Zero-based budgeting for the Montgomery County government: a brief workshop in how it works

Conroe, April 30 – It’s important for the Montgomery County government and its Department directors, in particular, to understand what “zero-based budgeting” is and how it works. Obviously, Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal doesn’t understand it. That’s because he’s never tried to learn about the budgeting method, even when citizens have offered to teach the methodology […]

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 […]

County employees receive service pins, Beathard celebrates 40 years of County employment

Conroe, April 28 – Despite a somewhat sparse attendance due a change in policy wherein 15 year employees did not receive individual recognition, County Employee Committee member Patti Werner led a nice ceremony for the County employees who did attend. Werner, County Judge Craig Doyal’s secretary, thanked the Commissioners Court for paying for the 313 […]

Doyal press release regarding hiring of new Animal Shelter Director Johnson admits violation of Open Meetings Act

Conroe, April 27 – Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal issued a press release in which he admitted to facts constituting a violation of the Texas Open Meetings Act concerning a new hire. The Montgomery County Commissioners Court seems to have violated the Texas Open Meetings Act by hiring a new Director for the Montgomery County […]

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 […]

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