I am a conservative. Are you?

ERIC YOLLICK, The Golden Hammer I am a conservative. Are you? Let’s define the term “conservative.” A conservative believes the following: Free markets and limited government. Government’s purpose is limited to national security, law enforcement, and enforcing contracts. Government should never plan any aspect of the economy. Government, when necessary, should only be good government. […]

Redux: 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)

Redux: 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 is the second part of our “redux” series running on Monday, August 28, 2017. The story, which we published on May 31, 2017, is the fourth most popular story in the history of this newspaper and began the celebrated series exposing the […]

Candidates Keough (for County Judge), Dawson (for Precinct 2 Commissioner), and Parker (also for Precinct 2 Commissioner) comment on The Golden Hammer’s article about Doyal, Riley using Precinct 2 as free personal storage facility

Magnolia and The Woodlands, August 25 – In response to the article in the August 24, 2017, edition of The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, about Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal and Precinct 2 County Commissioner Riley using the Precinct 2 barnyard’s highly-secured, gated, fenced, and barb-wired storage area for their private property, this […]

County Judge Doyal, Commissioner Riley abuse power, use Precinct 2 gated barnyard to store personal, campaign property

County Judge Doyal, Commissioner Riley abuse power, use Precinct 2 gated barnyard to store personal, campaign property

Image: The barbecue trailers of Craig Doyal and Charlie Riley seen sitting behind the locked gate of the Commissioners Precinct 2 barnyard on August 23, 2017. The barnyard parking and storage area exceeds the quality and specification of most private storage facilities in the area. Magnolia, August 24 – Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal and […]

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 […]