Doyal, fredricks, Olszowy share The Golden Hammer Award for hiding County contracts from Commissioners Court, citizens

Conroe, November 16 – Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal, his “chief of staff” jim fredricks (who oversees two secretaries), and Doyal’s administrative assistant Sylvia Olszowy received “The Golden Hammer Award” during the Tuesday, November 14, 2017, Commissioners Court meeting for “hammering the taxpayers.” Doyal carefully avoids having substantive conversations with citizens, but one issue which […]

Seven dictatorial examples jump out in November 14 Commissioners Court meeting agenda

Conroe, November 13 – Government succeeds at dictatorship utilizing three techniques: secrecy, destruction of the rights of freedom, and the raw wielding of power. On Tuesday, November 14, 2017, the Montgomery County Commissioners Court will meet and spend millions of citizen dollars. Since Craig Doyal became the County Judge and Charlie Riley became Precinct 2 […]

Animal Shelter, Doyal’s Nepotistic Proclamation keynote August 22 Commissioners Court meeting

Animal Shelter, Doyal’s Nepotistic Proclamation keynote August 22 Commissioners Court meeting

Conroe, August 22 – The Montgomery County Animal Shelter and County Judge Craig Doyal’s nepotistic proclamation honoring his daughter and his daughter’s boss within the County government are two of the highlights of the August 22, 2017, 9:30 a.m., Commissioners Court meeting. There will be a particularly fun “Golden Hammer Award” during the citizen comments. […]

Montgomery County Judge Doyal utilizes agendas to hide County business in sharp contrast to his predecessor

Conroe, August 13 – As his four-year term has progressed, Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal has come to shroud the County government in a great cloak of secrecy. The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, has completed a careful study of 2014 agendas during the term of former County Judge Alan B. Sadler to […]

The Golden Hammer, County watchdog, celebrates 100 days of publication

The Golden Hammer, County watchdog, celebrates 100 days of publication

Conroe, April 23 – The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, celebrates 100 days of publication today. The online newspaper began publication at 12:01 a.m., Saturday, January 14, 2017. For the first three weeks, the paper published weekly. It also had some major kinks to work out. One of them was the appearance. In its […]

Darkness and secrecy envelope Montgomery County government: Secretive “Consent Agenda” again dominates Commissioners Court agenda for April 25 meeting, executive session agenda items (21A and 21B) clearly violate Texas Open Meetings Act

Darkness and secrecy envelope Montgomery County government: Secretive “Consent Agenda” again dominates Commissioners Court agenda for April 25 meeting, executive session agenda items (21A and 21B) clearly violate Texas Open Meetings Act

Image: The appearance of the upcoming Commissioners Court meeting. Conroe, April 22 – A massive and secretive “Consent Agenda” again dominates the agenda for the April 25, 2017, Montgomery Commissioners Court meeting. Without communicating with each other, County Judge Craig Doyal and the four County Commissioners will approve millions of dollars of spending, budget amendments, […]

Doyal, Blair: Mental health secrecy surfaces during Tuesday Commissioners Court meeting

Conroe, April 14 – Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal has resorted to an entirely more aggressiveness form of secrecy that appeared during the Tuesday, April 11, 2017, Commissioners Court meeting. Doyal placed an item on the “Consent Agenda,” which the Commissioners Court rarely reviews, discusses, or even considers, that called for adoption of a resolution […]

Secrecy, waste, Animal Shelter dominate Commissioners Court’s first agenda since Doyal, Riley struck down one of main provisions of Open Meetings Act

Secrecy, waste, Animal Shelter dominate Commissioners Court’s first agenda since Doyal, Riley struck down one of main provisions of Open Meetings Act

Image: On March 24, 2017, County Judge Craig Doyal held a secret meeting with Animal Shelter Director Charles Jackson (shown here) in which Doyal, with no evidentiary basis whatsoever, confronted Jackson with allegations that he was a “racist,” a “homophone,” and a “bigot.” When Jackson, of course, denied the baseless charges, Doyal sought to secure […]

BREAKING NEWS: County Attorney Lambright, The Golden Hammer Partner to Vindicate Gun Rights!!!

BREAKING NEWS STORY! Conroe, April 4 – Thanks to the fearless gun rights advocacy of County Attorney J.D. Lambright and the willingness of the staff of The Golden Hammer to risk a constitutional crisis, the Montgomery County’s Sadler Administration Building is now safe to the citizens’ “right to bear arms” under the Second Amendment to the […]

BREAKING NEWS: Trial of the 21st Century, The TOMA Trial: ORN Mayor Kuykendall fears the Open Meetings Act, Riggs stands for the right of government officials to conduct business in secret

Afternoon begins with strange testimony wherein Mayor Kuykendall said he fears his constituents Conroe, March 30 – Oak Ridge North Mayor Jim Kuykendall took the witness standing the Texas Open Meetings Act (“TOMA”) trial of criminal defendants Craig Doyal, County Judge, Charlie Riley, Precinct 2 County Commissioner, and Marc Davenport, political consultant. Kuykendall has been […]