Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner candidate Parker calls for “punitive” County ethics reforms

Conroe, August 18 – Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner candidate Gregory Parker called for “punitive” ethics reforms concerned nepotism and conflicts of interest for the entire County government. Nepotism has been a particularly strong issue in the Precinct of County Commissioner Charlie Riley, whom Parker and local businessman Brian Dawson are challenging, after Riley created […]

Greg Parker announces bid for Precinct 2 County Commissioner: “Charlie Riley has totally abdicated his job duties”

Conroe, July 7 – In a hard-hitting announcement, Greg Parker of Conroe, who is a former two-term County Commissioner of Comal County (county seat: New Braunfels), declared his candidacy for Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner against incumbent Charlie Riley and local businessman Brian Dawson, who announced his candidacy yesterday. Parker, Dawson, and Riley are running […]

County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport lied about not wanting to promote County Judge’s daughter in department reorganization (The Davenports, Part 5)

County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport lied about not wanting to promote County Judge’s daughter in department reorganization (The Davenports, Part 5)

Image: Artist’s rendering of Human Resources Department Conference Room, Sadler Administration Building, September 26, 2017, meeting between Assistant Human Resources Director Kathy Flowers, Director Dodi Shaw, County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport, and County Judge Craig Doyal’s daughter, with artist rendering of exact moment when Davenport handed Personal Description Questionnaire, in which Davenport proposed to promote Judge […]

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 […]

County Judge Craig Doyal reveals obsession with nepotistic relationship with County Treasurer

County Judge Craig Doyal reveals obsession with nepotistic relationship with County Treasurer

Conroe, May 29 – Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal has revealed an obsession with the nepotistic relationship upon which he depends upon County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport who employs Doyal’s daughter. While it’s a classic example of the harm of nepotism within government, it’s also  sad for many other County employees as well as for Doyal’s […]

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 […]

The Golden Hammer, County watchdog, celebrates 100 days of publication

The Golden Hammer, County watchdog, celebrates 100 days of publication

Conroe, April 23 – The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, celebrates 100 days of publication today. The online newspaper began publication at 12:01 a.m., Saturday, January 14, 2017. For the first three weeks, the paper published weekly. It also had some major kinks to work out. One of them was the appearance. In its […]

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 […]

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