Precinct 2 Commissioner candidates Dawson, Parker discuss Citizens Budget Committee Report, while Riley stands mute; meanwhile, serious legal issue arises with “Budget Workshop”

Precinct 2 Commissioner candidates Dawson, Parker discuss Citizens Budget Committee Report, while Riley stands mute; meanwhile, serious legal issue arises with “Budget Workshop”

Image: Precinct 2 County Commissioner candidate Gregory Parker. Magnolia, July 25 – Both Brian Dawson and Gregory Parker, the two challengers running against incumbent Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlier Riley, contacted The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, to discuss the Citizens Budget Committee Report, which issued on Friday, July 21, 2017. When this newspaper […]

How do the Montgomery County Commissioners Court members grade 3/4ths through this Fiscal Year?

How do the Montgomery County Commissioners Court members grade 3/4ths through this Fiscal Year?

Image: A “bell curve.” Conroe, July 21 – Now that the 2017 Fiscal Year is three-fourths complete, Montgomery County citizens should ask how the Commissioners Court make the grade? The Golden Hammer has compiled a rating system for every Commissioners Court meeting and every vote in those meetings since October 1, 2016, the beginning of the […]

Riley spends vast majority of campaign funds on legal fees

Conroe, July 19 – Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley’s mid-year campaign finance report showed that Riley spent the vast majority of his campaign funds on legal fees. Riley is a criminal defendant in a prosecution by the State of Texas under the Texas Open Meetings Act (TOMA) for Riley’s involvement in negotiating a November, […]

While the Montgomery County government doesn’t spur local economic growth, the data in a comparison with Fort Bend County reveals that the County’s massive spending and taxes have had a profound negative impact on median family income levels

While the Montgomery County government doesn’t spur local economic growth, the data in a comparison with Fort Bend County reveals that the County’s massive spending and taxes have had a profound negative impact on median family income levels

Image: Fort Bend County, Texas, mostly southwest of the big city of Houston. Conroe and Rosenberg, July 16 – Comparing Montgomery County, north of Houston and Harris County, to Fort Bend County, mostly southwest of Houston and Harris County, reveals a striking conclusion: while the Montgomery County government has obviously failed to spur economic development, […]

Commissioner Charlie Riley sticks his foot in his mouth (again), makes clear he doesn’t understand “The Golden Hammer”

Commissioner Charlie Riley sticks his foot in his mouth (again), makes clear he doesn’t understand “The Golden Hammer”

Conroe, July 14 – Open mouth. Insert foot. So it went for Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner Charlie Riley who expressed his ignorance of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and of Montgomery County Courthouse security procedures. Riley, a regular recipient of “The Golden Hammer Award” which recognizes County officials who “hammer the […]

Prosecutors provide cogent summary of criminal case against County Judge Doyal, Commissioner Riley, Davenport, argue trial court should not have dismissed criminal proceedings against them

Prosecutors provide cogent summary of criminal case against County Judge Doyal, Commissioner Riley, Davenport, argue trial court should not have dismissed criminal proceedings against them

Beaumont, July 13 – The prosecutors, acting on behalf of the State of Texas, who are pursuing criminal convictions against Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal, Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley, and local political boss and consultant Marc Davenport, filed their opening Brief late in the day on Monday, July 10, 2017, in the Ninth […]

Montgomery County Commissioners Court approves unseen “master plan” for airport which is “concrete hole into which we’re pouring money”

Montgomery County Commissioners Court approves unseen “master plan” for airport which is “concrete hole into which we’re pouring money”

Conroe, July 12 – The Montgomery County Commissioners Court voted to approve a “master plan” for the Montgomery County Airport which the members of the Commissioners Court never saw. Local activist and sage Bill O’Sullivan described the airport as a “concrete hole into which we’re pouring money,” because the “master plan called for spending $3.9 […]

BREAKING NEWS! Prosecution files brief, presses forward, in criminal case against Doyal, Riley, Davenport: The TOMA Trial, the Trial of the 21st Century

BREAKING NEWS! Conroe, July 12 – The prosecution, the State of Texas, filed its Brief in the Beaumont Court of Appeals late Monday, July 10, 2017, arguing that the trial judge, Randy Clapp of Wharton County who acted as a visiting judge, erred when he ruled that the Texas Open Meetings Act (TOMA) was unconstitutional […]

Commissioners Court’s reckless spending to continue during July 11 meeting

Commissioners Court’s reckless spending to continue during July 11 meeting

Image: Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal and Montgomery County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport. Conroe, July 11 – The Montgomery County Commissioners Court’s reckless spending will continue during the July 11, 2017, meeting, which will begin at 9:30 a.m. As always, the secretive “consent” agenda dominates the agenda and comprises nine (9) single-spaced pages of tricks, wasteful […]