THE GOLDEN HAMMER’S JANUARY 24, 2017 COMMISSIONERS COURT RATINGS: Commissioners Pass Ethics Policy Under Tx-DOT Threat of Funding Withdrawal!

Conroe, January 28 – The Golden Hammer released Commissioners Court ratings for the January 24, 2017, meeting, with cumulative scores as well for the Fiscal Year 2017 reporting period. Points are good. COMMISSIONERS COURT MEETING JANUARY 24, 2017, 9:30 A.M. (Judge Doyal and Commissioners, Meador, Noack, Riley, and Clark were present.) The Consent Agenda was […]

Guest Editorial: “Lipstick on a Pig” with Rebuttal to Doyal, by Commissioner James Noack

Guest Editorial: “Lipstick on a Pig” with Rebuttal to Doyal, by Commissioner James Noack

(Commissioner Noack’s rebuttal comments to a recent editorial of County Judge Craig Doyal are in bold and all caps. The remainder of the editorial Noack had previously published.) Judge Doyal and Commissioner Riley are forceful and hubristic in their intent to destroy the community with the Woodlands Parkway extension. Judge Doyal has wasted your tax […]

Newspaper Death Watch Marches On

Newspaper Death Watch Marches On

  Conroe, January 21 – Traditional newspapers are dying for two primary reasons. First, many of the newspapers hide the truth and have taken on a liberal pro-government bias of which citizens are sick and tired. Second, the quality of the reporting and investigative journalism has deteriorated to terrible levels. Many newspapers now just report […]

Doyal, Riley, Clark Attorney Payments from Contributions Legal but Ethically Questionable

Austin, January 20 – The payments totaling more than $100,000 of County Judge Craig Doyal, Commissioner Charlie Riley, and Commissioner Jim Clark to their criminal defense attorneys are legal but ethically questionable. Doyal, Riley, and Clark filed their statutorily-required semiannual campaign finance reports with County Elections Administrator Suzie Harvey, sister of County Auditor Phyllis Martin, […]

$1.3 MILLION HIGHWAY BOONDOGGLE LEADS JANUARY 24 COURT AGENDA

Conroe, January 20, 2017 – A proposed $1.3 million payment for County Judge Craig Doyal’s and Commissioner Charlie Riley’s TX-249 “Decimation of Hope Highway” project to build a 3.6 mile road for a total $100 million at the far southwest edge of Montgomery County highlights the Commissioners Court Agenda for January 24, 2017, at 9:30 […]

TEXAS MONTHLY GETS ITS “BUM STEER” AWARD BACK

TEXAS MONTHLY GETS ITS “BUM STEER” AWARD BACK

THE ONLY “BUM STEER” AWARD THE GOLDEN HAMMER WILL EVER GIVE: TEXAS MONTHLY GETS ITS AWARD BACK FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY GOVERNMENT SPENDING EXPLOSION! Conroe, January 15 – The Golden Hammer announced that it was giving Texas Monthly magazine its “Bum Steer” Award right back. The Golden Hammer Publisher Eric Yollick explained, “In 2000, TM gave […]

DOYAL’S TX-249 TOLLROAD DECIMATES COUNTY FUNDS

DOYAL’S TX-249 TOLLROAD DECIMATES COUNTY FUNDS

Magnolia, January 9 – Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal and County Commissioner Charlie Riley are leading the charge forward on a $100 million non-voter-approved road bond project that will cost Montgomery County taxpayers more than $100 million to construct a 3.6 mile tollroad extension of State Highway 249 at the far southwest edge of the […]

NOVEMBER 2015 ROAD BOND PASSED BUT FAILED

NOVEMBER 2015 ROAD BOND PASSED BUT FAILED

Conroe, January 13 – In a December 28, 2016, press release, County Judge Craig Doyal bragged that one of “several successes for the county…in 2016” was “successfully passed a $280 million road bond election, and many projects are now underway.” Doyal revealed his confusion, because the $280 million road bond passed in 2015, not 2016. […]

WHY THE “GOETZGATE” SCANDAL IS MORE RELEVANT IN 2017 THAN 2016

WHY THE “GOETZGATE” SCANDAL IS MORE RELEVANT IN 2017 THAN 2016

The “Goetzgate” scandal requires some explaining from County Judge Craig Doyal and Commissioner Charlie Riley. Magnolia, January 13 – With the tension between County Judge Craig Doyal and Commissioner Charlie Riley intensifying as our community approaches the 2018 elections, the “Goetzgate” scandal has started to cross people’s minds more than ever previously, because neither Doyal […]

DOYAL BEGINS ELECTORAL POLITICS 2 YEARS BEFORE 2018 ELECTIONS

DOYAL BEGINS ELECTORAL POLITICS 2 YEARS BEFORE 2018 ELECTIONS

Conroe, January 13 – In an email among the legal fund contributors to County Judge Craig Doyal’s criminal defense fund – engineers Halff Associates, Inc., engineers Binkley & Barfield, real estate developer Rick Sheldon, engineer Mike Weaver, and political consultant Peter Peters – they discussed that Craig Doyal will be “looking for blood in the […]

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