Predictions for November 6 Election reveal importance of voter turnout; all politics local

Montgomery County, November 5 – The November 6, 2018, General Election brings to a close an important election cycle for Montgomery County, Texas, and very likely the United States of America. Montgomery County will take some important first steps towards substantial reductions in government spending and becoming the national example of a local community that […]

Riley’s Precinct 2 Commissioner’s Office in disarray, as he seeks retribution against employees, faces new Montgomery County Grand Jury investigation

Riley’s Precinct 2 Commissioner’s Office in disarray, as he seeks retribution against employees, faces new Montgomery County Grand Jury investigation

Image: Left, Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal, and, center, Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley. Conroe and Magnolia, November 1 – The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, has confirmed that the Montgomery Sheriff’s Office and District Attorney’s Office have initiated a new investigation of Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner Charlie Riley for abuse of […]

Montgomery County Commissioners Court’s approval of crazed “salary schedule” shocks conscience at September 25 Commissioners Court meeting

Conroe, October 27 – As Montgomery County government Budget Office Director Amanda “Rubber Stamp” Carter presented the “Salary Schedule” for Fiscal Year 2019, which began on October 1, 2018, to the Montgomery County Commissioners Court meeting on September 25, 2018, the regular citizens sitting in the audience sat in shock, four of the five members […]

If Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal’s look could kill during a call for ethics reform, The Golden Hammer’s Publisher would now be dead

Conroe, October 11 – On October 9, 2018, during the meeting of the Montgomery County Commissioners Court, the Publisher of The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, spoke to the Court and suggested ideas for ethics reform so that Montgomery County might no longer be the “most corrupt County government in Texas.” It’s a shame […]

Editorial: Ethics, principle supersede personal loyalty in true friendships (especially between Republicans)

Eric Yollick, The Golden Hammer If you are a true friend to someone, ethics and principle should supersede your personal loyalty. Part of friendship is providing guidance to a friend who is committing wrong. The failure to behave ethically and with principle, rather than with personal loyalty, is a primary explanation for circumstances where millions or […]

July 27: Funerary Friday for Montgomery County, Texas

July 27: Funerary Friday for Montgomery County, Texas

Image: The body of Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States, was visible to the public in New York City on April 25, 1865, the last day to view the president whom John Wilkes Booth had assassinated ten days earlier at the Ford Theater in Washington, D.C. Eric Yollick, The Golden Hammer The citizens of […]

How Craig Doyal, Charlie Riley skanked Montgomery County citizens in less than 2 minutes

How Craig Doyal, Charlie Riley skanked Montgomery County citizens in less than 2 minutes

Image: The Montgomery County Commissioners Court held their little tollroad meeting on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, in one minute and 44 seconds during which they awarded $4.7 million of contracts to close pals of Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal and Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley. They don’t care; it’s “other people’s money”! Conroe, July […]

County Attorney Lambright calls for creation of Inspector General’s Office in Montgomery County to handle ethics, corruption issues

Conroe, June 25 – Partly as a party of discussions he and District Attorney Brett Ligon have had for a couple of years and partly in response to an article in The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, Montgomery County Attorney J.D. Lambright has called for creation of an Inspector General’s Office within the County […]

After two and a half years of savage ethics problems, Montgomery County needs a Special Public Integrity Prosecutor independent of politics

After two and a half years of savage ethics problems, Montgomery County needs a Special Public Integrity Prosecutor independent of politics

Image: District Attorney Brett Ligon. Eric Yollick, The Golden Hammer Despite how good a lawyer and prosecutor Montgomery County District Attorney Brett Ligon is, it’s way past the time for him to designate a Special Public Integrity Prosecutor (SPIP) inside the District Attorney’s Office. The SPIP should be independent of Ligon, and his or her staff should […]

Precinct 4 Montgomery County Commissioner Clark campaign unleashes wild revelations website about JP Metts

Precinct 4 Montgomery County Commissioner Clark campaign unleashes wild revelations website about JP Metts

Image: Front page of JP Metts revelation site, which exposes several of the ethical challenges of Metts, from Fox 26 News, the Houston Chronicle, Empower Texans, and The Golden Hammer. New Caney, May 22 – Precinct 4 County Commissioner Jim Clark unleashed a scathing criticism of JP James Metts’ numerous ethical problems from his past and his […]

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