Commissioners Court shrouds Animal Shelter Director search in secrecy in odd meeting concerning issue

Conroe, April 12 – Revealing the complete inability of the Montgomery County Commissioners Court to conduct business openly or in a businesslike manner, the Court held an odd meeting in which they shrouded the search for a new Montgomery County Animal Shelter (MCAS) Director in secrecy. This odd behavior came on the heels of MCAS […]

The Inflicted Tragedy of the Montgomery County Animal Shelter

Conroe, April 5 – On March 24, 2017, Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal and his “chief of staff” jim fredricks decided to inflict a new tragedy on the Montgomery County Animal Shelter (“MCAS”). The hyper political Doyal determined to chase away Charles W. Jackson, MCAS’ Director, by summoning him to a secret meeting in Doyal’s […]

Multiple crises, one obvious solution; Commissioners Court rejects the “cure” 2 to 3, Doyal implements County “lock jaw” secrecy policy

Multiple crises, one obvious solution; Commissioners Court rejects the “cure” 2 to 3, Doyal implements County “lock jaw” secrecy policy

Conroe, March 31 – It’s been a terrible week for the Montgomery County government. Most of the setbacks came at the hands of one Craig Doyal, Montgomery County Judge. Late last weekend, our community learned of the threatening text message that some elected official, who is an ally of Doyal, sent to an employee, Precinct […]

Doyal, fredricks issue press release, attempt to whitewash their efforts to intimidate, chase away Animal Shelter Director Charles Jackson

March 30 – Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal, embroiled in the midst of the criminal charges pending against him for allegedly violating the Texas Open Meetings Act, and his “chief of staff” jim fredricks issued a press release this afternoon in which they attempted to whitewash their chasing away extraordinarily popular and successful Animal Shelter […]

It’s time for Doyal to discipline fredricks

It’s time for Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal to discipline his “chief of staff” jim fredricks. fredricks makes $118,000 per year in salary as a County employee, plus, of course, the massive benefits that Doyal pays since he has failed to do anything to control County spending. Let’s look at fredricks’ track record: March 28, […]

Doyal violates County Human Resources policy, chases Animal Shelter Director Jackson away with politically-charged accusations in secret March 24 meeting

Doyal violates County Human Resources policy, chases Animal Shelter Director Jackson away with politically-charged accusations in secret March 24 meeting

Image: Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal (right) with political consultant Marc Davenport (left). Conroe, March 29 – While directly violating Montgomery County’s Employee Policy Manual, Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal and his “chief of staff” jim fredricks chased away the best Director in the history of the Montgomery County Animal Shelter, Charles W. Jackson, who […]

Montgomery County government website experiences major kinks

Conroe, March 25 – Montgomery County’s government website has experienced major problems in the past 24 hours, even before the weather storm hit, and continues to have numerous glitsches, circular links, dead ends, and technical problems. The website, like much of the County government, is a mess. Numerous elected officials have spoken to The Golden Hammer […]

Montgomery County didn’t originate political name-calling

Conroe, March 9 – In recent months, Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal’s “chief of staff” jim fredricks, who posed under the pseudonym “Yizguy” regularly referred to Precinct 3 County Commissioner James Noack as “little Jimmy” apparently in reference to his height and The Golden Hammer‘s Publisher as “E.T.” apparently in reference to his appearance. Former Animal […]

Paranoia consumes Montgomery County Judge’s office in midst of County Treasurer reorganization, reveals why entire Commissioners Court should manage County government

Conroe, March 8 – Documents, which The Golden Hammer has obtained, reveal the paranoia with which the Montgomery County government operates, the hyper-politicalization, and the reason management and operation of the County government should fall under the entire Commissioners Court rather than a hyper-political County Judge Craig Doyal. After some foot-dragging, County officials eventually released the […]

County Commissioners continue to make joke of “Code of Ethics”

County Commissioners continue to make joke of “Code of Ethics”

Conroe, February 28 – The Montgomery County Commissioners Court, under the “leadership” of County Judge Craig Doyal, continues to mock and ignore the so-called “Code of Ethics” which the Court approved on January 24, 2017. The Court took that action only because the Texas Department of Transportation set a February 7, 2017, deadline by which […]