Legal update: “Video-Gate,” TOMA cases progressing slowly (The Davenports, Part 4)

Legal update: “Video-Gate,” TOMA cases progressing slowly (The Davenports, Part 4)

Conroe, June 3 – Two cases vitally important to Montgomery County – the “Video-Gate” investigation of County Judge Craig Doyal and the Texas Open Meetings Act (TOMA) criminal prosecution of Doyal, Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley, and consultant Marc Davenport – are progressing slowly. The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, provides this update after […]

Judge Wayne Mack (a Davenport client) to Marie Moore: “You need to give your heart to Jesus. Because the rest of you belongs to Marc [Davenport] and he wants his reputation back.” (The Davenports, Part 2)

Judge Wayne Mack (a Davenport client) to Marie Moore: “You need to give your heart to Jesus. Because the rest of you belongs to Marc [Davenport] and he wants his reputation back.” (The Davenports, Part 2)

Image: Precinct 4 Administrator Marie Moore received the threatening text message from Judge Wayne Mack on April 8, 2014. Conroe, June 1 – Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Wayne Mack, a client of political consultant Marc Davenport, sent a threatening text message to County employee Marie Moore on April 8, 2014: “You need to […]

County Judge Craig Doyal reveals obsession with nepotistic relationship with County Treasurer

County Judge Craig Doyal reveals obsession with nepotistic relationship with County Treasurer

Conroe, May 29 – Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal has revealed an obsession with the nepotistic relationship upon which he depends upon County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport who employs Doyal’s daughter. While it’s a classic example of the harm of nepotism within government, it’s also  sad for many other County employees as well as for Doyal’s […]

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 […]