County’s conflicts of interest “disclosures” lack transparency

Conroe, June 20 – Montgomery County’s Judge, Craig Doyal, and Commissioners have provided conflict of interest disclosures which are woefully inadequate. The disclosures, which appear under the “Transparency” tab on the County’s beleaguered website, raise more questions than provide any answers, especially with respect to Doyal. State law of conflict of interest disclosures Chapter 176 […]

Help Wanted: Montgomery County Judge.

The Montgomery County government needs a County Judge 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 with FBI […]

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 […]

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 […]

County Attorney Lambright tries to raise Ethics Committee concern, Commissioners Court ignores

Conroe, April 15 – At this past Tuesday, April 11’s Commissioners Court meeting, Montgomery County Attorney J.D. Lambright attempted to raise an ethics concern about the appearance of a conflict of interest of one of the members of the County’s new Ethics Committee, Dale Inman, of Montgomery. The Commissioners Court brushed Lambright off hardly without […]

County Auditor Phyllis Martin, The Golden Hammer’s 8th Most Powerful Person in Montgomery County, garners “The Golden Hammer” on March 28

Conroe, March 28 – County Auditor Phyllis Martin, named the “eighth most powerful person in Montgomery County” at the end of 2016, received “The Golden Hammer Award” at the March 28, 2017, County Commissioners Court meeting. Martin has cost County taxpayers tens of millions of dollars and looks to cost many tens of million more […]

Commissioner Riley’s befuddlement, Auditor Martin’s conflicts on public display during auditor’s report to Commissioners Court

Conroe, March 19 – Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley’s befuddlement over his own Precinct budget and County Auditor Phyllis Martin’s conflicts of interest and in appropriate involvement in political issues were on public display in the March 14, 2017, and other recent Commissioners Court meetings. Martin’s actions were particularly disconcerting since the County government and […]

Please don’t politicize criminal prosecutions…

Conroe, March 14 – Did you ever dream that you’d read a pro-Craig Doyal, pro-Charlie Riley, and pro-Marc Davenport piece in The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County ‘s leading daily newspaper? Well, here it is…sort of. First, the caveats. This newspaper and its Publisher do not like the policies and the political behavior of Craig Doyal, the […]

County Commissioners continue to make joke of “Code of Ethics”

County Commissioners continue to make joke of “Code of Ethics”

Conroe, February 28 – The Montgomery County Commissioners Court, under the “leadership” of County Judge Craig Doyal, continues to mock and ignore the so-called “Code of Ethics” which the Court approved on January 24, 2017. The Court took that action only because the Texas Department of Transportation set a February 7, 2017, deadline by which […]

The Endless Corruption of Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal

Conroe, February 24 – The corruption of County Judge Craig Doyal is endless. The “Hit List,” nepotism, multi-million dollar conflicts of interest, enforced secrecy, and at least one more item which is frosting on the cake mark his tenure. During a presentation at a Montgomery County Tea Party meeting, a Houston attorney this past Monday […]