Doyal, Riley failed to round up any citizens – without ties to special interests – for their “249 Partnership” presentation at Commissioners Court (part 1 of 2-part series)

Conroe, June 16 – The “citizens” whom Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal and Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley rounded up to speak in favor of their beloved $73 million 3.6-mile 249 tollway, also known as the Decimation of Hope Highway, all had special interests and ties to the so-called “249 Partnership,” a lobbying group established […]

Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal hammering taxpayers with gamesmanship with his own Departmental budget proposal

Conroe, June 15 – After two-and-a-half weeks of delay, Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal finally relented and produced his proposed budget for his County Judge Department for Fiscal Year 2018 to The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, in response to an Open Records Act request. Doyal’s proposal hammers the taxpayers and explains why […]

Mark Keough declares war on corruption, cronyism, and malfeasance, opposes Montgomery County government funding of $73 million, 3.6 mile, Tx-249 tollway, also known as Decimation of Hope Highway

Mark Keough declares war on corruption, cronyism, and malfeasance, opposes Montgomery County government funding of $73 million, 3.6 mile, Tx-249 tollway, also known as Decimation of Hope Highway

Image: The face of reform in Montgomery County, State Representative Mark Keough, who is running for County Judge in the 2018 Republican Primary Election. Keough announced that he will oppose Montgomery County funding and constructing the project, which Tx-DOT has made clear they’d do anyway. Conroe, June 13 – A new reformer has come to […]

Tuesday June 13 Commissioners Court agenda: Decimation of Hope Highway (Tx-249 tollroad), 14 pages of secretive consent agenda, Gann case, and settlement of Precinct 4 overtime claims

Conroe, June 12 – The Commissioners Court will hold what promises to be a lengthy meeting on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at 9:30 a.m., with an agenda where the Decimation of Hope Highway (Tx-249 tollroad), settlement of the Ricky Gann lawsuit against the Sheriff’s Office, and settlement the Precinct 4 Senior Center employees for their […]

Doyal’s, Riley’s Decimation of Hope Highway back on Tuesday Commissioners Court agenda for special interest group show

Conroe, June 11 – After a bit of shuffling around within the agenda, Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal and Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley have placed an agenda item to “consider, discuss and take appropriate action on resolution in support of the Montgomery County portion of the 249 tollway.” In the original draft agenda, […]

Montgomery County’s explosive government spending growth (it’s worse than the federal government!!!)

Montgomery County’s explosive government spending growth (it’s worse than the federal government!!!)

Image: Spending versus population. Data from U.S. Census Bureau, Montgomery County Office of County Auditor. Artwork and data compilation from Yollick Law Firm. Conroe, June 11 – The Montgomery County government’s spending has grown explosively since 2000. Taxation has grown with the spending. Massive property taxes have begun to harm home and land sales and […]

After a rough start, a “feel good” story about pockets of transparency in the Montgomery County government

After a rough start, a “feel good” story about pockets of transparency in the Montgomery County government

Conroe, June 10 – After a rough start to a mundane Open Records Act/Public Information Act request, certain departments within the Montgomery County government showed a serious commitment to “open government” by responding much faster to a subsequent request than Texas law would ordinarily require. The rapid responses from several County departments reveal a commitment […]

Editorial: On County government ethics, the citizens must go it alone; on County government spending, however, it’s a very different look and feel

Editorial: On County government ethics, the citizens must go it alone; on County government spending, however, it’s a very different look and feel

WARNING: IF YOU ONLY LIKE TO READ MATERIAL THAT AGREES WITH YOUR OPINIONS, YOU SHOULD NOT READ THIS EDITORIAL. ERIC YOLLICK, The Golden Hammer The Woodlands, June 9 – The decision of Montgomery County District Attorney Brett Ligon this morning not to pursue criminal charges against Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal for filming political advertisements inside […]

Constable’s Captain Fincher stood up to Davenport, Mack when they tricked him into political meeting inside JP Courthouse: “It’s not their decision to choose candidates; it’s the public’s” (The Davenports, Part 7)

Constable’s Captain Fincher stood up to Davenport, Mack when they tricked him into political meeting inside JP Courthouse: “It’s not their decision to choose candidates; it’s the public’s” (The Davenports, Part 7)

Image: Retired Precinct 1 Constable’s Captain Rusty Fincher. Willis, June 9 – Precinct 1 Constable’s Captain Rusty Fincher faced off with local political consultant Marc Davenport (husband of County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport), Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Wayne Mack, and then Sheriff candidate Rand Henderson when Davenport tricked Fincher into meeting with them in […]

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