Entire Commissioners Court (sans Doyal) receives Golden Hammer Award for more than $13 million of “slush fund” spending

Conroe, May 25 – All four of the Montgomery County Commissioners (without County Judge Doyal) received the Golden Hammer Award on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, for spending more than $13 million in “slush funds” during Fiscal Year 2017 so far. The “slush funds” are dollars that Doyal and the Commissioners have hidden from outside of […]

County Judge, Halff’s Baker, Stuckey put on nicely-staged production to support their beloved Decimation of Hope Highway

County Judge, Halff’s Baker, Stuckey put on nicely-staged production to support their beloved Decimation of Hope Highway

Image: Troy Stuckey, the “citizen” who didn’t identify his connection to Commissioner Charlie Riley, County Judge Craig Doyal, or the paid vendors of the Decimation of Hope Highway, when he spoke on May 23 to the Commissioners Court in favor of the $73 million 3.6 mile Tx-249 extension spending debacle. Conroe, May 24 – Montgomery […]

Decimation of Hope Highway funding back on Commissioners Court agenda

Conroe, May 20 – In a desperate, gasping move, Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal and Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley have put the expenditure of $46,350 for the Tx-249 3.6 mile Decimation of Hope Highway extension back on the Agenda for the May 23, 2017, Commissioners Court meeting. The measure went down to defeat […]

BREAKING NEWS: Congratulations on a WELL DESERVED retirement!

BREAKING NEWS: Congratulations on a WELL DESERVED retirement!

Image: Jule Puckett, the highest paid secretary in the entire Montgomery County government (in striped shirt, second from right) along with her friends Karen van Buren (far left), Marie Moore (holding plates), and Julie Martineau (far right). ERIC YOLLICK, The Golden Hammer Conroe, May 19 – Congratulations on a WELL DESERVED retirement! In this instance, who […]

“A million here, a million there, pretty soon, you’re talking real money”: where the Montgomery County Commissioners Court goes completely awry

“A million here, a million there, pretty soon, you’re talking real money”: where the Montgomery County Commissioners Court goes completely awry

Image: United States Senator Everett McKinley Dirksen (right), the Senate Republican Leader, arguing with Senator Mike Mansfield (left), the democrat leader, in 1967, a time when Republicans actually against too much government spending. Conroe, May 18 – Arguing about too much government spending, United States Senate Republican Leader Everett Dirksen once said, “A million here, a […]

Budget numbers reveal Commissioner Meador’s terrible Precinct management (part 1 of a 4-part series)

Budget numbers reveal Commissioner Meador’s terrible Precinct management (part 1 of a 4-part series)

Image: Precinct 1 Commissioner Mike Meador partying it up at his secret “camp party” with his financial contributors and political friends. Willis, May 14 – Montgomery County Precinct 1 Commissioner Mike Meador’s budget and management of his Precinct road and bridge operations are completely haywire. Expenditure data The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, recently […]

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