County’s conflicts of interest “disclosures” lack transparency

Conroe, June 20 – Montgomery County’s Judge, Craig Doyal, and Commissioners have provided conflict of interest disclosures which are woefully inadequate. The disclosures, which appear under the “Transparency” tab on the County’s beleaguered website, raise more questions than provide any answers, especially with respect to Doyal. State law of conflict of interest disclosures Chapter 176 […]

Trump’s social media director receives ethics warning for using White House facilities for political purposes!

JILL COLVIN, AP WASHINGTON (AP) — White House social media director Dan Scavino violated the law when he used an official-looking Twitter account for campaign purposes, the U.S. Office of Special Counsel has concluded, issuing Scavino a letter of admonishment. The agency also warned that if Scavino engages in prohibited political activity again, it will […]

Editorial: On County government ethics, the citizens must go it alone; on County government spending, however, it’s a very different look and feel

Editorial: On County government ethics, the citizens must go it alone; on County government spending, however, it’s a very different look and feel

WARNING: IF YOU ONLY LIKE TO READ MATERIAL THAT AGREES WITH YOUR OPINIONS, YOU SHOULD NOT READ THIS EDITORIAL. ERIC YOLLICK, The Golden Hammer The Woodlands, June 9 – The decision of Montgomery County District Attorney Brett Ligon this morning not to pursue criminal charges against Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal for filming political advertisements inside […]

Should citizens tolerate a PR guy blocking communications with elected officials? (The Davenports, Part 3)

Should citizens tolerate a PR guy blocking communications with elected officials? (The Davenports, Part 3)

Image: The Davenports: County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport and political consultant Marc Davenport at a Chamber event earlier this year. Conroe, June 2 – In response to a mere question raised to one of Marc Davenport’s political consulting clients about a certain activity with which Davenport is involved, The Golden Hammer received the correspondence below on May […]

Conroe City Councilman Duane Ham: “The Davenports’ threats against County Judge Craig Doyal are an insult to the law enforcement community and the citizens” (The Davenports, Part 1)

Conroe City Councilman Duane Ham: “The Davenports’ threats against County Judge Craig Doyal are an insult to the law enforcement community and the citizens” (The Davenports, Part 1)

Image: Conroe City Councilman Duane Ham, May 30, 2017. PUBLISHER’S NOTE: THIS STORY CONTAINS SOME UGLY PROFANITY IN IT. PARENTS SHOULD TAKE CARE TO READ THIS STORY ALONG WITH THEIR CHILDREN, AS SOME PARTS OF THE LANGUAGE ARE UNSUITABLE FOR MINORS. Conroe, May 31 – In a series of threats against his and his wife’s […]

Help Wanted: Montgomery County Judge.

The Montgomery County government needs a County Judge for 4-year term beginning January 1, 2019, with the following qualifications: Must commit to: Reduce County spending by $100 million by end of 4-year term Invest $40 million of the savings into increasing law enforcement spending to (1) increase “boots on the ground” in line with FBI […]

Help Wanted: Montgomery County Commissioner Precinct 2

The Montgomery County government needs a Precinct 2 County Commissioner for 4-year term beginning January 1, 2019, with the following qualifications: Must commit to: Reduce County spending by $100 million by end of 4-year term Invest $40 million of the savings into increasing law enforcement spending to (1) increase “boots on the ground” in line […]

Full discourse is the only way to solve real problems

Full discourse is the only way to solve real problems

Image: This 1946 photograph of Third Avenue in New York City displays far more open expression about fat people than is “politically correct” in 2017. The Woodlands, April 29 – I’m fat. But in our “politically correct” world, it’s okay me to say that, because I’m talking about myself. Last night I heard an African-American […]

County Attorney Lambright tries to raise Ethics Committee concern, Commissioners Court ignores

Conroe, April 15 – At this past Tuesday, April 11’s Commissioners Court meeting, Montgomery County Attorney J.D. Lambright attempted to raise an ethics concern about the appearance of a conflict of interest of one of the members of the County’s new Ethics Committee, Dale Inman, of Montgomery. The Commissioners Court brushed Lambright off hardly without […]

Commissioner James Noack discussing County government’s ethics: “People around the State laugh at Montgomery County”

Commissioner James Noack discussing County government’s ethics: “People around the State laugh at Montgomery County”

Image: A young political activist ponders Montgomery County’s government ethics. Conroe, April 4 – Precinct 3 County Commissioner James Noack spoke before a large crowd of conservatives at the meeting of the Montgomery County Tea Party last night. Although Noack followed a town hall format where he took questions from the audience for most of […]

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