The Golden Hammer discovers $3 million of hidden tax revenue missing from the County Budget (!), another tax you pay (besides property taxes)

The Golden Hammer discovers $3 million of hidden tax revenue missing from the County Budget (!), another tax you pay (besides property taxes)

ERIC YOLLICK, The Golden Hammer Conroe, May 5 – Many readers of The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, have complained through the tipline and on social media about how high their motor vehicle registration and inspection fees have become. Montgomery County residents, like most taxpayers in Texas, are subject to another tax besides the always-rising […]

Is Charlie Riley really Gary Walsh? (Part 3 of a 2-Part series???)

Magnolia, May 4 – In the television show “Veep” there’s a character Gary Walsh who is the “bag man” for the main character in the show who is an elected official constantly running for higher office. The writer of the show explained that Gary’s loyalty to Selina Meyer, the candidate, stems from the idea that […]

County judge, commissioners file personal financial statements to meet May 1 deadline, explain the mystery why they support greater government spending

ERIC YOLLICK, The Golden Hammer Conroe, May 4 – Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal and the four County Commissioners – Mike Meador, Charlie Riley, James Noack, and Jim Clark – filed their personal financial statements with Montgomery County Clerk Mark Turnbull by May 1, 2017, the deadline. The statements, required under Chapter 572 of the Texas […]

Is County Commissioner Charlie Riley Really “Conservative”? No. He’s a 1920s “Socialist.” (Part 2 of a 2-Part Series.)

Is County Commissioner Charlie Riley Really “Conservative”? No. He’s a 1920s “Socialist.” (Part 2 of a 2-Part Series.)

Image: Identified at the end of this article. ERIC YOLLICK, The Golden Hammer The Good and the Bad of Charlie Riley Magnolia, May 4 – In 1921, President Warren G. Harding pardoned a man and here’s what he said about him: “He is a man of much personal charm and impressive personality, which qualifications make him […]

BREAKING NEWS: Commissioner Noack provides direction to County Departments on budget cuts

The Woodlands, May 3 – Since Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal has waffled in giving any direction to County Department heads for how to find budget cuts for the proposed Fiscal Year 2018 Budget, and others, including Precinct 1 County Commissioner Mike Meador and Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley, have even questioned whether to […]

BREAKING NEWS: Sheriff Rand Henderson implements full Veterans program for Montgomery County Jail

Conroe, May 3 – Montgomery County Sheriff Rand Henderson, seeing a need to assist Montgomery County’s large veteran population which the United States Department of Veterans Affairs estimates at 40,000 individuals, implemented a new jail program titled, V.E.T.S (Veterans Embracing the Tools for Success). V.E.T.S is designed to bring Veteran services directly to Justice Involved […]

Is County Commissioner Charlie Riley really “conservative”? (Part 1 of a 2-part series.)

Is County Commissioner Charlie Riley really “conservative”? (Part 1 of a 2-part series.)

Image: Former United States Senator Barry Goldwater (R-Arizona) and author of The Conscience of a Conservative. ERIC YOLLICK, The Golden Hammer Magnolia, May 3 – On May 1, 2017, Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner Charlie Riley issued a press release entitled “Personnel Records Reflect Conservative Leadership from Commissioner Riley.” Riley claimed that he is “operating the […]

Precinct 4 Constable Hayden presents his strategic planning to Concerned Citizens of East Montgomery County

ERIC YOLLICK, The Golden Hammer New Caney, May 1 – Precinct 4 Constable Kenneth “Rowdy” Hayden presented some of his strategic planning to the group of East Montgomery County citizens who attended the Concerned Citizens of East Montgomery County meeting on Monday, May 1, 2017. Hayden told the meeting that his Office’s priority is “to provide […]

Veterans Pod opens in Montgomery County Jail today with 19 inmates

Veterans Pod opens in Montgomery County Jail today with 19 inmates

Image: Visiting dignitaries enjoy Sheriff Rand Henderson’s and Jail Administrator Captain Oliver Coward’s Open House, May 1, 2017 for the new Veterans Pod, which opens today in the Montgomery County Jail. The dignitaries included, from left to right, Ms. Natalie Laurent, Administrative Manager of the County Attorney’s Office (in red), County Attorney J.D. Lambright, longtime […]