The “Why” of Sheriff Henderson’s Office taking over the “Video-Gate” investigation

The “Why” of Sheriff Henderson’s Office taking over the “Video-Gate” investigation

Image: Alan B. Sadler Administration Building, Conroe, Texas, where, in the beautifully-furnished, well-appointed County Judge’s Office, County Judge Craig Doyal filmed a political advertisement last week. Conroe, May 25 – It’s not a sinister reason, but a good one, as to why Montgomery County Sheriff Rand Henderson is investigating the “Video-Gate” scandal which The Golden Hammer, […]

The straw has broken the camel’s back: Montgomery County Judge Doyal should resign, due to continuing legal violations and cavalier attitude towards County government

The straw has broken the camel’s back: Montgomery County Judge Doyal should resign, due to continuing legal violations and cavalier attitude towards County government

PUBLISHER’S NOTE: PLEASE NOTICE THIS BREAKING NEWS STORY ABOUT ANOTHER ILLEGAL CRAIG DOYAL VIDEO THAT HE CONTINUES TO SHOW ON HIS CAMPAIGN WEBSITE! (Video at bottom of this article.) ERIC YOLLICK, The Golden Hammer Conroe, May 22 – Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal should do what he threatened less than a year ago when the Texas Judicial […]

Morning Extra! State’s brief due May 31 in TOMA case against Doyal, Riley, Davenport

Beaumont, May 16 – The Official Court Reporter of the 221st District Court filed her Reporter’s Record on May 11, 2017. The Beaumont Court of Appeals has established the briefing schedule. The State of Texas’ Brief is due May 31, 2017, since the Court of Appeals is treating the case as an accelerated appeal. Under […]

Open Meetings Act prosecution of Doyal, Riley plods forward in Court of Appeals

ERIC YOLLICK, The Golden Hammer Beaumont, May 10 – The accelerated pace of the State of Texas’s appeal to the Beaumont Court of Appeals in its prosecution of Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal, Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley, and local political consultant Marc Davenport for violating the Texas Open Meetings Act (TOMA) has slowed slightly. […]

Editorial: The Golden Hammer endorses County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport for re-election on March 6, 2018

THE GOLDEN HAMMER EDITORIAL BOARD The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, endorses Stephanne Davenport for re-election as Montgomery County’s Treasurer in the March 6, 2018, Republican Primary Election. So far, Davenport runs unopposed for this position. The Golden Hammer hopes and respectfully suggests that no one should file to challenge Davenport for the Treasurer’s […]

May 9 “Consent Agenda” another super secretive one from County Judge Doyal, Commissioners Court; but, gosh, The Golden Hammer, how can it be “secretive” if it’s 9 pages long!

May 9 “Consent Agenda” another super secretive one from County Judge Doyal, Commissioners Court; but, gosh, The Golden Hammer, how can it be “secretive” if it’s 9 pages long!

Image: Star Wars’ Dark Emperor Palpatine. But, golly, The Golden Hammer, Palpatine operated out in the open too, didn’t he?! Conroe, May 7 – The May 9, 2017, Commissioners Court meeting agenda for the 9:30 a.m. meeting contains another super secretive “consent agenda.” But is it really fair to describe the 9-page long “consent agenda” super […]

Trial of the 21st Century, The TOMA Trial: Beaumont Court of Appeals accelerates appeal, Justice Kreger recuses himself

Trial of the 21st Century, The TOMA Trial: Beaumont Court of Appeals accelerates appeal, Justice Kreger recuses himself

Image: Chief Justice Steve McKeithen of the Ninth Court of Appeals of Beaumont. Beaumont, April 29 – The Ninth Court of Appeals at Beaumont has accelerated the appeal in the criminal case against Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal, Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley, and political consultant Marc Davenport for allegedly violating the Texas Open […]

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 […]

Special prosecutor files appeal, continues criminal prosecution of Doyal, Riley, Davenport

Special prosecutor files appeal, continues criminal prosecution of Doyal, Riley, Davenport

Image: The Notice of Appeal, which Special Prosecutor Christopher Downey, filed to appeal on behalf of the State of Texas the criminal cases against Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal, Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley, and local political consultant Marc Davenport. Conroe, April 21 – Special Prosecutor Christopher Downey filed the State of Texas’ Notice […]

How “open government” should work: from Stephanne’s mind’s inner recesses to enactment

Conroe, April 20 – County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport introduced the idea of a “reorganization” of her County Department, which has six employees, in early September, 2016. Her proposal faced much trouble and some opposition from the County’s Human Resources Department and from two of the members of the Montgomery County Commissioners Court. The proposal finally […]

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