TEXANS NEED TO FIRE GM SMITH, KEEP AND PROMOTE COACH O’BRIEN

Surprisingly, the Houston Texans will not win Super Bowl 51. It’s time for a front office change. They should can General Manager Rick Smith and beg Coach Bill O’Brien to stay as Head Coach and Director of Football Operations. If owner Bob McNair wishes to be kind to Smith, he should remain as General Manager […]

DOYAL BEGINS ELECTORAL POLITICS 2 YEARS BEFORE 2018 ELECTIONS

Conroe, January 13 – In an email among the legal fund contributors to County Judge Craig Doyal’s criminal defense fund – engineers Halff Associates, Inc., engineers Binkley & Barfield, real estate developer Rick Sheldon, engineer Mike Weaver, and political consultant Peter Peters – they discussed that Craig Doyal will be “looking for blood in the […]

CITIZENS BUDGET COMMITTEE FORMS

Conroe, December 20 – Eric Yollick, a private citizen and Publisher of The Golden Hammer, announced at the final Commissioners Court meeting of 2016 that he was forming a Citizens Budget Committee (CBC) to prepare a proposed budget for Montgomery County for Fiscal Year 2018. “You have failed to address spending problems and you’ve mostly […]

EDITORIAL: ETHICS REFORM PRIORITY FOR COUNTY GOVERNMENT

EDITORIAL: ETHICS REFORM PRIORITY FOR COUNTY GOVERNMENT

Montgomery County’s government desperately needs ethics reform during 2017. The “Axis of Evil” (Doyal – Riley – Clark – Meador) have created a cesspool of nepotism, conflicts of interest, and opacity. County Attorney J.D. Lambright has acted as an enabler and clearly has no conception whatsoever of his professional responsibility to the citizens of Montgomery […]

INTERVIEW WITH THE GOLDEN HAMMER PUBLISHER YOLLICK

The Golden Hammer staff sat down with the newspaper’s publisher, Eric Yollick, at his favorite spot in The Woodlands, the second floor of Barnes & Noble, on Friday, January 13, to find some answers. GH STAFF: Eric, why did you start The Golden Hammer? Yollick: I’m singularly focused on reducing government spending in the Montgomery […]

Mooney Receives First “Golden Hammer Award” for 2017

Conroe, January 10, 2017 – Montgomery County Engineer Mark Mooney received the first “Golden Hammer Award” of 2017 at the Tuesday, January 10, 2017, meeting of the Commissioners Court. The “Golden Hammer Award” recognizes instances of wasteful government spending that result in “hammering the taxpayers.” Mooney refused to accept the gold-painted hammer, so Montgomery County […]

85th Texas Legislature Preview: Can the GOP-run House and Senate get along well enough to get anything … – Austin Chronicle

Austin Chronicle   85th Texas Legislature Preview: Can the GOP-run House and Senate get along well enough to get anything … Austin Chronicle If any moment captured the underlying conflict leading into the 85th Texas Legislature, it came on the afternoon of Thursday, Jan. 5. In his dual role as lieutenant governor and president of […]

POWER TOP 10 #1 : BRETT LIGON

TOP TEN MOST POWERFUL PEOPLE IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY #1: BRETT LIGON, DISTRICT ATTORNEY.   In “The Prince,” Nicolo Machiavelli observed, “It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both.” Powerful people, influential people, and people active in the civic and business affairs of Montgomery County fear Brett Ligon.   Regular citizens […]