Montgomery County Judge Doyal throws petulant fit during Tollroad meeting after Clark, Noack, Cook, several others challenge him

Conroe, January 10 – Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal threw a petulant fit during the January 9, 2017, Commissioners Court meeting when two of his colleagues – Precinct 3 County Commissioner James Noack and Precinct 4 County Commissioner Jim Clark – dared question whether there would be sufficient revenue to pay for the $95 million […]

Major County financial reporting and manipulation issue erupts during District Judge debate, portends need for reforms during 2018

Major County financial reporting and manipulation issue erupts during District Judge debate, portends need for reforms during 2018

Image: Moderator Paul Gebolys and candidates Jo Ann Linzer and Kristin Bays enjoy a laugh, as they discuss the doctrine of reliction under Texas law, before the beginning of the first 284th District Judge candidate forum of the 2018 election cycle and Shenandoah City Hall on January 4, 2018. Conroe, January 5 – A major issue […]

County Judge Doyal, Treasurer Davenport bring 2017 to close with ugly final Commissioners Court meeting

County Judge Doyal, Treasurer Davenport bring 2017 to close with ugly final Commissioners Court meeting

Conroe, December 29 – Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal and County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport brought 2017 to a close with an ugly final Commissioners Court meeting on December 19, 2017. Davenport embarrassed herself with her childish attempt to get the Commissioners Court members overrule the Texas Open Records Act so that she can hide her […]

Decimation of Hope Highway (Tx-249 Tollway): Doyal-Riley corruption radiates, as TxDOT’s Vandergriff provides solution to bring an end to Tollway cronyism

Decimation of Hope Highway (Tx-249 Tollway): Doyal-Riley corruption radiates, as TxDOT’s Vandergriff provides solution to bring an end to Tollway cronyism

Image: Texas Transportation Commissioner Victor Vandergriff stands in front of a statue of a father Tom Vandergriff, who was a Mayor of Arlington and democrat Congressman. Conroe, December 26 – Thanks to some truth, during the December 19, 2017, Montgomery County Commissioners Court meeting, from Texas Transportation Commissioner Victor Vandergriff, who oversees the Texas Department […]

“Giant Golden Penny” Awards go to three public officials for substantial savings to Montgomery County taxpayers, even in face of Doyal (“Hammer to the Citizens”), Riley efforts to increase government spending

“Giant Golden Penny” Awards go to three public officials for substantial savings to Montgomery County taxpayers, even in face of Doyal (“Hammer to the Citizens”), Riley efforts to increase government spending

Image: The three “Giant Golden Penny” Awards which went to Precinct 4 County Commissioner Jim Clark, Precinct 3 County Commissioner James Noack, and citizen Kelli Cook, for achieving substantial savings to the taxpayers with respect to the Montgomery County government, in spite of efforts by County Judge Craig Doyal (“Hammer to the Citizens”) and Precinct […]

Community Development Department Spotlight, Part 2 of 3: Doyal’s and Ducharme’s secret pay raises

Conroe, December 23 – On May 8, 1998, President W. Jeff Clinton’s personal attorney David Kendall issued a press release complaining about “leaks” from the United States Department of Justice concerning Clinton’s relationship with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. On Tuesday, December 19, 2017, Montgomery County Community Development Director Joanne Ducharme had a Clintonian moment […]

Community Development Department Spotlight, Part 1 of 3: pay day loans?

Conroe, December 22 – The procedures and track record of the Montgomery County government’s Community Development Department came into the spotlight when Department Director Joanne Ducharme tucked a $45,000 salary increase for herself over two years in a flood buyout housing grant application to the federal government that the Commissioners Court considered on December 19, […]

Penultimate profligacy portrays politicians: Montgomery County Commissioners Court December 12 ratings

Penultimate profligacy portrays politicians: Montgomery County Commissioners Court December 12 ratings

Image: Seven extreme liberals who have fought for the growth of government spending and taxes. Bottom row, left to right, Karl Marx, Josef Stalin, Vladimir I. Lenin, Friedrich Engels. Top row, left to right, Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner Charlie Riley, former American president B. Hussein Obama, Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal. Conroe, December 19 […]

Montgomery County Auditor Martin spurs Commissioners Court to spring $25,000 for fancy office for temporary committee meetings

Conroe, December 17 – County Auditor Phyllis Martin’s double-speak convinced the Montgomery County Commissioners Court to spend $25,000 on an office-space buildout on the third floor of the Sadler Administration Building the need for which is entirely unclear at the present time. While the purpose of the office space would be to provide work space […]

Power Top Ten #6: Precinct 3 County Commissioner James Noack

Power Top Ten #6: Precinct 3 County Commissioner James Noack

Image: Precinct 3 County Commissioner James Noack at the December 12, 2017, Commissioners Court meeting. Conroe, December 13 – Precinct 3 County Commissioner James Noack is the 6th most powerful person in Montgomery County. The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, continues the tradition of listing the Power Top Ten, the ten most powerful people […]

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