Citizens, leaders discuss Montgomery County mobility needs, highlight problems in Commissioners Precinct 2

Citizens, leaders discuss Montgomery County mobility needs, highlight problems in Commissioners Precinct 2

Image: Two great Republican leaders, left, State Representative Mark Keough who is running for County Judge, and right, conservative activist and Republican Precinct Chair Reagan Reed. Conroe, August 18 – The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, posed an important question to several of Montgomery County’s citizens: WHAT IS THE SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT INCOMPLETE OR […]

Metts, Hayden, Clark unite on truancy, making EMC a better place

New Caney, August 9 – Despite some politics between them, Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace James Metts, Precinct 4 Constable Kenneth “Rowdy” Hayden, and Precinct 4 County Commissioner showed a strongly united front on Monday evening at the meeting of the Concerned Citizens of East Montgomery County. The Concerned Citizens organization is one of […]

Commissioner Riley making little progress on 2-year-old road bond projects in Precinct 2

Commissioner Riley making little progress on 2-year-old road bond projects in Precinct 2

Image: Left to right, Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley, Montgomery County Hospital District Board member and Treasurer Chris Grice, and Woodlands Development Company Co-Chief Executive Tim Welbes, July 10, 2017. Magnolia, August 5 – Embattled Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley has made little progress on the November 2015 road bond projects that voters approved […]

County For Sale: Out-of County developer Rick Sheldon, a major Doyal and Riley political and legal defense fund contributor, is one of the big winners in the Tx-249 Taxway

County For Sale: Out-of County developer Rick Sheldon, a major Doyal and Riley political and legal defense fund contributor, is one of the big winners in the Tx-249 Taxway

Image: A Texas Department of Transportation map showing proposed routes for the Tx-249 extension and the location of Waco real estate developer Rick Sheldon’s tract of land. (Photo courtesy of the Texas Department of Transportation and Kelli Cook.) Conroe, July 10 – Montgomery County road policy clearly has little to do with County needs or […]

Charlie Riley Slams Citizen Interests With His Proposed Commissioner Precinct 2 Budget

Charlie Riley Slams Citizen Interests With His Proposed Commissioner Precinct 2 Budget

Image: Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley embracing major political contributor (and County vendor) Jeff Cannon, President of LJA Engineers, February 28, 2017. Magnolia, June 16 – Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley has submitted a proposed budget for his Commissioner Precinct that is against citizen interests, because it’s anti-roads, anti-spending reduction, and anti-law enforcement. Riley is very […]

Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal hammering taxpayers with gamesmanship with his own Departmental budget proposal

Conroe, June 15 – After two-and-a-half weeks of delay, Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal finally relented and produced his proposed budget for his County Judge Department for Fiscal Year 2018 to The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, in response to an Open Records Act request. Doyal’s proposal hammers the taxpayers and explains why […]

Noack’s Precinct 3 budget numbers boring (with two exceptions) (Part 3 in a 4-part series)

Noack’s Precinct 3 budget numbers boring (with two exceptions) (Part 3 in a 4-part series)

ERIC YOLLICK, The Golden Hammer The Woodlands, May 16 – Well-run government should be boring and should stay out of the headlines. Montgomery County Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noack’s budget numbers are pretty boring with two exceptions. This article is the third of a 4-part series on each of the Commissioner Precincts based upon the documents The Golden […]

Budget numbers show Commissioner Riley makes a mess of road and bridge operations in Precinct 2 (part 2 of a 4-part series)

Budget numbers show Commissioner Riley makes a mess of road and bridge operations in Precinct 2 (part 2 of a 4-part series)

Image: Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner Charlie Riley salutes some of his constituents. Magnolia, May 15 – Charlie Riley, Precinct 2 County Commissioner of Montgomery County, has terribly managed the road and bridge maintenance and construction in the southwest part of this community which he is supposed to represent. Riley is out of touch mainly […]

Budget numbers reveal Commissioner Meador’s terrible Precinct management (part 1 of a 4-part series)

Budget numbers reveal Commissioner Meador’s terrible Precinct management (part 1 of a 4-part series)

Image: Precinct 1 Commissioner Mike Meador partying it up at his secret “camp party” with his financial contributors and political friends. Willis, May 14 – Montgomery County Precinct 1 Commissioner Mike Meador’s budget and management of his Precinct road and bridge operations are completely haywire. Expenditure data The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, recently […]

$The 6 Billion Man: Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal

Conroe, March 13 – Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal is the $6 billion man when it comes to government spending. The County government budget is $377 million with a crushing $55 million per year of annual debt service and long-term debt of in excess of half a billion dollars. That’s not enough spending for Craig […]