Redux: Conroe City Councilman Duane Ham: “The Davenports’ Threats Against County Judge Craig Doyal Are An Insult To The Law Enforcement Community And The Citizens” (The Davenports, Part 1)

Redux: Conroe City Councilman Duane Ham: “The Davenports’ Threats Against County Judge Craig Doyal Are An Insult To The Law Enforcement Community And The Citizens” (The Davenports, Part 1)

Image: Conroe City Councilman Duane Ham, May 30, 2017. PUBLISHER’S NOTE: This story is the second part of our “redux” series running on Monday, August 28, 2017. The story, which we published on May 31, 2017, is the fourth most popular story in the history of this newspaper and began the celebrated series exposing the […]

Redux: Breaking News: HR Director Dodi Shaw Fears For Her Job, Pledges Loyalty In Complaint Letter To County Judge Craig Doyal

Redux: Breaking News: HR Director Dodi Shaw Fears For Her Job, Pledges Loyalty In Complaint Letter To County Judge Craig Doyal

Image: Montgomery County Human Resources Director Dodi Shaw. PUBLISHER’S NOTE: The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper will run a “redux” of the five articles you, our readers, found most popular, through the day on Monday, August 28, 2017. This article, which ran on February 18, 2017, was the fifth most popular article in this newspaper as […]

Tax Assessor-Collector McRae, Assistant County Attorney Griffin, Commissioners Court follow highly questionable policy of secrecy for tax abatements

Tax Assessor-Collector McRae, Assistant County Attorney Griffin, Commissioners Court follow highly questionable policy of secrecy for tax abatements

Image: Assistant County Attorney B.D. Griffin (left) argues for secrecy in tax abatements before the Montgomery County Commissioners Court on Tuesday, August 22, 2017, as Tax Assessor-Collector Tammy McRae (right) listens. Conroe, August 25 – Montgomery County Tax Assessor-Collector Tammy McRae, Assistant County Attorney B.D. Griffin, and the entire Commissioners Court follow a policy of […]

MAJOR BREAKING NEWS! Adrian Heath released from prison to hero’s welcome in Montgomery County

Huntsville, August 2 – Political prisoner Adrian Heath was released from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Institutional Division, at 11:01 a.m., this morning, August 2, 2017. His imprisonment, allegedly for illegal voting, was nothing short of a travesty of justice. It makes Montgomery County look like a corrupt South American dictatorship. Those directly responsible […]

Employee payroll confidentiality breaches emanate from County Treasurer Davenport’s office (the Davenports, Part 15)

Conroe, July 5 – County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport’s office, and its payroll group in particular, have become the clear sources of troubling leaks of confidential employee payroll information over the past few months. Rather than performing the Treasurer’s payroll function for obvious administrative reasons, it appears that Davenport has turned the County Treasurer’s office into […]

“Hit List” 2.0: County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport starts her own list of “friends” and “likes” of her likely electoral opponent and CISD President Melanie Pryor Bush (The Davenports, Part 11)

“Hit List” 2.0: County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport starts her own list of “friends” and “likes” of her likely electoral opponent and CISD President Melanie Pryor Bush (The Davenports, Part 11)

Image: County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport, the wife of political boss Marc Davenport, has begun to accumulate her own “Hit List” of political enemies. Conroe, June 23 – Montgomery County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport, who will attempt to run for re-election in the 2018 election, went around the small group of people who attended County Judge Craig […]

“My clients will not work with her clients on any level or they will not be my clients”: The Davenports’ direct interference with County government (The Davenports, Part 6)

“My clients will not work with her clients on any level or they will not be my clients”: The Davenports’ direct interference with County government (The Davenports, Part 6)

Image: Left to right: Wayne Mack, Stephanne Davenport, and Marc Davenport, April 9, 2017. A major issue in the 2018 elections will undoubtedly be the Davenports’ use of threats and blocks to interfere with County business and political discourse through their and their clients’ intimidation tactics. Conroe, June 7 – Local political consultant Marc Davenport […]

County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport lied about not wanting to promote County Judge’s daughter in department reorganization (The Davenports, Part 5)

County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport lied about not wanting to promote County Judge’s daughter in department reorganization (The Davenports, Part 5)

Image: Artist’s rendering of Human Resources Department Conference Room, Sadler Administration Building, September 26, 2017, meeting between Assistant Human Resources Director Kathy Flowers, Director Dodi Shaw, County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport, and County Judge Craig Doyal’s daughter, with artist rendering of exact moment when Davenport handed Personal Description Questionnaire, in which Davenport proposed to promote Judge […]

Legal update: “Video-Gate,” TOMA cases progressing slowly (The Davenports, Part 4)

Legal update: “Video-Gate,” TOMA cases progressing slowly (The Davenports, Part 4)

Conroe, June 3 – Two cases vitally important to Montgomery County – the “Video-Gate” investigation of County Judge Craig Doyal and the Texas Open Meetings Act (TOMA) criminal prosecution of Doyal, Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley, and consultant Marc Davenport – are progressing slowly. The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, provides this update after […]

Should citizens tolerate a PR guy blocking communications with elected officials? (The Davenports, Part 3)

Should citizens tolerate a PR guy blocking communications with elected officials? (The Davenports, Part 3)

Image: The Davenports: County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport and political consultant Marc Davenport at a Chamber event earlier this year. Conroe, June 2 – In response to a mere question raised to one of Marc Davenport’s political consulting clients about a certain activity with which Davenport is involved, The Golden Hammer received the correspondence below on May […]