Entire Commissioners Court (sans Doyal) receives Golden Hammer Award for more than $13 million of “slush fund” spending

Conroe, May 25 – All four of the Montgomery County Commissioners (without County Judge Doyal) received the Golden Hammer Award on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, for spending more than $13 million in “slush funds” during Fiscal Year 2017 so far. The “slush funds” are dollars that Doyal and the Commissioners have hidden from outside of […]

County Judge, Halff’s Baker, Stuckey put on nicely-staged production to support their beloved Decimation of Hope Highway

County Judge, Halff’s Baker, Stuckey put on nicely-staged production to support their beloved Decimation of Hope Highway

Image: Troy Stuckey, the “citizen” who didn’t identify his connection to Commissioner Charlie Riley, County Judge Craig Doyal, or the paid vendors of the Decimation of Hope Highway, when he spoke on May 23 to the Commissioners Court in favor of the $73 million 3.6 mile Tx-249 extension spending debacle. Conroe, May 24 – Montgomery […]

Decimation of Hope Highway funding back on Commissioners Court agenda

Conroe, May 20 – In a desperate, gasping move, Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal and Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley have put the expenditure of $46,350 for the Tx-249 3.6 mile Decimation of Hope Highway extension back on the Agenda for the May 23, 2017, Commissioners Court meeting. The measure went down to defeat […]

“A million here, a million there, pretty soon, you’re talking real money”: where the Montgomery County Commissioners Court goes completely awry

“A million here, a million there, pretty soon, you’re talking real money”: where the Montgomery County Commissioners Court goes completely awry

Image: United States Senator Everett McKinley Dirksen (right), the Senate Republican Leader, arguing with Senator Mike Mansfield (left), the democrat leader, in 1967, a time when Republicans actually against too much government spending. Conroe, May 18 – Arguing about too much government spending, United States Senate Republican Leader Everett Dirksen once said, “A million here, a […]

All 4 County Commissioners’ budgets reveal accounting problems; Commissioner Jim Clark has spending issues in Precinct 4 budget but has explained many of them (part 4 of 4-part series)

All 4 County Commissioners’ budgets reveal accounting problems; Commissioner Jim Clark has spending issues in Precinct 4 budget but has explained many of them (part 4 of 4-part series)

New Caney, May 17 – Montgomery County Precinct 4 Commissioner Jim Clark’s Department has some spending issues, including enormous “slush fund” expenditures, but Clark has explained many of those issues. This article is the final of a 4-part series on the spending of the four County Commissioners, Mike Meador, Charlie Riley, James Noack, and Jim […]

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 […]

BREAKING NEWS: County Commissioners Court defeats spending on Decimation of Hope Highway project for first time ever, Doyal breaches protocol but still comes up short

BREAKING NEWS: County Commissioners Court defeats spending on Decimation of Hope Highway project for first time ever, Doyal breaches protocol but still comes up short

Image: A depiction of what the fiscal future of Montgomery County will look like, if County Judge Craig Doyal and Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley will get away with proceeding on their hare-brained scheme to spend $73 million on a 3.6 mile toll road at the far southwest edge of Montgomery County, which concerned […]

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 […]

BREAKING NEWS: Precinct 4 Operations Manager Willett uses County dump truck to take materials to his home

ERIC YOLLICK, The Golden Hammer Grangerland, May 5 – The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, has confirmed that Precinct 4 Operations Manager Tracy Willett instructed a Montgomery County government dump truck to take road materials to his home outside of Grangerland on Thursday, May 4, 2017. The materials appear to be dirt and road fill […]

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