BREAKING NEWS! The Golden Hammer sets tomorrow (June 9) to release San Jacinto River Authority’s Emergency Action Plan after almost 4-year court fight

BREAKING NEWS! The Golden Hammer Staff Reports – The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, will release to the public the San Jacinto River Authority’s Emergency Action Plan (EAP) after this newspaper prevailed in an almost four year long court battle to obtain the crucial public information. Eric Yollick, Editor-in-Chief, said, “We’ll release SJRA’s documents […]

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals orders full statutory signature verification procedures for Texas mail-in ballots, overturns district court ruling that would’ve eased anti-fraud measures

New Orleans and Austin, October 21 – The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans ruled in favor of Texas Secretary of State Ruth R. Hughs and ordered continuation of mail-in ballot integrity procedures under Texas law, despite an effort by the strongly-left-leaning League of Women Voters and others to […]

Appeals court keeps Flynn case alive, won’t order dismissal

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court in Washington declined Monday to order the dismissal of the Michael Flynn prosecution, permitting a judge to scrutinize the Justice Department’s request to dismiss its case against President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser. The decision keeps the case at least temporarily alive and rebuffs efforts by both Flynn’s […]

Appeals court gives reprieve to Uber, Lyft in California

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — An appeals court has allowed ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft to continue treating their drivers as independent contractors in California while an appeal works its way through the court. Both companies had threatened to shut down if a ruling went into effect Friday morning that would have forced them to treat […]

Co-Defendants Riley, Davenport briefs due April 9 in their criminal case in Texas Court of Criminal Appeals

Austin and Conroe, April 8 – Co-Defendants Charlie Riley and Marc Davenport, the Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner and local political boss, respectively, whose criminal indictments the Ninth Court of Appeals reinstated on February 7, 2018, must file their petitions for discretionary review with the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals in Austin by Monday, April […]

Court of Appeals begins deliberation of criminal cases against Montgomery County Judge Doyal, Commissioner Riley, and political boss Davenport

Beaumont, January 25 – On the heels of the recent indictments of several members of the Pasadena (Texas) Economic Development Board for alleged violations of the same section of the Texas Open Meetings Act (TOMA), the 9th Court of Appeals based in Beaumont began its deliberations yesterday in the criminal case against Montgomery County Judge […]

MAJOR BREAKING NEWS! Court of Appeals to consider Doyal, Riley, Davenport criminal case on accelerated basis, denies oral argument

Beaumont, January 4 – The Beaumont Court of Appeals decided that it could no longer countenance delays by criminal defendants Craig Doyal, Montgomery County Judge, Charlie Riley, Precinct Two Montgomery County Commissioner, and Marc Davenport, local political boss and consultant. The Court of Appeals ruled yesterday on its own motion that it would handle the […]

Beaumont Court of Appeals takes the ethical approach all the way around in Texas Open Meetings Act case

Beaumont, November 1 – The four-person Beaumont Court of Appeals has taken the ethical approach all the way around in the Texas Open Meetings Act criminal case against Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal, Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley, and local political boss Marc Davenport. Justice Charles Kreger recused himself from participating in the case. […]

Open Meetings Act prosecution submits final briefs to Court of Appeals in criminal case against Doyal, Riley, Davenport

Beaumont, October 25 – After a blockbuster “friend of the court” Brief from Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton urging the Beaumont Court of Appeals to permit the criminal indictments of Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal, Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley, and local political boss Marc Davenport to proceed to trial, the Special Prosecutors – […]