Editorial: Way to go, Mark! (Sunday after noon should be “Mark Keough Day” in Montgomery County.)

Eric Yollick, The Golden Hammer Way to go, Mark Keough, Montgomery County Judge! Thank you for having the courage and integrity to reduce your government salary by more than 12% at the first Commissioners Court meeting, as you promised during the political campaign you would. Thanks also for voting against an inappropriate spending proposal and for […]

How Craig Doyal, Charlie Riley skanked Montgomery County citizens in less than 2 minutes

How Craig Doyal, Charlie Riley skanked Montgomery County citizens in less than 2 minutes

Image: The Montgomery County Commissioners Court held their little tollroad meeting on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, in one minute and 44 seconds during which they awarded $4.7 million of contracts to close pals of Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal and Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley. They don’t care; it’s “other people’s money”! Conroe, July […]

Woodlands Township’s Bunch stands as ethics example Montgomery County government should follow

Conroe and The Woodlands, May 14 – Woodlands Township Board of Directors of Chairman Gordy Bunch disclosed a shocking revelation during the “It’s Hammer Time” television program on Friday, May 11, 2018. Bunch, who owns the largest insurance agency in this area, The Woodlands Financial Group, which is also one of the largest insurance agencies […]

Montgomery County’s Precinct 2 Commissioner Riley loses his moorings, admits corruption, wrongdoing in Unabomberesque screed

Montgomery County’s Precinct 2 Commissioner Riley loses his moorings, admits corruption, wrongdoing in Unabomberesque screed

Image: Corruption bonded with corruption and nepotism bonded with nepotism, when Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley, who created jobs for his wife and his nephew at taxpayer expense and whose constituents are County engineering firms and other vendors who pay for his criminal legal defense fund, embraced JP James Metts who cost the County […]

Montgomery County: What is “reform”? What is “establishment”?

Conroe, December 29 – As the citizens of Montgomery County enter 2018, they’re faced with a Montgomery County government that carries a reputation as one of the most corrupt, backward, and poorly-run counties in Texas if not the entire United States. As State Representative Mark Keough, who is running as a reformer for Montgomery County […]

Renowned child welfare attorney Hall distances herself from scofflaw vendor AFC, as Commissioners Court heads into Tuesday executive session to discuss contract

Renowned child welfare attorney Hall distances herself from scofflaw vendor AFC, as Commissioners Court heads into Tuesday executive session to discuss contract

Image: Renowned child welfare attorney Stephanie J. Hall (center) with two friends. Conroe, October 6 – Renowned child welfare attorney Stephanie J. Hall issued a statement to The Golden Hammer this afternoon in which she distanced herself from Advocates for Families in Crisis (AFC), the County vendor which finds itself in an institutional crisis as a […]

Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner candidate Parker calls for “punitive” County ethics reforms

Conroe, August 18 – Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner candidate Gregory Parker called for “punitive” ethics reforms concerned nepotism and conflicts of interest for the entire County government. Nepotism has been a particularly strong issue in the Precinct of County Commissioner Charlie Riley, whom Parker and local businessman Brian Dawson are challenging, after Riley created […]

County’s conflicts of interest “disclosures” lack transparency

Conroe, June 20 – Montgomery County’s Judge, Craig Doyal, and Commissioners have provided conflict of interest disclosures which are woefully inadequate. The disclosures, which appear under the “Transparency” tab on the County’s beleaguered website, raise more questions than provide any answers, especially with respect to Doyal. State law of conflict of interest disclosures Chapter 176 […]