Editorial: We must face the harsh reality of government spending

Kelli Cook, Publisher, The Golden Hammer Despite the promises of “reform”, “fiscal responsibility”, and “conservativism”, there’s a harsh reality to the governance we’ve suffered from both political parties during the past five decades. That reality is that government primarily serves its own hunger for more tax dollars to keep it afloat. When citizens dare question spending […]

Unclear whether Doyal running for County Judge of “County Vendor County” or Montgomery County

Conroe, March 1 – County Judge Craig Doyal raised $107,392.13 for his criminal legal defense and campaign contribution fund between January 26, 2018, and February 24, 2018, but it’s unclear whether he’s running for County Judge of Montgomery County or for County Judge of the “County of County Vendor.” The vast majority of Doyal’s contributions […]

Campaign Finance Reports: although incumbent Montgomery County Commissioner Riley ahead in fundraising, challengers remain competitive

Magnolia, January 28 – Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner Charlie Riley has raised more funds for his political campaign/criminal defense fund than his two challengers, Brian Dawson and Gregory Parker, who are only raising political campaign contributions and don’t face any criminal indictment like Riley. Riley filed his semi-annual Campaign Finance Report on January 12, […]

Riley spends vast majority of campaign funds on legal fees

Conroe, July 19 – Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley’s mid-year campaign finance report showed that Riley spent the vast majority of his campaign funds on legal fees. Riley is a criminal defendant in a prosecution by the State of Texas under the Texas Open Meetings Act (TOMA) for Riley’s involvement in negotiating a November, […]