About Us

Our Approach

We seek breaking news stories that will assist readers in knowing what is actually happening in our community, Montgomery County, Texas. This newspaper is not a public service announcement seeking to present the best face of government. We strive to bring you what’s actually happening in politics, business, the community, sports, arts, and entertainment.

Our Story

The Golden Hammer seeks to bring the truth to light. In June, 2016, our founder and former publisher Eric Yollick sought to reduce government spending in the Montgomery County government to reform that monster. He observed that other so-called newspapers were neither mainstream nor news. They were far-left rationalizers of government growth and corruption. This newspaper is a tool to bring that reform to reality.

Meet the Team

Publisher

Kelli Cook

Kelli Cook was born in Vernal, Utah. She graduated from Uintah High School in Vernal. She is married and has two children. Kelli worked as a surgical assistant, for the podiatrist of the Utah Jazz, and as an assistant at the Magnolia and Conroe ISDs. (For that, she apologizes.) She is an avid snow skier, hiker, artist (oil paintings), and white water rafter. She loves to read and do anything outside, especially working as a rancher and chicken farmer.

Kelli is the Gulf Coast Regional Coordinator of the Campaign for Liberty, member of the Liberty Belles Republican Women, Chair of the Montgomery County Republican Party Finance Committee, Chair of Freedom & Liberty Conservatives PAC, and has worked on dozens of issues and political campaigns. Kelli worked to kill red light cameras in Texas, got the 20% homestead in Montgomery County, and was one of two activists who, by themselves, killed the Magnolia Tax Ratification election in August, 2018. She’s a gun rights activist.

Kelli Cook hates the government.

Eric Yollick

Founder & Former Publisher

Eric Yollick is a private citizen. He was born in a private hospital in Dallas. He attended private schools (except for first, second, and part of third grade when he erred). At the age of 6, he became a taxpayer and has continued to pay a lot of taxes ever since that time, because local, state, and federal governments never relented, even around the holidays. He’s voted in every election and come to realize that people who run for public office often lie and make false promises. Yollick has not and does not accept funds or services from the government. He’s embarrassed when he enters air-conditioned or heated government buildings and utilizes some of the government-treated air within them. Yollick works for a living so that he can pay taxes to all of the governments that take taxes. He and his wife live in an unincorporated area of Montgomery County, Texas, one of the most out-of-control county governments with respect to spending-and-taxing in America. He has read John Locke, Thomas Hobbes, and Robert Nozick, and actually believes what they wrote.

 




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