BREAKING NEWS: Former Montgomery County Treasurer Gustavsen calls upon lame duck County Judge Doyal to “stop the vindictive firings” of County employees

BREAKING NEWS! Conroe, November 11 – Former Montgomery County Treasurer Martha Gustavsen, one of the most revered people in Montgomery County government during the past fifty years, called upon Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal “to stop the vindictive firings of County Employees” specifically in reference to the November 13, 2018, Commissioners Court agenda item where […]

The Golden Hammer endorses Melanie Pryor Bush for Montgomery County Treasurer

Eric Yollick, The Golden Hammer The Golden Hammer endorses Conroe ISD President Melanie Pryor Bush for Montgomery County Treasurer in the November 6, 2018, General Election. Since the retirement of the remarkable Martha Gustavsen as County Treasurer in 2013, Montgomery County citizens have suffered with a Treasurer who has no finance background, no education beyond high […]

As criminal investigation plods forward, Treasurer Davenport’s “knowledge” of her wrongdoing clear in release of County employee personal information

Conroe, April 24 – When Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton ruled on March 1, 2018, that Montgomery County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport must release her office procedures manual and overruled Davenport’s objections to the public disclosure, the Attorney General made clear that County employee dates of birth and social security numbers should not be among the […]

Embattled County Treasurer Davenport to cost taxpayers a fortune in employee mitigation expenses…but there’s a catch

Embattled County Treasurer Davenport to cost taxpayers a fortune in employee mitigation expenses…but there’s a catch

Image: Embattled Montgomery County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport (right) stands in the Precinct 4 Justice Court with JP James Metts (left) on one of the rare occasions when Metts actually entered the courtroom. Conroe, March 28 – Embattled Montgomery County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport’s unlawful release of County government employee names, dates of birth, and social security […]

4 Questions County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport should answer

Conroe, March 24 – Precinct 3 County Commissioner James Noack placed on the agenda for the March 27, 2018, 9:30 a.m., meeting of the Montgomery County Commissioners Court a discussion of County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport’s release of names, dates of birth, and social security numbers of seventy-nine (79) Montgomery County government employees. It’s significantly likely […]

Editorial: All the way around, County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport’s behavior regarding her “procedures manual” has been abominable

Eric Yollick, The Golden Hammer At the beginning, on December 1, 2017, Montgomery County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport told Melanie Pryor Bush and Justin Pulliam, who requested a copy of her office procedures manual, that she couldn’t produce the document to them as “public information” because she had to protect the personal identifying information, including dates of […]

Montgomery County Attorney Lambright having to notify County employees whose names and social security numbers County Treasurer Davenport released to public, while DA, County Attorney investigate legal ramifications

Montgomery County Attorney Lambright having to notify County employees whose names and social security numbers County Treasurer Davenport released to public, while DA, County Attorney investigate legal ramifications

Image: Montgomery County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport (right) with her nepotistic hire County Judge Craig Doyal’s daughter (left). Conroe, March 10 – When Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton ruled on March 1, 2018, that Montgomery County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport must release her office procedures manual and overruled Davenport’s objections to the public disclosure, the Attorney General […]

County Treasurer Davenport releases procedures manual, no surprise that it’s junk; but there was a problem…

County Treasurer Davenport releases procedures manual, no surprise that it’s junk; but there was a problem…

Image: One of the pages of information County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport withheld from public view, claiming that it was a trade secret, proprietary information, and a key to how to “manipulate” the County finance system. Conroe, March 9 – After Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton ordered her to do so, Montgomery County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport […]

Montgomery County Attorney Lambright: “AG ruling exactly in accord with advice we gave County Treasurer Davenport 90 days ago which she refused to follow”

Conroe, March 3 – “Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s ruling is exactly in accordance with the advice we gave County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport 90 days ago,” said Montgomery County Attorney J.D. Lambright of the official State of Texas decision ordering Davenport to release her office procedures manual that she attempt to withhold from public view […]

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