Montgomery County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport’s tax lien, IRS problems, other financial snafus raise troubling concerns that she’s ignorantly manipulating county finances

Montgomery County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport’s tax lien, IRS problems, other financial snafus raise troubling concerns that she’s ignorantly manipulating county finances

Image: Texas State Tax Lien for Montgomery County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport’s failure to pay sales taxes due from a side business she had while County Treasurer. The Texas Comptroller filed the Tax Lien against Davenport, under her previous name Stephanne Hope Laviolette, in the Real Property Records of Montgomery County on January 26, 2015. Conroe, […]

Major County financial reporting and manipulation issue erupts during District Judge debate, portends need for reforms during 2018

Major County financial reporting and manipulation issue erupts during District Judge debate, portends need for reforms during 2018

Image: Moderator Paul Gebolys and candidates Jo Ann Linzer and Kristin Bays enjoy a laugh, as they discuss the doctrine of reliction under Texas law, before the beginning of the first 284th District Judge candidate forum of the 2018 election cycle and Shenandoah City Hall on January 4, 2018. Conroe, January 5 – A major issue […]

MORNING EXTRA! Gustavsen knew “manipulation of the county finance system” not part of job duties

MORNING EXTRA! Conroe, January 5 – Yesterday County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport admitted in a written statement that the County Treasurer Office procedures manual that she’s hiding from the public contains “step by step instructions on how to manipulate the county finance system.” Therefore, The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper asked her predecessor Martha Gustavsen […]

County Treasurer Davenport admits procedure manual she’s hiding from public “contains step by step instructions on how to manipulate the county finance system”!

County Treasurer Davenport admits procedure manual she’s hiding from public “contains step by step instructions on how to manipulate the county finance system”!

Corruption: County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport (left) with husband and local political boss Marc Davenport (right). Conroe, January 5 – Another major development has occurred to explain why Montgomery County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport has refused to release her procedures manual in response to a Texas Public Information Act/Open Records Act request by Conroe Independent School District […]

Retired County Treasurer Martha Gustavsen endorses Melanie Pryor Bush over incumbent Davenport

Conroe, January 4 – Retired Montgomery County Treasurer Martha Gustavsen, one of the most popular figures in the history of Montgomery County politics, has endorsed Conroe Independent School District Board of Trustees President Melanie Pryor Bush to replace incumbent County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport. Gustavsen had hired Davenport as a secretary in the County Treasurer’s Department […]

The Golden Hammer endorses Melanie Pryor Bush for Montgomery County Treasurer in the March 6, 2018, Republican Primary Election

The Golden Hammer endorses Melanie Pryor Bush for Montgomery County Treasurer in the March 6, 2018, Republican Primary Election

Image: Conroe Independent School District Board of Trustees President Melanie Pryor Bush with her husband Alan Bush at her campaign kickoff for Montgomery County Treasurer in the March 6, 2018, Republican Primary Election. Eric Yollick, The Golden Hammer The Golden Hammer endorses Conroe ISD President Melanie Pryor Bush for Montgomery County Treasurer in the March 6, […]

Turns out what County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport is really hiding is that she doesn’t really have procedures for her very simple, yet overstaffed, office

Conroe, December 17 – Thanks to the fair-mindedness of an employee in the Montgomery County Treasurer’s Office and two similar individuals in the County Attorney’s Office, The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper has had an opportunity to ascertain – late last night – what County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport is actually hiding by so fiercely […]

Redux: Breaking News: HR Director Dodi Shaw Fears For Her Job, Pledges Loyalty In Complaint Letter To County Judge Craig Doyal

Redux: Breaking News: HR Director Dodi Shaw Fears For Her Job, Pledges Loyalty In Complaint Letter To County Judge Craig Doyal

Image: Montgomery County Human Resources Director Dodi Shaw. PUBLISHER’S NOTE: The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper will run a “redux” of the five articles you, our readers, found most popular, through the day on Monday, August 28, 2017. This article, which ran on February 18, 2017, was the fifth most popular article in this newspaper as […]

County Treasurer candidate Melanie Bush cancels fundraiser, recasts it as food, clothing drive

Conroe, August 28 – Melanie Pryor Bush, candidate for Montgomery County Treasurer, issued the following press release this morning: “Our hearts are broken with all of the setbacks and pain that friends in this region are suffering as a result of Hurricane Harvey. It is devastating and continues to be unbelievable. “We are, of course, postponing […]

Nepotism in Action: Montgomery County Judge Doyal sponsors payroll proclamation for his own daughter (The Davenports with Doyal, Part 20)

Nepotism in Action: Montgomery County Judge Doyal sponsors payroll proclamation for his own daughter (The Davenports with Doyal, Part 20)

Image: The HMS Titanic struck an iceberg on April 14, 1912, and sank. It was one of the worst maritime disasters in history. The Montgomery County government payroll department is one of the worst government spending disasters in history. Conroe, August 19 – On Thursday, August 17, 2017, late night comedian Stephen Colbert made the comment […]