Trial of the 21st Century: Conroe’s Open Meetings Trial, subpoenas issued, Davenport’s dismissal motion denied

Trial of the 21st Century: Conroe’s Open Meetings Trial, subpoenas issued, Davenport’s dismissal motion denied

Image: This amazing photograph shows one of the greatest cross-examinations in American legal history when Clarence Darrow (standing) cross-examined his opposing counsel, William Jennings Bryan, in the Scopes “Monkey Trial” in Dayton, Tennessee, in May, 1925 (arguably the “trial of the 20th century.”) Although the jury convicted Scopes of teaching evolution to public school students […]

Commissioner Riley’s befuddlement, Auditor Martin’s conflicts on public display during auditor’s report to Commissioners Court

Conroe, March 19 – Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley’s befuddlement over his own Precinct budget and County Auditor Phyllis Martin’s conflicts of interest and in appropriate involvement in political issues were on public display in the March 14, 2017, and other recent Commissioners Court meetings. Martin’s actions were particularly disconcerting since the County government and […]

The Great Portrait Debate was not in the least bit funny, because it displayed arrogance times three with one dose of humility

Conroe, March 14 – The debate amongst the Montgomery County Commissioners Court members over whether they should spend tax dollars out of “contingency funds” to take, frame, and hang a portrait of themselves was not in the least bit funny at the Montgomery County Commissioners Court meeting on Tuesday, March 14. The County Judge and […]

Commissioners Court Ratings for March 14, 2017: Getting Things Done Before the Trial of the 21st Century (Texas Open Meetings Act) Trial; Clark Earns A+ Rating for Meeting!!!

Commissioners Court Ratings for March 14, 2017: Getting Things Done Before the Trial of the 21st Century (Texas Open Meetings Act) Trial; Clark Earns A+ Rating for Meeting!!!

Image: Left to right, Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley, Precinct 5 Constable’s Receptionist Deanne Riley, County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport, and Carol Gooch, December 2, 2015. Conroe, March 14 – The Montgomery County Commissioners held a meeting on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at 9:30 a.m., which had the feel that the Commissioners Court members were trying […]

Please don’t politicize criminal prosecutions…

Conroe, March 14 – Did you ever dream that you’d read a pro-Craig Doyal, pro-Charlie Riley, and pro-Marc Davenport piece in The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County ‘s leading daily newspaper? Well, here it is…sort of. First, the caveats. This newspaper and its Publisher do not like the policies and the political behavior of Craig Doyal, the […]

BREAKING NEWS: Commissioner Jim Clark turns “state’s evidence,” announces intent to run for re-election, to testify against Judge Doyal, Commissioner Riley, consultant Davenport

BREAKING NEWS: Commissioner Jim Clark turns “state’s evidence,” announces intent to run for re-election, to testify against Judge Doyal, Commissioner Riley, consultant Davenport

New Caney, March 13 – Precinct 4 County Commissioner Jim Clark announced that he has entered into an agreement with Special Prosecutor Christopher Downey, of Houston, to cooperate with the prosecution during the Texas Open Meetings Act (“TOMA”) trial of defendants County Judge Craig Doyal, Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley, and political consultant Marc […]

$The 6 Billion Man: Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal

Conroe, March 13 – Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal is the $6 billion man when it comes to government spending. The County government budget is $377 million with a crushing $55 million per year of annual debt service and long-term debt of in excess of half a billion dollars. That’s not enough spending for Craig […]

Major issues loom in final Commissioners Court meeting before the “Trial of the 21st Century, the TOMA Trial” begins

Conroe, March 12 – The final Montgomery County Commissioner Court will hold its final meeting on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at 9:30 a.m., before the Texas Open Meetings Act trial, which is set to commence on March 27. County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport’s proposed “reorganization” of her 6-person Department, County Judge Craig Doyal’s portrait “For Future […]

Montgomery County government issues onerous policy manual for Building Maintenance Department that could lead to overtime problems

Conroe, March 12 – On Friday, March 10, Paul Case, Director of Montgomery County’s Building Maintenance Department, and two of his top managers presented a new “Building Maintenance Department Policies and Procedures Manual” which could spell trouble in the form of overtime and other wage and hour claims due to its bizarre policies. More than […]

Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal urges Commissioners to spend “contingency funds” on portrait of himself and Commissioners “For Future Generations”

Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal urges Commissioners to spend “contingency funds” on portrait of himself and Commissioners “For Future Generations”

Image: A potential family portrait format that Judge Craig Doyal should consider “For Future Generations” as he ponders how to spend County tax dollars from the “contingency fund.” That would be Doyal in the foreground and the Commissioners in the background. Conroe, March 12 – Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal, clearly focused on spending County […]

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