If that’s not a picture of corruption, nothing is: Judge James Metts’ Corruption, continued: only judge to have a PR person on staff (the Davenports, Part 17)

If that’s not a picture of corruption, nothing is: Judge James Metts’ Corruption, continued: only judge to have a PR person on staff (the Davenports, Part 17)

Image: Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace James Metts (left) who intends to run for Precinct 4 County Commissioner against incumbent Jim Clark, County Judge Craig Doyal (right). Metts is a Davenport “client.” Doyal fears Davenport, so he follows Davenport’s orders. New Caney, July 8 – When one shoe drops, the others fall. So it […]

To clean up the County government, Montgomery County needs to purge itself of Davenport cronies Stephanne Davenport, Wayne Mack, James Metts, and Craig Doyal too

To clean up the County government, Montgomery County needs to purge itself of Davenport cronies Stephanne Davenport, Wayne Mack, James Metts, and Craig Doyal too

Image: Gulf War hero and four-star General Norman Schwarzkopf. Conroe, July 6 – General Norman Schwarzkopf said, “Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.” Schwarzkopf: “Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But of you must be without one, be […]

Montgomery County Tea Party hosts brief forum for 2018 candidates, including Keough, Bagley, Toth

Conroe, June 7 – Although the speeches were brief, the Montgomery County Tea Party presented what looked and felt like the first candidates’ forum for the 2018 election cycle on Monday night at the Church @ 242, the organization’s usual biweekly meeting location. President Patricia Tibbs hosted the presentation that involved announced candidates Mark Keough […]

“My clients will not work with her clients on any level or they will not be my clients”: The Davenports’ direct interference with County government (The Davenports, Part 6)

“My clients will not work with her clients on any level or they will not be my clients”: The Davenports’ direct interference with County government (The Davenports, Part 6)

Image: Left to right: Wayne Mack, Stephanne Davenport, and Marc Davenport, April 9, 2017. A major issue in the 2018 elections will undoubtedly be the Davenports’ use of threats and blocks to interfere with County business and political discourse through their and their clients’ intimidation tactics. Conroe, June 7 – Local political consultant Marc Davenport […]

Should citizens tolerate a PR guy blocking communications with elected officials? (The Davenports, Part 3)

Should citizens tolerate a PR guy blocking communications with elected officials? (The Davenports, Part 3)

Image: The Davenports: County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport and political consultant Marc Davenport at a Chamber event earlier this year. Conroe, June 2 – In response to a mere question raised to one of Marc Davenport’s political consulting clients about a certain activity with which Davenport is involved, The Golden Hammer received the correspondence below on May […]

Judge Wayne Mack (a Davenport client) to Marie Moore: “You need to give your heart to Jesus. Because the rest of you belongs to Marc [Davenport] and he wants his reputation back.” (The Davenports, Part 2)

Judge Wayne Mack (a Davenport client) to Marie Moore: “You need to give your heart to Jesus. Because the rest of you belongs to Marc [Davenport] and he wants his reputation back.” (The Davenports, Part 2)

Image: Precinct 4 Administrator Marie Moore received the threatening text message from Judge Wayne Mack on April 8, 2014. Conroe, June 1 – Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Wayne Mack, a client of political consultant Marc Davenport, sent a threatening text message to County employee Marie Moore on April 8, 2014: “You need to […]

Conroe City Councilman Duane Ham: “The Davenports’ threats against County Judge Craig Doyal are an insult to the law enforcement community and the citizens” (The Davenports, Part 1)

Conroe City Councilman Duane Ham: “The Davenports’ threats against County Judge Craig Doyal are an insult to the law enforcement community and the citizens” (The Davenports, Part 1)

Image: Conroe City Councilman Duane Ham, May 30, 2017. PUBLISHER’S NOTE: THIS STORY CONTAINS SOME UGLY PROFANITY IN IT. PARENTS SHOULD TAKE CARE TO READ THIS STORY ALONG WITH THEIR CHILDREN, AS SOME PARTS OF THE LANGUAGE ARE UNSUITABLE FOR MINORS. Conroe, May 31 – In a series of threats against his and his wife’s […]

The 2018 Commissioners Court elections appear likely to make Noack an even lonelier “reformer”

Conroe, May 5 – It’s still 10 months off from the Republican Primary Election. Nevertheless, one of the most frequent comments The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, receives from readers is that they are hopeful that after the 2018 elections, the County Commissioners Court will change its makeup. Just for fun, it’s time […]