How “open government” should work: from Stephanne’s mind’s inner recesses to enactment

Conroe, April 20 – County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport introduced the idea of a “reorganization” of her County Department, which has six employees, in early September, 2016. Her proposal faced much trouble and some opposition from the County’s Human Resources Department and from two of the members of the Montgomery County Commissioners Court. The proposal finally […]

It’s time for Doyal to discipline fredricks

It’s time for Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal to discipline his “chief of staff” jim fredricks. fredricks makes $118,000 per year in salary as a County employee, plus, of course, the massive benefits that Doyal pays since he has failed to do anything to control County spending. Let’s look at fredricks’ track record: March 28, […]

Doyal violates County Human Resources policy, chases Animal Shelter Director Jackson away with politically-charged accusations in secret March 24 meeting

Doyal violates County Human Resources policy, chases Animal Shelter Director Jackson away with politically-charged accusations in secret March 24 meeting

Image: Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal (right) with political consultant Marc Davenport (left). Conroe, March 29 – While directly violating Montgomery County’s Employee Policy Manual, Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal and his “chief of staff” jim fredricks chased away the best Director in the history of the Montgomery County Animal Shelter, Charles W. Jackson, who […]

Elected official to Marie Moore: “You need to give your heart to Jesus because the rest of you belongs to us”

Elected official to Marie Moore: “You need to give your heart to Jesus because the rest of you belongs to us”

Conroe, March 23 – Precinct 4 Administrator Marie Moore who now works for County Commissioner Jim Clark at his office in New Caney was the subject of a story in a blog which attempts to compete with The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper. That blog failed to provide the full story which Moore disclosed […]

Commissioner Noack fires back with “thank you” to County Human Resources Department, calls Davenport speech “reprehensible public rant”

Commissioner Noack fires back with “thank you” to County Human Resources Department, calls Davenport speech “reprehensible public rant”

Image: County Human Resources Department Employees Emily Sain, Cindy Carevic, Mandy Pyle, Director Dodi Shaw, Assistant Director Kathy Flowers, with beautiful bouquet of flowers from Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noack. The Woodlands, March 15 – County Commissioner James Noack fired back this afternoon at County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport’s speech during Commissioners Court yesterday. The circumstances arose […]

Paranoia consumes Montgomery County Judge’s office in midst of County Treasurer reorganization, reveals why entire Commissioners Court should manage County government

Conroe, March 8 – Documents, which The Golden Hammer has obtained, reveal the paranoia with which the Montgomery County government operates, the hyper-politicalization, and the reason management and operation of the County government should fall under the entire Commissioners Court rather than a hyper-political County Judge Craig Doyal. After some foot-dragging, County officials eventually released the […]

County Commissioner Noack Fights to Shine Light On County, Judge Doyal Grasps for Secrecy, as They Trade Barbs; Lieutenant Governor, Senator Recognize Noack’s Leadership

County Commissioner Noack Fights to Shine Light On County, Judge Doyal Grasps for Secrecy, as They Trade Barbs; Lieutenant Governor, Senator Recognize Noack’s Leadership

Featured Image, left to right: Senator Brandon Creighton, Senator Paul Bettencourt, Precinct 3 Montgomery County Commissioner James Noack, Maverick Noack, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick. Conroe, February 21 – Precinct 3 County Commissioner James Noack and County Judge Craig Doyal traded lofty accusations arising out of the dispute between County Human Resources Director Dodi Shaw and […]