$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 […]

Montgomery County didn’t originate political name-calling

Conroe, March 9 – In recent months, Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal’s “chief of staff” jim fredricks, who posed under the pseudonym “Yizguy” regularly referred to Precinct 3 County Commissioner James Noack as “little Jimmy” apparently in reference to his height and The Golden Hammer‘s Publisher as “E.T.” apparently in reference to his appearance. Former Animal […]

Paranoia consumes Montgomery County Judge’s office in midst of County Treasurer reorganization, reveals why entire Commissioners Court should manage County government

Conroe, March 8 – Documents, which The Golden Hammer has obtained, reveal the paranoia with which the Montgomery County government operates, the hyper-politicalization, and the reason management and operation of the County government should fall under the entire Commissioners Court rather than a hyper-political County Judge Craig Doyal. After some foot-dragging, County officials eventually released the […]

Montgomery County’s Trial of the 21st Century: The Open Meetings Trial, Basic Facts

Montgomery County’s Trial of the 21st Century: The Open Meetings Trial, Basic Facts

Image: Political consultant Marc Davenport is at the epicenter of Montgomery County’s Trial of the 21st Century. Conroe, March 8 – The Texas Open Meetings Act (“TOMA”) trial with County Judge Craig Doyal, Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley, Precinct 4 County Commissioner Jim Clark, and political consultant Marc Davenport is set to begin March […]

Pro-government spending associations issue deceptive report about county spending; county judges, commissioners attempt to blame everyone else

Pro-government spending associations issue deceptive report about county spending; county judges, commissioners attempt to blame everyone else

Image: “The Cost of Government: Six Significant Cost-Drivers Not Addressed by SB 2,” Report of Texas Association of Counties, County Judges and Commissioners Association, and others. Austin, March 7 – As part of their efforts to defeat meaningful property tax reform during the 85th Texas Legislature, the Texas Association of Counties (TAC), the County Judges […]

Commissioner Mike Meador: “I don’t care what it says” about resolution detailing County management organization

Conroe, February 28 – During discussion on February 28, 2017, during the Commissioners Court meeting, of the January, 2015, resolution which inappropriately placed the County’s management and organization under the supervision of County Judge Craig Doyal, Precinct 1 County Commissioner Mike Meador stated emphatically, “I don’t care what it says” because Meador wanted the power […]

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