Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner candidate Parker calls for “punitive” County ethics reforms

Conroe, August 18 – Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner candidate Gregory Parker called for “punitive” ethics reforms concerned nepotism and conflicts of interest for the entire County government. Nepotism has been a particularly strong issue in the Precinct of County Commissioner Charlie Riley, whom Parker and local businessman Brian Dawson are challenging, after Riley created […]

Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner Candidate Dawson calls for “comprehensive ethics policy”

Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner Candidate Dawson calls for “comprehensive ethics policy”

Image: Conroe businessman Brian Dawson, who is running for Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner. Conroe, August 15 – Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner candidate Brian Dawson called for a “comprehensive ethics policy” in the Montgomery County government on Monday August 14, 2017. “We need to do what is necessary to re-instill trust in the Montgomery […]

Greg Parker announces bid for Precinct 2 County Commissioner: “Charlie Riley has totally abdicated his job duties”

Conroe, July 7 – In a hard-hitting announcement, Greg Parker of Conroe, who is a former two-term County Commissioner of Comal County (county seat: New Braunfels), declared his candidacy for Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner against incumbent Charlie Riley and local businessman Brian Dawson, who announced his candidacy yesterday. Parker, Dawson, and Riley are running […]

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 […]

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