Getting rid of Mrs. Bush, Part 3: meet new Payroll Department director Phyllis Martin

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, March 18 – When the Montgomery County Commissioners Court precipitously fired elected County Treasurer Melanie Pryor Bush as the County government’s payroll administrator, largely as payback for her “off the record” comments in a tape-recorded telephone call with Montgomery Mayor Sara Countryman, they rushed into a major decision to […]

Bush reveals major County government problems in recorded conversation with Mayor Countryman

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, March 14 – In order to understand and give context to the Montgomery County Commissioners Court action on Tuesday, March 8, 2022, when the Commissioners took away County Treasurer Melanie Pryor Bush’s responsibilities over the County government’s payroll, it’s important to know about the content of Bush’s recorded conversation with […]

Keough’s Folly: Campaign Finance Disclosure displays County government corruption, support of COVID mandates

Keough’s Folly: Campaign Finance Disclosure displays County government corruption, support of COVID mandates

Image: Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough’s Campaign Finance Report, of which the image is only the first page, filed on January 18, 2022, reveals how corruption and vendor favoritism have overwhelmed the man who had promised he’d come into office as a “reformer.” The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, January 24 – A river of […]

Former ESD 10 Director Carraway brings corruption to light in comments to Board

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Magnolia, January 14 – Among the emergency service districts in Montgomery County, few suffer from the long term corruption of Emergency Service District #10 (ESD10). The entire Board of Directors of ESD10 suffers from political appointments by Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner Charlie Riley. The ESD10 Board members simply don’t […]

Editorial: There is one embarrassingly accurate argument in favor of Woodlands incorporation

Eric Yollick, Editor-in-Chief, The Golden Hammer Woodlands incorporation as a city is a terrible idea. It will destroy the hometown feel of The Woodlands subdivision and the vision for the community of its amazing Founder George Mitchell. Incorporation will result in huge tax increases, unfriendly city ordinances, as well as the fines, fees, and citations that […]

Former Magnolia Fire Chief Vincent pleads guilty to Abuse of Official Capacity, as ESD #10 seeks to recover from Riley-driven sex scandal

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe and Magnolia, May 28 – Former Magnolia Fire Chief Gary Vincent, who, along with Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner Charlie Riley, was at the epicenter of the scandal involving Emergency Services District #10 (ESD #10), which this newspaper broker earlier this year, pled guilty to Abuse of Official Capacity […]

Sunshine Week glows upon the darkness of Montgomery County, known as “the most corrupt county government in Texas”

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, March 16 – March 14 through 20, 2021, is “Sunshine Week” in the United States to celebrate the fact that “Open government is good government.” Sadly, Montgomery County, Texas, known for a long time as “the most corrupt county government in Texas” continues its secrecy, “deep state,” operations behind […]

Russell, Gaskill out Dominion Software’s liberal political ties, but Facebook tries to squash their open discussion

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Magnolia, November 23 – Highly respected political activist Cindy Gaskill told The Golden Hammer over this past weekend, “Ginger Russell started a thread about the Dominion Voting tax filing in Texas; we went down the rabbit hole and it led to connections between all these players.  Then I found this article which […]

Gregory Parker, Guest Editorial: Corruption, cronyism continues in Montgomery County government

Gregory Parker, Guest Editorialist to The Golden Hammer “There are no necessary evils in government; Its evils exist only in its abuses.” ~ President Andrew Jackson. Previously I wrote an article entitled “Why the Worst Rise to the Top?” In it, I identified three factors that aid the worst individuals in their rise to the top: […]

Charlie Riley’s “War Against Conservatives,” Part 3A of 4: Nepotism, the “Riley 2-Step,” and More Corruption

Charlie Riley’s “War Against Conservatives,” Part 3A of 4: Nepotism, the “Riley 2-Step,” and More Corruption

Image: Like Hunter Biden and his pop Joe, who buttered his family’s wealth nicely through his jobs in the United States Senate and the Vice Presidency, Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner has supplemented his massive County government salary and benefits with a family “shot-in-the-arm” in the form of a lucrative job for his wife, Deanne, […]

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