Breaking News: Montgomery County Judge Keough fulfills campaign promise, as first order of business, by reducing his own salary

Breaking News: Montgomery County Judge Keough fulfills campaign promise, as first order of business, by reducing his own salary

Image: The Moment of the Citizens’ Liberation: Former County Judge Alan Sadler administered the Oath of Office to Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough around 10:35 a.m. on Tuesday, January 1, 2019, at which time the reign of terror of his corrupt predecessor (Craig Doyal) ended. The ceremony was at the Lone Star Convention Center in […]

Outgoing Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal tries to hamstring County Judge-Elect Mark Keough, but outgoing Precinct 4 Commissioner Clark saves County Judge’s office with budget amendment

Conroe and New Caney, January 1 – Revealing that failed Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal’s animus has no bounds, Precinct 4 County Commissioner Jim Clark had to avert a major budget problem for incoming County Judge-Elect Mark Keough for whom Doyal had carefully provided no operating budget whatsoever upon Keough’s coming into office. This past […]

Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal: how bad can a County Judge be?

Conroe, December 18 – Today’s December 18, 2018, meeting of the Montgomery County Commissioners Court will bring a close (with just 13 more days) to the tenure of Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal, who has illustrated just how bad a Texas County Judge can be. Doyal came into office on January 1, 2015, after serving […]

Agenda item to return County control to Commissioners Court from County Judge at end of lame duck Doyal’s term reveals “Hit List” drove it all along

Agenda item to return County control to Commissioners Court from County Judge at end of lame duck Doyal’s term reveals “Hit List” drove it all along

Image: Lame duck Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal (right), added an agenda item for the December 11, 2018, Commissioners Court meeting at the end of his failed four-year term to return control of County government operations back to the Commissioners Court, rather than the County Judge, thereby revealing the purpose in the County Judge’s control […]

Montgomery County Commissioners Court engages in ice machine purchasing folly

Conroe, November 2 – Montgomery County’s Airport already loses more than $688,278 per year of Montgomery County citizens’ tax dollars, but the County Commissioners Court, on October 23, 2018, approved the purchase of an ice machine without even knowing how much money they were spending. The Airport Director, James Brown, failed to provide any backup […]

Zero-Based Budgeting Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal’s Office

Conroe, June 5 – As Montgomery County’s government moves into the budget season, only one department has openly chosen to utilize zero-base budgeting, which requires managers to build a budget from the ground up, basing spending upon the resources necessary to meet departmental purposes. Currently, the Montgomery County Judge, under the leadership of lame duck […]

The case for Mark Keough to be Montgomery County Judge

The case for Mark Keough to be Montgomery County Judge

Image: State Representative Mark Keough filed to run for Montgomery County Judge as a reform candidate to clean up the mess of corruption in the Montgomery County government. Conroe, March 5 – Mark Keough is not perfect, but he knows that. Craig Doyal is not perfect, but he wants us to think he is. Fundamentally, […]

As birthday gift to Precinct 3 Montgomery County Commissioner James Noack, The Golden Hammer’s Publisher gives $2500 to Keough’s County Judge campaign, presents Doyal-Keough comparison chart

Conroe, February 27 – In honor of Precinct 3 County Commission James Noack’s birthday celebration, the Publisher of The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, is giving a $2,500 contribution to State Representative Mark Keough’s campaign for Montgomery County Judge. Noack aged a full year on February 23, 2018, but he’s celebrating the occasion with […]

Comparing Montgomery County Commissioner salaries to the 50 state governors is nauseating

Conroe, February 11 – The Montgomery County Judge and County Commissioners make exorbitant salaries. They’re abusive. The following is a chart of those salaries in comparison to the 15 largest counties in Texas. The following chart is from Zippia, Inc., an employment placement company which also provides salaries and benefits analyses to its clients. So […]