“Decimation of Hope Highway” spending boondoggle dominates April 11 Commissioners Court, The Golden Hammer releases ratings; all five Court members receive the “Jethro Bodine Award”!

“Decimation of Hope Highway” spending boondoggle dominates April 11 Commissioners Court, The Golden Hammer releases ratings; all five Court members receive the “Jethro Bodine Award”!

Conroe, April 14 – The Montgomery County Commissioners held a meeting on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at 9:30 a.m., in which County Judge Craig Doyal’s and Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley’s pet project, the $100 million 3.6 mile Tx-249 “Decimation of Hope Highway” project at the far southwest edge of Montgomery County, dominated the […]

BREAKING NEWS: City of Conroe cites Montgomery County for “doing work without proper permits, demo[lition] without Asbestos Survey,” fines County government

BREAKING NEWS: City of Conroe cites Montgomery County for “doing work without proper permits, demo[lition] without Asbestos Survey,” fines County government

Image: The Inspection/Violation Notice City of Conroe inspector Jeff McCaffrey issued to Montgomery County for “Doing work without proper permits, Demo[lition] without Asbestos Survey” along with a $500 fine to the County. Conroe, April 12 – The City of Conroe shut down a Montgomery County Building Maintenance Department job inside the Lee G. Alworth Courthouse […]

Noack, Clark spending reduction proposals in revised “Budget Packet” set for Tuesday Commissioners Court approval

Conroe, April 8 – After Precinct 3 County Commissioner James Noack and Precinct 4 County Commissioner Jim Clark complained about the failure of County Judge Craig Doyal’s and County Auditor Phyllis Martin’s so-called “Budget Packet” to include requested reductions in County government spending at the March 28, 2017, Montgomery County Commissioners Court meeting, Noack and […]

Doyal proposes to discuss Animal Shelter Director disaster (which he caused) in secret executive session Tuesday

Conroe, April 8 – Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal, whose secret actions triggered the resignation of Montgomery County Animal Shelter Director Charles Jackson on March 28, now has included in the Tuesday, April 11, 2017, Commissioners Court Agenda, which he prepared a secret executive session to discuss the hiring of the next Animal Shelter Director. […]

Secrecy, waste, Animal Shelter dominate Commissioners Court’s first agenda since Doyal, Riley struck down one of main provisions of Open Meetings Act

Secrecy, waste, Animal Shelter dominate Commissioners Court’s first agenda since Doyal, Riley struck down one of main provisions of Open Meetings Act

Image: On March 24, 2017, County Judge Craig Doyal held a secret meeting with Animal Shelter Director Charles Jackson (shown here) in which Doyal, with no evidentiary basis whatsoever, confronted Jackson with allegations that he was a “racist,” a “homophone,” and a “bigot.” When Jackson, of course, denied the baseless charges, Doyal sought to secure […]

Doyal pushed for appointment of Stephanne Davenport as County Treasurer to get his daughter Lindsey Doyal into a higher paying job

Doyal pushed for appointment of Stephanne Davenport as County Treasurer to get his daughter Lindsey Doyal into a higher paying job

Image: Betty Graham was the first Montgomery County employee in history to receive a 45-Year Service Pin in 2014. Graham retired from Montgomery County in 2016 after 47 years of service. Graham had been County Treasurer Martha Gustavsen’s choice as her interim successor as County Treasurer. The Commissioners Court voted to appoint Stephanne Davenport instead. […]

New twist to Doyal’s hyper secrecy

Conroe, April 6 – A cache of documents The Golden Hammer has obtained has revealed a new twist to the hyper secrecy of Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal, the King of Government Darkness: he hides documents from his Commissioners Court colleagues and refuses to permit County Department heads to provide them with information, unless they make […]

“Decimation of Hope Highway”: Total waste of $100 million of County tax dollars confirmed

“Decimation of Hope Highway”: Total waste of $100 million of County tax dollars confirmed

King of Government Darkness Craig Doyal and Prince of Government Darkness Charlie Riley plow forward on this massive boondoggle. Conroe, April 6 – The total waste of County tax dollars on the $100 million 3.6 mile Tx-249 “Decimation of Hope Highway” project received additional confirmation on Monday evening when Precinct 3 County Commissioner James Noack […]

The Inflicted Tragedy of the Montgomery County Animal Shelter

Conroe, April 5 – On March 24, 2017, Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal and his “chief of staff” jim fredricks decided to inflict a new tragedy on the Montgomery County Animal Shelter (“MCAS”). The hyper political Doyal determined to chase away Charles W. Jackson, MCAS’ Director, by summoning him to a secret meeting in Doyal’s […]

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