOR WORST ELECTED OFFICIAL 2016: COUNTY COMMISSIONER JIM CLARK

New Caney, December 31 – The Golden Hammer presented the “Mad Cow” Award for the Worst Elected Official of Montgomery County 2016 to Precinct 4 County Commissioner Jim Clark. Here are the criteria for this Award: Candidates must be a resident of Montgomery County, Texas. Candidates must have held some elected office in local, state, […]

Mooney Receives First “Golden Hammer Award” for 2017

Mooney Receives First “Golden Hammer Award” for 2017

Conroe, January 10, 2017 – Montgomery County Engineer Mark Mooney received the first “Golden Hammer Award” of 2017 at the Tuesday, January 10, 2017, meeting of the Commissioners Court. The “Golden Hammer Award” recognizes instances of wasteful government spending that result in “hammering the taxpayers.” Mooney refused to accept the gold-painted hammer, so Montgomery County […]