After claiming – improperly – that he’s Montgomery County’s CEO, Doyal desperately seeks outside firm to provide unnecessary “strategic plan”

Conroe, November 26 – Embattled Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal has included an agenda item that would permit him to hire another consulting firm for the Montgomery County to prepare a “strategic plan” for the County. In a November 20, 2017, memorandum, Doyal incorrectly claimed that he is “serving in essence as the county’s CEO.” […]

Why Montgomery County Commissioners Court salaries are far too high: “I sure could use the money”

Why Montgomery County Commissioners Court salaries are far too high: “I sure could use the money”

Conroe, November 26 – Montgomery County Commissioners Court salaries are far too high, as a result of the Commissioners Court ignoring the outside world and giving themselves enormous salary increases seven out of the last ten years. The salary increases amount of raises of 72.17% for the County Judge since 2008 and 76.80% for the […]

The Golden Hammer requests input for the “Power Top 10,” the “Mad Cow,” and “Person of the Year”

Conroe, November 25 – The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, will continue the tradition which its Publisher began last December by announcing a series of articles concerning the Power Top Ten. The Power Top Ten does not commemorate the ten best people in Montgomery County but the most powerful people who are actually able […]

Meador seeks to divert $277,764 from his road and bridge asphalt account to create five new salaries, Noack likely to go along

Conroe, November 25 – Precinct 1 County Commissioner Mike Meador wants to move $277,764 from his “asphalt and road materials” account and hire four new operator positions and give a giant raise to a current members of his road crew. With benefits and salaries, the average amount for the five positions will  exceed $55,552. Meador […]

Why it’s morally important to void the check

Why it’s morally important to void the check

Conroe, November 25 – It’s only a $10.00 check from the Montgomery County government for jury service, but it’s morally important to void the check anyway. Since the entire jury service involved only about an hour of time, it was certainly fair pay. Nevertheless, voiding the check and not accepting the money from the government […]

Doyal tucks ultra-liberal income redistribution program onto “consent agenda” to support anti-poverty programs in Kenya, Turkey, Syria, and elsewhere

Doyal tucks ultra-liberal income redistribution program onto “consent agenda” to support anti-poverty programs in Kenya, Turkey, Syria, and elsewhere

Image: Students at Top Mark High School in Kawangware, Kenya, enjoying the tax dollars with which Montgomery County’s Craig Doyal, the County Judge, wants to support them. (Source: Educational Outcomes.) Conroe, November 24 – As Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal sees his political career crumbling into dust as a result of his anti-citizen, pro-special interest, […]

Ugly November 14 Commissioners Court meeting reveals Doyal, Riley, Meador indifference

Conroe, November 20 – The Montgomery County Commissioner’s November 14, 2017, meeting was ugly. County Judge Craig Doyal and the members of the Commissioners Court didn’t seem to comprehend what was happening during the event. The Golden Hammer‘s ratings measure Commissioners Court votes that affect spending in comparison to the provisions of the Republican Party of […]

Why do liberals always win and conservatives always lose? (Plus a defense of Congressman Kevin Brady???)

Why do liberals always win and conservatives always lose? (Plus a defense of Congressman Kevin Brady???)

Image: United States Congressman and House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady, Republican of The Woodlands. ERIC YOLLICK, The Golden Hammer It all started with a terrible mistake: I paid attention to what government was doing. Now, let’s get the cards on the table. We all agree I’m not perfect. In fact, I’m quite flawed. Nevertheless, […]

Toth’s state representative campaign kickoff draws crowd of leading reformers

The Woodlands, November 19 – State representative candidate Steve Toth hosted a crowd of reformers for his energetic Campaign Kickoff on November 11, 2017, at the home of Woodlands Township Chairman Gordy Bunch and Michelle Bunch. While the theme of the event was patriotism and community service, it was clearly a crowd of individuals dedicated […]

During November 14 Montgomery County Commissioners Court meeting, 5 times when they had no idea what they were voting to approve

During November 14 Montgomery County Commissioners Court meeting, 5 times when they had no idea what they were voting to approve

Image: When government acts, it usually messes things up. On November 14, 2017, the Montgomery County Commissioners Court considered at least five items about which they had no idea what they were discussing. Conroe, November 19 – The November 14, 2017, Montgomery County Commissioners Court meeting was ugly. At least five times during the meeting, […]