Montgomery County DA Ligon backs Parker for Precinct 2 Commissioner: “There comes a time when you have to say enough is enough”

Montgomery County DA Ligon backs Parker for Precinct 2 Commissioner: “There comes a time when you have to say enough is enough”

Image: During a Greg Parker campaign event in Magnolia on April 17, 2018, Montgomery County District Attorney Brett Ligon backed former Comal County Commissioner Gregory Parker for Precinct 2 County Commissioner in the May 22, 2018, Republican Runoff Election. Magnolia, April 18 – Montgomery County District Attorney formally backed former Comal County Commissioner Gregory Parker […]

King Doyal issues edict setting citizens as lower class: “An elected official is going to get a little more leeway” says the Royal Doyal

King Doyal issues edict setting citizens as lower class: “An elected official is going to get a little more leeway” says the Royal Doyal

Image: Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal thinks of himself as the King and elected officials as the royal family that surrounds him during the February 13, 2018, Commissioners Court meeting. Conroe, February 14 – Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal told a Commissioners Court packed with citizens that they must abide by rules of decorum and […]

Mack flaunts disregard for Texas judicial ethics by endorsing fellow Davenport Ring member for public office

Conroe, February 10 – Wayne Mack, who is the Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace of Montgomery County, has repeated flaunted his open violation of the Texas Judicial Conduct Code by his endorsement of fellow Davenport Ring member Stephanne Davenport, the County Treasurer who is desperately trying to hold onto her job. The Davenport Ring […]

Gay marriage, NetData separate Montgomery County JP Precinct 3 candidates

Gay marriage, NetData separate Montgomery County JP Precinct 3 candidates

Precinct 3 Montgomery County Justice of the Peace candidates, left to right, Dan Zientek, Matt Beasley, and Ronnie Yeates, II. The Woodlands, January 27 – The three candidates for Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace squared off in an hour long debate which the Montgomery County Eagle Forum hosted on Thursday, January 26, 2018. Matthew Beasley, […]

Montgomery County: What is “reform”? What is “establishment”?

Conroe, December 29 – As the citizens of Montgomery County enter 2018, they’re faced with a Montgomery County government that carries a reputation as one of the most corrupt, backward, and poorly-run counties in Texas if not the entire United States. As State Representative Mark Keough, who is running as a reformer for Montgomery County […]

Community Development Department Spotlight, Part 2 of 3: Doyal’s and Ducharme’s secret pay raises

Conroe, December 23 – On May 8, 1998, President W. Jeff Clinton’s personal attorney David Kendall issued a press release complaining about “leaks” from the United States Department of Justice concerning Clinton’s relationship with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. On Tuesday, December 19, 2017, Montgomery County Community Development Director Joanne Ducharme had a Clintonian moment […]

Power Top Ten #3: District Attorney Brett Ligon

Power Top Ten #3: District Attorney Brett Ligon

Image: Montgomery County District Attorney Brett Ligon. Conroe, December 22 – District Attorney Brett Ligon is the 3rd most powerful person in Montgomery County. The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, continues the tradition of listing the Power Top Ten, the ten most powerful people in Montgomery County. The Power Top Ten doesn’t commemorate the […]

Editorial: Keep the eye on the ball (smaller government), don’t overreact, and don’t wish harm on others

ERIC YOLLICK, The Golden Hammer As we head into some very serious elections, tough political debates, and a new year, it’s important that we keep our eye on the ball: we need smaller government. We need government that doesn’t spend our money so freely, that doesn’t spend wastefully, that doesn’t keep raising our taxes, and that […]

Editorial Update: Montgomery County’s Spaceman: ethics can’t be “aspirational” if we can’t even reach the floor, plus a tribute to two courageous ladies

PUBLISHER’S NOTE: THIS EDITORIAL WAS UPDATED ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2017, TO REFLECT CURRENT EVENTS. Eric Yollick, Publisher, The Golden Hammer Back in February when the Montgomery County Commissioners Court considered whether to pass a Code of Ethics in order to comply with a Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) requirement, so the County could continue to […]

Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner’s electoral contest starts to get dirty

Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner’s electoral contest starts to get dirty

Image: The 1844 Presidential Election was one of the nastiest in American history up to that point. James Knox Polk, one of the United States’ greatest presidents, defeated Whig Henry Clay, primarily because Polk supported annexation of Texas, the greatest place on Earth. PUBLISHER’S NOTE: THIS STORY HAS AN UPDATE, DATED NOVEMBER 17, 2017, 0930. […]

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