BREAKING NEWS: The Golden Hammer’s Records Request Begins to Reveal “Treasurer”-Trove of Documents Related to County In-fighting under Dictatorial Doyal’s Direction

Conroe, February 18 – Yesterday, The Golden Hammer initiated a massive Public Information Act/Open Records request concerning the in-fighting between County Judge Craig Doyal, County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport, Human Resources Director Dodi Shaw, “chief of staff” Jim Fredricks and others, a request which has already begun to yield a “treasurer trove” (pun intended) of documents. On January […]

Senate on track to confirm Scott Pruitt as administrator of EPA, an agency sorely in need of drastic reform

ERIC YOLLICK, The Golden Hammer and MICHAEL BIESECKER, Associated Press WASHINGTON, February 17 — Senate Republicans are poised to use their majority to confirm President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, despite calls from Democrats for a delay. A vote on Scott Pruitt’s nomination is set for Friday. As part of a public […]

County Attorney Lambright Leads Judge, Commissioners to Ignore Conflict of Interest Provision in 3-Week Old “Code of Ethics”

Conroe, February 14 – On the advice of County Attorney Jerry Don “Ice Man” Lambright, who has become the “chief enabler” for extravagant government spending and unethical conduct, the five-member County Commissioners Court directly violated the “Code of Ethics” which they formally adopted on January 24. All five – the County Judge and the Commissioners […]

BREAKING NEWS: Commissioners Court Appoints Melder To LSGCD Board

Conroe, February 14-The Montgomery County Commissioners Court voted unanimously to appoint fearless water rights advocate and former Conroe Mayor Webb Melder to the board of directors of the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District to replace immediately longtime President Richard Tramm. County Judge, Craig Doyal, expressed some reservations about Melder’s potential conflicts of interest, because Melder […]

Melder or Councill Are Right for LSGCD Board Position

Conroe, February 14 – Today, the Montgomery County Commissioners Court is interviewing candidates for the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District, a local regulatory body firmly under the control of the San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA) which engages in monopolistic practices to drive the price of its surface water into the stratosphere. LSGCD has become a […]

County Judge Doyal Contradicts Halff’s Engineer James Baker, Catches Lie About Tx-249 Extension; Pretend-Toll Road Authority to Meet During Commissioners Court on Valentine’s Day

Conroe, February 13 – Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal’s statements in an 2008 “profile” contradict Halff Associates, Inc.’s engineer James Baker’s comments about whether the Tx-249 $100 million “Decimation of Hope Highway” extension project would proceed if Montgomery County chose not to foot the bill. ProfilesHouston published the propaganda piece in Spring 2008 to argue […]

Commissioners Court to Interview, Appoint Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District Board Candidates

Conroe, February 12 – The Montgomery County Commissioners Court will hold a special meeting after the conclusion of the regular Court meeting at 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, February 14, to interview and take appropriate action regarding the appointment of a Board of Directors member for the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District (LSGCD). Several candidates with very […]

Steganography on Display: County Judge Doyal, Chief of Staff Fredricks Late-Friday Commissioners Court Agenda, Consisting of 16 Pages and 2,274 Pages of Backup Documents; Impossible for Commissioners, Public to Have Meaningful Notice

Conroe, February 12 – Without providing any advance information to the rest of the Commissioners Court or the public, County Judge Craig Doyal and his Chief of Staff Jim Fredricks posted an agenda for the February 14, 2017, 9:30 a.m., Commissioners Court meeting with 2,274 pages of backup. Clearly, Doyal and Fredricks seek to prevent […]

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