Montgomery County: What is “reform”? What is “establishment”?

Conroe, December 29 – As the citizens of Montgomery County enter 2018, they’re faced with a Montgomery County government that carries a reputation as one of the most corrupt, backward, and poorly-run counties in Texas if not the entire United States. As State Representative Mark Keough, who is running as a reformer for Montgomery County […]

Noack the Hero, Part 3: How the Commissioner had to intervene to save HR Director Dodi Shaw’s job from hyperpolitical Judge Doyal, Treasurer Davenport

Noack the Hero, Part 3: How the Commissioner had to intervene to save HR Director Dodi Shaw’s job from hyperpolitical Judge Doyal, Treasurer Davenport

Image: Montgomery County Human Resources Director Dodi Shaw fears for her job, as she knows she’s on County Judge Craig Doyal’s “Hit List.” Precinct 3 County Commissioner James Noack had to intervene to save Shaw’s job. Conroe, December 3 – Montgomery County Precinct 3 County Commissioner James Noack had to exert heroic efforts to save […]

Nepotism, indolence, paranoia consume Metts’ JP4 office

Nepotism, indolence, paranoia consume Metts’ JP4 office

Image: Three members of the Davenport Ring in front of “Cash Only” sign from left to right, County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport, Precinct 4 JP James Metts, and Precinct 1 JP Wayne Mack. New Caney, November 12 – Employees of James Metts’ Justice of the Peace, Precinct 4, Office have met with The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading […]

Let’s keep our eye on the spending ball

Let’s keep our eye on the spending ball

Image: The Eye by Tony Tasset, in downtown Dallas, 1607 Main Street. Conroe, November 5 – With elections and campaigning, Grand Jury investigations of Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal and Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley, pending criminal proceedings in the Beaumont Court of Appeals against Doyal, Riley, and corrupt local political boss Marc Davenport, it’s […]

Why Charlie Riley had to get Deanne a job: the full story

Why Charlie Riley had to get Deanne a job: the full story

Image: Some personnel from Precinct 5 Constable David Hill’s office, June 28, 2017, left to right: Deanne Riley (receptionist), Chris Jones (Chief Deputy), Billy Masden (Captain), and Rebecca Stauth (receptionist). Magnolia and Conroe, October 31 – Before the end of the year in 2016, Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley realized he had to get […]

BREAKING NEWS! Building Maintenance Director Case has stored personal trailer on County property for almost 9 years, leads ethically-challenged County Department

BREAKING NEWS! Conroe, October 19 – Building Maintenance Director Paul Case has stored his personal trailer and other personal property in the County government’s storage yard for almost nine (9) years according to five (5) County employees who currently or have previously worked in the County Department. The storage yard, at 19665 Airport Road, Conroe, […]

EXTRA! Precinct 2 Commissioner Candidate Parker joins CISD President Bush in calling for tax re-appraisals of Harvey-damaged properties

Conroe, September 14 – Precinct 2 County Commissioner candidate Gregory Parker, who is challenging incumbent Commissioner Charlie Riley in the March 6, 2018, Republican Primary Election joined Conroe Independent School District Board President Melanie Bush in calling for tax re-appraisals of all Tropical Storm Harvey-damaged properties. “I call for all taxing entities attached to the […]

I am a conservative. Are you?

ERIC YOLLICK, The Golden Hammer I am a conservative. Are you? Let’s define the term “conservative.” A conservative believes the following: Free markets and limited government. Government’s purpose is limited to national security, law enforcement, and enforcing contracts. Government should never plan any aspect of the economy. Government, when necessary, should only be good government. […]

Redux: 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)

Redux: 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 is the second part of our “redux” series running on Monday, August 28, 2017. The story, which we published on May 31, 2017, is the fourth most popular story in the history of this newspaper and began the celebrated series exposing the […]

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 […]

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