Doyal Salvageable, But Only If He Listens

Conroe, January 29 – County Judge Craig Doyal is salvageable, but he faces a rough and rigorous road over which he must traverse, while acting with patience and perseverance. Mostly, he must listen. We must not give up on him. We must work to change his heart. Once upon a time, a long, long time […]

Ham Discusses $10 Million Per Year Problem for Taxpayers in Midst of Water War

Ham Discusses $10 Million Per Year Problem for Taxpayers in Midst of Water War

Conroe, January 29 – Conroe City Councilman Duane Ham spoke with The Golden Hammer today about water issues Montgomery County citizens face, particularly as they relate to over-regulation and price-gouging of the San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA) and the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District (LSGCD). The Conroe City Council voted unanimously on January 26 to […]

THE GOLDEN HAMMER’S JANUARY 24, 2017 COMMISSIONERS COURT RATINGS: Commissioners Pass Ethics Policy Under Tx-DOT Threat of Funding Withdrawal!

Conroe, January 28 – The Golden Hammer released Commissioners Court ratings for the January 24, 2017, meeting, with cumulative scores as well for the Fiscal Year 2017 reporting period. Points are good. COMMISSIONERS COURT MEETING JANUARY 24, 2017, 9:30 A.M. (Judge Doyal and Commissioners, Meador, Noack, Riley, and Clark were present.) The Consent Agenda was […]

DA Ligon, Others React to Commissioners Court Ethics Policy: Is “The Fox in the Hen House?”

DA Ligon, Others React to Commissioners Court Ethics Policy: Is “The Fox in the Hen House?”

Conroe, January 28 – District Attorney Brett Ligon and other community leaders involved in the discussions concerning an ethics policy spoke with The Golden Hammer concerning their reactions to the Code of Ethics which the Montgomery County Commissioners Court adopted on Tuesday, January 24, 2017, during a regular Court meeting. The Texas Department of Transportation […]

Guest Editorial: “Lipstick on a Pig” with Rebuttal to Doyal, by Commissioner James Noack

Guest Editorial: “Lipstick on a Pig” with Rebuttal to Doyal, by Commissioner James Noack

(Commissioner Noack’s rebuttal comments to a recent editorial of County Judge Craig Doyal are in bold and all caps. The remainder of the editorial Noack had previously published.) Judge Doyal and Commissioner Riley are forceful and hubristic in their intent to destroy the community with the Woodlands Parkway extension. Judge Doyal has wasted your tax […]

Newspaper Death Watch Marches On

Newspaper Death Watch Marches On

  Conroe, January 21 – Traditional newspapers are dying for two primary reasons. First, many of the newspapers hide the truth and have taken on a liberal pro-government bias of which citizens are sick and tired. Second, the quality of the reporting and investigative journalism has deteriorated to terrible levels. Many newspapers now just report […]

Doyal Compiled “Hit List” for Political Enemies After 2014 Election Victory

Conroe, January 20 – After defeating County Purchasing Manager Mark Edward Bosma in the May 27, 2014, Republican Primary Runoff Election, then County Judge-Elect Craig Doyal and some of his top campaign supporters complied a “Hit List” of political enemies, a story confirmed by two county officials and one person from inside Doyal’s campaign. Doyal […]

Noack Accuses Cagle, Doyal of Threatening Engineers

January 20, 2017, The Woodlands – Precinct 3 County Commissioner James Noack accused Precinct 4 Harris County Commissioner Jack Cagle of threatening engineers and engineering firms who politically have supported Noack. Noack posited, “Jack Cagle and [Montgomery County Judge] Craig Doyal threatened engineers that if they give [campaign contributions] to me, they won’t get work […]

Doyal, Riley, Clark Attorney Payments from Contributions Legal but Ethically Questionable

Austin, January 20 – The payments totaling more than $100,000 of County Judge Craig Doyal, Commissioner Charlie Riley, and Commissioner Jim Clark to their criminal defense attorneys are legal but ethically questionable. Doyal, Riley, and Clark filed their statutorily-required semiannual campaign finance reports with County Elections Administrator Suzie Harvey, sister of County Auditor Phyllis Martin, […]