Montgomery County Commissioners Riley, Meador receive Golden Hammer for plundering more than half of million dollars from their much-needed road materials accounts

Conroe, Magnolia, and Willis, December 3 – Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner Charlie Riley and Precinct 1 County Commissioner Mike Meador received The Golden Hammer Award – for hammering the taxpayers – on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, during the Commissioners Court meeting for squandering more than $500,000 of budgeted funds for much-needed asphalt and road […]

Two years after passage of the road bond referendum, Montgomery County has seen little progress on roads, which are becoming a “spaghetti loop”

Two years after passage of the road bond referendum, Montgomery County has seen little progress on roads, which are becoming a “spaghetti loop”

Image: Traffic congestion, without appropriate mobility planning by Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal and the Commissioners Court, is turning Montgomery County’s roads into a “spaghetti loop,” according to mobility expert Bill O’Sullivan. Conroe, November 18 – More than two years after passage of the $280 million, November, 2015, road bond referendum that Montgomery County Judge […]

Let’s keep our eye on the spending ball

Let’s keep our eye on the spending ball

Image: The Eye by Tony Tasset, in downtown Dallas, 1607 Main Street. Conroe, November 5 – With elections and campaigning, Grand Jury investigations of Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal and Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley, pending criminal proceedings in the Beaumont Court of Appeals against Doyal, Riley, and corrupt local political boss Marc Davenport, it’s […]

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 […]