Editorial: Noack and Riley should feel ashamed for betraying Montgomery County citizens

Eric Yollick, Editor-in-Chief, The Golden Hammer Precinct 3 Montgomery County Commissioner James Noack should feel ashamed for his abject betrayal of Montgomery County citizens in the Commissioners Court “budget workshop.” Noack began the “budget workshop” with a carefully-planned proposal to give himself and all County government employees an across-the-board 5% pay raise, which will cost taxpayers […]

After year of destruction of lives, jobs, families, incomes, Montgomery County Commissioners Court, elected officials reward themselves with 5% pay raise

After year of destruction of lives, jobs, families, incomes, Montgomery County Commissioners Court, elected officials reward themselves with 5% pay raise

Image: The Montgomery County Commissioners Court decision to reward themselves five percent (5%) across-the-board pay raises for all County government employees amounts to nothing short of treason, after more than a year of the government’s destruction of lives, jobs, families, and incomes among the private citizens who suffer the local tax burden. The Golden Hammer […]

Commissioner Charlie Riley transcends into Montgomery County’s own version of Dr. Strangelove during discussion of massive 5% across-the-board salary increases

Tags The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, July 29 – Montgomery County has gained its own version of “Dr. Strangelove” in none other than Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner Charlie Riley. At the end of producer and director Stanley Kubrick’s brilliant movie Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, Peter Sellers […]

King of Taxes strikes again! In asking for huge budget increase, Montgomery Appraisal District seeks to attack taxpayers’ homestead exemptions

King of Taxes strikes again! In asking for huge budget increase, Montgomery Appraisal District seeks to attack taxpayers’ homestead exemptions

Image: Former Woodlands Township Chairman Bruce Tough now acts as the “King of Taxes” in his role as Chairman of the policy-setting Board of Directors of the Montgomery Central Appraisal District. He wants to raise your taxes, so the Appraisal District can attack your homestead exemption. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, July 27 – […]

Citizens speak out at Montgomery Commissioners Court Budget Workshop

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, July 27 – The Montgomery County Commissioners Court began its weeklong Budget Workshop with a citizen comment meeting early Monday, July 26, 2021. All members of the Commissioners Court were present with the exception of Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley, who appears to scoff at citizen input. Three citizens spoke […]

Eckhart’s GOP Primary challenge to Precinct 2 Commissioner Riley focuses on wasteful spending, ethics

Eckhart’s GOP Primary challenge to Precinct 2 Commissioner Riley focuses on wasteful spending, ethics

Image: Jennifer Eckhart, second from left, shown with her husband Steve (far right) and three sons. Eckhart, an immensely successful businesswoman, is challenging Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner Charlie Riley in the March 1, 2022, Republican Primary Election. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Magnolia, July 26 – Jennifer Eckhart, an immensely successful businesswoman and mother […]

Commissioners Court refuses to pull secretive items from consent agenda, approves sex-scandal-betrodden ESD #10 audit, massive animal spay-neuter spending without discussion

Commissioners Court refuses to pull secretive items from consent agenda, approves sex-scandal-betrodden ESD #10 audit, massive animal spay-neuter spending without discussion

Image: Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough rushed through the secretive consent agenda, on July 13, 2021, which included blindly approving the Annual Audit for the sex-scandal-betrodden Emergency Services District #10 and a massive spending program to provide for spaying and neutering of privately-owned dogs. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, July 21 – The Montgomery […]

County government’s FY 2022 Preliminary Budget reveals complete failure of Keough, County Commissioners to seek efficiencies, spending cuts

County government’s FY 2022 Preliminary Budget reveals complete failure of Keough, County Commissioners to seek efficiencies, spending cuts

Image: While Huell Babineaux enjoyed lying down on “other people’s money,” Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough and the Commissioners Court love spending yours. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, July 20 – On Friday, July 16, 2021, Montgomery County Budget Director Amanda Carter released the Fiscal Year 2022 Preliminary Budget, which revealed the abject failure […]

Despite terrible economic health of Montgomery County, County Departments seek huge tax, spending increase

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, July 15 – Despite terrible economic conditions in Montgomery County, after Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough illegally shut down businesses and churches in violation of the Texas Government Code and the Texas Constitution last year, Montgomery County government Departments are seeking an enormous spending increase as well as a […]

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