Martin, Doyal, Meador seek to tuck County budget process into secret committee

ARE THE TAXPAYERS “NOTHING MORE THAN…[CRAIG DOYAL’S] ATM”? Conroe, February 27 – Montgomery County Auditor Phyllis Martin, working closely with County Judge Craig Doyal and “chief of staff” jim fredricks, added an Agenda item to create a secret budget committee that would take the departmental budget review power away from the Commissioners Court and tuck […]

The Endless Corruption of Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal

Conroe, February 24 – The corruption of County Judge Craig Doyal is endless. The “Hit List,” nepotism, multi-million dollar conflicts of interest, enforced secrecy, and at least one more item which is frosting on the cake mark his tenure. During a presentation at a Montgomery County Tea Party meeting, a Houston attorney this past Monday […]

The Golden Hammer’s Local “Week in Review”

Conroe, February 19 – Here’s some highlights of what happened in politics and government in Montgomery County during the past week. “County Attorney Lambright Ghost-Edits, Partly Writes Fake News Story in Courier Blog to Slam Critic Yollick; Agador Sparatacus Exposed” (February 10, 2017). County Attorney J.D. Lambright ghost-wrote a Courier article under a reporter’s name to […]

BREAKING NEWS: The Golden Hammer’s Records Request Begins to Reveal “Treasurer”-Trove of Documents Related to County In-fighting under Dictatorial Doyal’s Direction

Conroe, February 18 – Yesterday, The Golden Hammer initiated a massive Public Information Act/Open Records request concerning the in-fighting between County Judge Craig Doyal, County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport, Human Resources Director Dodi Shaw, “chief of staff” Jim Fredricks and others, a request which has already begun to yield a “treasurer trove” (pun intended) of documents. On January […]

Clark-Noack Resolution to Return County Departments Back to Supervision of Entire Commissioners Court Matter of Sound Management, Ethics

Clark-Noack Resolution to Return County Departments Back to Supervision of Entire Commissioners Court Matter of Sound Management, Ethics

Conroe, February 14 – Although the Commissioners Court Agenda for 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, February 14, 2017, contains many issues involving millions of dollars to the taxpayers, no issue may be of more vital concern to the fiscal condition of Montgomery County than the resolution, which Precinct 4 Commissioner Jim Clark and Precinct 3 Commissioner James […]

Steganography on Display: County Judge Doyal, Chief of Staff Fredricks Late-Friday Commissioners Court Agenda, Consisting of 16 Pages and 2,274 Pages of Backup Documents; Impossible for Commissioners, Public to Have Meaningful Notice

Conroe, February 12 – Without providing any advance information to the rest of the Commissioners Court or the public, County Judge Craig Doyal and his Chief of Staff Jim Fredricks posted an agenda for the February 14, 2017, 9:30 a.m., Commissioners Court meeting with 2,274 pages of backup. Clearly, Doyal and Fredricks seek to prevent […]

The Golden Hammer Offers Help to Struggling Courier Blog

The Golden Hammer Offers Help to Struggling Courier Blog

January 25, 2017, Conroe – What used to be a proud newspaper, by the name of The Conroe Courier, which the Owen family ran many years ago, has descended into a troubled blog with little fact-checking, poor editing, and a ghost town of an office. Today, it is little more than the Courier blog. The […]