County Judge Doyal, Commissioner Riley spew three biggest lies about the $73 million, 3.6 mile, Tx-249 tollroad

Conroe, September 21 – Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal, Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley, and Precinct 1 County Commissioner Mike Meador are desperate to move forward with the Tx-249 Tollway project, which they’re estimating will cost $73 million for a 3.6 mile road at the far southwest edge of Montgomery County. It’s all about […]

Two bankruptcies, but stark differences in lives afterwards between Commissioner Riley and challenger Parker (A Look at Salaries, Part 4)

Magnolia and Conroe, September 19 – In exploring the exorbitant salaries of the elected officials of the Montgomery County Commissioners Court – County Judge Craig Doyal and the four County Commissioners – The Golden Hammer has observed that, with a few exceptions, rather than attracting a higher caliber of candidates, Montgomery County’s huge salaries seem […]

While Montgomery County floods and the taxpayers face impending doom when the tax bills arrive in a month, the Commissioners Court fiddles on September 12

Conroe, September 12 – While Montgomery County suffers from a devastating, largely government-caused flood, and while taxpayers face the impending doom of receiving their property tax increase bills next month, the Montgomery County Commissioners Court fiddled around on September 12, 2017, took no action to reduce government spending, and appeared to address business as normal. […]

Massive Commissioners Court salaries: “How’s that workin’ out for ya?” (A Look At Salaries, Part 3)

Massive Commissioners Court salaries: “How’s that workin’ out for ya?” (A Look At Salaries, Part 3)

Image: Salary Comparison Chart, 2017, which the staff of The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, has compiled. Conroe, September 18 – Montgomery County Commissioners receive the highest salaries in Texas while the County Judge receives the third highest salary, as a salary comparison for the top 15 counties by population reveals. The Golden Hammer has […]

Montgomery County Commissioner Riley’s Facebook rant raises serious questions, Dawson chides Riley, Parker calls for criminal investigation

Magnolia, September 14 – Montgomery County Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley issued a rant on Facebook this afternoon that raises serious questions and seems to place his colleague and former boss, Craig Doyal, now the County Judge, on the legal hot seat as well. The entire Facebook post appears at the end of this […]

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 […]

Four out of five Commissioners Court members receive “The Golden Hammer Award” for charging taxpayers millions for unspent funds

Conroe, September 14 – Leveraging the words out of the mouth of Assistant County Attorney B.D. Griffin, who will say just about whatever Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal wants him to say as a legal opinion, four members of the Montgomery County Commissioners Court voted to do precisely what Griffin told them on August 22, […]

Riley, Davenport obtain additional extension to file brief in criminal Open Meetings Act case against them, delay clearly major political strategy

Beaumont, September 13 – Both criminal defendants Charlie Riley, Montgomery County Precinct 2 Commissioner, and Marc Davenport, local political boss and consultant as well as the First Gentleman to incumbent County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport, requested and received 21 day extensions to file their responsive appellate briefs in the case involving their criminal indictments under the […]

Doyal directed free building construction services from Montgomery County government for his and Riley’s political campaigns

Doyal directed free building construction services from Montgomery County government for his and Riley’s political campaigns

Magnolia, September 12 – Consistent with the abuse of power which former County employee Melissa Goetz reported in writing to the County’s Human Resources Department after Charlie Riley, Precinct 2 Operations Management, fired her in April, 2013, documents, which The Golden Hammer has recently obtained along with the confirmation on condition of anonymity of more than […]

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