Guest Editorial: John Hill Wertz, Commissioners Court unprepared for Harvey disaster, volunteers save the day

PUBLISHER’S NOTE: John Hill Wertz lives in Commissioners Precinct 2, serves as the GOP Precinct Chair in Voting Precinct 69, and is the Chairman of the Montgomery County Tea Party’s Vetting Committee. Wertz provided some of the following comments during a citizen comment to the Montgomery County Commissioners Court on September 26, 2017. This Guest […]

What Romans 13 in our Post-Enlightenment Society tells us about Montgomery County government salaries (Part 2 of 3)

Image: Artist’s rendering of the Apostle Paul of Tarsus, the author of the epistles to the Romans. Conroe, September 23 – Montgomery County government salaries are completely out-of-control. If there’s anything that symbolizes the terribly poor and reckless job the County Commissioners Court has done in regulating government spending, it’s their own salaries as well […]

Harmon’s comment should be the fighting words for Montgomery County reform movement in the post-Enlightenment society in which we live!!! (Part 1 of 3)

Harmon’s comment should be the fighting words for Montgomery County reform movement in the post-Enlightenment society in which we live!!! (Part 1 of 3)

Image: left to right, City of Montgomery Police Chief Jim Napolitano, political activist Rob Harmon, and former State Representative candidate Steve Toth, October 16, 2015. Conroe, September 22 – Speaking to the Texas Tea Party Patriots PAC on Tuesday, September 19, 2017, conservative political activist Rob Harmon made a reference to the Book of Romans, […]

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 […]

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 […]

County Commissioner Riley’s longstanding state tax lien raises more salary conundrums (A Look At Salaries, Part 2)

County Commissioner Riley’s longstanding state tax lien raises more salary conundrums (A Look At Salaries, Part 2)

Image: Certified copy of long standing, unpaid, State Tax Lien against Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley. Coldsprings and Magnolia, September 17 – Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner Charlie Riley’s longstanding Texas State Tax Lien, in place and unpaid since February 21, 2002, raises more salary conundrums for Riley and the citizens of Montgomery County. […]

Montgomery County Commissioner Riley’s bankruptcy filing raises salary issues (A Look At Salaries, Part 1)

Montgomery County Commissioner Riley’s bankruptcy filing raises salary issues (A Look At Salaries, Part 1)

Image: Docket sheet for the Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Proceeding, Cause Number 02-31250, which Charlie Riley and Deanne Riley filed in 2002 in order to avoid paying their debts. Magnolia, September 16 – When Charlie Riley and Deanne Riley filed Chapter 7 Bankruptcy on February 2, 2002, to avoid paying all of their debt obligations, their […]

I am a conservative. Are you?

ERIC YOLLICK, The Golden Hammer I am a conservative. Are you? Let’s define the term “conservative.” A conservative believes the following: Free markets and limited government. Government’s purpose is limited to national security, law enforcement, and enforcing contracts. Government should never plan any aspect of the economy. Government, when necessary, should only be good government. […]

County Auditor Martin left out important facts in request for salary increase to Board of District Judges

Conroe, June 29 – When Montgomery County Auditor Phyllis Martin presented a secretive memorandum to the Board of District Judges on June 26, 2017, in which she requested a raise, Martin left out some pretty critical information about her position and about her department in comparison to the other twelve County Auditors mentioned in her […]

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 […]