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 […]

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 […]