Redux: Breaking News: HR Director Dodi Shaw Fears For Her Job, Pledges Loyalty In Complaint Letter To County Judge Craig Doyal

Redux: Breaking News: HR Director Dodi Shaw Fears For Her Job, Pledges Loyalty In Complaint Letter To County Judge Craig Doyal

Image: Montgomery County Human Resources Director Dodi Shaw. PUBLISHER’S NOTE: The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper will run a “redux” of the five articles you, our readers, found most popular, through the day on Monday, August 28, 2017. This article, which ran on February 18, 2017, was the fifth most popular article in this newspaper as […]

Employee payroll confidentiality breaches emanate from County Treasurer Davenport’s office (the Davenports, Part 15)

Conroe, July 5 – County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport’s office, and its payroll group in particular, have become the clear sources of troubling leaks of confidential employee payroll information over the past few months. Rather than performing the Treasurer’s payroll function for obvious administrative reasons, it appears that Davenport has turned the County Treasurer’s office into […]

Full Report to Board of District Judges: “Need for an Independent Audit Under Section 115.033 of the Texas Local Government Code”

Memorandum To:                 Honorable Board of Judges                         Honorable Brett Ligon, District Attorney From:           Eric Yollick, Private Citizen Re:                 Need for An Independent Audit Under Section 115.033 of the Texas Local Government Code Date:             December 2, 2016 – – – There are three primary reasons that the Montgomery County Grand Jury should order an independent audit […]

BREAKING NEWS: Commissioner Clark places Precinct 4 Operations Manager Willett on suspension with pay pending investigation of “Dirt-Gate” scandal

BREAKING NEWS! ERIC YOLLICK, The Golden Hammer New Caney, May 6 – Precinct 4 County Commissioner Jim Clark confirmed that he has placed his Precinct 4 Operations Manager Tracy Willett on suspension with pay pending an investigation concerning the subject of The Golden Hammer‘s May 5, 2017, story “BREAKING NEWS: Precinct 4 Operations Manager Willett uses County […]

How “open government” should work: from Stephanne’s mind’s inner recesses to enactment

Conroe, April 20 – County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport introduced the idea of a “reorganization” of her County Department, which has six employees, in early September, 2016. Her proposal faced much trouble and some opposition from the County’s Human Resources Department and from two of the members of the Montgomery County Commissioners Court. The proposal finally […]

Time to End Nepotism in the Montgomery County Government

Time to End Nepotism in the Montgomery County Government

Conroe, April 10 – It’s time to end nepotism in the Montgomery County government. In two instances – (1) the “Charlie Riley 2-Step” where he created a new position and then hired his own wife, Deanne, for it, and (2) the immense problems involving the County Treasurer’s Department and the proposal that some still-undisclosed person […]

Doyal pushed for appointment of Stephanne Davenport as County Treasurer to get his daughter Lindsey Doyal into a higher paying job

Doyal pushed for appointment of Stephanne Davenport as County Treasurer to get his daughter Lindsey Doyal into a higher paying job

Image: Betty Graham was the first Montgomery County employee in history to receive a 45-Year Service Pin in 2014. Graham retired from Montgomery County in 2016 after 47 years of service. Graham had been County Treasurer Martha Gustavsen’s choice as her interim successor as County Treasurer. The Commissioners Court voted to appoint Stephanne Davenport instead. […]

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 […]

County Treasurer’s Department: More on the Face of Nepotism

County Treasurer’s Department: More on the Face of Nepotism

Image: Patricia Reaves, Montgomery County Treasurer’s Office. Conroe, March 26 – The Golden Hammer has obtained documents that reveal more on the full story about why Montgomery County Treasurer’s Office employee Patricia Reaves suffered a demotion on January 10, 2014, which County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport closely followed with hiring County Judge Craig Doyal’s daughter, Lindsey Doyal, […]

Editorial: Stephanne Davenport is a good person, but look what nepotism made her do

ERIC YOLLICK, The Golden Hammer Stephanne Davenport is a good person. She’s done some fine things for our community. Nevertheless, her close relationship with the County Judge, Craig Doyal, and the raw nepotism there involving his daughter, Lindsey Doyal, have led to her to some actions for which Davenport should at least reconsider her conduct, explain […]