After Commissioner Clark, citizens hammer Commissioners Court on wasteful Tx-249 tollway spending, Doyal, Riley, Meador ignore concerns and spend another $405,500

Conroe, September 5 – After Precinct 4 County Commissioner Jim Clark and several citizens complained to the Montgomery County Commissioners Court about wasteful spending on the 3.6 mile $73 million (!) Tx-249 tollway, County Judge Craig Doyal, Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley, and Precinct 1 County Commissioner Mike Meador ignored their concerns and voted […]

August 22 Golden Hammer Award: Doyal, Riley recklessly hire questionable firm to support Tx-249 Tollway construction, pay $405,500 out of taxpayers’ funds

Conroe, August 27 – Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal and Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley received “The Golden Hammer Award” for “hammering the taxpayers” with their reckless hiring of CDM Smith to conduct a traffic study to support construction of their beloved 3.6 mile, $73 million Tx-249 Tollway, at the far southwest edge of […]

TxDOT to hold hearing on Doyal-Riley Tx-249 Tollway “Decimation of Hope Highway”

Conroe, August 24 – The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) quietly noticed a series of confusing posts on their website announcing, canceling, and then announcing again an “open house,” formal presentation, and comment period for the Decimation of Hope Highway, the Tx-249 Extension project, which TxDOT has split into three sections. The hearing and comment […]

Doyal, Riley seek to spend $405,500 more in County funds on Tx-249 Tollway

Conroe, August 21 – County Judge Craig Doyal and Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley, both of whom have severe conflicts of interest, have placed on the Tuesday, August 22, 2017, Commissioners Court meeting a $405,500 proposed contract with CDM Smith, Inc., for the firm to redo the terribly-faulty Traffic and Revenue Study for the […]

Greg Parker announces bid for Precinct 2 County Commissioner: “Charlie Riley has totally abdicated his job duties”

Conroe, July 7 – In a hard-hitting announcement, Greg Parker of Conroe, who is a former two-term County Commissioner of Comal County (county seat: New Braunfels), declared his candidacy for Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner against incumbent Charlie Riley and local businessman Brian Dawson, who announced his candidacy yesterday. Parker, Dawson, and Riley are running […]

Commissioner Noack answers the tough Tx-249 questions

Commissioner Noack answers the tough Tx-249 questions

Image: Precinct 3 County Commissioner James Noack and State Senator Brandon Creighton (R-Conroe). The Woodlands, July 5 – The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, caught up with Precinct 3 County Commissioner James Noack on Independence Day and asked him the tough questions about the Tx-249 Tollway, the 3.6 mile, $73 million tollway project at […]

Commissioner Noack’s letter to Government Abbott about the 3.6 mile Tx-249 “Taxway” (tollroad) raises major Republican issues

June 23, 2017 – Precinct 3 County Commissioner James Noack’s June 20, 2017, letter to Texas Governor Greg Abbott out the “249 Toll Road” raises some major Republican and conservative philosophical issues. The letter follows: “Dear Governor Abbott, “As you know, the Texas Department of Transportation has plans to build SH 249 from FM 1774 […]

Mark Keough declares war on corruption, cronyism, and malfeasance, opposes Montgomery County government funding of $73 million, 3.6 mile, Tx-249 tollway, also known as Decimation of Hope Highway

Mark Keough declares war on corruption, cronyism, and malfeasance, opposes Montgomery County government funding of $73 million, 3.6 mile, Tx-249 tollway, also known as Decimation of Hope Highway

Image: The face of reform in Montgomery County, State Representative Mark Keough, who is running for County Judge in the 2018 Republican Primary Election. Keough announced that he will oppose Montgomery County funding and constructing the project, which Tx-DOT has made clear they’d do anyway. Conroe, June 13 – A new reformer has come to […]