County Treasurer’s Department: Here’s what the face of nepotism looks like, Doyal and Davenport

County Treasurer’s Department: Here’s what the face of nepotism looks like, Doyal and Davenport

Image: Lindsey’s father, County Judge Craig Doyal. Conroe, March 18 – Nepotism involving County Judge Craig Doyal’s daughter has controlled major decisions in the County Treasurer’s Department, despite some direct mis-statements of fact which Doyal and the County Treasurer made during a presentation in Commissioners Court on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Doyal directly asked County […]

Treasurer Davenport: “There’s a huge lack of integrity there” in the County Human Resources Department

Treasurer Davenport: “There’s a huge lack of integrity there” in the County Human Resources Department

Image: County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport (left) with her husband, Marc Davenport, the brilliant local political consultant (right). Conroe, March 14 – In an unusual juxtaposition and irony, County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport accused County Human Resources Director Dodi Shaw and her staff of “a huge lack of integrity there.” Davenport then proceeded to refuse to identify […]

$The 6 Billion Man: Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal

Conroe, March 13 – Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal is the $6 billion man when it comes to government spending. The County government budget is $377 million with a crushing $55 million per year of annual debt service and long-term debt of in excess of half a billion dollars. That’s not enough spending for Craig […]

County Treasurer’s embattled “reorganization” highlights March 14 Commissioners Court agenda

County Treasurer’s embattled “reorganization” highlights March 14 Commissioners Court agenda

Image: County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport. Conroe, March 11 – The embattled departmental “reorganization” of County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport, which has caused an outbreak of substantial feuding between her department and Dodi Shaw’s Human Resources Department is one of the highlights of the March 14, 2017, Commissioners Court agenda. Agenda Item 16A under “County Treasurer” might […]

BREAKING NEWS: County Treasurer Davenport Announces $31,505.59 Proposed Department Budget Reduction in Reorganization, Pushes Back Against HR Director Shaw’s “Posturing”

Conroe, February 19 – County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport announced in an exclusive with The Golden Hammer that she is reorganizing her 8-person County Department and, upon approval of the Commissioners Court, returning $31,505.59 in permanent savings to the County Budget as a result. Davenport also criticized County Human Resources Director Dodi Shaw for “posturing” (1) concerning that reorganization […]

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 […]

Breaking News: HR Director Dodi Shaw Fears for Her Job, Pledges Loyalty in Complaint Letter to County Judge Craig Doyal

Breaking News: HR Director Dodi Shaw Fears for Her Job, Pledges Loyalty in Complaint Letter to County Judge Craig Doyal

THE “HIT LIST,” DAVENPORT’S DEPARTMENTAL REORGANIZATION TO PROMOTE JUDGE DOYAL’S DAUGHTER, DOYAL’S INTERROGATATIONS CONCERNING ANTI-LOYAL CONDUCT AT JOE’S PIZZA Conroe, February 18 – A flood of County employees have leaked to The Golden Hammer a waterfall of copies of a letter, dated February 13, 2017, from Montgomery County Human Resources Director Dodi Shaw to County […]

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 […]

Doyal Salvageable, But Only If He Listens

Conroe, January 29 – County Judge Craig Doyal is salvageable, but he faces a rough and rigorous road over which he must traverse, while acting with patience and perseverance. Mostly, he must listen. We must not give up on him. We must work to change his heart. Once upon a time, a long, long time […]