House Bill 2840 offers glimmer of hope for citizens, would likely have prevented disgraced former Montgomery County Judge Doyal from wrongful arrest of GOP’s Reed

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe and Austin, October 8 – The 86th Texas Legislature passed legislation which would likely have prevented disgraced former Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal from refusing to allow Montgomery County GOP Vice Chairman Reagan Reed from speaking at the April 24, 2018, meeting of the Commissioners Court. On that date, […]

Declaration of Independence suggests citizens’ course of action to reform government

Declaration of Independence suggests citizens’ course of action to reform government

Image: Signing of the Declaration of Independence by John Trumbull (1819). United States of America, July 4 – If one is serious about reforming government, the Declaration of Independence provide the single greatest guide for getting the reform done. The real signing of the Declaration of Independence likely occurred on August 2, 1776, although the Second […]

Metts’ removal effort against Reed displays the Grand Chasm between elected servants and their masters

Metts’ removal effort against Reed displays the Grand Chasm between elected servants and their masters

Conroe, June 25 – Today at the Montgomery County Commissioners Court, Precinct 4 Montgomery County Commissioner James Metts has placed on the agenda an item to remove Montgomery County Republican Party Vice Chairman Reagan Reed from the powerless County “ethics committee,” because Metts doesn’t like the fact that Reed, in his job for Empower Texans, […]

Editorial: Lack of civics knowledge has driven me to suffer from anxiety and stress

Editorial: Lack of civics knowledge has driven me to suffer from anxiety and stress

Image: Selfie of the Publisher taken June 22, 2019. Eric Yollick, The Golden Hammer I’m anxious. I’m stressed out. I can’t help but eat large quantities of ice cream (any flavor except for Neapolitan or Macadamia Nut, because they’re gross), Kraft Cheese and Macaroni, and other forms of high-intensity carbohydrates. I’m the victim. Here’s how it […]

BREAKING NEWS: Judge Keough, Chief Millsaps, citizen activists get SH 242 flyover tolls removed!

BREAKING NEWS: Judge Keough, Chief Millsaps, citizen activists get SH 242 flyover tolls removed!

Image: Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough known as “The People’s Judge” (front row, second from left), Keough’s Chief of Staff Jason Millsaps (far right), and a large group of citizen activists led the charge to remove the State Highway 242 flyover tolls, which finally occurred at midnight on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, after the Montgomery […]

Restoration of citizens at top of County government organizational chart, choice of Griffin as new County Attorney, lockstep voting on spending mark main features of March 19 Commissioners Court meeting

Restoration of citizens at top of County government organizational chart, choice of Griffin as new County Attorney, lockstep voting on spending mark main features of March 19 Commissioners Court meeting

Image: Montgomery County Auditor Rakesh Pandey, who has begun his tenure seeming to act as a true independent auditor, presented his first ever Comprehensive Annual Financial Report to the Montgomery County Commissioners Court on March 19, 2019. Significantly, Pandey restored Montgomery County citizens to the top of the organizational chart of the County government after […]

Citizen information leads to three arrests in Magnolia by Precinct 5 Constable Jones’ Office

Magnolia, March 1 – On February 28, 2019, Deputies with the Montgomery County Precinct 5 Constable’s Department made contact with a homeowner at a residence in Magnolia on Pleasant Valley Road.  Deputies had received information that drugs were being sold and wanted fugitives were hiding out at the property. Deputies pulled up to the address […]

Editorial: Why?

Eric Yollick, The Golden Hammer Why should citizens never trust or have faith in elected servants? There are two reasons. Reason Number One: It is the job of citizens to manage and run the government. The failures we’ve had as a nation, state, and county have occurred precisely because citizens have stopped their participation largely at […]

Editorial: at LSGCD, we’re witnessing the pressure the political establishment bears upon reformers

Eric Yollick, The Golden Hammer At the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District (LSGCD), we’re witnessing directly the pressure the political establishment bears upon reformers. On November 6, 2018, just barely two months ago, the citizens of Montgomery County elected a new Board of Directors promising to reform the regulatory abuse and massive spending on unnecessary professionals which […]

Editorial: “The employer and the maid” (If you’re an “elected servant” you should NOT read this article; if you’re a citizen who wants to have a role in government, please read)

Editorial: “The employer and the maid” (If you’re an “elected servant” you should NOT read this article; if you’re a citizen who wants to have a role in government, please read)

Image: Hazel the maid, which Shirley Booth portrayed in the situation comedy Hazel from 1961 to 1966. Hazel represented the perfect model of American government. Publisher’s Note: If you are an elected servant, please beware. This editorial will strike you as condescending. It’s not, but that how it’ll strike you. This editorial focuses on how citizens […]