Roadblocks – good and bad – arise during April 10 Montgomery County Commissioners Court meeting

Roadblocks – good and bad – arise during April 10 Montgomery County Commissioners Court meeting

Image: A very somber Precinct 4 Montgomery County Commissioner Jim Clark arrived early for the April 10, 2018, Commissioners Court meeting. “We have some very troubling items on the agenda this time. I’m here to do battle for the people,” Clark told The Golden Hammer as he arrived. Conroe, April 17 – The Montgomery County Commissioners […]

County Judge Doyal, Commissioner Riley manipulation, exclusion of citizens dominate March 27 Commissioners Court meeting

Conroe, April 16 – The best that one could say about the March 27, 2018, meeting of the Montgomery County Commissioners Court is that they eventually adjourned the meeting. Precinct 3 County Commissioner James Noack and Precinct 4 County Commissioner Jim Clark made efforts to reform the County government, but Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie […]

Precinct 4 Montgomery County Commissioner Clark enjoys giant campaign fundraiser turnout: “I’m fighting to make the County government in Conroe work for EMC”

New Caney, April 13 – An energetic, if not downright boisterous, Precinct 4 Montgomery County Commissioner Jim Clark welcomed more than 575 of his closest friends on Thursday night, April 12, 2018, to the Big Show Barn at Bull Sallas Park for an “Old Fashioned Festival and Party” to celebrate Clark’s hard work and success […]

Senator Creighton, Commissioners Clark, Noack lobby TxDOT to take TX 249 project back, find funding other than tolls

Conroe, Houston, and Austin, April 12 – State Senator Brandon Creighton (R-Conroe), Precinct 3 County Commissioner James Noack (R-The Woodlands), and Precinct 4 County Commissioner Jim Clark (R-New Caney) lobbied the Texas Department of Transportation today to take back the 3-mile Montgomery County portion of the TX 249 Extension and not toll it, particularly in […]

Bagley asks Precinct 4 voters to vote for Montgomery County Commissioner Jim Clark in May 22 Republican Runoff Election

Bagley asks Precinct 4 voters to vote for Montgomery County Commissioner Jim Clark in May 22 Republican Runoff Election

Image: Bob Bagley, who was one of the candidates for Precinct 4 County Commissioner in the March 6 Republican Primary Election, asked voters to vote for incumbent County Commissioner Jim Clark in the May 22 Republican Runoff Election. The photograph is of Bagley when he made the announcement at the April 5, 2018, meeting of […]

Montgomery County Judge Doyal sends strong message at first meeting after losing re-election: he’s working for self-interest, engineering firm cronies now

Montgomery County Judge Doyal sends strong message at first meeting after losing re-election: he’s working for self-interest, engineering firm cronies now

Conroe, April 4 – At the first Montgomery County Commissioners Court County Judge Craig Doyal attended after he lost his re-election bid in the March 6, 2018, Republican Primary Election in a landslide to State Representative Mark Keough, Doyal sent a strong message: he’s now working completely and openly for self-interest and for his engineering […]

Lame duck Doyal, Montgomery County Judge, clings to centralized power, but promises no employee firings

Lame duck Doyal, Montgomery County Judge, clings to centralized power, but promises no employee firings

Conroe, March 29 – Lame duck Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal continues to cling to centralized power, despite his landslide electoral defeat in the March 6, 2018, Republican Primary Election. Doyal has privately told several people that he intends to fire some of the County government employees who are on his political “Hit List,” including […]

Doyal seeks to ensure County spending after he’s gone with secretive hiring of Montgomery County Budget Director along with more than $300K of spending

Conroe, March 19 – In two secret Executive Sessions, outside of the permitted actions in such meetings under the Texas Open Meetings Act, Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal has led the Commissioners Court to hire a Budget Director to head up a new County bureaucracy under the name of the “Budget Office.” The citizens of […]

The Golden Hammer endorses Precinct 4 County Commissioner Jim Clark in the May 22 Republican Runoff Election

Eric Yollick, The Golden Hammer The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, endorses Precinct 4 County Commissioner Jim Clark for re-election in the May 22, 2018, Republican Runoff Election. This newspaper didn’t endorse in the Primary Election, because our staff felt that there were two worthy candidates for County Commissioner (Clark and Bob Bagley) in […]