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 […]

Commissioner James Noack States His Philosophy, Ethics

Commissioner James Noack States His Philosophy, Ethics

The Golden Hammer welcomes this Guest Editorial from Commissioner James Noack, Precinct 3, Republican of The Woodlands. Friends- Representing the citizens of Montgomery County and Commissioners Precinct 3 is a privilege and a responsibility that I take seriously. I want to make one thing clear. I will work with any member of the public or […]

Commissioners Approve Limited Ethics Policy

Commissioners Approve Limited Ethics Policy

Conroe, January 24 – The Montgomery County Commissioners Court approved a limited Code of Ethics in a unanimous vote this morning. The Code was limited in two respects. First, it only meets the minimal requirements of the Texas Department of Transportation which has notified the County government that it must adopt those requirements by February […]

Craig Doyal and the “Zungguzungguguzungguzeng” Method

Craig Doyal and the “Zungguzungguguzungguzeng” Method

Magnolia, January 22, 2017 – There’s an interesting contrast between the pro-reform citizens in Montgomery County, which group includes Commissioner James Noack, former State Representative Steve Toth, and Texas Patriots Tea Party PAC Treasurer Bill O’ Sullivan, among thousands of others, and the “establishment,” anti-reform supporters of County Judge Craig Doyal. The former pro-reform group […]

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 […]

President Trump’s Inaugural Speech Echoes in Montgomery County

January 20, 2017 – President Donald J. Trump’s Inaugural Address was remarkable for it brevity, but more importantly, for the message the 45th President extended to the hearts of every American citizen. The basic theme follows: “For too long, a small group in our nation’s Capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people […]

$1.3 MILLION HIGHWAY BOONDOGGLE LEADS JANUARY 24 COURT AGENDA

Conroe, January 20, 2017 – A proposed $1.3 million payment for County Judge Craig Doyal’s and Commissioner Charlie Riley’s TX-249 “Decimation of Hope Highway” project to build a 3.6 mile road for a total $100 million at the far southwest edge of Montgomery County highlights the Commissioners Court Agenda for January 24, 2017, at 9:30 […]

WHAT OUR “DREAM” AS A SOCIETY MUST BE IN 2017

WHAT OUR “DREAM” AS A SOCIETY MUST BE IN 2017

I was born in 1961 and grew up in Dallas during the 1960s. I saw race relations radically different from what we see today. The unity of human spirit that we have in our daily lives is far greater than it was 50 years ago. It’s a reflection of the maturity we have enjoyed as […]

WHY I SHOULD BE YOUR MONTGOMERY COUNTY ELECTED OFFICIAL

WHY I SHOULD BE YOUR MONTGOMERY COUNTY ELECTED OFFICIAL

You should elect me as your Montgomery County elected official. I’m a big believer in the sacrifice of public service. One of the primary platform planks of my campaign is “I want to win.” I’m conservative. I’m pro-business. I’m a huge supporter of family values. Please vote for my platform and for me. I attend […]