Redux: Breaking News: HR Director Dodi Shaw Fears For Her Job, Pledges Loyalty In Complaint Letter To County Judge Craig Doyal

Redux: Breaking News: HR Director Dodi Shaw Fears For Her Job, Pledges Loyalty In Complaint Letter To County Judge Craig Doyal

Image: Montgomery County Human Resources Director Dodi Shaw. PUBLISHER’S NOTE: The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper will run a “redux” of the five articles you, our readers, found most popular, through the day on Monday, August 28, 2017. This article, which ran on February 18, 2017, was the fifth most popular article in this newspaper as […]

County Treasurer candidate Melanie Bush cancels fundraiser, recasts it as food, clothing drive

Conroe, August 28 – Melanie Pryor Bush, candidate for Montgomery County Treasurer, issued the following press release this morning: “Our hearts are broken with all of the setbacks and pain that friends in this region are suffering as a result of Hurricane Harvey. It is devastating and continues to be unbelievable. “We are, of course, postponing […]

Nepotism in Action: Montgomery County Judge Doyal sponsors payroll proclamation for his own daughter (The Davenports with Doyal, Part 20)

Nepotism in Action: Montgomery County Judge Doyal sponsors payroll proclamation for his own daughter (The Davenports with Doyal, Part 20)

Image: The HMS Titanic struck an iceberg on April 14, 1912, and sank. It was one of the worst maritime disasters in history. The Montgomery County government payroll department is one of the worst government spending disasters in history. Conroe, August 19 – On Thursday, August 17, 2017, late night comedian Stephen Colbert made the comment […]

Montgomery County Treasurer Davenport displays finance ignorance during “budget workshop,” costs County a fortune in payroll expense

Montgomery County Treasurer Davenport displays finance ignorance during “budget workshop,” costs County a fortune in payroll expense

Image: Embattled County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport presented her department budget proposal on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, with Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace James Metts reading or sleeping in the background. Conroe, July 31 – Embattled Montgomery County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport attempted to fool the public into believing the financial economy of her payroll operation […]

BREAKING NEWS: County Treasurer candidate, CISD Board President Melanie Pryor Bush explains the reality behind incumbent Davenport’s payroll expense waste

BREAKING NEWS! Conroe, July 28 – County Treasurer candidate and Conroe ISD Board President Melanie Pryor Bush responded to County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport’s presentation during the Commissioners Court “budget workshop” wherein Davenport presented her version of the supposed cost to the County for payroll. Bush’s comments follow: “In the budget hearing Wednesday, it was reported […]

With no issues or accomplishments on which she can run, County Treasurer Davenport turns her campaign into name-calling feud

Conroe, July 16 – With no accomplishments or issues on which she can run for re-election, County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport turned her campaign into a name-calling feud over the Bastille Day weekend. After renowned political leader Melanie Pryor Bush, who currently serves as the President of the Conroe Independent School District Board of Trustees, announced […]

Conroe ISD President Bush to run for Montgomery County Treasurer

Conroe, July 14 – Conroe ISD Board President Melanie Bush has announced her candidacy for Montgomery County Treasurer in the 2018 Republican Primary Election. Bush is a successful founder of a fast-growing and recognized bookkeeping firm, community volunteer, wife and mother of two, and active in the Montgomery County Republican Party. “It’s time for Montgomery […]

Employee payroll confidentiality breaches emanate from County Treasurer Davenport’s office (the Davenports, Part 15)

Conroe, July 5 – County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport’s office, and its payroll group in particular, have become the clear sources of troubling leaks of confidential employee payroll information over the past few months. Rather than performing the Treasurer’s payroll function for obvious administrative reasons, it appears that Davenport has turned the County Treasurer’s office into […]

As Committee on Finance struggles, County Commissioners Court needs to end the County’s misery and appoint a “chief budget officer” independent of politics

Conroe, June 18 – Reports are coming out from inside the Montgomery County Courthouse that the three-member Committee on Finance is struggling. 435th District Judge Patty Maginnis appointed three full-time accountants – James Wiggins, Brenda Webb, and Landon Estay – to conduct a full examination audit of Montgomery County. Chapter 111 of the Texas Local […]

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