DOYAL’S TX-249 TOLLROAD DECIMATES COUNTY FUNDS

DOYAL’S TX-249 TOLLROAD DECIMATES COUNTY FUNDS

Magnolia, January 9 – Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal and County Commissioner Charlie Riley are leading the charge forward on a $100 million non-voter-approved road bond project that will cost Montgomery County taxpayers more than $100 million to construct a 3.6 mile tollroad extension of State Highway 249 at the far southwest edge of the […]

ANIMAL SHELTER, DIRECTOR JACKSON ACHIEVE 91.6% LIVE RELEASE IN FIRST MONTH!

ANIMAL SHELTER, DIRECTOR JACKSON ACHIEVE 91.6% LIVE RELEASE IN FIRST MONTH!

Conroe, January 13, 2017 – During the first month of Director Charles W. Jackson’s tenure, the live release rate of the Montgomery County Animal Shelter (MCAS) has soared to 91.6%, Jackson announced to the staff of The Golden Hammer in an exclusive story. MCAS maintains those statistics pursuant to the Asilomar Accords, which are criteria […]

NOVEMBER 2015 ROAD BOND PASSED BUT FAILED

Conroe, January 13 – In a December 28, 2016, press release, County Judge Craig Doyal bragged that one of “several successes for the county…in 2016” was “successfully passed a $280 million road bond election, and many projects are now underway.” Doyal revealed his confusion, because the $280 million road bond passed in 2015, not 2016. […]

WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP CHAIRMAN GORDY BUNCH EXPLAINS, CLARIFIES HIS POSITION ON INCORPORATION

The Woodlands, January 13, 2017 – During the November, 2016, Woodlands Township elections, there was much debate and discussion concerning incorporation of The Woodlands as a city. The Woodlands is presently an unincorporated subdivision of Montgomery County. Bruce Tough’s and The Woodlands Development Company’s “70 Percent Tax Increase” campaign argued that incumbent Woodlands Township Board […]

WHY THE “GOETZGATE” SCANDAL IS MORE RELEVANT IN 2017 THAN 2016

The “Goetzgate” scandal requires some explaining from County Judge Craig Doyal and Commissioner Charlie Riley. Magnolia, January 13 – With the tension between County Judge Craig Doyal and Commissioner Charlie Riley intensifying as our community approaches the 2018 elections, the “Goetzgate” scandal has started to cross people’s minds more than ever previously, because neither Doyal […]

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 […]