Montgomery County democrat party pronounces The Golden Hammer’s Publisher a “golden jackass,” Yollick gladly accepts that award from them

Conroe, April 27 – BREAKING NEWS! In sharing today’s story in The Golden Hammer concerning the corrupt connection between Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal, Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley, and various County vendors who give them large political contributions, the Montgomery County democrat party announced the following, “As much as I think [The Golden Hammer’s Publisher […]

Airport Maintenance Director Scott Smith resigns, Doyal and Commissioners keep it secret; meanwhile, secret Animal Shelter interview

Conroe, April 27 – Montgomery County Airport Maintenance Director Scott Smith announced his resignation in order to retire with his last day on the County payroll to be July 28, 2017. Smith has been the Airport Maintenance Director since 2007. Smith provided a lengthy memorandum of resignation on April 24, 2017, to all five members […]

Commissioners Court flails around budget issues, fails to give sufficient guidance to County Department heads

Conroe, April 26 – With no guidance for any particular method to find budget cuts, the Montgomery County Commissioners Court has left the County Department heads completely in the dark about the specific manner in which they are to find “across-the-board” budget cuts to propose in accordance with the 2017 Budget Packet which asks County […]

Liberty County Commissioner McCarty’s conviction and removal from office raises the spector of Montgomery County’s “Goetz-gate” scandal: “This jury sent a message that they wanted change”

Liberty County Commissioner McCarty’s conviction and removal from office raises the spector of Montgomery County’s “Goetz-gate” scandal: “This jury sent a message that they wanted change”

Image: Former Liberty County Precinct 1 County Commissioner Mike McCarty, removed from office on April 24, 2017, after a Liberty County jury convicted him of misuse of government property. Liberty, April 25 – The conviction of Liberty County Commissioner, Precinct 1, Mike McCarty and his subsequent removal from office yesterday for misuse of government personnel […]

Montgomery County’s FY 2016 financial report highlights County government’s out-of-control spending

Conroe, April 24 – With little fanfare and under the cloak of the secrecy with which Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal, Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley, and Precinct 1 County Commissioner Mike Meador have shrouded the County government, on March 28, 2017, County Auditor Phyllis Martin presented Montgomery County’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for […]

Charlie taketh back what he giveth

Charlie taketh back what he giveth

Image: Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley living the good life (far right) with Precinct 2 Operations Manager Don Dean (far left) and Lieutenant Tim Holifield (center). Montgomery County, April 24 – While Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley may have taken a political opportunity to supply the third vote in favor of the 20% County […]

Ain’t it fun to reminisce? 4 Happy Democrats: Craig Doyal and friends…in simpler times…

Ain’t it fun to reminisce? 4 Happy Democrats: Craig Doyal and friends…in simpler times…

Image: Four candidates running in the Democratic Primary Election for Montgomery County Commissioner, Precinct 2, in 1986. From right to left, Democrat Craig Doyal, Democrat Henry Harris, Democrat Bob Buchanan, and Democrat Malcolm Purvis. Magnolia, April 23 – It’s fun to reminisce by looking at old photographs of times gone by. I remember when life […]

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 […]

Darkness and secrecy envelope Montgomery County government: Secretive “Consent Agenda” again dominates Commissioners Court agenda for April 25 meeting, executive session agenda items (21A and 21B) clearly violate Texas Open Meetings Act

Darkness and secrecy envelope Montgomery County government: Secretive “Consent Agenda” again dominates Commissioners Court agenda for April 25 meeting, executive session agenda items (21A and 21B) clearly violate Texas Open Meetings Act

Image: The appearance of the upcoming Commissioners Court meeting. Conroe, April 22 – A massive and secretive “Consent Agenda” again dominates the agenda for the April 25, 2017, Montgomery Commissioners Court meeting. Without communicating with each other, County Judge Craig Doyal and the four County Commissioners will approve millions of dollars of spending, budget amendments, […]

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 […]

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