BREAKING NEWS! Texans for Fiscal Responsibility endorses Keough, Bays in Montgomery County races

BREAKING NEWS! Conroe, January 5 – Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, the political arm of Empower Texans, one of the largest conservative, pro-free markets grassroots organizations in Texas, has endorsed State Representative Mark Keough for Montgomery County Judge and Kristin Bays for 284th District Court Judge. Keough Keough has a strong conservative voting record in his […]

Doyal, Keough to face off in first debate of 2018 Montgomery County Judge election: two questions dominate what voters want to hear

Conroe, December 14 – The two candidates for Montgomery County Judge, embattled incumbent Craig Doyal and reformist challenger Mark Keough, who is current a State Representative, will face off in the first candidate debate of the 2018 Republican Primary Election cycle at the December meeting of the Liberty Belles Republican Women, at 7 p.m., tonight, […]

County Judge candidate Keough electrifies packed restaurant at campaign kickoff

Conroe and The Woodlands, October 4 – After State Representative Will Metcalf (R-Conroe) introduced his fellow State Representative Mark Keough (R-The Woodlands) to kick off Keough’s campaign for Montgomery County Judge in the March 6, 2018, Republican Primary Election, Keough delivered an electrifying speech to the cheering crowd of real voters, elected officials, political candidates, […]

Mark Keough: “Tollroads…that’s not the purpose of government”: moving speech stirs Woodlands Republican Women

Mark Keough: “Tollroads…that’s not the purpose of government”: moving speech stirs Woodlands Republican Women

Image: State Representative Mark Keough (R-The Woodlands) spoke to a jam-packed audience of The Woodlands Area Republican Women on Wednesday, September 13, 2017. Keough is running for Montgomery County Judge in the March 6, 2018, Republican Primary Election. The Woodlands, September 14 – State Representative Mark Keough, Republican of The Woodlands, told a packed room […]

Montgomery County Tea Party hosts brief forum for 2018 candidates, including Keough, Bagley, Toth

Conroe, June 7 – Although the speeches were brief, the Montgomery County Tea Party presented what looked and felt like the first candidates’ forum for the 2018 election cycle on Monday night at the Church @ 242, the organization’s usual biweekly meeting location. President Patricia Tibbs hosted the presentation that involved announced candidates Mark Keough […]

4 questions to Craig Doyal and Mark Keough about “economic development”

Conroe, June 4 – Both Craig Doyal and Mark Keough claim to (1) support “economic development, (2) be “fiscal conservatives,” and (3) be “pro-growth.” The Golden Hammer has three questions to Doyal and Keough, both of whom are running for Montgomery County Judge. #1 Has the economic development that has occurred in Montgomery County come here […]

BREAKING NEWS! State Representative Mark Keough enters County Judge race to challenge incumbent Doyal

BREAKING NEWS! Requested Clarification: Representative Keough Chief of Staff requested readers note that neither Pat Tibbs nor Bill O’Sullivan have endorsed Keough but they “support” him. Conroe, May 31 – State Representative Mark Keough (R-The Woodlands) has entered the race for Montgomery County Judge to challenge incumbent Craig Doyal in the 2018 Republican Primary Election. […]

Zero-based budgeting for the Montgomery County government: a brief workshop in how it works

Conroe, April 30 – It’s important for the Montgomery County government and its Department directors, in particular, to understand what “zero-based budgeting” is and how it works. Obviously, Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal doesn’t understand it. That’s because he’s never tried to learn about the budgeting method, even when citizens have offered to teach the methodology […]

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 […]

Lessons for Montgomery County Spending Reform: why President Trump’s proposed budget lacks the moral authority spending reductions so desperately need

Lessons for Montgomery County Spending Reform: why President Trump’s proposed budget lacks the moral authority spending reductions so desperately need

Conroe and Washington, D.C., March 19 – The moral problems that President Donald Trump’s Fiscal Year 2018 Budget has for his vision for the federal government should teach those supporting substantial spending reductions in Montgomery County an important lesson: you must cut spending with moral authority. When it comes to spending reductions and budget-cutting, what […]