Help Wanted: Montgomery County Commissioner Precinct 2

The Montgomery County government needs a Precinct 2 County Commissioner for 4-year term beginning January 1, 2019, with the following qualifications: Must commit to: Reduce County spending by $100 million by end of 4-year term Invest $40 million of the savings into increasing law enforcement spending to (1) increase “boots on the ground” in line […]

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 […]

Open Meetings Act prosecution of Doyal, Riley plods forward in Court of Appeals

ERIC YOLLICK, The Golden Hammer Beaumont, May 10 – The accelerated pace of the State of Texas’s appeal to the Beaumont Court of Appeals in its prosecution of Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal, Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley, and local political consultant Marc Davenport for violating the Texas Open Meetings Act (TOMA) has slowed slightly. […]

Editorial: The Golden Hammer endorses County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport for re-election on March 6, 2018

THE GOLDEN HAMMER EDITORIAL BOARD The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, endorses Stephanne Davenport for re-election as Montgomery County’s Treasurer in the March 6, 2018, Republican Primary Election. So far, Davenport runs unopposed for this position. The Golden Hammer hopes and respectfully suggests that no one should file to challenge Davenport for the Treasurer’s […]

County Auditor items highlight mundane “open meeting” for Commissioners Court, because they hid all of the controversial measures on the “consent agenda”; Meador “Camp Party” pics spice up mundanity

Conroe, May 8 – The Montgomery County Commissioners Court Agenda for the May 9, 2017, meeting at 9:30 a.m., is rather mundane for the “open meeting” portion, because all of the controversial items are hidden on the “consent agenda” which they Commissioners won’t discuss. The County Auditor’s items, however, do contain potential peril for Montgomery […]

BREAKING NEWS: All 3 insurgent candidates win in Shenandoah City Council election

Shenandoah, May 6 – In what is undoubted a sign that citizens throughout Montgomery County are sick and tired of the political “establishment” and its arrogant tax-and-spend ways, all three insurgent candidates challenging the political “establishment” in the City of Shenandoah won their elections today. The election is a major rebuff to the incumbent City […]

BREAKING NEWS: Commissioner Clark places Precinct 4 Operations Manager Willett on suspension with pay pending investigation of “Dirt-Gate” scandal

BREAKING NEWS! ERIC YOLLICK, The Golden Hammer New Caney, May 6 – Precinct 4 County Commissioner Jim Clark confirmed that he has placed his Precinct 4 Operations Manager Tracy Willett on suspension with pay pending an investigation concerning the subject of The Golden Hammer‘s May 5, 2017, story “BREAKING NEWS: Precinct 4 Operations Manager Willett uses County […]

Doyal telling County Department heads they don’t need to worry about cutting spending; Judge Laird jumps into fray

Conroe, May 6 – If you have imagined that the Montgomery County government is actually intending to cut spending, you need to jump into the real world. Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal has made clear to County Department Directors behind-the-scenes in private meetings that he doesn’t have any intention whatsoever of cutting any Department budgets. […]