Retired County Treasurer Martha Gustavsen endorses Melanie Pryor Bush over incumbent Davenport

Conroe, January 4 – Retired Montgomery County Treasurer Martha Gustavsen, one of the most popular figures in the history of Montgomery County politics, has endorsed Conroe Independent School District Board of Trustees President Melanie Pryor Bush to replace incumbent County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport. Gustavsen had hired Davenport as a secretary in the County Treasurer’s Department […]

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 […]

Trump has no plans to block scheduled release of JFK records

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he doesn’t plan to block the scheduled release of thousands of never publicly seen government documents related to President John F. Kennedy’s assassination. “Subject to the receipt of further information,” he wrote in a Saturday morning tweet, “I will be allowing, as President, the long blocked and classified […]

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 […]

County’s conflicts of interest “disclosures” lack transparency

Conroe, June 20 – Montgomery County’s Judge, Craig Doyal, and Commissioners have provided conflict of interest disclosures which are woefully inadequate. The disclosures, which appear under the “Transparency” tab on the County’s beleaguered website, raise more questions than provide any answers, especially with respect to Doyal. State law of conflict of interest disclosures Chapter 176 […]

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 […]