Happy ending comes for animal cruelty case, thanks to Animal Shelter, Sheriff’s Office

Conroe, June 19 – On February 26, 2017, Deputies with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to 25650 Interstate 45, Dakota Canyon Apartments, in reference to an animal cruelty case. Upon arrival, Deputies learned that the suspect, Cody Tyler Tombros was seen throwing a dog out of the front door of a second story apartment […]

May 9 Commissioners Court ratings: a horror show with the good guys (taxpayers) winning in the end; Clark gets highest rating (!)

May 9 Commissioners Court ratings: a horror show with the good guys (taxpayers) winning in the end; Clark gets highest rating (!)

Image: The 1968 horror film “Night of the Living Dead” was less scary than this past Tuesday’s Montgomery County Commissioners Court meeting. Conroe, May 11 – The May 9, 2017, County Commissioners Court was a horror show of spending, disorganization, and lack of preparation with one small happy ending. Points are good. COMMISSIONERS COURT MEETING […]

As a community, Montgomery County should give incoming Animal Shelter Director Aaron Johnson a good chance to succeed

ERIC YOLLICK, The Golden Hammer Conroe, May 5 – The next Montgomery County Animal Shelter Director Aaron Johnson will report for duty on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. He’ll succeed a very popular Director, Charles Jackson, who quit who succeeded a very unpopular Director, Todd “Boss” Hayden, who left the job by other means… It’s very important […]

Airport Maintenance Director Scott Smith resigns, Doyal and Commissioners keep it secret; meanwhile, secret Animal Shelter interview

Conroe, April 27 – Montgomery County Airport Maintenance Director Scott Smith announced his resignation in order to retire with his last day on the County payroll to be July 28, 2017. Smith has been the Airport Maintenance Director since 2007. Smith provided a lengthy memorandum of resignation on April 24, 2017, to all five members […]

The Golden Hammer, County watchdog, celebrates 100 days of publication

The Golden Hammer, County watchdog, celebrates 100 days of publication

Conroe, April 23 – The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, celebrates 100 days of publication today. The online newspaper began publication at 12:01 a.m., Saturday, January 14, 2017. For the first three weeks, the paper published weekly. It also had some major kinks to work out. One of them was the appearance. In its […]

Unwinding the Animal Shelter Mess

Unwinding the Animal Shelter Mess

Image: Cooking a gourmet meal requires care, attention, sound management, and team work. Conroe, April 17 – With two exceptions, what government does, it does poorly. If you wanted to plan, find the appropriate recipes, cook, and serve a gourmet meal, would you choose the following team to get the job done for you? Craig […]

Commissioners Court shrouds Animal Shelter Director search in secrecy in odd meeting concerning issue

Conroe, April 12 – Revealing the complete inability of the Montgomery County Commissioners Court to conduct business openly or in a businesslike manner, the Court held an odd meeting in which they shrouded the search for a new Montgomery County Animal Shelter (MCAS) Director in secrecy. This odd behavior came on the heels of MCAS […]

Doyal proposes to discuss Animal Shelter Director disaster (which he caused) in secret executive session Tuesday

Conroe, April 8 – Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal, whose secret actions triggered the resignation of Montgomery County Animal Shelter Director Charles Jackson on March 28, now has included in the Tuesday, April 11, 2017, Commissioners Court Agenda, which he prepared a secret executive session to discuss the hiring of the next Animal Shelter Director. […]

Secrecy, waste, Animal Shelter dominate Commissioners Court’s first agenda since Doyal, Riley struck down one of main provisions of Open Meetings Act

Secrecy, waste, Animal Shelter dominate Commissioners Court’s first agenda since Doyal, Riley struck down one of main provisions of Open Meetings Act

Image: On March 24, 2017, County Judge Craig Doyal held a secret meeting with Animal Shelter Director Charles Jackson (shown here) in which Doyal, with no evidentiary basis whatsoever, confronted Jackson with allegations that he was a “racist,” a “homophone,” and a “bigot.” When Jackson, of course, denied the baseless charges, Doyal sought to secure […]

The Inflicted Tragedy of the Montgomery County Animal Shelter

Conroe, April 5 – On March 24, 2017, Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal and his “chief of staff” jim fredricks decided to inflict a new tragedy on the Montgomery County Animal Shelter (“MCAS”). The hyper political Doyal determined to chase away Charles W. Jackson, MCAS’ Director, by summoning him to a secret meeting in Doyal’s […]